In an era where online purchases are on the rise, we understand the importance of providing customers with accurate and reliable information. Unlike others who rely on creative photography that can give a false impression, we believe in capturing photographs that truly reflect the condition of the vehicles. This enables our valued customers to access precise descriptions from our team of experts, allowing them to make informed purchases right from the comfort of their armchair. To further enhance the buying experience, we also offer video calling appointments and electronic payment facilities through Stripe!

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At SWS, we go the extra mile to ensure convenience for our customers. We can arrange direct delivery of vehicles to your doorstep or to a repair centre of your choice. Our unwavering commitment to both our suppliers and customers is of utmost importance to us, as it paves the way for our continued growth and success. We are partnered with Banks Transport Services Ltd, experts in Salvage vehicle logistics with a wealth of experience, knowledge and attention to detail. Steve, the owner is also a really nice chap!

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Since our establishment in the early 80s, SWS has emerged as one of the most reputable salvage dealers in the UK, trusted by prominent insurance and leasing companies. Our journey to success has been fuelled largely by the loyalty of our customer base, some of whom have been sourcing salvage vehicles from us for over four decades.

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We take great pride in the trust our customers place in us. Every member of the SWS team is dedicated to ensuring customer satisfaction, and we conduct all our transactions with honesty and fairness. Our commitment to exceptional service goes beyond the norm, as we adhere to our own code of practice, resulting in many of our customers becoming valued friends.

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Company Objectives

One of our key strategies for success revolves around keeping our overheads as low as possible. This allows us to offer vehicles at competitive prices, maximizing our customers’ potential profit or savings. SWS provides a reliable and secure service to our suppliers, reducing their costs associated with disposing of vehicles recovered from accidents and thefts. Our customers can have full confidence that all vehicles supplied by SWS have their identification assured and the descriptions provided are accurate. In addition to our loyal trade customers, an increasing number of the public are discovering the exceptional value we offer, making us their preferred destination for affordable car purchases.

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New & Nearly New

Through our partnerships with motor manufacturers, leasing companies, and rental agencies, we are able to provide late-model cars at unbeatable prices. Some of these vehicles are brand new and unregistered, with only minor marks, and carry the manufacturer’s warranty. Our used car inventory includes a wide selection of nearly new, one-owner, low mileage cars that would typically be found at main dealer showrooms with significantly higher price tags.

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Classics & Prestige

At SWS, our team shares a genuine passion for cars, considering it both a business and a hobby. We hold a deep appreciation for classic cars, having personally owned some truly remarkable vehicles. It is this passion that has led us to extend our hobby to our customers by offering a similar experience with the salvage vehicles we stock. Our objective is to source compelling restoration projects in various states of repair and make them available to the public with our renowned customer-focused approach, providing ease of purchase, seamless logistics, and a guarantee of authenticity.

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us. We look forward to serving you and building a lasting relationship based on trust, value, and exceptional automotive experiences.

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John Winson

John Winson


Originally from a production engineering background, John has an excellent all-round knowledge of automotive markets, both in the UK and internationally. Having run the business for well over 20 years, John now concentrates on his other business interests and focuses on new stock acquisition and general oversite of the business. He still negotiates and maintains relationships with the manufacturers on all new vehicles, foreign business and insurance contracts and he is still integral and vital to giving expertise and advice to the younger members of the team. With almost 20 years of experience in the motor salvage and automotive industry, he is an expert on Porsche, Audi and Volkswagen cars.

Dan Brooks

Dan Brooks


Dan has worked for SWS for over 15 years. He brings a fresh outlook to the vision of the company. In the last 3 years, he has gradually taken on more responsibility for the day to day running of the business and endeavours to maintain our excellent reputation. Dan is always honest and looks after our customers in every way possible. Like John, motor vehicles are in his blood and he has an ever-growing knowledge, experience and a keen handle on current economic and automotive trends.

Dan Hammond

Dan Hammond

Site Manager

Dan has been with the company for over 4 years. He comes from a truck spares background. He deals with the day to day operation of the premises, ingoing and outgoing stock management and transport and logistics. He has risen from promotion to promotion, showing real care for the business and our customers. He is a real ambassador for our brand.

Nigel Hawkins

Nigel Hawkins

Sales Manager

Nigel has been with us for nearly 20 years. Our long-standing customers will remember Nigel as the face of the company, dealing with the sales and customer relations side of our business. In the last few years, he has moved into the workshop and takes with him a wealth of experience and knowledge. He maintains company vehicles, the premises and is always on hand to give customers quality advice on repair methods.