Meet the Team
Peter Frohmaier – Managing Director
Peter has been in the motor trade for over 30 years, starting his career as an apprentice mechanic for a small family run garage in Caythorpe. Since then Peter has worked for many different well known manufacturers, running many different sites across the country and in January 2012 he decided it was time to try it for himself and opened S&P Garages Ltd.
Joe Campana – Branch Manager
Joe has been in the motor trade since the age of 16, a total of 30 years. After completing his apprenticeship at a small village garage he went on to work as a mechanic in a a Fiat and Lancia main dealer. After 15 years on the tools, Joe progressed into after sales and worked his way up to Service Manager in Audi’s Nottingham flagship dealership. Joe then moved into the Mercedes-Benz commercial industry and came over to S&P in March 2015.
Kevin Maplethorpe – Workshop Controller
Kevin has been in the motor trade for 12 years. He has worked for Mercedes-Benz for 11 years and is a fully qualified Mercedes-Benz Truck systems technician and also a class 4 and 7 MOT tester. Outside of work his interests include football and running.
Craig Lynch – Parts Manager
Craig has been in the motor trade for 30 years and has a wealth of experience with British Leyland, DAF and of course, Mercedes- Benz. He has worked for Mercedes-Benz for 10 years and has been with S&P since the business started in January 2012 as the Parts Manager. Outside of work Craig enjoys going away with his family in his Caravan.
Tara Paulson – Service Advisor
Tara has been in the motor trade for 20 years. She has a wealth of experience in running workshops and working as a service manager. Tara’s Mercedes-Benz career started with S&P Garages 3 years ago. Outside of work, Tara enjoys socialising, spending time with family and walking her two dogs.
Eric Gibson – Technician
Eric is one of our most experienced technicians, he has been in the motor trade for 39 years of which 24 of those years he has been working on Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Eric specialises in Mercedes-Benz Trucks and is a Mercedes-Benz fully qualified diagnostic technician and drive train specialist. His hobbies include; kayaking, camping, walking, bushcraft and reading.
Zak Shipley – Technician
Zak has been in the motor trade for 27 years and he has worked for Mercedes-Benz for 11 years. Zak’s expertise lies within vehicle electrical systems. He is also a fully qualified Mercedes-Benz Van systems technician, Mercedes-Benz Truck maintenance technician and Mitsubishi FUSO maintenance technician. Zak is also our senior tachograph engineer. Zak’s main interests are motorbike racing and going to the gym.
Jim Lamming – Technician
Jim has been in the motor trade for 28 years, of which 20 of those years he has worked for Mercedes-Benz. Jim is a fully qualified Mercedes-Benz Truck systems technician and also Mitsubishi FUSO systems technician. Outside of work, Jim’s hobbies include kit-cars and motorbikes, he has built one of each himself and uses the motorbike he built to commute to work.
Tony – Technician
Tony has been in the motor trade for 4 years, he started his career in the trade when he left school and in such a short space of time he has become a fully qualified Mercedes-Benz Truck and Van maintenance technician for all commercial Mercedes-Benz vehicles. His hobbies and interests are going to the British superbike races and maintaining, tinkering and riding his motorbike.
Steve Mumby – Technician
Steve has been in the motor trade for 13 years. He joined S&P Garages in October 2016. He is a car specialist and a fully qualified MOT tester. Outside of work Steve’s hobbies include motorbikes.