Schaeffler has announced a distinguished lineup of panellists set to spearhead discussions on the critical challenges and opportunities facing UK independent garages at the upcoming REPXPERT Conference on May 22nd in Coventry.

Among the panellists is REPXPERT Ambassador Andy Savva ‘The Garage Inspector,’ whose decades of experience and expertise have shaped countless successful garage businesses.

Also featured is Matt Cleevely, founder of Cleevely Group. Matt brings invaluable insight as distinguished an award-winning electric vehicle (EV) specialist, having embraced electrification and navigated the challenges with innovation and resilience.

Emphasising the importance of informed decision-making, Tim Benson of Oldfields Garage will draw upon his years of industry experience and successful growth of his family-owned garage.

Matt Wiseman of Wiseman Motor Services, brings to the table his journey from humble beginnings fixing tractors to establishing a successful automotive service business, highlighting the importance of providing exceptional customer service.

Completing the panel is Dean Lomas of DC Lomas Ltd, whose journey from a mobile business to a highly respected Cheshire workshop showcases his passion and dedication to success, fueled by a commitment to mentoring apprentices.

“This diverse lineup of panellists promises to deliver a thought-provoking discussion,” said Matthew Selby, Sales and Marketing Director at Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket (UK) Ltd. “Moderated by industry journalist Mike Ruff of Autotech Communications, we look forward to engaging discussions and valuable insights that will undoubtedly benefit all attendees.”

Delegates will have the opportunity to engage with the panellists during a dedicated Q&A session, encouraging dialogue and knowledge-sharing within the automotive community.

Free tickets to the REPXPERT Conference are available on a first-come, first-served basis, but there are very few registration slots left. For more information and to register for the conference, visit: