The national independent auction group, led by quality people, driving the future of the remarketing industry through leading results, innovation, investment, excellence in technology and exceptional service.
We operate from five strategically located auction centres in Chelmsford (Essex), Leeds (Yorkshire), Prees Heath (Shropshire) and Westbury (Wiltshire) and our Mega Centre at Donington park (East Midlands) and were established in 1984.
We recognise the need to bring together a range of remarketing services in addition to physical auction, providing a flexible, personal approach. We continually invest in our personnel, facilities, IT infrastructure and services to provide our customers with a range of complementary products and routes to market.
We sell vehicles for customers including leasing and finance companies, franchised dealerships and car supermarkets. All of our sales are open to both trade and private buyers.
Whether you're experienced or new to vehicle auctions, we're on hand to guide you through the process whether you are looking to buy or sell in volume, or use our services for your personal needs.
Our Business Delivery Team
Chief Executive Officer
Group Operations Director
Having worked in the auction industry for over 21 years, starting as a new business executive for NCA Group and rising to sales manager of a 6 centre company, Martin was employed as general manager of the largest auction centre in Europe with over 50 acres and turnover in excess of 70,000 units per annum after a takeover by a major auction company. Martin then held the position of corporate sales director for 9 years in charge of a team of sales personnel specialising in the finance, leasing and large outright purchase fleets. Martin joined Aston Barclay in November 2011 to run our Chelmsford operation.
Robert Hoy FCCA
Group Finance Director
Robert started his career in finance in 2000 working at a major international accountancy practice where he became ACCA qualified. Since moving to industry in 2009 Robert has worked in various sectors from healthcare to performance clothing, becoming a specialist in revamping financial and business systems. Robert joined Aston Barclay in 2015 heading up the group’s finance function.
Group Sales Director
David's sales experience started with Al Futtaim Automotive Group as Sales Director for the F & I Division followed by 7 years with Porsche Middle East & Africa managing Importer Relationships, Sales & Stock Strategy along with Product and Sales Training and then went on to set up Porsche Financial Services on behalf of the VW Group. Prior to that he worked in Corporate Contract Hire & Fleet Management with Inchcape, GE Capital and Hitachi Capital.
Group IT Director
Stewart left University with a degree in computer science which he has leveraged in his 25 years working in the Automotive IT arena. He has worked his way through the various IT disciplines of service delivery, development, testing and project management resulting in becoming Director of IT for the major Vehicle Data supplier in the UK where his passion was combining data quality with disruptive products. Stewart joined Aston Barclay in March 2017 as Group IT Director.
Group PR & Marketing Manager
Tom began his career as operations & marketing manager for an online B2B networking site, connecting business owners to opportunities and helping them to succeed. Tom’s role enabled him to gain valuable insight into digital marketing, marketing strategy, face to face networking, event management and magazine publishing, including writing and creative design as an Adobe Certified Associate. Tom joined Aston Barclay in 2011 as PA and marketing assistant to the commercial director and has since seen his role develop to encompass PR and marketing for our group, directing our branding and communications strategy whilst playing an active role in developing our service portfolio.