Fix Auto broadens its net

Fix Auto UK’s coverage in Scotland and north west England has stepped up a gear with the appointment of two new franchises.

Carlisle-based Thompson Accident Repair and Glasgow-based John Paton & Sons have been appointed to the network as Fix Auto Carlisle and Fix Auto Glasgow East respectively.

Collectively, the two sites will bring an additional 26,000sqft of bodyshop capacity to the network.

Geographically, Fix Auto Glasgow East will sit alongside four existing Scotland-based Fix Auto franchisees in Ayr, Edinburgh South, Edinburgh West and Glasgow North.

Fix Auto Carlisle will support the network’s Scottish coverage in Dumfries and the Scottish borders, as well as the north west of England.

Fix Auto Carlisle, which has been managed by Angela Thompson, whose father started the business during the early 1990s, for the past 10 years and boasts an impressive vehicle manufacturer approval portfolio including Ford, VAG, Nissan, Renault, Dacia, Toyota and Lexus.

William Paton, alongside his sister Jill, are the third generation of Patons to run the family-owned Fix Auto Glasgow East. The business was started by his grandfather, John, during the early 1960s.

Ian Pugh of Fix Auto UK said, ‘We have been steadily working hard to develop our proposition in Scotland and on the borders. This double appointment is another great step forward for our coverage, with Carlisle knitting our English and Scottish networks together nicely.  We expect to announce further appointments to complement these shortly.’