Our Journey & Team

Over 35 years ago, in 1984, Peter Hilton started the body repair business from his parents’ double garage which later became The Hilton Group as you know it today. 

The driving force behind the business has always been to provide a service that is second to none and it’s our passion for quality and excellence which has allowed us to become the largest manufacturer-approved repairer in the UK, approved by over 20 of the country’s most prestigious automotive brands. 

It’s taken years of hard work to build our reputation from the ground up and we constantly strive to become better, investing in the future to ensure we can grow in line with our plans – to welcome both new customers as well as those customers who return year after year.

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Peter Hilton talks candidly about the journey from a double garage to how the business operates today, the importance of a great team and plans for the future.

Hilton Coachworks about us
Hilton Coachworks about us

YEARS IN BUSINESS

Staff members

Cars repaired a year

Hilton’s state-of-the-art facility 

Most recently, we have been working closely with our architects to design a state-of-the-art building to help us stay one step ahead of the competition. A space for our staff and customers to enjoy and in which to showcase our work to its very fullest potential.

Hilton Coachworks new facility
Hilton Coachworks new facility
Hilton Coachworks new facility
Hilton Coachworks new facility
Hilton Coachworks
Hilton Coachworks
Hilton Coachworks
Hilton Coachworks

Meet Our Team

As well as investing in our surroundings, we also realise the importance of investing in our people too. We pride ourselves on nurturing staff who want to stay and whom we can entrust with our brand. See below some our quickly expanding team.  

Peter Hilton

Peter Hilton

Director

Paul Underdown

Paul Underdown

Head of Business

Sarah Nicholls

Sarah Nicholls

Senior Accounts Manager

Jo Cox

Jo Cox

Credit Control

Chris Towell

Chris Towell

Operations Manager

Kate Hilton

Kate Hilton

Marketing

Tom Peacock

Tom Peacock

Front of House Coordinator

Nick Speed

Nick Speed

Estimating

Matt Chalk

Matt Chalk

Chelmsford

Joe Cayford

Joe Cayford

Stortford

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Stuart Forge

Stuart Forge

Peterborough

Dougie Flack

Dougie Flack

Chingford

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Kelvin Jordan

Kelvin Jordan

Colchester/Southend

Kieran Astridge

Kieran Astridge

Bedford & Hatfield

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Russell Browning

Russell Browning

Panel Technician, Jaguar Land Rover Accredited

Antony Smith (Porkie)

Antony Smith (Porkie)

MET Technician, Tesla Accredited

Lee Browne

Lee Browne

MET Technician, Mercedes, Volkswagen, Audi & Tesla Accredited

Dan Frost

Dan Frost

Senior Paint Technician

Adam Farrell

Adam Farrell

MET Technician, Land Rover Accredited

Luke Baker

Luke Baker

Paint Sprayer

Ollie Golding

Ollie Golding

Apprentice

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