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

Adrian Lord – Office Administrator

Adrian has joined us as our new office administrator , he brings with him a vast portfolio of knowledge and experience from with in the accountancy world. He’s worked with in the roles of book keeping , accountancy and general office administration for over 28 years managing , running and accounting for a successful antiques business and property management company.

He not only oversees and runs our administration office but he’s also the friendly voice you’ll hear at the other end of the telephone when you call RR&B Garages.

He has an in depth knowledge and passion for classic cars and is the proud owner of a small but discerning vintage and classic car collection, including brands such as Aston Martin , Porsche , Jaguar and a rare 1927 Fiat 509A.

He shares our passion and enthusiasm for the Rolls-Royce and Bentley Brands and looks forward to being part of the RR&B legacy.

Adrian’s favourite car is a Bentley Arnage Red Label

Work Shop

Greg Marshall – Senior Vehicle Technician

Greg has re joined RR&B Garages after a brief absence working outside the Rolls-Royce and Bentley fraternity.

Using his wealth of experience and Knowledge gained over 40 years he has found it easy to re immerse himself back in amongst the ever demanding environment of a busy Rolls-Royce and Bentley Specialist.

He is carrying on from where he left off and is already enjoying being back in familiar territory.

Greg’s favourite car is a Bentley Continental R

 

 

David Prokupek – Workshop Vehicle Technician

David is our newest workshop recruit. He has a wealth of experience and knowledge with in the motor trade spanning some 24 years, during this time he has represented many different manufacturers brands, his speciality is diagnostics, fault finding and cars suffering with electronic issues.

He is now looking forward to expanding his knowledge portfolio with the Rolls-Royce and Bentley marks accordingly.

David’s favourite car is a Ferrari Modena

Gerry Bonner – Workshop Vehicle Technician

Gerry has recently joined our busy workshop team of technicians. He brings with him a wealth of motor industry diagnostic and repair experience which he has gained over the last ten years.

He’s predominantly worked with in the VW and Audi fraternity and gained a vast portfolio of awards for his achievements including his ATA qualification.

Other achievements and awards also include refrigerant handling, Vehicle maintenance and repair accreditation and gaining his MOT qualification and licence.

Gerry is looking forward to expanding his already vast knowledge and experience and is already enjoying working with the Rolls-Royce and Bentley brands.

When he’s not at work Gerry enjoys playing his guitar and riding his beloved Harley Davidson Soft Tail Low Rider motor cycle.

Gerry’s favourite car is a Bentley Arnage T

 

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!

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

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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