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Rye Street Group - developing young talent

Wed 10 February 21

Rye Street Group, one of the UK’s leading repair groups, announce their plans for the continued development of their apprenticeship programme during National Apprenticeship Week.

Another step towards becoming a carbon neutral business

Fri 22 January 21

Their accident repair centres in Borehamwood and Hoddesdon, both LV= sole sites, have been selected as the first of their seven bodyshop locations to become accredited as Carbon Neutral to the PAS2060 standard.

Tree Planting Pledge

Thu 02 January 20

2020 marks Rye Street Group’s 30th Anniversary, and to celebrate, we’ve committed to planting a tree in our local communities for every vehicle we repair this year.

Bodyshop Awards Winners!

Mon 02 October 17

The 21st Bodyshop Magazine Event & Awards took place at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on 28-29 September 2017, and we are thrilled to report that Rye Street Borehamwood were crowned Bodyshop of the Year 2017!

Bodyshop Awards Finalists!

Thu 03 August 17

Our two youngest sites have made it through to the finals for Bodyshop of the Year 2017 at Bodyshop’s #BE2017! Rye Street Borehamwood falls under the Medium Bodyshop category, and Rye Street Braintree under the Large Bodyshop category.

Ginetta Project

Tue 01 August 17

We’ve recently re-sprayed this Ginetta G40 race car for Kiern Jewiss who is competing in the Ginetta Junior Championships! Kiern has progressed from go-karting where he won numerous competitions, to Ginetta racing where he is immediately showing great promise.

Horse Racing at Newmarket

Sat 22 July 17

For the second year running, we took all of our guys and girls to Newmarket for a day at the races! A great time was had by all who attended our race day!

It's the Summer of Love 2017!

Sat 01 July 17

Throughout July, August and September we are encouraging our customers to ‘share the love’ and tell us about their experience with Rye Street Group and be entered in to win a Summer prize!

The BBQ season has arrived at Rye Street Group!

Fri 16 June 17

Summer’s here, and what better way to mark its arrival than with a good old-fashioned BBQ?

Winners at the 2017 British Bodyshop Awards!

Wed 10 May 17

The BBA 2017 held in Battersea was a night to remember, with the audience captivated by the talented and witty Gyles Brandreth – writer, broadcaster, former MP and Government Whip.

Motor Trader Industry Awards Finalists!

Fri 05 May 17

Rye Street Braintree are among 8 Bodyshops in the UK, competing for the prestigious Motor Trader Bodyshop of the Year 2017.

Rye Street Group invest in LED Bodyshop lighting technology upgrade from IDES

Wed 12 April 17

Rye Street Group have always been strong believers in continuous improvement and re-investment in their business; whether that be training, equipment, vehicles…

IMI Filming at Rye Street Bishops Stortford

Mon 20 March 17

When the Institute of the Motor Industry asked if they could create a production aimed at attracting more young people to our industry, we were delighted to accommodate them…

We've been nominated for two awards!

Fri 10 March 17

Thrilled to report that we have been shortlisted for not one but two awards at the 2017 British Bodyshop Awards…

Wearing it Red for the Rainbow Trust Children's Charity!

Tue 14 February 17

We are proud supporters of the fantastic Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity, and every year on Valentines Day our Team get dressed up…

Happy New Year!

Sun 01 January 17

Wishing all of our friends, family, customers and colleagues a Happy, Healthy and Rewarding New Year…

Merry Christmas from Rye Street Group!

Fri 23 December 16

Here’s wishing you and yours a fantastic Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Peaceful New Year!

Christmas Party 2016

Mon 19 December 16

A great time was had by all at this years’ Christmas bash! We took over the garden room at Hanbury Manor and 175 of the Rye Street Family partied on down to live music courtesy of Groovejet.

Taking on the Tower!

Fri 02 December 16

It’s not every day that you get invited to The Tower of London…..

Back to School!

Wed 02 November 16

Bishops Stortford High School invited us to attend their annual careers fair and we were delighted to accept.

Nightmare on Rye Street!

Fri 28 October 16

Back by popular demand following the frightening fun we had last year – spirits were certainly lifted and Staff from all sites made a fantastic effort with creepy costumes and monstrous make-up!

Uttlesford Careers Fair

Thu 13 October 16

In partnership with our friends at AutoRaise and REAL we had a stand promoting our Apprenticeship Scheme which attracted lots of interest from the students.

September's Summer of Love winners announced!

Tue 04 October 16

The 3rd and final month of our Summer of Love was every bit as good as the 1st; a huge thankyou to everyone who took part and made it so special, in particular our valued Customers who shared the love and took the time to send us their feedback.

25 Years' Service!

Wed 28 September 16

Jim Riches reached the fantastic landmark of 25 years with Rye Street having joined the Company back in 1991.

Snowdon Challenge

Fri 16 September 16

Along with our friends at LV Insurance and colleagues from up and down the country, we tackled the Crib Goch route to the summit of Mount Snowdon.

Triple Chilli Challenge

Tue 13 September 16

With one contender from each site, we headed to Meat Liquor London to take on the Triple Chilli Challenge.

Annual Golf & Spa Day

Sat 03 September 16

Every year we treat our guys and girls to a round of golf and a day in the spa, and this year the spectacular Hanbury Manor Golf & Country Club in Ware hosted our event.

August's Summer of Love winners!

Thu 01 September 16

Our Summer of Love is in full swing, with lots of great comments coming back from happy Customers.

July's Summer of Love winners!

Wed 03 August 16

With such a huge amount of positive feedback it’s been difficult selecting our 7 lucky winners!

The People's Choice Awards

Fri 29 July 16

As part of our Summer of Love, we all voted for the guys and girls who most deserved recognition for the sterling efforts they put in on a daily basis :)

A day at the races

Sat 16 July 16

We donned our fanciest attire and galloped over to Newmarket for a fantastic day at the races!

Summer of Love!

Fri 01 July 16

Today we’re launching a 3 month initiative to encourage our Customers to “share the love” and tell us about their Rye Street Group experience.

British Bodyshop Awards Winner!

Tue 10 May 16

We’re thrilled to have won the Innovation Motorcare Customer Choice Award at this years’ British Bodyshop Awards! Not only that, we were finalists in 2 other categories :)

Afternoon Tea

Mon 09 May 16

The lovely ladies of Rye Street were rewarded for their hard work with afternoon tea at Hanbury Manor on Saturday.

Northaw Point-to-Point

Fri 29 April 16

We’re proud sponsors of this fabulous family event taking place on Monday 2nd May.

REAL Rally!

Mon 25 April 16

Teams from across the country took part in this fantastic trip across Europe raising money for REAL, The Ethan Rees Linwood Memorial Fund.

Accident Repair Centre of the Year

Thu 14 April 16

We’re delighted to be finalists again in Peugeot/Citroen’s Accident Repair Centre of the Year 2015!

AutoRaise Apprenticeship Event Video

Wed 30 March 16

The AutoRaise Vehicle Repair Career Guidance Event, hosted by Rye Street Bishops Stortford, was a huge success – watch the official video here!

AutoRaise apprentice event a roaring success!

Mon 29 February 16

The very first AutoRaise Vehicle Repair Career Guidance Event, hosted by Rye Street Bishops Stortford, was a huge success with over 150 young people attending!

Hello Instagram!

Mon 22 February 16

We’ve joined this rapidly growing social media channel and will be posting regular images to keep you up-to-date with all things Rye Street.

Rye Street Group expands into Borehamwood!

Fri 26 February 16

Rye Street Group are pleased to announced the acquisition of their 7th accident repair centre, Rye Street Borehamwood Ltd. The site was previously known as MDS Accident Repair Centre, who went into liquidation earlier this month.

Secure a guaranteed apprenticeship!

Wed 17 February 16

Come to the Vehicle Repair Career Guidance Event at Rye Street Bishops Stortford on February 24th and find out everything you need to know about our industry – there will be specific opportunities for trainee technicians and office staff at Rye Street Group!

AutoRaise announce exciting new initiative - The Industry Showcase Event

Thu 14 January 16

AutoRaise and REAL, in conjunction with Rye Street Group, announce Industry Showcase Event to attract 14 – 16 year olds to the vehicle repair industry.

Merry Christmas to one and all!

Tue 22 December 15

Thank-you to all of our Customers, Staff, friends, families, partners and suppliers for your help and support throughout the year. Here’s wishing each and every one of you a Merry Christmas and a smooth ride for 2016!

Staff Recognition Awards

Mon 21 December 15

Throughout the year we have been encouraging more feedback from our Customers – this is all collated at Head Office and sorted into branch order.

Festive Fun on our Christmas Jumper Day!

Fri 18 December 15

Thanks to all the girls and boys who took part in our Christmas Jumper Day – what Santa wants to know is have you been naughty or nice this year…?!

LED lighting install for Rye Street Braintree

Mon 30 November 15

As part of our continuous improvement programme we have installed the very latest LED lighting system at our Braintree site.

If I had a hammer...

Thu 05 November 15

When bodyshop Magazine asked our Panel Beaters what the most important tool in their chest was, David Freeman from Rye Street Broxbourne answered simply and excitedly “my hammer!”…

Nightmare on Rye Street!

Sat 31 October 15

We asked all our guys and girls to scare while you repair, groan on the phone or make people nervous while you service!

Finalists in 3 bodyshop awards categories!

Mon 28 September 15

In addition to winning the Motor Trader Bodyshop of the Year Award, we are delighted to have been shortlisted as finalists in 3 categories at this years’ bodyshop awards!

Fortnum & Mason Hamper Giveaway!

Wed 02 September 15

To round off a great summer we launched a competition on our Social Media sites to win an amazing Fortnum & Mason picnic hamper – Penny from Cheshunt was our lucky Liker!

Flying High in Stansted

Tue 11 August 15

Almost a year has passed since Rye Street Stansted took home bodyshop’s Small Bodyshop of the Year Award 2014 so bodyshop magazine’s Padraig Mallett popped in to see how the team had been getting on since.

Motor Trader Bodyshop of the Year Award

Thu 09 July 15

“One of the most successful bodyshops in Hertfordshire and Essex, the Rye Street Group has celebrated its 25th anniversary in fine style by winning the Motor trader Bodyshop of the Year Award…

1,000 Likes on Facebook!

Fri 05 June 15

Yay! To celebrate reaching our target of 1,000 likes we picked one of our Facebook Likers at random and rewarded them for their support with an awesome weekend break at Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel & Country Club in Ware, Hertfordshire.

The Rab Lee Memorial Golf Day

Mon 11 May 15

We had the pleasure of hosting the most amazing charity golf event in the vehicle body repair industry calendar on May 7th at Hanbury Manor Hotel and Country Club.

Passionate about the future!

Fri 01 May 15

At Rye Street Group, we are very passionate about the future. We are excited to announce that we will be working closely with AutoRaise on a brand new scheme to get young people involved in the exciting, growing accident repair industry…

We have been shortlisted for Bodyshop of the Year!

Tue 28 April 15

Rye Street Group are delighted to announce that they have been shortlisted for Bodyshop of the Year at the prestigious Motor Trader Awards 2015.

Rye Street and Marshalls Volvo partnership article

Fri 24 April 15

Great article in Inside Volvo magazine about our partnership with Marshalls Volvo Bishops Stortford! Read it here…

Citroen repair centre of the year finalist!

Thu 16 April 15

Rye Street Stansted is celebrating after being named as one of the Finalists in Citroen’s Independent Approved Accident Repair Centre of the Year Awards 2014, for delivering continually high levels of service and customer care.

Happy Birthday to us :-)

Wed 01 April 15

Wednesday 1st April marks the anniversary of our 25th year in business.

From humble beginnings Thomas Aird McNaughton opened the doors…

Approved by most manufacturers

Mon 02 March 15

We are delighted to announce that Rye Street Group have been awarded Suzuki, Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep approvals. This takes our manufacturer portfolio to 18 marques, with more in the pipeline which we will announce soon.

Whatever vehicle you drive, you can be assured…

Wear it Red for charity

Mon 16 February 15

The whole Rye Street team across our six sites were encouraged to Wear It Red for the day and make a donation to the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity.

The Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity is one of our three chosen charities and…

Unmasking our Superheroes!

Fri 30 January 15

This year, we introduced the Rye Street New Year Honours.

This was a chance to applaud those superheroes within our huge Rye Street family who…

What a year it's been for Rye Street Group!

Mon 22 December 14

First there was the opening of our sixth branch in Braintree, continuing our expansion plans in line with our position as one of the leading groups in the repair industry.

The second highlight of 2014 was winning the ‘Bodyshop of…

Bodyshop of the Year!

Tue 07 October 14

We had a fantastic time at the Bodyshop Magazine’s Event on Friday 3rd October at the beautiful Celtic Manor Resort. It’s always so good to see the familiar faces of the industry and catch up with the latest news…

Rye Street Braintree appears in this month's issue of Bodyshop Magazine!

Thu 07 August 14

Last month we had a visit from the lovely Rebekah Clements of Bodyshop Magazine. Rebekah came to see our latest branch, Rye Street Braintree, and have a chat about our future objectives across the group….

Bodyshop Event and Awards 2014 finalist!

Thu 07 August 14

We are delighted to announce that Rye Street Stansted have been selected as a finalist for the Bodyshop of the Year award! This is a fantastic honour and we are now even more excited to attend the event in October…

Rye Street Braintree opens for business

Mon 09 June 14

Rye Street Group is delighted to announce the opening of their sixth site in Braintree, Essex. The site opens for business on Monday 9th June.

The site was acquired from Vauxhall and Citroen dealer Quest Motor Group, who shall remain…

Rye Street Group are recruiting!

Wed 21 May 14

Rye Street Group are one of the leading names in Accident Repair.

As part of our focus on Exceptional Customer Service, we have opportunities for Collection & Delivery Personnel at our Bishops Stortford Branch. This position requires excellent communication skills…

All Star Charity Football Match!

Wed 23 April 14

This year we have chosen to support a local charity called the Ethan Rees Linwood Memorial Fund. Ethan’s parents set up the charity after their beloved 11 year old son Ethan was killed in a car accident October 2012. They…

Rye Street Braintree, coming soon!

Thu 20 February 14

We are delighted to announce that we will be opening a new site in the very near future!

This exciting new venture along with other expansion plans means that we have vacancies for Experienced Staff across the Group – get in…

Wear it Red 2014

Thu 20 February 14

We are always very passionate about raising money for charity and we love to get involved! Once a year we take part in the ‘I Love Claims, Wear it Red Day’ which raises money and awareness for the Rainbow Trust…

Our 2013 charity total!

Mon 20 January 14

At Rye Street Group, we are always passionate about raising money for charity.

We are very pleased to announce that throughout 2013 we raised over £2,500! The charities we supported last year include Prostate Cancer UK, Breakthrough Breast Cancer…

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Thu 19 December 13

It’s been another exciting year for Rye Street Group!

We have been busy improving our service and re-investing, and throughout the year we have gained more vehicle manufacturer approvals, demonstrating our continued desire to be the repairer of choice for…

Rye Street Group do Movember!

Thu 21 November 13

We are joining forces to fight the good fight by taking part in Movember 2013, adding a bit of humour to a serious cause by growing Moustaches for the whole of November!

If you visit us during November – be sure…

Great Pink Bake Off - The results

Mon 21 October 13

We all enjoyed our Great Pink Bake Off on Friday and we are delighted to announce that the total amount raised was £230!

The WINNER of our competition is June following her great attention to detail! Congratulations to June!…

Now approved by Volvo!

Mon 14 October 13

Rye Street Group are now approved by Volvo!

We are delighted to announce our latest achievement, and are very proud of all of our Team who have worked hard to meet the strict standards required for this manufacturer approval.

Great Pink Bake Off!

Mon 14 October 13

Rye Street Group are taking part in The Great Pink Bake Off to raise awareness and funds for Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

Our Team will be bringing in their treats on the 18th October – we can’t wait!…

Rye Street Group are now approved by Hyundai!

Fri 28 June 13

We are excited to announce that we have been awarded Hyundai approval! We are pleased to add this great manufacturer to our growing portfolio of approvals. This latest win shows our continued investment, growth and desire to be the repairer…

Machu Picchu Sponsorship!

Wed 26 June 13

We recently sponsored our good mate Bob Linwood and a group of his friends on a trip to Peru to climb the mountain, Machu Picchu. The group were trekking to raise money for the Ethan Rees Linwood Memorial Fund, a…

Summer Car Care

Mon 20 May 13

Although people always talk about the cold winter months being a strain on your car, the summer can also be a challenge too. The hot temperatures and long journeys to holiday destinations can cause issues. Here are some tips for…

Rye Street Group are now approved by Citroen!

Thu 02 May 13

We are delighted to announce that Rye Street Group have been awarded Citroen approval! This latest win complements Rye Street Group’s growing portfolio of Manufacturer Approvals, and is testament to our continued growth and desire to be the repairer of…

And the winner is...

Thu 07 March 13

We are delighted to announce the winner of the 1st of many competitions – Rye Street Group’s recent Facebook competition, we entered all of our “Likers” into a draw to win a slap up meal for 2 at a local restaurant…

Rye Street Group awarded Lexus approval!

Tue 05 March 13

Rye Street Group are pleased to announce that they have recently been awarded Lexus approval to add to their growing portfolio of vehicle manufacturer approvals. This prestigious approval underpins their relationship with Lexus Hatfield and will provide an extension to…

Rye Street 'Wear It Red!'

Mon 18 February 13

On Thursday 14th February, we encouraged the staff at all of our locations to ‘Wear It Red.’ We had a fantastic turn out and all had a brilliant day supporting I Love Claims and The Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity, who…

Have a Heart - Wear it Red

Tue 05 February 13

Rye Street Group are very proud supporters of the I Love Claims Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity, we are encouraging all our staff at all our locations to wear something red on Thursday 14th February and donate £1.

We then pledge…


Wed 16 January 13

Hi Ladies! Just to let you know that we are now a FOXY Lady Approved repairer working with FOXY Lady Drivers Club which is an exclusive and not for profit membership organisation for women.

This lovely group were on the…

Pink Friday!

Fri 11 January 13

Every Friday Rye Street Staff wear pink in support of the Breast Cancer Campaign. Anyone in the team who forgets to wear pink on Fridays will be asked to contribute to the campaign! As well as raising money, our aim…

The Rye Street Open 2012

Sat 22 September 12

The Rye Street Open 2012 Golf Competition, held at the Hertfordshire Golf & Country Club was won this year by John “Tiger” Burling – Well done John! 2nd place went to Lee McNaughton, and 3rd was Dane Curtis. Simon Adams won…

Approved repair status for Fiat

Tue 24 July 12

Rye Street are delighted to announce that we have achieved Approved Repairer Status for Fiat. The Company had to meet Fiat’s strict quality standards, and underwent a thorough audit of processes, equipment, facilities and training. This latest achievement is in…

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