South Shore Coachworks Team

Richard Docking

Richard joined South Shore in November 2017 after 17 years as Master Coachbuilder working in Boston, USA. Outside of work Richard enjoys exersizing both in the countryside and the gym, good food and world travel: having visited 50 countries! 


Paul 'Pea' Smith

'Pea' started at South Shore in October 2018. A highly experienced welder and fabricator he has completed many projects including creating street furniture for Carnaby Street in London and worked for 20 years in his own forge as a blacksmith in Cape Town, South Africa. Weekends and evenings are consumed mainly by motorcycles, Pea having owned over 200 British, German, Italian Japanese & American machines.

Gary Bowring

Gary joined South Shore Coachworks for the second time in May of 2016. He describes his strengths as a skilled wheeler in both Aluminium and Steel with welding skills that include Aluminium & Steel Gas, MIG, TIG, and Brazing. He also has Silver solder and ledding skills. When Gary is not working he spends his time on his own collection of classic cars and vintage motor cycles, family permitting.

Thomas Robbins

Thomas is currently serving his apprenticeship with South Shore after recognition of his fabrication and panel work skills.  Thomas describes his strengths as welding skills and being a quick learner but he is pretty nifty with his panel beating.  His hobbies are the gym, football and socialising. 

Gary Osgood

Gary describes himself as a self-taught fabricator and as such has striven to achieve great work.  When asked to describe his strengths the response was ‘rising to a challenge’ – nothing he is ever short of with his current place in the Team.  Gary’s hobbies are cars, metal detecting (he obviously can never get enough metal) and gardening.

Glen Whetren

Glen is currently developing the composite department.  He describes his strengths as fabrication and composite.  Glen’s personal passions and street rods and family projects.

Nigel Larimore

Nigel enjoys new projects and he is in the right place for that!  His hobbies include Hot Rods, motorcycles and cooking.  Can’t wait for a taster ……

Aaron Hayward

Aaron joined South Shore Coachworks in August 2016 on an apprenticeship. Aaron will be taught Panel Beating, Welding and English Wheel techniques whilst at South Shore Coachworks. He will also be given an introduction to Composite work. Aaron will be attending college as part of his training.