Great Coates
Motors Ltd

For Servicing, Repairs & MOTs

Meet the Team


Allan McCartney

Allan is the Managing Director and has worked within the company since leaving school. Starting as an apprentice mechanic, he has worked his way up the ranks to hot seat.

Allan is a keen Manchester United fan - come on the mighty reds!

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Graham Sykes LIMI

Graham has over 25 years experience in the Motor Trade, starting his career as a Motor Mechanic in 1978. Working in the Scunthorpe, Grimsby and Louth areas, he progressed through senior sales consultant to sales manager, and is qualified to Gold Award Standard at the Vauxhall College, and is also a member of the Institute of Motor Industry.

Married to Trish, he lives locally in the Grimsby area.

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Dave Hammond

Dave is the Service Manager and is another valued member of the team who has been with company since 1994. Dave was promoted from Workshop Foreman to Service Manager in 2007. Dave is a qualified engineer and his knowledge and experience of LDV products is vast, working within the industry for his entire professional career.

If you have a problem on a vehicle, Dave will have the answer.

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John Hewitt

John is the Parts Manager and has been with the company since 2006 and although he is fairly new to the company he has a lifetime of experience in parts, working for not only for vehicle manufactures but also local motor factor companies. John is also a local lad and lives in Grimsby but for some reason he supports arsenal!

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Vicki Thornton

Vicki has been with the company since 2002 and looks after our Accounts and Service records.

Vicky is soon to married and has a new born baby girl.

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Danielle Drinkell

Danielle looks after our Service Reception and is the baby of our team; she has been with the company since leaving school.

Danielle is also single, loves to socialise, and travels as much as possible to Scotland amongst many other places. Danielle has a famous footballing Uncle - Kevin Drinkell probably known by all you 1980's Grimsby Town fans.

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John Yeoman

John is the newest member of member of our parts department team,although he is not new to the company.

John has worked within our driving department for several years and has now been promoted to parts assistant.


Our Team of Skilled Technicians

Some of our team of skilled technicians have been with us since leaving school and have served their apprenticeship with us. Our team have over 85 years combined experience in varied backgrounds including:

  • 3 BOSCH Trained Diagnostic Technicians
  • 1 volkswagon group trained Technician
  • 1 bmw Master Technician
  • 1 Ford Master Technician

We have 8 technicians and one apprentice.

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