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

Sales Director

Russell is the Sales Director at Starkwood Media Group Ltd, and has worked for us for nearly 8 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.

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.

Emma Burgess

South East Regional Manager

Emma previously worked in the hair industry for ghd for 15 years, within sales and customer support . Excited for a change in industries and her passion for customer service, she is determined to grow the business in the South East, as well as supporting the current customers. Her spare time could be out socialising with friends at vibrant bars or cosy at home watching films.

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.

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.

Fouad Soukeur

Development Support

Fouad is our development apprentice and is currently learning the tools of the trade. Fouad is an avid Arsenal fan, and has recently passed his driving test.

James Davis

Developer

James is a developer with Starkwood since April 2018 who is working mainly on new and upcoming projects. As a strong enthusiast in music, when he's not in the office, James spends his time learning all kinds of songs on his keyboard and guitar, or finding the next CD for his collection.

Harleen Pahuja

Developer

Harleen joined starkwood media group in April 2018. She is relatively new but an experienced software engineer who can get things done while working as part of a team. Outside of working hours she likes listening to music.

David Sweeting

Lead Technical Developer

David is the newest member of the development team, he has spent the majority of his career in a sales environment and always keeps customer expectations at the forefront of any development efforts.

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

Service Delivery Manager

Arthur heads up the Support Team and is responsible for the quality of service. 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.

Joanne Quirk

South East Regional Manager

Joanne has gone from working with Starkwood Media for the past 5 years to now working for them. Being involved in the motor industry for the past 5 years, within the family business with sales and marketing experience. Before this, Joanne was an Estate Agent for 16 years and worked her way up to a managerial role. It's because of Joanne's father, Howard, that she's always had an interest in cars. As well as his own passion for cars, he opened his first Mazda dealership in 1981. Joanne is Mum to two lovely daughters and In her spare time, she enjoys spending it with her Granddaughter and is looking forward to the arrival of her Grandson soon.

Sophie Kang

Midlands Regional Manager

Sophie joined Starkwood in January 2019, coming from a background in car rental. She has a passion for customer service and a love of cars. Sophie is looking forward to expanding our customer base as well as looking after those who are currently on board with us. She has a love for two things outside of work, her cavapoo Ziggy and her very pink sofa!

Danielle Goulbourne

South West Regional Manager

Danielle has worked in many different industries expanding her knowledge within customer orientated roles. She enjoys helping customers and solving problems and her primary goal is to expand her client base in the South West. With a passion for technology, Danielle enjoys socialising and travelling.