Q: Who are you and what is your business?
A: David Whittle owner of Whittles Garage, St Helens for servicing, repairs and car sales.
Q: How did you start in the motor industry?
A: I started in the motor trade in 1977 when I was 14, working as an apprentice. And here I am, 34 years and a few grey hairs later, still getting my hands dirty.
Q: How do you see the future for the IGA?
A: To grow and become a ‘must join’ association for any reputable independent garage.
Q: What are the big issues facing the industry and what can the IGA do to address those issues and to help its members?
A: There are many issues facing Independents: MOTs and access to technical information, to name just two.
Q: What is your message for the IGA and other members?
A: From an IGAX point of view we need members to get involved, for example we really want them to come along to the regional meetings, and to get in touch with us if they have issues or ideas. If we work together we could achieve many things.