The Company


Phil Davies started trading in Plymouth in 1979 as an independent alternative to main dealer servicing and repairs. He served his 5 year apprenticeship under the Volkswagen main dealer in Plymouth.

In 1982 the company Phil Davies (South West) Ltd was formed and since that time business has steadily increased.

We are a family run business with over 35 years experience and have built our customer base on personal recommendations and referrals.

In 2006 Phil was joined by his brother-in law Kevin Ellis, who had recently moved to the area. Kevin has become a great asset to the business, and is now the service manager. In 2009, his son Nathan Ellis also joined the company as an apprentice, and is now a fully qualified Technician. After his training he then moved forward and became an MOT tester which was hugely beneficial to the garage. He is also fully qualified to work with Air-conditioning systems. At the end of his apprenticeship he achieved the ultimate ‘apprentice of the year award’. This prestigious award was gained through the South Devon Training College with hard work and dedication, supported by the experience and support given to him by his work colleagues and the in-house training.

2011 saw his brother Tom Ellis also join the company. He is also a fully qualified Technician and MOT tester. Both him and his brother Nathan have a great interest in cars. Their interests stretch further than just the everyday road car as they have a great interest in Motorsport. Together they have built themselves purpose built track cars which they use for doing track days. Their interest in Motorsport is great for the company as it has given them a much broader view of different area's of vehicles and also shows how dedicated they are to their jobs.

With our fully trained technicians we offer the customer value for money service in today’s competitive market. Between us we have gained a wealth of experience and technical knowledge on these vehicles, which stand us in good stead for the future.

Retail Motor Industry Federation


We have been a member of the RMIF since 1995. This body raises standards throughout the industry through quality control schemes and learning programmes.

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