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Pontus Riska

Pontus Riska

VP Sales & Support, Rapid RTC

Pontus gets the best out of people with plenty of honesty, transparency and straight talking... but always productive. He's able to develop small ideas into real, workable reality and will always rise to the challenge.

Joel  Combes

Joel Combes

Sales & Marketing Director, Lawgistics & HR Manager

Joel's a mutli-award winning marketer and the driving force behind Lawgistics. not content with over 22,000 subscribers to the Legal Updates, over 1000 clients and sales of over 80,000 warranty booklets a year - Joels expanding his empire into software, having launched his new software: HR Manager, which won Best Product at the Car Dealer Awards.

Neil Addley

Neil Addley

Founder & Managing Director, Judge Service

Neil's background is hard to beat. It's not every day that you meet someone who's been dealer-side, created a software business, a used car classified, and more. Always hungy to get better and self develop and well known in the industry, Neil is one of Armchair's top picks for the coming year. Look out for Neil's talks about customer service, which are frankly brilliant.

Philip J. Deacon

Philip J. Deacon

Head of Marketing, Marshalls Motor Group

Well known to the Armchair team, Philip's been around for a long time, and he's picked up a brilliant knowledge of Automotive Marketing that's seen the Marshals lift multiple awards over the last few years.

Phillip Regan

Phillip Regan

Head of Digital Product and Marketing and Ecommerce, Vertu Motors

Head of Product AND marketing can't be an easy task - but the results that come out of the business speak for themselves. It's clear that Philip is part of a progressive team and it's paying off.

Allistair  Carmichael

Allistair Carmichael

VP (UK & Developing Markets), CallDrip

Some say he's the most connected man in the automotive industry. Pre-Calldrip, he spearheaded the development of Ebay Motors UK to where it is today - pretty much single handed. He's been described as an industry veteran by some, but there's absoluetly no doubt there is still some powerful years to come from him. He's a classified website legend, and what he doesn't know about the industry isn't worth knowing. Exciting times to come from him and CallDrip.

Ben Garside

Ben Garside

Marketing Manager, First Response Finance

Well rounded marketer with some great ideas. Ben's producing some great effort and work rate and the future's looking good.

Nathan Quayle

Nathan Quayle

Automotive Marketing Specialist, Fords of Winsford

Nathan's always keen to learn new things and explores the conferences looking for innovation quite often. With fresh ideas and lots of positivity, Nathan's responsible for some really great work.

John Miles

John Miles

Group After Sales/Marketing Manager, Yeomans Ltd

Yeoman's are producing some really great marketing lately and John is one of the driving forces behind that. It's clear that John and the team at Yeoman's are keen and hungry to get things right.

Jamie Nash

Jamie Nash

Marketing Director, Group1 Automotive

Jamie's a brilliant guy, and what he doesn't know about retailing isn't worth knowing. Well connected and passionate about learning, his team are producing time after time.

Barry Scott

Barry Scott

Website Manager, Toyota

Barry is one of the most experienced marketing managers in the UK. Barry's worked closely with Armchair on numerous projects and he never fails to inspire us with his infectious energy, passion and drive. One to watch for 2020.

Stuart  Buckley

Stuart Buckley

Founder & CEO, Calltracks

The top of the Calltracking tree in the automotive industry. A man with a technology story as long as the Harry Potter series, he's been helping companies to properly understand the ROI from their advertising since Jesus was a boy. The fasttest way to save money, is to tighten up the call handling process - and he's a pro at helping you.

Anna Ling

Anna Ling

Marketing Manager, Swansway

Anna's experience goes beyond the motor trade - and boy does she use it. What Anna doesn't know about marketing, is either on her radar to learn and master - or it's simply not worth knowing it. With a brilliant team behind her, she's going to go far over the next 12 months, and with her track record behind her, this can only mean great things.

Dermot Kelleher

Dermot Kelleher

Director of Marketing and Business Intelligence, Motors.co.uk

Dermot is gifted and processes problems in nano-seconds. Without a doubt, one of the best marketing people in the Automotive industry, Dermot is never far from his teams next big project. His history is his power, after working with some of the biggest brands in the UK, he's picked up a wealth of experience.

Kimberley Cole

Kimberley Cole

Group Marketing Manager, Snows Motor Group

Working in a challenging environment, Kimberly is consistently responsible for pulling the results out of the bag. With the group's recent acquisitions, she is setting Snow's marketing up for success.

Gabriele Severini

Gabriele Severini

Communications Manager, NFDA

One of the nicest guys in the industry, completely passionate about marketing and learning new things. Gabriele is a gift to the NFDA, and is helping them to keep flying the flag as the industry's official representative of franchised dealers and further beyond.

Neil Smith

Neil Smith

Operations Director, Imperial Cars

Neil's a self motivated, analytical, creative individual always found looking to over deliver and over achieve. A favorite of the Armchair team, Neil's passion for marketing is infectious and his brain is brilliant. One to watch in 2020.

Sam Black

Sam Black

Marketing Manager, Foray Motor Group

Sam's helping the Foray Motor group to produce some really insightful marketing. Clearly full of ideas and hungry to put in the effort, we're going to see some great marketing come from Sam for the short-to-long-term future and that excites us.

Russell Brown

Russell Brown

Group Marketing Manager, Dick Lovett Group

Russell is putting his focus firmly into getting Dick Lovett's marketing seen and heard. Keen, and ambitious, the marketing output is certainly reflected, and with more focus in the next 12 months, there could be some really great stuff coming - watch out for it.

Heather Findlater

Heather Findlater

Group Marketing Manager, ThinkFord

The next 18 months for Heather will be packed full of determination, focus and effort. Think Ford have some great ideas and Heathers involvement in the team is helping them go from strength to strength in a challenging market.

Nichola Moore

Nichola Moore

Group Marketing Manager, Sturgess Motor Group

Nichola is ambitious and her marketing is valued at Sturgis. Producing some great work day in day out, Nichola is involved in some great work.

Caron Pritchard

Caron Pritchard

Group Marketing Manager, Fish Brothers

Caron's marketing stands out. Clearly a focused individual showing bags of professionalism, we feel good energy coming from the marketing.

Amy Lancaster

Amy Lancaster

Group Marketing Manager, Bowker Motor Group

Amy's a driven and passionate individual in a marketing environment that's one of the toughest in the world. She's in the right place doing the right things and she's helping Bowker Motor Group to get seen and heard.

Tom Wickham

Tom Wickham

Group Marketing Manager, Caffyns PLC

Tom's enthusiasm shines through in so much of the marketing output at the innovative dealer group; Caffyns. We see good work coming from Tom and his team and we're looking forward to the; what next?

Jason Pritchard

Jason Pritchard

Group Marketing Manager, Wessex Garages

Energetic marketing and professionally able to reach so many people through is marketing. We're excited to see what Jason brings to the party over the next 18 months.

Alistair  Jeff

Alistair Jeff

Head of Practice (Automotive Consulting), Feasa

There aren't many people who have a consistent reputation for making things happen, but Alaistair is one of them. As a consultant, he's been fully booked with work since he started - and that's testiment to his work ethinc and knowledge. He is one to watch for the next 18 months to be sure, because the projects he gets involved in, go on to do great things.

Sarah Knighting

Sarah Knighting

Group Marketing Manager, Trust Ford

Sarah's worked hard to deliver Trust Ford's marketing and it doesn't look like that hard work is going to ease off anytime soon. Clearly enthusiastic and ambitious, there's so much more to come.

Monique Limerick

Monique Limerick

Group Marketing Manager, Vines Group BMW & MINI

Monique's work with some of the best brands in the world has taught her a thing or two about marketing. Glamourous, fresh and hip marketing - we're going to learn a lot from watching her team and the brands they represent.

Robert Robinson

Robert Robinson

Marketing Manager, Frosts Cars Ltd

Robert is delivering buyers time after time in a market where others struggle. Fresh Ideas, coupled with experience is producing the activity which is helping to raise awareness and drive impact.

Sue Carden

Sue Carden

Group Marketing Manager, Halliwell Jones

Sue's approach to reaching the eyeballs she needs is by no means easy, but shes making it look like it's child play. She's a dedicated, hard worker who's interested, enthusiastic and passionate about her work - and it shines through easily.

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