Well it took a lot of whinging, a lot of upset but in the end it is done and I have to say it has been done very well.
It should never have taken this long, it should never have been so painful but in the end I am a very happy man. The door retaining bar is back, the dent has been removed and the colours now match. The mini looks great.
They even replaced my alternator belt free of charge, it was squealing somewhat.
So in the end, thank you A&J Lawrence and thank god it is all done and dusted.