Meet the Team

Get to Know Us

Ian Piper
M.I.M.I.

CEO

Ian practically grew up in a dealership within. His family has been in the motor trade since his grandfather started a repair garage. With a career in the automotive industry spanning nearly 20 years, Ian worked his way up from vehicle preparation, to sales for both franchised and independent dealers, then to Sales Manager before being appointed Dealer Principal for a main dealer group. Ian studied Automotive Law & Management in order to join the IMI before later becoming a full member through qualification and experience.

Rob Queen
F.I.M.I.

Managing Director

Rob has nearly 20 years' experience in the Automotive industry starting as Aftersales Marketing Manager at Honda (UK) followed by 8 years in various senior marketing roles at British Car Auctions. Here he was responsible for Buyer Management both within the UK and mainland Europe. Rob joined Starkwood Media Group Ltd in 2009 and is now responsible for all operating activity within the company. Rob is a Fellow of the Institute of the Motor Industry and outside of work is a huge fan of rugby.

Russell Quantick

Head of Sales

Russell is the Head of Customer Accounts at Starkwood Media Group Ltd, and has worked for us for nearly 6 years and admits to having loved almost every minute of it! Russell lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and young daughter. Russell's main passion is to follow Liverpool Football Club.

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Jon Ireland

North Regional Manager

Jon has worked in the motor trade for over 20 years supplying finance and products, in addition to consulting and recruitment. For the past 5 years he has worked in digital marketing supplying websites and marketing solutions to both Individuals and Dealer groups. He particularly enjoys helping dealers to increase sales (and profits) using the internet. Outside work Jon is a keen sportsman who likes to keep fit, and who also enjoys coaching young athletes.

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Pam Strange

Accounts Manager

Pam joined us in March 2017 in a new Account Manager role. Her previous experience has been within sales and marketing for almost 11 years. Pam is very much looking forward to making this role her own, increasing the brand awareness for the company and supporting the sales and design team to enable Starkwood to grow. Starkwood is a big change for Pam as her previous companies were within the building industry, but she has enjoyed learning all the different aspects of web design.

Daniel Taylor

Chief Technical Officer

Daniel is our resident Chief Technical Officer and is in charge of keeping our websites running perfectly behind the scenes as well as our entire development team.

Richard Dobson

Developer

Richard is one of our longest standing employees, and has had direct input on most if not all development projects at Starkwood Media Group Ltd for the past five years.

Yuwaraj Gurung

Developer

He joined the team in June 2015 after graduating from City University London. He is currently involved in building Greenfield projects which are both in house and product SAAS system whilst supporting the legacy system.

Fouad Soukeur

Developer

Fouad is our newest addition to the Starkwood Media Group Ltd team, he is our development apprentice and is currently learning the tools of the trade. Fouad is an avid Arsenal fan, and is currently learning to drive.

Matthew Cocks

Developer

Matthew Cocks is one of our senior developers. We brought Matthew in to develop our next generation web framework drawing on the experience of our designers. Matthew has over twenty years experience in software development starting his career with Reuters. While working for Iris software Ltd he had the honour of creating the application software that submitted the first electronic UK tax return. Subsequently he has worked for both software houses (helping them develop off the shelf software) and companies requiring analysis to develop bespoke systems.

Simon Barker

Lead Designer

Simon has over 7 years' design experience of producing print and digital solutions. Simon joined us in 2013 initially working in Support, to becoming a fully fledged Web Designer, and eventually Lead Designer. Working with exceptional designers to provide innovative and creative digital solutions for the automotive industry.

James Ashwood

Website Designer

James joined us in 2014 in Design Support but quickly proved himself and now, as well as Web Design, is looking after our own Social Media Activity. Aka Jimbob, an avid collector of vinyl records and steelbooks. You'll most likely find him at St. Mary's Stadium or the cinema with a glass of ice cold rum close by.

Daniel Beven

Website Designer

Daniel Beven is one of our most senior designers, working on our current stock management system, Autohub. As our company's avid PC gamer, when he is not in the office, he spends his time working through his growing games catalogue on Steam.

Benjamin Ling

Website Designer

Ben started with us in 2013, and has grow into one of our most senior web designers and is responsible for the look of our new company website. Ben loves any music with a bassy undertone, and is the resident Starkwood Media Group Ltd car guy.

Lukasz Pason

Website Designer

Lukasz is an accurate, creative and flexible design professional with many years of experience. With a strong print design background, passion for modern technologies and tons of new ideas allows him to complete any project handed to him. Lukasz likes cycling, watching movies and playing video games in his spare time.

Arthur Willcox

Website Designer

Arthur heads up Design Support since joining the Starkwood family at the start of 2017. With a degree in Fine Art from UCA Farnham and a background in Graphic Design, his spare time is spent indulging in the latest Netflix series and participating in charity bicycle events.

Sarina Stevens

Accounting Assistant

Sarina joined Starkwood in 2016 and has have been working in accounts for the last 20 years. Sarina has worked for large enterprises as well as SME's and this has given her a broad knowledge of accounts and office administration. She looks forward to the challenges and new experiences with Starkwood.