The Murray Group is a family owned business and has been representing Volkswagen and ŠKODA in the South West since 2001.

Our showrooms in Newton Abbot, Plymouth and Plympton epitomise everything we believe a modern dealership should offer. Our state of the art facilities offer a complete range of sales and service facilities, new and used car sales, Motability, servicing repairs and MOT, tyres and much more.

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    Kevin Murray

    Managing Director and Business Owner

    Kevin was born in South London but now lives in Exeter and has two daughters, he started life as a commodity broker on the coco futures market in the city and at the time was the youngest trader on the floor to trade under supervision. Kevin has been in the motor trade since 1984, starting as a Sales Executive, into Sales Management and then as Brand Manager in the South East before coming to the West Country to set up Murray Volkswagen in May 2001. Since then the business has grown dramatically and now employs over 150 people and turns over in excess of 50 million pounds.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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, he lives with his fiancée in Plymouth and enjoys the cities many pubs and restaurants. Having grown up with motorsport he competed in go-karting to a national level, he was South West Champion and at one point ranked number 2 in the country so moving into car sales was a logical step. Jamie has always been competitive and is determined to provide the best customer service in the industry.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Amy Dilley

    Service Supervisor

    Amy joined Murray Newton Abbot in July 2013 as a Business Admin Apprentice. A year later she moved into the Service Department as a Service Advisor and in March 2017 was promoted to the Service Supervisor. Her main goal is to ensure she gives the best possible customer service and guide her team to do the same. Amy enjoys taking on new challenges and has the success of the Murray group at the forefront of her mind at all times. She lives in Ivybridge and is at her happiest when with her loved ones and shopping!

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    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".

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    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 and Vespa.

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    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.

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    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.

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    David Allen

    Sales Manager

    David Joined Murray Volkswagen in 2018 as Sales Manager at Newton Abbot having spent the previous 10 years working in the industry predominantly with Alfa Romeo and Audi. Volkswagen has been a passion of David’s for many years, in fact ever since his uncle had a split screen camper and as a result he was thrilled to join the brand. He strongly believes Volkswagen "offers a much more personal experience for both the staff and more importantly customers than any other brand". When he is not at work he spends time with his 3 children preferably enjoying the outdoors.

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    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.

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    Steve Cluney

    General Sales Manager

    Steve has worked in the Motor Industry for over 25 years, twelve years as Sales Manager for Mercedes Benz and moved to Murray Volkswagen Plymouth in 2018 as General Sales Manager. Steve was born and brought up in Plymouth and now lives near Ivybridge with his wife and two children. He is delighted to be part of an experienced and professional team in which customer satisfaction is a priority and proud that at the heart of Murray Volkswagen is a culture and ethos of respect for all.

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    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 focussed 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.

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    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.

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    Richard Willman

    Brand Manager

    Richard was born in Ivybridge and now lives there once again after returning to the South West in 2006, prior to that he worked for Mercedes in London for a number of years, he has been in the industry since 1985 and joined the Murray Group in 2008. Richard knows that its people that make a business great and believes that the Murray Group isn’t just one of those companies that talks about putting people first but genuinely believes that people are the companies greatest asset and without them it simply wouldn’t exist.

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    Adam Dabbs

    Assistant Sales Manager

    Adam was born in Plymouth, he studied at Plymouth College followed by University at Stirling in Scotland where he graduated with a degree in Economics. Adam then spent four years in Cardiff working with the AA and at the same time worked for the BBC as an extra; he tells us if you look REALLY closely you may see him on programmes like Doctor Who, Casualty, Upstairs Downstairs and Merlin. Murray Volkswagen was Adams first opportunity within the motor industry where he "loves the family business feel and believes it is one of the key factors to the company’s success and excellent customer service

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    Dean Price

    Sales Manager

    Dean joined the Murray Group in January 2005 as a Volkswagen Sales Executive. He then made the move to ŠKODA in 2008 where he has since progressed from Sales Executive to Sales Manager. Dean is married and has two children, he is very passionate about the ŠKODA brand and believes it will only get stronger in the coming years.

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    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.

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    Richard Greaves

    Motability Specialist

    Richard joined Murray ŠKODA in September 2013 and joined the sales team in 2014, qualifying as a Motability specialist in February 2015. Recently accredited by the ŠKODA Brand Richard was also appointed as the New Car Sales Controller in 2016. He lives in Plymouth and is married with 2 children, prior to joining the Murray Group Richard served in Her Majesty’s Forces Royal Navy for 24 years. Richard is committed to delivering an exceptional customer experience and he relishes the daily challenges the job entails.

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    Lee Cunningham

    Parts Supervisor

    Lee joined the Murray group in August 2010 as a Parts Trainee. He owns two MK1 ŠKODA Fabia VRS cars which are his pride and joy and loves working where he gets to share his passion for the ŠKODA brand with likeminded customers. 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.

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    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.

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