Micky started the company in 2000 as a young entrepreneur. He had a passion for Motors from an early age and left school with a clear vision in mind; to work with cars. He started the business in Forest gate, East London in a small building with little space allowing Micky to work on only one vehicle at a time. Micky would work in very difficult circumstances, with cars being worked on outside in all weather conditions throughout the year. Units were re-manufactured in a small room with limited lighting and limited specialist machinery. He started as a one-man band, with limited finance and resources but a strong compassion and motivation to make his business a success.
He started his business by cleaning and re-manufacturing starter motors and alternators. This was completed meticulously by hand, the old-fashioned way. Although this was a painstakingly time-consuming process, Micky being a hardworking and dedicated individual, would spend hours ensuring that every unit he re-manufactured were completed to his high level of standards.
He initially only retailed to small local garages and the general public living in the local community. Kwikstart’s clientele have now expanded to larger trade customers including RAC, who started using Kwikstart as they were very impressed by the personal service received by Micky and the quality and value for money of the starter motors and alternators he offered.
In 2015 Kwikstart moved premises to the motoring hub in Barking Industrial Estate, which provided the company space to cater for the increase in customers. The new location now covers Essex and London and is a more convenient and easily accessible site for customers. Units are now remanufactured using state of the art equipment and machinery allowing Kwikstart to offer a higher volume and variety of units. Micky still ensures the units are re-manufactured to his high standards with quality assurance checks in place ensuring this. However, Kwikstart have maintained their ethos of providing value for money and are still able to offer their services and units at competitive prices.
Kwikstart have expanded their services and due to persistent customer demand now offer all vehicle maintenance and servicing. They can provide MOT’s and all general mechanical repairs. This is in addition to their core specialism of providing re-manufactured starter motors and alternators.
Kwikstart has grown from just Mick to a team of 9 people. The quality of customer service offered is at the heart of this company with Mick ensuring all customers leave satisfied. Even today, you will see Micky in the garage working on the cars and the units. His responsibilities have expanded to cover areas such as Human Resources, Marketing and Finance but his passion still lies in working with motors and he is at his happiest in his work uniform, when his hands are greasy and his head is under a car bonnet.