Managing Director of Waterfall Garage Services Limited
Born in South West London
Business Established 1986 Waterfall Road SW19
Independent established family run repairer of motor vehicles and light commercials. The recovery and transportation of motor vehicles, motor cycles and light to medium commercials. Based in central Wimbledon providing an efficient reliable service throughout South and South West London.
Over the last decade I have welcomed the progression of the Recovery Industry with open arms. Through this the business has achieved ISO 9001:2000 and PAS 43 certification. I believe in raising the standards of the Recovery Industry and continued improvements.
I am actively involved in the Recovery Service and willing to make positive steps to improve and support the industry.
My business has been affected by the recession as margins are cut and operators are dropped!. The industry is undervalued and underpaid. Our road ahead is a difficult one but with some hard work, good negotiation let’s make the journey a rewarding one.
Good luck to all.
Gary Driscoll has worked in recovery since 1983, starting his career off as a recovery driver proving that he can take the rains of a challenge he moved onto Workshop Manager for 2 years, after which he moved into the operational running of the front line recovery operations and was promoted to Recovery Manager which he successfully maintained to a very high standard until realising his goal and took over the position of Operations Manager in sole charge of the whole operation of the business from Control, car & commercial Recovery, car & commercial roadside assistance, Invoice & Customer liaison, Workshop and New business development, a position that he held for over 5 years.
In 2002 Gary moved out of Management and decided to purchase a small, however long established recovery company complete with 3 old trucks and 2 even older vans and over the past 7 years developed Cedars Recovery into the company it is today owning and operating over 55 vehicles within London and the home counties.
Managing Director of LAR Traffic Services.
Born: North London
Business Established 1988
Independent established family run breakdown and recovery of motor vehicles, motor cycles and light to medium commercials. Originally Based in London, we have now branched out to Essex and Herts. We also provide services for Car & Van Hire & Repairs & Restorations of Ford Mustangs. We have a Police Forensics Site and Storage Pound and a MOT Testing Centre.
Coming from a mechanical background of breakdown & recovery, I started out working for my father’s company which ceased in 1985 due to the Broadwater Farm riots. I started off as a one man band with a 1966 Bedford TK truck, I have now built this up to a fleet of over 25 vehicles. It took a lot of determination and hard work by myself, my son and my daughter plus close friends and my employees to build up to where we are at the moment.
We have achieved ISO 9001:2008 and also PAS 43 2008 certification.
My business has been hit by the recession, we have tendered for contracts which we haven’t secured, but I believe in being paid a decent price for a decent job.
I believe our industry is a very important job, but is under appreciated and underpaid. I believe if we all work together we can change this. I hope we can all get through this trying time and continue to provide the high standard of services which is expected this day and age and for it to be appreciated and paid well.
All the best!