About Balgores Motor Group

Founded in 1982, Balgores Motors is one of the largest independent bodyshop groups in the UK, setting the benchmark for quality, efficiency and exacting standards. We now have employ over 300 staff across 11 sites situated throughout East London, Essex and Suffolk, with our coverage for accident repair extending into Kent and Norfolk.

Our group has broadened its operational activities beyond accident repair in recent years, to include property sales, vehicle leasing and accident management.


We are proud to have been one of the first body shops to achieve the industry BS 10125 certification, which is only awarded to the very best repairers in the UK.

Balgores Motor Group Kitemark Approved

Manufacturer Approvals

We are approved repairers for no less than 20 manufacturers

Committed to Training

Modern cars are increasingly complicated, and vehicle repair requires specialist skills and training. Balgores has an on-going and continuous training program to ensure our vehicle repair technicians work to the exacting standards of each individual manufacturer.

Committed to High Standards

Our repair centres have a reputation for being at the forefront of repair technology. Our friendly and hardworking team is focused on providing the best standards of care and workmanship in the industry.

Our commitment to high quality and standards runs right through the organisation, from our attentive and helpful admin staff, our accident management teams, our recovery vehicle drivers through to our skilled technicians in workshop.

Feedback From Our Clients:

I used Balgore’s a few weeks ago for a privately funded retail repair of my car. Damage was a crack and scuff to rear bumper. This garage is incredible. Friendly, fast and efficient service with regular updates. Genuine parts. And a paint job that is equal to the day my car rolled out the factory. Did I mention the top to toe valet before getting it back?! The car looked amazing! Incredible service and couldn’t be happier with the entire service. Highly recommend! First class service.
Kev M, 2022

Extremely pleased with the repair work Balgores have completed on the tailgate of my car, which was damaged in an accident. the work is very professional and really looks brand new, couldn’t be more pleased. The staff were very courteous and professional throughout, from quote to collection. Quote was a lot cheaper than others and the work carried out to a very high standard. Would highly recommend!

Dominic M, 2021
Just picked up my car today from Balgores motors in Rayleigh I went through my insurance and they chose the garage that was closest to me that they deal with. I’ve got to say im very very happy with the outcome of my repair, brilliant service throughout, i was kept updated every step of the way, very quick turn around and staff are very polite and helpful, the job was done extremely well definitely recommend this garage for your repairs.
Linda W, 2021

I was gutted when I scratched my new car but Balgores managed to get it back to looking brand new in just two days’ work! All staff I spoke with were so friendly and professional. Not only was it such a quick turnaround but it cost me less than half of the amount of a quote I received from another well known body repair shop in Colchester, and work was completed to such a high standard. Would definitely recommend, thank you!

Poppy H, 2021

Excellent service as always at Balgores of Colchester. I was responsible for some noticeable paint and scratch damage on my recently acquired vehicle. Balgores did such an excellent paint and body work repair job that I no longer think about my misdemeanour!
Very professional and polite staff that always deliver.

Paul C, 2021

Brought my car here to be repaired, small dent, paint damage and handle needed fixing. They forgot to fix my handle on the dead line that was given however they immediately fixed it and got me a coffee and was very apologetic! Fantastic team and the receptionist was the best! So helpful and such a laugh, Best in town! Very reasonable price
Happy with my car good as new! Definitely using them again.

Connor S, 2019
Used Balgores as part of an insurance repair, and could not have been happier with their service and the results. Always polite, professional and a top job. Thank you to all.
Stephen T, 2022

Excellent service from start to finish. We were told exactly what was going to be done to the bodywork and updated by email during the week that the car was being repaired. The car was actually finished the day before the estimated completion date. The car looks like new and the paint matches the rest of the bodywork exactly. A very professional Company and we highly recommend them!

Sheila B, 2020
Just picked up my car today after repairs to 3 separate damage incidents. The repairs are really great and the service and whole experience was brilliant. Friendly, courteous staff and a much quicker turnaround than expected. Thank you. Would highly recommend!
Judy S, 2021

After an accident, my car was collected by Balgores and what can I say? They are one of the best companies I have been to in a long time. Very polite staff in the office and the car was done within a week. On collecting the car, I was amazed on how good it looked – class-A work. Very happy customer. Unfortunately my car was hit again parked in a car park a week later a little scuff and a damaged clip. I called the guys up who told me to take it in and it was sorted within 20 minutes, thank you so much Gary! I take my hat off to the customer service from this company – they go the extra mile to help. Thank you again, I highly recommend this company.

John B, 2020
We recently used Balgores to carry out some bodywork repairs and paintwork on our vans. Rikki & his team were very professional and there was a good level of communication throughout the schedule of works. We wouldn’t hesitate in using Balgores again.
Highly recommended! 5*
Next Level Commercial Services
Drew C, 2021

I would like to say a massive thank you to Stan, Wayne and the team at Balgores Motors Farringdon Avenue. An outstanding service provided throughout. I have never experienced such professional, thorough, kind and friendly service from a car garage. I am extremely happy with the precision and quality of the repair, and overall, the service received. The lovely ladies on reception were also fantastic and always helpful at getting me through or giving me an update when I called. If you want an incredible and professional service then choose Balgores. You won’t be disappointed. A*** BMW Approved repairer. Thank you all again team. Amazing job!

Kimberley C-T, 2022
Just picked up my car today from Balgores motors in Rayleigh I went through my insurance and they chose the garage that was closest to me that they deal with. I’ve got to say im very very happy with the outcome of my repair, brilliant service throughout, i was kept updated every step of the way, very quick turn around and staff are very polite and helpful, the job was done extremely well definitely recommend this garage for your repairs.
Linda W, 2021

These guys are so professional, yet friendly to a family level. We have been supported on our bad day with family loss, with the car requiring a urgent repair work to get the car working to be able to travel abroad. Thank you Balgores Motors 5⭐ all day long.

Ali D, 2021

So happy with the repairs on my Astra. Stan the manager went above and beyond to get the motor repaired and played the middle man between me and my insurance company and I can not thank you enough. Thank you to the girls in the reception/office for putting up with my mood at first and dealing with the situation very professionally. Thank you again everyone involved!

Adam K, 2020

Balgores went above and beyond when they fixed bodywork damage to my car – they held my quote for a long time until I was able to get it fixed, and they carried out an additional repair for no extra charge. My experience with most companies connected to the motor trade is very poor, but the owner and staff were so friendly, helpful and professional; I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again.

J Smith, 2021

I took my car to have bodywork done after a deep scratch and the work repaired on my car was excellent – you wouldn’t know it had been damaged. Thank you for such a great repair job.

Lorraine, 2021
Very impressive. These guys are great and I am delighted with the result. They are efficient and organised. My car was repaired earlier than scheduled and the communication was first class. The estimation process was professional and customer focussed. I felt confident they were acting in my best interest. The workmanship is excellent and my car looks new. The whole process exceeded my expectations.
I would highly recommend this company.
Michael S, 2021

Took my car here for bodywork repairs. They are such a great company who worked incredibly hard to get my car back to me as quickly as possible. Highly recommended!!

Debbie C, 2022

Excellent service. I had rear accident damage repaired and now you can’t tell it has been damaged. Balgores motors went the extra mile, plus they replaced 3 door locks – one with no labour costs. I couldn’t fault them and would definitely recommend them.

David G, 2022

Had car booked in to get repaired, they picked it up no problem and gave me a lovely new courtesy car. Was told that the car was written off but I was in Bath dropping stuff at university. They allowed me time to bring back the car and we’re very helpful through the entire time. Couldn’t have asked for a better service.

Milo E, 2019

Balgores Romford have been fantastic throughout the whole process! Jodie and Sean were both such a pleasure to deal with. I would give more than 5 stars if I could. The bodywork on my car after repair is faultless! It couldn’t be better – I’m unsure of the person who did it but please thank them for me! I will not hesitate to use your garage in the in the future. Thanks guys.

Emma C, 2022

My Ford Focus went in for repair on the front wing after an accident, after a week the car was ready and looking like new again. Good service and quality repair, they even repaired a back door rubber seal on the opposite side that was hanging off, that had no connection with the accident repair.

Terry S, 2022

Very happy with the repair to my car., the paintwork is excellent. From start to finish the service I received from the staff was exceptional. Martin the estimator explained everything very clearly. Have always been very happy with Balgores Colchester, have used them in the past and will continue to use them.

Julie Y, 2022