Vehicle Recovery Training IVR

Meet the Team

Tim Hughes

Tim Hughes

Tim Hughes, the companies founder & senior trainer has been in the Commercial, Agricultural, Automotive & Recovery Industry for over 30 years.. His career began back in 1984 as an apprentice mechanic in a local main dealers, learning his trade repairing Fiat & Lancia cars.

Through those heady days in the mid 80's turning his hand to plant & agricultural repairs progressing into Commercial Vehicle Maintenance & Recovery.

It was to be here in Commercial Recovery & repair that things would remain, developing into an Industry recognised trainer.

This was successfully gaining the ITSSAR (Independent Training Scheme Standards And Register Cat. 1 Level 2 Trainer qualification in 2007/8).

Tim is also the holder of a National Freight CPC Certificate of Professional Competence (Operators Licence) in road haulage operations.

Along the way other skills & qualifications have been aquired, such as ADR (Tanks & Packages). UK external Fork LiftTruck (FLT) & Lorry Loader Crane, to name but a few..


Vicky Gaskell

Victoria Gaskell

Vicky worked for her father Kevin after leaving school as a Secretary, 'Kevin Gaskell associates' was an extremely successful business, pioneering air-conditioning & installation in the the UK.

Following that, in the family theme, Vicky then became PA to Jonathan Gaskell, the owner of another profitable Merseyside side based company 'Gaskells Waste Management Services' employing more than 160 staff.

From those days, 14 years ago, seeking an air of independence, Vicky decided to become a Driving Instructor, this was to be a life changing decision, developing into a Grade 5/6 ADI approved instructor capable of delivering first class driving tution & the provision of 'Pass Plus'..

Continuing to this day to provide Learner Drivers of all ages the very best training money can buy.

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Client Testimonials


After deciding to set up a Motorcycle Breakdown Recovery business we decided to go about having the most suitable IVR training. Looking around on the internet we came across Tim Hughes so we gave him a call. Following a couple of telephone conversations it was decided that Tim would be the best route to take due to the friendliness of the conversations and understanding of what we required and how it was achievable.

Come the day of the course we travelled across to Liverpool to be met by Tim. Now this being a completely different route for us job wise and never having any experience in this line of work we set about the IVR core modules. Although there was a lot for us to take in on the first day I must say that Tim explained everything in a manner that we could understand and get to grips with.

If we were in doubt of anything all we had to do was ask and he would take us back through it,i must say with his experience he could also tell when we didnt quite understand it all!

We sat a 3 day course comprising of IVR modules 1, 2 & 3 and modules 8,9,10 &11. Tim explained everything we needed to know in a clear manner with all the detail we needed and more so he answered every question we asked of him to do with recovery sometimes I'd say he went above and beyond what he needed to tell us for our benefit.

Would I recommend anyone in the recovery business taking training ? Yes i would. Would I recommend taking training with Tim Hughes? Yet again, another resounding yes! Thanks for all the hard work you put in for us Tim.

Jason Wadrop & Dave Berner Fast Throttle Recovery.


As a newly founded commercial recovery firm based in the north Manchester area, specialising in coach and PSV repair and recovery, I, as the Director, felt it prudent that myself and several employees should undergo some relevant and approved training.

When enquiries were made through various other contacts, Tim Hughes' name was mentioned. So I did no more than contact him and arrangements were soon finalised. In fact he attended our premises and carried out both roadside based service van and heavy underlift recovery using our vehicles to ensure complete familiarisation.

I can only say that the results were extremely rewarding and particularly relevant to our organisation and met the company's requirements in full.

We now have some further training booked to accommodate new members of staff.

Many thanks for your continued support.

V & S Coachline, Manchester.


I am a Technician who works at Heathrow Airport where we operate standard and highly specialised equipment. Tim was the trainer selected by our company to cover Heavy Recovery, VR12 & 13 plus VR1, 2 & 3. From the begining of the course Tims ability to get the information across to all collegues attending the training was superb, nothing was too much trouble for him to explain as many times or in a different way as needed to get the point across.

His ability to accomodate people of different technical levels at the same time with out making people bored or lost was most impressive. His manerism and attitude towards people he is instructing is second to none. The course was an excellent mix of classroom and hands on training using our recovery truck DAF 6 x 2 Roger Dyson Commander Pioneer.

We carried out as many lift senarios as we could using as many differnt types of specialist Airport kit as we could find, thru Tim my confidence in the ability of our Recovery truck rapidly grew and its true potential became clear. His explanations of how and why, whilst carrying out a recovery lift was spot on.

He clearly has a long history of experience in the recovery trade to fall back on and uses it to the full, even the specialised kit was no problem for Tim to tackle, as was the need for him to adapt to our requirements on the Airfield, as they are a little different to everyday needs.

He has a friendly, easy to get on with style that lends itself to training perfectly, the 5 days spent on the course were great, without a doubt the best person for the job.

Thanks for all you did and hope to see you for more training soon Colin Kennedy.


Our staff where already qualified & experienced, but unfortunately not to the standards that our work providers require.. it was identified that we needed the high standards that the IVR (Institute Of Vehicle Recovery) deliver..

Tim Hughes Training Services are the most local IVR training provider to the Northwest area, so we arranged to have conversion & assessment type training carried out using our own machinery & equipment..

Although our Recovery team where well up to speed, it became clear that Tim brought a new modern & thorough training approach to the company, swopping ideas, information & knowledge, an enjoyable but demanding week was had by all, resulting in new practices & the all important certification we required.

Autolift Recovery, Chester.





Have recently completed some IVR training with Tim on various modules, both Light & Heavy Recovery.. I can only say what an informative & enjoyable time we all had on the courses, achieving both IVR & CPC qualifications.

Richard Edgar, Hough Green Garage & Autolift Recovery.


Tim is the best we have used, knows the job, no bull shit, really nice guy. We exchange info sometimes as you never stop learning, would recommend Tim to anyone at any level beginner or expert.

Alan Robert Stay, Stag Lane Recovery IOW.


The best there is by far,all our training is done by Tim, well recommended.

Terry Gallimore, Recovery Northwest.


What a spot on week! Thanks to Tim. His Training is a necessity and turned into a great week of both reminders and some new thoughts to see us through. A credit to IVR. Thanks, and hope to work with you soon.

Bill Hicks of Cannon Commercials.


I was on yesterday's VR19 (Preservation Of Evidence) course at Nottingham. I enjoyed the day and your light hearted but still serious enough approach to teaching. Being new to this industry I found it both interesting and informative. Also enjoyed the practical to finish the day, I've never been great in the classroom! Thanks for an enjoyable day and hope to see you again soon.

Andy Webb. (Burrows Recovery).

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