Meet the team at Derek Slack Motors

Here is a selection of some of our key staff, but just as importantly we have a team of technicians, valeters, accounts staff, vehicle administrators, drivers, receptionists, apprentices & partsmen to support us in our day to day roles.

Management

Tony Slack

Tony Slack

Managing Director & Retailer Principal

Responsible for the day to day operation of the business, in his spare time Tony enjoys long distance open water swimming, walking, golf and family time. Tony has too many favourite songs to list, but Up the Junction by Squeeze is a classic, his favourite gadget is his iphone or Sony MP3 headphones for using while swimming, favourite author is EJ Ellory or Stieg Larsson. Favourite car is a Skoda Superb Laurin & Klement automatic, Classic car would be the quirky Renault 4 or an early VW tansporter camper.

Chris Harrison

Chris Harrison

Service Manager

Responsible for the overall running of the service department. Chris also enjoys spending time with his wife and two young daughters. Other interests include, cycling, playing the guitar, DIY and music. Favourite bands include: Oasis, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Bob Dylan.  Top ever song, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.

Telephone : 01642 256100
E-mail : chris.harrison@derekslackmotors.skoda.co.uk

Andrew Bennett

Andrew Bennett

Accountant Responsible for the running of busy finance department.

Andrew is a real foodie at heart, and what he doesn't know about the local restaurant scene quite frankly isn't worth knowing. A keen walker and lover of the great outdoors, Andrew enjoys nothing more than a days rambling on the North Yorkshire Moors.

Andrew Fowle

Andrew Fowle

Sales Manager

Andrew is married and has two young girls that take up most of his time. But when he does get time to himself, he likes to spend time photographing the landscape around the local area. Andrew also loves walking on the moors and forests around us. Later this year he will be attempting  the White Rose Challenge Walk (which is 35 miles in 1 day) for charity!

Telephone : 01642 256100
E-mail : andrew.fowle@derekslackmotors.skoda.co.uk

Peter Roxby

Peter Roxby

Parts Manager

Responsible for the day to day running of the parts department, enjoys spending time with his family. When Peter isn’t working you will find him doing events on  a weekend including climbing obstacles or crawling through mud in assault course events or running and completing marathons for various charities.

Telephone : 01642 256101
E-mail : peter.roxby@derekslackmotors.skoda.co.uk

Derek Slack

Derek Slack

Chairman

Derek originally founded the business back in 1973. He is a fanantical golfer, both on and off the course, is a keen chef, gardener, likes moorland walks and travelling.

Sales Department

Richard Goodyear

Richard Goodyear

Car Sales Controller

Richard has spent his whole working life in the motor trade. Motor oil practically runs in his veins. Richard is a Leeds supporter (somebody has to!) and enjoys watching his team whenever he gets the chance. He is a family man with two kids and is also a keen film buff.

Telephone : 01642 256100
E-mail: richard.goodyear@derekslackmotors.skoda.co.uk

Christian Lovell

Christian Lovell

Sales Executive

Responsible for vehicle sales. Christian enjoys spending quality time with his family. Hobbies include; surfing, bodyboarding and football. Christian also enjoys music and the movies, with Lost Boys being his favourite film and Ed Sheeran's, Photograph his all time number one song. On the motoring front, Christian lists the Porsche 911 turbo as his number one choice.

Telephone : 01642 256100
E-mail : christian.lovell@derekslackmotors.skoda.co.uk

Jed Thirkell

Jed Thirkell

Sales Executive

New and Used Sales Executive.

In his spare time, Jed  produces hand carved rocking horses, which have become something of a passion. The hand carved horses can take up to four weeks to produce using sustainable hardwoods. Jed's also a lover of field sports and countryside management.

Telephone : 01642 256100
E-mail : jed.thirkell@derekslackmotors.skoda.co.uk

Thomas Ley

Thomas Ley

Sales Executive

Tom loves sport, especially playing, he plays Cricket for Normanby Hall Cricket Club, has played semi professional football (once at the Etihad stadium in Manchester) and has played Hockey for the North of England. Toms favourite film is Saving Private Ryan, he loves Oasis and the Stone Roses, and his favourite all time book is the Godfather. He would love to own a classic Lotus Elise.

Telephone : 01642 256100
E-mail : thomas.ley@derekslackmotors.skoda.co.uk

Philip Swapp

Philip Swapp

Contract Hire Sales Specialist

Philip enjoys walking his two Poodles and time at his caravan in Sommerset. He supports his beloved Aston Villa (he's a Brummie!). Philips favourtite band are Bon Jovi who he has seen perform nine times, firstly in 1996, his favourite track is Bed of Roses.

Telephone : 01642 256100
E-mail : phillip.swapp@derekslackmotors.skoda.co.uk

Dale Simmons

Dale Simmons

Sales Executive

Dale studied Vehicle Mechanics & Accident Repair at Darlington College, before getting into sales at a Vauxhall dealership.

He has two kids (a boy and a girl) who leave little time for his hobby of kickboxing. His dream car is a ’68 Ford Mustang Fastback like the one in the iconic Steve McQueen film ‘Bullit’.

Telephone : 01642 256100 
E-mail : dale.simmons@derekslackmotors.skoda.co.uk

Service Department

Lisa Chapman

Lisa Chapman

Showroom Host

Lisa enjoys walking her dogs and time at a caravan in Somerset. Lisa is a fan of 'Britpop' bands like Oasis and relaxes by curling up to read a good crime thriller.

Telephone : 01642 256100 
E-mail : lisa.chapman@derekslackmotors.skoda.co.uk

Chris Harrison

Chris Harrison

Service Manager

Responsible for the overall running of the service department. Chris also enjoys spending time with his wife and two young daughters. Other interests include, cycling, playing the guitar, DIY and music. Favourite bands include: Oasis, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Bob Dylan.  Top ever song, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.

Telephone : 01642 256100
E-mail : chris.harrison@derekslackmotors.skoda.co.uk

Jess Hall

Jess Hall

Service Advisor

Jess is a real film and music buff who recenlty found the love of her life... a new SKODA Citigo Monte Carlo. Yet, don't be fooled by that beguiling smile, watch out, in her spare time Jess is a competitive boxer. Ouch!

Telephone : 01642 256100
E-mail : jess.hall@derekslackmotors.skoda.co.uk

Natalie Buxton

Natalie Buxton

Service Advisor

I love spending my free time with my little girl. In the summer we love exploring the beach, you’ll find us there most weekends and any night that’s warm and hazy. In winter we love cosy craft days, baking and nights in watching box sets. I also enjoy going to the gym and running, I've recently taken up mountain biking… although I definitely could go more. I like going out with my friends to watch live bands.

Telephone : 01642 256100
E-mail : natalie.buxton@derekslackmotors.skoda.co.uk

Mark Calvert

Mark Calvert

Aftersales Support

As well as a life times worth of experience in the motor trade as a Service Manager for a Rover dealership, plus working for the now extinct Cowie Group, to name a few, Mark is a classic car enthusiast, recently completing a 2 year restoration of his 1978 MGB GT which can be spotted buzzing around the North Yorkshire moors on a weekend.  His favourite car of all time is the Porsche 911 and Mark also enjoys moors walking and country life. 

Telephone : 01642 256100
E-mail : mark.calvert@derekslackmotors.skoda.co.uk

Lauren Millar

Lauren Millar

Trainee Service Advisor

Lauren is an animal lover who gets plenty of excercise walking her two pet whippets. She enjoys going out to enjoy a few drinks with friends and is a keen music festival goer.

She is a budding chef who loves to cook up a storm in the kitchen. Her favourite car is the Audi TT.

Telephone : 01642 256100 
E-mail : lauren.millar@derekslackmotors.skoda.co.uk

Stewart Tempest

Stewart Tempest

Workshop Controller

Responsible for the day to day smooth running of our workshops. When Stewart isn’t organising our busy workshops, you'll find him tending his Koi carp pond and tropical fish and pristine garden. Stewart also enjoys woodwork, DIY and the gym.

Telephone : 01642 256100
E-mail : workshop.control@derekslackmotors.skoda.co.uk

Motability Department

Phil Manley

Phil Manley

Motability Specialist & Vehicle Sales Executive

Dedicated Motability specialist for SKODA 

Telephone : 01642 256100
E-mail :
motability@derekslackmotors.skoda.co.uk

Parts Department

Peter Roxby

Peter Roxby

Parts Manager

Responsible for the day to day running of the parts department, enjoys spending time with his family. When Peter isn’t working you will find him doing events on  a weekend including climbing obstacles or crawling through mud in assault course events or running and completing marathons for various charities.

Telephone : 01642 256101
E-mail : peter.roxby@derekslackmotors.skoda.co.uk

Steve Parkin

Steve Parkin

Parts Advisor

Steve is our longest serving employee starting in 1996 so has an enormous amount of parts product knowledge. When Steves not busy dealing with parts he can be found gardening, watching his beloved Boro, walking, spending time with his family (and grand children) and he also loves his holidays in Cyprus.

Telephone : 01642 256101
E-mail : parts@derekslackmotors.skoda.co.uk