Covid has not put the brakes on an entrepreneurial mechanic.
Redline Motor Services has been launched by James Capp, as he puts 17 years of experience in the motor industry into his own business venture.
Having trained in 2005 and worked for large corporate businesses such as Volkswagen and Ford, as well as local independent garages, he has stepped out, discovering a gap in the market in the Cleethorpes and Humberston area.
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Taking advantage of failed plans for a convenience store on the site of a former garage and dealership on Humberston Road, he has seized the opportunity - with concerns over traffic volumes thwarting plans at the bend with junction that it sits on.
“Since opening, business has been fast-paced from the start,” he said. “I have already gained many new customers from the local area and afar, helped along with the continued support of friends and family.
“The speed at which the business has grown in such a short time has really taken me by surprise. I thought the Covid-19 pandemic might slow things down a little at the start but it's been full throttle since we opened in November!
“Owning my own business has been an ambition for many years, and I am grateful for this opportunity. I would like to thank all the customers who have supported me so far.”
Redline offers its customers a range of vehicle services, including MOTs, servicing, tyres, repairs, clutches, cam belts, welding and upgrades, and caters for cars and light commercial vehicles. It shares the site with Taylor Motor Group, a company selling used vehicles.
Mr Capp is hopeful the location will help him support the strong return of the tourist trade too, with the A1031 a popular route to the caravan parks to the south of Cleethorpes.
“The garage is ideally placed for passing seaside trade,” he said.
“I am hopeful that business will thrive over the coming years and I am looking forward to providing motoring services to my customers long into the future.”
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