First Choice Bodyshop joins Fix Auto network

First Choice Bodyshop has agreed to join the Fix Auto UK network, and immediately announced plans to double the size of it repair centre.

Owner of the Cotswold’s-based business Keven Dunlop has taken over an adjoining 5,000 sqft unit which will operate under the banner of Fix Auto Tewkesbury.

He said: “I am hugely ambitious and if truth be told I’ve realised I’ve taken my business possibly as far as I can without any support or guidance. I am convinced Fix Auto UK will provide me with all the help, management support and leadership I need to fulfil those ambitions.

“I’m extremely proud of what’s been achieved in little under eight years. I started out with a spraygun and a small unit and a couple of jobs to get me going and here I am, following two moves, I’ve a firmly established, BSI-approved business with eight people on board. Every year I’ve re-invested in the business as best I can with equipment and the most efficient spraybooth possible. But I want far, far more which is why I’ve joined Fix Auto UK.

“It was ironic that the day I signed my contract my landlord mentioned the unit next door was vacant and available, so I seized my opportunity. The new unit will totally transform our business. Having that extra space and the ability to develop a seamless workflow will enable me to reach our goal of doubling our repair capacity, which is currently at around 50 vehicles per month.”

Ian Pugh, managing director of Fix Auto UK, said: “Ambition, drive and commitment. They’re three of the key elements we look for when recruiting a new Franchise Partner and Kevin has those in abundance.”