About Auto Curators

About Auto Curators

Auto Curators offer the finest indulgence in car care.

We provide professional vehicle detailing and paint protection services. We are experts in paint defect correction, such as swirl marks and scratches, finish restoration, and offer a wide range of products and services to enhance and protect the appearance of your prized asset.

How much is your vehicle worth… To you?

You don’t need to own an Aston Martin to enjoy our services; you simply need a vehicle you love. While curators are known as caretakers of fine things and valuable assets, we are also caretakers of cherished items.


The Auto Curators head office is based in north Hampshire, serving London and the M4 & M3 corridors. We have a branch in Nairn, just outside of Inverness in the beautiful Scottish Highlands that offers PPF installations.

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Paul Townsend

Paul Townsend, with his son, Oliver.

About Paul Townsend

The founder of Auto Curators, Paul Townsend, has worked within the vehicle detailing industry for almost two decades. He built his first venture, Shine On Auto Detailing, from the ground up, in a fledgeling industry. As his reputation for quality spread, the business blossomed. And in early 2015 it was ready to expand, and Auto Curators Ltd was born. With a reputation for the finer details (pun intended), the business has continued to thrive. Paul has travelled extensively within Europe to perform his craft on all types of vehicles (including the occasional boat or plane). He has worked on some of the finest vehicles ever produced. Yet, he remains grounded with a portfolio of cars and clients that is as varied as it is impressive. Quite simply, if you love your car, Paul will love it too!


A life long petrol head, Paul’s love of detailing started many years before he could drive a car. Inherited from generations of engineers and craftsmen, an ability to focus on the little things that make a big difference was inevitable. As well as a love for cars, Paul has also had a history of dabbling with motorbikes and even did some motor racing in 2017. His fascination with vehicles is a trait he’s now beginning to share with his young son.


In the Media

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Auto Curators and Paul Townsend frequently feature in print media. These publications have included owners club magazines and national publications such as Ride magazine.

It is Paul’s passion, work ethic and dedication that have led him to the very top of his industry. He enjoys nothing more than sharing his knowledge with others. That may be through the medium of print, television, or a good yarn when you visit his studio for a consultation.





Paul has worked extensively with North One Television for the Fifth Gear programme, both on screen and behind the scenes.

In 2014, Paul was asked by the BBC to appear with Chris Evans at Carfest South, in front of an audience of 30000 people, and broadcast live as part of The One Show to approximately 4 million households.

This piece about preparing new cars, first broadcast on The Discovery Channel in 2012.

Auto Curators Founding Investors

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  • Sir Jackie Stewart, OBE. Three times British World F1 champion, founder of Stewart Grand Prix, and hugely successful businessman. Aside from his amazing achievements at the pinnacle of motorsport, Sir Jackie has capitalised on his worldwide network to work with numerous prestigious, globally recognised brands such as Rolex and Moet & Chandon.
  • Paul Stewart. A successful racing driver, Paul raced for his own team, Paul Stewart Racing, before concentrating on management. He guided his F3 team to multiple championship wins before going on to run Stewart Grand Prix with his father, campaigning in Formula 1 until Jaguar purchased the team.
  • Mayank Patel, Founder, Chairman and CEO of the Azibo Group, Mayank has achieved success on five continents in financial services, having sold his company Currencies Direct to Palamon Capital Partners and Corsair Capital for over £200 million, in late 2015. A member of the Young Presidents Organisation (YPO), Mayank has won awards to include Entrepreneur of the Year, and his services to entrepreneurialism and mentoring earned him his OBE at the 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours.
  • Andrew Bailey. Founder of the Bailey Group, an active investor and founder of ABRS Smart Recruitment Search (now Tec-Partners), concentrating on Future Media and Technology. Andrew is a YPO board member and mentor to several up and coming entrepreneurs. Many years of experience dealing with fast-moving, competitive environments has given him an enviable talent for assessing opportunities and planning the best strategy to move forward.


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