About Us

Delivering a fresh alternative

Baytree is a family-run independent car dealership with an ethos founded on the belief that customer satisfaction creates loyalty.
With over 30 years’ experience specialising in the buying and selling of prestige and performance vehicles, we pride ourselves on outstanding vehicle knowledge and delivering exceptional customer service.

Our luxury showrooms give a fresh alternative to the main dealer experience and, whilst we hold in stock an impressive range of vehicles, we are also part of a network that provides access to most makes and models.

We also have a direct link to the largest vehicle finance providers, enabling us to offer tailor-made packages to suit every customer and helping fulfil every dream.

The Family

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Chris McDermott
Founder Director

Starting out in the early nineties, Chris soon found his passion for cars and climbed the ladder very quickly, becoming a top national performer within the BMW Group – firstly in Sales, then in Senior Management. Chris then decided to establish Baytree Cars, which would provide a much more transparent and personal approach with his clients. “After my 25 years working within the Industry, I wanted to use this knowledge to offer my clients the very best possible experience every time they visit Baytree.”

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Stephen Pinchbeck

Stephen has owned a number of different businesses over the last 30 years, including the food ingredients and commercial property sectors. This experience of running businesses is now focused on Baytree Cars. “Baytree has an excellent brand and infrastructure and now, with increased investment and management experience, we hope to take the company to a new level of industry, in fact, to become one of the most successful independent motor dealers in the UK.”

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Maxwell Pinchbeck
Sales & Buying Manager

Max from an early age has had a keen interest in prestige and performance cars. After running a nightclub events business whilst at University and graduating in Business Studies, Max decided to join his father at Baytree Cars to help develop the business.

The Team

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Chris Astle
Managing Director

Chris has spent the majority of his working life in the automotive industry, including 35 years within the BMW network where his BMW career commenced at Bridgegate Derby as Sales Manager progressing to Head of Business before venturing on his own, owning and running his own BMW dealerships Astle BMW in Lincolnshire over a successful 10-year period. Following the sale of the business, in 2008 he returned to Stratstone Derby BMW as Head of Business before retiring from his
position last year. Chris brings a wealth of expertise, knowledge and industry connections to Baytree.

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Tim Hodgson
Senior Sales & Business Manager

Having worked in the motor trade since the age of 18 and being a huge Motorsport/Formula 1 fan, Tim’s passion for cars is clear. Working his way up through the ranks, Tim quickly progressed to a sales role working for both an independent dealer and also BMW/MINI. Having gained a huge amount of experience in providing the best customer experience, Tim decided to make the move to Baytree Cars to start a new challenge and be part of an exciting growing business.

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Dean Corney
Finance Manager

Dean started his journey working in practice as an Accounts Junior for a small firm. Upon leaving college, he moved into a Management Accounting role, eventually managing the Finance Operation for a Group in the Healthcare Sector. Having always been a fan of motorsport and performance cars in general, Dean decided to make the move to Baytree in order to be a part of the growth at an exciting time for the company.

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Ed Rooksby

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Matthew Heaton-Watts
Marketing Executive

Matthew has a passion for cars. Whilst studying a Business Degree at Nottingham Trent University, Matthew has been fortunate enough to take photographs of cars in various exciting locations such as Monte-Carlo, Dubai and London. He runs his personal Instagram account with over 18,000 followers. Matthew manages all of Baytree’s social media, and is looking to develop further media avenues and opportunities for Baytree.

Josh Ablett
Operations Manager

Josh is responsible for all vehicle preparation, ensuring our cars are prepared mechanically and cosmetically to our exacting

James Hardy

James is responsible for organising and undertaking deliveries and collections, and is often one of the smiling faces that
arrives at your door with your dream car.

Robert Hounslow
Driver & Handover Specialist

Rob has been with Baytree for 8 years and is responsible for client liaison and handover, as well as being our resident
classic car expert.

Sell your car
Sell your car
Preparation & Warranty
Preparation & Warranty

Due to the overwhelming demand for quality cars, we are actively increasing our stock levels and urgently require additional quality cars. 

Call now on 01332 345987 for honest advice and a hassle-free way to sell your car. 

Sell Your Car
WE WANT TO BUY YOUR CAR - Due to the overwhelming demand for quality cars, we are actively increasing our stock levels and urgently require additional quality cars. Call now on 01332 345987 for honest advice and a hassle-free way to sell your car.