AW Repair Group has announced a change to its leadership structure following the opening of its ninth site last week. Former managing director Andrew Walsh now takes the title of Founder and CEO with newly titled Group Operations Director James Dunn welcoming on-board to the operations team Steve Hoe as Technical Development and VM Manager. […]
Having trialled a revolutionary paint mixing system for the past six weeks, AW Repair Group will be in the spotlight at tomorrow’s annual Auto Body Professionals Convention (Tuesday) and has launched a short film showcasing the product. PPG’s MOONWALK™ automated mixing scheme can accurately mix vehicle paint shades in quantities as small as the cap on […]
It tookonly nine weeks to transform an oil-covered engineering workshop into AW Repair Group’s dazzling ninth site. And it seems nine is the lucky number as the 9,000 square feet site at Sherburn-In-Elmet officially opened yesterday (Monday) and epitomises the group’s labour saving and technology advances successfully trialled and implemented throughout the group during the […]
NBRA held their first Greener Bodyshop Awards on 31st October, where AW Repair Group scooped The Gold Award for a Greener Bodyshop. AW strive for environmental sustainability across all nine sites. Their main aim is to reduce their overall carbon footprint by using eco-friendly products and processes across all aspects of Vehicle Body Repair, both […]
October 2019 marks a special anniversary for AW Repair Group’s Compliancy & Training Manager, Ian Pearson, who chose vehicle body repair over mathematics 40-years ago this month. A young Ian walked through the doors at WASS (Wallace Arnold Sales & Service) on Lenton Lane, Nottingham in October 1979 as a multi-skilled apprentice, little did he […]
AW Repair Group is taking one small step for paint technicians and one giant leap for the paint industry as a trial site for a revolutionary colour mixing system. Worldwide paint manufacturer PPG showcased their innovative MOONWALK™ system at the Motor & Sport Institute in Madrid earlier this year to a small group of invited guests […]
AW Repair Group is delighted to be shortlisted in the National Growing Business Awards 2019. Managing Director Andrew Walsh will attend a finalist’s interview later this month which will decide the winner from the seven companies shortlisted. The award category is seeking a winner that can demonstrate it has challenged conventional thinking in their market […]
AW Repair Group and LV= General Insurance (LV= GI) celebrated their “unique relationship” at the official opening of the group’s second sole supply site this week. LV= GI Claims Director Martin Milliner recalled how a chance pairing on bus ride at the International Claims Summit in Portugal first introduced him to group MD Andrew Walsh. […]
AW Repair Group is proud to sponsor a touching memorial commemorating lives lost in mining disasters near its Chesterfield Site. Phase two of the Walking Together Trail sees eight life-size steel figures join the trail of 53 figures erected last year. Each carries a tag with the name of the miner, their job title and […]
AW Repair Group updated their company slogan throughout the hot 2019 summer. Their company slogan Keeping you moving™ expanded to Keeping you Cool while Keeping you Moving as all customers throughout August received a free reusable water bottle. The corporate branded Blue & Orange refillable water bottles have been gifted to all customers collecting their vehicles during the heat […]
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 […]
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 […]
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), […]
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 Repair Group is delighted to announce its second LV= sole supply site is now in operation. The exclusive arrangement with LV= General Insurance boosts the groups annualised turnover to over £17.5M. The 5,500sq ft dual-branded site is located alongside the group’s 15,000sq ft site at Denaby Main, South Yorkshire, perfectly located for LV= GI […]
AW Repair Group is delighted to sponsor a LV= Charity Cycle Race in aid of Marie Curie. Thirteen cyclists will don their AW branded cycle shirts as they complete a cumulative 1,625 miles coast to coast route. The team will be starting at Ilfracombe this Saturday (6th July 2019) and finishing in Plymouth. LV= Field […]
Last week our Managing Director, Andrew Walsh attended the invite-only PPG Refinish UK new product launch event, held in Madrid. PPG’s latest product, MoonWalk was showcased at the Motor & Sport Institute, Madrid and is set to revolutionise the way we mix paint in bodyshops. MoonWalk promotes a no waste and mess, automated and accurate […]
The REAL Rally, now named The AutoRaise REAL Rally, this year took the participants up to Scotland, following previous years in Europe and last year in Wales. The entry criteria for the charity rally stipulates that vehicles must be bought for under £1,000 and each team must raise a minimum of £500 for the charity…challenge […]
AW Nottingham Knights & AW 63 Squadron are soon to set off on their voyage to the glorious Scottish Highlands with the AutoRaise REAL Rally. Inspired by recent events, team name ‘AW Nottingham Knights’ was chosen as Managing Director Andrew Walsh was named 2018 Industry Knight by ABP at their annual Night of Knights event, […]
Five talented young AW apprentices were recognised at the ABP Body Repair Industry Apprentice Awards (BRIAA’s) yesterday (Tuesday 18th June). Twenty-one-year-old Estonian-born Hegert (Nottingham) and the AW Training & Apprenticeship Academy’s first female apprentice 21-year-old Summer (Denaby Fast Finish) jointly received the Best Apprentice Newcomer Award. AW presented awards in three categories this year with Most […]
AW Repair Group and Enterprise Rent-A-Car have teamed up to give the automotive charity Ben a £1,000 boost. ERAC asked AW to nominate a worthy charity to be this year’s recipient of the annual community donation. Last year’s beneficiary was a Nottinghamshire food bank charity. Pictured above is ERAC East Midlands Area Manager, Tom Hinton, […]
AW Repair Group and The National Body Repair Association (NBRA) have now held final discussions at AW’s Prestige HQ in Sleaford, Lincolnshire regarding their newly announced membership. Andrew Walsh, AW Repair Group’s Managing Director and James Dunn, AW’s Group Operations Manager met with Chris Weeks, NBRA Director and Michael Wicks, NBRA National Business Development Manager […]
A W repair group is honoured to have been selected as one of 12 businesses to be featured in the prestigious Telegraph Newspaper Business Club’s profiles for 2019. The acclaimed daily newspaper approached AW after a string of awards and successes in 2018 to put together a short documentary about the growing crash repair group. […]
Proud winners at this years’ LV= GI Claims Partner Awards is AW Repair Group, just eight months after opening its first LV= Sole Supply site. Scooping the award for Best at Living LV= Values demonstrates the true partnership between the two entities committed to providing a seamless service for motor policy holders. Managing Director Andrew […]
AW Repair Group have released a dynamic video celebrating their exclusive arrangement with Liverpool Victoria General Insurance (LV=GI). The group’s Derby location opened six months ago and repairs 35 vehicles a week solely for LV=GI customers at the dual branded site. In the video, which features LV=GI’s Director of Motor Claims Brian Hodge and Network […]
This week is National Apprenticeship Week and what better way to recognise our commitment to developing and investing in young talent than introducing you to the latest intake into our Training & Apprenticeship Academy and sharing what they have been up to since joining AW Repair Group. These ten students joined us in January, following […]
AW Repair Group has made a new addition to its management team with the appointment of Ian Pearson as Group Operations Support Manager. Ian joined the crash repair industry as a multi skilled apprentice in 1979 and leaned towards his forte as a panel technician. He progressed into management in 1998 holding several assistant and […]
TEN new apprentices are now geared up ready to start their career with AW Repair Group. Following the success of AW’s Apprentice Showcase Event in November, ten eager youngsters who attended the event have now been appointed and started on their apprenticeship journey. The new recruits who, had been at their posts for just five […]
In November eight of our current apprentices who are following the multi-skilled apprenticeship route attended PPG training centre in Stowmarket for a two-day hands-on paint experience. Our apprentices who range from 17-20 all found the day thoroughly enjoyable and all had great feedback from their experience. “The day at PPG was great, we were […]
We are pleased to announce our partnership with Ben, the independent charity which is dedicated to providing life-changing care and support services to the people working in the automotive industry. Not only can this support you, but your family dependents also. What Ben do Ben provides information, advice, guidance and managed referrals (where appropriate) […]
AW Repair Group has released a dynamic video of highlights from their recent Apprentice Showcase. The company welcomed more than 100 people who enjoyed a fully immersive and hands on experience of a modern high tech bodyshop. Hopeful apprentices, including four young women, tried their hand at paint spraying, filler application, virtual welding, spot welding […]
AW Repair Group is delighted to announce the opening of site number eight in an exclusive arrangement with LV= General Insurance (LV= GI), taking the company’s annualised turnover to £17m. The 12,000sq ft facility is located in Derby on the Ascot Business Park adjacent to the group’s recently opened Derby Fast Finish Centre. Managing Director […]
Jackie Buckthorpe, with 18 years experience in the retail sector, has joined AW Repair Group and is excited to bring a host of new personnel activities. “In my previous role I have been responsible for talent spotting, upskilling and working with individuals to maximise their personal development and career progress,” said Jackie. “I am very much looking forward […]
Monday (6th August) marked the opening of AW Repair Group’s second Fast Finish Centre. AW Fast Finish Centres (Derby) is a state of the art repair centre specialising in triaged small to medium repairs and cosmetic damage supported by the group’s accident repair centres in the area. The 6,000 sq ft advanced bodyshop is located […]
AW Repair Group is delighted its 18 month old Nottingham site has reached the finals of Medium Bodyshop of the Year. In addition Lincolnshire HQ panel technician Terry McNamara is finalist in the skill awards. “To be finalists in two categories is fantastic,” said Group Operations Manager James Dunn. “Terry is highly skilled and we […]
AW Repair Group is honoured to have been named as one of 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain. The prestigious directory, compiled by the London Stock Exchange Group, lists the top 1,000 businesses considered to be the most inspiring, dynamic and fastest growing companies. With 40 industry sectors covered, AW Repair Group is the only bodyshop […]
AW Repair Group is honoured to have received the LV= Insurance Community Award in recognition of work with charitable organisations throughout the past year. From painting village bicycles yellow, to opening up collection points for fire victims and helping the homeless, the past year has seen AW’s helping hand spread up and down the country. […]
As part of National Apprenticeship Week, we thought we’d introduce you to our 7 apprentices. Each has their own slant on why they chose an apprenticeship and what they enjoy most about it. Name: Will Site: Sleaford Apprenticeship type: Multi-skilled Joined AW: February 2018 Favourite skill learnt: I have enjoyed learning how to weld […]
**UPDATED 10:00. FRI 2ND MARCH** Due to the weather conditions we are still not receiving deliveries from our suppliers causing disruption. Collection/delivery of vehicles is still being affected also. Please bear with us as we work to minimise the disruption where we can. Be careful on the roads and only make journeys where necessary. […]
AW Repair Group’s first dedicated Fast Finish Centre is now in full swing and is the latest expansion project for the growing group. Equipped and branded towards the end of last year, AW Fast Finish Centres (Denaby Main) utilises multi skilled technicians, smart techniques and tooling to achieve a one to two day turnround for […]
A year has already passed since AW opened its Nottingham site and what a year it’s been! January 2017 saw AW Repair Group grow its turnover and geographical coverage again following the Nottingham site opening, being just three miles from the city centre, on the tram route and just 20 minutes to the M1 for […]
After opening their doors as a collection point for donations following the devastating Grenfell Tower tragedy, AW Repair Group have this week transported three vehicle loads to The Nomad Trust. The overwhelming national support for Grenfell survivors meant that AW’s collections could be diverted to another needy charity. “We had a fantastic response from the communities […]
SIX new apprentices are geared up and ready to launch their new career with AW Repair Group this month. In partnership with AutoRaise and Emtec Training, the engaging and inspired youngsters will be donning their corporate blue and orange uniform across the group’s five sites. Harvey, Charlie, Jack, Ryan, Joshua and Leon follow in the […]
Seven young apprentices joining AW Repair Group’s Training & Apprenticeship Academy this month recently enjoyed a welcome & introduction day. Along with their supportive parents, the group of trainee technicians visited the group’s newest site in Beeston, Nottingham, to get to know each other, a tour of the premises and equipment and an introductory presentation […]
AW Repair Group is delighted to formally announce its appointment to the BMW/MINI Approved Bodyshop Programme. Working in partnership with Soper of Lincoln, AW’s prestige repair centre at Sleaford, Lincolnshire, will be the only fully compliant independent BMW & MINI approved repairer in the county having invested in the brand’s paint colour system. The addition […]
AW Repair Group’s ‘Keeping you moving’ slogan took a new turn recently with the company logo travelling 3,000 miles across Britain for charity. The company sponsored the shirts of 24 amateur cyclists who took on the mammoth task of cycling from Great Ormond Street Hospital in London back to their base in Grantham, Lincolnshire, in […]
AW Repair Group was once again delighted to be main sponsor for Porsche Club GB Track Day for the 5th year running. May sees the return of the eager Porsche owners to the prestigious track day held at Blyton Park Driving Centre, where however confident you are, you can enjoy a day full of high-speed […]
PPG provided first class training for two of AW Repair Group’s apprentices in a series of recent courses Following the success of multiple AW paint technicians attending the PPG training centre for an advanced refinisher course, they chose to send two paint apprentices to the training centre in Stowmarket to further develop their skills. James […]
AW Repair Group is delighted to announce the appointment of James Dunn as Group Operations Manager. James, who joined the company nine years ago as a branch manager, will now oversee the five site operation. Managing Director Andrew Walsh said: “As we continue to grow the business James’ focus will be on streamlined control of […]
Yesterday we lost a wonderful member of our team, Mel Rushton. Mel’s contribution was unquestionable and the news of his sudden death has shocked us all; we feel a deep sadness about this gentle, well liked, cheerful character who always had a smile. Mel quickly became a valuable member of the AW Repair Group team. […]
AW Repair Group’s newest site opened its doors on Monday this week and is a reflection of the group’s continued commitment to utilising the most up to date repair technology. The facility is located on Beeston Business Park, in Beeston, Nottingham, just three miles from Nottingham City Centre and on the city’s tram route. With […]
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 […]
Manufacturer’s choose AW Repair Group to extend brand TWO new vehicle manufacturer approvals have been appointed to AW Repair Group. Honda and Hyundai are the latest brands to join the group’s expanding manufacturer approvals portfolio, which now lists more than 10 top names including Volkswagen Group, Jaguar LandRover, Lexus and includes structural aluminium. AW Repair […]
Day 7 So now the children are fighting over who can go out in the Leaf next and debating if actually they could drive the car themselves! They love it. Despite the debacle yesterday, which I reiterate was all caused by my own stupidity in not switching on the wall socket, I’m still very positive […]
Day 6 Oh my goodness. Today must have posed every possible problem. Just a quick trip to Grantham on an overnight charge I thought, no problem, only to find I had plugged in the car in the garage and failed to turn it on at the switch – what an idiot! So 23 miles of […]
Day 5 The children absolutely love the car. They are naturally environmentally friendly and think mum driving an electric car is really cool (yes cooler than the yellow Audi Quattro!) The dash is clear and spacious, there’s digital radio, reverse parking sensors, SatNav which will also tell you if you have enough charge to reach […]
Day 4 The vehicle had 92 miles after an overnight charge. Knowing I only had a 50 mile round trip today I decided to push the vehicle and drive without trying to maintain energy equilibrium. I pushed the vehicle up to 70mph (previously I’d stuck to around 52-55mph) and noticed that the energy use white […]
Day 3 The car had 93 miles available following a full overnight charge. I took a bit of a diversion driving out on some country roads clocking up about 30 extra miles comfortably knowing I had the availability. About 10 miles from home a ‘battery charge low’ warning indicated at 16 miles left so that […]
Day 2 I was a bit disappointed to find the car only had 53 miles charge on it when I picked it up this morning, I thought it would have about 70 like yesterday. But it was only onl charge for an hour and a half before closing time. I knew Bourne was about 20 […]
Day one I’ve been waiting with anticipation for the delivery of 4 Nissan Leaf electric cars to AW Repair Group. I fall perfectly into the category of driving under 60 miles and day and having off street parking and I do like to ‘do my bit’ for the environment. Having said that I normally drive […]
Electric vehicles have been added to our car fleet allowing inquisitive customers the opportunity to go green. The 5 door Nissan Leaf vehicles are being offered to customers who drive under 70 miles a day and have off road parking facilities at home. Jade Johnson, Business Development at AW, said: “The short time customers’ vehicles […]
AW Repair Group have gained two new manufacturer approvals. Lexus and Toyota are the latest addition to our impressive portfolio. Our prestige HQ in Sleaford, Lincolnshire already holds multiple manufacturer approvals including VWG and JLR with structural aluminium capability. Nominated by Listers’ Lincolnshire, we met the approval criteria with ease thanks to the familiarity with […]
AW Repair Group is once again demonstrating its commitment to progression and reinvestment in people and technology. The reception areas at two branches have been redesigned into modern open plan working areas including branded glass screens to separate departments, welcoming drop-fronted customer liaison reception units with décor and furnishings in the company’s striking corporate blue and […]
LOYAL employees at AW Repair Group have been congratulated for clocking up more than 142 years’ service! Team members, who have been with the company for more than 10 years,were recently invited to the company’s first long service ceremony and presented with a specially commissioned long service badge, certificate and AW’s own bottle of fizz. […]
Yes, already a year has passed since AW Repair Group’s Derbyshire branch opened at Markham Vale, near Chesterfield. And we couldn’t let the first anniversary pass without a celebratory cake! March 2015 saw the company expand its geographical area with site number four in prime location alongside Junction 29A of the M1, sitting perfectly in between […]
AS part of AW Repair Group’s on-going brand awareness the business is pleased to launch its newly designed website. The site aims to send out a strong message to promote the company’s slogan – Keeping you moving – and illustrate their commitment to a customer centric approach delivered by the positive and friendly front line teams. The […]
WELL wishers have helped AW Repair Group raise no less than £1,079 for the British Heart Foundation. After the Sleaford, Lincolnshire, branch won the coveted title of National Bodyshop of the Year six weeks ago the company pledged to donate £1 to the charity for every congratulatory email, tweet, like and view received. Big hearted […]
Celebrations for donations; We have won the coveted title of national Bodyshop of the Year 2015! To celebrate we are donating £1 to charity for every Comment, Like, Tweet and Email received from congratulatory supporters. Our Lincolnshire headquarters scooped the award for the medium sized category (up to £2.7m) on Friday night at a Gala […]
This is the message to our customers as we launch a comprehensive mobile device app including on-the-scene crash data capture. More than a year in development the group’s application AW Accident App is now available to download free from the Apple and android market. Carefully constructed to appeal to our past customers, future and present, […]
With rising print costs and the requirement for methods to now be provided in colour the group decided to simple IT to its strength. Managing Director Andrew Walsh commented: “We have seen print costs increase by up to £100 per month per branch recently. When we investigated it was obvious the cause was two-fold: the PAS requirement to have multiple-paged […]
With the long summer holidays in full swing AW Repair Group arranged a ‘grown up’ training day for youngsters. Children of staff throughout the group were invited to the HQ’s training room to learn the skills to put together a PowerPoint presentation. Insight IT Training Ltd delivered the five hour session for youngsters who each […]
AW Repair Group is pleased to announce they are still among the elite 33 bodyshops across the country to hold Volkswagen full structural aluminium approval. And today, the group’s prestige repair centre in Sleaford, Lincolnshire has passed their full Volkswagen audit with no minors. The audit took just over 3 hours, and was the quickest […]
AW Repair Group was delighted to sponsor the trophies for Porsche Club GB Region 4’s Porsche Pageant amidst the beautiful setting of Belvoir Castle, near Grantham. Driving up the winding country roads to the castle esplanade, where we found an array of Porsche’s ready for display and the owners eagerly polishing away and making their […]
AW Repair Group’s Volkswagen Paint and Body apprentice James Hill was in Penrith, Wales, last week with 60 other Volkswagen apprentices from across the country to improve their team skills. Their week team building consisted of climbing Helvellyn, a 950m mountain that is the 3rd highest fell in the heart of the Lake District (picture […]
BBC & BSI say trust your approved accident repair centre Trust your approved accident repair centre AW Repair Group was under BBC spotlight this week featuring in a Watchdog episode focusing on safe vehicle repair. The British Standard Institute recently contacted us to ensure consumers are aware of the automotive industry standards explored in Monday’s […]
AW Repair Group is proud to have opened the doors at branch number four this morning (Monday 2nd March) AW Accident Repair Centres (Derbyshire) is a 15,000sq feet bodyshop located on the Markham Vale Enterprise Park, just off Junction 29A of the M1. Managing Director Andrew Walsh commented: “I am extremely pleased to announce the […]
[Update at 25th February 2015] Scam Telephone Calls – Faulty Repairs Several sources have identified a scam currently being conducted on bodyshops across the country in relation to rectification works. As reported by RMI NAB and the VBRA, bodyshops are receiving telephone calls where the caller poses as a customer, their agent or an insurer. […]
AW Repair Group is delighted to announce the expansion of their geographical coverage with the opening of a new hi tech bodyshop in March. Located in the developing commercial zone known as Markham Vale, off junction 29a of the M1 near Chesterfield, the 15,000sq feet site is ideally placed to expand the group’s geographical coverage […]
The prestige headquarters of AW Repair Group was host to PPG Refinish and their film crew on Friday. AW Repair Group and PPG Refinish have a relationship spanning the years and our clean, modern manufacturer approved bodyshop was the obvious choice in which to shoot their latest promotional film. Featuring site general manager Steve Hoe, […]
Ever wondered about the work that goes on behind the scenes when your vehicle is being repaired? We are about to go through the many stages of a ‘while you wait’ repair. Click here to view our video of the while you wait repair process. First, the vehicle is prepped for the repair process – […]
When the above Press Release was published we decided that it called for a little celebration! Below are our management team celebrating that AW Repair Group are Innovation MotorCARe Centres of Excellence.
AW Repair Group’s Land Rover approved Lincolnshire branch had a brand new 64 plate Range Rover Sport through our doors last week for some special customer stylising. With the full panoramic glass roof to negotiate we painted the roof and pillars gloss black complementing the original Corris Grey finish. Corris Grey colour coding was also […]
For Children in Need 2014 we invited Pudsey down to AW HQ for a fun filled day! From arriving the ladies loved him! Although the weather took a turn for the worse, he stuck in there and was estimating using Audamobile, bonding, prepping panels, spraying, polishing and even had time for a coffee and some […]
Popular TV series Police Interceptors have been filming the work of Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership (LRSP) for episodes to be screened in the New Year. And as a close partnership of LRSP, AW Repair Group was delighted to go along to see the film crews in action. Infact AW’s Jade Johnson took part in filmed […]
Two of AW Repair Group’s vehicle damage assessors have been flying high with Porsche Club GB this week. The club’s annual visit to Trent Valley Gliding Club saw members swop their wheels for wings and Lincolnshire branch VDA Niel Harmston went along to join the fun. Coincidentally his VDA colleague Dave Bieniasz is an avid […]
The Bodyshop Magazine Annual Awards returned to the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales, last week. Managing Director, Andrew Walsh was invited to attend the 2014 event with Audatex, the global computerised estimating system provider. And the AW Repair Group was represented further by 6 team members who enjoyed champagne and a 3-course meal. The […]
AW Repair Group’s management were treated to a rare glimpse into world behind the scenes of Formula 1 as invited guests to the home of Williams Racing, Grove, Oxfordshire to watch the recent Grand Prix. Lincolnshire branch manager Steve Hoe is a self confessed F1 fanatic and shares his experience with us here…. Firstly, I […]
AW Repair Group’s Yorkshire branch welcomed Bodyshop magazine editor to spend ‘a day with a VDA’ this summer. Editor Mark Hadaway spent the day with Vehicle Damage Assessor team leader Rob Mann taking a close look at the behind the scenes processes before, during and after vehicle repair. ‘Rob always ensures all details are […]
Once again AW Repair Group has been proud to sponsor the Sleaford Oktoberfest with 2014 being bigger and better! The event was held on 19th and 20th September at Boston Road Recreational Ground, Sleaford, where a large marquee and fair ground rides filled the park land. With 40 beers and 18 ciders to choose […]
AW Repair Group’s Lincolnshire branch was delighted to again support the annual Sleaford Historic Car and Motorcycle show. We sponsored Class C, which was vehicles dated from 1965 to 1972. The 2014 show took place on Saturday 6th September in the Sleaford Council Office car park. Although it was a fresh morning, we got set […]
Porsche Carrera cup champion Tim Harvey joined AW Repair Group and Lincolnshire Region Porsche Club members at the annual Props and Pistons event on bank holiday Monday. The event, organised by Bush Tyres, is held at East Kirkby aviation centre and is a fantastic blend of aviation and automobile history & enthusiasts. […]
A REVIEW of waste disposal services has led AW Repair Group to partner with Nottinghamshire based Oakwood Environmental. Standardising processes and supply chains across the bodyshop group has been a key focus for 2014 and following a thorough tender process Oakwood demonstrated their cradle to grave audit trail as well as accepting mixed recyclables to […]
Written for and by Volkswagen Group UK The system behind the success: HR Toolkit and AW Repair Group Andrew Walsh explains how HR toolkit helps grow his own talent, and keep him out of court What’s your first thought when someone mentions HR (human resources)? Chances are you think about hiring, firing or promoting someone. […]
Congratulations to Niel Harmston, our longest standing employee for passing his ATA VDA re-accreditation with 97%! Niel has lived in the Sleaford area all his life and was the first Vehicle Damage Assessor employed by AW. Niel has been employed by our prestige Lincolnshire branch for more than 14 years. While there have been many […]
Two new exciting vehicles will be launched in 2015 by the Jaguar LandRover group. The new Jaguar XE, a volume car, aimed to rival the Audi A4 and Mercedes C-Class, will be built from 90% aluminium – our specialist aluminium clean room is ready and waiting! On June 20 we attended the Jaguar Land Rover Conference […]
AW Repair Group was delighted to again sponsor this year’s Porsche Club GB track day at Blyton Park Driving Centre, near Gainsborough. Despite downpours throughout the previous few days the weather picked up for a perfect day on Friday 30th May. This was a big relief for the club members…no cleaning cloths needed to wipe […]
As a relative ‘newbie’ to AW Repair Group I was delighted to attend the British Bodyshop Awards last week with our Managing Director Andrew Walsh. As guests of PPG Industries and Circle Leasing we were treated to a glamorous event at the Battersea Evolution near London. We were pleased to be winners of the Citreon […]
Doddington Hall,near Lincoln, was the destination for Porsche Club GB Region 4’s first meeting of 2014 on Easter Sunday. We arrived a bit soggy to say the least and after battling with the elements the AW Repair Group event shelter was finally up! As the Porsches rolled in to the grounds of the historic Hall […]
AW Repair Group have celebrated our first retirement. After a decade of service with the company, Rob Kelby enjoyed his last day at work yesterday. Rob was originally employed as a panel technician for AW a decade ago within the fast paced workshop; lately Rob has been driving one of the transporters. Swapping his car […]
10 Days Of Easter Come into one of your local AW branches between 14th April 2014 and 24th April 2014 for a quote on tyres, services or accident damage and you will receive a free chocolate Easter gift for you or a family member*. April 14th – 24th – Easter Egg Gift Monday – Friday. 8.30am – 5.30pm […]
We are proud to announce that AW Repair Group’s long standing South Yorkshire team member John Barnett has today been informed he has passed his ATA VDA re-accreditation (Automotive Training Association Vehicle Damage Assessor) John is the first VDA (Vehicle Damage Assessor) in the group to go through the re-accreditation process and I am sure you will all join me […]
At AW we would like to extend the below thank you to the attendees of our Ladies Day. It was a great success and without your generosity we wouldn’t of been able to raise the amount of money we did. We also want to thank Breakthrough Breast Cancer and will continue to support them. […]
In advance celebration of Mother’s Day AW Accident Repair Group hosted a Lady Driver’s Day in association with Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership. Throughout the day guests enjoyed interactive activities which not only provided a fun filled afternoon but also enabled guests to improve their driving skills and road safety knowledge. The day included a car crash simulator with […]
At AW Repair Group this week, we have been upskilling our frontline staff across all our sites. The training was aimed to give the team the skills to identify individual circumstances and offer relevant products that will save our customers money during the repair journey and future motor insurance and maintenance costs. Susan Marot, from […]
AW guarantee the future of the industry with the support of the Volkswagen group paint and body apprenticeship training programme. By passing vital skills to a new generation, AW secure the flow of highly skilled manufacturer trained technicians. At AW we like to call this process ‘growing your own.’ James is our latest recruit to […]
Within 6 seconds, see how our manufacturer trained technicians repair a damaged vehicle. Below is a picture and video of how we received the vehicle and the stages the car went through to restore it to its original designed state.
Good evening all! Thoroughly enjoyed today at the Showcase, Market and Sell Road Show – MANSFIELD/ASHFIELD. We hosted a competition in which we asked people in attendance to guess the car manufacturer a particular wing belonged to. Those who answered correctly will be entered into our PRIZE draw! If you think you know and […]
Following the launch of AudaMobile, a successful trial has led to the vehicle damage assessors here at AW ditching their clipboards and equipping their IPad’s. This revolutionary paperless mobile tool has created a technological change to the automotive repair industry and AW Repair Group are set to take full advantage of the benefits gained. A […]
Doncaster teenager Joe Stevens has proven that work experience does pay after being offered a full time position with AW Repair Group. Joe, a Year 11 student at De Warenne Academy, took part in a fortnight’s work experience last year, and has now accepted a job offer from Yorkshire branch manager Ian Pearson. Mr Pearson […]
Friday is here! Have a good weekend everyone :). Our’s is off to a good start, we have been nominated for Sleaford’s business of the year. For more live news, blogs and much more, connect with us on our social media. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
As a Volkswagen Audi approved bodyshop we were invited along to the Volkswagen National Learning Centre this week to learn more about the brand identity and marketing. There were 7 people on this training course varying from myself in Business Development and Marketing to Workshop Managers and Directors of other businesses. It was nice to hear the different […]
On Friday the 14th of February, AW Repair Group showed their support of Rainbow Trust by taking part in I love claims day and wearing red to work. With sites covering the East Midlands and Humberside, the AW team at all three sites got involved and donated generously. This created an upbeat environment and made […]
If you didn’t get the gift you wanted this year, here’s one from us. Happy Valentines Day everyone. 🙂
The 2fast2soon team delivered a production full of impact and education for the students at Sir William Robertson Academy. Through various interactive experiences, the students we’re able to engage with the team and learn the possible severe consequences if you don’t give the roads your full attention. Working in close partnership with the 2fast2soon team, AW was also […]
AW Repair Group is delighted to host our very own Ladies Day on Saturday March 22 from 11am to 2.30pm. To celebrate International Ladies day and Mother’s day, we will be providing an experience for guests leaving you pampered and more educated towards road safety. ABSOLUTELY FREE!! Working closely with Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership improve your driving skills […]
Behind every quality vehicle repair is a committed team of manufacturer approved technicians; here at AW we don’t hide behind the fact that our success is built upon our reputation for high standards and customer care.
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A warm hello to all AW’s customers old and new from me, Jade Johnson. I’m really looking forward to meeting with you very soon. My enthusiasm with cars started early, my friends were all in on the car scene, and I loved going along. When I hit 17 I was eager to pass my driving […]
Hi, I’m Adam Shaw and I’m pleased to have joined AW Repair Group’s marketing team. Stemmed from my representative rugby career, I have developed a tenacious edge and drive to succeed. My goal now is to transfer these skills into the professional environment and put my own stamp on the crash repair industry.
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AW Repair Group is proud to be transforming a unique rally car for Lincolnshire racer Ben Duckworth.
After being presented with an Aston Martin Track day in July as lucky winner of our Heckington Show James Bond Quiz Howard Keeffe has now reported back to us with his experience.
From October 30th AW Repair Group’s customers will benefit from a careful repair routing process matching company expertise to customer needs.
AW Repair Group’s specialist prestige repair centre in Lincolnshire has joined the elite few to achieve the British Standard Kitemark for aluminium vehicle repair.
Strong winds and heavy rain halted the take off for the planned air displays but that didn’t stop R4 Porsche Club GB from having a splendid 25 Car line up to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of 911.
The August bank holiday Monday, Bush Tyres held their third ‘Props and Pistons’ event at the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre. With many fantastic cars to see, truly fascinating plane displays, and the bonus of the excellent weather, the public turned up in their thousands to enjoy the day.
OUR very own James Bond joined AW Repair Group at the 2013 Heckington Show. Dramatically flying in by helicopter to join his Bond Girls and Aston Martin DB9 on our show stand Bond was the perfect partner to spread to news that AW Accident Repair Centre’s Lincolnshire branch in Sleaford is a specialist centre approved […]
AW Accident Repair Centres (Lincolnshire) was delighted to support the relaunch of Sleaford Carnival on Sunday 21st July 2013. Our ‘Stig’ theme float included Stig himself, a Porsche 993 and our lovely F1 girls who provided light relief from the hot weather with some water pistol action!
AW REPAIR Group is delighted to announce its appointment as an Audi Structural Aluminium approved repair centre. The appointment follows the success of a senior technician attending a stringent two week welding and joining technique course in Germany in order to obtain the correct skills for the approval. Back in the UK he has undergone […]
AW Repair Group’s Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire branches are both celebrating after being named as Finalists in Citroen’s Independent Bodyshop of the Year Awards 2012. Last year the Sleaford, Lincolnshire branch won an Outstanding Achievement Award from Citreon and this year it will be going head to head with a sister site in Newark, Nottinghamshire. The […]
The partnership between Porsche and AW Repair Group was truly cemented in 2012. After being nominated as a Porsche Centre approved body repairer by Porsche Centre Nottingham, AW Lincolnshire passed stringent Porsche standards and invested more than £200,000 on specific Porsche manufacturer equipment to gain the approval.
AW Repair Group was delighted to sponsor Posche Club Lincs & Humberside Regions track day at Blyton park near Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. Anna Wooster, AW Repair Group’s Commercial Development Co-Ordinator, reports: It was a blustery day but we were all set for a day of blowing out the cobwebs on and off the track! Porsche owners […]
STAFF, family and friends at AW Repair Group’s Lincolnshire branch in Sleaford hosted a charity car wash on Saturday raising £225 for Children In Need. Business Development Co-Ordinator Anna Wooster commented: “We had a great time with a steady stream of vehicles from 10am to 3pm . Donations were also given for burgers and hot […]
THE Volkswagen vehicle manufacturer group has honoured AW Repair Group with an Outstanding Achievement Award. AW Accident Repair Centres (Lincolnshire) relocated to a purpose built prestige bodyshop in February, developing a site focused on prestige manufacturers during a turbulent global financial recession and unsettled industry.
Sleaford Historic Car & Motorcycle Show 2012 was again supported by AW Repair Group who sponsored the trophy category for Runner Up 1987 onwards.
AW Repair Group was delighted to support a momentous celebration of motoring history this weekend. British Racing Motors, founded by Raymond Mays in the small Lincolnshire town of Bourne, on Sunday marked the 50th anniversary of Graham Hill winning the Grand Prix in their race car. In a poignant moment the champion’s son, Damon Hill, […]
MEMBERS of the regional Porsche Club Great Britain enjoyed a tour of AW Repair Group’s prestige repair centre in Lincolnshire in August. The open day was warmly received and included demonstrations of aluminum repair techniques, FlatLiner, plastic repair, colour matching and the Symach drying technology. Regional Chairman Richard Watkinson praised the AW team concluding: “It […]
“Just wanted to say another thank you for the awesome Porsche driving experience, it was a brilliant day. I’ve always thought they were a beautiful car but actually driving one blew my mind. Most of the time was spent on the track doing various challenges on wet & dry parts of the course all of […]
AN industry ‘Oscar’ was presented to AW Repair Group last night (27th June 2012) as the company scooped an Outstanding Achievement Award from Citreon UK at the British Bodyshop Awards. The glittering event, hosted by TV presenter Gaby Logan in London, invited vehicle manufacturers and insurers to present awards to network crash repairers.
The sleek bodies of the Porsche 911 and Range Rover Evoque were joined by AW’s handsome model Marcus Redford to welcome guests to the Newark 2012 Fashion Show at Kelham Hall. With a growing portfolio of prestige manufacturer approvals AW Repair Group were delighted to sponsor the event and showcase side by side elite vehicles […]
Visitors tried their hand at being a vehicle colourist at the Newark & Notts County Show last weekend.
MORE than 50 specially invited guests attended the official opening of AW Repair Group’s new Lincolnshire facility and group HQ on Wednesday 4th April. Managing Director Andrew Walsh told guests that the relocation had enabled new processes and practices to be put into place further reducing key to key and cycle times. New fast repair […]
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For competition winners information please click here. If you would like to buy any of the photographs from the open days these are now for sale priced at £2.00 for a 10×8 photo. All proceeds to NSPCC. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to order. HUNDREDS of car fans turned out to see the Batmobile, Herbie and KnightRider’s […]
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Thank you to everyone who visited us at Newark Carnival and Heckington Show in July. Both events enjoyed fantastic weather and our ‘Guess the Number of Balloons in the AW Courtesy Car’ competition raised £400 for the NSPCC (National Society for Prevention of Cruelty against Children).
AW Repair Group has been presented with two business awards by Sir Alan Sugar’s Apprentice aide Nick Hewer. The bodyshop group’s South Nottinghamshire branch manager James Dunn was winner of the Personal Development award and the group was the winner of the Most Switched On Business award for use of technology within a business at […]
AW Repair Group has been praised as one of the top three best bodyshops in the UK for outstanding customer care. The group was named in Bodyshop Magazine’s Customer Care category at the national bodyshop awards ceremony – the bodyshop industry’s equivalent to the Oscars (September 2009).
AW Repair Group’s Sleaford crash repair centre has been accredited with the Volkswagen Group Paint and Body Approval. The manufacturer approval, which includes the Audi, VW, Seat and Skoda brands, recognises the company’s commitment to the brand’s repair techniques and technology. Commented Managing Director Andrew Walsh: “”People sometimes forget that an incorrectly repaired vehicle can […]
AW Repair Group’s Newark (Nottinghamshire) site has recently gained the PAS125 Kitemark licence just nine months after opening its doors for business. The site is managed by James Dunn who carefully hand picked his team and is exceptionally pleased at how well they have performed together. James said: “Achieving such a standard when team has […]
From June 2008 edition of Bodyshop Magazine. AW Repair Group’s Sleaford site has become the first in Lincolnshire to achieve the Thatcham BSI Kitemark, just eight weeks after its South Yorkshire site was accredited. Managing Director Andrew Walsh said: “Everyone in the AW Group has gained so much from the whole process and I am […]
From May 2008 edition of AM (Automotive Magazine). AW Repair Centres is putting emphasis on customer service to drive it forward in the the independent accident repair market. Each motorist is given a letter with the phone number for the group’s customer car team, plus a direct line to their bodyshop manager, in case they […]
Managing Director Andrew Walsh is delighted the bodyshop, which was purpose built on a greenfield site only three years ago, has achieved the high standards set by the accreditation. “The process is very rigorous and everyone involved is to be congratulated,” said Andrew. “Since branch manager Ian Pearson joined us in September we have been […]
AW Accident Repair Centres (Lincolnshire), based in Sleaford, has reached the finals of Bodyshop Magazine’s national Bodyshop of the Year Award – the industry’s equivalent to the Oscars.