Silverwood Cars Limited

Silverwood Cars Limited
Prestige & Modern Classics

Meet the Team

Our select team has decades of industry experience and unrivalled passion for what we do.

Phil Smith - Director

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 and he enjoys touring the roads and tracks of Europe. In the background he is also restoring a VW Works Built Lupo Cup Car that he hopes to hill climb in the near future.

Phil is fanatical about film and is responsible for the Poster Art choices that you see in our Showroom and Gallery. He enjoys attending events such as Goodwood Revival and Chantilly Arts et Elegance in France.

MANDY EASTON - Office Manager

Mandy Easton
Office Manager (and First Aider)

Mandy’s enthusiasm for petrol came on 2 wheels, becoming a ‘Biker Chic’. In recent years she has enjoyed a Honda Shadow, a classic BMW R80 then settling nicely on her Suzuki 800.

Being a caring person, Mandy became a volunteer for the British Red Cross and then went on to teach First Aid in local colleges.

A career in local government management for nearly 2 decades has given Mandy a great skill set to transfer into the private sector and is currently relishing the challenge at Silverwood.

John Duke - Detailer

John Duke

John started working on VWs at 18, detailing for friends and family which turned into a passion and his main hobby. John regularly attends car shows to gain inspiration and continue his product awareness and training.

John is proud to be living the dream, working on and around his favourite cars here at Silverwood Cars Limited.

John also owns a Honda CBR600F which he keeps meticulously, and is restoring a VW Mk4 Golf which he hopes to enter in to shows when finished (although John says they are "never finished"!).

David 'Dee' Rickaby - Technician

David 'Dee' Rickaby
Logistic Co-Ordinator

David was introduced to the smell of petrol at a young age. He was just 7 years old when his father came home with a classic Triumph motorcycle in need of restoration. Helping his father with the restoration sparked something, and a love of all things with wheels gathered pace.

Like the rest of the team at Silverwood, the letters VW feature heavily in Dee’s automotive history. His first car was a MK1 Golf, his second and third cars were MK 2 GTIs. Dee’s current car (which he’s owned for over 20 years) is a late specification E30 M3.

Dee brings flair, problem solving and technical skills to the team through experience gained as a Race Car Technician for a very successful circuit racing outfit, looking after 2 ex works BMW Group A touring cars and most recently as Manager of a clothing store in London’s busy Soho.