Peter Mandell started training as a mechanic at the ripe old age of 16 and he hasn’t stopped since.
Peter gained his Motor Vehicle City and Guilds 37 years ago, and continues to add to his qualification portfolio, ensuring that he’s ever up to date with the latest in technology and all things mechanical. His most recent awards include Diagnostics, Diesel & Petrol Technology, Air Conditioning & Climate Control.
What makes Peter the affable and interesting character his customers love is his colourful acting career which until recently ran alongside his successful mechanics business.
At the age of 19, Peter was talent spotted to star alongside Sir John Gielgud, Anthony Hopkins and David Suchet in the major TV drama ‘The Hunchback of Notredame’. He went on to roles in ‘The Empire Strikes Back’, ‘Return of the Jedi’ and ‘Labrynth’ as well as 24 consecutive years in Panto.
He set up C&E Motors in Greenwich in 1989 having worked in this Royal of towns for the set designing company which designed the backdrops for Channel 4’s The Secret Cabaret in which he also starred.
Like Peter, mechanics Gary and Mark have been working in the industry since leaving school. Gary has been with C&E Motors for 8 years and specialises in complete body repairs. Mark, a former manager of a national tyre centre, joined 2 years ago. Company accountant Deborah completes the C&E Motors team.