Meet Our Team

MEET THE TEAM

Our people are a vital part of what we do. Without our dedicated, experienced and knowledgeable team we simply wouldn’t be able to deliver the high standard of customer service that we’ve become known and loved for. Browse the staff profiles below to meet who you’ll be doing business with when purchasing, leasing or hiring your next commercial vehicle…

Abigail Sharp
Junior Sales Executive

With expertise and experience in sales and finance, Abigail is a vital member of our team. She also monitors activity in Auto Trader and other dealer portals, contributing to job descriptions, preparing lease agreements, organising storage containers and writing newsletters.

 

Qualifications:11 GCSE’s, 4 A Levels, EPQ and a Level 2 AAT

Length of Service: 2 years

Hobbies & Interests: Travelling and film

Favourite Destination: Thailand and Dubai

Favourite Food: Chicken satay and chocolate

Marek Vnuk
Advertising & Marketing Specialist

Marketing guru Marek assists with promotional and advertising activities both on site and off. He photographs our vehicles and uploads the imagery to our website so our customers can view the latest stock available at Vans 365. He is also responsible for ordering parts.

 

Qualifications: A level equivalent Czech Republic, Diploma in Electronic Engineering

Length of Service: 4 years

Hobbies & Interests:  Spending time with family and watching movies

Favourite Destination: Sweden

Favourite Food: Chicken chow mein and chocolate

Chris Brace
Yard Manager

Chris is responsible for vehicle and site management at Vans 365. His role includes managing the movement of stock as part of the PDI process and delivering vehicles to our customers. Chris is a key part of the initial inspection process as vehicles arrive, allocating vehicles for certain jobs and liaising with the workshop and sales teams in terms of vehicle movements.

 

Qualifications: University of Life!

Length of Service: 3 months

Hobbies & Interests: Football

Favourite Destination: New York

Favourite Food: Chinese

Jordan Franklin
Managing Director

As our Managing Director, Jordan purchases all stock and works closely with the sales team to ensure successful service delivery. He also manages pricing, site vehicle inspections, staff and recruitment.

 

Qualifications: Cambridge Business Course

Length of Service: 7 years

Hobbies & Interests: Motocross, Formula 1 and family time

Favourite Destination: St Ives

Favourite Food: Seafood and pizza

Elliot James Bansal
Sales & Finance Specialist

With a starring role in our new and used sales department, Elliot uses his expertise to deliver a range of finance and leasing services to our customers. He’s also handy online and regularly updates our website with descriptions for our latest stock additions.

 

Qualifications: Numerous GCSE’s, Diploma in Engineering & Welding and NVQ in CAD & CAM, IMI Qualified Auto Electrician

Length of Service: 1 year

Hobbies & Interests: Track racing, socialising with friends and spending time with family

Favourite Destination: The pub and Protaras, Cyprus

Favourite Food: Everything!

Samuel Churchill
Workshop Co-ordinator

Carrying out a wide range of mechanic duties, Samuel is an integral part of our commercial vehicle workshop. He actively liaises between our sales department and workshop to prioritise jobs and order parts.

 

Qualifications: Numerous GCSE’s, NVQ Level 2 in Customer Service

Hobbies & Interests: Cars, boats and family time

Favourite Destination: Bude, North Cornwall

Favourite Food: Pizza and roast dinner

Jordaine Ward
Marketing & PA to the MD

As our MD’s right hand woman, Jordaine takes on a plethora of duties as part of her role. As well as providing essential support to the MD in the day-to-day running of the business, Jordaine oversees the Dealer Management System, updating the status of stock and ensuring that all marketing is compliant with our marketing strategy.

 

Qualifications: BA in Marketing and Diploma in Social Media Management

Length of Service: 6 months

Hobbies & Interests: Trading Forex, buying shoes and spending time with her mini me

Favourite Destination: Barbados

Favourite Food: Anything Thai

Alex Soverall
Valeter & Vehicle Preparation Specialist

As our valeting & vehicle preparation specialist, Alex is responsible for our full vehicle valets, which are an integral part of the wider, quality based service that we deliver to all of our customers. His role sees him undertake vehicle wash offs, interior and exterior preparation, and top quality finishing on all vehicles prior to sale.

 

Qualifications: BEng Mechanical Engineering and BSc in Architectural Design

Length of Service: 8 months

Hobbies & Interests: Motorsport and classic car restoration

Favourite Destination: Tobago

Favourite Food: Steak – cooked on a BBQ!

Damian Maculewicz
Valeter, Mechanic & Driver

With such a diverse role, Damian can be found assisting across many areas of our customer journey, with his valeting, mechanical and driving experience invaluable to our company. He is responsible for delivering full vehicle valets as part of his role, which includes vehicle wash offs, interior and exterior preparation, and top quality finishing on all vehicles prior to sale.

 

Length of Service: 7 months

Hobbies & Interests: Cars, motorbikes and boats

Favourite Destination: Italy and Spain

Favourite Food: Pizza, roast chicken and hot dogs

Dave Redstone
Mechanic

With experience and expertise as a highly qualified, skilled mechanic, Dave takes charge of our vehicle inspection checks, vehicle maintenance service and warranty work to deliver the best possible service to each and every one of our customers. Dave also fits accessories in line with customer requirements to ensure they have all they need when purchasing, leasing or renting a commercial vehicle from us.

 

Qualifications: City & Guilds – HGV Mechanic and HGV Licence

Length of Service: 1 year

Hobbies & Interests: Golf, motocross and fishing

Favourite Destination: Florida

Favourite Food: Anything

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