Smart move with key hires

Smart Repairs has announced a raft of new appointments as it expands throughout the UK.

The Leeds-based company, which recently invested in a new 18,000 sqft site, is now committed to hiring 100 new technicians across the country this year. This is a result of a record-breaking 2021, which saw turnover rise from £3m to £5m despite the challenges of Covid. This year turnover is forecast to soar to £7m.

One key appointment is Pete Read, who is heading up a new team of 11 technicians, focussed on serving the south of England.

He said: “The rate at which this company is growing is phenomenal. We had a team of just one in the south six months ago. Now we have 11 – with another new starter arriving next week. The demand for our services is increasing at an extraordinary rate. It’s sometimes difficult to keep pace. But it’s incredibly satisfying working for such a successful and popular company like Smart Repairs.”

Other new hires include Dale Lang, Lee Ansell, Dan Southgate and Glen Smith.

Major investor Phil Newstead said: “These are tremendously exciting times for the company. Clearly the global pandemic had its challenges last year, but one of its consequences was a boom in the second-hand car market, which naturally led to a great deal more work for us. We managed to stay open and working most of the time, despite the difficulties of the various lockdowns.

“We are expanding across the UK this year, and are now hiring experienced mobile technicians to help with this expansion drive, which will see full UK coverage by the end of the year.”