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Rivervale Approved Used Vehicles are based in Portslade, Brighton and are specialists in the sales of Approved Used Cars, Vans and Minibuses.

We find, buy and sell all makes and models of the best quality vehicles  and offer Part Exchange, Servicing and MOT.

We are Mercedes-Benz Independent Specialists, Mazda Specialists and have a Bosch Car Service Centre.

If you are interested in options for a new vehicle please get in touch, we can find you what you are looking for no matter how big or small and present you with a number of options to consider.

Meet the team

Jeff Nailard - Used Vehicle Director

Jeff Nailard
Used Vehicle Director

Joined: 2011

Profile: I started with Rivervale back in 1985 as a workshop cleaner and sales trainee, working my way up to Sales Executive in 1987. In my first 3 years as Sales Executive I achieved the highest amount of sales within the Group, which by that time included Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Nissan. In 1990 I was appointed Deputy Sales Manager of Rivervale Mercedes-Benz of Brighton, and then subsequently appointed Sales Director in 1997. In 1999 I was awarded “ National Sales Manager” of the year. Following a reorganization in 2010, I joined Vince and the Rivervale group as a Director to oversee and develop the Used Vehicle side of the business.

Hobbies: Football (an avid Liverpool fan), Athletics (watching) and Golf (trying to play!!). In fact all sports interest me.

First car: Mini. It was a customized car with Recaro Seats and a very noisy exhaust system that did not improve its performance…..

Dream car: Aston Martin DBS Coupe or Convertible. Mercedes-Benz GT Coupe.


Richard Hart - Group Remarketing Manager

Richard Hart
Group Remarketing Manager

Joined: 2016

Profile: I joined Rivervale in October 2016, having spent the last four years working for Autotrader, helping to develop a car-market data product, and the previous thirty years in various management positions in prestige Motor Dealerships. At Rivervale, I am responsible for the acquisition, current market pricing and disposal of Used Car stock, drawing on all of my previous experience. My work ensures that we are able to constantly offer top-quality, value-for-money cars.

Hobbies: When I’m not working, I like to watch Football, keep as fit as I can, and dream about old cars!!

First car: A Triumph Dolomite Sprint, for those old enough to remember!

Dream car: Rolls Royce Wraith


David Marsh - Sales Executive

David Marsh
Sales Executive

Joined: 2017

Profile: I originally studied Estate management at Sheffield University. I worked in Property for a few years, then joined Vauxhall as a trainee sales person. For four years I worked with Vauxhall and Ford. I then Joined Rivervale Mercedes Benz in 1997 and was there until 2004 when HR Owen took over. I then joined Harwoods Land Rover in 2004, and was there until re-joining Rivervale now.

Hobbies: I Recently finished restoring a late 1970’s Porsche 911. It has taken over three years and almost bankrupt me !! Other hobbies include mountain biking, scuba diving and gardening.

First car: VW beetle

Dream car: Porsche 911 GT3 RS for fun and a Range Rove SVA for everyday use !!


Brigette Thomas - Used Vehicle Administrator

Brigette Thomas
Used Vehicle Administrator

Joined: 2017

Profile: I first joined Rivervale as a Sales Administrator for the new car sales team in October 2011, having already spent 13 years in the industry. I left in April 2015 to travel around the UK with my husband and our fur-baby in a tiny caravan! After the most amazing adventure (and a small break to recover!) I have been lucky enough to have been welcomed back to the Rivervale family as an Administrator for the used car sales team.

Hobbies: In my spare time I enjoy being outdoors, whether it be walking, camping, gardening or just relaxing!

First car: Ford Fiesta MK1

Dream car: An old style campervan - but with a nice modern engine!


Matt Jones - Sales Executive

Matt Jones
Sales Executive

Joined: 2015

Profile: I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to join Rivervale in March 2015 due to the growth of the company. I am currently working alongside Jeff in the used car side of the business, selling a variety of cars and vans from our forecourt.

Hobbies: In my spare time I enjoy playing and watching various sports, including football, golf, skiing (at the right time!), socialising and trying out different restaurants.

First car: Citroen Saxo 1.0 (Beauty!)

Dream car: Mercedes-Benz SLS


Kevin Hayes-Framer - Logistics Manager

Kevin Hayes-Framer
Logistics Manager

Joined: 2013

Profile: I started with Rivervale about 20 years ago and have been back about 3 years now. I've always been in the motor trade, apart from a brief spell as an apprentice Heating Engineer. I love being part of a small team with a big future.

Hobbies: In my spare time I love riding my Triumph Daytona but with two boys and a new house to sort out, that's a rare pleasure, I also enjoy watching MotoGP, playing badminton, cycling and getting out in the fresh air as often as possible .

First car: Hand painted Mini van

Dream car: Ken blocks 1965 Mustang or a Mercedes SLS


Ellie Holland - Front of House

Ellie Holland
Front of House

Joined: 2017

Profile: I joined Rivervale in October 2017, My role entails looking after new and existing customers that walk through the door, day to day enquiries, assisting the Rivervale team as much as I can and ensuring the smooth running of the showroom.

Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, enjoy travelling and photography.

First car: Toyota aygo X

Dream car: BMW 7 series.


Jack Fuller - Marketing Apprentice

Jack Fuller
Marketing Apprentice

Joined: 2017

Profile: At Rivervale, I focus mostly on designing posters and artwork which is used for adverts, social media and our website. This also includes updating existing artwork to make sure everything is up to date. Another part of my job is to take pictures and videos of all the used cars we get in so that they can be uploaded on the website. Finally, I also work on keeping the pricing on the website up to date so that customers can get the best deal.

Hobbies: Playing guitar, photography and music

First car: Volkswagen Polo

Dream car: Jaguar E-Type


Tony Jones - Valeter/Detailer

Tony Jones

Joined: 2015

Profile: Everyone here is an absolute joy to work with and talk to. Vince and Jeff are the best guys I have ever met, and gave me an opportunity to change my life through my job. I like to think I repay them greatly with hard work, reliability and honesty.

Hobbies: Lifting weights, eating thousands of unnecessary calories and intense cardio.

First car: Peugeot RCZ

Dream car: Nissan Skyline R35 GTR Nismo in pearlescent white


Umit Hassan - Valeter/Detailer

Umit Hassan

Joined: 2013

Profile: I have been in the valeting game for almost 15 years now. Prior to Rivervale I worked for a car body shop for 5 years and learnt all the tricks of the trade like bringing paint work up and getting small scratches out, and just generally making cars look like new. After being made redundant in my last job I was fortunate enough to get asked by Jeff to come and help do some valeting work for Rivervale and I haven't looked back since and love every minute of working here.

Hobbies: I enjoy playing pool at the pub, I played in a league and won trophies. I also enjoy listening to music and I like watching football and support Liverpool.

First car: RS Turbo

Dream car: Mercedes C63 AMG


David N'Cho - Valeter/Detailer

David N'Cho

Joined: 2008

Profile: I feel I have gained good valeting experience at Rivervale and am please to be working at the new building - Rivervale House. I very much enjoy working with the other Rivervale team members.

Hobbies: Outside of work I like to play football and spend time with my family especially my children

First car: Mercedes 300

Dream car: Lambo


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