Meet the owner
Joe is passionate about getting the industry to wrestle control of its own destiny back from the insurance Companies. He feels this erosion of independence has contributed to a reduction in the quality of work being undertaken and the decline in fortunes for individual bodyshops. To counter this position he announced in 2001 that he was moving away from relying on the insurance Companies to be the sole work provider and was going to forge direct B2B relationships by offering Fleet decision makers something of tangible quantifiable benefit.
The rest of the industry thought he was mad.
Today EARG are one of the fastest growing Companies in our industry, not through acquisition but by offering a unique innovative range of services, which has justified Joe’s original beliefs. Joe plays an active role in supporting the trade association by representing for many years Kent and the South East on the VBRA (The Vehicle Builders and Repairers Association) National Repairs” and NAB (National Association of Bodyshops).
Joe now is an active member of the executive committee of the new National Builders Repairers Association (NBRA) which sit four times a year.
Outside of work Joe is a keen squash player, cyclist and raconteur.