ABP Club
 
Mirka
Home|News|Join the Club|Publications|Industry Diary|Classifieds|FAQs|Contact

Bodyshop News

In 2020 the ABP Club published over 4,000 bodyshop news stories relevant to
the body repair industry on the Forum; these were also emailed to the members in 250 Daily Newsletters.

We pride ourselves in being first with bodyshop news and to be the only website
that members need to visit to keep abreast of what is happening in the accident repair industry.

ABP ABP ABP

Join the ABP Club

 

Latest Bodyshop News from the ABP Club


Below are the latest bodyshop news headlines. Click a headline to read the introduction to the story. The full bodyshop news stories appear on the ABP Club members' forum.

23/2/24 - 13:53   Roberlo - invests €2 million into its training center, Crom Competence Center
   
23/2/24 - 13:34   EY - appoints new UK Financial Services Partner, Matt Taylor, to its financial crime consulting business (inc insurance)
   
23/2/24 - 13:28   BASF Coatings - signs Global Preferred Partnership agreement with INEOS Automotive for INEOS's Global Body and Paint Program
   
23/2/24 - 13:08   Aviva (3rd largest motor insurer) - offering internship opportunities for young adults with an Education, Health and Care plan (EHCP)
   
23/2/24 - 12:03   Vauxhall - to manufacture Vivaro Electric at Luton plant from 2025
   
23/2/24 - 11:59   Ben - how to create an inclusive workplace
   
23/2/24 - 11:44   BBA2024 is already breaking records! - 854 tickets sold during the early bird sale
   
23/2/24 - 11:26   Allianz - 2023 results for UK general insurance: GWP £4,259m, up 7.4%; profit £242m, up 65% ; average Commercial motor repair cost up 13.4%
   
23/2/24 - 10:02   AA - despite energy price increases, off-peak rates for ultra-rapid chargers continues to remain cheaper per mile compared to petrol
   
23/2/24 - 09:59   ev.energy - UK-based company secures £32 million grant to expand EV charging solutions across California
   
23/2/24 - 09:55   Ofgem - energy price cap (maximum rate per unit that can be charged to customers) will fall by 12.3% from 1 April
   
22/2/24 - 21:55   Copart - worldwide Q2 results: revenue up 6.6% to $1,020m, pre-tax profit up 8.9% to $411m; H1 results: pre-tax profit up 20.8% to $928m
   
22/2/24 - 13:58   LKQ Corporation - full year results: turnover up 8.4% to $13.9 billion; pre-tax profit down 18.6% to $1.2 billion
   
22/2/24 - 13:55   Heritage Volkswagen in Dorchester - wins Aftersales award at Volkswagen UK retailer awards
   
22/2/24 - 13:49   Denver Rollings, Managing Director at UK Select (bodyshops in Ross on Wye and Ludlow) - running the London Marathon for RFU Injured Players
   
22/2/24 - 13:46   BBA early bird sale ends TODAY - Book BBA tickets BEFORE 4pm to secure £120 discount (ABP Members only)
   
22/2/24 - 13:43   Zurich Insurance Group - record operating profit of $7.4 billion; strong growth for Zurich UK with a business operating profit of £411m
   
22/2/24 - 11:05   Lichfield Accident Repair Centre (Fix Auto Lichfield) - Andy Johnson & Sam Randon taking part in Panda Raid 2024 across Morocco
   
22/2/24 - 10:58   RAC - just 2.12% of all vehicles stolen from July 2022 to June 2023 were arrested and charged by police
   
22/2/24 - 10:56   2024 Spring Budget - "urgent focus needed to support the automotive businesses that are critical to the road to zero" (IMI)
   
22/2/24 - 10:40   Richard Billyeald, Chief Research & Operations Officer at Thatcham Research - EV agenda "so polarised" and "full of hyperbole"
   
22/2/24 - 10:29   AkzoNobel - major €21 million capacity expansion completed at Powder Coatings site in Como, Italy, inc two automotive primers lines
   
22/2/24 - 10:23   Stone Tyres - wheel alignment specialist using TreadReader DriveOver tyre measurement system to flag up where wheels are out of alignment
   
22/2/24 - 08:51   National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) - calls for EV prince incentives in Spring Budget
   
22/2/24 - 08:45   The Sandicliffe Group - becomes the first dealer group Partner for School of Thought
   
21/2/24 - 22:46   US collision repair market - top 3 MSOs [Caliber, Boyd and Crash Champions] had combined 22.5% market share in 2022, rising to 32% by 2027
   
21/2/24 - 21:52   National Windscreens - further consolidation within the brand as largest member Cary Group acquires 2nd largest member J Huggins & Son
   
21/2/24 - 21:32   The Guardian - asks "Is the car insurance industry driving up prices to take us for a ride?" "Is it time for a CMA investigation?"
   
21/2/24 - 13:21   Rapid Repair Network - new investment in same-day accident repair solutions provider from Chiltern (ex Steer) Capital
   
21/2/24 - 12:45   BBA – Time is running out! Last chance to secure your Early Bird Discount by 4pm TOMORROW (Thurs)
   
21/2/24 - 12:40   Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) - retailers "remain competitive" amidst rising costs and *declining sales*
   
21/2/24 - 12:38   JTAPE - awarded the Global Media Award for Innovation at SEMA 2023
   
21/2/24 - 10:37   Ageas (10th largest UK motor insurer) - UK Claims Director, Stephen Linklater & Jonathan Hewitt, Thatcham Research CEO (video)
   
21/2/24 - 10:11   Quantum Technical / iSalvage - Mick Walker (ex RAC and AX) joins as Chief Commercial Officer
   
21/2/24 - 10:09   AutoCommercial - new website for online platform for buying and selling automotive businesses and properties
   
21/2/24 - 10:03   PartsXchange - hits 600 bodyshop users milestone
   
21/2/24 - 09:57   RAC - price of petrol up 3p and diesel by 4p in just three weeks
   
21/2/24 - 09:18   Hastings - 2023 results: gross written premium up 32% to £1,484m; profit up 12% to £113m; policy count up 8%; "solid results"
   
20/2/24 - 13:51   NFDA - welcomes HMRC rules on double cab pickups tax (double cab pickups will continue to be taxed as a van from July 2024)
   
20/2/24 - 13:29   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) - 727 tickets sold and just 48 hours left to secure early bird prices (save £120 per ticket)
   
20/2/24 - 13:20   Silverstone Force Racing team - the niece of Tim McCarthy (ex FAB Recycling) is part of a team in the F1in Schools National Finals
   
20/2/24 - 12:38   Express Bodyworks Group - Wolverhampton-based bodyshop acquires Smith & Hughes in Nuneaton
   
20/2/24 - 12:35   Express Bodyworks - Wolverhampton-based bodyshop acquires Smith & Hughes in Nuneaton
   
20/2/24 - 12:23   RAC - hits 150 mobile mechanics milestone providing nationwide fleet servicing and repairs
   
20/2/24 - 12:14   LKQ UK and Ireland - award winners from recent Branch Manager Conference announced
   
20/2/24 - 12:01   Last call for advertisers for ABP Club's magazine - just 5 pages left in the Spring edition of Auto Body Professional
   
20/2/24 - 11:56   BCA – LCV values up 9% to £8,764 average
   
20/2/24 - 11:04   Ring - asks "has price replaced safety in the aftermarket?" as it finds bulbs that are not road legal in testing lab
   
20/2/24 - 10:59   IMI - latest analysis reveals 22% of technicians are EV qualified; 6,700 technicians EV qualified in just 6 months
   
20/2/24 - 10:16   Plunky’s All Stars – the finale!
   
20/2/24 - 07:23   HMRC - changes its guidance and double cab pickups will continue to be taxed as a van from July 2024
   
19/2/24 - 14:13   HELLA - welcomes focus on lighting issues after RAC research found 83% drivers said headlamp ‘glare’ is getting worse
   
19/2/24 - 14:06   SMMT - UK’s new truck market grows for second consecutive year, up 13.5%
   
19/2/24 - 13:52   WorldSkills UK - registrations open on Monday 26 Feb for Body Repair and Refinishing (registration closes Thurs 28 March)
   
19/2/24 - 13:35   PPG - confirmed as the first paint company to support School of Thought as a partner
   
19/2/24 - 13:33   IRLA - launches New Future Leaders Programme for insurance professionals
   
19/2/24 - 13:29   A1 ADAS Solutions - appoints Matt Hume (ex Alliance Automotive Gp) as UK sales manager to head up new bodyshop and garage equipment business
   
19/2/24 - 12:43   Planet First Energy (Steve Silverwood, ECA's social enterprise business) - advice centre offers help with rising fuel costs
   
19/2/24 - 12:36   Churchill - Police received 164,386 reports of criminal damage to vehicles – over 3,000 per week
   
19/2/24 - 12:22   LKQ - reopens part of its site in Tamworth as a dedicated area to support bodyshop customers
   
19/2/24 - 10:28   Coventry University (CU) - 40 Ford students studying for a degree or master's degree at CU London campus
   
19/2/24 - 10:22   Auto Windscreens - Area Manager, Gary Vickers, raising money for Pancreatic Cancer Action by taking part in the Three Peaks Challenge
   
19/2/24 - 10:09   British Safety Council - guide for employers to manage risks posed by storing and charging lithium-powered e-bikes and scooters
   
19/2/24 - 09:48   ABI - "we’re increasingly moving from being the country that had the weakest necks in Europe to the weakest knees in Europe"
   
16/2/24 - 14:04   JLR - delaying launch of electric vehicles due to increased demand for PHEVs (plug-in hybrids)
   
16/2/24 - 14:01   Vehicle Damage Assessors - recommendations for Desktop and UK wide Physical inspection services
   
16/2/24 - 14:00   Fix Auto Felixstowe - 100% pass rate, with no minor or major nonconformities, to secure the new BSI standard
   
16/2/24 - 13:56   JTAPE - celebrates National Inventor’s Day with family post about the founders, creators and innovators, the Jevons
   
16/2/24 - 13:45   Thatcham Research - launch automotive intelligence platform, AiQ, to support on price, claims and repair process
   
16/2/24 - 13:40   Vizion Vehicle Replacement - Listers Group supplies bodyshop courtesy cars to Vizion Drive
   
16/2/24 - 13:38   Axalta - 2023 results: sales up 6.1% to $5,180 million, pre-tax profit up 38% to $355 million; refinish sales up 7.3% to $2,084 million
   
16/2/24 - 12:41   Kia (147 approved bodyshops) - new Kia Academy opens in Derby; for Kia training of 1,500 adult learners and apprentices every year
   
16/2/24 - 12:27   YOU spoke, WE listened! - changes made to make the ABP British Bodyshop Awards 2024, sponsored by PPG, EVEN BETTER
   
16/2/24 - 12:15   Allianz - Judges dismiss disease dishonesty duo (mechanic and famer) who were claiming for noise-induced hearing loss
   
16/2/24 - 11:45   KGM Motors UK - welcomes Abbeygate Group Norfolk to its franchise
   
16/2/24 - 11:25   Volkswagen and Mahindra - sign supply agreement for purpose-built electric platform INGLO
   
16/2/24 - 11:23   Vauxhall - new Vauxhall electric vehicle (EV) customers get one year’s free charging credit at Tesco stores
   
16/2/24 - 11:02   NFDA - responds to Government consultation on the design of the rapid charging fund (RCF)
   
16/2/24 - 10:54   FORVIA HELLA - "pioneering sustainable headlamp” concept half as light and cuts lifecycle CO2 emissions by up to 70%
   
16/2/24 - 10:48   HEVRA - EV and hybrid vehicles vehicle repair and maintenance information provider expands vehicle support to cover 40 brands, inc Dacia
   
15/2/24 - 17:55   Thatcham Research statement - "EV insurance costs about more than just data"
   
15/2/24 - 16:45   Automotive manufacturing - "growing labour costs & skills shortages" is biggest challenge followed by "parts shortages"! Sounds familiar?
   
15/2/24 - 15:27   Politics - Shadow Minister for Roads says Labour will reinstate the 2030 date for a ban on internal combustion engine vehicle sales in UK
   
15/2/24 - 13:53   NFDA - new Drive My Career campaign to boost new recruits in the automotive sector
   
15/2/24 - 13:51   D. M. Keith Motor Group - acquire Colin Appleyard Motor Group; takes them to to 19 businesses across 14 sites and £300m turnover
   
15/2/24 - 13:49   R H Bodyworks - Suffolk-based car and CV bodyshop secures BS10125:2022
   
15/2/24 - 13:37   CHO - Supreme Court's unanimous verdict in favour of Auxillis/Helphire in the Armstead v RSA case
   
15/2/24 - 13:26   UK economy - in recession after two consecutive quarters of negative growth
   
15/2/24 - 12:52   ONE WEEK LEFT! - book your BBA tickets before the early bird sale ends (Thurs 22 Feb) to save £120 per ticket
   
15/2/24 - 12:36   Northamptonshire Police - shares video of e-scooters that have been used on public roads (illegal) being crushed
   
15/2/24 - 12:06   Eyebox Training & Conference Centre - paint tech Miguel Harvey from Steer Automotive Group trains for Worldskills Lyon (Sept 2024)
   
15/2/24 - 11:50   Autocar - car buyers hate haggling and 55% drivers would prefer to buy their next car directly from a manufacturer at fixed prices
   
15/2/24 - 11:33   Activate Group (5th largest independent bodyshop group) - to open 10th Activate Accident Repair site next month in Hampton (SW London)
   
15/2/24 - 11:15   NFU Mutual - Cornerstone Technologies delivering Advanced Repair Over Replace course to repairer network VDAs and NFUM engineers
   
15/2/24 - 10:59   Roberlo - expands Halley UV curing range with UV20 putty; filling process ready in 3 minutes boosting efficiency and productivity
   
15/2/24 - 10:46   PartsXchange - joins the Vehicle Recycling Association (VRA) as a new member
   
15/2/24 - 10:32   The Financial Conduct Authority - asks top 20 financial adviser firms about charging clients after advice has been given, re Consumer Duty
   
15/2/24 - 10:14   The IMI - hosts webinar (Thurs 29 Feb 12-2pm) for the MOT community following conclusion of DfT MOT Consultation
   
15/2/24 - 09:28   Cazoo - "seeks cash lifeline to escape insolvency" says Telegraph; company valued at $8 BILLION in 2021 is now worth just $38 million
   
15/2/24 - 09:18   Arrival (electric van start-up) - appoints administrators for its UK business; company valued at £9.5 BILLION in March 2021 is now worthless
   
15/2/24 - 08:17   Sabre Insurance (UK's 24th largest motor insurer) - trading update: "we expect to deliver a strong result for 2023" with 31% growth
   
14/2/24 - 15:07   IMI - motor industry has real problem with poor image; now has the highest job vacancy rate in 21 years
   
14/2/24 - 14:02   What Car? - discounts on electric cars have increased by 204% in 12 months
   
14/2/24 - 14:01   Norway: LKQ Atracco (recycled parts business) - expands by opening new warehouse in Moss due to growing demand
   
14/2/24 - 13:59   Carwow - acquires Autovia, publishers of magazines Auto Express and Evo, and websites Carbuyer and DrivingElectric, for undisclosed sum
   
14/2/24 - 13:45   Fix Auto UK - TV personality, Fred Sirieix, former Sainsbury’s CEO Justin King, and corporate finance expert Rex Green, Conference keynotes
   
14/2/24 - 13:20   GYS - hold prices for 2024 thanks to "softening of some commodity prices, such as steel and copper"
   
14/2/24 - 13:14   Admiral - core insurance operations, including insurance policy administration and digital systems, now be powered by Google Cloud
   
14/2/24 - 13:04   Independent Garage Association (IGA) - asks for automotive sector focus in Government Apprenticeship Levy letter response
   
14/2/24 - 12:58   Venson's Valentine's Day story - the way to a woman’s heart is through Park Assist
   
14/2/24 - 12:49   Repair volumes - quiet in the South, busy in the Midlands... is your bodyshop busy or not?
   
14/2/24 - 12:07   Allianz - new in-house Financial Lines claims team dedicated to Allianz Directors & Officers and Professional Indemnity customers
   
14/2/24 - 09:52   Altilium and SYNETIQ - new commercial collaboration to recover and recycle batteries from LV= total loss vehicles
   
14/2/24 - 09:42   FCA - financial watchdog stops thousands of misleading ads and promotions; number withdrawn or amended in 2023 up 17% YOY
   
14/2/24 - 09:06   Inflation rate - CPI inflation unchanged from 4.0% for the 12 months to January 2024; RPI inflation down slightly to 4.9%
   
13/2/24 - 13:59   ABP Networking Race Evening - join ABP and sponsor, Mirka, on Thursday 23 May 2024 at Sandown Park!
   
13/2/24 - 13:39   School of Thought - Enterprise UK confirmed as new School of Thought partner
   
13/2/24 - 13:26   Official opening of the LKQ Academy site at T1 - ABP Club joins LKQ colleagues and customers in Tamworth
   
13/2/24 - 12:53   The IMI - campaign to improve the perception of the automotive sector achieved 35,000 conversions in just 3 months
   
13/2/24 - 12:15   Churchill - 64% increase in the number of parking fines (2020 - 2022)
   
13/2/24 - 11:55   Motor Assist - AX's motor claims & incident service joins the MGA Association to help drive innovation in the insurance sector
   
13/2/24 - 11:09   ABP British Bodyshop Awards 2024, sponsored by PPG - your celebrity host is... Vernon Kay!
   
13/2/24 - 10:38   National Windscreens' largest member, Cary Group - acquires 2nd largest member, J Huggins & Son, consolidating 95% Nat Windscreens' centres
   
13/2/24 - 10:30   SYNETIQ - achieves Gold Carbon Literacy Accreditation with over half of its colleagues certified as Carbon Literate
   
12/2/24 - 20:05   Government - changes to car benefit mean double cab pickups - eg Ford Ranger Wildtrak and VW Amarok - to be taxed as a car from 1 July 2024
   
12/2/24 - 18:29   SJ Curtis ARC Bristol – Rybrook Lotus Bristol's bodyshop partner now a Lotus Approved Bodyshop
   
12/2/24 - 17:42   L&I Eaton ARC - complete the purchase of the building trading as Brooklands Auto Body Lincoln South; to rebrand as L&I Eaton
   
12/2/24 - 14:58   Dacia - recycled tyres, sofas made with plastic bottles – Dacia’s new look interiors are eco-smart
   
12/2/24 - 13:29   Allianz (2nd largest motor insurer) - detected £77.4m worth of claims fraud in 2023 - up from £70.7m in 2022
   
12/2/24 - 13:20   MINI - Cotswold Hereford crowned ‘MINI Retailer of the Year’
   
12/2/24 - 13:11   National Apprenticeship Week - tell ABP about how you celebrated NAW2024
   
12/2/24 - 12:44   Farécla - newly redesigned website launched
   
12/2/24 - 12:33   LKQ - Chief Exec sets out vision for sustainable growth
   
12/2/24 - 11:08   MotorEasy - 25% EV drivers claim to have faced challenges finding a qualified garage or technician to conduct service, maintenance or repair
   
12/2/24 - 10:40   Westminster - has the highest number of ultra-low emission vehicles, according to new data from GOV.UK
   
12/2/24 - 10:35   Enterprise Mobility - with National Literacy Trust donate 25,000 books to children across the UK as book ownership falls to 5-year low
   
12/2/24 - 10:31   NFDA - common disclosure and Martin Lewis; high number of solicitors and claims firms seeking to prosecute on vehicle finance commissions
   
12/2/24 - 10:25   SYNETIQ - donate 10 pit bikes to Bromley Beacon College
   
12/2/24 - 10:08   Copart - expanss Operation Centre in Peterlee, County Durham
   
11/2/24 - 20:18   Tesco - 12 drivers from London depot operated an unprecented in scale "crash-for-cash" scheme with at least 50 staged accidents
   
09/2/24 - 13:27   Trend Tracker - new Motor Claims and Body Repair Report published; includes data analysis and insight from ABP Club
   
09/2/24 - 12:55   JCB Group - renew two-year exclusive remarketing deal with BCA
   
09/2/24 - 12:47   School of Thought - launch work experience programme with Autotech Group and the UK Garage and Bodyshop Event
   
09/2/24 - 12:25   Autocraft Telford - celebrates 19-year-old Ally Roberts' apprenticeship success
   
09/2/24 - 12:15   Allianz (2nd largest motor insurer) - launch nationwide festivals with Youth Sport Trust to help UK school children ‘MoveNow’
   
09/2/24 - 11:54   The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - GAP insurers representing 80% market agree to suspend sales following FCA concerns over fair value
   
09/2/24 - 11:11   Axalta Refinish - "sustainability is good business"; BELEAF (products, tools & resources) for bodyshops
   
09/2/24 - 10:16   EDAM Group - commits to ethical AI practices by joining 'Code of Conduct' initiative for insurance claims management:
   
09/2/24 - 10:02   e2e - Marc Trent, CEO of Charles Trent, to retire from the Board of Directors; e2e to double tech investment
   
09/2/24 - 09:53   Greenhous Group - re-acquires Cold Meece Cazoo site (previously sold as part of the Smart Fleet Solutions sale to Cazoo in 2021)
   
09/2/24 - 09:45   Markerstudy - UK's 7th largest motor insurer celebrates National Apprenticeship Week with 30% increase in recruits
   
09/2/24 - 09:27   National Apprenticeship Week (#NAW2024) - free toolkit includes guide to sharing stories of success and editable Apprentice Graduation tools
   
09/2/24 - 09:16   Gemini Accident Repairs - celebrate ‘Learning and Development' award win at the Insurance CX Awards
   
09/2/24 - 09:10   Silverlake Automotive Recycling - supporting NAW2024 & Steer Apprentice Month by providing reclaimed door panels for Steer Apprentices
   
09/2/24 - 08:17   Car-O-Liner - appoints Ben Alexander as new aftermarket manager
   
09/2/24 - 08:08   Direct Line - confirm that Adam Winslow (ex Aviva) will join as Chief Executive Officer on 1 March 2024
   
09/2/24 - 07:50   Tesco - sell banking operations (credit cards, loans and savings) to Barclays but retain insurance
   
08/2/24 - 20:22   2024 Insurance CX awards (from Modern Insurance mag) - full list of all 20 winners; Vella Group were winners of Repairer Award
   
08/2/24 - 14:04   SMMT - 7.2 million used cars changted hands in 2023, up 5.1% on previous year; most popular colour was black with 21,4% of market
   
08/2/24 - 13:56   Trak Global Security Solutions (TGSS) - Andy Christopher (now CEO) after IMS commercial director, Dave Turnock, leads MBO of telematics co
   
08/2/24 - 13:46   Spectrum VR Group - Essex & Kent based CV bodyshop group invests £6m to expand Thurrock site
   
08/2/24 - 13:36   Pro-Align - bodyshop equipment provider appoints Kasia Rzepka (ex Manheim Auctions) to the newly created role of Head of Operations
   
08/2/24 - 13:30   NFU Mutual - first insurance company to support School of Thought as a partner
   
08/2/24 - 13:11   SMMT - there are 5,000 Apprentices in the UK automotive sector
   
08/2/24 - 12:59   Auto Windscreens - Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield visit Contact Centre during National Apprenticeship Week to meet Apprentices
   
08/2/24 - 12:38   A B Crush Panelcraft - Canterbury bodyshop is carbon neutral to PAS 2060
   
08/2/24 - 12:19   Yodel - parcel courier preparing to call in administrators says the Telegraph
   
08/2/24 - 12:19   BMW and MG Motor - Advertising Standards Authority rules VMs cannot describe EVs as "zero emissions" in ads
   
08/2/24 - 11:38   David Sargeant from Gemini and Michael Golding from LV= - represent AutoRaise at Nottingham College Apprenticeship open evening
   
08/2/24 - 10:27   RWC Training - bodyshop training centre appoints James Haydon (ex AutoRestore & Rivus) as Training Manager
   
08/2/24 - 10:20   ONS - fuel prices up 15% vs Jan 2023
   
08/2/24 - 10:03   RAC - four-in-10 motorists would still drive regardless of how much snow is on the roads
   
08/2/24 - 09:34   A1 ADAS Solutions - business growth for calibration specialists supporting bodyshops with mobile ADAS calibration and diagnostics
   
07/2/24 - 21:58   Dane Loosley - details of Memorial Service on Fri 23 Feb in Dunstable; will also be available live on-line
   
07/2/24 - 13:59   Bodyshop businesses - find training and employment schemes to help with staff recruitment and skills development
   
07/2/24 - 13:53   Nova Automotive Group - new bodyshop opens in Witham, Essex
   
07/2/24 - 13:41   Steer Automotive Group - Emtec host the Steer Apprentice Skills Competition (video)
   
07/2/24 - 13:29   Startline Motor Finance - 37% don’t trust autonomous cars but only 18% think that humans are generally better drivers than the technology
   
07/2/24 - 13:24   ABL 1 Touch Group (6th largest independent bodyshop group) - apprenticeship strategy focuses on developing multi-skilled technicians
   
07/2/24 - 11:06   Auto Trader - average price of a used car was £16,868 in January, down -7.5% YoY and -1.9% MoM
   
07/2/24 - 11:00   House of Lords committee report on electric vehicles - "bizarre anomaly" of VAT on charging an EV at home vs charging in public
   
07/2/24 - 10:53   66% drivers wouldn’t consider buying an EV - drivers put off by the cost, range and charging infrastructure
   
07/2/24 - 10:45   RSA - appoints Sonya Bryson (ex Direct Line Group) as Commercial Lines Managing Director
   
07/2/24 - 10:38   Repairify - hundreds of free jobs have been completed by repairers using Remote Services 3 months free offer
   
07/2/24 - 10:25   EY - (automotive) "market is showing robust momentum as it heads into 2024 with further volume increases forecast for the year"
   
07/2/24 - 10:19   Farécla – entry for the Apprentice & Student Bonnet Painting Competition 2024 is now open!
   
07/2/24 - 10:05   Autotech Connect - new appointments for Laurence Abbott, Managing Director and Darren Dowling as Client Services Director
   
06/2/24 - 15:04   Autocraft Group - meet bodyshop Apprentices Harmoni, Ally, Morgan, Lewis and Mark
   
06/2/24 - 14:37   PPG - recognized by Fortune Magazine as a ‘World’s Most Admired Company’ for 16th consecutive year
   
06/2/24 - 14:28   BCA - average used car values up 9.8% month-on-month to £7,597 in January
   
06/2/24 - 14:06   NFDA - drop in new with lightweight and heavy sized LCV registrations attributed to supply constraints.
   
06/2/24 - 14:03   IMI - "we strongly advocate targeted support for technicians in upskilling"
   
06/2/24 - 13:57   Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) - fuel pricing competition is "working as it should be"
   
06/2/24 - 13:52   Storey's Accident Repair Centre - newly installed PPG MoonWalk paint system and one of the 1st bodyshops to have Delfleet One system
   
06/2/24 - 13:38   NAW2024: Gemini - UK's 3rd largest bodyshop group has hired 132 apprentices since 2017 with 88.8% retention rate
   
06/2/24 - 13:04   CRASH Services & JMK Solicitors - accident management company & PI firm announce NI Hospice & Children’s Hospice as 2024 Charity Partner
   
06/2/24 - 12:34   NAW2024: Emtec - quick benefits of hiring an apprentice
   
06/2/24 - 11:45   It's National Apprenticeship Week 2024 (5 - 11 February) - tell ABP about your plans to celebrate NAW2024 and "Skills for Life”
   
06/2/24 - 11:42   SMMT - UK new van registrations in January up 8.4% YOY
   
06/2/24 - 10:58   Environment and Climate Change Committee - UK's EV strategy needs "rapid recharge" (report)
   
06/2/24 - 10:13   AutoCommercial - new online platform launches for buying and selling automotive businesses and properties (currently 1 bodyshop listed)
   
05/2/24 - 13:40   SYNETIQ and LKQ Euro Car Parts - join forces and unveil new team in the British Touring Cars Championship
   
05/2/24 - 13:06   Volvo - to stop funding EV brand Polestar
   
05/2/24 - 12:56   General Motors - working with Llink Technologies to produce and sell remanufactured headlamps
   
05/2/24 - 12:39   Finesse Accident Repair Centre - new Bracknell bodyshop open for business
   
05/2/24 - 11:52   Solus - Aviva-owned bodyshop network has spent more than 275,000 hours mentoring apprentices since 2012
   
05/2/24 - 11:42   UK hits one million electric vehicles milestone - RAC reaction
   
05/2/24 - 11:28   Europcar - exclusive rental partner for The EV Café
   
05/2/24 - 11:22   School of Thought - Mirka signs as a School of Thought partner for 3rd year
   
05/2/24 - 11:02   Markerstudy - UK's 7th largest motor insurer donated more than £250,000 to charity in 2023
   
05/2/24 - 10:57   Silverlake Automotive Recycling - sends recycled vehicle first aid kits to Ukraine
   
05/2/24 - 10:44   RAC - 14p difference in fuel between supermarkets’ cheapest and most expensive prices
   
05/2/24 - 10:37   SMMT - new car market up 8.2% and Britain’s millionth EV registered during January
   
05/2/24 - 10:31   FMG Repair Services - apprentices receive £600 worth of brand new tools; toolkits from Morelli specific to each apprentice’s discipline
   
02/2/24 - 14:01   FLP Group - launch the new ULTIMATE Super High Build Primer
   
02/2/24 - 13:57   Osprey Charging - "availability of public chargers are being addressed at record pace"
   
02/2/24 - 13:53   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) - the earlybird sale is ON! Members can save £120 per ticket
   
02/2/24 - 13:44   Premier Accident Repair Centre - achieves carbon neutrality (PAS 2060)
   
02/2/24 - 12:47   Steer Automotive Group - acquire 11-site Pronto ARC Group (Lovells) inc Fix Auto Norwich and Spalding; Steer now have 113 sites
   
02/2/24 - 12:45   Ben - 15% year-on-year increase in demand for automotive industry charity's services; 11,000 helpline enquiries helping 2,700 individuals
   
02/2/24 - 12:32   Evtec Aluminium - receives new $67 million (£52.5m) long term supply contract with JLR
   
02/2/24 - 12:15   Which? - 69% EV drivers said they were unhappy with the current public charger infrastructure
   
02/2/24 - 12:07   HELLA - OE HELLA ADAS components helps Volkswagen ID.7 secure What Car? Safety Award, sponsored by Thatcham Research
   
02/2/24 - 11:50   Technician rates and spiralling costs - "I have offered upwards of £55K for 45 hours based on 125% efficiency with no response"
   
02/2/24 - 11:31   Top 10 UK insurers for claims - Aviva, AXA, Direct Line, LV=, NFU Mutual, QuoteMeHappy, Saga, Sainsbury's, Sheilas' Wheels & Tesco
   
02/2/24 - 11:05   AA - purchases lost and stolen key insurance business, Keycare
   
02/2/24 - 10:58   Volvo Cars - 2023 profit increases by 43% to deliver a record year in the company’s 97-year history
   
02/2/24 - 09:17   SMMT - analysis shows a new business lead was created every seven seconds at 2023’s CV Show; CV Show 2024: 23-25 April at NEC Birmingham
   
02/2/24 - 09:00   Consumer Intelligence - cost of repairs and parts pushes van insurance premium quotes up 35.9% last year (2023 vs 2022)
   
01/2/24 - 14:00   The Bank of England (BoE) - interest rates will remain at 5.25%
   
01/2/24 - 13:58   Fixico - digital car repair management platform partners with NBRA
   
01/2/24 - 13:48   The IMI - apprentice starts up for Accident Repair Technician (2%) Panel Tech (41%) and down for Paint Tech (-11%) and MET (-4%)
   
01/2/24 - 12:39   LKQ Euro Car Parts with SYNETIQ - new two-car Speedworks satellite team entry in BTCC
   
01/2/24 - 12:17   AA - fixed penalties for speeding reaches record high, while drivers caught using a mobile phone up 93% in a year
   
01/2/24 - 11:41   MBA Polymers UK - new car bumper recycling service aimed at independent approved treatment facilities (ATFs)
   
01/2/24 - 11:29   GroveShop - achieves more than 1,000 Trustpilot reviews and impressive 4.8 rating
   
01/2/24 - 11:00   Accident Credit Group (ACG) - continues its Diamond Partner Status for This Year’s ABP Club British Bodyshop Awards
   
01/2/24 - 10:13   Independent Garage Association (IGA) - 39% decrease in new Level 2 & 3 Light Vehicle apprenticeship registrations
   
01/2/24 - 10:03   Churchill - 600% increase in motorists caught driving carelessly in the past decade
   
31/1/24 - 13:57   Purchase Direct - new waste tyre service cuts costs by over 30%
   
31/1/24 - 13:53   TTC Group (fleet driver licence checking and safety) - acquires Synergie Training based in Scotland
   
31/1/24 - 13:50   Auto Windscreens - releases updated Customer Appointment Hub
   
31/1/24 - 13:11   WorldSkills UK - gold medallists from the WorldSkills UK National Finals 2023 celebrated at Houses of Parliament
   
31/1/24 - 12:43   GT Motive - announce first-ever price adjustment, 8% increase, from 1 March
   
31/1/24 - 12:13   Motor insurance up 12% to £627 average - "largest single factor" driving premiums up is repair costs (up 32%)
   
31/1/24 - 11:36   DAC Beachcroft - references ABP Guide to Retail Charges as "continued rise in repair and vehicle costs" predicted
   
31/1/24 - 10:56   Solera - partnership with IPS ScanIt Parts for parts Auto/Mate scanning solution
   
31/1/24 - 10:25   The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) - confirms plan amid "economic, political, regulatory and industry challenges"
   
31/1/24 - 09:58   IMI - 73% of MOT testers still need to take their Annual Assessment before the 31 March deadline
   
31/1/24 - 09:38   Axalta - Starry Night "dynamic black" named as the 2024 Global Automotive Color of the Year
   
31/1/24 - 09:16   Polestar 4 - now on sale in United Kingdom
   
30/1/24 - 12:34   CarGurus - study shows 430% increase in new model choice since 2000
   
30/1/24 - 12:31   Monolith (AI) software provider) and About:Energy - partner to accelerate development of next-generation EV batteries
   
30/1/24 - 11:16   Allianz - awarded for exceptional customer service eight years in row
   
30/1/24 - 10:59   ABP British Bodyshop Awards 2024, sponsored by PPG - 488 tickets already sold!
   
30/1/24 - 10:49   Laser Tools - speedy fastener removal in restricted areas with Off-line Ball-End Socket Adaptors
   
30/1/24 - 10:46   AA EV Recharge Report - ultra-rapid off-peak charging remains cheaper than petrol to end 2023
   
30/1/24 - 10:40   2024 UK Customer Satisfaction Index (UKCSI) - Nationwide Insurance, LV=, Aviva and SAGA Insurance make the top 50 rated organisations
   
30/1/24 - 09:01   Caura and MoneySuperMarket - launch new motor insurance partnership
   
30/1/24 - 07:34   Saga - trading update: in insurance, market-wide inflationary environment and declining policy volumes continue to impact their performance
   
29/1/24 - 17:08   Inchcape - exploring the sale of its 70 UK dealers; would be valued at several hundred million pounds
   
29/1/24 - 14:54   ERS - UK's 15th largest motor insurer now using more data to help brokers write better business
   
29/1/24 - 13:51   GRM Bodycraft - open 4th bodyshop, an express repair centre in Dundee
   
29/1/24 - 13:16   National Apprenticeship Week 2024 (5 - 11 February) - tell ABP about your plans to celebrate NAW2024 and "Skills for Life”
   
29/1/24 - 13:02   Venson Automotive Solutions - promotions and new HQ for fleet management specialist
   
29/1/24 - 12:48   City of London Police - Police seize five illegal e-bikes and e-scooters a week
   
29/1/24 - 12:41   Tesco - delivery driver who staged crash for cash accidents ordered to pay ex-employer £18k in damages
   
29/1/24 - 11:42   Select Car Leasing - Belfast and York are the UK cities with the highest rated (Google ratings) mechanic garages
   
29/1/24 - 11:28   Suzuki - named top automotive brand for UK Customer Satisfaction Index (UKCSI) for the eighth time
   
29/1/24 - 10:00   Financial Ombudsman Service - expecting "high levels" of motor insurance complaints due to widescale delays in being able to repair vehicles
   
29/1/24 - 09:43   Ben's 'Benathlon' - complete 100 miles and raise £100 in March for automotive industry charity
   
29/1/24 - 09:28   RAC - 31% drivers think Highway Code changes to give way to pedestrians at junctions waiting to cross have made it MORE dangerous
   
26/1/24 - 14:01   ABP British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) - tickets for BBA are selling FAST!
   
26/1/24 - 13:40   Enterprise - to partner and invest "purposefully" to support long-term viability of EVs & maintain supplier spend with small businesses
   
26/1/24 - 13:03   Saga - issues comment on Sky news story
   
26/1/24 - 12:59   ACSO - Compensation Recovery Unit (CRU) data shows lowest ever number of RTA claims Q3 2023
   
26/1/24 - 12:51   The Sunday Times Tax List 2024 - the UK’s 100 biggest taxpayers includes Widow of Arnold Clark, and the Marshall family
   
26/1/24 - 12:18   The Sunday Times Tax List 2023 - the UK’s 100 biggest taxpayers includes Widow of Arnold Clark and The Marshall family
   
26/1/24 - 11:18   Stoneacre Motor Group (18 bodyshops) - opens two new Mazda dealerships in Yorkshire: Halifax and Dewsbury
   
26/1/24 - 10:57   HELLA - Customer Centre showcases ADAS calibration in training workshop and OEM and retrofit lighting solutions for aftermarket
   
26/1/24 - 10:47   The Petrol Retailers’ Association (PRA) - Government action needed on fuel theft (costs £88m annually across the fuel retailing sector)
   
26/1/24 - 10:42   "The Amazon name carried little weight in the insurance markets" (FT.com) - Amazon's UK insurance business closes
   
26/1/24 - 10:03   Steer Automotive Group - launch ESG Committee to oversee environmental, social and ethical governance elements of business
   
26/1/24 - 09:37   The AA - Salford in Greater Manchester is home to the UK’s best value used cars
   
26/1/24 - 09:24   LKQ, IGA and NFDA - reversal of plans to scrap annual MOT "a fantastic outcome" for motorists and the aftermarket
   
26/1/24 - 08:56   Claims Management & Adjusting (CMA) - new ONS data shows 8% vehicle theft rise after "historically low levels" 10 years ago
   
25/1/24 - 13:59   Fisker - deliver first Fisker Ocean Sport electric SUV in UK
   
25/1/24 - 13:46   SMMT - UK commercial vehicle production up 18.5% YOY in 2023
   
25/1/24 - 13:35   NBRA - supports the call for Pro-Consumer Access to In-Vehicle Data
   
25/1/24 - 13:29   ABP Recommended Business Service: m3 Networks (podcast) - protect your bodyshop from cyber crime
   
25/1/24 - 13:23   IMI - MOT Consultation conclusion, with plans to consider modernising tests for EV and automated vehicles "positive"
   
25/1/24 - 12:46   Annual MOTs to remain after government consultation concludes - RAC reaction
   
25/1/24 - 12:43   eBay - BMW V8 engine & McLaren P1/675LT carbon fibre monocoque and roof were most expensive car parts sold on marketplace
   
25/1/24 - 12:29   SMMT - UK vehicle production hit 1,025,474 units in 2023, up 17% in best year since 2019
   
25/1/24 - 12:14   Henkel - LOCTITE looks forward to another successful Formula E season with TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team
   
25/1/24 - 12:11   MOT - first MOT test to remain at 3 years from registration
   
25/1/24 - 12:05   JDK Technology - complete a system wide API build for partners to plug in and embed solutions
   
25/1/24 - 09:37   NFDA - investment, addressing skills shortages and increasing consumer confidence key priorities in NFDA's budget submission
   
25/1/24 - 09:19   Zurich - Mario Greco receives prestigious Insurance Leader of the Year Award
   
25/1/24 - 08:56   Rapid Repair Network - now an accredited Living Wage Employer
   
24/1/24 - 13:51   Fix Auto Basingstoke - Dale Morris opens new LCV bodyshop two weeks ahead of schedule
   
24/1/24 - 13:48   Turners Accident Repair - opens new Sheffield site, moving existing site into a new larger premises in South Yorkshire
   
24/1/24 - 13:42   Thatcham Research – hosts BYD showcase day to industry to introduce Chinese VM’s new energy vehicles
   
24/1/24 - 13:14   The IMI - 2024 annual awards shortlist includes Fix Auto Mid Devon, Solus, Thatcham Research and TrustFord
   
24/1/24 - 12:37   Which? - LV= comes out top of comparison of 15 car insurance providers
   
24/1/24 - 12:11   ABP British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) - 425 tickets sold in 48 hours! Book your seat at the World's biggest bodyshop awards event
   
24/1/24 - 11:56   Komoo - Cary Clark (ex Apollo Motor Group) joins bodyshop group as Territory Manager
   
24/1/24 - 11:25   Aviva and Direct Line - tie for the title of the most trusted Auto Insurance Provider
   
24/1/24 - 10:53   QuestGates - acquires UK motor claims sector firm, Claims Management & Adjusting (CMA)
   
24/1/24 - 10:42   LKQ Bodyshop Division - LKQ Sheffield Sales Advisor Scott Jennings visits repairers with Technical Specialist, Jamie Orme
   
24/1/24 - 09:31   Used car dealers settling for "break-even" on many sales - spiralling costs inc av paint repair of £600 (4-yr-old car) "crush" profits
   
24/1/24 - 09:11   PPG - launches PPG DP7000 Air-Dry Primer to save bodyshops time and energy thanks to fast air drying
   
24/1/24 - 00:21   Energy prices - domestic prices predicted to fall 16% in April, followed by a further fall in July, before rising slightly in October
   
23/1/24 - 13:46   Earlybird booking is now open for the ABP British Bodyshop Awards 2024 - ABP Members save £120 per ticket
   
23/1/24 - 13:31   PartsXchange - desktop version of bodyshop marketplace to buy and sell genuine new and used parts now live
   
23/1/24 - 13:21   EMM (The Netherlands) and Chemicar (Belgium) - refinish paint product specialists merge
   
23/1/24 - 13:06   POXA - new salvage auction comparison website (15 UK salvage auctions inc Copart, ASM & Synetiq) offers up-to 40% savings on vehicles
   
23/1/24 - 12:53   European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) - drivers using assisted driving systems "like Tesla’s Autopilot... more likely to get distracted"
   
23/1/24 - 12:31   Transport & Environment - cars are getting 1 cm wider every 2 years and half of new vehicles are too wide for many on-street parking spaces
   
23/1/24 - 11:54   Fix Auto Mid Devon - "trailblazer in the accident repair sector" Alena Woolacott is a 2024 Inspiring Automotive Women Award recipient
   
23/1/24 - 11:14   National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) - dealer survey reveals range is top reason putting drivers off buying an EV
   
23/1/24 - 10:47   Trakm8 - why telematics is more important for EV fleets than non-EV fleets
   
23/1/24 - 10:36   TTC - Scottish company with 170 fleet drivers cuts number of incidents on the road by 40%
   
22/1/24 - 18:35   Activate Group - announces a major investment deal from Elysian Capital who have acquired majority share
   
22/1/24 - 13:50   PPG - Q4 results: record Q4 sales, up 4%; full-year results: record sales up 3%
   
22/1/24 - 13:47   Recycling Lives - two divisions (inc UK's largest end of life vehicle recycler) put into administration and bought by mystery buyer
   
22/1/24 - 13:44   Auto Trader - £31 million in potential profit being left on the table due to under-pricing activity
   
22/1/24 - 13:35   SMMT - Grey Ford Pumas were top selling cars in 2023
   
22/1/24 - 13:27   Allianz - cyber event is the top global business risk for 2024
   
22/1/24 - 13:06   Price of some used cars has almost halved in the last 7 months - EVs down 24% petrol cars down 30%
   
22/1/24 - 12:57   Bodyshop site near Heathrow wanted - repost from the Forum
   
22/1/24 - 11:40   ABP British Bodyshop Awards 2024 with PPG - ticket sales open for the largest bodyshop awards event in the WORLD!
   
22/1/24 - 11:12   Custom Coachworks - open third bodyshop, new Burgess Hill, West Sussex accident repair centre
   
22/1/24 - 10:47   ONS - average weekly hours worked in the labour market fell by 1.3 hours (between 1998 and 2022)
   
22/1/24 - 10:20   Kia - joins the Automotive 30% Club as a Silver Member
   
22/1/24 - 10:03   LKQ UK & Ireland - more repairers will invest in EV specialist kit to support "ever-growing part of the car parc"
   
19/1/24 - 14:40   SmartXpress Paint & Body - Lancashire bodyshop passes first CarsQA audit for BSI10125
   
19/1/24 - 13:45   Steer Automotive Group - launch Steer Apprentice Skills Competition to prepare technicians for the IMI Skill Competition
   
19/1/24 - 13:35   Tata Steel - to cut 2,800 jobs in the UK and close Port Talbot blast furnace in South Wales
   
19/1/24 - 13:13   ABP BBA earlybird sales at 11am on Monday 22 January - ABP Members save £120 per ticket
   
19/1/24 - 12:19   ACEA - EU agrees on most ambitious CO2-reduction targets globally for trucks and buses targeting 400k electric and hydrogen-powered by 2030
   
19/1/24 - 12:11   Lexus - hybrid LBX wins What Car? Car of the Year and Best Small SUV with Lexus named most reliable brand
   
19/1/24 - 12:03   LKQ Academy - new training facility at T1 Tamworth includes a Smart Repair/IRP room and solvent recycling facilities
   
19/1/24 - 11:49   Select Accident Repair Centre - South Wales bodyshop that was a Fix Auto UK second tier support centre joins as fully-branded Fix Auto Neath
   
19/1/24 - 11:36   Thatcham Research - strong ADAS score for Volkswagen ID.7 balances safety and driveability to scoop coveted What Car? Safety Award
   
19/1/24 - 11:30   National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) - new passenger car registrations fell by -3.3% in the EU car market in December
   
19/1/24 - 10:08   Avant Consult - rebrands as Avant Group and launch new website (avantconsult.com)
   
19/1/24 - 09:55   CMA - warns of ‘bogus buyer’ car theft increase; test drive requests from criminals posing as potential purchasers
   
19/1/24 - 09:48   TrustFord - celebrates official opening of dealership in Carlisle
   
19/1/24 - 09:14   What Car? - VW ID.7 wins Safety Award, sponsored by Thatcham
   
18/1/24 - 16:54   LKQ Euro Car Parts - announces new partnership with Protyre Autocare
   
18/1/24 - 16:46   MIB (Motor Insurers’ Bureau) - announces departure of CEO Dominic Clayden in June
   
18/1/24 - 15:28   Ipswich Accident Repair Centre - director Rick Kerry returns to the UK Touring Car Championship for the 2024 season
   
18/1/24 - 13:57   The IMI - calls for input to Electric and Hybrid Vehicle National Occupational Standards
   
18/1/24 - 13:54   Standox - right-first-time minor repairs on plastic substrates
   
18/1/24 - 13:19   Solera - appoints Jog Lall as business development director for international fleet solutions
   
18/1/24 - 13:00   Ben - unveils new BenBus, a branded VW Transporter campervan to hit the road and raise awareness of Ben's support
   
18/1/24 - 12:33   INDASA Abrasive (UK) - new 210ml LORD Fusor cartridge sees a 30% reduction in pack size
   
18/1/24 - 12:24   Morelli Group - Eyebox Training Courses for 2024 for bodyshops include Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Awareness Levels 1 & 3
   
18/1/24 - 12:20   Hastings Group - 5th largest motor insurer to appoint Jamie Hay (ex Abacai & Goldman Sachs) as Chief Financial Officer transition
   
18/1/24 - 11:16   ABP British Bodyshop Awards - tickets will go on sale at 11am on Monday
   
18/1/24 - 11:13   Moving Intelligence - asset tracking and fleet management co partners with Echoes (OEM inbuilt telematics units)
   
18/1/24 - 10:42   Direct Line - tradespeople are owed an average £6,984 in outstanding payments
   
18/1/24 - 10:22   CitNOW Group - 70% retailers feel their aftersales teams could be doing more to maximise revenue
   
18/1/24 - 10:00   Qover - insurtech enters £19bn UK motor insurance market
   
18/1/24 - 09:36   Ian Pugh, Fix Auto UK - a tribute to Bob Linwood
   
18/1/24 - 00:03   Sad News 2 - death of Dane Loosley announced
   
18/1/24 - 00:03   Sad News 1 - death of Bob Linwood announced
   
17/1/24 - 18:54   Carlac - Chris Simpson (ex LKQ) joins as Business Development Manager as Carlac expand south into the Midlands
   
17/1/24 - 18:24   CMA (Claims Management & Adjusting Ltd) - acquired by QuestGates Group
   
17/1/24 - 13:12   Repairify - appoints Santiago Malbran (ex SnapOn and MAHLE) as business development director
   
17/1/24 - 12:33   Stellantis UK Accident Repair Programme - Stellantis UK host national brand conference at Silverstone
   
17/1/24 - 12:20   Steer - Keyhaven confirms plans to sell investment in Steer to Oakley Capital after successful 3-year investment driving acquisition & grow
   
17/1/24 - 11:56   NBRA - the 2024 Greener Body Shop Awards (GBSA) will take place on Tuesday 10 September in Coventry
   
17/1/24 - 11:52   Draper Tools - new for 2024, the Draper Tools Repair & Restore Hub British Motor Show in Farnborough
   
17/1/24 - 11:40   MG and Skoda - top the leader board of The Car Expert’s new Expert Rating Index
   
17/1/24 - 11:27   LKQ Bodyshop - appoints Chris O'Rourke as Managing Director, succeeds Andy Southby who is now Chief Commercial Officer for LKQ
   
17/1/24 - 10:57   S&G Response - analysis of the ABP Club State of the Industry Report
   
17/1/24 - 10:36   WTW/Confused.com Index - motor insurance up £366 YOY because of cost of parts, repairs & vehicle loans, labour shortage and PI claims
   
17/1/24 - 10:14   Chartwell - 11th largest independent single site bodyshop celebrates 25 years as an Aston Martin Category A repairer
   
17/1/24 - 09:42   Autovista Group - CES 2024 report: "the automotive AI journey has just begun" and how AI will impact aftersales
   
17/1/24 - 09:24   SMMT - critical UK imports including semiconductors safeguarded against global trade threats with new strategy
   
17/1/24 - 07:23   Inflation rate - CPI inflation up slightly to 4.0% for the 12 months to December 2023; RPI inflation down slightly to 5.2%
   
17/1/24 - 00:44   Allianz - to rebrand its existing digital motor insurance product from Flow to Allianz in March; LV= Broker to rebrand to Allianz in May
   
16/1/24 - 15:59   Volkswagen - avoid production disruption due to Red Sea conflict by rerouting supply ships round South Africa rather than using Suez Canal
   
16/1/24 - 15:29   School of Thought - #AWE24, the first ever dedicated work experience week for automotive, is only 13 weeks away
   
16/1/24 - 14:13   TrustFord - promotes Stuart Cresswell, Aftersales Director, to TrustFord's Board of Directors
   
16/1/24 - 14:00   Purchase Direct - is your business prepared for the "Big Switch Off" in 2025? Could impact alarms and CCTV systems
   
16/1/24 - 13:57   L&I Eaton ARC - UK's 7th largest bodyshop group open new accident repair centre in Newcastle; plans to open 4 new sites this year
   
16/1/24 - 13:45   LV= -partnership with 40 branded bodyshops across the UK to boost green part take-up
   
16/1/24 - 13:31   Ring Automotive - announce strategic business revamp in automotive aftermarket after 50 years in automotive
   
16/1/24 - 13:19   PPG - confirmed as Headline Sponsor for the British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) 2024; 13th consecutive year of BBA sponsorship for PPG!
   
16/1/24 - 12:06   BCA – LCV values averaging £8,037 in December, lowest since 2020 lockdown
   
16/1/24 - 12:02   IFED - ghost broker who targeted Sudanese community sentenced
   
16/1/24 - 10:24   AX and Listers Group - renew accident aftercare partnership to drive parts and bodyshop labour sales
   
16/1/24 - 10:14   Enterprise Rent-A-Car - 5 bodyshops win newly-launched Net Promoter Score (NPS) awards
   
16/1/24 - 09:55   Steer - Oakley Capital agrees investment in Steer Automotive Group, the UK’s largest independent bodyshop group with c5% repair market share
   
15/1/24 - 21:47   Anthony Heard announces the acquisition of Manchester Accident Repair Centre
   
15/1/24 - 16:09   Valeo and Stellantis - ‘remanufacturer’ ADAS cameras
   
15/1/24 - 13:53   Direct Commercial Broker (DCL) - quick FNOL reporting from accident can save 75% on credit hire claims costs with 3rd party intervention
   
15/1/24 - 13:49   ABP British Bodyshop Awards - early bird ticket sales start on Thursday!
   
15/1/24 - 13:07   M&A Coachworks - day 1 of construction at Snetterton "super car bodyshop" and the mezzanine floor is already "taking shape"
   
15/1/24 - 12:49   Ben - new year, new focus with free FREE Life Coaching from Ben
   
15/1/24 - 12:46   Berry BMW MINI Bodyshop Thames Ditton - full refurb of paint mixing room ahead of new Axalta install
   
15/1/24 - 12:04   ABP Recommended Business Service: ECA Business Energy - discuss Market Drivers for December 2023
   
15/1/24 - 11:56   IDES Electrical Services - electrical contractor complete long-term project at ABL 1 Touch Group
   
15/1/24 - 11:26   Pothole Partnership - AA, JCB, British Cycling, National Motorcyclists Council form 5-point plan; 2023 worst for 5 years for car damage
   
15/1/24 - 10:59   Helensburgh Toyota - Toyota franchisee for 45 years sold to employees: Helensburgh Automotive Employee Trust operation
   
15/1/24 - 10:39   Volvo Cars - targets 30% average recycled content across its fleet, with new car models having at least 35% recycled content, by 2030
   
15/1/24 - 10:01   RAC - pothole-related breakdowns for 2023 jump by a third compared to 2022
   
15/1/24 - 08:52   Walton Accident Repair Centre - Manchester bodyshop gains Toyota and Lexus approval
   
12/1/24 - 14:02   Peritus Learning and Development - discount for ABP Members on a range of ILM programmes
   
12/1/24 - 13:59   ABP Daily Newsletter - opened and read 545,598 times in 2023; the best read newsletter was......?
   
12/1/24 - 13:54   British Bodyshop Awards 2024, with PPG - early bird tickets: 11am Thurs 18 Jan
   
12/1/24 - 13:37   Coachwork Renovations - green boost for Gravesend bodyshop buying zero carbon energy
   
12/1/24 - 13:30   Fix Auto Gloucester - celebrates success of second year apprentice Adrian Matthews, winner of the UK WorldSkills Automotive Body Repair
   
12/1/24 - 13:23   Top 10 independent bodyshop groups had a combined £915million turnover in 2023 - more data in the 2024 ABP Yearbook
   
12/1/24 - 13:13   OBDeleven - motorists uncover 50,000 issues using at home tyre pressure diagnostics; DfT stats show 25% accidents caused by tyre issues
   
12/1/24 - 13:02   Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) - November’s rise in GDP shows need for continued focus on small business growth
   
12/1/24 - 12:59   Auto Trader - Ford Kuga takes the crown of fastest selling used car in 2023
   
12/1/24 - 12:38   NFDA - monitoring further developments on potential inflated loan rates on new and secondhand cars
   
12/1/24 - 12:18   Yeomans Group, Exeter Van Centre - new Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles showroom and servicing centre
   
12/1/24 - 12:06   Which? - the new cars being launched in the UK this year
   
12/1/24 - 11:57   Lloyds Autobody (bodyshops in Liverpool & Manchester) - approved for Aston Martin structural body repair
   
12/1/24 - 11:50   Thatcham Research - What Car? Safety Award 2024 shortlist judged on on-road advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) performance
   
12/1/24 - 11:26   Beta Tools UK & Ireland - to launch UK 3D Beta and Projects division
   
12/1/24 - 11:03   Benchmark International -(M&A advisors currently taking enquiries about authorised network manager acquisition) - the "right time" to sell
   
12/1/24 - 10:38   The AA and Auto Windscreens - new collaboration to fully digitise claims reporting for insurance customers
   
12/1/24 - 10:00   UK GDP - up 0.3% in November (following a 0.3% fall in October); down 0.2% over the 3 months to end of November
   
12/1/24 - 09:56   UK GDP - up 0.3% in November (following a 0.3% fall in October); down 0.2% over the 3 months to end of November
   
11/1/24 - 22:21   Tesla - suspend production in German factory for two weeks due to parts shortage as a result of the conflict in the Red Sea
   
11/1/24 - 20:02   Hertz - to sell 20,000 EVs (to be replaced with ICE-vehicles) due to customer demand and "high expenses related to collision and damage"
   
11/1/24 - 14:05   Stellantis - brand-new, multi-million-pound parts warehouse in Ellesmere Port
   
11/1/24 - 14:04   Dick Lovett Group (2 bodyshops) - Jaguar Land Rover Melksham team undergo customer-focused training day
   
11/1/24 - 14:03   For sale - "renowned and authorised network manager of 200 accident repair centres specialising in car, van, and HGV repairs"
   
11/1/24 - 14:02   Kia - Gravells Kia Bridgend wins 'After Sales Excellence', 'Sales Excellence' and 'Dealer of the Year' Awards
   
11/1/24 - 13:59   ONE WEEK TO GO! - early bird sale tickets (save £120 per ticket) available from 11am, Thursday 18 January
   
11/1/24 - 13:48   HSE - issues cold weather working guidance to help workers stay safe and warm
   
11/1/24 - 12:06   Select Car Leasing - Bristol tops UK Car Servicing Index (most number of MOT, servicing and repairs workshops per 100,000 people)
   
11/1/24 - 11:46   Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - to immediately look at historical discretionary commission arrangements in the motor finance market
   
11/1/24 - 11:27   National Accident Repair Group - how tech is positively impacting the automotive repair sector
   
11/1/24 - 10:10   BCA - average used car values end December at £6,918, down 2.2% on November and down 22% on March 2023 peak
   
11/1/24 - 10:00   What Car? - reveals shortlist of 19 models competing for 2024 Car of the Year title
   
11/1/24 - 07:47   Tesco - trading update: "our insurance business continuing to benefit from high levels of both renewals and new business"
   
10/1/24 - 13:29   ABP British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) 2024 - save £120 per ticket with ABP's earlybird sale!
   
10/1/24 - 13:19   Entegral (Enterprise Holdings) - new Bodyshop 360 app allows repairers to use their own data to boost efficiency, £ and cust exper
   
10/1/24 - 12:52   School of Thought - 14 weeks to go before the first ever dedicated work experience week for automotive
   
10/1/24 - 12:40   Ageas (10th largest UK motor insurer) - joins Saga's panel of motor insurers
   
10/1/24 - 12:16   Consumer Intelligence - quoted motor insurance premiums up 67.2% in a year
   
10/1/24 - 12:03   Autoglass - warns UK drivers of incorrect ways to de-ice their windscreen
   
10/1/24 - 11:29   Roberlo - Gova Diamond is Roberlo's new line of high-performance ceramic abrasives
   
10/1/24 - 11:24   Europcar Mobility Group - Gary Smith returns to lead Europcar Mobility Group UK and Ireland
   
10/1/24 - 11:03   Copart - North Lincolnshire-based Sandtoft Super Centre becomes huge 130-acre site after Copart acquires ex-IAA/Synetiq 20-acre site
   
10/1/24 - 10:16   RAC - 89% drivers think some headlights on cars on the road today are too bright
   
10/1/24 - 09:58   TomTom Traffic Index - London is still the world's slowest city: av travel time for a typical 10km journey was 37 mins 20
   
10/1/24 - 09:49   GT Motive - Q&A with Steven Hames, Business Development Manager at ABP Repairers Choice Estimating System Award Winner, GT Motive
   
10/1/24 - 09:32   Ennis & Co Group (global automotive and mobility exec search and talent research co) - to launch investment services
   
10/1/24 - 00:11   Sytner (owned by Penske Automotive Group) - complete acquisition of Rybrook Group and its 15 dealerships
   
09/1/24 - 18:36   Amazon - "growth in the auto parts repair industry is positioning it as the go-to source for vehicle maintenance"
   
09/1/24 - 18:27   new Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act 2023 - small companies will need to file profit and loss accounts at Companies House
   
09/1/24 - 18:16   GSF Car Parts - Sukhpal Singh (chairman) and Steve Horne (CEO) launch their strategy at Supercharged for Success conference
   
09/1/24 - 18:08   Toyota - many of their local suppliers affected by 1 January earthquake in Japan
   
09/1/24 - 14:39   Motor Ombudsman - rising costs will pose biggest challenge for three-quarters of vehicle repairers in 2024
   
09/1/24 - 14:09   EY - automotive sector sees growth throughout 2023, but ZEV Mandate poses key challenge
   
09/1/24 - 13:57   Sabre (UK's 24th largest motor insurer) - their relentless focus on pursuing profitability over volume
   
09/1/24 - 13:52   NINE days to go! - BBA tickets go on sale at 11am on Thursday 18 January
   
09/1/24 - 13:48   Automotive Services International (ASI) - how close are the top 10 UK volume car brands to meeting ZEV mandate?
   
09/1/24 - 13:26   INDASA Mixing System (IMS) - INDASA launches new professional mixing system
   
09/1/24 - 13:07   TrustFord Barnsley - donation transforms end-of-life care at Barnsley Hospice
   
09/1/24 - 12:58   The Motor Insurers' Bureau (MIB) - 2024 plans include £5m investment in tackling uninsured driving
   
09/1/24 - 12:33   Summers Motors - Ashford repairer appointed as a Lotus Approved Bodyshop
   
09/1/24 - 11:30   Melett - record number of vans on road (and being kept for longer) presents opportunities for repairers
   
09/1/24 - 11:06   SYNETIQ - collaborates repurposing electric vehicle battery packs with clean-tech firm, Allye Energy
   
09/1/24 - 10:33   K&R Coachworks - Hertfordshire bodyshop joins Fix Auto UK as Fix Auto St Albans
   
09/1/24 - 09:50   Copart - 16-acre Merseyside site (formerly Cazoo) boosts Copart's storage capacity by up to 24,000 vehicles in Northwest
   
08/1/24 - 14:48   Ben - reveals new ways for automotive people to make positive changes to their health, wellbeing and career for 2024
   
08/1/24 - 14:31   The Green Insurer - new UK car insurance broker
   
08/1/24 - 14:18   SMMT - new van registrations up 21% in 2023
   
08/1/24 - 14:03   ABP Exclusive interview - Gavin Ruddick, Chief Operating Officer, Steer Automotive Group
   
08/1/24 - 14:01   Accident Credit Group (ACG) - sign deal with Evolution Repair Group to offer ACG's fast funding solutions to its members
   
08/1/24 - 13:58   Auto Trader - average used car price (£17k) down 5.6% YOY but up 35.5% vs 2019
   
08/1/24 - 13:53   IMI - solving ongoing challenge of filling vacancies top short-term drivers for skills change
   
08/1/24 - 13:42   Silverlake - supports suicide prevention charity Andy’s Man Club
   
08/1/24 - 13:35   ABP British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) - early bird ticket sales (ABP Members save £120 per ticket) open in 10 days (Thursday 18 January @ 11am)
   
08/1/24 - 13:24   FMG Repair Services - expands into new 22,000 so ft Bristol site
   
08/1/24 - 13:19   Allianz - false documentation at heart of £150k PI dishonesty claim
   
08/1/24 - 10:22   Vertu (13 bodyshops) - Neil Hall, Group Accident Repair Centre & VCR Director talks to ABP about Vertu’s rapid growth
   
08/1/24 - 10:08   Zapmap - number of public chargers up 45% YOY in 2023
   
08/1/24 - 13:51   ZEV Mandate - introduction into law today
   
08/1/24 - 13:47   Fix Auto Penzance – Cornwall bodyshop making waves on the environmental front
   
08/1/24 - 09:46   Canada: Aviva - acquire Optiom, the Canadian vehicle replacement insurance business for c.£100m
   
07/1/24 - 11:03   ALLDATA - appoint Amy Dyer (ex Head of Marketing at Audatex) as Digital Marketing Manager
   
07/1/24 - 10:26   Granlyn Specialist Coatings - West Midlands paint distributors appoint Ryan O'Neill (ex-ACIS) as sales director
   
05/1/24 - 13:56   Farécla - 2024 Apprentice & Student Bonnet Painting Contest: the search is on!
   
05/1/24 - 13:48   Volkswagen (VW Group 170 bodyshops) - holds lead new car market share in 2023, followed by Ford (144 bodyshops) and Audi
   
05/1/24 - 13:24   Financial Ombudsman Service - complaints relating to vehicle issues now make up 25% of all financial complaint cases
   
05/1/24 - 13:18   LKQ Euro Car Parts - offering bodyshops 25% off on a range of LKQ Academy courses
   
05/1/24 - 11:16   NFDA - new car market growth "positive conclusion to what has been a consistent year" but EV take-up stalls
   
05/1/24 - 11:03   Bumper - car repairs on credit firm raises £40m in a funding round inc backing from Porsche and Jaguar Land Rover
   
05/1/24 - 10:27   How many approved repairers do the best-selling VMs in 2023 have? - Ford, Nissan and Vauxhall top SMMT's FY2023 list
   
05/1/24 - 09:47   SMMT - new car registrations up 17.9% in 2023, best year since COVID
   
05/1/24 - 08:22   RWC Training - opens a welding training and assessment facility in Milton Keynes
   
05/1/24 - 08:11   Thatcham Research - record number of new apprentice starts in 2023: 79 learners from 28 employers and 56 sites in Autumn/Winter intake
   
05/1/24 - 08:01   RAC - second month of fall in petrol prices (but supermarket margin (13ppl) more than double the amount taken in 2021)
   
05/1/24 - 07:46   Evolution Repair Group – the inside story from Chris Weeks and Anthony Heard about the bodyshop network and its members
   
04/1/24 - 13:16   Vertu - John Jones, Vertu Accident Repair Centre Teesside named ARC Manager of the Year
   
04/1/24 - 10:52   Sikkens Vehicle Refinishes (AkzoNobel) [2nd largest paint brand with 13.5% market share] - 120 Sustainable Repair bodyshops across Europe
   
04/1/24 - 10:34   Mirka - new toolbox for bodyshop technicians
   
04/1/24 - 10:24   Autoflow - appoint Marc Evans (ex Senior Global Product Manager at Solera) as Head of Product
   
04/1/24 - 09:27   TrustFord (14 bodyshops) - to take on 81 new Apprentices in 2024 intake
   
04/1/24 - 08:40   ABP Yearbook - the largest independent bodyshop groups, top UK motor insurers by GWP and the market share of paint cos - and MUCH MORE!
   
03/1/24 - 14:42   Davies - Stacey Goodchild promoted to Head of TPA - Motor
   
03/1/24 - 13:51   ZEV Mandate - introduction into law today
   
03/1/24 - 13:47   Fix Auto Penzance – Cornwall bodyshop making waves on the environmental front
   
03/1/24 - 13:43   Winn Group – Liam Parker and Jeff Winn talk to ABP about telematics and FNOL
   
03/1/24 - 13:42   Sherwin Williams - appoint Chris Potts (ex Mirka) as Business Development Manager - Automotive Finishes
   
03/1/24 - 11:17   Auto Body Professional - the Winter edition is out now in print and online!
   
03/1/24 - 11:07   Tesla - overtakes Toyota and Mercedes-Benz as the most valuable car brand in 2023
   
03/1/24 - 11:01   SYNETIQ - working with with Master’s students at Sheffield Hallam University to investigate alternative tech for diesel trucks
   
03/1/24 - 10:48   NFDA - Government needs to boost driver confidence in EVs after missing rapid chargers at motorways target
   
03/1/24 - 10:34   Major uninsured driving crackdown in November - takes over 3,700 cars off the road in just one week
   
03/1/24 - 10:31   Purchase Direct - partnership with solar specialists for competitive rates on commercial PV installation for bodyshops
   
03/1/24 - 10:16   Fix Auto Basingstoke - opening Fix's first LCV repair centre which should be operational this month; 5 minutes from Basingstoke bodyshop
   
03/1/24 - 10:11   MIB - cost of living predicted to cause a rise in uninsured driving in 2024
   
03/1/24 - 09:16   Denver Rollings, Managing Director at UK Select (bodyshops in Ross on Wye and Ludlow) - running the London Marathon for RFU Injured Players
   
02/1/24 - 20:25   Battery electric vehicles (BEV) - Tesla outsold worldwide by Chinese firm BYD in Q4 2023, but Tesla was no 1 seller in the whole of 2023
   
02/1/24 - 15:00   Steer Automotive Group - acquire Fastlane Paint & Body Ltd (ABP Yearbook - 15th largest group) with its four sites
   
02/1/24 - 14:07   Allianz - what consumers want from insurers is "not just claims handling"
   
02/1/24 - 13:54   Covéa - customer-centric culture at insurer has supported smooth implementation of Consumer Duty Regulations
   
02/1/24 - 13:42   What Car? - train station car park thefts have increased by more than 7% compared with the same period last year
   
02/1/24 - 13:39   Winn Group (4th largest accident management co) - named Claims Partner of the Year 2023 at the Insurance Times Awards
   
02/1/24 - 12:21   RAC - target missed of 6 or more rapid or ultra-rapid EV chargers at every motorway service area in England by the end of 2023
   
02/1/24 - 12:00   The UK Body Repair Industry Yearbook 2024 Edition - published online and in print
   
02/1/24 - 11:05   ATF Professional - Tony Simpson, AGS Claims: "inaccurate & significantly exaggerated repair specifications and reserves" driving TLs
   
02/1/24 - 10:14   Porters Bodyshop - now officially BMW and MINI approved; only independent BMW approved repairer in Northern Ireland
   
02/1/24 - 10:00   Cost of car insurance is currently £951 – a £322, or 51%, uplift versus 12 months ago
   
02/1/24 - 08:58   Used car dealers - falling used car values wiped up to 20% off the value of most cars in 2023
   
01/1/24 - 21:14   Autotech Group - Mark Armitage (ex-IMI) promoted to Chief Revenue Officer; James Mackay promoted to Managing Director (Recruit and Academy)
   
01/1/24 - 13:19   Morelli - Derrick Paton (ex Strategic Accounts Manager at Axalta) joins Morelli Group as Sales Director for Scotland
   
31/12/23 - 18:36   AA - "minority non-controlling stake" acquired by Stonepark, a US-based investment company, in return for a £180m injection of funds
   
30/12/23 - 10:43   New Years Honours - Amanda Blanc, Aviva CEO, awarded Damehood; Stephen Hester, former CEO of RSA, is knighted
   
29/12/23 - 16:31   iRG - announce winners of their annual staff awards
   
29/12/23 - 16:28   Copart - appointed as lead salvage agent for the Luton Airport car park fire
   
29/12/23 - 00:36   Tesla - "blamed drivers for failures of parts it long knew were defective" says Reuters report
   
28/12/23 - 22:32   PwC - economic outlook for 2024; UK to "turn a page"; inflation to fall close to 2%; significan rise in corporate insolvancies
   
28/12/23 - 21:44   Government - Spring Budget 2024 will be on Wednesday 6 March
   
28/12/23 - 21:41   Pendragon - becomes Pinewood Technology on 24 Jan when sale of its motor dealers and leasing business to Lithia is finalised
   
28/12/23 - 09:42   Government - transport secretary, Mark Harper, says driverless cars could be on some UK roads by 2026; Ford not sure-"there is a way to go"
   
28/12/23 - 00:28   Copart - to appeal £2.5m fine from CMA for alleged failure to comply with certain aspects of the Initial Enforcement Order (IEO)
   
24/12/23 - 13:27   Innovation Group - Jack Meekings (Head of Engineering and Audit) promoted to Head of Network, Engineering and Audit
   
24/12/23 - 12:22   Government - publish updated guidance for recovery operators working with electric vehicles
   
24/12/23 - 08:20   Aviva - all senior white male recruits must get final sign-off from CEO Amanda Blanc as part of diversity drive
   
22/12/23 - 16:15   SsangYong Motor UK - renamed as KGM Motors UK with immediate effect
   
22/12/23 - 15:01   SMMT - best November for CV production in UK since 2007
   
22/12/23 - 14:30   ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association) - welcome EU and UK deal to extend "rules of origin" by three years
   
22/12/23 - 14:24   SMMT - comment on government's "rules of origin" announcement
   
22/12/23 - 14:20   Government - tariffs on electric vehicles avoided as UK and EU extend trade rules "rules of origin"
   
22/12/23 - 14:11   SMMT - UK car production rose 14.8% to 91,923 in November, best November for 3 years
   
22/12/23 - 12:07   Mick Walker - former Network and Engineering Manager at AX (was Accident Exchange), joins Quantum Technical as Chief Commercial Officer
   
22/12/23 - 11:58   Shorade - aqcuire, DB Auto Repairs and Paint Ltd; becomes Shorade Cheltenham; sits between Shorade Cannock and Shorade Bristol
   
21/12/23 - 13:51   NFDA - European Council approved a three-year postponement of tariffs on EVs
   
21/12/23 - 13:34   The AA - drivers warned about strong winds and heavy rain ahead of Christmas
   
21/12/23 - 13:27   Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from ABP! - today (Thursday 21 December) is the last ABP Daily Newsletter of 2023
   
21/12/23 - 13:20   ONS - number of online job adverts down 5% YOY
   
21/12/23 - 13:08   National Accident Repair Group - introduces latest end-to-end vehicle repair solution: Progression 2.0
   
21/12/23 - 12:31   Mercedes-Benz - plans to standardise the colour turquoise to show a vehicle is in an automated driving state
   
21/12/23 - 12:20   GWM ORA (Chinese VM) - 75% UK drivers surveyed say EVs produced in China "did not offer a compromise on quality"
   
21/12/23 - 12:15   AXA UK&I - appoints Matt Field (ex Chief Revenue Officer at Shepper) as Retail Intermediary Director
   
21/12/23 - 12:07   Sytner Group (51 bodyshops) - host local students for a World of Work tour at our Leicester Audi dealership
   
21/12/23 - 11:53   FMG Repair Services - Driver, Dave, and the Cambridge team, get hands-on with Star Radio's Gifting Tree appeal
   
21/12/23 - 11:40   NFDA - calls on Government to keep apace with EU counterparts as new battery electric vehicles up 16.3% in EU but down 17.1% in UK
   
21/12/23 - 11:35   SMMT - November new car pre-registration figures
   
21/12/23 - 11:26   AXA - research finds 41% of drivers are switching off vital safety features because they find them annoying
   
21/12/23 - 10:57   ABP Club - the team share their highlights from 2023!
   
21/12/23 - 10:09   3ti - Government funding awarded to project to prove EVs are assets to the grid in V2X fast hub
   
21/12/23 - 10:02   Kia - Marc Hedrich appointed as President and CEO of Kia Europe; succeeds Won Jeong Jeong, President and CEO since 2020
   
21/12/23 - 09:31   Andrew Marsh - resigns as Director of Auto Industry Consulting
   
20/12/23 - 16:24   Innovation Group - Jordan Chinn, Head of Network Repair, leaves to join Vizion as Network Manager for Nissan
   
20/12/23 - 14:49   Government - announces funding for new charging technologies; families could use their electric vehicle batteries to power their homes
   
20/12/23 - 13:58   What do repairers think about insurers, accident management companies and the industry in general? - 315 comments collected
   
20/12/23 - 13:47   HSE - made changes to your workplace, task or activities that have resulted in significantly reduced musculoskeletal risk to employees?
   
20/12/23 - 12:35   Prasco UK - operating hours for Christmas (normal, next-day delivery up to 5pm on Thursday 21 December)
   
20/12/23 - 12:28   Ben - if you or a colleague is struggling during the festive season Ben is here to help
   
20/12/23 - 11:51   ABP British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) 2024 - earlybird ticket sales start at 11am on Thursday 18 January
   
20/12/23 - 11:36   Updated Industry Diary for 2024 now available on ABP website
   
20/12/23 - 10:18   Richmond Motor Group - bodyshop team named "Aftersales Team" of the Year, up against 7 service departments
   
20/12/23 - 09:42   Autocar - fines issued to drivers who parked on the pavement netted London councils nearly £8.5m in one year
   
20/12/23 - 09:35   Resolution Foundation - economic data ends year on a high as inflation falls to a 26-month low
   
20/12/23 - 09:09   Copart - fined £2.5 million by the CMA for failure to comply with certain aspects of the Initial Enforcement Order (IEO)
   
20/12/23 - 08:54   EY - UK motor insurers expect 2023 to be worst performing year since 2010
   
20/12/23 - 08:00   Inflation rate - CPI inflation falls again to 3.9% for the 12 months to November 2023; RPI inflation down to 5.3%
   
19/12/23 - 21:04   Axalta - Derrick Paton (Strategic Accounts Manager EMEA) announces his departure on 29 December to "new and very exciting opportunities"
   
19/12/23 - 14:29   Revive! - promotes head of business, Richard Graves (ex Cazoo, SMH, and GEFCO UK), to Director of Operations role
   
19/12/23 - 13:39   Synetiq - Tom Rumboll is a finalist in the TheBusinessDesk.com’s Yorkshire Leadership Awards - Green Leader category
   
19/12/23 - 13:35   Zapmap - new survey finds motorway services more popular than supermarkets as charging location
   
19/12/23 - 12:14   Fix Auto Leeds South - fourth site for Smiths opens for business
   
19/12/23 - 11:49   R-M - new state-of-the-art Refinish Competence Training Center in Vantaa, Finland, managed by R-M importer, AMOY
   
19/12/23 - 11:39   Autocar:Bosch & Continental - (car) "industry looks to cope with disruption from electrification as car makers move parts creation in-house"
   
19/12/23 - 11:28   Dacia UK - 70% of the Dacia UK network fully re-branded ahead of Dacia Spring EV launch
   
19/12/23 - 11:04   Ernst & Young (EY) - partners with Qatar University for to advance autonomous e-mobility
   
19/12/23 - 11:01   New UK levy to level carbon pricing - new import carbon pricing mechanism by 2027 to support the decarbonisation drive
   
19/12/23 - 10:54   Competition and Markets Authority - promotes Dan Turnbull, who led the CMA's road fuel market study, to Senior Director for Markets role
   
19/12/23 - 10:43   Osprey - more than doubles number of rapid EV chargers in 2023; now has more than 1,000 installed across the UK
   
19/12/23 - 09:47   Markerstudy - 93% local schoolchildren who attended motor insurer's inaugural Future First Insight Day say it was a success
   
19/12/23 - 09:29   JLR - launch new besspoke insurance for Range Rover owners; underwritten by Highway, part of the LV Group
   
18/12/23 - 14:55   Peggs Accident Repair Centre - successfully transitions to the BS 10125:2022 standard
   
18/12/23 - 14:50   PartsXchange - commercial parts added to bodyshop parts platform
   
18/12/23 - 14:37   M&M Group (Fix Auto Stoke & North Staffs) - celebrates driver, Dave Farrington's, 25 years of dedicated service
   
18/12/23 - 14:35   M&M Group (Fix Auto Stoke-on-Trent) - celebrates driver, Dave Farrington's, 25 years of dedicated service
   
18/12/23 - 14:23   Cardiff and Vale College - Group Principal Kay Martin MBE retires
   
18/12/23 - 14:00   Reflex Vehicle Hire - fleets use AI-powered tools from Reflex to manage hidden risks on the road
   
18/12/23 - 13:58   Compare the Market - cost of car insurance increases £658 for young drivers
   
18/12/23 - 13:57   LV - 49% of drivers want to be more sustainable with their car; 78% of people have never asked where the parts come from in a repair
   
18/12/23 - 13:56   Hounslow, London - has the highest daily traffic flow with an average of 8,835 vehicles passing through each day
   
18/12/23 - 13:39   The IMI - pay for paint and panel techs "well above the government median" with bodyshop roles still in demand
   
18/12/23 - 13:14   Mercedes-Benz - one of the first OEMs to obtain approval for the conditionally automated driving road test license in Beijing
   
18/12/23 - 12:44   Auto Trader - predicts 4% increase to new and 0.9% used car market growth in 2024
   
18/12/23 - 12:16   Blackpool and The Fylde College - now providing a National Block Release Model for Panel, Paint, MET and VDA apprenticeships
   
18/12/23 - 11:40   Stellantis UK Accident Repair Programme - 2023 review: 20 applications & 16 terminations and contracts with DLG, Fleet Claims and Covéa
   
18/12/23 - 10:25   RWC Training - invest in fleet of hybrid Toyota Yaris training cars for one of the largest EV training projects to be delivered in the UK
   
18/12/23 - 09:09   RAC and INRIX - 21m pre-Christmas journeys planned as traffic this week set to rise then jump 43% from 2.2m on Thurs to 3.2m on Fri
   
18/12/23 - 09:03   Copart - pledged support for company charity, Ben, with a donation to the automotive industry charity's Christmas appeal
   
15/12/23 - 13:58   eBay - top ten features of the ultimate (home) garage inc tool chest, security and a fridge!
   
15/12/23 - 13:50   ABI - £53 million payout for damaged vehicles caused by recent Storms Babet, Ciaran and Debi
   
15/12/23 - 13:35   Glasurit - new sustainable EcoBalance portfolio for the Commercial Vehicle business
   
15/12/23 - 13:20   eBay - renew Live Stage partnership with The British Motor Show for 2024, with Tim Shaw from Car SOS, host of the Night of Knights
   
15/12/23 - 12:31   Health and Safety Executive - free eLearning resource to prevent workplace stress and support good mental health
   
15/12/23 - 12:05   Revive! Uxbridge - SME London Business Awards has nominated Revive! Uxbridge (launched just 18 months ago) for Small Business of the Year
   
15/12/23 - 11:47   ACEA - EU electric vehicle industry risks losing ground without a robust EU industrial strategy
   
15/12/23 - 11:23   ‘Smart' motorways third year progress report – AA comment
   
15/12/23 - 11:19   Chaplane Accident Repair Centre - Colchester bodyshop confirms BS10125:2022 accreditation
   
15/12/23 - 10:47   National Highways - 11 more sections of motorway will be upgraded with additional emergency exits
   
14/12/23 - 13:14   Autocar - Ford Focus tops the list of the most scrapped cars in the UK this year; 60,000 fewer cars and vans were scrapped in 2023 vs 2022
   
14/12/23 - 13:08   AA - pence per mile comparisons ultra-rapid Off-Peak (12.58) Petrol (14.30) ultra-rapid Peak (14.61)
   
14/12/23 - 12:39   TrustFord - donates to local foodbanks and charities throughout the UK after sites became donation hubs throughout November
   
14/12/23 - 12:30   Bank of England - interest rate held at 5.25%
   
14/12/23 - 12:24   Mazda - by FY2030, Mazda will reduce CO2 emissions in Japan by almost 70%, and 75% of the power used will domestically be non-fossil fuels
   
14/12/23 - 11:58   ABP Club's Media Pack for 2024 has been published - full of info; link below
   
14/12/23 - 11:43   RAC - 78% drivers would unknowingly put themselves in danger after breaking down on the motorway and stopping on the hard shoulder
   
14/12/23 - 11:31   TTC - those aged 55 and older are more likely to drive knowing they are over the legal drink drive limit
   
14/12/23 - 10:31   ABP Club Events for 2024 - dates for your diary for BBA2024, the ABP Convention & Night of Knights Charity Golf Days, & networking Race Day!
   
14/12/23 - 10:07   Fix Auto UK - ALL 9 Fix Auto UK owned repair centres achieve PAS 2060 carbon neutral status
   
14/12/23 - 09:57   Zurich - appoints Claudia Cordioli (ex Swiss Re) as Group Chief Financial Officer
   
13/12/23 - 13:40   Revive! Auto Innovations - named as one of the nation’s top ten franchise opportunities
   
13/12/23 - 13:18   cinch - Ford Fiesta is 2023's most popular car
   
13/12/23 - 13:11   Auto Windscreens - targets approved by Science Based Targets initiative
   
13/12/23 - 13:10   Urgent appeal – Wolverhampton College are in danger of closing the body and paint department
   
13/12/23 - 13:03   JMK Solicitors and CRASH Services - round up partnership with £60,000 raised for PIPS Suicide Prevention
   
13/12/23 - 08:52   Activate Group - Tesla tops list of most expensive EVs to repair (av repair cost of more than £3,000)
   
12/12/23 - 21:16   NFDA - Arnold Clark’s Innovation Centre in Glasgow hosts Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) visit with the NFDA
   
12/12/23 - 15:18   Allianz Group - Dow Jones Sustainability Index recognizes Allianz as a Sustainable Insurer
   
12/12/23 - 15:07   FMG Repair Services - Technical Training team deliver a 2-day plastic repair training session at Newport bodyshop
   
12/12/23 - 15:02   Hiscox (business insurance) - Google Cloud AI collaboration could cut quote time from 3 days to 3 minutes
   
12/12/23 - 14:50   Investors in People - networking event in February for people working with apprentices
   
12/12/23 - 14:07   Audatex UK & Ireland - Tom Hart promoted to Claims Sales Director
   
12/12/23 - 12:47   Autoglass - partners with The Green Insurer for vehicle glass repair, replacement and recalibration services
   
12/12/23 - 12:40   KPMG - appoints Huw Evans, ex Director General at the Association of British Insurers (ABI), as Head of Insurance
   
12/12/23 - 11:36   IMI - ADAS must be accurately, correctly and safely maintained, repaired and serviced by fully qualified technicians
   
12/12/23 - 10:41   Berry BMW Thames Ditton Bodyshop - 2023 has been a great year for Berry Group BMW & MINI's bodyshop
   
12/12/23 - 10:33   IFED - former RSA Insurance worker jailed for stealing and selling on non-fault customer data to CMCs
   
12/12/23 - 10:28   64% of DVSA roadside van inspections result in prohibitions being issued for safety defects - bodywork issues were 19%
   
12/12/23 - 08:30   EVs - insuring electric vehicles is hugely expensive and that might not change soon says article in Fleet News
   
12/12/23 - 08:23   ONS - rise in wages slows to 7.3%; number of job vacancies falls to 949,000 but remains well above pre-pandemic levels
   
11/12/23 - 14:00   AA - amber traffic warning issued for 2023 Christmas getaway with Sat 23 Dec the busiest day for holiday travel with 16.4m trips planned
   
11/12/23 - 13:53   Shortage of skilled labour, energy costs and losing staff to other industries due to pay levels - top significant threats for bodyshops
   
11/12/23 - 13:40   Direct Line - tradespeople lose on average over £1,400 each year doing work for free or at reduced rates
   
11/12/23 - 12:48   ABP Club events in 2023 - access all the photos from BBA, the Golf Days, and the Night of Knights *FOR FREE*
   
11/12/23 - 12:32   FSB - super-complaint about harsh lending practices of banks that excessively demand personal guarantees for business loans
   
11/12/23 - 12:12   Auto Windscreens - safety upgrades to 400-vehicle fleet cut speeding events by 5% in a year
   
11/12/23 - 11:52   Churchill - councils plan on investing £12.8 million on EV charging infrastructure this year (up 41% on 2022 spending)
   
11/12/23 - 11:46   KPMG - launches global KPMG Trusted AI framework and appoints David Rowlands as Global Head of AI
   
11/12/23 - 10:39   Confederation of British Industry (CBI) - weak (0.8%) growth predicted for 2024 but picking up to 1.6% in 2025
   
11/12/23 - 10:32   AA - amber traffic warning issued for 2023 Christmas getaway with Sat 3 Dec the busiest day for holiday travel with 16.4m trips planned
   
08/12/23 - 14:07   iRG - new Hereford location for iRG's bodyshop
   
08/12/23 - 14:03   SMMT - proposal to extend UK-EU EV trade rules is "major breakthrough" but plan must be adopted "urgently"
   
08/12/23 - 13:52   LKQ Bodyshop Division - "Get Ready for Winter" top tips series for bodyshop technicians
   
08/12/23 - 13:47   Avant Group (Avant Consult, Avant Repair Network, and Bodynet) - raise £175 for Crohn's & Colitis UK
   
08/12/23 - 13:39   Mirka UK - marks 80th anniversary of parent company, family-owned Finnish company, Mirka
   
08/12/23 - 13:32   Transport Secretary - announces £70 million boost for more rapid electric vehicle chargers at COP28
   
08/12/23 - 13:22   Cazoo - founder Alex Chesterman steps down and online car retailer cuts debt from $630 million to $200 million
   
08/12/23 - 11:54   Insurance CX awards (from Modern Insurance mag) - full list of finalists for the 18 awards
   
08/12/23 - 11:45   Friday fun - which ex-PM do car dealers think would be most likely trying to sell customer an insurance write-off?!
   
08/12/23 - 11:12   Allianz - machine-learning ‘Incognito’ tool to tackle growing fraud claims has saved £1.7m to date, inc a £21k fake accident claim
   
08/12/23 - 11:03   ILM Level 5: ideal for mid-managers – fully online course
   
08/12/23 - 10:57   What Car? - 58% motorists feel safer with ADAS but 35% admit to switching features off & 47% would accept ADAS-free car if it was cheaper
   
08/12/23 - 10:49   TTC - wins contract to help keep fleet and leisure drivers safe in Cumbria
   
08/12/23 - 09:42   School of Thought - Steer Automotive, Fix Auto Manchester East, Castle Coachworks and more endorse work experience programme
   
08/12/23 - 09:13   IMI - Wales can "gain significantly" from a sustained investment in apprenticeships in the Welsh automotive sector
   
08/12/23 - 09:07   Fix Auto Leicester - transition to BSI 10125:2022; 69% annual increase in turnover, plus an awards shortlist
   
08/12/23 - 08:59   Car Dealer Magazine - James Baggott AKA @CarDealerEd asks Mike Brewer if he should set up a used car dealership using AI (VIDEO)
   
07/12/23 - 16:29   RDB (Repair Design Build) UK - newly appointed Franchise Partner, now Fix Auto Luton
   
07/12/23 - 13:58   Europcar - 81% of businesses rely on grey fleet for business travel... but grey fleets are not "green"
   
07/12/23 - 13:49   Silverlake (has seen 535% increase in active bodyshop customers) - responds to the 2023 ABP Club Body Repair Industry Report findings
   
07/12/23 - 13:31   Mercedes-Benz - Gary Savage, CEO of Mercedes-Benz Cars in the UK for last 9 years, will retire in June; successor is Olivier Reppert
   
07/12/23 - 13:21   SYNETIQ - positive to see 78% bodyshops using green parts, as revealed in the ABP Club State of the Industry Report 2023
   
07/12/23 - 13:16   RAC Car Warranty - web-only product offers 12-months cover with £2,000 claim limit
   
07/12/23 - 13:13   Aviva - businesses are 67% more likely to have experienced a cyber incident than a physical theft
   
07/12/23 - 12:52   ABI - Amanda Blanc (Aviva), Clive Bolton (M&G Life Insurance) and Tara Foley (Axa UK & Ireland) join the ABI Board
   
07/12/23 - 12:39   School of Thought on ABP State of the Industry Report - apprenticeships "still at the forefront of repairers' recruitment strategies"
   
07/12/23 - 12:06   e2e Total Loss Vehicle Management - responds to the 2023 ABP Club State of the UK Body Repair Industry Report
   
07/12/23 - 11:53   Activate Accident Repair - latest apprentice cohort begin their training at Thatcham Research
   
07/12/23 - 11:15   The ABP UK Body Repair Industry State of the Industry Report 2023, sponsored by Mirka - available online NOW
   
07/12/23 - 10:53   Enterprise Mobility and LV= General Insurance - supporting Family Action’s Christmas Appeal by delivering toys and food parcels
   
07/12/23 - 10:24   Ben - new film aims to raise £300,000 throughout December and January to support automotive families
   
07/12/23 - 09:15   RSA - announces sale of remaining UK Personal Lines (home and pet) operations to Admiral; pulled out of personal lines motor in March 2023
   
07/12/23 - 09:03   Mipa Paints - Marc Powell (Lechler, Farécla and Morelli) appointed as Business Development Manager for the Midlands region
   
07/12/23 - 08:36   Insurance Times awards - full list of all 36 winners announced at awards ceremony last night
   
07/12/23 - 08:06   Vertu - trading update: "sluggish new car retail demand and weakness in used car pricing are likely to persist for some months"
   
06/12/23 - 22:49   Castle Coachworks - become one of the first UK accident repair centres to be approved for Fisker (American EV manufacturer)
   
06/12/23 - 13:58   National Windscreens - welcomes Cary Group technicians from Sweden to London
   
06/12/23 - 13:55   European Commission - "three-year reprieve from Brexit tariffs on electric vehicle exports to the EU"
   
06/12/23 - 13:48   British Gas on new EV sales - one in three UK households have no access to off-street parking "a key stumbling block" to EV ownership
   
06/12/23 - 13:20   Financial Ombudsman Service - 14,467 new complaints to insurers (compared to 11,475 last yr) by policyholders about low vehicle valuations
   
06/12/23 - 12:49   ABP Guide to Retail Charges - NOW available online FREE-OF-CHARGE for everyone (link below); labour rate: £80 (standard) £99 (prestige)
   
06/12/23 - 10:52   Euro NCAP - results for 11 cars; majority are EVs; 8 of the 11 receive a five-star rating
   
06/12/23 - 10:38   LEVC - electric taxi LEVC’s TX now makes up more than 50% of all licensed taxis in the capital
   
06/12/23 - 10:31   Volvo - fully electric small SUV, EX30, named the Carwow Car of the Year 2024
   
06/12/23 - 10:20   Consumer Intelligence - presence of telematics brands in market now declining
   
06/12/23 - 10:08   National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) - as diesel light commercial registrations increase EV LCVs fail to keep pace
   
06/12/23 - 10:01   Morgan - ‘XP-1’ new all-electric experimental prototype
   
06/12/23 - 09:15   Motofix Accident Repair Centres - onboarding event for Apprentices fosters team building and leadership Skills
   
06/12/23 - 08:37   CarComm Coachworks - Middlesex bodyshop repairs and refurbishes wheelchair for postgrad who has Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
   
06/12/23 - 07:39   Redde Northgate - H1 results: pre-tax profits fall 4% on turnover up 30%; new contract providing accident management to Lex Autolease
   
06/12/23 - 01:49   Davies Group - Sarah Hirst appointed 'Accident & Repair Services Director UK&I' after 2 years with Synetiq as green parts director
   
05/12/23 - 17:49   France: PPG - to provide training support and equipment to France's National School of Automotive Professions and Mobility
   
05/12/23 - 15:21   Solus - opens new 23,000 sqft bodyshop in Newport, South Wales; now has 22 sites
   
05/12/23 - 13:42   ABP Club events in 2023 - access all the photos from BBA, the Golf Days, and the Night of Knights *FOR FREE*
   
05/12/23 - 13:21   The Car Expert on SMMT figures - “two speed market” indicates worrying disparity between business and private sales
   
05/12/23 - 13:15   Mercedes-Benz Cars UK - Gary Savage, CEO and Managing Director, to retire in June, succeeded by Olivier Reppert
   
05/12/23 - 13:08   Accident Credit Group (ACG) - Ian Budsworth (Ops Director) promoted to role of Managing Director
   
05/12/23 - 12:58   Bristol Street Motors - opens new Nissan dealership on Teesside
   
05/12/23 - 12:37   SMMT - new van sales up 12.7% YOY in November
   
05/12/23 - 11:40   The IMI - Julia Muir (Automotive 30% Club) and Robert Forrester (Vertu Motors) join IMI as newest Vice Presidents
   
05/12/23 - 11:28   First4Lawyers - whiplash reforms have driven 50% of legal firms out of the lower-value road traffic accident claims market
   
05/12/23 - 11:15   Ford Puma - UK's best selling car YTD, followed by Nissan Qashqai, Vauxhall Corsa and Kia Sportage
   
05/12/23 - 10:52   The Silverstone Park Schools Programme - 6,500 'meaningful encounters' with students during 2022-23 academic year
   
05/12/23 - 10:46   The Car Expert Awards 2024 - MG 4 crowned Car of the Year
   
05/12/23 - 10:33   FMG Repair Services (FMGRS) - newly relocated Bristol site now open
   
05/12/23 - 10:14   Motor insurance to see lowest growth of all personal lines insurance - above inflation increases for policyholders means more will switch
   
05/12/23 - 09:41   LKQ UK & Ireland - Kevan Wooden to succeed Andy Hamilton as Chief Executive Officer of the LKQ UK & Ireland group of companies
   
05/12/23 - 09:29   SMMT - November new car registrations up 9.5% YOY and just -0.1% down on pre-COVID
   
05/12/23 - 09:23   AkzoNobel Powder Coatings (industrial) - partners with Swiss firm, coatingAI, that uses AI to improve application process
   
04/12/23 - 14:28   LKQ - promote Andy Hamilton (currently head of LKQ UK) to head of LKQ Europe (succeeding Varun Laroyia)
   
04/12/23 - 13:56   Bristol Street Motors - £1 million investment in Newcastle Ford dealership
   
04/12/23 - 13:24   Michael Hatton - General Bodyshop Manager at Apollo Motor Group powered by Steer Automotive Group (Southampton) moves to Horsham bodyshop
   
04/12/23 - 13:10   Ford Transit Custom - named as What Car? Van of the Year for 2024
   
04/12/23 - 13:03   Draper Tools - prize draw win will benefit coastal community and Motor Museum restoration
   
04/12/23 - 13:03   Draper Tools - prize draw win will benefit coastal community and Motor Museum restoration
   
04/12/23 - 12:47   Power-TEC - designed for bodyshops, the Power-TEC Wheel Arch & Body Line Marker Tool
   
04/12/23 - 12:44   Cleevely Electric Vehicles (EV) - opportunity for bodyshops on EV tyres as 60% of EV advisories relate to tyre condition
   
04/12/23 - 12:32   The IMI - Equity, Diversity & Inclusion focus wins IMI recognition at Federation of Awarding Bodies 2023 Awards
   
04/12/23 - 12:28   Auto Trader - average price of a used car was £17,319 in November; up 39% vs November 2019, but down -3.8% YoY
   
04/12/23 - 12:21   IMI ADAS Report Nov 2023 - 4 in 10 drivers incorrectly assume ADAS calibration is done at an MOT inspection
   
04/12/23 - 12:14   LV= General Insurance - between 2021-2022, thefts have increased by 59% and are expected to be even higher by the end of 2023
   
04/12/23 - 11:55   Maldon Accident Repair Centre - customers, suppliers and work providers attend open days in new bodyshop
   
04/12/23 - 11:33   Repairify - offers new customers three months free for its Remote Services
   
04/12/23 - 11:01   RAC - drivers lose out £184m a month as "major retailers refuse to pass on 5p fuel duty cut"
   
04/12/23 - 10:44   CarGurus - 360,000 fewer young drivers take to the road compared to five years ago as Gen Z navigates rising motoring costs
   
04/12/23 - 10:18   Audatex UK - Chris Wright, Vice President Solera, confirms 8.5% price increase from 1 January 2024
   
04/12/23 - 10:07   Audatex UK - Chris Wright, Vice President Solera, confirms 8.5% price increase from 1 January 2024
   
04/12/23 - 09:47   SMMT – Mick Flanagan, Vice President for Volvo, JLR, Toyota, Nissan at Adient, named new SMMT President
   
04/12/23 - 09:41   Copart - achieve Carbon Literacy Gold Accreditation with over 50% of Copart's workforce now certified
   
01/12/23 - 14:06   Over 500,000 ABP Daily Newsletters have been viewed so far this year; the most read newsletter was 23 October when the lead story was.......
   
01/12/23 - 13:57   The IMI - named the Awarding Org of the Year for Delivering Real Impact on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
   
01/12/23 - 13:27   IFB - a dozen unscrupulous firms have misrepresented themselves as Aviva’s claims management team
   
01/12/23 - 13:21   Leasys UK and Octopus Energy’s Electroverse - partnership give customers access to over 620,000 chargers across the UK and Europe
   
01/12/23 - 12:52   Gemini Accident Repair Centres - attend the 5% Club 2023/2024 Annual Celebratory Reception at Mansion House, London
   
01/12/23 - 12:37   Audatex UK - 16 new and 74 updated model sheets added in the latest UK AEG data release D4.76
   
01/12/23 - 12:18   Ben's new health & wellbeing survey - complete the survey for chance to win £500
   
01/12/23 - 12:11   SMMT - UK commercial vehicle production returns to growth up 47.1% in October
   
01/12/23 - 12:04   The AA Charitable Trust - 20 years after the mobile phone driving ban became law, 93% drivers report seeing others using phone at the wheel
   
01/12/23 - 11:06   ChargeGuru - EV charging provider merger with Zeplug to focus on UK-wide expansion designed for flats and offices
   
01/12/23 - 11:01   HSE - issues cold weather working guidance to help workers stay safe and warm
   
01/12/23 - 10:54   The British Motor Show (15-18 August 2024 in Farnborough) - newly rebranded MOTORS (eBay Motors Group) revealed as new Headline Sponsor
   
01/12/23 - 10:25   RAC - new car tax rules will give the Treasury an extra £2.4 billion a year by 2029
   
01/12/23 - 10:23   eBay - 87% of drivers admit the cost of living crisis the reason is why they have been put off buying new tyres
   
01/12/23 - 10:09   Industry Insights - the Industry Insights Race Team (IIRT) celebrates successful end to 2023 race season
   
01/12/23 - 09:25   Purchase Direct - £120,000 donated to Save the Children since Purchase Direct started making monthly donations in 2017
   
30/11/23 - 16:09   Paul Sewell, former Curriculum Operations Manager, Automotive, Body & Paint, Fabrication & Welding at Chesterfield College - seeks new role
   
30/11/23 - 14:06   Aviva - insurance no-no: 28% Brits admit to leaving the car-running unattended to de-ice screens
   
30/11/23 - 13:50   Individual Specialist Cars - Birmingham-based bodyshop accredited as a Lotus Cars Approved Bodyshop
   
30/11/23 - 13:38   AirPro Diagnostics - approved for Ford Collision and Glass Certification Programs
   
30/11/23 - 13:24   National ARG - identify a gap in the vehicle repair process, along with a profitable solution for UK bodyshops
   
30/11/23 - 13:17   USA: Axalta - wins R&D 100 Award for Innovation
   
30/11/23 - 13:02   r2c - VOR data shows a major reduction in delays with insurance company authorisation for accident damage, down from 65 days to 18
   
30/11/23 - 12:38   RAC - 19% drivers have changed to cheaper insurer; 11% (26% younger drivers) have put off required repairs to their vehicles
   
30/11/23 - 12:16   Thatcham Research’s Road To Rally project - raises more than £4,500 for AutoRaise and Bangers4Ben charities
   
30/11/23 - 12:09   SMMT - UK car manufacturing output up 31.6% in October
   
30/11/23 - 11:29   Revive! Plymouth - franchisees restore work life balance and are looking forward to enjoying a family Christmas Day for 2nd time in 10 years
   
30/11/23 - 11:15   Hyundai and Kia - radical new EV drivetrain system "will revolutionize the design of future mobility devices"
   
30/11/23 - 10:44   Drivus Financial Services (Axalta) - simplifying the equipment leasing process for bodyshops
   
30/11/23 - 10:09   Steer Automotive Group - achieves PAS 2060 carbon neutrality across all 98 repair shops
   
30/11/23 - 09:55   Autocraft Telford - secures 9th win of 2023, crowned 'Bodyshop of the Year' at Motor Trader Awards
   
30/11/23 - 06:46   ABI - vehicle repair costs of £1,600 million in Q3 2023 were 32% higher than Q3 2022; replacement vehicle costs up 47% to £160m
   
29/11/23 - 20:01   Exclusive Repair Network (ERN) - the 12 winners from their first awards event held last weekend
   
29/11/23 - 13:59   RAC - rise in breakdowns expected as cold snap arrives
   
29/11/23 - 13:43   Solus - opens new vehicle repair centre in Newport, South Wales, the first in Wales for the insurer-owned group of bodyshops
   
29/11/23 - 13:34   Peritus Learning - £100 discount for ABP Club Members on an online ILM Level 5 in Leadership & Management
   
29/11/23 - 12:38   2023 IMI Skills Competition winners announced - biggest ever entry sees winners in all four UK nations
   
29/11/23 - 12:16   Europcar - vehicle rental partner of Leicester Tigers Rugby Club gets players to take part in EV driving challenge (VIDEO)
   
29/11/23 - 12:07   SYNETIQ - new Leadership and Development Programme to tackle skills gap
   
29/11/23 - 12:03   Venson - only 14% of drivers support implementation of 20mph in their area
   
29/11/23 - 11:50   LKQ - automotive charity Ben awarded a share of $1,000,000 by LKQ Corporation - here's how you can vote for Ben to receive a £ boost!
   
29/11/23 - 11:04   Markerstudy - welcome three new insurance industry heavyweights as NEDs to the group: John Castagno, Ellie Barlow and Steve Maddock
   
29/11/23 - 10:41   AkzoNobel and Kansai Paint (Auto Refinish Coatings) - mutually agree not to proceed with African transaction
   
29/11/23 - 10:33   SMMT Automotive Council (members rep 99% of British vehicle manufacturing 50% UK’s automotive staff) - commit to 30% women in workforce
   
29/11/23 - 09:15   Vertu Accident Repair - half-year management meeting celebrates four new managers who have "come through the ranks" at Vertu
   
28/11/23 - 14:07   Telsa - provide ABP Club with a statement on the current situation re Tesla repair times
   
28/11/23 - 14:00   Ageas - sign deal with motor and car insurance broker, Brown & Brown
   
28/11/23 - 13:51   AXA UK - boosts fraud prevention with Synectics Solutions partnership
   
28/11/23 - 13:45   H.R. Owen Lamborghini Manchester - named Lamborghini Global Dealer of the Year out of 74 Lamborghini showrooms in EMEA and 180 globally
   
28/11/23 - 12:57   Luke Laurence, Crown Suzuki Sales Executive - wins The Motor Ombudsman’s National Garage Star Award
   
28/11/23 - 12:47   Korea: Roberlo - strengthens its global presence with the opening of Roberlo Korea
   
28/11/23 - 12:32   Europcar - by year end, 12% of the Europcar UK fleet will be electric and plug-in hybrid
   
28/11/23 - 11:53   Smart Repairs - Yorkshire’s largest cosmetic vehicle repairer appoints Peter Jepson (ex Chesterfield College) as a Key Account Manager
   
28/11/23 - 11:45   Saudi Arabia: Autotech Training - working with international firm, Petromin Corporation, on "unique" training facility
   
28/11/23 - 11:09   Garage Industry Trends - 98% garage revenue in 2023 came from ICE vehicles, with two thirds from diesel; £72.50 av labour rate
   
28/11/23 - 10:39   Direct Line Group’s motor business Darwin - reaches 250,000 customer milestone; strategy to restore margins and improve motor profitability
   
28/11/23 - 07:16   Saga - CEO, Euan Sutherland, stands down on 28 Nov 2023 after nearly 4 years; successor is Mike Hazell, appointed CFO 6 weeks ago
   
27/11/23 - 20:29   Aviva - uncovered 9,250 fraud cases, worth £120m, in 2022; 22% increase in fraudulent motor repair cases
   
27/11/23 - 14:02   LKQ - CEO, Dominick Zarcone, to retire in June; successor to be Justin Jude, currently head of Wholesale – North America segment
   
27/11/23 - 14:01   Joshua Hoskins, Parts Assistant at Marshall Fleet Services - the WorkFit team at Down's Syndrome Association can help your business, too!
   
27/11/23 - 13:48   Silverlake Automotive Recycling - achieves ISO trio
   
27/11/23 - 13:27   Vehicle Recyclers' Association (VRA) - Chas Ambrose, Association Secretary, contacts ABP Club to "urgently clarify" story re EV batteries
   
27/11/23 - 13:08   AA Pothole Index - Storm Babet rainfall (October) contributes to a 12% increase in wheel, tyre and suspension damage by covering road damage
   
27/11/23 - 12:47   ALLDATA Europe - director, Matthew Wright, nominated to the Independent Automotive Data Publishers Association (ADPA) board
   
27/11/23 - 12:27   AXA - plays a crucial role in commercial motor policy fraud police crackdown which saw 18 uninsured vehicles seized
   
27/11/23 - 11:42   Bodyshops.... are you at a cross-roads of leadership development? - look at the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) courses
   
27/11/23 - 11:18   Intelligent Motoring - Mike Williams (ex AutoProtect, WMS Group and EPG Global) appointed as Head of Business Development
   
27/11/23 - 10:53   USA: UVeye - working with US dealer group bodyshop; AI inspection "becoming the norm" for how cars are bought, sold, repaired, & monitored
   
27/11/23 - 10:19   Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) - "fixed costs increase yet again for petrol retailers"
   
27/11/23 - 10:01   What Car? - discounts on electric cars have increased by 323% in 12 months
   
27/11/23 - 09:52   Breez and BookMyGarage - team up to save drivers money on annual MOT costs
   
27/11/23 - 09:51   Breez and BookMyGarage - team up to save drivers money on annual MOT costs 
   
27/11/23 - 09:40   The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) - Government's response on self-driving vehicles "cautious yet optimistic approach"
   
27/11/23 - 07:09   Canada: Aviva - to acquire Option, Canadian vehicle replacement insurance business
   
25/11/23 - 13:59   AkzoNobel - held Paint the Future Challenge (carbon reduction in body repair industry) last week, participants included The Vella Group
   
24/11/23 - 14:40   School of Thought - attend Ford Dealer Conference at the ICC Birmingham as Ford launch AWE24 work experience to 500 UK dealers
   
24/11/23 - 14:02   LKQ Euro Car Parts - bodyshop customers to benefit from investment at LKQ's T1 Tamworth facility, inc new dedicated are for the LKQ Academy
   
24/11/23 - 13:42   Audatex - Ireland AudaEnterpriseGold data release D4.70
   
24/11/23 - 13:34   Steer Automotive Group - to near double the number of apprentices across its 98 sites to 300 by the end of 2024 to 16% technical workforce
   
24/11/23 - 13:05   Chaplane Colchester - Essex repairer receives Lotus Approved Bodyshop badge
   
24/11/23 - 12:58   Doseley Motors - donate to Jardine Jaguar Land Rover Wolverhampton's charity raffle for Elles Angels
   
24/11/23 - 12:23   IMI (Podcast) - CEO Steve Nash talks about where automotive is headed
   
24/11/23 - 12:17   Lightfoot - telematics delivers green tech carbon savings equivalent to switching 200 vans to EVs for frozen food firm, Iceland
   
24/11/23 - 11:12   IFB - Ghost Broker warning to shoppers this Black Friday and Cyber Monday
   
24/11/23 - 10:57   Autocar - £2 billion-plus commitment to support zero-emission investment in the automotive sector "good news for car makers"
   
24/11/23 - 10:53   Nissan - Government confirm £1.12bn investment from Nissan to produce all-electric Juke, Qashqai and replacement for Leaf in Sunderland
   
24/11/23 - 10:44   The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) - some VMs are "flooding the market with new and nearly new EVs"
   
24/11/23 - 10:34   Niaan - Government confirm £1.12 billion investment from Nissan to produce all-electric Juke, Qashqai and replacement for Leaf in Sunderland
   
24/11/23 - 10:11   Repairify - expands technical centre in Luton to meet demand for EV repairs and ADAS training and support for bodyshops
   
23/11/23 - 22:40   Motor Trader awards - full list of all 44 winners; Bodyshop of the Year won by Autocraft Telford
   
23/11/23 - 16:22   West Midlands Gigafactory - site will be included in the West Midlands Investment Zone announced in Autumn Statement
   
23/11/23 - 15:10   AA EV Recharge Report - peak time kerbside costs see average rise of 13 p/kWh
   
23/11/23 - 15:07   LV= GI - bodyshop network offers opt out of having a courtesy car to donate £25 to insurer's charity partner, Family Action
   
23/11/23 - 13:54   Steer Prestige - Farnham (South) accident repair centre awarded Lotus Approved Bodyshop approval
   
23/11/23 - 13:44   Peritus Learning - ABP Club Members can claim £100 off per person on the ILM Level 3: Foundations of Leadership – online course
   
23/11/23 - 13:37   AFP - some insurers increasing premiums for EVs "based on what appears to be incorrect and... irrelevant" info
   
23/11/23 - 13:26   IMI - motor industry pilot in security for the MI5
   
23/11/23 - 13:07   Sky News: Nissan - to announce on Friday electric Qashqai and Juke models will be built in Sunderland
   
23/11/23 - 12:49   Repairify's Director of Innovations, Martin Brown - re: self-driving legislation "repairers need to be fully informed and fully prepared"
   
23/11/23 - 12:27   Apollo and Balgores powered by Steer Automotive Group - bodyshop apprentices attend 3M training centre
   
23/11/23 - 11:22   Delphi - retains IMI Approval of Training Centre
   
23/11/23 - 10:28   Morelli Group - congratulates the IMI WorldSkills UK Automotive Refinishing winners
   
23/11/23 - 10:10   Autocar article: "electric car insurance costs soar 72% due to repair struggles" - the Confused.com data behind the headline
   
22/11/23 - 14:25   Euro NCAP and ANCAP - renew close ties with signature of MOU in Australia
   
22/11/23 - 13:57   Falling electric car values- drive 303% year-on-year uplift in demand for Electric Vehicle (EV) GAP Insurance
   
22/11/23 - 13:56   The AA - Autumn Statement reaction
   
22/11/23 - 13:51   Toyota (up 8% to $64,504m) - is the top automotive brand in Interbrand Top Global Brands ranking
   
22/11/23 - 13:41   Autumn Statement - (some of the) 110 measures to "back business" inc NI cut, £50m funding for apprenticeships and £500m for AI
   
22/11/23 - 12:00   IFED - fourth man (who fled to France) sentenced for dangerous £50k crash for cash plot
   
22/11/23 - 11:41   Allianz - ranked world’s #1 insurance brand by Interbrand for the 5th year in a row
   
22/11/23 - 11:26   Fix Auto Leicester - Christmas toy appeal for the Salvation Army
   
22/11/23 - 11:16   Delphi - has added more than 300 new braking parts in 2023, including Tesla Model S/Model 3
   
22/11/23 - 10:41   L&I ARC - Liverpool bodyshop which opened earlier this month successfully achieves the new BSI10125:2022 standard
   
22/11/23 - 09:55   Sabre Insurance (UK's 20th largest motor insurer) - confirms it was subject of cyber attack; IT security controls prevented any data access
   
22/11/23 - 09:23   Repairify MD, Phil Peace - "the ADAS skills gap is real"
   
22/11/23 - 06:06   JLR - working closely with Thatcham to improve vehicle security on older models to reduce thefts
   
21/11/23 - 21:55   Minimum Wage (National Living Wage) - up by 9.8% to £11.44hr from April = £23,886pa for 40-hour week; apprentices up 21.2% to £13,363pa
   
21/11/23 - 21:36   Top Gear - BBC says TV show will not return for the "foreseeable future"
   
21/11/23 - 14:02   Dick Lovett Group - brand-new Porsche dealership in Newport to open in Spring 2024, inc Smart repair centre & 21-bay workshop
   
21/11/23 - 13:55   Business and Trade Committee - incentivise EV battery supply chain investment to prevent decline of the UK car industry, say MPs
   
21/11/23 - 13:50   Gemini ARC MD, David Sargeant - completes the 2023 Athens Marathon
   
21/11/23 - 13:26   SMMT and Ben - providing grants for UK automotive apprentices at SMMT member companies to help fund car driving lessons
   
21/11/23 - 13:15   Cosworth - Simon Wilding appointed as MD of the company’s Advanced Propulsion and Full Vehicle Programmes division, Delta Cosworth
   
21/11/23 - 13:00   FMG Repair Services - plastic repair training partnership launched by Eco Repair Systems across its bodyshop- network
   
21/11/23 - 12:41   Cox Automotive - "current (used car) trade values remain unrealistically high despite the recent trade drops"
   
21/11/23 - 12:31   Markerstudy - appoints Joe Barnard (ex Clegg Gifford) as director of group sales & business development
   
21/11/23 - 11:52   Venson - new free Whitepaper 'The Journey Towards Full Driving Automation'
   
21/11/23 - 11:41   Allianz - Complete Mini Fleet: green parts for non-safety critical repairs & excess reduction for using approved repairer network
   
21/11/23 - 11:05   Office for National Statistics (ONS) - estimated UK output per hour worked for Q3 2023 was 2.5% above pre-COVID
   
21/11/23 - 10:46   WorldSkills UK Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Heroes Awards 2024 - apprentice champions: enter by 15 Dec; winners at Houses of Parliament
   
21/11/23 - 10:27   SYNETIQ - wins Vehicle Recycling Company (Large) Award at the 2023 ATF Professional Vehicle Recycling Awards
   
21/11/23 - 10:20   Richard Hardie - North-East based dealer group signs exclusive one-year remarketing deal with BCA
   
20/11/23 - 17:14   Direct Line Group - one of the UK's largest insurers with 9,500 employees gains IMI accreditation
   
20/11/23 - 17:05   Redde Northgate (parent of FMG) - made £1.4 billion merger proposal to Halfords say reports; offer rejected but fresh bid possible
   
20/11/23 - 13:46   East Bilney Coachworks' Norwich (South) bodyshop - awarded Lotus Approved Bodyshop approval
   
20/11/23 - 13:36   Co-op Insurance - the last Friday in November has on average 42% more accidents than an average day
   
20/11/23 - 13:18   Revive! - smart repair network wins Leadership and Culture Award and hits £2m monthly sales
   
20/11/23 - 13:16   Revive! - culture and Leadership recognised as UK's leading smart repair network hits £2m monthly sales
   
20/11/23 - 12:49   Carwow - 73% motorists want fuel duty freeze in Autumn Statement
   
20/11/23 - 12:11   ThingCo - telematics cuts speeding events by 25% and saves lives
   
20/11/23 - 11:42   AA Insurance Services - insurance related court convictions in 2022 exceed 117,000, 18% total motoring convictions
   
20/11/23 - 11:17   PLS watch & share - new short film from Ben to mark International Men's Day which had the theme: theme of ‘zero male suicide’
   
20/11/23 - 11:00   RAC - just 3% of new cars come with a back-up wheel in the boot as standard
   
20/11/23 - 10:56   ABI - record 4.4 million people are now covered by health insurance through their employer
   
20/11/23 - 10:43   MRB Auto Body - joins Fix Auto as Fix Auto Ballymoney in Northern Ireland, total capacity for Fix in NI is now 160 vehicles a month
   
20/11/23 - 10:30   Carsofthefuture - CAVForth Bus wins first Self-driving Industry Vehicle of the Year Award
   
17/11/23 - 21:24   WorldSkills UK - 2023 Gold medals: Body Repair: Adrian Matthews of Ultimate Accident Repair; Refinishing: Oisin Mckerr of Porters NI
   
17/11/23 - 13:57   USA: Hyundai - will sell cars via Amazon next year
   
17/11/23 - 13:50   Gemini Accident Repairs - now an Approved Training Centre to deliver GQA National Qualifications, inc ADAS and 4-wheel alignment
   
17/11/23 - 13:45   Stellantis UK Accident Repair Programme - donate vehicle parts and panels for AutoRaise at the National School and College Leavers Festival
   
17/11/23 - 13:31   Mirka - celebrates 80th anniversary
   
17/11/23 - 13:26   Solera - average repair cost for EVs 29% vs ICE repair costs in side-by-side model comparison
   
17/11/23 - 13:19   Displaced Talent Mobility pilot - scheme which helps skilled refugees fill skills gaps contributing £1m to UK economy each year
   
17/11/23 - 12:57   Fix Auto Penzance - installs bank of EV fast chargers which the public can use
   
17/11/23 - 12:37   Lightfoot - telematics company that rewards good driving passes £1.3m of prizes to date
   
17/11/23 - 11:51   Thatcham Research - on an "Australian journey" with one of Australia's largest, Suncorp Group
   
17/11/23 - 10:56   RSA insurance - to launch Equal Parental Leave Policy in January 2024
   
17/11/23 - 10:36   £8 billion redirected HS2 funding - to resurface more than 5,000 miles of road across the country
   
17/11/23 - 10:09   AA Insurance Services - renews Europcar direct hire vehicle replacement deal for 5 years
   
17/11/23 - 08:54   Direct Commercial - 90% brokers believe they will see growth in commercial motor over the coming year
   
16/11/23 - 13:57   Compare the Market - insurance has substantial impact on the increased cost of driving; repair inflation "likely impacted many areas"
   
16/11/23 - 13:51   Ben - new 5-year strategic plan to support increase in service demand will include transfer of care homes to new operators
   
16/11/23 - 13:44   Start Rescue - "common sense" speed limits needed
   
16/11/23 - 13:41   Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) - to get new powers to improve competition in the road fuel market
   
16/11/23 - 13:36   Auto Windscreens - sees rise in body glass claims in November BUT overall claims have halved since 2011
   
16/11/23 - 13:32   RAC - comments on open letter from Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) written to the EV charging sector
   
16/11/23 - 13:30   SMMT - new heavy goods vehicle (HGV) registrations up 14.9% Q3 2023
   
16/11/23 - 12:06   M&A Coachworks - complete 10,000th insurance repair for Porsche
   
16/11/23 - 11:46   Komoo - open new bodyshop in Bangor (NI), Komoo's first site in Northern Ireland
   
16/11/23 - 11:20   OCU Group - energy and utilities specialist launches EV charging focussed business units
   
16/11/23 - 10:48   Tameside College - hosts Refinishing and Body Repair WorldSkills UK National Finals
   
16/11/23 - 10:27   IMI - Autumn Budget Statement IMI ‘wishlist’ for education, automotive businesses and motorists
   
16/11/23 - 10:15   IFED - ten arrested in police crackdown on commercial insurance fraud
   
16/11/23 - 07:20   Aviva - Q3 trading update: "nine months of strong growth"; UK general insurance gross written premiums up 13%; "outlook confident"
   
15/11/23 - 13:25   Euro NCAP - announces the Shortlist for What Van? Awards for Safety 2024
   
15/11/23 - 13:21   Standox - new 1K-Allround Primer Surfacer U3080S as an aerosol speeds up bodyshop repair process
   
15/11/23 - 13:15   Cazoo - quarter of drivers would refuse a colour associated with a political party or football team
   
15/11/23 - 13:09   Aviva - UK businesses at climate change crossroads; almost half of UK businesses now have a climate plan in place
   
15/11/23 - 13:04   Prasco UK - redevelops website for the third time in three years
   
15/11/23 - 12:55   CRASH - Fleet & Repair Director, Paul Cooney, to retire after 25 years
   
15/11/23 - 11:55   XL Motors - one of the first bodyshops to be awarded with the new Lotus Bodyshop Approval
   
15/11/23 - 11:29   Vauxhall - number of on-street chargers has increased by 69% in the last 12 months
   
15/11/23 - 10:56   (Sky News) Lloyd's of London - insurance marketplace for commercial, corporate and specialty risk to remain at iconic London HQ
   
15/11/23 - 10:25   Carpenters - CEO, Donna Richards recognised for "Contribution to Gender Diversity" at Lead5050 Awards
   
15/11/23 - 10:12   What Car? - 36% motorists who bought a new car recently & considered going electric opted for petrol, diesel or hybrid because of cost
   
15/11/23 - 09:53   L&I Eaton ARC - Sheffield site which opened last month successfully accredited to BSI10125:2022 standard
   
15/11/23 - 09:44   LKQ - most requested parts for the UK’s favourite vehicles in their new Collision Parts guide for bodyshops
   
15/11/23 - 07:20   Inflation rate - big fall in CPI inflation rate to 4.6% for the 12 months to October 2023; RPI inflation down to 6.1%
   
14/11/23 - 14:48   EY - insurers have begun to see signs of recovery in the private car market, which has led to an increase in demand for motor insurance
   
14/11/23 - 13:59   OSRAM - lighting bulbs more likely to fail in colder temperatures
   
14/11/23 - 13:49   BODYSHOPS! - reminder to complete the ABP Annual Survey BY 6PM TODAY (Tues 14 November)
   
14/11/23 - 13:46   IFB - fraud accounts for over 40% of all crime, costing approximately £7 billion annually
   
14/11/23 - 13:19   Highways England - first major gritting run of winter at the weekend as temperatures drop
   
14/11/23 - 13:16   British Gas - offer free EV charging for a year with purchase of Hive EV charger
   
14/11/23 - 13:11   EY - announces appointment of new UK Insurance Leader, Martina Neary
   
14/11/23 - 13:04   IMI - comment on the changes in Government that will have an impact on the automotive sector
   
14/11/23 - 12:26   Silverlake Automotive Recycling - win three industry awards on one night
   
14/11/23 - 12:15   GEM - Speed-themed #RoadSafetyWeek starts Sunday 19 November
   
14/11/23 - 12:01   Manufacturing Five (M5) trade associations, which includes the SMMT - calls for political unity to support UK growth
   
14/11/23 - 11:06   Maldon Accident Repair Centre - holding an open day event (27 & 28 November) at 18,000sq ft bespoke premises in Heybridge
   
14/11/23 - 10:40   Zurich - short-term risks such as economic and labour market-related risks dominate G20 business leaders’ near-term concerns
   
14/11/23 - 10:08   MINI - Oliver Gorrod, aged 9, creates ‘Car of the Future’ after winning nationwide ‘MINI Minds…’ competition
   
14/11/23 - 10:04   MotorEasy Reliability Index - Skoda Citigo named the most dependable car
   
14/11/23 - 09:48   Revive! and ChipsAway - bodywork repair franchises secure wins at the 2023 BFA HSBC British Franchise Awards
   
13/11/23 - 22:20   GT Motive - issue statement to affirm the integrity and exactitude of their Tesla labour times
   
13/11/23 - 16:58   Got a spare £12m? You could be driving Bloodhound LSR and setting a new Land Speed Record of over 800mph in 2025
   
13/11/23 - 15:16   Auto Windscreens - open Customer Service Centre in Sheffield; 6th opening this year
   
13/11/23 - 14:35   Steer Automotive Group - winner of Fastest Growing Bodyshop Group at the ABP Night of Knights included in The Fast Growth 50 Index
   
13/11/23 - 14:00   HSE - new online learning tool helps businesses address work-related stress
   
13/11/23 - 13:56   BCA – LCV values down 6% month-on-month in October to £8,705 average as economic pressures continue
   
13/11/23 - 13:42   Check My Vehicle - London, Essex, the West Midlands, Greater Manchester, and West Yorkshire are the top 5 areas for car thefts
   
13/11/23 - 13:33   National Windscreens - Simon Hunt and Craig Gibson to attend the launch of King Charles' book tomorrow in London
   
13/11/23 - 12:52   Automotive 30% Club #ThisGirlIsMe2023 Campaign - encourage female colleagues to take part; join Victoria Keating @ Solus who has already has
   
13/11/23 - 12:18   BODYSHOPS! - REMINDER TO COMPLETE THE ABP ANNUAL SURVEY BY 6PM TOMORROW (Tues 14 November)
   
13/11/23 - 12:14   LKQ Euro Car Parts - launches finance graduate scheme to create new pathways for young people entering the automotive industry
   
13/11/23 - 12:03   Transport Minister Jesse Norman resigns - appointed as Minister of State in the Department for Transport in October 2022
   
13/11/23 - 11:38   Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) - skills gap is stifling our growth ambitions and leaving us at a standstill, say small firms
   
13/11/23 - 11:30   eBay - bar owner from Liverpool, Paul White, wins eBay's Van Conversion of the Year Awards with "AmBEERlance"
   
13/11/23 - 10:59   Mercedes-Benz - seven models ready for highly automated and driverless parking
   
13/11/23 - 10:22   Winn Group HY 2023 results - turnover up 35%; EBITA up 62%, number of credit hire contracts up 16%
   
13/11/23 - 09:09   Tesla - UK petrol station group and owner of Asda, EG Group, to buy Tesla charging units
   
13/11/23 - 09:02   BCA - average used car values lift at BCA in October despite biggest fall in price guide values in a decade
   
13/11/23 - 07:27   Tesla megacast components pushing up insurance costs says Autocar - Thatcham Research investigating issue
   
13/11/23 - 07:12   Sad death announced of Dave Beale, owner of Wyndon Motors and husband of Ruth Moring; details of funeral service on Tues 21 Nov
   
12/11/23 - 09:18   Vehicle Recycling Awards - fill list of all 17 award winners
   
10/11/23 - 16:31   Gemini Accident Repair Centres - attains Platinum membership of the 5% Club
   
10/11/23 - 13:27   AirPro Diagnostics - mobile static recalibration device, Auggie, meets both the NHSTSA and IIHS standards
   
10/11/23 - 13:21   The Car Expert - UK car market grew by 14% in October, but this was driven by fleets, NOT consumers
   
10/11/23 - 13:14   National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) Northern Ireland - the movement and sale of new vehicles in NI will remain unaffected
   
10/11/23 - 13:11   Germany: BMW - Level 3 highly automated driving available in the new BMW 7 Series from next spring
   
10/11/23 - 13:07   Ben Ball - call for auction prizes for the silent auction on the night (Weds 6 Dec); ABP Members who book by TODAY can get 25% discount
   
10/11/23 - 12:54   ABP Convention and Night of Knights - Laurence Jesson at Sutton Car Repairs receives the ABP Lifetime Achievement Award
   
10/11/23 - 12:32   The IMI - the UK is "leaping forward" with the Automated Vehicles Bill
   
10/11/23 - 11:21   JUST 4 DAYS LEFT for the ABP State of the Industry Survey - please respond by 6pm on Tuesday
   
10/11/23 - 11:16   Steer Automotive Group - Steer Apprentice Academy Awards
   
10/11/23 - 09:51   RAC - 46% increase in number of third-quarter pothole breakdowns
   
10/11/23 - 09:07   NFU Mutual - cost of Land Rover Defender theft claims to insurer totalled £2.4 million in 2022
   
10/11/23 - 08:53   Autovista - electric vehicles make up 17% of global new-car market in September; global EV market up 23% YOY
   
09/11/23 - 13:58   What Car? - investigation highlights the dangers of buying aftermarket EV charging cables from online marketplaces
   
09/11/23 - 13:51   ABP NOK Repairers’ Choice Award winner Spies Hecker - excels at matt finish paint repairs
   
09/11/23 - 13:45   AkzoNobel - uses rapeseed and pine rosin to create first bio-based interior coating for KIA Motors
   
09/11/23 - 13:35   K.S. Composites - Leicestershire-based supplier to F1 teams secures £3.25m lending facility
   
09/11/23 - 13:25   Autoglass - opens first ever off-grid, solar panelled modular branches in Reading, Doncaster, and Worcester
   
09/11/23 - 13:02   Ring - technicians should check lightning system bulbs when customers come in with a pothole-related job
   
09/11/23 - 12:43   RAC - road fuel market study update report
   
09/11/23 - 12:32   The IMI Annual Dinner and Awards 2024 - nominations close at 23:59 on Monday 13 November 2023
   
09/11/23 - 11:34   ABP Convention and Night of Knights - Paul Glover receives ABP Special Recognition Award
   
09/11/23 - 11:23   VisionTrack - appoints Ben Pickard as CEO
   
09/11/23 - 11:15   Skillnet - launch Tesla Body Repair apprenticeship programmes at RWC Training in Milton Keynes
   
09/11/23 - 10:43   Morgan - working with renowned design house Pininfarina on a future vehicle project
   
09/11/23 - 10:38   The CMA - first monitoring report on road fuel market shows prices up by at least 11 pence per litre since May
   
09/11/23 - 10:32   SMMT - used battery electric vehicle (BEVs) sales up 99.9%, reaching record 1.8% market share
   
09/11/23 - 10:09   GTA - Stewart McCulloch appointed as Independent GTA Chair
   
08/11/23 - 21:28   ABP Daily Newsletter for Wednesday - FINALLY delivered around 8.30pm! Apologies for delay caused by major outage at email service provider
   
08/11/23 - 21:17   AX - working with West Midlands Police find a "chop shop" in Coventry with over £300,000 worth of cars and car parts
   
08/11/23 - 16:35   AFP (Association of Fleet Professionals) - fleets need to work with insurers to understande the degree of risk with electric vehicles
   
08/11/23 - 15:09   Delay in ABP Daily Newsletter today (Wednesday 8 Nov); email provider has major outage and currently no estimated time of completion
   
08/11/23 - 14:19   ABI - average motor premium up 29% in last 12 months to £561 due to 15% increase in labour costs and 16% increase in materials
   
08/11/23 - 14:16   Peritus Learning - enhance the management skills of your Workshop/Bodyshop Managers with ‘fully online’ ILM Level 3
   
08/11/23 - 13:55   ASM Auto Recycling - e2e talks to five-site Network Member and vehicle recycling and salvage firm
   
08/11/23 - 13:22   ABP Convention and Night of Knights - Martyn Rowley, our 2023 Industry Knight!
   
08/11/23 - 12:59   Venson - SMEs must focus on safety when equipping fleet vehicles
   
08/11/23 - 12:43   RWC Training - meets with Bedford College Vice Principal, David Wilkins, and Motor Vehicle Head, James Woolley
   
08/11/23 - 12:13   ‘Race Across Britain’ with Ben! - exciting new UK-based fundraising challenge for the automotive industry, Feb 2024
   
08/11/23 - 11:45   Copart - working with specialist drying and decontamination business, Polygon Restoration Services
   
08/11/23 - 11:13   Belron International (Autoglass) - becomes the latest IMI TechSafe Centre of Excellence
   
08/11/23 - 10:33   James Alpe - Steve Hodgson, Training & Development Manager, wining #NightofKnights Apprentice Mentor of the Year
   
08/11/23 - 10:21   Thatcham Research - statement on the legislative aims for self-driving vehicles: insurance "ready to support this evolutionary leap"
   
08/11/23 - 09:40   Ben - offering ABP Club Members a 25% discount on tables at the charity fundraising Ben Ball, Wednesday 6 December in London
   
07/11/23 - 21:15   ABP Club Convention - a BIG thank you to the 40 companies who exhibited!
   
07/11/23 - 14:03   ABP Convention and Night of Knights - link below to hundreds of NOK photos and a brilliant 2-minute highlights video
   
07/11/23 - 13:56   Allianz - welcomes announcement of the Automated Vehicle Bill in the King's Speech
   
07/11/23 - 13:51   Cogent Hire - appoint Luke LeSauteur as commercial director
   
07/11/23 - 13:32   SYNETIQ - awarded silver EcoVadis medal for sustainability performance
   
07/11/23 - 13:28   ABP State of the Industry Report 2023 - one week left to participate!
   
07/11/23 - 13:05   Covéa Insurance - vehicle repair costs up 46% and replacement car costs up 52% (ABI figures)
   
07/11/23 - 12:54   RAC - offers members "specially designed" MOT product for £44.99 at one of around 600 selected RAC approved garages
   
07/11/23 - 12:36   King's Speech - new legal frameworks for autonomous vehicles and AI; an Advanced British Standard and apprenticeship boost
   
07/11/23 - 12:15   AkzoNobel - The Vella Group, Allianz, Toyota and Europcar join 24-hour bodyshop carbon reduction challenge: 21-22 November in Amsterdam
   
07/11/23 - 11:55   Acturis Group - confirm go-live of system that saw Motability fleet contract policy transfer
   
07/11/23 - 11:00   Auto Trader - average price of a used car was £17,641, down -1.7% YoY and -0.2% MoM
   
07/11/23 - 08:53   MIRA Technology Institute (MTI) - apprentice receive new electric truck to help them get to grips with the latest electric vehicle tech
   
07/11/23 - 08:43   British Retail Consortium (BRC) - 35 Scottish industry and business bodies unite to call for rates freeze
   
07/11/23 - 08:37   SMMT - UK new light commercial vehicle market rises for 10th month in a row, up 17.7%
   
07/11/23 - 07:28   Direct Line - Q3 2023 trading update: 725,000 Motability customers welcomed to DLG; average motor premium up 37% compared to Q3 2022
   
06/11/23 - 13:56   The IMI - supports UK Skills Trade Mission to China
   
06/11/23 - 13:54   Luton Airport car park fire - latest update: car parked on lower levels not recoverable; 100 cars on upper level in hands of insurers
   
06/11/23 - 13:48   British Gas - electric uptake continues to steal the headlines
   
06/11/23 - 11:06   Zoomo - new E-Moped partnership with Uber Eats to make 100% of food delivery trips in major European cities emission-free
   
06/11/23 - 10:58   AA Accident Assist - rear-end smashes increase by 25% in the Winter compared to the rest of the year
   
06/11/23 - 10:53   (Reuters) Tesla - wins first US Autopilot trial involving fatal crash: "ultimate responsibility rests with drivers"
   
06/11/23 - 10:48   Independent Garage Association (IGA) - offering IGA members subsidised MOT training to upskill industry
   
06/11/23 - 10:43   SMMT - new car registrations up 14.3% year-on-year and 7.2% above 2019
   
06/11/23 - 10:39   Laser Tools - lost the locking wheel nut key? Try the Universal Wheel Nut Extractor set
   
06/11/23 - 10:35   What Car?’s Real MPG tests - Toyota Yaris Cross hybrid (most efficient); Audi S8 performance saloon (least efficient)
   
06/11/23 - 10:22   Peritus Learning - join ABP members registering for new accredited ‘online’ management skills course
   
06/11/23 - 10:11   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles - 48% of van drivers admit to overloading their vehicles, despite 89% knowing the legal limit
   
05/11/23 - 17:16   ABP Convention and Night of Knights - huge selection of FREE photos now available for free viewing and dowload
   
04/11/23 - 20:52   FT - insurers balk at battery fires and write-offs in electric vehicles as higher insurance premiums make EVs less attractive to consumers
   
03/11/23 - 10:56   Over 50% of cars speed in 30mph zones
   
03/11/23 - 14:10   Steer Automotive Group - opening another bodyshop site in Glasgow
   
03/11/23 - 13:59   KG Mobility (formerly SsangYong Motor Company) - signs agreement with BYD to develop electric and hybrid vehicles
   
03/11/23 - 13:56   A HUGE thank you to all who attended and supported the 2023 ABP Convention and Night of Knights
   
03/11/23 - 13:33   Auto Trader: ULEZ - 2,300 compliant cars £2,000 and below and over 5,200 compliant cars in the £5,000 and under price range available
   
03/11/23 - 13:19   Zurich - cuts claim times (property claims) to 13 minutes after introducing WhatsApp and video customer journeys
   
03/11/23 - 13:15   National Windscreens - visit MIRA and First Hydrogen to find out about hydrogen as a viable fuel alternative
   
03/11/23 - 10:20   Autovisa Group - October sees largest monthly %RV fall in UK
   
03/11/23 - 10:12   RAC - petrol "remains seriously overpriced"
   
02/11/23 - 21:32   ABP Club - the 2023 Night of Knights WINNERS are announced!
   
02/11/23 - 13:59   ABP Convention - future-fit collaborative supply chains & Richard Steer confirms he'll he heading up the Steer family for the foreseeable
   
02/11/23 - 12:43   Steer Automotive Group - "honoured" to be part of the Porsche Art Challenge
   
02/11/23 - 12:36   BookMyGarage - partners with online mobile mechanic marketplace ClickMechanic
   
02/11/23 - 11:59   Joining instructions for #NightofKnights
   
02/11/23 - 11:47   ABP CLUB #NIGHTOFKNIGHTS: THE FULL LIST OF FINALISTS - winners to be announced TONIGHT in Manchester
   
02/11/23 - 11:35   The IMI - “has all the noise about electric vehicles distracted the automotive sector from a more urgent and immediate skills issue?”
   
02/11/23 - 10:56   Over 50% of cars speed in 30mph zones
   
02/11/23 - 10:54   LKQ Corporation - Announces Partnership with the International Rescue Committee
   
02/11/23 - 10:43   The IMI - calls for nominations for 2024 Annual Awards
   
02/11/23 - 10:41   GTA - Stewart McCulloch appointed independent chair of the GTA
   
01/11/23 - 14:43   Tesco Bank - appoint Laurent Matras (ex AXA) as Chief Underwriting Officer for Tesco Insurance
   
01/11/23 - 13:35   Rhodes Accident Repair Group - sucessful Classic Car / Apprenticeship day to talk to young people about apprenticeships
   
01/11/23 - 13:21   Storm Ciarán - invoke storm and flood plan with extra claims consultants "standing-by"
   
01/11/23 - 13:11   Pro-Align - Oxyhtech carbon cleaners
   
01/11/23 - 13:04   Venson - 1/3 grey fleet drivers say their employer has never checked their driving licence, MOT or insurance policy
   
01/11/23 - 13:01   AXA UK - self-driving vehicles have potential to save NHS up to £2.3bn every year, says
   
01/11/23 - 12:52   ALA Insurance - GAP insurance provider's advice for car owners about what to do when natural disasters strike
   
01/11/23 - 12:48   L&I Eaton ARC - new bodyshop opens in Liverpool
   
01/11/23 - 12:45   Ennis & Co Group - welcomes former Automotive leader Julie David as Associate
   
01/11/23 - 12:42   TTC - fleet managers should boost confidence as half of drivers fear driving in bad weather
   
01/11/23 - 12:07   ONE WEEK LEFT - tell us your suggestions for the ABP Guide to Retail Charges 2024 edition
   
01/11/23 - 11:46   JLR - Autocar says dealers are being told to use non-OE and second-hand parts to clear repairs backlog due to aprts shortages
   
01/11/23 - 11:42   Solera - launch Peri, a dedicated payment processing service for the automotive industry
   
01/11/23 - 10:26   ABP CLUB #NIGHTOFKNIGHTS: THE FULL LIST OF FINALISTS - winners to be announced tomorrow in Manchester
   
01/11/23 - 09:48   Health and Safety Executive (HSE) - sign up to new bulletin on preventing work-related stress and supporting good mental health
   
01/11/23 - 09:30   Škoda Auto - new rooftop photovoltaic systems contribute to carbon-neutral production efforts
   
01/11/23 - 09:25   AI selling cars to customers "unthinkable" just 12 months ago - but dealers now say "selling more cars thanks to AI"
   
01/11/23 - 08:30   Vertu - report that a "malicious actor" has FALSELY accessed Companies House to show directors resigned and 2 new directors appointed
   
01/11/23 - 07:31   Vertu (Bristol Street Motors) - acquires Rowes Garage Ltd for £6.2m, dealer group with 4 sales outlets in South West of England
   
31/10/23 - 13:56   Download the 84-page ABP Club Night of Knights Programme now - #NightofKnights is on Thursday!
   
31/10/23 - 13:54   Night of Knights completely FULL with 780 guests. Returns only. PLEASE let us know if you cannot use your ticket as we have a waiting list
   
31/10/23 - 13:49   Thatcham Research - appoints Yousif Al-Ani as principal engineer - ADAS, and Dan Harrowell as advanced technologies engineer - research
   
31/10/23 - 13:39   MG Vehicle Accident Repair Centre - check out the Wolverhampton-based bodyshop's spooky Halloween set-up!
   
31/10/23 - 13:22   Tesco Bank - Fords make up 17% of theft claims, Land Rovers (11%), BMWs and Vauxhalls (both 8%)
   
31/10/23 - 13:07   AJ Bell - inflation, downturn in demand and pay increases: Tesla is "under pressure"
   
31/10/23 - 12:35   46% tradespeople do not always take the necessary health and safety measures - Direct Line business insurance survey
   
31/10/23 - 12:19   Fix Auto UK - tickets go one sale for the 2024 National Conference, 8 & 9 May in Birmingham
   
31/10/23 - 11:50   AA - 15% drivers avoid Halloween travel because of Trick or Treaters
   
31/10/23 - 11:30   Cifas (fraud prevention service) - employers urged to prioritise internal security as cases of employee theft rise by 74% YOY
   
31/10/23 - 11:14   FMG Repair Services - donate paint and materials to the College of West Anglia
   
31/10/23 - 10:52   Car-O-Liner - World Skills UK sponsor for 11th consecutive year hosts WorldSkills training at Car-O-Liner's Rugby training centre
   
31/10/23 - 10:24   Direct Line - 64% SMEs are finding it difficult to retain valued staff in the current economic climate
   
31/10/23 - 10:14   Nissan - e-4ORCE tech distributes the torque to the front and rear motors to maximise tyre grip
   
31/10/23 - 10:08   Warrantywise - cost of parts up 9.3% and labour rates up 4.2% on average from 2022
   
31/10/23 - 10:06   World Bank - warns that oil price could surge from $90 barrel today to a record $150 barrel if Israel-Hamas situation escalates
   
31/10/23 - 09:57   Europcar - high upfront cost holds back over half of drivers from EV ownership
   
31/10/23 - 07:31   BBC - 2023 is on course to see the highest number of company failures since the depths of the financial crisis in 2009
   
31/10/23 - 07:10   ONS - number of 65-year-olds and over still in work has increased by nearly 1 million since 2000; 1 in 9 now work beyond their 65th birthday
   
30/10/23 - 14:08   Night of Knights completely FULL with 780 guests. Returns only. PLEASE let us know if you cannot use your ticket as we have a waiting list
   
30/10/23 - 14:00   Download the 84-page ABP Club Night of Knights Programme now - ready for the MAIN EVENT on Thursday!
   
30/10/23 - 14:00   Download the 84-page ABP Club Night of Knights Programme now - ready for the MAIN EVENT next week!
   
30/10/23 - 13:58   IMPORTANT 2023 ABP Annual Convention and Night of Knights INFO - Delegate Joining Instructions for event Thurs 2 November in Manchester
   
30/10/23 - 13:54   Peritus Learning - ILM Leadership & Management Programmes help Fix Auto develop newly promoted management team members
   
30/10/23 - 13:32   Autotech Training - appoints Rob Walsh as Head of MOT
   
30/10/23 - 13:03   Do you have a question about integrated data solutions for the industry panel at the ABP Convention on Thursday? - send to us ASAP!
   
30/10/23 - 12:24   RAC - calls on major retailers to cut petrol by 5p a litre due to lower wholesale costs
   
30/10/23 - 12:15   LKQ Euro Car Parts - 40% increase in its online sales in the last 12 months
   
30/10/23 - 12:01   HSE - example risk assessment template for bodyshops (below)
   
30/10/23 - 11:50   Evolution Repair Group - appoint Helen Wesolowski (former Business Development Manager at Carlac) as Northern Operations Director
   
30/10/23 - 11:20   School of Thought - update from the team after four school visits in Wales
   
30/10/23 - 10:57   Lunaz - Jack Whitehall video explains how Lunaz upcycles electric vehicles
   
30/10/23 - 10:35   AA Pothole Index - pothole-related incidents climbing back to pre-pandemic levels; up 10% Sept 2023 vs Sept 2022
   
30/10/23 - 10:30   Volkswagen Group - vehicle sales up 21%, revenue up 24%, operating profit up 34%
   
29/10/23 - 12:17   Axalta - appointed by BMW Group as the exclusive supplier for BMW’s private paint label, ColorSystem, in EMEA until December 2028
   
27/10/23 - 14:02   What Car? - BMW 3 Series named Used Car of the Year; Tesla Model 3 wins the Used Electric Car of the Year Award
   
27/10/23 - 13:58   Which? - ranks Start Rescue top for value and customer score
   
27/10/23 - 13:55   ABP Club State of the Body Repair Industry Survey 2023 - please spare 5 minutes to answer some quick questions about the bodyshop industry
   
27/10/23 - 13:43   Altelium - boost for used EV market - battery test service launch
   
27/10/23 - 13:25   Axalta - Innoptus Solar Team wins 2023 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge
   
27/10/23 - 13:22   IMPORTANT 2023 ABP Annual Convention and Night of Knights INFO - Delegate Joining Instructions for event Thurs 2 November in Manchester
   
27/10/23 - 13:13   LKQ Euro Car Parts - introduces numberplate printing across branch network
   
27/10/23 - 13:02   ACSO - Justice Select Committee to hold an inquiry into County Court Delays in civil justice system
   
27/10/23 - 12:56   Download the 84-page ABP Club Night of Knights Programme now - ready for the MAIN EVENT next week!
   
27/10/23 - 12:48   AirPro Diagnostics - results of mobile static recalibration device, Auggie, tested under NHTSA and NCAP crash test requirements
   
27/10/23 - 12:41   SMMT - UK CV manufacturing output down -5.2% in September
   
27/10/23 - 12:17   Caravan body repair specialists - nitrogen plastic welders from Power-TEC tackle cracked and damaged plastic panels
   
27/10/23 - 09:41   Gemini Accident Repair Centres - first three episodes of new podcast available
   
27/10/23 - 09:31   Fix Network - automotive aftermarket franchisees from around the world attend two-day Orlando conference, first conference in 4 years
   
27/10/23 - 09:30   Fix Network - automotive aftermarket franchisees from around the world attend two-day Orlando conference, fist conference in 4 years
   
26/10/23 - 23:31   Enterprise Holdings - changes name to Enterprise Mobility to reflect its diverse portfolio of robust mobility solutions
   
26/10/23 - 23:19   LKQ - Q3 results: turnover up 15% to $3,568m pre-tax profits down 24.2% to $263m
   
26/10/23 - 20:56   GSF Car Parts - announce Sukhpal Singh Ahluwalia (founder of Euro Car Parts) as Executive Chairman and Steve Horne (ex COO of ECP) as CEO
   
26/10/23 - 13:47   ABP Club Night of Knights Programme - 84-page Event Programme available online to view and download
   
26/10/23 - 13:28   DLG Auto Services - apprenticeship programme at Direct Line Group's Auto Repair Centres brings in 77 new apprentices in 2023
   
26/10/23 - 13:16   PartsXchange (PXC) - offering bodyshops a free parts listing service
   
26/10/23 - 12:58   IMPORTANT 2023 ABP Annual Convention and Night of Knights INFO - Delegate Joining Instructions for event Thurs 2 November in Manchester
   
26/10/23 - 11:59   Thatcham Research - short video inc 4 bodyshop apprentices showcases training partnership with Apollo Motor Group & Steer Automotive Group
   
26/10/23 - 11:47   Matthew Williams at iRG (Innovative Repair Group), Cardiff - Apprentice Mentor of the Year finalist for 2023 ABP Bodyshop Excellence Awards
   
26/10/23 - 11:33   Thatcham Research - "Mercedes-Benz’s naming convention makes clear that this is assisted, not self-driving, technology”
   
26/10/23 - 11:01   Covea Insurance - resolving more than 80% of Luton Airport Fire claims within five days
   
26/10/23 - 10:51   Silverlake - invests in bespoke lithium-ion battery storage containers reflecting increase in end-of-life EVs and hybrids
   
26/10/23 - 10:40   SMMT - UK car manufacturing up 39.8% in September
   
26/10/23 - 10:34   Eatron Technologies - AI-powered advanced battery management software predicts EV battery failures before they happen
   
25/10/23 - 15:45   LKQ - sell GSF to Epiris, a UK private equity fund; fulfills LKQ's undertaking to CMA to sell GSF in connection with purchase of Uni-Select
   
25/10/23 - 13:56   Cardiff & Vale College - Sharon James-Evans, Principal of Cardiff & Vale College talks to Business Live about apprenticeships
   
25/10/23 - 13:47   Night of Knights - finalists for the 3 Bodyshop Growth awards revealed; winners revealed in Manchester on Thurs 2 Nov
   
25/10/23 - 13:43   MotorEasy - monster mash-up built with the car parts that cost the most to repair (see image!)
   
25/10/23 - 13:37   ABP Convention and Night of Knights - full agenda revealed; amazing line up of speakers including update from Richard Steer
   
25/10/23 - 13:29   Cleevely Motors - named Top Garage and EVSure Garage of the Year
   
25/10/23 - 13:17   JTAPE - celebrating 20 years of innovation in bodyshop automotive adhesive solutions with ambitious growth plans in the next 5 years
   
25/10/23 - 13:00   Euro NCAP - three Chinese electric family cars: the BYD SEAL, XPENG P7 and BYD DOLPHIN all achieve 5 stars
   
25/10/23 - 12:45   Delphi - launches 66-page Training Prospectus 2.0; inc braking systems and "emerging tech" like EV and ADAS
   
25/10/23 - 12:20   ABP Club State of the Body Repair Industry Survey 2023 - please spare 5 minutes to answer some quick questions about the bodyshop industry
   
25/10/23 - 12:06   CarGurus - just 9% of new models on sale come with a manual handbrake
   
25/10/23 - 10:53   ITAS - body programme & training provider help the IAEA with operations, online training and CPD content and partnership opportunities
   
25/10/23 - 10:52   CHO (Credit Hire Organisation) - report from their annual conference
   
25/10/23 - 10:52   CHO (Credit Hire Organisation) - meets with Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) to explain how the credit hire industry works
   
25/10/23 - 08:46   FMG Repair Services - new 24,000 sq ft flagship site now open in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire
   
24/10/23 - 21:23   Warranty Solutions Group - partners with Just Green Parts (JustParts.app)
   
24/10/23 - 21:13   Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) - opens new £250 million EV test facility in Coventry
   
24/10/23 - 17:06   Zurich - slashes claim times to just 13 minutes after introducing WhatsApp and video customer journeys
   
24/10/23 - 13:49   Accident Credit Group (ACG) - new office move
   
24/10/23 - 11:56   Association of Consumer Support Organisations (ACSO) - 50% drop in motor claims to Compensation Recovery Unit (CRU)
   
24/10/23 - 11:53   Compare the Market - car insurance up £278 (49%) year-on-year in September
   
24/10/23 - 11:29   SsangYong Motor UK - Steve Graham joins dealer support team
   
24/10/23 - 11:12   TTC - three million grey fleet drivers could be driving with invalid car insurance
   
24/10/23 - 11:10   School of Thought - latest NEXTGEN Reflections magazine published (link below)
   
24/10/23 - 10:47   Laser Tools - new advanced handheld heat inductor
   
24/10/23 - 10:12   Maldon Accident Repair Centre - West Ham United Women announce partnership with Essex bodyshop
   
24/10/23 - 10:11   Maldon Accident Repair Centre - West Ham United Women announce partnership with
   
24/10/23 - 09:44   SYNETIQ - secures recertification for ISO 9001, ISO 45001, ISO 27001 and ISO 14001 standards
   
23/10/23 - 20:46   The Floow - 80% success rate for app-based Crash Detection feature
   
23/10/23 - 19:05   Telegraph - "electric cars risk becoming uninsurable"; extra £900m a year for quarantine facilities for damaged cars by 2035
   
23/10/23 - 16:15   VitalityCar - closure announced of joint car insurance venture in UK with Covea (started June 2021) due to "unprecedented claims inflation"
   
23/10/23 - 13:41   L&I Eaton ARC - open bodyshop number 17: a 20,000 sq ft accident repair centre in Aberdeen
   
23/10/23 - 13:17   UK Select, Ross-on-Wye - Jamie Downing named Paint Apprentice of the Year at Bodyshop Remit Apprentice & Technician Awards 2023
   
23/10/23 - 13:10   (reports) Luton car park fire - man arrested & released on bail; vehicle fault likely cause of fire; 100 set to be removed from top floor
   
23/10/23 - 12:49   HB Accident Repair Network - Steven Gilligan (ex Direct Line) appointed as Group Production Manager
   
23/10/23 - 12:41   PPG - Sustainability CO₂NCEPT: products, processes, tools and consulting to help bodyshops reduce energy & boost profitability
   
23/10/23 - 12:29   CMA - warns of ‘resteal’ car scam increase where criminals sell a cloned used car, steal it back and repeat
   
23/10/23 - 11:02   AA - launches Mobile Mechanics for on-demand servicing
   
23/10/23 - 10:57   IMI - Diversity Task Force toolkit aims to raise awareness of neurodiversity in the workplace
   
23/10/23 - 10:52   AAM Group - vehicle subscription company, Mycardirect, celebrates three-year anniversary
   
23/10/23 - 10:34   Morelli - time-lapse video of Stellantis Lego Le Mans Peugeot Hybrid Hypercar build; 1 of 10 kits Stellantis donated, inc to ABP Golf Day
   
23/10/23 - 10:13   RWC Training - congratulates new paint trainees for completing block one of their training
   
23/10/23 - 10:03   eBay - 64% risk a £100 fine this winter by failing to carry spare headlamps
   
23/10/23 - 10:00   Autovista Group - Tesla Model Y continues to lead global EV sales in August
   
23/10/23 - 09:55   BSI - hat-trick for Steer Automotive Group: Steer Darlington and Steer Sunderland and Steer Newcastle East
   
23/10/23 - 09:30   James Alpe - bodyshop receives Employer Recognition Award from Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service for more than 20 years of support
   
22/10/23 - 17:31   Women in Insurance Awards 2023 - fill list of all 29 winners from the ceremont held on Thursday
   
22/10/23 - 17:10   British Coatings Federation (BCF) - full list of all finalists and winners from their 2023 Awards held on Thursday
   
21/10/23 - 11:43   JLR - 10,000 Jaguar Land Rovers off the road due to "significant parts shortage" caused by new parts centre reports Car Dealer magazine
   
20/10/23 - 19:22   Steer Automotive Group - Sky News reports the UK's largest independent bodyshop group (ABP Yearbook data) is gearing up for £400m sale
   
20/10/23 - 15:59   Renault Group - international motor shows make a comeback post-COVID
   
20/10/23 - 11:37   Auto Trader Retailer Awards - Phil Weaver, GBI Cars, and Sandown Mercedes crowned Car Retailer of the Year
   
20/10/23 - 11:31   Average price of a used car is £17,774 - down 0.9% year-on-year (YoY) but up 0.5% month-on-month (MoM)
   
20/10/23 - 11:28   DfT - indicates future focus on motorway and A road renewal after trouble with major schemes in response to Transport Committee
   
20/10/23 - 11:26   Allianz Commercial - new Complete Mini Fleet product includes an excess reduction and green parts update
   
20/10/23 - 10:34   Storm Babet - RAC advice to drivers
   
20/10/23 - 10:32   UVeye - automatic vehicle inspection for Amazon’s fleet of more than 100 thousand vehicles
   
20/10/23 - 09:44   Save the 2024 date: Thursday 23 May - ABP Club will host another Race Day at Sandown Park after the success of this year's event!
   
20/10/23 - 09:28   RAC - driver anger at poor state of Britain’s local roads at highest point in nine years
   
19/10/23 - 16:25   National Windscreens - discuss landmark First Hydrogen trial at Fleet and Mobility Live
   
19/10/23 - 16:18   Finalists announced for the ABP Repairers Choice Awards 2023 - 48 finalists for 12 Awards; winners announced at the Night of Knights!
   
19/10/23 - 14:36   Insurance Age blog: Movo Partnership - Brokers "having to source their own repairers" because claims are a "mess"
   
19/10/23 - 13:57   Direct Line Group - David Neave (Chair of the Advisory Board of CAPS) appointed as an independent Non-Executive Director
   
19/10/23 - 13:52   Volvo Cars - opens new, SEK 300 million (£22.5 million) state-of-the-art software testing centre in Sweden
   
19/10/23 - 13:47   eBay - official Land Rover Classic and Jaguar Classic stores join eBay parts and accessories
   
19/10/23 - 13:42   We are due to update the ABP Guide to Retail Charges 2024 edition - tell ABP if there are additions you want to see included
   
19/10/23 - 13:38   Here are the ABP Bodyshop Excellence Awards finalists - record number of entries for 2023!
   
19/10/23 - 13:30   ALLDATA Europe and Schaeffler - to provide REPXPERT members with instant access to OEM repair data
   
19/10/23 - 12:38   Komoo - fleet and car rental repair group appoints Catrin Morgan (ex Enterprise Rent-A-Car) as Head of Business Development
   
19/10/23 - 12:27   Power-TEC Ride Height Gauge - check ride heights quickly and accurately after bodywork repairs
   
19/10/23 - 12:23   Direct Line - shareholders approve brokered commercial insurance business (inc 800 staff) in Q2 2024 to RSA for £520m
   
19/10/23 - 11:39   RAC - just 6.7% of car thefts result in a conviction
   
19/10/23 - 11:38   Ennis & Co - automotive businesses who invest in skills can expect 3% uplift in turnover, compared to 4% drop in turnover for not investing
   
19/10/23 - 11:38   Ennis & Co - automotive businesses who invest in skills can expect 3% uplift in turnover, compared to 4% drop in turnover for not investing
   
19/10/23 - 11:37   Ennis & Co - automotive businesses who invest in skills can expect 3% uplift in turnover, compared to 4% drop in turnover for not investing
   
19/10/23 - 11:08   JMK Solicitors Celebrates Milestone 20 Year Anniversary!
   
19/10/23 - 10:47   ABI - Luton car park fire update: "may take some time before vehicles can be accessed, assessed and/or recovered"
   
19/10/23 - 08:41   PPG - Q3 results: record Q3 sales of $4.6 billion; record Q3 sales for automotive refinish coatings; raw material supply back to normal
   
19/10/23 - 08:28   Sabre Insurance (20th largest motor insurer) - trading update: gross written premium up 19.5% in first 9 months
   
18/10/23 - 14:00   Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) - rising fuel prices stall progress in fight against inflation, say small firms
   
18/10/23 - 13:56   Enterprise Holdings - record $35 billion (£28 billion) in revenue, more than 2.3 million vehicles on fleet and 90,000 employees
   
18/10/23 - 13:42   Drive Motor Retail - committed to reducing the company's impact on the environment
   
18/10/23 - 12:05   Solera Audatex - insurance and vehicle repair markets "perfect for the application of AI"
   
18/10/23 - 11:55   Activate Group - "strong engineering process is vital for controlling the cost of vehicle repairs"
   
18/10/23 - 11:30   Finalists announced for the ABP Repairers Choice Awards 2023 - 48 finalists for 12 Awards; winners announced at the Night of Knights!
   
18/10/23 - 10:25   SMMT - agreement with Europe needed to avoid £3,400 electric vehicle tax hike
   
18/10/23 - 10:13   Autocar Business Power List 100 2023- Renault CEO Luca de Meo, VW Group chairman Porsche CEO Oliver Blume, & Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares
   
18/10/23 - 09:56   Delphi - celebrates the best UK technician talent hosting Top Technician final
   
18/10/23 - 09:26   Markerstudy - raises more than £10,000 and volunteers over 125 hours in September
   
18/10/23 - 08:15   Toyota - shuts production at 6 factories in Japan due to explosion at supplier making suspension coil springs
   
18/10/23 - 07:18   Inflation rate - CPI inflation unchanged at 6.7% for the 12 months to September 2023; RPI inflation down slightly to 8.9%
   
17/10/23 - 19:31   Pndragon - AutoNation withdraw from race to buy Pendragon; offer from Lithia now likely to be accepted by shareholders
   
17/10/23 - 15:57   test
   
17/10/23 - 13:50   ALA Insurance - new iPhone feature can detect car warning light symbols
   
17/10/23 - 13:33   Volta Trucks - start-up developing a 16-tonne all-electric vehicle files for bankruptcy; 600 UK jobs likely to go
   
17/10/23 - 13:06   Tell us your suggestions for the ABP Guide to Retail Charges 2024 edition - tell ABP if there are additions you want to see included
   
17/10/23 - 12:53   Auto Windscreens - team members undergo ‘REACH’ training
   
17/10/23 - 12:38   ECA Business Energy - congratulate 2023 British Para Ice Hockey Playoff Champions, The Sheffield Steelkings, who ECA sponsor
   
17/10/23 - 12:23   HORIBA MIRA, Polestar, IPG Automotive, Connected Places Catapult & Coventry Uni - to reduce automated driving systems testing costs by 40%
   
17/10/23 - 11:44   Prasco UK - bodyshop customers can now place an order up to 5.30pm for next working day delivery
   
17/10/23 - 11:29   IMI - reviews Electric & Hybrid Vehicle National Occupational Standards to keep "fit for purpose"
   
17/10/23 - 11:12   Thatcham Research - new ‘espire’ training launched to guide bodyshops through revised BS10125 requirements
   
17/10/23 - 11:00   EY - UK should still avoid recession; cost of debt "set to be the biggest headwind for the UK economy"
   
17/10/23 - 10:30   GT Motive - GT Global 23.5 released; new features inc photo report for repairers & Engineer Assistance (EA) request
   
17/10/23 - 10:08   Praetura - 400 UK SMEs contribute views to new funding landscape white paper; 59% say business funding crunch has hit
   
17/10/23 - 09:54   LV= General Insurance - expects around 200 LV= motor insurance customers affected by the Luton airport car park fire
   
17/10/23 - 09:15   ONS - latest figures show average total pay (inc bonuses) up 8.1% to £34,500; average regular pay (exc bonuses) up 7.8% to £32,300
   
16/10/23 - 14:00   Copart UK - set up Incident Management Receiving location location at ‘Super Centre’ in Corby for Luton fire vehicles
   
16/10/23 - 13:52   Remit Training - Automotive Training Academy number 4 is ready!
   
16/10/23 - 13:45   REPOST from the Forum - Smooth Vehicle Logistics; a new venture for Smithyes
   
16/10/23 - 13:39   Luton airport car park fire - unlikely that any vehicles in the car park salvageable; Motor Insurers’ Bureau has 1,405 registrations
   
16/10/23 - 13:21   Gemini Accident Repair Centres - team of 31 complete Mount Snowdon challenge raising money for Ben
   
16/10/23 - 12:13   LeasePlan (ALD Automotive) - new global mobility brand: Ayvens
   
16/10/23 - 12:08   Volkswagen Group - delivers 45% more all-electric vehicles in first nine months of the year
   
16/10/23 - 11:58   Kia - relocating the Kia Academy to an all-new facility in Derby
   
16/10/23 - 11:49   Which? - fraudsters are targeting small businesses on Facebook
   
16/10/23 - 11:26   Minster Law - new customer onboarding platform for "digitally enabled" PI claims experience
   
16/10/23 - 11:25   Minster Law - new customer onboarding platform for "digitally enabled" PI claims experience
   
16/10/23 - 11:01   Record entries for the ABP Bodyshop Excellence Awards - the finalists are announced!
   
16/10/23 - 10:59   TTC - driver and fleet risk management specialist takes double win at seven road safety and roads policing awards
   
16/10/23 - 10:16   Smart Repairs - Leeds-based independent cosmetic repairer reports 25% increase in turnover (up £9.5m)
   
16/10/23 - 10:08   Repairify - asTech Digital ADAS Calibration System updated to support new Nissan models
   
14/10/23 - 01:27   Forbes - insurance costs could cripple European electric car sales; BEV accident claims are 25.5% more expensive than their ICE equivalents
   
13/10/23 - 14:07   Confused / Willis Towers Watson (WTW) Car Insurance Price Index - price of car insurance reaches highest on record: £924
   
13/10/23 - 13:46   Brilliant photos from the ABP Charity Golf Day, with Mirka, at The Forest Arden - available online NOW!
   
13/10/23 - 13:41   Gemini Accident Repair Centres - welcome 19 new bodyshop Apprentices: 7 VDAs, and 12 Level 3 multiskilled apprentices
   
13/10/23 - 13:37   Komoo Wigan - site number 11 now open!
   
13/10/23 - 13:22   Mercedes-Benz - World’s first public crash test involving 2 fully EVs "effectively absorb the energy by deforming" & HV system switched off
   
13/10/23 - 13:09   The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - fines Equifax £11m for role in one of the largest cyber-security breaches in history
   
13/10/23 - 12:49   Fix Auto UK - appoints Ultimate Accident Repair; will operate as as Fix Auto Gloucester
   
13/10/23 - 12:33   ABI - motor insurers respond to car park fire at Luton Airport with up to 1,500 vehicles affected
   
13/10/23 - 12:14   Reclamet - the salvage operator who owns a bodyshop
   
13/10/23 - 10:31   PartsXchange - can now push a notification directly to the PXC community
   
13/10/23 - 10:26   Forbes reports - e-bikes do not need motor insurance
   
13/10/23 - 10:17   IMI - 20% UK aftermarket population now qualified to some level to work on EVs
   
13/10/23 - 10:02   LKQ Euro Car Parts - wins coveted Brake award for driver safety
   
13/10/23 - 09:41   Fortescue WAE (formerly Williams Advanced Engineering) - open new £18.8million zero emission tech facility in Kidlington, Oxfordshire
   
13/10/23 - 09:27   FMG - three years on from the Nationwide deal: establishing FMG Repair Services for longevity
   
12/10/23 - 13:49   Thatcham Research - Tom Leggett, vehicle technology specialist, takes part in panel with Allianz at The Labour Party conference
   
12/10/23 - 13:44   Nationwide Assistance Group - working with insurers and salvage companies after Luton Airport car park fire incident
   
12/10/23 - 13:36   Charles Trent - ‘reverse production line’ for vehicle recycling and launching a landmark apprenticeship
   
12/10/23 - 13:27   UK economy returned to growth in August - GDP grew 0.2% in August, and 0.3% between June to August
   
12/10/23 - 13:27   UK economy returned to growth in August - GDP grew 0.2% in August, and 0.3% between June to August
   
12/10/23 - 13:05   Ezi Methods - team of Martyn Rowley, Chris Dore, Chris Ashworth and Earle Avann, win Industry Golf Challenge 2023
   
12/10/23 - 12:52   Silverlake - presented with Certificate of Appreciation from Hampshire and IOW Fire & Rescue Services
   
12/10/23 - 12:36   FCA - £1.8m fine and ban for former CEO of Barclays, James Staley, for misleading statements about relationship with Jeffrey Epstein
   
12/10/23 - 12:19   IMI’s ‘There’s More to Motor’ campaign - more than 8,000 people respond to digital campaign to search for automotive jobs for the first time
   
12/10/23 - 12:11   MIB - invests £5 million makes "bold" pledge to end uninsured driving
   
12/10/23 - 11:57   Revive! Waltham Abbey - vehicle repair firm named as one of the best small businesses in Essex
   
12/10/23 - 11:56   Revive! Waltham Abbey - vehicle repair firm lauded as one of the best small businesses in Essex
   
12/10/23 - 11:32   TrustFord - installs solar panels at its FordStore in Dagenham
   
12/10/23 - 11:10   Zapmap - UK hits 50,000 charge point milestone and is likely to reach 100,000 charging devices in August 2025
   
12/10/23 - 10:43   Laser Tools - new adjustable wrench set with super-thin jaws and extra-wide jaw capacity
   
12/10/23 - 10:08   James Alpe - host ten teams at Charity Golf Day, raising more than £2,000 for North West Air Ambulance and Ronald McDonald House Charities
   
12/10/23 - 09:46   Revive! Auto Innovations - Rugby based SMART repair network named one of the top 3 franchises in Europe & Platinum level employer
   
11/10/23 - 16:33   Motor Trader awards - full list of finalists for the 37 categories; bodyshops are Autocraft, Devonshire, RRG and Merseyside Car Hospital
   
11/10/23 - 14:16   CV Show - 2024 show (23-25 April 2024 at NEC Birmingham) will look at "driving business in a Net Zero world"
   
11/10/23 - 14:13   Auto Trader - 75% car dealers agree with delaying the (new ICE sale) ban
   
11/10/23 - 13:52   Fix Network (Fix Auto, NOVUS Glass, ProColor Collision, Speedy Auto Service, Speedy Glass USA & SRP brands) - Alfa Romeo F1 partnership
   
11/10/23 - 13:37   Chichester named top city with the most road accidents & fatalities - Westminster sees 271% more than the national average
   
11/10/23 - 13:25   REPOST FROM THE FORUM: Fleet car and van management - recommendations needed for a fleet management app / website
   
11/10/23 - 13:22   ALIVE (Aluminium Intensive Vehicle Enclosures) - £15m project on disruptive high-strength aluminium alloys and processing and joining tech
   
11/10/23 - 13:21   Sherwin-Williams Company - appoint Heidi Petz (ex Valspar) as CEO to replace John Morikis who remains as executive chairman
   
11/10/23 - 13:13   Copart - 80-acre Super Centre in Bristol boosts vehicle capacity by 30% to 82,000 vehicles per annum at this site
   
11/10/23 - 13:00   eBay - new 4-part series on Channel 4 called 'Bangers: Mad for Cars' feature parts from eBay’s Certified Recycled Hub
   
11/10/23 - 11:53   Labour Party - we will replace the Apprenticeship Levy with a Growth and Skills Levy and establish a new body, Skills England
   
11/10/23 - 11:31   Daily Mail - "I was quoted £9,000 a year to insure my Tesla"; electric car owners are being hit hard with many seeing off-the-scale rises
   
11/10/23 - 10:56   ABP Repairers Choice Awards 2023 *** VOTING IS NOW CLOSED *** - 785 repairers voted this year, 20% more than last year!
   
11/10/23 - 10:44   Consumer Intelligence - average car insurance premium up 61% in last 12 months
   
11/10/23 - 10:18   IMI - welcomes Labour plans for car the industry for 80,000 automotive jobs and fast-track EV infrastructure
   
11/10/23 - 10:12   Thatcham Research - principal safety engineer, Alex Thompson, in a BBC report about safety tech to make cars less dangerous for pedestrians
   
11/10/23 - 09:55   Allianz - prevent £38.4m worth of commercial insurance fraud since the start of 2023; "leap" in UK casualty fraud & application fraud cases
   
11/10/23 - 09:48   DAC Beachcroft and RSA - self-professed social media influencer caught out making fake PI claims after sharing sky diving video
   
11/10/23 - 09:16   Charles Trent - raise £1,040 for Ashley's Birthday Bank and Ourjay Foundation by taking part in the Bournemouth Marathon
   
10/10/23 - 13:47   Komoo - appoint Steve Hill as Finance Director
   
10/10/23 - 13:41   TEROSON - adhesives offer total solutions for bodyshop professionals
   
10/10/23 - 13:35   RAC - breakdown vehicles to be permitted to use red flashing lights for the first time
   
10/10/23 - 13:31   L&I Eaton ARC - open bodyshop site number 16, in Sheffield; three more new L&I Eaton bodyshops to follow this year
   
10/10/23 - 13:24   Fix Auto UK - 'celebrates' World Mental Health Day (today, Tuesday 10 October)
   
10/10/23 - 13:00   OEC - partners with GT Motive to increase genuine OEM parts usage, reduce total loss vehicles and write offs
   
10/10/23 - 12:42   IMI launches Future of Automotive survey - share insights and views to help shape the sector
   
10/10/23 - 12:21   LAST CHANCE TO ENTER ABP'S BODYSHOP EXCELLENCE AWARDS - the deadline is 6pm TODAY; links below
   
10/10/23 - 12:15   Claims Management & Adjusting (CMA) - more than 17,000 UK motorists still paying tax on stolen cars
   
10/10/23 - 11:53   Autotech Training - delivers customised course to upskill The Motor Ombudsman’s case handlers after record rise in complaints about EVs
   
10/10/23 - 11:32   Karl Vella, The Vella Group – milestones in the bodyshop industry
   
10/10/23 - 11:29   Karl Vella, The Vella Group – 25 years in business
   
10/10/23 - 10:36   ABI - unveils industry progress on DEI and urges insurance and long-term savings sector: Don’t get left behind
   
10/10/23 - 10:32   AX - renews partnership with AA Insurance to include daily rental services alongside credit hire and repair
   
10/10/23 - 10:09   handl Group - acquires Norwich-based auto locksmith, We’ve Got The Key, and announces plans to rapidly scale up the business
   
09/10/23 - 14:23   The Advanced Propulsion Centre UK (APC) - £86.9 million for scale-up and R&D of net-zero vehicle technology
   
09/10/23 - 14:01   NFDA - Kia UK named the best brand by dealers
   
09/10/23 - 13:55   Hyundai - Approved Used Cars are now available with a 5-year warranty
   
09/10/23 - 13:43   AWE24 - another 12 businesses endorse Automotive Work Experience Week 2024
   
09/10/23 - 13:28   Tracker - ongoing shortage of new and used vehicles as well as spare parts driving up car theft
   
09/10/23 - 13:18   MotorEasy GAP Insurance - voted Auto Express Best Buy 2023
   
09/10/23 - 12:56   CLiiKK Accident Repair Centre (Fix Auto UK Kidderminster) - pass initial stage 2 BS 10125 Kitemark audit
   
09/10/23 - 12:35   FT - Labour vows to reinstate new petrol and diesel car sales ban to 2030 within months of getting into power
   
09/10/23 - 12:31   Repairers Choice Awards 2023 - VOTE BY 6pm tomorrow (Tues 10 October)
   
09/10/23 - 12:19   ILC and ARC360, with Entegral and Gemini ARC - host online content tomorrow (Tues 10 October) for World Mental Health Day
   
09/10/23 - 11:47   eBay - new study reveals Brits find relaxation in everyday tasks including driving (66%) and working on your car (18%)
   
09/10/23 - 11:35   Carpenters Group - focus on driving sustainable growth during National Customer Service Week
   
09/10/23 - 11:24   RAC - sudden $10 drop in the global oil price, what it could mean for drivers
   
09/10/23 - 11:13   BDO's Motor Salary Survey 2023 - dealer groups saw an average salary increase of 7%; service technicians (most sought-after) pay up 13%
   
09/10/23 - 10:37   Winn Group - shortlisted in two categories at the Personal Injury Awards 2023 (Claims Management Company & Claimant Team)
   
09/10/23 - 10:15   PPG - PPG Foundation to invest $2 million (£1.6 million) to prepare students for skilled trade careers inc automotive refinishing
   
06/10/23 - 13:46   Auto Windscreens - wins Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Apprenticeship Award
   
06/10/23 - 13:43   Trend Tracker - confirms super-brand bodyshop, Chartwell, as Platinum Corporate Partner
   
06/10/23 - 13:23   Grove:Connect - spend less time chasing, more time making with Grove's digital accounting solution for bodyshops
   
06/10/23 - 13:12   Hoopers in 'Auto Body Professional' – one year on since the acquisition
   
06/10/23 - 12:34   ABP Bodyshop Excellence Awards - *** ONLY 4 DAYS LEFT TO ENTER! ***
   
06/10/23 - 12:15   What Car? - announcement on move from 2030 to 2035 came too late to affect Sept SMMT figures
   
06/10/23 - 11:56   Fix Auto Chelmsford - relocates to new repair centre a month ahead of schedule
   
06/10/23 - 11:30   Private parking firms issue 30,400 fines per day - an increase from 8.6 million in the previous time period
   
06/10/23 - 11:29   Road deaths "remain stubbornly high" - 1,711 fatalities in Britain in 2022
   
06/10/23 - 10:03   Autotech Group - scoops top UK award for its recruitment division
   
06/10/23 - 09:58   carwow - responds to SMMT car manufacturing registration figures: "we need clarification on EV rollout"
   
06/10/23 - 09:50   ALLDATA - exhibiting at the Mechanex exhibition, 7-8 November at Sandown Park
   
06/10/23 - 00:57   Insurance Post magazine Claims & Fraud Awards - full list of all winners and finalists from tonights ceremony
   
05/10/23 - 19:53   Fix Network - partnership with Alfa Romeo F1 Team means Fix Network logo will be on the inner rear wing endplates of Bottas and Guanya cars
   
05/10/23 - 14:05   Only 5 days left to vote in the Repairers Choice awards - 537 bodyshops have voted so far - voting closes at 6pm on Tues 10 Oct
   
05/10/23 - 13:55   Cogent Hire - appoints Luke LeSauteur (ex CRV (ChargedRV), Enterprise and Auxilis) as Commercial Director
   
05/10/23 - 13:44   SMMT - new van market up 28%; electric vans make up 6.4% total market
   
05/10/23 - 13:43   Vertu (Bristol Street Motors) - half-year results: accident and smart repair revenue £11.9m (up 23.5% on previous year
   
05/10/23 - 13:34   XL Motors - Midlands bodyshop features in the special 50th edition of Auto Body Professional
   
05/10/23 - 13:30   UK Battery Strategy Taskforce - leaders from academia and industry form battery eco-system
   
05/10/23 - 13:26   PartsXchange - App launched to speed up buying and selling parts
   
05/10/23 - 13:17   Photos from the ABP Charity Golf Day, with Mirka, at The Forest Arden - available online NOW!
   
05/10/23 - 13:00   Auto Body Professional special 50th edition - 'How Industry Trends Have Changed'
   
05/10/23 - 12:52   Consumer EV sales "crash" points to industry in crisis - down 14% in September
   
05/10/23 - 12:34   RAC - urges Chancellor to consider refreshed plug-in car grant
   
05/10/23 - 12:30   Leasys UK - joins forces with The Par 3 in a new partnership agreement
   
05/10/23 - 10:10   Northamptonshire Police - five arrested in connection with Northamptonshire “chop shop”
   
05/10/23 - 10:02   SMMT - UK new car market grew 21% in September; 14th consecutive month of growth
   
05/10/23 - 09:51   Markerstudy - John Green, Legacy Portfolio Claims Manager at Clegg Gifford, sets off on 5th fifth charitable mission to Ukraine
   
04/10/23 - 14:27   Pendragon - confirm that Hedin and PAG (Penske) do not intemd to make an offer to buy Pendragon
   
04/10/23 - 14:20   Advanced British Standard - plans for new qualification to replace A-levels and T Levels
   
04/10/23 - 13:58   HS2 rail project beyond Birmingham scrapped - Network North plan: rail, roads and buses to benefit from £36 billion transport improvements
   
04/10/23 - 13:39   IAEA - confirm operational changes to the IAEA after reviewing service provision with Plenham
   
04/10/23 - 13:28   Autocraft Telford - Shropshire bodyshop wins three Bodyshop Magazine Awards, shortly after winning NBRA 'Gold' and 'Carbon Footprint' Awards
   
04/10/23 - 13:16   Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) - 6-fold increase in searches by UK insurers to detect fraud using AI-driven counter-fraud solution
   
04/10/23 - 13:06   Drive Redcar - bodyshop team celebrate combined 132 years of service
   
04/10/23 - 12:42   Auto Body Professional - Autumn is a very special edition, the magazine’s 50th issue, and it's out NOW!
   
04/10/23 - 12:06   Claims Management & Adjusting (CMA) - 22% of cars stolen using stolen keys
   
04/10/23 - 11:44   ABP Charity Golf Day, with Mirka, at The Forest Arden - guests raise £1,780 for the Muscular Dystrophy Support Centre
   
04/10/23 - 11:40   PartsXchange - a finalist in ATF Professional's Vehicle Recycling Awards 2023
   
04/10/23 - 11:26   ABP Charity Golf Day, with Mirka, at The Forest Arden - guests raise £1,360 for the Muscular Dystrophy Support Centre
   
04/10/23 - 11:04   RAC - diesel up 8p and petrol up 4.5p in September
   
04/10/23 - 10:45   L&I Eaton and Brooklands Autobody - invest in new 6-car transporter to boost fleet as Group expands
   
04/10/23 - 10:20   Spies Hecker - step-by-step guide helps refinishers prepare new plastic parts reliably and quickly
   
04/10/23 - 10:11   Share this link with your bodyshop Apprentices - NUS survey about being employed whilst being a Student or Apprentice; win £100
   
04/10/23 - 10:04   Komoo - dedicated fleet and car rental repair Group open 10th site: Komoo Sheffield
   
04/10/23 - 09:43   Verisk - Neil Garrett, former Sales Director at Solera | Audatex UK South Africa, & the Nordics, appointed as Sales Director
   
03/10/23 - 14:07   Mike Ribbons, Brockford Accident Repair Centre Owner - shares a warning about under (and over) insurance of bodyshop businesses
   
03/10/23 - 14:00   Cooper Barnes Automotive - Cambridge bodyshop named Medium Sized Bodyshop of the Year at the Bodyshop Magazine Awards
   
03/10/23 - 13:57   Markerstudy Broking - partners with RAC to target fleet customers and businesses
   
03/10/23 - 13:51   What Car? - 60% of UK drivers support the delay of the 2030 ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles in the UK
   
03/10/23 - 13:48   Fixico and Xtract - partnership to provide telematics-based incident and repair management
   
03/10/23 - 13:48   ixico and Xtract - partnership to provide telematics-based incident and repair management
   
03/10/23 - 13:39   Measures to tackle late payment of invoices to support small businesses - paying on time could boost the economy by £2.5bn
   
03/10/23 - 13:29   Venson - unnecessary wear and tear on fleet cars and vans caused by driving style
   
03/10/23 - 13:26   IMI - "A plan for drivers … but what about the workforce that will keep them on the road?"
   
03/10/23 - 13:16   AA - reaction to Transport Secretary’s ‘Plan to back drivers’
   
03/10/23 - 13:01   BVRLA - 61% fleets have seen a large increase in vehicle downtime
   
03/10/23 - 12:31   Gemini Accident Repair Centres - 30 employees to conquer Mount Snowdon for raise funds for Ben
   
03/10/23 - 11:11   New 30-point plan for car drivers - smoother journeys, more EV chargepoints and curbing "over-zealous" enforcement measures
   
03/10/23 - 10:42   UK Government - launches review of the UK's approx 90 regulators to cut burdens for businesses
   
03/10/23 - 10:25   HB Accident Repair Network - apprentice VDA estimator, Danielle, joins HB where her father, Jason, is an ATA MET technician
   
03/10/23 - 10:04   AX - Dan Cripps appointed as Director of Fleet & Logistics
   
03/10/23 - 09:50   MotorEasy - warranty claims for electric vehicles more than triple; average cost of claim for MG EV range up 390%
   
03/10/23 - 09:41   AJ Bell - Tesla fails to hit Q3 delivery targets; 7% down Q3 vs Q2
   
03/10/23 - 09:24   Honda UK - Brayley Honda in Hemel Hempstead wins Most Improved Aftersales 2023 at the Honda Dealer Awards
   
02/10/23 - 14:56   Pendragon - agree increased terms for the proposed sale of their UK Motor business to Lithia
   
02/10/23 - 14:20   Howden, the new name for Plester Group and ABP Recommended Business Service: Aston Lark - new brand unveiled
   
02/10/23 - 13:54   RAC - Government's 'plan for drivers' announced at the Conservative party conference in Manchester on Monday
   
02/10/23 - 13:29   ABP Repairers Choice Awards 2023, with 3M and Solera Audatex - calling all Supplier Members: encourage bodyshop customers to vote for you!
   
02/10/23 - 13:01   Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) - ex-West Yorkshire PCSO Fiona Price and her husband jailed over car insurance scam
   
02/10/23 - 12:49   John Lewis Financial Services - Covéa Insurance temporarily stops underwriting new policies and renewals on EVs because of cost of repairs
   
02/10/23 - 12:18   Howden (the new name for Aston Lark) - picture for motor fleet "does not look too great at this present time"
   
02/10/23 - 12:06   Howden - the new name for A-Plan and Aston Lark as it brings together its global broking operations
   
02/10/23 - 11:42   Admiral Group - UK's largest motor insurer appoints Fiona Muldoon (Beazley, FBD, & XL) as an Independent Non-Executive Director
   
02/10/23 - 11:30   ABP Club Charity Golf Day: Tues 3 October, sponsored by Mirka at the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club - info below
   
02/10/23 - 11:03   IMI - donates Assisted Reality headsets to 18 colleges & training providers nationwide to aid learning and streamline End-Point Assessments
   
02/10/23 - 10:26   Thatcham Research - host team from Covéa Insurance at Gamston Aviation testing facility
   
02/10/23 - 09:53   SMMT - UK CV production up 8.6% in most productive August since 2012
   
02/10/23 - 09:44   The Credit Hire Organisation (CHO) - new anti-fraud partnership with Percayso to build platform for trade body for credit hire companies
   
02/10/23 - 00:18   Government - announces new long-term plan to support drivers; guidance to be reviewed on 20mph limits and low traffic neighbourhoods
   
29/9/23 - 16:13   IFED - Serial fraudster, Hamid Sediqi, ordered to pay back £210,000 after orchestrating 62 fraudulent insurance claims
   
29/9/23 - 15:57   Activate Group - "Repair as a Service", new flexible accident management for insurers
   
29/9/23 - 14:12   SMMT - statement on the zero emission vehicle mandate: "with less than 100 days to go, manufacturers finally have clarity"
   
29/9/23 - 14:02   Direct Line - Tradespeople secure almost half their jobs through social media
   
29/9/23 - 13:58   Tell ABP about your APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR - enter ABP's Bodyshop Excellence Awards before 10 Oct!
   
29/9/23 - 13:52   Motofix staff survey - 75% 'employee engagement', 83% 'effective communication' and 71% 'employee satisfaction'
   
29/9/23 - 13:44   Zego - searches for 'cheaper car insurance' up 125%; motorists in Blackburn, Birmingham and Preston most concerned
   
29/9/23 - 13:40   Avant Repair Network - appoint Glasurit as preferred supplier for automotive refinish products
   
29/9/23 - 13:29   BCA – average LCV values fell by £163 (1.8%) month-on-month in August to £8,885
   
29/9/23 - 13:24   Fix Auto UK - Joe Heritage, Fix Auto Uxbridge, and Nathan Webber, Fix Auto Mid Devon, win Bodyshop Magazine Awards
   
29/9/23 - 12:19   Autoraise - after 5 years as Vice-Chairman, Steve Thompson steps down to focus on his core businesses
   
29/9/23 - 11:29   RAC - running an electric car: cost (per mile) comparisons 8p to charge at home, 18p for petrol and diesel, 21p using ultra rapid chargers
   
29/9/23 - 11:17   The UK economy has grown by 1.8% since COVID - up 0.3% in the first three months of this year
   
29/9/23 - 10:28   ZEV mandate confirmation - Auto Trader: "the Government is sending mixed messages in a crucial policy area"
   
29/9/23 - 10:28   ZEV mandate confirmation - Auto Trader: "the Government is sending mixed messages in a crucial policy area"
   
29/9/23 - 10:23   RAC on 20mph plans - councils need to "strike the right balance between making our roads safer and ensuring the smooth flow of traffic"
   
29/9/23 - 09:16   BCA and Sandal BMW / MINI Group - sign exclusive remarketing deal
   
29/9/23 - 09:03   DfT - 80% of new cars and 70% of new vans sold in GB to be zero emission by 2030, increasing to 100% by 2035
   
29/9/23 - 08:42   TIDAL Distribution Partner, Turner Supplies - move into new Head Office and distribution centre in Tunbridge Wells, Kent
   
28/9/23 - 23:45   Bodyshop magazine awards - all the winners and finalists from tonights ceremony at the NEC Birmingham
   
28/9/23 - 14:00   Happy Birthday to... ABP's David Cresswell! - BIG week for birthdays after ABP turned 19 earlier this week
   
28/9/23 - 13:55   Plenahm Ltd (bodyshop mag and IBIS) - accounts for y/e Oct 2022 show balance sheet total of negative £275,199, inc £2,607 cash at bank
   
28/9/23 - 13:52   Calling all BODYSHOP BUSINESS HEROES! - enter ABP's Bodyshop Excellence Awards before 10 Oct
   
28/9/23 - 13:39   RAC reaction - fatal road collisions caused by distraction, impairment and speed at ten-year high
   
28/9/23 - 13:36   *** BODYSHOPS *** A reminder to vote for Repairers Choice Awards 2023 - make your vote count!
   
28/9/23 - 12:47   Ezi Methods - Industry Golf Challenge 2023 in full swing!
   
28/9/23 - 12:19   Volvo Cars UK - host 6 regional meetings for Volvo's approved bodyshop network
   
28/9/23 - 11:40   Advantage Parts Solutions - business founded in 1988 by Bob Kirstiuk and Tim Scharnberg celebrates 35th anniversary
   
28/9/23 - 11:23   BCA – average values at auction at £7,669 in August, down by £195 (2.5%) from the £7,864 recorded in July
   
28/9/23 - 11:20   eBay - deadline extended until Mon 9 Oct for first ever Van Conversion of the Year Awards, for professional traders and "van-fans"
   
28/9/23 - 11:02   AA - Road Casualty Statistics for 2022: fatalities up 9% from 2021
   
28/9/23 - 10:52   SMMT - UK car production down -9.7% in August following 6 months of growth; EVs nearly 2 in 5 of all cars built in August
   
28/9/23 - 10:45   Volkswagen Financial Services - UK tradespeople report £3.5 billion worth of equipment stolen, due to rise in tool theft
   
28/9/23 - 09:37   Saga - half-year results: "we have paused the process for a potential sale of the insurance underwriting business"
   
27/9/23 - 20:02   Independent - car insurers are quietly reducing coverage in basic policies - windscreen and courtesy car - to offer lower pricing
   
27/9/23 - 14:05   PPG - appoint CEO Tim Knavish as chair of the company’s Board of Directors and CEO, replacing current chair Michael McGarry who is retiring
   
27/9/23 - 14:00   Times - government officials met vehicle manufacturers on Monday to tell them that the ZEV (zero-emission vehicle) targets will remain
   
27/9/23 - 13:59   Morelli - provide customer Listers Group with 20 Sealey Tools toolboxes for apprentices
   
27/9/23 - 13:41   Auto Trader - 47% car owners say they see e-bikes as a viable alternative to shorter car journeys (but less than 1 in 10 own one)
   
27/9/23 - 13:26   Venson Automotive Solutions - 1 in 4 drivers to delay a switch to electric driving
   
27/9/23 - 12:38   Want to be named most Eco-Friendly Bodyshop? - enter ABP's Bodyshop Excellence Awards before 10 Oct
   
27/9/23 - 12:06   Vertu Group Fleet - headline sponsor at the 2023 Credit Hire Organisation (CHO) annual conference
   
27/9/23 - 11:37   George Hinckley, Scania UK’s Apprentice of the Year - speaks to the IMI about autism and working in the motor industry
   
27/9/23 - 10:51   Experian Support Hub - 73% disabled people have delayed contacting an essential service provider, including their motor insurer
   
27/9/23 - 10:11   ABI - free, interactive cyber safety tool to help SMEs boost security
   
27/9/23 - 09:57   Nissan-backed research project evolvAD - to bring autonomous mobility to UK residential and rural roads
   
27/9/23 - 09:05   Pendragon - half-year results for 30 June 2023: pre-tax profit up 10.6% to £36.4m
   
26/9/23 - 18:12   Pendragon - receives yet another "unsolicited proposal" - this time from AutoNation - to acquire the business
   
26/9/23 - 16:00   Motability - Tim Harris (ex CFO at Direct Line and Aviva) appointed as Insurance Director
   
26/9/23 - 15:48   Gemini Accident Repair Centres - successfully convert all 30 BS10125 locations to the new 2022 standard in less than 35 months
   
26/9/23 - 13:58   CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) - annual survey shows UK workplace absences soar to highest level in decade
   
26/9/23 - 13:53   We're looking for Britain's best Apprentice Mentor - enter the ABP Bodyshop Excellence Awards before 10 Oct
   
26/9/23 - 13:32   SYNETIQ - becomes UK industry-first to complete IMI-accredited EV Dismantling training
   
26/9/23 - 13:14   Admiral Group - recognised as one of Europe’s Best Workplaces
   
26/9/23 - 13:06   BMW - Proactive Care: the digital concierge for BMW Customer Service that uses AI to identify existing and predictable service requirements
   
26/9/23 - 12:33   ERS - fraudulent quote submissions are on the rise
   
26/9/23 - 11:49   Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) - net zero support unequal across England with less than 1% of small firms receiving help from schemes
   
26/9/23 - 11:31   GT Motive - an interview with Senior Solutions Consultant, Andy Douglas
   
26/9/23 - 10:56   Auto Trader - number of people claiming they’ll never buy an EV has nearly doubled on the back of the government’s U-turn last week
   
26/9/23 - 10:43   New anti-braking speed cameras could come to the UK - devices designed to detect harsh braking already in use in Spain
   
26/9/23 - 09:41   AWE24 - 30 companies endorse Automotive Work Experience Week 2024 (AWE24) which takes place 15-19 April 2024
   
26/9/23 - 09:28   Churchill Expert - partners with EZOO to provide insurance for PAYG electric car subscription service
   
26/9/23 - 08:48   Redde Northgate - trading update: current trading momentum remains strong as more customers see the benefits of our integrated platform
   
25/9/23 - 23:14   Nissan - says all new models sold in Europe from now will be fully electric and will only sell fully electric vehicles in Europe from 2030
   
25/9/23 - 23:09   EU - ministers agree on new Euro 7 emission standards that are stricter for trucks and buses but unchanged from Euro 6 for cars and vans
   
25/9/23 - 14:09   ABP Recommended Business Service: ECA Business Energy - working with more than 400 bodyshops saving a total of more than £4million
   
25/9/23 - 13:52   Best New Bodyshop Site Award - calling all bodyshops... enter your new or refurb'd site NOW!
   
25/9/23 - 13:39   RWC Training - reveal photos of new Milton Keynes training facility
   
25/9/23 - 13:18   OUTSORC - recent trip to the Middle East; rolling out suite of bodyshop programmes across several Middle Eastern dealer groups
   
25/9/23 - 12:56   Hills Salvage and Recycling - 1997 V6 Vauxhall Calibra from the AutoRaise Rally up for auction
   
25/9/23 - 12:43   Reports of vehicles being driven the wrong way on England’s motorways rose by 13% in a year - average of 16 every week
   
25/9/23 - 12:27   Plunkys All Stars 2023 - presents Tapping House, The Norfolk Hospice, with a cheque for £21,709.52
   
25/9/23 - 12:04   *** BODYSHOPS *** A reminder to vote for Repairers Choice Awards 2023 - make your vote count!
   
25/9/23 - 11:56   Gtechniq - automotive ceramic coating and maintenance specialist launches HALOv2, flexible film coating
   
25/9/23 - 11:51   HSE - engineering company and director fined for failing to protect their workers from welding fume
   
25/9/23 - 11:11   Remit Training - "electric vehicles are still out there and are here to stay"
   
25/9/23 - 11:00   eBay - launches new “eBay Assured Fit” programme
   
25/9/23 - 09:50   The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) - potential 10% tariff will be placed on EU electric vehicle exports to the UK
   
25/9/23 - 09:26   The RAC - fleet managers can now book RAC Mobile Mechanics via 1link
   
25/9/23 - 08:43   Aviva - to acquire AIG Life Ltd for £460m to "strengthens our prospects in the highly attractive UK protection market"
   
25/9/23 - 08:37   A very happy 19th birthday to ABP Club on Sunday 24 Sept 2023
   
23/9/23 - 14:02   The Independent - "record spike in insurance firms ripping off drivers over value of their car"
   
22/9/23 - 16:11   Pendragon - Hedin and Penske make improved offer to acquire the company
   
22/9/23 - 13:57   ITAS (International Technical Automotive Systems) - host JLR Global Train the Trainer (GT3) Structural Repair Sessions
   
22/9/23 - 13:51   Mirka - new bodyshop high performance conditioning belts provide superior finishing to repairers
   
22/9/23 - 13:41   Thatcham Research on 2030 to 2035 - "embrace extended timeline... to delve deeper into critical questions that arise from these changes"
   
22/9/23 - 13:34   Fix Auto UK - 100th team member successfully completes Mental Health First Aid England course
   
22/9/23 - 13:24   SMMT - "automotive industry’s commitment to a zero-emission new car and van market remains unchanged"
   
22/9/23 - 13:19   BODYSHOPS, do you work with your local community through sponsorship, community initiative/support or charity work? - get recognition!
   
22/9/23 - 13:00   Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) mandate still on the cards - details still TBC; Gov: "announcement on the ZEV mandate will be made in due course
   
22/9/23 - 12:49   AA - Rick Haythornthwaite steps down as Chairman
   
22/9/23 - 12:40   Mazda Motors UK - Laura Brailey appointed as Sales Director for Mazda Motors UK, replacing Peter Allibon (now Mazda Europe)
   
22/9/23 - 12:26   SYNETIQ - calls for more government support behind a solution for EV battery recycling
   
22/9/23 - 12:14   Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer BYD - sets sights on 6% of the UK electric vehicle market
   
22/9/23 - 11:36   Copart - prepared for volume increases and weather-related incidents
   
22/9/23 - 10:58   IMI - UK automotive infrastructure faces enormous skills confusion
   
22/9/23 - 09:39   Bramble Energy - UK hydrogen fuel cell provider, Bramble Energy, responds to Government announcement on Net Zero
   
22/9/23 - 00:54   Insurance Times Tech & Innovation Awards – full list of winners (and finalists) from Thursday night's award ceremony
   
21/9/23 - 13:42   Bodyshops - enter your apprentice programme in the ABP Bodyshop Excellence Awards before 10 Oct
   
21/9/23 - 13:22   Auto Trader - "many (VMs) significantly behind where the government is telling them they need to be in terms of EV sales"
   
21/9/23 - 13:09   UK interest rate held at 5.25% - first time the rate unchanged since late 2021
   
21/9/23 - 13:03   The Zero Emissions Mandate - minimum targets for selling EVs will still come into effect from next year
   
21/9/23 - 12:55   Thatcham Research - looking for sponsors for the Ben Automotive Industry Charity Bangers4Ben charity rally
   
21/9/23 - 11:54   INEOS Automotive - produces the 4x4 INEOS Grenadier; "2035 is a more realistic target for consumers"
   
21/9/23 - 11:41   FMG - National Network Manager, Scott Bissett, celebrates 20 years at FMG
   
21/9/23 - 11:33   FMG - National Network Manager, Scott Biseett, celebrates 20 years at FMG
   
21/9/23 - 11:08   Carwow - 41% of drivers are now less likely to buy an EV in the next year as a direct result of the PM's U-turn on 2030 ban
   
21/9/23 - 10:58   Autocar Business - "delay on 2030 petrol/diesel ban will be hard to swallow for manufacturers"
   
21/9/23 - 10:49   JMK Solicitors - four new graduates join NI-based PI firm
   
21/9/23 - 10:26   Shift on 2030: IMI - "distinct lack of understanding of the pressures a multi-technology vehicle parc places on automotive workforce"
   
21/9/23 - 10:07   Simon King, Autotech Group comments on the PM’s decision to push back the EV switch - "aftermarket cannot afford to become complacent"
   
21/9/23 - 09:54   Motofix Accident Repair Centres - gift a range of repair and refinish supplies to Bridgwater Technical Training Centres
   
20/9/23 - 23:08   IMI - how remote diagnostics can help tackle the ADAS skills shortage
   
20/9/23 - 23:03   NBRA - "open to collaborating with the government to find a mutually beneficial path forward" regarding the delay in petrol car ban to 2035
   
20/9/23 - 18:12   Government - PM Rishi Sunak confirms ban on petrol and diesel cars and vans delayed from 2030 to 2035, in-line with EU, Canada and Sweden
   
20/9/23 - 16:56   Government - PM Rishi Sunak confirms ban on petrol and diesel cars and vans delayed from 2030 to 2035, in-line with EU, Canada and Sweden
   
20/9/23 - 15:13   Pendragon - directors reject an "unsolicited and preliminary proposal" from Hedin and Penske; stick with deal announced with Lithia Motors
   
20/9/23 - 13:46   Your reminder to take part in the ABP Repairers Choice Awards - the ONLY awards where ALL the winners are chosen by bodyshops
   
20/9/23 - 13:40   Remember to enter the ABP Bodyshop Excellence Awards - 7 awards just for BODYSHOPS!
   
20/9/23 - 13:35   BODYSHOPS - vote NOW in the annual Repairers Choice awards - the ONLY awards where ALL bodyshops can rate their suppliers and work providers
   
20/9/23 - 13:33   ABP Annual Convention & Night of Knights 2023 - more than 400 booked... 60% sold already!
   
20/9/23 - 13:26   ChargeUK - on the UK’s Zero Emissions Vehicles Mandate: £6bn to roll out EV infrastructure in all parts of the UK at unprecedented rate
   
20/9/23 - 13:14   The AA - fastest EV charging cheaper by the mile compared to petrol
   
20/9/23 - 13:01   PartsXchange - reports an increase in parts sales over the last two weeks
   
20/9/23 - 12:41   RAC - 2030 deadline "only stops the sale of new petrol and diesel cars"... "majority tend to buy used"
   
20/9/23 - 12:33   WorldSkills UK - Automotive Body Repair and Automotive Refinishing part of 47 National Competitions for the 2024 programme
   
20/9/23 - 12:05   EY’s EV Country Readiness Index - UK among world’s top 5 markets for EV readiness despite supply and regulatory challenges
   
20/9/23 - 11:51   SMMT - 2030 petrol and diesel ban: "consumers must want to make the switch"
   
20/9/23 - 11:11   Activate Group - launch Activate Initiate, a new white-label Electronic Notification of Loss (eNOL) for insurers & fleets
   
20/9/23 - 10:41   FCA - "some firms paying out up to 70% of the value of insurance premiums in commission to parties in the distribution chain"
   
20/9/23 - 10:20   Ford statement on 2030 - "our business needs three things from the UK government: ambition, commitment and consistency"
   
20/9/23 - 10:09   Andy Palmer (former CEO of Aston Martin & COO of Nissan) - "current EV fast charging network is only 15-20% utilised"
   
20/9/23 - 08:16   Copart - why they have entred the recycled parts business in the UK, but won't in the USA
   
20/9/23 - 07:32   Inflation rate - CPI inflation surprise fall to 6.7% (from 6.8%) for the 12 months to August 2023; RPI inflation increases slightly to 9.1
   
19/9/23 - 23:17   House of Commons Committee - calls for urgent introduction of new laws on self-driving vehicles to enable their introduction on UK roads
   
19/9/23 - 22:27   Government - BBC reports that Rishi Sunak is to announce a delay in the ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030 to 2035
   
19/9/23 - 21:44   RAC - petrol up 10p a litre, diesel up 13p since August; higher UK fuel prices likely as oil price hits $94 barrel, highest for 10 months
   
19/9/23 - 20:35   Equip Auto Lyon 2023 - list of finalists in bodyshop category of International Automobile Innovation Awards
   
19/9/23 - 19:59   Volvo - announce the end of production of all diesel-powered Volvo Car models by early 2024; only fully electric cars by 2030
   
19/9/23 - 13:01   Spain: Point S - strong early growth in recently established Spanish tyres and vehicle maintenance network
   
19/9/23 - 12:18   L&I Eaton ARC - images of progress at L&I Eaton's 14th bodyshop site; in Aintree, Liverpool
   
19/9/23 - 11:57   Ford UK - the first vehicle manufacturer to endorse AWE24 ‘The Year of Automotive Work Experience’
   
19/9/23 - 11:27   Solus - welcome 21 new apprentices who join Solus bodyshops around the UK
   
19/9/23 - 11:11   Freeway Fleet Systems - new fleet maintenance dashboard to provide an instant view of workshop activity and the status of vehicles
   
19/9/23 - 10:44   CarComm Coachworks - win three awards at the NBRA and VBRA Commercial Greener Bodyshop Awards 2023
   
19/9/23 - 10:23   The Low Pay Commission - 2023 Report looking at compliance and enforcement of the National Minimum Wage
   
19/9/23 - 09:51   Europcar Mobility Group UK - cuts employees’ company car emissions by 85% in 18 months
   
19/9/23 - 09:47   Searches for 'Why has car insurance gone up' rise 236% - searches for 'cheaper car insurance' explode by 125%
   
19/9/23 - 09:43   Laser Tools - separate those difficult to access Volvo front ball joints with this new separator from Laser Tools
   
18/9/23 - 17:48   Copart - "near consensus view among the industry that there is value in their salvage auction provider providing access to dismantled parts"
   
18/9/23 - 16:47   Direct Line business insurance - number of vans on British roads (4.5 million) at all-time high
   
18/9/23 - 16:42   Direct Line Group - launch Caha, a one-stop car ownership and management app
   
18/9/23 - 14:12   Aviva - 47% UK driver say they are more likely to use a recycled part now compared to 5 years ago
   
18/9/23 - 13:59   Gallagher - motor claims inflation "goes from bad to worse" with parts shortages, insufficient capacity, lack of c cars & costly repairs
   
18/9/23 - 13:58   Copart - our UK insurance customers wanted us to "directly satisfy some of their needs for recycled parts"
   
18/9/23 - 13:37   APIL - car insurance prices "soar" since whiplash crackdown
   
18/9/23 - 13:24   Close Brothers Motor Finance - cost-of-living top hurdle for 7 in 10 dealers
   
18/9/23 - 12:58   First Central - top 5 Achiever on the 2023 list of the UK’s Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance
   
18/9/23 - 12:49   AA - third worst August and third worst summer for pothole incidents
   
18/9/23 - 12:09   Make your vote count for the Repairers Choice Awards 2023 - the only awards where ALL the winners are chosen by bodyshops
   
18/9/23 - 11:52   SMMT - more than 800,000 EVs registered since 2018; UK on track to reach c18% market share by year-end
   
18/9/23 - 11:42   Cost of car insurance for young drivers increases 50% in August year-on-year - £1,198 up to £1,792; "due to repair cost inflation"
   
18/9/23 - 11:29   Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) - protect targeted business rates relief to help hard-pressed small firms, says FSB
   
18/9/23 - 11:29   Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) - protect targeted business rates relief to help hard-pressed small firms, says FSB
   
18/9/23 - 11:09   IMI - becomes Partner Sponsor of Automotive 30% Club
   
18/9/23 - 11:03   Auto Trader - used EV prices record growth for the first time in over a year as demand overtakes supply
   
18/9/23 - 10:46   Admiral - number of accidents in Europe rose by 57% last year
   
18/9/23 - 10:36   A-plan Insurance - EV ownership up 178% since 2020
   
18/9/23 - 10:23   Auto Windscreens - Jim Allen from Banbury wins Auto Windscreens' ‘Best Technician’ in the UK competition
   
18/9/23 - 09:20   Autotech Group - CEO, Gavin White, recovering after successful operation to remove brain tumour; Simon King becomes interim CEO
   
18/9/23 - 08:23   Lookers - to cease on Stock Exchange on 6 October as FCA gives go-ahead for £504m purchase by Canadian firm Alpha Auto Group
   
18/9/23 - 08:13   Pendragon Motor (Evans Halshaw & Stratsone) - to be sold to American Lithia Motors for £250m; Pinewood to be spun out as separate business
   
17/9/23 - 21:03   Motor Trader - blog from Duncan McClure Fisher, CEO of Intelligent Motoring: "Using green parts reduces carbon footprint and cuts costs"
   
17/9/23 - 17:20   Times - Rishi Sunak rejects reprieve for petrol and diesel cars; 22% of new cars sold in UK in 2024 to be electric, rising to 50% in 2028
   
15/9/23 - 13:46   Autoglass - introduce a new Assistant Technician role
   
15/9/23 - 13:41   LV= Britannia Rescue - hot weather in June this year also saw coolant leak breakdowns rise by 38% compared to the previous month
   
15/9/23 - 13:37   BIBA - Agreement on Age and Insurance (to help older people find car insurance) renews; 1 million enquiries received
   
15/9/23 - 13:03   UK Consumer Insights Survey from CarGurus - used car prices (av £19,254) remain 37% above pre-pandemic levels
   
15/9/23 - 12:35   Allianz - appoints new Managing Director for UK Retail business
   
15/9/23 - 12:19   Fix Auto UK - four from Fix receive NBRA Green Awards
   
15/9/23 - 10:39   Kennedys - insurance specialist law firm announces 80 senior promotions across firm
   
15/9/23 - 10:30   Markerstudy and Ardonagh’s personal lines broking business Atlanta - £1.2bn merger to create a major new £3bn premium platform
   
15/9/23 - 10:06   France: Repairify - attends Dinitrol stand to present the next generation of Automotive Diagnostic Services at EQUIP AUTO Lyon
   
15/9/23 - 09:40   Tour De Mind Update - on track to raise c£25k for Mind and Young Minds
   
15/9/23 - 00:10   Copart - results for full year to 31 July: turnover £3,870m (up 10.5%), pre-tax profits £1,554m (up 15.9%)
   
14/9/23 - 23:45   NBRA Greener Bodyshop Awards - full list of all 42 winners from tonights event
   
14/9/23 - 19:02   RCAR - the organisation you’ve likely never heard of, that’s been influencing car design for more than 50 years
   
14/9/23 - 18:07   Insurance Times awards - full list of all finalists for the 35 categories; winners announced 6 Dec
   
14/9/23 - 14:52   Financial Ombudsman - motor insurance complaints up 53% in April-June 2023 compared to same period last year
   
14/9/23 - 13:57   Nissan-backed autonomous vehicle research project - wins Eco City Travel category at the 2023 Marie Claire UK Sustainability Awards
   
14/9/23 - 13:42   ABP Night of Knights Bodyshop Excellence Awards - 7 Awards that are are open to ALL BODYSHOPS!
   
14/9/23 - 13:34   European Commission - anti-subsidy probe into "cheap" Chinese EVs as their share of the European EV market is up 8%
   
14/9/23 - 13:26   Gemini - MD David Sargeant accepts Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers 2023 certificate during the House of Commons reception
   
14/9/23 - 12:36   The IMI - submits response to inquiry on Electric Vehicles (EVs) re sector's investment to upskill
   
14/9/23 - 12:18   Ben - counselling services provided by Ben help the daughter of Di, who works for TrustFord
   
14/9/23 - 12:01   Nexa Autocolour - launch Premium Etch Primer, part of TURBO VISION Paint System range
   
14/9/23 - 11:38   Lloyd Motor Group - acquires former Cazoo Newcastle site; will reopen as a used car retailer and a vehicle preparation centre this year
   
14/9/23 - 11:15   M&A Coachworks - start work on new bodyshop in Snetterton; a supercar bodyshop located on a major race circuit
   
14/9/23 - 10:41   Cromax - launches new aerosol PS1504A Quickfill Primer-Surfacer in grey
   
14/9/23 - 10:29   Ezi Methods Industry Golf Challenge - 20 finalists announced
   
13/9/23 - 13:36   Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Repair Alliance (HEVRA) - responds to House of Lords Call for Evidence on the Net Zero Targets
   
13/9/23 - 13:14   Morelli - upcoming course at Eyebox with Electric Vehicles - Response, Investigation, Recovery and Storage
   
13/9/23 - 12:56   ABP Club Annual Convention & Night of Knights 2023, Thursday 2 November in Manchester – register now!
   
13/9/23 - 12:46   Ennis & Co Group - releases 2023 Salary Insights Report
   
13/9/23 - 12:27   RAC - road treatment and resurfacing falls to four-year low
   
13/9/23 - 11:44   AXA XL - appoints two new members to its UK Boards
   
13/9/23 - 11:11   Maldon Accident Repair Centre - move into an 18,000sq ft bespoke premises in Heybridge
   
13/9/23 - 10:54   Direct Line Group - Churchill Expert (flexible fleet insurance) partners with electric car lease (e-car lease) to
   
13/9/23 - 10:33   PK Motors Accident Repair Centre - achieve carbon neutral status in line with PAS 2060
   
13/9/23 - 08:23   Aviva - sell its 25.9% stake in Singapore Life Holdings for £800million as part of simplifying geographical footprint
   
12/9/23 - 13:53   Disconnect between employer priorities and employee needs - "strong link between financial wellbeing and other areas of wellbeing"
   
12/9/23 - 13:30   Steer Automotive Group - new apprentice cohort take part in Multi Activity Adventure Day
   
12/9/23 - 13:06   Onto - EV leasing group with c7,000 EVs and 20,000 subscribers in administration as EV residual values fall in 2023
   
12/9/23 - 12:45   ABP Night of Knights Bodyshop Excellence Awards - ENTRIES OPEN NOW for 7 Awards that are open to ALL BODYSHOPS!
   
12/9/23 - 12:20   Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - new screening checks required to approve financial adverts
   
12/9/23 - 12:17   Davies Group - 10% of the UK are expected to be active e-scooters users by 2027
   
12/9/23 - 10:50   Autovista Group (Eurotax and Glass's) - acquired by global data analytics specialist, J.D. Power
   
12/9/23 - 10:39   Caura - 81% drivers don’t know their car’s Euro-standard rating (used to base exemptions and fees for city charges like ULEZ and CAZ)
   
12/9/23 - 09:31   Autocar - four of five of the major VMs in Britain are building EVs in the UK
   
12/9/23 - 08:52   Actiavte Group - appoint Adrian Furness (ex CEO of Covea) to lead their insurance division, MRN (Motor Repair Network)
   
12/9/23 - 08:39   ONS - average pay (exc bonuses) up 7.8% in last year to £32,207pa; average total pay (inc bonus) up 8.5% to £34,660pa
   
11/9/23 - 13:45   Auto Trader - fewer than half of drivers willing to make electric vehicle switch
   
11/9/23 - 13:43   MINI - £600m investment for all-electric MINI production in the UK
   
11/9/23 - 13:39   Europcar - new web tool utilises innovative technology to deliver premium customer experience
   
11/9/23 - 13:20   Salvage Wire - reintroducing consultancy service, Salvage Insights, offering free one-hour consultation
   
11/9/23 - 12:11   Fix Auto Peterborough - Bodyshop Manager, Barry Monk, helps out local 11-year-old, Josh Caley, with National Mini Stox championship
   
11/9/23 - 11:58   IGA: DVSA update - failure to perform an emission test during an MOT
   
11/9/23 - 11:25   AirPro Diagnostics - AUGGIE mobile static recalibration device hits the UK
   
11/9/23 - 11:04   Auto Express - ‘Chop shop’ police raids double, says Tracker, as thieves widen their stolen car parts net from Range Rovers to Fiestas
   
11/9/23 - 10:39   OUTSORC - Total Loss Programme Manager, Richard Reece, volunteers at The British Motor Show for the School of Thought
   
11/9/23 - 10:24   Synetiq - Smiles for Miles car event at Croft Race Circuit in Darlington
   
11/9/23 - 10:06   Stratton ARC in Stockport - acquired by Evolution Repair Group (Braintree Motor Group)
   
08/9/23 - 13:53   GT Motive - partner with OEC to connect customers to competitive OE Parts
   
08/9/23 - 13:44   Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles - £18.5 million funding to boost UK’s connected and automated mobility supply chain
   
08/9/23 - 13:25   ONLINE NOW! - all the photos from ABP Club Charity Golf Day at The Mere, sponsored by Mirka UK
   
08/9/23 - 12:33   £381m boost for EV charging at West Midlands hub - Birmingham site can charge 180 cars simultaneously
   
08/9/23 - 12:15   Fix Auto UK - returns as Presenting Partners for AX Fest and Arenacross
   
08/9/23 - 11:40   Allianz - targeted carbon emission reduction of 30% for retail motor segment
   
08/9/23 - 11:30   JMK Solicitors - expand into West Belfast with the opening of Andersonstown Road office
   
08/9/23 - 10:46   James Alpe - team of apprentices "pulled out all the stops" to get the Solera | Audatex car ready for the AutoRaise Rally!
   
08/9/23 - 10:34   esure Group - host repairer partners at recent Supplier Forum
   
08/9/23 - 10:04   Motofix & Axalta training week - at LKQ's Training Centre in Milton Keynes
   
08/9/23 - 09:37   IMI - vacancies in the body repair sector up 83% compared to 2021
   
07/9/23 - 13:58   Covea Insurance - cost of car paintwork and courtesy cars saw "unexpected spikes"
   
07/9/23 - 13:40   The AutoRaise Rally teams set off! - starting line breakfast, sponsored by ABP Club, at Lotus HQ in Norwich
   
07/9/23 - 12:58   ABP Club Charity Golf Day at The Mere, sponsored by Mirka UK - guests raise £2,980 for the Muscular Dystrophy Support Centre
   
07/9/23 - 10:41   Fix Auto UK - two teams from Fix Auto UK set off as part of the AutoRaise Rally
   
07/9/23 - 10:31   Auto Windscreens - Stephen Mallon promoted to Finance Director
   
07/9/23 - 10:18   Revive! - smart repairer's values recognised in national franchise award
   
07/9/23 - 10:13   Stellantis - EV production begin at Ellesmere Port, UK’s first EV-only manufacturing plant
   
07/9/23 - 10:06   FairCharge and RAC - call for Government to back UK’s first electric vehicle charging charter to boost EV adoption
   
07/9/23 - 08:17   Direct Line - sell their brokered commercial insurance business (inc 800 staff) in Q2 2024 to RSA for £520m
   
06/9/23 - 17:39   Cost of vehicle repairs up 46% over Q2 2022 to £1.5 billion - the highest figure since ABI started collecting this data in 2013
   
06/9/23 - 13:50   Euro NCAP - "with the introduction of ADAS, the reality of zero accidents is an attainable possibility"; Lexus RZ crash test results
   
06/9/23 - 13:48   Auto Trader - average price of a used car was £17,732 in August, up 1.1% year-on-year and down -0.8% month-on-year
   
06/9/23 - 13:36   Canada: Definity launches Sonnet Shift: a new usage-based insurance
   
06/9/23 - 13:17   HSE - sole trader jailed after man crushed under van at Bootle garage
   
06/9/23 - 12:27   ABP Recommended IT Supplier m3 Networks - wins Digital Innovation Award
   
06/9/23 - 12:06   APIL - statement on fixed recoverable costs judicial review
   
06/9/23 - 11:22   Thatcham Research - announces AirPro Diagnostics as headline sponsor and Andy Mackay and Samuel Morris as drivers for AutoRaise Rally
   
06/9/23 - 11:09   AA - poorly loaded vehicles led to 128 casualties in 2021, warns the AA, as parents load up cars for the "uni run"
   
06/9/23 - 10:44   DUAL - specialist motor underwriting business hires Simon McGinn (ex Allianz CEO) as CEO of its UK business
   
06/9/23 - 10:31   Zurich - HF secures win for insurer against fraudsters who faked PI claims after car accident
   
06/9/23 - 08:59   SMMT - UK van market continues growth in August, up 5%, with battery electric van demand up 6.9%
   
06/9/23 - 08:52   Tour De Mind Charity Bike Ride - "the End of the Road" for the team; "what a journey it's been!"
   
05/9/23 - 13:46   IMI - appoints Head of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging
   
05/9/23 - 13:12   Go Compare - 95% of car insurance policies DON’T cover the loss of a number plate
   
05/9/23 - 13:05   Auto Trader - new car market has reached a pivot point
   
05/9/23 - 12:27   eBay - launches first ever Van Conversion of the Year Awards, for professional traders and "van-fans"
   
05/9/23 - 12:23   What Car? - EV demand for fleets "persists"
   
05/9/23 - 12:21   Private sales of new cars to UK consumers dropped by 8% in August compared to the same month last year
   
05/9/23 - 12:16   ABP Club North Golf Day at the Mere, Knutsford, sponsored by Mirka UK - timings for the event tomorrow (Wednesday 6 September)
   
05/9/23 - 11:28   Bloomberg Intelligence - only 16% of European consumers opting for BEVs
   
05/9/23 - 11:19   SMMT - new car market grew 24.4% in August
   
05/9/23 - 11:12   Thatcham Research - ‘insurability’ consultancy supports Toyota in pioneering powertrain conversion
   
05/9/23 - 10:52   CRASH Services - 90-mile cycle raises over £16,000 for PIPS Suicide Prevention Charity
   
05/9/23 - 10:27   WorldSkills UK - DfE’s Hannah Sheehan appointed WorldSkills UK Official Delegate
   
04/9/23 - 20:34   Britain likely to witness 7,000 business insolvencies per quarter in 2024, as high interest rates cause financial strain
   
04/9/23 - 20:16   Ben - launch suicide prevention campaign for people working in the automotive industry
   
04/9/23 - 20:07   School of Thought - more companies endorse 'AWE24 The Year of Work Experience'
   
04/9/23 - 19:56   Elysia Battery Intelligence - EVs can have smaller batteries with the same range through software alone
   
04/9/23 - 13:50   REPOST FROM THE FORUM - re: COVID
   
04/9/23 - 13:48   "Women are more at risk of whiplash injuries than men” - says Swedish researcher Astrid Linder, creator of the first female crash test dummy
   
04/9/23 - 13:22   REPOST FROM THE FORUM - "Been a while since you could could get a courtesy car for a sensible price"
   
04/9/23 - 13:18   Consumer Intelligence - AA is the fastest-growing car insurance brand, gaining 1.2% market share in six months
   
04/9/23 - 12:53   British Motor Show - Mustang run and maintained using eBay-sourced parts and accessories
   
04/9/23 - 12:48   Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) - joins businesses and charities urging Chancellor to safeguard cash as "vital payment method"
   
04/9/23 - 12:34   EuroSkills Gdańsk 2023 - Steer Automotive Group's Miguel Harvey - representing the UK for Car Painting - heads to Poland
   
04/9/23 - 12:00   65% businesses reported some form of concern for their business for September 2023 - lowest % since peak of 76% in November 2022
   
04/9/23 - 11:15   Auto Windscreens - promotes Stephen Mallon to the role of Finance Director
   
04/9/23 - 11:06   London Fire Brigade - new record high of e-bike and e-scooter fires in London
   
04/9/23 - 10:56   RAC - August sees drivers hit by one of the biggest monthly fuel price rises in 23 years
   
04/9/23 - 10:53   Steer Automotive Group acquisition of C&C - more on the news story that ABP Club broke on Friday
   
01/9/23 - 14:31   Steer Automotive Group - launch Steer Commercial Division with the acquisition of the 5-site C&C Vehicle Services
   
01/9/23 - 13:20   Komoo - fleet & car rental repair group (Steve & Dale Peart, and Carl Henderson & Paul Smith) to open four new sites
   
01/9/23 - 13:11   IMI Skills Competitions 2023 - meet the Refinishing finalists
   
01/9/23 - 13:01   Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) - UK road freight vehicle fleet to be replaced with over 220 bio-fuel and electric HGVs
   
01/9/23 - 12:48   PPG Refinish UK and Ireland - PPG's New Business Manager Middle East and customers come to the UK for Bodyline range training
   
01/9/23 - 12:30   Consumer Intelligence - vehicles valued over £40,000 see 50% increase in insurance premiums in first half of 2023
   
01/9/23 - 12:17   Direct Line - first time a formal voluntary requirement has been agreed with a firm relating to the FCA’s motor pricing rules
   
01/9/23 - 12:04   REPOST FROM THE FORUM - re: VDA re-accreditation in North West
   
01/9/23 - 11:30   Stevens Collision Repair Specialists - formerly Fix Auto Market Drayton, rebrands to family name
   
01/9/23 - 11:13   James Alpe apprentices, Owen Wightman and Katie Horn - restoring Mini for Audatex UK for the AutoRaise Rally
   
01/9/23 - 10:41   Tour de Mind - update on day 6 from industry team of cyclists on 1,185-mile bike ride raising £££ for Mind and Young Mind charities
   
01/9/23 - 09:19   Carpenters Group - taking part in the AutoRaise Rally 2023 in a Porsche 928
   
01/9/23 - 09:10   Axalta Refinish - launches its bodyshop training platform, Axalta Academy, globally
   
01/9/23 - 08:30   Aviva - analysis of claims reveals the top time for car crashes in UK is 3.00pm to 3.15pm on Friday
   
01/9/23 - 07:55   Direct Line - estimate the will make £30 million of payments to customers who paid a renewal price higher than they should have
   
01/9/23 - 07:52   FCA - Direct Line to carry out a review to identify all instances where a customer has been overcharged and provide appropriate redress
   
31/8/23 - 20:51   JLR - to reduce UK road freight emissions by 84%; fleet to be replaced with over 220 bio-fuel and electric HGVs by April 2024
   
31/8/23 - 16:22   Electric vehicles - "hundreds more high speed rapid charging points installed in UK" reports Guardian
   
31/8/23 - 13:19   Go.Compare - councils in England and Wales have spent £5.6 million since 2020 on pothole claims
   
31/8/23 - 13:09   Cunbar Paints - Steve Dixon celebrates over 50 years in the automotive refinish industry
   
31/8/23 - 12:42   SSMMT - UK CV production hits July eight-year high; YTD production up 68% pre-COVID
   
31/8/23 - 12:29   HF - insurance claims legal specialist moves to new office in Glasgow
   
31/8/23 - 12:22   S&P Global - warning signs on the path to mass EV adoption
   
31/8/23 - 11:32   Autocar Business - on latest SMMT data: "ICE vehicles still constitute the majority of production"
   
31/8/23 - 11:24   IMI Skills Competitions 2023 - meet the Body Repair finalists
   
31/8/23 - 10:21   SMMT - UK car production up 31% in July marking sixth consecutive month of growth.
   
31/8/23 - 10:16   Markerstudy - commits more than 1,000 hours to volunteering in June; 176 colleagues give back to good causes throughout the month
   
31/8/23 - 10:08   2023 What Car? Electric Car Awards - best new electrified cars in 16 categories announced
   
31/8/23 - 10:00   Copart UK - enhances disability training to support customer needs
   
31/8/23 - 09:36   Mirka - sustainability report highlights multi-million Euro commitment to sustainability
   
31/8/23 - 00:18   Finesse Accident Repair Centres (formerly Dorking ARC) - announce third centre, Finesse Bracknell, opens Oct; joins Dorking and Redhill
   
30/8/23 - 13:49   Ghost Broking - top 20 postcodes are, surprisingly, lower population densities, fewer accidents & cheaper premiums
   
30/8/23 - 13:34   The Geospatial Commission - location data can help build the EV chargepoint network of tomorrow
   
30/8/23 - 13:29   EDF - SME customers can save up to 40% on a new electric vehicle through DriveElectric’s salary sacrifice scheme
   
30/8/23 - 13:26   Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) - more than 80% of products tested by Government labs failed safety checks
   
30/8/23 - 13:22   Cresswell's Garage - Wokingham workshop celebrates its 100th year
   
30/8/23 - 12:57   GQA Qualifications - CEO Mick Clayton taking part in the AutoRaise Rally alongside Gemini Accident Repair Centres
   
30/8/23 - 12:50   Power-TEC Tungsten Denibbing Tool — new solution for paint and clear coat imperfections
   
30/8/23 - 12:46   HMRC National Minimum Wage (NMW) webinar - bodyshop finance / HR teams may be interested in these live webinars next month
   
30/8/23 - 11:47   Ritchie Bros (owners of IAA/Synetiq) - former CEO, Ann Fandozzi, issues strong rebuttal to reasons given by board for her departure
   
30/8/23 - 10:42   ChipsAway Exeter and Torbay owner, Brandon Akerman - nominated as Finalist in prestigious 2023 BFA HSBC British Franchise Awards
   
30/8/23 - 10:25   CRASH Services - NI accident management firm achieves ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems Certification for the 14th year
   
30/8/23 - 10:11   Copart - taking part in the 2023 AutoRaise Rally next week (7-9 September, Norfolk - Cambridgeshire -Lincolnshire)
   
30/8/23 - 09:20   Aviva - announce Jason Storah as new CEO of UK & Ireland General Insurance (replacing Adam Winslow who is joing Direct Line as CEO)
   
30/8/23 - 08:28   RWC Training - opens new bodyshop training facility in Milton Keynes
   
30/8/23 - 08:09   Vertu Motors - trading update: good progress with their accident and cosmetic repair operations delivering increased revenue and profit
   
30/8/23 - 08:09   Vertu Motors - trading update: good progress with their accident and cosmetic repair operations delivering increased revenue and profit
   
30/8/23 - 07:59   Direct Line Group - appoint Adam Winslow (ex Aviva) as CEO from Q1 2024, replacing Penny James who stepped down in January
   
29/8/23 - 13:56   BMW - new BMW X5 Protection VR6 armoured body and safety glass designed specifically for this model
   
29/8/23 - 13:26   Auto Windscreens - begins trial of hydrotreated vegetable oil fuel
   
29/8/23 - 13:07   School of Thought - AWE24 ‘The Year of Automotive Work Experience’: join ABP Club and others and offer work experience in 2024
   
29/8/23 - 12:45   REPOST FROM THE FORUM: ULEZ - who pays?
   
29/8/23 - 11:42   Motofix - four-day Axalta automotive training programme "a resounding success"
   
29/8/23 - 11:39   Volkswagen Group - encourages school-leavers to explore range of opportunities
   
29/8/23 - 11:25   DLH Autorecyclers - Norfolk-based e2e Network Member business profile
   
29/8/23 - 11:18   Auxillis, FMG and New Law - Abacai selects Redde group of companies as part of Redde Northgate to provide claims services
   
29/8/23 - 11:04   What Car? - 20% of car owners in clean air cities are being forced to ditch their vehicles, finds
   
29/8/23 - 10:57   Axalta Refinish - adds RADAR compliant colour formulas to global colour database for the repair of cars equipped with ADAS
   
29/8/23 - 10:48   Tour de Mind - update from industry team of cyclists on 1,185-mile bike ride raising £££ for Mind and Young Mind charities
   
29/8/23 - 10:27   Westdrive Kia and Mazda - sign new and exclusive remarketing partnership with BCA
   
29/8/23 - 08:32   Volkswagen Group - reorganising its procurement of electronic parts and semiconductors to ensure supply over the long term
   
29/8/23 - 08:17   Toyota - suspend production at all 14 Japanese factories as they have been unable to order components due to system problems
   
28/8/23 - 21:22   CMS (Kidderminster) - Vauxhall dealership goes into administration after a stock discrepancy of £3.7 million was revealed in their accounts
   
28/8/23 - 20:46   JLR - to develop one of the largest energy storage systems in the UK to harness solar and wind power using second-life EV batteries 
   
28/8/23 - 19:46   Toyota - fire at plastic components maker means production Aygo X and Yaris stops at Czech factory; unclear when it will recommence
   
25/8/23 - 13:44   Ageas - online broker, Yoga, adds Ageas van insurance to panel
   
25/8/23 - 13:40   Tour de Mind - industry team of cyclists to set off on 1,185 miles bike ride to raise ££ for Mind and Young Mind tomorrow (Saturday)
   
25/8/23 - 13:04   Last call for advertisers in the next issue of Auto Body Professional - 31 pages sold *** only 1 page left ***
   
25/8/23 - 12:46   Straightset - appointed as UK partner for Beissbarth wheel alignment solutions
   
25/8/23 - 12:38   AA - comments on vehicle speed compliance statistics for Great Britain as c5 people a day are killed on our roads
   
25/8/23 - 12:30   Fix Auto Leeds South - Stephen and Sam Smith to open fourth new bodyshop; additional to Fix Auto Leeds North, Keighley & Leeds North
   
25/8/23 - 10:09   Autoglass - new Principal Partner of Sheffield United Women
   
25/8/23 - 09:57   Polestar - to work with Mobileye on autonomous driving technology in Polestar 4
   
25/8/23 - 08:40   Verex - following CCP’s purchase of the business, repair management and repair payments will operate 'business as usual’
   
24/8/23 - 23:04   NBRA and VBRA Commercial Greener Bodyshop Awards - full list of all finalists for the 10 awards
   
24/8/23 - 13:31   ALLDATA Repair - solves “strange noise” coming from 2016 Ford Transit 2.0L EcoBlue that left technicians puzzled
   
24/8/23 - 13:19   Claims Management & Adjusting (CMA) - top 5 most stolen cars in Kent all Fiestas or Range Rovers
   
24/8/23 - 13:03   Zeygo - PAYG insurer puts up prices to cover rising repair costs
   
24/8/23 - 12:39   Direct Line - 50% people who pass their test over the age of 30 feel nervous when driving after passing
   
24/8/23 - 12:10   TrustFord - AllFord returns to Alford for 'best ever' show with TrustFord as main Sponsor
   
24/8/23 - 11:48   Half of drivers break 30mph speed limits - speed limit compliance higher on 60mph roads
   
24/8/23 - 11:37   Auto Trader - automotive online marketplace launches an E-bike platform offering more than 1,500 E-bikes from 45 manufacturers
   
24/8/23 - 11:22   Volvo - to launch a luxury electric MPV in China: Volvo EM90
   
24/8/23 - 09:33   Rapid Repair Network - new HQ offices for growing minor repairs specialist network
   
24/8/23 - 09:13   *** ABP EXCLUSIVE *** FMG Repair Services - to open new flagship site in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire
   
23/8/23 - 13:57   Lechler Coatings UK - appoint Peter Priestley, National Sales Manager covering Refinish UK, and Jared Jansing to role of Technical Training
   
23/8/23 - 13:49   Direct Line Group - partners with national charity UK Youth
   
23/8/23 - 13:42   Polestar - reaches production milestone of 150,000 cars; 174% increase in Polestar 2 deliveries in the UK YOY
   
23/8/23 - 13:38   ABI - 19% reduction in detected frauds (59% detected frauds are in motor); 20% drop in the volume of fraudulent PI claims
   
23/8/23 - 13:15   Tour de Mind - team of automotive and insurance industry cyclists to set off on 1,185 miles bike ride to raise ££ for Mind and Young Mind
   
23/8/23 - 12:53   MIB (Motor Insurers’ Bureau) - a heads-up on the UK Green Card System for motorists taking their vehicle abroad
   
23/8/23 - 12:41   Verex Insurance Services (motor insurance broker in administration) - acquired by Car Care Plan
   
23/8/23 - 12:26   Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) - warning to businesses who collect customer mobile phone numbers as 1 in 3 report ‘text pests’
   
23/8/23 - 11:56   EY - 29 out of the 30 biggest depreciating used cars were electric
   
23/8/23 - 11:38   Allianz and LV= - UK fraud teams bring repeat insurance fraudster to justice
   
23/8/23 - 11:02   Yokohama - official tyre partner, brings 10 unique track and road cars to Silverstone Festival (25-27 August)
   
22/8/23 - 14:05   Solera | Audatex - 34 new and 65 updated model sheets added in the latest UK AEG data release D4.75
   
22/8/23 - 13:55   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles - research reveals injury down time costing UK businesses as much as £3.7 billion annually
   
22/8/23 - 13:42   Met Police - vandalism of ULEZ camera leads to ‘armoured’ response to vigilantes
   
22/8/23 - 13:23   REPOST FROM THE FORUM - Legal Question for Advice Please
   
22/8/23 - 12:58   Ben - 97% of people who have undergone coaching with automotive industry charity, Ben, have reported a positive change as a result
   
22/8/23 - 12:24   LKQ Bodyshop Division - LKQ Academy 'Introduction to sustainability in the bodyshop' course at Riverpark Training Centre
   
22/8/23 - 10:48   eBay - 23% motorists admit to using washing up liquid to clean their car (which is bad for paintwork)
   
22/8/23 - 10:16   Fix Auto Slough - invest in specialist Volvo and Polestar high-voltage equipment
   
22/8/23 - 10:07   IMI - 'Real Voices' digital campaign highlights extensive range of roles and development opportunities in the automotive sector
   
22/8/23 - 09:35   RAC - drivers to make 14 million leisure trips on the roads this bank holiday weekend (2 million more than last year)
   
22/8/23 - 08:43   Lookers - H1 results: profits down 19% on turnover up 8%; now have 61 cosmetic repair facilities - 39 fixed sites plus 22 dedicated vans
   
22/8/23 - 08:37   Copart UK - awarded by Ecologi platform for planting 1,000 trees
   
22/8/23 - 08:12   REPOST FROM THE FORUM - "so long as the (insurance) premium is increased the opportunity to compensate repairers well is also increased"
   
21/8/23 - 16:02   GT Motive - "Celebrating a Remarkable Journey"; a touching tribute to Martyn Rowley who leaves them to become head of NBRA in November
   
21/8/23 - 13:36   Plunkys All Stars 2023 - £21,678.27 raised with Gift Aid (the most raised from one game); final game in May 2024
   
21/8/23 - 12:48   The Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Repair Alliance (HEVRA) [acquired by RMI in Jan 2023] - exhibiting at the British Motor Show 2023
   
21/8/23 - 12:36   Allianz Commercial - promotes Simon Hanley to regional manager, South, and appoints Caroline Donati (Aviva) as branch manager, Southampton
   
21/8/23 - 12:15   HSE - safety alert after evidence from an investigation of a fatal incident revealed concerns with the BendPak XPR series two-post lifts
   
21/8/23 - 12:09   AX - TCH Leasing selects AX's Motor Assist for its end-to-end incident and claims management service
   
21/8/23 - 11:59   Six-in-10 want ‘noise cameras’ rolled out so drivers of excessively loud vehicles are caught and fined
   
21/8/23 - 11:35   CRASH - NI accident management firm's vehicle fleet rises to over 350 as demand for services increases post-pandemic
   
21/8/23 - 11:14   ABI - vehicle repair costs up 33% in the last year; reported increases in labour costs up to 40% between June 2022 and January 2023
   
21/8/23 - 11:01   EXCLUSIVE: Activate Group - Victoria Turner,Chief Commercial Officer, has left the group after 3 years
   
21/8/23 - 10:45   USA: AAA - ADAS could prevent 37 million accidents over the next 30 years
   
21/8/23 - 09:35   Nationwide Vehicle Recovery Assistance - extend partnership with West Ham United
   
21/8/23 - 09:09   “2023 looking to be one of the worst on record for pothole damage” - pothole breakdowns up a fifth from last year
   
21/8/23 - 09:06   Carsofthefuture - entries open now for the inaugural Self-driving Industry Awards
   
21/8/23 - 08:52   TrustFord - invest £350,000 in newly refurbished Ford Car and CV Centre dealership in Erdington, Birmingham
   
20/8/23 - 19:32   Allianz UK (inc LV) - H1 results: profit down 5% on revenue up 7%; "labour shortages, rising repair costs and supply chain pressures"
   
20/8/23 - 18:26   esure Group - H1 results: motor GWP up 19% to £365m; 2,155 recycled parts used in H1; motor claims frequency reverts towards pre-Covid level
   
20/8/23 - 16:50   Chris Weeks (ex NBRA) - appointed by AllThingsCX as their new Non-Executive Director
   
20/8/23 - 15:49   Association of Employment and Learning Providers’ (AELP) - launch campaign to "Save Our Skills System"
   
19/8/23 - 21:46   Direct Line - holding talks about hiring Aviva executive Adam Winslow (head of UK general insurance) as its new boss reports Sky News
   
18/8/23 - 15:04   Fix Auto UK - becomes majority shareholder in Fix Auto Chelteltenham
   
18/8/23 - 14:05   Reposted from the ABP Forum - "Courtesy Cars, is abolishing them a viable proposition?" A change in terminology is needed.
   
18/8/23 - 13:58   BEN - the automotive charity provided life coaching for Lisa as her life was spiralling out of control - read her story
   
18/8/23 - 13:48   SYNETIQ - launches client initiative with LV= Insurance which sees unused keys sold to raise money for charity
   
18/8/23 - 13:40   ECA Business Energy - publish first issue of their Green Energy Drive Newsletter featuring energy news within the bodyshop sector
   
18/8/23 - 13:32   Cornwall Insight - energy analysts issue their predictions for energy costs by quarter for next 12 months
   
18/8/23 - 13:08   EY - Big Four firm is to cut 150 jobs from their 2,300 UK jobs and tells staff to expect smaller pay rises and bonuses
   
18/8/23 - 10:50   NFDA - write to the Department of Transport (DfT) highlighting key regulatory issues that are holding back the Electric Van market
   
17/8/23 - 12:46   Copart - becomes an IMI approved accreditation centre
   
17/8/23 - 12:29   Motoring Hall of Fame - IMI's Steve Nash one of 4 new inductees into The Motoring Hall of Fame at today's British Motor Show
   
17/8/23 - 12:04   eBay - analysis of sales data for theft prevention products identifies the top 10 car security conscious areas in the UK
   
16/8/23 - 23:54   Tevva and ElectraMeccanica - UK and US electric lorry manufacturers to merge; production to be in Tilbury and Arizona
   
16/8/23 - 20:43   JLR - announces 300 new jobs in the Midlands to support increased Range Rover production and development of new range of EVs
   
16/8/23 - 20:35   BBC - artificial intelligence (AI) cameras catch 297 drivers using mobile phones or not wearing seatbelts in three days in Cornwall
   
16/8/23 - 20:29   Aviva Zero – Aviva’s carbon-conscious digital-led motor insurance proposition has sold more than 250,000 policies since its launch
   
16/8/23 - 20:20   Vauxhall - launch new ‘Electric Streets of Britain’ initiative to increase EV charging facilities on residential streets
   
16/8/23 - 20:08   London ULEZ - NFDA met with TfL (Transport for London) to discuss concerns including the scrappage scheme
   
16/8/23 - 17:10   DVSA - vehicle recalls will now appear on MOT test certificates; NFDA comment
   
16/8/23 - 14:08   SMMT - bus, coach and minibus market up 5.9% in Q2 and 2.8% in first half; action needed to access Zero Emission Bus Regional Area fund
   
16/8/23 - 14:02   SMMT - HGV market up 17.2% in Q2 and 17.1% in first half; urgent action needed to deliver HGV charging point by 20235
   
16/8/23 - 13:56   Fix Auto - adds second site in Northern Ireland, Fix Auto Saintfield (7 miles from Belfast)
   
16/8/23 - 13:45   Reposted from the forum: "Sanitation Charges"
   
16/8/23 - 13:28   Reposted from the forum: "Is this legal?"
   
16/8/23 - 13:22   Thatcham Research - apprentices restore old banger Mazda MX5 for use on AutoRaise and BEN charity rallies - the RoadtoRally project
   
16/8/23 - 11:06   XL Motors Coventry - double delight as they are Volvo Body and Paint regional winners and successfully renew Kitemark for BS10125
   
16/8/23 - 10:48   VinFast - stock market value of Vietnamese electric vehicle maker is way above Ford or GM; only made 11,000 cars in H1 and no profit
   
16/8/23 - 10:35   School of Thought - launch AWE24 Challenge, a dedicated Automotive Work Experience Week from 15th to 19th April 2024 - GET INVOLVED
   
16/8/23 - 08:21   Aviva - H1 results: group operating profit up 8% to £715m; UK general insurance premiums up 13%
   
16/8/23 - 08:07   Admiral - H1 results: UK motor profit up 3% to £298m on turnover up 20% to £1,502m; "elevated cost" for replacement parts and paint
   
16/8/23 - 07:16   Inflation rate - CPI inflation falls significantly to 6.8% for the 12 months to July 2023; RPI inflation also falls significantly to 9.0%
   
15/8/23 - 20:49   ONS - average regular pay up 7.8% in last year to average of £32,000; slight fall in vacancies but still above 1 million
   
15/8/23 - 14:07   Ford UK - managing director Lisa Brankin takes on additional role of chairing Ford’s UK operations, effective immediately
   
15/8/23 - 13:58   Motofix - management team meet to "realign objectives for the second half of 2023"; new company Motofix Prestige launched in Cirencester
   
15/8/23 - 13:49   Kingfisher Insurance - expands its classic vehicle market presence with Peter James Insurance’s new exclusive partnership
   
15/8/23 - 13:36   Revive! - Watford franchises (Tim Byrne, ex Autorestore and Nationwide) has generated more than £275,000 since launching in July 2022
   
15/8/23 - 12:18   e2e - partner with Incited to unlock new opportunities for insurers to interrogate their total loss data
   
15/8/23 - 12:03   NBRA - respond to media coverage around car insurance premium increases
   
15/8/23 - 11:49   Copart - huge fire at Rochford yard over the weekend involved approximately 700 cars
   
15/8/23 - 10:53   Carwow - Chinese car brands to take up to 30% of UK’s new car market within five years say dealers
   
15/8/23 - 10:22   Copart - increases vehicle storage capacity by 15% in the West Midlands
   
15/8/23 - 09:44   IMI - "fully supports the UK government's ambition to transition to zero emission vehicles"
   
15/8/23 - 09:39   London ULEZ - concern that 29 Aug expansion could see between 200,000 and 700,000 perfectly good non-compliant cars scrapped
   
14/8/23 - 17:26   LV= General Insurance - to leave Frizzell House, Bournemouth at end 2024 and move 5 miles up road to former Ageas office next to hospital
   
14/8/23 - 14:47   House of Lords - Environment and Climate Change Committee launches inquiry into electric vehicles and the 2030 & 2035 deadline dates
   
14/8/23 - 14:16   HEVRA (Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Repair Alliance) - exhibiting at the British Motor Show this week in Farnborough
   
14/8/23 - 14:08   Churchill Expert (Direct Line Group’s flexible fleet insurance specialist) - partners with DriveElectic to offer EV salary sacrifice scheme
   
14/8/23 - 14:05   Autocraft Telford and Volvo Cars Shrewsbury - win Volvo High Achiever Award Region 6 and Volvo National Top Performer Award
   
14/8/23 - 13:56   ABP News - many congratulations to Kelly Dalwood, ABP News Editor, who got married at the weekend to Marcus Dudley
   
14/8/23 - 13:40   BMW - iX5 Hydrogen pilot fleet visits the UK; real-world useage delivers valuable knowledge; paves the way for potential series production
   
14/8/23 - 13:26   Arrival - British based electric van "maker" (which hasn't yet made any vehicles) lines up advisors as it plans for possible administration
   
14/8/23 - 11:31   Daily Mail - article says "car-hire prices in Europe have fallen to their lowest level this century", a third cheaper than 2022
   
13/8/23 - 23:16   JCT600 - Accident Repair Centre in Sticker Lane, Bradford is likely to be replaced by a new Lidl supermarket and Costa Coffee
   
11/8/23 - 17:48   Ford - production start of all new electric Explorer model (built on VW's MEB platform) delayed by nearly a year to mid 2024
   
11/8/23 - 17:10   bodyshop magazine - finalists announced for their awards taking place on 28 September, Metropole NEC Birmingham
   
11/8/23 - 17:01   USA: San Francisco - Wayno and Cruise given green light by authorities to start charging for their driverless taxi services
   
11/8/23 - 14:18   Charles Trent Ltd - drives innovation and excellence with staff promotions and establishment of a new "Innovation and Tech Team"
   
11/8/23 - 14:17   Ezi Methods Golf Challenge - third team through to final announced following Fix Auto UK Golf Day
   
11/8/23 - 13:57   Hatfields - Sheffield branch, oldest Jaguar retailer in UK, to close due to lack of electric car sales; other 8 branches unaffected
   
11/8/23 - 13:07   IMI - 2023 Baseline Report: "Automotive sector on roller coaster with record high in vacancies and continued lack of diversity"
   
11/8/23 - 12:54   Independent: "Couple’s outrage as car insurance hiked 90%: ‘Trying to mug me when I wasn’t looking’"
   
11/8/23 - 12:16   NBRA - appoint Martyn Rowley (ex GT Motive and Audatex) as new NBRA Director from 7 Nov, replacing Chris Weeks who left on 28 July
   
11/8/23 - 12:13   The Independent - "The great car insurance con: premiums soar to record high as average prices hiked 48% in a year"
   
11/8/23 - 09:20   ABI - motor insurance up 21% in last year to £511; reflects "33% rise in vehicle repair costs in last year" and 40% rise in labour rates
   
10/8/23 - 14:10   School of Thought - provide potted history of their achievements over last 4 years - includes engagement with over 122,000 students
   
10/8/23 - 13:57   Copart - new 33-acre site in Northamptonshire to be operational in Autumn 2023, providing annual storage capacity for 38,000 vehicles
   
10/8/23 - 07:31   Zurich Insurance - H1 results: "growth was driven by a strong performance across Europe"
   
09/8/23 - 22:54   Copart UK - have added 187 acres to their land bank (89 acres of new sites plus 98 acres of extension) and more to come soon
   
09/8/23 - 22:48   Copart UK - have added 187 acres to their land bank (89 acres of new sites plus 98 acres of extension) and still more to come
   
09/8/23 - 22:26   Activate Group - "Is it Safe to Use Second-Hand Parts in Vehicle Repair?"
   
09/8/23 - 22:08   Fix Auto Mid Devon / Newton Abbot - safeguards staff and proves ‘EV Readiness’ with on-line Thatcham Research training
   
09/8/23 - 13:45   Stellantis - could reuse parts from scrapped cars to extend the life of its cars in order to to reach net-zero emissions by 2038
   
09/8/23 - 13:17   SMMT used car sales data for Q2 - Auto Trader comments
   
09/8/23 - 13:07   SMMT - UK used car market grows 4.1% in Q2 2023, with more than 1.8 million units changing hands; sales growth every month so far this year
   
09/8/23 - 09:20   Vizion - prioritises learning and development for their engineers in partnership with Bridge Academy and Cornerstone
   
09/8/23 - 08:40   Hiscox UK - H1 results: written premiums up 4%
   
09/8/23 - 00:29   RAC - warn UK drivers to "get an emissions sticker or risk a fine when you drive in Europe this summer"
   
08/8/23 - 14:24   Autoglass - has reduced the incident rate in its own fleet by 40% over the last four years through fitment of ADAS and telematics
   
08/8/23 - 14:20   Axalta - more details on Irus Mix - "the order book is exceeding our projections"
   
08/8/23 - 14:20   Axalta - more details of the worldwide performance of their refinish business in Q2
   
08/8/23 - 13:41   Britishvolt - Australian buyer hasn't made final payment of £8.57m, say administrators from EY
   
08/8/23 - 13:38   IMI - supports call for urgent review of e-bike and e-scooter regulation following fatal battery fires
   
08/8/23 - 13:35   EIS - "Why, after spending hundreds of billions of dollars on new technology, can't insurers adapt to the demands being placed on them?"
   
08/8/23 - 13:29   RIFT - research reveals that damage caused by potholes costs motorists £1.7 billion last year; 18% LESS potholes filled last year
   
07/8/23 - 14:25   Tesla - "created secret team to suppress thousands of driving range complaints and rig dashboard readouts" says Reuters report
   
07/8/23 - 14:07   JCT600 - acquires York warehouse premises for vehicle preparation centre
   
07/8/23 - 13:57   Auto Trader - growth run adds £4,000 since 2020 to value of averagesecond-hand car; 40th successive month of year-on-year growth in July
   
07/8/23 - 13:51   IGA - how to acess Security Related Repair Maintenance Information (SERMI) to re-code vehicle security related components and software
   
07/8/23 - 11:00   SMMT - Mike Hawes, CEO, on a "summer of highs for the new car and van market" and the challenge of installing sufficient BEV chargers
   
07/8/23 - 10:56   Goodwood - 81st Members’ Meeting will be held on Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 April 2024; Festival of Speed Thursday 11 - Sunday 14 July 2024
   
07/8/23 - 09:20   RSA Insurance - results for H1 2023: pre-tax profits £55m (down from £224m) on premiums of £1,375m (down from £1,561m previous year)
   
05/8/23 - 22:33   Australia - state of South Australia announces the 270 drivers of "ultra high-powered vehicles" will require a special licence from Dec 2024
   
04/8/23 - 21:37   Copart - announce a Two-for-One share split
   
04/8/23 - 14:12   SMMT van sales for July - NFDA comments
   
04/8/23 - 14:09   RAC - second monthly rise in a row for petrol as oil price jumps to $85; more fuel price rises on the way?
   
04/8/23 - 14:05   HMG Paints - relaunch of Ferrozinc, a revolutionary water-based rust converter
   
04/8/23 - 14:01   SMMT sales figures for July - NFDA comment
   
04/8/23 - 13:58   RAC - issues warning to drivers ahead of the first storm of the summer - Storm Antoni - arriving on Saturday in South West England
   
04/8/23 - 13:55   Claims Management & Adjusting (CMA) - request evidence to support National Crime Agency statements on keyless car thefts
   
04/8/23 - 13:42   BCA - relaunches vehicle appraisal training programme
   
04/8/23 - 13:39   London ULEZ - Auto Trader comments on extension of scrappage scheme
   
04/8/23 - 13:36   SMMT - new van sales up 44% in July; EV sales up 95% to take 5.5% of market; 2023 forecasted at 0.33 million
   
04/8/23 - 11:41   SMMT sales figures for July - What Car? comment
   
04/8/23 - 11:39   SMMT sales figures for July - Auto Trader comment
   
04/8/23 - 11:26   London ULEZ - Mayor extends scappage scheme to ALL Londoners and London businesses for non-compliant cars (£2,000) and vans (£7,000)
   
04/8/23 - 09:40   SMMT - new car sales up 28% in July; EV sales up 88% to take 16% of market; 2023 forecasted at 1.85 million and 2024 at 1.95 million
   
03/8/23 - 13:49   Ben (automotive industry charity) - 23% increase in enquiries and a 20% increase in support cases this year
   
03/8/23 - 13:42   Peter Vardy Group - closes its CARZ used car supermarkets in Dundee and Glasgow.
   
03/8/23 - 13:11   Bank of England - raises interest rates by 0.25% to 5.25%, highest since 2008; inflation forecast to drop to 4.9% in Q4
   
03/8/23 - 12:58   Hoopers - launch Hoopers 360°, their new Virtual inspection Technology
   
03/8/23 - 07:22   Sabre (UK's 20th largest motor insurer) - H1 results: profits fall 45% to £4.8m on gross written premiums up 8% to £99.5m
   
03/8/23 - 01:03   LKQ - reveal more detail on Elitek Vehicle Services, their automotive diagnostics business; growing at 25% a year with strong margins
   
03/8/23 - 00:21   LKQ - reveal that pilot with State Farm (USA's lagest motor insurer) could be worth $125 - $150 million of revenue on an annual basis
   
02/8/23 - 21:58   Autotech Group - Mark Armitage (ex IMI) joins as Group Commercial Director
   
02/8/23 - 21:23   esure - Richard Hughes (Senior Repair Network Manager) and Kevin Moran (Network Manager) to leave in October; Richard seeking new role
   
02/8/23 - 15:47   RB Global (formerly Ritchie Bros, owners of IAA / Synetiq) - CEO resigns in dispute over her pay package; new CEO is ex-Caliber Collision
   
02/8/23 - 14:05   Chris Weeks - starts new role at the Evolution Repair Group, the new name for Anthony Heard's Braintree Motor Group
   
02/8/23 - 11:42   Revive! Belfast - win Northern Ireland’s ‘Best Start-up Business’ award from the Federation of Small Businesses
   
02/8/23 - 11:37   Ezi Methods Golf Challenge - second team through to final announced following Morelli Golf Day
   
02/8/23 - 11:27   Copart- expand Sandtoft site to create a 110-acre UK ‘Super Centre’ in the North of England
   
02/8/23 - 11:20   PartsXchange - announce a new partnership with Charlton Recycled AutoParts
   
02/8/23 - 11:06   Apprentices - we reveal how many apprentices have started each of the 5 accident repair industry apprenticeships this year
   
02/8/23 - 10:42   Thatcham Research - apprentice numbers stalling despite programme expansion; 775 apprentices started in collision repair this education year
   
02/8/23 - 10:22   Lookers - acquisition by AAG of Canada appears to be back on, as increased offer of 130p share has backing from Constellation (Cinch/BCA)
   
02/8/23 - 10:06   IFED - ghost brokers Ikram Rafique and Mohammad Hamad guilty of charging 900 unsuspecting drivers £300 each for fraudulent motor policies
   
02/8/23 - 09:49   Association of Consumer Support Organisations (ACSO) - now just 546 claims management companies, down from 1,238 in 2019 and 3,213 in 2011
   
02/8/23 - 09:14   IMI - forecasts 31% year-on-year drop in EV qualifications for Q2 2023
   
01/8/23 - 22:29   Axalta - Q2 results: refinish net sales up 6.0% (price/mix up 10.0%; volume down 8.4% due to warehousing disruption)
   
01/8/23 - 21:15   Abacai (insurtech in UK motor market) - 3 directors leave inc founder Mark Wilson (ex CEO of Aviva) amid rumours he could be DLG's new CEO
   
01/8/23 - 17:02   School of Thought - seeking merchandise - such as pens, notepads, stress balls, sunglasses etc - to give out at Motor Show 17 - 20 August
   
01/8/23 - 14:54   Europcar - supports its ‘One Sustainable Fleet’ programme as it adds premium Mercedes-Benz EV models to fleet
   
01/8/23 - 14:14   LKQ - complete the previously-announced acquisition of Uni-Select
   
01/8/23 - 14:07   GTA - new chair sought by credit hire companies and insurers as revised new-look GTA agreement makes progress
   
01/8/23 - 14:02   Volvo - now only sells SUVs in UK; all saloon (S60, S90) and estate cars (V60, V90) removed from line-up
   
01/8/23 - 13:51   Spies Hecker - launches innovative Priomat 1K Universal Primer Surfacer Aerosol 4095; shortens the repair process considerably
   
01/8/23 - 13:46   Zap-Pay from Zapmap - evyve becomes tenth recharging network to go live on Zap-Pay, the simple way to pay for EV charging across networks
   
01/8/23 - 13:33   Government - Rishi Sunak ban on selling new petrol and diesel cars from 2030 is still government policy; Duncan-Smith warns against rush
   
01/8/23 - 13:21   Hedin Mobility Group of Sweden - acquires Stephen James Group; adds 5 BMW and 3 MINI dealerships to their UK brand portfolio
   
01/8/23 - 11:59   RAC - reaction to London councils plan to hike motoring fines
   
01/8/23 - 11:50   London Councils - announces new consultation into parking and traffic penalty charges
   
31/7/23 - 16:10   HEVRA (Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Repair Alliance Ltd) - was acquired by RMI for £100,000 in Jan 2023
   
31/7/23 - 14:04   Copart - adds huge 31-acre site in East Kilbride, Scotland; will provide annual storage capacity for over 49,000 vehicles
   
31/7/23 - 14:00   Repairify - unveil joint venture with Capricorn to deliver remote diagnostic services to repairers across Australia and New Zealand
   
31/7/23 - 13:56   Which? new Consumer Duty launches today: what will it mean for consumers?
   
31/7/23 - 13:51   FCA - Consumer Duty rukes come into force today; sets higher standards for all financial services customers
   
31/7/23 - 13:45   Cox Automotive - New car market will continue steady recovery for remainder of 2023
   
31/7/23 - 13:42   cap hpi - used car values fell by 1.9% (£350) in July; used car price still 30% higher than 2 years ago; EVs down 42% in last 11 months
   
31/7/23 - 13:32   Audi - second-generation digital OLED rear lights on Audi Q6 e-tron allows owners to select light signatures for headlights and rear lights
   
31/7/23 - 13:23   Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) - publish report on lower urban speed limits in Europe & UK
   
31/7/23 - 13:14   Alpine - announces Nicola Burnside as Head of Alpine UK (replacing Seb Brechon); brand announces seven new all-electric models by 2030
   
28/7/23 - 13:48   ABP Club Networking Race Day at Sandown Park Race Course in Surrey, sponsored by Mirka - all the (four-legged) winners!
   
28/7/23 - 12:17   The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) - to consider undertakings offered re: LKQ Corporation / Uni-Select merger
   
28/7/23 - 12:11   Fix Auto Edinburgh West - work with ECA Business Energy to achieve carbon neutral status in line with PAS 2060
   
28/7/23 - 11:43   BASF - Q2 results: sales down 24.7% to €17.3 billion "low demand in key industries" with automotive the exception
   
28/7/23 - 11:34   Osprey Charging Network - Grant Shapps welcomes opening of new ultra-rapid EV charging hub in Welwyn Garden City
   
28/7/23 - 11:16   ULEZ expansion to proceed in London after High Court challenge fails - RAC reaction
   
28/7/23 - 11:08   Independent Garage Association (IGA) - calls for industry input to boost apprenticeship opportunities in the automotive sector
   
28/7/23 - 11:06   ULEZ - court rules plan to extend the ULEZ to the whole of London is lawful
   
28/7/23 - 10:55   Autocar - Hybrid and Electric vehicles now occupy a significant chunk of cars made in the month of June
   
28/7/23 - 10:18   SMMT - UK CV production up 16% in best first half since 2011
   
28/7/23 - 10:13   Steer Automotive Group's Miguel Harvey - representing the UK for Car Painting at EuroSkills Gdańsk 2023 (5-9 Sept in Poland)
   
28/7/23 - 08:41   Association of Consumer Support Organisations (ACSO) - 80% drop in the number of claims management companies (CMC) since March 2011 "peak"
   
28/7/23 - 08:35   SMMT - British car production rebounds 11.7% in first six months
   
28/7/23 - 08:32   LKQ - Q2 worldwide results: revenue of $3.45 billion, up 3.2%, profits $389 million, down 28.4%; "strong operational performance"
   
27/7/23 - 13:57   ABP Networking Race Day sponsored by Mirka at Sandown Park Race Course in Surrey - guests ready for a full afternoon of racing!
   
27/7/23 - 13:42   Copart - increases vehicle storage capacity by 60% in the Southwest
   
27/7/23 - 12:22   IGA - calls for industry input to boost apprenticeship opportunities in the automotive sector
   
27/7/23 - 12:20   The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) - forecasts 31% year-on-year drop in EV qualifications for Quarter 2 2023
   
27/7/23 - 12:16   Venson - named as a supplier on Crown Commercial Service Framework
   
27/7/23 - 12:15   Intelligent Motoring - demand for Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFVs) warranties rises dramatically
   
26/7/23 - 16:04   Prime Minister Rishi Sunak - casts doubt on 2030 petrol and diesel car ban
   
26/7/23 - 15:42   National Apprenticeship Week 2024 - announced as 5th - 11th February 2024