I cant believe our last post was Kophill Climb back in September!
So much has happened since then, there's hardly been a moment to sit at the computer and put fingers to keyboard.
Young Ben has joined us as our new apprentice mechanic. He had been coming to us during his school holidays. for the past year and now trains 4 days a week with us and the other day at Abingdon college. The apprenticeship lasts 2 years by which point he will be able to learn to drive what he can fix!
We've said our goodbyes to Shawn, our Workshop Controller, who left at the end of October after almost 2 years to take up a role in a local electronics manufacturer. We will update you on his replacement in the New Year.
We also welcomed Danny in November. Danny joins us as an enthusiastic Land Rover mechanic recommended to us by one of our customers. He, along with Chief Mechanic Jack, and now Ben make up our mechanics team.
Another addition to the workshop has been Elizbeth, who joined us part-time to assist with keeping our MOT & service admin running smoothly. She's also gaining lots of experience driving all sorts of different Land-Rovers to and from the MOT station.
As with every Christmas since 2020 rather than send out cards to our customers and suppliers. we chose to donate to the Heart of Bucks Community Investment Fund to help give back to our local community and benefit those in greatest need in the area that we serve. We were kindly invited to the HoB Annual Reception back in October to meet not only the people behind the organisation, but some of the local not-for-profit groups that they work with and have benefitted from donations such as ours. Plenty of learning on the night.
We have also managed to find time recently to complete one of our company vehicle projects, the Recovery Discovery. It had languished for a couple years but in the past couple of months we gave it a new half chassis and a few key upgrades with the help of our main parts supplier Britpart which includes steel bumpers, a 12,000lbs electric winch and an onboard air compressor. We will be able to use it for collecting non-running customer Landies....from driveway or field!
It just leave me to wish you a very Merry Christmas & safe driving over the holidays from all of us here at LPME.