Meet the Team

Managing Director

Stewart Robinson

Stewart founded the business in 1966 with his father, Dennis Robinson. He has worked hard to build a successful business and, whilst he is still very much involved in the day-to-day running, he is fortunate to be able to take a bit of a back seat and leave (most of) the hard work to his son and daughter.

Director

Michelle Robinson

Michelle is Stewart's daughter and joined the business in 1991. She likes to be involved with all aspects of the business and takes great pride in the company. She takes a special interest in the Suzuki mail order department which she runs along with her brother, Michael. Being brought up around motorcycles and working in the parts department for many years has enabled her to develop a vast knowledge and she consistently reaches the final in the Suzuki Aftersales Advisor of the Year competition.

Director

Michael Robinson

Stewart's son, Michael, grew up around bikes.  He spent his childhood in the flat above the original shop in Broadstairs with his grandfather, who was our original mechanic. After school he decided to enter the family business and helped with the move from Broadstairs to Canterbury.  Michael mainly deals with the accounts and IT but still likes to keep up-to-date with Suzuki parts and won the Suzuki Aftersales Advisor of the Year competition in 2008.

General Manager

Dave Martin

Dave began his motorcycle career as an apprentice in 1986. He notched up many years experience before joining us as Service Manager in 2006.  In 2015 he became our Showroom and Service General Manager.  Dave's expertise is boundless; he always has a smile on his face and likes to do his best to help everyone.  When he is lucky enough to get some spare time he likes to spend it with his wife and sons.

Sales Executive

Frank Augustyniak

Frank joined us in 2002 as a warehouse assistant, then moved into the showroom as an aftersales and clothing adviser.  In 2008 he left to pursue a career at another dealer in London but in 2010 we were lucky to have him re-join our team as a Sales Executive. He specialisies in our Victory and Indian brands but has experience of all the marques we hold. Due to his many years in the trade Frank has a vast and varied knowledge and is a mine of information in all things motorcycle.

Sales Executive

Linda Harkness

Linda originally worked in our Harley-Davidson sales department before moving away to Scotland. On her return to Canterbury in 2007 she re-joined the company but this time selling Suzuki, Victory, Indian, Aprilia, Vespa, Moto Guzzi and Piaggio.  Due to her time in the trade she has extensive knowledge.  She is also a very proud Grandma.

Parts Adviser

Tony Whitcombe

Tony joined us as a warehouse assistant in 2008. In 2015 he moved to the mail order department as a Suzuki parts adviser. He is a keen motorcyclist who rides to work every day, rain or shine, on his DL650. He can often be found spending his weekends messing about in the mud participating in and running trials events.

Aftersales Adviser

Rhona Campbell-Hackett

Rhona joined us in 1988 at our Broadstairs premises and worked in our Suzuki mail order department. After leaving in 2000 to pursue a career at a dealer in Sussex she returned to us in 2015 as an Aftersales Adviser in our showroom. She is a keen motorcyclist and her motorcycle knowledge is exceptional. She also loves to bake and makes the most amazing cakes. 

Aftersales Apprentice

Sian O'Neill

Sian joined us in 2014 as a Suzuki aftersales apprentice and is an enthusiastic member of the team.  She is a keen motorcyclist and enjoys the local Egg and Toy Runs as well as other motorcycling events. Sian likes to keep us up-to-date with current trends and her fondness for fun hair colour gains her many compliments!

Workshop Foreman

Robin Kendall

Robin started his technical carrier at Brian Foots in Canterbury as an apprentice, then moved to Graveney Motorcycles and became runner up in the Technician of the Year competition 1998. In 1993 we were lucky to have Robin join our team and a few years later he raced a Harley for us at Daytona, winning the 883 National Championship. He is known for being very athletic and in the past completed Ironman Austria and the Cape Epic Mountain Bike Race in South Africa. He now enjoys the quiet life of sailing.

Technician

Adam Matanle

Adam joined us as an apprentice in 2011. He is now a fully qualified technician and MOT tester. He has a great sense of humour and enjoys going to music festivals.

Technician

James Maxted

James' motorcycle career began in 2011 whilst still at school with a Saturday job at Robinsons Foundry. He then went on to start a Suzuki apprenticeship and is now a fully qualified technician. James enjoys working on all motorcycles and is a helpful and knowledgeable member of the team.

Technician

Zac Holt

Zac returned to Robinsons Foundry in October 2011, after a 3 year gap. Zac has over 20 years of motorcycle experience. He is factory trained on many makes of motorcycles and is a fully qualified MOT tester. 

Technician

Dom Elliott

Dom has been a technician with Robinsons Foundry since 1999 and is a qualified MOT tester. He enjoys tinkering on his own bikes and we think he may have more than we do!

Inventory Specialist

Martin Swan-Beney

Martin joined us in 2015 and keeps our warehouse running smoothly, keeping an eye on the stock and dispatching orders . He is a motorcycle enthusiast who often rides his V-Strom to work and also has a passion for Cornish pasties, curry, home brew and Star Wars.