Our car mad leader, a real enthusiast. The driving force with a very sharp eye for detail and straight talking business. Buying and selling Aston Martins for 20 years.
John has been the Automotive Industry since the beginning of his career. It began selling second hand Rovers for Quicks in Coventry a job he enjoyed very much. He then progressed to understanding the Finance aspect of the business at Ford where he turned a non profit making business into a profitable one in a year. John was featured in the local press and caught the eye of TWR Jaguar where John took charge of their Finance department and won the accolade of Business Manager of the Year. The business was sold to the Sytner Group and John was offered a Sales/Business Manager role at Graypaul Ferrari in Loughborough. In the late 1990’s Ferrari’s were much rarer than they are now and it was here that John began to buy and sell Aston Martins to help the business.
In 2002 John made the step to start his own company. Initially buying and selling a variety of exclusive performance cars. With the introduction of the Aston Martin DB9 in 2004 and then Vantage in 2005 John began to focus on the brand. In 2007 he opened his showroom in Kineton home to over thirty used Aston Martins where the company sells in the region of 200 cars per year. Shortly after that he opened his specialist service centre which now takes care of over 700 Aston Martins per year and employs eight people.
John has an amazing depth of knowledge of cars and running a business but most importantly of people. He has an amazing team around him who have worked together for years which is something he is very proud of.
When not at his desk or hands on in the business John spends a huge amount of time running his race car. A 1966 Lotus Cortina. John has competed in pro events such as the Silverstone Classic, Donington Historic, Oulton Gold Cup and was invited to race in the Goodwood Members meeting 2023, he also competes in many club events through the year and won three trophies in 2023.