James Ayre

Marketing Coordinator

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 Blackmore

Financial Controller

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 as Financial Controller of North East based Barbour. Moving into a completely different industry, and to our benefit, Mark joined the team to manage all financial means. An ex hockey player for Stockton, Mark is a Newcastle United 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

Melissa Bourne

Accounts Assistant

Mellisa joined the company in April 2019 acting as a support to the finance team. Born in Stockton, Melissa has always lived and worked in the surrounding area and her previous roles have always been within finance. Melissa's spare time is taken up by playing video games and her love of visiting family.

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

- Lamborghini Aventador

- Audi R8

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

- Gordon Ramsey

- Karl Pilkington

Name a film you could never get tired of watching

- Love Actually

melissa@twistedautomotive.com

Lisa Bradley

HR/PA to Charles Fawcett

Since March 2017, Lisa has taken up the double role of HR Manager and PA to 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

Jonny Carver

Technician

There isn't much to know about a 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. Now eight years in at Twisted, Jonny uses his 'down time' to work on Land Rover’s across North Yorkshire on the ramp in his garage at home.

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 Colley

Parts Assistant

Charlie joined the company in October 2018 as an assistant to our busy parts department. Using the job card provided, Charlie picks each individual part required for all builds before handing over to the technician. Previous roles include spending time at Howdens and more locally, Langver Engineering. Outside of work, Charlie is a member of the local cricket and Football teams.

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

parts@twistedautomotive.com

Charles Fawcett

Founder

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

Katie Foyle

Sales & Marketing Administrator

Katie joined the team in November 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 local Rural Estate where she ran a clay pigeon shoot 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!

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

- Golf R

- Discovery 4

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

- Paddy McGuinness

- Gino D'Acampo

Name a film you could never get tired of watching

- Pearl Harbour

salesadmin@twistedautomotive.com

Freddie Godden

Technician

Previously working as our Valeter, in May 2019, Freddie dropped the cleaning and put his mechanical background into action becoming a Twisted technician. Taking on the smaller conversion type jobs, Freddie works on a seriously wide range of Defender. 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 probably hear, Freddie drifting his old-school BMW Estate!

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

Joe Johnson

Parts Manager

Joe joined in November 2018 taking over 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 very successful World Rally Team. While 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.

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

- E63S AMG Estate

- McLaren P1

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

- David Attenborough

- Karl Pilkington

Name a film you could never get tired of watching

- Jurassic Park

mailorder@twistedautomotive.com

Owen Mortimer

Technician

Owen is now in his fifth 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 builds the more time consuming builds and he recently built one of the V8's which was shipped to an overseas Royal Family. At home, both Owen and his partner Sara spend most of their time with their young 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

Anthony Moss

Technician

After spending 14 years as a wagon driver and window fitter, Anthony decideda career change was in order so became a Twisted technician. Since then, Anthony has been in charge of building our classic range. After completing Series I and Series II, he is now well underway with Series IIA and his attention to detail is invaluable. Living in Thirsk for the past 48 years, Anthony's keen interest aside from work is 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

Steff Nesham

Office Manager

In March 2018, Steff re-joined Twisted for a second spell. In previous years, Steff took charge of organising shows and was in attendance to meet our customers at: Top Marques Monaco, Goodwood & The Yorkshire Show. Since her return, Steff has taken on the role of Office Manager, while providing accounting support to our finance team. She does this on a part-time basis in between juggling four children back at home! Well done Steff!

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

Dan Orchard

Parts Assistant

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, 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.

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

- VW Golf MK2 GTI

- Clio Williams 2

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

- Karl Pilkington

- Freddie Flintoff

Name a film you could never get tired of watching

- The Wolf of Wall Street

dan@twistedautomotive.com

Richard Robinson

Sales

Richard is one of a few non-Yorkshire members of the team. Born and raised in Leicestershire, Richard moved to York in 2014 to begin a role in the hospitality sector at a York based YHA. Joining the sales team, Richard's knowledge on the Defender is ever developing if you call the office there's a good chance Richard will be there to help! At weekends and on early mornings, Richard can be found walking his rather large Dogue de Bordeaux, Louis, with his partner Mina and baby Nyla.

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 Simpson

Technician

Keifer lives in Wetherby with his wife Rachel and daughter, Ava. A technician at Twisted for over five 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! Keifer specialised in building the high specc'd builds which are often exported.

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

Krystian Szymoniak

Valeter

As Twisted’s sole valeter, Krystian has the busy job of ensuring both new vehicles and on site stock vehicles are in pristine condition. An eye for detail is key for Krystian who recently joined the team after seven years at a local car dealership. When at home on a weekend, Krystian will be found enjoying time with his wife and three children.

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

- McLaren P1

- Skoda Octavia

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

- Jamie Oliver

- Pink

Name a film you could never get tired of watching

- Harry Potter

krystian@twistedautomotive.com

Helen Thompson

Receptionist

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

Nick Wilkin

Technician

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.

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

- Lotus Cortina Mk1

- Honda RC30

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

- Steve McQueen

- Cedric Gracia

Name a film you could never get tired of watching

- Pulp Fiction

nick@twistedautomotive.com

Hayley Wreglesworth

After Sales Coordinator

Born and raised in York, Hayley joined Twisted in November 2018 to support the sales team. Hayley's role is to focus on after sales and therefore her knowledge of past Twisted builds and their build plaque numbers is essential. When Hayley's not at work, you'll find her horse riding, at the gym or on a day out with her son Harley. Hayley's talents include the ability to fly her parents 1960's Tomahawk aeroplane!

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

- Range Rover Vogue

- Audi A4 S-line, Black Edition

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

- Gino D'acampo

- Scott Eastwood

Name a film you could never get tired of watching

- Can i have two? Top Gun and Face off

officeadmin@twistedautomotive.com

Could this be you?

Twisted Technician:
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 lisa@twistedautomotive.com

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: lisa@twistedautomotive.com

Team Twisted