This month, get to know Simon Cawte, director of the Cawteco Group.

The Cawteco Group includes 4 garages across the South coast; P&B Tyres, Fastway Tyres, Gosport Tyres and Cawte & Elms MOT.

What services does your garage provide?

Tyres, serving and MOT's.

How would you describe your business in 3 words?

Honest, reliable and hard working.

Tell us one interesting fact people may not know about you?

We have been operating since 1989! 

What does your customer base typically value the most from your business?

Honesty and a reliable service. We are a traditional garage that does things in the right way.

What encouraged you to become a customer of Davanti?

We were committed to another brand previously for some time and we felt Davanti was something new and fresh and something that would be exclusive for our sites across Solent.

What impact has being a Davanti dealer had on your business?

It is our highest-margin brand.

Which Davanti products are most popular with your customers?

The DX640 and the Protoura Sport. Both are great products. 

If you could offer one piece of advice to a fellow garage owner just starting out in the industry, what would it be?

Don't cut corners, look after your customers and they will become repeat customers for life.