NE Motors Ltd was established in 1983 by Neil Edgerley and since then it has grown more and more successful. NE Motors was getting so busy it moved from its original premises in Sherborne, Dorset, after only 5 years trading, to a larger premises in West Coker, Somerset in 1988. With the business still growing Neil and his team decided to move again in 1996 to an even larger premises in Ditcheat, Somerset, where the business remained successful until 2014.
In 2013 NE Motors Ltd had been established in Ditcheat for nearly 20 years, Neil and his team had another decision to make, we had the opportunity to expand further, we could either stay where we were at 'maximum capacity' or we could move to a bigger premises with more opportunities. So after much discussion and planning the company decided to expand and move to a bigger premises only 1 mile or so away in the small village of Pylle on the A37. The current premises has given us the opportunity to re-open a local petrol station after refurbishment and some modernisation. There is now a large shop which is supported by large numbers of our neighbours and locals as well as by passing trade from the busy A37.
The workshop itself has also expanded, we now have a greater capacity for repairs and servicing as well as our very own MOT bay.
The move has also enabled us to have one workshop dedicated to our rolling road and diagnostics equipment and repairs, this means we can fit more cars in and keep our customers on the road more easily. In 2018 we added our Motobike MOT bay.
NE Motors Ltd is a family run business, Neil Edgerley established the business in 1983 and his partner Lucy McAuslan-Crine has supported the business behind the scenes problem solving and improving since it all began.
Their daughter Barley joined the business in 2010 and has helped expand the customer base and care level as well as modernise the systems in place running the business. Lucy and Barley manage the petrol station and shop, doing all of the market research themselves. In July 2018 Lucy Purnell joined the office staff as an apprentice to support Barley and Neil with the day to day running of the business.
Kim joined the shop team in February 2018 and has helped keep the fuel station running smoothly as well as maintaining the high level of customer service the business strives for. Kim also provides and expert touch to the running and layout of the shop.
In the workshop we have Tom who ran the garage for 30 years before NE Motors Ltd took over in 2014 he helped with the transition of the business and now assists with the high level of service provided in the workshop, particularly on the classics.
We also have 4 full time technicians in the workshop; Jim, Simon, Sam and Tyler. Jim joined the team in October 2015 bringing a high level of problem solving and expertise to the workshop whilst Simon, who joined the team more recently in April 2016, also brings a high level of service as well as being a qualified MOT tester. Sam worked for us throughout his training as a motorsport engineer and Tyler joined us in late 2018 after 3 years as a classic car mechanic elsewhere.
NE Motors Ltd is supported on a day to day basis by Sam Robinson, a highly skilled computer technician who keeps everything from the office computer to the workshop diagnostics equipment running smoothly. His company is based on site. Please see www.randommadness.co.uk for more details.