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.
DAVID WILLOUGHBY - SERVICE & AFTERCARE ADVISOR
David joins the Service & Aftercare department at our new Essendonbury Farm premises in the role of Service Advisor having enjoyed a successful career to date in the motor trade where he has considerable experience of both Parts and Service operations, including a spending a number of years in Canada at a busy and successful commercial vehicle supplier. Outside work, cars and motorsport are of great interest and David now has a space to fill in his garage having recently sold his MGB!
ANDREW WELLER - WORKSHOP SUPERVISOR
Andrew is equipped with over 15 years experience on Aston Martins, during which time he has attended an intensive programme of factory courses leading to membership of the Aston Martin Technicians Guild and membership of the Aston Martin Automotive Technician Accreditation programme at diagnostic technician level. Andrew leads our servicing operations, acting as a liaison between technicians and the administration team. Andrew's hobbies include time trialling, mountain biking, fly fishing, and piano playing.
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.
ARI MUSTOLA - TECHNICIAN
Joining us from his native Finland, Ari has a huge passion for all British cars, specifically Aston Martins. His experience extends far and wide from BMW, Volvo, Jaguar and Land Rover. Away from the workshop, he is often found attending endurance motorsport events, working on his own cars or socialising with friends.
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 development 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!
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!
ARKADIUSZ BORTKO - VALETING & SUPPORT
Joining the team on a full time basis in 2015, Arek has a vast amount of technical experience working on various machinery from Kias to tanks! Having moved from Poland in 2007, Arek heads up our valeting and detailing of our cars along with supporting our workshop team on various technical tasks. Outside of work, Arek enjoys working on cars, socialising with friends, football, classic Mercedes and of course, classic Aston Martins!
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!
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 SPECIALIST
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.