Unit 4 Estate Road 5, South Humberside Industrial Estate, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, DN31 2TG

Meet The Team

Allan McCartney CAE AMIMI

Allan - Great Coates Motors Limited
Managing Director

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 the hot seat.

Allan is a keen Manchester United fan, with his prized possession being a shirt signed by Paul Scholes – come on the Mighty Reds!

T: 01472 242747
E: allan@greatcoatesmotors.com

Graham Sykes AMIMI

Graham - Great Coates Motors Limited
Sales Manager

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. He 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. Graham is also a plastic Leeds United fan (plastic as he only supports them now they are in the Premier League). Up the Mighty Whites!

T: 01472 268481
E: sales@greatcoatesmotors.com

Ashley Barnett

Ashley - Great Coates Motors Limited
Service Manager

Ashley is a new addition to the management team, however he is not new to the company.
Ashely was our master technician and has worked for the business for in excess of twenty years.
In 2021 he was promoted to service manager after our previous Service Manager, Dave Hammond’s, retirement.
Ashleys core strengths are both customer care and, being in the motor trade for in excess of twenty
years, his mechanical knowledge is second to none.
Quite simply if you have a problem with your vehicle Ashely and his dedicated service team will solve it.

T: 01472 242747
E: ashley@greatcoatesmotors.com

Vicki Thornton

Vicky - Great Coates Motors Limited
Head of Accounts

Vicki is Head of Accounts and has been with the company since 2002.

Vicky has a young family, which keeps her very busy, and loves a good night out.

T: 01472 242747
E: accounts@greatcoatesmotors.com

Danielle Drinkell

Danielle - Great Coates Motors Limited
Service Reception Manager, Contract Hire / Daily Rental Manager, PA

Danielle has many hats to wear including Service Reception Manager, Contract Hire / Daily Rental Manager and also being PA to the Director.

Danielle’s big love is socialising, she is the captain of a local netball team and, like Vicky, loves a good night out.

Danielle has a famous footballing Uncle – Kevin Drinkell (probably known by all you 1980’s Grimsby Town fans).

T: 01472 242747
E: danielle@greatcoatesmotors.com

Kodie Robinson

Kodie - Great Coates Motors Limited
Service Reception

Kodie is the newest member of our service team and has been with us since September 2022,
Kodie works on our busy reception alongside Danielle assisting the customers and making sure the full operation runs smoothly.
Having hung up her football boots a few years ago now kodie enjoys spending time with her young family.

John Hewitt

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Parts Manager

John (left in the above photo) is our Parts Manager and has been with the company since 2006. He has a lifetime of experience working in a busy Parts Department. In his career, he has worked for both Main Dealer and also local Motor Factors, so is quite used to the pressures involved.

John is also a local lad and lives in Grimsby, but for some reason he supports Arsenal!

T: 01472 242747
E: parts@greatcoatesmotors.com

John Yeoman

Dsc 0010 - Great Coates Motors Limited
Parts Department Assistant / IT Specialist

John (right in the above photo) is the assistant to our Parts department, as well as being our IT Specialist.

John has worked with us for several years now. Starting as a Delivery Driver, he has now been promoted to Parts Assistant, alongside the other John. (I know, confusing isn’t it?).

This John is a lifetime Liverpool supporter.

T: 01472 242747
E: parts@greatcoatesmotors.com

Andy Cox

Andy - Great Coates Motors Limited
Head of Vehicle Preparation / Detailer

Andy heads up the Valeting Department, and is also in charge of quality control for sales vehicles. He genuinely has a passion for cleaning and detailing vehicles, with an extensive knowledge of products used.

Kevin Wharton

Kevin- Great Coates Motors Limited
Workshop Controller

Kevin is our workshop controller and is very much the link between the technicians on the workshop floor and service reception.
Having worked for the business for more than a decade as a technician Kevin gained promotion to workshop controller back in 2021.
His extensive technical experience and knowledge is invaluable to the business.
When hes not at work Kevin enjoys the gym and the outdoors.

T: 01472 242747

Our Team of Skilled Technicians

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

  • 3 BOSCH Trained Diagnostic Technicians
  • 1 Volkswagen/Audi Group trained Technician
  • 1 BMW Master Technician
  • 1 Ford Master Technician

Altogether, we have 8 fully qualified technicians and two apprentices.

Service department Collection Team

Nikki And Graham Service Driving Team - Great Coates Motors Limited

Book your car and rest assured its in safe hands, our driver team Nikki and Graham will make sure vehicle is collected for repair and returned safely.

Vehicle Sales Delivery Team

Sales Department Driving Team - Great Coates Motors Limited

We offer free nationwide delivery and Clive and Brian are always on hand to deliver your new pride and joy to you no matter where you
live in the UK.