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: 31 years (12 at QPG)
Specialist area: Diagnostics, Fault Finding
What the team say: Diagnostic Master
Story about Paul: On his first day in the trade, he went on a recovery job and was so excited to be there, he ran around the back of the truck and knocked himself clean out on the spec!
Hobbies: He likes fast cars and flying his drone
Matt Starie - Workshop Manager
Time as a mechanic:14 years (6 at QPG)
Specialist area: Welding, problem solving
What the team say: The problem solver
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 4 Years
Specialist area: Accounts/admin
What the team say: The one we could not do without.
Story about Sharon: Sharon got outrageously drunk at the first Christmas party she attended and some of the team had to carry her home!
Hobbies: Swimming and dancing
Rickey Johnson - Technician
Time as a mechanic:14 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
Jack Cracknell - Technician
Time as a mechanic:9 years (3 at QPG)
Specialist area: Servicing & timing belts
What the team say: The Practical Joker
Story about Jack: Once on a skiing trip, he went off alone exploring and was eventually found, buried up to his chest on snow – obviously his friends did the right thing - laughed and took photos.
Hobbies: Skateboarding, music festivals and upgrading his car
Time as a mechanic:21 years (5 at QPG)
Specialist area: Clutches; Diagnostic and problem solving
What the team say: Mr Experience
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:5 years (4 with QPG)
Specialist area: Enjoys getting involved in big technical jobs and learning something new
What the team say: The Storyteller
Story about Liam: He was the under 21 autotesting champion at the age of 18 for Bournemouth and District Car Club.
Hobbies: Guitar, mandolin and banjo, but rallying is his passion
Time as a mechanic:19 Years (3 at QPG)
Specialist area: Wheel alignment
Story about Shaun: He’s been doing wheel alignments for years, Carlsberg don’t do wheel alignment technicians, but if they did, Shaun would be their teacher!
Hobbies: PlayStation, urban exploring, spending time with his kids
Time as a mechanic:21 Years (3 at QPG)
Specialist area: Steering & suspension
What the team say: The Comedian
Story about Carl: He once walked into a closed patio door in front of a few women on a night out
Hobbies: Car stereo installs, modifying cars and going to the skate park with his kids
Time as a mechanic:11 Years (3 at QPG)
Specialist area: Servicing, clutches, cambelts
What the team say: The Baker
Story about Vidas: When he was 16 years old, he was skipping classes to work in a garage
Hobbies: Traveling, cinema and cooking
Time as a mechanic: 6 years (2 at QPG)
Specialist area: Enjoys clutches and engine rebuilds
What the team say: The Albino
Story about Callum: He once thought it would be a good idea to rebuild the head of an engine in his parents lounge whilst they were away. They came back 2 days early and surprisingly they weren’t happy, can’t imagine why?! So it wasn’t such a good idea after all…