"FROM RESTORATION TO RACE PREPARATION, IN MY OPINION THERE IS NONE BETTER THAN ASTON ENGINEERING"
John Sharpe - DB4 owner
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.
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.
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.
Gary Williams Workshop Manager
Gary started as an apprentice 29 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.
Adam Miller Service Reception Engineer
Adam is now the front-line of our service department and maintains our world class customer service.
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.
Helen Columbine Finance & HR Assistant
Helen works alongside Tess dealing with Accounts and Human Resources.
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.
Sam Davis Parts Advisor
Having worked in our Parts department since 2010, Sam has developed an encyclopedic knowledge of any and all Aston Martin parts.
Dean Kourpas Motorsport Manager
Dean has worked with Aston Martins since the age of 18. Joining the team in 2006 from an Aston specialist in London, Dean now attends classic race meetings supporting customers' cars.
Paul Smith Media & Marketing Manager
Paul previously worked as a Camera Assistant for the BBC before joining us in 2013. He is responsible for our Media & Marketing and is our in-house photographer. He also helps out with our race team, having had 8+ years industry experience following his HND in Motorsport Technology.
Phil Wood Engine Shop Manager
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.
Martin Smith Senior 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.
Alex Baker Technician
Alex joined us in 2008 and specialises in building transmissions, machining and restorations.
Mark Brownlee Service Technician
Mark started as an Aston Martin Apprentice in 1995 and was fully trained on the DB7, DB9 and Vanquish models. He joined us in 2013, increasing our capacity for modern servicing.
Mark Gibson Restoration Technician
Mark started working on his fathers classic cars from the age of 12 and is now one of our restoration experts. Before starting at Aston Engineering Mark was the drummer in a successful band.
Tom Halford Motorsport Technician
Tom joined as an Apprentice in 2012 and is a valuable member of our Motorsport team.
Craig Blaylock Service Technician
Craig joined us in 2017 and has 30 years experience in the Automotive industry.
Jack Pugh Technician
Jack previously worked for a Ferrari specialist before joining us in 2017. He is our assistant engine builder and also helps in the Motorsport department.