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Meet The Team

Car Friend was created by Matt & Gem in 2012. Their enthusiasm & knowledge of cars, coupled with their determination for outstanding customer service were good solid foundations to build their business. Matt was backed by ten years of building podium winning race cars  & Gem from management in sales & service for blue chip companies. The pair decided to open 'Car Friend' and have never looked back. 

Due to there fantastic reputation for both quality workmanship & outstanding service levels, Car Friend has grown considerably in just a short amount of time. 

This is us.....


This is Gemma.  She is a massive petrol head, a wife & a mum. She knows all there is to know about repairing your car. You're in good hands with Gem. Plus, she will always try and save you money! Her job is to make sure you have the best possible experience. Gem does a lot of stuff behind the scenes like accounts, HR, marketing, the website & social media. A mum to 7 (2 kids, 4 cats & a dog) she has a lot of love to give but her passion besides family and friends is fast cars!


Say hello to Matt! He is the king of all things mechanical at Car Friend. Matt has huge amounts of experience building and repairing endurance race cars, what he doesn't know about cars often isn't worth knowing! He is hilarious, he is professional, & is often referred to as a 'legend' He is most definitely a perfectionist in everything he does. A true devoted family man with a huge heart. He loves his job, If Matt had his way he would let customers pay in Chocolate! A self confessed chocoholic and magician - he makes his dispensary faster than the speed of light!


 Vicki joined in summer 2016, Vicki is the office angel making sure everything runs smoothly - ordering parts,getting quotes and dealing with customers. Vicki has a contagious laugh and is always happy! She hates giving bad news to customers and genuinely only wants whats best. Over the years Vicki has shown amazing dedication to our customers and they really do love her. In her spare time Vicki loves all things girly from hair to make up and everything that sparkles - she is a true diamond, A massive part of the Car Friend Family


Ash joined us in 2020 and is a true asset to our team. He shares our passion for customer service and his work is second to none. With 10+ years experience there isn't a lot he doesn't know. Ash is always happy. A true family man. You can always hear Ash singing in the workshop and actually he isn't that bad! The same can't be said for his jokes! When you meet ah you will feel like you have known him forever - A truly genuine guy. 


 Tom Joined our team in 2019 as an apprentice. He loves cars almost as much as we do. Tom is showing the signs of becoming a great mechanic. He makes a great cup of coffee too. Tom is the youngest of us and we often go to him for advice on how we keep it real with the younger generation. Tom has a real passion for everything 'Mini' especially the old classics. Tom is always happy and enthusiastic and a real valued member of our team. 


 Ellie joined our team September 2020 as an administrator. Ellie is currently on an apprenticeship too meaning she is learning and earning and gaining a fantastic qualification.  Ellie is full of energy and Sass. Ellie loves everything 'cute'. Ellie is keen on keeping fit too and regularly practices the art of Satori. 

Best Of Cannock Business Award
Best Of Cannock Award Winner
Best Of Cannock Award Winner

Want to be part of our award winning team? 

Car Friend are always on the look out for talented individuals. If you are bright, enthusiastic and have a keen eye for detail they would love to hear from you. Be creative and show your personality, send us your CV via email.

We believe our staff should be treated with respect and be rewarded for excellent service & standards.

Every member of the team brings something unique to the business and with our recent success we will always look to recruit and expand, so get in touch.  

Current Job Vacancies

We are not currently hiring at the moment but please feel free to forward your CV with a covering letter to