In 2015 James spent his university placement year with Twisted. Then after the completion of his Business and Marketing degree, James began his second spell with us. He now takes charge of all marketing, overseeing events, PR and social media. Living in Ilkley, James leads the West v North Yorkshire office rivalry and in his spare time he can be found watching his beloved Newcastle United play.
As well as a Twisted Defender, which other two vehicles would make your dream three car garage?
- Range Rover Sport SVR
- Aston Martin Vanquish S
Driving round the world in a Twisted Defender, which two celebrities do you take past an present?
- Alan Shearer
- Micky Flanagan
Name a film you could never get tired of watching
- Cool Runnings
Mark arrived at Twisted in May 2018 as our Financial Controller. Originally from the North East, Mark has a host of experience most notably from his 14 years at Financial Controller of Barbour. Moving into a completely different industry, and to our benefit, Mark has joined the team to manage all financial means. An ex hockey player for Stockton, Mark is a Newcastle fan at heart, but spends most of his weekends - and early mornings.. transporting his two children to nationwide swimming competitions.
As well as a Twisted, which other two vehicles would make your dream three car garage?
- Aston Martin Vanquish
- The 'Back to the Future' Delorean
Driving round the world, which two celebrities do you take past or present?
- Bobby Robson
- Eric Morecambe
- Too close to call between Goodfellas or The Shawshank Redemption
Mellisa joined the company in April 2019 acting as a support the finance team. Born in Stockton, Melissa has always lived in the area and her previous roles have always been in finance. Melissa's spare time is taken up by video games and her love of visiting family.
- Lamborghini Aventador
- Audi R8
- Gordon Ramsey
- Karl Pilkington
- Love Actually
Lisa became part of the Twisted team in March 2017 taking up the double role of HR Manager and PA to our founder, Charles Fawcett. When Lisa can, she'll be found travelling nationwide to see anyone from The Stereophonics to Justin Timberlake, most of the time with a gin and tonic in hand! Lisa describes her ideal Sunday as 'a nice sunny walk along the coast, finishing the day in a warm country pub'!
- Jaguar F-Type R
- Aston Martin Vantage
Driving round the world, which two celebrities do you take past an present?
- Sean Connery
- Winston Churchill
- The Goonies!
There is not much to know about Defender that Jonny doesn’t! Following in his father's footsteps Jonny first specialised in vehicle painting before spending 18 1/2 years as a mechanic for Ripon Land Rover, before seven years at Twisted. Combining time with his family, Jonny uses his 'down time' to work on Land Rover’s across North Yorkshire on the ramp in his garage.
- Fiat 131 Mirafiori sport
- Peugeot 2015 T16
- Jack Dee
- Guy Martin
- We were Soldiers
Charlie joined the company in October 2018 acting as an assistant within our busy parts department. Using the job card provided, Charlie picks each part required for all builds before handing over to the technician. Previous roles include spending time at Howdens and more locally, Langver.
- Range Rover Sport
- Audi RS3
- Kourtney Kardashian
- Cristiano Ronaldo
- Fast & Furious II
Always having a serious love for Land Rover vehicles, in 2001 Charles created the Twisted brand from his garden shed at home in Felixkirk, North Yorkshire. Since then, his love for the vehicle has only increased and Charles has led the brand through consistent growth. It's certainly very difficult to find a question about the Land Rover Defender Charles doesn't know. Throughout a busy work schedule, when he does manage to find some time, Charles will most likely be spending time with his two daughters, Molly and Kate and partner Pip.
'As I couldn't decide it would have to be a five car garage. A 90 hard top, a 110 station wagon, a Disco, an RS6 and a 911 Turbo S'.
- David Attenborough
- Richard Branson
- Top Gun
Katie joined the team in late 2018 to provide both sales and marketing support. Katie's previous roles have included three years at the NFU Mutual before a 2 and-a-half year stint on a Rural Estate. Here she ran a clay pigeon shooting ground and organised corporate events. On weekends Katie can be found at the shooting ground or out horse riding. Taking part in the Lyke Wake Walk in 2018, Katie amongst other raised over £2000 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance as they completed the 40 mile walk across the North York Moors in the pitch black. Although born in Guildford, Katie is sure to class herself as a proud Northener!
Born in Guildford - but definitely NOT a southerner!
- Golf R Line
- Discovery 4
- Paddy McGuinness
- Gino D'Acampo
- Pearl Harbour
As Twisted’s sole valeter, Freddie has the busy job of ensuring the vehicles are in pristine condition as they leave the showroom. Aside from work, Freddie part owns a Ripon based cycling shop with his father which keeps him busy in his spare time. Failing that, you will find, and hear, Freddie drifting his old-school BMW!
- An AE86 Corolla
- Ferrari F40
- Travis Pastrana
- Ryan Tuerck
- Back to the future!
Joe joined in November 2018 as our Parts Manager. Born in Thirsk, Joe's previous roles include travelling the country as a falconer, before moving to the Lake District to work for a World Rally Team. While in working in the Lakes, Joe's team won multiple national titles, as well as the world manufacturers, and drivers titles. Outside of work, Joe enjoys spending time with friends and family and has a passion for exploring the great outdoors with his girlfriend.
- E63S AMG Estate
- Mclaren P1
- Jurassic Park
Charlie joined the team in May 2019 from a brand management and sales background spanning 12 years. Hi past experience ranges from the Footwear industry to managing a salmon fishing camp on the Russian, Kola Peninsula. Growing up in Scotland, Charlie now lives in North Yorkshire with his wife, two kids and two (soon to be three) dogs. On weekends, Charlie will either be found in a country pub with his family, fly fishing, or shooting.
- 1966 AC Cobra 427 Roadster
- 1967 Mustang GTA Convertible
- Jeremy Clarkson
- Shawshank Redemption
Owen in his third year here at Twisted. Some years ago now, he studied land based engineering at college before going onto focus on off-road vehicle design at Harper Adams University. Owen often works with conversion vehicles although he did recently build one of the V8's which was shipped to an overseas Royal Family. At home, both Owen and his partner Sara have recently welcomed the birth of their baby daughter, Lily.
- A Lancia Delta Integrale
- Lexus LC500
- Peter Kay
- Jemma Louise Coleman
The Original Italian Job!
After spending 14 years as a wagon driver, Anthony used his experience and mechanical background to become a Twisted technician. Since then, Anthony was put in charge of building our classic range. After completing Series I, he is now well underway with Series II and his attention to detail is invaluable. Living in Thirsk for the past 48 years, Anthony's keen interest in in the Moto GP.
- A 1977 Mark 2 Ford Escort RS2000
- 1955 5.7L Chevrolet Pick-Up
- Princess Diana
- Billy the Kid
In March 2018, Steff re-joined Twisted for a second spell. In previous years, Steff took charge of organising shows and was has been in attendance to meet our customers at: Top Marques Monaco, Goodwood & The Yorkshire Show. Since her return, Steff has taken the role of Accounts Assistant on a part-time basis in between juggling four children back at home in Thirsk.
- A 2018 top of the range, custom made John Cooper Works Mini
- An American RV type
Driving round the world in a Twisted Defender, which two celebrities do you take past or present?
- Tom Hardy
- Freddie Mercury
- Lost Boys
Dan joined the Twisted team in May 2019 to provide support in the Parts department. Born in Swindon, Dan now lives in Northallerton with his wife Lucy and daughter Dottie and Stanley the dog. A previous Warehouse Manager for a poultry company and a past welder, Dan spends most of his spare time playing cricket and enjoys tinkering with cars.
- VW Golf MK2 GTI
- Clio Williams 2
- Freddie Flintoff
- The Wolf of Wall Street
Richard is one of a few non-Yorkshire members of the team. Born and raised in Leicestershire, Richard moved to York four years ago to begin a role in the hospitality sector at a York based YHA. At weekends and on early mornings, Richard can be found walking his rather large Dogue de Bordeaux, Louis who then sleeps for the rest of the day!
- Mercedes Benz AMG CLK GTR Roadster
- Lamborghini LM002
- Barack Obama
- Charlie Sheen
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Keifer lives in York with his wife Rachel and baby daughter, Ava. A technician at Twisted for over four years, Keifer studied agricultural engineering at college before spending time as an arable farm labourer - where he first really developed his love for the Defender!
- A 1972 Buick Riviera
- A 2018 ZRI Corvette!
- David Bowie
- Colin Mcrae
Becoming part of the team in July 2017, Helen will be the voice you hear if you're calling the office. Originally from Doncaster, Helen lived in York before moving to Thirsk where she has settled with partner Gary and their four-legged Beagle-cross-Cavalier friend, Bentley. On her bucket list, Helen says she plans to visit Cuba, travel around Vietnam and Cambodia and would love to meet Clint Eastwood!
- The new Audi R8 with Snow Mode!
- A Bugatti
- Jimmy Stewart
- High Jackman
Flight of the Phoenix - The original
Nick has been a main stay in the Twisted workshop for several years now. Joining in 2011, Nick takes charge of some of the larger builds made here in Yorkshire. In recent years, he's built several V8's that have left us for warmer climates all around the world. On a weekend or even a week night, Nick will likely be found on his road or mountain bike somewhere across the North York Moors. His competition days are now over however, so social cycling - normally ending at the pub, is now Nick's hobby.
- Lotus Cortina Mk1
- Honda RC30
- Steve McQueen
- Cedric Gracia
- Pulp Fiction
Born and raised in York, Hayley joined Twisted in November 2018 to support the sales team by focusing on after sales. Hayley's previous work has been in and around the Thirsk area, and when she's not at work, you'll find her horse riding or at the gym. Hayley's talents include the ability to fly her parents 1960's Tomahawk aeroplane!
- Range Rover Vogue
- Audi A4 S-line, Black Edition
- Gino D'acompo
- Scott Eastwood
- Can i have two? Top Gun and Face off
Calling all Defender enthusiasts! We're on the lookout for an individual to join the fast-paced Twisted team as one of our talented technicians. The opportunity comes with training and guidance on how the Twisted process works from the base vehicle to completion. We require the individual to have some experience with electronics, mechanical engineering but most importantly, a keen eye for detail and a serious passion for the Defender! To register your interest, please send a CV and a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Twisted Sales Admin & Schedule Co-ordinator
Join the team! We're on the search for a Sales Administrator & Schedule Controller. The individual will be a direct point of contact for our sales team and will carry out all aspects of administration for their enquiries, sales and workshop bookings. They will be in full control of the workshop booking schedule for new builds, conversion, warranty and service jobs. Self-motivation is a big asset required for this position so if you think you'd fit in at our HQ base in Thirsk, please send a covering letter and your CV to: email@example.com