Our story begins with a young Alan Johnson, living and working in Bath, who completed his training at the highly respected LEX College of Bristol.
Alan then went on to work at a few garages in Bath and Bristol progressing quickly to foreman roles, before deciding to take a big step and go self employed.
Alan set up a workshop in a small garage at the bottom of his Mum & Dad’s garden in Bathford in the 1970’s, He started building his own client base including family and friends, with this he gained a good reputation which grew quickly this led to opening a garage in Weymouth Street just of London Road in Bath called D.A.J MOTORS.
When the opportunity arose to purchase THE JC CLEANERS (steam cleaning) and the then called MOT D.I.Y garage in Bowerhill Melksham ,and seeing the long term potential that the Bowerhill site (that we are still based at today) offered it was an opportunity not to be missed.
The move was made in 1985 and over the coming years the MOT D.I.Y garage was renamed the MOT Centre, as the site expanded the Garage On The Hill was added, with all the companies named under the J C GROUP.
With this Alan and Mandy with four sons in tow moved to Bowerhill from Bath.
As the sons grew up one by one they would start their careers by going in on Saturday mornings to sweep up, make the coffees and to watch. They would then move on to become a M.O.T assistant. As the time came to finish school it was straight to collage to become a fully qualified Mechanic/technician and M.O.T tester.
Following this principle we believe in taking on young apprentice’s to give them an opportunity so we can teach them our values and help them grow to be the best they can be. We feel this idea works well as in our team we have 6 members of staff that came in as an apprentice and are now fully qualified and experienced. and an asset to the team.
With over a 150 years experience within the team in the motor trade, this creates a good mix of hard earnt experience and knowledge, along with the enthusiasm and energy that youth brings.
Being a family business (which most business claims to be nowadays) we believe should mean an approachable, open, trustworthy and hardworking ethos, all values that you and we expect from a family business.
With all the family having hands on role in the company, we ensure this runs throughout our core of what we do, creating what we call A TRUE FAMILY BUSINESS
Whilst we are very proud of our history we are always looking to the future and being in a trade that never stands still, we know and understand the importance of continued reinvestment.
Thank you for your custom from everyone at THE JC GROUP
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