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Meet the Team

At Autobits Motorstore, we have a great team of knowledgeable, friendly and helpful staff who will always look to give you excellent service and a great deal. Meet the guys before you say hello in the store.

Marty McDonagh - Managing Director

Marty joined the Autobits Motorstore when he started to walk as a child at his daddy’s side and joined the team on a full-time basis at seventeen. His passion for the family business seen him take on the role as Managing Director when his father and company founder Seamus McDonagh passed away in 2006.

Marty and his wife Mairead have been the driving force behind the company’s growth and expansion for nearly two decades now. His in-depth knowledge and industry specific experience is unrivalled. His passion for the business is only matched by his drive to see everyone in the team excel in their own particular roles.

With 2024 set to see the company’s new state of the art Motorstore opened at Loughgall Road, Armagh, Marty is keen to ensure that the same excellence in service and industry knowledge is transferred into the new facility which the McDonagh Family and Autobits have been famous for nearly forty years.

Mairead McDonagh - Director

Mairead joined the Autobits Motorstore as Business Development Manager before becoming Director alongside her husband Marty.

Mairead is the driving force behind the strategic growth and vision for the company and brings a wealth of experience across the private sector to the team. She is passionate about excellence and is always seeking new ways to improve the customer experience.

Mairead is an experienced leader and has been instrumental in building a culture of support and ambition for the team at Autobits Motorstore and has championed a programme of continuous learning and professional development throughout the company.

Both Marty and Mairead a super proud of the business and team they have built around them with ambitious plans for the future of the family business.

Chris Guinane – Operational Manager

Chris joined the Autobits Motorstore team in 2017 and is the Store Manager. Chris is responsible for the day-to-day management of the business and leads the various sales, purchasing, telesales and delivery teams.

Chris is a great leader and is always on hand to support the teams and customers alike throughout the business. He has a key role in setting the strategic direction for the company and works closely with the Directors to help implement an ambitious plan for growth and development across all areas in-store and into new markets for the business.

Prior to joining the team at Autobits Motorstore Chris was a Secondary School Teacher but his passion for all things cars brought him to the automotive sector.

Cate Nicolay – Finance Officer

Cate joined the Autobits Motorstore team in April 2019 as Finance Officer. Cate is responsible for the accountancy function within Autobits Motorstore including Invoicing, Payroll and Credit Control.

Cate brings almost two decades of experience in retail to the team at Autobits Motorstore. She is key to the smooth running of both the finance and administration functions within Autobits Motorstore.

Cate is a History and Celtic Studies graduate with specialisms in Irish, Modern American and Russian History. She loves to walk, run and climb mountains in her spare time which can be a rarity as she works hard to keep the rest of the team in Autobits Motorstore on their toes.

Jamie Reid – Sales Lead

Jamie joined the Autobits Motorstore team in April 2023 as a Sales Advisor. He is a key member of our retail team working in our counter, trade and telesales teams and is currently embarked on the Autobits Motorstore Apprenticeship scheme for Team Leaders.

Jamie is instrumental to the future strategic growth and expansion of Autobits Motorstore and is bringing all his experience within the automotive industry to our team. He champions service excellence and is helping shape our team as we prepare for the new state of the art Autobits Motorstore opening in 2024.

Jamie is a sports enthusiast, with Soccer and Gaelic games being is favourite sports. Outside of work he enjoys travelling and passing on the love of sport to his young family and we’re hoping they are better at picking winning sports teams that Jamie is.

Graham Megarity – Sales Advisor

Graham joined the Autobits Motorstore team in 2004 as a Sales Advisor and is one of our longest serving members of staff. He is a highly regarded member of our team with all the knowledge and experience you need when looking for that car part, no matter the make, model or year.

Graham has been with Autobits though our period of strategic growth and not only is he there to help and support the customer, but also a great colleague for new and learning members of the team. He has worked right across the various teams within Autobits Motorstore making him a fount of all knowledge.

He’s a keen Darts player and a music enthusiast. He plays the drums in a local band, and just like when in Autobits Motorstore he passes on his knowledge there too by tutoring up and coming band members and is a regular competitor in competitions across Northern Ireland.

Gary Trainor – Sales Advisor

Gary joined the Autobits Motorstore team in April 2022. His role is in our sales team sees him work across the counter, trade and telesales functions.

Gary has almost two decades experience in warehouse and stock management and he works to ensure our stock levels are up to date and that Autobits Motorstore have eventing you need be you a trade mechanic or a car enthusiast. He likes the hands-on part of his role and is always willing to help with the simplest of things like changing those car wipers for customers whilst you wait.

He is a gamer and a dog lover in his spare time, and likes to ensure his strawberry blonde hair is sitting every bit as tidy as he does the stock in our warehouse.

Christie Gardener – Sales Advisor

Christie joined the Autobits Motorstore team in September 2023 as a Sales Advisor. His role is in sales and his breadth of knowledge of the industry and motors is a real asset to both the company and customer alike.

Christie has over 20 years’ experience working in the automotive industry and his experience has been in retailing tyres and alloys to working in a garage as a mechanic. Now as part of the Autobits Motorstore Team his experience is invaluable when helping with customer enquiries and advice.

Christie is another car fanatic, and this passion has brought him to the Autobits Motorstore Team. When he’s not at work he can be found working on a car or two continuing to put all his practical experience to use.

Andrew Ewart – Sales Advisor

Andrew joined the Autobits team in November 2022 as a Part Time Sales Advisor. He is a Software Engineering Student at Belfast MET and when he’s not studying or working at Autobits he’s a self-confessed petrol-head.

Andrew works throughout the Autobits Motorstore, he can be found printing Gel Number plates, assisting customers with queries or helping preparing orders for dispatch to trade customers.

When Andrew is not busy in Autobits Motorstore or catching up with his studies, he enjoys working on cars and attending car shows. You can imagine why he was one of the first of our team to sign up for one of our Supercar Experience days.

Connor Donnelly – Paint Technician

Connor joined the Autobits Motorstore team in March 2022 as a Paint Technician. He is a key member of our retail team specialises in all things paint and colours.

Connor manages all our paint orders and his strong attention to detail makes him the ideal member of our team to mix your paints to the exact colour you require. He’ll make sure you get the prefect colour match you’re after to make your vehicle look pristine once again.

Connor is our music, film gamming guru, so when your waiting on that perfect paint to be mixed, you can test him on random film quotes and trivia!

Ruari Trainor – Apprentice Sales Advisor

Ruari joined the Autobits Motorstore team in October 2023 as an Apprentice Sales Advisor and is currently studying an Apprenticeship in Vehicle Parts at Riverpark in Mallusk.

Ruari, has brought previous Sales and Customer experience and enjoys assisting customers to find the right products and offer advice which goes a long way in building trust with customers.

With a proactive and customer-centric approach and an ability to build an excellent rapport with customers, Ruari is committed to excellence customer service and the ability to deliver exceptional results whilst contributing to the success of the Sales Team.

Ruari has a passion for sports and enjoys playing basketball and football and as a captain of one of his teams he demonstrates excellent leadership and teamwork skills.

Ruari enjoys the craic and when he isn’t busy keeping the boys on their toes he dedicates his time volunteering coaching at football camps.

Shane Donnelly – Fleet Coordinator

Shane joined the Autobits Motorstore team in February 2023 as Fleet Coordinator. His role is to manage the rapidly growing team of delivery drivers and ensuing that orders are dispatched and delivered to customers in an efficient way.

As the Autobits Motorstore family continues to grow Shane likes to ensure that the high quality, efficient and professional friendly service the company are known for is imbedded in everything we do. His attention to detail and expectation of high standards are exactly what our customers expect and with Shane coordinating our delivery service that’s exactly what they get.

A keen sports enthusiast he still plays Gaelic football, all be it for the ‘Masters Team’, he’s a bit of a dab hand at art and a dog lover.

Paula Anderson - Delivery Team

Paula has been with the Autobits Motorstore Team for many years, initially following her daddy, the company’s founder Seamus McDonagh, around the shop to now being a key member of our Delivery Team.

Paula has worked for many years behind the scenes in Autobits Motorstore and brings that breadth of knowledge on the road as she now delivers parts and parcels to trade customers locally. Paula is well known for her warmth and good nature, but also for providing an exceptional and professional delivery service to everyone.

Paula has many years’ experience at the heart of the family business, but has a fear of barks and stings, which means she is supper efficient at getting parts delivered to customers where there’s a dog in the yard as she hurries onto the next customer with no hanging about!

Paddy McSherry - Delivery Team

Paddy joined the Autobits Motorstore team in February 2016. He is a member of our Delivery Team and delivers parts to our Trade Customer locally.

Paddy is a bit of a legend, both in the Autobits Motorstore family and indeed in the Showband and Country Music industry. He brings Customer Service to a new level and is loved by customers and colleagues alike. His passion for his job and life is infectious which makes him the perfect delivery driver, for when he brings those parts into the customers yard he does so with a enthusiasm and good humour.

A legend of the showband era, he has travelled the length and breadth of Ireland and the UK performing on some of the most famous stages with some true greats of the music scene.

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