KWE Staff Profiles
Starting with just the founders Chris Knowles and Paul Wilkins in 2002, the company has grown to 8 employees in 2008 with over 11,000 square feet of workshops and showroom.
Chris has owned and maintained XJ saloons and XJS cars throughout his career in electronics manufacturing and management. As his 50th birthday approached he decided to change tracks and start a new business.
Paul Wilkins no longer takes an active role in the company but remains a shareholder.
In 2004 Theresa Knowles joined the company full time and now looks
after all the purchasing, production administration and finance. Since then we have taken on 4 senior mechanics and a workshop manager.
Our engineers all have long experience in classic cars and have become highly proficient in the re-manufacturing of classic Jaguars.We expect to grow in size and variety of cars over the foreseeable future.
30 years in UK high technology manufacturing industry has given Chris broad experience both in World Class production techniques and in Business Management. "I believe very strongly in the future of re-manufacturing and our twin goals are to provide an exciting alternative to new luxury cars, and to market the concept successfully." Chris has also been a classic Jaguar owner and engineer for over 20 years.
Theresa is an expert in manufacturing software systems with long experience in accounting systems in many major companies. She owns a Signal Red XJS which she drives rather enthusiastically!