Unit 4 Estate Road 5, 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

Dave Hammond

Dave - Great Coates Motors Limited
Service Manager

Dave is the Service Manager and is another valued member of the team, who has been with the company since 1994. Dave was promoted from Workshop Foreman to Service Manager in 2007. He has extensive experience with both cars and light commercial vehicles.

For his sins, he is a West Ham fan.

T: 01472 242747
E: enquiries@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

Leanne Shelton

Leanne - Great Coates Motors Limited
Accounts Assistant and Service Receptionist

Leanne is the newest member of the office team and has worked for the company since 2015.

She enjoys the outdoor life, walking and hiking, but, like Danielle and Vicky, she also enjoys those big nights out (just ask her daughter)!!!

T: 01472 242747

John Hewitt

Dsc 0010 - Great Coates Motors Limited

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.

Ashley Barnett

Ashley - Great Coates Motors Limited
Master Technician

Ashley has worked for us since 2010, and has completed all of the Bosch Car Service training courses.

He is one of our Master Technicians and has a wealth of experience, especially engine diagnostics.

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.