Meet the Team

Alex Wright
Managing Director

Owner and Managing Director Alex Wright bought Shoreham Vehicles Auctions in 2010. Alex is a well known figure in the industry having worked for Manheim Auctions for 15 years in varying roles, most recently as Commercial Director.

Michael Simmons
General Manager/Auctioneer

Michael started his Auction career in 1996 at Manheim Wimbledon, working his way up from Part Time Sales Driver. He quickly established himself as main Auctioneer and with his eye for service levels and detail became Operations Manager, overseeing transport, yard and auctioneers.

Michael’s responsibilities as General Manager at Shoreham Vehicle Actions involve the day to day running of the branch overseeing all departments including auctioneering and valuations.

Catherine Stone
Business Development Manager

Catherine has been with Shoreham Vehicle Auctions for some 12 years previously working in sales for a prominent local radio station. She manages to combine strong administrative skills with great customer care and customer facing qualities making her the perfect Business Development and Customer Account Manager. Catherine is currently focusing on the Dealer Development.

Richard Dalwood
Operations Manager

Richard started his career at Barclays, in the bank’s marketing division. Following this he joined a partnership with his father running the family bakery business. After deciding the world of baked goods was not for him, Richard found his calling at Shoreham Vehicle Auctions. Since he joined in October 2010 as a Sale Driver he has been promoted to Operations Manager and  is responsible for Yard and Transport, ensuring vehicles are collected in a timely manner,valeted, lined up and lotted up correctly whilst ensuring all customers requirements are met.

Kevin Strudwick
Branch Accountant

Kevin takes responsibility for all financial matters within the auction overseeing everything from cashiers to customer / supplier payments. He is completely approachable to any enquiry whatever it’s nature and always sees it through to the end. After obtaining his AAT Certificate with a firm of Chartered Accountants Kevin has held some high profile Financial Controller positions, his Auction career began in the early 1990’s resulting  in an in depth knowledge of the business from the floor to final accounts.