Alison Galley at Bauma

1. Before joining, what other jobs have you held?

I left school and worked on an ABTA YTS course working for a local Tour Operator specialising in walking and cycling holidays to undiscovered regions in France.

I left there in 1993 to go and work in Greece but that fell through, so I ended up getting a temporary job at Radbrook Hall Barclays Bank IT centre in Knutsford. I then transferred to their Gadbrook Park site in Northwich where my focus was on dealing with share maturity. Whilst in this role, I got a call to ask if I would like to be put forward for a permanent position at Wheelwash Ltd, so I went for the interview and was offered the job. The rest is history!

2. How long have you worked at Wheelwash?

I worked at Wheelwash from Nov 1994 to July 2001. I joined again in 2013 and have worked here since.

3. Where did you grow up? 

In Moulton, Cheshire.

4. What’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now?

HS2 is a huge project for Wheelwash as there are lots of sites.

5. What’s the funniest event you experienced at work? 

I was about to meet with a customer, but as I arrived on site I fell out of the car. I face-planted into a puddle just before a meeting!

6. What’s your favourite work memory? 

Back in 2014 I had the opportunity to go to CONEXPO in Las Vegas. It was an exciting destination and great to launch the Wheelwash brand in the United States.

7. Best part of your job? 

Meeting customers and understanding their needs. I have had the pleasure of meeting some lovely people and great characters over the years.

8. Least favourite part of your job? 


9. Last book you read? 

Unshakeable – Autobiography of Shane Byrne 6 times British Superbike Champion

10. What can you talk about for hours?

Motorcycle racing

11. What fact about you might surprise people?

I have a flower named after me that is registered with the RHS.

12. When are you happiest?

Walking on a beach with my dogs, or at the side of a race track watching British Superbike, World Superbike and Moto GP

13. Who would you most like to swap places with for the day?

A person who has given up the “rat race” and been brave enough to dedicate their life to a belief they have. Like someone who puts all their savings, energy and money into an animal rescue.  I’d like to know how that feels, how hard it probably is – but equally how rewarding it must be.

14. What’s in your coffee? 

Decaf flat white with oat milk


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