November 2015 Press Release
Press Release Thursday 12th November 2015 – Hampshire
Paul Townsend – Founder of Auto Curators Worldwide
Auto Curators are delighted to announce that we have secured investment from four highly respected and influential individuals. All very successful in their own fields, they have recognised the quality for which Auto Curators stands, and have chosen to align themselves with our brand. This will in turn help to further strengthen our reputation and support the business as we roll out our franchise partner project to start with in the UK throughout 2016.
Paul Townsend comments “I am delighted to announce that we have completed our first investment round and it’s testimony to our strategy and brand to have attracted such high profile investors. It’s incredibly exciting to have the opportunity to work personally with Sir Jackie and the team and I’m extremely confident that our brand values and customer experience will benefit from this.” “Sir Jackie has long standing brand alignments and strategic associations with Rolex and Moet & Chandon and their respective market brand values resonates with Auto Curators positioning in the automotive sector.”
Sir Jackie Stewart, OBE. 3 times British World F1 champion, founder of Stewart Grand Prix (with his son, Paul), 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 prestigious, globally recognised brands such as Moet, Rolex, Ford and Jaguar.
“You can do something quick and inexpensive, or you can do it properly. I did not succeed in motorsport, or any of my businesses, by taking shortcuts. I am proud to back a Company that takes pride in doing things well and putting their customers first.”
– Sir Jackie Stewart, OBE, speaking about his decision to invest in Auto Curators.
Paul Stewart. A successful racing driver, Paul raced for his own team, Paul Stewart Racing, before concentrating on managing the team in 1994. He guided the F3 team to multiple championship wins before going on to run Stewart Grand Prix with his father, campaigning in Formula 1 until Jaguar purchased it. His is now involved in many philanthropic projects, such as the amazing Springfield Youth Club in Hackney, London.
Mayank Patel, OBE. Group founder, Chairman and CEO of the Azibo Group, Mayank has achieved phenomenal success on 5 continents in financial services having just sold Currencies Direct to Palamon Capital Partners and Corsair Capital for over £200 million. 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 to up and coming business stars and universities earned him his Order of the British Empire at the 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours. Mayank works extensively with HRH Prince of Wales to further the work of the British Asian Trust.
Andrew Bailey. Founder of the Bailey Group, an active investor and CEO of ABRS Smart Recruitment Search, concentrating on Future Media and Technology. Andrew is a YPO board member, and mentor to several up and coming entrepreneurs. His many years of experience dealing with fast moving, competitive environments has given him enviable talent for assessing an exciting opportunity and planning the best strategy to move forward.
For further information and comment please contact:
Paul Townsend – Founder
Auto Curators Worldwide