WITH A VAST EXPERIENCE IN CORPORATE FINANCE AND PROPERTY BUSINESSES, WE SHARE A UNIFYING LOVE OF ALL THINGS MECHANICAL
Dan provides Bicester Heritage with strategic direction and business development experience. He has been responsible for its conception, vision and foundation as well as the acquisition of the RAF Bicester site in 2013.
A passionate vintage car enthusiast, he has a keen interest in the preservation and promotion of the UK’s automotive heritage and has overseen Bicester Heritage since its inception.
Dan has a 20+ year background in international business foundation and, for the last 15 years+, property investment. He was founder of Argo St George, a corporate finance adviser, was a founder and board member of Heracles LLP (a UK property partnership) and sits on the boards of Historit Ltd and StarterMotor, a charity providing access to classic cars to students.
Sarah-Jane Curtis joins Bicester Motion from Value Retail, where she was Business Director at Bicester Village, leading on business strategy and delivery of sales and asset performance.
Before joining Value Retail in 2016, Sarah-Jane was a Director of Covent Garden for Capco, where she was instrumental in the reinvention of that famous, vibrant and historic location.
Sarah-Jane has spent the majority of her career with Grosvenor, where she gained significant experience both on the London Estate as Retail and Residential Director, in the shopping centre portfolio and latterly as Fund Manager for Liverpool One.
Sarah-Jane has recently been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of TR Property Real Estate Trust PLC and remains a part time consultant to Value Retail.
Shaun joined the team in May 2019 and is a qualified Chartered Accountant completing his training with Coopers and Lybrand too many years ago to mention.
During his career he spent 16 years working in the Football industry as Finance and Operations Director at Norwich City FC and MK Dons.
In both roles, Shaun gained considerable experience with events, commercial and residential property both from a legal and construction perspective and hotel construction and management, all attributes required for the finance role at Bicester Motion.
Shaun’s love and knowledge of cars is work in progress, his love of the E46 3 series convertibles is definitely a start.
Shaun can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org
Property Development Manager
Jonty is an experienced construction professional who specialises in major project delivery and masterplanning.
He has a wide range of experience in delivering developments including museums, luxury hotels, motorsport circuits and driver experience centres, automotive manufacturing and showroom facilities.
Previous projects include: Zhejiang International Circuit – China, Royal Air Force Museum – London, BMW Park Lane, Media City UK – Salford, BMW UK headquarters and various Jaguar Land Rover development projects.
He grew up restoring classic cars at home with his brothers and father gaining experience in the family construction and car dealership businesses. He was introduced attending one of the Bicester Heritage classic car maintenance courses.
Sharon joined the team in 2019, although has been involved in the business as the external bookkeeper since 2013.
Her background had previously been in accountancy practices as an accounts manager and was responsible for looking after a variety of client including sole traders, partnerships and Limited Companies through the whole process of preparing annual accounts, quarterly VAT Returns and the associated personal and corporation tax returns.
She is responsible for the day to day processing of the accounts system and would be your point of contact with any accounting issues.
Sharon can be contacted via: email@example.com
Laura has worked extensively in the automotive, music & entertainment sectors on a global scale organising complex events across the Middle East, USA and throughout Europe.
She is proud to have returned to the county she grew up in; offering her considerable experience and expertise to the well-established events and driving forward innovative functions to help bring Bicester Motion to the forefront of motoring event venues in the UK and beyond.
Her background in the agency world gives Laura a depth of understanding for complex events and subsequent challenges so do contact her for any enquiries, however wild and wacky you think they are! She also brings a wealth of experience in vintage motoring, having been dragged to trials and driving tests by her parents before she could walk. She now competes herself in a 1930 Morris Minor.
Laura can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org
Amanda started her career working for Warner Brothers where she was part of a creative team building sets for their theme park in Germany. From here she moved into TV set design and eventually Interior Design, and for 10 years she worked in property.
Following a career break, Amanda re-trained in the emerging digital marketing sector and is now responsible for planning, developing, and implementing the company's overall social media strategy along with supporting all other aspects of Marketing.
Amanda’s role is far-ranging and varied and as well as marketing she works closely with our property and events teams.
Amanda can be contacted at email@example.com.
Chris joins the Estates Team with over 19 years of local government experience delivering a wide range of community projects and essential maintenance programmes. During this period he has worked with some great people locally including voluntary groups, specialists and some really passionate residents. Being a lifelong resident of Bicester, he is passionate about the preservation, development and continual business growth of the Town.
Chris has a keen interest in BMW’s, and after owning over ten of them, still can’t decide which one is his favourite! Perhaps the ownership of a BMW M3 will help with that decision.
Chris is looking forward to contributing to this unique and diverse motor facility helping the site to achieve its full potential and future developments.
Chris can be contacted via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
He has worked at numerous Property Services Specialists and completed multiple internships at Jaguar Land Rover. He brings with him great experience in Property, Marketing and Financial Services.
Neil joined Bicester Heritage in 2016, managing Historit, then in 2018 as our Concierge. He is our first point of contact with visitors, from his base in the sentry box, at our main gate.
For many years Neil was senior partner in his own firm of estate agents, valuers, surveyors and auctioneers with three offices in South Bucks.
In the early Nineties he re-trained and for nearly thirty years worked as a psychotherapist and counseling practitioner. He first looked after young people in care, later maintaining his own private practice and also lecturing in Counselling skills and theory.
Latterly Neil worked with three Employee Assistance Programme providers as a clinical case consultant and account manager. With a specific remit regarding trauma, Neil’s interaction was with police, fire and ambulance services, air and rail companies and the general public. He also had responsibility for banking and pharma contracts, world wide.
Bio coming soon.
Property Project Manager
Graham brings more than 15 years’ experience in construction project management across the built environment project lifecycle.
He has helped lead the design, construction delivery, refurbishment and bespoke fit-out of unique luxury commercial properties and buildings of cultural and historic significance.
Previous projects include; London 2012 Olympic Park masterplanning, the extension and refurbishment of the Grade II listed London Library, the construction of a new distribution facility for Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd, and Cheval Three Quays – a luxury Aparthotel adjacent to The Tower of London (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).
A petrol head from a young age, Graham’s competitive nature and love of anything with wheels has taken him into both cycle racing and motorsport. Graham has competed in the Classic Sports Car Club Future Classics Series and the Porsche Club Championship.
Graham can be contacted via email@example.com
Brian has worked in Motorsport for over 30 years and has a wealth of on-track experience as a Classic Saloon Car competitor.
He spent 16 years at Silverstone Circuit becoming Operations Director before leaving to be a part of the Operational start-up team for the Dubai Autodrome U.A.E., returning on its completion to take up the role of Managing Director at Donington Park.
Brian has acted as a consultant to the RAC Motor Sports Association on the inspection of safety works at various Motor Sport venues around the country. He has a particular love of the more modern classic car, owning a Ford Capri and several Minis.
Brian can be contacted on his mobile 07538 309355 or via firstname.lastname@example.org
Danielle is the first point of contact for all administrative enquiries and manages the Crew, Club, Board Room and Roof Terrace bookings at our HQ.
Having worked in Real Estate for 6 years in both Block Management and Property Administration, Danielle brings with her a wealth of property and tenant experience.
Danielle assists the team with the day to day activities at Bicester Motion HQ, specifically administration, PA work to the Directors and assisting with events and accommodation queries.
Danielle can be contacted at email@example.com or on 01869 327928.
Graduate Property Development Analyst
Ben is pursuing his MSc in Spatial Planning and Development at Reading University, whilst providing a supporting development role to the property team at Bicester Motion.
He graduated from Reading University earlier in 2020 with a BSc in Real Estate. Subsequently, He joined our team as a Graduate Property Development Analyst, allowing him to combine his passion for all things automotive with his career in property development.
Alicia started her career at Christie’s Auction House working as a Sales Coordinator for the World Art cluster. Her time at this internationally acclaimed Auction House allowed her to gain experience in organising auctions and large scale events.
Prior to joining Bicester Heritage, Alicia worked with the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trust in Oxford, before becoming a founding team member of Club des Autos in France. Club des Autos has since grown to become an exclusive private members club for historic motoring enthusiasts based in a restored 14th Century Chateau in the Dordogne.
With an interest in historic cars, Alicia regularly competes and takes part in motoring events, the latest one being the London to Brighton Run in 2019.
Marketing and Business Dev. Manager
Philip has managed commercial lettings and marketing communication at Bicester Heritage for five years.
With a background in sales and marketing in the historic motoring industry and a passion for historic architecture, Philip grew up with petrol in his blood and has a strong family heritage in aviation and motoring.
He competes regularly, enjoying various vintage endurance rallies although his favourite is that early November special, the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, on which he drives a 1903 Panhard-Levassor. Philip can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org
Francis Galashan has over twenty years’ experience in founding and running operating businesses in Europe & North America. After a first career as a Research Physicist with Motorola, the European Space Agency and STC, he left to join family-run Applied Sweepers, manufacturers of municipal vehicles in 1988.
He became Chairman of Applied Sweepers in 2006 after which he led the strategic disposal of the group to a NYSE-listed trade-buyer in 2008.
After flying in his youth, his interests moved to car racing where he competed in GT cars and Sports Prototypes on both sides of the Pond for over 20 years. He now enjoys classic and pre-war road rallying, and classic racing in his Semi-Lightweight Jaguar E-Type and recently completed Ford Capri with Classic Performance Engineering.
Bob Meijer has been an international historic-property developer and investor for over 30 years, with a specialist skill in taking historic buildings and identifying modern-day functionality and viability. He was a founder investor in the regeneration of the historic thermal spa in Bath (Thermae Bath Spa).
Bob was the co-founder of Venture Capital Investors B.V. (“VCI”) in 1980, based in the Netherlands, as one of the very first Venture Capital firms in the country, as well as Cocon Vastgoed Management, in 1985, a specialist in converting historic buildings to make them fit for contemporary use, such as hospitals, schools and industrial complexes.
Bob is an active traveller in historic motor-cars, and has recently completed a trip to Istanbul in a 1930 Bugatti in which he has already driven around the world. His latest project is the creation of a private club for motoring enthusiasts, based at a freshly restored 14th century chateau in the Dordogne, now known as Club des Autos.
William has over twenty years’ investment experience as an advisor, as an investor and as a Non-Executive Director. William is a Partner at Bridgepoint, a leading pan-European private equity firm, and has experience investing in a number of varying sectors throughout all of Europe, including Financial Services, Media, Healthcare, Industrials and Renewable Energy.
He currently sits on the Boards of Dorna, the commercial rights holder for MotoGP and World Superbikes, the world’s leading motorcycle racing championships; Médipôle Partenaires, a leading French operator of private hospitals; and Estera, a global provider of corporate services.
He has previously sat on the boards of a number of other businesses including Diaverum, a global dialysis and renal services provider, and Opus, a London-based corporate insurance broker and employee benefits consultancy. William is a graduate of the University of Cambridge, where he achieved a First Class degree in Modern & Medieval Languages and is a Senior Scholar of St Catharine’s College. In his spare time, William is an avid racer of modern cars, participating in recent years in the Spanish GT Championship and in the FIA International Endurance Series.
Michael trained as a chartered accountant. From 1986 he worked for Cazenove and Co, becoming a partner in 1990. In 2001 when Cazenove incorporated he became Finance Director and held the same position in JPMorgan Cazenove, the joint venture with JPMorgan. He remains a non-executive director of Cazenove Capital Holdings. He is a trustee of the Chichester Cathedral Millennium Fund, and is Honorary Treasurer of the Wildlife Trusts.
Michael’s love of machinery is now concentrated on cars from the 1920′s. He drove his Vauxhall 30-98 from Peking to Paris in 2007 and his Sunbeam to Istanbul and back in 2011. He competes regularly in Vintage Sports Car Club trials.