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Our Staff

Shane Jones - Commercial Manager

Shane joined Coombe Garage in 1990 whilst still at school. He tended the petrol pumps and served customers in our shop at the old garage site in Brockley Combe. On leaving school Shane became full-time and gained his City & Guilds in motor vehicle mechanics as well as starting to become a tyre technician. Twenty-five years later he’s still here!! Now our Commercial Manager, Shane is and always has been a huge asset to both Coombe Garage and Nigel & Jan due to his amazing tyre knowledge and dedication to his job. Shane runs the whole business when Nigel & Jan take a well-earned break.

Jason Howse - Commercial Mobile Tyre Technician

Jason joined us in 2003 already with a wealth of experience. In the Commercial Department he is our large tyre problem specialist! Often faced with really dirty jobs, he manages to keep himself & his van immaculate!

Ashley Fowler - Commercial Mobile Tyre Technician

In February 2009, Ashley joined us at Vine Industrial Estate as a depot tyre technician and mechanic, having already gained an advanced apprenticeship in vehicle maintenance & light vehicle repairs. Now working as a commercial tyre fitter he works harder than ever but seems to find the dirtiest jobs!

Chris Thorpe - Commercial Mobile Tyre Technician

Chris hasn’t completed a year here with us yet but is very experienced. He takes great care of our fleet work and is an extremely polite and methodical worker; he also has a great haircut!

Nick Edey - Commercial Mobile Tyre Technician

Nick is our newest Commercial technician, returning to the trade after a number of years doing a totally different job. Admirably, Nick recently had his long hair cut extremely short for charity. Well done Nick!

Liz Vennall - Commercial Office Assistant

Accompanied by her lovely dog Harvey, Liz has loads of car, van & truck experience, gained over the last 7 years with us. Adept at sorting out queries, we are so pleased that she returned to us part-time after she and her husband Richard had beautiful baby Isabelle, just over a year ago.

Cathy Gibbs - Retail Sales Assistant

Great all-rounder! Cathy has been with us full-time since 2005 and has carried out many roles within the Company. Cathy started as an attendant at the petrol pumps, the same as Shane, progressing to Credit Control & Accounts work and now on our front desk sales team. Still great with credit control she is also a huge help to the Directors as she will gladly tackle any new task given to her! Cathy’s big brother Luke works in the Commercial Department.

 Debbie Wardle - Retail Sales Assistant

Debbie joined us 14 months ago, with her expertise in fleet work. Continuously increasing her knowledge on Commerical vehicles, Debbie also keeps an eye on our vehicle tracking system. She is also about to trial one of our new forward facing camera kits, similar to those we have fitted in all of our commercial vehicles. (Please ring for details on how to buy).

Rose Witcombe - Purchase Ledger Clerk

Versatile Rose gives support throughout the Company. Although her main role is purchase ledger, her great eye for detail is apparent on everything she works on. Joining the Accounts team in 2005, she has remained adaptable and very dependable and she is probably the most in demand person in the Company as she has an amazing memory to recall where anything is!

Clare Searle - PA

Personal Assistant to the Directors but PA can mean Practically Anything! Clare’s past experience as Office Manager in her family’s road haulage business has paid dividends. She supports our business needs from marketing, HR, Health & Safety to Accounts and even helping out with our techy problems!


Nathan Pring, Josh Pring, Thomas Penfold & Dylan Pring.

Our staff in the retail depot varies from trainee level to fully experienced & qualified. Brothers Nathan, Josh & Dylan have been with us for 8 years, 5 years and 3 months respectively. They all have a passion for cars and are able mechanics in their own rights. In addition Tom has been with us for 3 years and is an experienced tyre technician who also likes to tinker with cars in his spare time. Dylan is our  trainee technician who is making fantastic progress under the watchful eyes of Nathan.

All 5 depot technicians are happy to talk to customers to explain why tyres need changing or repairing and offer advice on how best to look after your tyres and your safety. You can watch them all at work on the screen in our warm & comfy waiting room.

Dale Brace - Mechanic

Dale has been with us since October 2013. A natural mechanic who is modest about his great abilities, he is always cost, as well as safety conscious, when looking after our own vans and our customer’s vehicles. This attitude means that he fits in perfectly with our Company view that you only sell customers what is needed to keep them safe and roadworthy.