Smart Repair Training

Street Smart uk

Trainees  testimonials

 Hi Martin

Just a quick email to thank you for the great training you provided me with, to take someone who has never held a paint gun before to be able to paint in bumper corner scuffs and carryout alloy wheel repairs in only 5 days is a testament to the quality of the training provided

I looked around a number of trainers before booking my training with yourself and the main reason for deciding to come to Street Smart was the 1-2-1 training, I am sure that I would not of progressed as quickly in a classroom with 2 or 3 other trainees and the benefit of working outside in the real world environment rather than a classroom inside is a major plus.

Thanks again   Dave Bellamy.  Southampton


Warning, all you wannabe smart technicians. After having a nightmare with bad training from someone on eBay I decided to retrain and can honestly say that I learnt more in a day with Martin at street smart than I did in a week on my previous course.

 Top class training by an experienced and patient teacher, highly recommended. 

Thanks for all your help.


 Hi Martin 

Just wanted to say thank you very much for the five day training course the other 

week, it was very helpful, giving me the core skills needed to start practicing 

and setting up my own smart repair business. The hands on training under 

guidance is very useful and gives you the confidence to give it a go yourself. 

Thanks again to Julie aswell for the food each day and for giving Sam 

information on places to go. I really enjoyed the course and am now trying to 

put all that good advice into practice, starting with friends and families cars!!

 Thanks again for all your help it is much appreciated and if I have anymore

questions I shall fire them in your direction. Ill let you know how the business goes.


Ian Freeman. Conwall


Hi Martin
Just wanted to say what a great week I had on the course, very intense and lots of areas were covered which i was most impressed at.

The one to one tuition was brill as it allowed me to progress at my own speed without affecting my learning.

 I am really looking forward at putting what I learnt into practise and begin the build up my business.

 thank you again for providing a great well structured course at a great price. Please keep me informed if you add any other training courses.
Andrew Good .  Romsey, Hants


Hi Martin

Thank you so much for a first class coarse in the paint and alloys, what you taught me in that week was amazing.I would like to say i highly recommend this coarse to everyone this mans patience, knowledge, and skill is second to none,
Martin has given me the skills and know how to start my own business with on going support. Tea and coffee all day long
and lovely packed lunches big thanks to Julie. Once again big thanks Martin will keep in touch.
Marty Hearn. Rainham Kent

Hi Mart.,
made it back ok without too much drama.
Firstly...can`t thank you enough for the weeks training. Didn`t know what to say at the end as it was such a revelation for me. I feel I have finally found a skill that I enjoy and have potential to improve to a standard that enables me to ,for the first time in my life, hold my head up and be proud of my achievment.
"Having been a technical training representitive in a previous role it was refreshing to be on the other side of the fence. Martin delivers his training in a friendly, knowledgable and easy to understand way that makes the most nervous of people feel at ease from day one.

 I can`t stress enough just how important that was for me as it enabled me to gain confidence and therefore maximise the information I could take on board.

 Martin also gives good, straight, honest business advice which works. I leave the course with the confidence to start out on my own knowing he is just a call away. Many thanks Mart. I am so glad I didn`t spend £50,000 joining Chips Away or Revive.

Mike Hayward. Dursley Gloucestershire @ Smart Sprite


Hi Martin
Got home ok thanks! It was a long day but at least I've got this to keep me going! Just want to say a big thank you for a fantastic week I really enjoyed myself and loved every minute, and for all your help over my five day paint and alloy course. I would recommend this course to everyone. Martin couldn't of done more for me from finding me a place to stay, as I was travelling from Northern Ireland to answering any questions I had. This course is suitable to everyone as the one to one training allows you to work at your own pace whilst building your confidence, speed and knowledge. When I started the week I had never held a spray gun before or never had the knowledge of paint repair but after a week of working hands on with Martin, I left with the essential skills which will enable me to work towards starting my own smart repair business and this is all down to the first class training I received.  
Thanks again for everything Martin your a real gentleman.
Lee Stevenson. Co Armagh  Northern Ireland.
Hi Martin,
Just would like to say a big thank you, I had a great week of training with you, yes it was fully hands on and I was exhausted most evenings but most of all it was very educational and fun and I enjoyed it immensely, also I like to thank your wonderful wife for the packed lunchies every day, she makes and lovely sandwich, and martin cheers for the masses of coffee ...nice one!!, You have given me a new craft, new career, a new life even, and my appreciation and respect for you martin is endless, the training you give and the way you teach people in just a week I can only describe as unique, and the knowledge you give is something special, I would urge anybody who's looking to do SMART Repairs to look no further, I've looked around good and hard and all I saw out there was big companies asking big money, Streetsmartuk is value for money end of !! all the best Martin and thanks once again.
Chris Toomer.  West Wickham 
Hi Martin,
One again thank you very much for the course.
please could you also put the following as a review:
Many thanks for all the help and support you have offered before, during and after the course. The methods you had used to teach and also to make me understand were spot on. Before attending this course i had no experience and no idea in the process taken to carry out a repair. By taking up this course i have learnt ever so much and will be now practicing a lot with a view to hopefully do this self employed. Was lovely to be down there for those days lovely place and friendly people. It was a great experience and hope to take further advanced courses with you down the line.
Many thanks Parish advani  Greenford Middlesex

Hi martin
 Thanks for the 3 day course was spot on ,i feel a lot more confident now to work for myself . your teaching methods i found very easy to learn and your knowledge of the smart repair was excellent, your smart van i thought was very good everything you need there without wasting loads of money . if i can say to any one wanting to do smart repair then get yourself on a paint course with martin top bloke ,and your learn what you need to no simple as that .
cheers    Martin Walker Melton Mowbray Leicestershire

Hi Martin
I would like to thank you for the opportunity to be trained to such a high standard and quality
on paint and alloy wheels repairs.
Martin's knowledge, experience of 34 years or more and his methods of teaching put him on
the lead in this form of Artcraft which is Smart Repairs.
I have to admit very well structured course starting from the basics or repairing and making sure you understand those procedures till the final stages, with no cutting corners to a very high standard has found in workshops. I am looking forward to just putting all I have learned into practice.
The way Martin teaches people in just a week has such high level I describe as fantastic. I have just finished my 5 day course,and now looking at business opportunities in the UK and Portugal
And I would recommend to anyone interested in this business and wants to take it to a professional level.
So my thanks to Julie for the great pack of lunches and your patience, I will be booking soon for another training with you in other subjects (promise not keep stepping on things!)
All the best Martin and Thanks once again
Orlando Fernandes. Figueira-va-foz Portugal
Hey Martin, 

Sorry I'm only now e-mailing you. Todays the first day I've actually been able to 
breathe since being back! 
Just wanted to thank you again for an awesome Week! And thank you for showing me 
the ins-and-outs of all the paint work and body repair, and especially for your 
patience considering you were teaching someone who has never even picked up a 
power tool before!
I thoroughly enjoyed it and will recommend you to anyone who is interested, Also, 
I'm extremely interested in coming back next year for the advanced course =) 
Will keep you up-to-date with anything that's going on down in the Valleys! 

Take care 
Annie Beynon  Pentre Meyrick Cowbrdge Wales 
Hi Martin!
Once again I want to Thank you for taking me on the Advance training Course and for the Brilliant week I had down there. I'm pleased I went for the Advance training programme it was a Challenge and a chance to clarify little issues I've encountered in these past 6 months . I do recommend to everyone to go back for the Advance Course not just to refresh you up but to clear up problems we might came across and the Advance level takes us to a new path regarding to plastic repairs and into panel beating Brilliant! only I can say.
Now I running my business in U.K as well, and the key for my goal was Knowledge + Quality in all my work and that achievement only been possible Thanks to Martin to his High Standard and Quality of training and that's the reflection in all our work.
Many Thanks Martin I'm coming back for the next stage of your Advance Course
Cheers Buddy!
Olando Fernandes Figueira-va-foz Portugal
Hi Martin,
Just wanted to say a massive thank you for all your help during my week with you. It is amazing how far you got me from not ever holding a spray gun to being able to confidently spray full alloys and other paint works.
Also thanks for the great ideas regarding the van racking's and kit set ups will be sorting that out. 
Ashley Nelmes  Ross on Wye  Herefordshire
Hi Martin,
Thanks again for the training on the three day alloy wheel course this week.

I am so pleased with what I learnt over such a short time and all the different areas we covered. I found the course very informative and the pace was just right to allow me to take everything in. Being able to talk openly and ask so many questions to someone in the business really makes a difference to someone who is looking to set up on their own and run a business for themselves. 

What I found particularly beneficial was being able to experiment with different techniques and products to see what works and how different methods affect the results. Being able to carry this out on a 1 to 1 basis is priceless! 
An absolute must for anyone looking at this line of work, thoroughly recommendable. 

Please thank "Mrs D" for the great lunches and pies everyday, and also for the tip on which B&B's to use whilst training. 
Be in touch soon, regards,

James.Turle  Upper Beeding West Sussex
Hi Martin 
Thanks again for the few day's training. Even though im a painter in a body shop, I still learnt a lot about the business, how to start up and keep it going. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to start up their own business.
Sam Shepherd  Winchwen Swansea
Hi Martin
 Sorry for the late reply.  I really enjoyed the course and have gained so much knowledge  and confidence.  You were a real inspiration and I really believe I can develop a business from what you have taught me.
Cheers, Martin
Darren Kyte  West Wittering  Chichester

Hi Martin 
 Thanks again for your time  the way smart repairs are introduced by you & your program means
the amount of information & the steep learning curve that can be archived in just one week with a full understanding of why we are doing what we are doing is fantastic. All of this is done with a sense of humour which is the perfect way to introduce me & get me fully up & running ready to run my new smart repair business.
Thank you Martin brilliant training I would recommend to anyone. 
James Berkshire Sandyford Newcastle