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. Barry completed his automotive apprentice technician training in 2003 and has continued his development with BOSCH, advancing with his diagnostic knowledge and marketing skill set. His passion for the company is evidential and has a clear vision for the company future. 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.

David Parker

Business Manager
Dave operates behind the scenes these days, but is often within the workshop to ensure our high standards are maintained. 'DP' as he is known, has an unrivalled technical knowledge of mechanical systems including  engine and transmission systems. DP has built, raced and developed many sports and performance vehicle(s) including his own GTD R42 road legal, 6.1 litre V8 Big Block Powered Chevrolet race car- to name but a few!

Jan parker

Accounts Manager
Jan now operates behind the scenes, but is often seen around the reception area(s). A very popular member of the team, and has built a long standing rapport with many of our clients spanning over many generations. Jan has been with the company for over 27 years and her bubbly (and busy) personality ensure whatever your enquiry - it will be dealt with. We have recently purchased a ball and chain to try and slow her down.

Paul Mullard

Service/ Parts Advisor
Paul is our latest recruit! Having spent almost 20 years with a local independent parts company, Paul has experience at Renault in a main dealer capacity. An unrivalled catalogue of parts knowledge and superior attention to detail, Paul operates as both a service advisor and the key man  to the BTE Autoparts programme. Both Paul and Nick have strong competition with each other for height bragging rights.

Mikki Coombes

Service Advisor
Mikki joined us in 2015 after a successful trial period and has operated as an integral part of the team. Mikki has proven her ability in vehicle detailing, quality control and customer service time and time again. Mikki has progressed into a dynamic customer service advisor role. You may talk to her during your visit, she is very pleasant and is a very hard working, popular team member. A very big fan of Pizza and Pizza.

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.

Darren Batty

Vehicle Technician
Darren has a solid background in sports, performance and prestige vehicles. After his apprenticeship through a well known Porsche Specialist, Darren has spent his career to date working in independent performance car specialist(s) gaining in-depth knowledge and experience of working on performance specific systems. 

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

Valeter
Jack is our valeting pro! After joining us from a 4x4 specialist, Jack has shown a key eye for valeting. After a successful trial period with the company, Jack now runs our valeting programme. You may not see Jack very often, but he also provides us with an 'on-demand' installation service for our fast moving products, like bulbs and wiper blades. 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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