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Fix Auto UK’s growth has continued right through to the close of 2016 as the network announced yet another new franchisee, in a move that has further strengthened its inner M25 network solution.

SW Automotive, formed in 2008 by Austen Ward and Alan Strudwick, operates on the outer perimeter of London’s Biggin Hill airport and will now operate as Fix Auto Biggin Hill. The bodyshop provides the network with the immediate capacity to repair up to 30 vehicles a week, with expansion plans afoot to increase that to more than 50.

The new south-east London centre, which operates out of two adjacent units totalling 10,000 sq ft, becomes the network’s 10th inner M25 bodyshop, complementing the well-established Fix Auto bodyshops Fix Auto Chessington, Fix Auto Croydon, Fix Auto Dagenham, Fix Auto Isleworth, Fix Auto Hainault, Fix Auto Park Royal, Fix Auto Ruislip, Fix Auto West Hampstead and Fix Auto West Kensington.

Austen said: “We have worked tremendously hard and built up an enviable reputation for repairing cars quickly and to the highest standards with great customer satisfaction but we want to take our game to a higher level.  Joining Fix Auto will, in our eyes, help us to fulfil our goals.”

He added: “We have followed Fix Auto’s progression very closely over the last year or so andwe like what we have heard and read, especially when it comes to working together as a close family, with the notion of sharing best practice and knowledge. We are extremely excited to be joining the network.”

Ian Pugh of Fix Auto UK, said: “We are ending the year in the same manner in which we started it, by strengthening the network. London is already a real area of strength for Fix Auto, but we continue to look to build our capacity and coverage for our clients here, so this is another important addition for us., I am delighted to welcome Austen, Alan and the team at Fix Auto Biggin Hill on to the network.”


Notes to Editors:

  • Fix Auto UK is part of a global franchised network of more than 420 bodyshops.
  • Fix Auto UK carries out more than 120,000 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 Biggin Hill, Unit 9/10 Airport Trading Estate, Wireless Road, Biggin Hill, Kent, TN16 3BW. Tel: 01959 576 827.


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For further information please contact Mark Richards on 07774 861596.
Email: mark@mrpr.co.uk