Irfan has been helping the Alexanders group keep running like clockwork since 2013. He oversees sales and maintenance for Alexanders Prestige and its sister brands Alexanders Horseboxes and Lehel by Alexanders, as well as sales for Harvey Cooper Cars. Formerly the general sales manager for Audi Teesside, Irfan likes to spend as much time as he can with his children and family, as well as spending weekends walking in the Lake District.
FAVOURITE CAR I'VE DRIVEN: 1970 Dodge Charger V8 500 big block classic – old-school magnificence |IF I COULD CHOOSE ONE CAR I'D HAVE: Rolls-Royce Phantom. It’s just an amazing piece of engineering |I CAN ALSO BE FOUND: In Egypt, on holiday with my family
Ben has always been obsessed with cars, and has been working with prestige automotive brands for more than 10 years. Now, he leads Alexanders sales team for both cars and horseboxes, giving everyone the support, coaching and motivation they need, with the aim to maintain our world-class customer experience. Outside of work, Ben spends his time with his wife and their two young daughters. He’s also a Newcastle United fan – ‘someone has to be’, he says.
FAVOURITE CAR I'VE DRIVEN:Ferrari 458 Italia – the connection you feel to the car | IF I COULD CHOOSE ONE CAR I'D HAVE: A Range Rover Sport SVR – it does everything, looks great, handles superbly, and sounds amazing | I CAN ALSO BE FOUND: Enjoying food and drink, spending lots of time with my family, and watching Formula 1
JAMES APPLEBY, BUSINESS MANAGER
Although James started working for Alexanders at the end of 2014, he became part of the family much sooner. Now a business manager, we met him in 2011, when we sponsored him in the Ford Fiesta Championship, which he finished in the top three in both 2013 and 2014. Combining his love for cars and driving with a skill for helping customers, he settled in instantly.
FAVOURITE CAR I'VE DRIVEN: Aston Martin Vanquish – what a fantastic-looking car | IF I COULD CHOOSE ONE CAR I'D HAVE: BMW i8 – probably the only car you ever need, full on futuristic | I CAN ALSO BE FOUND: On the race track or cooking
RICHARD APPLEBY, GROUP BUYING MANAGER
Richard is responsible for sourcing high-quality prestige, sports and 4x4 cars both for stock and to fulfil clients’ requirements. He also works with customers to arrange brokerage, to sell their car in our showroom. In case proof was needed of his experience, to date Richard has owned more than 100 cars – 107, to be precise. Having been the managing director of a national fireplace manufacturing company, he now makes sure our showroom continues to display the best cars in the country.
FAVOURITE CAR I'VE DRIVEN: Porsche 991 911 GT3 – it’s a car you truly connect with. It excites you | IF I COULD CHOOSE ONE CAR I'D HAVE: Range Rover Sport Autobiography – it’s the perfect car for all situations | I CAN ALSO BE FOUND: Spending time with my family and enjoying myself on holiday
JULIAN SAVILLE, GROUP BUYER
Julian has been involved in the motor trade for over twenty years. During that time he has spent 12 years working for the Jardine Group with BMW and Jaguar. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his wife Lyn and two teenage children Jessica and Jake. Julian thoroughly enjoys fishing, shooting and often plays cricket.
FAVOURITE CAR I'VE DRIVEN: Ferrari F430 the perfect performance car | IF I COULD CHOOSE ONE CAR I'D HAVE: Land Rover Discovery – it does everything you need a car to do and more | I CAN ALSO BE FOUND: At the races or playing cricket
Dave has been involved in the motor industry for the last 5 years and has come from a main dealership background having spent 4 years at Audi. Having now joined Alexanders Prestige we believe Dave will build exceptional long term relationships and thrive within our business.
FAVOURITE CAR I'VE DRIVEN: Lamborghini Huracan Spyder – Endless Power | IF I COULD CHOOSE ONE CAR I'D HAVE: Audi RS6 Performance, Practical yet powerful | I CAN ALSO BE FOUND: Spending quality time with baby Harry and wife Helen, Socialising and Mountain biking.
Tracy has nearly three decades' experience in the motor industry, and joined Alexanders having worked most recently with BMW. Tracy has held senior management positions at Land Rover and Lexus. His aim is to exceed our customers' expectations in every aspect of the car buying process, and he firmly believes in building trust and developing long-lasting relationships. Outside of work Tracy enjoys running and spending quality time with his Wife and their two sons
FAVOURITE CAR I'VE DRIVEN: Porsche 911 2.7 RS - Is it the best Porsche ever? | IF I COULD CHOOSE ONE CAR I'D HAVE: Ferrari GTC - 4 Lusso - I love the quirky looks combined with great performance | I CAN ALSO BE FOUND: Running, I’ve competed in several half marathons.
MATT HUDSON, SALES EXECUTIVE
Matt is a former International athlete who has represented the GB Athletics Team on several occasions. Former national champion Matt has competed throughout Europe in the 110m Hurdles. However, in 2012 Matt made the decision to leave the sport behind and begin a new career in the motor industry. Having spent his first couple of years in motor industry as a client manager, Matt then spent a further 3 years at Porsche as a sales executive. Matt joins Alexanders Prestige with great knowledge and experience and we are excited for what the future holds.
FAVOURITE CAR I'VE DRIVEN: Porsche 918 Spyder – a once in a lifetime experience, driving it on the GP circuit at Silverstone was incredible. | IF I COULD CHOOSE ONE CAR I'D HAVE: Range Rover Sport SVR – Exhilarating, Loud, and plenty of room for the family | I CAN ALSO BE FOUND: In the sun or on a ski slope, spending time with my family.
JOHN O’MAHONY, SALES EXECUTIVE
John has been in the motor industry for the last 7 years which he has spent working for a specialist vehicle builder. Johns 7 years at Twisted Automotive have come to a happy end as he seeks his next challenge. Now with Alexanders Prestige we believe John will bring with him a wealth of experience, an eye for detail and an exceptional personal customer experience.
FAVOURITE CAR I'VE DRIVEN: GT3 RS – The sound! | IF I COULD CHOOSE ONE CAR I'D HAVE: Audi RS6 Performance, A serious all round machine | I CAN ALSO BE FOUND: Spending time with my son Sean and wife Sarah, cycling the Yorkshire Dales on my road bike and generally enjoying life.
RAHEEL AKHTAR, SALES EXECUTIVE
Raheel comes from a Financial Services background, having spent several years in Compliance for Lloyds Banking Group. Prior to this in 2010, he was headhunted by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and spent three years working abroad. A keen sportsman, Raheel has boxed competitively from a young age and continues to enjoy the disciplines of the sport. His passion for fast cars and competitive nature is what has motivated him to join the Alexanders team.
FAVOURITE CAR I'VE DRIVEN: M4 GTS – It was built for the track. | IF I COULD CHOOSE ONE CAR I'D HAVE: M3 CSL – Modern day appreciating classic | I CAN ALSO BE FOUND: In my restaurant or watching cricket.
MO SIDDIQUE, SALES EXECUTIVE
Mo was part of a successful family run business in the catering industry, however this did not give him the satisfaction he always wanted. The motor trade was far too attractive for him not to pursue a career in it. This is when Mo decided to leave the Family run business and join the Motor trade where he began his career working for BMW, three years later Mo joined Alexanders and has never looked back. We strongly believe Mo will bring a different spark to the team with his enthusiastic and friendly character.
FAVOURITE CAR I'VE DRIVEN: BMW M3 Competition – Made for the road focussed for the track | IF I COULD CHOOSE ONE CAR I'D HAVE: Ferrari 458 Italia, Looks and drives a dream | I CAN ALSO BE FOUND: Going to the Gym and spending time with his family.
Harrogate-born Steve has been at Alexanders since 2008, and looks after our advertising, maintains our showroom standards, he takes all of the high-quality pictures of each car that we buy and tailors each vehicles description. Before joining us, he helped his sister launch her cafe business in Harrogate. A fan of darts, he has achieved a 180, after four years of trying.
FAVOURITE CAR I'VE DRIVEN: Porsche 911 GT3 991 – it’s guaranteed to put a smile on your face from the minute you touch the throttle | IF I COULD CHOOSE ONE CAR I'D HAVE: An Audi RS 6 – it’s comfortable, practical and there’s performance whenever you need it | I CAN ALSO BE FOUND: Walking, watching F1 and playing football
Egzon has been working for the Alexanders Group for over 4 years, spending 2 years of his time at our sister dealership in Ripon, Harvey Cooper Cars. Egzon's progression within the group has enabled him to take on a key marketing role at Alexanders Prestige where we are confident he will impose his passion for perfection and enthusiasm to our forever growing tradition for excellence.
FAVOURITE CAR I'VE DRIVEN: Ferrari F12 Berlinetta – The F12 is a traditionalist Ferrari at heart, with is naturally aspirated V12 engine | IF I COULD CHOOSE ONE CAR I'D HAVE: Bianco Fuji La Ferrari Aperta. The car you drive speaks volumes about who you are. | I CAN ALSO BE FOUND: Enjoying quality time with family and friends. Visiting family back home in Prishtina & Dining out.