At Enginetuner, the team is the beating heart of what we do

The team at Enginetuner are all devout petrolheads with a shared passion for cars - whether British, Japanese, European, American, classic or electric.

We believe that the best way to achieve great results is with a team that truly enjoy their work.

We live and breathe what we do and with close to 200 years of combined experience between us, we have built a significant number of impressive machines over the years and we are always looking to push the boundaries within our industry through innovation, research and development.

We are always keen to hear from ambitious people that could add to the strength of our team.

If you would like to join us now or in the future, please get in contact.

Steve Fry

Rob Osborne
Managing Director

Rob is our Managing Director.

Obsessed by cars and by making fast cars even faster, Rob’s relationship with Enginetuner began with one of Alan’s famous workshop tours and the subsequent rebuild of the engine in his cherished 2004 Subaru Impreza STI Litchfield Type 25.

Followed soon after by the acquisition of an Enginetuner-built 2008 STI Hatch which is now our ET2 demo car, Rob jumped at the chance to buy the business in 2020 to build on Alan’s foundation and to push Enginetuner to the next level.

The ambition that Rob, Ben, Martyn and the rest of the team have set themselves is for Enginetuner to become the UK’s finest performance engineering firm. To continue to push the boundaries of tuning excellence, to exceed our customers’ expectations and most importantly, to help them realise their dream.

Married with two young boys, Rob’s fascination with fast cars is reflected in his current collection of special JDM and German cars (although his Mercedes 190E isn’t exactly what you would call “fast”).

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Ben Sturgeon
General Manager, Plymouth

Ben has been with Enginetuner since 2005 and became General Manager of the Plymouth workshop in 2020.

Originally joining the team as a fresh-faced apprentice straight from school. Aceing his apprenticeship, Ben moved straight into the role of technician. His skillset soon earned him progression to workshop foreman, quickly moving up the ranks once again to workshop manager. He is now the head honcho in Plymouth.

Consumed by cars since he can remember, Ben is a fan of all types of builds but his heart lies in the JDM scene. In particular, he has a penchant for engine swaps, his first car, a Mini 850, got treated to a 1275cc engine, though it was not long before the lust for JDM goodness kicked in. An S13 200SX was next up which got an engine swap with a RB25, an S14a followed with a forged engine, a quick flirtation with EP3 Honda Civic Type R, MX5 turbo, and then a 1JZ swapped RX8.

A Subaru Impreza WRX wagon and a Forester are currently providing the smiles, the latter currently being fitted with an EJ22 turbo engine.

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Martyn Jeffery
Technical Manager

Having worked for Enginetuner for 23 years, Martyn is the man responsible for mapping all of the cars that come to us.

Martyn thrives on writing the best map to suit each individual car’s requirements and it is only when he is 100% happy that a car earns the “Mapped by Martyn” accolade.

Known as one of the best mappers in the country, Martyn loves tuning our high spec bespoke Enginetuner engine builds and thrives on a technical challenge.

When quizzed about his dream car, Martyn opted for the Audi RS6 due to its all-round capabilities.

That said, we can’t see him swapping his 2.1L Subaru Impreza GC8 drag car any time soon.

With a ¼ mile time of 9.763, this car is seriously quick and Martyn has his heart set on making it even faster.

When he isn’t making cars faster, Martyn (sometimes) enjoys watching his beloved Liverpool FC play.

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Alex Price
Workshop Foreman

Alex has recently rejoined the Enginetuner team as Workshop Foreman. Having always worked in the car trade, Alex has a wealth of performance car knowledge and it is great to have him back.

When not working Alex enjoys building his classic Mini clubman estate which he retrofitted with a supercharger onto the A series engine.

On sunnier days you will find him either fishing, building fishing rods or dabbling in a bit of blacksmithing.

His biggest catch with a rod is a 23.5lbs cod. That’s a lot of fish fingers.

Car wise, Alex has a real penchant for old school Audis.

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Andy Bates
Senior Engineer

Andy has worked at Enginetuner for 20 years.

He builds our engines and undertakes complex engineering work using our range of machinery.

If you have had an engine rebuilt at Enginetuner, the chances are that Andy built it and will remember.

Aside from his two decades at Enginetuner, Andy has spent his entire career in the car trade.

Away from work, Andy has a keen interest in building and all things motorcycles.

To wind down, he loves to ramble (the hiking variety) with his family.

Andy advises us that his dream car would be a Triumph Spitfire but he also has a soft spot for the Reliant Kitten.

For some reason, Andy has 12 toes – 6 on each foot!

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Chris Hart

Chris has been with Enginetuner since 2015 after starting his career as a fabricating apprentice.

Chris works alongside Andy building our famous engines.

He loves bringing old engines back to life and has an impressive eye for detail when it comes to restoration and fabrication.

Away from work, Chris loves gaming, cars and motorcycles.

He is also a huge Lego fan, especially the Lego Star Wars series.

Chris has also driven the Top Gear test track in a Porsche 911 and his dream car is an E36 BMW M3 in Dakar yellow.

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Tom Ingram
Senior Technician

Tom, aka Tom 1, aka Moose (short for Thomoose) has been part of the Enginetuner story for 11 years.

Originally joining as an apprentice, Tom has become a key member of the team and is now a Senior Technician.

Tom lives and breathes the JDM scene and when he isn’t working, he can be found driving his manic EK9 Civic Type R turbo.

Tom also has a passion for car detailing.

Tom’s fun fact may not seem like fun, but he informs us he died once thanks to a nut allergy whilst on holiday in Australia.

His dream car is a white Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 GT.

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George Carter

George the latest recruit joins us as a fully qualified technician.

Having completed his apprenticeship working for Twisted Marines he was eager to work with cars.

George’s dream car is a Nissan Skyline 400r and is currently building himself a sleeper Honda Aerodeck.

To relax George enjoys a bit of fishing and working on his car, just not at the same time.

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Sam Orriss

Sam’s “can-do” attitude shines through in everything he does. He relocated from Cornwall to Plymouth just to pursue his passion at Enginetuner, showcasing his commitment and drive. When he’s not mastering the art of automotive magic, he’s an avid PC gamer, pushing his custom-built rig to its limits and racking up impressive lap times at the virtual Nurburgring. Clearly, speed and precision are in his blood!

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Linda Davies

Linda has been with Enginetuner since 2009.

If you have called Enginetuner chances are you have spoken with Linda.

Linda is responsible for keeping the admin side of the business in order.

With a history of working in admin roles she is an important part of the Enginetuner team.

Linda enjoys the cinema, bowling and eating out when not in the office, although not necessarily in that order.

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Brian Harris

Brian joined us full time in 2023, impressing everyone with his dedication and hard work ethic after giving the team a helping hand on saturday mornings.

When he’s not turning wrenches or studying up on engine science, you might find him dreaming of driving his ultimate dream car – an EK9 Civic Type R. In his spare time, Brian channels his love for speed into virtual circuits, tearing up the tracks on his Playstation and keeping a close eye on Formula 1 races. Throw in a healthy dose of physics fascination, and you get a well-rounded gearhead in the making!

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Bailey Hussey

Bailey joins us a year two apprentice and is showing impressive signs of development with a hunger to improve and excel.

With a love for tiny cars, Bailey is in the process of building his perfect version of the k11 Micra. Although his dream car is probably as wide as his Micra is long, a RWB Porsche 911.

To relax, Bailey loves to roll around in mud and play soldiers with his fellow Airsoft buddies and when not being shot at he enjoys a bit of PC gaming.

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Alex Ravenhill

Alex joins Andy and Chris in the engineering section to complete his apprenticeship.

Having spent almost half his life living in Germany, Alex can speak German. Outside of work, he eats an insane amount of chicken and spends time lifting heavy things at the gym. When the mood takes him, Alex can deadlift 240kg, the equivalent of 240 bags of sugar.

Alex loves all types of cars but top of the dream car list is the famous Barbie Jeep Wrangler. Good choice!

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Max Jones
Branding & Business Development Manager

Max works with the wider Enginetuner team. He is responsible for social media, managing our web store, and can be found with us at most shows throughout the year.

Max is originally from Wales and grew up on the west coast where he developed a love for design and photography. He studied photography and graphic design at Swansea Metropolitan University and has been creative ever since.

As a kid who grew up surrounded by American muscle cars, the first car Max drove was his father’s 1971 Mach 1 Mustang, aka the original Eleanor. Whenever Max attends a show, he gets most excited about anything VW.

Max’s favourite pastimes are driving low and slow in his K reg 190E.

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Alan Jeffery

Having given much of his life to Enginetuner, Alan likes to keep up to date with projects and in touch with his many customers.

Alan has almost literally driven everything. It’s a hard choice, but we think his dream car would be his favourite Aston Martin, the stunning DB4 GT.

His hobbies include supporting his wife with her horses, racing of all kinds (of course!). He also learnt to fly in the 1980’s, frequenting Dunkeswell and Plymouth airfields.

Alan is a committed 60’s Mod, and regularly rides a tuned Lambretta, mirrors and all, with other like minded folk.

He’s always had a soft spot for the over the top extrovert cars from the USA. But then, he likes British cars and Italian cars, and French cars, and German cars and Japanese…