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I am Ling!

I'm the UK's hardest working car leasing provider, and I run LINGsCARS, the UK's favourite car leasing website.

Don't be deceived... I may be a scruffy Chinese girl, but I have more happy new-car customers and supply more new cars than many of the anonymous (and some big-name!) leasing companies out there, combined.

I treat customers like adults, not like idiots.
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I am Ling, boss of

My business is in the UK. My family is mostly in China. My mum and dad still live in Chengdu, Sichuan, and I go back at least once every year. China is coming on, you know! Although the political situation is rotten, it's stable and my family have a good life. My mum's a famous dentist (over 70 but still working!), and my dad used to work for the government in the Environmental Service, but he's retired now.

My sister Shan works for the Sichuan Poverty Relief Office, but in the Cultural Revolution, she used to be a red guard! I'm too young to have been involved in all that rubbish. China's quite polluted, and not as green as the UK... plus there are so many people everywhere there. Life is more pleasant here...and I've been naturalised now. I guess that makes me Chinglish. I am a successful immigrant at least! I did it legally, and I have succeeded. That puts a smile on my face.

I grew up in China, did my middle school (school is SUCH hard work in China, often working until midnight) ...and managed (very difficult, my mum pulled strings) to go to uni in Jinan (Guanzhou) and did Applied Chemistry at BSc level. I was punished in uni because I wouldn't do the morning PE regime. Then I went to Finland because it offered free MSc courses.

I arrived in Finland alone with very basic English and stood crying when I arrived at Helsinki airport in January 1997, but survived. I studied wood chemistry (in Finnish!) but flunked it - what a surprise! After marrying Jon and battling with the UK Home Office to come to the UK, I did my Master's in Environmental Quality in the UK at Bournemouth. It was hard, as my English wasn't brilliant at that time.

I learned a lot about data and information processing and efficient use of tools, and I use these skills in, if that doesn't sound too ridiculous. It's quite true. gives better service than larger, posher businesses, but I have lower overheads, offer cheaper prices and do more business; and the end result is that people can rent exactly the same cars for less. I spend a lot of my time finding the best deals in the UK, then cutting out most of the larger companies' costs so that my cars are the UK's cheapest, and my service is simply the best.
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