Steer Automotive claims ‘fastest growing body shop’ title after latest acquisition

Mary N

Steer Automotive Group has laid claim to the title of “UK’s fastest growing incident maintenance group” just after finishing the acquisition of Tyne Tees Automobile Repair service Group (TTVRG).

Steer, whose main running officer is non-government director and previous Lookers and Stratstone aftersales director Gavin Ruddick, has additional the £8.3m turnover family members-owned business enterprise as element of its method to broaden its footprint.

TTVRG employs 64 folks throughout its five web-sites throughout the North East.

Its addition to the Steer Automotive Group business enterprise signifies that it now operates with a turnover of £60m per yr from 21 sites across the Midlands, North East and Scotland employing above 400 workforce users and fixing in surplus of 30,000 motor vehicles for every yr.

Steer Automotive main government, Richard Steer, said: “This is a different important move in our ongoing growth designs as we continue to produce our vision for Steer Automotive.

“From the outset, it has been crystal clear that TTVRG are excellent operators and will be an superb addition to our team. The North East is a wonderful area in which to do small business and we are wanting forward to growing our profile and company supplying here with guidance from Darren and his group.”

TTVRG owner and controlling director, Darren Norton, has joined the Steer Automotive operations board as part of the deal.

Steer stated that Norton will now perform a essential part in the group’s growth system.

Norton reported: “This is an interesting moment for our enterprise as we be a part of an ambitious and progressive group in which all of our current workers, suppliers and consumers can prosper.

“I am seeking ahead to continuing to lead and expand TTVRG’s remarkable workforce backed by the know-how and means of our new colleagues within Steer Automotive.”

Right after COVID-19 lockdown durations put strain on the overall body store sector, Steer is not the only company aiming to increase its impact as a assistance company.

Final year Activate Group unveiled its designs to invest £15m to grow its Activate Incident Repair body store division with a even more 15 technologies-led web-sites – making more than 750 employment.

Activate first  declared the creation of its new Activate Incident Repair service body store division in June 2019, committing an investement of £3m to 5 centres above 12 months and creating 240 work opportunities.


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