Ged Lynch-Smith CEO

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Ged Lynch-Smith
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0151 933 3686

Ged Lynch-Smith CEO

After leaving school at 16, Ged completed an apprenticeship as a paint sprayer with a Ford main dealer. Keen to further his skill set, he left Fords to qualify as a sprayer and panel beater with Vauxhall. In his spare time, Ged pursued his interest in prestige and performance motor vehicle restoration and repair focussing on E-Type Jaguars and other similar marques. After building up an impressive portfolio and still only 22 years old, Ged decided to take the plunge and opened his first premises specialising in repairing and modifying prestige and performance cars.

In 1983 the business had already grown out of the current premises and after pursuing several options he decided to take up an offer to enter in to a partnership with an existing company with larger premises. In 1987 after a further period of growth, Ged was now in a position to buy out his partner and take sole responsibility for the company. Rebranding from Lloyds to Lloyds Autobody, Ged then set about achieving his dream of gaining approvals from the leading manufacturers. In 1987, Lloyds received their first approval from SAAB quickly followed by Porsche then Mercedes. Once again Ged soon realised that he was outgrowing his current premises so set about locating a plot and designing and building the current site in Liverpool which opened for business in 1995.

In 1998, Lloyds Autobody achieved Porsche's Body Shop of the Year award, and in 1999 Ged achieved a fellowship in IMI for commitment to quality and service to the motor trade. Following on from the success of the award in 1998, Porsche requested that Lloyds opened a branch in Manchester to serve its customer base in that area. In 2000, Lloyds Autobody Manchester opened its doors for business and since then has secured manufacturer approvals for several other prestige and performance car manufacturers including Rolls Royce, Bentley, Tesla, McLaren, Aston Martin and Ferrari.

Ged is a man that leads by example, he has a remarkable ability to see potential in people, identify and develop their skills, and lead them to achieve their highest possible standards of workmanship.

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Porsche Cayenne Customer
Thanks for all your help with making this as painless as it has been for us!
- Chloe Halling
Tesla Owner
Morning Lee, just wanted to drop you a note to say a big thank you on behalf of myself & Sandra for the excellent service & superb job you have done on our Tesla Model S. I would particularly like to thank you for having the car ready and in immaculate condition ready for our return from holiday & the kindness from yourself in picking us up from the airport. I would have no hesitation in recommending Lloyds Autobody.
- David & Sandra Thompson
Range Rover Customer
Hi Lee, Just to thank you and your team so much for the brilliant service again. You do go the extra mile and it is very much appreciated! Many thanks for all your help.
- Shirley Henshall
Bentley GT Customer
Hi Lee, Just wanted to drop you a quick line to say thanks for the excellent work on my car and sorting out the rental car in the interim. Great service all round. Really appreciate your help.
- Mike McGarth
AMG SLS Customer
Hi Lee - just a quick note to say a big thank you for sorting out the damaged SLS roadster. By taking over the co-ordination of the works and various pick ups / deliveries etc you made the whole experience much less stressful. I collected the car last week from Jay at Miglior and it looked absolutely amazing. Thanks again for a first class service.
- Roger Marsden
Bentley GT Customer
Dear Lee, Just a quick note to say I am delighted with the repair you and the Lloyds team have carried out on my car. The service from end-to-end has been outstanding and I really appreciate the communication and update throughout. When I collected the car it looked like it was fresh off the assembly line…….the paint, body work and attention to detail is simply awesome. Thank you so much and please cascade my thanks to the individuals who did such a great job.
- Mark Dougill
Tesla Customer
Hi Lee, Further to my recent repair, having recently got the car back I thought to drop you a line and say how happy I am with the repair Lloyds Autobody carried out. The repair and paintwork excellent, and the car came back to me pristinely clean, once again thank you for your efforts and attention throughout the process.
- Michael Meredith
Audi S Customer
Hi Lee, just thought I'd drop you a line to say a big thank you for repairing my Audi after it was involved in a crash recently. I was highly impressed by the efficient, courteous manner of both yourself and the staff at Lloyds and the work that was carried out on the car was both thorough and to a very high standard, resulting in my car being returned to concours standards. It's not often that expectations are exceeded in this day and age, but I'm glad to say that in this case they were!
- Dave Rofe
Range Rover Customer
Thanks for your time this morning it has meant a lot the after support you have offered has been great. The sealed unit is being replaced tomorrow at 8am under warranty.
- Jackie Bird

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