You don’t have to love cars and dogs to work here, but it helps!
Angus – Owner Director
Owner Angus did his engineering apprenticeship with the MOD before working in the aerospace hydraulics industry for the following 7 years. Before setting up The VW Camper Company he worked in Motorsport for 15 years with time spent in the world Rally championship, the British touring car championship and F1 in most available roles including engineering, sales, sponsorship, hospitality and driver management.
When he decided to set up his own business, it was a natural progression to capitalise on his experience with the German marque that had started in the 1970s with VW beach buggies. Having established its credentials with many clients from 2005 to 2009, the VW Camper Company grew by customer demand into regular servicing, and then restoration.
This lead to expansion into the area of Porsche and a trip to the USA for the acquisition of the models that were fast becoming demanded and sought after by British customers. His passion for Porsche was re-ignited and Greatworth Classics was born. The company’s first full restoration was a Porsche 356 during 2012 which was then taken to the HERO Classic Marathon from Spa to Cortina, during which many lessons were learned and skills polished!
Angus’s wife Karen is a co-director and runs a coaching business. Their kids Fynn, Max and Vivi are all petrol heads too and very much part of the business. Labrador “Butzi”, nephew of Amanda’s dog, is Head of Security.
Amanda – Office
Amanda has post graduate qualifications in business and project management. After an international career in development aid, she taught undergrads at Dusseldorf university. She also speaks fluent French. She has worked in several small businesses in process improvement, training and quality management. She joined us 10 years ago with Deputy Dog “Strider” the Labrador to head up finance, HR and general operations of all aspects of the business. Amanda has a 76 VW campervan “Beryl”.
Paul – Mechanic
Paul completed his apprenticeship with Vauxhall and worked for Ford after that. He was part of the award- winning team at VW for customer service and, as a talented mechanic, In his spare time Paul is a volunteer race mechanic for the UK Forces charity Mission Motorsport. Paul has a Black Labrador and a VW bus.
Adam – Mechanic
Adam completed his apprenticeship and joined Angus when he started up The VW Camper Co in 2007. There is literally nothing that he doesn’t know about campers and his passion and knowledge of air-cooled cars is legendary as is his attention to detail. He also has a labrador, Ozzy and they come to work in a VW bus.
Sam – Engineer
Sam has a distinction from Farnborough College of Technology in engineering. Sam joined us from RedTek where he specialised for 8 years on drive-train engineering on the 911, as well as machining and fabrication, learning from the Porsche maestro Nick Fulljames. He loves kayaking and foraging. His rescue pup Kimchi comes to work with him because he keeps so many tennis balls! Sam is currently restoring a Datsun Z in his spare time.
Tom – Mechanic
Tom came to us after A ‘levels at Silverstone UTC and is currently at Bicester Heritage Skills Academy doing his apprenticeship in Classic Car Restoration. Tom has a German Pointer, Trudie, and is a complete petrol head. He is currently working on his MG restoration.
Nicola– Accounts Administrator
Nicola – is our accounts administrator and has an NVQ in business administration. In her spare time Nicola loves Formula 1 especially when it gets messy! She likes walking and spending time with her 4 lovely children. Nicola has 20 koy carp, one of which is 30 years old!
Will– Apprentice Mechanic
Will came to us after GCSE’s and is currently at Bicester Heritage Skills Academy doing his apprenticeship in Classic Car Restoration. Will is passionate about classic cars. He is currently training for a national powerlifting championship, which makes him handy to have around the workshop.
Neil – Bodyshop
Neil finished his apprenticeship too long ago to remember in car body repairs in Silverstone and Banbury. His knowledge of jig work, panel beating and fabrication and paint is unsurpassed – we’ve never seen better! He has so many letters after his name that we don’t know what they mean! Neil has two cocker-spaniels at home and dreams of a beach in Devon but we won’t let him retire!