Important Message
We are now offering pre-arranged unaccompanied test drive appointments. Social distancing signage & hand sanitizer dispensers have been put in place and the offices have been re-organised so you can make your purchase in a safe environment. All vehicles purchased will be sanitized prior to test drives and collection when purchased.

Meet the team

Meet the people behind The Van Franchise Ltd

Stuart Anderson

Stuart Anderson - Director
Stuart has been in the motor industry since 1996 working for some of largest dealer groups in the UK at senior management level. Covering multiple commercial sites across the country Stuart started The Van Franchise in 2007 and is responsible for selecting, sourcing, viewing and purchasing all our vehicles and can usually be found travelling the length and breadth of the country buying vehicles.

Sean Evans

Sean Evans - Sales Director
Sean has been with the company since it opened in 2007 and has worked in the motor industry since leaving school. He has always been in the LCV sector selling and managing at both Ford and Mercedes dealerships. He will make sure that your experience with The Van Franchise is 1st class.

Michael Asquith

Michael Asquith - Commercial Sales Executive / Rental Co-ordinator
Michael joined the company in early 2018 in a sales and rental co-ordinator roll. Michael has been involved in the commercial vehicle market since leaving school, he has a vast knowledge of the Ford, Peugeot and Citroen Commercial Vehicle brands gained from over 21 years' experience dealing with both local companies and national fleet operators. He will be available to ensure that all of your requirements are dealt with in a professional manner making your buying experience smooth and simple.

Andy Francis

Andy Francis - Head of Valeting
Andy has been with the company since it opened and is in charge of all the reconditioning carried out across the company. Making sure we source the best quality parts and service from all our suppliers and making sure his team are preparing all our vans to the very best standard.

Chris Smith

Chris Smith - Valeter / Delivery Driver
Vehicle Detailer working to make sure that every vehicle that is supplied by The Van Franchise is top quality. Chris coming from a detailing back groud with BMW will ensure all cosmetic preparation carried out on your vehicle is 1st class.

Alison Parrott

Alison Parrott - Rental Co-ordinator/ Administrator
Alison has joined the company to oversee the rental fleet and administration. Alison has been involved within the rental market dealing with both local and national companies for the past 13 years and is looking forward to ensuring that every customer receives the best possible service for long term contracts or daily rental needs.

Martyn Winters

Martyn Winters - Workshop Manager
Martyn joined the company in September 2020 to oversee the smooth running of the workshop / after care side of the business. Martyn has been involved in the motor trade since leaving school working in the main dealer / multi franchise network. He rose from being an apprentice mechanic all the way through to becoming a fully IMI accredited Service Manager for over 20 years. With over 40 years of mechanical experience under his belt we are confident that he will be able to assist with any of your requirements and ensure that we deliver a 1st class service.

Michal Betyna

Michal Betyna - Vehicle Technician
Michal joined the company in September 2020 as part of the team in the workshop. Michal is a fully qualified level 3 NVQ vehicle technician with 6 years' experience working on a wide range of both commercial vehicles and cars. He is also currently working towards becoming a fully accredited diagnostic technician before moving on to his master technician training. He brings with him a great deal of both practical and technical knowledge and a real enthusiasm to learn more as his career progresses with us. Michal will ensure that any work done to your vehicles will be carried out to the highest industry standards.