Dan began his motor trade career at Inchcape BMW as an apprentice at the age of 16. Having worked his way around each department from parts, service reception, valeting, workshop & sales, Dan soon developed a great understanding of how a franchised dealer group operated.
At 19 he became the youngest BMW Sales Executive in the network and soon became one of the Cooper BMW's top performers. At 21 Dan opted to leave the PLC to join a local Independent Used Car Dealer. A world away from the million pound showrooms of a BMW dealer, much to the amazement of Dan's piers at the time. However the risk paid off and soon Dan became a pivotal member of this Basildon based Used Car operation.
In 2012 Dan opted to go it alone and started his own, now Award Winning Used Car Dealership. Initially starting out with some 15 cars, he now holds over 300 on site with an annual turnover of £25million, still running to this day.
Octane Finance has been a natural progression, one that Dan felt there was room for in the car finance market. Being able to apply similar principles will ensure Octane Finance grows to be a nationally recognised finance broker.
Dan is married to wife Bethany with 2 young Daughters Harper & Rosie. He enjoys spending quality time with his young family. Football & Motorsport are Dan's passion. Southend United is his club who he has supported for many years, whilst running a team in the UK's premier motorsport series the British Touring Car Championship. A keen racer also himself he has competed in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB and Ginetta Supercup.