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My journey in classic cars started from an early age with the desire to take things apart to see how they work and put them back together again, to the great annoyance of my father who would be forever searching high and low for his tools.
I started my career as an apprentice working for Charlie Wares Morris Minor centre in Bath where I was lucky enough to be taught by some greatly skilled craftsmen, some of whom I class as life-long friends and I'm still in regular contact with today. The kind of guys who could reliably turn their hand to anything. As I grew within the ranks, my passion for restoring such an iconic car gave me the eye for detail that has put me in good stead for the rest of my working life.
I parted ways after 13 years to create my own business in the motor trade which gave me the insight and understanding of customer relations and a knowledge of the day to day running of a business.
From here, I was lucky enough to work for a couple of local classic car companies in Bristol, Autoclassico and Fender-Broad, that maintained and restored old Jaguars, Triumphs and MGs, to name a few marques, as well as a few modern prestigious vehicles which continued to build my love for British sporting classics.
My time here at Thornley Kelham has been a real eye opener in terms of professionalism but also in the detail of doing things right, not only in their fantastic restorations but also in the running of the business.
Every day is a privilege to come to work and help keep our customers’ beloved cars on the road, ensuring their pleasure of ownership is kept alive by keeping their maintenance simple and hassle free.