Nigel Venus

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After leaving school I joined the motor trade working in a busy parts department which gave me a good grounding for a work ethic. After several years there I joined the company’s car sales department where I started to learn about the buying and selling of both new and used cars.

After a few job moves with various franchises and a move to live in North Yorkshire in 1988 I joined Appleyard Rippon who, at the time, were the leading Jaguar, Daimler, Bentley, Rolls-Royce and Range Rover dealer in the north. This gave me my first knowledge of the specialist car market with some wonderful role models and very professional colleagues who taught me so much, some of whom I am still in contact with now to source stock. In 1997 it was time to return home to the West Midlands to help open and work at the new Rolls-Royce & Bentley franchise, Broughtons of Birmingham, where I met many nice people, both customers and the people I worked with.

In 2004 when that company became Bentley Birmingham, and with a change of management, it was time for me to leave and try my hand working for myself. For a number of years I was proud to work in association with one of the country’s leading independent Rolls-Royce & Bentley specialists, where I was able to gain from a different angle, a further grounding in the buying, selling and marketing of these magnificent cars. Unfortunately this association ran its course as those cars became more and more difficult to source so in late 2011 I got together with Ken Latham to start our new business,  Auto-Elan. With an ambition to continue to offer Rolls-Royce & Bentley cars where we can, combined with a select range of other less than main stream vehicles