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Why Choose TC Harrison

Why Choose TC Harrison Ford?

Friendly, efficient service has, and always will be TC Harrison's central belief. TC Harrison was founded in 1931 by Thomas 'Cuth' Harrison whose vision was to create a welcoming experience for customers that reflected the traditional values he held. The TC Harrison business was established 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.

This is still upheld by the Harrison family, who own and run the company to this day. The business has been passed down for 3 generations; Cuth's two sons John and Edward took over from him, which was subsequently passed down to John's two sons; James and Jonathan, as well as Edward's son; William. Together they run the business with the same ideals and values Cuth put into place over 85 years ago. Looking towards the future, the 4th generation of Harrisons are already working their way up the business, ready to keep the tradition intact.

Expert Advice

There's so much choice available for customers today, but at TC Harrison Ford, we're able to offer expert advice across the entire Ford new car range as well a huge range of used cars. Our sales teams have access to all the information you need and can advise on the most suitable model for your needs. More importantly, they can offer it at a price that is great value for money.

Over 90 Years Experience

Since being founded in 1931, the TC Harrison Group has built up an excellent reputation for friendly and efficient service. The company has always been run within the Harrison family, and that tradition will continue with the 4th generation, who are already working within the business today.

TC Harrison History

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.


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.

Introduction to Motor Racing

Cuth's introduction to the world of motor racing started in the 1934 season at Donington Park, he raced a Ford 8 hp touring car, which he had converted into a single seater racing car. The car was very fast but was not capable of sustaining high speeds for long periods of time. In 1938, this time driving a 1934 ex-works Riley lmp, TCH entered the Donington TT Race. 

This was his first big event in the racing world and it proved to be a very quick race with TCH finishing in 3rd place in the 1100cc class. 1947 was really the start of the big time racing for TCH as he decided to go in for Grand Prix which only accepted expert drivers. 

Cuth had to prove his racing abilities time after time and had to drive a very capable fast car, which had to meet strict regulations. As a racing driver TCH was fearless and completely relaxed despite the impossible speeds and handling. He was quickly recognised as being one of the fastest drivers in the world.


Our TC Harrison Ford dealership sites include; Pride Park in Derby, Burton-on-Trent, Peterborough, Huntingdon, Stamford, St Neots and Spalding. All of our showrooms are fully stocked with attractive new Ford cars, used cars, and new and used Ford commercials as well as full service facilities and parts.

We also deliver both new and used vehicles daily across mainland UK, so you can rest assured that we can always cater to your needs.

If you are looking to treat yourself to a brand new Ford, then our new car sales team are on hand to advise and help get the best deal on any brand new Ford for you. We also welcome you to take a look at our extensive range of used cars and wide variety of both new and used Ford commercial vehicles in stock.

Commitment to Customers

In addition, as part of our further commitment to our customers, we provide exceptional aftersales services including everything from car servicing and MOT testing to accident repairs and while-u-wait repairs.

Every customer, regardless of the Ford model they choose, is fully supported by our aftersales services and care. We have the facilities and the knowledge to expertly maintain any Ford, whether it's minor scratches to fix or a more serious accident repairs to be made. Only genuine Ford parts are used for all of the work we carry out.‚Äč