Stamford motor man Steve opens up and hits top gear
A top Stamford mechanic is gearing up for the biggest challenge of his life as he strikes out on his own after racking up a stunning 44 years in the motor trade.
Excited Steve Pulley, 60, opened K&S Auto Service Centre on Meadow Drove Farm in Bourne on October 1.
And he’s already filling up his order books fast as a loyal army of customers he’s built up over the years flock to his new business.
Steve, of Sutherland Way, Stamford, said: “It’s bold and brave to be striking out launching my own venture at this late stage of my career but it’s very exciting.
“It just felt like the right thing to do and I’m determined to make it a big success.”
The dad-of-two is steeped in the job locally after going straight from school at 16 to do his apprenticeship as a mechanic at Marshalls in Stamford.
“I then went on to do 30 years working at Victor Wood in Grantham and enjoyed my time there when it was a family-run business,” said Steve.
“I got to know a lot of the customers, particularly the elderly ones, very well.
“I used to pick up their cars and take them in to be serviced or looked at and they knew they could rely on me 100 per cent.
“They were so worried when they heard I was leaving that they even came round to my house and asked what they were going to do.”
The grandad-of-four said he was “delighted” so many former customers had already backed his new adventure.