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Albar Autos/Loughborough Kia is a family-run business founded by Cliff Johnson in 1969. With 43 years as authorised Skoda aftersales agents and 11 years as a Kia main dealer we can offer a wealth of experience in a friendly and relaxed environment. We pride ourselves on an excellent customer experience, offering quality and value with a smile.

Meet The Team

  • Cliff

    Managing Director

    Owner and founder of Albar Autos/Loughborough Kia has been running the business since 1969

  • Tish

    Company Secretary

    Company secretary and Cliff's other half has been with us 40 years.

  • Laura

    Accounts and Sales Admin

    You might not see Laura in the showroom much as she spends most of her time working hard in the office, but if you do bump into her, you're bound to get a smile. Laura loves a bit of upycling, from chests of drawers to dining room tables she'll find a way to give boring furniture a new life!

  • Tosh

    General Manager

    Tosh, our general manager has been with the company since 1976.

  • Carl

    Aftersales Manager

    Our Aftersales expert- Carl makes sure your Kia receives all the care and attention it needs and is always happy to help.

  • Luke

    Sales Director

    Luke joined the team early 2010 offering a friendly, no pressure sales environment.

  • Russell

    Senior Sales Executive

    Russell joined our team in April 2018. Having knowledge of our New Site in Loughborough, having been there for 11 years previously. He is looking forward to his previous clients finding him and finding a few new ones too.

  • David

    Kia Master Technician

    David, is our Brilliant Kia Master Technician. He has previously spent 12 years at a BMW franchise dealership bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and experience, combined with his superb Kia training record David is a true specialist

  • Jackson

    Apprentice Technician

    Jackson started his apprenticeship with us in conjunction with Kia nearly three years ago. This means Jackson is nearly finished with his training. If you ever hear singing coming from our workshop, its probably Jackson!

  • Jamie

    Vehicle Technician

    The newest addition to our team, Jamie joined us in August 2019, he's already quite at home in the workshop and is already challenging Jackson's singing reputation!

  • Oli

    Systems & Operations Manager

    Oli joined the company full time in late 2011 after many years helping the family business. After completing his Masters with distinction at Loughborough University now puts his education and experience into practice.

  • Jordan

    Parts Person and Service apprentice

    Having joined us as an apprentice, Jordan has completed his Parts apprenticeship and is continuing his education through the Kia Apprenticeship scheme to be fully qualified in service too! Jordan is a keen Motorcyclist and recently found enjoyment in getting dragged through water by a boat!

  • Harry

    Kia Genius

    Harry has recently joined our team; as our Kia Genius he can talk you through any features in and around our cars, provide you with an excellent test drive experience and do all of it with a smile on his face!

  • Julia

    Service Advisor

    Julia joined us as a driver but has since found her love in assisting customers, moving to a Service Advisor role. Julia has a cocker spaniel called Seth who's always getting into mischief!

  • Ellie

    Apprentice Technician

    Ellie is the first year of her apprenticeship as a technician. She's a keen photographer and loves to use her skills to document our team outings.

  • Trevor

    Customer Care Specialist and Driver

    Forever has a smile on his face and always happy to help, Trevor will be the face to greet you if we collect your car for a Service. Trevor has a Triumph Vitesse he loves to take to shows for people to admire.