Local union leaders say they have been working over many months to win recognition. They entered a formal application in May this year. Since then there has been a critical examination of the membership claims by the T&G as well as a detailed assessment of what the bargaining unit will cover.
The T&G, will now negotiate on pay, hours and holidays for 305 employees.
Nikolai Smolensky, the 24-year old Russian, bought TVR from Peter Wheeler for a reported £15m last month. The former chairman of Russian bank OVK, rejected any large-scale restructuring of the business.
The union argues that Smolensky would not have gone to Blackpool to discuss employee matters such as the works canteen if he was planning such a move to Russia.