Having bought a rusty Triumph Spitfire when he was 18 years old, Jason decided to apprentice as a metal fabrication engineer which gave him a very broad introduction to steel work in general and sheet metal work in particular. He then applied these skills to restoring his own car and this was the start of his career in classic car restoration.
Having worked for different companies over the years, Jason wanted to set up his own business. In 2005 he launched Mobile Welding Services, providing a nationwide mobile classic car restoration service. He would work on his clients’ cars, in their own garage and stay on sight in his custom built motorhome/mobile workshop for the duration of the work.
In 2009 Jason applied for a QEST scholarship to further his knowledge and improve his skills. QEST enabled him to attend 3 courses for specialised training in panel beating and traditional coach building techniques that date back to the dawn of motoring. These skills have enabled him to tackle more complicate techniques and create more sophisticated repair sections. Without this new knowledge, Jason would have been limited in the restorations he could take on.
In 2015 Jason opened a brand new fully equipped modern workshop in Worcestershire, this has enabled him to increase his tooling in such a way as to gain maximum benefit from the tuition that QEST made possible. In 2016 Jason took on an apprentice also funded by QEST (Gosling Foundation). Jason will now spend the next 2 years passing on his accumulation of knowledge to the next generation.