With a long history in the motor industry, your car is in safe hands


With family origins dating back to the early days of motoring, Hughes Workshop combines state-of-the-art engineering excellence with a regard for our heritage and tradition in the automotive sector.

Having acquired over 70 years industry experience between them, principals Bruce and Joi Wilkinson bring unparalleled expertise to the management team – Bruce’s Rolls Royce apprenticeship and proud record as a successful Ford Team rally driver informing his dedication to uncompromising standards of quality and service.

Secure in the knowledge that Hughes Workshop will care for your vehicle as if it were their own, you can be assured of outstanding service and engineering excellence at all times.


Mark Boyd

Service Advisor

Mark is a recent addition to Hughes workshop, he brings with him 34 years experience within various aspects of the Motor trade. This was all spent with well-known franchises including Audi / Vauxhall / Rover and commercial vehicle marques.


Mark is a keen Golfer and enjoys watching all aspects of sport, he likes spending his summer months enjoying and perfecting his passion for cooking BBQ food.


Philip Hall

MOT Tester/Technician

Philip has been a valued member of Hughes workshop for the past 6 years and has 22 year’s experience within the motor trade. He is NTTA trained MOT inspector and has an excellent & extensive local trade network knowledge.


Outside of work Philip holds three RYA qualifications and is a CRB checked youth leader, spending his spare time as an assistant leader at his local sea scouts in Lilliput. He is also a keen climber who’s traveled extensively to pursue this interest.


Darren Bland


Darren has been with Hughes workshop for 3 years and brings with him over 35 years technical experience, 15 of those spent with BMW.


Darren’s interest in cars extends outside his work life, in the past he has successfully competed in the British formula 3 car championship to lift the national championship title in 1998, he has enjoyed racing various cars over 20 years with over 250 podium finishes.


Nick Bagnato

MOT Tester/Technician

Nick is coming into his 4th year with Hughes workshop, he has 25 year’s experience in the motor trade, 17 of those were spent as a service manager. He has HNC Qualifications in vehicle and technical management.

Outside of work Nick enjoys spending his summer months out on the open seas, foreign travel whenever possible and has a keen interest in advancing his Italian language skills.

Covid and PPE precautions

Taking Your Health Seriously

We here at Hughes are taking Coronavirus seriously. At our premises you will find protective screens, hand sanitizer and face masks in use.