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Norman Woodgate


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.

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Phil Woodgate

Bodywork Specialist

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.

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Russell Driver

Office Manager

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, his many years of experience and brilliant service manners are an undisputable asset to our team as well as his ability to manage the office to ensure a smooth and efficient service for all.

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Roger Bennett

Workshop Manager

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. Having worked here now for over 10 years Roger’s main role is to efficiently manage the workshop to deliver the best possible service and efficiency as well as using his extensive knowledge to assist with various mechanical and electrical jobs where required.

Ben Savage

Vehicle Technician

Ben joined the team in 2019 achieving his NVQ 3 in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair in 2022.

Ben is an enthusiastic and helpful team member, very keen to learn he is an asset to our team and provides an essential role here at Autocare Canterbury.

Aaron Judd

Service Advisor

Aaron began working with the team here in 2023, he had previously been working at MG as a service advisor.

He has already made a great positive impact within the team, implementing various constructive changes to the way the office runs. Always happy to help he is on hand to assist customers with their needs.

Jakub Nojman

Vehicle Technician

Jakub has been with the team here since joining in 2021,  he completed his NVQ level 3 in 2022.

A dependable member of staff and a great hard worker he is looking forward to learning and progressing more in the role. He will soon be acquiring his Hybrid and Electric Vehicle NVQ  level 2 and 3 qualifications.

David Nichols

Vehicle Technician

David is the most recent addition to the team here at Autocare Canterbury.

Completing his NVQ level 3 in 2006 He has over 20 years invaluable knowledge and has proved to be a brilliant addition to the team, his years of experience ensuring any job is completed to the highest standards.