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We believe in personality, helpfulness and energy

"FROM RESTORATION TO RACE PREPARATION, IN MY OPINION THERE IS NONE BETTER THAN ASTON ENGINEERING"

John Sharpe - DB4 owner

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In the beginning...

Aston Engineering was founded in 1983 by David Jack. David started his career as an Engineering Apprentice at Rolls-Royce Aerospace in Derby. In 1973 he joined Robin Hamilton (Aston Martin Distributor for the Midlands) as Works Manager, where he was involved with several racing projects including the Le Mans V8 RHAM/1 The Muncher, Aston Martin Nimrod group C project and the well-know racing DB4GT ‘1 GRE.’ Our dynamic business has built on this foundation over the decades, which in turn led to the recognition and our appointment as an Aston Martin Heritage Specialist in March 2002. Having outgrown the original site at Lonsdale Place in Derby, in March 2015 the decision was made to relocate to bespoke premises, allowing for continuing growth and development.

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David Jack Director

David founded Aston Engineering in 1983 following his involvement with Aston Martins in the 1970's at Robin Hamiltons. The company has since grown substantially and is now recognised as one of the leading Aston Martin specialists, being awarded Heritage status from Aston Martin Ltd in 2002.

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Ross Allerton Commercial Manager

Ross started in our Parts department in 1998, following the completion of an HND in Motor Vehicle Engineering, and remains actively involved in procurement/remanufacturing of parts. Utilising his wealth of experience, Ross is also now responsible for the purchase and sales of Heritage vehicles.

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Gary Williams Workshop Manager

Gary started as an apprentice 35 years ago and now manages our workshop. His in-depth knowledge of the marque and strong hands-on experience take classic car restoration to another level. 

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Tess Cripps Finance Manager

Tess has always worked in finance and brings a wealth of knowledge to Aston Engineering. She Joined in 2011 and is responsible for all  of the companies finances.

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Sam Davis Parts Manager

Having worked in our Parts department since 2010, Sam has developed an encyclopedic knowledge of any and all Aston Martin parts.

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Gordon Lathwell Parts Advisor

Gordon joined the team in 2002, making the transition from the world of the classic MG, bringing his detailed knowledge of classic cars to our Parts department. 

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Paul Smith Media & Marketing Manager

Paul’s previous experience involved 8 years working in motorsport and several years as a Camera Assistant for the BBC. He joined us in 2013 as our in-house photographer and media & marketing manager. He also works in our workshop restoring cars.

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Martin Smith Restoration Technician

Martin started as an Apprentice in 2004 and is now one of our Restoration specialists. He is also our in-house electrical expert. 

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Mark Gibson Restoration Technician

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Tom Halford Restoration Technician

Tom joined as an Apprentice in 2012. He spent may years preparing Aston Martin race cars and now specialises in V8 restorations.

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Phil Wood Engine Builder

Phil joined us in 1999 and is our Senior Engine Builder.  He previously worked at a Ferrari specialist for many years re-building some of the most prestigious models. 

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Jack Pugh Engine Builder

Jack previously worked for a Ferrari specialist before joining us in 2017. He is one of our engine builders.

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Nathan Barnes Detailer & Driver

Nathan has worked in the motor trade for over 25 years. He joined us in 2019, and is our Detailer & Driver. 

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Paul Robinson Parts Advisor

Paul spent the last 8 years travelling the world working as a parts supplier for the Formula E World Championship. He joined our busy parts team in 2023 and is one of our parts advisors.

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Stuart Hudson Engineer

Stuart has 25 years of engineering experience. He specialises in building engines, transmissions, CNC/manual machining and reverse engineering. He is also helping to expand our parts manufacturing capabilities.

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Stuart Angus Service Technician

Stuart has spent the last 25 years working in IT and moved here from Australia in 2022. He has been driving and working on classic cars since the age of 4. He has a passion for the Austin 1800, after he inherited one from his Grandfather who had owned it from new.

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James Woolley Service Technician

James aka ‘Jimi’ has been restoring and maintaining vehicles for many years. His other passions are air cooled VW’s, and is the proud owner of a split screen camper van which he restored himself.

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Matthew Bolderston Apprentice Technician

Matt joined us in 2023 having started his apprenticeship at a concours Jaguar restoration specialist. He is currently studying his Mechanical Technician course at the Heritage Skills Academy.

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Nicky Salloway Accounts Administrator