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.

 

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.

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 915391
E-mail : chris.harrison@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

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

New and Used Sales Executive.

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

Service Department

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 915391
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 915391
E-mail : jess.hall@derekslackmotors.skoda.co.uk

Iain Paton

Iain Paton

Service Advisor

Iain had worked for Derek Slack Motors 19 years ago as a technician and has had a good few years with various garages both on and off the tools before coming back to Derek Slack Motors as a Service Advisor.
He's  a mad keen Steam Loco fan and enjoys building model railways. He  also is restoring a 44 year old Vauxhall Viva and enjoys watching anything Sci-fi, especially Dr Who and StarTrek.

Telephone : 01642 915391
E-mail : iain.paton@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 915391
E-mail : natalie.buxton@derekslackmotors.skoda.co.uk

Victoria Brown

Victoria Brown

Showroom Host

Showroom host, Victoria Brown, is the welcoming face to greet you when you first arrive at Derek Slack Motors. A keen horse rider, Victoria also enjoys: camping, the great outdoors and gardening, along with visiting new and exciting destinations.

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 915392
E-mail : mark.calvert@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 915392
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 915392
E-mail : parts@derekslackmotors.skoda.co.uk