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

Greg MacLeod

Executive Chairman

Greg joined Aston Barclay in September 2019, taking on the role of Executive Chairman between January 2020 to February 2022, and again in May 2023 to provide continuity for shareholders and employees. Greg continues to work closely with the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) to deliver on our committed Group Objectives. Recent changes to our ways of working have formed a solid business foundation, with a strong leadership team, clear product positioning and robust governance and reporting processes all of which have set the Group up for the next phase of its growth.


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.


Stephanie Sulston

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.


Gordon Cockle

Director of Remarketing

Gordon has been with Aston Barclay since 2017, initially starting as Auctioneer Manager before progressing to Head of Remarketing, and now Director of Remarketing. progressing overseeing conversion. Previous to this, he worked for Manheim for 13 years, holding a number of roles across the South West including Head of Buyer Services. Gordon oversees our buyer services team, who will work to enhance the buyer experience across the business, driving conversions through the use of data segmentation and industry relationships.


James Branton

Director of Digital Product Development

Co-Founder of The Car Buying Group and the Director of Digital Product Development at Aston Barclay Group. With over 15 years in digital product development, James has been privileged to lead in both engineering and commercial executive roles. At The Car Buying Group, James led the creation of cutting-edge systems & algorithms which power its consumer-facing products. James has also been instrumental in building the strategic commercial relationships which have positioned The Car Buying Group uniquely in the market, bridging the gap between established consumer brands and agile digital disruptors. In his current role at Aston Barclay Group, James is dedicated to developing industry-leading digital products, ensuring that Aston Barclay deliver top-tier technical solutions for it's valued customers.


Ian Gordon

Head of Logistics

Ian joined Aston Barclay in July 2023 after an established career, spanning over 20 years', in the Logistics industry. Formally head of Logistics for companies such as Next plc, Wren Kitchens, and latterly Motorpoint PLC. Ian joins us with an extensive knowledge of the Transport and Logistics industry. Ian has been onboarded to transform Aston Barclay's Logistics operation focusing on customer service, sustainability and efficiency.


Geoff Flood

Head of LCV

Our Head of LCV, Geoff Flood, has been in the motor industry for over 17 years, 12 of those in remarketing, specializing in LCV’s. He is one of the very few dedicated LCV auctioneers in the UK. Geoff works alongside CAP and Glasses Guide valuing vehicles; he has an excellent reputation within the Auction industry and has Auctioneered in some of the UK’s largest LCV auction houses. Geoff’s attention to detail and passion for the LCV industry make him stand out in his field. This has led to 272 different LCV vendors to choose Aston Barclay as their preferred remarketing company in 2023.


Mark Blakelock

Director of Operations

Mark joined Aston Barclay in November 2021 after an established career, spanning over 25 years’, in the Retail and Financial Services Industry. where he worked under the regulatory framework provided by the Financial Conduct Authority. Expertise in corporate governance and certified within the SM&CR regime, Mark joined Aston Barclay to drive operational excellence through a consistent approach and application in line with policy and process and to ensure exacting standards are achieved and maintained for both the buyer and vendor experience


Craig Bettney

Commercial Finance Director

Craig joined the Aston Barclay leadership team in 2022 to bolster commercial finance capabilities across the group; taking responsibility for leading the finance strategy for The Car Buying Group and being finance lead on several group projects. He has a strong background in business partnering and analysis, having previously held a number of key roles at Asda which included providing commercial modelling on the trial and rapid expansion of Asda’s convenience store strategy. Prior to this, Craig qualified as a Charted Accountant with PwC during which time he advised clients on strategic decision making including Mergers & Acquisitions.


Registered Address

Units 1 & 2 Harvard Way
Normanton Industrial Estate
Normanton
West Yorkshire
WF6 1FL

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