Welwyn Garden City garage celebrates 10-year milestone

PUBLISHED: 09:00 02 September 2017

Hallgrove Garage owner Steve Calvert (right) and staff celebrate the garages 10th birthday. Picture: Danny Loo

Hallgrove Garage owner Steve Calvert (right) and staff celebrate the garages 10th birthday. Picture: Danny Loo

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All smiles - staff at Hallgrove Garage in Welwyn Garden City are celebrating their 10th anniversary.

Hallgrove Garage owner Steve Calvert (left) and staff celebrate the garages 10th birthday. Picture: Danny LooHallgrove Garage owner Steve Calvert (left) and staff celebrate the garages 10th birthday. Picture: Danny Loo

Managing director Steve Calvert and his sister, business manager Maria Quick, marked the milestone of Hallgrove Garage in Tewin Court by giving customers bottles of wine.

Maria said: “We’re quite pleased with ourselves to say that we are still running.

“We have lots of loyal customers.

“Steve has been a mechanic all his life.”

Hallgrove Garage owner Steve Calvert celebrates the garages 10th birthday. Picture: Danny LooHallgrove Garage owner Steve Calvert celebrates the garages 10th birthday. Picture: Danny Loo

Many years ago Steve worked for Moorlands Motor Company in WGC and when that business moved to Hatfield, Steve decided to set up his own garage.

Maria said: “Steve was very up for starting up his own business.

“He knew it would work.

“We all put our money together and thought worse case scenario we will have to sell the house and live in a caravan.

Hallgrove Garage owner Steve Calvert (third from right) and staff celebrate the garages 10th birthday. Picture: Danny LooHallgrove Garage owner Steve Calvert (third from right) and staff celebrate the garages 10th birthday. Picture: Danny Loo

“Ironically, we now own a caravan and go on holiday in it.

“Business has thrived.”

The garage offers a pick up and drop off service for locals, which Maria says is particularly helpful for people who drop their car off and then need a lift to work.

The business has had two apprentices and is now looking for another mechanic apprentice.

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