Meet The Team

Martin Holmes

Martin Holmes

Managing Director

Joined the company in 1982 straight from school and has worked his way up  through the business from trainee mechanic on a YTS scheme to becoming the managing director of the business in 2001. Known  as a “ lifer” after only working for the one family business all his working life………….with no plans of leaving !

Sharon Farrar

Sharon Farrar

Director

Director and Dealership Accountant, with over 30 years motor trade experience. Sharon joined the business in 1990 as an Accounts Supervisor and is now in charge of the  financial side of the business and HR. Sharon became a director of the business in 2012. 

Mark Allen

Mark Allen

Sales Manager

Mark has over 22 years experience in the motor trade, the last 10 years of which has been with the Ford brand. He has been with the company since 2014 and has gained widespread experience during his career starting as a sales executive and working his way up to Sales Manager. He has extensive knowledge of the Ford brand.

Steve Duke

Steve Duke

Sales Executive

Sales Executive and Motability Specialist with over 20 years Motortrade experience, Steve has done the lot, Sales Manager, Business Manager and Sales Controller. Steve has been with the company for over 2 years and is the star of our used car videos  on our website. He’s also our self-trained website expert and used Car photographer.  

Emma Rowlands

Emma Rowlands

Sales Executive

Sales Executive & Motability specialist with almost 10 years motor trade experience. Emma has been with the company for over 2 years and deals with New, Used & Motability Sales, Emma has a wealth of knowledge about the Ford brand having spent all her motor trade career with Ford. 

Ian Greenwood

Ian Greenwood

Service Manager

Service Manager with over 40 year’s experience in the motor trade Ian has seen it all, starting his working life as an apprentice mechanic before becoming a workshop foreman then a  workshop controller before joining Archbolds in 2004 as our Service Manager. 

Andy Hartley

Andy Hartley

Senior Service Advisor

With over 26 years Motortrade experience.  Andy has seen and done it all with a vast experience of all makes and models of Cars and his knowledge of the aftersales business is second to none !

Chris Slater

Chris Slater

Senior Service Advisor

With over 17 years Motortrade experience. Chris has worked as a Parts advisor for many years before moving on to a role in Service advise with various manufacturers before joining the Ford dealer network for the last 4 years.   

Richard Hainsworth

Richard Hainsworth

Parts Manager

Richard is another “lifer”, who also joined the company straight from school and has over 30 years of service. Richard joined as an apprentice Parts advisor and progressed through the ranks to become parts manager of the dealership and later also the accident repair centre.

Gareth Crooks

Gareth Crooks

Parts Advisor

Gareth has been with the company 2 years and is progressing well in his training and has hopes of joining the “lifers club” in the future.