Greetham Garage in the early days

Greetham Garage in the early days. L to R: Julian Cardew, John Featherstone, Jeremy Easson, Andrew Hinch & Jim Haslegrave.


It all largely about Julian Cardew quite frankly, while the team around him are exceptional in their own right.

On graduating from Nottingham University in 1976 Julian followed his interest in all things mechanical. He then moved to Greetham, near Oakham, with his young family. He took on the local garage with his wife, Sarah.

By 1979 they were ready for the re-opening of RAF Cottesmore and the influx of TTTE personnel with German, Italian and British operating the new Tornado multi-roll jet. In 2000, the creation of Joint Force Harrier opened a new chapter, with Royal Navy and RAF combining operations with the BAE Harrier.

2012 brought in the Army, as the flying era of Cottesmore ended and the Navy and RAF departed, with the withdrawal from service of the Harrier VTOL planes. RAF Wittering now has now restarted flying with the Tutors. Also from the Public Sector, HMP Stocken is a regular client.

Greetham Garage's hand picked and trained team have been serving the local area and including military personnel at Cottesmore for the last 42 years and have begun the next phase. Working in new, purpose built workshops  adjacent the A1, just 1.0 miles to the east of Greetham Village. The attitude has always been to  deliver on quality of work and to offer a uniquely flexible service with a quick response time. Vehicle issues are rarely expected and always totally inconvenient. The team get this and do their best to make issues as painless as possible.


Greetham Garage offers a full range of services, ranging from small repairs to complete renovation projects and fleet servicing. They can offer you a no obligation estimate, free advice, purchasing guidance, impartial mechanical inspections and much more, so do feel free to contact for more information.