Dorking Service Centre has two of the team celebrating their 21st birthday on the same day. James Swaine and Grant Hutton were both born on the 4th February 1991, Steve Brockwell, Operations Manager commented “that in all the years I have been in the industry I have never known a coincidence like this, it’s quite remarkable. Both James and Grant are valuable colleagues, and part of our award winning team; we were all delighted to celebrate the occasion with them.”
Grant joined us having completed his apprenticeship and qualified at Citroen UK; he now works alongside his uncle whom introduced him to Dorking Service Centre, he recently qualified to carry out MOT tests.
Grant who grew up and lives in Bramley, he was an active Motocross rider having started when he was just 2, he attended the Glebelands school in Cranleigh, and now commutes to Dorking daily, he said: “It was good to have dinner locally after work with all my colleagues, good company, good fun and above all great for team building. I am looking forward to celebrating with my family on my birthday and having the week off to visit my sister who lives in Salisbury.”
James was born in Hillingdon Middlesex, and moved to Capel 1996 when his fathers employment required the family to relocate, former Weald pupil and school council representative James joined Brockham Badgers when he was just six, and changed direction at twelve favouring basketball playing in the national league, and was awarded a scholarship to study in the USA. A keen sportsman, he returned to the UK, travelling to France last summer to play in an international tournament. He started at Dorking Service Centre whilst still at school and now helps out when the need arises – he is a familiar face to many of DSC’s customers.
Dorking Service Centre opened in February 2004, and is part of the global Bosch Car Service network. Since opening the multi award winning team have attended to over 9,000 vehicles and have looked after more than 6,000 different customers. They have industry leading customer loyalty rates and are approved by the OFT in conjunction with the Bosch Car Service programme.