John Atherton Autos

John Atherton served his apprenticeship in a small independent garage before working as a technician for several marques in franchise dealerships. He progressed to workshop foreman then service manager for a world-wide Rover dealership before establishing his own business.

In 1994 John set up on his own with a trolley Jack, tool box and one ramp in a small unit in Wood Street. Two weeks later John won a major commercial customer contract. The business grew and two years later expanded into the adjoining unit where an MOT bay and more repair ramps were installed.