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

james@twistedautomotive.com

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

Name a film you could never get tired of watching

- Too close to call between Goodfellas or The Shawshank Redemption

mark@twistedautomotive.com

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'!

As well as a Twisted, which other two vehicles would make your dream three car garage?

- Jaguar F-Type R

- Aston Martin Vantage

Driving round the world, which two celebrities do you take past an present?

- Sean Connery

- Winston Churchill

Name a film you could never get tired of watching

- The Goonies!

lisa@twistedautomotive.com

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.

As well as a Twisted, which other two vehicles would make your dream three car garage?

- Fiat 131 Mirafiori sport

- Peugeot 2015 T16

Driving round the world, which two celebrities do you take past an present?

- Jack Dee

- Guy Martin

Name a film you could never get tired of watching

- We were Soldiers

jonny@twistedautomotive.com

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.

As well as a Twisted Defender, which other two vehicles would make your dream three car garage?

- Range Rover Sport

- Audi RS3

Driving round the world in a Twisted Defender, which two celebrities do you take past an present?

- Kourtney Kardashian

- Cristiano Ronaldo

Name a film you could never get tired of watching

- 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 well as a Twisted Defender, which other two vehicles would make your dream three car garage?

'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'.

Driving round the world in a Twisted Defender, which two celebrities do you take past an present?

- David Attenborough

- Richard Branson

Name a film you could never get tired of watching

- Top Gun

charles@twistedautomotive.com

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!

As well as a Twisted Defender, which other two vehicles would make your dream three car garage?

- An AE86 Corolla

- Ferrari F40

Driving round the world in a Twisted Defender, which two celebrities do you take past an present?

- Travis Pastrana

- Ryan Tuerck

Name a film you could never get tired of watching

- Back to the future!

freddie@twistedautomotive.com

Chris joined Twisted in May 2018 after ten years as production and supply chain manager at a large innovative engineering company. In his new role, Chris takes charge of the Twisted group, which includes the workshop and LR Coach-works, our internal paint shop. In his spare time, Chris' passions include football and horse racing as well as spending time with his partner and two children.

As well as a Twisted Defender, which other two vehicles would make your dream three car garage?

- Audi R8 V8

- Aston Martin Vantage

Driving round the world in a Twisted Defender, which two celebrities do you take past or present?

- Sir Bobby Robson

- Peter Kay

Name a film you could never get tired of watching

- Remember the Titans

chris@twistedautomotive.com

Living a stone’s throw from Twisted HQ, our head technician Rob, has been part of the team for over seven years. Our specialist V8 builder, Rob, who is normally the first to arrive and the last to leave, spends his family filled weekends by running, cycling, swimming with his two children.

As well as a Twisted Defender, which other two vehicles would make your dream three car garage?

- A BMW 1200 GS Adventure

- Scania V8 Topline

Driving round the world in a Twisted Defender, which two celebrities do you take past an present?

- Ray Mears

- Joey Dunlop

Name a film you could never get tired of watching

- Forrest Gump

rob@twistedautomotive.com

Annette joined our team in July 2018. Her role offers support in the accounts department, focusing primarily as sales ledger. Annette previously worked in an administrative role for an international Printing company for 11 years before searching for pastures new. If not gardening, or seeing grandchildren, Annette and her husband, an American car lover, often meet up with friends in their Camaro at shows across the UK.

As well as a Twisted, which other two vehicles would make your dream three car garage?

- New Camaro (has to be left hand drive)

- An old American Bel Air convertible

Driving round the world, which two celebrities do you take past an present?

- Tom Hanks

- Rick Stein

Name a film you could never get tired of watching

- Big

annette@twistedautomotive.com

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.

As well as a Twisted Defender, which other two vehicles would make your dream three car garage?

- A Lancia Delta Integrale

- Lexus LC500

Driving round the world in a Twisted Defender, which two celebrities do you take past an present?

- Peter Kay

- Jemma Louise Coleman

Name a film you could never get tired of watching

The Original Italian Job!

owen@twistedautomotive.com

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.

As well as a Twisted Defender, which other two vehicles would make your dream three car garage?

- A 1977 Mark 2 Ford Escort RS2000

- 1955 5.7L Chevrolet Pick-Up

Driving round the world in a Twisted Defender, which two celebrities do you take past an present?

- Princess Diana

- Billy the Kid

Name a film you could never get tired of watching

Young Guns

anthony@twistedautomotive.com

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.

As well as a Twisted Defender, which other two vehicles would make your dream three car garage?

- 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

Name a film you could never get tired of watching

- Lost Boys

steff@twistedautomotive.com

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!

As well as a Twisted Defender, which other two vehicles would make your dream three car garage?

- Mercedes Benz AMG CLK GTR Roadster

- Lamborghini LM002

Driving round the world in a Twisted Defender, which two celebrities do you take past an present?

- Barack Obama

- Charlie Sheen

Name a film you could never get tired of watching

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

richard@twistedautomotive.com

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!

As well as a Twisted Defender, which other two vehicles would make your dream three car garage?

- A 1972 Buick Riviera

- A 2018 ZRI Corvette!

Driving round the world in a Twisted Defender, which two celebrities do you take past an present?

- David Bowie

- Colin Mcrae

Name a film you could never get tired of watching

Hot Fuzz!

keifer@twistedautomotive.com

Sam is the workshop controller here at Twisted. He takes charge of ensuring scheduling is accurate and that our technicians are kept busy! Before joining Twisted, Sam spend two-and-a-half years as an account manager at a component distribution company after completing his degree at university. On a weekend, Sam enjoys spending time with family and friends.

As well as a Twisted, which other two vehicles would make your dream three car garage?

- McLaren 720S

- Reliant Robin

Driving round the world, which two celebrities do you take past or present?

- Johnny Cash

- David Attenborough

Name a film you could never get tired of watching

-Snatch

sams@twistedautomotive.com

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!

As well as a Twisted Defender, which other two vehicles would make your dream three car garage?

- The new Audi R8 with Snow Mode!

- A Bugatti

Driving round the world in a Twisted Defender, which two celebrities do you take past an present?

- Jimmy Stewart

- High Jackman

Name a film you could never get tired of watching

Flight of the Phoenix - The original

helen@twistedautomotive.com

We're not currently not hiring for any roles at the moment, but please feel free to send a cover letter and a copy of your CV to lisa@twistedautomotive.com and we'll bear you in mind for the future.

Thank you!

Team Twisted