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

04.08.14Duncan MacBain
05.08.14Steven Wicks
08.08.14Gary Tucker
11.08.14Jay MacBain
12.08.14Rabs Atwal
15.08.14Geoff Kelley
19.08.14Bob Wheatley
21.08.14James Roth
22.08.14Barry Saupin
26.08.14Carolyn Kay
27.08.14Alan Scott
28.08.14Amelia Cregan
29.08.14Fintan Ennis
01.09.14Mark Neale
22.09.14James Harris
07.10.14Tony Brighton
26.11.14Andy Carr
17.12.14Bert Tong
19.01.15Barry Thompson
20.05.15Tom Halliday
19.11.15Lee Newton
19.11.15Elfyn Roberts
04.01.16Steven Nock
04.01.16Stuart Carter
04.01.16Nathan Ward
13.04.16Matt House
01.11.16Bryan Drummond
08.11.16Scott Donegan
14.11.16Rich Cooper
22.05.17Roy Heaton
31.01.18Rob Savage
12.02.18Derek Emslie
15.02.18Phil Wagstaff
18.05.18Rob Heaton
22.05.18James Dorling
22.05.18Simon Durose
22.05.18Ross Heatherington
23.05.18Gary Matthews
23.05.18Josh Lewington
23.05.18Jake Hillier
23.05.18Jason Coller
25.06.18Dai Hazeltine
01.08.18Ryan Tozer
07.11.18Gavin Rodgers
03.04.19Craig Pottie
03.06.19Alex Day
14.06.19Kelly Owen
17.07.19Andy Payne
01.08.19Jeff Coulson
02.09.19Leon Simmons
22.01.20Sam Bird
31.01.20David Callaghan
03.02.20Kane Upton
05.08.21Steve Jackson