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Staff & Expertise, Gosport - Dave Coles Garage Gosport Ltd

Our Team

Dave

(Company Director)

Dave began refining his technical skills in the navy from October 1977 and left in December 2000 as Chief Petty Officer Marine Engineer. in 1997 Dave started his new career as a mobile mechanic in the Gosport area. In 2000 Dave finished his work as a mobile mechanic and opened Dave Coles Garage Gosport. Now the garage has a trusted team of 6, 3 workshops, and 3 offices. Customers from the mobile mechanic days are still coming to Daves garage today. Along with his passion for the automotive industry Dave also enjoys camping and is a keen formula one fan.

Qualifications

  • Class IV Mot Tester
  • NVQ Level 3 Technician
  • IMIAL Level 4 Technician
  • ATA Certified in Refrigerant Handling - Air Conditioning

Kim

(Company Secretary)

Kim has been with the garage from the very beginning. After working in the reception for 18 years Kim has developed a good understanding of the automotive industry. also serving as the first aider in the workplace. Kim and her dog Lizzie are known to be the life of the garage and keep a positive atmosphere!

Qualifications

  • First Aider in the Workplace

Paul

(Workshop Manager)

Paul Joined the team in February 2001 and carried out his apprenticeship working for Dave. He naturally progressed to the role as the garages diagnostic technician and manager with 20 years experience. He continues to teach the rest of the team what he has learnt from Bosch ATA diagnostic training. however Having the most training in the team hasn't stopped Paul from wanting to improve his knowledge wherever possible, with ongoing training and mastering new equipment like the Picoscope. Outside of work paul is a devoted football and gaming fan.

Qualifications

  • Auto Electric and Diagnostics
  • Class IV MOT Tester
  • NVQ Level 3 Technician
  • IMIAL Level 4 Technician

Shane

(Level 3 Technician)

Shane started and completed his apprenticeship working for Dave, His mechanical skills are invaluable always working with great efficiency and precision. Shane has level 3 and air con qualifications and is our primary MOT tester. His passion for motor vehicle runs through to his life outside of work where he prepares cars to race. And if that wasn't enough Shane is a wonderful family man at home.

Qualifications

  • Class IV MOT Tester
  • NVQ Leval 3 Technician
  • CAFTEC Qualification in Air conditioning Systems and Gas Handling

Carl Ackroyd

(Level 3 Technician )

Carl completed his apprenticeship with us in 2012. His professionalism, confidence and enthusiasm to learn all aspects of the automotive industry, means he is an asset to the team. Carl's has recently become the 4th mot tester at Dave Coles Garage Gosport. Outside of work Carl is a husband and father to twin boys. he enjoys watching formula one and gaming.

Qualifications

  • NVQ Level 3 Technician
  • Class IV MOT Tester

Emma

(Level 3 Technician )

Emma joined the team in 2013 and started her apprenticeship the same year, which she completed in 2016. She has shown a passion for the electrical / diagnostic areas in motor vehicle. Emma has been nominated twice for Fareham colleges apprentice of the year award and won in 2015. Although Emma doesn't mind getting her hands dirty, it doesn't stop her love of animals, reading and getting pampered at the spa!

Qualifications

  • city and guilds refrigerants handling - air conditioning
  • NVQ Level 3 Technician

Matt

(Level 3 Technician )

When Matt was a full time student at Fareham college he started working for Dave Coles Garage once a week for his work placement. Once Matt finished his second year at college we could see a spark and professionalism in his work. Dave gave him a full time traineeship position and after 6 months he proved himself and is now a level three apprentice at the garage. Matt is now constantly progressing and has surpassed his level three status. Outside of work Matt is a dedicated gamer, an interest he shares with colleagues.

Qualifications

  • NVQ Level 3 Technician

Lizzie

(Top Dog)

Around a year ago we added the newest member of our team Lizzie! A little on the shy side but were working on her customer service skills. She is only 4 after all, but we have high hopes for this one!

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