A Little About Us

Established in 2003 we are based just a couple of minutes from Junction 23 of the M60.

Guide Bridge MOT & Service Centre is owned and run by Jan and Derek Lord, supported by their family, plus a skilled team of highly qualified motor engineers.

Derek has over 40 years’ experience in the motor trade and when so many of the family depend on the business that’s a strong motivation to go that extra mile to ensure our customers are always happy.

Guide Bridge MOT & Service are no strangers to winning awards for the work they do. In 2011 Jan took away the prestigious award ‘Woman of the Year’ award for innovation at the Forward Ladies event in Manchester. The following year they won ‘Going the extra Mile award’ from a leading fleet company, and there have been a number of smaller awards every year since. This is testament to the good service, honest pricing and transparency they show towards the people of Tameside and surrounding areas.

Over the years we have been luckily enough to win many awards to include:

  • 2011 – Woman of the Year for Innovation
  • 2012 – Runner up: Business Person of the Year in the Pride of Tameside Awards
  • 2013 – Going the Extra Mile award
  • 2014 – Pride of Tameside: Business of the Year
  • 2014 – #SBS Winner with Theo Paphitis
    • Notable Networker with BNI South Pennines
  • 2015 – Long Service Award with ARI
    • BrightPig Business of the Week
  • 2016 – Finalist in Outstanding Business Woman of the Year – E3 awards
  • 2017 – Pride of Tameside: Family Business of the Year

Jan has many links into the community and is involved in a number of projects across the borough.

An active networker and committed member of the Local branch of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce. As one of the leading members of the new 99’rs club in Tameside Jan is always looking for new ways of bringing business into the borough.