A NORTH Yorkshire based global name in specialist Land Rovers has responded to a period of growth with the addition of seven new members to its team.

Twisted Automotive, which produces re-engineered Defenders from its Thirsk base, has grown staff numbers to 23 after a spate of hires over the last three months.

Joining the team is new parts co-ordinator Ariane Schofield, workshop manager Chris Walker, sales executive Richard Robinson, sales administrator Sue Liddle, marketing co-ordinator James Ayre, receptionist and sales administrator Helen Thompson and Lisa Bradley in accounts and HR.

Twisted reported strong sales of its newly launched Classic range, and announced a three-year sponsorship deal with motor rally Gumball 3000.