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About Aston Barclay

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

Neil Hodson

Chief Executive Officer

Martin Potter

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.

Stewart Ford

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.

Brett Henderson

National Operations Manager

Brett has over 20 years’ experience in our industry and as National Operations Manager, ensures that our clients continue to receive leading levels of care whilst helping to craft our future products and services.

Tom Mapes

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.

Zoe Sutton

Group Buyer Services Manager

Caring for our buyers and ensuring that they can easily source stock in the best environments and via the best channels is at the heart of our mission. Our Buyer Services Team headed by Zoe actively support all our buyers, from national groups and supermarkets, to owner operator traders, ensuring that the whole industry benefits from the leading independent.

Laurence Vaughan

Non-Executive Chairman

David Scarborough

Non-Executive Director

Glenn Scarborough

Non-Executive Director

Tristan Craddock

Non-Executive Director

Oliver Jones

Non-Executive Director

Jason Birt

Non-Executive Director


Drovers Way


Hillidge Road
West Yorkshire
LS10 1DE

Prees Heath

Heath Road
SY13 2AE


Brook Lane
BA13 4EN

Donington Park

Donington Park
Castle Donington
DE74 2RP

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