Lyn Knight is the Managing Director of Abbey Appliances and started the business in 1995 (then called John's Spares and Service Centre). She has over 30 years experience in the white goods industry, having started as a service administrator for an appliance sales and repair company in 1985.
From there, she learned all about the trade including how to repair appliances and install them. When she decided to open her own business she quickly developed her sales skills and has always been popular with her loyal customers and colleagues.
Lyn enjoys Tamla motown and likes to travel.
Andrew Clarke is also a Director of Abbey Appliances after joining Lyn back in 1998.
Andrew is a full qualified electrician who leads the electrical/engineer team at Abbey Appliances. He is registered to complete electrical inspections and testing as well as being a third party inspector. As a service engineer he has been trained by Miele, Bosch and Hotpoint and has over 30 years experience in the industry.
In his spare time Andrew enjoys riding his motorbike and cooking.
Wendy Jordan joined the team in 2004 and handles sales and diary management directly from the Abbey Appliances shop. An integral part of the team, she has much experience in retail and this is demonstrated in her excellent rapport with customers. She has been sales trained by all of the leading manufacturers and her appliance knowledge is second-to-none.
Wendy has a love for walking and climbing and enjoys visiting the Lake District.
Sam Morris also joined Abbey Appliances in 2004 as a delivery assistant and has developed his skills over the years to become one of our appliance engineers. He has completed several training courses over the years and is City and Guilds qualified to complete PAT testing. Sam also completes the majority of our appliance deliveries and installations and is an integral part of the team.
Sam enjoys football and supports Manchester United.
Hanna Knight started working for Abbey Appliances in 2008 as an administrative assistant. She has since completed courses in SAGE accounting and takes care of all of the business finances and admin. She has also been sales trained by many of the leading manufacturers and has an excellent all-round knowledge of appliances, repairs and electrics. Hanna is the creator of our now infamous monthly adverts 'Meanwhile at Abbey Appliances...'.
Hanna is a musician in her spare time and is currently recording her second album.
Paul Clarke is a fully qualified electrician who started working for Abbey Appliances in 2010 as an apprentice. He holds City and Guilds qualifications to complete electrical installations, inspections and testing and has also been trained as a service engineer.
Paul enjoys fishing and is also a DJ in his spare time.
Stella Hitchcox joined the team in 2017 and is currently completing an apprenticeship in Customer Service. She works alongside Wendy in the shop selling machines and booking in calls for customers. Having learned a great deal in the past twelve months, she has become a valued part of the team.
Stella is a keen horse rider and has her own horse, Eddie.
Anthony Hawking is also an apprentice, currently training to be an electrician. He began working with Abbey Appliances in 2017 and currently works alongside Sam, Paul and Andrew helping to deliver, install and repair appliances as well as furthering his electrical skills. He will qualify in 2020.
Outside of work, Anthony has a keen interest in cars.
Simon Foster is the newest member of the team, having joined in mid-2017. He previously worked for Clifford Sharp in Pershore for 27 years and has a wealth of experience and knowledge of the industry. Simon currently assists with all aspects of the business on a part-time basis and helps both in the shop and office.
In his spare time Simon likes to play golf.