Jonathan has more than 30 years experience in the local motor trade. At the age of seven Jonathan was taken to his father’s car repair garage for the first time and from then until leaving school he assisted his father at weekends and during school holidays.
After Jonathan left school he spent a short time working as a mechanic at a busy Hull car dealership and as a technical sales advisor at Halfords before embarking on a 2 year, full time, National Diploma in Business and Finance. After successfully completing this qualification Jonathan moved to Bradford where he continued his studies.
In 1994 Jonathan took over operational control of his father’s garage and three years later took over completely and began the work of modernising the working environment and expanding the services offered such as diagnostics and air conditioning.
Jonathan was offered a part time lecturing post at a local further education college in 1998 teaching motor vehicle studies and continued lecturing both at the college and at a large secondary school until 2004.
Since leaving teaching Jonathan has concentrated on increasing his own skills base and has embarked on a number of courses and gained useful and relevant qualifications to allow him to keep up to date with the latest automotive technology.