Meet the Fantastic ABP Team

With a combined motor-trade experience of well over 175 years, the ABP team is bursting with knowledge. Being part of the ABP family isn’t just a job, it’s an adventure that we all enjoy every single day!

  • Kieran Sawford

    Managing Director

    A loyal employee since 1997, Kieran has worked his way through the ranks at ABP from despatch to sales and now manages our extremely busy workshop and MOT test centre.

    His vast experience with our products, services, customers, and cars is evident in everything that he does. A key member of the ABP team Kieran offers his full support to all his work-mates in both the sales team and the workshop.


    Farming, cars, animals and wildlife.

  • Dave Roberts

    Technical Sales Director

    Dave loves cars and has been involved in the motor industry since he was just 7 working in his father’s motor accessory shop. He joined ABP in 2001 and has since built up unparalleled automotive knowledge and he is well-liked by all who deal with him.

    Dave is also motor vehicle repair trained to level 3 so has an in-depth understanding of both parts and more importantly how they work on your car.


    Cars and car restoration, family, football, caravans.

  • Rich Broughton

    Technical Sales Director

    Rich started his motor-trade life with Vauxhall working in a busy parts department. After wanting to learn more he joined the ABP team in 2012 quickly establishing himself as a customers’ favourite with his friendly and understanding personality.

    Rich loves cars and has a passion for many weird & wonderful cars that others simply wouldn’t understand!


    Socialising, dogs, family, live music, gaming, DIY, cars.

  • Steve Mountford

    Workshop Technician/ Director

    Steve has been a valued member of the ABP team since 2005, culminating in his senior technician role in which he supports our other technicians in a busy workshop. After starting his career with a full Citroen apprenticeship, Steve joined ABP where he has matured and added huge experience to our team.

    Steve’s love of cars is quite varied but leans towards old air-cooled VWs, 90’s Fords, Subaru Imprezas and some modern German sports cars. Steve’s enthusiasm for cars often sees him working on his own fleet once he leaves work! A proud family man you won’t meet a more genuine vehicle technician.


    Family, cars, DIY, socialising & VW shows.

  • Shaun Dykes

    Senior Vehicle Technician/MOT tester

    A relative newcomer to the ABP family, Shaun is very well respected and key part of the ABP team. Shaun is a car man through and through and was brought up within a family-owned repair garage where he learnt his skills, becoming a fully qualified technician and MOT tester.

    After 15 years in the family business, Shaun decided he wanted the challenge that ABP could offer, so joined in 2020 and hasn’t looked back since. With a love of Japanese hot hatches and supercars, Shaun loves the challenge and variation that each day at ABP brings.


    Football, fishing, cars, travel, animals.

  • James Doano

    Workshop Apprentice

    We have welcomed James into the ABP team as a level 3 workshop apprentice. James started his motor vehicle journey with a company modifying cars for footballers, very familiar with needing a keen eye for detail, James joined us when his past employer ceased trading. Having gained great experience in a relatively short space of time it’s great to have James on board and he’s quickly learning the ABP ways whilst going to college on day release for his studies. We look forward to an exciting future with James as his learning progresses.


    F1, rock climbing, rugby and obviously cars

  • Matthew Love-Rouse

    Workshop Apprentice

    We have welcomed Matthew to the ABP family as a Level 2 workshop apprentice. Matthew has done his work experience with us during the last 12 months as part of his full-time college education. Now we welcome him as our newest and youngest recruit, his first experience of full-time employment whilst he is continuing his education, as always. It’s a pleasure to be able to introduce today’s youth to learn and gain experience from the rest of the team because they are the future of ABP Motorsport.


    It would be unfair of us to mention anything other than his beloved silver Audi A2, most probably the lightest (it’s made of aluminium you know) best-handling car there is.

  • Suzie Wilcox

    Accounts Director

    An invaluable key member of the ABP team since 1995, Suzie is ABP’s long-suffering number cruncher looking after our accounts, invoicing, wages, pensions, holidays, paying suppliers and staff documentation.

    ABP runs as smoothly as it does thanks to Suzie’s excellent work behind the scenes. Always happy to help, Suzie’s infectious smile makes every day a better day.

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Monday 08:30 - 18:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 18:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 18:00
Thursday 08:30 - 18:00
Friday 08:30 - 18:00
Saturday 09:00 - 13:00
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