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The David Manners Group now comprises of four of the most established market leaders in the car parts industry. We supply parts for modern and classic Jaguar & Daimler, MG & Triumph, Mazda MX5, Classic Mini and Morris Minor cars.

In 1981 David Manners ventured in the Morris Minor automotive spares market and went into partnership creating the Morris Minor Centre (Birmingham). Originally restoring and repairing Morris Minor cars and commercials the parts side of the business grew and grew and became the main income for the business.

As the business grew so did the need for space and in 1998 the business moved to the current site on the Wolverhampton road.

Becoming part of the David Manners Group in 2006 has increased the buying power of this once small two man band to create a company with a steadily increasing turnover.

We have access to around 3000 parts and over 1600 lines in stock, for all Morris Minor cars.

Go Glenys

Here at the Morris Minor Centre Birmingham, we're passionate about getting young people excited about Morris Minor cars. That's one of the reasons we decided to embark on the challenging restoration project of Glenys, a lovely Moggy we acquired in 2017. Our good friend Fuzz Townshend, host on National Geographic's Car SOS, did a phenomenal job restoring Glenys to her former glory, and an amazing total of over £12,000 was raised for the Primrose Hospice in Bromsgrove when we raffled off the car!

Events

You can come and vist us at many events throughout the year, including our annual Morris Minor Open Day usually held in May. The event is open to owners and enthusiasts alike, and is a chance to have a look at some gorgeous cars, as well as learn handy hints & tips from our resident Morris Minor experts, get special discount on Morris Minor parts, and of course eat cake! It's just a shame we can't always rely on the British weather!

Meet the Team

David Manners

Chairman

Sarah Kane

PA to Kate Manners

John Devit

Sales Team Leader

Andrew Paddock

Sales Specialist

Stephen Brooker

Sales Specialist

Luke Daniels

Sales Specialist

Kate Manners

Managing Director

Simon Oughtibridge

Sales & Aftersales Manager

Jack Weston

Morris Minor Sales Specialist

Dave Woakes

Sales Specialist

Kevin Emery

Sales Specialist

Adam Wellings

Sales Specialist

Katie Storey

HR Business Partner

Steve Moore

Purchasing Manager

Ewan Stevens

Morris Minor Sales Specialist

Paul Grainger

Sales Specialist

Iwan Jones

Sales Specialist

Claude Dumas

Sales Specialist

Simon Carr

Sales Specialist

Michael Parker

Sales Specialist

The DMG Timeline

1977

David Manners searches for a complete exhaust system for his Daimler Dart, and ends up having 100 manufactured, eventually leading him to found the David Manners Partnership, specialising in Daimler spares. 

1981

The Morrs Minor Centre Birmingham was established. David Manners move to the current premises in Oldbury to accomodate company growth.

1982

The XJS and XJ saloon ranges are added as part of the new MK2 lists. David begins to look at all Jaguar models with a view to absorb each one into the company's range.

1995

Kate Manners, David's eldest daughter is brought into the business. The company becomes David Manners Ltd and the building next door is purchased to double the size of the premises.

1998

David Manners Ltd commenced a highly successful collaboration with Mini Spares Centre London. The first Mini Open Evening is held at the Oldbury premises.

2000

David Manners Ltd take full control over Abingdon MG Parts Ltd supplying parts for MG, Triumph and Mazda MX5 cars. The Morris Minor Centre Birmingham is moved to the Oldbury building.

2005

David Manners Ltd achieve Approved Jaguar European Parts Distributor Status.

2010

The remaining shares of Morris Minor Centre Birmingham are fully obtained by David Manners Ltd.

2011

Kate Manners appointed as Managing Director, David moves to company Chairman. David Manners Ltd reaches a turnover of £8.9 million.

2012

David Manners Ltd rebrand to the David Manners Group (DMG) to develop the four component companies into one cohesive entity. More building work takes place to provide additional warehouse space. DMG win the Service Excellence Award at the Family Business Awards.

2013

DMG win Highly Commended Family Business of the Year Award, and Kate Manners stands as head judge for the Service Excellence Awards.

2015

DMG start working with Sandwell Council to take on apprentices in the sales department and warehouse.

2016

DMG invest in new technology to secure their place in the industry for years to come.

2017

DMG win New Employer of the Year Award at the Sandwell Business Awards

2018

DMG win Employer of the Year and Corporate Social Responsibility Awards at the Midlands Family Business Awards

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