AW Doubles charity donations for Marie Curie

AW Repair Group has doubled the sponsorship money raised in branch for Marie Curie following the Coast 2 Coast cycle by LV= engineers last month.

Each of AW’s eight sites had a Marie Curie collection tin at reception, raising £110 which AW has doubled to £220 to donate to the Just Giving page.

This extra boost takes the total amount raised for Marie Curie to £4,565.

Thirteen cyclists in their AW branded cycle jerseys completed their 125-mile journey from Ilfracombe to Plymouth on their coast 2 coast charity ride. The cyclists included LV= Field engineers, Kevin Warren, Michael Routley, David Gold, Sean Carver, Stephen Gasson, Peter Savage and Robyn Joy, LV=’s Bristol & Huddersfield in-house engineers, Chris Tucker, Andrew Cross, Brian Kent and Steven Price along with LV= Regional Motor Network Technical Support, Gary Wheeldon and LV= Britannia Rescue Regional Network Manager, Bradley Williams.

LV= supported the event by matching charity donations up to the first £1,000 (included in the above total) whilst Enterprise Rent-A-Car supplied 3 support vehicles.

There is still time to donate by visiting: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/LVEngineers

Short Film Focuses on AW’s Fast Finish Centres

AW Repair Group, listed in the ABP Top 30 Independent Boydshop Groups, has released a ‘behind the scenes’ video showcasing their Fast Finish Centres.

In celebration of their first birthday this week (15th August) the focal point of the film is AW Fast Finish Centres (Derby), which specialises in small to medium repairs.

The 6,000 sq ft advanced bodyshop is located on Longbridge Lane, Ascot Business Park, two miles from the city centre and less than one mile from Pride Park with claims triaged by AW’s Central First Response Team at their HQ in Sleaford, Lincolnshire.

The state of the art repair centre utilises the latest fast repair technologies available in the body repair industry and consists of a three-way Junair Multibooth allowing repair, spray & full bake in each cabin with a sliding door to minimise vehicle movements.

Other facilities include a dedicated area for alloy wheel repair with Wheel Blast unit, plastic welding stations and cold repair system, PowerTec Miracle Pull, PPG low energy Compact system, integral Minden Dust Extraction, mid-riser lifts, 1000Lux LED lighting and eco-friendly radiant heating, all providing a quality working environment.

Managed by Wayne Oakes, who has worked with AW for more than eight years said: “Along with the rapid repair processes and five multi skilled technicians working as a team we have managed to speed up the full repair journey. Customers are delighted they are getting their vehicles back sooner and the customer satisfaction is exceeding 98%”

Added Managing Director, Andrew Walsh: “Derby was the perfect location to support our other sites in the area. Triaging repairs from our First Response team is working very well and the site is achieving a quicker throughput without compromising quality or customer satisfaction.”

View the short video on our YouTube channel:

AW director receives global business leader award

AW Repair Group’s Managing Director has received a global accolade for business leadership.

Andrew Walsh is one of just 50 worldwide business leaders to receive the 2019 Global CEO Excellence Awards by digital publishers CEO Monthly.

The title of Auto Repair MD of the Year sits alongside global winners across diverse sectors including Catering (Switzerland), Chemical Products (Brazil), Compliance Software (Australia), Digital Marketing (Dubai), Pharmaceutical (Canada), Financial Planning (USA) and Automotive Manufacturer scooped by BMW Group UK’s CEO Graeme Grieve.

“A business is only as good as its leadership, and whilst it takes many hands to make a company work, CEOs and MDs hold the majority of the responsibility and power in any organisation,” said Awards Co-ordinator Katherine Benton.

“Every ship needs a captain, someone who can plot the course and navigate the waters rough and calm. That is why CEO Monthly has chosen to honour those individuals committed to driving business growth and baring the responsibility of making crucial corporate decisions which can make or break a business entity. This is a tough challenge and our awards highlight the very best of the best from across the corporate landscape.”

Added Andrew: “I’m really delighted to accept this award from Global CEO Magazine. As Katherine has said, a business is all about teamwork but there needs to be clear and consistent directives from the business leader to secure and maintain success in any market place.”

An interview with Andrew in CEO Global’s awards review special edition magazine Andrew comments: “Here at AW Repair Group the secret of our success is our innovative nature to devise processes to embrace the car manufacturing industry developments. Turning a smaller business into a larger business is perhaps the biggest challenge I have found over the years. Managing infrastructure, processes, delegation of trust to the right people, time management and balancing priorities have been my core roles over the past two decades. Through this process I have become a more equanimous person with regards to both business matters and our people, and as a result I am happy with the outcome of this invigorating journey.”

The awards judging panel reviewed independent research centred around the evaluation of skills and services on offer whilst recognising each nominee’s wider market reputation.

“Each case file was built by investigations into public domain sources including services, products, articles, client and customer testimonials, financial performance, presence within the industry, social media, recent project completions and more,” Katherine explained. “All shortlisted parties were then presented to our judging panel for their consideration and to move successfully from nominee to winner there must be evidence of expertise within a given field, dedication to customer service and client satisfaction with an ongoing commitment to excellence and innovation.”

Global CEO, part of the digital publishing powerhouse AI Global Media, has a subscription base of 60,000 business leaders across the globe and thousands more to its sister publications including LUXlife, Global Energy News and BUILD.

Read the full interview interview with Andrew in CEO Global’s awards review special edition magazine at https://www.ceo-review.com/issues/2019-global-ceo-excellence-awards/

 

 

 

Work starts at AW’s ninth site

AW Repair Group is pleased to announce that expansion plans for the group are well underway with site nine due to open later this year.

The 9,000sq ft site is situated 30 minutes from major cities, Leeds, York and Wakefield and is only 25 miles from AW’s site in Denaby Main. The latest addition to AW group will create circa 12 jobs in the area with apprenticeship opportunities available.

Work has started this week on the modern detached building, which is just 10 minutes from the A1M and 20 minutes from the M62.

The purpose designed bodyshop utilises the latest technological advances available to maximise efficiency and will feature a 10m drive-through Junair spraybooth with QAD drying technology, Skate & Rail vehicle transfer system to minimise vehicle movements and PPG refinishing system. The site will include full Electric and Hybrid vehicle repair capabilities with all staff trained in EV’s to mirror AW’s other eight repair centres. The two-story offices will consist of AW corporate Blue and Orange branding throughout reception, admin offices and the meeting room.

The site will include integral Minden Dust Extraction, eco-friendly radiant heating and 1000 Lux LED Lighting, creating a quality working environment for the team who will be moving there from AW’s sister sites, where they have been training.

These expansion plans are announced only weeks after the opening of AW’s second LV= General Insurance sole supply site in Denaby Main.

Click below to watch AW’s Business Documentary on YouTube: