Meet the Team
Richard Hudson - Director
Richard has worked in and around Lawson Cars since he was a boy working for his father John, washing and cleaning cars. He never intended to move into the family business but at age 18 he came to 'help with the accounts for a couple of days per week' when a member of staff retired. During his early years at the dealership he worked alongside his brother Jonathan in various roles, from MOT testing to meetings. As you will see he when visiting the garage he actively involved in the business whether and often stands in for both sales and aftersales departments when staff are absent.
John Calvert - Sales Manager
John has been in the motor trade all of his working life, starting as a trainee mechanic with Volvo back in 1989. John has a wide range of dealership knowledge having worked within the workshop, parts department and sales department before making the move into management. After progressing into sales with Volvo for 2 years John joined Land Rover where he enjoyed 10 years with the prestige 4x4 marque. John switched to Audi in 2002 where he progressed from sales to management until he joined us in 2008. John is responsible for purchasing our used car stock and the general running of the sales department, when John is not at work he can often be found tinkering with his classic motorbikes or out riding his Triumph Rocket III.
Tim Robson - Sales Controller
Tim joined the motor trade 11 years ago working for the Audi franchise as a driver. After showing his passion for cars with Audi he began to progress his motoring career, initially in a support role for the sales team whilst attending sales and customer service training courses with the manufacturer. Since leaving Audi Tim has worked with Lexus, SEAT and Citroen, undertaking further sales, customer service and more recently, management training. Tim joined us in December 2012 and has played a major role in working with Richard to oversee our re-vamp, especially with our new website and social media platforms. Tim is the primary point of contact for any sales enquiries or questions and is very approachable so don't be shy, give him a call.
Adam Lowe - Service Manager
Adam has been interested in cars from a very early age having grown up around a small garage in Redcar. In 2001 he began his motor trade career working for Lookers VW, primarily dealing with warranty claims for the manufacturer. He made the switch to service advisor a couple of years later before becoming senior service advisor for the dealership. In 2005 he made the switch to Teesside Audi and developed his technical knowledge of the brand thanks to training courses and trips to the factory in Germany. Whilst with Audi, Adam was selected to become an R8 advocate for the dealership ensuring he could offer technical knowledge and guidance to R8 customers whilst caring for their vehicles. In 2009, Adam joined Mercedes Teesside as Senior Service Team Manager helping run the service department on day to day basis. Finally in 2010, Adam joined our team at Lawson Cars as Service Manager. Adam is always at hand to offer guidance and advice with regards to the maintenance of your car and also to help with any issues you may have.
Harry Matthewman - Bodyshop Technician
Nathan Kerr - Master Technician & MOT Tester
Peter Mahoney - Technician & MOT Tester
Robbie Carter - MOT Tester
Ben Rathbone - Apprentice Technician
Andy Ivin - Valeter