Starting his business whilst still at school with nothing more than a dream of working with sports cars, he regularly has to pinch himself when he thinks about what has been achieved. With the support and understanding of his family and, in particular, his wife Jenny, Iain and his team have gone on to create one of the most recognised brands in the performance aftermarket.
With a passion for all things automotive and an encyclopaedic memory of the industry, he has the ability to bore even the most die-hard of car enthusiasts with facts and figures. Driven by the latest engineering developments and the simple thrill of driving, Iain has built this family business on great customer service and has created one of the very best teams of experts anywhere in the world.
Addicted to driving on track, Iain will surely find his way into a race series where he can prove just how mediocre his talents really are.
Favourite cars: Renault Alpine, Nissan GT-R, E92 M3 and Ford GT. And a Porsche GT3. And the RS version.
Jenny joined the family business full time having had a successful career in retail management. Jenny has exceptional customer service skills and is arguably the most organised person you could ever meet, despite being surrounded with less than organised and cooperative colleagues (read husband). The daughter of a rally cross champion Jenny has performance cars in her blood, even the Litchfield family car once belonged to a WRC champion. Jenny has a more part-time role in the firm now as she helps managing the Jr Litchfield’s crazy timetable of school runs, clubs and busy social lives.
Neil worked at Litchfield 15 years ago before moving onto a senior position at Mitsubishi. He has over 20 years of sales experience in the motor industry within main dealers and local motor factors. This experience of providing customer satisfaction has made him the perfect choice for handling sales and service enquiries and is often the customer's first port of call.
Neil's favourite film is Back to the Future 1 or 3, depending on the day, and he also enjoys motorbikes and the associated leather wearing.
Neil is currently in the Lancer diesel and E46 M3 clubs.
Dan has been with us since 2010 and brings with him a huge amount of experience and exceptional technical ability. He has a long background at Nissan and Renault main dealer level and has been on almost every training course available, leading to his attainment of Nissan and Renault Master Tech status. He regularly provides technical support at race and track events and is a keen trackday and karting enthusiast in his spare time.
Dan is our resident Gearbox and ECU Calibration specialist after receiving extensive training from Dodson Motorsport, Ecutek, Syvecs and Maha. Dan’s attention to detail and high standard ensures that we have thoroughly tested products and calibrations that we are proud to put our name to.
His current cars are a clio shopping car and an E36 M3 track car.
Steve[encode] has been building engines and providing engineering solutions for some of our projects for many years and 2 years ago joined the Litchfield team full time. With over 35 years of experience there is very little that he can't do or hasn’t seen. Our Subaru and Nissan GT-R engines have been lovingly handcrafted and assembled to meticulous detail in-house by [encode]Steve. Each one is a mini work of art.
As well as our bespoke engine builds, Steve is also responsible for many of our engineering solutions such as the development of our very successful GT-R bell-housing upgrade.
Sam has recently joined us full-time after working with us through his Motorsport Engineering Degree. He is working with Steve to build our engines and bellhousings in the Litchfield engineering shop.
Sam is a former welsh international squash player, junior squash coach in his spare time and a Cadwell Park specialist. He has built himself a mk1 MX5 track car and is currently creating a turbo conversion to double it's power (really needed).
Chris has recently joined us, having worked in Motorsport Research and Development for the past 10 years. He is responsible for ensuring Litchfield stays at the head of the game with regards new products for the GT-R and other notable motors, whilst keeping eye on the latest cars as they are released to see how they can be improved.
Chris has been a car enthusiast since he learnt to drive (a very long time ago) and has since owned a slew of RX7’s, R32 GT-R’s, a Supra, and a few MX5’s.
His current cars are an E92 335D as an everyday car, and a 1981 mid-engined Renault 5 which has been off the road for 23 years.
Stuart has plenty of main dealer experience becoming a senior technician at Subaru and Mercedes before moving onto become Master Tech for Audi and then being poached to work here. With his meticulous care and detail attention he is also the ideal choice to oversee the larger Stage 5 and Stage 6 builds along with some of the more exotic cars that pass through our care.
His own cars are a mildly tuned VW scirocco turbo and a secretive high-power golf mk6 track car project.
Scott has been working as a mechanic in the motor trade for over 13 years and has a wealth of experience in engine and gearbox repairs. He is currently acting as project manager on several extensive GT-R builds and ensures that the work is carried out on time. Scott is the driving force behind our ambitious '7 Minute' Nurburgring GT-R and is regularly working with the very best engineering firms in the Motorsport world to achieve our goals.
Scott is an avid BMW enthusiast (he lives the 'M' lifestyle) and often creates rather special projects in his spare time. His latest car is an E46 M3 (manual) which spends most of its time on the Nordschleife or in our workshop having late night upgrades.
Ryan joined Litchfield in 2015 from a local sports car specialist. His background is in Audi as a Master Technician and he loves everything VAG. He has created a number of show cars that have gained various magazine features and show awards. He is a keen motorbike trials rider and competes in local competitions.
Ryan drives a Renault Sport Clio. It doesn't have a chromed header tank cover, yet.
Gareth was also recruited from Audi where he was the senior Master Tech, previously working with Stuart. Gareth is a fantastic member of the team with incredible attention to details which leads to his outstanding workmanship. His love of old-school engineering makes him the ideal person to look after some of our classic car service and repair work.
Gareth spends his spare time looking after his own classic Porsche 911 and his armoured vehicles!!
Tom is a highly valued member of the team. Careful and precise, Tom focuses on ensuring his service and upgrade jobs are completed to the highest possible standards with the minimum of fuss. Once national apprentice of the year for a large car manufacturer, Tom has achieved more with us than we could have hoped for in the time he’s been with us. Although yet to create some sort of track or drift car for himself, we are sure his inner nutter will appear at some point.
Luke joined us after several years working at a local garage. Initially his role was concentrated on servicing and upgrade work, but more recently Luke has received training which has seen him become one of our GR6 transmission specialists. Luke is now primarily repairing the complex GT-R gearboxes for us as his speciality. He has combined this ability to successfully learn new skills with his great work ethic.
Luke is waiting for his big chance to become a genuine race car driver in his golf diesel
It’s difficult to know where to start with Ross, but deep inside an engine bay is his natural habitat and where he spends 90% of his time. Ross initially came to Litchfield on work experience and impressed (just) enough to gain a Saturday job role. Having completed his studies he joined the team as a full time apprentice and worked hard(ish) to gain his qualifications. Since completing his apprenticeship and, despite being at the end of many an internal joke, he has developed into an exceptional technician with the ability to pick up new skills instantly.
Ross can often be found helping run our dyno where he has shown the patience and precision needed to assist Dan and Iain with their calibration work.
Ross always has a stable of different vehicles, currently they include a drift S14 200SX, a BMW 750Li and a massive (in every respect) Chevrolet Impala project.
After finishing school, Will studied to become an engineer at college. Upon completing the course he started work at a local garage before joining us a number of years ago. Will has amazing workmanship with an engineering background which makes him very handy with metal work. This has seen him play crucial roles in the completion of many track focused cars including our Nissan GT-R RS track special. Will has also become one of our chassis specialists and is the go-to technician for specific wheel alignments. To further enhance his knowledge Will/[encode] travelled to Germany to receive specialist suspension training from KW and has helped with our product testing at the Nurburgring.</p>
James joined Litchfield in 2017 after 7 years experience working for a local suspension specialist. His expertise in suspension technology includes new active damping, rebuilding various makes of damper, the complete set up of customer vehicles and has lead to a raft of racing podium finishes, including at Silverstone 24hr. Previously he worked as lead mechanic on a Clio Cup race car and completed a motorsport engineering degree focusing on race car preparation.
James impressed everyone with his knowledge and understanding on the recent Nurburgring trip where he was able to assist Ohlin's with the re-valving of our track suspension before interpreting the driver feedback to perfect the suspension setup.
He owns numerous Classic Range Rovers, Land Rovers and a couple of Alfa 156 (including a GTA). His next project is a V8 Range Rover twin turbo track weapon.
Oliver is our apprentice technician, splitting his learning between our workshop and his Light Vehicle Service Technician course. He is working alongside the different specialists in our workshop to gain valuable experience whilst he is taught basic mechanics in college.
His dream garage would contain a Nissan R34 GT-R, a BMW M4 and a Ferrari F40.
Lee has a huge amount of automotive and parts supply experience. Starting at 16 as a Technician he has now been in the trade for 19 years. He has previously worked as branch manager for one of the largest local motor factors and more recently for Honda. He is a serial fast car owner (GT4/Impreza Type R/M3/M5 to name a few), self-professed Ring Meister and when not in work is a keen chef.
Our Parts Department building ensures we have enough space to handle the demand for our own busy workshop, as well as our many mail order customer’s, both trade and retail. Whether you are looking for a standard replacement part, one of our own Litchfield products or something from the biggest names in the industry, Lee and his team will be happy to help.
Lee has an everyday Passat diesel, partnered with an E46 M3 (SMG) for fun.
Before joining the team Andy ran his own successful car cleaning and detailing business. After using his services to detail customer cars we could see his keen eye for detail and dedication to the job. He soon joined us full time and became our store manager, ensuring the smooth operation of our stores (although he still details the odd car from time-to-time).
Andy loves his track days and can be normally found at Cadwell or Oulton, on boost.
Tim has been doing the company accounts for over 14 years and likes to keep a prudent eye over company spending. Along with his extensive accounting knowledge, Tim also enjoys his cars on track in endurance events. He has owned an extensively modified Nissan GTI-R, two Impreza STis and has recently dipped his toe into the German marques with an E92 M3.
For someone so sensible he has an unhealthy passion for extreme sports and owning Renaults.
Chris joined us in October 2016 as our new logistics co-ordinator. He previously spent 3 years working in vehicle recovery for Gloucestershire Police and, before that, served in Her Majesty’s Forces for 15 years as a Corporal in the Royal Engineers.
Chris has built and races his R32 GTR as a Veteran in the Armed Forces Race Challenge, now part of the 750 Motor Club.