Founder member in 1982 of Steve Parker Land Rovers in Healey Dell, Rochdale.
Steve Parker has over 40 years experience working on Land Rovers from Series 1 1948 to current Land Rover models.
Steve Parker is our in house Series Models and ex-Mod expert.
He has designed our engine conversions, 2.8 Ford V6 into Series Land Rovers.3ltr Ford Petrol V6 & Peugeot Diesel conversion into series & 90/110 Land Rovers. 200Tdi Discovery engines into Series & 90/110 Land Rovers, 300 Tdi into series & 90/110 Land Rovers.
Steve Parker is now RETIRED and his sister Sue is now running the Parts Department, Whilst Kevin (of MAS parts shop in Shaw, Oldham) has taken over the task of running the Workshop. Steve is still helping the teams giving advice and guidance when and where possible
Kevin (of MAS parts shop in Shaw, Oldham) has taken over the task of running the Workshop. Kevin has had Land Rovers for over 30 years. Having been a customer of Steve Parkers from being a 16 year old lad and his mum bring him for parts for the Land Rover he was building. He has been involved with Land Rover clubs and the Northern Off Road Club (NORC) for many years including being a scrutineer for them for many years. Like all Land Rover people he buys a Land Rover (or Discovery or Range Rover) and never sells them just puts them to grass. His Dads house is very well known for being on the corner of a Buckstones Road, Shaw and having Land Rover’s everywhere!
Over 40 years experience with Land Rovers and Range Rovers, having been brought up off roading them. Worked at Steve Parkers part time 1988-1992 and then full time since 1992. Being Steve Parker’s sister she has been involved with the Land Rovers for a long time. From doing the bookkeeping, to ordering and selling parts and helping to run the workshop, she knows about most aspects of the business. Since Steve has retired she has taken over the running of the parts department plus the special exhaust department, where the Land Rover conversion exhausts, along with other specialist vehicle exhausts are manufactured.
Gavin has many years experience working on Land Rovers & Range Rovers. Gavin did his work experience here when he was 15. He left school at 16 and went to do his apprenticeship in cars and light commercials. After he gained his qualifications and gained some experience he then came to work here. After a break of 5 years working elsewhere he came back here about 5 years ago. He has a lot of experience in the job from designing engine conversions with Steve and fitting engine conversions into Series and 90/110’s He also has plenty of experience in troubleshooting the modern day Electrical nightmares of Range Rovers, Discoverys etc. and also the everyday jobs of servicing and general repair work that comes through the Steve Parker garage
Wayne has over 20 Years experience designing, fabricating and welding exhausts and pipework in aluminised mild steel and stainless steel. Wayne helps to run the exhaust department by doing the day to day dealing with some of the special exhaust customers and doing the ordering for tube and sheet from which the exhausts are made etc.
Derek has over 40 Years experience designing, fabricating and welding exhausts and pipework in aluminised mild steel and stainless steel, over 20 years of these have been here at Steve Parkers, helping with the design of various exhaust systems.
Adam has returned to us in the parts department after working away for a few years, He has previously been working on Defenders and other Land Rover models and has a mechanicing background
Gil handles our accounts and finance, whilst also dealing with price file updates and is new to the team in 2016. Occasionally helps out by answering the phones when we are short staffed or all the phones ring at once! Helps the parts team with the once yearly stock taking! Never an easy task
Matt is new to the Service & Repairs team in 2017 with many years experience with Land Rover and Range Rover models. A Land Rover trained technician with over 10 years experience at independent Land Rover specialists. He is also a Land Rover enthusiast running a Discovery 2 for his every day motor.
Martin was new to the team in 2017 with a degree in Motorsport Engineering. He has quickly learnt about the world of Land Rovers and Range Rovers. However like all of us there is something new to learn every day. Martin has assisted in updating the website shop increasing the number of parts there are on it.