Testimonials - Hammond Group, Halesworth, Suffolk
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What our recovery customers say about us...

Your driver Simon came out to me at Ipswich yesterday morning when my car would not start.I have to say a big thank you to both him and his boss in Ipswich, for the help I received in getting my car to a garage in an area of the country not familiar to me. Many many thanks

J Harvey

Andy French - A man of few words but fast action.  For the fourth time in three years and less than 30,000 miles run we suffered more trouble with the F/O/S wheel. Fitted with the third new Winter Tyre (Yokohama) the slow deflation required attention. The wheel nuts were on so tight I broke two 17mm sockets trying to get it off.   Roadside assistance required. Mr French attended about 90 minutes after my call and had the spare fitted in less than five minutes.   Post script: The tyre/wheel was fixed by the garage but the following day was flat again!!!  I managed from home. Is it Jinxed?   Thanks again.

F P Corner

My vehicle was recovered by a flatbed in the early hours of 13/10/17. The driver, Alex, was friendly and understanding of my situation (I had been waiting for over 3 hours and had various miscommunications from your telephone operatives).   He got me home and scores 9.   Bob Young came to my home this morning (8.30-ish) to transport my car to a local tyre garage. He was also very friendly and again could see my point of view about how the operators had mismanaged my expectations (several times).   He scores 10.   Well done to both drivers.    Regards

R Harrison

Hello, my breakdown was attended to by Simon and i would just like to day i was really happy with the service i received and would Like you Rio thank him ever so much for the help i received from him 10 out of 10  

D Ainslie

Hi,   Just to say how impressed I was with the entire service provided by Hammond Recovery and in particularly 'Bill Potter'.   Thank you again

J Williams

Dear Hammonds, Just to say that I thought your technician was great this afternoon. Arrived fast, knew the way, fixed the problem and advised on a potential risk – mice gnawing at cables. 10 out of 10 from us. His name was Bill Potter.  

S Barrow

Sorry for the delay but I wanted to give Greg 10 in feedback for his help in recovering my Volvo on Monday afternoon. He was efficient, courteous and careful, just what I needed after the unpleasant experience of crashing the car.   He would have dropped me home before taking the car to your repair centre as I live just up the road but I didn't want to put him out after how he had handled the job.   That said I wish I hadn't had to wait for almost three hours after first reporting it to my insurance company but that may have been the insurance company at fault who first advised me that the RAC would be doing the job.   Anyway as I say, Greg was great. Please pass on my best

P Mccoy

Your driver Martin provided a very good service. Very polite & helpful.  


Good morning Further to call out of last evening and recovery thus morning.  Martin attended and as seems so common with Hammond staff was extremely polite, helpful and explained how he would go about handling the car. He also took great care with what is considered and 'pride and joy'. Excellent service.  Also worth mentioning we received an update call from a lady (apologies, have forgotten name) this morning. Very much appreciated.   

S Smith

I received excellent and courteous service when my 2CV was recovered from a difficult situation outside Reydon this week. I would like to commend Rob A.

C Debenham

Excellent service tonight from Dan P. Recovered me and my discovery. 

J Leggett

My car broke down yesterday at Darsham in Suffolk. The recovery driver was called Simon. He was thorough and very polite. I would recommend your service..

L Birkinshaw

We would just like to thank your driver Simon for his very quick responce when our car would not re start after parking in Southwold. From the time we telephoned our breakdown service to Simon's arrival was just 30 mins. He was very efficient and helpful and we would be grateful if you would pass on our sincere thanks to him for his assistance.  

G Leggett

Andy French - Outstanding service, a credit to your company.

R Potter

  Please pass on my sincere thanks to Rob A. Most effective and helpful. 10 out of 10

C Deal

I am writing to leave feed back on the recovery service Rob A gave me and my girlfriend on Sunday.   I would like to Thank you for you speedy response time and professional manner Rob handed the matter in getting me, my girlfriend and my car back safely to Stowmarket. I am very please with your service and would rate Rob a 10/10 for service.     Kind regards,

J Dunbavin

Your driver Simon attended to my vehicle last evening on the a14.  I would give him a 10 he was very good and quickly got me on my way manythanks

J Stammers

I just wanted to give some feedback to your company re my breakdown. The driver Simon was extremely helpful and courteous. It made a very stressful situation so much better.

S O'Driscoll

Just dropping a quick note about your driver Martin the recovery driver, that was so professional and helpful in collecting our car this morning 10 / 10 .   Kind regards 

Mr & Mrs Sparrow

This is to advise that my wife Anne was very pleased with the service Simon gave her in Aldeburgh last Monday.   Thank you.

R Ayrton

Many thanks to Simon for jumped start our car today in Southwold. 👍👍

D Larter

I had Greg for my recovery 11 out 10. Very friendly. Sorted problem within couple minutes so I could ride my bike away Thanks

A Jackson

Martin picked my family and our car up today and sorted everything.   He is charming and professional and a credit to your company. We were most impressed.

M Keep

Your drivers performance, other than attendance delay (not his fault),first class job.

A J Holden

Good afternoon,   Sorry for the delay. Just a short e mail to say that John Thrower was very helpful and his knowledge of my vehicle was very good. He was very thorough with repair of my vehicle. I would give him 10 out of 10 for the service.

B Fuller

I had my car recovered by Dan who carried out an excellent job, very helpful and polite and even bought me a cup of tea!!!!!

A Page

Good Afternoon I would like to pass on my thanks to your driver Dan.P for his complete professionalism on Sunday recovering my rav4. This was the first time I have ever had to be recovered and did not know what to expect. I could not have been more comfortable from the moment he arrived to when he dropped off myself and the car at my chosen destination. He is a credit to your company.

I Perridge

Thank you so much for coming to my aid today.   Your driver was excellent and very professional.    First class service 

L Taverner

Rated Good in fact 5 stars.  Got me going in no time at all.  Really nice fella who knows his stuff...   REGARDS Happy customer.

P Mehew

    Mrs Ainsworth called in to say how impressed she was with Simon Mills when he attended her Renault Megane this afternoon, he was very polite and knowledgeable.    

Mrs Ainsworth

Hello Hammonds   Efficient and excellent service. Sorted car to be loaded waited with car and took me home. Extremely quick and no waiting time.

D Owen

Hi,   just responding to my call out feedback request   Call out via Greenflag by Simon   Very good, courteous and friendly. It was an easy repair being just flat battery but nevertheless very professionally solved. Quick and polite response by all concerned   thank you

A Candler

  Great service. Very polite, efficient and above all very careful with our vehicle. A credit to your company.   10

G Williams

Hi  I would like to give my service today 10/10, for    - excellent service  - fast response  - friendly and polite manner (also super cute!)  - my car is now up and running    Thanks so much the service has made my day! 

Z Noronha

Just a note to record my appreciation for the service provided by both engineers in attending my car.   Both were friendly and caring in carrying out their tasks.   Very well satisfied.

D Pike

I can not speak highly enough of your colleague Greg who came to my rescue today. If I could I would give him more than a 10. He was so courteous and reassuring. Knew at once what the problem was and dealt with it. Fantastic! Thank you to everyone involved for the messages, 'phone call etc.

S Marsden

Dear Sir/Madam,   I would just like to comment on the service I received today from your driver Paddy. Very helpful, nothing was too much trouble and a credit to Hammonds in my opinion. First class attitude and service.   Many Thanks

S Foley

I would just like to say what a great service I received yesterday, when my car caused me problems.  The gentleman who came to rescue me was wonderful, polite, kind and extremely helpful, please pass on my heartfelt thanks.

H Pink

Hi,   Just wanted to say I was picked up by Dan P on Saturday night after a breakdown.    Dan was amazing - really put me and my friend at ease at 2am in the morning, and went the extra mile (literally) to make sure my friend got home safely.

G Cunningham

Just wanted to say a big thanks to andy french for ciming out so quickly this morning to change my tyre when i was stranded at asda, he was polite friendly and no fuse kinda guy, i would give him 9-10, as a disables lady a quick service was very important to me well done !

L Hook


K Brown

Dear Sir or Madam,   I can’t read the name on the card but you answered a call from me to change a wheel due to a flat tyre on Friday 24th  November.   I am happy to score your driver 10/10.  

J Thompson

Morning,    First of all would like to provide feedback on the service I received this morning.   I was very impressed with how quick John arrived, as previously using other company’s it has taken ages! But the main reason for this email was to say how great John was! I was really impressed, he was on the ball, friendly, wanted to help.    Pass

H Bergdahl

Thank you very much for your very efficient service in keeping me informed and for sending your engineer John Thrower who was professional, approachable and quick in dealing with the flat tyre. I would rate his work (based on the service card) as very good - 10+!

L Nation

I want to compliment Andy French and inform you of his excellent service in diagnosing and efficiently fixing a stuck water pump bearing. I was envisaging a recovery to the local garage and costly repair but he managed to fix it in under 15 mins much to our relief. Thank you Andy for excellent service at the end of a long busy day for you

J Hindle

Excellent service from Simon, attended promptly and on behalf of Land Rover. Unfortunately he was unable to find the fault via the computer but was able to organise what I needed to do next.

A Ellis

Hi   I have literally just been returned back home to my house by your driver Danny P having broken down on the way home from Cambridge this evening.   On the scoring scale on the card he gave me I would rate him as a 10. He was a really nice and friendly fella showing an interest in me on my journey home late at night and explaining exactly what would be happening.   A great asset to your company.   Thanks

G Mullis

Simon came out to my broken down BMW today. He was most helpful and very professional. He is an excellent representative of your company.

T Hughes

When I was stuck with a flat tyre in the middle of the countryside last Thursday, your company took my car straight to the garage of my choice. Stuart provided a great and friendly service, ensuring that not only my car, but also I was delivered safely. I also appreciated being contacted by phone and informed of the likely wait. 10/10 points. Best wishes,

M Schadt

Dear Sir/ Madam, I wanted to give Simon a 10 out of 10 for courtesy and knowledge. Well done

H Wuurman

Dear Sirs,   I am writing to let you know of my appreciation of, and personal thanks to, Martin and Tom for the outstanding service they provided in recovering my car and my family after an unrepairable puncture on Sunday afternoon on the A140.   Martin arrived within 45 minutes and picked us up and took us to Kwik Fit in Ipswich to get the tyre repaired (having rung ahead of time to confirm they had a tyre).  Kwik Fit were then too busy to fit us in and we would have had to abandon the car and make other arrangements to get home and then recover the car another day as Martin did not have enough time left on his meter.  Instead he arranged for Tom to meet us at Kwik fit with a jack and tools to remove the wheel and take it in to Kwik Fit as a ‘free wheel’ where they then swapped the tyre in no time.   Nothing was too much trouble, Martin was absolutely on the side of the customer in trying to get help from Kwik Fit and the kindness and consideration that he and Tom showed in trying to get me on the road with my family to get home was something I rarely see these days. They were a team, professionals, and it showed.   I would wish to formally acknowledge the level of care and customer service that Martin and Tom exemplified.  If they are the norm at Hammond Group then you have a very successful company.  Many firms could learn from having such friendly and considerate service.    My sincere thanks on behalf of my daughters and I.


Good: 10. Superb service, nice and friendly.


The service provide by Greg was excellent

B Coulston

I would to say thank you to Simon for our treatment in attending to our car - Honda Jazz - on Tuesday morning. He was most helpful.  

J Palin

Excellent customer service by John Trower today, prompt service and very efficient.  Talked through the problem and pleased to say all resolved. I would recommend Hammond recovery.   Kind regards 

P Taylor

Dear Hammond Recovery Motor group Ltd, Yesterday evening I was attended to by Martin who recovered my damaged vehicle and brought me home. I would like to comment that he was very efficient, polite, reassuring and handled my transportation back home successfully. He should be graded excellent and not merely 9/10 "good"!  

P Douglas

Good Afternoon   Just wanted  you to pass on my thanks to John Thrower and Dan P who kindly assisted me yesterday when my car suffered gear box issues. The car was recovered to my chosen garage and I was then dropped home to collect another vehicle. Great Service.   They were both very friendly, polite, professional and punctual (ever arrived ahead of the timings I was provided with).   Thanks again

A Stride

Hello,         I would like to pass on my sincere gratitude to Rob A for the quick and professional recovery last night on the A143, after having two punctured tyres. He was friendly and certainly puts your customers at the heart of his job.   He is a credit to the company.

A Algar

Dear Sir. The above vehicle was recovered by George Williams on Tuesday evening. I would like to thank George for his work scoring 10/10. He was polite, courteous, helpful and a credit to your company. I have other issues with the length of time this recovery took (7hrs from the initial contact) which I will take up separately with the AA. This issue is nothing to do with the service that George offered. He is a credit to your Company. Many thanks,

G Parkinson

Stuart today picked me up he was absolutely lovely Pleasant and someone that I can really have a talk with and a laugh he was very early to the time I was given and that was even better what a great man you have there 10 out of 10 

T Daltry

Hi,   I would just like to say thank you to your recovery driver Andy French who came to pick me up on Wednesday in horrible weather and towed me all the way back to Ipswich and got me parked near my house. It made all the difference to a rubbish day! Just to let him know, my garage looked at my van and were able to release the gearbox that had seized and my van is now driveable again! Phew!   10/10!!

S Trewhitt

Very quick service driver was very helpful Many thanks 10/10


Thankyou for the speed and efficiency of my recovery this afternoon. The car breaking down 15 miles from home when collecting my Autistic son from school was a nightmare. Made a lot easier when a large recovery truck came with lights flashing! My son was absolutely thrilled. The driver ( Dan P) was very friendly and spoke to my son who was very happy. We enjoyed our ride and was grateful to get home. I can't thank you enough for your assistance today.

A Downing

Hi   I would like to rate the service I received this day.   Your employees name was Dan P.   I would rate him a 10.   Thanks

L Jones

  Just a short note to thank you for your prompt service this afternoon and the excellent guy (Rob A) who arrived to collect our stricken car.  He really knew his stuff and was a delight to deal with.  Full marks!

T James

John was amazing, 2 minutes and the car was sorted and advice was given to prevent it from happening again. Great service 10/10   

A Tilbrook

Driver: George Williams  George was fanstastic. Really polite, nice and understanding. Got on with the job quickly and efficiently and we were gone in 5 minutes. 10/10

A Blades

Hello,   Martin was 10/10, excellent service! He was very polite and empathetic. Arrived sharply and phoned to update on his arrival.

R Moore

Hello, I am sending this feedback about a callout, which was attended by your engineer, Mr John Thrower. He arrived exactly on ETA, greeted me, checked the vehicle and callout details, and quickly established the breakdown symptoms. After an examination of the engine, he focussed on the ignition circuits, particularly the spark plugs and leads, which he then rectified. Having checked and cleaned other relevant parts, we started the engine several times, and it ran very well and smoothly, and it has ever since. I'm grateful to John, he did a very professional job, quickly and courteously, and his repair was totally effective. It was my first  Green Flag callout and my first contact with Hammond Recovery, and I am impressed- please pass my comments and appreciation to John, his manager, and to Green Flag. Best Wishes

D Ryder

Christmas night recovery pick up by Rob A   What a lovely man, polite cheerful and utter respect for me my little pug and passenger, and my car . Chatty and did everything possible to make us feel at ease and safely home . Top guy Thank you 👏🏾

S Albett

My family and I wish to thank Tom James and Steve very much for what they did. As my husband got lost after leaving me in Ipswich hospital to go home and feed our dog, we were all desperate to find him. He doesn’t use a mobile phone, but we are hoping he will now!! After phoning our land line many times and not being answered I was getting in a pretty awful state as you can imagine. So, once again heartfelt thanks from all of us, and Happy New Year.

A Young

Good afternoon, just wanted to give my feedback after the recovery of my vehicle yesterday morning.   I was very impressed with the overall service, I called the AA and within 5 minutes Rachel from Hammonds called to confirm my details.  The truck was with me within the hour as promised.   I would give Simon  a 10 as was polite and efficient and dropped me off at the garage where my car tyre was fixed.    Thank you for your help yesterday…kind regards

E Farnish

We would like to put on record the exceptional care and consideration shown to us on Boxing Day evening by your recovery driver Rob - or Rob A as the card he left says.   We were stranded in Aldringham, near Leiston after the AA failed to get our car going after it failed to start.  It was a cold, wet night, but fortunately Rob came to our rescue and delivered us, our three dogs and the results of an otherwise splendid Christmas, back to Norwich in under 2 hours.   By itself this is probably not that exceptional, aside from it being on Boxing Day.  However, in this case Rob had received a call to say that his wife had been taken to hospital in Gorleston just as he was about to commence our recovery.  We would have totally understood had Rob called for a replacement recovery vehicle and headed off to be with his wife.  That he did not, saying that he could not abandon us for another couple of hours and instead completing his task with us before returning to Halesworth and then going on to the James Paget, was a truly selfless act of the highest worth.   This email does not pay proper tribute to Rob, or no doubt the whole ethos of Hammonds Recovery, but we do want to put on record our sincere thanks to him, our hope that his wife has made her own recovery and to ask that he is given the accolade his actions deserve.    

S Skinner

I would give Dan a 10/10. Today Dan P collected my car from Aldeburgh. He kept us informed about when he would arrive. When we met him, he informed us what he would need to do and explained how he would have to get my vehicle on the trailer. Due to the steering lock not budging, the vehicle had to be dragged on. The car was loaded up, I just hope it comes off the other end, as well.

A O'Connor

I am a member of Green Flag and got a puncture on 24th December. My car does not have a spare wheel and, as it was late on Christmas Eve, there was no option but for a recovery vehicle to take me and my elderly mother home.  This was quite a journey as I got the puncture in Suffolk and I live in Essex, some 80 miles away.   I am writing because I wanted to tell you that the service we got was excellent and could not be faulted.  The driver, Stuart, was such a polite, kind man who is an absolute credit to your Company.  He was cheerful, despite the fact we'd ruined his Christmas Eve and he was so efficient and helpful that he made a stressful situation very pleasant. I think my mum really enjoyed herself and it has given her something to tell all her friends!   I would like to thank your Company, and Stuart in particular, for your excellent work.  Wishing you all a happy, healthy and prosperous 2018.  

S Tunbridge

  The recovery was completed from Lidl, Langer Road, Felixstowe to Bucklesham Garage, Bugsy's Autos  by your driver, Shaun Marjoram and breakdown engineer Paul Gooch.   Firstly Paul quickly diagnosed that the problem could not be repaired roadside and arranged recovery.   Pickup up was effected earlier than projected, the car taken to the motor engineers dropping me off at a convenient point en-route so I was able to get home without problem.   From the card supplied with your contact details for feedback  I would be happy to give a '10 good' rating to the service from both your staff   I would be please to recommend your service and am happy for this to be passed to both Green Flag/Direct line Insurance if you wish.

Stephen C

I am writing to you regarding my breakdown on the 18th of July in Ipswich and subsequently The AA decided to recover my vehicle back to London. At around 11:05 Shawn came and he helped me to take my car to Chelmsford and from there another company had took me to London. Shawn was very nice and professional driver he new what he was doing I was extremely happy with his services. Iam sure this kind of a driver is a asset to your company. Iam really greatful to your company as well as to Shawn. Keep good services for the good of the public.

Sardar M

Recovery of Fiat Doblo on Saturday night 7th October from Beccles road near Fritton to Sunbeach Holiday Park by Martin.    Very satisfied with the service provided;  friendly, pleasant and obliging. 


Good afternoon   My car broke down in Martlesham Heath 10.09.17, and was recovered to Tesco at Bury St Edmunds by your driver Shaun, where it was passed over to another firm to take the rest of the way.   I just wanted to let you know that Shaun was really helpful, and good company on the journey.  It's never fun to break down, and wait around for recovery, but he helped make it a bit less rubbish.

Katherine H

Hi there. Just wanted to say thankyou and ten out of ten for John thrower who came out 8:30 ish Tuesday. He was friendly, informative and kind. Thanks


Greetings,   My vehicle broke down in the Colchester area on 02 OCT 17 around 1700. I was very stressed out with the whole situation until Danny showed up to tow my vehicle. He was very professional and made the whole situation very pleasant. I told him where to take the vehicle and without hesitation, he did just that. I hope I don't break down again, but if I do, I'll be glad to call Danny.

Alfredo O

Simon attended my home today as my car refused to start, although he was not successful he tried all sorts of things and in the end towed it away. I was grateful that he was able to do that.  C.A. Harper

C.A. Harper

10/10 for Simon attending my breakdown Sunday, efficient friendly and fast, top man! 

Andy G

Last week, Simon attended our motorhome which was at Shelfanger. I would like to thank him and you for the excellent and very prompt service provided. I would score him 10 out of 10 for his first class work.   Many thanks,

Julian L

Greg was professional , confident and charming.excellent customer service skills.10+

Janet M

Great service from Bob Young a couple of weeks ago. Picked me up from Capel  st Mary on the A12 with a broken Audi TT. Top bloke, professional and easy to talk to on the journey home

Alan B

Hi Today I had to call for breakdown device In Ipswich near ASDA and was told it would take 60-90 minutes but 20 minutes later a recovery truck turned up and had me on the way to my home. This is the best services I have ever had on a breakdown it out due AA and RAC. Thank you Shaun for the care you showed to my dog it means a lot to me. Best regard  

Brian G

Martin   Thankyou so much for making the traumatic experience into one of ‘calm’  I enjoyed hearing all your funny stories and you helped take my mind off things   You were so very kind helping me into work with all the boxes off the van. I will hold very fond memories of you -  a kind man with a kind heart   10 out of 10 !!

Kim C

Mr Dodgson called to give feedback on Andy F and Shawn both were very helpful and professional.   He would also like Andy to know that the actual issue with the vehicle was that the expansion tank had a crack in it (supposedly a very common fault on Jags).   But he was very appreciative of our help.  

Mr Dodgson

Efficient and friendly service from Dan P. Rating 10  

Roger W

Good Afternoon   Mr Brown just called to say thank you very much for the service Simon provided him yesterday, he was very professional and he would rate him 10/10.   Many Thanks

Mr Brown

My husband was collected with our car last night by Shaun and would like to feedback, he arrived within no time and was very polite and provided a great service.

Zoe B

Really appreciated the rapid rescue from Southwold campsite a week ago   Simon was Prompt Well presented Polite Professional And highly competent   To get to us within half an hour was good; to get us mobile within another 30 minutes was brilliant.   All good wishes

Mick L

Just wanted to say that the mechanic Simon turned up b4 the time txtd to us. He was polite and efficient. .we were on our way within 10 mins. Couldn't of asked for more..me and the driver thought we'd be stuck for hours when all told from phone call to being on our way ..less  than an hour. Cheers Simon

Paul and Dezs

Dear Sir/Madam,   I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the swift recovery of the above vehicle from Trimley to Clacton. The driver concerned Dan P, is a credit to your company with his politeness and his professionalism toward the task. An overall good device.

Paul G

Hi, My stationwagon was recovered by Hammonds today. The driver was Greg and I'd rate him a definite 10 out of 10. He was professional and did the job efficiently and smoothly. He was friendly and polite. ! was very pleased with the service provided.

Richard S

10out of 10 first class

Dave F

Your driver Andy French rescued me on Sept 13th in Shottisham. My battery was flat but he got the car going straight away  then accompanied me to our local garage to get a replacement.   He was such a lovely chap and he saved my day.  First class service.

Clare E

You were called out by AA yesterday evening to change a wheel on an Audi AO05TKT in Saxmundham. I called AA at approximately 20.15 and they quoted assistance arrival at about 21.20. Your driver Simon called me to day he was with the car at 20.45. He was polite, friendly courteous and efficient. The repair  was effected in less than half an hour. The service he gave was excellent and I thank him and Hammond Recovery. With regards

Andrew B

I called out Green flag last night and the chap who turned up from Hammond recovery Simon, was very efficient and turned up quicker than I expected. Got the car going in no time. would recommend service to anyone.

Mark P

i would like to thank your recovery engineers for their help i could not have had any better men as ROB MASON   SIMON MILLS AND ROB A  THEY ALL GET A 10 IN MY BOOK i am now home thank you very much for your service and understanding in my hours of need even down to the ladies on the phone so reasuring

R Brunner

Hello there,    On Tuesday evening we had a need to use Hammond Recovery and we were assisted by a chap called Rob Mason. I just wanted to say what a pleasant and helpful chap he was. He really put his all into not only finding out what had caused the problem but also making sure the van was running as it should. He really went the extra mile in ensuring that we were happy and the van was sound before he left the site. He also managed to find us using his own common sense despite me not having given a very clear address (to say the least) as I wasn't sure of my exact location in geographical terms. All in all a pleasant experience. Thank you.

Alde G

Evening guys   I was unfortunate enough to need recovery on Saturday morning due to completely flat tyre.   Dave P arrived much quicker than i anticipated, was able to advise options for tyre fitting company nearby   Polite & helpful guy, comfortable and well presented recovery vehicle   Many thanks, greatly appreciated

Mick C

Just a thanks very much to Andy and your organisation for your assistance today. My Volvo V70 suffered a battery problem resulting in me being unable to access the car except by key to the drivers door. I had purchased a new battery & just needed  power to open the tailgate.  Not only was your attendance very swift but Andy went further than I ever expected. Having successfully unlocked the car, he then insisted on replacing my battery & carrying out full diagnostics to ensure there were no further problems. A most pleasant, helpful chap & a real credit to your Company. Obviously he gave me one of your feedback cards & I would rate him a 12/10 if possible. Once again thank you & perhaps you would like to forward these comments to Direct Line also. Best Regards

Gordon E

  I had excellent service from Greg /  Jon D  on 29th August 2017.   They were very friendly and most helpful.

Pauline S

10 points to Andy French for his invaluable assistance yesterday (31 August) when he recovered my vehicle from Ipswich to my garage in Lawford, where they subequently confirmed his diagnosis of a dead starter motor.  Fast, efficient and polite.  Many thanks. 

David L

Hi,      I recently called Green Flag after not being able to start my car. I was told that Hammond group would be effecting my rescue within 50 minutes and waited. A few seconds later I received e-mails from yourselves and confirmation of approximate wait time. Within half an hour Greg arrived and within a short time got my car started. He suspected a battery issue (which has since been rectified) and said he could replace battery if I wanted (no hard sell) but if he tested my battery it would fail anyway as it was not charged up although he noted that the battery was charging at a good rate (so no problem with alternator). He advised me to leave engine running to charge up the battery for an hour or go for 15 minute drive instead. he recommended that doors and windows be kept shut when engine not running so as not to drain power from battery. Greg was reassuring and offered good advice and provided excellent service. I rate him as a 10.

Henryk D

Good morning   The service provided was excellent 10/10. I was very impressed how Andy dealt with the situation.  He offered to take me to the Toyota garage to help resolve the issue and drive me home as my car was left at the garage. 

Pam A

Just a quick note to thank Simon, who kindly changed my flat tyre yesterday. He was very professional and friendly. Thank you

Ursula A

Thank you for the excellent service you gave me on Sunday. Both Shawn and the technician were friendly and polite and efficient. I would give them 10 out of 10. However most of the text messages that were sent from Green Flag where much later in arriving with one arriving a whole day late. Phone signals? Who knows? Thank you anyway for your help.

Carole K

Your driver Stuart collected my car today.   He was most courteous and helpful and took a great deal of care when loading. I would rate him 10/10.   Many thanks for the speedy response.   Regards

Keith C

Dear Hammond,   Thank you and Martin very much for your help yesterday getting our car back to Aylesbury.  Martin was very polite, helpful and honest about what could be done all much appreciated.    Best regards

Russell P

My Citroen was recovered from the Travelodge at Capel St Mary last Saturday afternoon 19 August and taken to Last Transmissions by your driver Simon.  I would like to thank you and your driver for the  professional and helpful service provided.    My car having been repaired, I am now back home in Ireland but intend to keep your card safely as my husband and myself will soon be returning to the UK to live and should we be unfortunate enough to need recovery again, I would not hesitate to call on your services.   With kind regards,


Martin came to collect our motorhome to take it to Simpsons in Yarmouth he was very professional in the way he boarded our motor home on to your truck and was very nice to talk to as well. 

Tony C

Hi,   Dave P collected my Porsche Boxster yesterday and took it down to Coggeshall.   He was pleasant, helpful and efficient. Did a great job, and a credit to your company.

Richard W

Dear Hammond Recovery, yesterday your driver Simon assisted me in starting my camper van at 9 Hotson Road, Southwold.    I was very pleased with the service. He was early, polite and had the van running in no time. Top marks - 10/10. Thank you very much indeed. Much appreciated.

Nick P

Good: 10

Roger B

Thank you for the prompt assistance at Over Hall Farm today, Shaun was positive and helpful.

Bernard H

10 Regards, Belinda 

Betz H

I would just like to say that  you driver glen who came to our assistance at our recent breakdown.He gave excellent service and went out of his way to get a new part for us. HE was very proffesional and found the fault quickly WE were very imppressed with him such a nice man and very polite and efficient we  would definately give him 10 out of 10. thanks to him we had a safe journey home.  many thanks from pam and peter

Pam R

Good Morning,   I would just like to say how impressed I was with the friendly efficient service I received from Martin today when our vehicle  was recovered in from Lowestoft. Very clean inside and outside of the vehicle. The recovery was carried out with minimal disruption to my neighbours and to our business when he arrived and left. 1 final thing,  it’s refreshing to have a driver who will make an effort to engage in a conversation with someone rather than sitting in silence for an hour. Great Service, Thank you

Terri A

Dave P 10/10 Luvly service from him !

Emma S

We would rate the assistance Simon gave us at 9.   Thank you

Louise K

Shaun rescued me after a blown tyre. Took wheel off and drove to a local garage where tyre was replaced. He then fitted tyre.   Excellent service, a real gentleman man. 10

Emma F

I called LV Breakdown today because I could not start my Ford Transit campervan. I was told it would be up to 1 and a half hours until the engineer arrived. I was called within half an hour by Hammond Recovery to say the engineer was on his way and he arrived soon afterwards. He started the van very quickly and left me with clear options to discuss with my garage. The mechanic was Rob M and he was very helpful indeed. 

Paul B

Thank you for the help and assistance that was given during the recovery of my vehicle. Stuart the driver was very considerate and curtious. Out of 10 would be a 10.  Please express my thanks to Stuart and all involved with my recovery   Thank you 

Robin N

Hi there,   Just wanted to say thanks for fixing my car at the weekend. 10/10 for service. Greg was very friendly and new exactly what he was doing. A credit to the team.

Alex M

  Excellent service. Rob was very helpful and accommodating when I arrived at my holiday home.

Debbie B

Just wanted to leave feedback for your recovery driver Simon Mills who was extremely helpful & polite when recovering my Nissan micra. Definitely a 10/10. Thanks very much.

Tracey K

I broke down in Bungay  on Monday 31 July. The van and driver were there within 25mins and service was excellent from your driver Glen. He bump started the vehicle and followed me to the nearest garage  not leaving until all arrangements for repairs were settled. This made an unpleasant experience bearable. Many thanks

Jeanette B

Hi there, I just wanted to provide some feedback on your recovery service I had to use last night. Unfortunately the AA could not repair my car after hitting a pothole so your colleague Shaun was sent to recover my car. I have to say that the entire service was excellent. Shaun arrived well before the scheduled time and was extremely pleasant, polite and very friendly; he is definitely a credit to your group. Please pass on my thanks for a great job Many thanks Lloyd

Lloyd W

Simon Mills attended the breakdown of my classic mini cooper on Sunday morning. He was very friendly and he was able to do a temporary repair that that got my car started which allowed me to continue with my journey to Great Yarmouth and also get home to kent. He also identified which component had failed so i was able to order a replacement. I would give him 10/10 for the service he provided.

Jonathan W

Your recovery driver, Rob A, just helped me back home with my ’68 NG  TA MGB. Please thank him  for a job very well done! Cheers

Steve W

Hi - many thanks to the driver -John Therwer (cant read name - sorry) who helped me out today when I was stranded at the tennis courts, Southwold. He was very efficient and he was able to get the car started and I was on my way again in a short space of time.  Many thanks

Dianne P

SIMON arrived under l hour notification to CIS   Service rating:  10   Thank you

Pat W

Dear Hammond Group,   I called on your recovery service last Sunday 23rd July whilst camping in Dunwich (IP17). I was swiftly put back on the road by Greg and I wanted to pass on the rating of 10.

Michael M

Hi there, on friday your driver Rob Mason came to recover me and my vehicle ( VW T4) from A12 near Blythburgh. I was with my son, his girlfriend and our dog. We were into a two hour journey and just 9 miles from our campsite to start our holiday.  Rob was very careful with our beloved camper when loading and unloading it. He was friendly and helped me to try and work out what might have gone wrong by discussing what happened to my vehicle while he was driving us to our campsite. Although we fully understood he isn't here to fix it just recover us, so we wouldn't be holding him responcible in any way. When we arrived on the campsite Rob said you're going to arrive in style so put his big lights on, we really appreciated that fun gesture, it helped us make light of a stressful upsetting event.  Rob is a star, he went the extra mile for us, being a woman on my own in our vehicle and never broken down before I was anxious and he really helped. I am truely grateful indeed.  Please tell him we think he's a star and I hope he got his layin Saturday morning.

Sharon S

Re: driver Simon   Score 10

Andy T

We've just been rescued by your employee, Simon, when our battery suddenly, quite unexpectedly conked out when we returned to the car after a five minutes in a local shop! He diagnosed the problem quickly after a number of tests etc., and luckily had one battery on board which he fitted for us.  He was bright, friendly and efficient and we have nothing but praise for him.  Definitely 10/10! In fact I found the whole experience reassuring (having been slightly nervous about switching from our previous breakdown service!), from the initial

Lindsay B

Hi   Sorry this is a little delayed.  Just to let you know, I was very impressed by the service received on Sunday 16th.  I was kept up to speed by the office that the chap would be with me hopefully within the hour, and despite the Latitude concert begin on, Simon was there more or less on the dot, various checks were carried out and a new battery was fitted.     Simon has a very nice demeanour and is a credit to your company.  Hope you’re paying him well!    Many thanks and well done.

Jo W

Hi, we were recovered by Dave P from B1077 at Occold after our VW Polo died (SD%%ENR).  Worth saying that it was a feedback 10 experience for professionalism.  We have a load of cars, vans and bikes and we have used Autoaid for donkeys years now after poor service from RAC and AA when we had young kids.  Hammond’s have recovered different vehicles for us maybe 5 times in the last 7 or 8 years and all were a joy, especially the response time, with an actual lift and shift, not just a service van to meet targets! Wanted to say thank you.

Paul M

Today, my car, a Ferrari, was picked up to be taken to the Ferrari Centre after a starter motor failure. The crew were excellent and I mark them 10 out of 10. They were punctual, very pleasant and helpful, and took a great deal of care getting the car onto the trailer. In particular, as the car does not have a towing point, they ensured that a strop was securely fitted around a suspension arm and did not foul the bodywork when they hauled the car onto the trailer. In addition, Rob watched very carefully to make sure the exhaust system/tail pipes did not catch on the ground. They are very good representatives for your company.

Peter L

I would just like to offer my feedback on the recovery of my Citroen C2 on Friday 21st July when my car suffered a puncture in the car park of Roys in Beccles. I contacted my breakdown service Greenflag who immediately contacted yourselves and I was straight away given details of your breakdown service with who would be coming, their name and vehicle details and how long it would be as they would be coming from Lowestoft.  The breakdown driver was Stuart King who immediately apologised for being later than they said as there had been delays in Lowestoft. I was offered lots of different ways to proceeed I chose to be taken back to Halesworth to Hammonds Tyres as this is where I live and have been a customer there before.  I would like to say a BIG thank you for the service and help I received by Stuart and the staff at Hammonds Tyres it really was appreciated and I couldn't fault it and would give a rating of 10 out of 10.  

Tracie W

I wanted to write and say a huge thank you for the service you provided last week.   Gavin the mechanic was extremely polite and very helpful in trying to source a garage for our new starter motor to be fitted. When one was not free the car was collected and taken back to the recovery workshop.   We were without the car for just 1 day. This meant our holiday was not put on hold for too long.   Thank you so much to all those involved in helping us and the car get repaired. Top class service for a damsel and her son in distress!


Glen came out to us at Pontins Pakefield, we fond him very friendly helpful and efficient.   Top marks all round.


We give simon 10(good) for are recovery

Jade H

Hello,   I just wanted to say, my experience of hammond recovery was absolutely great. Very efficient service and good customer service. I felt like I was really kept updated on progress when waiting and Rob A was great, so helpful and nice to talk too. I would definitely give a 10 for service.   Thanks again for your help

Kathrine M

I rate your firm and your driver 10 out of 10 shame that aa didn't listen when I told them waste of time sending patrol and should just send lorry  

Kevan S

Just thought i would drop you a line to say a big thank you to Glen who came to my rescue today when my old landcover died on me, he was very helpful and went out of his way to make sure everything was sorted.   It is rare to come across such brilliant service and i think that credit where credit is  due, i should at the very least spend a few moments in thanking him for a brilliant job well done. Thank you and pass on my gratitude to him for going above and beyond, he is a credit to your company Regards  

Mr Rudd

Please thank GLEN for his help today, excellent service could not have been better. . 

Pat B

Rob A came to my rescue on Wdnesday 12th July. He was extremely polite and friendly, I have no hesitation in giving him a 10+  

Sandra T

Dave P collected me and 3 my sons and dog yesterday from a campsite in Wickham Market and dropped us at Colchester Services. He went out of his way to get the truck into a very difficult opening. He was polite, helpful and courteous the whole time. He showed great concern for me and my 3 kids and I would rate him 101/10 for his service.  

Katie K

Our recovery driver was Simon and we would give him 100 if we could. So kind and courteous. Recommend to everyone.

Jeannie & Fred

Bill Potter was most helpful as was the flatbed driver. More impressed will the whole process than we thought we would be, it being the first time we had used the service.

Chris P

Please give Simon the recovery driver a pay rise!! His service was faultless 10 out of 10 on time and got us going and we made it home Thanks very much 

James H

Ive been handed a feedback card by your recovery agent Dave P who attended our site today. We know how important feedback is so I'd like to say thanks for a prompt & professional service. Well done Dave, 10/10!

Joshua S

Hi, I like to say a big thank you to the recovery team. My Berlingo broke down on a tuesday night in b&m carpark. Paddy was first to arrive and with his joyful character I felt in safe hands. After looking at the problem he soon realised he needed help from his colleague and Greg was very fast on the case. Together they worked as fast as possible and got me and my son home in no time at all. I definitely give them 10/10 for the service. They where so kind and reassuring, considering Paddy was in a lot of pain with his back he stayed the gentleman and carry my shopping home while I walk with my child. Thank you all for your help and the kindness shown from your staff while I was worrying and didn't know what to do.


Volvo, two adults and three dogs recovered from Aldeburgh Suffolk to Benfleet, Essex on Friday 30th June 2017. Shaun was everything you could have wished for.  He turned up ahead of schedule, he was pleasant, patient and thoughtful about the dogs. He got us home safely before delivering the Volvo to the Chelmsford dealership for repair. I have no hesitation in recommending this recovery service.


Please give Simon the recovery driver a pay rise!! His service was faultless 10 out of 10 on time and got us going and we made it home Thanks very much 

Jim H

Just to say thanks to Simon for turning up promptly yesterday for a car recovery; he was really helpful and professional.

Nick H

Bill Potter was most helpful as was the flatbed driver. More impressed will the whole process than we thought we would be, it being the first time we had used the service.

Chris P

Just a quick note to thank you for coming out to help an old guy on the A144 yesterday who had a blow out outside of our house. The bloke who turned out was fantastic, really helpful, courteous and amazingly quick at getting a broken suspension spring off ! And thank you to the person who took the call for prioritising a potentially dangerous situation. You are all a credit to our local community!!

Richard A

Greg attended my Citroen C5 on Monday when I had a problem with the automatic gears. Not only did he put me back on the road, but his manner was cheering and encouraging. He might be interested to know that the piece which he found to be the cause of the trouble is available only as part of a unit which, when fitted. costs over £400. Fortunately, its absence seems to make no difference!


Just to thank you for outstanding recovery on Sat night not only was time waiting minimal approx 5 mins Bill Potter was extremely knowledgeable fixed problem straight away without fuss and very courteous. Excellent service 10 out of 10 Many thanks

Chris D

Shaun is excellent. Score 10

Rob R

We had problems with our 2 year old Volvo XC70 on Wednesday 21st June in Aldeburgh.  Volvo assistance were contacted and Greg arrived very quickly from HammondRecovery.  He diagnosed the fault, but was unable to rectify it.  He then spent a great deal of time trying to arrange repair at the Halesworth or Ipswich Volvo dealerships without success. Thankfully Greg was able to arrange transportation of the Volvo, my wife and I and our three dogs to our home in Benfleet Essex. We are very grateful to Greg for his diligence and patience.  He put our minds at rest that all would be fine Volvo, two adults and three dogs recovered from Aldeburgh Suffolk to Benfleet, Essex on Friday 30th June 2017.  Volvo then transported to Chelmsford dealership.  I have no hesitation in recommending this recovery service.


We were aided by Paul Gooch at Helmingham hall.  He definitely gets a 10 I would score more if I could. Paul was friendly, reassuring and professional, and what could have been  a very stressful situation turned out to be a very pleasant interaction.  So we are very grateful Paul was sent to us.

Steven & Kitty

I would like to say a HUGE thank you to both Johnathan and Shawn for reaching me when I broke down yesterday. They were both extremely fast at responding and their humour and lovely personalities (as well as complete professionalism in their job) made the whole experience stress free. So if you could please pass on my thanks I would be grateful.  

Yvonne W

I just wanted to send a quick email to thank Greg for getting my car going again so quickly.  He was so professional, helpful and friendly.  He was also great with my 3 rescue dogs.  Fantastic thanks.

Chrissie P

Feed back for Paddy, from the recovery he did on Thursday from the Orwell bridge. thank him for me. score 10 


Would like say a massive thank you to your driver Shaun for last night for getting to us so quickly. Loading the car quickly and safely especially in the risky area, we also appreciated his kind and reassuring approach towards the kids explaining what he was doing.  A massive 10/10 for an excellent service from Shaun and the hammond group.

Jay I

I called for breakdown service last week and was given a feedback card. The driver Shaun was very helpful and friendly. I'd rate the service 9/10. 

Flo W

Please thank Shaun for his help and kindness. I would mark him a 10 very good.

David C

I would just like to pass on my thanks to Shawn who kindly recovered our car from the driveway just now, following yesterday's recovery from the A14. Shawn was polite, calm and tried to do his best to pull over to enable others to drive past on our single track road. He also kindly drove the car up the ramp for me----- he smiled when he realised I'd put the air conditioning on 10 minutes prior to his arrival.  Thank you for a good service. 


Feedback on Greg: all round excellent ambassador for your business. 10/10.

Robert T

I would just like you to thank your driver Paul Gooch, who came out to me this afternoon at 7 Pinewood, Woodbridge. What a lovely helpful man he is, you're very lucky to have him in your employment. I have never come across a more kind and helpful recovery driver, and I have met a few!

Kate W

Broke down in a busy retail car park, I am covered by my Nationwide Building Society break down cover. Phone them and was assured you guys would be on way. Bloke called Greg arrived and sorted the problem within 10 minutes. Really good guy, genuinely seemed happy to have helped. Cheers Greg!

Callum C

I just had to email your company to say Glen came to my aid tonight, he was on time and sorted out my car, 10/10 I'm glad to say I can sleep peaceful tonight.

Kathy G

I wanted to email to say thank you for amazing service from Paul Gooch. He arrived within 15 minutes and found out what was wrong with our car. He explained everything that needed to be done to the car and how he could get us to our destination. We were on our way to a family wedding and we're really upset when we broke down. We all think that Paul gave us exceptional service and was brilliant. He went above and beyond expectations. He sorted the car and enabled us to get to the wedding. Thank you Paul for your amazing service. 

Fiona & Family

Just wanted to send a thanks to Bill Potter for his excellent service when my van broke down, he repaired a water pipe which was at the back of the engine making it very awkward, he suggested I get it check at my local garage which I did and they said it was not necessary to replace the pipe as he had repaired it well, Many thanks

Robert T

Service was great by driver Rob Mason.  Thank you.

Jane I

I would like to give John Thrower 10/10 for his help yesterday evening. I had to take advantage of my 'Green Flag’ membership for assistance in changing a wheel with a damaged tyre as I knew that I would have problems lifting and manoevring the wheels on my Discovery. The text messages with updates on his ETA were very useful and he arrived exactly at the time estimated. He was very personable and efficient, well done indeed!  

Trevor J

Thank you very much for incredibly swift response to my call this morning. Your driver Rob Mason got me sorted in no time at all, was very polite, friendly & efficient a credit to your company. First time I've had to make a call out, I was very impressed.

Jane S

On Monday 12th  June we broke down on the a12  and are members of the  AA, They were very busy so contacted  Hammonds who sent a van driver who quickly saw it was'nt  a roadside repair and called for a larger vehicle, he arrived  and tookus home. My wife and I would like to thank Hammond group and the two drivers for their help, if i was scoring them out of ten they would both get a big 10. one was called  Rob, A.  Not sure the other ones name.  

Mr & Mrs Lee

I just wanted to express my thanks to Hammonds recovery for a superb service, especially to Dave the recovery operator who always had a smile on his face and a jovial can do attitude. Dave recovered my company vehicle from Heath road back to Landmark House on Friday 16.06.17 Nice to have a cheerful, happy character turn up and make a positive difference to a miserable evening. He is a credit and an asset to your company


Ive been handed a feedback card by your recovery agent Dave P who attended our site today. We know how important feedback is so I'd like to say thanks for a prompt & professional service. Well done Dave, 10/10!


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