Smart Repairs reports record turnover

Independent cosmetic repairer Smart Repairs has announced an increase in turnover of 23% in the first quarter of this year.

The Leeds company saw its turnover grow to £2.1m between January and March this year with overall turnover predicted to rise to more than £9m this year.

The recent appointment of experienced technicians means that the company now has more than 100 staff across the country, supporiting more than 200,000 vehicle repairs a year. At least another 15 technicians are being recruited later this year, including new staff to strengthen its operation in Yorkshire.

Darryl Short, managing director, said: “This has been a tremendous start to the year for us, the most successful we have ever had. Our decision to expand our operations to service the whole of the UK, rather than just the north of England, has paid off handsomely.

“Apart from making serious inroads in Cornwall, Devon, Cardiff, Swansea and Newport, we have recently expanded into Scotland and we have further sustainable growth plans for the North West, the Midlands and the area by the M25 around London.”

Phil Newstead said: “The second-hand car market remains buoyant and the outlook for the sector is positive. We can see that our future lies in providing a quality repair offering across all of the UK, to warranty companies, insurers, dealer groups and vehicle remarketing companies. Our key aim is to be the largest smart repairer in the UK.”