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: Land Rover Discovery 5 HSE Luxury - because family.
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.
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.
ADAM BURKIN, MARKETING MANAGER
As a car fanatic from an early age, Adam has followed this passion to the automotive industry. Coming from a career in Architecture and Design but with many years of experience in marketing, social media and photography, he joined Alexanders to share his knowledge and expertise to ensure we can take our marketing from strength to strength.
FAVOURITE CAR I'VE DRIVEN: Aston Martin DBS Superleggera - comfort, power, great sound and stunning to look at
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!
CAMERON GILL, MARKETING COORDINATOR
Cameron has always been a car enthusiast and in turn decided to pursue a career involving his passion. Being a keen car photographer for many years he joined Alexanders to continue to expand his marketing knowledge and to help ensure we're one of the best in the business.
FAVOURITE CAR I'VE DRIVEN: Abarth 695 Biposto - I love a hot hatch
IF I COULD CHOOSE ONE CAR I'D HAVE: Porsche 911 GT3 RS - Built for the track but exceptional on the road too
I CAN ALSO BE FOUND: At the Riverside Stadium watching Middlesborough FC, spending time with my partner and socialising with family and friends.