Meet the Team

Chris Sutton

Business Development Manager


Chris joined EAMA in 1999, after a 20yr career in the franchised dealer body, reaching the position of Dealer Principal with a Fleet and Retail Management background.

Chris is a loyal Tottenham supporter after being taken to his first game by his Arsenal-loving father and uncle!

Chris is a reluctant gardener, and intends to relax fishing when time allows, after, of course, spending quality time with his three grandchildren.

Best thing about EAMA? I am nearing the end of my 24yr sentence! Seriously though, great company and people. Time flies when you are enjoying yourself.

Christopher Beckett

Managing Director


Chris joined the family business in 1987, having worked both in, and trained, with industrial valuers and auctioneers in London. Chris worked with his father Douglas to further develop his skills, resulting in always looking forward to conducting the next auction.

Chris is married with 3 children, enjoys food with friends, and loves his Springer Spaniel almost as much as his bicycles!

Best thing about EAMA? People on two fronts. Firstly, working with a small team of dedicated people who are far more talented in their roles than I could ever be. Secondly, the continuity of customer relationships. In many cases we have dealt with 4 generations of the same family, together with seeing young people starting as juniors and ending up running successful dealerships, fleet departments, and all types of businesses.

Damian Thomas

Technical Development & Project Manager


Damian has been with EAMA since 2007; originally driving the vehicles through our saleroom as a part-time job, while studying at University.

After acquiring his degree, Damian stayed on at EAMA, where he now handles everything from design, to marketing, to technical development.

Outside of EAMA, Damian has keen interests in property development, investing, snowboarding, and Formula 1.

Best thing about EAMA? "Flexible working and creative freedom!"

Ella Kavanagh

Assistant Office Manager


Ella joined EAMA in September 2017, after completing A-Levels in Psychology, Sociology, and Business Studies and working in hospitality.

In her spare time she enjoys socialising with friends, shopping, and holidays.

Best thing about EAMA? "Working in a small team and being able to put my obsession with perfectionism into use!"

James Pulford

Assistant Manager


James joined the team back in 2007, when EAMA moved to its new premises in Wymondham.

His key role is Plant Auction Manager, as well as being one of our auctioneers and vehicle valuers.

When not at work, James enjoys spending time with his two children, as well as going to car shows with his kit car, and anything related to aviation.

Best thing about EAMA? Working in a family-run business and friendly team

Jo Broughton

Company Accountant


Jo has been with EAMA for 6yrs. Prior to that she spent over 10yrs in the marine industry for a large, family-owned business on the Norfolk broads.

In her spare time Jo enjoys competing her horse at showjumping, cross-country, dressage, and long distance rides. She then devotes the rest of her waking hours to being a cat slave to 'Cocobean' and 'Boubies'!

Jo believes that challenges make life interesting, but overcoming those challenges makes life meaningful. Be grateful for something every day.

Best thing about EAMA? "Definitely not the A47 or A11" grrrrrr!"

Kelly Mindham

Office Manager


Kelly is the Office Manager here at EAMA, and has worked here for 10yrs. One of her favourite tasks is dealing with provisional bids from sales, and enjoys the interaction with customers, along with a decent amount of banter.

As you can see from her photograph, enjoying a prosecco in the sun is one of her hobbies. She is married with two children, and is often signed up to the EAMA10k run which she is really happy about (not!).

Best thing about EAMA? "I love being part of a family business, being happy with a smile, and doing the best I can"

Kevin Topping

General Manager


Kevin is EAMA's longest serving employee, having worked at EAMA since 1977! As General Manager, Kevin is responsible for the day-to-day running of the whole operation.

When not at work, Kevin enjoys spending his time down the coast in his holiday home... enjoying a bottle of wine and walking his dog Ruby on the beach.

Best thing about EAMA? "The best thing about working at EAMA is the family part of a family business."

Nicky Baldwin



Nicky's connection with EAMA is, as well as professional, a family one too. Consequently EAMA has always been intertwined with her personal life, as well as her working life. Nicky has worked in the business since 1994, encompassing a number of roles.

Away from work, Nicky enjoys driving her 1953 MG classic car, skiing, tennis, walking, socialising and cooking, as well as travelling and eating out - one of her favourite treats is a traditional Afternoon Tea!

Nicky is married and has two daughters.

Best thing about EAMA? "Working with a great team of people, and interacting with our customers. I'm immensely proud of being the 3rd generation in the family to be involved in the business that my grandfather started in 1946."

Rebecca Pritchard

Office Administrator


Rebecca has worked with us since 2013, and is a valued member of the office team; dealing with customers, and all that lovely paperwork.

'Becks', as she prefers to be called, is married, has 3 girls, and their dog Max. Becks likes running (occassionally) as a hobby, and loves to spend summer weekends and holidays visiting places with her family.

Best thing about EAMA? "Being part of a great team, and our office girl's nights out"

Tristram Belemore-Smith

Classic Auctioneer & Business Development


Tristram has been with EAMA since 2009, and runs the Classic Auctions that we hold several times per year. He has around 25yrs knowledge in the field, and is also one of our auctioneers and valuers.

In addition to this, he provides support to many blue-chip and local authority fleets, with the knowledge of National Framework agreements.

Best thing about EAMA? "Being a well-grounded business that has been running for over 75yrs, run by a great team."