Meet The Team At Howards Peugeot Taunton

  • Ian Hurford

    About Ian Hurford

    Been in the industry since 1964. Enjoys motor sport, he has a dog named Bramble- an ex gun dog- who he enjoys walking after work. Couldn’t be without work.

    Ian Hurford

    Parts Supervisor


  • Richard Batstone

    About Richard Batstone

    Richard started in the industry in 1987. He joined Howards in 1998 when the Gliddons business was taken over. He enjoys fixing and repairing things. He loves Enduro bike riding. Likes watching Game of Thrones. A steak and chips fan!

    Richard Batstone

    Master Technician


  • Chris Johns

    About Chris Johns

    Chris started in the industry in 1983. Loves the variety of the job. Enjoys cricket, walking and gardening. He loves good weather so he can enjoy all of the above.

    Chris Johns

    Franchise General Manager


  • Nick Payne

    About Nick Payne

    Nick Payne

    Workshop Control


  • Darren Groves

    About Darren Groves

    Darren started at Howards Motor Group in 2001. He enjoys meeting new people on a daily basis and takes pride in making your car sparkle! In his spare time Darren is a horror movie fanatic and loves a good pot of Pringles!

    Darren Groves

    Cleaner / Driver


  • Lauren Harvey

    About Lauren Harvey

    Loves making sure everything goes to plan and enjoys the hustle and bustle of a busy environment. Enjoys pig breeding and looking after livestock in her spare time. Can’t live without chocolate and cake.

    Lauren Harvey

    Reception / Handover Specialist


  • Mark Brown

    About Mark Brown

    Mark has been in the industry since 1995. Enjoys being part of a team. Takes part in decathlons, enjoys road cycling, horse riding and a capable oil artist. Loves a chicken and pickle sandwich.

    Mark Brown

    Sales Executive


  • Neil Pritchard

    About Neil Pritchard

    Neil joined Howards in 2015. Is a lover of cars. Spends most of his spare time with his family and getting run raged by his two young daughters! Is fond of a good steak and a fan of the Matrix.

    Neil Pritchard

    Sales Manager


  • Gary Evans

    About Gary Evans

    Started in the industry in 1975. He enjoys meeting different people on a daily basis. He enjoys horse riding and cooking. He couldn’t be without his cooking wok.

    Gary Evans

    Senior Customer Advisor


  • Ian Price

    About Ian Price

    Likes meeting and dealing with a wide cross section of people. Proud new father and enjoys travel and live gigs.

    Ian Price

    Sales Executive


  • Martin Joseph

    About Martin Joseph

    Martin loves meeting people and delivering a quality customer experience. He enjoys the work of Gerry Anderson “Thunderbirds” and spending time with family. Couldn’t be without tea.

    Martin Joseph

    Sales Controller


  • Carys Woodhouse

    About Carys Woodhouse

    Carys joined Howards January 2015 having previously been a carer. Carys enjoys meeting new people and helping them. Her favourite TV programme is Hollyoaks and her favourite dish is Ribs. In her spare time she enjoys walking her dogs and is a car lover.

    Carys Woodhouse

    Service Advisor


  • Glenn Dodden

    About Glenn Dodden

    Loves meeting new customers. Enjoys running and cycling and loves a brew.

    Glenn Dodden

    Parts Advisor


  • Mike Stone

    About Mike Stone

    Mike started with Howards in 1998 when the Gliddens business was taken over. He has worked on Peugeot’s since 1986. Outside of work he enjoys motor cycling and cycling. He enjoys watching Superman and is partial to a glass of red.

    Mike Stone

    Master Technician


  • Rob Hawkins

    About Rob Hawkins

    Rob started with Howards in 2011 following a stint with Volkswagen. He has been in the industry since 1994 and enjoys the customer interaction and team camaraderie. He enjoys music, travelling, and cinema. His favourite film is ‘First Blood’ and has a diverse taste in music. He loves fish and chips and a Sunday Roast.

    Rob Hawkins

    Parts Advisor


Howard Garages (Weston) Ltd is an Appointed Representative of Automotive Compliance Ltd, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA No 497010). Automotive Compliance Ltd’s permissions as a Principal Firm allows Howard Garages (Weston) Ltd to act as a credit broker, not as a lender, for the introduction to a limited number of finance providers and to act as an agent on behalf of the insurer for insurance distribution activities only.

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