Steven started his career at the tender age of 15, starting his apprenticeship at VWS (at the time known as Volkswagen Service).

After finishing his modern apprenticeship aged 18, a year later Steven took over the business with his work colleague, Roger. Since that time, the business has grown in strength and in 2005 the garage relocated from Combe Street in town to their current bigger premises in Marsh Barton.

In 2014, Roger retired and Steven fully took over the business and is now making great strives to make VWS the best it can possible be. So far, we have refurbished the reception area & customer’s toilet, updated our free courtesy cars, updated our website, phasing out our paper files and going computerised, making ourselves known on social media, and currently updating our logo and signage.


At the age of 14, Steven saved up and bought his first project car a, 1973 Beetle and since then he got bitten by the project bug – quite literally!

Steven has always been devoted to VW, whether air-cooled or water cooled. Ranging from a 1974 Beetle Cabriolet built for his wife as a surprise on their wedding day, to his T5 Caravelle, and is currently trying to find the time to start work on his 1957 Split-screen Samba, as well as tinkering around with 90’s Peg Perego Beetles.

Though Steven’s proudest project moment was in 2015 when his 1962 Tiki pick-up Beetle was shown at VW’s biggest show – Volksworld. The pick-up was also featured in Volksworld’s December issue.

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