Family-run business and Withernsea community favourite Tower Garage looks
to the future as its current owners retire
CAPTION: Sue and John Chadwick will retire after 21 years. CREDIT: Terry Bearpark
The Gazette spoke to the pair about their
retirement, memories, and changes of the
garage after owning it for over two decades.
In September 2000, they started it as a family
business along with their son Matthew and
daughter Laura. Initially, the Tower Garage
was run as a petrol, vehicle servicing, repairs,
and MOT station. However, in 2008 despite
the difficult decision to cease retailing fuel, the
opportunity arose to become part of the Bosch
Car Service Network.
The Bosch training program enabled them to
keep pace with the development of modern motor
vehicles along with all aspects of service and
maintenance including diagnostics and systems.
Continuing with the tradition of a familyrun firm, their son, Matthew, worked tirelessly
alongside his parents to offer a great service to
customers. They reported that their customers
appreciated this excellent family relationship,
which allowed it to build up into the successful
business it is today.
Now both Sue and John have decided that after
21 long years, that they will retire on September
30. They told the Gazette they are looking
forward to well-earned rest and enjoy days out,
holidays and spending quality time with family
and friends. Despite their retirement drawing
ever nearer, they told the Gazette that they
wanted to reassure their customers that the Tower
Garage will still be in operation along the B1362
before Withernsea with a new family. Rob their
employee of 15 years, will still be a familiar face,
as he continues as technician for the new owner’s
Bobby and Leila.
We would like to thank our family, friends and
all our customers for supporting us over the last
21 years. We have thoroughly enjoyed our time
at Tower Garage. being part of this wonderful
community and have met many special people over
the years who have touched our lives, who we will
A special mention with thanks to our son
Matthew and our technician Rob, we couldn’t have
done it without you! We’re both ready and looking
forward to our retirement, but as we are planning to
stay local, we will see you around.