FIX AUTO UK STRENGTHENS ITS LONDON REGION WITH TWO NEW FRANCHISEES
Fix Auto UK has increased the number of franchisees located inside the M25 and the Home Counties following the signing of two new businesses.
The network has welcomed DML Car Body Repairs who are based in Mitcham, and Accident Repairs Heathrow to the network. The sites will now operate as Fix Auto Mitcham and Fix Auto Uxbridge respectively. The appointments increase the number of franchisees in the region to 30.
Owned by Daniel Lawes, Fix Auto Mitcham was formed in 2007 in Epson before moving to its current 5,500 sq ft 10-work bay repair centre in South London. Managed by Ian Johnson, it currently has the repair capacity of 100 vehicles a month and already has plans in place to increase this.
Commenting on his appointment, Daniel said: “I’m ambitious but also a realist. I’m driven to develop the business but I recognise I need help, support and guidance to make it possible. You cannot ignore what Fix Auto UK brings to a business. I have looked at the network for some time, so when there was an opening which enabled me to join, I jumped at the opportunity.”
He added: “I have always felt being part of a large organisation is the way forward but like most business owners who have started from nothing, I still want to be in control. Fix Auto UK actively encourages and supports that ethos.”
Fix Auto Uxbridge is owned by entrepreneur Max Angliss who formed the business 11 years ago having first entered into the industry through a small mobile smart repair franchise. The 5,000 sq ft repair centre has two spraybooths and a workforce of 10 operatives.
Max said: “I started out in the industry by supporting my brother who was part of a mobile smart repair franchise. Things naturally progressed and we severed ties with that operation as we transitioned to a full repair centre”
“Having experienced a franchised operation previously, I firmly believe if we are to fulfil our ambitions we need to be part of a bigger operation. Fix Auto UK will make that possible.”
Ian Pugh of Fix Auto UK said: “Fix Auto Mitcham and Uxbridge are ambitious and value the premise of being part of a network – that we are one big team working closely together for the benefit of all. While we are driven to provide the ultimate vehicle repair solution for the entire UK, you can’t ignore the importance of having an unrivalled presence inside the M25 and the capital. I am pleased we have two new businesses on board to make that happen.”
Notes to Editors:
- Fix Auto UK is part of a global franchised network of more than 717 bodyshops.
- Fix Auto UK carries out more than 150,000 body repairs per year for leading motor insurance companies, fleets, and retail customers.
- Fix Auto UK, Lyndale House, Harcourt Way, Meridian Business Park, Leicester, LE19 1WL. Tel: 0116 3265401.
- Fix Auto Mitcham, 56a Willow Lane, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 4NA. Tel: 0208 6851089.
- Fix Auto Uxbridge, Eskdale Road Industrial Estate, Eskdale Road, Uxbridge, UB8 2RT. Tel: 01895 422233.
For further information please contact Mark Richards on 07774 861596.