We’re a close-knit, hard working and highly experienced team of technicians.
The team at Queens Park Garage collectively have decades of experience as mechanics. We have worked hard to find a group of people who work well together, are efficient and have excellent customer service skills.
Marc Haines, Director
Time as a mechanic: I was born at the garage!
Specialist area: MOT's and anything to do with performance cars
What the team say: Great Boss!
Story about Marc: My nan used to live in the flat above the garage so I would get the bus from school to the garage where she would make me ham sandwiches for dinner while my mum and dad were working below!
Paul Miles - Garage Manager
Time as a mechanic: 27 years (8 at QPG)
Specialist area: Air Con, Diagnostics, Fault Finding
What the team say: Diagnostic Master
Matt Starie - Workshop Manager
Time as a mechanic:10 years (1 year at QPG)
Specialist area: Clutches & welding
Story about Matt: He once got hit by a car, according to Matt the car came off worse than he did!!
Hobbies: Fishing, Netflix, eating!
Sharon Packman - Office Manager
Time at QPG Just started
Specialist area: Accounts/admin
What the team say: The one we could not do without.
Hobbies: Swimming and dancing
Rickey Johnson - Technician
Time as a mechanic:10 years
Specialist area: Clutches, head gaskets, diagnostics and problem solving
Story about Rickey: He took out all his mum’s wall and all her garden chairs when he couldn’t stop his pit bike while wheeling it down the side of the house. His mum was not best pleased!!
Hobbies: Fishing, motorbikes, tinkering with anything that has an engine
Dan Bacon - Technician
Time as a mechanic: 11 years (6 at QPG)
Specialist area: Clutches
What the team say: The tidiest member of the team
Nickname: Danny Side Sweep
Jack Cracknell - Technician
Time as a mechanic:5 years and have just started at QPG
Specialist area: Servicing & timing belts
Story about Jack: He used to love running around pretending to be Sonic the Hedgehog (he assures us this was sometime ago!!)
Hobbies: Skateboarding, music festivals and upgrading my car
Andy McPhail - Technician
Time as a mechanic:17 years and a few months at QPG
Specialist area: Wheel alignment
Story about Andy: Landed in a swamp on my motorbike and all you could see was the back wheel! Had my mate with me and we luckily we managed to get the bike out!
Hobbies: Modified cars, motorbike - green laning, spending time with my wife & kids
Time as a mechanic:17 years as a mechanic and 1 year at QPG
Specialist area: Clutches; Diagnostic and problem solving
Story about Pawel: When applying for his son's passport, the lady asked his son what relation Pawel was and his son replied "my uncle"!
Hobbies: Fishing; modifying cars
Time as a mechanic:Apprentice in trade for 3 years and at QPG for over one year
Specialist area: Enjoys getting involved in big technical jobs and learning something new
Story about Liam: He used to love running around pretending to be Sonic the Hedgehog (he assures us this was sometime ago!!)
Hobbies: Guitar, mandolin and banjo, but rallying is my passion
Time as a mechanic:9 years as a mechanic, 7 years at Queens Park Garage
Specialist area: Welding, Engineering work specialising in cambelts
Story about Richard: When I was younger I would always look really scruffy/dirty, by the end of the day my work mates would call me professor Weeto because of my hair
Hobbies: Motor Sport, relaxing, getting out & about
Nickname: Mr Noisey
Time as a mechanic:9 years in the trade, joined Queens Park Garage on 04/03/19
Specialist area: i enjoy clutches, suspension work and servicing
Story about Jordan: i've been driving 2 and a half years and owned 36 cars
Hobbies: i like taking out my god children, i also enjoy Bournemouth Night life and going on trips with my friends
Nickname: Art Egghead