The National Rescue Group was formed in 1971 as the reincarnation of Cambridge Coachworks. Before then, our company was known as Sun Coachworks, and dated all the way back to the 1960s. Today, our award-winning vehicles, adorned with gold and brown livery, are a very familiar sight on the roads.
Working tirelessly, we ensure a professional approach is taken with every task we perform. As a result, our company is both ISO 9001 accredited and PAS 43 certified. What’s more, we are founding members of AVRO, LARO, and the more recently formed RHA.
A History of Innovation
National Rescue has always believed in adapting our services to empower customers. That’s why our company was the first British recovery operator to join the World Wide Web. In fact, the first version of our website dates back to June of 1993.
A Leading Company
Widely acknowledged as one of Great Britain’s foremost experts in vehicle breakdown and recovery, National Rescue operates from our headquarters at Rescue House, Oakcroft Road, Chessington, in Surrey. From there, we utilise an extensive network of computer-controlled PDA's, running the latest APEX RMS touch-screen software. All of this means we're able to route any of our many roadside and recovery vehicles to locations across the UK without delay.
Assisting the Industry
Much of our work is carried out in service of the motor trade. Many garages find National Rescue to be efficient and significantly more cost-effective than having work carried out in-house. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, our company is always on hand to provide assistance.
Some of the UK’s largest blue chip organisations depend on the recovery provisions our capable company has to offer. This includes British Telecom™, British Gas™, Tesco™, Racal™, Shell™, HM Revenue & Customs, and the London Ambulance Service. Even McLaren™, the top Formula 1™ racing team, has made use of our services. The Metropolitan Police also regularly require our assistance in removing broken down or damaged vehicles from the notorious A3 road.
In High Demand
National Rescue is appointed as an agent for more than 17 different motoring organisations. Without a doubt, our largest customers are motoring clubs. Among the agencies we work with are:
Allianz Global Assistance - Autohome - Autonational Rescue - Auto-Rescue Logistics - AXA Assistance - Britannia Rescue - Call Assist - Cowans Motor Group - Emergency Assist - First Call - Green Flag - Hadleigh Breakdown - IMA (UK) - Lantern Recovery - One Call - RAC - Vehicle Rescue Network Ltd