14 new jobs as vehicle centre opens branch

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Fourteen jobs have been created at a vehicle accident repair centre which has opened a new state-of-the-art bodyshop at Derbyshire Council’s regeneration site.

AW Repair Group, which provides crash repair services, opened its fourth bodyshop at Markham Vale in a £450,000 expansion.

The firm’s new premises, just off junction 29A of the M1, adds to their existing sites, including in South Yorkshire.

Managing director Andrew Walsh said: “Markham Vale fitted perfectly with the group’s expansion plans being located just off the M1.

“We are excited to be opening up job opportunities in the surrounding areas and looking forward to working with the local community.”

AW Repair Group works in partnership with manufacturers such as Land Rover, Jaguar and the Volkswagen Group, and currently employs 85 people across three sites.

Peter Storey, Head of Markham Employment Growth Zone at Markham Vale said: “AW Repair Group is the latest in a line of companies signing up to move in at Markham, bringing more jobs to the area.

“Markham Vale continues to thrive and plays a key role in achieving the council’s long-term vision of building a strong economy in Derbyshire that creates jobs and provides a bright future for our young people.”

The firm’s 15,000 square foot bodyshop was designed by the council’s private sector developer Henry Boot Ltd as part of the Waterloo Court building.

Ben Ward, from Henry Boot Developments, said: “We are delighted to welcome AW Repair Group to Markham Vale.

“The recent flurry of successful deals makes Markham Vale one of the most active enterprise zones in the UK.

“We recently welcomed Ready Egg and Euro Garages, delivered additional space for Holdsworth Foods and are currently under way with significant new buildings for Gould Alloys and inspirepac for occupation this summer.”