About Kensington Car Group

Kensington Car Group Ltd was founded by Glen Elsdon and Shaun Maddren in 2021.

Meet the Team

Glen Elsdon


Glen was born and raised in Middlesbrough, and served his full term in the British Army serving in several Countries including Northern Ireland, Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia and many more, progressing through the ranks to reach Warrant Officer.

He then worked as a close protection operator (bodyguard) in the middle east for 10 years, before moving back to the UK in 2020 to spend more time with his 11-year-old son, George. 

Putting his military background to good use, amid the pandemic Glen managed Covid-19 testing centres across the North east of England. 

However, he has always had a flair for business, and decided to launch Kensington Car Group Ltd alongside Shaun, who has a background in the motoring industry. 

One of the main things Glen wants to do is ensure ex-forces men and women have the support they deserve when leaving the forces, and works with a range of charities. Glen has witnessed first-hand how ex-service personnel have difficulty in making the transition to civilian life, we also employ ex-forces personnel within the Kensington team.

Shaun Maddren


Shaun started his career as a coach driver for the family business and travelled around Europe and at one stage was the youngest tour driver in Europe, however his love has always been with vehicles, especially cars, and his enthusiasm and love for cars is prominent.

Shaun is also a devoted family man, he is married to Stacey who also plays a vital part within the Kensington team, Shaun is the father of 3 Boys aged 17, 15 & 2.

Shaun’s main aim is to succeed in the motor industry and works extensively to achieve this. Reputation is everything to Shaun and he will go above and beyond to ensure Kensington Car Group Ltd succeeds, Shaun’s motto is ‘leave no stone unturned’.

Shaun is also the owner of other successful garages and has a proven track record within this industry.


Visit Us

Kensington Car Group Ltd is situated in Norton village, which is in the North East of England. Our main aim is to offer a first-class service in used car sales, and only hand-pick a selection of prestigious vehicles.

All our cars come with a minimum of 3 months RAC warranty & 12-month RAC breakdown cover, however this can be extended at an additional cost to the customer to give you peace of mind and safe motoring.  

Every vehicle at Kensington Car Group Ltd comes serviced, health-checked and with 12-month MOT (no advisories), also an HPI check confirms your new vehicle is clear from being stolen, finance outstanding or being in any total loss accident.

1A Norton Avenue
Stockton On Tees
TS20 2JH

01642 514027

07907 688670

Part Exchange

Your Vehicle

Here at Kensington Car Group we will always consider your current vehicle in part exchange, and offer the best competitive prices to suit all.

As an independent dealer we are able to minimise costs, allowing us to provide you with the best standard of car for your budget – and even exceed your expectations. 

The majority of the vehicles supplied by Kensington Car Group Ltd have been privately owned vehicles with full service history, while many come to us directly from main dealers as part exchanges.

Please call today to discuss any of our vehicles, or feel free to email us with any questions and a member of our team will reply on receipt of your message.

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Kensington Car Group Ltd are proud to offer a bespoke service for Military personnel including, Serving, Ex-serving and families, we are forever grateful for all the hard work our brave forces personnel do for our Country.


Following the COVID pandemic, on the 12 April the doors finally opened after the latest lock down was lifted. Here at Kensington, we decided as a group to offer our thanks and gratitude to our amazingly brave NHS workers who had worked very hard through extremely difficult and dangerous situations.



We are proud to offer help to Middlesbrough boxer Michael ‘Webba’ Webster, Michael is an impressive professional boxer who is working extremely hard and is sacrificing a lot to achieve his dream of becoming a Champion, we are very proud to join him in his journey of achieving greatness


As both director’s children play for a local youth football team ‘Billingham United football Club’ under 13’s. we believe that working with our local club gives us the opportunity to directly improve the outcome for the young girls and boys involved, building their confidence to support them on their path to a brighter future.

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