L & C Garage Equipment Services - About / History
& C Garage Equipment Services was originally a soley owned business created by
founder John Bourke, which has since transferred to a Limited Company to facilitate further development of the business.
business has been trading from it's own offices and warehouse
premises in Stockport for 23years, and prior to that in
leased premises for 4 years, a total of 27 years trading
Bourke's brief history is as follows:
5 years Indentured Apprenticeship with Henley's Limited
of Manchester, as a Motor Vehicle Mechanic, Motor Vehicle
College, Stretford, Manchester.
Bourke went into the Merchant Navy at age 20, working in
the engine room for almost 8 years, to gain further engineering
skills and to enjoy the travel aspect of the job.
leaving the Merchant Navy at 29, John Bourke joined companies
such as Sun Tester, Doyce Digital and Crypton, gaining experience
in the diagnostic side of the Motor Vehicle trade.
July 1985 John Bourke started his own business to occupy
the niche in the market for Start Up Businesses who wanted
reconditioned and used diagnostic equipment, as in 1985
Diagnostic Equipment was still £5,000 - £6,000
business has grown to accommodate all aspects of supply,
installation, calibration and service of garage equipment.
We are distributors for many of the leading Garage Equipment