Irfan has been helping the Alexanders group keep running like clockwork since 2013. He oversees sales and maintenance for Alexanders Prestige and 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 the Alexanders sales team, 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
JOHN O’MAHONY, BUSINESS MANAGER
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.
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.
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.
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.
DAN EVANS, SALES EXECUTIVE
Over the last 15 years Dan has gained a wealth of experience having lived in Japan, Cyprus, Australia and most recently a 10 year spell in Dubai. It was whilst in Dubai that he started to specialise in luxury cars. Dan joins us after moving back to the UK with his young family and can be found training for Iron man triathlons or travelling when he finds the time.
FAVOURITE CAR I'VE DRIVEN: Bugatti Veyron – Incredibly fortunate to have a friend who has one and even more fortunate that he let me loose in it! | IF I COULD CHOOSE ONE CAR I'D HAVE: Range Rover Sport SVR - It ticks all the boxes, looks stunning and sounds incredible! | I CAN ALSO BE FOUND: Spending time with my beautiful wife and daughter, travelling at every opportunity and taking part in anything sports related particularly triathlon and football.
Mat is an experienced digital marketer with over 10 years in retail e-commerce. Passionate about peanut butter, interior architecture & Ford Mustangs. Matt enjoys to travel and has since developed a mild addiction with Asian street food.
FAVOURITE CAR I'VE DRIVEN: 1967 Shelby GT500 – Classic muscle car nostalgia. | IF I COULD CHOOSE ONE CAR I'D HAVE: A BMW E46 M3 manual – A timless car. | I CAN ALSO BE FOUND: DJ-ing at private parties.
NATHAN GENNERY, MARKETING COORDINATOR
Nathan joined Alexanders in 2017 as a valeter, prior to that he worked for a wood furnishings company, however his passion was really in vehicle detailing and when he wasn’t at work he found himself spending most weekends detailing his friends and family’s cars. In early 2018 Nathan decided to keep his vehicle detailing as a hobby and chose a path in our marketing department. With a keen eye for detail he is now an important member of the team responsible for maintaining the showroom and website to Alexanders exacting high standards.
FAVOURITE CAR I'VE DRIVEN: Mercedes AMG GT R, the aggressiveness of the cars curves, edges, sounds and performance gives such a thrilling driving experience. | IF I COULD CHOOSE ONE CAR I'D HAVE: Lamborghini Huracan Performantein Verde Mantis. I CAN ALSO BE FOUND: Car spotting, playing football and detailing my Abarth.
ADAM BURKIN, SALES COORDINATOR
Adam has always been a car fanatic and has decided now is the time for a career change to follow his passion. Coming from a career in Architecture but with many years of experience in marketing and photography, he has joined Alexanders to continue to expand his automotive knowledge and help the marketing team achieve their goal of being the very best in the business.
FAVOURITE CAR I'VE DRIVEN:Lamborghini Huracan Spyder – love the sense of occasion and the way it looks both inside and out | IF I COULD CHOOSE ONE CAR I'D HAVE: 1970 Mercedes 280 SL Pagoda – Effortless style and classic design, I’ve always dreamed of owning one. | I CAN ALSO BE FOUND: Spending time with my wife, often delivering wedding cakes!