NEW JOBS: State-of-the-art car bodyshop opens at flagship Derbyshire site

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A vehicle accident repair centre has opened its new state-of-the-art bodyshop at a flagship business site near Chesterfield – creating scores of jobs.

AW Repair Group opened its fourth bodyshop at Markham Vale this month in a £450,000 expansion.

The firm already has premises in Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire.

Andrew Walsh, managing director of AW Repair Group, 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 well-known names such as Land Rover, Jaguar and the Volkswagen Group.

Fourteen jobs have been created at the Markham site. Twelve have been filled and two will be advertised shortly.

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.”

Existing occupiers at Markham Vale include MSE Hiller, Squadron Medical, Industrial Ancillaries, Andrew Page, Holdsworth Foods and Ready Egg Products.