Ian Richardson


With 32 years in the motor trade, Ian has excelled from Valeter to Group Used Vehicle Buyer. His journey showcases leadership in sales, business development, and strategic buying. Ian’s keen eye for quality and market trends has driven his success, matched only by his commitment to customer satisfaction.

Beyond his professional achievements, Ian remains a passionate automotive enthusiast. His integrity and relentless pursuit of excellence continue to make a lasting impact in the industry.

About Me

A day in your life at Summit: Busy busy, from the procurement of vehicles to dealing with new enquires, supervision of the preparation of new stock, pricing, and advertising.

What’s your dream ride? – I would love to own a new Transit custom automatic and bespoke build it into a camper van.

When you’re not in the office, how do you like to spend your time? Chilling with friends and family.

Best thing about being part of the Summit team? Working as part of a team and knowing your colleagues have your back, it’s a great atmosphere to be in.

Years in industry: 33

Years in the company: 10

Football team: Tottenham

Favourite food: Chinese, Indian

Favourite drink: A nice fruity gin

Favourite film: Top Gun Maverick

Favourite TV: Emmerdale Farm

Favourite book: SAS Who Dares Wins

Favourite music/band: The Script

Favourite holiday: Thailand

Specialist subject: I don’t really have one, I am a bit of a jack of all trades.