www.hgvlgvtraining.co.uk can confirm that Network HGV has ceased trading. Reliable sources within the commercial transport training industry understand the company stopped trading a number of weeks ago.
Customers who call their premium 0844 number are advised the company will re-open on 30th August and visitors to their website are given the impression it’s business as usual.
This is not the case.
Network HGV was a broker or middleman. Although they had a small number of vehicles (in one location), most of the HGV training booked was simply farmed out.
Network HGV are just one of many HGV training brokers who have gone bust. Many wanabe LGV drivers will have paid £1,000′s to Network HGV for driver training which will now never be honoured. Many training companies too will also be owed money by Network HGV.
Those who purchased courses by credit (and VISA debit) card are advised to contact their respective credit card company / bank and seek a refund.
Some good advice from Simon B. at Trucknet.
If you paid via another method (not credit or Visa debit card), or you are past 6 months and still haven’t received a course, you can file a claim at moneyclaim.gov.uk. Fill in the forms as an ‘individual’ and make the Defendant the owner of Network who is Steve Manning.
You can get his address details from companieshouse.gov.uk the company number is 7059211
Also, please make sure you register a complaint at Tower Hamlets Trading Standards. You can call them on (020) 7364 5008.
There are many websites around today that claim to be national HGV training providers yet the simple fact is there are no national HGV training companies. Companies who claim to be national providers are in most part just brokers and middlemen. Why use a broker when it’s cheaper, easier and frankly less hassle to go direct to an independent provider in your area?
To help avoid “using” a broker please read our Tips and Advice page.
Companies like Network HGV, 1st Class Trucking, Clearstone etc. give the commercial transport industry a bad name and leave a bad taste in the month. The reality is the vast majority of independent local training companies are reputable, professional and care.
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