Meet the Team
Our small but dedicated team have great industry experience which enables us to supply the best quality pre-owned cars with the best service histories and specifications. We specialise in Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover and Mercedes-Benz sourcing our stock from some of the largest UK leasing companies, as well as franchised dealers. We always have a good selection of cars for sale including selected part exchange cars. Every car we sell is HPI clear and comes with its own HPI certificate and service history.
Philip Hough & Ian Hemming
Stansted Prestige was set up by us back in 2008, originally as a business working from home. Since those humble beginnings, the business now sells nearley 500 cars per year and has an annual turnover in excess of £7.5m. We are seeing more and more repeat customers so we know we are doing something right.
On a day-to-day basis our team run the business as we take a step back from the running of the business. We let our team do what they do best - buy great cars, keep our customers happy and ensure the business makes a profit - it is a horrible word but without it we wouldn't be here.
Phil has been in the motor industry since the age of 20, spending 16 years as a ‘Group Buyer’ for a large Audi dealer group before setting up Stansted Prestige with Ian. Phil brings the necessary knowledge and expertise to run our growing business. Ian’s background is accounting, and he has ensured steady year-on-year growth of our business. We have plans to continue the business growth, keeping our eyes focused on customer satisfaction.
The dog in the photo is Beatrice an English Bullmastiff who sadly passed away in October. She was known to our regular customers as the sleeping guard dog and followed us both wherever we went. We still are, and always will be, a dog friendly business and love meeting new four legged customers, we also have the benefit of a great dog walking area in Parsonage Woods opposite our garage. You'll always find a water bowl in the corner, so feel free to bring your four legged friend to meet our team.
Darren manages the business on a day-to-day basis to ensure we acheive our customer satisfaction objectives and assists the sales team ensuring they meet their targets.
Having previously worked for Audi and Toyota, as well as having run his own business, Darren brings knowledge and customer service to the business rarely seen in the car industry.
Joe buys our stock and manages the sales
ensuring we acheive our sales and customer satisfaction objectives. Joe assists with sales for holiday cover.
Joe re-joined our team in January 2019 after working for Audi and Vauxhall.
James joined our team this year after working for Vauxhall.
Dean is responsible for:
- Website photography and video's
- Movement of vehicles locally
- Assisting the Sales Team
- Assisting with our forecourt display
- Collection of new purchases
- Delivery of cars to customers around the UK