State-of-the-art control room alerts Widnes recovery company to breakdowns

Runcorn and Widnes World: Dave Farrell, managing director of Hough Green Garage Dave Farrell, managing director of Hough Green Garage

Family run specialist recovery company Hough Green Garage is shortlisted for business of the year in Halton Business and Tourism Awards 2014.

It was established 30 years ago.

Managing director Dave Farrell, aged 57, runs the business with his two sons.

David, aged 34, looks after round-the-clock recovery and breakdown and contracts, whilst Andrew, aged 31, is in charge of a 24-hour state-of the art control room and more than 60 staff.

Dave, from Farnworth, said: “Winning this award would be a tremendous boost for our company as it would mean we we are doing something right and doing a good job.

“It would also give us a status of credibility as a business as these awards are not given lightly and competition is fierce with entries of an extremely high standard.”

Their HQ in Halebank is linked to live streaming cameras on the motorwork network to enable mechanics to pinpoint customers and provide information about major traffic disruption.

They have opened two new depots in Chester and Bolton and increased staff by 20 per cent.

Winners will be announced at a gala dinner at The Holiday Inn in Runcorn, on Friday, April 11.

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