MARSHALL HEROES, GOOD NEWS & SHOUT OUTS!

We already know our business is full of heroes – you only have to look at some of the colleague #marshallmoments shared on social media or in our colleague magazine.

In situations like this it tends to bring the hero out in us all and in some way, we are all capable of being somebody’s hero. We are already starting to see Marshall Heroes popping up around the country which is really heart-warming.

Here are just a few examples:

> Volunteering for the NHS
> Helping vulnerable neighbours
> Going the extra mile for a key worker customer
> Doing exercise sessions in the street for neighbours
> Colleagues helping each other out in their hour of need
> A sales team sending a sweetie hamper in to their service colleagues at work to say thanks
> Sending WhatsApp messages to say hi
> Phoning someone who lives on their own

We really want to make sure we share as many of these warm fuzzy moments as we can as a reminder of what an incredible team we are and that even the smallest of good deeds go a long way.

If you or another colleague has done something special, no matter how small you think it may be, then let’s share the feel-good factor. Send in a pic and a note about the heroic deed to colleagues@marshall.co.uk

Remember being a hero doesn’t require wearing a cape or your pants on the outside of your trousers but you can if you want!


INTRODUCING #MARSHALLHEROES - MORE COMING SOON!

Together, as One Company, we are here to support our customers, our community and our nation when needed most.

During lockdown, the Marshall businesses have all been working tirelessly to help make a difference, so we wanted to share with you a short video to show some of the amazing work that has been happening in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

We are proud to be Marshall.


Robert Dickens, Transaction Manager at Marshall SEAT Cambridge has now launched his special edition T-Shirt to raise money for the NHS. He is donating 100% of the net profit to the NHS Charities Trust.

Get yours here > www.designed4.life


A shout out to Colin Donno, Service Manager at Volkswagen St Albans who is fundraising for East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust Charitable Fund. Colin is close to finishing a picture that depicts ‘lockdown’ and celebrates some of our ‘key workers’. Each person who donates will go into a draw to win the finished picture and 100% of the donations will go to the NHS Trust.


A shout out for Matthew Fishburn, New Car Sales Manager at Marshall Volkswagen Harlow.

On Sunday Matt was due to complete the Edinburgh Half Marathon but due to Covid-19 it was postponed. So on Sunday he did it anyway – virtually - raising money for Prostate Cancer UK, as his Dad Martin has been diagnosed with having very early stages of this terrible disease.

Sponsor here


Thank you to all the team at our Trade Part Operations, TPS, during the lockdown. Your dedication hasn't gone unnoticed and want to thank you for supporting the emergency services and key workers during this difficult time.


#MarshallAtWork Fantastic #keyworker feedback for Gavin & Dan at Marshall SKODA Northampton . We are immensely proud of aftersales colleagues who are keeping our Nation’s heroes mobile and safe.

Well done Gavin. Well done Dan. (15.05.20)


#MarshallAtWork Scenes at Marshall Volvo Grantham - Lincolnshire 4x4 Response's XC70 is back on the road supporting the nation.

4x4 Response UK which is a nationally-recognised voluntary organisation, Lincolnshire 4x4 response group, is part of, a country wide network dedicated to the support of all our emergency services and care providers. This also allows them to call for additional resources from neighbouring groups should the need arise.

Well done #TeamGrantham. (15.05.20)


#MarshallAtWork Marshall Honda Leicester - supporting East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust. Top job! (14.05.20)


#MarshallAtWork One of Marshall Peugeot Peterborough’s customers who is a keyworker has just dropped in these Celebration treats for the workshop team who quickly got her mobile again after a tyre failure.

What a very kind thought and one was that very much appreciated by the team. We think Cadbury’s Heroes would have been more appropriate! (11.05.20)


#MarshallAtHome Well done to the #SafeAtHome Marshall Land Rover Bedford’s Transaction Manager, Gary Page and Sales Executive, Jinal Shah, who took part in a Virtual Half Marathon at the weekend raising money for Children with Cancer UK. Gary / Jinal - what a great achievement – and fantastic cause too!

Check out Gary’s activity on Strava here > https://strava.app.link/z3cGVjFHo6 


#MarshallAtWork Hayley Gray, Service Administrator at Marshall Jaguar Land Rover Cambridge has just received a lovely gift of gratitude from a keyworker that the team managed to keep mobile and safe. Well done Hayley! Enjoy. (11.05.20)


#MarshallAtWork Check out this stunning feedback for Marshall Volkswagen Newbury’s Brand Manager, Jono O’Byrne … our very own knight in shining armour!

Well done Jono – the extra mile – fitted as standard! (11.05.20)


#MarshallAtWork Some very impressive feedback for Dean Spencer, Sales Manager at Marshall BMW Motorrad Grimsby who has been ‘holding the fort’ of our BMW motorcycles sales operations remotely since lockdown.

Top job Dean! (11.05.20)


#MarshallAtWork Well done to Marshall Peugeot Peterborough Master Technician, Adam Clough, who managed to turn this Ambulance around in less than 24 hours to make sure this valuable resource was back on the road and supporting the #NHS. Adam came in extra early and we are very proud of Adam and the Peterborough team who manage to step up their game day-after-day during this COVID-19 situation. (11.05.20)


#MarshallAtWork Wow. Check out this truly sparkling NHS keyworker feedback for Marshall Jaguar Land Rover Cambridge (whose workshop has remained open to support key workers during the lockdown).

Wow again. Well done Team Cambridge! (07.05.20)


#MarshallAtWork Another emergency vehicle fixed at Marshall Volvo Grantham and on its way.

We are immensely proud of our dedicated aftersales colleagues who want to ensure that the vehicles of those people and organisations on which the country is relying on more than ever, stay mobile and safe. (07.05.20)


#MarshallAtWork A sparkling keyworker 5 star Trustpilot review for the team at Marshall Peugeot Peterborough. “I had great service from start to finish. The covid-19 service was great and I felt safe at each stage. Great work Peugeot as always. The staff were great although only spoke to one but he was brilliant and so reassuring.” Kudos indeed! (05.05.2020)


#MarshallAtWork Marshall heroes at Marshall BMW Scunthorpe keeping the Nation’s heroes mobile.

Stay safe. Stay positive. Stay Marshall. (05.05.2020)


#MarshallAtHome Bravo to Monique Almond, Business Manager at Marshall Honda Peterborough who has spent a day delivering hampers to local care homes as a little thank you for all the care workers are doing at the moment. This included the home that looked after her nan and one of the care workers who helped look after her grandma.

What a lovely thing to do Monique – we’re sure they must have been super chuffed with such a kind gesture. (05.05.2020)


#MarshallAtHome Karen Plane, Business Manager at Marshall Vauxhall Ipswich is #SafeAtHome and with the help of YouTube has decided to teach herself to crochet and make Face Mask Adapters.

The face masks that the NHS & care workers have to wear for up to 12 hours a day cause the ears to go red raw and bleed. So far. Karen has crocheted and donated over 50 of theses little gems and every single one has been appreciated. Top job Karen – you’re an inspiration! (04.05.2020)


#MarshallAtWork Well done to Hayley Gray and Clive Thompson who cleared the windows at Marshall Jaguar Land Rover Cambridge after it was daubed with graffiti by Extinction Rebellion on Thursday 30 April.

Peace and tranquillity is once again restored! (04.05.2020)


#MarshallAtHome A big shout out to Karen Plane, Business Manager at Marshall Vauxhall Ipswich who recently won a £50 voucher in Richard Blumberger’s Money Saving Tips Challenge.

Karen will be donating that £50 in the form of Krispy Kreme doughnuts to the Colchester Hospital (Maternity Dept) where her daughter is a midwife. Wow. Thanks Karen – what a wonderful gesture. (04.05.2020)


#MarshallAtWork Mr & Mrs Stothard, who are both keyworkers, have just popped by Marshall BMW Scunthorpe with a little gift of appreciation for our service team for keeping them both on the road during this difficult period.

A lovely touch … and one that was gratefully received by our workshop who have remained open to support key workers. (04.05.2020)


#MarshallAtWork Lovely NHS keyworker feedback for the service team at Marshall Peugeot Peterborough.

Well done Ali and team – keep up the great work! (04.05.2020)


#MarshallAtWork A Friday treat at Marshall Volvo Grantham. The team have just received a special delivery from Geoff Wicks (General Manager) who has made lunch for the Aftersales team - all made by his own fair hands.

A little gesture of appreciation to thank them for all their hard work supporting key workers during this lockdown period. (01.05.2020)


#MarshallAtWork Some lovely keyworker feedback for at Marshall Volvo Grantham. Well done Graham – top job! (01.05.2020)


#MarshallAtWork Well done to the service team at Oxford Audi who are providing emergency and breakdown repairs, vital maintenance and servicing for the emergency services, vulnerable customers and key workers.

Ms Wright, who is part of the crew of the South Central Ambulance Service, came in with an issue with her Audi TT – the repair was quickly sorted and she was on her way. Happy, happy, happy! (30.04.2020)


#MarshallAtHome Diana Petchell (Regional Administration Manager) is no stranger to giving back to her local community, in fact she won a MAVTA in recognition of the work she does both for the Arthur Rank Hospice in Cambridge and Macmillan Cancer Support. Whilst at home Diana has taken on the role of ‘befriender’ for the Arthur Rank Hospice which involves her being a kind and listening ear on the phone to provide a direct response to anyone who needs the support of the hospice, whatever the reason.

Diana has worked for Marshall for nearly 38 years and on top of her day job gives up endless amounts of her personal time to help these causes that mean so much to her.

Keep up the good work Diana. We're all very proud of you. (29.04.20)


#MarshallAtHome During the lockdown Joel Durkin (Technician, Taunton Audi) signed up to cycle 100 miles in a month to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society. He has currently raised £140 and has cycled 99 miles!

Well done Joel. What an amazing achievement for a brilliant cause. (28.04.2020)


#MarshallAtWork Well done to Gavin, Dan and the team at Marshall SKODA Northampton - more glowing feedback from a keyworker whose jobs and transportation needs are vital to public health and safety at this time. (27.04.2020)


#MarshallAtHome This is Craig Scott, Technician at Marshall BMW Scunthorpe and part of the team still working to support the emergency services and keyworkers.

Yesterday (26 April 2020), Craig completed a #StayAtHome triathlon (simulated swim using resistance bands, 56 mile bike ride and half marathon run) raising funds for face masks and food hampers for NHS key workers.

Well done Craig – top job. We’re all very proud of you.


#MarshallAtHome Sean Newell, Parts Advisor at Marshall Volkswagen Harlow is volunteering as a local carer during the COVID-19 period.

One of his elderly contacts missed his 90th birthday celebrations due to the lockdown, so Sean and a few others arranged a big birthday balloon and card for him!

Well done Sean – it’s moments like these are so special when you know you really made a difference! You’re definitely a Marshall Hero! (27.04.20)


#MarshallAtWork Bravo to Jack Dawson, Technician at Bexley Audi, who in addition to remaining at work to support key workers at one of our 62 service hub sites, (on top of what we’ve been able to donate), has been donating extra supplies out of his own pocket and dropping them off at local hospitals!

Wow Jack … kind is an understatement. We’re proud to have you in the Marshall family. (24.04.20)


#MarshallAtHome Lewis Game, Master Technician at Marshall Volkswagen Harlow and two friends are taking part in a 24 Hour Call of Duty gaming marathon in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

The marathon will start on Thursday 30th at 8:02pm (after the Clap for NHS of course!) and finish at the same time Friday. Lewis will be streaming the gaming live on his YouTube channel and are looking to raise over £500 (and are already at £440 at the time of writing)!

Donate here

Well done Lewis ... you really are game by name and game by nature! (24.04.20)


#MarshallAtHome Marisa Lagerman, Dealership Host at Marshall Honda Peterborough, 4 year old daughter Everleigh, lost her first tooth and has decided to do something fantastic with the money the tooth fairy left her under her pillow.

She rang around her Grandparents and Uncle and roped them in to give her some more money (and Mum of course!). With this money she managed to get enough to fill a supermarket trolley to donate to their local food bank. How brilliant is that?! Well done Everleigh - you may be just 4 - but already you're an inspiration. (23.04.20)


#MarshallAtWork Lovely feedback for Marshall Honda York from the Father of a NHS worker. Well done Andy! (23.04.20)


#MarshallAtHome The 2.6 Challenge took place on Sunday 26th April (the date the London Marathon was supposed to be held). The Challenge is anything you can do at home linked to 2.6 - flipping pancakes 26 times, up and down the stairs 26 times, walking 2.6 km in the garden etc., Simon Kydd (Service Advisor at Marshall Ford Bury St Edmunds) and his family are #SafeAtHome and wanted to do their bit. They decided to get on their exercise bike and cover the 26 miles of the marathon x 2.6 = 67 miles!

Simon, his wife Jo and children Emilia and George initially set a target of £260 raising money for a local charity ‘The Friends of West Suffolk Hospital’. Well done Simon – a lovely gesture! Especially as at the time of writing they’ve already raised over £700!

Loving the landmark pics!

Donate here


#MarshallAtWork Marshall SKODA Oxford & TPS Oxford – looking after the NHS heroes. (21.04.20)


#MarshallAtWork Bravo to Marshall Ford King's Lynn’s Sales Executive, Jamie De Bootman (blue shirt) and Scott Auker (Jamie’s partners cousin) who donated 800 Easter eggs to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn yesterday.

With the intention of purchasing them, they ended up having many of them donated by the supermarkets … which were wonderful gifts for the patients and NHS staff who are doing a fantastic job for the community. Well done Jamie. Well done indeed. (20.04.20)


#MarshallAtWork Some fantastic feedback for the heroes at Marshall Mercedes-Benz Van Croydon keeping the heroes at London Ambulance Service NHS Trust mobile.

Well done Graham. Well done #TeamCroydon – we’re all very proud of you. (20.04.20)


#MarshallAtWork Glowing feedback for Hayley Gray, Service Administrator, at Marshall Jaguar Land Rover Cambridge from a keyworker.

We are immensely proud of our dedicated aftersales colleagues who want to ensure that the vehicles of those people and organisations on which the country is relying on more than ever, stay mobile and safe.


Well done to Megan Smith, Digital Marketing Assistant, who has volunteered to help automotive charity, Ben, with their digital requirements during the lockdown period. Well done Megan!


#MarshallAtWork Every Aftersales Colleague who is working in one of our Open Service Hubs. Well done and thank you to each and everyone of you!


#MarshallAtHome Well done to Nigel Gough, Sales Executive at Marshall Volkswagen Newbury who is #SafeAtHome and has shaved his head in aid of Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and so far raised over £2,100!


You too can donate to his JustGiving page Donate here

Thank you and well done again Nigel – a brilliant thing to do for the NHS! (17.04.20)


#MarshallAtWork Marshall Mercedes-Benz of Preston have donated 300 seat covers following an appeal from Age UK. The coronavirus pandemic has changed life for everyone, but some older people are among the hardest hit. Age UK is determined to be there during this crisis – and #TeamMarshall were delighted to assist.

GOOD NEWS AND SHOUT OUTS!


This is Nick Wall, Sales Executive at Marshall Ford Transit Centre Cambridge, with Partner Sally and their Australian lodger Amanda who are both working hard on Covid wards in the Went Suffolk Hospital!


And finally, something strange is going on in the accounts office in BMW Scunthorpe.

3 of them are celebrating their wedding anniversaries on virtually the same day, all 20 years apart!

Lorraine and her husband Jason will have been married 2 years on May 27th

Joanne and her husband Andy will have been married 22 years on May 29th

and Annie and her husband Alan will have been married 42 years on May 27th!


A shout out to JLR Used Car Buyer Matt Sowman’s Fianceé Lucia … Matt just wanted to surprise you and give you recognition for your kindness when Lucia helped a depressed young mother and baby who was struggling with milk supplies during the lockdown. Lucia drove all over Peterborough to source some baby milk and has kept in contact with the mum to make sure they were both ok and coping. Plus, Lucia has continued to work in numerous schools across as a Teaching Assistant and Supply Teacher....oh and look after Matt too!


Another Birthday shout out to Volkswagen Regional Accountant, Rob Watson, who celebrated the BIG 4-0 yesterday! Hope you had a wonderful day from all the Volkswagen team.


A shout out to Robert Dickens, Transaction Manager at SEAT Cambridge whose wife has inspired him to reignite an old passion which is clothing print design and is going to donate 20% of the net profit made from the hats he designed to Ben – and some T-Shirts with proceeds to the NHS.​​


A “shout out” for Alex Eltham, General Sales Manager at Newbury Audi….who celebrated his 30th Birthday last Friday ….and has just had the news the he and his Fiancée Laura are expecting their first child! It’s worth noting…that Alex has worked tirelessly throughout lockdown as a designated “Digital Sales Executive”….overseeing a healthy order take for the Audi Division!



Happy Birthday to HR Business Partner, Alison Mackay, who celebrates her milestone birthday this Thursday. She was due to be sunning herself in the Caribbean to celebrate but instead is hard at work supporting her colleagues out in the Mercedes-Benz and Aftersales Divisions. Many congratulations and thanks for all your hard work – make sure you have some cake on Thursday!!! (



Shout out to David Powell, Driver at Mercedes-Benz of Portsmouth who has decided to make his own facemasks! He’s never used a sewing machine before and has been using YouTube tutorials to create Mercedes-Benz branded ones in readiness of his return to work!


Peter Mitchell, Business Manager at Peugeot St Neots and his Fiancée, Amelia, were due to be married on Saturday …. And not to be beaten by COVID completely they still went to the church (just outside) in their best clothes (not just lounge wear that they have been in for the last 8 weeks!) and had a mini photoshoot! They can’t wait to do the real thing when circumstances permit in front of all their family and friends.


Graham Ingle (Painter, Paint & Body Repair Centre Cambridge) has been bored at home and taken up a new hobby in lockdown. He bought an arc welder and has had ago at metal art – recently making a metal rose for his wife for putting up with him at home! 


A belated Happy 31st Wedding Anniversary to Adrian Beaumont, Brand Manager at Marshall Volkswagen Milton Keynes and his wife Claire.


#MarshallAtHome Congratulations to #SafeAtHome Taunton Audi’s Receptionist, Gemma Blayney and partner Ross Henderson on the safe arrival of their little boy, Peter. Congratulations from all the team. (04.05.2020)


#MarshallAtHome This month Anthony Addison (Technician, Marshall Honda Harrogate) and wife, Pippa Dale Addison are both celebrating their 33rd birthdays and their 5th wedding anniversary. Anthony and Pippa were born in the same ward in the hospital and are now happily married with two children!

Happy Birthday and best wishes from all at Marshall Motor Group. (04.05.2020)


#MarshallAtHome Happy 14th Birthday to Isabel, Philip North's (Aftersales Manager, Marshall Honda Scarborough) daughter. Her request, much to the delight of Ben (elder brother), was to have a fancy dress evening whilst video calling friends for her on house party!

Happy Birthday from all at Marshall Motor Group. We hope you had a wonderful day! (29.04.20)



#MarshallAtHome Congratulations to Athar Aftab (Corporate Sales Assistant, Marshall Land Rover Peterborough) and his wife, Audra who gave birth to Rayaan on Tuesday 24th March, the morning after Boris Johnson made the lock down announcement!


#MarshallAtHome Check out this from the very talented ​Dave Craig, Service Driver at Taunton Audi and his tribute to Captain Tom Moore. Love it!


#MarshallAtHome Happy belated 46th Wedding Anniversary to Terrance Trump (Service Driver at Taunton Audi) and Mrs Trump! Best wishes from all at Marshall Motor Group. (27.04.20)


#MarshallAtHome Today is Jon Hewlett (Workshop Controller at Marshall Jaguar Land Rover Oxford) & Emma Hewlett’s 10th Wedding Anniversary.

Congratulations and best wishes from all at Marshall Motor Group. Have a wonderful day! (24.04.20)


Congratulations to John Peacock (Technician at Marshall Volkswagen Grimsby) whose partner gave birth to a beautiful baby boy on Friday 18th April ... introducing the adorable Archie! (20.04.20)


#MarshallAtHome Congratulations to Taunton Audi Technician, Joel Durkin and his (now) fiancée Nicola Hunt on their engagement!

Congrats from all at Marshall Motor Group.


#MarshallAtHome Gareth Down, General Manager at Marshall Mercedes-Benz Truck & Van Poole and son, Reece, have made some rainbow cakes for the front line troops at Marshall (still working to support keyworkers) and also for his partner’s colleagues and frontline workers at the NHS. Nice gesture Gareth … how many did you sample first though?