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Newcastle’s Baldwins Gate Farm has a long history, and a local garage business is ensuring its legacy continues with a modern twist.

Mike Twigg Auto Repair Services, a Newcastle staple for nearly four decades, has called the farm home since long before its humble beginnings. Now, Mike is taking his operation to new heights – literally – with the installation of a top-of-the-line 2-post lift from Concept Garage Equipment.

A Family Affair Rooted in History

The story of Mike Twigg Auto Repair Services is one intertwined with Baldwins Gate Farm. In 1944, before heading off to war, Mike’s parents married and needed a place to settle down. A local farmer offered them a derelict building on the property for a mere 75 pence a week! Mike’s family renovated the building themselves, creating a home that saw the birth of the entire Twigg family.

Humble Beginnings to a Thriving Auto Repair Business

After school, young Mike honed his work ethic by cleaning out the farm’s pigsties. This dedication translated seamlessly into his career, as he spent the next 38 years running his auto repair business out of various barns on the farm. Remarkably, his family continued to pay the original 75 pence rent until his Mother’s sad passing just before lockdown!

Change and Innovation: Upgrading the Workspace

With the farm winding down operations and the garage buildings slated for demolition, Mike faced a turning point. For nearly four decades, he had relied solely on an inspection pit. While this served him well, it was time for an upgrade. Moving his business to a different set of farm outbuildings, Mike knew he needed a 2-post lift to elevate his service capabilities.

The Eurotek UT40: A Powerful Addition

Concept Garage Equipment was thrilled to supply Mike with a state-of-the-art UT40 2-post lift from Eurotek. This robust 4-tonne powerhouse, finished in a sleek single-phase blue, provides Mike with the lifting capacity and functionality he needs to tackle a wider range of vehicles, without having to upgrade his power supply.

Looking Forward: A Semi-Retired Future with a Modern Edge

Mike isn’t looking for a complete overhaul. He plans to continue running his business part-time, focusing on two days a week. However, the addition of the 2-post lift allows him to work on vehicles more efficiently and comfortably. Plus, it opens the door for him to tinker further with his own collection of motorbikes.

Mike Twigg Auto Repair Services is a testament to dedication, hard work, and a commitment to family history. With the help of Concept Garage Equipment, Mike’s business is ready to write a new chapter, one that combines his experience with the power of modern equipment.

Mike Twigg 5 star review for Concept Garage Equipment

Mike Twigg kindly left a 5 star review for Concept Garage Equipment

How to contact Mike Twigg Auto Repair Services in Newcastle

If you are based in Newcastle and you are looking for a reliable established business to work on your car or van, give Mike a call to get booked in.

Mike Twigg Auto Repair Services
Baldwins Gate Farm, Baldwins Gate, Newcastle, ST5 5ES

Tel. 01782 680790

Mike Twigg Auto Repair Services do not have their own website so we have created this complimentary website listing for them

Garage Lift Supply, Installation, Relocation, Service or Repair

Thinking about upgrading your own garage workspace? Contact Concept Garage Equipment today! We offer a wide range of 2-post lifts to suit your needs and budget.

Let our team help you find the perfect solution to elevate your automotive service capabilities.


Call us today on 0113 469 0572 or use the online contact form, and we will help you select, repair, upgrade or install the perfect car lift for your business