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: 33 years (14 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:16 years (8 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 6 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
Jack Cracknell - Technician
Time as a mechanic:13 years (7 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 in snow – obviously his friends did the right thing - laughed and took photos.
Hobbies: Skateboarding, music festivals and upgrading his car
Time as a mechanic:23 years (7 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:7 years (6 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:21 Years (5 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:23 Years (5 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: 8 years (4 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…