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Case Study

Heywood Auto

Heywood Auto


Heywood entrepreneur Michael Gbasai has left behind a career in technology to launch his own garage business with his son, thanks to a £10k loan from BFS.

Having worked in IT for the last 20 years, Michael has always had a love of cars, building his own KIT cars, training as a mechanic and service technician and working his way up through the industry to become North West vehicle maintenance manager for a major car rental company.

Now, using his own investment and the Start Up Loan, he has launched Heywood Auto Clinic on Manchester Street in Heywood with his son Jordan who will be working alongside his dad to carry out MOTs in the new garage.

Michael is using his Start Up Loan to install new equipment and testing kits in order to carry out MOTs and air conditioning servicing.   Given the garage’s position close to two motorway junctions, he also plans to invest in a breakdown truck to enable him to undertake recovery work.