Our Team

Norman Woodgate

Owner

Norman began his apprenticeship in 1969 with the REME at Ashford, earning upon completion in 1971 his City and Guilds level 1-3 in Vehicle mechanics and Technicians Certificate. After this he completed an IMI qualification in Business and Law.

He started up on his own in 1981 before purchasing Autocare in 1999. Since then he has built the business up into the success it is today.

Phil Woodgate

Phil has been working with Norman for 25 years, his extensive skills essential to the running of the business.

Able to carry out most if not all jobs in the garage, he now specialises in panel beating, paint spraying and accident repair.

Daniel Woodgate

Dan started employment at Autocare in 2006 aged 15, completing his apprentiship in 2010 earning his level 1-3 in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair with Technical certificate. From a young age he was interested in diagnosing electrical faults with vehicles enjoying the challenge and reward of finding and fixing them.

After completing multiple training courses and gaining years of experience in the field, he is now the diagnostics specialist here, his talents a vital part of the team.

Russell Driver

Russell began his career at Partco in Canterbury in 1988 as a parts assistant, moving to the REME, Ashford in 1989 as craft auxillary and stores operative, in 2003 he was employed at Daihatsu and Ford trucks service departments.

He joined the team here at Autocare in 2006 as service receptionist. Russell is often the first point of contact with customers and his many years of experience and brilliant service manners are an undisputable asset to our team.

Roger Bennett

Roger began his training at a local Volkswagen specialist in 2008, attending Canterbury College he achieved his level 1-3 qualifications in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair with Technical Certificate in 2011.

Before joining the team in 2014 Roger had been employed at Park Hall Motors. Roger carries out many of the mechanical jobs within the garage, as well as working in the reception when needed.

James Lockhart

James joined the team here in 2015 as a Paint sprayer/Vehicle finisher. Prior to working with us he was employed at Channel Commercials PLC as the body shop manager.

His excellent skills and attention to detail ensure that every job completed is done so to the highest possible standard.