Our History

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Established by Margaret Wright’s father Harold Blair after the 2nd World War

Blair Wright Group is Wellington's largest collision repair business; it consists of three Specialist Repair Centres, a separate administration office and 40 staff spread across the three sites and head office.   

The company is lead by Managing Director Margaret Wright who has over 30 years experience in the industry. Margaret served on the MITO Board for 5 years and over 20 years on the Wellington Executive of the Collision Repair Association.

One of Wellington’s oldest collision repair businesses. In the mid 1970s Margaret who had worked for Harold, took over the business with her husband Tom.

At this time the business had one repair centre operating from Thorndon in Wellington. Over the next ten years that repair centre was relocated to Hopper Street and two more centres, one in Johnsonville and the other in Waterloo Quay were established.

Blair Wright Timeline

1940H.C Blair & CO is established by Harold Blair in Thorndon.

1976Company was bought by daughter Margaret and husband Tom in renamed as Blair Wright Limited.

1980Second workshop opened in Johnsonville.

1986Third ( and the largest ) workshop opened in Waterloo Quay.

1997Head Office opened in Wellington CBD, Thorndon workshop sold, and the Hopper Street workshop opened.

Blair Wright Employee Experience

historyandexperience01 The H.C Blair & Co repair crew and Margaret Wright at the original repair centre in Thorndon, Wellington


One of the keys to its ongoing success is the service and skills of a core of long-serving staff, some of whom have been with the company for over 25 years.

The largest Repair Centre is in Waterloo Quay within the Centre of Wellington. The Manager is Ray Nathu, who is assisted by Blair Harkness as an Estimater and Dave Lowe as Production Co-ordinator.

Tony Prescott, a qualified technician with 20 years in the trade manages Hopper Street.

Blair Wright Teams