2021 training

Welcome to The Garage Inspector training section. A detailed list of the latest training dates are set out below: Please click on the listings below to view the full details of each course. Dates and venues are subject to change – full terms and conditions can be viewed by clicking on the red button at the top of this page. I have worked hard to ensure my courses are both informative and enjoyable – as well as a great opportunity to meet like-minded people within the garage industry.

  • One-day course:   £299.99 + VAT

  • Two-day course:    £549.99 + VAT

  • Three-day course: £749.99 + VAT

  • Four-day course:   £949.99 + VAT

 

Places will be limited due to Covid-19 restrictions. Information and invoices will be sent out approximately 4 weeks before the commencement of each course. I look forward to welcoming both existing and new delegates.

 

We are still in uncertain times, so if you are arranging travel and accommodation (although early at this stage) make sure it is all fully refundable as venues or dates could change, although I am hopeful all planned dates will go ahead. You can also book through ECP’s (Euro Car Parts) Auto Education Academy or with the Alliance Automotive Group through GROUPAUTO.

I very much look forward to welcoming you and your colleagues to my courses.

Upcoming Events

  • Financial Understanding for the Garage Business: Surrey
    Thu, Mar 18
    Surrey Stanhill Court Hotel
    Mar 18, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
    Surrey Stanhill Court Hotel, Charlwood, Horley RH6 0EP, UK
    Delegates are able to book one-day, two-day, three-day, and four-day courses. Each day features a different subject.
  • Marketing Essentials: Surrey
    Fri, Mar 19
    Surrey Stanhill Court Hotel
    Mar 19, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
    Surrey Stanhill Court Hotel, Charlwood, Horley RH6 0EP, UK
    Delegates are able to book one-day, two-day, three-day, and four-day courses. Each day features a different subject.
  • Effective Leadership: Surrey
    Sat, Mar 20
    Surrey Stanhill Court Hotel
    Mar 20, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
    Surrey Stanhill Court Hotel, Charlwood, Horley RH6 0EP, UK
    Delegates are able to book one-day, two-day, three-day, and four-day courses. Each day features a different subject.
  • Customer Excellence & Reception Management Essentials: Surrey
    Sun, Mar 21
    Surrey Stanhill Court Hotel
    Mar 21, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
    Surrey Stanhill Court Hotel, Charlwood, Horley RH6 0EP, UK
    Delegates are able to book one-day, two-day, three-day, and four-day courses. Each day features a different subject.
  • Financial Understanding for the Garage Business: Cardiff
    Thu, Apr 08
    Cardiff Holiday Inn City
    Apr 08, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
    Cardiff Holiday Inn City, Cardiff CF10 1XD, UK
    Delegates are able to book one-day, two-day, three-day, and four-day courses. Each day features a different subject.
  • Marketing Essentials: Cardiff
    Fri, Apr 09
    Cardiff Holiday Inn City
    Apr 09, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
    Cardiff Holiday Inn City, Cardiff CF10 1XD, UK
    Delegates are able to book one-day, two-day, three-day, and four-day courses. Each day features a different subject.
  • Effective Leadership / Managing Quality: Cardiff
    Sat, Apr 10
    Cardiff Holiday Inn City
    Apr 10, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
    Cardiff Holiday Inn City, Cardiff CF10 1XD, UK
    Delegates are able to book one-day, two-day, three-day, and four-day courses. Each day features a different subject.
  • Customer Excellence & Reception Management Essentials: Cardiff
    Sun, Apr 11
    Cardiff Holiday Inn City
    Apr 11, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
    Cardiff Holiday Inn City, Cardiff CF10 1XD, UK
    Delegates are able to book one-day, two-day, three-day, and four-day courses. Each day features a different subject.
  • Financial Understanding for the Garage Business: Edinburgh
    Thu, May 06
    Edinburgh Holiday Inn
    May 06, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
    Edinburgh Holiday Inn, Corstorphine Rd, Corstorphine, Edinburgh EH12 6UA, UK
    Delegates are able to book one-day, two-day, three-day, and four-day courses. Each day features a different subject.
  • Marketing Essentials: Edinburgh
    Fri, May 07
    Edinburgh Holiday Inn
    May 07, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
    Edinburgh Holiday Inn, Corstorphine Rd, Corstorphine, Edinburgh EH12 6UA, UK
    Delegates are able to book one-day, two-day, three-day, and four-day courses. Each day features a different subject.
  • Effective Leadership / Managing Quality: Edinburgh
    Sat, May 08
    Edinburgh Holiday Inn
    May 08, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
    Edinburgh Holiday Inn, Corstorphine Rd, Corstorphine, Edinburgh EH12 6UA, UK
    Delegates are able to book one-day, two-day, three-day, and four-day courses. Each day features a different subject.
  • Customer Excellence & Reception Management Essentials: Edinburgh
    Sun, May 09
    Edinburgh Holiday Inn
    May 09, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
    Edinburgh Holiday Inn, Corstorphine Rd, Corstorphine, Edinburgh EH12 6UA, UK
    Delegates are able to book one-day, two-day, three-day, and four-day courses. Each day features a different subject.
  • Financial Understanding for the Garage Business: Stratford Upon Avon
    Thu, Jun 03
    Stratford Upon Avon Welcombe Hotel
    Jun 03, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
    Stratford Upon Avon Welcombe Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 0NR, UK
    Delegates are able to book one-day, two-day, three-day, and four-day courses. Each day features a different subject.
  • Marketing Essentials: Stratford Upon Avon
    Fri, Jun 04
    Stratford Upon Avon Welcombe Hotel
    Jun 04, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
    Stratford Upon Avon Welcombe Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 0NR, UK
    Delegates are able to book one-day, two-day, three-day, and four-day courses. Each day features a different subject.
  • Effective Leadership / Managing Quality: Stratford Upon Avon
    Sat, Jun 05
    Stratford Upon Avon Welcombe Hotel
    Jun 05, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
    Stratford Upon Avon Welcombe Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 0NR, UK
    Delegates are able to book one-day, two-day, three-day, and four-day courses. Each day features a different subject.
  • Customer Excellence & Reception Management Essentials: Stratford Upon Avon
    Sun, Jun 06
    Stratford Upon Avon Welcombe Hotel
    Jun 06, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
    Stratford Upon Avon Welcombe Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 0NR, UK
    Delegates are able to book one-day, two-day, three-day, and four-day courses. Each day features a different subject.
  • Financial Understanding for the Garage Business: Cheshire
    Thu, Jul 08
    Cheshire Wychwood Park Hotel
    Jul 08, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
    Cheshire Wychwood Park Hotel, Wychwood Park, Weston, Crewe CW2 5GP, UK
    Delegates are able to book one-day, two-day, three-day, and four-day courses. Each day features a different subject.
  • Marketing Essentials: Cheshire
    Fri, Jul 09
    Cheshire Wychwood Park Hotel
    Jul 09, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
    Cheshire Wychwood Park Hotel, Wychwood Park, Weston, Crewe CW2 5GP, UK
    Delegates are able to book one-day, two-day, three-day, and four-day courses. Each day features a different subject.
  • Effective Leadership / Managing Quality: Cheshire
    Sat, Jul 10
    Cheshire Wychwood Park Hotel
    Jul 10, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
    Cheshire Wychwood Park Hotel, Wychwood Park, Weston, Crewe CW2 5GP, UK
    Delegates are able to book one-day, two-day, three-day, and four-day courses. Each day features a different subject.
  • Customer Excellence & Reception Management Essentials: Cheshire
    Sun, Jul 11
    Cheshire Wychwood Park Hotel
    Jul 11, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
    Cheshire Wychwood Park Hotel, Wychwood Park, Weston, Crewe CW2 5GP, UK
    Delegates are able to book one-day, two-day, three-day, and four-day courses. Each day features a different subject.
  • Financial Understanding for the Garage Business: Belfast
    Thu, Sep 02
    Belfast: Location is TBC
    Sep 02, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
    Belfast: Location is TBC
    Delegates are able to book one-day, two-day, three-day, and four-day courses. Each day features a different subject.
  • Marketing Essentials: Belfast
    Fri, Sep 03
    Belfast: Location is TBC
    Sep 03, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
    Belfast: Location is TBC
    Delegates are able to book one-day, two-day, three-day, and four-day courses. Each day features a different subject.
  • Effective Leadership / Managing Quality: Belfast
    Sat, Sep 04
    Belfast: Location is TBC
    Sep 04, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
    Belfast: Location is TBC
    Delegates are able to book one-day, two-day, three-day, and four-day courses. Each day features a different subject.
  • Customer Excellence & Reception Management Essentials: Belfast
    Sun, Sep 05
    Belfast: Location is TBC
    Sep 05, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
    Belfast: Location is TBC
    Delegates are able to book one-day, two-day, three-day, and four-day courses. Each day features a different subject.
  • Financial Understanding for the Garage Business: Lincolnshire
    Thu, Sep 16
    Lincolnshire: Location is TBC
    Sep 16, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
    Lincolnshire: Location is TBC
    Delegates are able to book one-day, two-day, three-day, and four-day courses. Each day features a different subject.
  • Marketing Essentials: Lincolnshire
    Fri, Sep 17
    Lincolnshire: Location is TBC
    Sep 17, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
    Lincolnshire: Location is TBC
    Delegates are able to book one-day, two-day, three-day, and four-day courses. Each day features a different subject.
  • Effective Leadership / Managing Quality: Lincolnshire
    Sat, Sep 18
    Lincolnshire: Location is TBC
    Sep 18, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
    Lincolnshire: Location is TBC
    Delegates are able to book one-day, two-day, three-day, and four-day courses. Each day features a different subject.
  • Customer Excellence & Reception Management Essentials: Lincolnshire
    Sun, Sep 19
    Lincolnshire: Location is TBC
    Sep 19, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
    Lincolnshire: Location is TBC
    Delegates are able to book one-day, two-day, three-day, and four-day courses. Each day features a different subject.
  • Financial Understanding for the Garage Business: Dublin
    Thu, Oct 14
    Dublin: Location is TBC
    Oct 14, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
    Dublin: Location is TBC
    Delegates are able to book one-day, two-day, three-day, and four-day courses. Each day features a different subject.
  • Marketing Essentials: Dublin
    Fri, Oct 15
    Dublin: Location is TBC
    Oct 15, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
    Dublin: Location is TBC
    Delegates are able to book one-day, two-day, three-day, and four-day courses. Each day features a different subject.
  • Effective Leadership / Managing Quality: Dublin
    Sat, Oct 16
    Dublin: Location is TBC
    Oct 16, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
    Dublin: Location is TBC
    Delegates are able to book one-day, two-day, three-day, and four-day courses. Each day features a different subject.
  • Customer Excellence & Reception Management Essentials: Dublin
    Sun, Oct 17
    Dublin: Location is TBC
    Oct 17, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
    Dublin: Location is TBC
    Delegates are able to book one-day, two-day, three-day, and four-day courses. Each day features a different subject.
  • Financial Understanding for the Garage Business: Newcastle
    Thu, Nov 11
    Newcastle George Washington Hotel
    Nov 11, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
    Newcastle George Washington Hotel, Washington NE37 1PH, UK
    Delegates are able to book one-day, two-day, three-day, and four-day courses. Each day features a different subject.
  • Marketing Essentials: Newcastle
    Fri, Nov 12
    Newcastle George Washington Hotel
    Nov 12, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
    Newcastle George Washington Hotel, Washington NE37 1PH, UK
    Delegates are able to book one-day, two-day, three-day, and four-day courses. Each day features a different subject.
  • Effective Leadership / Managing Quality: Newcastle
    Sat, Nov 13
    Newcastle George Washington Hotel
    Nov 13, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
    Newcastle George Washington Hotel, Washington NE37 1PH, UK
    Delegates are able to book one-day, two-day, three-day, and four-day courses. Each day features a different subject.
  • Customer Excellence & Reception Management Essentials: Newcastle
    Sun, Nov 14
    Newcastle George Washington Hotel
    Nov 14, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
    Newcastle George Washington Hotel, Washington NE37 1PH, UK
    Delegates are able to book one-day, two-day, three-day, and four-day courses. Each day features a different subject.
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Thank you Andy, 2019 is only going to get better and better, the improvements both in my business and staff are definitely an outcome of your passion and skill in mentoring from your excellent training courses, but mostly your ability to teach, there is an art to it that you excel in, thank you!

Tim Hookway

TJH Autos

On Tuesday and Wednesday I attended 2 training days in Northampton with the garage inspector.


It wasn't cheap to take 2 days off work, travel 150 miles each way including M20 and M25, oh and a hotel for the night. But it isn't really a cost, it's an investment. The training was without question, the best training event I have been to over the last 10 years, it wasn't about how to fix cars, it was how to run our business, to ensure a fair profit, how to look after our customers and how to ensure we have a business in years to come. This is the sort of training that I have been asking our suppliers to provide for years, before this it just didn't seem to exist.

Customer excellence in the motor industry and financial understanding for the garage business. Both topics we may think we understand, or topics we may struggle with... Whichever camp you are in, I guarantee you will learn plenty. Something that really struck me was how different, yet also how similar we all are. We are all in this trade for a similar reason, our route into it may be different, but were all in the business of fixing cars. What stage we are at in this journey is always different, I met the lovely Rebecca Pullan and her husband on Tuesday, a few months ago we discussed some business related things on this group and she kindly sent me some documents to help us grow our business, we had never met or spoken before.

Then by chance, they were at the training event on Tuesday and I got to say thank you in person, got to have lunch and discuss all things cars and customers etc. Then on Wednesday I got to meet a really nice couple at the beginning of their business journey who I could help out by forwarding them some documents with links to online service schedules etc. It's all give and take, help each other out and learn from each other. Something were all guilty of NOT doing at times. I also had a chance to chat with the training manager for Halfords, personally I despise the company, I have no time for any company that I feel de-values our trade, I'm very vocal about this, however I found that this guy was just like you and I. He had independent experience, he had worked in a family business and was genuinely just another one of us trying to make a living.


The reason I attended the training was 2 fold, firstly I have been looking for this type of training for a very long time, secondly it was organised and taught by Andy Savva. I have followed his articles in a couple of trade magazines and for me they really struck a chord, this is how I want my business to be, it's a far more professional outlook, structure that the garage trade lacks and a completely different attitude. The risk was that I may be very disappointed... Quite the opposite, the training literature that we took home is gold, he has a very to the point way of doing things, you might not like what he has to say, but he will say it, because he knows he is right and he also wants you to succeed! It's a bit like Hells Kitchen for garages!

This is one successful, genuine and generous businessman who will treat you like an old friend and I look forward to seeing him next year for more training! If you made it this far through my post I am bloody impressed, it's probably bored a few of you and its almost a novel! I just wanted to share something that really struck me this week, to succeed in this business we need to do so many different things:
• Invest in ourselves and keep training
• Communicate with each other
• Not fit customer parts
• Help each other
• Be methodical and structured in our business as much as in our car repair
• Network with others
• Our business is so much more than fixing cars!

 

Luke Robinson

Marchwood Motor Engineers Ltd.

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