Jules has a rather maverick approach to life. He very much leads from the front, using his depth of knowledge mixed with infectious enthusiasm. He is always workshop based and in this environment he works closely with all his different tradesmen using his extensive knowledge ensuring every detail is attended to. He is fanatical about originality and has travelled extensively through Europe simply to study rare forms of transport.
He is married with 3 children who are home educated by his amazingly supportive wife. Away from cars and work his interests range from cycling to architecture and he will often return to the workshop in his spare time to undertake a piece of sculptural work of his own. He has exhibited at the RA and Goodwood’s Festival of Speed.
Kevin brings a unique skill to the business. His knowledge of paint and patination is second to none. Again, like Jules, Kevin is a detail man and his skills working with old paint, stabilising and generally breathing new life into it is truly amazing. He has worked with classic and vintage cars all his working life and he has his own projects progressing in his spare time restoring a couple of classic cars.
Antony started his working life as a qualified toolmaker, but soon realised it wasn’t for him. He then moved from metal to wood and for the next 16 years was creating bespoke architectural joinery for outdoor spaces. He then went into cabinet making before returning to architectural joinery but this time for buildings. The move to Julian Parker Ltd as the in house wood specialist enabled him to combine his passion for woodwork with his hobby which is old cars. With the vast majority of cars built before the 1940’s having an Ash timber frame, Antony’s skills are always needed in the conservation process.
Ricky joined the JPL team in 2017 and brought with him a wealth of experience, gained with 17 years in a specialist vehicle restoration company. A highly skilled fabricator, Ricky often works hand in hand with Jules to undertake the metalwork processes and is involved with the majority of our projects.