About Gallows Wood Recovery

Established in 1963, Gallows Wood Recovery is a family owned business committed to the provision of a reliable, personal, and friendly service. Our Managing Director, Nick Curtin joined the business at 16 as an apprentice HGV mechanic. As Nick progressed his apprenticeship he soon became involved in vehicle breakdown and recovery operations, gaining the experience and qualifications required. Nick quickly progressing to Workshop Foreman and onto General Manager, before acquiring the business.

Under Nick's ownership the business has rapidly expanded, increasing the number of employees, vehicles and the area in which Gallows Wood Recovery operates. Nick can proudly state that under his leadership Gallows Wood Recovery were instrumental in the implementation of the industry quality standard PAS 43, having been the first company to be accredited to the standard. In addition we are accredited to ISO 9001 ensuring we offer the highest standard of quality in all aspects of the business and NHSSD 17/17B allowing Gallows Wood Recovery to operate at Highway Construction Sites and on Controlled roads.

Quality As Standard

Leading Vehicle and Specialist Recovery Company with "O" Licence Capability

We continue today to build on our enviable reputation for providing excellence and first class levels of customer service.

Our focus at Gallows Wood Recovery is to ensure that the highest quality standards are always obtained in view of providing our customers with the best service possible. We achieve this by our total commitment to quality in all aspects of our business. Gallows Wood Recovery strives to deliver the highest standard of excellence.

As a leading Vehicle Recovery Operator (VRO) all of our commercial vehicle recovery staff are trained to VR1, VR2 & VR3 alongside other specialist modules which provide them with the skills and expertise relevant for the work that they carry out.

Our focus on quality is acheived through continuous improvement and the standards of excellence we acheive are backed by independent bodies and external assessments. This ensures we continue to provide a quality of service which our customers will be happy with.

We work closely with National and Local Companies, Police Forces, National Recovery Agents and Insurance Companies.

Our services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

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Our Quality Assurance

The commitment of Gallows Wood Recovery to quality is backed by our support of the following accreditations and associations that we as a company are committed to. These standards are externally assessed on an ongoing basis, by an independent body, to ensure that we continue to provide highest level of quality service.

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PAS 43:2015

We are proud to say that Gallows Wood Recovery were instrumental in the introduction and implementation of the Industry Standard PAS 43 and were the first company in the UK to be accredited to this standard. PAS 43 is the specification for vehicle breakdown and recovery operators and is the publicly available management system specification for the safe working of vehicle breakdown and recovery operations.

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ISO 9001:2015

Gallows Wood Recovery are accredited to ISO 9001:2015. This is a long established internationally recognised standard which is used by both customers and business as a method of measuring and controlling quality.

The standard provides a framework to manage our business and to ensure a philosophy of continual improvement across all aspects of the business.

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RHA - Road Haulage Association

The Road Haulage Association (RHA) provides dedicated campaigning, advice, information and business services specially tailored for the haulage industry. They also use their buying power to negotiate exclusive savings on a range of key haulage services, saving its members time and money.

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National Highways Sector Schemes (NHSS) are bespoke quality management systems for organisations working on the UK road network. The sector schemes 17/17b are based around the ISO9001:2015 and PAS43 standards, but do not duplicate them. The schemes aim to make sure that work is carried out to the highest standards of professionalism, using properly trained staff. They also place a strong emphasis on health and safety.

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AVRO is the oldest-established and leading trade association for recovery operators. Its primary aim has always been to raise standards in the recovery industry.

Driver CPC - Driver Certificate of Professional Competence

The Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) is a qualification for professional bus, coach and lorry drivers. It has been introduced across Europe with the professed aim of improving road safety and helping to maintain high standards of driving.

Continued Investment

Gallows Wood Recovery are dedicated to continual investment in technology, recovery vehicles and state of the art recovery and workshop equipment and facilities.

At Gallows Wood Recovery we also ensure that our breakdown and recovery technicians are trained to the highest standard, having completed specific training and instruction in breakdown and recovery operations, certified by the Institute of Vehicle Recovery (IVR).

We are dedicated to providing the highest level of staff training and expertise and we continually invest in our workforce. The branded Gallows Wood Recovery vehicles and branded uniforms and safety clothing worn by our workforce is paramount in communicating our focus on quality to our customers.

We rescue a wide range of vehicles including...

Heavy and Light Commercial Vehicles, Coaches and Buses, Plant Equipment, Agricultural Vehicles, Cars, Motorcycles, Caravans, Mobile Homes, Motor Home.