Meet the Team | GC Motors

HERE'S AN INSIGHT IN TO WHO WORKS AT GC MOTORS




GILES CASTLETON - Managing Director

Having worked previously for Dixons Motors Group, Giles decided in 2004 to go it alone. Initially business was conducted from his driveway and as the business thrived a larger site was acquired but was quickly outgrown. With its continued growth GC Motors eventually moved and settled in to its current premises on Ripon Road in Harrogate, which now incorporates a six bay service centre, valet bay, bodyshop and prestige car showroom.

Currently retailing over 120 cars per month GC Motors is one of the UK's largest independent retailers of Sports, 4x4 and Prestige vehicles.

Paul Gater - Head of Sales

PAUL WOODHOUSE - After Sales Director

Name something that would be on your bucket list?
White water rafting in New Zealand.

Name three famous people who you would invite to your dinner party?
Jonny Vegas, Stephen Fry, Michael Schumacher.

What word would best describe you?
Committed.

If I had a super-power it would be?
The ability to work out salesman.

What would be your dream holiday destination?
The Moon.

Sales Department

PAUL DICLEMENTE - SALES MANAGER

Name something on your bucket list...

Drive an F1 car

If i had a superpower it would be...

To heal people

What would be your dream holiday destination

MARTIN CORKINDALE - Sales Manager

Name something that would be on your bucket list?
Go to see the Northern Lights in Svalbard, Norway

What five cars would be in your dream garage?
Bugatti Chiron, Range Rover SV Autobiography, 1951 Bentley S1 Fastback, 1968 Mercedes 280SL, Ferrari GTC4 Lusso

If you could travel in time, what year would you go to and why?
Back to Ancient Egypt to see the Pharaohs

ALEX MOUNTFORD - Ultimate Sales Specialist

Name something that would be on your bucket list?
To sail an open 60 in the Southern Ocean.

Name three famous people who you would invite to your dinner party?
Jesus, Ernest Shackleton and Joshua Slocomb.

What five cars would be in your dream garage?
Porsche 918, Porsche 997 GT3 RS, Porsche 993 Turbo S, VW Camper 23 window samba, Audi RS6 Avant.

What would be your dream holiday destination?
I would love to have a wander around in Antarctica.

JAMES NORMAN - Sales Executive

Word Best to describe me? 
Consistant

Dream Holiday Destination?
Las Vegas

Cars in Garage?
Ferrari 458 Italia, Range Rover Autobiography Supercharged, Porsche 911/991 turbo S, Audi R8 GT.

MIKE PATON - Sales Executive

Name something that would be on your bucket list
An American coast to coast driving holiday.

What word would best describe you?
Professional.

Name three famous people who you would invite to your dinner party?
Richard Branson, Billy Connolly and my dad...


PAUL WEATHERELL - Sales Executive

Name something on your bucket list...

To travel the Mediterranean on a yacht

3 famous people you would invite to a dinner party...

David Nivan, Michael Parkinson and Sophia Loren

What is your dream garage...

Mercedes 300SL, Range Rover Sport SVR, Mclaren 720s Spider, Mercedes S63 Cab, Porsche 991 Turbo S Coupe

Jamie Walker - Sales Executive

What’s the most rewarding part of your job?
Seeing Customers faces on collection of their new car. We Don’t just sell cars we sell Dreams!

What five cars would be in your dream garage?
Mercedes AMG Project One

Bugatti Chiron

Range Rover SVR

Audi RS6

Golf R32 DSG

What would be your dream holiday destination?
Travel down the West coast of America

DARREN DUNCKLEY- Sales Executive

Name something that would be on your bucket list?
To spend Christmas in a snowy lodge in Switzerland with the family.

Name three famous people who you would invite to your dinner party?
Ricky Gervais, Jim Davidson , Adam Sandler, Imagine the banter and stories!

What would be your dream holiday destination?
Necker Island, just for a week.

RICHARD BEDFORD - Sales Executive

Name something that would be on your bucket list?
To travel across America because it is something I have always wanted to do

Name three famous people who you would invite to your dinner party?
Jeremey Clarkson Jamie Oliver Guy Martin - Jeremey can be the loud one and we can talk all about the cars he has driven, Jamie oliver so he can do the cooking, Guy martin because he is an interesting fun guy.

What word would best describe you?
Family-man

Justin Hughes - Sales Executive

Andrew Bell - Sales Executive

Saul Long - Sales Executive

Name three famous people who you would invite to your dinner party?
Larry David, Bill Murray and Danny Dyer

What five cars would be in your dream garage?

1985 Audi S1 sport Quattro in the Pikes Peak Livery, 1967 Shelby Cobra in blue with white stripes, 1983 Porsche 911 Targa Widebody in black, 1979 BMW 3.0 CSL Batmobile in white with the red and blue livery and finally a Group A spec Lancia HF Delta Integrale in the Martini livery

If I had a super-power it would be?

X men's Professor Xavier’s mind control powers

James Copplestone - Trainee Sales Executive

Matthew Deighton - Trainee Sales Executive

IMRAN KHAN - Pitch Coordinator

Name something that would be on your bucket list?
Visit the Hajj and Umrah Pilgrimage.

Name three famous people who you would invite to your dinner party?
Giles!, Shakira, Beyonce.

What's the most rewarding part of your job?
Being able to drive all the nice cars.

Bill Gates $76bill fortune or end world hunger?
Definitely end world hunger.

What would be your dream holiday destination?
Pakistan.

After Sales Department

IAN DUNWELL - Workshop Controller

Name three famous people who you would invite to your dinner party?
Jack Black, Jack Dee Peter Kay.

What five cars would be in your dream garage?
Lamborghini Aventador, Porsche 911 Turbo S, Aston Martin DBS, Koenigsegg, Asotm Martin V8.

What would be your dream holiday destination?
Florida, USA.

Tim Hampson - Senior Vehicle Technician

MICK HART - Senior Vehicle Technician

What word would best describe you?
Raw Marsh.

What five cars would be in your dream garage?
Lotus Carlton, DB7 V12, Porsche 911 Turbo S, Aston Martin DBS (manual), Shelby GT500 Eleanor, BMW M3 CSL.

If you could travel in time, what year would you go to and why?
1978, so I could do it all again.

PHIL THORNTON - Technician

JACK TROUGHTON - Parts Advisor

Name something that would be on your bucket list?
To drive a RAC rally car around a world famous stage.

What five cars would be in your dream garage?
Subaru Impreza, Mitsubish Evo 1, Lamborghini Aventador, BMW Z4 Coupe, Ferrari F12.

What would be your dream holiday destination?
Caribbean.

Callum Ashworth - Parts Advisor

LAURA CONVERY - Service Team Leader

Name three famous people who you would invite to your dinner party?
Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson, because he is my hero. Tom Chaplin, because I am in love with him. Adolf Hitler, because I would love to psychoanalyse him.

What five cars would be in your dream garage?
Aston Martin DB5, Subaru Impreza WR1, Porsche 993 Turbo, Ford Sierra RS Cosworth (1986), Rolls Royce Wraith

If you could travel in time, what year would you go to and why?
1805 – to save Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson from death at the Battle of Trafalgar

JORDAN SMITH - Apprentice Mechanic

Name something that would be on your bucket list? 
Sky Diving.

What word would best describe you?
Sarcastic.

If I had a super-power it would be?
Invisibility.

MATT PATTERSON - Apprentice

Name something that would be on your bucket list?
To go on a skiing holiday for 6 months…

What five cars would be in your dream garage?
Audi R8-V10, Nissan GT-R, Classic Mini, Mercedes SLS, McLaren SLS.

What would be your dream holiday destination?
Australia.

Sam Noble - Apprentice Technician

DAN LEE - Apprentice Technician

Marketing Department

LEE WOODALL - Marketing Team Leader

What five cars would be in your dream garage?
Range Rover Sport SVR, McLaren P1, Rolls Royce Ghost, Porsche GT3 RS, Veyron

What would be your dream holiday destination?
Canada

If you could travel in time, what year would you go to and why?
Back to the 70’s invest in Microsoft and return a billionaire

MAX RUSSELL - Marketing assistant

Name three famous people who you would invite to your dinner party?
Chris brown, 50 cent, Trey songz

What five cars would be in your dream garage?
Nissan gtr, Audi rs6, Lamborghini Sesto Elemento, Mercedes a45 AMG, Mitsubishi evo 08

What would be your dream holiday destination?
Dubai

Buying Department

STEVE DOHERTY- Buyer

Name something that would be on your bucket list?
Porsche 959 from New York to Los Angeles flat out Gumball Rally style

What five cars would be in your dream garage?
1976 Porsche 911 RS, Jaguar D-type, Steve McQueen's Bullit Mustang, James Coburn's Ferrari California, Senna's McLaren MP4/6.

What would be your dream holiday destination?
Bermuda with all the family.

TONY LANNI - Buyer

Name something that would be on your bucket list?

To ride the top 20 Roller Coaster rides in the world because I love the adrenalin rush!

What's the most rewarding part of your job?
The look of excitement on a customer's face when they pick up their new car.

What would be your dream holiday destination?
So far it is the Maldives, but I am still working through the list!

IAN MACDONALD - Buyer

My favourite movies are...
Platoon, Casino Royale, Ferris Buellers Day Off.

Maybe I should...
...Behave

If I had one super power it would be...
...the ability to hypnotise

STUART KIRBY - Trade Specialist

What is your favourite driving song?
Slipknot - SNUFF.

What three people, dead or alive, would you take on a road trip with you?
I would take my girlfriend, Corey Taylor, and Billy Connolly.

If you could have a dream garage, what five cars would you park in it?
Lamborghini Murceilago LP670-4 SV, Bugatti Veyron, Porsche Carrera GT, McLaren F1, 1967 Shelby Mustang GT 500.

Bentley Stockley - Trade Specialist

Body Shop Department

STEVE BINGHAM - Paint Sprayer

DAVID ELLWOOD - Paint Sprayer

What word would best describe you?
Small, slim, slick and dark... A nice shade (like a DB9 in black metallic!)

What's the most rewarding part of your job?
The finished product. Seeing the car returned to the customer when the problem has been resolved.

What five cars would be in your dream garage?
Astom Martin DB9, Audi A5, Mercedes SL, Rolls Royce convertible and my own car that I have built from scratch.

MICHAEL CRAWFORD - Paint Sprayer

What's the most rewarding part of your job?
To see the finished product.

What five cars would be in your dream garage?
Lotus Cortina MK1 RS 200, Ford RS 500, RS 1800 MK1, Ford Fiesta XR2.

What would be your dream holiday destination?
Cornwall.

MARTIN BROAD - Panel Beater

What word would best describe you?
Committed.

What's the most rewarding part of your job?
Working on amazing cars each and every day.

What five cars would be in your dream garage?1929 Austin 16, 1953 Austin A40 Sports, Metro 6R4, Clio Williams, Porsche 911 Turbo.

HARRY HAWKINS-MITCHELL - Body Shop Apprentice

Name something that would be on your bucket list?
Bungee jumping.

What's the most rewarding part of your job?
The finished product.

What would be your dream holiday destination?
Miami.

TOM HIRST - PAINT SPRAYER

Valeting Department

EDWARD CORNER - Valeter


PETER CROSBY - Valeter

Name three famous people who you would invite to your dinner party?
Stiffler, Ade Edmundson, Rik Mayall.

What word would best describe you?
Hard working.

What's the most rewarding part of your job?
The finished project.

What five cars would be in your dream garage?
Escort MK1 RS2000, Ford Mexico, Escort MK2 RS2000.

If I had a super-power it would be?
X-Ray Eyes.

Callum Sharlotte - VALETER

Administration Department

Ruth Robinson - Senior Sales Administrator

Name 3 people who you would invite to your dinner party?

Jeremy Clarkson, Nicole Scherzinger and Tom Hardy

Bill Gates $76 billion fortune or end world hunger?

The Billions

If i had a super power it would be?

To fly

Claire Barcoe - Trainee Sales Administrator

IZZY JAMES - Receptionist

Name something that would be on your bucket list?
Ride an elephant in Thailand!

Bill Gates $76bill fortune or end world hunger?
Bill Gates fortune and help end world hunger with it.

If I had a super-power it would be?
Mind reading.

Mandy Shires - Host / Receptionist

CHARLOTTE ATKINSON - PA to Managing Director

What word would best describe you?
Special.

Bill Gates $76bill fortune or end world hunger?
Bill Gates fortune!

If I had a super-power it would be?
To end world hunger :)

Finance Department

NIGEL FERN - Business Manager

What's the most rewarding part of your job?
Seeing excited customers on handover.

Bill Gates $76bill fortune or end world hunger?
Both, see the job done.

If you could travel in time, what year would you go to and why?
Here is fine, don't want to get stuck somewhere else.

Rob Angood - Trainee Business Manager

Name three famous people who you would invite to your dinner party?
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May

Bill Gates $76bill fortune or end world hunger?
$76bill then buy everyone fish and chips and hope to have some change left over

If I had a super-power it would be?
to freeze time

AMY SKEELS - Finance Assistant

Name something that would be on your bucket list?
Scuba diving at The Great Barrier Reef.

If I had a super-power it would be?
Time Travel - So I could travel anywhere and anytime.

What would be your dream holiday destination?
It would have to be an American roadtrip.

Accounts Department

STEPHEN CLAPHAM - Dealership Accountant

If you were a car, what kind of car would you be?
1957 Jaguar XK140.

What is your favourite driving song?
Pride - U2.

What three people, dead or alive, would you take on a road trip with you?
Bobby Campbell, Winston Churchill, Oliver Read.​

Andrew Garrard - Accounts Assistant

Name something that would be on your bucket list?

Cage diving with great white sharks.

What five cars would be in your dream garage?
Merc C63S, 1966 Shelby Cobra, Ferrari FF, Merc AMG GTS, 1967 Shelby Mustang GT 500

What would be your dream holiday destination?

Vanuatu – South Pacific Ocean




SARAH CLARKE - Accounts Assistant

Name three famous people who you would invite to your dinner party?
Graham Norton, The Boy next door and Bruce Willis.

What word would best describe you?
I'm not sure really - You tell me!!

If I had a super-power it would be?
To be able to fly.

What would be your dream holiday destination?
Anywhere hot or alternatively the Ice Hotel.

Operations Department

Anne Gray - Admin Assistant

Name three famous people who you would invite to your dinner party?

Tom Kerridge (to cook) plus Sir Ian Botham and Dickie Bird (to reminisce over England Cricket’s sporting triumphs).

If I had a super-power it would be?
To end terrorism and achieve World peace

What would be your dream holiday destination?
Cross Canada then go on an Alaskan Cruise