A vehicle repair centre which opened in Lynn less than a year ago has already gained official recognition for its quality and safety.
East Bilney Coachworks (King’s Lynn) is proud to have been awarded the ISO 9001, given for consistently providing products that meet customers’ needs, and also the BS 10125 kitemark for vehicle damage and repair, a recognised symbol of quality and safety.
In addition, East Bilney Coachworks since moving into its premises at Bergen Way, North Lynn Industrial Estate, last year has taken on a further eight members of staff, is looking to recruit more and has hopes of expansion on the horizon.
Body centre manager, Mick Summers, who was formerly an employee of Bennetts Accident Repair Centre, taken over by East Bilney Coachworks in March 2015, said: “We have gained both the ISO 9001 and the BS 10125 kitemark in a matter of months. It has been accomplished speedily, which is a tribute to everyone who works here.
“In order to gain the kitemark there are unannounced inspections twice a year to check that we are complying with high standards required.”
East Bilney Coachworks now employs 18 people at Lynn and is looking to recruit two more qualified panel beaters. Of the eight staff who have joined since August, when the premises were officially opened, three are apprentices.
After Bennetts suffered a major fire at its Hamburg Way premises in November 2014, East Bilney Coachworks acquired the bodyshop business, securing the jobs of all the staff, and new premises at Bergen Way.
The building underwent a complete refit with state-of-the-art spray booths installed and was officially opened by the Mayor in August.