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Meet The Team

We are delighted to introduce you to our team, who have vast experience and knowledge in the motorcycle industry. We are extremely proud of our team, several have been with us for many years offering customer service at the highest level.

Alison Newstead


Alison joined Tinkler's in 1981, starting work in our Clothing & Helmets department before moving into an administration role helping the company continue to grow and improve. Alison then became a Director in 1997, she has seen lots of change over the years and is incredibly proud of what has been achieved.

Adam Newstead


Adam started working at Tinkler's back in 1978 as an apprentice mechanic. He was appointed as a Director in 1989. Adam has gained experience in all aspects of the business and is now part of the sales team in this very successful company. Adam believes in offering the best customer service and experience, continuing to challenge this belief year after year.

Grant Newstead

Senior Sales Executive

Grant joined the team in 2011 as Sales support, learning his trade before progressing to a Senior sales executive role. Grant has previously competed for Team Tinkler's Yamaha in the British Superbikes championship for 5 years achieving some fantastic results. Grant has always had a passion for motorcycles and has demonstrated from a young age the desire to offer the best service he can to customers.

Mark Cotton

Sales Executive

Mark joined our team in early 2020, having never previously worked with motorbikes but always had a passion for riding, always wanting to be part of the exciting world that is motorcycling. Mark loves being on the front line meeting likeminded people every day and sharing his enthusiasm and loves to help customers dream bike become a reality.

Phil Stratton

Parts & Accessories Manager

Phil joined Tinkler's in 1985, starting as an apprentice mechanic and working in our workshop for several years, building parts and servicing knowledge not to be rivalled by many. Phil progressed to be our Parts & Accessories manager, this has utilised Phil's knowledge and experience of Yamaha parts in an ever-changing market place.

Jodie Churchyard

Clothing & Sales Support

Jodie joined Tinkler's in 2014 and has continued to show her value to the team with her versatility and wealth of product knowledge. Jodie runs our Clothing and Helmets department helping customers make the right choice for their motorcycling needs. Jodie also supports the Directors in an administration role.

Dave Walters

Sales Advisor

Dave joined the team in 2018 with a wealth of experience and knowledge in the motorcycle trade. Previously Dave served over 40 years with another Yamaha dealership before making his way to Tinkler's. Dave has become an integral part of the team helping our customers in many ways, from bike purchases to parts and accessories.

Ady Fisher

Workshop Foreman

Adrian is currently our longest serving member of our team, joining Tinkler's in 1970 as an apprentice mechanic. Adrian has always been a valued member and continues to offer customers the best service he can. Over the years Adrian has seen many changes in the motorcycle industry helping develop his knowledge on the Yamaha range.

Luke Yallop


Luke joined our team in 2014 and from day one he has shown a hunger and desire to learn about the Yamaha range. Luke has continued to show his value to the team by passing all Yamaha training modules and delivering the customer service levels required in our workshop.