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Kris Whitby

Role: Production Director.

Length of service: 6 years.

Background: I grew up in South Cheshire, attended Sandbach School and went on to work as a mechanic at Mini.

Values I share with Whitby Morrison: Making sure that everything is just as it should be, trust, loyalty, quality and customer service.

If I could snap my fingers and become an expert in something, it would it be: To be good at sport, any sport! 

One thing most people don’t know about me: I’m interested in learning about history, particularly the evolution of towns and cities.

When I was kid, I wanted to grow up to be: A motocross rider.

In a movie about my life, the actor playing me would be: Leonardo DiCaprio! 

At the weekend, you’re most likely to find me: Outside somewhere – walking, biking or building bikes. 

Dog person or cat person? Dog.

My favorite sport to watch and team I support is: Boxing / Tyson Fury.

The best things about my job are: It’s non-stop, there’s always something different happening and there’s a real sense of achievement when a van is delivered to a satisfied customer.

My favourite film is: Back to the Future.

My favourite food is: Pasta or pizza.

I will never be seen without: A pair of shorts.

Whitby Morrison is like: A motocross bike. It’s a high-performance machine which can handle anything that is thrown at it, no matter what.

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Stuart Whitby, Managing Director, originates from South Cheshire, starting his career as a Rolls Royce apprentice after attending Crewe Grammar School. Aligned with Whitby Morrison’s values, he prioritises excellence and care for staff and customers. Secretly, he collects classic British motorcycles and harbours a passion for horology. As a child, he aspired to be an architect or join the Army, with Morgan Freeman mirroring his persona in a biopic. Weekends are for football, DIY projects, and dining out with colleagues. A dog person, he supports Crewe Alexandra and England in football, while enjoying boxing. Job satisfaction stems from the variety and shared experiences, alongside solving problems and ensuring customer satisfaction. His favourite film is Lawrence of Arabia, and he savours Italian cuisine. Stuart’s mottos are “Just do it” from Nike and “get the facts” from his Rolls Royce boss. He’s never without his glasses and likens Whitby Morrison to a Rolls Royce motor car – crafted by the best, unified as a family, and unwavering in quality.

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Kris Whitby, serving as Production Director for 6 years, hails from South Cheshire, initially working as a mechanic at Mini. Aligned with Whitby Morrison’s ethos, he prioritises precision, trust, loyalty, quality, and customer service. He dreams of excelling in any sport and holds a passion for history, especially urban evolution. As a child, he aspired to be a motocross rider, envisioning Leonardo DiCaprio portraying him in a biopic. Weekends find him outdoors, engaged in walking, biking, or building bikes. A dog person, he avidly supports Tyson Fury in boxing. Job satisfaction stems from the dynamic nature of his role and the joy of delivering vans to happy customers. His favourite film is Back to the Future, and he relishes pasta or pizza. Kris is never without his trusty pair of shorts. He likens Whitby Morrison to a motocross bike – a high-performance machine capable of overcoming any challenge thrown its way.

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Sam Palin has been an integral part of Whitby Morrison since 2010, excelling as a Team Leader in Coachbuild. With expertise in interior fit and motivation, Sam is renowned for his ability to thrive under pressure and contribute to building top-quality Ice Cream Vans. Hailing from Crewe, Sam values helpfulness, listening, and a strong work ethic, embodying Whitby Morrison’s core values. Outside of work, he enjoys running and family time, while his dream skill would be seeing into the future. Sam’s multifaceted persona, from his quirky skill of looking in two directions to his passion for running and his favourite film, “The Wolf of Wall Street,” adds depth to his role as a vital player at Whitby Morrison.

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