Thought leadership: high-end vision comes true at Silverstone Park
24 February 2022
It’s little wonder that Charles Dujardin takes great pride in his AutoWaxWorks’ stunning new premises at Silverstone Park, having previously tried to go it alone as a mobile vehicle body repairer on customer’s driveways.
Charles, aged 35, recalled: “It was 2009 when I set up the AutoWaxWorks name. “I went into smart repairs on people’s drives trying to get a bodyshop finish which was impossible.
“Before that I’d had a hard time finding secure or decent employment and then ended up doing insurance work – painting cars from insurance jobs – and did not enjoy it.
“I’d always had a vision that I was going to provide a high-end standard of work for customers in an environment that was going to set new standards for the sector and that it is what we’ve achieved here.”
AutoWaxWorks’ Silverstone Park premises add to the business’s existing detailing (only) facility at nearby Bicester Heritage. Five full-time staff are employed – four of them, including Charles, are highly trained and experienced in vehicle paintwork and detailing.
“One was previously with Aston Martin’s road car division, working on bespoke paintwork for limited edition models,” said Charles.
“We’ve all worked with each other before and have a strong network of contacts.
“All the major paint suppliers we deal with have told us they’ve not seen anything like it (the Silverstone Park premises) and that becomes word of mouth.
“I’m really proud with how it has come together.”