Tom is the owner and chairman of a group of foundry companies and a plastics company, built up since the 1980s. Currently Chair of the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership and liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Founders.
He is a complete “petrolhead”. Having attended 1960s motor shows with his Dad, who was a big Jaguar fan, his aspiration always extended to Aston Martins, then and now. (Jensen, although locally made in West Bromwich, were discounted as not completely British…)
He restored his first car (a 1954 MG TF) at age 16, ready for when he had a driving licence.
As a Chartered Engineer and an engineering graduate of Imperial College, Tom’s interest in motor racing and motor cars was honed by frequent visits to Brands Hatch as an undergraduate, when F1 took place at Brands and one could get to see the cars and drivers quite easily, in those good old days.
Tom has owned Aston Martins since 1976 (mainly V8s). In the early days, these were always second-hand older cars, which were affordable at the time. He has continuously owned different Astons since then. Today, he is fortunate enough to have a 1971 DB6, 1971 DBS V8 with original FI, 2008 DBS. All great cars, fully fettled and enjoyed regularly.
He helps to organise and participate in AMOC concours events since the 1980s – plus an AMOC Committee of Management Member since 2013 and was elected Deputy Chairman in 2022.
Other interests include sailing, shooting, skiing and family holidays.