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About Aston Barclay

The national independent remarketing 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 six strategically located auction centres in Chelmsford (Essex), Prees Heath (Shropshire) and Westbury (Wiltshire), our LCV centre in Leeds (Yorkshire) and our Mega Centres at Donington Park (East Midlands) and Wakefield (Yorkshire).

We are connecting customers to cars by providing a suite of award winning digital solutions integrated seamlessly with a leading physical network to provide a flexible, unique and intuitive remarketing process. 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

Managing Director - Auctions

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.


John Crichton

Chief Finance Officer & Commercial Director

John joined Aston Barclay in January 2018 having spent six years with one of the UK’s leading judicial service providers. He has a wealth of experience in the finance sector having spent 25 years working in customer facing businesses in the UK, US and Middle East. Focusing on ensuring that finance adds value to the operational and commercial functions of the business, John will also lead on the group’s expansion programme.


Justin Lane

Managing Director - Operations

Justin started in the Auction Industry in 1985 as a Trainee Motor Auctioneer, followed by a variety of roles within the industry, and also several Dealership Groups and Contract Hire positions. Justin has also been Chairman of the National association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) on two separate occasions. Overseeing our operational business, Justin ensures that our clients continue to receive leading levels of care whilst helping to craft our future products and services.


Stephanie Grace

HR Director

Steph is an experienced HR professional with over 11 years of experience in supporting retail and industrial service sectors. In her recent roles, Steph implemented an HR shared service function providing support and guidance to a UK workforce of circa 6,500 employees, as well as establishing and embedding an HR business partner model into two companies. Steph joined Aston Barclay in January 2019 to lead our HR function, develop support for our team and to assist in the overarching objectives of the business.


Richard Cross

Group Sales Director


Daren Wiseman

Digital Strategy Director


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.


Nick Thompson

Head of Corporate Sales

Nick joined our team in November 2017 to head our corporate and OEM new business sales function. He has over 8 years’ experience in the auction industry starting with Franchised Dealer Sales before progressing to handle large corporate and OEM accounts for one of the world’s largest online remarketing providers. Nick has recently furthered his career within Aston Barclay and taken the role of Head of Corporate Sales, heading up Core Accounts and New Business.


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


Chelmsford

Drovers Way
Chelmsford
Essex
CM2 5PP

Leeds LCV Centre

Hillidge Road
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS10 1DE

Prees Heath

Heath Road
Whitchurch
Shropshire
SY13 2AE

Westbury

Brook Lane
Westbury
Wiltshire
BA13 4EN (For SatNav use BA13 4EP)

Donington Park

Donington Park
Castle Donington
Derby
DE74 2RP

Wakefield

Units 1 & 2 Harvard Way
Normanton Industrial Estate
Normanton
West Yorkshire
WF6 1FL (For SatNav use WF6 1GX)


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