Carmate began in 2000 and is run by Mark East & Darren Warman, after leaving school at 16 Mark started working for Ford as an apprentice he stayed with Ford working at their Kingston upon Thames dealership and then Staines Dealership until Carmate was born.
After many years at Ford both Mark & Darren decided to set up Carmate where they were able to provide their customers with not only expert experience but also a personal customer service experience which is close to their hearts.
Both Mark & Darren are locals having grown up around the Ashford area – they are well known to the locals and make sure all of their customers are treated with the utmost care and attention. With the growing success of Carmate the business has gone from strength to strength over the years due to recommendations and referrals from happy customers.
Mark’s interest outside of work is ski-ing, mountain biking, camping, diving – a little in to his extreme sports.
Mark’s love for motors began as a young child tinkering about with cars, so he decided to take his passion further and go into the mechanical world as a profession.
Darren is also a partner of the business and has been in the motor industry since he left school; he started working in a garage in Laleham as an apprentice and then joined Ford where he worked with Mark.
Darren is a family man; with a 8 year old daughter & 10 year old boy (who is already showing signs of enjoying the motors) , as well as this he loves a good round of golf and a good game of squash. As well as playing pranks on family and friends.