About Us

Lantern Recovery Specialists Plc is one of the largest independent breakdown and recovery operators in the UK having been established in 1966 by its present owners, the Coleman family.

There are now over 200 staff employed and there are four satellite depots and a network of over 700 agents in the UK and Europe.

Although the core business of Lantern is breakdown and recovery, the diverse nature of the organisation has led to a holistic business where the customer can rent a van, purchase a truck, utilise multi-load carriers and plant transportation or simply outsource their call handling service.

The dedicated Control Room is housed at the Head Office in a prestigious building in Potters Bar where the customer support team and the latest technology enable Lantern to handle an average of 2000 calls a day.

Lantern’s main operational base is the 2.5 acre site strategically placed on the South Mimms Services providing links with the A1M, M25 and M1 motorways. This facility incorporates a training room, conference centre, luxurious customer waiting room and an eight bay workshop as well as specialist forensic facilities for the police.

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Business size

101-500 employees

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