Business venture lifts off thanks to supplier

Craig Fairbairn, David Douglass and Gott Technical Services' James Pattinson in the trade centre.
Craig Fairbairn, David Douglass and Gott Technical Services' James Pattinson in the trade centre.

A start-up business in Northumberland has been given the tools to make its mark following works by a Morpeth-based garage equipment supplier.

Cramlington MOT & Service Centre opened its doors in January after being fitted out by the team at Gott Technical Services.

Tooling and equipment advisor James Pattinson and his colleagues at Gott informed each stage of the process – from viewing the site before the owner took on the lease to recommending and overseeing the builders for the groundwork.

The workshop they designed incorporates the latest technology, including an automated test lane as part of its full MOT station that can be operated by one person, saving on staffing costs.

Shortly after opening, co-directors Craig Fairbairn and David Douglass took the decision to become a trade centre due to initial strong demand, and they now offer trade prices for all of its customers across services.

Mr Douglass said: “Once we received planning approval in October, it was full steam ahead.

“Gott Technical Services took us through a step-by-step process covering how everything worked and kept coming back to check we’d settled in with all of the equipment.

“Everything down to the last detail, such as designing our office with an MOT viewing window for customers and creating a warm environment, has meant we’ve been able to offer that added value to make us stand out.”

Mr Fairbairn added: “We’re thrilled with the support that we have received and James has been incredibly helpful with his knowledge of the independent workshop.”