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.

Gary Snaith

Gary Snaith

General Sales Manager

Responsible for all SKODA, ISUZU and approved used vehicle sales. Gary who once served with the Green Howards, is a member of the Teesside pistol and rifle club. However, his real passion is scuba diving having become a fully trained ocean diver. Gary keeps fit by playing squash and his first ever car was a red, Ford Escort XR3i, describing it as “my pride and joy including the rust”. Today Gary enjoys driving his new SKODA Superb Sport.

Telephone : 01642 256100
E-mail : gary.snaith@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 : 08433 201267
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

Phil Cross

Phil Cross

Car Sales Controller

When not working Phil and wife Jan enjoy travelling, listing Cuba as one of their all time top destinations. Phil is our longest serving member of staff with 22 years behind him, recieving numerous accolades from SKODA along the way. Phil’s little known claim to fame, is that he once raced for Scotland, dingy sailing .

Telephone : 08433 201267
E-mail :
phil.cross@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 : 08433 201267
E-mail : jed.thirkell@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 : 08433 201267
E-mail : christian.lovell@derekslackmotors.skoda.co.uk

Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson

Local Business Sales Executive

Chris heads our fleet department. On days off, he can usually be found at work with children in tow. A keen football fan, Chris is our comedian and never short of a smile. 

Telephone : 08433 201267 
E-mail : chris.johnson@derekslackmotors.skoda.co.uk

Callum Peel

Callum Peel

Sales Executive

New and Used Sales Executive.

From an early age, I have always had a huge interest in cars, which have become a true passion of mine. Anything that runs on petrol will basically have me interested. I also have a love for all things tech, my favourite gadget being my iPhone. My other interests include music, film, science and politics. Spare time is usually spent playing airsoft or walking my 3 dogs.

Telephone : 08433 201267
E-mail : callum.peel@derekslackmotors.skoda.co.uk

Service & Parts 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 : 08433 201267
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 : 08433 201267 
E-mail : jess.hall@derekslackmotors.skoda.co.uk

Eve Tregonning

Eve Tregonning

Trainee Service Advisor

I enjoy spending time with my family and love sports. I’m a season ticket holder at Middlesbrough Football Club so spend my Saturdays there watching Boro play.

As well as, Football I love to watch F1 and I have met Felipe Massa!

Telephone : 01642 256100
E-mail : eve.tregonning@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.

Motability Department

Phil Manley

Phil Manley

Motability Specialist & Vehicle Sales Executive

Dedicated Motability specialist for SKODA 

Telephone : 08433 201267
E-mail :
motability@derekslackmotors.skoda.co.uk