Avon man recognised for quality service

An Avon van technician is celebrating after joining an exclusive club following recognition for his outstanding services to the automotive industry.

Tim Fowler, from Backwell, was presented with a Volkswagen Gold Pin for exceptional service to the brand, at a recent ceremony in London.

The 40-year-old has worked for Bristol’s Volkswagen Van Centre, Heritage, since it opened in 2009, as a master technician. 

He has clocked up over 20 years of experience working with Volkswagen, having started when he left school at 16-years-old to pursue his passion of working in the automotive industry.

Tim, said: “When I left school at 16 to work with cars, many people disapproved and thought I was wasting my time. It is great that I can look back and prove to the people who doubted me, that I made a good career choice.”

Customers at Heritage Volkswagen Van Centre, can be sure that their vans are been looked after by a passionate expert, as Tim’s dedication to Volkswagen does not stay at work.

In his spare-time Tim has customized his very own Volkswagen T4 to meet his surfing needs and maintained a Volkswagen 67 Beetle.

Heritage Volkswagen’s head of business, Charles Roberts, said: “It is refreshing to see that Tim lives and breathes Volkswagen. It is fantastic that he has been awarded for his dedication.”

Only about 20 people from Volkswagen are awarded the Gold Pin every year.