Steven Wicks


Tuesday 5th August 2014

Steve Wicks Blaydon Hose & HydraulicsToday meet Steven Wicks

Branch Manager HYDRAQUIP Hose & Hydraulics

I am the branch manager of Hydraquip’s Blaydon branch. From the age of sixteen I spent a couple of years as a painter and decorator before being offered a job at my uncles hydraulic business, Tyneside Hydraulics and as a result have been involved with hydraulics ever since.

Married with three boys Lewis (14), Brandon (12) and Jensen (5). My wife Donna is now expecting a baby girl in December. Our whole family have had eleven boys so finding out were having a girl is rather exciting for every one! Along with working for Hydraquip, I also am actively involved with Donna’s very successful beauty business. Holistic Health and Beauty is coming up to it fifth year of trading and she now has three therapists working for her along with other therapists renting rooms. When she first set up the business, I put in long hours designing signs, brochures, shop fitting and decorating. These days I tend to do a general maintenance, web site and promotional work in my spare time.

My passion in life has always been speedway. Even before I was born my parents would support the Newcastle Diamonds and go to world finals at the old Wembley. They bought me a bike when I was twelve to have a go at a local training track.  At fourteen I was doing regular demonstration rides at Newcastle as I was too young to race. When I reached sixteen years old I rode amateur meetings for my local training track. At seventeen I signed for Workington and rode a season for the Comets before returning to Newcastle to ride for the Diamonds for a number years before spending a year riding for Berwick. I later returned for riding for Newcastle before retiring in the early nineties. I also rode individual meetings and ended up in the top 15 for under 21 in the country.

Meet The Team

04.08.14 Duncan MacBain 20.05.15 Tom Halliday
05.08.14 Steven Wicks 20.07.15 Lee Dobson
06.08.14 Dawn Campbell 02.10.15 Pete Russell
08.08.14 Gary Tucker 19.11.15 Lee Newton
11.08.14 Jay MacBain 19.11.15 Elfyn Roberts
12.08.14 Rabs Atwal 04.01.16 Steven Nock
13.08.14 Simon Kay 04.01.16 Stuart Carter
14.08.14 Stuart Spurdle 04.01.16 Nathan Ward
15.08.14 Geoff Kelley 13.04.16 Matt House
19.08.14 Bob Wheatley 14.06.16 Richard Sawyer
20.08.14 David Callaghan 01.11.16 Dave Berry
21.08.14 James Roth 01.11.16 Paul Jeffrey
22.08.14 Barry Saupin 01.11.16 Bryan Drummond
26.08.14 Carolyn Kay 08.11.16 Scott Donegan
27.08.14 Alan Scott 10.11.16 Tom Donnelly
28.08.14 Amelia Cregan 14.11.16 Rich Cooper
29.08.14 Fintan Ennis 02.12.16 Mark Hughes
01.09.14 Mark Neale 22.05.17 Roy Heaton
22.09.14 James Harris 25.05.17 Chris Culver
07.10.14 Tony Brighton 31.01.18 Rob Savage
20.11.14 Ross Burbidge 12.02.18 Derek Emslie
26.11.14 Andy Carr 15.02.18 Phil Wagstaff
17.12.14 Bert Tong 23.02.18 Alex Currie
19.01.15 Barry Thompson