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 Auto Vivendi – It’s Who We Are

Auto Vivendi was formed in 2005 as écurie25 Supercar Club. Fast forward to the now and we are the world’s largest and longest continually-established Supercar Club.

Driven by the current management since 2010, the Club was rebranded in 2014 as Auto Vivendi. Since then, we have acquired several businesses including Vmax200, CLUBGT and RS Academy and we are now a global leading provider of supercar lifestyle events as well as the provision of supercars for shared or ‘fractional’ use.

We are innovators in our field and we love what we do. After all, the world is our playground and we are surrounded by beautiful supercars, wonderful adventures and fantastic people. We are the lucky ones and we like to think that it shines through in all that we do.

RICHARD L THOMAS

MANAGING DIRECTOR

'Bungee jumper & wannabe global pop star'


Richard is a globe-trotting Chartered Accountant who has swapped his days of bungee-jumping in Greece and working for PwC, for life in the fast lane at Auto Vivendi!

Richard’s dream is to host an event which combines champagne, cars, and singing, so don’t be surprised if you get an invite to the first AV Karaoke Evening at some stage – the rest of the team advise you to politely decline!

Richard says that choosing his favourite car is liked being asked what his favourite chocolate bar is (and believe us, he likes them all!).  However, his favourite driving adventure was taking the Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster through the stunning scenery and mountain passes of the Slovenian National Parks.

CRAIG WILLIAMS

DIRECTOR

'Life is tough... I used to be an oil broker'


Craig is a former oil broker who also founded Vmax200. Craig’s favourite drive was a blast to Monaco in his classic Porsche 911, although his most memorable piece of action was racing a jet along a runway!

Craig has the dream job of running our events and experiences programme, which makes his personal social media posts read like a billionaire’s handbook!

Craig lives on an island and actually believes he could be the next short Welsh James Bond.

 

 

JAMES MILLARD

SPECIAL OPS MANAGER

'The grey bearded one'


James is a relative veteran in the supercar world, having worked in the supercar hire and events industry since 2006. Prior to that he worked in the pharmaceutical industry and the wine trade, but we can assure you it’s not all drink, drugs and fast cars with him!

James joined Auto Vivendi as Special Ops Manager in 2020, as quite frankly he was the right man for the job!

James’ all-time favourite supercar is the Ferrari 288 GTO but he is yet to drive one. However, they do say that you should never meet your heroes…

James also thinks there is a Top Gun quote for all occasions. One of his favourites is “Your ego is writing cheques that your body can’t cash”. Fortunately for us, he’s kept these quotes to himself since joining the team!

James’ nickname is ‘The Beard’ and one can see why….

James Hughes

Group Sales & Marketing Manager

'The one who gives sausages their sizzle'


James is our new favourite posh person.  Brought into the team to help us get our message to the world, James started off his Auto Vivendi career by regaling stories of homemade sausage rolls and how he has trodden the path of life trying to convince people he is Surrey’s answer to Steve McQueen. James is of course pretty cool, however none of us have the heart to tell him that he’s never going to make the cut to replace the aforementioned Hollywood icon!

Outside of work (how dare he call it that!), James fills his days with dirty dogs and his beautiful wife and family, enjoying the finer things that life has to offer. 

James’ favourite car is the Citroen 2CV, which of course means he has zero credibility amongst his colleagues.

Kasim 'Kas' Hussain

SPECIAL OPS

'My other job is a Forex Trader'


Kasim ‘Kas’ Hussain started working at the Club in 2013, after leaving his previous job of chasing criminals and building ties with the community whilst working for the Metropolitan Police. Kas fell in love with the Club and the great team that make it happen (we are not fooled and know it’s all about the cars!), and he is now responsible for keeping our supercar collection in pristine condition and ensuring the smooth-running of member bookings.

Some say he has the dream job and that he was born with a full beard. All we know is that he is called Kas…

 

 

JOCELYN 'JOSS' POWNALL

EVENTS & EXPERIENCES

'Helping people around the world spend their kids' inheritance'


Joss re-joined Auto Vivendi in 2014 after several years of plying her trade working for associated businesses around the world. As so often happens with birds who have been released into the wild, Joss found her way home and is now safely back where she belongs – in the Auto Vivendi Events & Experiences team!

Joss’ favourite car is the 458 Spider because like her, it’s highly tuned and expensive to maintain – the perfect fit for the Club then! Oh and she likes horses.

LUCY BRIGGS

ACCOUNTANT

'Baby Vivendi'


Having joined us as a mere 17-year-old, Lucy is now fast approaching her mid-20’s and has learned most of what she knows from us. That, by itself is a scary enough thought, however that’s nowhere near as scary as knowing who she has learned the rest from!

Our bubbly darling had her first driving lesson in a Ferrari (it had to be done!) and luckily she survived and continues to be our accountant extraordinaire.

However, be warned, we are told (by her, no less!) that her father is very big, very protective and a slight nutter…

JAMES MCKECHNIE

AV FILMMAKER

'Living life through a lens'


James captures all the action on film and when he doesn’t have a camera in hand, he’s flying the drone recording stunning footage of the action from above. When James isn’t filming on a runway or race track, or enjoying his other passion, running marathons in aid of charity, he is a chef–extraordinaire. Some might say he’s the perfect catch – and then they see his shoes.

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