Following former mentor Bob Smith (former Rally-Cross Champion), in 1987, he was promoted into a technicians position at Thames Service Station in Croydon where he was born into the world of Rally Cross. Acting as part of the service crew for Bob’s team he developed a passion for performance engineering and took Bob and the team to success in 1990 and 1991 making them British Rally Cross champions. This is an ambition that has not stopped in the pit lane as Jamie also serves a pedigree of emotion for motor cycle racing visiting various circuits all over Europe riding his classic RD350 racer and extensively modified Suzuki GSXR750.
Having gained many promotions throughout his time with Thames Service Station in 1998 Jamie achieved a Dealership Principle role at a local European Car Importers in Tonbridge, Kent. Jamie experienced many business principles and management here handling a turnover sums of approximately £8,000,000 a year. Overseas negotiations were conventional and supplier relations had to be kept satisfied and perpetual to ensure first-rate costs to suit the demands of effective UK pricing. Jamie was also involved heavily with the marketing of this ‘back door buying’ industry applying himself to a large amount of the advertising tasks, it is here where he experienced the on-line market and its advantages.
Like any short founded loop hole in the market there is always an end and in 2002 Jamie returned to the Italian car network working alongside Jonathan Cummins and Osman Damdelen. He quickly promoted himself to DET (Dealer Expert Technician/Master Technician) status before leaving to start the all new Church Motor Company venture.
Jamie has currently advanced his understandings within the motor industry by becoming a MOT tester, to Manager status, and has overlooked the advanced changes endured by the Bromley site to comply. He is currently excelling himself in the fine art of vehicle computer diagnostics enjoying absorbing a vast amount of up to date training that the motor trade is throwing at him.
Following on from Jamie’s motorcycle admiration he has also established a new section of our business, CMC Motorcycles, which has now opened offering an array of repairs, servicing and MOT’s. Whilst in its early days this side of the business is doing very well and growing week on week.