Meet the team


Jay Wheatley AAE MIMI

Director, Master Technician
Jay has over 30 years of experience in the motor trade and has continued to evolve to compete within with an ever changing industry. German brands of car are where he decided to focus his expertise within the business.

Jay is an IMI Master Technician, MOT Tester, Auto Electrician and a qualified EV / Hybrid Specialist.


Luke Stapley AMIMI

Technician and MOT Tester
A member of the team since 2014, with a vast knowledge of all the German Brands.

In his spare time Luke likes getting away in his camper, which is handy as he is our Mazda Bongo specialist!

Sam Irwin AMIMI

Diagnostic Technician and MOT Tester
Sam joined us from BMW where he had worked as a technician. His brand specific knowledge is invaluable. His love of BMW shines through as he is always doing doing something with a BMW in his spare time!

Billy Burchell AffIMI

Service Advisor
Having joined us early in 2020, Billy has been a positive addition to the team with a great focus on customer service and efficiently holds together the front of house. Don’t get him talking about Mercedes as there is no stopping him!

Julia Wheatley

Working in the background, helping out with admin and social media.

If you ask Julia the best thing about being involved at the garage, she will tell you remaps. Every car she has has to be mapped!

Diagnostic Darcey and EV Elsa

The mascot Springer Spaniels of Lakeside Garage, always loving a cuddle and some attention.