Meet The Team

ABOUT SPORTIF CITROËN AYLESBURY

NMC Sportif Ltd was formed in 1999 and is currently owned by John Miskin (Managing Director), and John Boardman (Finance Director). The Company is more familiarly known as ‘Sportif Motor Group’.

The Company was Gold Award Winner in the “New Start Business” section of the Automotive Management Awards in 2000.

The Company has two dealerships – Suzuki in Long Hanborough, West Oxfordshire, and Citroën in Aylesbury.

As a company, we have been closely associated with Motorsport; most recently supporting the BTCC with a young up-and-coming driver, Jake Hill.

We have always prided ourselves in giving our Customers the best possible experience from first contact, through Vehicle Purchase, to continuing Annual Maintenance. Our success is shown in the increasing number of repeat customers that we have on our books, many of whom we are proud to call our friends.

Aylesbury Directors

SIMON MISKIN

Managing Director


Feeling 21, but technically 39 and half (but who’s counting), I have spent 22 years in the motor industry. Having worked with 2 separate companies and 3 brands in that time, Citroen, Lexus and Suzuki, I have learnt all aspects including Sales, Service and Parts. I am currently running 2 Citroen franchises to a high standard and my objectives in live are to treat everyone fairly and not prejudge. At home I enjoy living in the Cotswolds with my wife of 18 years, Rachel, and our 3 gorgeous children. My main interests include sport, preferring to play golf, football and tennis. In my youth I played football for a team, who in 1989 we're undefeated (my claim to fame), and having still got the skills, recently won a crossbar‬ ‪challenge at a reunion with my old team mates… bringing me nicely on to my other pastime of socialising with friends.


Aylesbury Management

CARL OSBORNE

Citroen Group Sales Manager


At 47 years old, and 29 years in the motor trade under my belt, I am proud to have been with Sportif for the last 8 years of my career. Even though I have to keep the whip cracking, I encourage and enjoy a little banter at work, as it is always good to keep moral high in the showroom. As a keen footballer, I play goalkeeper for a local team, and have the ‘safest hands’ on the pitch (but don’t quote me on that… my team mates may not always agree, we have been known to lose a game or three!). I also enjoy DIY, socialising with friends and of course, most importantly, spending time with my wife and 3 children.

PHILIPPE L’AIGUILLE

Service Manager


Currently 58 years young, I keep the service department in check as their manager at Aylesbury (as the local DIY chain weren’t recruiting at the time of my application… just kidding). My previous experience as a mechanic is now taking me on to fourteen years in the trade, and I enjoy putting my wealth of knowledge to the test each day, always keen to help a customer in need. My hobbies are golf, golf, a little more golf, the odd drink and well let’s not forget more golf! As you can tell, I’m a bit of a golf fanatic.

ASHLEY SAUNDERS

Assistant Service Manager



Having been with Sportif for over three years, I am thriving in my role as Assistant Service Manager. Being considerably younger than Phil, I keep him on his toes, and enjoy ‘meeting and greeting’ the customers each day, always in a welcoming and friendly manner. With previous experience for Citroen and Ford, and as a mechanic with Chrysler-Jeep and MG-Rover, I am continually building on my knowledge, a wise head on young shoulders I reckon. At home I enjoy spending time with my family and my hobbies include football and cricket.

MATT DOE

Parts Manager


At 40 years old, I have been in the motor trade most of my life, and have been working for Sportif for three years, having previous worked for Nissan, Renault, Skoda, Mazda and Vauxhall. My other work history is a little less car related, having been at Xscape MK and Hemel Ski Centre on the ski slopes, allowing me to mix business with pleasure and engage my passion for skiing. Other hobbies include football, working out at the gym and spending time with my family.


Aylesbury Executives

JOE MATTEI

Sales Executive & Motability Specialist


Citroen Sales Executive & DS ChampionHaving been involved in the motor trade since leaving school, and now just topping the half century mark, I have enjoyed a long career with cars, and have especially liked being part of the Sportif family for the past 22 years. At home I enjoy time with my family and my hobbies include ten bin bowling and I love a good trip to the cinema to keep up with the latest releases.

Chris Marshall

Sales Executive​

Jason Church

Mark Sackett



Business

BECCI SMITH

Business Centre Manager


AKA Becci Business, I’m 38 years old, though only look 25 and act like 10. I work alongside Lucy Leasing and she is like my best friend ever. I joined Sportif Business centre in September 2013 when it was (how shall I put this) not at its peak… but now Lucy & I are whipping everyone in the league and we are famous in Aylesbury, be especially known as the ‘pink flashing beacon’ lol.

LUCY BYERS

Business Centre Manager


AKA Lucy Leasing, I have now been at Sportif Citroen for a year and a half and it is the bestest job I have ever had in my life. I work alongside Becci Business who is like my best friend ever. We have both come from premium brand manufactures and have been in the motor industry for a combined 35 years (so Becci is loads older than me hehehe, as I’m still a spring chicken at 24). We have won lots of awards and are now famous in the local area with radio appearances (apparently we have the face for it we’ve been told????)