The fifth site is located at Beeston, Nottingham, three miles from the city centre and just 20 minutes from Derby city centre. With easy access to J25 of the M1, the branch strategically spreads the group’s coverage further to the west.
Following AW Repair Group’s business model, the new site has been purposely designed in 12,500 sq ft premises formerly occupied by Siemens Communications.
Brand new offices have been added in the company’s open plan style, with corporate blue and orange scheme and familiar brands headline the equipment.
Junair products have again been chosen including a 10m double booth with end loading skate and rail system for even faster throughput, Blackhawk pulling equipment and Minden Dust Extraction.
Founder and Managing Director Andrew Walsh commented: “While we are not adverse to acquisitions, our business model and organic growth has been successful in establishing new sites where the AW ethos takes flight immediately.
“Many of the personnel are already working within the business at other sites learning our processes and procedures in readiness for the January opening of AW Nottingham Central.”
Continued Andrew: “We have followed demand and the support of existing work partners who are seeking quality bodyshop space in this area which neatly overlaps the radius covered by our Newark and Markham Vale branches. Markham Vale, which opened only 20 months ago, is just 40 minutes further north along the M1 and Newark just 40 minutes to the south.”
General Manager of the group’s Newark site, James Dunn, will be taking the reigns at Beeston whilst continuing to oversee his current assistant Dan Gwyther who will manage the day to day operations at Newark.
Commented James: “I have seen first hand how AW Repair Group develops a culture where individuals are encouraged to move through the ranks and I know Dan is eager to take on his new challenge too.”
Continuing the trend of operating names incorporating site coverage rather than town name AW Beeston will trade as AW Accident Repair Centres (Notts Central) alongside Markham Vale (Derbs) Newark (South Notts), Denaby (South Yorkshire) and Sleaford as AW Accident Repair Centres (Lincolnshire).