Is your car your pride and joy, or are you ready for a change? Let us know and you could win a £300 John Lewis voucher | No thanks

Winner of Top Technician 2011 announced

The owner of JT Motor Engineer, Chelmsford, Essex, John Tinham, has been announced as Top Technician, 2011. He previously won the title in 2005, making the first technician in the competitions history to win twice.

He narrowly beat Clive Atthowe of CA Tuning in Norwich to win the award. "It feels excellent to win again, really good," he said moments after receiving prizes worth more than £17,500, which included £2,500 in tax-free cash, holiday vouchers, driving experiences and a wealth of tools, equipment and training courses. "We haven't been on holiday for five years so the holiday vouchers and prize money are very welcome," he said.

John took the top spot after completing a series of tests set by chief judge Ian Gillgrass, Accreditation Manager at the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) and his team of expert judges


Add a comment


Ask Honest John

Value my car

Amount to borrow
Sorry. The minimum loan amount is £1000
To pay back over

My credit score

Best available rate 9.20%

Total repayment £8,930.17

Total cost of credit £1,430.17


48 monthly payments

Apply now

Representative example

Borrowing £7,500 over 4 years with a representative APR of 25.4%, an annual interest rate of 25.4% (Fixed) and a deposit of £0.00, the amount payable would be £239.77 per month, with a total cost of credit of £4,008.96 and a total amount payable of £11,508.96.

CarFinance 247 Limited is acting as an independent credit broker

Universal Square, Devonshire Street North, Manchester, M12 6JH