Auto Windscreens Managing Director Discusses
New Locations, Growing Business
June 13, 2011
United Kingdom-based Auto Windscreens, which is now part of Trifords
Ltd., plans to add two new locations this summer, and to announce
a major insurer contract under the new ownership within the coming
weeks, according to managing director Nigel Davies.
"We have 21 locations at the moment, but we're projecting
in July we'll be moving to Belfast in Northern Ireland and to Maidstone
in Kent," Davies told glassBYTEs.com/AGRR magazine
during an exclusive interview last week.
With regard to insurance contracts, Davies said a major announcement
is on the way.
"We have billing arrangements with the vast majority of motor
insurers, and day by day are moving through to a preferred supplier
status," he said. "We're quite close to announcing our
first significant appointment in the next two to three weeks, which
would make a major impact on our business levels."
Auto Windscreens was
placed into administration in early February, and that same
month Trifords Ltd., which is part of an insurance group, Markerstudy,
the company's brand and some of its assets. Davies, who previously
served as sales and marketing director for the company, says the
transition has been both smooth and positive for the company's current
staff of approximately 250.
"The positive ... is that our service level has to be at very
high standards, because obviously we carry out work for Markerstudy
itself," says Davies. "The joy for myself is that Kevin
Spencer, who serves as the chief executive officer for Markerstudy,
has allowed me to run the business on a professional basis as [I]
Davies also offered a simple tip for glass shops across the world,
having endured the administration processand the revival of
the brand under new ownership.
"From our perspective, it's just ensuring that the needs of
the customer always come first," says Davies.
Look to the July/August issue of AGRR magazine
for the full interview with Davies.
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