Central Garage, A Team you can Trust.

Working as a team Central Garage is committed to putting the customer first and their vehicles back on the road as fast and safely as possible.

Central Garage Lichfield - the-management-team - Servicing Lichfield for 3 Generations
Central Garage Lichfield - the-management-team - Servicing Lichfield for 3 Generations

Our Management Team

David Kershaw
Managing Director

David is the Managing Director of the company. He is responsible for keeping staff up to date with technical information and diagnostic needs. He has an OND in Technology from Stafford College and a B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Wales. Throughout University, David was sponsored by the MOD (Air force). He too has a Master technician qualification from the ATA. David is a Freeman of The Worshipful Company of Smiths, Lichfield's oldest guild of craftsmen, having been invited into the Company in 2009.

David used to be sport mad, playing rugby, tennis, running and swimming. He rowed competitively for thirteen years. He completed the London Marathon in 2000. Now with most parts worn out he sticks to a bit of water skiing, mountain biking, golfing and snow skiing in between visits to the Chiropractor. When he can, David likes to spend his time on his narrowboat, Lollipop.

David is a keen supporter of Marie Curie. He has cycled from top to bottom of Ireland and from London to Paris to raise funds.

David has been an active member of Lichfield Round Table 250 and was Chairman for 2006/2007. He has now moved on to the Old boys club "Spires" a 41 Club. He is married to Sue and they have a beautiful daughter who definitely takes her looks from her mother.

David can be regularly seen being dragged by his uncontrollable Dalmatian, Freddie around Lichfield.

Philip Douthwaite

Philip is the longest serving member of staff with some 30 years service. Philip runs the MOT side, keeping up to date with ever changing legislation on the MOT test. Being from the old school he is still the best man to "toil with carburettors" on the older vehicle. He has also gained Master Technician status with the ATA. Philip became a Director of the company in 2010.

Philip's main pursuit is golf, being a nine handicapper. He has two children and is married to Jane.

David Borton

David is another long serving member of the team, being with us from school. He served his apprenticeship with us and has never been afraid to turn his hand to anything. David showed an interest in bodywork and this evolved into us doing our own bodywork in house in the early nineties after previously sub-contracting. David implements new technology into the running of the paint shop. David now runs a body shop producing high quality repairs with two full time body workers, Nigel and Craig. David was made a Director in 2010.

David has a son Josh who he supports with his hobby of Go-Karting.

Brenda Upton

Brenda has run the accounts for ten years now. She comes from a book-keeping background and brings extensive knowledge of Sage accounting and business information systems. Since her arrival, the company accounts have been over-hauled to ensure accurate costing of repair and maintenance projects to ultimately benefit both the company and the customer.

Andrew Dexter (Mickey)
Management Team member

Andrew has been with us since leaving school. He attended Tamworth College during his apprenticeship. He is a qualified and current MOT tester. He has achieved Technician status. He has a son and daughter. He is currently on the Bosch Diagnostic Training programme.

Christopher Hattersley
Service Reception Manager

Chris (nick-name "Hatters") is in charge of reception at Central. He worked as a Parts advisor at Vauxhall for eight years and then at Mercedes for seven and a half years. He is qualified to NVQ levels 1,2 and 3 in parts supply. He has several manufacturer qualifications from Mercedes and Vauxhall. Chris is engaged to Samantha. They enjoy walking their labradors, Milo and Molly in the countryside or on the beach.

Arron Hill
Service Reception

Nickname 'H', Arron has been with us since school, with a small time spent at a Jaguar dealership. He has two sons and can now be seen on reception, having moved away from the workshop floor. Away from work Arron enjoys cycling, drinking and fishing.

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