Meet our team
Meet our team
Jason Golder (DIRECTOR)
Jason has been a director of Marshams for seventeen years and previously worked for Toyota. His experience in car sales has resulted in business flourishing and overall success for the company. In his spare time he enjoys cycling and water skiing and his main interests consist of family life and watching sports.
Robin Peter Ashby (DIRECTOR)
Robin has twenty one year's gaining knowledge and experience in car sales, including four years working at Sutton Park and a further seventeen at Marshams, contributing largely to the expansion of the business with his optimistic attitude and attention to detail. His hobbies include classic cars and playing snooker, Robin also has a vast interest in the field of politics.
Matt Ilott (SALES MANAGER)
Matt our Sales Manager, has gained a large amount of knowledge working with Toyota, Volkswagen and BMW, to name a few. Matt before joining us, had already twenty years' experience working within main dealers across London and Kent. Matt has vast knowledge of the industry and takes great pride and enjoyment in his role which comes across instantly when you speak to him.
Daren Elkins (SALES EXECUTIVE)
Daren spent two years working for franchise dealers and has now been a sales advisor at Marshams for sixteen years, always ensuring that he provides the best service possible for all customers which accompanied by his optimism and determination has helped Daren to achieve a high level of success. Daren enjoys learning to play guitar, keeping fit and has a keen interest in sports, the nature of current affairs, health & fitness and family.
Rupert Fielden (SALES EXECUTIVE)
Rupert has thirty five years motor industry experience in new and used vehicle sales in both luxury and volume sectors. He has a variety of multi franchise experience, including Toyota, Lexus, Mercedes, Vauxhall and Renault with wide knowledge in vehicle sales, service and repairs. Rupert's hobbies are playing and restoring guitars. He also plays guitar in a local band. His interests also consist of sports (particularly badminton) and other outdoor activities.
Ben Cooper (SALES EXECUTIVE)
Ben has gained a wealth of experience working for both Peugeot & Honda. He has excellent customer care skills and industry knowledge. Ben enjoys time with his young family, going to the gym, listening to music and takes pride in his appearance.
Dave Kennedy (SALES ADMINISTRATOR)
Dave has three years' experience with car sales administration before he recently joined the team here at Marshams as the new Sales Administrator and has ten years prior experience as a shop assistant. Outside of work Dave enjoys playing pool and even plays for a team. He also loves to watch a game of football and likes to focus on keeping fit and spending time with the family.
Ricky Munro (SERVICE MANAGER)
Ricky has spent an impressive 17 years in the motor trade, including various manufacturers' of cars and motorbikes including BMW. His experience includes becoming a master technician at Toyota and Lexus. In Ricky's spare time he enjoys working on his Harley Davidson motorbikes and mountain biking.
Steve Munro (VEHICLE TECHNICIAN)
Steve has spent 44 years contributing to the motor trade, including ten years at W.J. Kings specialising in Vauxhall, a further ten years at an independent garage and has now been working at Marshams for six years as an auto tech and MOT tester. Steve participates in cycling, has an interest in computers and enjoys listening to music in his spare time.
Andrew Lees (VEHICLE TECHNICIAN)
Andrew previously worked at Beadles Toyota in Gillingham as a MOT tester and pro-tech for ten years. He now works at Marshams as a car technician and MOT tester and largely enjoys working for the company which is aided by his interest in motorbikes and (fast) cars. Andrew's hobbies also consist of Go Karting, visiting new places and Formula 1. He is happiest when spending time with his family.
Dave White (VEHICLE TECHNICIAN)
Dave has gathered his skills and experience through forty eight years in motor trade and is currently working as a technician at Marshams. His previous experience includes working as a triumph, jaguar, Alfa and Hyundai vehicle technician. Dave's hobbies include sport, walking and travelling and he is a Black and Yellow Army fan member (Maidstone United Football Club).
Tom Solomon (SERVICE RECEPTION)
Tom originally worked as a field engineer on computers, printers and networks and was part of a BMW dealership for eleven years, including service reception and parts department. Tom's hobbies include: Race/rally car service crew, rally navigator and likes organising rally events. He also competes and is a part of the local motor club which is assisted with a keen interest in motorsport and the ability to fix a variety of things to the best of his ability.
Jaime Louise Spurdle (ACCOUNTS ADMINISTRATOR)
Jaime has been working at Marshams for two and a half years. She had previously worked as a teacher prior to becoming accountancy trained. Jaime currently runs the accountancy department for Marshams and our sister business, Millhouse Leasing. As the accounts administrator she is responsible for all accounts based inquiries and her expertise has greatly increased the efficiency of the business. Her hobbies are baking, reading and spending time with her family.
Michelle Mann (ACCOUNTS ASSITANT)
Michelle has experience of 15 years in accounts prior to working with us here at Marshams and has worked with big corporations in London, so has valuable knowledge in the field. Things that Michelle likes to do in her spare time are sewing and making tailored clothing, as well as dÃ©cor pieces and is also a real world explorer as she enjoys seeing new things, travelling to places such as Australia, South Africa, Borneo, China, India and New Zealand.
Tricia Morris (SERVICE ADVISOR)
Has worked in the Motor trade and customer service based roles for 23 years, working in main dealers such as Renault, VW, VW Commercial, Honda and Peugeot. Tricia has hobbies in furniture restoration and renovating, likes reading, watching films, listening to music and spending time with family.
David Spratt (CAR BODY PAINT TECHNICIAN)
Dave our Car Body Paint Technician has over eleven years' experience and has worked for BMW & Mercedes before joining our team at Marshams. Dave has many interests and enjoys travel and family holidays. If he's not doing that, he's watching a good nature documentary and spending time with his family.
Daniel Smith (CAR VALETING & DETAILING SPECIALIST)
Dan has a vast knowledge and experience in valeting for eight years in body shops. His previous jobs include being a Hod Carrier, Painter/Decorator and carrying out general building work. Dan is hard working with a positive attitude and has many interests such as his motorbike, boxing, MMA and above that, is a family man.
Matthew Crowhurst (SERVICE DEPARTMENT APPRENTICE)
Matthew who has made a great addition to the service department team, having had completed 2 years at Mid Kent College doing vehicle maintenance and repair. His hobbies include photography, fishing and using RC Cars, and his interests are looking after his pet cockatiel.
Mark Beaney (VALETING & DETAILING SPECIALIST)
Mark has years of expertise in the preparation and detailing of used car stock as well as working in a metal factory doing powder coating. His other skills and hobbies are detailing in his spare time, visiting racetracks, car modification, car dismantling and rebuilding and of course spending time with family
Jay Lee Thurston (VEHICLE TECHNICIAN)
Jay is now a vehicle technician at Marshams and has been with us for two years, having previously studied at Mid Kent College in vehicle maintenance. His enthusiasm and thirst for knowledge always impresses our customers and work colleagues. His hobbies include steam powered traction engines and he is interested in garden landscaping.