The Mayor of Newquay, Councillor Sandy Carter, joined local entrepreneur Justin Roberton to formally open a HiQ fast-fit centre in Newquay. The new operation is the fifth HiQ centre owned and operated by Justin in the Cornwall area and will employ two automotive technicians - bringing the local team to 22 across the five centres.

Commenting on this latest addition to his business, Justin said: "We could see an opportunity in Newquay to fill a need for a professional fast-fit centre with premium tyre products and first-class customer service.

"We've been able to grow the business off the back of the success of our other local centres and much of that is down to regular customers and positive word-of-mouth. Our customers appreciate the straight-forward advice they get and quality workmanship - they tell their family and friends and we get a lot of referral and repeat business as a result."

Justin plans to recruit a further two technicians to work at the new Newquay site and anticipates further growth across his five HiQ centres in Cornwall.

Farrell Dolan, Retail Director at Goodyear Dunlop which manages the HiQ retail franchise, adds: "Justin is a great example of what makes the HiQ franchise network work - he's absolutely committed to customer service and has built a strong and sustainable local enterprise. It's fantastic to see his local operation growing again and we wish him and his team all the very best for its future success."

The HiQ fast fit retail network consists of over 130 branches across the UK and is the only franchised fast fit network in the automotive sector. In addition to selling, fitting and checking tyres, HiQ also provides brakes, exhausts, batteries, MOTs and vehicle servicing and maintenance.