Meet our wonderful team!

DAVE SQ

Dave Rainer

Director

I have been with Crusader since the beginning and have loved every minute (almost!). My role involves putting together the deals you see and saving customers money as well as looking after the good old, day-to-day stuff!

I love any sports, anything with wheels, snowboarding and spending time with my family! (not in that order, of course!)

 

Direct Dial: 

01825 573 684

Email:

enquiries@crusadervans.co.uk

CORAL SQ

Coral Smith

Senior Account Manager

I joined the company in February 2011, originally as telephone canvasser, I progressed quickly into the sales team and have worked hard to build up an extensive range of repeat customers. Now the longest-serving member of the sales team, I thrive on getting people into the right van at the right price and I love being able to save my customers money. With two horses, a dog and two cats my spare time is limited, but at weekends, I like to help a friend with her herd of Alpacas and lovely Llamas.

 

Direct Dial:

0203 535 7733

Email:

coral@crusadervans.co.uk

SEAN SQ

Sean Wilson

Senior Account Manager

With over 30 years experience and now in my sixth year with Crusader, I specialise in a consultative approach helping fleet managers deliver the very best solution on time and on budget. I feel my experience brings real benefits to my customers looking for the very best deal, both in terms of the products we stock and supply, and the choice of finance plans available. We believe every client’s situation is different and we pride ourselves firstly by listening, conducting a thorough fact find and then presenting a bespoke solution.

 

Direct Dial: 

01825 701 182

Email: 

sean@crusadervans.co.uk

STEVE SQ

Steve Driscoll

Account Manager

25 Years’ Experience in the Motor Industry.

Experience in New & Used Vehicles for Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Alfa Romeo & Volvo.

Specialising in Finance and Customer Service.

PS: ELVIS LIVES!

 

Direct Dial:

01825 701 193

Email:

steve.driscoll@crusadervehicles.co.uk

BOB SQ

Bob Cunningham

Account Manager

With over 30 years’ experience within the Motor Finance industry, coupled with the additional product knowledge I have acquired since joining Crusader Vehicles, I am able to offer the complete package to ensure that I provide my customers with the right vehicle solutions that are tailor-made to the individual needs.

 

Direct Dial: 

01825 701 208

Email: 

bob.cunningham@crusadervehicles.co.uk

SHAUN SQ (1)

Shaun Wares

Account Manager

I have 5 over years experience in the motor trade both in the retail and fleet sector. I have delivered many of our Vortex vans and also specialise in finding great car deals for our customers. In my spare time, I like to swim and have taken part in a few marathons and half marathons.

 

Direct Dial: 

01825 701 192

Email: 

shaun.wares@crusadervehicles.co.uk

SCOTT SQ

Scott Barnard

Account Manager

I have over 23 years experience within the motor industry in sales, service and as a qualified vehicle technician.

With the new found knowledge I’ve gained whilst working at Crusader Vehicles, I am able to provide advice and expertise on all aspects of the commercial vehicle industry and help with your individual needs.

 

Direct Dial: 

01825 701 194

Email: 

scott.barnard@crusadervehicles.co.uk

MATTSQ

Matt Russell

Account Manager

After more than a decade selling high-end audio visual equipment and then a short spell working for BMW, I bring a wealth of customer service to the Crusader team. I’m a big petrolhead and enjoy staying up to date with the latest innovations and developments in the car industry to ensure that I can find the right vehicle for our customers. A big fan of the BTCC, WRC and Formula 1 and a supporter of Crystal Palace, when not at work I’m usually found watching sport or spending time with my family.

 

Direct Dial: 

01825 701 188

Email: 

matt.russell@crusadervehicles.co.uk

PJ SQ

Peter Johnson

Account Manager

Peter aka PJ started in vehicles sales just after the Ford Fiesta was first launched.

41 years later they are both still going strong!

In recent years PJ has specialised in commercial vehicles and finance as has Crusader Vans.

 

Direct Dial: 

01825 701 198

Email:

peter.johnson@crusadervehicles.co.uk

LIZ SQ

Liz Burtenshaw

Senior Administrator

I joined the Crusader team early 2014 to support the sales guys and girls with all the administration and so much more. I have many years experience in vehicle-related admin and I love my job – it is so varied and so busy that I never get the chance to be bored. I liaise with the sales team, customers and suppliers to ensure our customers get the vehicle they order as quickly as possible.

In my spare time, I am a Mum of 3 girls so spend time with them and go for long walks with our dog.

 

Direct Dial: 

01825 701 191

Email: 

liz@crusadervans.co.uk

elen SQ 2

Ellen Reilly

Administrator

My first ever proper job since leaving college is working at Crusader. I never thought I would enjoy working in an office, but I love my role especially with the atmosphere there is. It makes me never want to leave. Everyone has such a fun spirit and a willingness to help customers and team members alike.

When I am not at work I am at all the socials and having a good time.

 

Direct Dial: 

01825 701 207

Email: 

ellen.reilly@crusadervehicles.co.uk

Nicola Stacey

Customer Liaison

I have worked in the motor trade for over 20 years. Starting off as a Service Advisor for Volkswagen Commercial & M.A.N. I then went on to manage a friends garage/workshop for a short period. After spending several more years in main dealers of Nissan & Vauxhall I moved to Volkswagen as a Sales Administrator were I worked for 10 years. I have now been at Crusaders for nearly 2 years and currently work as Customer Liasion. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time gardening and going to support our local football team, Eastbourne Town with my husband.

 

Direct Dial: 

01825 573 958

Email:

nicola.stacey@crusadervehicles.co.uk

SHANE SQ

Shane Baldock

Compliance Manager

I am back for my second stint at Crusader Vans after having a year out of the business [previously here for 8 & ½ years] to see if the grass was greener. It wasn’t.
During my ‘sabbatical’ I gained even more experience which now helps me in my current and exciting role as the Compliance Manager for Crusader Vans.
It is my job to make sure that the company adhere to all the rules and regulations set out for us from the Financial Conduct Authority [FCA] and to make sure that all of our customers are treated fairly.
In my spare time, you will find me either at the golf course, at the AMEX stadium or at home with the children and getting under my wife’s feet.

 

Direct Dial: 

01825 701 180

Email:

shane.baldock@crusadervehicles.co.uk

MADDY SQ

Madeleine Tyrell-Dann

Management Accountant

I’m the Management Accountant here at Crusader Vehicles and have recently achieved my Level 4 AAT Qualification. I consider myself to be passionate, driven & fearless when it comes to developing and implementing changes within the Accounts Department. If the business moves forward, we move forward with it.

When I’m not at work, you’ll find me trail running on Ashdown Forest, eating out at my favourite pub or indulging in a good murder mystery on Netflix!

 

Direct Dial: 

01825 573 660

Email: 

accounts@crusadervehicles.co.uk

KOUROSH SQ

Kourosh Kamiab

Accounts

Since Joining the company in August 2016, I’ve been working as an ‘Accounts Assistant Apprentice’ for Crusader. The year and a half spent here has been enjoyable; productive and inspiring. The company has aided me in furthering my AAT Qualifications and I aim to return the favour; being dedicated to my colleagues and customers. My understanding of the Motor Industry has expanded greatly due to an abundance of knowledge that floods Crusader’s office space. I take pride in maintaining the accounts; delivering a professional and ethical service to all I encounter.

 

Direct Dial:

01825 573 660

Email: 

accounts@crusadervehicles.co.uk

THOM SQ

Thomas Earle

Marketing

I am just your average doughnut making, dragon slaying, rugby playing, Spurs fan. I have a real passion for digital marketing & new media I am a strong believer in the golden circle and building brands from the ground up. My dedication and drive helps myself and those around me to thrive.  I look after the marketing activities and the website for Crusader. So I am to blame for all those Facebook ads and other marketing materials that have brought you to our lovely website.

 

Direct Dial: 

01825 701 186

Email: 

thom.earle@crusadervehicles.co.uk

Meet our amazing Regional Representatives!

STU SQ

Stuart Turton

Regional Representative For South Yorkshire

Stuart is a South Yorkshire native based in Sheffield and has been involved in the automotive industry for most of his working life.

He began his working career with the Kennings Motor Group where he served his apprenticeship as an HGV mechanic working on British Leyland Trucks.
He is a keen cyclist and Captain of his local bowling club.

 

Direct Dial: 

01143 210 032

Email:

stuart.turton@crusadervehicles.co.uk

KELLY SQ

Kelly Matthews

Regional Representative For Lincolnshire

Kelly has a long history with Crusader and the motor trade. Originally employed by Crusader as one of our top account managers Kelly moved to Lincolnshire last year. When we came up the idea of Regional Representatives Kelly jumped at the chance to represent the Crusader brand in her new home. You will find Kelly is ready to assist you for all your van finance needs in Lincolnshire.

 

Direct Dial: 

07969 871352

Email: 

kelly.matthews@crusadervehicles.co.uk

ANDY SQ

Andy Hook

Regional Representative For Bristol

Andy has a breadth of experience not usually found in one place! So please feel free to contact him for any conversions or specialist requirements that most companies run away from! He enjoys working closely with his customers to find the best solutions for their requirements, as well as providing great value for money. When not working Andy enjoys his passion for Rugby where he helps coach his local team.

 

Direct Dial:

0117 2444 274

Email: 

andy@crusadervehicles.co.uk

BILL SQ

Bill Sear

Regional Representative For Kent

Bill brings with him over 25 years of experience of working within the motor industry, where he has managed businesses for Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, and Ford.

 

Direct Dial:

07989 572504

Email: 

bill.sear@crusadervehicles.co.uk