Paul has spent over 25 years in business management and runs a tight ship. He insists on and encourages a very high standard of work from the team at Dorset Sports Cars.
From working with his granddad at Scientific Motors in Bournemouth as a boy, to winning the drivers title in the 2008 Porsche Michelin Open series in his GT3 Cup car, he has always had a love of motor cars. His first car, a Vauxhall Chevette, which he claims he pushed more than he drove, made way for a succession of prestige cars including most of the Porsche model range.
Paul is confident of keeping the company on the right track and consolidating our position as a well respected and highly skilled independent sports car specialist, and from March 2014 a Subaru franchised dealership.
Likes - Tea & biscuits
Dislikes - Not going fast enough
First and foremost Tim is a true petrolhead with a passion for anything with an engine. Tim has 26 years experience and an enviable mechanical and technical background; his qualifications really are too long to list!
Tim manages the day to day running of the garage and is always available to answer customer's questions and address their concerns. Tim is extremely customer focused, often going well beyond expectations to ensure our customers are happy. He expects the same commitment from his staff.
Even after working long hours to give our customers the best possible service, Tim still has time to compete in motorsport at a high level. With experience of preparing race cars and managing race teams, Tim is very much "hands on".As well as supporting others he has prepared and campaigned machinery such as a Peugeot 205 GTi, Hot Hatches, Eurocar V6, BMW M3, Porsche 944 S2, Porsche 968, Porsche 996 and our Porsche 911 GT3 factory Cup car.
Likes - The internal combustion engine
Dislikes - Electric cars - they are just WRONG
Colin joined us from our local Porsche dealership, where he rose to the giddy heights of workshop manager.
With over 25 years of experience at our local Porsche centre, he has benefited from their constant training program and is qualified to maintain all Porsche cars, including the very latest models.
We've known Colin for many years and are delighted that he's chosen to join the Dorset Sports Cars family. His enthusiasm and commitment to outstanding customer service means you can be confident that your car is in safe hands.
Colin's enviable level of expertise means that any fault diagnosis and repair will be carried out quickly and efficiently.
Likes - Anything Porsche, Rallying (Crew, not driving!)
Dislikes - Salads
Clint has over 20 years of experience across many areas of the motor industry, working with many prestigious brands such as Aston Martin, Bentley and Land Rover.
A self proclaimed car nerd, his passion shines through when assisting customers. Nothing is too much trouble, he always goes the extra mile.
Clint describes himself as a youthful 45 year old, which demonstrates that he has a fine sense of humour.
Any spare time is taken up with football, motorsport, dogs, or avoiding jobs around the house.
Likes - Chippy Friday
Dislikes - When things don't work like they should.
Having been with us from the age of 15 in various roles, Matthew expanded his horizons and went to work in sales at one of the largest main dealers in the area.
Feeling that the personal touch was missing in such a large dealership, he was keen to return to Dorset Sports Cars to help boost Subaru car sales and improve efficiency.
Matthew has a passion for cars, and while he very much enjoys selling them, he likes driving them even more. Extended road trips and track days in his own car are a regular occurrence.
Likes - Old British sports cars & flying
Dislikes - Cycling
Graham has decades of experience with dealerships around the country, most recently with our local Porsche centre, and manages our parts department and generally looks after all parts enquiries. No challenge too big or part too small will beat him!
We are not entirely sure what Graham does in his spare time, but we believe his family keeps him on his toes.
A bit of a man of mystery!
Likes - Finding stuff
Dislikes - People moving things without permission.
Andy is our full time race technician with vast knowledge of many respected marques including; TVR (factory trained), Porsche, Morgan and many more. His enthusiasm and devotion to motorsport has taken him all over the world developing race cars.
Highlights of his career include helping to develop cars for the Tuscan Challenge, Le Mans GT with Morgan and TVR and Porsche Carrera Cup.
Andy has a wealth of experience in motorsport that many can only dream of - from club racing through to British GT and Le Mans 24hr - GT racing at the highest level. Andy's forte is rebuilding race engines and setting up cars to the highest race standard. His incredible attention to detail has enabled him and his teams to win various championships and podium positions throughout his enviable career.
While working for Nigel Mansell Sports Cars he also gained experience with Ferrari, becoming a factory trained technician in this marque. Andy's experience of working closely with the chief engineer at the TVR factory in Blackpool is unique and highly valued; giving him an insight into TVR sports cars that very few have.
In his spare time Andy actively enjoys sprints and hill climbing as well as regularly keeping his finger on the pulse within the racing world.
Likes - Winning
Dislikes - Losing
As a locally trained technician, Andy has a wealth of experience gained from working within the main dealer network in Dorset for over 20 years, of which the majority of his time has been spent working for the Westover Group. After completing his apprenticeship with Westover's, he joined Dorset Sports Cars to become an all round specialist in Jaguar servicing. Andy is a fully qualified MOT tester and will always go the extra mile to see a job to its end.
Andy is a family man and one of his favourite pastimes is touring around the country with his family in tow, a hobby which often comes in handy when passing on advice to other caravanning eccentrics!
Likes - Dragging around a box on wheels
Dislikes - People getting in his way
Lee is a first class technician with many years of experience. Once he's got a moment I'll get a photo and fill you in on his interests.
Trouble is - he's always busy!
Likes - Getting things done
Dislikes - Traffic
With 30 years experience, many with Volvo and more recently Porsche main dealers, Alex has an incredible eye for detail and ensures our cars are prepared to the highest levels possible.
Alex is trained to the premier standard in the application of SupaGaurd, Autoglym Lifeshine and Liquid Armour protection packages.
Outside of work, Alex enjoys the outdoor life and likes nothing more than a BBQ with his family.
Likes - Polishing stuff
Dislikes - People touching his equipment!
Eddie's experience with a pressure washer and mop knows no bounds! He generally keeps things spick and span and assist Alex in preparing our sales cars.
Having worked far and wide, in all manner of industries (including the motor trade), his life experience is a thing to behold! Having decided to settle locally, he now finds himself as a valued member of our valeting team.
Outside of work, Eddie enjoys his campervan and taking things easy.
Likes - A good story
Dislikes - We're not sure there's anything Eddie doesn't like!
Jo's friendly and personable attitude and great communication skills has ensured that she has become a firm favourite with our customers! With a great deal of experience in the motor trade she is a true asset to the team.
In her spare time Jo enjoys house renovation and MOTORBIKES, although we are trying to convince her that 4 wheels are always better than 2!
Likes - People
Dislikes - People moaning about her tuna salads :-)
Sarah manages our accounts and while you may be unlikely to see her when you visit, she is an extremely valuable member of the team.
Sarah's spare(!) time is mostly taken up with family life, but the thrill of a sports car hasn't passed her by, and she appears to have developed a passion for collecting model cars!
Likes - A tidy desk
Dislikes - When things don't add up!
Another member of the admin team that deputises for Jo when she is unavailable.
Sarah is rather coy about her likes and dislikes. She tells us she has a classic Mini and ventures out with like minded owners sometimes - we have yet to see this wonder of British engineering though.
We can't help wondering what she actually gets up to in her spare time. A woman of mystery! (Dog grooming as it turns out - each to their own!)
Likes - Only the crumbliest flakiest chocolate.
Dislikes - A slow computer. Don't we all!