HULL-BASED ‘THE PAINT & BODY SHOP’ JOINS THE FIX AUTO NETWORK
Fix Auto UK has welcomed the latest addition to its network with the appointment of The Paint and Bodyshop of Hull.
Owned by Brian Tindall, the 20,000 sq ft repair centre boasts an impressive portfolio of 11 vehicle manufacturer approvals covering the entire VW group, Ford, Vauxhall, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Isuzu and Subaru, and will now operate as Fix Auto Hull.
Mr Tindall, who has been in the motor industry for almost 58 years, has joined the network in order to future proof his business as he plans to retire - for the second time!
He said: “Our industry is changing at a rapid pace and while we have managed to grow, develop and keep up with the times, I feel the time is now right to bring in additional expertise and guidance to ensure the business continues to flourish. Fix Auto UK brings those qualities and more.
“Having already retired I came back into the business a couple of years ago, mainly out of boredom. The truth is, I’m 72 and I would like to hand the reins to a younger generation. I’m very fortunate to have my son, Nicholas, who practically runs the business waiting in the wings to take complete charge. I believe that joining Fix Auto will provide him and the team here with all the added tools to ensure the business continues to go from strength-to-strength.”
Having started out as an apprentice mechanic, Brian rose through the ranks – from mechanic, workshop foreman and then manager - before becoming a director of a major Ford car dealership in his home town of Hull. In 1990 and aged 47, he seized an opportunity to set up his own business and, with a panel beater and paint sprayer, The Paint and Bodyshop of Hull was born. For the first 18 months he operated out of a modest 2,000 sq ft workshop but, as his reputation to deliver a fine service grew, he moved to his current site in Courtney Street where he now employs a team of 35.
Ian Pugh, of Fix Auto UK, said: “The addition of a Fix Auto bodyshop in Hull is a strategically important development for us, as we look to strengthen our network in Yorkshire and to provide repair capacity to our insurer partners. We are all looking forward to working with both Brian, Nicholas and the team at Fix Auto Hull in this new chapter for their business.”
Notes to Editors:
- Fix Auto UK is part of a global franchised network of more than 400 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 Hull, Courtney Street, Mount Pleasant, Hull, HU8 7QF: Tel: 01482 210060
For further information please contact Mark Richards on 07774 861596.