Company director, Mario started in the trade in a small garage in Italy before returning back to the UK in the late 80’s. He finished his apprenticeship whilst working for the local Alfa Romeo dealer working his way up to the dealer expert technician which involved many days spent at the Alfa Romeo/FIAT training centre in Slough. In January 2000 he joined FIAT/Alfa Romeo UK as a technical training instructor, attending training courses in Italy, and then training the technicians in the UK dealer network until 2006 when Avanti Autos was formed.