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Kevin Murray

Managing Director

Kevin Murray is the longstanding Managing Director of Murray Motors and is proud to head a business that employs over 150 people in the area. He believes it's vital to have the right people in the right positions and then invest heavily in their training and development

Aisling Willman

Aisling Willman

Financial Controller

Aisling joined the Murray Group in August 2007, she is married and lives in Ivybridge, before moving to Devon she worked in the Finance team for Universal Pictures in London for 10 years. Aisling completed a Higher Business & Finance diploma at Cambridge College before starting her career in finance in 1992. Aisling believes working for a retailer in the Volkswagen Group with its strong products is one of the best reasons for working for the Murray Group.

Jane Hallin

Jane Hallin

Management Accountant

Jane joined Murray Volkswagen in 2010 after starting her career in the motor industry.   She enjoys working with the Murray Group and being part of a friendly and approachable team of people and believes the strength of the team has benefits for both customers and staff.  Jane lives in Plymouth and as a keen photographer can often be found walking across Dartmoor with a camera in hand.

Keri Brisley

Keri Brisley

Human Resources Manager

Keri Brisley joined the Murray Group in April 2004 as a Personnel Administrator.  Since then she has completed several CIPD Qualifications and has held the role of Group HR Manager since 2009. Keri believes that the success of the Murray Group is due wholly to the people we employ which is why she continues to enjoy her role after 12 years’ service.  Outside of the office Keri can often be found supporting her children in a myriad of sporting endeavours or enjoying good food with family and friends.

Martyn Sharland

Martyn Sharland

Aftersales Manager

Martyn started in the motor industry as a parts apprentice on the 1st June 1976, after 36 years working for a Ford franchise he saw the light and joined Murray Volkswagen & ŠKODA in January 2012, he has 3 grownup children and 1 granddaughter and lives in Wellington in Somerset. Martyn believes the atmosphere and positive attitude of the whole team is what makes Murray Newton Abbot a great place to work and do business, he is very proud of their achievements which that have made Murray Volkswagen a multi award winning retailer year on year.

Dan Gooda

Dan Gooda

Business Manager

Dan joined the Murray Group in March 2018 after 8 years with a local Audi dealership. With over 20 years in the Motor Trade Dan is a self-confessed Petrol head and even spent some time living and working in California for some of the world’s most luxury vehicle brands. He is passionate about Volkswagen and is a proud owner of his own VW Transporter and can be found in his spare time attending different Motor Sport events both in the UK and Europe. Dan enjoys working in a family run business and believes that the customer experience that Murray Volkswagen gives is far superior than the large corporations.

Paul Holyoake

Paul Holyoake

Used Car Sales Manager

Paul was born in Newton Abbot and currently lives in the village of Holcombe. He spent 25 years in the motor trade, starting off as a salesman with Nissan progressing to Sales Manager and then to General Manager. After leaving the industry in 2002 he returned in 2012 to join Murray Volkswagen in Newton Abbot as a salesman, he was then asked to help out with our Skoda franchise specialising in used car sales before transferring to Volkswagen, in 2017 he was promoted to Used Car Sales Manager. Paul prefers to work for a family run business where he believes customers will always get a better level of service than at the larger motor groups, "big enough to deliver small enough to care".

Claire Tudge

Claire Tudge

Motablity Specialist

Claire joined Murray Volkswagen in July 2014 and loves working for a family business, she feels passionately about providing a first class service and appreciates working for a privately owned company gives her the ability to do just that. Claire has lived in Newton Abbot all her life and having now raised her own family there knows the area and people well, she is passionate about her old scooters and in her free time can be seen riding off into the sunset with her husband on their Lambretta.

David Welch

David Welch

Parts Supervisor

Dave joined the Murray Group at Newton Abbot in 2012, having started in the motor trade in 2002 as an apprentice within the Volkswagen group. He is a strong believer in Volkswagen as a brand, he loves achieving the goals set within the business and believes the secret to their success is the team he works with. Outside work he is a massive movie and live music fan and enjoys socialising.

Alice Gilgrist

Alice Gilgrist

Assistant Service Manager

Alice has worked in the motor industry since she was 15, starting as a Sunday receptionist and gradually working her way up through the ranks. She joined the Murray Group in June 2013 working with the Service Advisors on the front line, moved into Workshop Control in September 2014 and was subsequently promoted to Assistant Service Manager. Alice enjoys her role with the service team, it is a challenge but ultimately very rewarding. Outside work Alice sings with her husband in an acoustic duo and likes to spend time with her family and her beautiful Norwegian Forest Cat Thorin.

David Lay

New Car Sales Controller

David has been in the automotive industry since April 2004, and his favourite thing about the job is helping happy returning customers! When he's not at work, David enjoys watching Liverpool and water sports.

Jamie Watts

Jamie Watts

Brand Manager

Jamie joined the company in 2012 as a Sales executive having previously worked for a furniture company in his home town of Kingsbridge. He became Sales Manager in 2014 and then progressed to be Brand Manager of Volkswagen Newton Abbot in 2018. 2020 saw him return to Volkswagen Plymouth as Brand Manager.

 

Simon Mortlock

Simon Mortlock

Business Manager

Simon has recently joined Murray Plymouth after living in Reading for many years. He brings a wealth of experience to the finance arm of the business having previously been a Business Manager for Jardine Motors and The Marshall Group. He has also held the role of Sales Manager and General Manager during his 12-year career. Prior to the motor trade Simon enjoyed a successful career in banking, and prior to that was a professional musician with The Royal Air Force Central Band. In his spare time Simon enjoys playing music with a local brass band and also exploring the many wonders that the Devon countryside brings.

 

Andrew French

Andrew French

Aftersales Manager

Andrew is originally from London, he spent 20 years with BMW working his way up from a technical background to senior management. After relocating to the South West in 2004 he continued to work within franchised dealers where he focused on improving customer service and satisfaction levels. Andrew believes this is best achieved by the dealer working as a team and promotes a friendly, welcoming environment. He lives locally in Plymouth with his family and enjoys days out and travelling.

Mike Bailey

Mike Bailey

Parts Supervisor

Mike joined the Murray Group at Newton Abbot in 2006 and was promoted to his current role in Plymouth in 2012, he joined the industry in 2000 after a number of years electrical testing. Prior to that he was in the Royal Engineers serving in Germany and the UK. Mike has a huge belief in the Volkswagen product and that belief alongside the confidence he has in the abilities of his colleagues are two great reasons to work for the Murray Group.

 

Sam Cory

Sam Cory

Motability Specialist

Sam joined the Murray Group in 2015 and has come from a background in the leisure industry working as a Personal Trainer and Exercise Referral Coordinator. He loves working with people and believes the family feel the Murray Group provides gives a relaxed customer experience whilst delivering top quality service. In his own time he likes to keep active and plays squash competitively. He also thinks he can play the drums after 12 years of trying!

 

Greg Hawkins

Greg Hawkins

General Sales Manager

Greg joined Murray Plymouth in November 2019 having spent 24 years in the Motor Trade, the last 21 as Sales Manager within the Citroen and DS brands. In his spare time Greg is a keen runner having completed numerous Marathons, Half-Marathons and Ultra-Marathons, he is currently on a ‘Running Streak’ and has ran every day since 2017. Greg has two daughters and a grandson ‘Digby’ with whom he shares a birthday.

 

Tom Rawlings

 

Used Car Sales Manager

Tom joined Volkswagen Plymouth as Used Car Sales Manager in 2020 having worked at various businesses across Cornwall. He brings with him a wealth of Car Sales experience and is focused on providing our customers with the best selection of Approved Used Volkswagen's possible.

Adrian Espley

New Car Sales Controller

Adrian joined the Murray Group back in 2006 making him one of our longest employees! He enjoys working within sales and the results that come from a great team to work with. Outside of work Adrian spends his free time with his family or playing Golf. He is also a big music fan and likes to attend gigs.

Frankie Roberts

Group Administrator 

Frankie Joined Murray's in 2017 after a change of career. Having no knowledge of the motor trade she started as trainee assistant and has quickly progressed to Group Administrator in 2020. Frankie is a trained barista outside of Murray's, loves music events and in her spare time loves to be with her family and her dog, Bonnie.

Charlie Stamp

Assistant Service Manager

Charlie joined the Murray Group in February 2017 as a service advisor. He has since been promoted to Assistant Service Manager and thoroughly enjoys the interaction with customers on a daily basis. Outside of work Charlie enjoys watching football and socialising with friends.

Andrew Smale

Andrew Smale

Sales Manager - Head of Business

Born in Cheltenham and moved to the South West as a youngster with his parents Andrew is now firmly settled in Bude where he has been living for the last 30 years along with his wife and two girls.

Having started in the motor trade as a young lad from school he progressed from an apprentice mechanic through to qualified senior technician before moving over to sales. Having spent time with several manufacturers including Vauxhall, Citroen – DS and Volkswagen (his first term with the Murray group) he has return to the fold to work with the Skoda Brand. Exciting times ahead with the development of new product and electrification, although this will also bring its challenges. Having worked within the industry for 40 years Andrew understands the importance of customer satisfaction and plans to build on the excellent reputation at Skoda and working with the great team there.

 

Chris Fice

Chris Fice

Business Manager

Chris is a relative newcomer to the Motor Trade having joined The Murray Group with VW Commercial Vehicles in 2015. After a year with VW he joined the ŠKODA team where he quickly gained his Accreditation and then rose to the position of Business Manager. Chris is married with 2 children and in his spare time loves to bake for colleagues and customers. Chris’ passion for customer service and the ŠKODA brand have made him a well-respected member of the team.

 

 

Chris Draper

Chris Draper

Aftersales Manager

Chris joined Murray ŠKODA Plymouth in January 2017 after working for another well-known European brand. In his early career Chris started life as a technician, then moving up the ranks to senior technician before finally putting his tools away and taking on a management role. With a passion for detail, accuracy and customer service, Chris has found success in developing departments and seeing positive change in business. Chris is a family man with a busy home life, bringing up two boys and maintaining an active lifestyle.

 

Lee Cunningham

Lee Cunningham

Parts Supervisor

Lee joined the Murray group in August 2010 as a Parts Trainee. Lee owns a MK2 ŠKODA Octavia VRS his pride and joy. He loves nothing more than cleaning it on weekends when not spending time with his Wife and Two children. Lee enjoys working where he gets to share his passion for the ŠKODA brand. Lee believes "team work makes a dream work" and really enjoys working with the rest of the team at Valley Road. He is a great believer in the quality of the modern day ŠKODA and the journey the product has taken to the current models.

 

 

Richard Greaves

Sales Controller

Richard joined the Murray Group in September 2014 and returned to us in January 2020 after a short break and is currently our SKODA Sales Controller, he thrives on meeting the challenges the role demands and loves the experience and results he and his team deliver to their customers, he is married and lives in Plympton with his family Tracy, Brandon & Rhys.  Prior to working with the Murray group Richard served in the Royal Navy for over 24 years and left as a Master at Arms. Outside of his role Richard loves to spend time Travelling, Water sports and Family life.

Garry Matthews

Sales Manager

Garry is a very familiar face with Ivybridge Motors after joining in 2008 and transferring over to Murray Group in 2016. Garry started in the industry in 2004 and has worked with many Brands including Kia, Skoda and Toyota. He enjoys the used car environment and the repeat custom that comes with many years of working at Ivybridge.

Peter Baker

Service Manager

Peter joined the motor industry in excess of 40 years ago, and have worked with prestige marques such as Mercedes and Volvo before joining Murray’s Plymouth in 2009. He has now been at Ivybridge Motors since 2017. Pete believe that the success of the Murray group has been projected through the positive attitude to both customers and staff,  his goal is to provide all customers with an outstanding customer experience.

When Pete is not working he enjoys spending time with his family and walking the spaniels!

Alison Alexander

TPS Centre Manager

Having worked within the Motor Industry for over 40 years Alison has extensive experience and knowledge in her field. She has predominantly managed large wholesale parts operations in Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Wiltshire whilst covering a range of different franchises.  Alison moved to Devon in 2019 when she started with the Murray Group, running their TPS Operation and continues to thrive in this environment.

She believes the key to customer satisfaction is getting the basics right consistently and offering the best service at the right time, with the right people.