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 bring together a range of remarketing services, physical and online, that provides 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.

Buyer Services

If you need help with your account or have any questions about buying with Aston Barclay, contact our buyer services team using the online chat function or by calling or emailing:

Meet the team

Nick Thompson

Chief Customer Officer

Nick brings over 10 years’ experience in the remarketing sector, starting as a Business Development Manager for Scottish Motor Auctions. Since then, he has held a range of roles including National Account Manager, Head of Corporate Sales, Head of New Business, Head of Sales and Director of Sales. Working in a variety of roles has strengthened his knowledge of the industry and helped him gain vital experience in becoming a successful Sales Director. Nick has worked for Aston Barclay previously and is returning with new experience from his recent posting with G3 Remarketing.

Sean Russell

Chief Marketing Officer

Sean joined in May 2023 and has over 15 years' experience in B2B and B2C marketing. He is passionate about building and growing marketing teams and capability. Starting as a digital marketing specialist within financial services, Sean recently spent 8 years at Costcutter Group as Marketing and Communications Director and achieved double digit growth in store footfall and profitability. Sean is focused on using data to grow and engage our buyer base, as well as further enhancing the Aston Barclay brand.

Justin Lane

Chief Transformation Officer

Justin started life with Ford retailer Jennings Group and became an auctioneer at 18, so he’s been in the auction industry since 1987. Alongside the auction business he has also run a contract hire company and a fleet management company for health authority as well as a high-end cycle store and scooter store (Piaggio vespa). In February 2014 he joined Manheim and in April 2016 he returned to his family business as Managing Director of ‘Independent Motor Auctions’. In January 2019 he joined Aston Barclay Remarketing when it merged with Independent Motor Auction. Justin has significant auction experience across all areas of the business, and he provides insight and leadership over key strategic projects that enhance our capabilities.

Pria Khot

Chief Financial Officer

Pria is an integral part of Aston Barclay since joining in 2020, playing a pivotal role in leading the business through the Covid-19 pandemic.  Pria’s exceptional performance and dedication have been acknowledged by a recent nomination for the prestigious Northern Finance Director Awards.  Prior to Aston Barclay, Pria garnered valuable experience mainly in the automotive industry and has led various change management initiatives and acquisitions to deliver optimum returns for business stakeholders.  Pria leverages her wealth of knowledge and skills to ensure that Aston Barclay has resilient foundations and a strong platform for future growth.

Adrian Berry

Chief Information Officer

Adrian has over 30 years’ experience within Information & Technology, working as a leader of international teams within both travel and financial services. Prior to joining Aston Barclay in March 2022. Adrian held the CIO and group CTO roles for Lowell Group, a leading European financial services organisation. Driving significant transformation that enabled the group to grow its customer base from ten million to over 22 million in 9 countries. Adrian brings a wealth of experience in the digital transformation of organisations, constantly striving to ensure the customers experience is at the very heart of change.

Stephanie Grace

Chief People Officer

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.

Registered Address

Units 1 & 2 Harvard Way
Normanton Industrial Estate
West Yorkshire

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