Meet the team

Our employees are the backbone of our business and we know that without them, Sandown would not be the company that stands today.

Charlie Charman

Title: Group Head of Aftersales

Years in the motor trade industry: 28 years

Department: Aftersales

Hobbies: Motor racing, mountain biking, running.

Fun facts: I can pull the longest wheelies on a mountain bike, and am compelled to do so every time I ride.

Josephine Golden

Title: Group Aftersales Compliance Manager

Years in the motor trade industry: 17 years

Department: Aftersales

Hobbies: Netball takes over my life at the moment, playing at local league level as well as an international tournament in Spain in June 2016.

Fun facts: Following being hospitalised by a poisonous plant when I was 18 I now have a severe allergy to certain plants and use it as my excuse not to do the gardening.

Mark Hannon

Title: Group Used Car Manager

Years in the motor trade industry: 23 years

Department: Sales

Hobbies: Taxi driver for my children and coaching my son's football team.

Fun facts: I was once on Surprise Surprise with Tessa Sanderson.

Stuart Head

Title: Group Head of Digital Sales

Years in the motor trade industry: 18 years

Department: Online

Hobbies: Running, cycling and walking the dog.

Fun facts: I have completed seven marathons.

Elaine Tidy

Title: Group Warranty Supervisor

Years in the motor trade industry: 11 years

Department: Aftersales

Hobbies: Walking and reading.

Fun facts: I like to collect handbags, and I have a lot of them!

Ricardo Trigo

Title: Group Sales Manager

Years in the motor trade industry: 9 years

Department: Sales

Hobbies: Going to the gym and most sports, especially golf and football. Also being a dad of two fantastic boys.

Fun facts: I used to be a Professional Golfer.

James Webb

Title: Group New Car Manager

Years in the motor trade industry: 5 years

Department: Sales

Hobbies: Running, Music, Indian Food.

Fun facts: When I was a teenager I represented Basingstoke and North Hants in the 200m, Long Jump and 4 x 100m relay.

Gary Cummins

Title: Aftersales Manager

Years in the motor trade industry: 30 years

Department: Service

Hobbies: Flying aerobatics in light aircraft. Hiking mountains and Callisthenics.

Fun facts: I like to think I’m obsessed with eating healthy but can’t turn down a bar of chocolate!

Colin Goodall

Title: Parts Manager

Years in the motor trade industry: 34 years

Department: Parts

Hobbies: Photography and birds of prey.

Fun facts: I have a Bearded Dragon as a pet, who I got from a reptile rescue centre. Until recently, we thought the dragon was a boy, but a few weeks ago, "she" started laying eggs!

Ian Holyoak

Title: General Manager

Years in the motor trade industry: 25 years

Department: Basingstoke Retailer

Hobbies: Managing my son's under 9's football team and spending time with my family.

Fun facts: I was a postman. I am also an FA qualified coach.

Craig Murray

Title: Senior Parts Supervisor

Years in the motor trade industry: 13 years

Department: Parts

Hobbies: Running, football and music.

Fun facts: I have sailed around the world with the Royal Navy.

Sean Pearce

Title: General Manager

Years in the motor trade industry: 27 years

Department: Dorchester Retailer

Hobbies: Huge supporter of local rugby, especially Sherborne RFC - my home town, which my son also represents at senior level. Walking my dogs – I have a chocolate Lab and a Dorset Olde Tyme Bulldog.

Fun facts: I have never withdrawn cash from a cash machine.

Tony Smith

Title: Aftersales Manager

Years in the motor trade industry: 31 years

Department: Aftersales

Hobbies: Keeping fit and spending time with my wife, daughter and dogs.

Fun facts: When I was about 10 years old I was walking across a golf course with my Dad and found a golf ball, I picked it up. A few minutes later Peter Alliss (Famous Golfer) was shouting for his golf ball back, he saw the funny side, signed the ball and gave it to me.

Brad Martin

Title: Aftersales Manager

Years in the motor trade industry: 20 years

Department: Aftersales

Hobbies: Building and flying radio-controlled model airplanes and helicopters.

Fun facts: I love theme parks and rollercoasters. The Smiler at Alton Towers is my favourite!

Nathan Baker

Title: Parts Supervisor

Years in the motor trade industry: 12 years

Department: Parts

Hobbies: Football, Martial arts, and spending time with my three wonderful kids.

Fun facts: I am a qualified FA level 1 football coach.

David Boniface

Title: General Manager

Years in the motor trade industry: 8 years

Department: Guildford Retailer

Hobbies: Football, coaching my son’s team the Guildford Saints and big supporter of Fulham FC. Like the gym, running and playing squash.

Fun facts: Played for England schoolboys many years ago and I have completed 2 marathons, 3 Peaks and Hadrian’s Wall run. I like a challenge!

Mike Canter

Title: Aftersales Manager

Years in the motor trade industry: 32 years

Department: Aftersales

Hobbies: I collected whisky.

Fun facts: I came 2nd in the 1994 12-hour lawnmower race.

Cliff Pay

Title: Aftersales Manager

Years in the motor trade industry: 42 years

Department: Aftersales

Hobbies: My passion at the moment is running, which takes up a lot of my spare time. I like looking after my garden, enjoying holidays abroad and watching most sports.

Fun facts: Will always participate in any activity and will normally act the fool but at the same time help and encourage others.

Ryan Phillips

Title: Aftersales Service Team Manager

Years in the motor trade industry: 17 years

Department: Aftersales

Hobbies: Fishing, motor sport and mixed martial arts.

Fun facts: Me and my wife have just bought a dog which is a Pug and his name is Reginald, he has just turned one year old and we take him to the Guildford Pug festival every couple of months.

Sean Pearce

Title: General Manager

Years in the motor trade industry: 27 years

Department: Poole Retailer

Hobbies: Huge supporter of local rugby, especially Sherborne RFC - my home town, which my son also represents at senior level. Walking my dogs – I have a chocolate Lab and a Dorset Olde Tyme Bulldog.

Fun facts: I have never withdrawn cash from a cash machine.

Carl Winston

Title: Aftersales Manager

Years in the motor trade industry: 35 years

Department: Aftersales

Hobbies: I keep Koi fish and hold a private pilot’s licence for helicopters.

Fun facts: I like to drive my restored 1965 VW Beach Buggy to the local shop at the weekends, it generally makes everyone smile!

Craig Wright

Title: Parts Supervisor

Years in the motor trade industry: 12 years

Department: Parts

Hobbies: I enjoy playing Golf, watching football and everything cars.

Fun facts: I have recently welcomed a Springer Spaniel into the family called Kylo, who keeps me busy in my spare time.

Peter Chatfield

Title: Parts Supervisor

Years in the motor trade industry: 26 years

Department: Parts

Hobbies: I enjoy living life with my family & friends, watching football & Netflix.

Fun facts: My fun fact would be driving the Nurburgring in 2014, a great experience.

Ian Holyoak

Title: General Manager

Years in the motor trade industry: 25 years

Department: Salisbury Retailer

Hobbies: Managing my son's under 9's football team and spending time with my family.

Fun facts: I was a postman. I am also an FA qualified coach.

Jason Moore

Title: Aftersales Manager

Years in the motor trade industry: 33 years

Department: Aftersales

Hobbies: Motor sport, cars and DIY.

Fun facts: I travelled the world as a motorcross mechanic for 10 years.

Laura Dolan

Title: Group Marketing Communications Manager

Years in the motor trade industry: 16 years

Department: CRM & Marketing

Hobbies: Looking after my twins and walking my crazy boston terrier.

Fun facts: I have completed a skydive.

Keith Jackman

Title: Head of CRM & Marketing

Years in the motor trade industry: 35 years

Department: CRM & Marketing

Hobbies: Hot rods & custom cars, real motorcycles, proper music and most things Americana.

Fun facts: I am considered by some to be a leading expert in 1860’s American Military Drill.

Khayam Ali

Title: Guildford Motability Specialist

Years in the motor trade industry: 6 years

Department: Motability

Hobbies: Cycling and motorbikes.

Fun facts: I like going on holiday and spending time near the seaside.

John Bainbridge

Title: Basingstoke Motability Specialist

Years in the motor trade industry: Over 40 years. years

Department: Motability

Hobbies: DIY and photography.

Fun facts: I feed hedgehogs nightly, they eat better than me and are often waiting by the food bowl!

Mark Fisher

Title: Online Sales Executive

Years in the motor trade industry: 17 years

Department: Online

Hobbies: Music, football, F1, cycling and snowboarding.

Fun facts: I'm an OCD sufferer and a Haribo addict.

Iain Hardwick

Title: Online Logistics

Years in the motor trade industry: 2 years

Department: Online

Hobbies: Going to the gym, films, Rolex watches and travelling.

Fun facts: While in the film industry, I met quite a few high profile stars.

Stuart Head

Title: Group Head of Digital Sales

Years in the motor trade industry: 18 years

Department: Online

Hobbies: Running, cycling and walking the dog.

Fun facts: I have completed seven marathons.

Parm Ladwa

Title: Online Star Expert

Years in the motor trade industry: 3 years

Department: Online

Hobbies: Massive petrol head! Liverpool supporter. I also love playing snooker and pool.

Fun facts: I can sketch cars.

Katie Thomas

Title: Online Administrator

Years in the motor trade industry: 1 years

Department: Online

Hobbies: I am part of a local pool team and play in league matches every Thursday.

Fun facts: I have fired military grade weapons.

Callie Towler

Title: Online Co-ordinator

Years in the motor trade industry: 5 years

Department: Online

Hobbies: Walking, skiing and hiking.

Fun facts: For my wedding, we had jelly and ice cream for our dessert - I love jelly and ice cream.

Leeroy Whitby

Title: Online Sales Executive

Years in the motor trade industry: 11 years

Department: Online

Hobbies: Spending time with my family. Watching and playing football.

Fun facts: I have a trainer obsession. Over 20 pairs at present!