Meet The Team

It's nice to put a face to name as sometimes our busy lifestyles mean we sometimes never meet the person we speak with at the other end of a phone.

Peanut
Peanut

Head of Security is Peanut.  She like to get a good idea of someone as soon as they come through the door. Her main form of security is licking to death; you have been warned!!!

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Head of Security is Peanut.  She like to get a good idea of someone as soon as they come through the door. Her main form of security is licking to death; you have been warned!!!

Peanuts role is a varied one from lunch supervision to sitting on the back of your chair, she has key input into design, sales and organising the workshop.

Away from the highly stessful job as office dog Peanut can be found chasing after anything that moves or jumping into ponds these are her main sources of enjoyment!

 

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Andrew Dickens
Andrew Dickens

Andy is the founder of SMC Automotive.

He has gained a wealth of experience within the motor industry working in every role imaginable throughout the world’s leading manufacturer Read More

Andy is the founder of SMC Automotive.

He has gained a wealth of experience within the motor industry working in every role imaginable throughout the world’s leading manufacturers and founded SMC in March 2005. He has been in the driving seat ever since, overseeing the creation of the SMC Over Land brand - the defining in-house brand of modified Defenders.

His passion for sports cars, Land Rovers and anything specialist means that the vehicles we have available for sale are always that 'little bit different' and his keen eye for detail ensures that only the very best cars appear on the showroom floor. 

Contact Andy on  07890000145 or email andy@spectrummotorcentre.co.uk

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Oli James
Oli James

Oli has always been obsessed with cars, and has been working with prestige automotive brands for many years, he has recently joined the team from Audi. Now he leads the sales team for both vehicles Read More

Oli has always been obsessed with cars, and has been working with prestige automotive brands for many years, he has recently joined the team from Audi. Now he leads the sales team for both vehicles and conversions giving everyone the support they need. Oli is passionate about customer service and is always on hand to help. Outside of work he's a real family man with three fantastic children he's got a penchant for travel and good food.

Contact Oli on 07710096345 or email oli.james@smcautomotive.co.uk

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Toby Lees
Toby Lees

Toby is a new addition to the line up at SMC for 2018 as the marketing and sales specialist.
Joining us from Audi having been the Audi Sport expert he loves fast cars.
With a backg Read More

Toby is a new addition to the line up at SMC for 2018 as the marketing and sales specialist.
Joining us from Audi having been the Audi Sport expert he loves fast cars.
With a background in delivering 1st class customer service within sales and retail environments over the last 15 years
Also with a love of 4x4's and Americana he will be a great addition to the SMC team.

Contact Toby on 01244539760 or email toby.lees@smcautomotive.co.uk

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Andrew Rigby
Andrew Rigby

Andrew joined the company in March 2017 to look after the running and daily operation of our service centre. He comes from a strong Land Rover and Jeep background having served as Chief Instructor Read More

Andrew joined the company in March 2017 to look after the running and daily operation of our service centre. He comes from a strong Land Rover and Jeep background having served as Chief Instructor at Peckforton Castle Land Rover Experience centre for many years.

Contact Andy on 01244539760 or email andy.rigby@smcautomotive.co.uk

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Craig Jones
Craig Jones

Craig has worked for the business since 2010 and is very experienced in Defender preparation. Craig is responsible for our after sales as well as heading up the workshop. 

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Craig has worked for the business since 2010 and is very experienced in Defender preparation. Craig is responsible for our after sales as well as heading up the workshop. 

Contact Craig on 01244 539760 or email craig@spectrummotorcentre.co.uk

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Emily Roberts
Emily Roberts

Emily is an integral part of the team who has been with SMC for many years. She deals with all account aspects of admin, payments, and transfers, DVLA applications, invoicing and exporting of Read More

Emily is an integral part of the team who has been with SMC for many years. She deals with all account aspects of admin, payments, and transfers, DVLA applications, invoicing and exporting of vehicles.

She's extremely passionate about her cars and is a very capable driver! 

Contact Emily on 01244 539560 or email emily@spectrummotorcentre.co.uk

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Duncan Neale
Duncan Neale

Duncan joined the team in 2017 and has proven to be an invaluable asset, having come from C Read More

Duncan joined the team in 2017 and has proven to be an invaluable asset, having come from Chester sports cars he brings with him over 20 years of experience working in the specialist motor trade sector, his wealth of knowledge and experience is unsurpassed.   

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Chris Hutchinson
Chris Hutchinson

Chris has joined us this year with 12 years experience starting in bodyshops.

He has vast experience with rebuilding and restoring  classic Fords and goes to classic car shows.

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Chris has joined us this year with 12 years experience starting in bodyshops.

He has vast experience with rebuilding and restoring  classic Fords and goes to classic car shows.

 

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Tom Dowell
Tom Dowell

Tom joined the business in April 2017 after studying classic vehicle restoration in Oxfordshire for the past three years. Tom is our fabricator with a huge passion for restoration and has an exacti Read More

Tom joined the business in April 2017 after studying classic vehicle restoration in Oxfordshire for the past three years. Tom is our fabricator with a huge passion for restoration and has an exacting eye for detail. Having worked for a bespoke Ford Mustang creator for a number of years combined with his own personal fabrication projects Tom has a great standing and skill set to create those 'off piste' requests as well as meticulously rebuild and recondition our classic vehicles.

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Kieran Barratt
Kieran Barratt

Kieran has recently finished college and has taken up a very sought after position as an apprentice at SMC.

Keen to learn about all the different types of vehicles we see here at SMC and al Read More

Kieran has recently finished college and has taken up a very sought after position as an apprentice at SMC.

Keen to learn about all the different types of vehicles we see here at SMC and also learing from some of the industrys best.

When he isnt here you can find him watching football or snowboarding!

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Toby Barlow
Toby Barlow

Toby's expertise and experience within the specific field of modified Land Rovers has earned him an industry-wide reputation for quality and an encyclopedic knowledge of everything De Read More

Toby's expertise and experience within the specific field of modified Land Rovers has earned him an industry-wide reputation for quality and an encyclopedic knowledge of everything Defender. 

He's often found talking about downforce as much as Defenders, having worked in the super sports car sector for a number of years and is a bone-fide petrolhead through and through! He's very passionate about providing a relaxed, informal yet professional experience and is a welcome addition to the SMC team.

If you would like to reach Toby directly for a chat, you can on 07710 096345 or email him at toby@spectrummotorcentre.co.uk

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Rachel Richards
Rachel Richards

Brand new to the team is Rachel as our receptionist she has joined us from a top end hospitality background and we are very lucky to have her here!
Looking forward to her new challenge here a Read More

Brand new to the team is Rachel as our receptionist she has joined us from a top end hospitality background and we are very lucky to have her here!
Looking forward to her new challenge here at SMC. Rachel is very passionate about cars and also loves dogs, especially Rosie her Jack Russell!
When Rachel isn't here she is studying for her degree in mental health.

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