Meet the Johnsons Škoda Team

Here at Johnsons Škoda we’re proud of our dedicated team.

We have an outstanding record of excellent customer service and between us all, have many decades of expertise about Škoda cars, from the latest models to the inner workings.

All of our team have extensive training, from the sales team expert product knowledge to the manufacturer trained technicians knowledge about the working of our cars.

Get to know our teams across our Škoda dealerships in Burntwood, Birmingham, Liverpool, Redditch, Stourbridge, Wigan and Wolverhampton below including our Motability specialists, sales experts, and service technicians.


Škoda Team at Burntwood

​Varron McCurdy - Aftersales Manager

Fareed Mulla - Retail Manager

Joined the Motor Industry in 2007 from Retail Menswear Sales, Started career at Toyota as a Sales Exec Role working my way to Retail Management with an Industry Accreditation from Nottingham University For Retail Management with Toyota up until 2013. Moving over to Seat as Retail Manager in 2013 for 6 years.

Joined Johnsons Group in 2018 at VW Johnsons Sutton, over to VW Birmingham 12 months later for career progression and got promoted to Retail Manager in the VW Bullring Store September 2021. After the closure of VW Bullring in Feb 2022, I moved our to the Skoda Division to a new challenge here at Burntwood Skoda.

Passionate about providing Excellent customer service & looking after our customers here with the team at Skoda Burntwood.

Melvin Smith - Fleet Sales Executive

Supporting local business and personal contract hire customers form Burntwood Skoda for over 8 years.

Now working for Johnsons fleet services, it gives me access to more available stock and the ability to compare offers across group .

With over 22 years’ experience in the automotive industry, it is still rewarding delivering a positive customer experience throughout ownership of their new car.

James Marsden - Sales Executive

With 9 years of dedicated service to our customers, I pride myself of providing an outstanding customer experience.

The most important thing for me at work is making sure that our customers are matched with the right car for them.

While at home my wife, two boys and little lady keep me very busy. On my holidays we like nothing better than camping at any one of our country’s fantastic Castles.

Rhys Saunders - Sales Executive

Hi I’m Rhys and I’ve been with Johnsons since December 2021.

I’ve been selling cars for 5 years and working for Skoda for 3 of those. I love delivering a great customer experience and going the extra mile.

My favourite Skoda is the Scala because of its sporty design. I’m a real petrolhead and enjoy Motorsports in my spare time along with catching the latest films at the cinema!

Daniel Thompson - Sales Manager

Working for Skoda for over a decade means that the brand is very close to my heart. During this time I’ve had the pleasure to serve generations of loyal Skoda customers, some of whom we still have the privilege to deal with today.

I take pride in the service my team deliver as we continually move forward to exceed customer expectations with the demands of the ever-changing landscape of the motor industry. I believe in a responsible and friendly approach to customer relations and always strive to go that one step further to achieve excellence for our business.

Outside of work I can often be found with my head in a book and when time allows my family and I enjoy holidaying in the UK in our VW camper van.

Leah Anderson - Service Advisor

Hi I’m Leah,

I’m one of the first faces you will see when bringing your vehicle in for service or repairs.  

I started working for Skoda Burntwood in January 2022.

I had limited knowledge of the motor trade but with the training platform offered by the Brand and the onsite training from my Manager I have settled in and my skills & knowledge have grown immensely.

I enjoy working with the team at Burntwood and look forward to many more years here.

Victoria Adshead - Service Advisor

Helen Jones - Receptionist

Hi I’m Helen and joined Johnsons on Valentine’s Day 2022.

I’ve worked in Customer Service for most of my career, but I love working on Reception!

My social butterfly loves meeting people too.

I’m very proud to work with such a lovely team of people here, they’re a great bunch.

See you at Burntwood!

Škoda Team at Redditch

Clive Evans - Brand Manager

Having started out as a Sales Executive over 30 years ago, I have worked for Johnsons Cars now since 2009 managing at numerous dealerships in the group during this time.

I am proud to be leading an extremely knowledgeable, dedicated, and customer-friendly team with an amazing Brand product.

Stephen Gill - General Sales Manager

My journey with Johnsons Cars started back in 2005 as a trainee sales executive, learning all aspects of the role and developing the passion I have for both customer satisfaction and our industry.

My career development with Johnsons Cars Ltd has seen progression into management roles, firstly as a Retail Manager and now a VAG Brand accredited General Sales Manager and has given the added experience and pleasure of working at several of our highly successful dealerships.

Leading the Redditch sales teams, I pride ourselves on delivering excellent customer service and look forward to welcoming you on your next visit.

Gary Roberson - Retail Manager

I have worked at Redditch Skoda since the dealership opened in 2011. Skoda as a brand is very close to my heart and offers a fantastic range of vehicles for our customers.

I live locally in the town with my family, and through my connections over the years with Redditch Cricket, Hockey, Rugby and Golf Clubs, I thoroughly enjoy being a part of this friendly and supportive community.

Jordan Barlow  - Senior Executive & Motability Specialist

Tom Jones - Sales Executive

Adrian Fleming - Sales Executive

Nirmal Bhambra - Sales Executive

Jack Roberton - Service Reception

Anthony Jackson - Sales Executive

Škoda Team at Wolverhampton

Ryan Barnard - Retail Manager

Hi I'm Ryan. I have spent over 20 years in the automotive industry and started out as a trainee sales executive with Fiat in 2002, having also held various positions with both Mercedes and Volkswagen. I have always been very passionate about providing a five star experience for customers in all aspects of the business.

Kirsty Thomas - Sales Executive

Hi, I'm Kirsty. I have worked in the motor industry for 4 years now, starting out in used car sales and being with Skoda for the last 2 years. Outside of work I love to spend time with my dog, Fang, going out for walks over Cannock Chase. iam a big Harry Potter fan and I love travelling to the Alps to go skiing in the winter.

Sam Nicholson - Sales Executive

Hi, ​I’m Sam. I am married with a young son and a little dog. I love going on family outings, exploring, going on long walks, taking landscape photos and spending time with my family. I love motorbikes and trying new things.

Gary Piper - Sales Manager

​Hi, i'm Gary. I have been married for 27 Years with 2 daughters. I have had various roles in the Motor Trade over the last 30 years in both Service & Sales Departments.

Out of work I enjoy photography having studied it after school and picking it up again recently after a long sabbatical. I also enjoy spending time with family & friends as well as eating out.

Rachel Pitt  - Sales Executive

​Hi, I'm Rachel. I have worked in the motor industry now for 10 years and have a passion for cars, my favourite part of my role is seeing how pleased customers are with their new cars when they take delivery! In my spare time, I like going to the gym, running, travelling and socialising with friends and family (especially my 3 little nephews). I’m a bit of a foodie too and enjoy trying different cuisines 

Craig Pettitt - Sales Executive

Hi, I'm Craig. I've been selling cars for 2 years now, I have young daughter when I have free time I enjoy playing golf.