FIX AUTO DEEPCUT CELEBRATES MAJOR MILESTONE
It’s celebration time for Fix Auto Deepcut as the repairer has reached its 40th birthday.
The business is run by Steve Knight, but originally, it was his parents Brian and Brenda Knight who started the Surrey-based business back in May 1978.
To mark the occasion, the Knights are hosting a family-themed party for employees and customers old and new.
Brian said: “Where has the time gone? It’s incredible to think, here we are today, 40 years on, and the business is continuing to go from strength-to-strength. I have to admit for the last 10 years, it’s been in the safe of hands of our son, Steve, and the team around him. Hosting a party to celebrate the milestone is the least we can do as a thank you for all their effort, hard work and loyalty over the years.
“I look back now, and I still can’t believe what we have achieved, as a family and as a team. I was a freelance panel beater having learned the trade working for my father. When I eventually started on my own, he said I’d never succeed – I think that was his way of trying to get me back to work for him and yet the business is here and going so well.”
Brian added: “I know there are a lot of repairers out there that started out from modest beginnings, but we literally started with nothing. In fact, I actually borrowed the money off my first client in order to repair his car. It was a Jaguar E-Type and I used the money to pay for the parts. He happened to be my bank manager, so the pressure was on.”
Fix Auto Deepcut – formerly Deepcut Garage, has two sister sites. One is purposely built for mechanical repairs and servicing and repairs up to 90 vehicles a week.
Ian Pugh, of Fix Auto UK, commented: “I have great memories of working with Brian and Brenda during my time as an engineer. They always welcomed me with a smile and had such enthusiasm for the trade, which has clearly rubbed off onto Steve and the entire team. I am pleased to see the business continually succeed and grow. Forty years in business is a fine achievement.”
Notes to Editors:
- Fix Auto UK is part of a global franchised network of more than 686 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 Deepcut, 85-93 Deepcut Bridge Road, Deepcut, Camberley GU16 6QP. Tel: 01252 835631.
For further information please contact Mark Richards on 07774 861596.