Paddy Hopkirk was a professional racing and rally driver in the sixties and seventies. He has tasted success in many motorsport events worldwide, the most notable victory being the winner of the 1964 Monte Carlo Rally in a Mini Cooper.
He has been involved with cars and the automotive industry for all of his life and has spent many years in manufacturing.
He is now a well-recognised spokesman for the industry.
Biography “A Dash of the Irish”
Patron of Disability Charity WHEELPOWER
President of HRCR
Vice-President of BRDC
Non- exec Director of SMMT
Brand Ambassador for BMW/MINI
Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM RoadSmart) Brand Ambassador – Mature Drivers’ Assessment
Robin Campbell looks after both the North and South of Ireland on behalf of Hopkirks and has been in the motor industry for longer than he cares to remember. He has worked with Paddy Hopkirk since 1990. His integrity and respect from his customers is reflected in his success.
Since graduating from Trinity College Dublin, Patrick worked in sales roles at Quaker and Castrol. Patrick then trained to be a teacher and taught Geography at St Georges College in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
He returned to the family business in 2002 and is now Sales Director of Hopkirks Ltd.
Patrick sits on the Aftermarket Committee at the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Patrick is also part of Health and Safety Executive’s Portable Petrol Container Guidance Working Group.
Jenny Baptiste has been running the finance department for Hopkirks Ltd since 2007.
Jenny is CIMA qualified and has been working in the accountancy profession for 11 years.
Jenny's family has been in the motor industry for many years and she enjoys seeing the industry from a different angle.
Jenny’s sister, Suzie works alongside her in a sales support and administrative role.
Suzie Deards works alongside Jenny, her sister, assisting with sales support and administration for Hopkirks Ltd.
Suzie is MAAT qualified (Association of Accounting Technicians) and has been working in accountancy and administration since 2007. She is looking to complete her ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) in the next year and continue expanding her knowledge of the motor industry alongside this.