We take pride in what we do
Benley Automotive was started after owners Ben Minton and Lee Murphy spotted a need within the automotive industry for an independent garage to offer a main dealer level of service at a realistic price.
We realised that customer service is key which is why we offer our customers vehicle collection and deliveries, courtesy cars, and recoveries. This means that our customers are inconvenienced as little as possible while their cars are being worked on.
We also believe that employing friendly, hardworking staff that care about our customers helps to ensure we offer the best service possible and grow a reputable brand within the industry.
Since inception this ethos has stood us in good stead and we now have 8 members of staff including 4 mechanics and support staff.
Our Core Values
From your first contact with us through to job completion, we aren't satisfied unless you are.
2Value for money
Unlike other garages we use a set formula for calculating our quotations
3No hidden fees
We never charge for any work or parts that you haven't first agreed to
From long opening hours to our free collection service, we want to make things as convenient as possible for you.
Meet The Team
Ben Minton Owner/Mechanic/MOT Tester
Ben has over 14 year experience within the motor trade and has built up a lot of valuable experience working for many main dealers including Jaguar, Peugeot and SAAB along with stints in independent garages.
Ben has always been known for high quality workmanship and expects the same from our staff.
Lee Murphy Owner
Lee’s background is in accountancy and marketing. Lee has ran an accountancy firm since 2008 and during that time has developed a successful company with approximately 1,200 clients.
He has built up a lot of marketing experience over the years, with an emphasis on online advertising.
Luke Hughes Sales Representative
Luke has an extensive background in sales and is often the first point of contact to our new customers. Luke has a strong ability to clearly explain to customers our pricing structure and what is included within the quotations given. Luke is very friendly, approachable and always goes the extra mile to help customers with their queries.
Gary Sheard Mechanic/MOT Tester
Gary has 25 years experience working for independent garages and is qualified to level 3 in mechanics. Garry is also an MOT tester and brings a lot of knowledge and experience to our expanding team.
James Hurst Mechanic
James studied at Sheffield Hallam University and was Awarded with the degree Bachelor of Science in the subject of automotive technology. James has previously been a chief engineer at Trackfocused Racing. Here James was responsible for organising, maintaining and managing the fleet of track and race cars. This included physically building the cars, inspection after each outing, setting suspension geometry and ‘running’ the car when on circuit. James has a number of specialist skills which compliments the team.
Helen Richardson Office Administrator
Helen has many years experience in office administration and customer facing roles. Helen is very friendly and helpful and always strives to ensure the customer understands what work is being completed on their car.
Darren Murphy Mechanic & Driver
Darren went straight from school into mechanics and is qualified to level 2. After a period in the construction industry Darren decided to return to the industry and now helps us with driving and car servicing.
Phil Mitchell Apprentice Mechanic
Phil is currently studying level 2 mechanics and has been with the company as an apprentice for a short while. Phil has always had a keen interest in cars and this is reflected in his enthusiasm and effort working for Benley.