Aston Barclay has revealed its latest signing…and maintaining a true football analogy, the company believes it has recruited the Lionel Messi of the car auction industry!

    Martin Potter will now take over the helm at Aston Barclay’s Chelmsford auction house. He brings with him “vast experience and arguably one of the finest reputations in the industry”. Over the past 20 years Martin has had a number of senior operational and sales roles, most recently with Manheim as Corporate Sales Director.

    Aston Barclay Managing Director Tim Hudson welcomes Martin Potter

    Martin’s appointment is yet another clear indication of Aston Barclay’s ambitions. The mere fact he’s now on board further cements those ambitions since Managing Director Tim Hudson joined Aston Barclay in August 2010, ambitions that have elevated Aston Barclay into one of the leading auction houses in the UK.

    Commenting on his appointment, Mr Potter said: “What Tim and the team have achieved here, in such a relative short space of time, is phenomenal. The entire business has made massive strides which have been well noted in the industry.”

    “Aston Barclay is a family owned business that has real drive and ambition, and those are factors which truly appeal to me. Tim and the team provide a high level of service whilst maintaining personal relationships with all customers, ethics which I passionately believe in.”

    Tim Hudson, Aston Barclay’s Managing Director, said: “You simply can’t understate the value of Martin’s appointment to the company, he brings with him a vast wealth of experience and arguably one of the finest reputations in the industry. I know his immediate input will again take our Chelmsford operation to another level and I am delighted to welcome him on board.”

    Married to Elizabeth and having a daughter, Lauren, Martin is a keen clay pigeon shot and a season ticket holder at his beloved Manchester United which regularly means an eight hour round trip from his Suffolk home to watch them at Old Trafford.