Ontime rides out to fight Cowboy Traders

Ontime’s Rescue and Recovery Division has joined forces with TV Production Company Ricochet to help expose a rogue tradesman in the popular “Cowboy Traders” series.

Each episode of “Cowboy Traders” focuses on a household or individual that has suffered at the hands of unreliable traders. The programme’s doughty team of presenters Melinda Messenger and Dominic Littlewood confront a rogue with evidence of their shoddy dealings while helping their victims.

Ontime has provided transport for two cars, taking them around Scotland as part of the investigations and sting operation. Ontime provided a Renault Midland and driver Tony Gray-Forton to give the necessary logistical support, co-ordinated by Joe Boyle at the company’s London depot and Mark Bevan, Business Development Manager for Ontime Rescue and Recovery based at Hayes.

Mark Bevan says the company was delighted to lend a hand. “In our business we are only too aware that the public relies on professional standards. It’s bad enough having a problem with your vehicle but then to be hoodwinked into paying for unnecessary or incompetent work can be heart-breaking. Cowboy traders deserve to be exposed”.

Ricochet’s production team were impressed by Ontime’s speed of response to their request for help. Director Dan Gilbert said “Ontime’s Management were great in helping us get the vehicles where we needed them – and Tony really became part of our team while we were motoring around Scotland. The only people not happy were the Cowboys!”

Ricochet and Ontime are now discussing collaboration for a further programme in the series.

Tony Gray-Forton with Melinda and Dominic