The Wheel Specialist™ business started life under the company name of Lap-Tab Ltd UK which was established in 1955. The company enjoyed a long standing reputation for its service, quality, and fast turnaround times.
1955 - Lap Tab beginnings
TWS opens it’s first Franchise location in Manchester.
2007 - First Franchise
Following consistent expansion, today The Wheel Specialist has 27 locations throughout the UK spanning all 4 nations.
2018 - Present Day
“Always copied-never bettered”
The Wheel Specialist™ is a family business now wholly owned by husband and wife team Neill and Ginny Murphy (QFP).
Alloy wheel refurbishment services became a fast growing part of our company. We were receiving hundreds of enquiries each week from across the UK which we could not service solely at the Birmingham Unit. Because of our own work load involved at the time with running the Lap-Tab business, expansion through the traditional route (taking on more staff and premises across the UK) was not an option, so we decided to expand this side of the business by franchising. It was then that The Wheel Specialist business model was born.
Ten years on and The Wheel Specialist™is now the leading Alloy Wheel Refurbishment company in the UK.
Why is The Wheel Specialist proving to be the go to place for public and traders?
Quite simply because we are the specialists – Wheels is what we do – what we know.
Our services are not just an add-on to body repair or window tinting.
We do wheels – we are the specialists.
"Starting from a single unit in Birmingham, today The Wheel Specialist is a nationally recognised brand and the UK's #1 Alloy Wheel Refurbishment Franchise."
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LFC Developments Ltd
t/a The Wheel Specialist
Company Reg No: 3716903
The Wheel Specialist, The Cowshed, Off Packwood Lane,
Lapworth, B94 6AU