Meet the many faces of Crosthwaite & Gardiner, click on a staff member to contact them

Dick Crosthwaite - Director

Founder of the company, Dick is a world renowned authority on historic racing cars. As a collector, he has owned some of the finest and rarest cars around; from an Austin 7 all the way to a Ferrari 250 GTO.


Ollie Crosthwaite - Managing Director

A qualified toolmaker, Ollie is the driving force behind Crosthwaite and Gardiner. As an experienced and accomplished historic racer, Ollie understands what our customers require to succeed in historic racing.


Elaine Bowles - Accounts

An experienced accounts professional, Elaine handles the accounts for the company. Aside from keeping a tight rein on the purse strings, Elaine enjoys socializing and having fun in life.

Direct Dial: +44 (0) 1825 731107


Eirene Kirton - Administration

A Doctor of Chemistry, Eirene takes care of the administration of the company. A keen dancer and animal lover outside work, she has her time occupied in work trying to control 'the boys'.

Direct Dial: +44 (0) 1825 731101


Andy Constable – Administration / Project manager

With a career in motor racing business, Andy has experience from both sides of the pit wall. A successful former racer and team manager, he now combines his passion for historic racing with a commercial background to help manage both our in-house and customers’ projects.

Direct Dial: +44 (0) 1825 731103


John Dockree - Sales

John has come to Crosthwaite and Gardiner from a business consultancy background – largely in heavy industry. He has a mechanical engineering degree but has also worked ‘on the tools’ in the more distant past. Most of all he is a lost-cause petrol head and frankly his outside of work life is very similar to his in-work life….

Direct Dial: +44 (0) 1825 731106


Roy Turner - Buyer

After completing an electro mechanical apprenticeship with a heavy engineering company Roy went into purchasing and now brings his talents to C&G. When not in the purchasing office his main interest is sport.

Direct Dial: +44 (0) 1825 731108


Matt Smith – Buyer

With over 20 years experience in purchasing roles, Matt brings his knowledge and skills to C&G along with his passion for classic cars, aviation and snowboarding!

Direct Dial: +44 (0) 1825 731105