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


You can come and vist us at many events throughout the year, including our annual MG & Triumph and Mazda MX-5 Open Days! Our events are open to owners and enthusiasts alike, and are a great opportunity to see some gorgeous cars, as well as learn handy hints & tips from our parts experts.

Meet the Team

David Manners


Sarah Kane

PA to Kate Manners

John Devit

Sales Team Leader

Jack Weston

CRM Executive

Keiran Reid

Sales Specialist

Ewan Stevens

Sales Specialist

Kate Manners

Managing Director

Simon Oughtibridge

Sales & Aftersales Manager

Paul Grainger

MG, TR & MX5 Sales Specialist

Dave Woakes

MG & Triumph Sales Specialist

Stephen Brooker

Sales Specialist

Adam Wellings

E-Commerce Executive

Katie Storey

HR Business Partner

Steve Moore

Purchasing Manager

Iwan Jones

MG & Triumph Sales Specialist

Andrew Paddock

Sales Specialist

Kevin Emery

Sales Specialist

Claude Dumas

Sales Specialist

Simon Carr

Sales Specialist

The DMG Timeline


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. 


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


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.


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.


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


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.


David Manners Ltd achieve Approved Jaguar European Parts Distributor Status.


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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