The Team

We are a family business and although the business has grown with staff specialising in areas we still work as a team.

Ian Pinder

- Company founder and Managing Director

Ian has always had a passion for quality cars and from a boy with the ambition to own his own garage. Having completed his apprenticeship restoring Rolls-Royce and Bentley Motor cars and having a passion for these marques RR&B Garages was formed in October of 1984 with Ian’s sights set on providing one of the best service and restoration facilities for these fantastic motor cars.

Although most of Ian’s time is taken with front of house duties, he takes a pride in the fact that he still keeps his hand in in the work shop and with Ian’s wealth of experience he is often seen in the work shop assisting with fault diagnostics and road testing duties.

Ian’s favourite cars:- pre-war is the Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental as this in Ian’s opinion is what made Rolls-Royce the quality car that they are renowned for being. Post war:- the Bentley S2 Mulliner Continental  as this is undoubtedly the best post war classic that will give any modern car a run for its money.

Matt Smith

- General Manager

Matt is our General Manager and has over thirty years experience in the motor trade, he shares our passions for the high levels of customer care and strong work ethics that have helped to make what our business stands for today. Matts appointment means the founder  and managing Director  Ian Pinder can continue to put his skills and expertise to work in the maintenance and coach work side of the business. This will give support to the ever increasing work load and restoration projects that arrive here from all around the world.

Matt said ” I’m really excited to be involved with the business and working with the other members of the team , it will be very rewarding for me to be part of a business that has a continued track record for huge success ”

Matts favourite car is a Bentley Arnage T Mulliner

 

Darren Day

- Service & Work Shop Manager

Darren joined our company in 2007 to manage our workshops, Darren brought with him an immense experience and wealth of knowledge for a young man for pre and post war Rolls-Royce and Bentley Motor Cars and has a great respect from many owners who have experienced his enthusiasm for these motor cars.  Whatever your service or maintenance requirements Darren will be there to assist.

Darren’s favourite car :- 1930 20hp open tourer by Barker

Angela Searchfield –

Office Administrator

Angela is responsible for all aspects of office administration.  She is the friendly and helpful voice you hear when you call RR&B Garages and very efficiently and professionally meets and greets our clients who visit us here at Bromsgrove.  Angela has a wealth of experience in all aspects of office administration and is always happy to help you with whatever your enquiry might be.

Angela’s favourite car is a Bentley Continental GTC.

John Selwood-

Parts Advisor

John is our new parts advisor and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience gained from his seventeen years with in the motor industry. He has predominantly worked with in the main dealer network and represented prestigious brands such as Audi and Land Rover and is now looking forward to adding Rolls-Royce and Bentley to his vast portfolio.

John said ” I’m really pleased and excited about being part of the RR&B legacy and look forward to working with the team ”

John’s favourite car is a Bentley Turbo R

Work Shop

Greg Marshall

- Senior Technician

Greg joined the company in 1999 from Broughtons Of Cheltenham and is a valued member of staff being a Crewe factory trained master technician for the SZ and SY series of cars, his own personal training notes assist in many difficult diagnostic situations. His experience with us working on the Arnage, Seraph and GT range of motor cars must be second to none.

Greg’s favourite car is:-  his MGC in restoration and will get finished one day once he gives up deep sea diving !!! Greg is also very fond of the 1980 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II.

Jamie Raybould -

Work Shop Technician

Jamie joined us from school as an apprentice a few years ago now, thanks to Bromsgrove Technical College, the RRBSA training days and our own staff Jamie’s knowledge for motor vehicles and more importantly the cars we work with makes him a valued member of staff. His knowledge of the latest models such as the Bentley GT possibly surpasses the knowledge of our MD but we wont tell him that!

Jamie’s favourite car:- Mitsubishi Evo 8

Luke Ryland -

Apprentice Vehicle Technician

Luke is our newest member of the team and joins us as an Apprentice Workshop Technician. His love of cars started very early on in life and he could often be found at weekends assisting his father and brothers to maintain a multitude of different cars for family and friends.

Luke is currently studying for his qualification in Classic Vehicle Restoration at college on a one day release scheme which he is finding to be very rewarding.

We welcomed Luke to RR&B Garages last year where he brought an already impressive portfolio of knowledge and experience already gained from his early introduction in to car maintenance and restoration.

Luke said ” I’m looking forward to completing my college course over the coming years and having the opportunity to learn more about the product and processes from the experienced staff at RR&B Garages ”

Luke’s favourite car is a Bentley Blower

Coach Work

Phillip Kingsbury -

Body Shop Technician

Phil is only happy when he is bashing metal,  whether hand wheeling a new panel for a pre-war car or fitting a new panel on a current Bentley GT. Phil will not say that he is finished until the job is finished to perfection with the panel gaps to a standard  as if they have never been replaced. It doesn’t matter how difficult the coach work task Phil will always get it sorted.

Phil’s favourite car :- Too many to choose from!

Jim Coppen -

Body Shop Technician

Jim is our master painter from the old school. Rectification of a scratch to a full bare metal repaint, Jim ensures the perfect finish but this only comes with his skills and hard work. Out of all the jobs we complete it is Jim’s high gloss mirror finish paint work that gets the positive comments.

Jim’s favourite car:- Ford Cortina 1600 E Mk II

Edward Evans -

Work Shop Assistant / Valeter

Edward is our valeter and work shop assistant, he has come from an engineering background and is always happy to assist his colleagues when they need a second pair of hands. Edward’s work is what you see as he is responsible for the valeting and polishing of the motor cars. His valeting experience has been gained from the valeting of his own Armstrong Siddly 346 Sapphire. If you request collection from the railway station, Edward may be the member of staff who will be there to great you.

Edward’s Favourite car:- Lotus 7

Nathan Haste -

Cleaner / Driver

Nathan has recently joined the team at RR&B to assist in the daily duties of cleaning, Car valeting and driving. He is always on hand to assist in the collection and delivery of clients and their motor cars and ensures that what ever his duties entail he helps provide the professional and courteous service that has become our trade mark.

He is always kept busy with his daily work routine and helps to ensure that when ever your car is made ready for collection he has a helping hand in ensuring it reaches you with the RR&B stamp of approval. He assists in making sure our premises are maintained to a very high standard to ensure your visit is a very pleasurable experience.

He will often be at the train station or air port awaiting your arrival and takes great pleasure and pride in insuring you are delivered to us both comfortably and professionally.

Nathan’s favourite car is a Bentley Continental GT

Mark Leach -

Body Shop Technician

Mark has recently joined RR&B Garages as a body shop technician, he has spent the last 13 years in the Automotive Refinishing industry and brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge.

His vast portfolio includes previously working with prestigious brands such as Aston Martin , Jaguar and Land Rover.

Mark said ” I’m looking forward to working with the rest of the team at RR&B and helping to deliver the high standard of finish that the company is renowned for ”

Marks favourite car is a Bentley Continental GT

Transport

Neil James -

Delivery Lorry Driver

For many clients who choose to use our covered transport collection and delivery service our dedicated driver will be the only member of staff they will meet in person. Our drivers commitment to our clients is second to none and is always professional and courteous as well as taking pride and joy in the important job roll they do. Our drivers have a wealth of experience and over many years have been  collecting cars for us from all over the uk and the continent as well.

 

Vacancies

If you feel that you have the skills and attributes that we are looking for, we cannot guarantee a position but would welcome your CV for consideration.

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