The Team


DIRECTORS

NICHOLAS MEE - MANAGING DIRECTOR


Having started out in the motor trade in 1969, Nicholas joined Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd in 1976 and progressed to being a key member of the company’s management team. Having left Aston Martin in 1991 he went on to form Nicholas Mee & Company Ltd in South Kensington, London before expanding the business into its current location. Apart from his business, Nick’s other interests include tennis, motorsport, cinema and reading.

NEAL GARRARD - COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR


In addition to previously working for the BAR Honda F1 Team, Neal also enjoyed a stint as Commercial Manager at Aston Martin Racing, where he was involved in the commercial activities of the successful ‘works’ team and sales of the DBR9 and DBRS9 GT racing cars. Having joined Nicholas Mee & Co in 2008, Neal is responsible for the commercial operations of the company. Passionate about all sports, Neal particularly enjoys motorsport, golf and cycling.


SALES & OPERATIONS

MATTHEW STATON - SALES & MARKETING EXECUTIVE


Matthew joined the Nicholas Mee team in June 2020 as Sales & Marketing Executive. He has had a passion for classic cars since a child, inspired by his grandfather who worked in the vintage model car industry and as a young man he worked for a local Aston Martin replica and restoration company at the weekends. Consequently, it wasn’t a matter of “if” but “when” Matthew would join the classic car industry full time. Having spent the last few years working in the city as a consultant, he brings a wealth of commercial knowledge and experience. Matthew particularly enjoys the unique stories behind each car, enthusiastically sharing them with clients and friends. His favourite car has to be a DB4 GT and when he’s not at car shows his interests are watches, music and travelling.

CARY PATEL - OPERATIONS & FINANCE MANAGER


Cary has a wealth of motor trade experience as a dealership accountant within the VW franchised dealer environment and is now the back office engine that keeps Nicholas Mee & Company running, having responsibility for all Finance and HR functions. Outside of work Cary relishes time with family, walking, reading and escaping to her native West Country home when time allows.



SERVICE & AFTERCARE

CHRIS GREEN - SERVICE & AFTERCARE MANAGER


Since leaving school, Chris has held just about every position in service and aftersales having trained as Rolls Royce and Bentley apprentice, working his way through the ranks to head up our Workshop operations. Chris’ experience spans across many marques and include technical roles, service advisory roles and 18 years on Aston Martins, 10 of which were served at Aston Martin Works. Chris likes to spend his time away from the workshop in the great outdoors hiking, fishing, golf and following motorsport.

OLIVER TOMLINSON-ROE - SERVICE & AFTERCARE ADVISOR


Oliver joins our Service Department from world renowned Rolls-Royce and Bentley heritage dealers P & A Wood. He spent four years as a Service Advisor learning the ins and outs of restoration work. Oliver is a true petrol head and having grown up with Aston’s and being an owner of one himself, he is a real enthusiast of the marque. When he is not working on his own cars, or reading about Aston’s, Oliver enjoys playing golf, skiing and shooting.

PAUL SUSSEX - SENIOR TECHNICIAN


Paul started his career in the motor trade over 40 years ago and in that time has a wide range of experience with different marques. Paul joined the Aston Martin world in 2000 with a respected main dealer, completing various factory training courses on models such as the DB7, Vanquish and Gaydon production models and is a qualified MOT tester. Away from work, Paul enjoys cycling, cooking and eating out. He is also a Judo 1st dan.

CAREER OPPORTUNITY - WORKSHOP SUPERVISOR


Due to the continued success of our Service & Aftercare department, with 2022 looking like a very busy year, we are now seeking to recruit an experienced Workshop Supervisor to lead our team of Technicians and act as the important conduit between our Service & Aftercare team and workshop operations.

Based at our purpose built, industry leading, award winning premises on the historic Hatfield Park Estate in Hertfordshire, this role should appeal an individual that has previously enjoyed a successful career in the classic / performance car industry and is now looking for an exciting, rewarding and long term challenge to further our position and reputation as one of the world’s leading Aston Martin Specialists.

Our work includes all aspects of servicing, maintenance, upgrades and restoration of all Post War Aston Martins, from the 1950’s to the present day. A knowledge and understanding of classic cars, along with a practical understanding of ‘New Era’ technology is essential to be successful within this role along with experience of workshop operations and the ability to manage and deliver on workshop KPI’s. Effective personnel management, encouraging, motivating and mentoring members of the team is also a pre requisite skill we will be looking for from applicants for this role.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate relevant experience within a classic, prestige / sports car or classic car workshop environment, either within a franchised dealer or a successful independent, ideally within the Aston Martin marque or a very similar background. The right individual will display an outstanding work ethic, initiative, commitment and ability approach the role with enthusiasm and discipline.

A competitive salary, depending upon experience, plus bonus, overtime and benefits is available to the successful candidate.

Should you be interested in joining our team and playing a part in our exciting future, we would like to hear from you. Please email careers@nicholasmee.co.uk with a covering email and current CV.

SAM ELLIS - TECHNICIAN


Deeply passionate on all things Aston Martin, Sam joins the team as Technician with years of experience on the brand. His broad and detailed knowledge comes in handy for his role as Senior AMOC Concours Judge; the youngest to ever take up the role. When he is eventually prised away from Astons, Sam enjoys his time travelling, taking his golf bats and fishing sticks wherever he goes.

JAMES WOOLLEY - TECHNICIAN


James has been fascinated by all things mechanical since an early age and his passion led him to complete a Motorsport Engineering degree at Coventry University. On graduating, James spent a number of years in motorsport, preparing and running GT and Formula 3 cars, before joining McLaren where he spent time in the Prototype and developemnt departments. Outside of work, when his hands are not full looking after his young twins, James can be found in his workshop making or modifying something or out on his mountain bike!

JAMES MARGRAVE - TECHNICIAN


James is a welcome addition to our workshop team having had a successful career as a mechanic and vehicle technician, most recently with a premium German automotive manufacturer. Interested in not just cars but also bikes and boats, including owning his own ex working narrowboat which he regularly escapes to when not under the bonnet of an Aston Martin! James has a vast knowledge of engine building and spends some spare time rebuilding and manufacturing parts for vintage engines.

BEN ASHTON - APPRENTICE TECHNICIAN


Following a thorough Apprentice recruitment process in 2018, Ben was selected and now embarks on a three year apprenticeship programme in Classic Car maintenance, run in conjunction with the Heritage Skills Academy at Bicester Heritage. Outside of work and when not deeply engrossed in his extensive reading list, Ben enjoys skiing, playing the guitar and fettling his mk3 MX5!

SIMON LUCK - DRIVER & SUPPORT


Simon joins us after a successful career in Logistics Management including 10 years with a national supermarket chain. Having had previous experience with chauffeuring roles, Simon now assists both the Sales and Service & Aftercare departments with collection and delivery requirements. When not ‘out on the road’, Simon assists both departments and the preparation of vehicles. Away from work Simon, enjoys travel, walking and watching his team Chelsea play, when the opportunity arises!

DAVID BICK - DRIVER & SUPPORT


Alongside his colleague Simon, David assists both the Service & Aftercare and Sales departments in the collection and delivery of customer vehicles in addition to providing general operations support when not driving. David has previously enjoyed a career in Logistics and away from work, enjoys spending time with his family, walking and gardening.


PARTS DEPARTMENT


JAMES DYER - PARTS MANAGER


Having previously completed an apprenticeship as a Heritage Technician at Aston Martin, James now runs our parts department, supplying parts to not just our own workshops but to trade and retail customers around the world. In addition to a very sound knowledge of the Parts catalogues for all Aston Martins, James loves the challenge of sourcing hard to find or obsolete parts for older models using his network of contacts within the industry. Outside of work, James has an interest in construction and likes to keep fit and has previously completed an Ironman!

TIM LOWCOCK - PARTS MANAGER


Tim has been involved in various brands during his Parts career in the automotive industry, initially with Jaguar Land Rover and then two decades with BMW. A spell working in Formula One for Stewart Grand Prix whetted his appetite to have a go himself and Tim competed competitively in Formula Ford 1600 for ten years, preparing his owns cars. More recently he chose to combine his other passion of classic and sports cars with a move into the specialist car sector Tim’s other hobby is cycling and enjoys “raids” across Europe including the Alps & Pyrenees.

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