Meet The Team

  • Andy Lane – Managing Director Andy Lane is the founder and owner of Ideal Commercials Ltd.  With a history in vehicle maintenance Andy started trading in Commercial Vehicles in the year 2000 and hasn’t looked back.  In what little spare time Andy has away from Ideal he enjoys National Hot Rod Racing and watching a wide variety of other motorsport along with the odd holiday when Sue can prise him away from the business. ...
  • Sue Styles – Company Director & Secretary Sue Styles is Andy’s Partner and has been involved in Ideal Commercials since 2006.  Sue has been crucial to the growth of Ideal Commercials and looks after the company accounts. Although she isn’t seen in the office often, she works behind the scenes to make sure everything runs smoothly.  Sue enjoys the sun and sometimes drags Andy away from the office for an infrequent holiday.  ...
  • Carl Coles – General Manager Carl joined Ideal Commercials in September 2016, moving forward from his previous role as a vehicle technician.  Carl is responsible for the management of the vehicles on our site, controls the busy workshop and the valeting schedule, to ensure the vehicle you purchase is of the highest quality.  Outside of work Carl spends time with his wife and three children, and is a keen follower of motorsport. ...
  • Louis Dinneen – Sales Executive Louis commenced working for Ideal Commercials in July 2013 with a background in car sales and quickly fell in love with commercial vehicles. His knowledge is up there with the best, ensuring he can find the vehicle to suit your needs.  As a family man Louis spends time with his wife and three children outside of work and has a passion for Land Rovers.   ...
  • Chloe Foord – Sales Admin Chloe became part of Ideal Commercials in 2017 as the need for sales administration increased with the growth of the company.  Outside of work Chloe spends time with her husband and two young children.  Chloe enjoys shopping, fashion and spending her husband’s money! ...
  • Peter – Technician Pete joined Ideal Commercials in 2017, as our sole technician.  An old school friend of Andy’s, Pete has over 30 years’ experience, and is highly respected.  He makes sure that every vehicle that leaves us has been through the workshop and thoroughly checked.  Pete is a fully qualified MOT tester which means you can rest assured your vehicle is safe and roadworthy. ...
  • Barry – Valeter Barry became part of the Ideal Commercials team in 2015 with a background in commercial vehicle preparation. Barry is responsible for the high standard of presentation of our vehicles and prides himself on the finish and quality of product he presents to our customers.  Barry is a family man and spends time outside of work with his two daughters. ...
  • Darnell – Valeter/Driver Darnell (“Ducky” to his friends) joined us in 2017 to assist with the busy valeting schedule and movement of our stock to and from our premises.  When you collect your vehicle, or have it delivered to you, “Ducky” will have returned it to our high standard ready for you. 
  • Brian Martin – Driver Brian has been working for Ideal Commercials since 2014, with a background in heavy goods vehicles.  Brian is our HGV driver and assists in the collection and delivery of our vehicles. 
  • Ben Styles – Coachbuilding Ben started work for Ideal Commercials in 2006 as an apprentice mechanic, worked his way through the business, and now works solely for the coachbuilding side of the business, Ideal Engineering. The beautifully fabricated tipping bodies and dropsides you will find newly fitted to our vehicles are Ben’s responsibility.