Firstly who works here - our family
Ladies first of course!
(Martin's Mum) aka 'Mama Ducati' - now a true legend in the Ducati community. The whole reason that the store is kept so immaculately clean for our customers. Also the reason the fabulous home cooking is available and our customers are always made to feel right at home - a true gem.
Officially titled Web Sales Advisor/Clothing Co-ordinator but also deals with Parts & Accessories enquiries assisting Harry our Parts Manager. Extremely well known in the motorcycle world around Glasgow and has had many years experience in the business. Also a dedicated biker in her own right.
Assistant / Business Manager. Deals with much of the events, accounts and financial side of things. Pretty much will take on anything! Highly trained in Business Management and a champion of customer care, Kerrie has also held her motorcycle licence for a number of years.
Sales. Again, extremely well known and respected in the motorcycle community in and around Glasgow. Has worked for years in the trade for various manufacturers in every position from Parts to Sales. His speciality is making everyone feel at home as soon as they walk in the store.
Parts Manager. Vastly experienced in his position with just about his entire working life in the motorcycle trade. Has been working with our brand for years and has an enormous amount of experience to fall back on when giving advice.
Service Driver. Retired Rolls Royce engineer with decades of motorcycling experience. Primarily his role is to pick up and deliver service bikes although he is skilled at repair and maintenance. He keeps our dealership maintained and looking like new.
Technician. Although a new recruit to the company, Craig is a vastly experienced technician with over 17 years experience working in the motorcycle trade in Glasgow. He is extremely well known and respected in the industry with extensive training from multiple manufacturers under his belt.
Trainee Technician. Fresh from college and top of his class, he came highly recommended by his tutors. We are giving him the practical training that will stand him in good stead to become an award winning technician himself. He is already a valuable member of the team.
Master Technician. Another well known figure in the bike trade in Scotland. Been a Ducati motorcycle technician for longer than he would like mentioned (40 years sshh!!) Won the coveted Technician of the Year award in 2004 and 2005
Master Technician. Also been about the trade for a long time. With just about the same number of years under his belt as George, coupled together, their skills and experience is second to none in the bike game.
Business Partner. Bike fan with years of business experience. Speciality is accounts and all things spreadsheet associated!
Business Partner and Managing Director. The absolute driving force behind the success of Ducati Glasgow. Another bike nut since a very tender age. Manager of the store whom sells the occasional bike!!! :-)
The dog! Hasn't a bad bone in him and would lick you to death!
To start at the beginning
........... at the tail end of 2001, when Glasgow found itself without any Ducati Dealer.
Our two owners, Roger and Martin saw an opportunity that simply couldn't be missed. Good friends for about 8 years prior to going into business together, it seemed an ideal partnership to combine their respective talents and try to bring a life long passion they both shared into Scotland.
After about six months of pulling together a large number of local resources and a lot of seriously hard work from new staff and family members, Ducati Glasgow phase one (showroom one and workshop) opened its doors in May 2002. For the next few weeks the finishing touches went on to showroom two and the official grand opening with Ruben Xaus (then Ducati factory WSBK Rider) on June 29th 2002.
and then ...............?
Ten years later we're still here, stronger than ever. So much has changed since then! We haven't stopped learning and adapting to the changes in our market. The products coming from Italy have changed so much since we first opened the doors we have been delighted to be moving with the times. And we wont stop here!
Our relationship with Ducati grows every day........ Our experience gets even more comprehensive ..........
Our service to our customers gets better!
If you haven't seen us for a while - please pop by, meet the new staff and see how the store looks now. We're changing it all the time.
You're always welcome.