Andrew and David have always shared a passion for supercars and motorshows, dating back to the days when their father would take them to the old British Motor Show at the NEC. Their earlier working life, however, took them in very different directions, with Andrew launching what has now become one of the UK’s leading luxury skincare distribution outlets, The SkinCare Sanctuary, whilst David moved initially into Estate Agency before ‘falling’ into what was to become the most exciting vocational chapter of his life; organising international motor shows.
Working initially as a sales executive within the Motor Division of International Trade and Exhibitions (ITE), David started selling space on the newly launched St. Petersburg Motor Show before moving up the ladder and onto the Moscow International Autosalon.
David went on to become the Group’s Motor Division Director with responsibility for not only the Moscow Autosalon but also through a series of partnerships and joint ventures, the motor shows in Cairo, Istanbul and Prague as well as a 4 x 4 off-road event in Dubai.
Whilst Andrew was enjoying the fruits of his labour with a succession of supercars in his own garage, David was looking to the next challenge which came in the form of Top Marques Monaco, the Monaco-based Supercar Show which he helped to launch over 10 years ago. The move from mainstream automotive brands to the premium sector along with his passion for the classics led David to conceive Salon Privé, which he went on to launch with Andrew in 2006. Together, their shared passion for their brand, attention to detail and desire to do something different has led to the well-earned reputation that Salon Privé now enjoys as the UK’s only premium automotive brands event and leading Concours d’Elégance – in fact, it is the only professionally judged Concours d’Elégance in the UK.
Guests and exhibitors return year after year as the show develops and goes from strength to strength, and many now regard it as the UK’s equivalent to Pebble Beach, the world-famous Concours d’Elégance in California. From humble beginnings at the Hurlingham Club, SW London, Salon Privé has become not only a world-class automotive event but also a hotly anticipated social occasion that attracts owners, collectors, enthusiasts and friends from around the world to share stories and indulge in their passion. Away from the maddening crowds of larger public events, it’s a place where they can relax, drink champagne, enjoy Lobster Luncheon and breathe it all in in their own time.
Both Andrew and David look forward to seeing you at Salon Privé and wish you a fantastic experience.