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Meet Matt Holmes: The Friendly Expert Behind Develop Automotive

Matt brings over 27 years of industry experience, having honed his skills with renowned brands such as Mitsubishi, Peugeot, and Mercedes Benz, as well as in the independent sector. His extensive background is further enriched by his previous roles as a technical trainer for both Bosch and Delphi.

The Birth of Develop Automotive: A Dream to Make a Difference

In 2015, Matt established Develop Automotive, driven by his ambition to revolutionise technical training in the motor trade. His approach, distinct from conventional methods, focuses on enhancing the effectiveness of training. He is dedicated to assisting garages in achieving fair compensation, fostering growth, and elevating the stature of the automotive trade and its professionals

Beyond Training: The Personal Impact of Matt’s Approach

To date, Matt has personally trained and evaluated over 1000 technicians across the UK and Ireland. His extensive training portfolio includes Snap-On diagnostic engineers, technicians from both main dealerships and independent garages, as well as business owners, managers, and directors. Additionally, his expertise has been sought by the Lincolnshire Police Accident Investigation Team and for on-site Motorcycle MOT tester training at USAF bases.

One of the Crew: Matt’s Ongoing Commitment

Matt continues to actively serve as an MOT tester for classes 1, 2, 4, and 7, and as an AEDM at Develop Automotive, embodying the very principles he teaches

Matt Off-Duty: Just a Regular Guy

Outside of work, Matt is passionately engaged in field hockey, regularly attends the gym, and enjoys motorcycling.