8 Ball Custom Paintwork Derby

8 Ball Custom Paintwork was established in 2002 by Joe as a one man team in his garage. Since expanding and moving premises, we now paint a range of bikes for private customers, dealerships and manufacturers. Joe recently decided to take a back seat and let his daughter Lucy Black take over, thus being the reason for the name change. However, Joe is still here working away!

Here at 8 Ball, we are approved by Triumph and are Harley Davidson specialists. We are the only factory OE tested custom paint shop for quality and endurance with a 100% pass rate.

What We Offer

Our team at 8 Ball understands that everyone is an individual with individual thoughts and tastes. Whether you’re somebody who knows exactly what you want or someone who needs a little help choosing; no one does it better, faster and with more commitment. We also collect and deliver offering a full strip and rebuild so you get your bike back ready to ride!

Meet the 8 Ball Team

Lucy Black


Joe Black

Managing Director

Ricky Ashmore

General Workshop Manager and Painter

Sean Kynnersley

Motorcycle Repair Manager and Stripper / Fitter

A motorcycling veteran with over 30 years experience within the motorcycle trade. Starting as a race technician in the mid 80's that led to worldwide travel. Based back in the UK for that last 16 years.

I have spent an enjoyable time on the sales side of this fantastic industry working for Norton Motorcycles amongst others.

Really happy to have found a dream job working for and with the fantastic team at 8 Ball Custom Paint.

Callum Careless

Paint Technician

I completed my apprenticeship in June 2017, gaining an IMI Level 2 and 3 NVQ in Automotive repair and refinishing which enables me carry out the best practices and produce superior results.

My hobbies and interests are drinking whiskey and looking at cars I can't afford.

Adam Webster

Motorcycle Stripper / Fitter

I strip and fit bikes as well as carry out insurance assessments which include reviewing the customers bike, ordering the parts and carrying out all aspects of the repair.

My role is to ensure that we're focused on delivering an efficient and pleasant customer experience.

I'm interested anything bike racing related... and drinking Guinness.

Bradley Ball

Airbrush Artist

Pete Rice

Prep and Polish Technician

I have over 10 years in the trade as a polisher, working in numerous different paint shops. I have great experience in removing imperfections from freshly painted panels and ensuring a perfect finish.

My favourite drink is brandy and I love spending time with my family.

Alex Clarke

Prep and Polish Technician

Lindsay Munt

Receptionist / Admin / Accounts

I have been working with motorbikes for the last 26 years. From workshop management to parts, accessory and clothing management.

I love baking cakes and cupcakes, socialising, eating and drinking with friends, gardening and spending time with my husband and two girls. We love going to all sorts of car and motorcycle related shows.

Over the years there really isn’t anything we haven’t done, so we welcome you to come and see us and talk through your ideas with the design team over a coffee!