Meet the ADS Family


ADS has been established since 1985 and is run by Father and son Frank and David Massey.

ADS are proud to be independent and offer a comprehensive care package for your Volkswagen, Audi, SEAT Skoda vehicle including servicing, Diagnostics, performance tuning and much more.

Frank who is one of the UK’s leading experts in vehicle Diagnostics with over 40 years industry experience who is renowned in the motor industry for his unrivalled expertise and knowledge.

Frank was also the first independent technician to achieve the very first National accreditation scheme for vehicle technicians at Master technician level. Frank Also holds the fellowship of the motor Industry (IMI), the highest grade of membership of the motor industry professional association, which governs the ATA scheme.

Frank’s son David, who now runs the business who has accumulated over 15 years experience takes ADS customer service to the next level and together offer a wealth of over 60 years combined experience.

David has also taken the company in exciting new directions such as performance tuning and is the go to man for ECU remapping and economy improvements for Turbo diesel and Turbo petrol cars.

As a valued customer of ADS we strive to offer you the very highest levels of customer service.

When you hand over your keys to our technicians you can rest assured that you and your vehicle are in the safe hands of professional technicians in the cleanest and safest environment in our state of the art workshop.

We offer a truly unique experience and friendly alternative to the main dealer at a fraction of the cost with access to full dealership software including VW, Audi, SEAT, Skoda, BMW, Porsche, Mercedes, Volvo, Jaguar.

The Team

Frank Massey

Frank Massey

Senior director

Frank Massey, a man who need little introduction. A legend amongst technicians and respected throughout our known galaxy. As Frank is away globetrotting preaching to the western civilization about component functionality and current paths within a circuit, He can now enjoy a less hands on role within the business and now spends all of his spare time cleaning and moving other people’s stuff around so we can‘t find them and then denying the whole thing. It’s a fun game especially when you’re busy. We love him really, especially when we have a diagnostic emergency or a sudden outbreak of dust.

  • Joined ADS ‘pre-dates all known records and carbon dating’
  • Nickname ‘Dad’
  • Hobbies ‘Moving things so nobody can find them’
  • Likes ‘Cleaning’
  • Dislikes ‘micro dust particles’
  • Favourite food ‘Steak and chips’
  • Favourite Drink ‘Liquid nitrogen’
  • Thinks ‘About returning to his home planet one day’
  • Wishes ‘He’d had a daughter’
Annette Parkinson

Annette Parkinson

Training Manager (Director)

Our very own Lovely Annette!! One could quite easily run out of superlatives to say about Annette until she opens her mouth and answers back.

Annette has recently been promoted to company director and it’s down to her continued hard work, loyalty and dedication. Annette is the girl pulling all the strings and always keeps ADS on an even keel. Adored and respected by everyone, especially us.

  • Joined ADS ‘2008 bc’
  • Nickname ‘Netty’
  • Hobbies ‘Talking about food’
  • Likes ‘Eating’
  • Dislikes ‘Idiots’
  • Favourite food ‘Thai food’
  • Favourite Tipple ‘Anything by the bottle’
  • Thinks ‘she is the boss’
  • Wishes ‘For a pay rise’
Glyn James Arthur

Glyn James Arthur


Glyn-bob!! What a guy! What he lacks in confidence he makes up in enthusiasm. He now basically tackles all the jobs nobody else wants. This includes talking engines out of V10 RS6 and timing chains on Audi R8‘s, the list goes on and on. This man is a workaholic and gets annoyed when he has nothing to do, would literally work until his arms fell off and even then he would use his face to finish the job. in fact, we’re pretty sure he’s not even human, with what he eats we’re all just surprised he’s still alive.

  • Joined ADS ‘2014’
  • Nickname ‘Glyn Bob’
  • Hobbies ‘Working’
  • Likes ‘Talking’
  • Dislikes ‘Not Working’
  • Favourite food ‘Anything Processed and the colour beige’
  • Favourite Drink ‘Stella’
  • Thinks ‘Too much’
  • Wishes ‘To be more like Dave’

David Stringer

Workshop Manager

David is our newest member of the Team and he is just as bit as crazy as the rest. David is our super organised workshop manager, here to be the link between technician & customer. Despite his tattooed, tall, bearded exterior he is our friendly giant here to make sure your repair goes smoothly.

  • Joined ADS June 2018
  • Nickname- Big D
  • Hobbies ‘Chasing small people down beanstalks’
  • Likes- grinding bones to make his bread & Sugar Free Polo’s
  • Dislikes ‘People called Jack, Banter & Baseball caps’
  • Favourite food ‘Magic beans’
  • Favourite Tipple ‘Becks Blu”
  • Thinks he can drink

Wishes he had a 1 bedroom flat on the moon

Dave Massey

Dave Massey

‘The Boss’

Dave is undoubtedly the genius behind the recent growth and success of ADS. Dave is responsible for all the performance tuning and web development that goes on. By my own admission a wonderful chap to work for and I’m sure all the staff would whole heartily agree, especially on fat Fridays when he buys them all KFC and takes them for a beer.

  • Nickname ‘Swede’
  • Hobbies Winding his dad up
  • Likes ‘Playing Golf’
  • Dislikes ‘Tall people’
  • Favourite food ‘Anything locally sourced’
  • Favourite Tipple ‘Makers mark, lime, Ginger beer’
  • Thinks ‘He’s James bond’
  • Wishes ‘He was just a bit taller’
Peter Bennie

Peter Bennie

Workshop Manager

Peter, Peter, peter what can I say about peter apart from he has a bauld head and is a bloody good mechanic. He would argue he is the best. I’ve known Peter since high school where we were best buddies, nothing has changed for 20 years. Peter is the main man and the king pin who is now responsible for running the workshop day to day.

  • Joined ADS ‘2013’
  • Nickname ‘Baldy’
  • Hobbies ‘Listening to RnB’
  • Likes ‘polishing his head’
  • Dislikes ‘Being told what to do’
  • Favourite food ’Anything processed and without flavour’
  • Favourite Drink ‘Cider’
  • Thinks ‘He’s the boss’
  • Wishes ‘He was the boss
Dave Gore

Dave Gore

Diagnostic Technician

Dave Gore (The Berrell), joined the team in 2018 after spending an entire lifetime idolising Dave massey and watching all his videos on the youtube tellybox. 

  • Joined ADS August 2018
  • Nickname “answers to Fat sparra or Berrell.
  • Hobbies watching Youtube, collecting rare stamps
  • Likes Wigley lines and pressure testing
  • Dislikes everybody except Glyn 
  • Favorite food ’Dominoes pizza and tuna butties
  • Favorite Drink Milk
  • Thinks He’d do Mike Tyson in his prime.
  • Wishes ‘He was as tall and good looking as Dave Massey

Get in touch


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    Alan Cameron
    Alan Cameron
    21:50 31 Jan 21
    Diagnosed & replaced EGR valve.Excellent service from David & the team at ADS from start to finish. Identified the... fault quickly & gave me a full run down of costs & any other things that could crop up. Got on with the job, found a couple of small issues, let me know & got them sorted at the same time. Car was ready for collection earlier than I expected & they told me to pop in for a quick check up on the ramp a week or so later to verify that there weren't any problems.Everyone at ADS was friendly & helpful & I was kept well informed throughout. I'd use them again in a more
    Andrew Pendlebury
    Andrew Pendlebury
    18:44 15 Jan 21
    From the first phone call I was very impressed with how helpful and friendly the team were. Dropping off and collection... of my vehicle was easy and super efficient. They quickly diagnosed the fault and provided me with a quote. Once given the go ahead they completed the work in next to no time!! Absolutely brilliant. We will definitely be returning- the service here is 100% better than what you receive at audi!! Thank you 😊read more
    Lesley Worden
    Lesley Worden
    11:04 06 Jan 21
    The Best!! Amazing set of lads here. They really looked after me and did a fantastic job fixing my car. I cannot... express enough just how great they all are. I was informed of everything that needed doing step by step and cost. more
    Hayley Cain
    Hayley Cain
    23:52 01 Nov 20
    I cannot fault this garage and their service, such a great and friendly team who are always there to help and assist... whatever the problem. Dave and Annette are always so helpful and knowledgeable, all the guys are always so happy to see you and make you feel so welcome. I do also have to say it is one of the cleanest and smartest looking garages I have ever been to. I feel ADS are a garage that I can trust 100% with my car and I hope to be a returning customer for years to come, I will also be recommending them far and wide to everyone I know. I love that they are active on social media so you can stay up to date with the goings on in the garage. Always a pleasure, thanks so much ADS and see you soon. Hayley and Timread more
    Graham Cookson
    Graham Cookson
    19:17 17 Sep 20
    Very friendly people to deal with, will recommend!
    S M
    S M
    10:50 11 Sep 19
    Quality customer service and top class workmanship. Very friendly, reliable and honest, at reasonable rates. A real... goldmine of a find. I will not take my Audi TT anywhere else, I have now found somewhere that I can trust. Thank you to all the team at ADSread more
    paul whiteside
    paul whiteside
    13:46 15 Jul 19
    I took my 1998 audi 80 cabriolet to ADS with a faulty electric hood.I had previously searched Google and many audi... forums to find a solution.I left the car with ADS hoping they would be able to find the fault and repair it.Talk about going above and beyond,their diagnostic man Dave took a 160 odd page document home and read it from cover to cover in his own time to get an understanding of how the hood worked and the wiring diagram.Thankfully the time spend doing this help him find the fault and repair it.I would not hesitate to use ADS again.Great customer more
    Dane Sanderson
    Dane Sanderson
    16:40 18 Jun 19
    Can only agree with all the previous reviews, took my vw transporter in today for a remap and the difference is... amazing. On top of that never been into a more friendly or helpful garage, would recommend to more
    Stephen Valassakis
    Stephen Valassakis
    14:48 24 May 19
    Great service and great price with a friendly, professional team! Recently brought my VW Golf there with a major... electrical issue. ADS automative sorted it out in less than 24 hours at a great price with permanent results using there thermal imaging technology. Would recommend to anyone looking for automotive help. I will definitely be using the team in the future for my automotive and MOT needs! Thanks guysread more
    Peter Ball
    Peter Ball
    06:59 26 Apr 19
    Stuck on the M6 with a family of 4, no VW dealership would help us out. ADS came to the rescue and stayed open late to... sort out the issues. 5 star results from a great bunch of guys - THANK YOU!!!read more
    I W
    I W
    22:02 24 Apr 19
    Fantastic professional experience with these guys. Booked a remap in yesterday, done today within 3 hours! Extra 36bhp... and more torque and a bacon butty thrown in ???? happily recommend to more
    Mark Earnshaw
    Mark Earnshaw
    02:36 05 Apr 19
    Fantastic service, very welcoming and efficient. ADS demonstrates what customer care is all about and I will certainly... be using them in the more
    Glenn Stephenson
    Glenn Stephenson
    13:32 29 Jan 19
    Thank you ADS for an efficient, rapid service with a knowledgeableand friendly team. I recently bought an Audi A3... e-tron from a dealer in Derby and had it checked with a local Audi main dealer, both issuing incorrect reports after "health checks". After ADS work, the car is fixed and is now like new with no problems. more
    Paul Sharples
    Paul Sharples
    21:13 13 Jan 19
    Took my BMW 116d down for remapping and health check after a recommendation. The service I received was second to none,... guys kept me fully informed throughout the process. Facilities were spotless and looked amazing. At the end of the day I got back my remapped car with amazing performance and full explanations of what they had done. Great place, highly recommend and my new place for anything car related. I may not have handed over a 30, 40 or 50 grand car for them to work with but they treated me as if I had and gave a real personal touch, Thanks guys ..... 5 stars ???? Iread more
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