Meet Our Team

Ashley has cars in his blood. As Merv’s only son, he grew up surrounded by the sights and sounds of the motor industry. After buying and selling his first cars at 17 to his school friends, he started his first company AH Motors just a year later. Over the proceeding years, his business merged with his father’s, and after Merv’s retirement in 1999, Ashley rebranded into the car sales we see today. Ashley is married to Colette and has two beautiful daughters, who may grow up to join the business…


Nick has worked as a part of the Merv Hannam team since 1997. He has a professional and unhurried approach to sales which customers often comment is a welcome change within our industry. Nick has a great knowledge of products we sell and is often quoted by the customer as the reason why they choose to buy from us. He had dreams of being a footballer and is a lifetime Southampton supporter.


Alex signed to the team in 2012, and comes with excellent pedigree. With over 10 years experience at Wood BMW main dealer, he fits right into the team and already feels like he has been here longer than the reality. Alex has a wealth of awareness for car specification and as such helps to handpick the cars for retail. He is married to Jo with two children, Liam and Caitlin. Like Nick he had dreams of being a sportsman but on the Rugby playing field. However due to injury and that everyone else was much bigger than he was has seen his dreams remain just that. Twickenhams loss is our gain though.


Kim is our Everything Fairy dealing with Accounting, Day to Day Sales Administration, Human Resources, Compliance and acting as Personal Assistant for ‘The Hannams’ Kim spent 30 years working within a banking environment so brings a wealth of office experience to the team.

She also spent 7 years working with under privileged and troublesome teenagers which assists her greatly in the day to day dealings with the Merv Hannam chaps.


Mark otherwise known as the Robot, and has been with us for over 15 years. He is in charge of car preparation and surprises us all time after time for what he can achieve and restore. His consistency and attention to detail is a marvel to witness. He has a wonderful warming personality and is a the rock foundation with which the garage resides. Mark is married to Hannah and has a lovely daughter. His only weakness is spicy food which acts like Kryptonite did to Superman. The only time you will see him sitting down is when forced to refuel with something for lunch.


Martin is one of our full time valeters, and has come from a Main Dealer background and has over 25 years experience. In a previous life he was a professional Goal Keeper coach, coaching from grass roots all the way through to the premier league. He still coaches now as a hobby.


Jay is our ex Land Rover man who is responsible for delivering and handing over our cars to the new customer. If you are having your car delivered there is a high chance you will have the pleasure of meeting him, there isn’t much he doesn’t know about Land Rovers.


Ellis is our part time apprentice and in charge of housekeeping at our preparation centre. He is also learning the right ways to prepare the cars for sale, he has a good teacher in his father Martin who is our full time valeter!


Doug has been working for Merv and now Ashley since 1987. He sees himself as “The Forecourt Presentation Manager”, which in reality means he washes the sales cars each morning, sweeps up, drinks cups of tea and talks…………….a lot.


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