About Us

Established in 1926, Charles Trent has over 90 years' experience in vehicle recycling and management. Our family run business has grown significantly, offering national coverage to many different organisations such as insurance companies, local authorities and motor manufacturers, to name a few.With sites in Dorset and Warwickshire and a large fleet of multi car transporters, we can handle up to 100,000 vehicles every year.

Vehicle depollution and dismantling is completed in house offering our partners the peace of mind that any vehicles that are not repairable do not reappear on our roads. We are fully compliant with legislative regulation and support Trade Associations.

We employ in excess of 140 people across the UK and have embedded our Brand Values across our organisation. All our partners and customers receive flexible, tailor made solutions with a consistently high level of customer service.

A message from our Managing Director Marc Trent

Our Brand Values


Behaving in a manner that is open, honest and which we are proud


Being respected for the manner in which we do business


Encourage ideas and to challenge the norm

Value of money

Ensure that our solutions are cost effective for all parties


Keep it simple, don’t over complicate


Work towards clear goals together, sharing and encouraging ideas

Trade Associations

Charles Trent is a member of many trade associations including the Motor Vehicle Dismantlers Association of Great Britain. For details please click on the logo below.

Motor Vehicle Dismantlers Association