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#1 SNG Barratt

Post by JulianBarratt » Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:37 pm

Having long been a interested reader of this Forum in a slightly undercover way and having had some discussions with the administrators recently, I have decided to join you all in a more overt way.
My Jaguar history and, more specifically, my E-type history goes way back and my childhood was one spent with E-types all over the garden and my mother clearing parts from the kitchen table to serve our meals. I have worked in almost every department of SNG Barratt, from sales and purchasing to warehouse and manufacturing/assembly. As a schoolboy i would be drafted in for many a long day of "waxoyling" of manifolds and i have developed from there.

E-type wise, i currently have a 1965 4.2 roadster "50EE" and a 1974 V12 2+2 into which i occasionally shoe-horn my young family. Both are regularly and enthusiastically driven!

In terms of joining the forum, i am well aware that my presence could be seen as something of a "fox in the hen house" and if i am faced with vehement opposition - i will be disappointed but will bail out.

What i am hoping my presence on the forum will achieve is the opportunity for me to listen to what Forum members have to say and take on board their views and ideas. I will not be advertising products but i may, from time to time, give updates on new products and news from the parts scene in general with the benefit of my insight. I am not here to replace any of the services of SNG Barratt - if you need some parts, contact our sales team and if you have a problem then i would ask that you contact our customer service team at whichever branch you deal with.

Finally, i would add that i cant mend your car - I'm not a mechanic - and i hope that i can bring to the forum some inside knowledge as well as the opportunity, above all, to listen to you all.
Many thanks for (hopefully) welcoming me!
MD at SNG Barratt Group
Enthusiastic owner/driver of a couple of complete E-types as well as a warehouse or two of parts...

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#2 Re: SNG Barratt

Post by Heuer » Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:45 pm

Welcome Julian!

Good to have you here and your knowledge of parts and experience with E-Types will no doubt be of great benefit to all.

Julian and I have been in discussion of how best he can engage with members and being in the open with honest intent seemed to be the best way. Please read Julian's introduction carefully as he sets out his boundaries. If you have questions or complaints about SNGB parts then your first port of call is direct to their service desk. If you have suggestions how a particular part can be improved or what part should be introduced then that becomes a discussion we can all participate in and hopefully benefit from.
David Jones
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#3 Re: SNG Barratt

Post by cactusman » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:30 pm

Welcome Julian....from another Julian.....good to have you....and your improved brake switch is going fine after almost 18. Months. :bigrin: :bigrin:
Julian the E-type man
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Post by Paul71a » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:32 pm

Welcome!

I’m sure most if us will play nicely......

Good to have you here.

Paul
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#5 Re: SNG Barratt

Post by Jaglex » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:40 pm

Welcome!
And thank you for the good services you and your team offered to me in the past.
Alex
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Post by ralphr1780 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:44 pm

Most welcome Julian.
A closer encounter with the crowd, framed as above stated, will surely be beneficial for all of us on board.
How about posting some pics of your cars?
Ralph
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#7 Re: SNG Barratt

Post by mgcjag » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:57 pm

Hi Julian....great to have you on the forum.....Steve
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Post by MontanaDiver » Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:09 pm

Welcome to the group.
74 e-type OTS 4 speed

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Post by Polse7317 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:18 pm

Welcome Julian, i must admit that your french company is always listening all our questions and there is not a problem which can't be solved .....
:salute:
Yves, happy XKE 63 fhc , w113 280sl owner
Looking for a OTS 4.2 serie 1....! :scratchheadyellow: and now have found a fhc xk 140 :lol:

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#10 Re: SNG Barratt

Post by christopher storey » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:04 pm

Welcome indeed , Julian . I know things don't always go to plan, but your company has been at the forefront of enabling us to keep our 50 plus year old vehicles going . Long may it continue

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Post by politeperson » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:05 pm

Yes Welcome.

My car is made up of SNG Barratt and runs very well.

James
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#12 Re: SNG Barratt

Post by Gfhug » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:59 pm

Julian, welcome to the forum and thank you for your willingness to put your head above the parapet. Unfortunately most of us, me included, are too willing to remember the bad experiences and not all the good ones. The good ones are much greater than the bad ones and I'm very grateful for the help I get and the supply of parts.

How would you like to hear of the bad ones for constructive comments to allow you to remedy them? PM would seem the best idea and if you get recurrent items you might then throw them open for general comments/abuse :wink:

Thanks for being there to supply and on here to make your name known

Geoff
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Post by JulianB » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:33 pm

Thanks for the welcome/s and yes - if my team have been unable to resolve your issue then feel free to PM me and i will see if i can help or at least give an honest answer. Might not be over the next few days as i am off for a few days with the Round Britain Costal Drive in the Series 1 E. Second yes, i will post some pictures in due course, there might be some good opportunities up the Welsh coast next week....

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Post by 1954Etype » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:07 pm

Welcome indeed! I write this from a hotel room in Calais driving in our original FHC on the start of a mini tour into Holland, Belgium..... Wales? Pah!
Angus 65 OTS 1E11497. 67 FHC 1E33656

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Post by Tony » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:34 pm

Hi Julian,

I always though you were a Forum member. Have a great Round Britan Tour and give a wave when you come onto the Wirral.

Tony
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Post by ands59 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:18 pm

A warm welcome to the forum
Hopefully see you on round Britain
Andrew
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Post by Nick V12 e type » Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:26 pm

Welcome Julian,

Recently whenever I pass through Bridgnorth I have to call in and buy something, always an enjoyable experience. I’m a relatively recent e type owner but my desire to own an e type and interest in them goes back many years. I recall visiting what I think was your business in Trysull maybe 25 plus years ago. There was a row of e types in varying states of condition ( I assume imports but not sure) and thinking one day I will have one.

I’m sure your knowledge and insight will be very welcome to this forum.

Nick
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Post by PeterCrespin » Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:08 am

Q: Would you buy a used car from this man?

A: Yes.

'Nuff said.

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Post by 288gto » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:18 pm

PeterCrespin wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:08 am
Q: Would you buy a used car from this man?

A: Yes.

'Nuff said.

Pete
Depends on how many of the parts he sells were fitted to it......... :bigrin:




Only kidding Julian, welcome to the forum. Having dealt personally with Julian on quality control issues I know how keen he is to personally improve things where possible. Given the huge range of items they sell this must be a daunting task.
It must be also very difficult to strike a balance between cost and quality when 99% of buyers make a decision based purely on price.

Keep up the good work and as regards "views and ideas", it would be nice to see 50% discount to the first 20 people that welcomed you, by way of a post, to the forum.


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Post by PeterCrespin » Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:14 pm

288gto wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:18 pm
Depends on how many of the parts he sells were fitted to it......... :bigrin:

Keep up the good work and as regards "views and ideas", it would be nice to see 50% discount to the first 20 people that welcomed you, by way of a post, to the forum.
I think you've scored Simon! Julian said his defamation lawsuit will only be for 50 grand instead of 100. Result!
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