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:

01825 701 688

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

Sales 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

Simon Thompson

Simon Thompson

Account Manager

Standing at 6’7 I am considered a giant in the leasing world! I have recently returned to the industry and with over 15 years of motor industry experience, I feel am well positioned to listen to the needs of the customer and make informed and unbiased recommendations. My belief is that It is not just about selling a vehicle more about making sure you have the correct one for your needs so that you come back time and again.

Direct Dial: 

01825 701 197

Email: 

simon.thompson@crusadervehicles.co.uk

SHANE B&W

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

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 here! 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

NICKY B&W

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

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

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