About Us

Denbury Diesels, established in 1970 was the first and still is the leading diesel sales and service specialist in the South West.

With over 100 vehicles on display, an 11 bay workshop facility including a paint and bodyshop, together with staff that genuinely care, you are in great hands.

In 2012 Denbury Diesels became South Devon’s appointed franchise dealer for Great Wall, China’s flagship vehicle export manufacturer and have consistently won recognition as a top performing dealer.

2014 saw the appointment of Tracy Perryman as managing director who is the 3rd generation member of this family business.

Whether you need another car, 4x4 or commercial vehicle or require your current vehicle serviced, repaired or diagnosed, Denbury Diesels are the professionals. “We truly value our customers”.

With over 40 years trading our motto “service with integrity” still stands true today!

TRACY PERRYMAN (Managing Director)

Tracy is passionate about continuing to grow the family business, with the highest level of customer service. Having worked in the family business for over 22 years, Tracy is now the 3rd generation and current Managing Director. 
Taking an active role in the business and drawing on a previous career in marketing and advertising has given Tracy a well-rounded approach to what makes a business work. 
An active mother of twin boys, a great weekend consists of big waves and plenty of apres surf.

DAN DALEY (Operations Director)

Dan has over 25 years’ experience in the automotive industry holding senior positions in large franchise dealer groups and smaller specialist independent companies. Dan is an award winning and committed professional who has the knowledge, experience and ambition to drive the business forward.
A family man and keen musician who regularly performs at venues throughout the South West.

PAUL MALLETT (After Sales Director)

Paul has a wealth of experience and during his career he has worked his way through the motor industry experiencing all aspects of management in establishments of varying size.  He prides himself on a “can-do” approach and his ability to deliver outstanding customer service.  Paul is very approachable and has an ability to understand a problem and the implications to his customers. 
Paul loves family life and pottering in his garden.

GLENN STOCKMAN (Financial Controller)

Glenn is our financial controller and keeps a professional and planned approach to the business’s activity. A very keen and ambitious individual full of energy. Glenn is also a keen distance runner and can be regularly spotted running on Dartmoor.

LARA CRUICKSHANK (Sales Administrator)

Originally from South Africa, Lara also relocated to join the company and loves living the local village life.  15 years of experience as a Sales Administrator enables a smooth running department behind the scenes.  Lara has also just completed her NVQ Level 3 in Business and Administration. 

SARAH CHAMBERS (Service Receptionist)

Sarah joined the company after buying her car from Denbury Diesels.  She works closely with Paul to manage the smooth running of the Service Department.  Sarah comes from a background of customer service and prides herself on delivering customer satisfaction. 
Sarah enjoys disappearing off in her little campervan.

MIKE ELSON (Technician/Diagnostic Library Champion)

Mike grew up in Torquay and went to Audley Park School where he took his
‘O’ Level in motor engineering.  He moved to Exeter and went to Exeter College to complete his City and Guilds I and II.  He continued his apprentice in Exeter and has now been a technician for over 40 years working for main dealers and specialist independent companies before joining Denbury Diesels.  Mike’s reputation within the motor trade is almost guru like, regularly assisting other garages with advice and solutions.  Mike is an avid reader who enjoys family life and all sports.


RYAN ROBBINS (Diagnostic Champion)

Ryan has been a technician for over 20 years and attended Exeter College to gain his NVQ’s and City and Guilds qualifications.  Ryan is very much an all rounded mechanic who enjoys the technical challenges and working with the diagnostic equipment.  He is a good communicator and therefore is able to interact well with our customers.
Ryan enjoys cycling, martial arts and generally keeping fit.

PAUL PREECE (Technician/MOT QC and Diagnostic Champion)

Paul has been a technician at Denbury Diesels for over 12 years.  He was student of the year at Exeter Technical College, completed his diploma in Engineering and then his following motor vehicle qualifications.  Paul has a real passion for technical engineering and diagnostics and is always keen to put his knowledge to the test. He unfortunately has a love for spiders and creepy crawlies.

JAMIE MILLER (QC and Equipment Champion)

Jamie has relocated from Hertfordshire to join Denbury Diesels.  He studied in Wellyn Garden City for his City and Guilds.  He has worked for BMW and run their Speedy Fit Centre followed by time at Volkswagen in Loughton where he was their diagnostic technician, Health and Safety Officer and Fire and First Aider.  He has been an MOT tester for over 8 years.
Jamie enjoys country sports and restoring both classic cars and boats.

SIMON JOHNSON (Apprentice Technician)

After attending Coombeshead College in Newton Abbot, Simon joined Denbury Diesels in 2013 as an apprentice technician.  Currently studying at South Devon College, the extremely positive feedback that we are being given is pointing to another Denbury Diesels champion of the future.
Simon has a real passion for all things motor sport.

NEIL FOGWILL (Apprentice Technician)

Neil also attended South Dartmoor College and joined as a first year apprentice in 2014.  Since the age of six he has enjoyed working with his uncle in engineering, hence his call to this vocation.

BEN COTTRAM (Bodyshop Apprentice)

After a successful time in the car valeting department, Ben has now transferred into the paint and body shop as an apprentice. His passion to do well and with expert guidance from Paul Bastin, Ben is sure to excel and we wish him well.

RACHEAL BENTLEY (Sales Executive)

Racheal has been a car sales executive for most of her working life and a very familiar character to those in Paignton and beyond. Experience and passion to look after her customers make for a lovely buying experience. Racheal can be often found jogging with her 3 huskies.

JIM LAMB (Sales Executive)

Jim is our youngest member of the sales team and a hugely ambitious individual. Jim started his career at Denbury before sampling the luxury car market and recently returned to move his career further. Recently married and a keen Harley Davidson biker and I’m sure he will be an M D one day.