A Brief History

Aylesford Body Repair Ltd was established in 1995 by Mark Flory and Philip Humphrey, whose combined knowledge of the motor trade, at the time, spanned over 30 years. Mark began his career in a Rover main dealer as an apprentice technician and Philip as a trainee in a body repair shop.

The two first met during the mid 1980's when they both came to be working for an approved Porsche repairer. Their joint passion for quality cars inspired them both to become the best repairer of quality cars in the business.

Their primary objective was to provide a body repair business that keeps its promises, delivers on time and provides a high level of customer satisfaction. Whilst these objectives should be obvious fundamental grounding for any business, Philip and Mark were disillusioned at the time by just how many repairers were falling short of the mark in these areas.

The other important aspect, particularly where crash-repair work is concerned, was to carry out a repair that, when completed, doesn't look like a repair. A car is, after all, the second largest investment that most of us make!

Manufacturer’s original parts, factory-matched colours, corrosion protection, and care and attention to detail have always been key to keeping the car original, and our customers happy.

Anyone can compete on price, but for this business venture the decision was made right at the outset to do the job better than anyone else and to adopt a policy of under-promising and over-delivering rather than the opposite.

Approval with a number of motor manufacturers over the years is testament to our commitment to quality – these include, over the past 16 years, either manufacturer or main dealer approval with BMW, Toyota, TVR, Isuzu, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Ssangyong, Hyundai and Suzuki.