Meet the Vanworx Team

Our skilled and committed team

Our highly trained and committed staff are the backbone of our business and take great pride is designing and delivering each and every one of our VW Campervan conversions. 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.

Reception and Enquiries

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.

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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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.

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.

Leigh

Senior 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.

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

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.

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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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 detail on the vans as Dan.

Leigh

Senior 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.

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 on Instagram and Facebook for all our latest projects and conversion features.

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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.

Vanworx XPress South West

We have opened Vanworx in Wells where we aim to offer you with a great selection of high quality VW T6 Transporter kombi vans available in stock and from factory order. We add one of our styling packs giving you a bespoke vehicle perfect for work or play. 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.

Vanworx Team

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.

Dorothy

Wells Receptionist, Accounts

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

Wells Workshop Manager, Technician

Michal joined Vanworx 6 years ago, recently moving down to Somerset after running Vanworx XPress: Chichester. Now based in Somerset, Michal works at our Wells 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 styling modifications for your kombi, 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.

Vanworx XPress South East

We moved our workshop from Shoreham to Chichester 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.

Vanworx South West

Dean

Branch Director

After running an Electrical company for 8 years, Dean fancied a change. Teaming up with business partner, Elliot, Vanworx XPress South East is now under new management. With a passion for VWs and a thorough understanding of what our customers require, Dean will ensure your build is done to perfection and will ensure you will drive away satisfied.

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Leanne

Admin

Leanne joined Vanworx XPress South East alongside Dean and Elliot. Leanne is likely to be your point of contact when visiting our Chichester workshop and will be on hand to show you around our workshop and discuss all of the options we have available to make you and your van stand out from the crowd.

Josh

Trimmer, Fitter, Mechanic

Josh joined us at Vanworx Xpress – South East early 2019. Bringing his enthusiasm from a background in vehicle modification and mechanics since a young age. Josh carries out each part of the build from start to finish. Your vehicle is in safe hands for all works completed by our perfectionist. Fun Fact – Josh spends ALL of his spare time building his own retro fast fords from Cosworth’s to RS turbo’s from the 90’s.

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!