The Body Shop

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.

Team member

Les Smith

After completing his apprenticeship with Ford main dealers in 2019, Les main the decision to join the Lodge in January 2020 and has never looked back. Joining our team to add his panel beating expertise to our body shop team.

Season ticket holder for NUFC Les can be found following his team home and away. Now and again Les will also be found in a muddy field enjoying one of many music festivals he often attends.