A STOURBRIDGE based father and son car duo have emerged from lockdown woes with the business of their dreams after launching their own line of cleaning products and accessories.

Mark and Jamie Perkins decided to use their car cleaning experience and knowledge to expand their mobile valeting business after being unable to work for months due to strict Covid-19 regulations.

Magic Valeting began almost 30 years ago when Mark Perkins started his small mobile valeting business.

The business gained momentum and clients flooded in, but when Mark's work vehicle was broken into and all his valeting equipment was stolen he was forced to hang up the jetwash and find a job to support his young family at home.

Twenty-five years later though he donned his valeting overalls again, enlisting help from son Jamie.

The pair became Magic Valeting in 2015 and the business went from strength to strength.

But when the Covid-19 pandemic started to hit in 2020 car washes were forced to close and Magic Valeting had to halt operations amid the lockdowns.

While the restrictions were in force, however, Mark and Jamie used the time to work on a project that had been in the pipeline for a number of years, and, with the help of wife, daughter-in-law and artist Stacy Hammond, their line of Magic Valeting car cleaning products became a reality.

The trio started selling their products to their mobile valeting customers, with pre-orders being placed as soon as the products were unveiled.

Jamie said: "We wanted to use our years of valeting experience and know-how to curate a range of specially formulated products which were designed to be simple enough for even a car cleaning novice to use, whilst always embodying the impeccable standards and quality of our own professional valeting work.

"We absolutely love what we do and we know that other people share our obsession with car cleaning, that's why we really wanted to be able to use and share products that are completely road tested by professionals."

The current product line ranges from simple car shampoo and glass cleaner to upholstery cleaner and protective exterior sealants and plans are afoot to expand the offering to sell additional waxes, polishes, microfibre towels and applicators - and put Stourbridge on the map as the home of car cleaning.

To find out more check out magicvaleting.co.uk or the Magic Valeting Facebook, Instagram and TikTok pages @magicvaleting.

Stourbridge News:

To help encourage people to spend their money locally as businesses emerge from months of restrictions and closure - we have relaunched our Love Local Business campaign.

This follows our successful campaign, of the same name, which we ran in the News Group last summer and over Christmas.

The aim is to promote the fantastic traders we have in our towns and urge readers to give them their custom at this key time.

As part of the Newsquest publishing group, the Stourbridge News reaches a large percentage of the local population with its print publication, record online audiences and social media.

Businesses wishing to be featured in the campaign can call 01905 742372 or email dale.godliman@localiq.co.uk.