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Our Directors

Dick Smith - Chairman
Dick has been with HBC since 1990, and led the business as our Managing Director for ten years until 2009. He played a key part in the design and development of our online auction system. As Chairman of HBC, Dick still retains strong customer relationships within the insurance market.

Steve Hankins - Managing Director
Before joining HBC as MD in October 2009, Steve’s varied career spanned the automotive and insurance industries. A qualified motor vehicle technician, he was Service Manager at a successful VW/Audi franchised dealership group. Managerial roles at BGL Group included Engineering Manager, Associate Director for supplier management, and Associate Director for ACM ULR with responsibility for vehicle repair and total loss.


Matt Bache - Financial Director
Qualifying as an Associate Chartered Accountant in 1992, Matt joined us in 1999. Now an integral member of the management team, he has used his strong commercial understanding to completely overhaul the accounts department and implement robust financial processes.

Jim Chatten - Commercial Director
With a commercial background in motor insurance, primarily in the area of claims handling, Jim joined us in 2000. He has established strong and deep relationships both with existing and new clients.

Geoff Riebold - IT Director
An IT professional with more than thirty years experience across both private and public sectors, Geoff has been with us since 1995. He has led the strategic development of IT into the auction process, MI reporting and monitoring.

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Our Managers

Jan Murphy - Call Centre Manager
Starting in 1990 as a call centre administration assistant, Jan knows everything there is to know about running a busy call centre. She now oversees and looks after the day-to-day logistics, admin and liaison with insurers.

Gary Scorey -
Operation manager for Canvey

Back in 1989, Gary started with us as a collection/delivery driver specialising in continental repatriation. He rejoined in 1992 as a vehicle mechanic and part of a team maintaining our fleet of transporters. As well as managing our Canvey Island operation, Gary is a motor cycle enthusiast dealing with all types of bike purchases and auction sales.


Dave Rogers -
Operation manager for Nottingham

Joining us as a driver in 1985, Dave became our Canvey Island Transport Manager just two years later. A year after that he took over the role of operations manager at our Nottingham site - a position he still holds today.

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Our vehicle transporter drivers - a forty strong team - take pride in the specialised job that they do, and in taking problems like difficult locations in their stride.

Uniformed, professional, courteous, reliable and they understand the importance of upholding your image and reputation. All are fully HBC trained.

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