Meet the Livery Dole Team - Mitsubishi Showroom | Exeter

Meet Our Team

For many years Livery Dole has been the leading Mitsubishi dealership throughout the South West – Including Marsh Barton, Exeter and Devon. Get to know a little more about the Livery Dole team by browsing through this page and contact the point-of-contact to discuss your needs with them.



Nigel has been with Livery Dole for several centuries! (actually merely decades) he started work for the company in the late 70’s and obviously liked it as he then went on to buy the company, he still enjoys the motor industry and is really proud of the team who work for him, he admits to being totally impractical though this may be a ruse to escape from DIY at home, lives in East Devon, hobbies are very obscure music (which he inflicts on his team from time to time!), Gardening, Wine and enjoying the peace of the countryside.

Hayden Williams - MD


Managing Director

Hayden has worked for Livery Dole since 2004. He joined the company originally as a sales executive before being promoted to sales manager then to sales director and now to Managing Director. His role involves running all aspects of our sales operation including maintaining our customer satisfaction rating. His previous experience was in the hotel industry and this has brought a fresh approach to our sales department.

Joe Chatting - Assistant Sales Manager


Sales manager

Joe’s duties include the day to day running of the sales team he’s been in the motor trade for over a decade and has worked in both a main dealer and a smaller independent garage. When he is not at work he will usually be found walking his dogs on Dartmoor, coarse fishing or planning caravanning trips. He has lived in and around Devon all of his life and now lives in Tavistock with his wife and family.


Accountant and company secretary

Diane is Accountant and Company Secretary producing annual and monthly accounts together with dealing with all financial aspects for the company. Diane has many years of experience within the motor trade with Audi and BMW. Her hobbies include horse riding and walking her dogs.

Annette Trevor - Accounts



Annette joined the company in 2012 with many years experience in the motor trade, starting as the sales administrator. She has now moved to new challenges in the Accounts department. When she has some free time from looking after the family, her hobbies include cooking, interior design and all forms of dancing especially tap dancing.


Vehicle Sales Administrator

Joanne joined us in April 2018 as our Vehicle Sales Administrator. She has been in the motor trade for six years previously working for Volkswagen and Hyundai amongst other manufacturers at both a dealership and a regional level. Prior to that she worked in banking for seven years. She is married and has two step-children. In her spare time she enjoys playing computer games, watching movies and spending time with her family.

Luke Lipa - Apprentice Technician



Luke lives in Teignmouth and has just finished 2 years at South Devon College studying Mechanics. He enjoys football in his free time and is currently training to be a pilot!


Apprentice Technician

Dan is our new apprentice technician, he has a strong passion for music and cars. He’s extremely musically talented and plays the drums in a band which gig regularly. His love for motors was passed onto him from his dad who has been in the motor trade for over 30 years. Dan’s favourite band is The Muse and he dreams of one day owning a 2015 Ford Mustang 5.0 V8. His other interests include Mountain biking and socialising with his family and friends.

Chris Ellison - Service Sales Manager


Warranty administrator

Chris has worked for Livery Dole for since January 1992 and has been in the motor trade since 1973, he is responsible for the smooth running of our service reception , he originally qualified as a technician and then worked with a variety of franchises including, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Lada, Chrysler/Rootes group and Suzuki before joining Livery Dole. He enjoy watching most sports especially Formula 1, rugby, football and playing golf when no ones looking. He is also a keen caravanner (forget the stereotype caravanning person) and manages to get away every other weekend.


Showroom & Sales Support Operative

Peter Ackford has worked for Livery Dole since February 1984, he’s our longest serving employee after the Chairman! He joined the company originally as a technician before progressing through the parts department and service reception. He lives locally and can even walk to work. His hobbies include fishing, football and cycling

MATTHEW WILLIAMS - Sales Executive


Sales executive

Matt is a sales executive within our sales team. Prior to that he ran his own landscaping company in Cheltenham (where he had two Mitsubishi L200’s for his business). This business expanded to operate both in Cheltenham and Ivybridge, however he decided that running a business in two places was not possible, he had always wanted to work within the car industry and joined Livery Dole in 2009.

Andy Godbeer - Workshop Controller


After sales manager

Andy has Worked for Livery Dole since October 1994, initially as a technician, then moving to master technician before being promoted to workshop manager, he has many years of Motor Trade experience and is responsible for the complex diagnostic work, all aspects of quality control and ensuring that his team play their part in keeping up Livery Dole’s customer satisfaction rating. Andy lives in Exeter, is Married with 2 children, his hobbies include playing and watching football, as well as a long term interest in following the local Speedway team. Andy received the ‘EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR AWARD’ 2012 for going that extra mile in his everyday duties, Congratulations Andy you deserve it…


Customer relations manager

Layla joined the Livery Dole team in May 2016, with an extensive background in Customer Care she is our CRM Manager caring for our clients pre and post sale. Her hobbies include playing badminton, dog walking and eating out.


Master technician

Tim has worked for Livery Dole since January 2007, he is a qualified Mitsubishi Master Technican having completed a rigorous training schedule, his role includes routine servicing, diagnostics, MOT testing and major repairs. Tim has many years experience within the motor industry. Tim is Married with 3 children. his hobbies include windsurfing and golf.



Nick has many year of experience working in the motor trade on many different brands. In his spare time he enjoys snowboarding and running.

Chris Veitch - Master Technician


Master technician

Chris has worked for Livery Dole since August 2003, he is a fully qualified Mitsubishi Master Technician and MOT tester having completed and passed through a rigorous training schedule, he has many years experience within the Motor Trade. His role with Livery Dole includes work on major repairs, routine servicing,  MOT’s and,diagnostic work. In his spare time Chris enjoys motor biking,  going on track days and skiing

Phil Payne - Technician



Phil joined the company in July 2003, he has a long experience with other brands and spent time working in South Africa. His hobbies include clay pigeon shooting and fishing.


Aftersales Team Leader

Kate has an extensive background in the motor trade, working for a variety of many recogniseable brands for over 18 years! Her hobbies include rugby, football, socialising and holidaying once a year in Cyprus! Kate is a very bubbly, fun character and has brought a ray of sunshine to the service team herself!


Service Advisor

Having trained as an auto technician and an electrician, Alan has spent his career in the motor aftersales business in a range of many different roles. Initially with Volkswagen / Audi franchises, he later gathered experience working at Renault/ Peugeot. In his spare time Alan really enjoys playing the electric guitar; in fact he owns 12 guitars in total! He also loves motorcycles and is a proud owner of a Harley Davidson.


Sales Executive

Zaak has been with us since June 2017. He has previous experience in boat sales but working as a sales executive in the motor trade has always been a goal of his. Zaak is a football fan and when is not working he enjoys going to the gym or watching football.


Sales Executive

Tim is from Ivybridge and is happily married with two grown up children and a miniature schnauzer called Alfie. He has been in the Motor trade for 27 Years and has worked at Mercedes, Volvo and VW/Audi. For the last 12 years he ran his own business in Wrangaton trading as Bewley Garage. He loves hiking, surfing, mountain biking and the gym. Also described as a “frequent floater”, which is a person who enjoys cruising!


Finance & Website Sales Support Administrator

Mel joined Livery Dole on a permanent basis in January 2018, following a temporary position helping out on the Service desk. She is now responsible for presenting finance products to our customers and also displaying all new and used vehicles on our website. In her spare time Mel enjoys holidays with her husband plus fussing over and riding her lovely horse, Dex.