Stefan Whyte, Bodyshop Manager at The Vella Group Chester, has been named as a winner in this year's Bodyshop Magazine's 30 Under 30 Rising Stars.
The annual 30 Under 30 awards celebrate the very best talent among the young people in the automotive industry, from technical roles, to finance, marketing, and more.
Stefan joined The Vella Group are an apprentice VDA where he attended college to learn MET and then in the bodyshop he learnt panel, paint, parts, and estimating. From there he grew to bigger sites, team leader roles, and now our bodyshop manager at our Chester site, where we hold Tesla approval.
Speaking to Stefan, he said one of his strongest attributes 'is building a right first-time damage assessment, working closely with the technicians and ensuring the repair methods are followed. I am always aiming for a one time parts order helping deliver accurate completion dates for our customers."
We have a history of talented young people among our ranks, with Becky Massey, Finance Manager, being named as a 30 Under 30 winner in 2020.