Meet our wonderful team!


Dave Rainer


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!)


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.

For two years, I was Manager in our London Office, taking responsibility for trade, locating vehicles for stock and looking after the team there.

Customer service is of prime importance, and I will always make sure I go the extra mile, to ensure that our customers get the very best from their experience with Crusader.

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.


Sean Wilson

Senior Account Manager

For 20 years I leased capital equipment to a variety of clients ranging from Churches to County Councils. 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 clients situation is different and we pride ourselves firstly by listening, conducting a thorough fact find and then presenting a bespoke solution.

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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.



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.

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Shaun Wares

Account Manager

I’ve been working at Crusader for almost a year now, and in total I have 5 years experience in the motor trade 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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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Ellen Reilly


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Nicola Stacey

Customer Liaison

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Thomas Earle


I look after the marketing activities for the company. In my role I look after all the emails, Facebook, Instagram & web offers that you see.


Shane Baldock

Compliance Officer

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Francine Newton

Financial Controller

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Madeleine Tyrell-Dann

Management Accountant

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