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: 30 years

Department: Aftersales

Hobbies: Motorsport, Mountain Biking and running

Fun facts: Very busy weekend mechanic, coach, councillor ;-) for my son who is a championship winning kart racer

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Josephine Golden

Title: Group Aftersales 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.

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Mark Hannon

Title: Head of Sales – Performance & Used Cars

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.

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Stuart Head

Title: Head of Sales – Operations & Business

Years in the motor trade industry: 21 years

Department: Online

Hobbies: Running, Cycling, Swimming and walking the dog

Fun facts: I proposed to my wife at the top of the Eiffel Tower – it cured my fear of heights!

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Louise Kidger

Title: Group Sales Enquiry Manager

Years in the motor trade industry: 6 years

Department: Sales

Hobbies: Starting couch to 5k every year to attempt to like running!

Fun facts: I was once on Blue Peter (and got the badge!)

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Jade Talbot

Title: Group Sales Administration Manager

Years in the motor trade industry: 8 years

Department: Sales Administration

Hobbies: Running, Gym & Socialising

Fun facts: I love swimming and have competed in triathlons

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Ricardo Trigo

Title: Group Sales Manager

Years in the motor trade industry: 12 years

Department: Sales

Hobbies: Being a Dad to 2 fantastic boys , music, sports and keeping fit.

Fun facts: In a previous life I have been in a rock band and played golf professionally.

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James Webb

Title: Head of Sales – Strategy & New Cars

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.

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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!

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Ian Holyoak

Title: General Manager

Years in the motor trade industry: 28 years

Department: Basingstoke Retailer

Hobbies: Managing my son’s U12’s football team, golf, socialising with friends and an occasional run!

Fun facts: I was a postman and have completed the Three Peaks Challenge

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Brad Martin

Title: Aftersales Manager

Years in the motor trade industry: 21 years

Department: Aftersales

Hobbies: Building and flying radio-controlled model airplanes and helicopters, cycling and swimming

Fun facts: I do enjoy a laugh with colleagues, friends and family

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Craig Murray

Title: Senior Parts Supervisor

Years in the motor trade industry: 15 years

Department: Parts

Hobbies: Hiking and Cycling

Fun facts: Once Met Prince Charles, whilst Serving in the Royal Navy

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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.

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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.

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David Preece

Title: Aftersales Manager

Years in the motor trade industry: 13 years

Department: Aftersales

Hobbies: Live Music, Traveling and Walking my Dog.

Fun facts: I once successfully negotiated a free round of drinks while out for a team meal at a local restaurant.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Mark Cullen

Title: Business Development Manager

Years in the motor trade industry: 35 years

Department: Online

Hobbies: Time with family particularly grandchildren, Skiing, Photography and walking our dog (furry son).

Fun facts: None I can admit to!!

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Cliff Pay

Title: Aftersales Manager

Years in the motor trade industry: Officially 45 Years, unofficially 52 Years, as was a part time job when at years

Department: Aftersales

Hobbies: Running, Gardening, Traveling.

Fun facts: Entered the Paris Marathon and unknowingly got a place in the London Marathon 2 weeks later. So ran 2 marathons in 2 weeks. The good point I only had to train once, the bad point I had blisters on blisters.

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Ryan Phillips

Title: Aftersales Service Team Manager

Years in the motor trade industry: 18 years

Department: Aftersales

Hobbies: Fishing, motor sport and mixed martial arts.

Fun facts: When on my honeymoon I met Mike Tyson and was shocked to see that I towered over him

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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.

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Carl Winston

Title: Aftersales Manager

Years in the motor trade industry: 38 years

Department: Aftersales

Hobbies: My new toy is a Bentley Continental GTC which goes back to my days working for Rolls Royce and Bentley, I also have a helicopter licence

Fun facts: My daughter Pollyanna Winston who is a member of my team in Poole, she has turned into a successful service team manager.

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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.

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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.

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Ian Holyoak

Title: General Manager

Years in the motor trade industry: 28 years

Department: Salisbury Retailer

Hobbies: Managing my son’s U12’s football team, golf, socialising with friends and an occasional run!

Fun facts: I was a postman and have completed the Three Peaks Challenge

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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.

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Laura Dolan

Title: Group Marketing Communications Manager

Years in the motor trade industry: 18 years

Department: CRM & Marketing

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

Fun facts: I have completed a skydive.

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Darren Griffin

Title: Group Customer Relationship Manager

Years in the motor trade industry: 21 years

Department: CRC

Hobbies: Running and tennis

Fun facts: I have run a half marathon

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Keith Jackman

Title: Head of CRM & Marketing

Years in the motor trade industry: 39 years

Department: CRM & Marketing

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

Fun facts: I am a fully qualified butcher.

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Keith Jackman

Title: General Manager

Years in the motor trade industry: 39 years

Department: Newbury Retailer

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

Fun facts: I am a fully qualified butcher.

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Adam Williams

Title: Parts Manager

Years in the motor trade industry: 26 years

Department: Aftersales

Hobbies: I’m always starting a new diet on a Monday mornings!

Fun facts: I enjoy both Rugby and Football and played Rugby up until a few a years ago, when my wife made me ‘retire'

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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.

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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!

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Mark Cullen

Title: Business Development Manager

Years in the motor trade industry: 35 years

Department: Online

Hobbies: Time with family particularly grandchildren, Skiing, Photography and walking our dog (furry son).

Fun facts: None I can admit to!!

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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.

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Stuart Head

Title: Head of Sales – Operations & Business

Years in the motor trade industry: 21 years

Department: Online

Hobbies: Running, Cycling, Swimming and walking the dog

Fun facts: I proposed to my wife at the top of the Eiffel Tower – it cured my fear of heights!

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Katie Thomas

Title: Online Administrator

Years in the motor trade industry: 3 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.

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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.

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