Vella Group acquires Axiom to strengthen footprint

The Vella Group has acquired the Axiom Accident Repair Centres sites in Peterborough and Daventry to strengthen its footprint across the east of England.

The move lifts Vella’s total number of sites to 14.

Axiom ARC was founded in January 2020 by Jordan Fisher and Tony Hodgson, with the opening of the first site in Peterborough. This was followed by the Daventry site opening in January 2021. Both accident repair centres have seen significant investment and have the latest tools, equipment, and have a strong technical workforce trained in innovative repair techniques.

Vella Group acquires Axiom

Marc Holding, managing director of The Vella Group, said:

“We are incredibly happy to be welcoming Axiom Accident Repair Centres into The Vella Group. Jordan, Tony, and the team have built an excellent business with a strong market position.

“Axiom has a reputation for delivering high quality repairs and being a people-centric business; demonstrated by the support they have continually shown to their staff. We are looking forward to working closely with the Axiom team over the coming weeks, and we would like to thank Jordan and Tony for trusting us with the next stage of Axiom’s journey.”

Axiom’s winning team

Axiom ARC’s Fisher added:

“Over the last four years, we have been through a lot with our staff, most of whom have been with us from day one and helped us through the turbulence of Covid-19 and lockdowns. We agreed we would not sell the business, but after seeing the personal approach The Vella Group take, we knew they were the perfect fit to take what we have built to the next level.

“Our staff will be in safe hands and that means more to us than anything else. We want to wish The Vella Group and our staff continued success for the future and we hope the addition of Axiom Accident Repair Centres to The Vella Group’s existing business helps them with their continued sustainable growth.”

Since being established, Axiom ARC has won several industry awards, including the Peterborough site being named New Bodyshop of the Year at the 2021 Bodyshop Awards, and receiving an NBRA Silver Greener Bodyshop Award in 2023.