Colin Goodall

Colin Goodall

I started working for the company as a Parts Advisor in the Basingstoke dealership in 1999.

In 2004, I was promoted to Basingstoke Parts Manager and I have just recently been promoted again to be the Trade Parts Admin Manager, as well as continuing with my duties in Basingstoke.

The best part of working here for me, is the people that I work with throughout the dealership.

It’s also nice that this company has promoted from within and strives to be one of the best Mercedes-Benz Dealerships.

Chris Wells

Chris Wells

I started with Mercedes in March 2001 as a Sales Exec.

In May 2006 I became General Sales Manager for Mercedes Benz of Salisbury

In May 2012 I became Group Sales Director for Jacksons Group

In May 2013 I became Group Sales Director for Sandown Group

In July 2014 I became Dealer Principal for Salisbury and Dorchester

I like working for the group because people make a business and I believe we have the best people in the industry in our business. Working with the best automotive brand in the world, isn’t that bad either!

Charlie Charman

Charlie Charman

Joined in June 1997 as a technician having completed a Vauxhall apprenticeship. Covered road side assistance out of hours as part of the role and gained MB Guild accreditation as a Technician. Moved to a Basingstoke Workshop control position in 2000. Spent some time in 2003 helping with the development of Hindhead and spent 6 months in Workshop control in Guildford at the old site. Moved to the position of Service Manager for MB Basingstoke 2004 who also won aftersales team of the year that year. Moved to the position of Guildford Service Manager in 2007 involved in the build and relocation of the dealership to Slyfield and remained there as Service manager until Oct 2014 when I moved into the Head of Aftersales position.

It’s great to work for a privately owned business that allows us to change and develop at pace as needed. I love the brand and its outstanding pace of development, enjoy how every day is different and love the people in the business.

Dean Hewitt

Dean Hewitt

I joined Sandown in October 2004.

I was working in the IT industry at the time and wanted a change. I decided to become an accountant and joined as an assistant accountant with accountancy training as part of my package.

I joined the new BMW aftersales department and worked there for a few years reporting to the FD. I got promoted to look after Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge in 2006/7 then promoted again in 2009 to manage the Guildford site.

It was also around this time that I completed all my exams and could call myself a Chartered Accountant. The company paid for all this and supported me completely in my training and growth within the business.

I now run Basingstoke and Hindhead accounts as well as having a hand in supporting all aspects of the finances for Sandown.

I like working for Sandown as it is a family run company with a "door is always open for a chat" approach to management. I work in a great team of likeminded people within the accounts arm of the business and work well with the managers I am here to support at the sites I am the accountant for. There is a good level of mutual respect and I know I make a difference on a day to day basis.

Jo Golden

Jo Golden

I began my Mercedes-Benz journey in 2003 at the tender age of 18 as the first dedicated Service Department Bookings Specialist, having been recommended for the role by an ex-colleague. Due to staff change I very quickly found myself as Service Team Manager in late 2003, then in April 2014 I was promoted to Assistant Service Manager. I left the business in May 2015 for a very brief 6 months before being asked to return in November 2015 as Aftersales Manager in Salisbury.

Sandown and Mercedes-Benz are my home and my team are my family. Mercedes-Benz are an exciting manufacturer to work with and every day is different! I love the variation in my job role and the balance between numbers, performance and the people I support.

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