Union Street Garage was purchased in 1987 by Steve Owen, and then Karen Bavastock joined the business full time in 2001.

Union Street Garage became a VOSA approved Test Station in 2001 at the time when Karen joined the business.

Steve Owen is a VOSA approved MOT Tester of Class 4 vehicles.  He took over the business in 1987 and is currently the Workshop Manager.  He carries out all MOT Tests, along with servicing and repairs of vehicles. 


Karen Bavastock is currently the Site Manager.  She is responsible for the management of the office as well as stock control, finances and is involved in all aspects of running the business.  Karen previously had a career in training .  She was Chairman of the Bishops Castle Group, formed in 2007 to look at plans for a biomass power plant in the town which was strongly opposed by the majority of people locally and the group led the town in a public inquiry which was held locally.  Karen was a Town Councillor for Bishop’s Castle for a number of years  as well as being the Mayor of Bishop’s Castle from May 2013 until January 2016.  She is still very active in local issues.