James Alpe

Your vehicle one stop shop

Based in Clitheroe, we are the North West’s leading Accident Repair Centre and Vehicle Conversions Specialist. 

We are a family run ‘one stop shop’ for vehicle owners, individuals or fleets, public or private sector customers. We are unique in our industry in providing a diverse range of services, saving our customers both time and money. We have a fleet of courtesy vehicles for all our customers, recovery vehicles and most importantly experienced, helpful staff that really care. 

In 2021, we were announced as the ‘Fastest Growing Single-Site Bodyshop’ at the ABP Night of Knights awards ceremony, as well as being nominated at the British Bodyshop Awards for the ‘Jaguar Land Rover Region 1 2020-2021 Authorised Bodyshop of the Year’ award! 

Our experienced team here at James Alpe can help you with specialist vehicle conversions and bespoke commercial vehicle fit out. We understand  fleet conversions, police vehicles, welfare vehicles, camera vehicles, dog vehicles, animal transportation, workshop vehicles, roadside assistance vehicles, van racking systems, seating, tracking and much more.

    British Standard Bodyshop

    By choosing a British Standard BS10125 Accredited Bodyshop for your repair, you can be confident the repair will meet safety standards laid down by the British Standards Institute. The Standard has long...

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    Public Sector Conversions

    James Alpe Public Sector Conversions – a true one stop shop for all public sector specialist vehicle conversions. We are proud to be on the Government Procurement Service (GPS) Framework for conversions...

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    Vehicle Racking

    Market leaders in vehicle racking & van racking systems – supplying and installing modular vehicle racking systems in all types of commercial vehicles. Our client list includes Allianz Assistance, UU, Police, HMPS...

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    Express Repairs

    We now have a dedicated ‘fast track’ repair facility, allowing us to repair vehicles within just 24 hours. Fast track repairs for dents, scuffs, scratches and scrapes, paintless dent removal service...

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    Animal Transportation

    We have considerable experience in building dog vans and animal transportation. Having built dog vans for both public and private sector customers, we have built up invaluable and important knowledge in the legislation...

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    Manufacturer Approvals

    We are manufacturer approved repairers for both prestige and mainstream vehicles. We hold manufacturer approval and Bodyshop repairer status for 31 manufacturers but also repair any make or model of car or commercial vehicle.

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    With the Automotive industry shift towards Electric and Hybrid Vehicles, and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) technologies becoming ubiquitous, it's vitally important we have a workforce that can work safely and inspire confidence.
    We have highly experienced, qualified technicians who have completed valid IMI TechSafe route qualifications, proving their competence to work safely within vehicle manufactures safety standards. Our qualified technicians and are on the IMI professional register.

    Our badge of honour

    IMI TechSafe is currently the only professional standards for working on electric or hybrid vehicles and/or ADAS technologies.

    We are manufacturer approved repairers for both prestige and mainstream vehicles.

    Abarath Alfa Romeo BMW Citroen Dacia DS Fiat Fiat Ford Honda Hyundai Jaguar JEEP Land Rover Mazda MINI Mitsubishi Nissan Peugeot Renault Smart Suzuki Vauxhall

    Customer Reviews

    We chose James Alpe when it came to our fleet replacement programme and they proved to be the right choice. They supported all the logistical issues of vehicle movements, helped with the design and fit-out of the diverse range of engineers vehicles with Sortimo racking and at the same time helped with the design and fit our replacement vehicle livery. We are delighted with the support we received and the end results and would certainly recommend James Alpe for fleet vehicle fit-outs and livery.

    Paul Carberry - Group Fleet Manager Vital Energi

    We approached James Alpe to carry out the design and fit out of a mobile laboratory demonstration van. From the offset we were really impressed as they took the time to visit our site and listen to our exact requirements which ultimately resulted in a detailed plan and costing. Every technical consideration was dealt with in a professional yet understandable way. At each stage of the fit out they invited us to visit and discuss our requirements, and often came up with surprising yet simple solutions to what we thought were going to be very challenging problems. Help was always at hand by phone or email too. The Voyager (as we have now named it) was delivered on time and on budget and has more than surpassed our expectations.

    Andy Matthews - Managing Director Metrohm UK Ltd

    James Alpe recently carried out body work repairs and painting on my wife's vehicle to a very high standard. Their Estimator, John Holmes, ensured that every small detail was covered. I have no hesitation in recommending this workshop.

    Mr Glover

    We wanted to record our sincere thanks and appreciation to you and your team for all the help and support with the 2014 Vito service vehicle project. Whilst everyone we encounter at James Alpe Ltd is always very positive and has a can do attitude we would particularly like to thank the Vehicle Conversions Management Team who are always very patient, helpful, attentive and in good humour despite the challenges. We would also like to express our thanks to you in allowing Allianz Global Assistance to make use of your premises for the vehicle handovers and onsite training, this undoubtedly added to the overall positive experience acknowledged by our personnel. This arrangement has also added to the one stop shop approach provided by your company which is much appreciated. We look forward to working on further projects with you in the future.

    Mel Cummins - Technical Manager Allianz Global Assistance

    James Alpe are just fabulous, they are courteous, friendly and extremely knowledgeable. I would happily recommend James Alpe Ltd to carry out any work on mine or my families’ vehicles, many should take a lesson from these genuine people......highly recommend.

    Mr Buczko

    When Red Bull UK needed to find a competent team to convert our Wings Mini’s we had to be certain they would apply the same energy and passion into the project as we would. I am very pleased to say James Alpe delivered on all counts. Their team’s skill and desire for excellence really made a difference. These cars represent the brand across the UK driving 100,000’s of mile each year and the build quality is key to ensuring they cope with the rigours on our roads. We look forward to bringing them the next batch this year, knowing they really understand what we need is a big comfort when undertaking these time and quality critical conversion projects.

    David Oliver - Purchasing Manager RedBull

    I wanted to pass on my thanks to Steve Bennett and the team at Alpes, especially the engineers in the workshops for the magnificent job you guys made of the recent conversion of our new Land Rover 110 to a Mountain Rescue response vehicle. We are really pleased with the result. Your willingness to work with us in establishing our needs and ‘no problem’ approach to achieving those, coupled with offers of realistic and practical advice in order to help us achieve our goal, have led to the provision of what is a quality product and build. We would be happy to recommend any other prospective customers to come and speak to you in respect of their own projects. I look forward to working with you again on any future major vehicle build projects.

    Mark Aldridge - Bowland & Pennine Mountain Rescue Team

    Just had my car repaired at James Alpe. It looks immaculate, like brand new. First class service from start to finish. Terry the estimator was very informative about the repairs. The girls in the office were so friendly and efficient keeping me up to date. A huge thank you to all the team at James Alpe.

    Mrs Thompson

    I was given the task of converting a Mini Clubman car into a working laboratory in only 2 months. To achieve this, it was vital that I selected a supplier who understood the importance of the project, fully embraced the overall objective and worked with me to meet our requirements. I can’t praise James Alpe and his team highly enough. Their enthusiasm, commitment, proactive stance, flexibility, communication and overall professionalism was incredible and I seriously doubt if we could have delivered this project without them. Within an hour of my initial enquiry (which was a great first impression), I received a call from James Alpe himself thanking me for the enquiry and making it very obvious that my potential business was welcome. Considering they were very busy at the time – and continue to be so – this was a pleasant surprise which reinforced my positive perception of James Alpe as a potential supplier. After 2 or 3 more calls and a visit to their premises it was crystal clear that they were the right company for the job and how right I was! Our Minis have been so well received that there are plans to do many more both in Europe and the US. I can’t thanks James Alpe enough for making our whole campaign a success and don’t hesitate in recommending them for any vehicle conversions you may be undertaking.

    David Rae - Marketing Communications Specialist Thermo Fisher Scientific

    What a very professional business James Alpes Ltd is! First class service from accident to completion.

    Matthew Nettleton - Nettletons Jewellers

    I was treated as an individual with regular updates and the workmanship was excellent.

    Range Rover Velar Customer

    Very professional, friendly, kept me informed at all times.

    AUDI Customer

    Repair done quickly and came back home like new.

    SKODA Customer

    Kept me updated on the repair. They were honest about any delays. The repair is fantastic, you can’t tell it was ever damaged!

    VW Customer

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    Latest from James Alpes

    ABP British Bodyshop Awards 2023

    5 May 2023

    We are delighted and honoured to have been awarded with the Jaguar Land Rover Bodyshop of the Year Region 1 Award, we are proud to have been an Approved Jaguar Land Rover Bodyshop for many years.  The award is a testament to the dedication and hard work of all the...

    ABP Finalists 2023

    25 April 2023

    And the nominees are....... We are absolutely over the moon to announce we have once again been nominated as finalists for the British Body shop Awards 2022/23.  Congratulations to all the finalists, fingers crossed for us at the awards ceremony next month.  ...

    Another Manufacturer Approval!!

    25 April 2023

    31 Manufacturer Approvals We are pleased to announce we have recently been awarded our 31st Manufacturer Approval.  We are now an approved body shop for SUZUKI.  That brings our total to 31 now.  Here at James Alpe we are very proud of our approvals and our dedication to customers.  Our whole...