Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Wholesale And Retail Trade And Repair Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Maintenance And Repair Of Motor Vehicles
45.20 - Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles

540 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
4 September 2020
Employment effect (start)
4 September 2020
Foreseen end date


Nationwide Accident Repair Services, the British company that operates a network of garages and repair vans carrying out accident repair work entered administration.  While much of the business was sold, 30 garages were closed with the loss of 540 jobs. The sale had saved 2,350 jobs across 80 sites.

A representative of the Administrators said the company’s financial difficulties were caused by a reduction in trade during the COVID-19 lockdown, when motorists stayed at home.  

Nationwide Accident Repair Services was founded in 1998 and it specialised in carrying out repair work for car insurance firms.



Eurofound (2020), Nationwide Accident Repair Services, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 101971, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/101971.