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Meet the Swadlincote Diesel team

Meet the Swadlincote Diesel team

Our team here at Swadlincote Diesel ranges from long standing members of over 20 years experience to new apprentices. Every individual member brings experience and knowledge that is highly valued to our company and helps ensure only the best results for you.

See below details of our team members explaining their experience and how they became part of the Swadlincote Diesel F.I.S team.

Service Staff

Shane Richins

Shane has 42 years experience as a mechanic and specialising in diesel injection. He started as an apprentice mechanic for Swadlincote Diesel at the age of 16 and went to purchase the business 2 years later at just 18 years old. Over the years he has attended many Bosch and Delphi courses to ensure that he continues to update his knowledge in the newest technology.

Shane Richins

Steven McFetridge (Steve)

Steve has worked within the motor industry for many years and has been with the company for 7 years. He is a valued member of the reception staff as a service advisor.

Steve McFeteridge Service Team Member

Matt Watson

Matt has been with company for 15 years and started as a service receptionist. His dedication to the company has seen him progress to Service Director and he is considered a key member of Swadlincote Diesel.


David Stanley

David has been a representative for Swadlincote Diesel for 8 years and has over 50 years experience in the diesel trade. He covers the whole of the West Midlands area and offers a full collection and delivery service.


Injector Workshop

Christopher Bloor (Popeye)

Popeye is one of our longest running employees, having been with the company for 26 years. He came on work experience in the summer of 1987 and never left! He enrolled on a city and guilds motor vehicle course at college and once completed started full time. Over the years he has attended many Bosch and Delphi injector courses. In honor of his 25 years service and continued hard work and commitment to the company he has recently been promoted to Injector Workshop Manager.

Christopher Bloor Injection Workshop Manager

Sid Stubbs

Sid has work within the trade for over 40 years! He joined us last year to support the ever growing Injector Workshop.

Gary Hartley
Gary came on work experience in 2004 and like many of our employees never left. He completed his motor vehicle maintenance and repair course at college. But has since gone on to specialise in Injector Testing. He has completed various courses with Bosch & Delphi and is a member of our specialised Injector Workshop. Gary Hartley Injector Workshop Team Member

Fuel Pump Workshop

Stefan Bugden (Gripper)
Gripper is another one of our longest serving employees, having been with the company for 24 years. He started as an apprentice mechanic and has attended many Bosch and Delphi courses over the years. He now runs our Specialised Fuel Pump Test Shop and has progressed to Diesel Service Director. Stefan Budgen Fuel Pump Workshop Team Member
Stuart Preston
Stuart came on work experience in 2000 and loved it that much he enrolled himself on an apprenticeship programme. He attended various Bosch course and is part of our team in our Specialist Fuel Pump Shop. Stuart Preston Fuel Pump Workshop Team Member

Garage Engineers

Darryl West (Daz)
Darryl is a fully qualified mechanic and started with Swadlincote Diesel back in 1990.  He spent 18 years with us until 2008 when he left to explore other career opportunities.  Recently returning as our Garage Manager and its like he never left!  
Craig Mayley

Craig started his mechanical apprenticeship in 2016 and is completing his learning on the job.  He supports the day to day running of our garage.

Andy Lovatt
Andy started as a commercial vehicle mechanic at S.Pegg Transport and has over 13 years experience as a fully qualified mechanic.   He has vast experience in plant and agricultural engineering and has been with Swadlincote Diesel for 9 years. Anfy Lovatt Garage Team Member

Accounts Department

Katie Bentley

Katie came to help out in the accounts department to cover sickness 18 years ago and liked it that much she never left! She has worked in all areas of accounts and HR.  Her commitment to the company has seen her progress to company director.

Katie Bentley - Accountant at Swadlincote Diesel


Lynne Richins
Lynne has over 40 years experience in accounts and has been at Swadlincote Diesel for 9 years. She works in the purchase ledger department. Lynne - Accountant at Swadlincote Diesel
Mandy Stretton

Mandy has over 23 years experience in accounts and initially came as maternity cover 6 years ago and never left! She is responsible for the day to day running of the accounts department. Mandy Accounts Personnel

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