Phil Johnston, General Manager
Phil oversees the general day-to-day running of the business. A self-confessed car geek, Phil brings a wealth of knowledge to Lawton Brook, having spent 12 years working in the prestige car industry. Prior to joining Lawton Brook, Phil was a member of the senior management team at a similar prestige car dealership. Come the weekend, Phil can either be found at the gym, watching rugby or spending quality time with his daughter Poppy.
Dream car – McLaren 720S / Aston Martin DB4 for the weekend
Russell Norman, Client Manager
Russell has worked in the prestige motor industry for an impressive 22 years and has developed a wealth of knowledge, working for brands including Porsche, Land Rover and Volkswagen. Since joining Lawton Brook 6 years ago, Russell has developed long-lasting relationships with his clients, who benefit from his expert knowledge, especially of the Porsche and Land Rover markets. Out of the office, Russell enjoys all things sport, from watching his beloved Selby rugby team, to seeing his youngest son playing football or dabbling in the occasional round of golf.
Dream car – Austin Healey 3000
Ruby, Office Dog
Russell’s dog Ruby is our newest recruit. Since the loss of her soul mate Ellie, she has been a permanent fixture in the office. She is fantastic for team morale and is great for hoovering up left over lunches. Special talents include catching tennis balls and hearing the crunch of an opening crisp packet from approximately 1000 yards.
Dream food – Roast Chicken
Alex Mountford, Client Manager
Alex has worked in the motor trade for the last 20 years with most of that time being spent in the luxury/prestige market. Having worked at various dealerships including BMW, Mercedes, Land Rover and Porsche. Alex has joined us from a similar prestige car dealership and specialised in supercar sales and exports. Away from work Alex’s time is mainly filled with his young family.
Dream car – Porsche 918 Weissach package
Daryn Allinson, Sales Intermediary
Daryn is responsible for sourcing high-quality prestige cars for both Lawton Brook clients and for our sister company, Oracle Finance. Daryn possesses a strong knowledge of the prestige car market with 6 years experience and a background working for a Mercedes-Benz main dealer. Daryn sources cars to meet clients’ exacting criteria and also acts as an intermediary for customers who are selling vehicles to Lawton Brook. Daryn likes to spend his free time working on his fitness, whether in the gym or the great Yorkshire countryside.
Dream car – Pagani Zonda
Ian Pearson, Buyer
Ian is responsible for sourcing and buying our prestige car stock. With 22 years experience in the motor trade, 6 of them with Lawton Brook, Ian is an absolute expert when it comes to prestige cars. His breadth of knowledge ensures Lawton Brook only ever sells cars of the very highest quality. Away from the dealership, Ian devotes his spare time to his 6 year old son and can often be found enjoying bike rides and playing football!
Dream car – McLaren SLR
Emma Richardson, Accounts Co-ordinator
Emma has been with Lawton Brook for over a decade and is responsible for all the accounts and book keeping for the business. Emma’s expert knowledge ensures a smooth buying experience for every client with each purchase. Outside of work, Emma enjoys spending time with her family and friends and discovering new places.
Dream car – Audi R8 Spyder
Thomas Simpson, Photographer
Tom is Lawton Brook’s in-house photographer. He possesses a broad range of professional photography skills, acquired through his degree in Commercial Photography and industry experience working with brands such as Audi and a variety of fashion labels. Since joining the business in 2017, Tom has quickly raised the quality of our vehicle photography and digital content. A car enthusiast at heart, Tom manages to see aspects and angles that the un-trained eye wouldn’t spot, and is able to bring a car to life through a single, emotive shot. Outside of work Tom enjoys spending time with his young daughter and working on his other passions, the gym and rugby.
Dream car – BMW 1M
Kerry Lightfoot, Preparation Manager
Kerry is responsible for preparing the high quality vehicles offered by Lawton Brook. Kerry has been with the business for over 11 years and has developed his skills to ensure all our cars are prepared to the very highest standard, from valeting, to smart repairs and refurbishing alloy wheels. Kerry’s pride in his work is evident in every car that leaves Lawton Brook, which only enhances the customer’s experience and confidence in the business. In his spare time Kerry enjoys mixing football with his other passion, playing the guitar, as well as spending quality time with his family and friends.
Dream car – Porsche 911 GTS
Adam Rushton, Preparation Assistant
Adam works alongside Kerry and is responsible for preparing the full range of prestige and luxury vehicles offered by Lawton Brook. Adam’s 4 years of experience with the business and attention to detail, ensure a meticulous preparation process, ensuring we deliver vehicles that are detailed to the very highest standards. Outside of work, Adam enjoys combining his hobbies of music and football with spending time with his family.
Dream car – McLaren 720S
Rick Harper, Driver/Logistics
Rick is employed to collect and deliver a wide variety of vehicles both on behalf of customers and for stock. An ex-traffic policeman, your pride and joy couldn’t be in safer hands.
Outside of work Rick can be found spending time with his family and his black Labrador. He also plays darts to a high level.
Dream car – Audi R8 V10 Spyder
Established in 1996, Lawton Brook is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of luxury, 4×4 and high performance vehicles. All our stock is hand-picked to ensure that we only offer the very best vehicles from the world’s leading marques, including Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren, Aston Martin, Porsche, Bentley, Land Rover, Range Rover and many more.
Many of our staff have worked at management level for several years with major luxury car brands. This allows us to offer a wealth of knowledge and expertise, ensuring an outstanding purchasing experience. We are honest, approachable and accommodating – nothing is too much trouble for our friendly staff. First and foremost, we are all car enthusiasts and we are passionate about offering a level of service that is truly second to none.
Our reputation for excellence is based on our ability to supply the perfect car and finance package, tailored to meet your individual needs. Our pre and post sale support is unrivalled – our aim is to create a long-lasting professional relationship with every customer. Our measure of success is the level of repeat and referral business that our approach brings.
If we do not have the vehicle you are looking for in stock, we will endeavour to locate the perfect marque and specification you desire. With our combined experience and breadth of knowledge of the prestige car market, we are confident we have the contacts available to supply almost any vehicle.
For even greater peace of mind, we commit that when the time comes to change your new car, we will always buy it back from you regardless of whether or not you choose to buy another car from us.
Here at Lawton Brook, we offer the very best vehicles for sale. For your peace of mind, we also offer a fantastic warranty product, so that if your pride and joy does require any unexpected repairs further down the line, you are not impacted financially.
Our warranty partner is AutoProtect, one of the country’s foremost prestige car warranty companies. If required, rectification can be carried out at either main dealer or specialist repairers.
The vast majority of mechanical and electrical components are covered, and AutoProtect will be on hand to cover the costs of repair in a timely and efficient manner, should the need arise.
Lawton Brook supply a 6 month AutoProtect warranty as standard on all our cars, where the manufacturer’s warranty has already ended. An extended warranty is available at a reasonable cost, up to a maximum of 3 years as required.
LAWTON BROOK AND URBAN TRUCK
Lawton Brook are approved installers of URBAN Truck products, and have uplifted many Land Rover Defenders to give them the distinctive URBAN look.
URBAN Automotive are at the cutting edge of bespoke vehicle manufacture in the UK. The URBAN Truck brand was created in 2013, offering a fresh approach to customising the iconic Land Rover Defender. The URBAN team have gone from strength to strength, and now offer their services for Range Rover vehicles. They are also scheduled to launch their Lamborghini and Bentley programs in the first half of 2018.
Enlarged black wheels with an aggressive stance, often complimented by a contrasting black roof, and OEM style LED lighting offer immediate improvements over the standard fitted options. Further enhancements include gloss black grilles, vents and light surrounds that instantly give a stylish, modern look. A smaller steering wheel, combined with upgraded suspension components and stiffer springs, give the driver an instant sense of control and improved manoeuvrability.
From basic ‘Design Packages’ to fully customised builds, URBAN and Lawton Brook have the knowledge and expertise to build your ideal Land Rover Defender ‘by URBAN Truck.’
To find out more, call 0800 612 2707.