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At Rivervale, we are extremely proud of our professional and ever growing team. We all have one thing in common - we strive to provide the very best service to all of our customers. If you have a question regarding car leasing, van leasing, minibus leasing or vehicle sales, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Simon Fuller - New Vehicle Director

Simon Fuller
New Vehicle Director

Joined: 2005

Profile: Having originally joined Eagle Oak Vehicle Contracts as a partner in 2005, I have experienced the complete journey with the integration to Rivervale in January 2009. Having seen the business grow from the original four people into the business we have today has been immensely satisfying. My role has changed significantly over the years, and I currently spend much of my time liaising with our chosen vehicle manufacturers and leasing company partners. These relationships are instrumental in driving the best deals for our customers, and in maintaining the success and growth of the business.

Hobbies: Formula One, Music and Films

First car: Renault 5 1.1 TL 3dr

Dream car: Jaguar E-Type

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Duncan Stocks - Sales Manager

Duncan Stocks
Sales Manager

Joined: 2011

Profile: I joined Rivervale in Feb 2011 when the business consisted of just the original four members of staff, since then I have enjoyed being part of the fast growing and changing team. My role has evolved from account manager to key account manager where I am now privileged to look after Rivervale’s larger clients, building on relationships and maximising their fleet efficiency. Hobbies: Out of work I enjoy mountain biking and spending time out with family and friends.

Hobbies: Out of work I enjoy mountain biking and spending time out with family and friends.

First car: Peugeot 205

Dream car: Ferrari

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Josh Seymour - Digital Manager

Josh Seymour
Digital Manager

Joined: 2016

Profile: Joining Rivervale as a Pricing Analyst my role is to take charge of the pricing on the leasing website and make sure that it’s as accurate as possible. The aim in mind is to get Rivervale Leasing known for being the best and most accurate for its pricing online.

Hobbies: I am a bit of a nerd so I like my games and gadgets. Also a huge fan of Game Of Thrones! My other distraction is music, discovering new music and seeing it live at gigs and festivals.

First car: Fiat Cinquecento – The Inbetweener’s car!

Dream car: Tesla Model S

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Jim Mercer - Administration Manager

Jim Mercer
Administration Manager

Joined: 2015

Profile: I have been in the industry for some years and was given the chance to come on board with Rivervale in 2015 when the team was still growing. My previous roles have consisted of sales, marketing and admin so I have a good knowledge of how the industry works. My role as Admin Manager means I look after the team of staff here, maintaining customer service and I also still do a bit of sales to existing and previous customers too!

Hobbies: My interests outside of work? (I’m not talking about cars) I’d say they mainly consist of being told what to do by my 8 year old daughter, bit of fashion work, tattoos are of interest to me, football (playing and managing) and when I can, socialising

First car: Vauxhall Astra 1.8SXI 3dr

Dream car: Mercedes SLR McLaren

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Elisha Pople - Executive Assistant

Elisha Pople
Executive Assistant

Joined: 2011

Profile: I’ve been involved and grown up with Rivervale since I was very young due to being part of the Rivervale family. In 2011, I joined full time as a Sales Administrator, but in 2016 I officially became Executive Assistant to Vince Pemberton and Neil Chapman. My job is to assist them in whatever they need and every day is different!

Hobbies: I LOVE to sing! Occasionally I gig and record in the studio, along with producing CD’s to raise money for Rockinghorse.

First car: Vauxhall Corsa

Dream car: After visiting the Goodwood Breakfast Supercar Sunday, it has to be an Aston Martin Vantage GT8!

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Rob Semple - Account Manager

Rob Semple
Account Manager

Joined: 2011

Profile: I joined Rivervale in June 2011 working from an annex office based in Shoreham-By-Sea, I moved over to the main office in 2012 where I have seen the company grow not only in staff numbers but also in stature as we are very active in the local community and business sectors. I have taken great pride in working for Rivervale and all that it stands for both in a business sense but in also giving back where we can. I try to give my very best to my customers’ accounts as they should expect nothing less.

Hobbies: Out of work I enjoy both playing for & managing a local football team who are striving for county league status, I enjoy playing golf with friends when the time is there and rounding the weekends off with some great food and wine with close friends.

First car: Triumph Spitfire 1300L Convertible

Dream car: Porsche ... ANY PORSCHE!

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Jake Zeegen - Account Manager

Jake Zeegen
Account Manager

Joined: 2015

Profile: I joined Rivervale in January 2015 when I was offered the opportunity to join the leasing side of the business. Having never worked in the industry, most of my first year was spent working with different departments to develop my knowledge. My role now involves supplying vehicles on various contract methods to new and existing customers.

Hobbies: Most of my time outside of work is spent seeing friends and family and playing or watching football.

First car: Vauxhall Corsa

Dream car: Mercedes AMG GT Coupe

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Jordan Nailard - Account Manager

Jordan Nailard
Account Manager

Joined: 2012

Profile: In 2012 I joined Rivervale to help out part time with the Marketing. I then started to learn how the motor trade worked under my dad (which was an experience!) on the Used Vehicle side of the business. Having gained experience from both the Marketing as well as Used Vehicles I moved into leasing as an Account Manager in 2013.

Hobbies: I am a massive lover of football and a big Liverpool fan so I try and go to as many games as I can. I also enjoy holidays/city breaks and going out for nice meals

First car: VW Polo

Dream car: Aston Martin DB9

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Matt Jones - Sales Executive

Matt Jones
Sales Executive

Joined: 2015

Profile: I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to join Rivervale in March 2015 due to the growth of the company. I am currently working alongside Jeff in the used car side of the business, selling a variety of cars and vans from our forecourt.

Hobbies: In my spare time I enjoy playing and watching various sports, including football, golf, skiing (at the right time!), socialising and trying out different restaurants.

First car: Citroen Saxo 1.0 (Beauty!)

Dream car: Mercedes-Benz SLS

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Abbie Cashman - Account Manager

Abbie Cashman
Account Manager

Joined: 2016

Profile: I joined Rivervale in September 2016. I previously worked in the car leasing industry for a few years so am familiar with the job. I enjoy speaking with different people everyday and building relationships.

Hobbies: Out of work I enjoy spending time with family and friends and going on holiday (when I can!)

First car: Ford Fiesta

Dream car: Porsche Macan

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Kevin Hayes-Framer - Logistics Manager

Kevin Hayes-Framer
Logistics Manager

Joined: 2013

Profile: I started with Rivervale about 20 years ago and have been back about 3 years now. I've always been in the motor trade, apart from a brief spell as an apprentice Heating Engineer. I love being part of a small team with a big future.

Hobbies: In my spare time I love riding my Triumph Daytona but with two boys and a new house to sort out, that's a rare pleasure, I also enjoy watching MotoGP, playing badminton, cycling and getting out in the fresh air as often as possible .

First car: Hand painted Mini van

Dream car: Ken blocks 1965 Mustang or a Mercedes SLS

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Laura Sayers - Sales Administrator

Laura Sayers
Sales Administrator

Joined: 2012

Profile: They call me Mother, or Tea-Lady, because I keep the kitchen well stocked with everyone’s favourite cuppa! My role as part of the Administration Team for both Business Car Contracts and Rivervale Leasing is to keep the process flowing from order through delivery to payment, whilst keeping the sales team happy along the way!

Hobbies: Going to the theatre, visiting the V&A museum (shoes exhibition FAB!), growing vegetables in my garden; member of “Down the Pub” book club.

First car: BMC Mini

Dream car: SLK AMG Sport in Purple!

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Natalie Faughy - Marketing Executive

Natalie Faughy
Marketing Executive

Joined: 2014

Profile: I spend the majority of my time at work writing blogs to keep our customers up to date with the latest news from Rivervale and the motoring world, as well as making many cups of tea! The thing that annoys the rest of the Rivervale staff about me the most is, no matter how hard I try to listen I nearly always get customers names wrong when I pass on messages … Sorry Rivervale team!

Hobbies: Yoga – a type of exercise that involves slow movements and minimal sweating is perfect for me!

First car: Nissan Micra I called Minnie

Dream car: Bright yellow Nissan Juke

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Ellie Holland - Front of House

Ellie Holland
Front of House

Joined: 2017

Profile: I joined Rivervale in October 2017, My role entails looking after new and existing customers that walk through the door, day to day enquiries, assisting the Rivervale team as much as I can and ensuring the smooth running of the showroom.

Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, enjoy travelling and photography.

First car: Toyota aygo X

Dream car: BMW 7 series.

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Jack Fuller - Marketing Apprentice

Jack Fuller
Marketing Apprentice

Joined: 2017

Profile: At Rivervale, I focus mostly on designing posters and artwork which is used for adverts, social media and our website. This also includes updating existing artwork to make sure everything is up to date. Another part of my job is to take pictures and videos of all the used cars we get in so that they can be uploaded on the website. Finally, I also work on keeping the pricing on the website up to date so that customers can get the best deal.

Hobbies: Playing guitar, photography and music

First car: Volkswagen Polo

Dream car: Jaguar E-Type

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Lydia Pemberton - Admin Assistant

Lydia Pemberton
Admin Assistant

Joined: 2017

Profile: I recently joined the Rivervale admin team to help maintain an efficient document process and answer customer queries. Even after a short time I already feel at home due to the family atmosphere and now working with my family members!

Hobbies: In my spare time I will be found singing!

First car: Kia Picanto

Dream car: Any Porsche!

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Tony Jones - Valeter/Detailer

Tony Jones
Valeter/Detailer

Joined: 2015

Profile: Everyone here is an absolute joy to work with and talk to. Vince and Jeff are the best guys I have ever met, and gave me an opportunity to change my life through my job. I like to think I repay them greatly with hard work, reliability and honesty.

Hobbies: Lifting weights, eating thousands of unnecessary calories and intense cardio.

First car: Peugeot RCZ

Dream car: Nissan Skyline R35 GTR Nismo in pearlescent white

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Umit Hassan - Valeter/Detailer

Umit Hassan
Valeter/Detailer

Joined: 2013

Profile: I have been in the valeting game for almost 15 years now. Prior to Rivervale I worked for a car body shop for 5 years and learnt all the tricks of the trade like bringing paint work up and getting small scratches out, and just generally making cars look like new. After being made redundant in my last job I was fortunate enough to get asked by Jeff to come and help do some valeting work for Rivervale and I haven't looked back since and love every minute of working here.

Hobbies: I enjoy playing pool at the pub, I played in a league and won trophies. I also enjoy listening to music and I like watching football and support Liverpool.

First car: RS Turbo

Dream car: Mercedes C63 AMG

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Maria Carroll-Holdway - Accounts and Payroll Administrator

Maria Carroll-Holdway
Accounts and Payroll Administrator

Joined: 2017

Profile: I am a relatively new addition to the Rivervale team. My main role at Rivervale involves looking after the payroll, pensions and all related matters for the team which is a pleasure when you find yourself working amongst a great bunch of people. I also work in the accounts department when needed.

Hobbies: Long walks with my family and friends, reading and travelling

First car: Renault 19

Dream car: Aston Martin DB4

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Marta Hankiewicz-Pianka - Bookkeeper

Marta Hankiewicz-Pianka
Bookkeeper

Joined: 2016

Profile: I joined Rivervale in Feb 2016 with experience in Sales Administration and Bookkeeping. At present my role fluctuates between supporting the Sales Team and working on Accounts, so I can understand the Company’s procedures. In the future I am hoping to develop my position more into Accounts.

Hobbies: In my spare time I enjoy; travel, art, literature, interior design & décor, cycling.

First car: Mazda 2

Dream car: BMW x1 Xline

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Steven Wilson - Website Developer

Steven Wilson
Website Developer

Joined: 2011

Profile: My role at Rivervale is to maintain our website and ensure customers can find us when they perform a google search. Not all of my time is devoted to Rivervale, I also help other companies with their website needs.

Hobbies: My hobbies are skateboarding and going to the gym.

First car: Vauxhall Chevette

Dream car: Audi Q7

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David N'Cho - Valeter/Detailer

David N'Cho
Valeter/Detailer

Joined: 2008

Profile: I feel I have gained good valeting experience at Rivervale and am please to be working at the new building - Rivervale House. I very much enjoy working with the other Rivervale team members.

Hobbies: Outside of work I like to play football and spend time with my family especially my children

First car: Mercedes 300

Dream car: Lambo

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