Contacts

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The Team

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Richard Binnersley

Joint Managing Director, BSc Hons (AgricEcon)

Richard joined Brightwells from University in 1992, originally employed in the team that was establishing and developing our 4x4 Auction Business. After promotion to Auctioneer and then Associate a couple of years later, Richard later became General Manager of the Vehicle Department in 2001. In 2007, he joined the Board of Directors, with a responsibility of reporting in marketing and IT. In January 2014, he became Joint Managing Director.

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Matthew Parkin

Head of Department

Matthew joined us following a series of senior roles at Alfa Romeo, Volvo and as a Director of the Morgan Motor Company. An enthusiastic competitor at VSCC events for many years, he has an eclectic collection of some fourteen cars, from a 1921 Vauxhall 30/98 to a 1966 MGB GT. Eleven of these are currently on the road – its probably enough he says. In 2018, Matthew was appointed as the Head of Department, responsible for managing the day to day running of the business.

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Toby Service

Auction Operations Manager

Since the first sale of Classic and Vintage Cars at Brightwells in 2005, Toby has played a crucial role in the development of the department, now managing five sales a year at the Leominster office. As an auctioneer at Brightwells and having a keen interest in the business growing, he has also helped to oversee the development of the Modern Classic auctions at Leominster and the hugely exciting Bicester Heritage Classic and Vintage auctions that started in 2017.

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James Dennison

Classic & Vintage Auction Consultant

A lifelong classic car fanatic, James joined us in 2006 & has owned over 80 classics to date, his current stable including a 1961 Lancia Flaminia GT, a 1972 Mercedes 280SE 3.5 Saloon and a constantly rotating stock of Porsche 928s to which he admits a guilty addiction. Currently struggling to contain an obsession to own a Maserati 3500GT, he is always hurling money at ill-advised restoration projects which only put his dreams of Maserati ownership further beyond reach with every passing day.

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Jim Henshaw

Classic & Vintage Auction Consultant

Jim joined us in the middle of January 2015, to assist with consigning vehicles and cataloguing. A regular attendee at our sales and no doubt already familiar to some of you, Jim has spent his whole life immersed in car culture and is also a respected car restorer, with particular expertise in classic Maseratis.

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Will Daniels

Modern Classics Auction Consultant

Will joined us in January 2016, to help us launch and build our new venture into the auctions of the next generation of Modern Classic Cars.

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James Clay

Classic & Vintage Auction Consultant - The South of England

James joins us after dedicating the last 29 years to his role as Commercial Manager at Mithril Racing based at Goodwood Race Circuit – he reckons he has driven over 120,000 laps over the years! Growing up around US Army bases in Europe in the ‘70s, he became obsessed with big American cars – full size of course and went on to study Automotive Design at the Royal College of Art in London. He is both enthusiastic and knowledgeable about anything with wheels, wings and a bit of age.

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Stewart Rich

Classic & Vintage Auction Consultant

A retired international sidecar racer and now intrepid competitor in VSCC events, Stewart brings a wealth of knowledge on both pre-and post-war machinery. Many of you already know him as the recently retired VSCC Light Car Competition Secretary. If you were wondering what he was going to do with all that spare time – well now you know! Welcome on board Stewart.

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Phil Ingle

Classic & Vintage Auction Consultant

Yet another racer joins the team, and one with racing experience on two and four wheels. If running a Lotus 20/22 in the Historic Formula Junior Championship wasn’t exciting enough, the Rob North BSA Triple with the Classic Racing Motorcycle Club certainly was – with numerous podium finishes to his credit. Not just a safe pair of hands on the track, Phil has a wealth of knowledge on cars from all eras and clearly demonstrates the icy nerve that it takes to be a consignor at Brightwells.

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Duncan Potter

Classic & Vintage Auction Consultant

A vintage sports & racing enthusiast, Duncan joins us in March 2018 to assist in the consignment of cars in the Eastern region. A mechanical engineer who spent his early car ownership years driving and fettling BMCs finest, which included an A35, Minor 1000, Wolseley 16/60 and various minis. With current interest turning to racing Duncan competes in a 1931 MG C Type in the MG and VSCC race series. Currently working on more pre war MG restorations for competition use by his wife & daughters

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Nigel Mainard

Classic & Vintage Auction Consultant

A classic car enthusiast from early childhood, Nigel has always had interesting cars on his drive; Mini Coopers & Cooper S’, Porsche’, Scimitar and 2CVs. More recently, he has graduated towards Jaguars, enjoying driving Mk2s and E-types to many events throughout the UK and Continent. As a former professional classical musician, he always knows when a car is ‘in tune’ – an essential skill for a Brightwells consigner!

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Robert Ellis

Consultant

Robert joined the team in 2017 as a Classic Car consignor, and is based at our Bicester Heritage office.

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Emma Morgan

Administrator

Emma provides full time support and help to staff and customers in the Classic Motoring departments.

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Bicester Team

Brightwells Bicester Office

The Guard House, Bicester Heritage, Buckingham Road, Bicester, OXON OX26 5HA

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