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Andy Bell, Technical Director, Ecurie Bertelli

Andy Bell - Technical Director

Andy’s passion for Astons stretches over 40 years. Having been with the firm since 1977, he has owned and managed it since 1992. His knowledge and technical expertise are unsurpassed for these cars - there is no problem he can’t overcome! He is also the technical consultant for pre-war cars of the Aston Martin Owners Club. Andy has moved into semi-retirement but enjoys nothing more than working on his own Aston projects in the workshop - he just can't stay away.

Robert Blakemore, Managing Director, Ecurie Bertelli

Robert Blakemore - Managing Director

Since the age of seven, Robert has been involved with these incredible cars. He came into the business alongside Andy in 2014 and has continued to propel Ecurie Bertelli to the forefront as the prime marque specialist. As one of the next generations of pre-war Aston Martin enthusiasts, he is dedicated to preserving the heritage of these unique vehicles. Free time sees Robert enjoy historic racing and time with his family.

Ali Blakemore, Administration, Marketing & Finance, Ecurie Bertelli

Ali Blakemore - Administration, Marketing & Finance

Previously an airline pilot along with husband Robert, Ali brings a new flavour to the company. Having created new branding, showroom decor and expanded the company's digital presence, she is keen to keep Ecurie Bertelli firmly rooted in its rich history whilst taking on a modern feel. She enjoys playing bass guitar and running in her spare time.

Simon Fisher, Engine-building specialist , Ecurie Bertelli

Simon Fisher - Engine-building specialist

There is no better pre-war Aston engine than one built by our Simon. He has a fantastic eye for attention to detail and knows these engines inside and out. In his spare time he enjoys building and flying model aircraft, many of which he builds himself. He also runs a vintage car enthusiasts club and has recently acquired a vintage motorcycle which he takes on tours with his mates.

Will Kettleborough, Engineer & Fabrication Specialist, Ecurie Bertelli

Will Kettleborough - Engineer & Fabrication Specialist

Will is a true craftsman and can make just about anything. He has demonstrated time and again how his skills and eye for detail can produce bespoke parts to precise specifications. He is a keen guitarist in his spare time and writes his own material, playing at local gigs with his band. He is also an engineer for a local drag racing team which meets at Santa Pod to tear up the strip.

Simon Boreham, Technical Manager & Engineer, Ecurie Bertelli

Simon Boreham - Technical Manager & Engineer

Simon joined Ecurie Bertelli as an apprentice, with an unbridled passion for vintage cars and bikes. He has high attention to detail and great engineering skills, and now oversees the technical aspects of the workshop. He is also a natural instructor and supervises our next generation of apprentices. He owns a Classic Mini which he enjoys in his spare time, and is also a keen dinghy sailor and model aircraft flyer.

Ben Payne, Engineer & Event Support, Ecurie Bertelli

Ben Payne - Engineer & Event Support

Although Ben has a background in retail management, he found his love for vintage cars an allure he couldn't ignore. He is passionate about maintaining Aston Martin's great heritage and is a well-established part of the workshop team. He is a regular member of our events support team and enjoys keeping the Astons out on tours and track alike. He is a new and proud Dad and when he gets some time to himself he likes to attend race meetings and track days.

Richard Wray, Engineer, Fabricator & Welding Specialist , Ecurie Bertelli

Richard Wray - Engineer, Fabricator & Welding Specialist

After completing his apprenticeship at Cosworth racing, Richard honed his skills working for the Government as a prototype engineer fabricating fine-tolerance one-off components and projects. Richard lives and breathes pre-war vehicles and spends his spare time restoring, maintaining and driving his array of early vehicles. When not tinkering in his shed Richard spends his weekends touring around the UK in his trusty Model T Ford.

Beth Moss, PA to Robert & Administrator, Ecurie Bertelli

Beth Moss - PA to Robert & Administrator

Beth is an experienced PA and Administrator. She joined us as a result of company growth and uses her many skills in updating company processes and assists Robert in his broad spectrum of daily tasks. In her spare time Beth is an active advocate for animal charities and the changing of Animal Welfare Legislation and enjoys spending time with her dog.

Steve Wells, CNC Machinist & CAD specialist, Ecurie Bertelli

Steve Wells - CNC Machinist & CAD specialist

Steve is a very experienced machinist and joins us to run the in-house parts production on our CNC equipment. Since 1999 he has been making precision components for the motor racing industry, including Red Bull F1. Having started out as an apprentice tool & cutter grinder he later studied in Motor Vehicle Engineering. Steve is a keen motorcyclist and enjoys restoring his Classic 1960 AJS, and is a keen photographer in his spare time.

Adrian Martin, Manual Machinist, Ecurie Bertelli

Adrian Martin - Manual Machinist

Adrian is an experienced manual machinist, who came to us from a Silverstone-based company producing high tolerance components for Formula One teams. He keeps our manual machine shop continually active, finishing and fabricating parts using original Works drawings as the basis for production. In his spare time, Adrian enjoys playing squash and cycling.

Callum Staff, Apprentice Mechanical Engineer, Ecurie Bertelli

Callum Staff - Apprentice Mechanical Engineer

Callum joined the business during a ground-up restoration project which allowed him to see exactly how pre-war Aston Martins go together. Now midway through his apprenticeship he is also an advocate for Starter Motor, a charity which actively encourages young people to get involved with vintage vehicles. In his spare time, he enjoys going to car events and working on his Classic Mini.

Andrew Prosser, Driver, Ecurie Bertelli

Andrew Prosser - Driver

Andrew has only just joined us. Details to follow soon!

Chief, Customer Welcome, Ecurie Bertelli

Chief - Customer Welcome

Full of boundless friendliness, Chief is now well-used to the sounds and smells of our Aston Martin haven. He enjoys walks in the countryside and chasing pigeons when off duty; be sure to shake a paw with him next time you visit!

HERITAGE AND PASSION
Beautiful Astons are history in motion.
We’re here to keep their legacy alive.

UNRIVALLED EXPERIENCE
40 years of high quality restoration & servicing has earned us a world-class reputation.

WE’RE THERE FOR YOU
We have some great support packages for your race or rally, so you can focus solely on your drive.

UNRIVALLED KNOWLEDGE
We know these cars like no-one else.
Buy or sell with us for complete peace of mind & competitive commission.