Find out more about the Cridfords team below.
Jonathan Leach - Sales and Buying
Jonathan started working in the motor trade when he was 12 years old as a Saturday and Holiday boy. He spent his early years at a specialist dealer where his love for Porsche began. In 1987 he then branched out for himself and started Cridfords. He spent his youth driving, racing (and crashing) boats, cars and motorcycles, but now can be found covered in mud and sweat riding his mountain bike in the Surrey Hills.
Michael Watkins - Sales Manager
Michael has been with us since 2005 and has built up a fantastic knowledge of the Porsche marque.
He is a keen mountain biker, dabbles in the gym. But is at his happiest hiking over a mountain. Michael has recently had a baby boy so be gentle with him, he is trying to get used to only getting 3 hours sleep a night!
Alex Hawkins - Valeting
Alex is our Olympian in waiting! A successful middle distance runner for Epsom & Ewell Harriers but will run a marathon occasionally. When you see the deep shine on our cars it will be due to his hard work, he is a Jap car enthusiast so best not talk to him!
Geoff O’Connor - Service and Parts
Geoff is the heart of the service and parts department, he ensures that everything runs as smoothly as it does.
He started his career as an apprentice for Porsche in 1977 and since then has gone on to race Porsche’s, mechanic a wining independent Porsche Le Mans racing team and even win gold for Great Britain in the world rowing championships.
Jack Hatcher - Service and Administration
Jack has a major car habit already, he owns a 996 C4S, an original Mini, an 80's Alfa Spyder & a 70's Scimitar. He has an engineering background so is happy to explain any of your more technical service queries.
When he is not tinkering with his ever increasing car collection he plays tennis and enjoys cycling.
Mark Casey - Service
Mark has been working in automotive service since he was 16 years old and joined Cridfords in 2013. He specialises in the diagnostics and the electronics of Porsche. He tells us he can rebuild an engine blindfolded - don't worry we haven't tested him on this! In his spare time, around his new son, he loves to mountain bike and walk his dog.
Alan Williams - Service
Al is one of many joyful technicians that can always bring a smile to your face. He joined us in 2010 having done an apprenticeship with Geoff. He prides himself on always completing tasks to his highest satisfaction and quality. Now an experienced technician, he is responsible for the servicing of both sales and customer Porsche’s. In his spare time he enjoys keeping fit and writing poems.
Daniel Hronik - Service
Daniel joined us at the start of 2015, but has quickly become one of the most enthusiastic and most liked members of the service team. In his spare time he puts many of us to shame with how dedicated he can be to keeping fit, whether it be running, cycling or weights. If you can’t find him here or at the gym, he could also be fishing or motorcrossing.
Sam Fitzpatrick - Service
Sam started as an Apprentice Mechanic here with us in 2014 whilst studying at MIT skills. He is very motivated in this industry and has already undertaken restoration projects in his spare time. A big skateboarding fan, he can often be found at the skate park.
Ciprian Lolga – Valeting
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