Meet the Team


Dave Phelps

Job Title: Managing Director
:  City + Guilds Paint and body 1, 2 & 3
Thatcham Trained Estimator, Fully Audatex trained and accredited estimator, Mazda approved estimator, Vauxhall Motors Gold award member.
Works History:
Dave started as an apprentice at James  and Jenkins Garages of LLandaff North, Cardiff in the early 1990's. He worked his way up through the ranks and finally achieved the title of Bodyshop Manager at the age of 26 years. With my 22 years experience working for a family run business and working closely with Vauxhall Motors, I feel I have gained a vast knowledge of the motor industry.  At the time we had built up a first class accident repair centre in Cardiff known for the quality of our repairs and  our excellent customer care policy.
In 2009 Dave took the position of Bodyshop Manager for Ellermans Accident Repair Centre. A business with again an excellent reputation for car repairs, not only in Cardiff but in South Wales. Two years working for Ellermans saw the opportunity of taking over the premises and equipment
and forging on to now making Dave Phelps Accident Repair Centre to be one of the South Wales premier accident repair centres for both workmanship and the with the highest level of customer care.
I believe that I have assembled probably the best team of craftsmen in South Wales.  It is a pleasure to work with and observe these fantastic  team of tradesman, with there skills in repairing vehicles and our high standards of customer care.  I feel we can achieve more and more, indeed in our first year of business, we were nominated for small bodyshop of the year  for the UK.
Interest & Hobbies:
Dave is a season ticket holder at Cardiff City and a regular visitor to the Millenium Stadium to see his beloved Wales.


Adrian Smith

Job Title: Senior Paint Technician
Qualifications & Training: City & Guilds Paint & Body Levels 1.2 & 3  ATA Accredited 2009  
Works History: Adrian became available to us in April 2013 and although we weren't actively searching for a paint refinisher, we decided as a forward thinking company to invest in Adrian's vast experience & skills within the motor industry and we have never looked back.
He was previously employed as a paint shop foreman for Bridgend Ford for 6 years and prior to this was a paint technician in Jackson's in Bridgend and RGM's in Swansea.
Interests & Hobbies: Currently Adrian is guiding is son Jake to great success in the British Motorcross championships, who is competing at the top level of his sport.
Previous to this Adrian was a keen body builder in the 1990's resulting with him winning the title of Mr Wales 1993.


David Holland

Job Title: Senior Panel Technician
Qualifications & Training: Senior ATA Panel Tech 2011 Senior BMW ATA Panel Beater ATA Tech RI34A Air Con
Works History: David joined our company in August 2012 as our Senior Panel Technician, who came to us with a vast range of experience from BMW where he had worked for 8 years. Prior to that he had worked for Nationwide. In 2012 we were lucky enough to employ David as our senior panel Technician. Dave brings with him a vast array of qualifications from BMW and he achieved ATA approval as a senior panel technician in 2011. Along with David's BWM qualifications he as recently passed courses with Mazda UK and Vauxhall motors. His vast array of knowledge with all types of vehicles is a major asset to our continuing success.
Interests & Hobbies: Walking his dogs.


Michael Bull

Job Title: Paint Technician
Qualifications & Training: ATA Accredited 2011  
Works History: Michael joined our team as recently as Aug 2013 after serving his apprenticeship and working for James & Jenkins for 17 years as a painter.
Interests & Hobbies: Playing badminton & motorbiking.