200 new jobs to created as business returns to the Northwest

North West | Transport & Distribution

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HB Accident Repair Network Ltd has been incorporated by three former directors of Howard Basford Ltd.

The company has opened its first body shop site in Swinton, Manchester this week.

The company will initially create 45 new jobs at its 23,000 square foot facility in Swinton and has plans to create more than 200 jobs in the Northwest within the next three years.

After a five-year interlude, original company Chairman Tracy Howard, Finance Director Nick Orr and Operations Director Martin Isaac have reassembled after spotting a gap in the current market.

The original business grew to become Britain’s largest privately owned and highly regarded industry leading accident repair group, with sites at Manchester, Stockport, Crewe and Warrington, and a turnover of £20m before it was sold in 2014.

Tracy Howard, Chairman of HB Accident Repair Network comments: “We see a great opportunity in the Northwest market to provide choice for our customers, and as an original team of directors and huge ambassadors of the industry, it’s our intention to continually evolve the market proposition.

“It’s our vision to be recognised as the leading accident repair network in terms of service, quality, innovation and respect for the environment. All being delivered through a skilled and professional team”

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