Meet the team: Mark Lane, Sales Executive, Mercedes-Benz of Taunton

Mark lane
Mark Lane, Sales Executive

There are hundreds of people involved in the day-to-day running of Mercedes-Benz South West so we’d like you to meet the team. Throughout our Retailers and Service Centres across Cornwall, Devon and Somerset, we have over 400 Members of Staff – each person being a vital cog in our automotive clock.

Four hundred can seem like a big number, so we are keen for you to get to know the team a little bit better. As sales is such a big part of what we do, we thought we would first introduce you to one of the sales team, starting with Mercedes-Benz of Taunton.

Mark Lane has been a Sales Executive with the brand for 3 years. He is a proud father of one, avid angler and… as a Somerset local; has incredibly attended every Glastonbury Festival since 1987!



Getting to know Mark…

  • What do you do?
    • I’m a Sales Executive at Mercedes-Benz of Taunton. I’ve been in Taunton for a year, and have been with the brand for 3.
  • Have you always been in the Motor Trade?
    • Working with Mercedes-Benz is my first position within the Motor Trade. I come from a Retail Management background; mostly in fashion. I have previously managed businesses for the likes of Moss Bros, Henri Lloyd and Reebok.
  • What is your favourite part of your job?
    • Getting people into their dream cars – handovers, where the customers are super excited, are always the best! In addition to working with one of the best brands in the world.
  • What is your favourite Mercedes-Benz model?
    • Mercedes- AMG GT R.
Mercedes AMG GT R
  • How many attempts did it take you to pass your driving test?
    • Just the one, six days after my 17th birthday (I was keen to get on the road!)
  • Favourite place to visit in the South West?
    • Salcombe and my favourite beach, South Milton Sands. I used to be a windsurfing instructor and worked on that beach back in my Teens.
Meet the team South Milton Sands
South Milton Sands
  • What radio station do you like to listen to in the car?
    • Radio 1.
  • Favourite TV Show to binge watch?
    • Blue Planet 2.
  • Favourite Film?
    • The Beach.
  • Favourite Band?
    • Faithless.
  • Best holiday you’ve ever been on?
    • The last time I went to Kenya, in 2016.
  • If the world ends tomorrow, what would you choose as your last meal?
    • My Mum’s roast!
  • What are you most looking forward to in 2018?
    • Travelling to Kenya with my daughter Chloe in February. I’m also looking forward to another great year at work. I genuinely love my job!
  • Finally… Jam then cream, or cream then jam?
    • Cream then Jam of course!

Are you looking for a new or approved used Mercedes-Benz? Contact Mark or a member of our team today to discuss our range.