Mark PughMark has owned Broad Lane Land Rovers since 2015 when he took over from his predecessor Martin, however his passion was born long before that. Taking ownership of the garage was a chance to live his dream and his passion now truly transfers into his work. Mark’s devotion was born out of the restoration of his Series IIa when he was twenty, then later being one of the only people in the UK to convert a Range Rover Classic with a Td5 engine. Mark spent his earlier years developing a self taught and extensive knowledge of intricate IT systems for large corporate companies which he has easily translated into extensive vehicle diagnostics and problem solving on the newer models of Land Rover and Range Rover. He has invested in the latest diagnostic technology to make sure he is ahead of the game when it comes to dealing with the comprehensive and often complicated world of modern vehicle technology. Mark’s special interest is in the restoration of Defender’s which he finds extremely rewarding as it is an opportunity to make sure that Land Rover will live on.
Fiona PughFiona became a part of the team shortly after and for a time it was just them as they laid the foundation for Broad Lane Land Rovers. With Mark in the Workshop and Fiona running the business, they have become a formidable team and take pride in providing a personal and high-quality service to customers near and far. They are especially proud of their team and it is a huge joy to build a business around people who are just as passionate about Land Rover’s as they are. They have two dogs Oscar & Dexter who come to work with them and love spending their spare time taking them for walks in all parts of the country. They think dogs and Land Rovers go hand in hand so they love when customers bring in their furry friends to meet them!
Dave HolmesDave is an avid Land Rover fan with his first Land Rover being a Series 11A EX military but unfortunately, he no longer has it in his possession. His dream Land Rover is a Series 1, preferably the short wheel-based model as its one of the rarest Land Rover models that is not often seen. Dave has been a mechanic for many years and loves combining his passion for Land Rovers with his career. He is highly experienced with all models of Land Rover and has a special interest in off-road vehicle preparation and restorations.
Dave is currently carrying out a restoration project on his wife’s Land Rover Defender 90 when he has the time! Additionally, Dave’s challenge buggy is also an ongoing project with it being a QT roll cage on a Range Rover Classic chassis, a Discovery engine and gearbox and Toyota Land Cruiser axles.
Nicky SmallmanNicky drives a Land Rover Freelander. She has fond childhood memories of going for adventures her Dad’s Land Rover Series 3. Nicky loves working within the Land Rover world as she believes they are full of character and fun to drive bringing together a wonderful community. Nicky enjoys working for Broad Lane Land Rovers as she feels valued being part of a fantastic team. She finds it really interesting as every day is different and she really enjoys meeting new customers and their Land Rovers as well as hearing their stories.
In her spare time, Nicky also loves taking part in “Muddy Dog” challenges in aid of Battersea Dogs Home with her Collie Swift. She also really enjoys getting out and exploring the countryside with her horse as well as competing in the show ring.
Derek BrownDel’s first Land Rover that he owned was a Series 1 88, which he still owns and is still on the road! Del’s dream was always Land Rover is a Series one. Del has been faced with may challenging repairs throughout his time with Land Rovers.
Del is currently embarking on many personal project’s owning a Series 2a lightweight, a mark I Mini and a Sankey trailer leaving him plenty to be getting on with! In his spare time Del likes dog walking and gardening, he shares his house with 7 dogs and 8 cats!
Will ThompsonWills first ever Land Rover is Range Rover Classic which he still currently owns and is currently in many bits which is in need of attention! Nevertheless, Will’s dream Land Rover is a Defender 130 as he thinks that they’re superb in every way! Will loves the challenges that Land Rover’s bring when working on them. Whilst it is sad to see them rust away, he loves it when a Land Rover is brought back to life with a new chassis or bulkhead or a big restoration.
Will is currently involved in a range of personal projects. He owns a Land Rover Discovery 2 called ‘Nancy’, two Discovery 1’s and a Range Rover Classic. Will is also helping his Dad with Land Rover Series 2 109, Series 3 109 and a Range Rover Classic rebuild. In his spare time, Will enjoys working on Land Rovers and going off-roading as that’s all he does!!