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: 30 years (11 at QPG)
Specialist area: Air Con, Diagnostics, Fault Finding
What the team say: Diagnostic Master
Matt Starie - Workshop Manager
Time as a mechanic:13 years (5 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 3 Years
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:13 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:8 years (2 year at qpg) 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
Time as a mechanic:20 years as a mechanic and 4 years 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:in trade for 4 years and at QPG for over 3 years
Specialist area: Enjoys getting involved in big technical jobs and learning something new
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 my passion
Time as a mechanic: (2 year at QPG)
Time as a mechanic: I have been in the trade for 18 years!
Specialist area: Wheel alignment
Hobbies: Hobbies – PlayStation, urban exploring, spending time with my kids
Time as a mechanic: (2 years at QPG)
Specialist area: Steering & suspension
Story about Carl: I 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 my kids
Time as a mechanic: (3 years at QPG)
Specialist area: Servicing, clutches, cambelts
Story about Vidas: When I was 16 years old, I was skipping classes to work in a garage
Hobbies: Traveling, cinema and cooking
Time as a mechanic:6 years as a mechanic (3 years qualified). 1 month at QPG
Specialist area: Enjoys clutches and engine rebuilds
Story about Callum: I once thought it would be a good idea to rebuild the head of an engine in my 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…