News

Our latest news and updates from The Tyre Group

Tyre of the Month: Pirelli Cinturato Winter

10th October 2019

With the temperatures getting chillier, it may be time to start thinking about your winter tyres. It’s recommended to change from summer tyres to winter tyres when the temperature consistently drops below 7 degrees C. Find out how this Pirelli Cinturato Winter tyre is the perfect pairing for your vehicle in the coming winter months.

Read More

How do tyre pressure sensors work?

3rd October 2019

Many modern vehicles are fitted with tyre pressure monitors these days. But how do tyre pressure sensors work? And how accurate are they? Find out all you need to know today from our helpful guide.

Read More

Tyre of the Month: Avon Rangemaster

20th September 2019

Introducing September's Tyre of the Month... Avon Rangemaster! This 4x4 tyre is the perfect partner for your 4x4 vehicle, from its excellent handling to its off-road performance. Learn more now.

Read More

Can run flat tyres be repaired?

8th August 2019

Punctures or flat tyres can often happen at the most inconvenient of times. As well as often meaning changing your tyre in a difficult, or sometimes even dangerous place, a flat tyre or puncture can ruin any driving plans you had that day! Yet, with run flat tyres, you can wave goodbye to dangerous roadside...

Read More

Tyre of the Month: Bridgestone Potenza S001

10th July 2019

Redefining the limits of control and power, this Bridgestone Potenza S001 tyre is the staple companion to your wheels this summer. Learn more about why this Bridgestone tyre has become July's Tyre of the Month now.

Read More

What do tyre sizes mean?

1st July 2019

We may already have a little knowledge about what tyres are best for which road conditions - but when it comes to replacing your tyres, what do tyre sizes mean? Numbers, letter, words and symbols show on the sidewall of your tyre - but what does the number on a tyre mean? Find out everything...

Read More

Tyre of the Month: Eco Contact 3

20th June 2019

Perfect for small and compact vehicles, this Continental tyre has been chosen June's Tyre of the Month. And with its reduced fuel consumption and low rolling resistance, it's easy to see why! Learn more about Continental's Eco Contact 3 tyre today.

Read More

What causes uneven tyre wear?

28th May 2019

Uneven tyre erosion occurs when the tyres on your vehicle wear excessively, abnormally to its natural wear pattern. Tyre wear is inevitable - and happens over time, regardless. But knowing how to prevent uneven tyre wear can avoid premature replacement of your tyres.

Read More

Tyre of the Month May: Goodyear EfficientGrip

9th May 2019

This month, May’s tyre of the month goes to Goodyear’s EfficientGrip tyre! And with its peaceful noise reducing block design, cost efficiency and environmentally friendly features, it’s no surprise to see why. Learn more about this reliable Goodyear tyre today.

Read More

Tyre of the Month: Cooper Zeon CS8

30th April 2019

Want ultra-high performance and excellent handling on the road? Meet April’s tyre of the month – the Cooper Zeon CS8 tyre. Find out why this tyre is the perfect choice for your vehicle this spring.

Read More

When should tyre pressure be checked?

16th April 2019

Ensuring your tyre pressure is set to the correct recommendation is important for tyre health, and your on-road safety. Running on underinflated tyres uses more fuel – and makes the tyres wear down faster. Find out when’s the best time to check tyre pressure for your vehicle today.

Read More

How long should tyres last?

19th March 2019

All tyres, irrespective of the brand or manufacturer, have a different expected tyre life. But often, there are guidelines we can follow when it comes to our vehicle’s tyre life. Whether that’s decided on by the mileage of the tyre or its age in years, or even how well we take care of them, find...

Read More

Tyre of the Month March:
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Tyre

19th March 2019

An all-season tyre that can protect you in any weather, meet March’s tyre of the month – the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons tyre. Learn how this tyre is the perfect accompaniment for your vehicle this March.

Read More

Tyre of the Month February: Bridgestone Blizzak LM-80 Evo

15th February 2019

Experience a tyre built for the harsh conditions that winter can throw our way. Often, with February comes chilly weather that competes with the elements of January – so ensuring your winter tyre is up to the challenge is essential. Find out everything you need to know about Bridgestone’s Blizzak LM-80 Evo tyre today.

Read More

What size tyres do I need?

30th January 2019

All of us know the make and model of our car - but not as many are savvy when it comes to knowing which tyre size it requires. Common questions people ask are; what tyres does my car need? What's my tyre size? And which tyres are best for my car? Find all your tyre...

Read More

Tyre of the Month January: Continental Winter Contact TS850

25th January 2019

And this month, we welcome the Continental Winter Contact TS850 to the Tyre of the Month club! No longer do we need to worry about skidding over slushy surfaces or battling against our tyres in the midst of a snow storm - this tyre is the reliable, easy way to ensure you stay safe on...

Read More

Tyre of The Month: Cooper WM-SA2+

20th December 2018

Throughout winter, road conditions can be treacherous and as such this months - tyre of the month has to be the Cooper WM-SA2+. Designed for optimal handling in slushy, wet and snowy weather conditions, this is the winter tyre you can really go the distance in.

Read More

The Tyre Group - Tyre Of The Month November: Bridgestone Weather Control A001

29th November 2018

This month we are crowning the Bridgestone Weather Control A001 as our tyre of the month, thanks to the all-weather silica compound offering comfort, stability and safety in everyday weather conditions.

Read More

Tyre Pressures Now Checked In the MOT Test

2nd November 2018

With the recent changes in the way your annual MOT is carried out, it is more important than ever to keep on top of your vehicle?s tyre pressure. As from the 20th May 2018, there have been some changes to the way the MOT is done, with new categories being added to the test itself,...

Read More

Tyre Safety Month

30th October 2018

This Tyre Safety Month TyreSafe is asking us all to keep on top of our seasonal tyre checks! As winter is almost upon us, it is more important than ever to ensure your tyres are prepped for the cold temperatures and changes in weather conditions.

Read More

Tyre Of The Month October: Dunlop Winter Sport 5

28th October 2018

This month we are naming the Dunlop Winter Sport 5 as tyre of the month. With impeccable grip for security and stability in even the most torrential conditions, the Winter Sport 5 offers a fuel-efficient defence against winter weather without sacrificing performance.

Read More

Tyre of the Month September: Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2

4th September 2018

This September we have named the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 as our tyre of the month. Providing short braking distances on wet and dry surfaces as well as high performance handling, this tyre achieves optimal safety without sacrificing fuel economy.

Read More

Tyre of the Month August: ContiCrossContact UHP

10th August 2018

Designed to achieve excellent performance on road, the ContiCrossContact UHP is a superior choice for 4x4s and SUVs.

Read More

Tyre of the Month July: Toyo Proxes C1S

25th July 2018

We have named the superior Toyo Proxes C1S as our tyre of the month this July thanks to its superb fuel economy and excellent stability at high speed for premium driving experience. This tyre is ideal for powerful and luxurious saloon cars.

Read More

Donut Ignore The Signs – Tyre Safety Advice from Goodyear

15th July 2018

Goodyear Tyres innovative ‘Donut Ignore The Signs’ encourages motorists to look out for signs of tyre damage using donuts! The unlikely ally for tyre safety is used to help point out what you should be looking out for when checking your tyres for damage – which should be every four weeks at least!

Read More

Tyre of the Month June: Uniroyal RainSport 3

12th June 2018

Summer can often bring showers, and so we have chosen the superior Uniroyal RainSport 3 as our tyre of the month. This tyre is designed to provide enhanced levels of performance on wet surfaces, resulting in superb safety when you need it most.

Read More

Tyre of the Month May – Yokohama BluEarth AE01

10th May 2018

We have chosen the excellent Yokohama BluEarth AE01 as our tyre of the month this May. Designed to provide enhanced fuel efficiency without sacrificing performance, the Yokohama BluEarth AE01 is an ideal summer tyre choice for compact or small family cars.

Read More

Goodyear Unveil Oxygene Concept Tyre

8th May 2018

At the 2018 Geneva Motorshow, Goodyear unveiled their latest visionary concept in the shape of Oxygene, a tyre designed to support clearer and more convenient mobility.

Read More

Tyre of the Month April – Avon ZT5

20th April 2018

Providing excellent wet weather performance and precise handling, the Avon ZT5 is our tyre of the month this April.

Read More

Tyre of the Month March – Pirelli P Zero Nero GT

15th March 2018

We have named the excellent Pirelli P Zero Nero GT as our tyre of the month this March. This ultra-high performance tyre provides excellent handling and fast corner reaction resulting in a dynamic driving experience.

Read More

Tyre of the Month February – Cooper Zeon CS Sport

23rd February 2018

This February we have chosen the excellent Cooper Zeon CS Sport as our tyre of the month. Delivering a superior sports performance and designed to provide exceptional gripping capabilities, the Cooper Zeon CS Sport is a perfect choice for dynamic drivers.

Read More

Tyre of the Month January - Dunlop SP SportMaxx GT

15th January 2018

We selected superior high performance tyre the Dunlop SP SportMaxx GT as our January tyre of the month. Ideal for dynamic drivers, this tyre provides an excellent high speed performance, precise handling and enhanced cornering stability.

Read More

How to Clean Your Tyres

14th December 2017

An essential part of cleaning your car is washing and checking your tyres. As well as ensuring that your car looks clean and shiny, paying extra attention to your tyres will help you to stay safe on the road.

Read More

Tyre of the Month December - Goodyear EfficientGrip

14th December 2017

This December we have chosen the excellent Goodyear EfficientGrip as our tyre of the month. Fuel-saving and long lasting, this tyre has been designed as a more economical choice without sacrificing performance or comfort.

Read More

Tyre of the Month November: Continental SportContact 6

15th November 2017

The Continental SportContact 6 is an ultra-high performance tyre designed for sports vehicles. This tyre delivers excellent stability and control at high speed, resulting in maximum safety and performance for the most dynamic of drivers.

Read More

Check Your Tyre Pressure This Tyre Safety Month!

11th October 2017

This Tyre Safety Month TyreSafe are asking if you’re having a good or bad air day to encourage motorists to check their tyre pressure. A study conducted by the organisation revealed that as many as 57% of motorists in Britain are driving on tyres below their recommended tyre pressure!

Read More

Tyre of the Month August: Bridgestone Potenza RE050

15th August 2017

Thanks to its excellent high speed handling and superior gripping capabilities, we have chosen the Bridgestone Potenza RE050 as our tyre of the month this August. Ideal for sportier cars, this summer tyre provides a dynamic driving experience and high levels of safety in wet conditions.

Read More

Tyre of the Month July: Dunlop SP SportMaxx TT

25th July 2017

Due to its superior precision handling and excellent high sports performance, we have chosen the Dunlop SP SportMaxx TT as our tyre of the month this July. Ideal for sports cars and dynamic drivers, the Dunlop SP SportMaxx TT delivers an exciting drive.

Read More

Prepare Your Tyres for Summer Driving!

19th July 2017

Ensure that your tyres are legal and will keep you safe this summer by undertaking some simple tyre checks at home before heading on any long journeys!

Read More

Tyre of the Month June: Goodyear Excellence

19th June 2017

Thanks to its superior gripping capabilities and an excellent handling performance, we have decided to name the Goodyear Excellence as our tyre of the month this June. Optimised for wet and dry conditions, the Goodyear Excellence is a reliable tyre in all summer weather.

Read More

What’s the Difference Between Summer and All Season Tyres?

31st May 2017

Owning dedicated seasonal tyres have many advantages including higher levels of safety and performance in all weather conditions. Many motorists, however, are unsure what the difference between tyre types are and tend to use the same tyres all year round – compromising their performance on the road! Take a look at our helpful guide to...

Read More

Tyre of the Month May: Avon ZZ5

18th May 2017

This May we have chosen the Avon ZZ5 as our tyre of the month. Designed, developed and tested in Europe, the Avon ZZ5 is an ultra-premium tyre that is ideal for driving enthusiasts and high end sports cars.

Read More

Tyre Launch - Pirelli Connesso and Coloured Tyres

2nd May 2017

At the Geneva Motorshow 2017 Pirelli brought forward two exciting tyre innovations: coloured tyres and the Pirelli Connesso, the tyre monitoring system that offers warnings and assistance via an app.

Read More

Tyre of the Month April: Cooper Zeon 4XS

15th April 2017

Here at The Tyre Group we have chosen superior 4x4 tyre Cooper Zeon 4XS as our tyre of the month. Optimised to provide excellent wet weather performance and handling in all conditions, the Cooper Zeon 4XS is ideal for high performance 4x4 vehicles.

Read More

Tyre Launch - ContiCrossContact ATR

10th April 2017

Providing 4x4 drivers with access all areas, the ContiCrossContact ATR has been redesigned by Continental for high on and off-road performance. This premium 4x4 summer tyre provides motorists with the ability to take on any type of terrain with confidence, making it the ideal tyre choice for adventurous drivers.

Read More

Don't Let Your Tyres Fail Your MOT!

24th March 2017

The DVSA state that in 2014/5 a huge 10% of MOT test fails were due to issues with tyres! Fortunately, you can easily identify and avoid tyre related faults with this helpful guide from The Tyre Group to make sure that you pass your next MOT test!

Read More

Tyre of the Month March: Pirelli Cinturato P7 Blue

22nd March 2017

This March we have named the superior Pirelli Cinturato P7 Blue as our tyre of the month thanks to its excellent wet weather performance and superior gripping capabilities.

Read More

Tyre of the Month February: ContiPremiumContact 5

20th February 2017

This February we have chosen superior tyre ContiPremiumContact 5 as our tyre of the month. The ContiPremiumContact 5 from leading manufacture Continental is a perfect all round tyre, providing high levels of safety and impressive sport performance.

Read More

What To Think About When You Buy New Tyres

14th February 2017

When you buy new tyres there can be many different factors to consider – what size are your tyres, do you need seasonal tyres, which type of tyre suits you and how much you want to spend on your tyres – and this can be very confusing!

Read More

Are Winter Tyres Worth It?

12th January 2017

In many European countries, including Sweden and Germany, having winter tyres fitted to your vehicle in the colder months is a legal requirement. Whilst there is no legal enforcement currently in place in the UK, conditions such as ice, snow and slippery roads are best handled by dedicated winter tyres.

Read More

Tyre of the Month December: Bridgestone Potenza S001

7th December 2016

Here at The Tyre Group, we have named the superior Bridgestone Potenza S001 as tyre of the month this December. Designed to unlock the potential of high performance cars, this tyre delivers safety and manoeuvrability at speed.

Read More

Winter Tyre Checks

25th November 2016

Winter can bring with it many challenges on the road and if your tyres aren’t up to the task, you may find yourself in difficulty. With ice, snow and slush to contend with, you need to make sure that your tyres can cope with the difficult weather conditions ahead or replace them before they let...

Read More

Tyre of the Month November: Dunlop WinterSport M3

6th November 2016

This November we have chosen the Dunlop WinterSport M3 as our tyre of the month. Providing a safe and comfortable drive in difficult winter weather conditions, the Dunlop WinterSport M3 is a high performance tyre that will keep you safe this winter. In addition, this tyre has been built with revolutionary RunonFlat technology to help...

Read More

Which tyres are right for you? All Season or Winter Tyres?

3rd November 2016

Vehicles are usually fit with summer tyres by the manufacturer and these provide a superior performance in temperatures above 7°C but they do not achieve an optimal performance in cold conditions. For this reason some motorists choose to replace their tyres with either all season tyres, which can be used all year round, or with...

Read More

Goodyear Unveil Visionary Tyre Concept

29th October 2016

Since their conception in 1898, Goodyear have been dedicated to tyre innovation and constantly strive to deliver the newest concepts in performance, safety and efficiency.

Read More

Tyre of the Month October: Goodyear Vector 5+/Eagle Vector 2+

15th October 2016

Here at The Tyre Group, we have chosen the Goodyear Vector 5+/Eagle Vector 2+ as our tyre of the month this October. Designed to handle varying weather conditions with ease, the Goodyear Vector 5+/Eagle Vector 2+ is ideal for transitioning Autumnal weather.

Read More

Tyres are to Blame for Millions of Drivers Failing Their MOT!

27th September 2016

Every year a large proportion of motorists fail their MOT test first time due to their tyres! The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) stated that in 2014/15, 7.4% of MOT test fails were due to tyres and TyreSafe claim that in 2013, a shocking 2.2 million vehicles were failed due to unsafe or illegal...

Read More

Tyre of the Month September: Uniroyal RainExpert 3

15th September 2016

September weather conditions are usually mild and wet in the UK, so here at The Tyre Group we have selected superior wet weather tyre, the RainExpert 3 from Uniroyal as our tyre of the month.

Read More

What Do Your Dashboard Warning Lights Mean?

14th September 2016

Dashboard warning lights can appear for many reasons, read our helpful advice on what to do if one of your dashboard lights illuminates.

Read More

Tyre of the Month August: Cooper Zeon LTZ

15th August 2016

Here at The Tyre Group, we have named the superior Cooper Zeon LTZ as our tyre of the month this August. With 50% on and 50% off-road capabilities, this tyre is an excellent choice for high performance 4x4s.

Read More

New name... Same fantastic service

13th July 2016

Following a healthy period of growth and national expansion, the board of The Malvern Tyres Group has announced that henceforth, the company will be named The Tyre Group.

Read More

What to do if your car overheats

6th July 2016

When seasonal temperatures begin to rise, so does the likelihood of your car overheating. This is because the outside temperature can have a huge impact on the internal temperature of the engine if it is struggling to cool itself down.

Read More

Tyre of the Month June – Pirelli P Zero Rosso

15th June 2016

This June, The Malvern Tyres Group has named the Pirelli P Zero Rosso as tyre of the month. Offering superior levels of performance without sacrificing comfort, the Pirelli P Zero Rosso is an ideal summer tyre for dynamic drivers.

Read More

Roadside Breakdown Advice

10th June 2016

You can’t predict breaking down on the road, but you can reduce your chances of a break down and make the experience less stressful by being prepared.

Read More

Tyre of the Month May – Bridgestone Ecopia EP150

28th May 2016

With summer just around the corner, The Malvern Tyres Group have chosen the superior Bridgestone Ecopia EP150 as our tyre of the month. From Bridgestone’s most environmentally friendly range, the Ecopia EP150 is an excellent tyre, optimised for summer conditions.

Read More

Bank Holiday Car Checks

28th April 2016

Getting away this bank holiday weekend? Make sure your vehicle is ready for the journey with a few small car checks before you set off!

Read More

Tyre of the Month March – Dunlop SP 30

15th March 2016

Our tyre of the month has been chosen for its superb ability to handle wet conditions – ideal for coping with the potential wet weather of a British spring. The Dunlop SP 30 offers high levels of resistance against aquaplaning and an enhanced braking performance on both wet and dry surfaces.

Read More

Tyre of the Month February – ContiSportContact 5

16th February 2016

Due to its excellent handling properties, shorter braking distances and optimum safety features, the Malvern Tyres Group have named the superior ContiSportContact 5 as our tyre of the month this February. Designed as a predecessor from the ContiSportContact 3, this tyre is ideal for high performance cars and 4x4s.

Read More

Tyre of the Month January - Goodyear UltraGrip 8

20th January 2016

As winter conditions have started to hit the UK this month, we have decided to crown a superior winter tyre, adept at dealing with tough conditions, as our tyre of the month this January. With excellent handling in snowy conditions and extra grip on icy roads, the Goodyear UltraGrip 8 has topped our list.

Read More

Tyre of the Month December – Firestone Winterhawk 3

9th December 2015

This December we have decided to name the Firestone Winterhawk 3 as our tyre of the month. This is due to its capacity for high performance and enhanced safety in harsh winter weather conditions.

Read More

Tyre of the Month November - Pirelli Snow Control Serie 2

25th November 2015

With winter looming, here at the Malvern Tyres Group we are naming the superior winter tyre, Pirelli Snow Control Serie 2 as our tyre of the month this November.

Read More

Tyre of the Month October – Bridgestone Weather Control A001

26th October 2015

Here at the Malvern Tyres Group, we have named the Bridgestone Weather Control A001 as our tyre of the month this October.

Read More

Secrets to passing your MOT

8th September 2015

September is a popular time for MOT testing as a high proportion of new cars are registered during this month. As we draw closer to MOT test deadlines many of us are left worrying that our vehicles may fail their MOTs.

Read More

Tyre of the Month August - Goodyear Vector 4Seasons

7th August 2015

For August, The Malvern Tyres Group have chosen the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons as their tyre of the month.

Read More

Tyre of the month July – Continental Eco Contact 5

9th July 2015

For July, The Malvern Tyres Group have chosen the Continental Eco Contact 5 as their tyre of the month.

Read More

Tyre of the month June - Dunlop Sport BluResponse

30th June 2015

Here at the Malvern Tyres Group, we’ve chosen the Dunlop Sport BluResponse as our tyre of the month this June.

Read More

Tyre of the month May - Cooper Zeon CS6

14th May 2015

Our tyre of the month this May has been chosen, and we've gone with the excellent qualities of the Zeon CS6 from Cooper Tyres.

Read More

Tyre of the month April - Bridgestone Turanza T001

14th April 2015

As the days grow ever longer and the weather warms, April seems as good a time as ever to choose a summer tyre from Bridgestone as our tyre manufacturer of the month...

Read More

The Dangers of Part Worn Tyres

24th March 2015

As the nation continues to search for ways to save money, it's becoming increasingly common for drivers to purchase part worn tyres over new tyres. Most consumers are tempted to try and save a bit of money by buying part worn tyres, but is it really worth the risk? And what are the risks? Second-hand...

Read More

Travelling this Easter?

19th March 2015

Spring has just about arrived and with Easter approaching, also comes the exciting Easter long weekend. As we've hit the first bank holiday of the year, now is as good a time as ever to hit the road for a well deserved break. But before you pack up the car and set off, take a...

Read More

At Home MOT checks

17th February 2015

Receiving an MOT test failure certificate can be a frustrating and sometimes, expensive inconvenience. However around 1.5million vehicles fail their MOT test every year due to simple things. There are tips and checks that can be completed at home, relatively simply and cheaply, to give your car a head-start and get it on course for...

Read More

New Year Tyre Checks!

23rd January 2015

Four small patches of rubber - that?s all that stands between you as a driver and potentially, a very fast moving road. Having the right tyres fitted to your car is vital, but how you look after your tyres is just as important. Regular checks and maintenance help to make your tyres last longer,...

Read More

Driving....Rain!?

23rd December 2014

With Christmas approaching fast, we are yet to experience a long stretch of freezing temperatures this winter. A white Christmas is look less likely by the day. Chances are Jack Frost won’t make much of an appearance and we’ll see another year go by with very little in the way of snow.

Read More

Driving home this Christmas...

5th December 2014

Driving in winter is very different to driving at other times of the year. Unexpected weather conditions and longer periods of darkness mean drivers need to adapt their driving styles to maximise their own safety and the safety of other road users.

Read More

Winter Tyres

5th November 2014

Ice, snow and rain can drastically affect vehicle handling and driving can become challenging with steering, acceleration and braking being compromised. With 1 in 4 drivers being involved in a motor accident in snow or icy conditions it is worth considering investing in winter tyres for optimum road safety during the winter months. (Santander Insurance)

Read More

Pesky Pot Holes

31st October 2014

Pot holes are becoming an increasing problem on Britain’s roads, some even describing it as an epidemic. A combination of freezing and wet winters, have caused our roads to crack and become more susceptible to moisture damage. Condition deteriorates even more as cars drive over damaged tarmac, which then causes damage to the road beneath...

Read More

What makes Tyres Illegal?

19th September 2014

If you drive on damaged or worn tyres, you run the risk of being fined up to £2,500 and gaining 3 points on your licence, per tyre. You can also potentially invalidate your insurance policy and you run the risk of endangering lives due to lack of care and attention to your vehicle. Find a...

Read More

How to avoid an MOT Test failure

18th August 2014

An MOT test is a legal requirement in order for your vehicle to be driven on UK roads, many UK vehicles fail their MOT test due to easy-to-fix mistakes not being noticed by drivers. Carrying out a few simple checks on your vehicle before you take it to the test centre, could save you both...

Read More

Make it the Malvern Tyres Group

4th August 2014

You may have noticed a few changes to the Malvern Tyres Group website. We have expanded the group with 13 new branches and 2 new brands. Both Discount Tyre & County Tyre have joined the Malvern Tyres Group making it one of the UKs largest independent tyre and auto repair specialists with over 50...

Read More
Back to top
Buy tyres online with The Tyre Group for fitment at one of our branches in the Midlands, South West England, South Wales and Scotland Contact The Tyre Group incorporating Malvern Tyres, Discount Tyres, County Tyre, King David Tyres Ltd and AutoTyre & Battery Co. We have more than 50 branches located throughout the Midlands, South West England, South Wales and Scotland