Who Is The NBRA?

The National Body Repair Association was launched in March 2017 and brought together the National Association of Bodyshops and the repairer members of the Vehicle Builders and Repairers Association. NBRA members displaying the CTSI Approved Code Logo operate to a strict Code of Practice approved by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute.
The NBRA is the only trade association for car body repairers in the UK.


Watch Chris Weeks’ interview with Darren Swann from Crash Clinic.
A lively debate about the industry, our team, our services, lobbying with government and insurers, and many of the automotive industry’s issues.

The Bodyshop Industry - Fully Repaired

Our Vision
What's At Our Core?

Our Purpose

“The NBRA is the only established not for profit trade body for Vehicle collision repairers in the UK, owned equally by its members – small or large.

Our purpose is to proudly transform the industry into one which is prosperous, safe and investable, held in the highest universal esteem for the incredible service it provides to consumers.

We do this through collaboration and persistently building the trust, understanding and support of all stakeholders”

How Do We Plan On Doing It?

Our Objectives


5% Gross Profit margin improvement

Fight for a 5% Gross Profit margin improvement for Members through improving repairer terms

More Digital Services

Deliver Members a suite of digital services that can help you operate more profitably on a daily basis

Strengthen the NBRA Membership

Strengthen NBRA membership and industry influence by growing to 800 sites in 2021

Our Team is Comprised of Genuinely Gifted Minds

Martyn Rowley

Executive Director

Antony Barnes

Members Engagement

Thomas Hudd

National Member Services

Gerry Braddock


Michael Wicks

National Member Development

Our Board is Comprised of Genuinely Gifted Minds

Devin Cavanagh

Managing Director

Ian Summers

Owner and Managing Director

Steve Shore

Owner and Managing Director

Richard Thorogood - NBRA Chairman

Business owner and Group Director

Joe Godfrey

Owner and Managing Director

Dave Sargeant

Managing Director

Leon Smith

Managing Director

Michael Reed - NBRA Vice-Chair

Owner and Managing Director

Wayne Mason-Drust

Managing Director

Lee McNaughton

Managing Director

Have You Met Some of Our Other Associations?