Meet the Team at Aston Martin Edinburgh

At Aston Martin Edinburgh, we have an experienced and enthusiastic team to look after your requirements. Our Sales Team are extremely knowledgeable, have on average 8 years experience, and are passionate about the Aston Martin brand. Our Aftersales Team have been fully trained at the factory in Gaydon, highly qualified, and have a minimum of 5 years experience working on the product. Our 13 car showroom has a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere, and there are always special cars on show. Please pop in for a coffee and to be shown round, we look forward to seeing you.



Hugh McMahon - Owner

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.mcmahon@astonmartinedinburgh.co.uk



Roddy McAllister - Head Of Sales

Roddy started in the motor trade at the age of 17 when he worked with Ian Skelly for 4 years before joining BMW in Glasgow where he worked in the Aftersales department for another 4 years as Assistant Service Manager. Roddy graduated from The University of Glasgow with a BA in International Marketing. He then went on to work for Peter Vardy Ltd for another 8 years in HQ and supporting the dealerships around Scotland before taking over the Porsche Aberdeen Sales Department for 3 years, where he won Global Sales Excellence Award 2013.

roddy.mcallister@astonmartinedinburgh.co.uk



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 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!



Rodger Laing - Senior Sales Specialist

After a period of ill health, Leven Car Company is delighted to welcome Rodger back to the team. He has worked with Aston Martin for 13 years, with experience at Mercedes and TVR before that. Rodger has excellent product knowledge and has built exceptional relationships with the customers over the years.

He lives in Bonnyrigg and has a son and daughter.

rodger.laing@astonmartinedinburgh.co.uk



Stuart Frame - Sales Specialist

Stuart has worked with Aston Martin

Edinburgh for ten years. Previous to that he worked with Volvo for seven years

and golf brands like Glenmuir and TopFlight. He says people are what makes the

job for him, he enjoys meeting new customers all the time. He would find it

difficult to choose an Aston Martin as they are all appealing in their own

right, but for a normal day he’d prefer a DB9 GT in cobalt blue.

stuart.frame@astonmartinedinburgh.co.uk


Craig Handley - Sales Executive

Craig joined us at the end of 2016, having previously worked at McLaren Glasgow for over 2 years and Maserati prior to that.

He is a Founding Partner of GT Scotland Ltd who hold monthly motoring events throughout Scotland.

A real petrolhead through and through - it’s cars, cars, cars 24/7 for Craig!

craig.handley@astonmartinedinburgh.co.uk


Nicola Dunn - Showroom Host

Nicola joined Aston Martin as Showroom Host, her previous roles have also been client focussed, working in Senior Executive Search & Selection, in addition she is a qualified Business & Life Coach.

Away from work Nicola is a mum of 3 with a huge passion for all things equestrian, spending weekends at the stables and supporting her daughter at show jumping competitions. She also loves travel, reading and cooking.



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.



Kenny Whyte - Group Buyer

Kenny has been in the motor trade for 28 years this October. Prior to joing our team, he was the Group Buyer for Peter Vardy and John Clark Motor Group.

In his spare time Kenny enjoys mountain biking, swotting up on all things cars and watching various motorsports, listening to music and playing drums!


David Russell - Marketing Manager

David joined the Aston Martin Edinburgh team as Marketing Manager in September 2014 having previously spent two years at Porsche Centre Glasgow.

Prior to working in the car industry, he obtained a Masters degree in International Strategic Marketing from The University of Glasgow and spent time working with companies including Barclays.

Please contact David if you wish to discuss anything Marketing related.

david.russell@astonmartinedinburgh.co.uk



GRAHAME ROBERTSON - AFTERSALES MANAGER

Grahame joined Aston Martin Edinburgh 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 Aston Martin.


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BILL STRACHAN - WORKSHOP CONTROLLER

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

Away from work Bill is a keen golfer.



Derek Beattie - Service Advisor

Derek joined Aston Martin Edinburgh 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 is looking forward to bringing all of the experience he has gained to the business, and is also excited about working with the luxury brand here at Aston Martin Edinburgh.

To discuss servicing your car please contact Derek at derek.beattie@astonmartinedinburgh.co.uk



Jimmy Tait- Technician

Jimmy joined the team at Aston Martin Edinburgh in 2007 after spending many years working in the motor industry for manufacturers such as Ferrari, Porsche and Mercedes.

Having achieved his Category 2 HGV licence, Jimmy often assists with car collection and delivery in our fully-covered truck.

Away from work, one of Jimmy's passions is building kit cars.




Fraser Grandison- Technician

Fraser joined the team in 2008, having previously spent time working as a Service Technician for Fiat and Alfa Romeo.

His interests away from work include ten-pin bowling and golf.



Beata Fafara - Accounts Administrator

Beata joined the company in 2014 having previously worked in Accounts for an Audi dealership for 6 years.

Away from work, Beata enjoys travelling and reading.

beata.fafara@astonmartinedinburgh.co.uk