About The Leven Car Company

Hugh McMahon has worked in the motor trade since he was a teenager, starting out as a technician. He founded Lomond Audi Group in 1998 and sold it to Lookers PLC in July 2012.

With Leven Car Company he was keen to create something special. Being awarded the franchise for two of the world’s greatest brands – Aston Martin and Rolls-Royce – was a source of great pride and so the highest standards are upheld throughout every aspect of the business.

Together with his son, Chris, the Managing Director, he has created a company that is loved by both its customers and staff.

The team has been carefully chosen so as to offer a wealth of experience to the customer but also to create the best possible working environment. Hugh is particularly delighted with the recent expansion to include a second dealership at One Corstorphine Road, where some of the greatest pre-owned luxury and supercars can be found and the same high standard of service is on offer.

Chris McMahon - Managing Director

Chris has had a passion for the motor industry from a very young age, and a huge enthusiasm for cars.

Working in the family business throughout his education, Chris graduated from The University of Newcastle Upon Tyne with a degree in Marketing and Management. He resumed his career in the industry and has enjoyed a number of roles across the business since then, gaining valuable insight into every department.


Chris Sainsbury - Dealer Principal

We are delighted to welcome Chris Sainsbury to the team as our new Dealer Principal. Having spent over 20 years with brands such as Porsche, Bentley, Lamborghini and Audi as well as Brand Manager for Ferrari and Maserati for the previous 10 years in Scotland , Chris’s knowledge of the automotive industry is vast, adding to the already impressive experience that our team has in the showroom.

Chris is incredibly excited and enthusiastic about contributing towards the growth of The Leven Car Company, the home of specialist cars in Scotland. The wide range of specialist cars that are available, across all price points, make this a unique business to work for and he feels that his experience can contribute greatly to the future successes of the company.


Emma Green - Financial Controller

Throughout the 14 years in the trade Emma has worked with various brands but in her words, with “nothing quite as spectacular as Rolls-Royce and Aston Martin, not forgetting the Supercars”.

She joined the team at the start of 2017 having moved to Scotland from Chester three and a half years ago. Away from work Emma enjoys going for walks with her dog and she is also a keen photographer. That’s when she’s not skydiving, bungee jumping or wing walking for charity!


Jonathan Douglas - Business Manager

Jonathan previously worked with Volkswagen & Audi for 14 years as a Business Manager as well as also working with Ferrari, Maserati, Bentley & Lamborghini.

He enjoys keeping fit and running in his spare time as well as snowboarding in the winter months.


David Russell - Group Marketing Manager

David joined Leven Car Company in 2014 from Porsche in Glasgow. David has a Masters in International Strategic Marketing from the University of Glasgow.

“It’s a pleasure working with the brands – just being around them every day. The events are fantastic,” he says.

If David could choose any car in the showroom he’d have an Aston Martin Vanquish Coupe or a Rolls-Royce Wraith. He lives in Bathgate and is a keen golfer.


Iain Henderson - Sales Manager

Iain joined Leven Car Company after 19 years at Glasgow Audi, he has previously worked with Chris McMahon and had no hesitation about joining his new team.

Iain enjoys 5-aside football and golf, when he has the time, but really prefers eating out and tucking into a big steak.


Stuart Tinto - Sales Executive

Stuart believes working at Leven Car Company is “every kid’s dream” – he takes huge pride in working with the different supercars and luxury vehicles. Stuart has previously worked at Audi and Seat – in total he has worked in the motor trade for 26 years.

Away from work, Stuart loves motorbikes and enjoys taking his Kawasaki ZX10 for a spin at the weekend.



Francesco Lisi - Sales Executive

Previous to joining The Leven Car Company in February 2017, Francesco worked for 8 years as a food and drink buyer.

Other than having an interest in cars, his hobbies include playing football, mountain biking and drinking coffee.


Patrick Turnbull - Sales Executive

Before joining the team in April 2018 Patrick had previously worked for Porsche, Ferrari, Maserati and Lotus for around a total of 18 years!

Out of work he enjoys playing football with his young son, as well as walking the family dog.


Carol Robertson - Sales Administrator

Carol has worked in the motor trade for 16 years in various roles before joining our company in January 2017.

Outside of work, Carol enjoys watching her two boys compete in stock car racing.


Grahame Robertson - Aftersales Manager

Grahame joined The Leven Car Company as our Aftersales Manager in May 2016.

Previous to joining our team here, Grahame has 33 years automotive experience starting out as a Technician with Toyota before moving on to become Master Technician for Mitsubishi TVR and finally, at Reg Vardy where he became Service Manager.

In more recent years Grahame has worked with Audi, Land Rover and Jaguar before taking on his most recent challenge here at Leven.


Bill Strachan - Workshop Controller

Bill joined The Leven Car Company team having previously spent 20 of his 45 years in the motor trade working as Workshop Controller for Jaguar Land Rover.

He thoroughly enjoys working with the different luxury brands as it's "fun being surrounded with different cars and manufacturers every day, rather than being stuck with the one brand."


Derek Beattie - Service Advisor

Derek joined The Leven Car Company as our Service Advisor having worked in the automotive industry for 36 years.

Derek began his career in the motor trade as a mechanic for Daniel Ross Vauxhall and then moved to Wilson Coaches before progressing to become Foreman at Watson Brothers. He then went on to become Service Advisor for Parks Vauxhall, Honda, Henry's Skoda and then Lomond Audi where he served for 8 years, before joining our team.

Derek has brought all of the experience he has gained to the business, and enjoys working with our luxury brands here at The Leven Car Company.

Please contact Derek to discuss servicing your car.

Derek.Beattie@astonmartinedinburgh.co.uk or Derek.Beattie@rolls-roycemotorcars-edinburgh.co.uk

Beata Fafara - Accounts Administrator

Beata has been with Leven Car Company for two years and worked at Audi before joining us. She is extremely efficient and very good with numbers. Beata works part-time, finishing at noon each day so she can also look after her three year old.


Joseph Kidd - Group Digital Marketing Executive

Joe has been with the company as an apprentice since June 2016, however he wasn't a completely new face to most of us as he previously worked in our Aston Martin showroom on a Saturday as showroom host, for around a year before hand. For now, Joe deals with all of our stock imagery and social media channels, as well as getting involved in events, and other Marketing related tasks.

He's a petrol head to say the least, he's been photographing cars the last three years and has his very own automotive photography media platform where he posts his work, and it has over 80,000 followers!

For Joe, he "enjoys working with the different manufacturers at Leven as there is always something new and interesting in the showroom and there's never a dull moment with all the different colours!"


Our experienced Sales teams from both Aston Martin and Rolls-Royce take care of our wide range of other premium manufacturer used-car stock, ensuring that you receive the highest level of service throughout your journey with The Leven Car Company.

Please email us at Sales@levencarcompany.co.uk