The Body Shop

Team member

Alan Thielman

Position: Manager

Alan is our BodyShop Manager/estimator and has headed up the team since we opened the Body Shop in November 2015.

After spending over 10 years working for a well-respected local BMW main dealer, Alan was headhunted to run our Body Shop based on his reputation, attention to detail and sheer brilliance in the field of auto refinishing.

When not at work, Alan can be found bombing down the wing in the over 40s football league!

Team member

Saif Hussain

Position: Apprentice

Saif joined us in September 2017 and is our Body Shop Apprentice.

For the last year Saif has been at college studying for level 2 paint and body repair. While he studies at College, Saif is gaining valuable on the job experience from veterans Alan and Justin who are ideally placed to show him the ropes and share their vast knowledge of bodywork and accident repair. Since joining the Body shop team Saif has proven himself to be a huge asset. His attitude, work ethic and general friendliness are second to none and we are delighted to have him on our team.

Outside of work you can catch Saif in the waters just off Blyth on his Jet Ski.

Team member

Luke Blackburn

Position: Spray Painter

Painter Luke joined our BodyShop team in September 2018 after gaining his qualifications at Arnold Clark’s bodyshop.

Luke has already developed painting skills that put far more experienced painters to shame. His finished and attention to details are fantastic and leaves us wondering how our bodyshop operated without him.

Away from the spray booth you might find Luke crashing down the side of a mountain on his downhill mountain bike or spending time with family.