Rare Picture: All Owners, present and past, bar one (Dennis Poore, excused): Tim Seifert, Katrin Seifert (both current), David Bennett (BSA/Regal, 1994-2007)), Mike Jackson & William Colquhoun (BSA Group pre-1994), Joe Seifert (2007-2014) , Renate Mueller-Seifert, Christine Seifert (current)
Owners change, the Company stays!
When Norton got into financial difficulties through the machinations of its management team led by Philippe Le Roux, the Norton Commando and Dominator spares stock was sold back to Andover Norton, then owned by Mike Jackson and William Colquhoun, in 1991. The stock was once more moved down to Andover and, when Andover Norton was acquired by the Regal Group in 1994, the spares moved to Southampton.
Nothing, however, is more constant than change, so in 2007 Norton Motors Ltd, recreated by said Richard Negus and Joe Seifert a decade earlier, re-acquired Andover Norton and set it up in Hungerford near Andover, managed by Nick Hopkins from 1991 till he retired in 2013, and Phil Albutt, who came to Andover Norton by way of BSA in Blockley, and became our Managing Director in April, 2013.
In August 2019 Phil stepped down and Karl Smith became MD. Phil stays with us and does special projects now.
In October 2019 the address changed yet again to North Way, Andover, just across the road from where Andover Norton started in 1977.