Meet The Team
Edward Lambert. Ed is a very hands on MD. Man & boy he has been passionate about cars. Since Ed was knee high to a grasshopper he has been around cars, tinkered with them, fixed, built, tuned, raced and sold them. Ed’s knowledge is vast, what he needs to know he will learn & what he doesn’t know is probably not worth knowing. Ed kick-started Abbey Garage in 2011 by taking on the premises in Abbey Road, Barnstaple.
As well as having a very hands on role within Abbey Garage Ed also launched “Barnstaple Tuning” a speciality ECU tuning division. For more info please pop over to www.barnstapletuning.co.uk
Ed’s hobbies include Rally Driving, having built his own car from bolts upwards in 2014/15 he successfully won (by a huge margin) the 2016 Open Surface Championship in his Peugeot 106. Car off the road in 2017 and its start over time again as he re-builds and takes a step up with a bigger more powerful engine.
Thomas Lambert. Since the early days Tom has been heavily involved with buying, selling and fixing cars. Side by side he and Ed (brothers) have dabbled with all makes and models and had great times along the way. A very knowledgeable mechanic Tom brings to the table a fastidious, hands on approach, a bonus within a busy garage environment. Tom manages staff and gets stuck into every element of running the Garage. Tom is also a fully Qualified MOT Tester.
Tom is a surfer and will often pop to Croyde at 06:00am for a dawny and still be in at 08:00 to get the garage going. Tom has globe trotted many times including a few long term stays in South Africa and South East Asia. Over the years in pursuit of waves Tom has partied along the way and always has a great tale to tell.
Josh Kiff, Mechanic. Local lad Josh is yet again a seasoned professional and a fantastic asset to the team. Josh attended college back in the day and left with the NVQ Level 3 qualification. Josh joined Abbey Garage in 2013 allowing the garage to grow. Josh is often neck deep in the big jobs as well as a dab hand with a welder. Josh is also a fully qualified MOT tester which is something he loves to do.
Josh is a keen pool player and is involved with a number of local teams and competitions. Recently married he is also enjoying married life as well as converting a large barn into a new family home.
Liam Heard, our Apprentice. Liam attends Barnstaple College and is about to complete his 2nd year. Liam gets involved with all aspects of the garage, clutches, brakes, servicing, MOT fails to popping in a bulb or fitting a wiper as and when needed.
Liam will also be found up in the air as a trusty MOT assistant and is called upon to keep the sales cars in tip top condition, something he does very well and with great pride.
Liam is the in house jukebox and for a 21yr old has a vast and eclectic taste in music, which is great when the mood calls for a few choice beats.
James Dashwood from Dbs is part of the back-office team here at Abbey Garage. James takes care of how we look & sound online. Dbs photograph all our cars, work the Social media platforms, keep the website up to date and take care of content for our Auto Trader & eBay accounts. James will also step in and look after car sales, don’t tell him but he is actually pretty good at it.
Dbs have greatly enhanced our reach, dramatically lifted our profile and ultimately driven sales & new business forward. Having Dbs on-board is an asset in this highly competitive market.