Meet The Team



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JOHN PETTIFOR Snr.

Managing Director

Born and bred to be a Tyre Specialist. Started fitting tyres in the school holidays at age 10. Left school at 15 to work for the family business. An avid petrol head with interests in vehicles from his youth – 70s and early 80s cars. Still has his first car, a 1963 Ford Consul Capri and his later 1979 Camaro Z28.

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DEBORAH PETTIFOR

PA to MD

Debbie has been at NHT since 1979, first helping out and then doing sales at the numerous car shows and events. Makes an excellent cup of tea (as certain folk do not recognise what a kettle is!) many of the emails we receive to the sales office will be answered by Debbie.

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PAUL DOWNING

General Manager

Started work as the teaboy and tyre fitting gopher – he has worked his way through the company and has just celebrated 30 years at NHT. Paul is our resident motorcycle expert and is a keen track racer as well as being our Webmaster.

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JOHN PETTIFOR Jnr. (AKA BJ)

Distribution Manager

John (BJ) left college and decided to work at the family business. His forte is calming situations, and with all carriers, no matter what carrier, you get unforeseen problems which is his job to solve. Along with Bentley his dog, BJ is the first person you will see when visiting our office.

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JAMES PETTIFOR

Show and 4x4 Sales manager

James started in 2006, and as soon as he passed his driving test and trailer test, was a regular sight on the Car Show circuit. Today he is our regular oracle on fitments for 4x4 applications for both USA and European trucks and SUVs. As product coordinator for the WheelPro brand, he is responsible for making sure we have all brands and styles available to order. With a lifted 2014 Dodge Ram Truck as his daily driver, you can call anytime for information on wheels.

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LUCY PETTIFOR

Accounts Manager

Lucy is the youngest family member to join NHT over 4 years ago. In 2018 Lucy takes on the post as Accounts Manager as our previous one has just retired after 28 years with NHT. Lucy is mild mannered and able to answer most questions on our products – she also makes customers a lovely cup of coffee. But, don’t pay your account on time and you are in trouble!

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REECE NICKLEN

Warehouse manager

Reece started work at NHT on a trial as his father was one of the organisers of the famous “Wheels day.” Reece is the warehouse manager and oversees the other tyre fitter and warehouse personnel to make sure all the right items are fitted correctly and all orders go to the right address. Now four years into the job, customers visiting for fitting or collecting will see Reece’s happy face.

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ALEC BOMAN

Warehouse

Alec came to NHT after getting fed up picking books in a warehouse. Being a VW enthusiast he feels much more at home picking and wrapping customer’s orders.

Henry John House. 2 Ivy Road, Aldershot, Hampshire GU12 4TX Telephone:01252 318666
E-mail:sales@northhantstyres.com