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Revealed: The UK's top 24 technicians

Wed, 27 Jan 2010

The identity of the UK’s top vehicle repair expert, who will take the title of Top Technician 2010, is one step closer to being revealed following the announcement of the top 24 candidates.

Entrants from throughout the UK completed a mixture of multiple choice and open questions covering every aspect of advanced vehicle repair and diagnostics. The top-scoring technicians will now compete for a place in the competition’s grand final at regional heats on February 4th and 5th at Delphi’s training centre in Warwick.

The final will take place on March 5th at the Honda Institute in Slough and the winner will be announced on the Top Technician stand at the aftermarket’s trade show Workshop 2010 on April 15th at Birmingham NEC. The winner will receive the prestigious title of Top Technician 2010 along with a prize package worth nearly £12,000.

The final 24 candidates still in the running are:
Mark Chandler, Sherlodge Garage, Kent       

Stuart White, Complete Car Maintenance Oakwood, Surrey           

David Hirst, D J Hirst Motor Engineers, Kent

John Tinham, John Tinham Motor Engineer, Essex

Glyn Morgan, Breckland Auto Services, Norfolk                    

Nick Cresswell, N C Motors, Essex

Anthony Welch, AGW Mobile Mechanic, Worcs                   

Paul Gutsell, Guy Salmon Jaguar (Gatwick) 

Timothy Owen, Buyrite Tyres, Newton Abbot                                   

Barry Letts, Scotthall Hampshire BMW                     

Russell Gaizley, Motorcare, London  

Martyn Sheen, Robert Eardley & Son, Coppenhall Garage, Crewe

Mike Harding, Harding Auto Services, Surrey

Murdo Macleod, Ace Tuning, Lossiemouth               

Quinn Lawman, Barkway Service Station, Hertfordshire

David Pullan, Carmaster, Harrogate 

Richard Perriman, Martin Pilley Services, Hampshire

Phil Huelin, Goodwins Garage, St Helier, Jersey                  

Chris Semper, Chris Semper Motor Services, Wrexham                

Steve Smith, Charles Clark Toyota, Wolverhampton           

Gareth Edwards, Gwyndaf Evans Motors, Gwynedd LL55 2BD                   

Mark Harris, Inchcape Honda Romford, Essex                     

John French, Grovebury Cars, Leighton Buzzard, Beds      

Anthony Wiggins, Islington Motors, Wiltshire


*Congratulations also to David Goodman of DK Autos in Essex who made it into the top 24 but was unable to attend the regional heat


Top Technician 2010 is sponsored by Blue Print, Comma Oil & Chemicals, Delphi, Euro Car Parts, Lemforder and Motor Codes. The competition’s technical partner is ATA.



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