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MadMan Trim is operated by brothers Anton & Colin Pace.


After 10 years in the music business and 20 years in design and advertising, Anton decided he needed a break from the daily commute to London from Colchester, Essex. He'd been playing around with car interiors for fun and friends for a little while, so, with a bit of encouragement from others,  he decided to try his hand at it commercially, whilst also consulting  to a couple of companies in London on marketing stuff to pay the bills! 


He took some one-to-one classes with a master trimmer, who ran the car restoration course at Colchester Institute in years gone by. He taught Anton some brilliant principles, to which he tries to stick every day; his favourite nugget from him was to "make sure that the bits you don't see when the piece is finished, look neat and perfect - if they do, the bits you CAN see will be too". 

Brother Colin has spent most of his working life in the legal profession as a successful lawyer, but has also been a policeman in London, a luxury yacht delivery deckhand, lead guitarist in a professional band and a shepherd in Wales!  Over the past few years he has often assisted Anton at MadMan Trim when one pair of hands just wasn't enough and he has now taken the opportunity to make his role here more permanent. He adds a level of enthusiasm, industry and attention to detail which fits in perfectly with the MadMan Trim way of working and is a welcome addition to the company.


MadMan Trim's workshop is just outside Colchester and provides the company with the space and facilities to accept more work than previously - there's nothing that has depressed us more than having to quote "6 months plus" before we can realistically take your vehicle in hand...  hopefully, with the increased workspace and the doubling of manpower, those days are gone! . 


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