Enterprise Zone welcomes a multi-million pound investment, as Fylde
Coast Accident Repair Centre (ARC) opens to the public.
1982, the family run business has relocated from their old premises
on Palmer Avenue to a new £2million-pound state of the art
facility located on Aviation Point. The bespoke building
features a purpose-built vehicle repair centre that has the
capacity to evolve over time as technology advances.
The impressive unit
has five electric vehicle charging points, a modern office
space, reception and a boardroom, specifically created with a view to
playing host to leaders from the automotive trade.
Founder, and Managing Director commented: “It
is a great pleasure to see the new site open to the public following
many months of planning and project management.
“The new site
is modern, clean and professional and reflects our intentions for the
future. It will allow us to deliver an efficient service,
and overall we will continue to build our high-quality
reputation and further develop the excellent customer service that we
offer to our clients.
“I speak on
behalf of all the team when I say that we are very excited about
the future. The new state of the art site has generated a renewed
energy in the business, which has really motivated our whole team”.
Blackpool Unlimited’s G4B growth team, David and his team at Fylde
Coast ARC worked with dedicated business advisor Donna Taylor
throughout the process.
David Hyland commented: “Working
with Donna has been great, her level of knowledge and expertiseis
exceptional. Throughout this process, Donna has been a constant
source of knowledge and support, helping us drive our business
Partnered with some
of the biggest names in the motor trade including Sheila’s Wheels
and Liverpool Victoria (LV), Fylde Coast ARC has recently
secured a contract with leading insurer DirectLine.
Fylde Coast ARC has
reported rapid growth in recent years and has benefited from ongoing
investment into long-term staff training programmes along with the
latest in cutting edge technology and equipment. This is visible
throughout the new site, which also features
a computerised management
system that will help the business to reduce their
carbon footprint and control their energy use across the site.
It’s one of the
first bodyshop’s in the UK to become Kitemark approved
for Vehicle Damage Repairs, which highlights their commitment to
delivering a high-quality
service to their customers.
Unlimited’s G4B High Growth Business Advisor, Donna Taylor
Fylde Coast ARC throughout this process has been a pleasure.
Dave, Linda and
the ARC team are a credit to the local economy, they are a family-run
business that has celebrated continued growth due to their vision,
dedication and hard-working ethos and it is important that as a local
authority we support businesses to achieve their full potential.
“It is easy to
see why some of the biggest insurance companies in the UK choose to
work with this Fylde Coast Company, this is a long term sustainable
business that invests heavily in the automotive industry, it is
leading the way not only with the very latest technology but in terms
of skills for the future and the next generation which will be led by
Dane Hyland. Their new building is extremely impressive and has most
definitely raised the standard.
I am excited to
see what is next for them and I wish them all the very best for the