Reliable, Credible and Enjoyable: Your next car need not be new.....or average for that matter.
The BQA Experience
Pre-owned reliable modern classics, prepared to standards that together with the BQA purchase and ownership experience genuinely delight our customers, now and for many pleasurable miles ahead.
National Concours Finalists
Obsessed about Reliability
Chartered Mechanical Engineer
Extensive Automotive Technical Experience
Passionate about Quality in every Detail
Focused on Exemplary Aftercare
Trading with Passion & Integrity
Meet The Team
BQA's founder and Director Robert is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with a background in design and development of safety critical high integrity engineering. This ranges from Automotive and Steel sectors to the Defence and Nuclear industries in various roles from Chassis Design Engineer to Technical Director. He has a genuine passion for both getting things right and doing the right thing.
His automotive engineering career has involved working for both Bentley UK and Audi Germany as a Design Engineer. He is fortunate to have worked with a number of sites across the UK and Europe where major parts and systems are both designed and manufactured.
Robert developed a passion for machinery and learning how things worked at an early age, this grew into a love of initially motorcycles followed shortly by many things Automotive.
Robert has a 1st Class Masters in Mechanical Engineering gained at the University of Leeds where his passion for cars was further cultivated both academically and in practical terms.
Throughout Roberts career, this passion has never left him. He has a professional reputation gained across different technical industries for high standards and meticulous attention to detail.
Doing the right thing and helping others, together with his engineering and automotive knowledge has helped him to be seen as useful and supportive when colleagues, friends or relatives have car related problems or queries.
BQA's Co-founder and Director Adele's background is in Education and Development in various roles ranging from Secondary School teaching to teaching at the University. She has always had a personal interest in cars and Motorsport dating back to her time spent on the Isle of Man watching the TT and Manx GP. Adele also played a key role before and during the 2015 National BMW Concours competition, where the E36 M3 her and Robert own achieved 5th place at the National finals at Gaydon.
Adele is responsible for the day to day running of BQA including supporting customers in understanding how we can help and assessing new stock. Her key role is driving the business forward ensuring that the company standards, values and ethos are maintained throughout.
Further to this all of BQA's photographic and marketing material has been personally created or selected by Adele. This ranges from the business branding and company logo, to the actual website itself and detailed photo's of all our vehicles.
Adele has owned a number of German cars ranging from BMW 330i to a very rare BMW Z3M. She enjoys the driving experience BMWs offer, yet equally sees the benefits that higher performance Audi's with the Quattro 4WD offer.
In addition to a science degree in Psychology, Adele also holds Advanced Skills Teacher accreditation (the highest technical accreditation for a teaching practitioner.... effectively a "Chief Engineer" of teaching). Adele's earlier career prior to working at University includes experience as a driver recruitment consultant.