Yorkshire Times
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11:20 AM 14th November 2023

Smart Repairs Moves Into Top Gear With Crucial Staff Hire

Smart Repairs, the country’s largest independent cosmetic vehicle repairer, has announced a significant new appointment as it expands throughout the UK.

The Leeds company, based in state-of-the-art premises in Weaver Street in Burley, has hired Kaylie Skitt as senior financial controller.

Kaylie arrives at Smart Repairs from Pendragon, where she was leader of the finance team for Mercedes, Porsche and Aston Martin. She previously worked for Mercedes Benz in Bradford and JCT600 in Leeds.

Smart Repairs, which boasts most of Yorkshire’s major car dealerships among its clients, is co-owned by its founder Dan Besau and major investor Phil Newstead. The company carries out 165,000 vehicle repairs a year and recently announced an increase in turnover of 25 per cent this year. It has also created over 100 new and sustainable jobs.