Smart Repairs has announced new appointments as it expands throughout the UK.
The Leeds-based company, which recently bought 18,000 sq ft freehold premises in Weaver Street, is hiring 100 new technicians across the country this year.
This is a result of a record-breaking 2021, which saw turnover rise to £5m from £3m in 2020, despite the challenges of Covid. This year turnover is forecast to soar to £7m, with net profit set to exceed seven figures.
Smart Repairs, which boasts most of Yorkshire’s major car dealerships among its clients, is co-owned by its founder Dan Besau and major investor Phil Newstead. The company carries out 180,000 vehicle repairs a year.
One key appointment for the Leeds business is 51-year-old Pete Read, who is heading up a new team of 11 technicians, focussed on serving the south of England.
He said: “The rate at which this company is growing is phenomenal. We had a team of just one in the south six months ago. Now we have 11 – with another new starter arriving next week.
“The demand for our services, from the South Coast to Watford, from Milton Keynes to Kent, is increasing at an extraordinary rate. It’s sometimes difficult to keep pace. But it’s incredibly satisfying working for such a successful and popular company like Smart Repairs.
“A key part of Smart Repairs’ success is the way they treat their staff. This is a dream of a company to work for. You couldn’t wish for better bosses than Phil and Dan. That, in turn, translates into the friendly, positive and efficient service we provide for our customers, so it’s a win-win situation.”