Steer Automotive Group is thrilled to announce the acquisition of Gemini Accident Repair Centres Limited, furthering its mission to provide unparalleled automotive repair services across the UK. This acquisition includes all 38 sites of Gemini, expanding Steer’s footprint from Edinburgh to Cornwall

Founded in 2008 by Tim Hopkins, Gemini has grown from a single-site operation to a semi-national network, renowned for its dedicated customer relationships and innovative training and apprentice programs. Through their unique repair proposition, providing unparalleled levels of service to their highly valued core client relationships, they have established an outstanding and successful business model. Their repair process will further enhance Steer’s mutual client relationships and performance, developing and improving client experience delivery across the UK.

Tim Hopkins, exiting CEO of Gemini, expressed his gratitude, “I would like to pass on my deepest gratitude to my incredible Gemini team for their unwavering hard work and loyalty. To our valued customers and insurers, thank you for your continuous support and trust. I am confident that Steer Group is the ideal successor for our business. Their commitment to investment and future-oriented

plans ensures that you will all have long-term job security and exciting opportunities ahead.”

Dave Sargeant, Managing Director, and Phil Coleman, Finance Director, are remaining with the business and will join the Steer Leadership Team which will help to ensure a smooth transition and continuity of service. Both Sargeant and Coleman will continue to play crucial roles within Gemini, bringing their expertise and commitment to the larger group.

“We are proud to welcome Gemini’s exceptional team into the Steer family. Gemini’s innovative repair proposition and steadfast dedication to outstanding service have set an industry benchmark. Their business model, which consistently delivers top-tier service to their valued clients, will greatly enhance our operational capabilities. This acquisition strengthens our commitment to service excellence across the UK, ensuring that we remain at the forefront of the automotive repair sector and continue to meet the evolving needs of our customers.” said Richard Steer, Chief Executive.