Meet our team

Meet our team

Meet the people behind Ashington Automobile Co.

Ashington Autos is a genuine family-owned, family-run business - as it's been since we started out in 1969. You'll benefit from a truly personal service, provided by a friendly, professional team who care personally about our customers, and our business.

Everyone in our team shares our commitment to choosing, buying, selling and owning your car easy and hassle-free. We invest in people's training and development, to ensure we can provide the highest levels of expert service and impartial advice. If there's anything we can do to help, please just ask.

It's what we're here for.

  • Scott's favourite car Scott Butcher General Manager

    Scott Butcher has been with the company for over 30 years, making him one of the long standing members of staff. He started out all those years ago as a car cleaner but the boss soon realised he had a keen eye for cars, and quickly become part of the buying side of the company. He now has the not so enviable task of general manger and oversees the workshop, Sales, and Valeting shop. He does still purchase cars for the company and with his endless amounts of contacts and experience means that whatever car your looking for Scott is the man that can.

  • Tom's favourite car Tom Kite Director

    Tom has been with the company since he left school at 16 and has trained as a fully qualified mechanic, including diagnostics and MOT testing. If there is something he doesn't know about a Ford then probably not worth knowing...

    He progressed to workshop manager and is now the buyer for the company. Tom has grown from boy to man and is Mr Ashington Autos. You will often see him driving around in the company van trying to find that elusive car to buy for stock.

  • Dan's favourite car Dan Bennett Workshop Manager

    Dan has worked for Ashington Autos for a number of years, he is a fully qualified mechanic and takes to spanners like a duck to water, he has a vast knowlege of all makes and models and will gladly book in any job small or large. As workshop manager Dan now is front of house and has built up a good rappourt with our regular customers for servicing and MOT. He is a keen cyclist and is often seen cycling all over the south downs.

  • David's favourite car David Weir Sales

    Dave has been involved in sales at Ashington Autos for over 30 years, and during that time he has accumulated a wealth of knowledge. He is always happy to go that extra mile and frequently be your first point of contact. He is well known amongst his customers, and is proud that many of them return year after year to update their vehicles and have a chat. Dave is a keen racing driver and during his spare time he races historic Ford Capris.

  • Stuart's favourite car Stuart Hoad Sales

    Stuart has been here for 8 years and has been working alongside David learning the ropes in sales. He is very organised and will be willing to help with any problem relating to issues with your new car you may have. Stuart is very good at what is going on around the site from what's being cleaning or serviced to where the cars are going to be lined up on site. Rugby is his sport and will always try and watch as much as he can when not at work.

  • Behind the scenes Behind the Scenes Cogs in the Engine

    We also have other members of staff that make sure your car is at its best for when you pick it up. We have fully trained mechanics, MOT testers, admin staff and professional valeters all in house all commited to making sure your car is ready for your day of collection. They all work very hard during the week and come the weekend they let their hair down.