Meet the Vanworx Team

Reception and Enquiries

Please explore each section of this page and see how each member of staff fits with your enquiry and eventually your build. We like to thoroughly understand each and every customer’s requirements and make recommendations that suit and ultimately maximise your pleasure with your new VW Transporter.

Dave
Managing Director, Founder

A keen VW enthusiast since way before he could drive, Dave founded Vanworx in 2007.  Dave has a thorough understanding of what is needed from a camper and understands each and every customers needs are different.

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Dan
Technical Director, General Manager

Dan joined Vanworx in 2008. Coming straight from a 7 year stint at a VW dealership, he has a wealth of knowledge from VW and now Vanworx. We don’t know anyone else that knows as much technical detail on the vans as Dan.

Sarah
Office Manager, Workshop Co-ordinator

Sarah is likely to be your first point of contact when contacting us or visiting our Portland reception. A friendly member of the Vanworx team, Sarah will be happy to answer your questions and queries when booking your conversion.

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Becky
Office Administer

Becky is likely to be your first point of contact when visiting our Portland workshop. Becky joins the Vanworx team with a background in sales and a 9 year role as a local restaurant manager. Becky is now a member of the Vanworx team responsible for general admin, customer relations and parts ordering.

Preparing Your Campervan – The first stage of conversion

Once the vehicle arrives on site we carefully strip it back to a bare chassis. We then prepare different areas for jobs such as seat, window and roof installations. The fuel tank is also dropped to allow for a feed to be inserted which will go on to fuel your heating.

Leigh
Workshop Manager, Auto Electrician

Leigh joined us in 2015 with a huge amount of electrical experience. He is adept at installing the electrics to all our conversions. As well as managing the workshop, Leigh organises vehicle collection and PDI of your van before it is ready for you to collect. His automotive interests combined with his efficiency and desire for perfection, ensures that the best quality of work is carried out for our customers and their conversions.

John
Senior Technician, Fitter

John is an entirely self-taught trimmer and fitter. After previously working as a mobile mechanic in Bournemouth, he is a perfectionist even under pressure, so we can ensure our customers that fridges, gas and other interior parts are always fitted to a very best standard.

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Corey
Auto Electrician, Mechanic

Corey joined Vanworx in 2017 following a two year role at Mazda. Corey now works alongside Leigh as an Auto Electrician and has developed his experience in electrics during his time with us and is. In addition to installing electrics to all of our conversions, Corey is a qualified mechanic and assists in the workshop.

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Mike
Senior Mechanic

Mike has recently joined the Vanworx team as Senior Mechanic with 23 years of VW experience behind him. After the role as a Mechanical Electrical Technician at Volkswagen and workshop controller and senior MET technician role at Volkswagen Accident Repair centre, Mike now joins the Vanworx team as our highly skilled mechanic and technician.

Fitting The Interior – the second stage of the conversion

Once the vehicle is then moved into the furniture and trimming shop the transformation really starts to take shape. We line the vehicle and run the first fix of electrics. Your choice of floor is installed along with panels to be ready for the next stage…

John
Senior Technician, Fitter

After previously working as a mobile mechanic in Bournemouth, John joined the Vanworx team as an entirely self taught trimmer and fitter. John is a perfectionist even under pressure, so we can ensure our customers that fridges, gas and other interior parts are fitted to a very high standard.

Paul
Trimmer, Fitter
Paul joined Vanworx in 2018 after a brief 30 year stint working in the quarries on Portland. Prior to this, Paul worked alongside his father as a builder. With this varied and practical experience, Paul is bringing his high attention to detail to our Vanworx conversions.
Clay
Upholster

Clay joined Vanworx in 2017 after previously working at Volkswagen. With a background and keen interest in the fashion industry, Clay has developed his upholstery and trimming skills with us over the year and now has a keen eye for detail and produces the highest quality upholstery to add to your conversion.

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Leah
Pattern Cutter, Fitter
Following a degree in design and pattern cutting at London College of Fashion, Leah has worked for a few different designers during her time living in London. Leah is now a member of the Vanworx upholstery team and works alongside Clay pattern cutting and fitting the leather to seats for your new camper interior.
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Simon
Joiner

After graduating from Falmouth University with a degree in 3D design, specialising in furniture making and design, Simon gained experience working a CNC Routing Service making him one step ahead as we start to introduce CNC technology into the Vanworx workshop.

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Charlie
Apprentice Joiner
Charlie is our 3 year apprentice joining us from Weymouth college. Charlie is assisting Simon with the furniture making and design as well as coming up with new accessories that can be added to your camper. Charlie is becoming a valuable member of the Vanworx team and a CNC machine genius!
Technical and Electrical Fittings – The third stage of conversion

Your safety is important to us! We ensure that each and every part that carries any risk e.g. rock and roll beds, roofs, gas, electrics etc. are at the forefront of safety regulations in each of their fields.

Our skilled team of technical engineers have a high level of experience whether it’s fitting Smev hob and sinks, Waeco and Vitrifrigo fridges, lighting, wiring or heating. We can ensure our customers that these are fitted to the highest standard to protect your safety.

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Dan
Technical Director, General Manager

Dan joined Vanworx in 2008. Coming straight from a 7 year stint at a VW dealership he has a wealth of knowledge from VW and now Vanworx. We don’t know anyone else that knows as much technical info on the vans as Dan.

Leigh
Workshop Manager, Auto Electrician

Leigh joined us in 2015 with a huge amount of electrical experience. He is adept at installing the electrics to all our conversions. As well as managing the workshop, Leigh organises vehicle collection and PDI of your van before it is ready for you to collect. His automotive interests combined with his efficiency and desire for perfection, ensures that the best quality of work is carried out for our customers and their conversions.

John
Senior Technician, Fitter

After previously working as a mobile mechanic in Bournemouth, John joined the Vanworx team as an entirely self taught trimmer and fitter. John is a perfectionist even under pressure, so we can ensure our customers that fridges, gas and other interior parts are fitted to a very high standard.

Corey
Auto Electrician, Mechanic

Corey joined Vanworx in 2017 following a two year role at Mazda. Corey now works alongside Leigh as an Auto Electrician and has developed his experience in electrics during his time with us and is. In addition to installing electrics to all of our conversions, Corey is a qualified mechanic and assists in the workshop.

Completing Your Conversions – the final stage of the conversion

Our team of mechanics will give your VW the final adjustments you require, from the smallest adjustments to suspension upgrades before being cleaned and polished by our “in house” valeting team. All our completed conversions are photographed and presented on our social media channels. Follow us @vanworx – Like us on Facebook.

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Dan
Technical Director, General Manager

Dan joined Vanworx in 2008. Coming straight from a 7 year stint at a VW dealership he has a wealth of knowledge from VW and now Vanworx. We don’t know anyone else that knows as much technical info on the vans as Dan.

Indy
Photography, Design and Marketing

Indy joined Vanworx in May 2016 and works part-time on our marketing, design and branding. Indy manages our social media channels, presenting our current conversions to new, old and potential customers for inspiration and ideas on converting their VW.

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Jamie
Valeter

Jamie and his wife Karen have worked with Vanworx for 9 years. As well as valeting our completed vans, together they run a cleaning company, (Inside and Out) which was established 10 years ago. With 20 years experience involved with transport and vehicles, Jamie has a good eye for detail.

Chicester Office – Vanworx Xpress

We opened our Vanworx Xpress workshop in Shoreham in Spring 2015. We moved our workshop to Chicester in 2018, expanding our workshop. We have created a workshop environment to carry out VW spec kombi conversions and lining along with a full range of accessories. We also offer a Vehicle sales service here by appointment.

Dorothy
Chichester Receptionist, Accounts

Dorothy is likely to be your first point of contact when contacting or visiting our Chichester reception. Dorothy will be happy to answer your questions and queries when booking in or ordering your conversion! Currently part time after a recent family addition.

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Michal
Chichester Workshop Manager, Technician

Michal joined Vanworx 6 years ago and moved from Dorset to run Vanworx XPress. Now based in Sussex, Michal works at our Chichester workshop and manages the daily running of the workshop as well as directing each stage of the build process from start to finish. From carpeting lining and heater installations through to fitting suspension and roof cutting, Michal is a perfectionist in all elements of a van build so you can ensure all parts of your conversion will be fitted to a very high standard.

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Ryan
Trimmer, Fitter

Ryan joined Vanworx in 2018. Coming from a fabrication background for another conversion company, Ryan has an exceptional eye for detail and a real asset to the Chichester team. As well as holding mechanical qualification, Ryan assists Michal in the Chichester workshop through several elements of the build.

Dave
Managing Director, Founder

For many years Dave planned to have a presence within the South East/London area. A place for customers to visit Vanworx for their camper needs but also offering many lining, styling and accessories in this busy area for VW vans!

Wells Office – Vanworx Kombi Sales and Rentals

We have opened Vanworx in Wells where we will be running our rental fleet and our kombi sales. We also offer a vehicle sales service here by appointment.

Dave
Managing Director, Founder

A keen VW enthusiast since way before he could drive, Dave founded Vanworx in 2007. Dave has a thorough understanding of what is needed from a camper and understands each and every customers needs are different.

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Dan
Technical Director, General Manager, Sales

Dan joined Vanworx in 2008. Coming straight from a 7 year stint at a VW dealership he has a wealth of knowledge from VW and now Vanworx. We don’t know anyone else that knows as much technical info on the vans as Dan. Dan may also be your point of contact for Kombi sales.