Hi, I’m Luke and I'm the Sales Manager for the South of the UK, and Dealer Connector in South Wales.

I entered the Motor Trade at 14, I was a “Saturday boy” washing the cars on the forecourt of my local Vauxhall dealership and opening cars up if the sales team was busy. From there, I did work experience in sales, and as soon I was able to leave school and join the trade full time – I jumped at it!
I started off in valeting and worked my way up in various roles such as Sales Support, Trainee Sales, Sales Executive, Sales Controller & Business Manager. While working as a Business Manager in a main dealership, I also studied at Loughborough University, where I gained a qualification in Automotive Management and Marketing. My background in the motor trade along with my degree has really helped me gain extra knowledge to help dealers in the industry, my hands on experience also allows me to understand the struggles and frustrations they have to combat on a daily basis.

When I heard Connected Car Finance was launching in my area to give independent dealers the same lenders and products, I jumped at the chance to work here and I have never looked back since!

I love helping dealers get business paid out, and helping them offer the best finance options to their customers.

I first met Luke on site in March 2019 when he called in with an information pack for CCF. He struck us all as professional, with a non pushy with a pleasant attitude and considerable experience in the Motor Trade. After a few days of consultation and deliberation with Mike & Simon (the business owners) the decision to move to CCF as our tier 1 and indeed only finance provider was made.
Nearly a year down the road and not a single regret, Luke is the consummate professional and is always on hand if we have an issue of any kind, we see him every week for a catch up on site and if he cannot make it for whatever reason, he always lets us know. I can honestly say he is the Best Finance Sales Manager I have ever worked with in over 30 years and the move to Connected Car Finance was and will continue to be one of the best moves we have made as a business. The office staff are friendly, knowledgeable and have a really pleasant “Can do” attitude, big shout out to George (living the dream) Wayling, Jessica, Beth and James, if I’ve missed anyone, apologies, you all do a fantastic job, It really is a pleasure working with you guys.
We have recently made the move off the Autotrader platform and were helped by CCF to set up our new website with a great together with G Forces, which is working really well with no significant drop off in either footfall or web based enquiries.
So to sum up, if you’re tired of the “same old, same old” from your current finance provider, poor customer service, forgotten what your finance rep looks like, let alone remember his name because you haven’t seen him in ages, high customer fee’s, low commissions and you are left feeling underwhelmed.
There really is NO REASON why you shouldn’t take a deep breath and make the move, I’m pretty sure you will not regret it.

Steve Hughes

Sales Manager, Llanfoist Car Sales

Outside of work, my fiancé and I enjoy going for walks with our dog and son Charlie, and squeezing a few holidays in whenever we can, as well as getting stuck into DIY around the house and garden.

Contact Luke

E-Mail: luke@connectedcarfinance.co.uk

Phone: 0161 406 3942

Head Office: Unity House, Bird Hall Lane, Stockport, SK3 0UX