Motor industry

An After Sales Manager
Service Manager
Workshop Controller & Technician
With over 45 years of experience in the motor trade.

• Management & Leadership Skills
• People
• Warranty
• Parts
• Fully Qualified City & Guilds Technician
• Fully Qualified MOT Tester – Class 4,5 & 7
• Qualified First Aider (just expired)
• Kerridge, Word, Excel & CSI
• 44 Years of experience within the Motor Industry

Career History
February 2017 – Present
ARS Barford
Vehicle technician
Mot tester
Mot site manager
Responsible for training/study paper work for annual mot assessments

October 2015 – February 2017
Manor Garage
3 The Street

Service Manager/MOT Tester (AEDM)/Vehicle Technician
Responsible for:
Profitability of Department
Customer Satisfaction
Health & Safety
Workshop Control & Warranty administration
Organisation of Parts
Car Sales when required
Cash & Banking

June 2013 – September 2015

Norfolk Truck & Van Ltd
School Lane

Service Manager
Responsible for:
Profitability of Department
Customer Satisfaction (CSS Renault)
Health & Safety
Workshop Controller, Receptionist & Warranty administration
7 technicians & 3 apprentices

1st October 2012 – June 2013
Brundall Motor Company
The Street

Service Manager
Responsible for:

Temporary employment
September 10th – 28th
Meteor Way

MOT tester/technician

Temporary employment
April 2012 to July 2012
Gorleston MOT Centre
MOT tester/technician

May 2004 to Feb2012

Desira Group
Great Yarmouth & Norwich

Assistant Service Manager/Workshop Controller
Responsible for:
Organising & issuing work to a team of 6 Technicians
Ensuring strict Warranty Procedures are adhered to
Ensuring ‘Menu Pricing’ is kept up to date
Liaising directly with customers where necessary on ongoing repairs & costs
Ensuring Performance Related Targets are continuously met
Implementing strict Health & Safety procedures for the Workshop area
Csi data
Having left the Desira Group in 2002, I was subsequently asked if I would re-join them and return to the position of Workshop Controller in 2004.
I then worked my way up to Service Manager of 3 franchises in Great Yarmouth in 2006, dealing with all aspects of CSI.
Last year the site the team I managed, won the most improved dealer in the UK.
In addition, I was also responsible for Health and Safety, MOT site Manager and a nominated tester.

2002 to May 2004
Ace Courier Service Manager/Workshop Control
Great Yarmouth
I was in charge of a fleet of vehicles, 10 Mercedes vans & 6 HGV's.
I had to keep the fleet on the road, with long hours being worked.
I built up contracts for vehicle inspections & servicing, including tail lift certification.
Vehicles were Scania, Volvo, Iveco, Daf & Mercedes.
Set up class 4,5 & 7 Mot testing station, and expanded the business into passenger vehicles.

1998 to 2002
Desira Group Workshop Controller and Technician
Great Yarmouth
Carrying out all duties involved with workshop control.
Meeting deadlines
Controlling lead times
Enforcing the companies Health & safety procedures
I wrote up procedures for the service department for the company with regards to Health & Safety, whilst also working as a technician on Fiat & Nissan.

1993 to 1998
Duffields Heavy Goods Technician/Foreman
Great Yarmouth/Norfolk
Employed as Heavy Goods technician & shift foreman
24hr breakdown, through Volvo UK
Attended various training courses on the Volvo Truck Product
Obtained HGV licence and fork lift licence.

1990 to 1993
Warwick Shubrook Service Manager/Workshop Control
Great Yarmouth
I was employed as ‘Masterfit Manager’ and set up the centre from the start.
I was involved in the counsel of 6 Vauxhall franchises, who met every 2 months in Luton to develop the Kalamazoo computer system so that it was more, user friendly.
This was set up by Vauxhall to develop ideas for the computer system.

1988 to 1990
Pakefield Garage After sales Manager
I was responsible for dealing with sales, parts & service. Unfortunately, the business had to close.

1986 to 1988
Baycover Bikes & Cars After sales Manager
Responsible for:
3 technicians
Baycover sold & serviced performance cars as well as being a dealer for Kawasaki motorcycles, generators & all motorcycle wear.
When I joined them, they had not done any warranty for 7 months.
I managed to get around 70% of their work covered through careful negotiation.

1980 to 1986

Holburns Manager
I was employed to build up the mechanical side of the business and was involved in training of new employees.
Following improved profitability and the success of the mechanical side I was promoted to senior management, allowing me to have more involvement with the running of the site & more input within the company.

1976 to 1980
Allens Garage
Caister on Sea

Vehicle Technician
Day to day duties of a technician and learned to carry out body repairs & paint spraying.

1970 to 1976
James Calvers/St Johns Apprentice Technician
Great Yarmouth
Worked through my apprenticeship qualifying in City and Guilds
Paid for course at the college, in the evenings to Ga/Ark weld & cutting.

1970 to 1971 Great Yarmouth College
Technical O Levels
Mechanical workshop & technical drawing

1965 to 1970 Greenacre Secondary Modern
Great Yarmouth
7 CSE's and 4 O levels

Obviously when you work through my cv, which is quite a read, you would have noticed that I’m not that young.
To that, I would like to say in my defence, that I am a bit of a workaholic as I like to work (with years left in me).
Very reliable, punctual & honest.
I have a lot of life experience(obviously) with a very good sense of humour.
I enjoy meeting & talking to different people, I believe that you learn a lot from them and it is always good to show an interest (it breaks down any barriers).

I have a clean driving licence & have driven HGV (rigid vehicles & coaches) but I have let my CPD qualification lapse.
I’m very practical with DIY skills & like to solve problems.
During my working life I have had experience with welding, hydraulics, paint spraying & some lathe work.
I served a full apprenticeship (City & Guilds), in light goods vehicle mechanics (now known as vehicle technicians) & have thoroughly enjoyed doing this.
I like to teach & guide youngsters, that are willing to listen & learn.
I ideally would like to come off of the tools now & would be seeking something, still with a practical aspect, with or without responsibilities.
I’m capable of working by myself or within a team & I am very easy to get along with.

I am a family man & like to spend time with my family.
I enjoy watching most sports, history programs & good films.

Thank you for reading this & I hope you’re not too bored.

References: Available on Request

About me

I have been in the automotive industry from an apprentice(fully qualified LGV Technician City & Guilds) through to workshop control,finally ending up in management.
I had several months out of the motor trade,working in the manufacturing industry, working for my brother in law.
His company manufactured fairground rides.
I would meet his potential customers,make the sale, then deal with all the logistics.
I love working, passing on the skills I have learnt and developed over the years. I particularly enjoy Managing & coaching a team, guiding them to develop and grow themselves within the companies strategy.
I have always been honest with customers & believe this is the best way for retaining customers.
I am totally reliable, very punctual & believe I would be an asset.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.

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