Got my car back from its service
...and I am very pleased! I took it to Alfa Sport in Sawston, Cambridge and they carried out a 48k service and they were well priced, friendly and very knowledgable.
The coutesy car was free (156 Veloce 1.8), spotlessly clean in side and out (just been washed), with the tire black on too and gorgous alloys! More importantly, it was fairly new for an indy and well maintained. As for the work on my car, it was carried out faultlessly. They worked on the car cleanly, without spilling oil in the engine bay etc and put everything back as it was when I left it with them.
The moral of the story is....I thoroughly recommend them.