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. 

Dear Customers, 

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 never forget.” 

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.

 Thank you Sue and John Chadwick