Nationwide Accident Repair Services opens Second Site in Bristol

08 August 2008

Nationwide Accident Repair Services Ltd has opened a second site in Bristol extending its network of national bodyshops to 72. This consolidates Nationwide’s presence in the south west, having also acquired a bodyshop in Redruth earlier this year.

This new centre, which includes a state-of-the-art 15,000 sq foot workshop has been designed to accommodate the needs of our insurer, dealer and retail customers. The site also enjoys the benefit of excellent customer facilities, together with extensive car parking.

Situated in Camwal Court, Chapel Street, this bodyshop has created more than 20 jobs for staff and specialist technicians, with further opportunities anticipated as the business grows. With Nationwide’s continued investment in the development of its people, through its apprenticeship programmes and the Nationwide Academy, this provides exciting opportunities for both youngsters and adults in the Bristol area.

Speaking about the new site, Michael Wilmshurst, Nationwide’s Chief Executive, said: “With the opening of this site in Bristol, following shortly after the acquisition of a bodyshop in Redruth, Nationwide has now increased its presence in the south west. Having bought four sites this year we continue to look for additional acquisitions and growth within our existing businesses.”

He went on to add “Nationwide invest a lot time in understanding what our customers are looking for going forward. As a result of this investment in time and resource we have been fortunate to win a number of recent tenders. As well as satisfying the needs of our Insurer and Dealer customers Nationwide also offers a number of Fast Fit options to our retail customers including tyres, wheel refurbishment and valeting services, all of which are available at Bristol”.

Nationwide Accident Repair Services Ltd is the largest group of accident repair centres in the UK with 72 operational sites.