Eden Tyres & Servicing has started work on its 20th tyre centre. According to the company, the latest addition is “on target to be opening in a few months’ time”. Eden representatives haven’t revealed where branch number 20 will be located, but they have confirmed that it will be one of at least two branches to open in 2022.
Tyre specialists may not have been named as outright winners this year, but there was at least one tyre retailer named in most of the Motor Ombudsman’s regional Garage Star awards categories. Nearly 1,100 customers submitted a nomination for an individual team member or business accredited to one or more of The Motor Ombudsman’s four Motor Industry Codes of Practice, who they felt had gone above and beyond to assist them during the last 12 months.
In April we reported that Eden Tyres & Servicing was planning to open its 19th retail branch in 2021. Roughly five months later, the company which is 40 this year has achieved that target with the opening of a new location in Grantham.
As can be seen in the top 10 table published yesterday, Halfords Autocentres remains in second place nationally in our 2021 ranking of the UK’s largest retail operations by branch count. Continuing our three-article series on this subject, today’s instalment focuses on places 11 to 20 and finds that the medium to large sized positions are increasingly being taken by autocentre style businesses that make as much money from parts and repairs as they do from tyres (and more than traditional fast fits).
Growing tyre retail chain Eden Tyres & Servicing currently has 18 branches in its network of tyre retail businesses. However, at the end of March company representatives revealed that Eden Tyres will open its 19th branch later in 2021.
Eden Tyres & Servicing (ETS) recently named the company’s shortlist for their 2017 Technician Of The Year awards, sponsored by Firestone.
Fast fitters from ETS’s 14 Midlands sales depots were nominated for the prestigious award and the hopeful contestants were whittled down to a shortlist of 10. Finally, one overall winner was crowned the official Technician Of The Year.