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Staff & Expertise, Gosport - Dave Coles Garage Gosport Ltd

Our Team


(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 Coles Garage Gosport was opened. 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.


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


(Company Secretary)

Kim has been with the garage from the very beginning. After working in the reception for 16 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!


  • First Aider in the Workplace


(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!


(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 18 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.


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


(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.


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


(Level 3 Technician )

Emma joined the team in 2013 and started her apprenticeship the same year, which she has now completed. She has shown a passion for the electrical / diagnostic areas in motor vehicle. in 2015 Emma improved on her previous year of being a runner up by winning Fareham colleges apprentice of the year award. Although Emma doesn't mind getting her hands dirty, it doesn't stop her love of animals, reading and getting pampered at the spa!


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


(Level 2 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 two apprentice at the garage. Matt is now constantly progressing and has surpassed his level two status. Outside of work Matt is a dedicated gamer, an interest he shares with colleagues.


  • NVQ Level 2 Technician
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