Great CARS Recovery growth relies on Recovery World

Aberdeen-based entrepreneur, Harry Patterson, acquired CARS Recovery less than a year ago, expanded the recovery fleet from 8 to 22 vehicles and the workforce from 8 to over 25 and bought out his main competitor – and he’s only 20! “I’ve had a great deal of help, advice and support from my father, Mark Patterson, who’s Chairman of CARS Recovery,” Harry points out, “but even so the running of the business – and its success! – is now definitely down to me. I was offered the opportunity after I graduated in Business Studies from Robert Gordon University and I grasped it with both hands. Being thrown in at the deep end was a tremendous challenge but it was the only way I could quickly get a grasp of everything I needed to do.” ”We have an exceptional client base here in north-east Scotland, including the AA, RAC, Mondial and Green Flag as well as Grampian Police,” says Harry. That gives us about 85% of the market around here, reckoned to be around 3,000 call-outs a month. But to service this market successfully we have to have quality vehicles that are 100% reliable.” “That’s one of several reasons why we buy the majority of our trucks – many of them brand new – through Recovery World, and they’ve certainly done everything we’ve asked, and more! They keep decent stock levels of new vehicles, with anything from 3.5ton to 10ton GVW, so when there’s a particular new truck we need we don’t have to wait for it. Their prices are very competitive, while the build quality of every vehicle we’ve bought from them has been excellent,”adds Harry. “All you have to do with Recovery World is ring them up and then do the rest. You can imagine how busy we are with business expanding at the present rate, so the more we can rely on them to build or source and supply our trucks the better.” “We have built up a relationship of real trust with Recovery World, so much so that we now buy without even viewing, we totally trust their judgment, their professional knowledge and their honesty in being able to source the right vehicles for us at the right price. Long may it continue.” More information on CARS Recovery can be found at