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Meet the TIP Gateshead Team

The TIP Gateshead team is led by Vanessa Erskine (Branch Operations Manager). ‘Ness’ has been with the business for 15 years and her dedication has been instrumental in the growth of our ‘North East branch’. Ness is often the ‘go to’ person when it comes to handling TIP’s computer systems!

Ness is supported by Sara Smith, Scott Robinson, Steven Shearer, Colin Richings and Rob Smith.

Pictured left to right are Vanessa, ?, Dave George, Scott, ? and Rob

Sara Smith (Assistant Branch Operations Manager)

Scott Robinson (Operations Assistant)

Steven Shearer (Operations Assistant)

Colin Richings (MOT Lane Administrator)

Rob Smith (Workshop Manager) has been with TIP since 2017, starting as an Assistant Branch Operations Manager, before becoming Workshop Manager in 2018.

Rob’s team of workshop and mobile mechanics is :-

Barry Carr (Workshop Supervisor)

John Raeburn (Workshop Mechanic)

Paul Errington (Workshop Mechanic)

Phillip Dobson (Workshop Mechanic/Driver)

Edmund Wilson (Mobile Mechanic)

Lee Wilson (Mobile Mechanic)

Ryan Walker (Mobile Mechanic)

Stephen Rutter (Mobile Mechanic) predominately works at a customer site where he looks after approximately 150 trailers. Steve is very dedicated to his work and an integral part of the team, so much so it’s a nightmare getting him to take his holidays!!

From a commercial perspective, branch activities are led by Dave George (Strategic Accounts Manager). Dave is a valuable member of our commercial team, having a great understanding of the industry and our business, providing many years of experience. Dave always manages to offer a positive outlook for everything he is involved in and is always on hand to provide help whenever needed. As an bonus, he is  our ‘in-house’ photographer!