John Haynes began his lifelong association with Mercedes-Benz in 1964, as an apprentice with the then Mercedes-Benz GB at Great West Road, London. Mercedes-Benz at that time introduced a specialist apprentice training school for all the first year apprentices, the reasoning behind the training school was to install a mind set for perfection in work.
In his first year John was awarded ‘Mercedes-Benz Apprentice of the Year’ this set the foundation to go on to complete the five year apprenticeship which included spending the last two years in the highly coveted specialist 600 section as their only apprentice. He continued a further two years of college training whilst undertaking further specialist Mercedes-Benz Factory training and gained numerous accreditations before being awarded a FIMI (fellow of the Motor Industry) the highest level in the British Motor Industry.
In 1978 John moved to Sussex and started his own company and he remains very active in our day-to-day operations his 50 years’ genuine Mercedes-Benz experience still lies at the very heart of the company, now a second-generation business run by his sons, Stuart and Simon.
Formed on the Mercedes-Benz of 1964 values where there is only ‘Right or Wrong’ and good enough is not an option our company continues to grow and develop. Very few independent specialists can match the level of genuine Mercedes-Benz trained experience we can provide. With over 20 staff, all committed to our original philosophy, John Haynes upholds standards of workmanship and service perfected over 50 years.