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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 children and he enjoys running to keep fit, walking his Labrador and socialising 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 children, classic cars are his passion and he 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 performance cars.
  • Ashley Richardson - Aftersales Manager

    Ash has been in the motor trade for over ten years and since joining Auriga Cars in he has worked his way up to become aftersales manager. A highly valued member of the team he has helped build a great reputation for the operation and an army of loyal customers. He is a devoted family man with a young daughter. In his spare time he adores eating (cheese is his favourite), watching football, having fun with his 'handbag' pooch Lenny the French Bulldog and spending time with family and friends.
  • Jamie Hunt - Workshop Manager

    Jamie has been in the motor trade since he was sweet sixteen. He has vast experience having worked with several manufacturers including Morgan, Noble and Lotus. A fully accredited technician and MOT tester he is well known and respected locally both by businesses and private customers alike. He lives locally with the lovely Eve. A happy dad he has loads of children who he loves being with but if he does ever get a spare five minutes his pastimes include shopping, fishing and eating out.
  • Ryan Vaughan - Technician

    Ryan completed his apprenticeship and became fully qualified as a technician and MOT tester. He's worked at main dealers in the Sheffield area and in Dronfield at Sheaf Motors before joining Auriga Cars. There are few, if any, jobs that daunt him, he simply loves a challenge. Always happiest with a spanner in his hand he can often be heard singing in the workshop (we can only guess it sounds better in his head than to anyone listening). Engaged for years he's a loving family man with three girls. His hobbies include family days out, barbecuing and holidaying in Cornwall. In any spare time he does have he squeezes in a spot of fishing. Shock news just in! He's rumoured to be getting married in 2018. Blimey.
  • Malcolm Simmons - Technician

    A Sheffield chap born and bred having attended All Saints school Malc studied automotive engineering at Castle College. Having worked in the transmission and motor industry he's been operating his own local business for the last ten years he's known to virtually every one in the area. We're delighted he joined Auriga Cars and know that with his cheerful disposition, knowledge and local connections he's an undoubted asset to the business. Blinky his American Bulldog is massive and needs plenty of walkies and as for hobbies, he enjoys keeping fit mountain-biking and is learning Taekwondo
  • Matt Curran - Technician

    Matt joined Auriga Cars as an apprentice whilst at Chesterfield College. He has successfully completed his training Level 1,2 and 3 with flying colours and we are now proud to say that he is a fully qualified technician. A superb member of the team thanks to his 'can do' attitude he's always 'Employee of the Month' winner. As part of his continuing development he will shortly be undertaking his MOT testers certification. No longer the baby of the company he'll always be his mums baby! Outside work his hobbies were slow cars and fast women though he now appears to have been tamed by his better half (as we all are eventually!).
  • Luke Barnes - Apprentice Technician

    Luke joined Auriga Cars having completed his GCSE exams as an apprentice and is enrolled at Chesterfield College to undertake his training to become a fully qualified technician. A polite, confident young man, he's fitted straight in and as the 'baby' of the team he's been adopted by the whole Auriga family. He lives with his parents and sister but the world's his oyster thanks to the arrival of his new scooter! When he's not zipping about or going out with friends he plays cricket and football and also loves cross country running, mountain biking and kick-boxing.
  • 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.