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 21 years ago before moving on to a senior position at Mitsubishi. He has over 25 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.
Tom completed a week’s work experience with us back in 2015. He must have liked us as he has decided to come back full time working in our office. Tom started by supporting Iain and Neil in the office by answering customer enquires over the phone and email. Tom has excelled with us thanks to his passion for cars and excellent customer care skills so quickly progressed to a full time Service Advisor role.
Customers are always welcome to come and speak to a member of the team face to face but be warned, speaking to Tom will result in a conversations about his Audi TT or Manchester United.
Tim has been doing the company accounts for over 20 years and likes to keep a prudent eye over company spending. Along with his extensive accounting knowledge, Tim also enjoys his cars. He has owned an extensively modified Nissan GTI-R, two Impreza STis an E92 M3 and various Renault Sports.
Starting with us in 2018 Caroline has quickly become an invaluable member of the team and is superb at keeping Tim in line (she used to be a bouncer) and the finances in check. Caroline has learnt a lot during her time with us but still cannot believe the price of some of the cars we get to look after.
When not at work, Caroline enjoys spending quality time with her family and maybe the odd round of golf.
Chris joined us in 2016 as our Logistics coordinator. 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. Regularly moving Supercars and Hyper cars around the country in our truck and trailer Chris uses his experience and attention to detail to insure everything is delivered and collected safely and efficiently.
Like all our team Chris is a true petrol head and has built and races his Nissan R32 GTR as a Veteran in the Armed Forces Race Challenge. He is now part of the 750 Motor Club and is a huge Formula 1 fan.
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 as well as detailing our customer cars he also insures our vehicle storage is run smoothly and with the upmost care.
Andy loves his track days and can normally be found either on track or prepping his Renault Megane RS. His daily driver is a tuned BMW 1 Series coupe.
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 thanks to his astonishing attention to detail. He is a keen motorbike trials rider and competes in local competitions.
Ryan’s real calling is in our engine build program where his OCD can be utilised to its full potential, nothing makes him happier than measuring, adjusting, machining and ultimately perfecting our engine builds. Ryan has built a formidable team of specialists that help him build our performance engines efficiently.
Dean worked for Subaru before coming to work for Litchfield. He began here as a technician but has now moved to the engine room stripping and disassembling engines to an immaculate level. As Ryan’s wing man Dean helps investigate faults and prepare the components for re-assembly. Dean has become an expert in the GT-R cylinder heads, performs all aspects of building including cutting and lapping the valves and performing mild porting.
When not stripping engines, Dean enjoys his BMW M140 with appropriately fitted Akrapovic exhaust. He also enjoys travelling on exotic holidays, the most recent being his trip to Barbados, earning him the workshop nickname: Barbados Dean.
Dan is at University studying Automotive Engineering and has been helping us during his holidays. He is a great help in the workshop and has been working hard disassembling engines and preparing them to go back into the cars.
Dan has had a passion for cars for as long as he can remember. Despite this, his dream car is a Jaguar S-Type R.
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 26 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 customers, 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 parts partner, Nathan, will be happy to help.
Lee currently has an everyday Passat Diesel and an MR2 track car, but his real passion is for Tottenham Hotspurs. A season ticket holder despite the travel, Lee can be found chatting about all things football when not thinking about parts. He even arranges football nights for his co-workers when their team plays Spurs.
Nathan has had an extensive experience in both service and parts and started his career as a HGV technician. Behind the interesting looking moustache is a vibrant character that ensures the parts department is always stacked with the parts we need varying from standard replacements, our own Litchfield products or items from some of the biggest names in the industry.
In his spare time, Nathan never stops talking about Manchester United and analysing every second of each game, usually turning the Parts department into the second home of Sky Sports news. Nathan has owned 14 cars in his short driving career ranging from £80 vans to modified Fiesta STs and an Audi A3 Black Edition. Nathan is currently being sensible and driving a diesel Golf.
Dan been with us for over 10 years 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 including the Silverstone 24hr race and is a keen track day and karting enthusiast in his spare time.
Dan is our resident Gearbox and ECU Calibration specialist after receiving extensive training from Dodson, Ecutek, Syvecs, Motec and Maha. Dan’s attention to detail and high standards ensure that we have thoroughly tested products and calibrations that we are proud to put our name to.
Current cars: BMW E36 M3 Track Car & Renault Clio road car
Sam originally joined us as a Master Technician from Nissan with extensive training on their EV vehicles. Recently he been receiving training from Iain and Dan on tuning our most popular cars including the Nissan GT-R, BMW and Porsche ranges. Experienced in using our MAHA Dyno and fine tuning on the road Sam has come on extremely well and is on his way to becoming a highly proficient tuner.
In his spare time, Sam embraces the camper life with his VW Transporter and is the official head of security at Van Fest Malvern. Sam also enjoys fishing on the weekends.
Scott has been working as a mechanic in the motor trade for over 22 years and has a wealth of experience in engine and gearbox repairs. He is currently acting as project manager on several long term GT-R builds and helps us get around some of the interesting challenges we face when breaking new ground. Scott leads our Nurburgring car project as we look to set a new record around the famous Green Hell, a place Scott regularly enjoys himself as a keen track day goer and Nordschleife veteran. Scott is forever building project cars for himself in his spare time and no sooner has he finished one someone offers him something he can’t turn down and the whole cycle starts again much to the amusement of his colleagues!
As an avid BMW enthusiast Scott is on his 5th E46 M3 build and as this one nears completion the offers are already starting, but so far he has managed to resist...
Stuart has plenty of main dealer experience becoming senior technician at Subaru and Mercedes before moving on to become Master Tech for Audi before being poached here. As our workshop manager for around 9 years, Stuart makes sure that the workshop runs efficiently and that the team have been organised. Whilst at Litchfield Stuart has received training from Porsche GB on their diagnostic equipment for which we are one of only a few independent garages to have invested in the correct tools and training.
With his meticulous care and attention he is also the ideal choice to oversee the larger projects builds along with some of the more exotic cars that pass through our care.
Some of Stuart projects having included our Nissan GT-R Track Car, developing our BMW F-Series crank hub fixes and more recently a project to updating a 996 Porsche with 991 running gear. Stuart is also currently building a VW Golf track car in his spare time.
Gareth was recruited from Audi where he was the senior Master Technician and had previously worked with Stuart. Gareth is our resident gearbox specialist and a cornerstone of our workshop team. His superb workmanship and love of old school engineering makes him the ideal person to look after some of our classic car service and repair work. He has also been an excellent mentor to Ollie who is quickly learning the dual clutch gearbox art thanks to Gareth's help.
Gareth spends his spare time looking after his classic Porsche 911 and his armoured vehicles! He also has a strange love for old Volvos.
Careful and precise, Tom focuses on insuring his service and upgrade jobs are completed to the highest possible standards with minimal fuss. Once national apprentice of the year for a large car manufacturer, Tom has achieved a great deal with us and is an excellent Technician.
Tom has a busy family schedule but when he gets some down time he is a keen gamer.
Before working at Litchfield, Jerry used to work on Subaru’s with Iain. He joined us as a technician a few years ago and now works on GT-Rs as well as the vast array of popular performance cars that we see. In this role Jerry carries out routine services, electrical rewiring and many other important jobs within the workshop.
In his spare time, Jerry has achieved a black belt in Kung Fu and one day would like to own a Ford F100 pickup.
Chris joined us from Jaguar Land Rover in Cheltenham. Chris is a fully qualified MOT tester and here he carries out servicing and upgrades on the vast array of customer cars we procure.
Chris has been tinkering with cars since he was young and his current project is his RX7 which he hopes to have up and running in the near future. When not at work Chris enjoys photography, holidays and is currently wedding planning.
When we first moved to our Highfield site Matt was our only technician. Matt helped the business get stuck into our GT-R work and was probably one of the first technicians worldwide to remove the GT-R’s engine and Gearbox. A few years later he decided to pursue a career as a Race Team mechanic having regularly helped teams over weekend events.
Despite it being a dream job and being exceptionally good at it, Matt felt that after a number of years being at the circuit every weekend the novelty eventually wore off. This was great news for us and as soon as we knew he may be available we snapped him back up! Matt is utilising this race car building experience to help us with our longer term jobs where he takes over from the engine build team and meticulously finishes installing the engine components and refits them into the cars.
Matt is also overseeing the building of our Nissan GT-R GT1 race car as well as carrying out work on some of our development vehicles.
He has recently taken up cycling and even cycles to work. (When the weather permits!).
Before coming to Litchfield, Jessie was an apprentice at Renault in Cheltenham with a vast array of skills despite his young age. When the dealership closed down, Jessie was highly recommended by the management so we offered him the opportunity to finish his apprenticeship. Two years later he is now a full Service Technician and one of the most promising technicians we have seen. Jessie has proven himself capable of performing even the most complex of tasks and has a real appetite to learn and has great pride in his work.
Jessie can be found in the workshop servicing vehicles, performing our stage upgrades, carrying out alignments or eating biscuits.
In his spare time, Jessie enjoys driving his Corsa and paintballing with friends and eating more biscuits! His dream car is an R34, or 32, depending on the day.
Ollie is our apprentice technician, splitting his learning between our workshop and his Light Vehicle Service Technician course. He is mainly working alongside Gareth and becoming one of our specialists in gearbox repairs. Often, when there are busy periods, Ollie may be drafted in to help out with the odd service which he is more than capable of completing.
In his spare time, Ollie is an avid supporter of Arsenal football club (sadly) and enjoys the odd photo shoot showing off his bling and trainers. Ollie is still in the process of saving up for one of his dream cars, the Golf R.
In the future Ollie would love his garage to contain a Nissan R34 GT-R, a BMW M4 and a Ferrari F40. Better start saving Ollie!
With over 25 years of experience, Lee is the perfect person to be the manager of the body shop. He has worked on a vast range of cars from Aston Martins to AC Cobras. He is also the manager of our Paint Protection Spray (PPS), which offers complete colour changes and can be removed or changed leaving no residue. He has also worked on numerous magazine featured show cars and has even built rally cars himself in his spare time. In his spare time he enjoys fishing alongside some of the other guys from the body shop.
Dave can be found in the body shop painting, polishing, preparing, stripping and much more. Dave has worked in the industry for over 16 years so definitely know what he is doing when it comes to bodywork! He is part of an important team of specialists alongside Lee, Joe and Jamie ensuring customer’s cars are prepared, painted and polished to the finest quality.
Dave also enjoys fishing like the others in his body shop team and this is often how he likes to spend his weekends.
Joe works in the body shop with Lee, Dave and Jamie. He is part of an important team that ensures customer’s performance cars are handled with the upmost care and precision when they are with us. Joe is responsible for vigilantly stripping cars so that they can be wrapped in our Paint Protection Spray (PPS). He then carefully fits them again to guarantee the high gloss finish is kept immaculate as the car leaves through the doors of the body shop.
Joe is an avid gamer and enjoys spending time on his Xbox. He also likes watching motocross racing and holidaying in Tenerife.
Jamie has very recently joined us in the body shop having previously worked as a panel beater repairing damage to metal and plastic body work on vehicles. This experience makes him perfect for a role in our body shop in assisting the rebuilding and repairing of our customers’ vast array of performance vehicles. He works alongside Lee, Joe and Dave who are teaching him all they know about body repairs and preparation for Paint Protection Spray (PPS).
In his spare time Jamie enjoys going go karting with friends and he loves Porsche GTs.
Chris has worked in Motorsport Research and Development for the past 18 years. He is responsible for ensuring Litchfield stays at the head of the game with regards to new products for the GT-R and our other preferred marques. An expert in manufacturing techniques and material properties, Chris is also the ideal person to work closely with our Fabrication department to bring our prototypes and parts to market.
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 daily is a Golf Diesel and he has a Honda Civic EP3 track car.
Jim joined us at the beginning of 2020 and has extensive history in engineering and MOT trading along with his extroverted and bubbly personality meant that he has quickly found his place within the workshop.
Jim can be found fabricating, machining, carrying out research and development projects. If we need new prototype parts whether it’s designing a new exhaust for our Porsche GT4 or engine internals for the BMW M4, Jim is our go to person. Along with the rest of the engineering team he quickly produces samples for testing and liaises with suppliers for production parts.
In his spare time, Jim has built an ‘award winning’ classic 1950s Chevy van and enjoys spending time with family. He also likes to organise ‘KFC nights’ where team members work on their own cars of an evening. His dream car is a 1955 Chevy Gasser but he might be in love with our GT4.
Before coming to Litchfield, Scott, aka Scott Fab, worked for Forge and Ah fabrication so we knew the standard of his work was exceptional. Now working at Litchfield, Scott can make just about anything out of metal. He can make custom parts as well as one offs to meet both our R&D and customer needs. Scott can also do machining and has previously worked on one of Ken Block’s Gymkhana cars as well as producing a number parts for top level Rallycross teams.
Scott is a car enthusiast through and through and currently drives a Megane RS and is restoring a Peugeot 106 Rallye.
The most exciting thing about Scott’s week is having a curry every Friday night.