ABP Staff Members

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The Staff

Donít deal with strangers, put a face to the voice on the telephone!

Here are some of our key players that you can always rely upon with any of your motoring needs. Remember here at ABP Motorsport we all share the same goal Ė your passion is our passion!

WE SHARE THE PASSION!

So please meet our team. Try not to laugh at the pictures, we cant all be super-models can we!!! We thought we would give you the chance to look at some of the cars that we have owned over the years and what we like doing when weíre not at work.

Dave Roberts

DAVE ROBERTS

Technical Sales Advisor

Dave loves cars and has been involved in the motor industry since he was 14 working in his fatherís motor accessory shop. Dave joined ABP in 2001 and has built up an enviable product knowledge during his time with us.

CAR HISTORY

BMW 1602, FIAT UNO, FIAT PUNTO SPORTING, 5 GT TURBO, NOVA SR, SAXO VTR, 1983 VW GOLF 1.1, BMW 120D M-SPORT

HOBBIES & INTERESTS

SOCIALISING, MUSIC, EATING OUT, RALLYING, MAKING BABIES!

Matt Hibbert

MATT HIBBERT

Technical Sales Advisor

This is Mattís 2nd stint here at ABP. After a stint selling cars at a local Honda dealership Matt soon realised that the grass isnít always greener over the ABP fence and has rejoined our team in his new role of technical sales advisor. Anyone dealing with Matt will find his enthusiasm infectious and knowledge of all things Honda very impressive. Welcome back Matt.

CAR HISTORY

PEUGEOT 106 1.1, HONDA CIVIC 1.4 (96), HONDA CIVIC 1.4 (97), HONDA CIVIC 1.4 (99), CIVIC VTEC SPORT (05), HONDA HRV (98) , HONDA CIVIC VTi (95), HONDA CRX 1.6 VTEC (TRACK CAR), CIVIC TYPE R EP3.

HOBBIES & INTERESTS

TRACK DAYS, MOTORSPORT, SOCIALISING, POWERBOATING, GOLF, GEORGE DAWES IMPERSONATOR!

Kieran Sawford

KIERAN SAWFORD

Workshop Manager

A loyal employee since 1997 Kieran has worked his way through the ranks at ABP from dispatch to sales and now manages our busy workshop fitting bays. His experience of our products & customers is (as you would imagine) vast. A key member of staff Kieran offers his full support to all of his work-mates in both the sales team & workshop.

CAR HISTORY

RENAULT 5, NOVA, ESCORT 16v, WESTFIELD X-FLOW, BMW 323i COUPE, LANDROVER DEFENDER TD (for camping, not track-days!), YAMAHA WAVERUNNER GP1300R JETSKI (170 BHP, 297 KGS), LANDROVER DEFENDER TD5, BMW 318 SPORT TOURING, VAUXHALL COMBO VAN (DOG CARRIER!)

HOBBIES & INTERESTS

E-BAY, CYCLING, JET-SKIING, CAMPING, DOGS!

Craig Scragg

CRAIG SCRAGG

Workshop Technician

Craig is our newest member of the ABP team and we are very proud to have him on board. Trained to a very high standard with a full Ford apprenticeship Craig is an extremely skilled technician who enjoys the daily challenges that working with cars presents. Methodical, mature and enthusiastic Craig is already an extremely valued member of staff.

CAR HISTORY

SAXO VTR, PUNTO SPORTING, FIESTA 16v, VECTRA

HOBBIES & INTERESTS

CAMPING, SOCIALISING, CAR SHOWS, MUSIC

Steve Mountford

STEVE MOUNTFORD

Workshop Technician

Steve is a very skilled modern technician, trained to a high standard with a full Citroen apprenticeship. Steve loves cars and openly admits to eating, breathing and sleeping modern performance cars. Steveís enthusiasm for his job sometimes means we have to escort him off the premises at night!

CAR HISTORY

NOVA SR, NOVA GSi, TIGRA 1.6, VW VENTO, ESCORT RS TURBO, VW BORA TDi PD 130, 1979 VW CAMPER VAN

HOBBIES & INTERESTS

MOTORSPORT, FISHING, MODIFYING CARS, SOCIALISING

MATT POKLADEK

MATT POKLADEK

Workshop Technician

Matt has moved here from Poland and brings with him a massive amount of skill & experience. Matt has factory training from both Toyota and Mitsubishi. Even when the language barrier lets us down Mattís work ethos & enthusiasm never ceases to amaze us.

CAR HISTORY

FIAT 126, OPEL KADETT, TOYOTA STARLET (ALL IN POLAND)

HOBBIES & INTERESTS

WALKING, FAMILY, SHOOTING, HUNTING

Chris Meredith

CHRIS MEREDITH

Company Director

Chris is part of the furniture at ABP having been here since 1989. Chris started working in dispatch working through to sales, sales manager and now Company Director. Chris has unrivalled product knowledge and is responsible for sales, purchasing, advertising and marketing. Chris works hard and plays hard believing that if youíre not living life on the edge you are taking up too much room!

CAR HISTORY

FORD ESCORT MK2, CITROEN VISA, MAESTRO (Donít laugh!), VW GOLF GTi MK2 8v 3DR, VW GOLF GTi MK2 8v 5DR, SAXO VTS (RED), SAXO VTS (WHITE), VAUXHALL CHEVETTE 2.3 HS, SUBARU IMPREZA STi, FORD FOCUS (SUPERCHARGED), TOYOTA CELICA VVTi, HONDA CIVIC TYPE R, HONDA S2000, HONDA CIVIC TYPE R (FN2)

HOBBIES & INTERESTS

FORMULA 1, DRIVING, TRACK DAYS, NURBURGRING, WALKING, SOCIALISING, FOOD, ROUND TABLE

John Parton

JOHN PARTON

Managing Director

John started the business back in 1964 and amazingly heís still here! Johnís extensive knowledge from the last 42 years speaks for itself. Having competed in most forms of motorsport over the years John has won several national rallying and racing championships and still competes today. Johnís insistence on quality and top levels of customer service is the very backbone of ABP Motorsport.

CAR HISTORY

COMPETITION CARS: 5 X FORD ANGLIA 105E 1,000cc to 1825cc (ROAD RALLYING), 3 X FORD ESCORT MEXICO (RALLYING), FORD ESCORT RS1600 (RALLYING), 2 X FORD ESCORT RS2000 (RALLYING), LOTUS SUNBEAM (RALLYING), MINI 1275 (RACING), PEUGEOT 205 GTi (RALLYING), BMW 323 (RACING), CITROEN AX GT 1.6 (RACING), HONDA INTEGRA TYPE R (RACING), FORD FIESTA XR2 (RACING)
ROAD CARS: CORTINA MK1 GT, CORTINA MK2 1600, AUSTIN 1100, HILLMAN AVENGER, VOLVO 740 ESTATE, RANGE ROVER, GRANADA ESTATE, BMW 525 ESTATE, SAAB 900 TURBO, LANCIA FULVIA, BMW 635, BMW 325, HONDA PRELUDE, IMPREZA WRX, IMPREZA STi, PORSCHE BOXSTER, DUCATI 750 SUPERSPORT, NISSAN 350Z, BMW X5

HOBBIES & INTERESTS

MOTOR RACING, GOOD FOOD & WINE, WALKING, KEEP FIT, TRAVEL