Mike Butler's Industry Background

  • My background.
    I started working with Peugeot vehicles at "Reading Garage" during 1987. At the time this was the only Peugeot dealer in Reading and this is where I served my apprenticeship and was employed for more than twelve years, whilst becoming a Peugeot "Master Technician", gaining IMI accreditation along the way and attending countless training courses at Peugeot's training centre in Coventry.

  • The Peugeot brand continued to grow in the late '80s. However, Reading garage ceased trading in mid 1999 and I saw it as an ideal opportunity to continue to serve the owners of Peugeot vehicles in the Reading area. A short sharp advertising campaign along with local press coverage ensured that as many Peugeot owners as possible knew what was happening.

  • I began by starting Autosolutions as a "mobile workshop" whereby cars would be cared for at a customer's home or workplace.

  • Today I operate the business from the workshop in Newbury and still have more than a few of the original "Reading Garage" customers among the ever growing customer base. Autosolutions is set for further growth in the coming months as I continue to expand into the used car sales area of the market.