Meet the team at Thame | Thame Cars |

At Thame we are proud to employ industry enthusiasts and dedicated individuals. We are passionate about what we do, every one of us care about our customers and their motoring needs.

Directors

Karl White | Managing Director

Karl is the owner of Thame Cars. His secret mantra is “We help people get to where they want to go in life.” He believes that buying a car is very clever. Karl enjoys fine art and good food.

Nick Allen | Sales Director

Nick is one of our long standing members, having joined the team 20 years ago. He has a passion for serving people and says there’s nothing better than seeing the joy on a customer’s face when collecting their new car.

Nick enjoys the marketing and advertising side of his work the most and is always looking to implement new technology. Nick is a Tottenham Hotspur fan at heart, and also enjoys playing golf and cooking. He has 3 children who keep him very busy in his spare time. 

Sales ​

Leon Ravenhall | Sales Manager

Leon has been in the motor trade since the young age of 17, he even did his work experience in a car garage as a trainee mechanic. He has been lucky to work with some great manufacturers including Vauxhall, Honda and Ford. 

Leon loves anything to do with a petrol engine, and is a self-proclaimed petrol head. In his spare time Leon enjoys watching movies, eating out and travelling with his friends.  

Callum Mackenzie | Product Manager

Callum has been with us for 4 years and during that time has moved from selling cars to buying them. Callum is in charge of buying in new stock and making sure it all gets MOT'd, 100-point-checked and valeted so it can be sold.

Peter Hornsey | Senior Sales Executive

Peter has been working at Thame for the past 7 years. When he’s not working he enjoys a round of golf or visiting the cinema. After a busy day at work Peter enjoys nothing more than eating out, he especially enjoys burgers or Thai food. Peter has been fortunate enough to visit America on several occasions.

Shelim Barik | Sales Executive

Shelim has been in the industry for several years. He really enjoys meeting people every day and never fails to make everyone smile. When he's not at work he spends quality time with his wife and 3 children, he also loves cooking traditional Bengali dishes.

Oliver Harris | Sales Executive
Oliver joined us in June 2017, he is a Arsenal fan at heart and loves watching Leicester Tigers and England play Rugby. Oliver is a extreme sports enthusiast, with a passion for rock climbing.

Handover

Danielle Ridgley | Handover Executive

Dani returned to Thame Cars and the Handover role in February 2017 and is very pleased to be back. Dani’s favourite part of her job is waving off very happy customers in their new car. When not working, Dani loves shopping, a trip to the cinema and baking. Dani has a diploma in Psychology and loves learning about the brain and mind.

Service 

Scott Price | Service & Hire Manager

Scott has been with the company for nearly 3 years. Scott enjoys seeing his regular customers and meeting new ones daily. Scott has worked in the hire industry for 10 years as says this is honestly his best job so far.

He is married and has a dog and two cats, he enjoys long walks at the weekend, DIY and TV box sets, especially House of Cards. An avid Spurs fan at heart he enjoys both watching and playing football.

Natasha Robinson | Service Sales Manager

Natasha's career started in the motor trade at 16 where she did an apprenticeship at a Vauxhall dealer and became a vehicle technician. Natasha then went on to become a service advisor. While not at work Natasha enjoys travelling abroad on holiday and experiencing different cultures and foods. Natasha also adores all kinds of animals.     

Philippa Price | Senior Service Advisor

Phillipa became a new addition to the team in May 2016. She loves eating out at restaurants and her favourite food is Chow Mein. Philippa owns two cats and a dog and loves to visit Paris.


Kirsty Sladewski | Service Advisor

Kristy joined our team as a service advisor and has loved working here ever since. She enjoys nothing more than a run on a summer evening. Kirsty currently can’t get enough of Italian food. Jamaica is her favourite place as she really likes the beautiful beaches. Jamaica is also where she married Tony in 2015.

Andy Britton | Service Advisor

Andy joined us in June 2016 and has quickly accustomed to the role of a service advisor after spending many years in the workshop

When he's not fixing cars and making sure they work properly he enjoys meeting friends for a drink and playing the occasional game of football.

Joe Cherry | Service Advisor

Joe joined the team recently and has settled in nicely on the front desk. He enjoys sports, especially football and tennis, as well as walking and exercise. In his spare time Joe enjoys listening to all kinds of music. Other interests of Joe's include vintage cars, psychology, and nature.

David Marsh | Parts Co-ordinator

David joined us in January 2016. He loves running and is a member of a local running club. In his spare time he enjoys reading and general socialising. David's favourite foods are traditional roast dinners and sushi. David is a well-travelled individual and has visited many parts of the globe including Vancouver, San Francisco, Tokyo and Beijing. 

Artur Turek | Service Technician

Artur has been with us since June 2016. When he’s not at work servicing cars and doing MOT’s he’s relaxing at home and listening to his favourite music.

Artur is partial to a bit of Ennio Morricone and Richard Clayderman.

Brad Jackson | Service Technician

Brad joined us at the start of June 2016 and has fit in well with the team, he enjoys making friends and working alongside people.

In his spare time Brad enjoys watching extreme sports and working on classic cars.

Kieron Irwin-Ayre | Service Technician

Kieron is a new addition to the team and has already made a good impression with his coworkers and customers. He is a big fan of Volkswagen, and likes listening to music. When he's not at work Kieron enjoys looking after his Patterdale Terrier, Tilly.

Chris Mitchell | Service Technician

Chris started at Thame Cars in February of 2017 and has settled in well. He has been a technician for over 12 years and brings a wealth of experience with him. Chris enjoys a good Italian, alongside football and rugby. As well as this he also loves motorsports. Chris has a Staffordshire Terrier named Martha.

Hire

Nick Ladyman | Hire Supervisor

Nick joined us in January 2016. He loves Indian food, playing video games and spending time with family and friends. Nick would love to one day own a 1967 Ford Mustang.

Nick started as an Operator and made his way up to Supervisor after 18 months and is looking forward to settling in to the new role and taking on his new responsibilities.

Harry Gollins | Hire Operator

Harry joined the Hire department at the end of May 2017 and is the youngest member of the team.

He enjoys interacting with new and existing customers and is a keen football player. Harry also likes chilling on the weekends with friends. Harry is very family oriented and loves to spend time with his younger brother and sister.

Vehicle Preparation 

Duncan Goodman | Valeter

Duncan has been working with us for over 3 years. He has been valeting cars for 24 years and loves seeing the transformation of the vehicles he works on. Duncan enjoys nothing more than spending time with his wife and two kids. DIY and eating pizzas are two of Duncan’s favourite things, and he also enjoys walking his dog with his kids. 

Chris Hawes | Valeter

Chris joined our team at 18. He is a huge Chelsea fan and has loved cars from a young age. Chris likes to keep fit and healthy by working out 5 times a week. His favourite meal is a full English breakfast. Chris would love to visit Barcelona.

Melvyn Pratley | Used Vehicle Technician

Melvyn has been here for over 10 years. He could eat a full English breakfast for every meal of the day. He has 4 grandchildren and loves spending time with them.

He visited San Diego, California recently and would love to see more of America.  

Peter Bowler | Automated Car System Technician & Driver

Pete loves to meet new customers. He also has a love for American Cars, especially Ford Mustangs. Previously Pete worked at Mars for 34 years. His favourite food is a T-bone steak, mushrooms and chips. In a perfect world Pete would love to spend half the year in the Canary Islands. 


Accounts

Michelle Wardle | Finance Team Leader

Michelle has been with us in the accounts department for 3 and half years. She enjoys playing netball, walking and is a keen member of the slimming world. Shelley enjoys lots of different foods including Chinese and a good home-made chicken curry with lots of vegetables. She loved her trip to South Africa and closer to home likes to visit the quaint villages and coves of the Dorset countryside.

Victoria Dunne | Accounts Assistant / Purchase Ledger

Victoria has been on the team here for 5 years. In her spare time she enjoys playing the flute and eating Tom Yum Soup. She loves visiting her favourite place, Mataranka Springs in the Northern territory of Australia. Victoria is very local and has the shortest commute in to work.  

Marketing & PR

Amanpreet Shoker | Marketing & PR

Amanpreet joined us in July 2015 after graduating from Oxford Brookes University. She loves that she can bring out her creative side in her role at Thame. She has an obsession with beauty products and make up which she writes about in her blog.

Amanpreet is a huge Arsenal supporter, and nothing makes her happier than a match day hot dog followed by a win for Arsenal. She's a bit of a foodie, and loves trying new places to eat as well as experimenting with food at home.