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.

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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.

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.

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Leigh
Workshop Manager, Auto Electrician

Leigh joined us in 2015 with a huge amount of experience. He is adept at installing the electrics to all our conversions. His love for VWs combined with his efficiency and desire for perfection ensures that the best quality of work is carried out for our customers and their conversions.

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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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Sam
Technician, Mechanic

Sam joined Vanworx in 2015 and holds a Level 3 vehicle technician qualification. With 10 years experience in the motor trade, his mechanical skills enhance our workshop with him carrying out routine maintenance and repairs on all our conversions to the highest standard.

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Stephen
Technician, Fitter

Stephen recently joined the Vanworx team as a technician and fitter. Stephen is involved in most elements of the builds and conversions and works efficiently, swiftly and leaves no loose threads. His attention to detail is impeccable and he is capable of juggling many tasks to keep the job moving.

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…

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Sid
Senior Joiner

A skilled 4th generation Joiner/Carpenter – Sid brings a precise work standard to Vanworx. All of our furniture is hand prepared by Sid, and if you look closely at his work there are a number of elements that really sets his work at the very highest level of standard. CNC technology to gives an alternative finish to our furniture.

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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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Leon
Senior Upholster

Joining us from his family business in marine upholstery in 2016 and with 18 years of upholstery experience, Leon has honed his skills behind the sewing machine and is now producing VW car seats to the highest quality. With a keen eye for detail, every stitch is sewn to perfection to produce the highest quality upholstery to add to your conversion.

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Clay
Upholster

Clay recently joined Vanworx after previously working at Volkswagen. With a background and keen interest in the fashion industry, Clay joins Leon and Leanne to learn the trade in auto trimming and is developing his skills in upholstery.

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.

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Leigh
Workshop Manager, Auto Electrician

Leigh joined us in 2015 and installs the electrics to all our conversions. As well as having the skills to improve our electrical installs and a love for VW’s, Leigh is a great addition to the Vanworx team. His OCD to work efficiently and tidily can ensure us and our customers that all his work is done to perfection!

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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.

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Stephen
Technician, Fitter

Stephen has recently joined the Vanworx team as a technician and fitter. Stephen is involved in most elements of the builds and conversions to work efficiently and tidily to ensure us and our customers that all his work is done to perfection!

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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Stephen
Technician, Fitter

Stephen has recently joined the Vanworx team as a technician and fitter. Stephen is involved in most elements of the builds and conversions to work efficiently and tidily to ensure us and our customers that all his work is done to perfection!

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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.

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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.

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.

Shoreham Office – Vanworx Xpress

We have opened Vanworx Xpress near Brighton in Spring 2015. 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
Shoreham Manager, Accounts

Dorothy is likely to be your first point of contact when contacting or visiting our Shoreham 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.

Michal
Trimmer, Fitter

Michal works at our Shoreham workshop and helps out through many stages of the build process. Michal joined Vanworx 5 years ago and moved from Dorset to run the Shoreham workshop. A complete trimming machine. His record currently stands at 9 full kombis lined and insulated in 4.5 days!

Dan
Fitter, Auto Electrician

Dan joined Vanworx at the start of 2017. Coming from a detailing background he has an exceptionally keen eye for detail. A real asset to the team specialising in auto electrics and audio installs.

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 Sales and Rentals

We have opened Vanworx in Wells where we will be running our rental fleet. 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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Jo
Sales, Customer Service
Based in Somerset, Jo shares with us a wealth of experience in marketing and client services from within a variety of industries, including publishing, creative agencies, textile brokering as well as Formula 1. She will be your point of contact if you rent a van or buy parts from us.