Meet the team

  • Matt Johnson

    Matt Johnson

    MD
    Matt has more than two decades of experience in the motor trade, having worked for main franchise dealers before setting up his own family business in 2018. His vision for Matt Johnson Prestige is that the dealership becomes one of the UKs premium r... Read More
    Matt Johnson

    Matt Johnson

    MD
    Matt has more than two decades of experience in the motor trade, having worked for main franchise dealers before setting up his own family business in 2018. His vision for Matt Johnson Prestige is that the dealership becomes one of the UKs premium retailers of cars, by offering exceptional levels of customer service.  Matt believes that buying a new motor car should be a stress-free, exciting experience and everything he does is geared towards this. Outside of work, Matt is a sports enthusiast and family man. He loves nothing more than spending time at home with his wife, children, their pet cat - and herd of sheep. On days of particularly high mood, you can find him wandering about the showroom in full voice.
  • Luke Peniston

    Luke Peniston

    Sales Executive
    Luke is our main sales executive and spends his time working with our clients to help them find their dream cars. At Matt Johnson Prestige, we adopt a relaxed approach and never pressure customers in order to get a deal over the line. Instead, we b... Read More
    Luke Peniston

    Luke Peniston

    Sales Executive
    Luke is our main sales executive and spends his time working with our clients to help them find their dream cars. At Matt Johnson Prestige, we adopt a relaxed approach and never pressure customers in order to get a deal over the line. Instead, we believe in building relationships for life - and this is where Luke excels. He is at his happiest when working with clients old and new to deliver the best possible outcomes for them. He may be fresh-faced, but  Luke is time-served in the car sales industry, having worked at independent and main franchise dealerships before joining the Matt Johnson Prestige team. He’s almost always at work - but when do we manage to make Luke take a break, he enjoys traversing the world of cryptocurrency.
  • Rudi Pontes

    Rudi Pontes

    Operations Manager
    Big man, big smile, big personality - Rudi is our operations manager and ensures - among other things - that our forecourt and cars are in tip-top condition. He’s often the first person you will see if you call into our showroom - and it won't... Read More
    Rudi Pontes

    Rudi Pontes

    Operations Manager
    Big man, big smile, big personality - Rudi is our operations manager and ensures - among other things - that our forecourt and cars are in tip-top condition. He’s often the first person you will see if you call into our showroom - and it won't be long before you fall in love with his infectious personality. Rudi knows his cars, having worked for many years for a BMW and Mini main dealership. He’s a huge fan of the BMW M range and also enjoys hitting the road in a Range Rover Sport. Beyond the forecourt, Rudi takes care of important matters including health and safety and fire safety on site. Outside of work, Rudi loves to spend time exploring the countryside with his partner and their two Staffordshire Bull Terriers, Schaf and Luna.
  • Rob Szwedo

    Rob Szwedo

    Technician
    Rob is never happier than when in his workshop ensuring every car on the Matt Johnson Prestige forecourt is in perfect mechanical order. A time-served mechanic, Rob has been Matt’s trusted right-hand man for all things vehicle maintenance-rela... Read More
    Rob Szwedo

    Rob Szwedo

    Technician
    Rob is never happier than when in his workshop ensuring every car on the Matt Johnson Prestige forecourt is in perfect mechanical order. A time-served mechanic, Rob has been Matt’s trusted right-hand man for all things vehicle maintenance-related for many years. Attention to detail is crucial here at MJP and from our purpose-built modern workshop, Rob ensures all vehicles are serviced and prepared to the highest possible standard. He’s on hand to help and advise, should anything happen during your new car’s warranty period. Outside of work, Rob is a family man and enjoys nothing more than spending time with his wife and two children. His love for all things petrol continues - and he loves spending time riding motorbikes with his son.
  • June Ward

    June Ward

    Accounts Manager
    June is our accounts manager and ensures all is well in the world of finance at Matt Johnson Prestige. By far the favourite member of the team when it comes to our suppliers (she pays their invoices) June also takes care of all incoming and outgoing... Read More
    June Ward

    June Ward

    Accounts Manager
    June is our accounts manager and ensures all is well in the world of finance at Matt Johnson Prestige. By far the favourite member of the team when it comes to our suppliers (she pays their invoices) June also takes care of all incoming and outgoing payments relating to car sales and purchases. Beyond the company finances, June ensures that everyone here at MJP HQ behaves themselves! June often puts a smile on the faces of her colleagues when she arrives on-site with a tub of home baking; time your car purchase with a batch of her scones and you won’t be disappointed! Outside of work, June is a huge fan of musicals and her guilty pleasure is Meatloaf (the singer, not the savoury dish).
  • Connor Blanchard

    Connor Blanchard

    Detailer
    Our clients often comment on the showroom condition of our cars when they come to collect them, or when they arrive directly at their door as part of our delivery scheme. Our promise to clients is that their new car will be detailed and valeted to a... Read More
    Connor Blanchard

    Connor Blanchard

    Detailer
    Our clients often comment on the showroom condition of our cars when they come to collect them, or when they arrive directly at their door as part of our delivery scheme. Our promise to clients is that their new car will be detailed and valeted to an incredibly high standard - and Connor is the man who delivers in this area. A master of multi-stage buffing, polishing and with a very keen eye for detail, he works from our purpose-built valet bay to make dreams come true. Just check out our Google reviews to read more about our customers’ delight time and time again. Outside of work, ‘dad duties’ prevail for Connor and when he gets rare downtime, he enjoys hiking and swimming in the Lake District.