Meet The Team

Meet the team that make The Test Centre OFFICIALLY the busiest MOT Testing station in the UK.

Ian Wills - The Boss

Ian opened The Test Centre 20 years ago, starting out with simply one arch and one testing bay.  Over the years he has slowly added arch by arch to create The Test Centre as we see it today.

Ian is especially proud of the pit that we added in 2014 which enables us to do Class 7 and Class 5 testing.

Ian is still on hand daily, to oversee the everyday running of the business and is often found interfering in the reception area.

Ali Ayub – Senior MOT Tester

Ali has been with The Test Centre for the last 14 years and has seen many staff and customers come and go over the years.  Ali is our most experienced and most valued team member and brings all his knowledge and wisdom of every type of vehicle ever made.  His experience is invaluable to us.

Emma Wills – MOT tester

Emma has recently qualified as an MOT tester and will be The Test Centre’s third female tester. She is also the boss’s daughter and a mum of two. Emma is hardworking, organized and diligent. Some of you may recognize Emma as the friendly face behind the reception desk.

Jas Samra - Marketing Manger

Jas has years of marketing experience and has recently joined us to help market The Test Centre and our sister company, The Test Centre Training. She is always friendly and her positive attitude and productivity are invaluable.   

Carl McFarlane - MOT tester

Carl has been an MOT tester for around 25 years and has gained vast experience in testing all ages and styles of vehicles.  He is a real people person and is well liked by each and every customer. Carl brings with him years of experience in classic and vintage cars which we see a lot of here.

David Smalley – MOT tester

Many of you would recognise David AKA ‘littlun’, as he has been with us at The Test Centre for almost 10 years, he started out as our MOT Assistant and has grown up with us always wanting to become an MOT tester.  When he finally qualified as an ATA technician and passed his driving test, we fast tracked him to pass as an MOT tester. He has been testing since the summer of 2014.  We couldn’t have been happier for him and love to see one of our team moving through the company.

He is putting into practice the many years of experience in the garage environment and is proving a strong MOT tester with a multitude of skills when it comes to equipment maintenance and anything computer related. He is a great asset to the daily running of the garage and a loyal team member.

Elle-May Wills – MOT tester

Elle is our youngest MOT tester and a girl!  She happens to be The Bosses daughter and has the same testing style as her Dad.  Elle is currently the youngest qualified MOT tester in the country and has taken the record off of her Dad by 3 months! Being only 19 years and 3 months when she qualified and her Dad was 19 years and 6 months.

Elle has been brought up in the garage and has years of experience. She has proven to be a great asset to the company, not only does she have good knowledge but she has commitmentand a passion for The Test Centre. Elle is not only also involved in the day-to-day running of the garage but can often be found helping out on Reception.  Elle is a great role model for not only girls but also for a younger generation, she shows commitment and determination in an industry that is male dominated and extremely hard work!

Steve Cooper- MOT Tester

Steve trained as a tester at The Test Centre Training and showed excellent knowledge and capability. He now works as a full-time fully qualified MOT tester at The Test Centre. Steve is friendly, sociable and a great addition to the team.

Seb Hagau – Motorbike tester and driver

Seb has been with The Test Centre since July 2015. He began his career in the HGV industry, driving lorries across Europe. Chauffeuring VIPs around London has given him excellent understanding and respect for luxury and classic vehicles in particular. Seb joined The Test Centre as a bus driver but has continuously advanced his career and he now does MOT tests on cars and motorbikes.

Lauren Holman– Receptionist

Lauren has been with The Test Centre since August 2017 and works full-time supporting the management in the office.  Prior to working at The Test Centre, Lauren worked as a nurse. She is a valuable member of the team and her compassion and sincerity is a great hit with our customers.



No Pass
No Fee

We operate a no pass, no fee policy - if you don't pass your MOT, you don't pay.

It's that simple.


Really good service. I was able to book online which meant there was no waiting in queue. Staff were really professional, friendly and very efficient in their jobs. Definitely the place to get your MOT.

Simone John

I've used The Test Centre for several years and their service is always great. I booked in for a 7am slot and I was back home by 7.45am. The staff are great, really friendly and appeared to be happy and smiling given the time. There's a nice waiting area with a TV, you can buy hot drinks and the ...

Roy Abraham

Excellent service from the receptionist on the phone and in person, right through to the testers. It was my 1st MOT and everyone was very friendly and helpful. The service was very fast and we were served with a smile! I will be back soon and highly recommend this place to everyone! Thanks guys ...


Great service, have used them for over 5 years very professional and polite. An the price is reasonable the collection and return of vehicle no problems vehicle is returned the same as it was collected. Keep up the good work.

Peter Bennett

I've used this MOT centre before with my last car. The service you receive here is fantastic and there is actually somewhere to sit as well as coffee and hot chocolate! This is obviously the reason why they have won so many awards. Their professionalism and courtesy is second to none. I can't e...

Pedy Day

I think this is probably the most convenient MOT station ever! I can see why it has won garage of the year. I felt so comfortable taking my car for its yearly check up unlike quick fit where I was made to feel very stupid. The whole garage was really clean and it was actually a pleasant experienc...

Michelle Chalmers

This is the 2nd time doing my MOT here. I was reminded by text my MOT was due which was very useful as I couldn't remember. Excellent service from mechanics to receptionist. Quick & friendly. High recommended.

Dat Nguyen

Fast, efficient and polite! Absolutely fabulous service and also prompt! Have recommended to a number of friends and they are now of the same opinion. I have been visiting this garage for a number of years now and would not go anywhere else!

Mak Copley

Love this place! Professional, friendly and great to go to a place that doesn't patronise female drivers. Can't recommend them highly enough.

Sarah Jelly

Excellent experience. The staff were very polite and courteous. The mechanic was very knowledgeable about my car and gave me simple understandable explanations. Appointment started on time. Very high standard, efficiency, friendly. I was very relaxed and comfortable in the waiting area.x

Constance Ovonji

Just got my MOT done for a Mazda 3 and the lad there was brilliant. He went through everything and took time to explain. Staff knew what there were doing and everyone was very professional. I can't recommend them highly enough.

Dinuka Wijesinghe

I have been having my cars MOTD for the last 7 years with this company and their service and attitude is excellent. I would never use anyone else. They are honest and very relaiable with their drop off and pick up service

Elaina Talbot

What an amazing company it's my first time using them and found them very professional, friendly and efficient. I booked my MOT at 2pm over the phone for 3pm the same day... well worth the money I'll be back next year thank you

Matt Maccoll

Always friendly and professional. Have been having my MOT done here for 6 years and would highly recommend this place. Very courteous friendly and professional.

Atiqur Rahman

Great service and very efficient. I've been going there for years, you're in and out very quickly. I'd definitely recommend.

Steve Hammond

Very friendly staff. Service is great. I love their reminders. I was seen bang on the appointed time. Keep it up guys. Excellent service.

Shazzmo Mo

Great experience! Got an appointment, arrived in time. My bike was tested. It passed, I paid, I went back home happy

Pastor JT

Absolutely perfect. I phoned because a bit late and they were fine. The Mechanic was so polite and professional as was the man behind the desk. They turned what was a possible nightmare into a very pleasant experience and yes we passed which definitely helped.

Elaine Shaw

The best mot station I have ever been to, and also all of the staff are so friendly and helpful. They make you feel so welcome and relaxed I would highly recommend them to everyone. 10/10 for the staff

Chales Agnew

Very quick and efficient service been coming here for years with no problems. Highly recommended.

Ms Terri

A very friendly and efficient place a nice waiting room and facilities I'd recommend anybody to book their Vehicle for an MOT here I shall return next year thank you

Andrew Whitehead

First Class Service Every member of staff from the receptionists to the examiners are friendly and courteous, and polite Cannot fault them in any way. Keep it up people you've got an excellent attitude & formula I would give 10 stars if possible HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Dave Gibbo

Very clean garage. The staff are nice and friendly. There is a comfortable waiting area with a hot drinks machine and a clean toilet on site.


Super efficient service. Incredibly friendly. Been using this place for years and the level of efficiency hasn't faltered. Thank you... see you next year!

Gina Murray

I now use the test centre all the time, the staff are very friendly and pleasant. The workplace is clean and tidy and hot drinks available when waiting. I would highly recommend The Test Centre to anyone thinking of using this centre, also very very reasonable prices Thank you all so much A+ 100% s...


The Test Centre

Deptford, London

0208 691 9827

193 - 197 Edward Place
Off Edward Street


Dartford, Kent

01322 907066

Unit 19 Applegarth Drive

Opening hours

Monday - Thurs:

7:00am - 7:00pm


7:00am - 10:00pm


7:00am - 4:00pm


8:00am - 2:00pm

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