Meet the Team

MEET THE TEAM – Woking

Richard Field

Richard Field

Company Director & Business management

Richard is joint owner of Fields Car Centre with brother Mike Field. He has been in the motor trade since leaving school in 1971. Richard served his apprenticeship with Vauxhall before setting up FCC in 1981. After many years working as a mechanic and running the day to day workshop, he is now overseeing the overall management of FCC.

Richards motoring expertise and experience has been used locally in interviews on BBC Surrey & Eagle radio, as well as for articles for national newspapers; The Sunday Times and The Daily Telegraph.

Richard serves as a member on the governments Mot consolatory panel for Surrey & Hampshire, advising the government on Mot matters.

Mike Field

Mike Field

Company director and Business management.

Mike has over 36 years’ experience in vehicle Service and Repair. Like his brother Richard, he is a mechanic by trade. His role now is developing the garage and managing the growing business.

Mike has a regular motoring blog and has recently been writing a motoring column for the local newspaper.

 

Chris Maple

Chris Maple

Workshop Controller

Chris, has been working for the company since 1996. He finished his apprenticeship here, moving up the ladder from a mechanic to become our Senior Diagnostic Technician. He now runs the workshop with his team of mechanics and technicians. His role as Workshop Controller also involves training and overseeing the workshop staff.

Chris is our ‘Mastermind’ on vehicle running problems. He is our diagnostic and technical expert with a vast experience and knowledge in problem solving work.
We highly value, not just his skill set but his standard of workmanship and importantly for you, his care for your vehicle.

Qualifications
Extensive Technical & mechanical qualifications in vehicle diagnosis and operation

Gary Churcher

Gary Churcher

Service Controller

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Gary has many years’ experience as a service advisor.

He manages our service reception. He is one of the main points of contact you will have when your vehicle comes into the garage. His job is to oversee it’s progress through the workshops and communicate with you on that process throughout the day.

Gary has worked for main dealers in the past but now prefers the friendliness and caring focus of a local independent garage. He brings to FCC a valuable skill set of competence with a caring attitude for each customers experience with us.

 

Steve Forbes

Steve Forbes

Service Advisor

Steve is often the first port of call when calling or visiting. He has worked for Field’s Car Centre since 2001 and has a long experience in overseeing repairs and servicing work for customers.

As Service adviser he is there to communicate with you during the time your car is in the workshop. Estimating and costing of work, updating on progress.

Steve like all our reception staff have a caring attitude seeking to look after not just your vehicle, but you as well.

 

Lynne Newman

Lynne Newman

Accounts & Customer administration

Lynne oversees our accounts and administration.

She has been working for Fields Car Centre since 1997!

Highly valued member of the back room team that keeps FCC strong and stable in the areas, not often seen or appreciated, but none the less vital to a successful business.

She is involved with many aspects of admin and marketing, bringing her talent, eye for detail and caring nature to her work.

Keith Harris

Keith Harris

Senior Mot Tester

Keith is our longest serving member of staff, having worked for the company since 1991 would you believe! Keith is now our senior MOT tester.His job involves overseeing the smooth running of our busy MOT bay.

He has an extensive knowledge and experience on car maintenance which he brings daily to this important role as Mot tester.

Mot testers are often not given the recognition their role deserves. Keith is a professional, in a demanding job.

He is responsible for implementing regular updates and rule changes as they are introduced.

 

 

 

Qualifications                                                                                                                                                                                     

Certified Mot tester.                                                                                                                                                                            Extensive Technical & mechanical qualifications in vehicle operation.

 

Sal Ippolito

Sal Ippolito

Senior Mechanic

Sal is one of our senior mechanics. He has nearly 30 years experience in mechanical vehicle repair.

He is one of our longest standing members of the workshop team, as well as being one of our most knowledgeable service mechanics. His expertise is in brake & clutch replacement.

QUALIFICATIONS
Qualified Mechanic with extensive training and qualifications in vehicle maintenance.

Gary Francis

Gary Francis

Technician

Gary has been in the trade for around 14 years now and is one of our senior technicians.

His ongoing Bosch training is leading to more experience and qualifications in vehicle diagnosis.

One of our newer guys, Gary has proved to be a competent and valued member of the team.

QUALIFICATIONS
Qualified mechanic.

Extensive Technical & mechanical qualifications in vehicle diagnosis and operation including Hybrid electric vehicles .

 

Graeme Buckley

Graeme Buckley

Senior mechanic

Graeme is one of our senior mechanics. He has been in the motor trade for well over 30 years.

He has extensive experience in vehicle maintenance, which he brings to daily use in the challenging world of modern car repairs.

A very competence and through mechanic. Graeme is mainly involved in servicing and general repairs.

Qualifications:

Qualified mechanic.

Extensive mechanical training.

Dominic Vlassak

Dominic Vlassak

Mechanic

Dom is a younger member of the team here at FCC.

In the short time he has been with us he has proved to be a very competence mechanic.

Like all our younger guys he is now are on a pathway of ongoing training and development.

There is no standing still in our line of work with new technology.

Dom is on the Bosch technical training programme

QUALIFICATIONS

Qualified mechanic.

Bosch technical training.

Jack Spong

Jack Spong

Apprentice Mechanic

The motor trade needs youngsters like Jack or there will be a shortage of skilled technicians in the future.
Jack is our young apprentice. He is attending the Bosch Training Centre in Uxbridge, one of the country’s leading training centres .

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Units 5-7
Goldsworth Road Ind. Estate
Woking, Surrey
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