Excellence Since 1931

TC Harrison Ford

The TC Harrison business was established by Thomas 'Cuth' Harrison on 18th May 1931 at 17 Abbeydale Road, Sheffield and was known as TC Harrison Service and Repair. It was run by the 25 year old Cuth and a young helper, Henry Cadman.

When The Going Was Tough

The country was going through the worst depression in living memory; in Sheffield there were thousands unemployed and it was certainly not the ideal time to start a new business. A few weeks earlier, Autoways, the main Ford dealer had to close down due to very difficult trading conditions, but Thomas Cuthbert Harrison was undeterred.

With the help of Henry Cadman, a young man who had just left school, he began the task of cleaning the place and trying to make it look like a workshop. In the first few days customers did call in because TCH was quite well known by local business people. Any spare parts had to be obtained from Brook Shaws in Norfolk Street, then the main Ford dealer. Every time a part was required, Henry would go on the shop bicycle and collect them, whilst TCH carried out the jobs.

TC Harrison Ford


Since being founded in 1931, TC Harrison Group Limited has grown into one of the largest privately owned motor groups in the country and is still based on traditional family values. It has always been managed within the Harrison family, now coming into its fourth generation within the business.

Our commitment to exceptional levels of service and customer care for over 80 years means that we are perfectly situated to offer everything you need to buy, sell or service your car.

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