IT’S a double celebration at Hull Mitsubishi after two of its staff have marked 20 years’ service apiece at the Livingstone Road dealership.

Andrew Iveson, Sales Manager; and Andrew Roebuck, Valeter, joined Hull Mitsubishi just months after leaving school in 1997, starting in junior positions and going on to carve out successful careers at one of the area’s most successful car dealerships.

After originally joining as a trainee Sales Executive, Sales Manager Andrew, 38, has headed up Hull Mitsubishi’s hectic sales operation for the last six years.

The married father-of-three from Kirk Ella, said: “There’s a great atmosphere at Hull Mitsubishi and it’s offered plenty of progression and the motivation to help me achieve my goals.

“It can be a challenge, but we have a fantastic team and we all pull together. We strive to deliver a first-class service and I still see customers from my early days, but the cars have certainly changed – I never imagined that I would be selling cars with hybrid technology.”

Valeter Andrew, 37, who lives in Hessle with his wife and daughter, initially started at Hull Mitsubishi as a part-time pitch cleaner. He is now responsible for the meticulous presentation of every vehicle the dealership sells.

The keen DIY enthusiast added: “It certainly gets busy, especially around the new registrations in March and September, but even after all this time I still enjoy every day and there’s a really good working environment.

“The 20 years have flown by. It’s only when I’m valeting a used vehicle that I can remember preparing when new that I get an idea of how fast the time has gone.”

To mark the double decade milestone, Hull Mitsubishi’s Dealer Principal Jim Clutterbrook presented the duo with commemorative, limited edition Mitsubishi watches.

He said: “The guys have made a huge contribution to the success of Hull Mitsubishi, helping us to consistently achieve the maximum five-star rating in Mitsubishi Motors’ customer satisfaction surveys, and it’s been a pleasure to have them on the team. Their loyalty, hard work and knowledge has not only benefited the business, but also thousands of local drivers over the years. I and the rest of their colleagues at Hull Mitsubishi are immensely grateful for their commitment.”

Caption: Hull Mitsubishi’s Managing Director Jim Clutterbrook congratulates the dealership’s Andrew Roebuck (left) and Andrew Iveson (right) on their 20 years’ service.