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Halfords is centre of attention in Trowbridge
2:00pm Wednesday 11th September 2013 in Trowbridge
Mayor of Trowbridge David Halik officially opened the new Halfords Autocentre on August 28, with the business creating six new jobs.
It became the latest branch to be opened by the independent MOT, car servicing, tyre and repair specialist when it opened its doors, in Bradley Road, on August 19.
Its arrival represents a six-figure sum investment in Trowbridge, with the business set to contribute a further £15,000 to the Wiltshire economy by purchasing consumables from local suppliers.
There are also plans to hire an apprentice in the near future, as part of The Halfords Autocentres Apprentice Programme, which lasts three years and is one of the largest in the UK motor industry.
Cllr Halick said: “It’s nice to see that with Trowbridge expanding, a national company like Halfords is looking to come to the town.
“The number of recognised names that are coming here is promising.
“I’m also impressed with their apprenticeship scheme and the fact that they have hired a couple of local lads.”
There are now more than 285 Halfords Autocentres across the UK, including three in Wiltshire, with Trowbridge residents now able to take advantage of offers such as free safety and tyre checks.
Regional general manager for Halfords Tyrone Manning said: “There was a need for a Halfords in this area – people have been coming in since we opened saying it’s great we are here.
“People know where they stand with us and feel confident about the services we provide, which is why 95 per cent of customers say that they are happy with the quality of work we do.
“We have also tried to employ locally and are looking at setting up an apprenticeship scheme in the next month, as we want to develop people from the ground up.”
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