Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Move Seeks High Ground; Family Shop Takes Up Opportunity

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Move Seeks High Ground; Family Shop Takes Up Opportunity

Article excerpt

AN IPSWICH mechanical workshop that managed to withstand the devastating 2011 floods faces its biggest challenge to date next month.

Thirty-five years after first opening in 1983, AutoCare will pack up the tools and relocate to a new, bigger and better-serviced workshop in West Ipswich.

Owner Richard Peasey took over the business from his dad Martyn in 2004.

Not much has changed since.

"It has been a very hard decision to move from this site, but knowing we have found the right place and with all the development going on in the area, I think we have made the right decision.

"We are really looking forward to the future," Mr Peasey said.

"Dad still has a hand in the business and while he's proud to see it expand, he'll have a bit of nostalgia leaving this site.

"He sees the direction I'm taking and he's very proud."

Mr Peasey said loyal customers played a vital role in keeping the business alive, even helping to clean up after the workshop was left devastate in the 2011 floods. …

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