Meet our team

Meet our team

Meet the people behind A to B Vehicles


Ross Butterworth - Company Director (Father)

Ross Butterworth has worked in the Motor Trade since 1993 and has a wealth of knowledge across the industry. He manages the day to day running of the business overseeing the Sales, Service and Van Hire Departments.

Outside of work Ross enjoys spending time with his family, friends and 3 children, rallying his Mark 1 Ford Escort and enjoys outdoor activities with his family especially ski holidays.


Alison Butterworth - Company Secretary (Mother)

Alison Butterworth worked in the Car Finance industry for 19 years until 2005 when she became Company Secretary for A to B and oversees all the administration/accounts for all departments.

Outside of work Alison is kept very busy looking after 3 children and their various activities. In her spare time enjoys exercising, family holidays, cooking and entertaining.

Graham Frost

Nathan Darbyshire - General Manager/Sales Executive (Son)

Nathan has worked in the family business for most of his life, starting as a Saturday lad and working his way through the business over the years of being at school, college and university. Nathan joined us full time in September 2015 after finishing his degree.

Nathan deals with the sales, hire, day to day running of the business and the advertising of new & used vehicles. He makes sure all of his customers leave feeling completely satisfied. In his spare time Nathan enjoys spending time with family and friends. If he's not working he loves spending his time going rallying, surfing, skiing and anything outdoors and sporty!

John Bower

Stephen Shanahan - Vehicle Refinisher

Stephen has been with the company since 2005 and prides himself in turning out our vehicles so they are looking their best.

Stephen is no doubt one of the best vehicle refinishers in the industry and has huge amounts of pride in his work. Outside of work he enjoys spending time cycling and traveling with friends and family.

Stephen Shanahan

Patrick Hoey - Head Subaru / Vehicle Technician

Patrick was brought up with motor vehicles, starting at a young Age working as a Saturday lad at a vehicle dismantlers. After leaving school Patrick went onto working at computer tune where he focused specifically at vehicle diagnostics and tuning. Computer tune was the stepping stone to allow Patrick to move on at the young age of seventeen to purchase his own garage which specialised in Subaru's and performance vehicles.

In 2014 Patrick sold his company and came to work here at A To B Vehicles / Dales Subaru, with his modus operandi being to spend more time with his young family. A To B then gained an experienced diagnostic technician and a Subaru and performance specialist, allowing us to broaden our field.

In 2015 we became a Subaru main dealer which as you can imagine gave Patrick another focus and was highly enthusiastic about the new venture. Patrick's main role within the company is Subaru Head Technician and has a major role in all mechanicing, servicing, mot's and repairs. Outside of work Patrick enjoys spending time with family and friends, and is a huge fan of motorsport bringing more and more rally car and performance car ideas to the table.

Andrew Hay - Vehicle Technician

Andrew has over 35 years experience as a mechanic, and has been with us since the beginning of this year. Andrew served his time at Citroen from the age of 16 for before moving onto Volkswagen. After leaving Volkswagen Andrew went into partnership owning an independent garage for 7 years, then moved onto working at a Toyota specialist independent garage.

Two years later he went onto owning his own company for over 20 years, specialising in all makes and models. Early last year Andrew sold his company as he decided family time and spending time with his grandchildren was more valuable then hours invested in running your own business. Andrew has brought a wealth of knowledge to the business having had so many years in the industry and the experience of running his own workshop.

Andrew's main role in the company is all general repairs, servicing and mot's. Outside of work Andrew enjoys spending time with his family and friends. His hobby outside of work is motorsport, supporting his son's motorcycle racing career and playing around with motorcycles.