Cups of Tea made per day
MOT’s per week
Cars Serviced per month
Football arguments per day
When not directing MAS operations, Matthew prefers to indulge in his recently re-kindled love of golf. With memories of a previous 14 handicap he ‘spoils a good walk’ whenever he can. As a sponsor of Melton Mowbray Golf Club he continues a family connection as both his father and grandfather were past members. His love of cars also shows in a passion for both modern and classic motorsport, with visits to Donington Park and Silverstone when he can.
Co-director Mark has always been passionate about cars and started working on family vehicles at a very young age, He still owns his first car, his beloved 1981 Mini, which has been earmarked for restoration as soon as work allows. Mark turned his mechanical passion into a career by completing a full Toyota apprenticeship before gaining further experience with independent garages. In 2016, with a desire for greater accountability and responsibility, Mark formed Burch Motors Ltd, and soon gained a reputation for quality workmanship. Away from the business, Mark spends time with his wife and two young boys, and reverts to pedal power on his mountain bike.
The Horse Whisperer. When not in the workshop, Dave prefers a different type of horsepower. With his wife and daughter, he owns and cares for an ever changing stable of equine livestock, from a Shetland Pony to ex-racing Thoroughbreds, as well as a flock of sheep.
He admits that actual horse riding isn’t the attraction, it’s just the calmness of being around them that he enjoys, until of course, its time to pay the vets bill!
It’s power all the way for Maurice. He is rarely out of overalls, with most of his spare time (and funds) spent lovingly restoring his 1978 Ford Mustang that he has owned for 20 years.
With over 15 years experience in Motor Trade administration, maintaining a firm grip on the MAS finances is second nature to Carole, but it still keeps her busy. When out of the back-office she enjoys baking and shopping with a particular love of ‘fine dining’, a luxury she experiences very little being married to Matthew!