Meet The Team

Meet The Team

Meet the Tinklers 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.
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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.

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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.



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.

Carrie  Laskey


Carrie joined us in 2021, she has been nothing but a welcome addition to our fantastic experienced team. Carrie brings a wealth of  previous customer service and admin experience. Carrie has been a good fit from the start.

Day to day you will find Carrie answering the phone helping with customer enquiries and supporting the rest of the team.

Charlie McIntyre

E-Commerce  Administrator

Charlie joined us having previously worked for a motorcycle clothing company, riding bikes herself she quickly became a very good fit with our team, day to day Charlie looks after our websites keeping on top of our constantly changing product ranges.

Robert Willimott

Sales Executive

Rob joined our team in 2021, fresh from working in a car dealership for a number of years but always having the passion for motorcycling, when the opportunity came up Rob made the leap. His enthusiasm, love for motorcycling shines through on a daily basis in the showroom.

Adam Stephen

Sales executive

Adam has a real passion for motoring, working for the Factory Honda team in British Superbikes gives you a good picture of the skill set Adam possess for motorcycles. Later on Whilst Adam ventured into other things with starting his own company he still then went onto sponsoring and supporting another British Superbike team. Adam has been a great addition to the team, a real passion and outstanding customer service levels.



Stuart Clarke


Stuart joined the team in early 2022 coming to us after spending 30 years in the motor trade working for the local VW main dealer. Coming from such a prestigious motor brand Stuart settled in to the team almost immediately. Stuart was used to the high standards needed to work on such vehicles and being around motorcycles all his life, Stuart was a perfect fit. Stuart in his younger days competed in numerous Motocross championships to an extremely high level, still today Motocross is a passion for Stuart.

David Tinkler


As the name suggests, David is an original Tinkler, growing up around motorcycles, they run straight through his veins. David has been working on motorcycles for over 30 years from the Yamaha FS1E all the way to the latest Yamaha YZF-R1. Having David as part of our team, knowing the family heritage of Tinkler’s and the standards that have been set over many years only adds to the eye for detail and hard work we pride ourselves on.

Adrian Fisher


Adrian is our longest serving member of our team, he has worked for Tinkler’s for over 50 years, he has been an incredible part to the legacy of Tinkler’s. Adrian has seen many changes in bikes over the years, always challenging his knowledge and wanting to learn new things and be able to continue in offering an exceptional service in the workshop. Adrian now works for us part time, giving us his invaluable levels of experience.