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Ged Waddington Director of District Garage Bolton

About District Garage Ltd - Bolton's Premier Car Service and MOT Centre

Welcome To District Garage Limited. District Garage is an independent car repair and service garage in Bolton with ISO 9001 accreditation. We offer car service and repairs in Bolton and can service or repair any type of passenger car, Class VII Mot van or heavy commercial vehicle. We are a fully approved  MOT testing station plus we sell new and used vehicle. Our busy operation provides a first class service to private, business and fleet users within the Bolton area. We employ a staff of more than twenty qualified mechanics and have an annual turnover of in excess 5 Million.

District Garage is part of the Seddon Group of Companies - one of the largest, family-owned construction companies in the UK. At District Garage 50% of our staff have served for more than twelve years and offer a genuine caring service as well as a broad and comprehensive knowledge of the motor trade. I firmly believe that District Garage Bolton can offer you an unrivalled service and the most cost-effective car repair and service package possible.

We are proud to be an authorised Powerflow exhaust centre, custom fitting Powerflow stainless steel exhaust systems. We are also an approved Hella car air conditioning repair and service centre. District Garage Bolton we're all your car needs! We are based on Edgefold Industrial Estate which is just off Plodder Lane in Bolton. Come and visit us or call us on Bolton 01204 854 670

Ged Waddington, Director

Meet Some Of The Staff at District Garage Ltd

  GED WADDINGTON - GENERAL MANAGER / DIRECTOR

Ged has been with The Seddon Group since 1977. He embarked on a vehicle motor mechanic apprenticeship straight from school and attained full City & Guilds qualifications as he trained. He worked at the garages on Smethurst Lane as a mechanic and went on to become Commercial and van centre manager until 1994 when he won promotion to general manager. He moved to Little Hulton to head up the garage in it's capacity as Peugeot main dealer. He managed the multi site organisation looking after all departments and operations. In subsequent years Ged has played a key roll in relocating the garage and in taking the garage from franchised dealership to an independent concern. He now ultimately oversees the garage operation and plays a significant part in sourcing, maintaining and disposing of the Seddon Group vehicle fleet. Ged likes to keep the team on their toes and equally likes to keep the team entertained with his "unique banter" ! In his spare time he entertains his public as a member of a Brass Band . Our very own Phineas Bower (who ?? ) apparently one of the best euphonium players ever. He also likes to indulge in his other passion that of tinkering with his classic cars.

 
       
  TONY ASHLEY-McHALE - AFTER SALES SERVICE MANAGER

Tony joined us in 1986 as a school leaver on the Youth training scheme. He trained as a light vehicle technician and attained full City & Guilds qualifications with Bolton college of further education. After working as a technician for 8 years Tony moved over to manage the parts department in 1994 and then onto manage the parts and service departments as After sales manager in 1996. He holds this position to date and works along side the general manager in the day to day running of the garage. When we think about Tony we think OCD (in a good way of course) very methodical. Tony likes to spend time with his family and is rumoured to like a beer now and again, apparently our own resident party animal. Well so he thinks, one day he will realise that he not 18 any more, or maybe not !
 
       
  BECKY POWELL - SERVICE ADVISOR

Becky joined District in 2009 and worked in our accounts department. She soon saw the light and asked to move over to the exciting side of the business. She now fronts our service reception and also helps to take care of the purchasing side of our operation. Her main aim is to look after our customers and strive to ensure that everyone who brings a vehicle to us have a pleasant and trouble free experience. If you call to book a service or repair she will be only to pleased to do everything possible to offer a convenient appointment to fit in with your busy schedule. Becky is busy at the moment setting up her first home with her partner and is enjoying all the homely things that go with it. Even chilling down to watch TV in an evening in her onesie !
 
       
  PETER ANDERTON - AMIMI WORKSHOP FOREMAN AND MOT SCHEME MANAGER

Joined the company in 1967 and soon became one of the most astute diagnostic technicians in his field. Peter went on to attain full City & Guilds accreditations and has since built up a wealth of practical and theoretical knowledge in all makes of cars from Austin Healeys to Rolls Royce. He continually strives to keep up to date with ever changing technology and remains integral to the garage staying at the top of its game in the industry. In his spare time Peter enjoys Hill walking, his beloved vintage cars and of course the odd glass of single malt whisky.
 
       
  JOHN SLATER - SENIOR TECHNICIAN

John joined us in 2000 as we expanded our team as a combined HGV and LCV / passenger vehicle technician. He is one of our nominated vehicle MOT testers and has over the years become our own in house Ford Transit specialist. John has been in the motor trade for the majority of his working life and has some very interesting stories to tell that he has picked up along the way. Especially about the antics he got up to in the Farnworth co-op days. It's not uncommon to see John "throwing some shapes" in the workshop as he seems to have developed a very young taste in music of late. Bless him !
 
       
  MARK BYRON - CAE AMIMI - SENIOR TECHNICIAN

Mark Joined us in 2003 and has proved to be one of the most advanced diagnostic heads to have worked for us. Mark is one of our head trouble-shooters and has a proven track record in firm diagnosis of the most difficult automotive faults. He has qualified to master tech level in both passenger / light vehicle and heavy commercial vehicle crafts. Mark continues training to gain the most up to date and relevant technical qualifications to stay as current as possible in the vehicle technician trade. Mark is one of our nominated MOT scheme testers and carries out mentoring and Quality Control duties to our younger technicians.
Mark is a very family orientated chap and loves to spend time on his pen and playing at being Del boy !
 
       
  MICHAEL HARDY - POWERFLOW SPECIALIST

Michael has worked for us for 9 years and has many talents in the garage. He designs manufactures and fits bespoke custom made performance exhaust systems as well as preparing new and used vehicles for handover post sale. Michael has a flair for making a car look better than good. He makes them look outstanding. He also lends a hand in the mechanical side of the workshop when required.
Although he brings many benefits to the business he is also the "garage trickster". If there is mischief going on you can guarantee to find Michael at the bottom of it. Garage life sure would be quiet without him !

 
       
  STEPHEN RUDD - PARTS MANAGER

Steven came to District Garage in 2002 and worked for us as a HGV and light vehicle technician. Stephen decided to make a move into the parts department in 2006 and now plays an instrumental part in keeping our workshops running smoothly His main duties include sourcing and obtaining parts and materials as we need them. He keeps a close eye on ever changing vehicle specifications to make sure that all parts and materials we use are compliant with each individual vehicle's requirements. Stephen has his very own language and people quite often need an interpreter to understand him. One who is fluent in Wiganese !
 
       
  DANIEL RENSHAW  - APPRENTICE TECHNICIAN

Daniel is almost at the end of his Apprenticeship with us and is showing to be a very promising technician. He is progressing well in all areas of his career and is getting more cheeky day by day. He is currently experimenting with outlandish hair styles.
Obviously !

 
       
  AARON SHEEN - APPRENTICE TECHNICIAN

Aaron is the latest team member to join us and is progressing well. He also shows promising signs of being a valuable part of our future.
He drives a Rover Metro called Florence ! There's nothing else to say on that one!
 
       
  DENISE HOUGHTON - HYGIENE TECHNICIAN

Denise joined us 9 years ago and since then has got up every day at the crack of dawn to come in and make our offices,canteens and reception areas spotless ready for our working day. We often think, where would we be without her. Answer, we would be untidy but we would have far less abuse of the ear drums. Our Denise certainly knows how to stop anybody else getting a word into a conversation edge ways. Come Friday night it's off with the pinny, on with the glad rags and out for a sing and dance in Bolton town centre pubs ! Ginger Roger's eat your heart out !
 

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