Roger Bennington, Managing Director
Roger grew up in the motor trade as his father had a few garages in Essex so he was always around cars when he was a boy. In 1958, his father sold the businesses and bought a farm in Norfolk to take early retirement to pursue his interest in horses. Roger continued to work in the motor trade serving out his apprenticeship training scheme in a number of dealerships learning all aspects of the trade.
In 1964 Roger then followed his parents to Norfolk where he started to develop his business buying and selling used sports cars, and on 12th June 1972 purchased Harvey & Duffield in Long Stratton, now known as Stratton Motor Company.
Tim Hutchins, Aftersales Manager
Tim has been in the motor industry for over 20 years, after choosing to follow in his Dad’s footsteps. He started working on cars from a young age and when he qualified as a MOT tester, he was the youngest person ever in the UK to be a nominated tester! Tim’s favourite car is an Aston Martin DBS; he likes its aggressive stance and connection to James Bond.
Ben Tooke, Service Advisor
Ben has been in the trade for almost 20 years. He enjoys golf, photography and woodwork and has a fully equipped man shed for his weekend projects! His favourite car is a DBS because of the styling, the fact it is built from carbon fibre and the exhaust tone.
Alex Brake, Sales Manager
Alex always knew he would work in the industry! It was inevitable having always had an affinity with anything with four wheels and an engine from a very early age. He was lucky enough to manage the Lotus Driving Academy in 2011 so has a vast knowledge of the brand. Alex’s favourite car is a Lotus Exige Sport 350 coupe, down to its perfect balance of performance, agility, stunning looks and usability. In his spare time, Alex drives across Europe, raising money for charity.
Janine Alleguen-Porter, Receptionist
Janine has always been interested in cars and has owned her fair share of hot hatches! When she relocated from Berkshire in 2004, she saw an advert for our receptionist job and thought it was meant to be. In addition to hot hatches, she loves the looks of a Lamborghini Countach.
Hayley Lee, Receptionist
Hayley joined us in May 2018 due to looking for a part-time job to fit in with her family life (mother to 3 sons). She was excited by the opportunity to work alongside prestigious cars. Her favourite car is an Aston Martin V12 Vantage S due to its sleek and stylish appearance.
Paul Bellenger, Technician
Paul joined our team over 40 years ago and has been with us ever since. He has seen lots of changes over the years, but still loves what he does and is glad he chose to go down the motor industry route. He has come into contact or worked on nearly every model of Aston Martin in his career, but one which sticks in his memory is the Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans.
Nathan Bushby, Technician
Nathan has always liked cars and engineering and enjoys taking everything apart to see how things work and putting it all back together again! Nathan came to us as an apprentice and has been working on cars ever since. His favourite car is a Nissan GTR R35, as he loves the look and the speed! In his career to date he has worked on cars that have been used in box office films.
Gordon Hazel, Technician
Gordon has always been interested in cars and turned his hobby into his career over 40 years ago. His favourite car is a Morgan 3 Wheeler – he is very enthusiastic about them, as you can see from his photo!
Stuart Reeder, Technician
Stuart has been with us since the mid 90’s, joining straight from school, after also carrying out his work experience with us! His favourite car is a 1978 Dodge Charger from Dukes of Hazzard! He can be very creative, as he won the Cromer carnival fancy dress costume in 2014 and was a runner up in 2015 and 2016.
Jody Waller, Technician
Jody has been in the trade since 1994 and has a wealth of knowledge from lawnmowers to HGVs. He enjoys mountain biking with his kids and is a keen miniature steam engine builder. His favourite car is an Evora 400 because of its stylish looks, performance and sound.
Harley Lewis, Heritage Apprentice
Harley enjoys tinkering with anything with an engine! His favourite car is a Lexus LFA as he thinks it sounds awesome because of the 552bhp, 4.8-litre V10 engine.
Robert Chapman, Parts Manager
Robert has been working with parts for nearly 40 years and with Stratton Motor Company for almost half of those years. His favourite car is a Lotus 7.
Daniel South, Parts Assistant
Daniel first trained as a technician, but fancied trying his hand at something new. He joined our parts team in 2018 and loves the fact that each day brings new challenges. His favourite car is a Lotus Evora 400.
Cliff Warner, Bodyshop
Cliff has plenty of experience in our bodyshop repairing, stripping, restoring and spraying all makes and models of cars and he has never wanted to do anything else. He joined the motor industry in 1971 and he has been with us since 1990! His favourite car is an Aston Martin V8.
Chris Watson, Bodyshop
Chris has been with us since 1980! He lives in the village and loves the fact he can work on such beautiful cars all day long, so close to home. His favourite vehicle is a VW Camper Van!
Edvinas Kavaliavskas, Body shop Apprentice
Edvinas joined us in 2018 to enrol on the Aston Martin apprenticeship programme in our body shop. He enjoys paint balling and is a keen “Gym Bunny”. Ed’s favourite car of all time is a Nissan Skyline GT-R R34.
Philip Watson, Valet Manager
Philip has been with the company since the start and joined Roger back in 1973. He has seen many changes and developments over the years and has numerous stories to tell! After all the cars that he has driven or worked on, his favourite remains his VW Bora, as it has never let him down!
Mark Lewis, Transport Driver
Mark has been in the industry since 2000. Although he was doing general haulage before, delivering Aston Martins and other prestige cars seemed like a better option! His favourite car has to be an Aston Martin DBS, because of its style and power. He also has a passion for motorcycles. He currently owns a 1972 Triumph Bonneville T120V,1972 Triumph Tiger,1987 Armstrong MT500 and a 2007 Honda Transalp 65!
Rob Alleguen-Porter, Valeter/Driver
Rob took redundancy from his previous employment of 20 years in 2015 and wanted a complete change of scene. However he still wanted to be involved face to face with customers and find a job which offered plenty of variety. He has certainly found that with us! His favourite car is a Bugatti Veyron for pushing the boundaries and capabilities of a road car. The first time he ever flew in a helicopter, he jumped out at 250ft!