John Tinham Motor Engineer, a Good Garage Scheme member based in Chelmsford, Essex, has landed the Top Technician award for 2011. He previously won the prize in 2005 and in regaining the accolade, has become the first technician to do so. In addition to these achievements, he has regularly featured among the finalists over the years of the competition.
A series of practical, online and written tests were conducted under the supervision of the chief judge of the competition, Ian Gillgrass, Accreditation Manager at The Institute of The Motor Industry (IMI) and other experts including a previous Top Technician winner and Delphi trainers.
Mike Bewsey, Marketing & Sales Director of event sponsor Comma, said: ‘John Tinham’s success is richly deserved and we congratulate him on an outstanding achievement. Once again, it underlines what we have long maintained: motorists can trust independent workshops to have the skills, knowledge and experience to service their vehicles to the highest possible standard.’
Mr Bewsey continued: ‘Many private motorists are not even aware that European law fully empowers independent workshops to service vehicles of all ages without in any way jeopardising the owner’s warranty.’
John Tinham Motor Engineer, formed in 1988, have achieved a stunning 99.3% Customer Rating from over 500 feedback replies received on the Good Garage Scheme website.