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Thanks for all your support!

John and Samantha would like to thank all the team past and present, customers, suppliers and industry partners for their kind messages of support since we took the decision to close our business last month. After 21 years of running Statham’s together, we are both looking forward to retirement, a different pace of life but […]

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Richard Ball – National Express Group PLC

“I would like to thank the Statham’s team yet again – this time for your help in getting our vehicle to Swindon for the recent filming with the television crew. Can I also pass on that your driver clearly made a real positive impression with all concerned and that it is this combination of right […]

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Sean Joyce – Rygor Heathrow

“We have been working with Statham’s since 2011 and they soon became our Number 1 breakdown supplier for our Mercedes Light and Heavy Commercial customers in Greater London. John and Samantha’s team are friendly, patient and helpful to our staff and our clients. They respond quickly to recover vehicles back to our Heathrow workshop that […]

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Huge congratulations to John!

Graham Munt organiser of Dunstable and Leighton Buzzard Truck Convoy officially presented John this morning with our 2 awards from this year: 1st Placed Daf and 2nd Recovery Truck for SR67 TOW which our Recovery Technician Alex keeps in tip top condition. Well done to him and all the team for taking part

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John & Sam – our new celebrities!

In an amusing episode of “Bangers & Cash”, first aired last night on UKTV Yesterday, John and Samantha Statham introduced us to the “Love Truck” – the 1970 Volvo F88 which John used to drive (and court Sam in!) back in his younger days on the road with Statham’s. You can see the episode online at […]

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Redbourn Classics Motor Show – Saturday 15th September

Statham’s are proud to be a key sponsor and part of the organising committee of this fantastic Classics Motor Show, which is happening on Saturday 15th September from noon – 5pm on Redbourn Common. You can find out more about the event here: Flyer 1 Flyer 2 There are still spaces for classic trucks, tractors, cars […]

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There’s no fuss in moving a bus…

Buses are an iconic site on the streets of London at the best of times, but how much more exciting when Statham’s were asked to transport this vintage bus from one depot to another in Central London on behalf of the London Transport Museum?

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Kelly’s got decades of excellence to shout about!

Statham’s are celebrating “70 years of Excellence” – and we’re proud enough of our achievements to have that anniversary sign-written on our DAF CF 530 4X2 Recovery truck, supplied by Dave Bland Engineering. Statham’s have been in the Recovery business since 1948 and this recovery truck is named after John’s late mother Margaret Statham (nee […]

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Stuart Skingsley – Ocado Hatfield

“I first met John and Samantha Statham in May 2013 and was impressed by their commitment to customer care. As business owners, they fully appreciate the cost of vehicle down-time to their clients. Our fleet is well maintained and we don’t have that many break-downs, but when we do Statham’s are our preferred supplier for […]

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Sean Buttle – Buttle Plc, St Albans

“In 2001, we were looking for a second opinion on the servicing of our vehicles. Since then we have developed a great working relationship based on trust and sound technical advice. My drivers use their courtesy vehicles to minimise downtime. Also, if we have a breakdown, I know that the team at Statham’s will get […]

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