Silverwood Cars Limited
Prestige & Modern Classics

About Us

Meet the team

Phil Smith


Obsessed with all things automotive since a very early age Phil has an enviable knowledge of all things car! With vast motor trade experience starting as a dealership Saturday boy at the age of 11 going right through to award-winning Sales Director with a Citroen franchise.

Always described as enthusiastic, knowledgeable and passionate Phil is also a real enthusiast owning a Caterham CSR 260 Superlight which he enjoys touring the roads and tracks of Europe in. In the background he is also restoring an VW Works Built Lupo Cup Car that he hopes to hill climb in the near future. 


Laura Robinson

Operations Manager

Laura went to Leeds Metropolitan University to study Business Information Management, graduating with BA (Hons) in 2003. A few months after moving back to the North East she entered the motor trade as a Marketing Executive for a Citroen franchise - a newly created position. Laura nurtured, developed and expanded marketing making it central to all departments and integral to the company structure.

Laura gained franchise experience and dealership knowledge over the 11 years she spent in this role. Contributing to a dynamic, dedicated and committed team who regularly received recognition within and outside of the dealer network. They were consistently in the top 10 of over 200 dealers.

It was with great excitement in March 2014 that Laura made the decision to help set up Silverwood Cars Limited as Operations Manager, welcoming the opportunity to continue working with Phil. It has been both a rewarding and exciting journey so far and she very much looks forward to her future with the company.

In her spare time Laura enjoys exercising, reading, doing crosswords, great food and fantastic wine!

Operations Manager

Jay Bracewell


Jay took an interest in cars from an early age. Hooked on Volkswagens he bought a MK2 Golf 16V as a rolling project. The car was completed and sold within a year, fuelling the passion to get more involved in the automotive industry. At 16, having been runner up at ‘Apprentice of the Year’, Jay joined a main dealership as an apprentice learning the trade ground up. 7 years later Jay had formed a vast level of experience above and beyond diagnostic level.

Wanting to further himself in a more specialist environment Jay joined Silverwood Cars in September 2015. He currently drives a VW Lupo GTi, motorsport prepped, which he uses on track days across Europe.


Silverwood is all about high quality both in product and service. We pride ourselves on every aspect of what we do. With over 40 years motor trade experience we know what today's customer expects and try on every level to exceed expectations.

Exciting times...with our newly purchased site we are working towards an exciting future. Reluctant to demolish an architecturally interesting building from the 60's we have decided to restore and update instead. Attracted by the inverted roof structure we couldn't resist it.