At Thame we are proud to employ industry enthusiasts and dedicated individuals. We are passionate about what we do, every one of us care about our customers and their motoring needs.
Karl White | Managing Director
Karl is the owner of Thame Cars. His secret mantra is “We
help people get to where they want to go in life.” He believes that buying a
car is very clever. Karl enjoys fine art and good food.
Nick Allen | Director
Nick is one of our long standing members, having joined the team 20 years ago. He has a passion for serving people and says there’s nothing better than seeing the joy on a customer’s face when collecting their new car.
Nick enjoys the marketing and advertising side of his work the most and is always looking to implement new technology. Nick is a Tottenham Hotspur fan at heart, and also enjoys playing golf and cooking. He has 3 children who keep him very busy in his spare time.
Leon Ravenhall | Sales Manager
Leon has been in the motor trade since the young age of 17, he even did his work experience in a car garage as a trainee mechanic. He has been lucky to work with some great manufacturers including Vauxhall, Honda and Ford.
Leon loves anything to do with a petrol engine, and is a self-proclaimed petrol head. In his spare time Leon enjoys watching movies, eating out and travelling with his friends.
Peter Hornsey | Senior Sales Executive
Peter has been working at Thame for the past 7 years. When
he’s not working he enjoys a round of golf or visiting the cinema. After a busy
day at work Peter enjoys nothing more than eating out, he especially enjoys
burgers or Thai food. Peter has been fortunate enough to visit America on
Shelim Barik | Sales ExecutiveShelim has been in the industry for several years. He really enjoys meeting people every day and never fails to make everyone smile. When he's not at work he spends quality time with his wife and 3 children, he also loves cooking traditional Bengali dishes.
Scott Price | Operations Manager
Scott has been with the company for nearly 3 years. Scott enjoys seeing his regular customers and meeting new ones daily. Scott has worked in the hire industry for 10 years as says this is honestly his best job so far.
He is married and has a dog and two cats, he enjoys long walks at the weekend, DIY and TV box sets, especially House of Cards. An avid Spurs fan at heart he enjoys both watching and playing football.
Natasha Robinson | Customer Contact Manager
Natasha's career started in the motor trade at 16 where she
did an apprenticeship at a Vauxhall dealer and became a vehicle technician.
Natasha then went on to become a service advisor. While not at work Natasha
enjoys travelling abroad on holiday and experiencing different cultures and
foods. Natasha also adores all kinds of animals.
Philippa Price | Senior Service Advisor
Phillipa became a new addition to the team in May 2016. She loves eating out at restaurants and her favourite food is Chow Mein. Philippa owns two cats and a dog and loves to visit Paris.
Kirsty Sladewski | Service Advisor
Kristy joined our team as a service advisor and has loved working here ever since. She enjoys nothing more than a run on a summer evening.
Kirsty currently can’t get enough of Italian food. Jamaica is her favourite
place as she really likes the beautiful beaches. Jamaica is also where she
married Tony in 2015.
Andy Britton | Service Advisor
Andy joined us in June 2016 and has quickly accustomed to the role of a service advisor after spending many years in the workshop
When he's not fixing cars and making sure they work properly he enjoys meeting friends for a drink and playing the occasional game of football.
David Marsh | Parts Co-ordinator
David joined us in January 2016. He loves running and is a member
of a local running club. In his spare time he enjoys reading and general
socialising. David's favourite foods are traditional roast dinners and sushi.
David is a well-travelled individual and has visited many parts of the globe
including Vancouver, San Francisco, Tokyo and Beijing.
Melvyn Pratley | Used Vehicle Technician
Melvyn has been here for over 10 years. He could eat a full English breakfast for every meal of the day. He has 4 grandchildren and loves spending time with them.
He visited San Diego, California recently and would love to see more of America.
Artur Turek | Service Technician
Artur has been with us since June 2016. When he’s not at work servicing cars and doing MOT’s he’s relaxing at home and listening to his favourite music.
Artur is partial to a bit of Ennio Morricone and Richard Clayderman.
Bradley Jackson | Service Technician
Brad joined us at the start of June 2016 and has fit in well with the team, he enjoys making friends and working alongside people.
In his spare time Brad enjoys watching extreme sports and working on classic cars.
Kieron Irwin-Ayre | Service Technician
Kieron is a new addition to the team and has already made a good impression with his coworkers and customers. He is a big fan of Volkswagen, and likes listening to music. When he's not at work Kieron enjoys looking after his Patterdale Terrier, Tilly.
Chris Mitchell | Service Technician
Chris started at Thame Cars in February of 2017 and has settled in well. He has been a technician for over 12 years and brings a wealth of experience with him. Chris enjoys a good Italian, alongside football and rugby. As well as this he also loves motorsports. Chris has a Staffordshire Terrier named Martha.
Duncan Naylor | Car & Van Hire Manager
Duncan is an avid Rugby and Football supporter so most of his spare time is either spent following the local rugby club, Chinnor RFC or Tottentham Hotpsur FC, which he has been around and supporting since childhood Tottenham Hotspur FC.
When he’s not at rugby or a Football match he enjoys keeping fit.
Harry Gollins | Hire Operator
Harry joined the Hire department at the end of May 2017 and is the youngest member of the team.
He enjoys interacting with new and existing customers and is a keen football player. Harry also likes chilling on the weekends with friends. Harry is very family oriented and loves to spend time with his younger brother and sister.
Chris Hawes | Valeter
Chris joined our team at 18. He is a huge Chelsea fan and
has loved cars from a young age. Chris likes to keep fit and healthy by working
out 5 times a week. His favourite meal is a full English breakfast. Chris would
love to visit Barcelona.
Peter Bowler | Automated Car System Technician & Driver
Pete loves to meet new customers. He also has a love for
American Cars, especially Ford Mustangs. Previously Pete worked at Mars for 34
years. His favourite food is a T-bone steak, mushrooms and chips. In a perfect
world Pete would love to spend half the year in the Canary Islands.
Michelle Wardle | Finance Team Leader
Michelle has been with us in the accounts department for 3 and
half years. She enjoys playing netball, walking and is a keen member of the slimming
world. Shelley enjoys lots of different foods including Chinese and a good
home-made chicken curry with lots of vegetables. She loved her trip to South
Africa and closer to home likes to visit the quaint villages and coves of the
Marketing & PR
Amanpreet Shoker | Marketing & PR Manager
Amanpreet joined us in July 2015 after graduating from Oxford Brookes University. She loves that she can bring out her creative side in her role at Thame. She has an obsession with beauty products and make up which she writes about in her blog.
Amanpreet is a huge Arsenal supporter, and nothing makes her happier than a match day hot dog followed by a win for Arsenal. She's a bit of a foodie, and loves trying new places to eat as well as experimenting with food at home.