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Meet the team at Auriga Cars

At Auriga Cars we stock a wide range of quality used cars to suit all budgets and lifestyles. Based in Dronfield in the Derbyshire area, we are proud of the first class customer service we provide to all of our customers.

Meet the team at Auriga Cars who are here to help you find your next perfect car and make the process as quick and easy as possible.

  • Steve Scarratt - Director

    Steve has been in the motor industry all his working life. Starting as an apprentice mechanic (working on Allegros and Metros!) he subsequently moved into sales and quickly became the youngest Mercedes-Benz dealer principal in the country, a position in which he excelled. Having achieved all his goals within the PLC world he started Auriga Cars in June 2008. Holiday-loving Steve is married with two teenage children and enjoys jogging to keep fit, walking his Labrador and going out with family and friends.
  • Nick Prados - Director

    Nick graduated from Sheffied with an LLB Honours law degree and trained to be a barrister before joining the industry in 1994. Initially in car sales, his career subsequently involved consultancy work with both manufacturers and dealer groups before rejoining the retail environment. He established Auriga Cars with Steve and has thoroughly enjoyed every step in the company's growth. Married with two grown up children, cars and classics are his obsession and he also loves socialising and travel.
  • Jim Kyte - Sales Executive

    Jim has been in the motor industry for over fifteen years and has an excellent reputation in the local area where he has worked in sales during this time. Since joining Auriga Cars he's become an integral part of the operation. Outside work he is a family man who spends time with his close relatives and friends. Cat lover Jim has a Persian moggy, Garfield, and his pastimes include going to the gym and being a sports car enthusiast he enjoys driving high-performance cars.
  • Izaak Prados - Sales Executive

    Born and bred in Dronfield, Izaak has been around cars all his life and professionally joined the industry when he was just 18 years old. Having worked in new and used car sales, he was the top salesperson in the market area for two years running at Mercedes-Benz before becoming business, and then sales manager. So he has bags of experience. He lives with his fabulous girlfriend, Lily the lawyer, in Sheffield and when not at the gym, eating out or socialising, his passion is cars. He loves all types of machinery but has a special soft-spot for 'young-timer' German classics and as well as his Mercedes-Benz 190E daily driver he owns a beautiful 1990's BMW M5. The lucky crumpet!
  • Ashley Richardson - Aftersales Manager

    Ash has been in the motor trade for well over ten years and since joining Auriga Cars in he has worked his way through a variety of roles to become aftersales manager. A highly valued member of the team he's helped build a great reputation for the operation and has an army of loyal customers. A devoted family man, he and the lovely Jodi have a young daughter, Mia, and son, Ollie. In his spare time he adores eating (cheese is his favourite), watching football, having fun with his 'handbag' pooches Lenny and Winnie the French Bulldogs and spending time with family and friends.
  • Haydn Wood - MOT Tester and Technician

    Haydn completed his apprenticeship and became fully qualified as a technician and MOT tester. He's worked at main and independent dealerships in and the Chesterfield before joining Auriga Cars. There are few, if any, jobs that daunt him, he simply loves a challenge. Always happiest with an MOT clipboard or spanner in his hand he's a real pleasure to have as a member of the team. A keen dog lover, he has a Springer Spaniel called Charlie, who he enjoys spending time walking and going for a pint with. The 'Monty Don' of the company his two allotments keep him busy in any spare time he does have!
  • Christian Cooper - MOT Tester and Technician

    Chris began his working life as an apprentice in Sheffield where he studied at Handsworth Skills Centre and Sheffield College and has been in the industry ever since in various roles. A fully accredited technician and MOT tester he's also a member of the IMI. Before joining the Auriga team he he worked as an mechanic and MOT tester locally though in the past has lived and worked all over the region. He lives with his wife Lisa in Sheffield, has plenty of children and over twenty grandchildren which doesn't leave a lot of time for hobbies. Blimey! A keen chef he cooks an amazing curry and when he gets a free evening he enjoys a good night out.
  • Michal Mocny - Technician

    Michal brings an international flavour to the Auriga team. Hailing from the beautiful city of Krakow in Poland where he completed a four year vehicle apprenticeship he holds a host of vehicle qualifications. A hardworking, friendly and polite young man he's fitted into the company brilliantly. Outside work he lives with his girlfriend, Emilia who's studying at university in Sheffield and is enjoying exploring his new home country. He loves driving and his hobbies include listening to jazz music.
  • Liam Whetton - MOT Tester and Technician

    A fully trained technician, having attended Chesterfield College from 2013 and working in the industry from 2014 onwards Liam has a wealth of experience. For five years he worked as a motorsport technician at a Dronfield based race team, and more recently in local service operations, so there's not much that fazes him. On top of his qualifications and knowledge he is a real asset to the team because of his great 'can do' attitude. From Chesterfield he lives with his partner, nurse Amy, whom he loves spending time with. In what little time he has left his numerous hobbies, which are all motor related, include going up and down the country racing competition quad bikes with his dad, restoring his own Volkswagen Mk1 Caddy and visiting car shows. One thing's for certain, he has petrol in his blood!
  • John Murray - MOT Tester and Technician

    Local chap John has worked in a brace of highly regarded Sheffield garages since leaving school and is a vastly experienced mechanic who can turn his hand to anything from the smallest task to a full engine removal job. In addition to his undoubted spanner skills he's been a fully qualified MOT tester for over a decade. Outside work he lives in Dronfield, has two teenage boys and his hobbies include camping and 4WD mud-plugging off-roading both at organised events or simply with a few mates who are good for a laugh.
  • Matthew Wood - Cosmetic Refurbishment Specialist

    Matthew has been working in the cosmetic paint spraying and alloy wheel refurbishment sector for over 10 years. This has involved providing services for prestige franchises, independent dealerships and private customers. He joined the Auriga following the construction of our state-of-the-art spray booth and is a welcome addition to the team both for his undoubted skills as well as his happy demeanor. A married family guy with three kids when they're not keeping him busy he is absolutely carp fishing bonkers, in his own words he 'wakes up and goes to sleep dreaming about fish'. Yep, we know - that's odd!
  • Mick Cox - Driver Valeter

    Mick has been in the motor trade since leaving school and has a wealth of experience. He joined us at Auriga Cars years ago and is a genuine, loyal and key member of the squad. He is a pleasure to work with and always has a smile on his face. Mick is vital in ensuring that our vehicles are prepared to the highest possible standards for photographing and when being delivered. In his spare time Mick is a keen model railway and steam train enthusiast who travels the country to attend events and rallies.