Tim Butcher has been working on and with Aston Martins since, as a school boy he was given to opportunity to assist a neighbour preparing his DB4 saloon and DB4GT racing cars to compete in AMOC events in the early 1980’s. Tim very soon found out that he had a love for Aston Martin and a passion for engineering, and after leaving school he was offered an apprenticeship with Marque specialist RS Williams Ltd.
After completing a four year apprenticeship which covered all aspects of Aston Martin build, Tim worked a further eleven years at RSW encompassing the service, sales car preparation and restoration departments where he quickly rose to be Projects' Manager.
He was instrumental in the AMR1 Sportscar Challenger, the development of the Virage road car, oversaw the build of the four Sanction II DB4 GT Zagatos and achieved numerous Concours wins (including the AMOC Elite Class).
After leaving RSW in 1997, he joined McLaren International, designing and manufacturing the wiring harnesses on the Formula 1 cars during both their 1998 and 1999 World Championship-winning seasons. In 1999 Tim decided to start his own business using all of the skills he had gained throughout his engineering career to date, ultimately naming it Trinity Engineering. Trinity meaning ‘three’, stands for the service and maintenance of Aston Martins ‘past, present and future’. Devoting his entire working life to Aston Martins and cutting edge technology has equipped Tim with the intimate knowledge and experience necessary to consistently deliver outstanding results.
Tim is a long term member of the Aston Martin Owners Club and for a ten year period had been pivotal in improving the quality of judging standards at Concours events. He was a long serving member of the Concours committee and hosted regular judges training sessions at Trinity Engineering’s workshops to teach the valuable knowledge required to effectively and accurately assess class winners. Tim was the deputy chief judge at Concours events overseeing the proceedings and answering the questions of judges and competitors alike.
In 2009 Tim took over the position of Area 1 representative for the Aston Martin Owners Club with Anne-Marie his Office Manager as assistant representative, responsible for organising events for the membership of SW London and Surrey. A five year term from 2012 as a member of the Social Committee, four of which were as Chairman of the Committee saw him instrumental in organising some of the most memorable and well-attended events in the history of the AMOC.
In 2017 after a three and a half year design and refurbishment project to move premises from Cobham down the road to Ripley, Tim and his team now operate from a purpose built facility with tremendous engineering background. The Lovelace Works site was first opened in 1937 when the building was the south of England’s Concessionaire for David Brown Tractors. Reconnecting with this Heritage is all about what Trinity Engineering stands for and Tim’s passion for quality extends into every element of the business. Looking ahead Tim is very aware that for the rest of his career the ability to repair older Aston Martins correctly using the manufacturer’s parts is of paramount important and these services must be passed on to future generations of Aston Martin owners.