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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 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 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 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. A devoted family man, he and his lovely partner have a young daughter and son. 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!
  • Joe Slack - MOT Tester and Technician

    Having worked in the motor industry from way back in 2006 Joe has a wealth of experience. From Sheffield he's worked in aftermarket, factors and service operations, so there's not much that fazes him. On top of a myriad of IMI qualifications he's a VOSA accredited MOT tester and is a real asset to the team not least because of his chirpy 'can do' attitude. A great family man, he and partner Natalie have a little boy, Woody, and yet somehow he still manages to find time to play in a psych and garage band (we understand that's punky rocky music but admit to not being sure). Other than that he's a telly-addict who loves Emmerdale. Bless.
  • David Gilbert - Technician

    Motor-mad Dave who began his working life as an apprentice in Chesterfield and studied at college there has been in the industry ever since in various roles. Before joining the Auriga team he was been employed by a national automotive chain and has certificates coming out of his ears. Married with two kids who he loves to bits he's another of the squad with a passion for modified machines, especially Vauxhall's and classic cars. He's currently carrying out a full bare metal restoration on an original mini, we can't wait to see it hit the tarmac!
  • Ricky Bronson - Technician

    A young, but 'old school' mechanic Ricky will tackle any job thrown at him, perhaps not surprising as before joining us though his background was in cars he was working on trucks and buses. A key member of the Auriga squad he has a laid back manner and 'it's not a problem' is his favourite response. When not at work (we literally have to push him out of the gates at night) he lives locally with smiley Katie and their little lad, Noah. Beside being out and about doing family stuff he's a speed freak has an indecently fast motorbike.
  • 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 now he's passed his driving test having previously been confined to two-wheeled motoring! 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.
  • 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.