OUR TEAM

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Barry Parker

Operations Manager
The driving force of the company. Barry is the son of company founders David and Jan and completed his takeover in 2017. Barry completed his automotive apprentice technician training in 2003 and has continued his development with BOSCH, advancing with his diagnostic knowledge and skill set. His passion for the company is evidential and has a clear vision for the company. He has an extreme attention to detail with both the client and his team. Barry oversees all business operations on a day to day basis.

Mark Blight

Service Manager
Mark has been with the company now for 6 years where he changed his career path and wanted a challenge. Mark is very popular with our clients and always wants to offer a helping hand in any situation. He genuinely loves his job and will move mountains to ensure our clients stay happy. A very important member of the team who has continued to learn and absorb the progression of the automotive industry.

Nick Hoare

Parts Manager
Our parts controller Nick joined us 2 years ago after leaving his background in design. Nick oversees all incoming parts, returns, quality controls and manages the workshop practices to ensure our team and clients receive nothing but an excellent, streamlined service. You may not see Nick very often, but he is working hard behind the scenes and maybe the guy that gives you a lift home or manages your courtesy car handover.

Phil Parker

Vehicle Technician (Tyre Specialist)
Phil completed his vehicle apprenticeship in 1904. Only kidding, our longest standing member of staff who has without a doubt shown complete commitment to the company, its clients and his role. Over the changing seasons, Phil has developed a broad knowledge base of all mechanical systems and can adapt to a wide range of tasks. Phil is most happy installing tyres and completing wheel alignment for which he has expert knowledge and experience.

Tim Nicholson

VOSA Approved MOT Tester
A member of staff you may not see very often, but he is usually busy completing MOT tests. Tim again has shown his fierce commitment to the company and is now approaching his 20th year. Yes he likes to talk (when you do get to talk to him) but a really great guy who loves his job and has developed a catalogue of knowledge and information within his decades in the industry. 

David Eason

Vehicle Technician (Ex Jaguar)
'ED' as he is known after the workshop at one stage had four people with the name 'Dave' - so we invented a new name by switching his initials! A careful and precise technician who has a solid background within Jaguar and mechanical repairs. Dave brings a real sense of pride to every job he completes. Another long standing member of staff who is now approaching his 27th year with the company. A very committed team player.

Steve Horner

Diagnostic Technician/ MOT Tester
Steve is completing his second period with us after a brief time within the NISSAN dealer network where he gained new skills within hybrid and electrical vehicle. Steve is our in house diagnostic technician and is very good at his job. He loves a challenge and is always keen to understand the latest technologies. An important team member who provides the younger team members with expert technical knowledge.

Mikki Coombes

Valeter/ Detailer
Mikki joined us in 2015 after a successful trial period and is an integral part of the team and has proven her ability in vehicle detailing time and time again. Not even the snow has deterred Mikki! You may not see Mikki as she is usually very busy valeting, but if you do, say hello, she is very pleasant and is a very hard working, popular team member. 

Maciej Swider

Vehicle Technician
''Call me 'Magic' for short'' was Maicek's first conversation with the team when he joined in 2016. Magic has proven himself as a diligent, knowledgable and experienced technician and is very popular with the team. Magic's background has been with BMW, Audi and other german marques within his native Poland. Magic is still learning the English language and the team have provided him with some useful phrases....

Tyler Hughes

Apprentice Vehicle Technician
Tyler is our most recent acquisition. Fresh face and bushy tailed, Tyler has joined the BTE Automotive's modern apprenticeship programme. Tyler has a very keen interest in the Automotive world and has already found himself the proud owner of five kit cars that has allowed him to gain an understand of mechanical principles. He already has a nickname of Ruth. (Roof Tiler).

Jack Watt

Apprentice Vehicle Technician
Jack is our second fresh faced apprentice, joining us from a 4x4 specialist. Jack has joined the BTE Automotive's modern apprenticeship programme after a successful trial period with the company. Jack is keen to learn and progress in the industry - not much more we could ask for! Probably has the biggest guns in the team.

Join Us

We are always keen to hear from positive individuals looking to progress into and through the automotive industry.

Send a covering letter and you CV to barry.parker@bteautomotive.co.uk
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