Patrol of the Year 2007

Adam moves into fast lane as AA Patrol of the Year

Adam Ashmore, AA patrol of the year 2007 Formula 1 nut Adam Ashmore from Manchester is hitting top gear after being crowned Patrol of the Year – the crème de la crème of the AA's roadside patrols – at the recent AA Employee Awards, held near Silverstone.

Public face

In his new role, he will spend the next year as the 'public face' of the AA, representing the UK's largest motoring organisation within the motoring industry and before the media.

Selection process

The judging began in January with local managers nominating patrols who were then interviewed and whittled down to a final five, who in turn were put through an intensive day of technical tests, panel interview and mock live TV interviews.

The 39-year-old, who is married with two sons, joined the AA in 1995. He is a classic car enthusiast having owned over 80 cars ranging from a Fiat 850 coupe to a 1972 Lincoln Continental. His dream car is a Jaguar E-type 3.8, and the most interesting car he has fixed at the roadside is a 1952 Aston Martin DB2. To relax, he loves music – a self-confessed Beatles fanatic – and enjoys watching F1.

Adam says: "I couldn't believe it when they read out my name – I feel very honoured to be representing the AA and it's definitely the pinnacle of my career in the motor trade."

Going the extra mile

Steve Dewey, AA Road Operations Director, says: "All our patrols pride themselves on delivering excellent service, so to beat around 3,000 others is some achievement. Adam impressed the judges with his professionalism, performance and customer care at the roadside – he always goes the extra mile for our members – so it's great to be able to recognise this."


17 May 2007