Trowell Recovery Services Specialist Hiab
Trowell Recovery Services Specialist Hiab

Originally set up in 1989 as a husband and wife team TRS started its identity as Trowell Recovery Services Limited based on the Motorway Services between Junctions 25 and 26 of the M1.

Trowell was the brain child of our owner and Director Colin Kemp and operated as a Vehicle Recovery Company in the East Midlands offering its services to the AA, RAC and Green Flag to name but a few.

Over an 18-year period Colin and his family built up a large and successful vehicle recovery company and at its peak operated from Four depots in the Nottingham and Derby area employing over 50 people in the locality. Acting as a ‘one stop’ shop for all vehicle recovery, roadside and automotive requirements. Including many of the services we offer today such as vehicle maintenance, repairs and MOT’s. The Trowell trucks were a common sight in and around the locality at this time with a fleet of over 20 vehicles operating 365 days a year 24 hours a day.

Our previous purpose built premises on Digby Street, Ilkeston
Our previous purpose built premises on Digby Street, Ilkeston

In 2004 Colin’s daughters, Teri and Suzie joined the family business. TRS Commercials Limited an Isuzu Truck dealership was established at this time acting as an Isuzu Truck sales, servicing, parts and warranty dealership in the East Midlands Area, managed by Teri. Working closely with Nikki King OBE Teri and Colin successfully developed the business and to this day we still offer a specialised knowledge of the Isuzu Truck Product and offer Used Isuzu Truck parts – many of which we export to the global market.

During 2007 the family decided to sell the Roadside and Recovery aspects of the business to a local competitor and to focus entirely on building TRS Vehicle Centre.

Since then we have evolved to become one of the largest independent vehicle centres in the Nottingham and Derby area, and have successfully formed a proactive and positive team focused on customer care.

Specialised Roadside Assisitance vehicle
Specialised Roadside Assisitance vehicle

We offer services including:

  • Manufacturer recommended vehicle servicing
  • Air Conditioning
  • Tyres
  • Diagnostics with the latest software and hardware
  • MOT’S for all classes
  • All types of vehicle repairs
  • Commercial Vehicle Maintenance, schedules and repairs

We have invested in the best technology available to the industry to ensure we can offer our customers everything under one roof.

Our alliance with Mobil 1 and The RAC Service Sure – we are trusted by both them and over 7000 customers each year.

We are immensely proud to remain family owned and operated, with both Suzie and Teri working with a fantastic team to take the company forward – as Richard Branson says:

“If you look after your staff, they’ll look after your customers. It’s that simple.”

Simply; we offer a unique and ground breaking approach to vehicle maintenance, and we are passionate about the industry and our customers.

TRS current workshop and premises
Our current workshop and premises
Some of our courtesy vehicles available today
Some of our courtesy vehicles available today

Opening times

Monday to Friday: 07:30 - 18:00

Saturday: 08:00 - 12:30

Sunday: Closed

Out of Hours: 0115 944 2829

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