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.

Adam Smith - Sales Manager

Adam Smith
Sales Manager

Adam brings a wealth of motor trade experience to Silverwood, having had a 25 year career to date working for major manufacturers such as Audi, Volkswagen, Alfa Romeo and Infiniti. He prides himself on an exceptional level of customer service and relishes the fresh challenge that working for an independent retailer brings.

Adam lives in County Durham with his family and his enthusiastic golden retriever, Dudley. A keen sportsman and well-regarded amateur footballer when younger, he now enjoys playing pool, snooker and golf to a respectable level.

Chris Morland - Professional Detailer

Chris Morland
Professional Detailer

Chris enjoys a very healthy passion for all things automotive, originating with watching The Dukes of Hazzard and Cannonball Run, which led to him visiting custom car shows. His motoring career began at the age of 16 when he built his own first car, converting a 1972 VW Beetle into a Baja buggy. The rest, as they say, is history...

Chris worked for Corner Racing and looked after Porsche 911 RS race cars as well as vintage competition cars too. He went on to restore the Inspector Morse Jaguar, followed by the build of Beamish's own vintage bus.

Chris' interests include 80's BMXs and skateboards. He loves art and enjoys drawing cars and vintage fairground scenes. Any spare time he has is spent with his family and their favourite holiday destination is Brittany.

Brandon Sutherland - Paint Technician

Brandon Sutherland
Paint Technician

I have loved cars and (especially) motorbikes since a very young age, and riding motorbikes since the age of five.

I have a real passion for car finishing and take pride in the presentation of every car I own, or look after for a customer. When I'm not working on my own car, I enjoy spending my spare time with my fiance.

2.9 miles from
Jct 2 of A194
0.6 miles from
Heworth Train Station
3.3 miles from
Newcastle Centre