About Us

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Jonathan Collingbourne, Managing Director

Jon has a wealth of knowledge and experience within the automotive industry. From a young age, Jon has lived, breathed and worked with cars. As a young teen in 1983, Jon worked in the family-run business, Newport Auctions, when his dad hired a tent on wasteland next to his MOT centre to run a car auction from. The business quickly grew and by 1995 Jon and his wife Fay had taken over the running of the company leading it to become one of the most successful Auction Houses in the UK, selling thousands of vehicles and general items every year.

After over 30 years in the auction industry and over 250,000 plus car sales, in November 2017 he made the decision to sell the business to Wilsons Auctions.

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Rory Collingbourne, Director

As semi-pro racing driver, instructor and AMCI Product Expert, Rory has followed in his father's footsteps as an avid-petrolhead. When he's not in the showroom, he can be found behind the wheel on the racing track, either competing or instructing.

Over the years, Rory has rapidly risen through the motorsport scene, with recent highlights being race wins in the Porsche Carrera Cup and Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia Series.

As an AMCI Product Expert, Rory works with multiple high-end manufacturers to train dealership sales teams on the new vehicles. He has recently worked closely with Rolls Royce on their European and West Coast tour of the USA helping their VIPs to experience Cullinan, the all-terrain SUV that opens up a world of unprecendented luxury.

Rory is the Co-Founder of Whitson Prestige and takes responsibility for the day to day management of the company.