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Six new faces join the team at Defender specialist

Twisted Automotive new starters (front, from left) Ryan Dimery-Seek, Ellis Carroll, Stephen Boumphrey; (back, from left) Dan Orchard, Melissa Bourne and Tom Maxwell.

Twisted Automotive has welcomed six more new faces to the team, as the Thirsk-based Land Rover Defender specialist continues to expand.

Joining the team at Sussex Court are Twisted North America director Tom Maxwell, senior technician Ryan Dimery-Seek, accounts assistant Melissa Bourne, parts assistant Dan Orchard, workshop manager Stephen Boumphrey and technician Ellis Carroll.

Tom, 24, from York, is overseeing the North American side of the business, that launched earlier this year. Tom has significant experience in the US market, having led 60 staff and exported around 250 Defender from the UK to North America in his previous role as business development director for an automotive firm.

Working alongside him will be Ryan Dimery-Seek, who has 12 years’ experience restoring and rebuilding vehicles for the US market. Both divide their time between Twisted’s North Yorkshire HQ and the new US base in Virginia.

Melissa Bourne will support the growing finance team, having previously worked in accounts for a new-build house company and a school trust. She said the role offered her the chance to utilise skills learned while studying for her AAT.

Parts assistant Dan Orchard is a former warehouse manager and engineer who moved to Twisted as the parts department expanded, with the aim of learning more about the company and how it has become one of the UK’s leading Defender specialists.

Technician Ellis Carroll has moved to Twisted from sister company LR Motors. A level 3-qualified motor vehicle technician, Defender enthusiast Ellis began working on Land Rovers when he was just 18.

Overseeing the workshop and coachworks paint department is Stephen Boumphrey. With 11 years’ experience with a local dealership, Stephen will supervise all current Twisted builds.

Twisted founder and MD Charles Fawcett said: “It has been wonderful to welcome four new faces to the Twisted team. They each bring a fantastic range of skills and experience to the table and offer invaluable support the company as we continue to grow.

“This is a company born from passion and hard work – somewhere you can both learn from and enjoy being a part of. This is a hugely exciting time that will take Twisted onto the next level.”