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Cowan’s of Hemel Hempstead was established in 1972 by Mike Cowan to provide a 24 hour breakdown and recovery service for cars and light vans in the public domain and motoring organisations.

Cowan’s rapidly established a reputation for prompt response times, excellent customer services and expertise in its field. In 1977 we had the opportunity to tender for the lease on Newport Pagnell service area, which we subsequently won. Initially Mike Cowan moved to the new site with one other member of staff . Cowan Recovery Ltd (CMG) was formed and later that year we decided to close the base at Hemel Hempstead.