Simon is our general manager and repository of obscure Unimog facts & figures.
If you have any Unimog questions, the chances are that he’ll know the answer.
Now semi-retired Frank retains an involvement in the business and is especially interested in engineering projects.
Chez is our accountant and has been with us since 2012. Her career at AV started off as a book keeper and administrator with an active role in parts sales too.
After displaying a real aptitude for figures and being an absolute whizz on Excel, she took on the role of being our accountant and, in 2019, passed her AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) Level 4 qualification with flying colours!
Chez keeps the money coming in, ensures our suppliers are paid on time and, most importantly, makes sure we're paid on time.
She has a great understanding of the business which she gained from "front line" experience and is very useful when it comes to ensuring our accounts are in good order.
Cassia joined us as a Business Administration Apprentice back in 2013. Her role at AV changed very quickly as she displayed an aptitude for the Mercedes Electronic Parts Catalogue and is now highly proficient in finding the correct parts for any Unimog.
She doesn't just sit at her desk clicking her mouse all day though! She has developed an extensive knowledge of our used parts stock.
This combination of hands on experience & knowledge of systems & part numbering means that she's the go-to person in Atkinson Vos for any parts queries.
Cassia helps customers from all over the world get their Mogs up and running as quickly as possible by finding the best available parts options and getting them shipped out as quickly as she can. If you need a part, Cass is your gal!
Sales & Marketing
If you give us a call and press Option 2 for Sales then you'll most likely speak to Paul.
With a background in sales, Paul loves a good barter and a bit of banter and has a great rapport with our customers!
Paul joined us in 2016 and since then, has grown a great understanding and knowledge of the Unimog, which enables him to help our customers, new and old and from across the globe, get the right Mog for their needs.
A key part of Paul's role at AV is to keep our website and social media accounts up to date with new stock, workshop updates and anything Unimog so you guys know what we're up to here.
If your Mog has been up to anything exciting or you have some good snaps of it at work, send them over to Paul. He loves a good Mog story!
Emma joined the Atkinson Vos team back in 2002 as Business Admin Apprentice.
Over the years she's worked in many areas of the business including reception, finance & now her current role as Workshop Co-Ordinator.
Emma's experience in all areas of the business means that she knows many of our customers well and has a good overview of how the business works.
She has responsibility for scheduling all work in our workshop, providing estimates and liaising with customers whilst their vehicles are in the workshop.
We are very proud that Emma completed her MBA in 2019 and this has given her the confidence and knowledge to improve our business processes and offer even better service to our customers.
Gabi is our receptionist and the lynch pin of the Atkinson Vos office.
Gabi has years of experience in different businesses but this is her first encounter with Unimogs!
Always with a smile on her face and a "happy to help" attitude, Gabi will go the extra mile to help our customers get the answers they need from technical queries to chasing up the delivery of spare parts orders.
She has a very thorough approach to all things; from arranging shipping all over the world to booking accommodation for customers.
Mark is our Workshop Supervisor and Technical Specialist.
He's been part of the Atkinson Vos Team since 2011 and has built up a wealth of experience over that time.
As well as being an expert mechanic, Mark is a talented fabricator & welder. If you have a design or something you want to fit to your truck, he will modify, move and adapt the truck to make it work for you.
He also has a great understanding of the UGN & UHN models and their fault diagnosis.
Another aspect of Mark's role at AV is using Solidworks CAD to design everything from small brackets to complete Camper boxes and subframes.
Mark's combination of practical experience, coupled with design skills is really invaluable and Mark has an important role in all of our more complex projects from initial concepts to completion.
Mechanic & Bodywork Specialist
Krzy is a very experienced mechanic on all kinds of heavy vehicles and started working with us in 2015. His knowledge of trucks makes him our first choice for all kinds of repairs, including crown wheel & pinion upgrades and gearbox repairs and makes him a key part of our team. As a talented metal worker, Krzy carries out a lot of our welding work, including all cab repairs & restorations on older cabs as well as bespoke modifications such as cab extensions, double cab conversions and fitting a higher cab roof. Krzy is renowned for his "special" hammer and love of an angle grinder - we always know where he is. We just follow the noise!
Andy has been part of the workshop team at Atkinson Vos since 2016. Since that time, his knowledge of Unimogs has grown and his ability to work on a wide range of Unimogs from the old 404 to current U430/530 models, means he can work on anything that graces our workshop! Andy has shown a real flair for repairing gearboxes and is our go-to man when a Unimog comes in with a gearbox fault or customers send us their gearboxes for repair. Andy has completed a TIG welding course and is soon to undertake his HGV driver training. With a great attention to detail and always with the customer at the forefront of his mind, Andy is a great asset to our workshop team.
Dan began his career as an apprentice mechanic with AV in 2016. After successfully completing his Level 3 in Land Based Engineering, Dan became a full-time mechanic. Since then, Dan has undertaken lots of on-the-job Unimog specific technical training. Dan is a very competent MIG welder and has undertaken a TIG welding course to bolster his skill set. He recently completed training to allow him to repair and re-gas air conditioning systems which adds another string to his bow. Dan is a real all-rounder who can cope with anything which we throw at him. This includes plenty of insults and occasionally bits of Unimogs!
Vincent is one of our apprentice mechanics and has been working with us since 2017.
As well as working on and learning all about Unimogs in our workshop, he is also completing his apprenticeship in HGV Vehicle Repairs and is in his final year.
As part of commitment to developing our team Vincent has completed his Level 1 qualification in MIG welding and is undertaking in-house training on Unimog transmissions.
Always happy to help and with a big cheeky grin on his face, Vincent is fast becoming a valuable member of the AV team!
Joe is our newest member to the AV workshop.
He is working towards his HGV Vehicle Repairs qualification, and, in the few months he has been with us, his knowledge and enthusiasm for all things Unimog has flourished.
Joe has already learnt how to carry out repairs in major areas of the Unimog including brakes and axles, and can carry out general servicing on all Unimogs.
We look forward to Joe growing as a Unimog mechanic and moving forward with AV!
Sean is our driver and you can regularly see him flying up and down the M6, either in a Unimog or delivering or collecting orders to keep Atkinson Vos running! Seans role at Atkinson Vos includes collecting Unimogs from port, delivering Unimogs to customers, collecting orders from suppliers, the delivery of large parts orders and most importantly, the milk run when there's not enough for morning brews! He is also responsible for making sure our premises are nice and tidy for customer visits and that everything is secure when the offices are closed. Happy to jump into any Mog and have a good old chat to any of our customers, Sean is an invaluable member of the AV team!
Design Engineer (Placement)
James has joined the Atkinson Vos team for a 1 year placement as a Design Engineer. He is in his 3rd year of a 4 year Mechanical Engineering degree at Harper Adams University. He's a fast learner and is adept at translating customer requirements into finished, functional designs.