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Meet the Team

Snows is dedicated to providing an outstanding level of service. If you're a business owner looking to use corporate vehicles, we have some fantastic options available to you, and we're confident that our expertise will encourage you to come back time and time again. In a relationship like this it's important to know who you're dealing with, and so to make life that little bit easier, you can meet our corporate team below. Browse the profiles below and click through to find out more.

Richard Betts

Group Corporate Director, Snows

Richard has been in corporate sales within the motor industry for 20+ years, including 16 with major leasing companies and account managing large businesses. He works closely with the Snows Corporate teams, as well as managing the Motability and Aftersales programmes. Snows staff work in a fast-paced environment and Richard thrives in this atmosphere, helping the company to further improve.

For your corporate requirements please contact Richard at or 01489 799 820.

Sian Yates

Sales Executive, Snows Leasing

Sian is an integral part of the Snows Leasing team and has helped grow the leasing department. Her favourite part of the job is developing a relationship with customers so they find their ideal vehicle. Sian has the extra advantage of being able to speak Spanish, having lived in Spain for two and a half years. Sian likes to keep active by taking her dog for walks and keeping fit at the gym.

For your corporate requirements please click here to contact Sian.

Andy Preest

Business Centre Manager, Snows Lexus Hedge End

Andy has been in the motor industry since he left school more than 30 years ago, building up extensive experience across a range of marques before joining Snows. The Lexus Business Centre at Hedge End has grown considerably under his direction and Andy’s aspiration is to make it is the number one Lexus Business Centre in the UK. Andy was a keen golfer, skier and cyclist before a knee injury curtailed activity. 

For all your corporate requirements, please click here to contact Andy.

Nicola Townsend

Corporate Sales Manager, Snows Mercedes-Benz Vans Exeter

Nicola Townsend has been working with commercial vehicles for more than 15 years and is a huge fan of Mercedes-Benz: "The brand is phenomenal. Such a quality product, and the aftersales back-up through Mercedes-Benz Mobilo is a market leader. There are great offers for telematics and aftersales as well, which makes the total package to customers outstanding." Nicola is a keen beach walker in the West Country, accompanied by her family and pet dog Gilbert, a Springer Spaniel. 

For your corporate requirements please click here to contact Nicola.

Alastair Rutt

Divisional Corporate Manager, Snows Toyota Southampton

Alastair has been at Snows for more than a decade, having started as a service advisor at Snows Toyota Southampton. The most rewarding part of his role is helping customers find solutions to suit them, whether it’s a farmer needing one truck or a businessman in charge of hundreds of vehicles. Snows Toyota Southampton Business Centre is the proud owner of a Toyota's Business Centre of the Year award. Away from work Alastair has released 15 singles and remixes as a DJ and has travelled to countries such as Japan and Morocco.

For your corporate requirements please click here to contact Alastair.

Colin Dyke

Business Development Manager, Snows Kia Basingstoke

Colin has been working in the industry for 20-plus years in retail and corporate sales: “I’m happy that there’s always something new going on in the motor industry - it means that every day is a potential learning curve.” Colin, who has been a Business Development Manager at Snows since 2014, is a keen football supporter, cheering on Southampton Football Club.

For your corporate requirements please click here to contact Colin.​

​Jo Letts

Commercial Vehicle Manager, Snows Toyota Plymouth​

​Jo has 10-plus years of experience with the Toyota marque, giving her a fantastic insight when it comes to finding the right vehicles to suit customer requirements. Thanks to her dedication, customers come back time and time again. Away from work, Jo events her horse and rides across Dartmoor. She skydived for 15 years and competed with her dog, Tor the Rhodesian Ridgeback, at Crufts.

For your corporate requirements please click here to contact Jo​.

Paul Collingwood

Commercial Vehicle Manager, Snows Toyota Southampton

Paul has worked in the motor industry for more than 30 years, predominantly in the light commercial vehicle (LCV) sector, and can provide in-depth product knowledge and advice to customers. He’s worked with small local businesses and corporate organisations, seeing positive changes in technology and safety features to meet the modern needs of motorists. Paul aims to lead the way with Toyota LCV sales in the UK. He is a huge fan of Southampton Football Club.

For your corporate requirements please click here to contact Paul.​

Richard Curle

Business Centre Manager, Snows Toyota Exeter

A finalist for Motor Trader Magazine’s Sales Manager of the Year, Richard has 30-plus years of managerial experience in the motor trade, having worked with different brands including BMW and Ferrari. Richard says it’s “refreshing” to be part of Snows, where the focus is on providing excellence in customer experience and care. In his spare time, Richard is a referee for the underwater hockey sport octopus.

For your corporate requirements please click here to contact Richard.

Phil Smith

Business Centre Manager, Snows Toyota Waterlooville

Phil has been in the motor industry for nearly 30 years, working for with a variety of manufacturers selling cars and commercials. Phil helps Business customers with their fleet solutions and has a particular passion for hybrid vehicles, with Toyota being a market leader in the hybrid sector. An avid cyclist, Phil completed the London to Brighton Bike Ride 13 times for charity.

For your corporate requirements please click here to contact Phil.

James Lonergan

Senior Business Centre Sales Executive, Snows Toyota Southampton

James, who joined Snows Toyota in 2015 as a trainee in his first role within the motor industry, is on his way to becoming an expert in fleet solutions. Under the guidance of Alastair Rutt, James is building up his product knowledge and developing his own customer base. He is already a valued member of the team in his own right. James was a former gym trainer and regularly works out on weights.

For your corporate requirements please click here to contact James.

Caroline Dance

Corporate Sales Manager, Snows SEAT Southampton

Caroline has been in the motor industry for all her working life, with 20-plus year in fleet sales. She worked with a variety of marques before SEAT. Caroline is proud that, within the last five years, Snows SEAT has consistently been in the top two for corporate sales, demonstrating the dedication and determination of the team to provide a fantastic customer experience. Caroline enjoys gardening and walking her two dogs in the countryside.

For your corporate requirements please click here to contact Caroline.

David Plant

Fleet Sales Manager, Snows Peugeot Basingstoke

David has worked in the Motor Industry for 20 years since leaving college. He has spent 15 years with the PSA Brands, and takes immense pride in what he does, as he strives to deliver a professional level of care, whether a customer is purchasing 1 vehicle or 50! Outside of work, David loves spending time with his family, and can be found visiting theme parks and enjoying white knuckle rides. He also loves to go and play Golf with old school friends and put the world to right.

For your corporate and Fleet requirements, please click here to contact David.

Helena Norton

Retail and Commercial Sales Executive, Snows Toyota Waterlooville

Helena started in the motor industry in 2004 and has worked with a variety of manufacturers, mainly selling retail cars, and is now enjoying her new role in corporate. She takes pride in finding the right motoring solutions for her customers and discussing all the options available to them to help benefit them, and their business. Outside of work, Helena enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, as well as having a keen passion for cooking.

For your retail and commercial requirements, please click here to contact Helena.

Mark Ellett

Brand Centre Sales Executive, Snows Toyota Hedge End

Mark was headhunted by Snows Toyota from Hendy’s and brings a wealth of knowledge with him. He has worked within the motor trade for over 30 years, working alongside brands such as BMW, Mercedes & Ford. Although new to the Toyota franchise he is very much looking forward to working alongside the brand and was initially attracted to the role because of how forward thinking Toyota are within the business arena. Mark was well aware that at Snows Toyota our Business customers are well catered for.

Furthermore, Mark can offer Contract Hire and Leasing (CHL) arrangements delivering low monthly payments and excellent total cost of ownership. To contact Mark directly, please click here.

Mark Seaman

Local Business Development Manager, Snows

Mark has been in the motor trade industry on and off since 1991. He started off with selling Austin Rovers and then went on to sell Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Peugeot and most recently, VW Commercial vehicles. Mark has worked in both retail and fleet roles and also took some time out and qualified as a driving instructor. Mark is an avid F1 follower; he enjoys city breaks and longer trips abroad with his wife, and likes to keep active by going for walks.

For any business enquiries, please contact Mark at or 07468 697594.