Two Cornish vehicle specialists have been named as the UK’s top master technicians.  

Vertu Truro Land Rover is celebrating the remarkable achievement Will Ivey and Noel Guilfoyle, who clinched first and second place respectively in the prestigious UK Level 4 Master Technician of the Year Awards. 

Will, a former student at Hayle Community School, began his career with an NVQ Level 2 from Cornwall College and an apprenticeship at Hawkins Motors. His diligence led him to become a master Peugeot technician before joining Helston Garage Group’s Carrs Jaguar Land Rover, where he became a Land Rover master technician.  

Following the acquisition of Helston Garages Group in late 2022, Will joined Vertu Motors. He is currently pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering, and will represent the UK in the upcoming Global Technician of the Year Awards. 

“This honour is a milestone in my career,” he said.  

Noel grew up in Cornwall after moving from Wigan at the age of five. He joined Carrs Jaguar Land Rover as a Level 3 technician in 2016, and rapidly progressed to master technician.  

Noel won the UK Technician of the Year awards in 2017, 2021 and 2022, as well as securing second place in the Global Technician Awards earlier this year, ahead of 10,900 technicians worldwide. 

“It’s a privilege to be recognised among the best in the UK, and I’m proud to contribute to our team’s success,” he said.  

The friendly competition between Will and Noel at Vertu Truro Land Rover has created an environment of excellence, resulting in this double triumph.  

Peter Kingwell, head of business at Vertu Truro Land Rover, congratulated Will and Noel on their “outstanding achievements”, adding: “I wish them continued success within their careers. They are a credit to the brilliant team here at Vertu Truro Land Rover.”