Over 55 years
Tom Tully first started his motor accessories and vulcanized tyre-repair business on Mill Street in Liverpool’s Dingle area, providing affordable tyre repairs for motorists at a time when cars were relatively rare compared to today.
Over 18 years…
Tom relocated to larger premises in Blackburne Steet, Garston. The vulcanizing repairs to agricultural, commercial and truck tyres went from strength to strength with Tom now providing a collection and delivery service from all over the North West – always ensuring that he offered the best value and the highest standard of work.
In 1980, with his business having grown to serving both cars and trucks, Tom was finally looking to move once more and his eye was caught by the new Speke Hall Industrial Estate near Speke Airport.
Most people he asked, including daughter Delia, questioned why he wanted to move into an area with no footfall, a seldom-used airport and almost no other businesses around. At the time there were no plans to expand the airport, but Tom showed incredible insight when he said:
“I’m sure they’re going to do something with that airport. When they do, this area will be a Klondike for business.”
He was right. A series of expansions culminated in the creation of John Lennon Airport in 2002. Unfortunately Tom passed away before he could see the full transformation of Speke, but today, thanks to his insight, Tom Tully Tyre Services is perfectly placed to offer tyre replacement, tyre repairs and brake services to customers from far and wide.
Now run by Delia and husband John, their two sons Davy and Sam also work for the business, maintaining the strong family connection.
Tom founded the core principals which we uphold today.
Value. Respect. Customer is King.
In 1985 Dad asked if I would consider joining him at Tom Tully's as Manager. He was fast approaching his sixties, working six days a week and working as hard as ever. I joined him full time as Manager during April 1985 and have been here ever since. Being with him watching his work ethic I learned the importance of hard work, of excellent customer service and so much more. My Dad's heart and soul were in this business and they still are, everything I do I think of him, would he do it that way, would he be proud.
On the 1st November 1993 myself and John took over the reins, we pride ourselves on our honesty and integrity. We are committed to ensuring all our work is of an excellent standard and our customers feel welcome and comfortable. Today our son's Davy and Sam also work in the business keeping the family connection going for another generation.