The Team

We would like to introduce ourselves and share a little of our passion for restoring once great things to their former glory, creating new things to compliment the old, and even adapting new things to satisfy a desire or ambition.

Heading up the crew is John Mills, fifty something, loves to dance and visit the gym as often as his aching joints allow ... With a lifelong passion for cars, vans and motorcycles. A time served mechanic, served his apprenticeship back in the seventies with a Jaguar, Rover Triumph dealership. Following the dealerships unfortunate closure in the early eighties, John set out on his own and has become the go to guy for other local individuals and garages needing specialist repair and refurbishment work. John's garage owning career has now weathered over four decades of economic ups and downs and technology rampages. Now well and truly into his fifties, he seeks out a more civilised and rewarding corner of motor vehicle repair away from the madness of mainstream maintenance! And of course as the author, it goes without saying his craftsmans skills are exemplary! Sadly in recent years it has become very apparent that craftsmen with skills necessary for quality repair and refurbishment are becoming fewer and rarer.

The Old Boys... all well past retirement age, but keeping an experienced hand in! We have John tirelessly doing his best against the odds to keep us clean and tidy! 

The Younger element... Sean, very carefully chosen apprentice, working most of his day in our retail repair. But as previously mentioned, old skills and crafts are rapidly vanishing from the industry, so we believe in teaching both old and new skills keeping traditional repair techniques alive.

St Helens Motorcare have always promoted the importance of apprenticeships and keeping a supply of new blood coming through the ranks. For many years now training schemes and apprenticeships within the trades became unfashionable, and now as a consequence we find the motor trade, and many other trades suffering a desperate skills shortage. Some old and long established companies are having to close their doors simply because they can not find qualified and skilled trades people to carry out the work. Our youth are the future for all of us and we take their training and proper supervision very seriously. And of course our doors are always open to anyone wishing to apply for or explore a career in the automotive industry.