About us


2. More about us…


   Mike Seaton                     Jo Seaton

International in outlook, based in the UK, west of London not far from Heathrow Airport, Woods and Seaton is a specialised IT and Business Process consultancy exclusively focused on the Automotive Retailing & Distribution Sector.

Woods & Seaton was established in 1973 at a time when, based on micro and mainframe computers, Dealer Management Systems (DMS) had to be developed to individual business specifications. Then, it would be two years before Microsoft opened for business and 1981 before the IBM PC made a first appearance. Ten years on, The World Wide Web became a commercial reality and life changed for almost everyone.

Continuously headed by co-founder Mike Seaton (inset above) , from the early days of hands-on DMS design and implementation to the present, Woods and Seaton has observed, analysed and been intimately involved with the developing influence of Information Technology (IT) on business processes throughout the Automotive Distribution sector internationally.

For 21 of the past 24 years, Jo Seaton has been his partner, sharing the workload and relationships.

Current Events in a Business Context
Today, Woods & Seaton continues to research and publish detailed and independent Analyses of technology-related developments as they evolve across the International Automotive Distribution sector. The Library of our own Briefings, Reviews & Market Analyses and the associated Query Service is uniquely well informed and available to clients seeking up-to-the–minute or recent information, or case-studies from our own researches.

Our separate Private Consultancy / Business Advisory Services are also available.
Confidential enquiries are always welcome.