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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 Kia Main dealers since 2003 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, Tish has been with us over 40 years.

  • Lesley

    Accounts Manager

  • Tosh

    General Manager

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

  • Neil

    Service Manager

    With over 25 years experience as Service Manager, Neil brings a wealth of experience to the very same building he worked in some years ago before we moved in! A keen cyclist, on a sunny day you might even catch him in his lycra cycling in to work!

  • Luke

    Sales Director

    Luke joined the team early 2010 offering a friendly, no pressure sales environment. Having completed a Batchelors degree in Automotive Dealership Management and a Masters degree in Law, Luke has the experience and knowledge to assist with all things Sales.

  • 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. Ever a fan of a good joke, if you make Russ laugh he'll do what he can to return the favour!

  • 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

  • James

    Vehicle Technician

    James has joined us from an Audi background, a very knowledgeable technician and avid Leicester City fan.

  • Jamie

    Vehicle Technician

    Having only joined us in August 2019, Jamie is already quite at home in the workshop and on his way to becoming a Kia Master Technician, Jamie is a challenger for the title of Loughborough Kia's most confident singer.

  • 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!

  • Andrew

    Sales Executive

  • Jade

    Service Advisor

    Jade is and experienced Service Advisor, she will talk you through your health check and make sure everything is done just right! A keen equestrian and also a professional pet keeper, if she had any more she could start charging an entry fee for the zoo.

  • Ellie

    Parts Apprentice

    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 Mk2 Triumph Vitesse convertible he loves to take to shows for people to admire.

  • Chris

    Vehicle Technician

    An experienced technician, previously with Vauxhall, Chris always has a smile on his face and is the only technician to out-sing Jamie.

  • Andy


  • Paul


  • Barney

    Apprentice Technician

    A keen apprentice and learning fast. Barney will never turn down a task or challenge, even if its doing the cob run for the workshop!