Vertu Truro Land Rover at the double

L-R: Noel Guilfoyle, Peter Kingwell and Will Ivey

Two Cornish vehicle technicians have been named as the UK’s top Master Technicians.

Vertu Truro Land Rover is celebrating the remarkable achievement of two of its colleagues, Will Ivey and Noel Guilfoyle, who clinched first and second place respectively in the UK Level 4 Master Technician of the Year Awards.

Will Ivey, a Hayle native and graduate of Hayle Community School, began his career with an NVQ Level 2 from Cornwall College and an apprenticeship at Hawkins Motors. His diligence led him to become a Master Peugeot Technician before joining Helston Garage Group’s Carrs Jaguar Land Rover, where he became a Land Rover Master Technician.

Following the acquisition of Helston Garages Group in late 2022, Ivey joined Vertu Motors plc. Currently pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering, Ivey will represent the UK in the upcoming Global Technician of the Year Awards.

Noel Guilfoyle, who grew up in Cornwall after moving from Wigan at the age of five, joined Carrs Jaguar Land Rover as a Level 3 Technician in 2016, and rapidly progressed to Master Technician. He won the UK Technician of the Year awards in 2017, 2021, and 2022, as well as securing second place in the Global Technician Awards earlier this year, ahead of 10,900 technicians worldwide.

“Having both the best and second-best Master Technicians in the country is a source of immense pride for us,” said Vertu Motors chief executive, Robert Forrester. “Their achievements reflect the high standards and commitment to quality we uphold at Vertu Truro Land Rover, and across our entire business.”

Peter Kingwell, head of business at Vertu Truro Land Rover, added: “I would like to congratulate Will and Noel on their outstanding achievements, and wish them continued success within their careers. They are a credit to the brilliant team here at Vertu Truro Land Rover.”