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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.

17/6/19 - 09:42   Glass’s - announces this month’s used van hero
   
17/6/19 - 09:36   Joining Instructions for BRIAA (tomorrow) - Tuesday 18 June at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry
   
17/6/19 - 09:34   Women are 71% more likely to buy a car online than men
   
17/6/19 - 09:28   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles - Tradesmen are four times more likely to follow in father’s footsteps than average
   
15/6/19 - 22:37   Deloitte - appoint Clive Buesnel as UK head of insurance
   
14/6/19 - 14:19   Government to move towards completely ultra-low emission car fleets over the next decade - all central government cars electric by 2030
   
14/6/19 - 14:12   How will the new 2019 Peritus Online GDPR course support compliance?
   
14/6/19 - 14:09   iRG Innovative Repair Group - taking 15 Automotive Apprentices and offering 5 Commercial Trainee Program places
   
14/6/19 - 14:01   Petrol and diesel prices coming down again - supermarket petrol "price war"
   
14/6/19 - 13:58   Farécla - leverages the strength of new owner Saint-Gobain with new distribution in North American automotive sector
   
14/6/19 - 13:49   Hall’s Electrical - becomes first Lightfoot Reseller to meet market demand for innovative technology from telematics disruptor
   
14/6/19 - 13:45   Economic uncertainty the biggest challenge facing 2.5 million SMEs
   
14/6/19 - 13:42   InAutomotive - jobseekers reveal what they hate most about their job search
   
14/6/19 - 11:14   The Motofix Group - to present 2 awards at BRIAA 2019: Apprentice Paint Tech, Liam Davis, and Apprentice MET Tech, Callum Webber
   
14/6/19 - 11:06   Joining Instructions for next week's BRIAA event - Tuesday 18 June at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry
   
13/6/19 - 13:20   Insurance Fraud Intelligence Hub (IFiHUB) - “Built by the industry, for the industry” counter-fraud database using real-time data goes live
   
13/6/19 - 13:05   FCA - publishes final report in relation to RBS' treatment of SMEs
   
13/6/19 - 12:54   EMaC - dealers continue to boost consumer loyalty and retention despite an uncertain market
   
13/6/19 - 12:49   Emissions Analytics - hybrids are 14 times better than battery electric vehicles at reducing real-world carbon dioxide emissions
   
13/6/19 - 10:21   Volkswagen - to invest €900 million in joint venture with Swedish battery maker Northvolt to open battery factory in Germany by end 2023
   
13/6/19 - 09:35   Snows Accident Repair Centre - new location for bodyshop in Southampton
   
13/6/19 - 09:25   Motorway cameras - as of this week motorway cameras are being used to detect drivers who use lanes with a red X
   
13/6/19 - 09:14   13% of UK employees report being unhappy at work – 4.3 million people nationwide
   
13/6/19 - 09:07   Bodyshop Solutions – cure UV paint in seconds with the IRT UV SpotCure
   
12/6/19 - 23:39   TfL - propose blanket 20mph speed limit in central London by May 2020; consultation ends 10 July
   
12/6/19 - 21:29   Huawei - planning to launch level 4 self-driving car in China and Europe in 2021 or 2022 in joint venture with Audi and Toyota says FT
   
12/6/19 - 21:06   S&G Response – six-strong team are cycling from London to Amsterdam (that’s 360 miles!) to raise money for Alzheimer's Society
   
12/6/19 - 13:52   Volvo Cars and Uber - present "production vehicle" ready for self-driving
   
12/6/19 - 13:45   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) 2019 - ALL the photographs from last month's BRILLIANT BBA are now on Facebook...
   
12/6/19 - 13:39   Uber - in 2023, Uber plans to give riders the option of "an affordable" shared flight
   
12/6/19 - 13:29   63 Thatcham Research Apprentices are graduating at next week's BRIAA event! - still time to register
   
12/6/19 - 13:22   Direct Line - Personal Lines MD, Mike Holliday-Williams, to step down as a Director; Gus Park, MD Motor, Pricing & Underwriting joins Exec
   
12/6/19 - 12:41   Automotive employers favour workers that are adaptable, resilient and willing to upskill
   
12/6/19 - 12:39   Vanbase Bristol store - South West family-run dealership, Carbase’s, new Bristol van centre stocks up
   
12/6/19 - 12:28   JBR Capital - names Porsche and Ferrari as London’s most financed supercar marques; Audi, Bentley and Lamborghini round off top five
   
12/6/19 - 12:07   £6.2bn global automotive refinish coatings market - projected "moderate" 5.97% annual growth by 2026 with mergers and collabs on horizon
   
12/6/19 - 11:35   Italy: Axalta - showcases Fast Cure Low Energy tech and cloud-based Digital Colour Management at IBIS 2019
   
12/6/19 - 11:15   InsurTech Gateway - World’s first authorised Insurtech funder (which will raise up to £30m) kicks-off with £2.25m investment in 4 firms
   
12/6/19 - 10:45   AW Repair Group and Enterprise Rent-A-Car - donate £1,000 to automotive charity, Ben
   
12/6/19 - 10:13   Aston Martin - produces first cars at St Athan in Wales, its second UK manufacturing plant
   
12/6/19 - 09:48   Peritus Learning and Development - offer 20% discount on online GDPR bodyshop training for ABP Club members
   
12/6/19 - 09:39   Jaguar Land Rover - May 2019 sales down 12% year-on-year
   
12/6/19 - 08:40   Pendragon - outcome of Financial & Operational Review; loss expected for the year; losses from Car Store have accelerated
   
12/6/19 - 07:42   Saga - Lance Batchelor, Group Chief Executive Officer, to retire in January 2020; process started to recruit his successor
   
12/6/19 - 07:32   Anexo (parent of DAMS credit hire) - trading update: overall trading remains strong with profits ahead of market expectations
   
11/6/19 - 14:08   Jewelultra (Diamondbrite) - launches personalised video presentation system for aftersales, UltraVision
   
11/6/19 - 13:59   Jaguar Land Rover - ‘sensory steering wheel’ helps reduce driver distraction by keeping eyes on the road
   
11/6/19 - 13:55   Hyundai Motor Company - partners with Israeli start-up, MDGo, to enhance vehicle safety through AI accident analysis
   
11/6/19 - 13:40   HELLA - expertise at heart of Automechanika Birmingham
   
11/6/19 - 13:36   Ben: Men’s Health Week (10-16 June) - what are the biggest health issues affecting men?
   
11/6/19 - 12:51   *ONE WEEK TO GO!* BRIAA - come to Ricoh on Tues 18 June for FREE NBRA annual conference in morning and FREE BRIAA award event in afternoon
   
11/6/19 - 12:38   DT Spare Parts (truck and bus body parts) - "intensive expansion" now covers popular Mercedes-Benz, Volvo and Scania models
   
11/6/19 - 12:24   SMMT Future Mobility Challenge - call for innovative ideas that can help redefine the future of the automotive industry
   
11/6/19 - 12:06   70% believe some lights are so bright they represent an accident risk - c300 collisions every year where dazzling headlights are a factor
   
11/6/19 - 11:33   Manufacturers are offering cash discounts of £16.8 million across the UK new car market - up more than 10% since February to support sales
   
11/6/19 - 11:15   Laser Tools - can't remove that rounded-off nut or bolt? Try the new Damaged Nut/Bolt Extractor set
   
11/6/19 - 11:12   Institute for Family Business Research Foundation - more than 13 million people work in family firms
   
11/6/19 - 10:57   70% of road deaths in European cities are pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists; 11 people per million urban inhabitants in the UK
   
11/6/19 - 10:26   Bodyshop Solutions – "revolutionary" Wielander + Schill MEC600 Precise Metal Edge Cutting Tool; no damage to inner skin
   
11/6/19 - 09:46   Lookers - new Jaguar Land Rover showroom - JLR's largest in the UK - to open in Buckinghamshire by the end of the year
   
11/6/19 - 09:21   Hastings Insurance - Coventry trio jailed for ‘crash for cash’ plot on motorway; PI claim worth £28k
   
10/6/19 - 14:12   Government - to test prototype noise camera to crack down on illegal vehicles at several locations over the next seven months
   
10/6/19 - 14:04   Claims Media (from Barker Brooks) - full list of the 22 winners from their British Claims Awards event
   
10/6/19 - 13:26   Motor Trader - the 7 finalists for their Bodyshop of the Year Award are revealed; ceremony on Wed 10 July (same night as Post mag awards)
   
10/6/19 - 13:25   JMK Solicitors - MD awarded Industry Fellowship
   
10/6/19 - 13:18   Zurich - announces creation of new Customer Office and appoints Conny Kalcher as its Chief
   
10/6/19 - 13:09   USA: MANN+HUMMEL - named by General Motors as a 2018 Supplier of the Year
   
10/6/19 - 13:04   Inchcape - rolls out SalesMaster’s FLEETBASE order management system across their brands
   
10/6/19 - 12:53   Euro Car Parts - start now with hybrid training "or get left behind"
   
10/6/19 - 12:24   Halo - opens their 8th repair centre, and their 3rd bodyshop in an exclusive arrangement with London Victoria (LV=), Basingstoke Centre
   
10/6/19 - 11:01   Cromax - offers bodyshops "ultimate flexibility" with its repair systems designed to achieve productivity goals
   
10/6/19 - 10:41   LexisNexis Risk Solutions - Jeffrey Skelton appointed as Managing Director, Insurance, UK and Ireland
   
10/6/19 - 10:31   SEAT - Company Car in Action: fleet decision-makers can drive 12 SEAT models on Millbrook’s purpose-built test tracks
   
10/6/19 - 10:20   Tesla Model 3 - the most popular electric vehicle to lease in its first month on sale in the UK
   
10/6/19 - 10:16   IAM RoadSmart - blanket ban on pavement parking means thousands of new car parking spaces needed
   
08/6/19 - 02:22   2020 May bank holiday - date to move from Monday 4 May 2020 to Friday 8 May 2020 to mark 75th anniversary of VE Day
   
07/6/19 - 13:59   Invicta Motors - dealer group appointed to represent Suzuki in the Kent town of Maidstone; inc 8-bay workshop
   
07/6/19 - 13:52   Ford Bridgend - Ben and SMMT comment on the confirmation from Ford to close the engine factory
   
07/6/19 - 12:18   Morelli Group - appoint Chris Sugden (ex Prevost, GYS and Bancrofts) as new National Equipment Manager
   
07/6/19 - 12:06   Volkswagen - introduce two-day e-Golf test drive as "commitment to EV buyers"
   
07/6/19 - 11:13   Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) - consumer car finance falls 2% (value) and 7% (volume) in April (2019 vs 2018)
   
07/6/19 - 10:03   Zurich article - What could self-driving lorries mean for businesses?
   
07/6/19 - 09:56   RWC Training Centre - next vehicle technology seminar: Weds 12 June - last few places left!
   
07/6/19 - 09:26   Brexit - National Audit Office (NAO) figures reveal Brexit consultancy spending costs the UK £97m
   
07/6/19 - 09:12   Allianz article on 'driving tired' - fatigue is likely to be a contributory factor in 1 in 5 road traffic accidents, says RoSPA
   
07/6/19 - 09:01   National Windscreens - attend tech workshop at Pilkington R&D Technical Centre for insurer and fleet ‘innovating together’ programme
   
07/6/19 - 08:16   Allianz UK - proposed changes to claims operations include closure of Bristol claims handling centre with 128 jobs at risk by end of 2019
   
07/6/19 - 00:04   Women in Insurance Awards - new set of 22 awards for women only from Incisive Media; ceremony on 22 Nov 2019
   
06/6/19 - 22:28   Solera - Tony Aquila announces his retirement from Solera and his full support for his replacement Jeff Tarr
   
06/6/19 - 19:27   Ford - confirm closure of Bridgend engine factory in September 2020 due to loss of Jaguar Land Rover contract and reduced demand for engines
   
06/6/19 - 14:13   IMI - session at Automechanika sets out ‘electric-ready’ roadmap for automotive aftermarket
   
06/6/19 - 14:07   BRIAA - come to Ricoh on Tues 18 June for FREE NBRA annual conference in morning and FREE BRIAA award event in afternoon
   
06/6/19 - 13:49   CitNOW - bodyshops becoming more diverse; two thirds of technicians have seen an increase in the number of female personnel in workshop
   
06/6/19 - 13:40   Laser Tools - new impact driver protects your hand and can be used with an air hammer
   
06/6/19 - 13:30   Apollo Group – fundraising to help 17-year-old bodyshop apprentice, Luke Hope, who has been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
   
06/6/19 - 13:13   Compare the Market - British motorists lose £7.8 billion from government policy changes
   
06/6/19 - 12:44   National Windscreens - welcomes Thatcham ADAS initiative: "automotive aftermarket needs better clarity on test and repair methods"
   
06/6/19 - 12:37   GEM Motoring Assist - small dents can hide underlying structural damage
   
06/6/19 - 12:07   Volvo Car Insurance - builds on successful partnership with Verex
   
06/6/19 - 11:59   Allianz - launches new risk management website to support brokers and businesses
   
06/6/19 - 11:50   Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - writes to claims management companies to "remind them of regulatory obligations"
   
06/6/19 - 11:38   CV Library - fewer automotive vacancies on offer, but professionals "keen" to change jobs
   
06/6/19 - 10:50   Revive! - Revive! managing director, Mark Llewellyn, is celebrating 25 years in SMART repair
   
06/6/19 - 10:21   Standox - practical tips: apply Standoblue Basecoat without any defects
   
06/6/19 - 10:11   Ben - this year's Industry Leader Challenge takes place next month
   
06/6/19 - 09:33   Tesla - Model S and Model X inventory vehicles now include free, unlimited Supercharging
   
06/6/19 - 07:40   Aviva - Colm Holmes to lead UK general insurance business; life business to be separated; £300m reduction in expenses with 1,800 job losses
   
06/6/19 - 03:23   Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) - withdraw merger proposal they made to Renault, blaming "political conditions in France"
   
05/6/19 - 23:52   Ford - closure of engine plant in Bridgend with 1,700 jobs lost, expected to be announced tomorrow (Thursday)
   
05/6/19 - 13:19   IMI Skills Auto - "a day in the life of" new IMI Skill Auto Judge, Nathan Weston from Exeter College
   
05/6/19 - 13:07   Alibaba - Chinese e-commerce giants develop in-car voice control assistant
   
05/6/19 - 12:59   Statista - the manufactured goods industry would be hit the hardest (12% drop) by a "chaotic" Brexit
   
05/6/19 - 12:53   FCA - appoints Baroness Zahida Manzoor CBE as new Chair at the Financial Ombudsman Service
   
05/6/19 - 12:47   Aviva - Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Tom Stoddard steps down; current CFO of Aviva UK Insurance to take over in interim
   
05/6/19 - 12:40   RAC Fuel Watch - four miserable months of price rises at the pumps
   
05/6/19 - 12:38   BMW and Jaguar Land Rover - to work together on next-generation electric vehicle tech
   
05/6/19 - 12:13   73,500 drivers in England and Wales taken to court last year for insurance infringements - paying more than £12 million in fines
   
05/6/19 - 09:40   Institute of Traffic Accident Investigators and e2e - announce insight ‘firsts’ for the 2019 Annual Crash Test and Research Day
   
05/6/19 - 09:25   The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - agree on closer partnership with the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM)
   
05/6/19 - 09:22   Carrot (insurance for young drivers) - 42% reduction in accidents with their telematics policy
   
04/6/19 - 14:06   ABP Club events - did you know you can view and download photographs from ALL of our events, here?
   
04/6/19 - 14:01   Auto Windscreens - announces appointment of James MacBeth as Managing Director
   
04/6/19 - 13:59   Government launches Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) review
   
04/6/19 - 13:53   Vauxhall - new Extended Warranty service from Allianz Partners specifically for driving instructors
   
04/6/19 - 12:40   AA - new Smart Breakdown service will "transform" breakdown service; plug-in device transmits fault data to the AA
   
04/6/19 - 12:35   Chartwell - bodyshop builds Ferrari 458 driving simulator
   
04/6/19 - 12:04   Roberlo - 50 activities to celebrate Roberlo's 50th anniversary
   
04/6/19 - 11:08   Mio - new from vehicle dash cam sat nav systems company, the £190 MiVue 798 dash cam that includes ADAS
   
04/6/19 - 10:52   Connect Workshop Consumables - new 2019 Workshop Consumables Catalogue
   
04/6/19 - 10:42   SEAT - new Mii electric is the first electric vehicle (EV) from the brand, "laying the groundwork for more affordable EVs"
   
04/6/19 - 10:14   Arnold Clark - partnership with TRACKER offers customers of 200-strong dealer network added protection against keyless car theft
   
04/6/19 - 10:00   One in five car hire customers hit with unexpected charges - customers find money removed from their account with no warning
   
03/6/19 - 14:10   Plunkys All Stars match update: record £7,300 raised to help 3-year-old Joe Nash - a thank you from Plunky!
   
03/6/19 - 13:33   Autodata (part of Solera) - Audatex owners acquire automotive workshop eLearning firm, AutoMate
   
03/6/19 - 13:21   US consumer organisation raises concerns over latest Tesla “autopilot” features
   
03/6/19 - 13:01   Minimum wage "spiralling costs" - 90% of small businesses have maintained pay levels or increased them over the past year
   
03/6/19 - 12:51   Zurich - Zara chatbot now live for drivers to report motor claims
   
03/6/19 - 12:34   ŠKODA Vocational School and ŠKODA Academy - £8.9m investment in training programmes for VM
   
03/6/19 - 12:26   Zurich - working with NetReveal to reduce insurance fraud; 90% motor data put through system
   
03/6/19 - 12:18   Insure the Box - new young male drivers are the most dangerous on UK roads
   
03/6/19 - 12:03   Tracker - discounted premiums in return for added security could slow down "burgeoning" insurance claim costs
   
03/6/19 - 11:43   Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) - small businesses "call crunch time" for late payments package
   
03/6/19 - 11:42   EU settlement scheme failing small firms as fewer than 1 in 10 EU citizens have status approved - 1 in 5 small businesses depend on EU staff
   
03/6/19 - 11:06   Chorley Group - six-site Lancashire and Greater Manchester dealer group profits from additional collision damage waiver income revenue
   
03/6/19 - 10:54   L & I Eaton ARC - named one of the top 50 of the Fastest Growing Businesses in the North West
   
03/6/19 - 10:52   L & I Eaton ARC - named one of the top 50 of the Fastest Growing Businesses in the North West
   
03/6/19 - 10:34   Volvo Cars - crash tests of bike helmets against cars
   
03/6/19 - 10:24   Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) - comments on recent legal case affecting retailers with ATM facilities
   
03/6/19 - 09:53   USA: Advanced Mobility 2025 conference - delegates in Detroit to hear how VMs can save $500 by using single dominant ECU
   
03/6/19 - 09:43   What Car? - MPVs are the best cars for families
   
03/6/19 - 09:25   SMMT - UK CV manufacturing drops 70% in April
   
31/5/19 - 14:58   SMMT - "Brexit damage repairable but immediate and decisive action required"
   
31/5/19 - 13:56   Do you want to exhibit at the NBRA conference and BRIAA for £500?
   
31/5/19 - 13:32   PPG Refinish UK & Ireland - team takes part in this year's British Coatings Federation charity cycle ride (Friday 7 June)
   
31/5/19 - 13:25   Audatex - introduces AudaVIN+ as standard on upgrade of Audaenterprisegold (24 June); 3.5% price increase on SOME Auda products from July
   
31/5/19 - 13:18   RAC - Manchester roadside technician, Ben Aldous, named RAC Patrol of the Year
   
31/5/19 - 13:07   Autoglass - appoints Jo Fryer as new People Director
   
31/5/19 - 13:04   Lookers Group - outperforming the new car market and continued momentum in aftersales (11% up with 6% increase in aftersales gross profit)
   
31/5/19 - 12:54   Kia Motors (UK) - voluntary recall of 5,020 Kia Niro hybrid and plug-in hybrid models due to possible overheating in an electrical relay
   
31/5/19 - 11:58   HPI - motorists urged to seek peace of mind if worried about safety recalls
   
31/5/19 - 11:41   Activate Group Ltd (AGL) - invests in new bodyshop division creating 200 jobs; investing £3m in 5-site Activate Accident Repair
   
31/5/19 - 11:19   Aviva - value of detected claims fraud falls 11%; fraudulent applications rise sharply
   
31/5/19 - 10:54   Allianz UK - to buy out the remaining 51% stake in LV GI for £578m
   
31/5/19 - 10:25   Volvo Cars - launch "World-first" mixed-reality application for car development
   
31/5/19 - 10:07   Bosch car tech teaches cars to fly using ESP anti-skid system sensors - 1 billion flights in flying taxis in 2030 predicted
   
30/5/19 - 14:09   Do you want to present an award to YOUR apprentices at BRIAA?
   
30/5/19 - 14:03   Simon Bailes' technician, Kris Collinson - ‘one of the youngest in the UK’ to receive prestigious Peugeot accolade
   
30/5/19 - 13:53   SEAT - uses the most powerful computer in Spain, and the seventh in Europe, to improve aerodynamics for thousands of UK cars
   
30/5/19 - 13:41   Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) - pays out £6.9m to 9,000 commercial taxi policyholders
   
30/5/19 - 13:28   AutoRaise - receive praise from Institute for Apprenticeships' Chief Exec after successful VDA apprenticeship approval
   
30/5/19 - 13:08   ACIS - former panel beater, John Moore (ex Silco, IAL and MKPE) joins distributor as a business development director
   
30/5/19 - 13:08   ACIS - fomer panel beater, John Moore (ex Silco, IAL and MKPE) joins distributor as a business development director
   
30/5/19 - 12:58   Auto Windscreens - appoints Sam Edge (ex VsionTrack & TRiCE, and Brightside) as its new Director of Business Development
   
30/5/19 - 12:39   Fix Auto UK - Q1 2019 has been Fix Auto UK’s highest ever revenue quarter since its formation in 2005
   
30/5/19 - 11:51   SEAT - The Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association choose SEAT for its new fleet thanks to "raft of safety features"
   
30/5/19 - 11:46   How to Fight Ghost Broking - register for Iovation's webinar to hear how Confused.com is fighting motor fraud
   
30/5/19 - 11:19   Peugeot - Partner Van’s Surround Rear Vision system aims to cut 1 in 10 van accidents (which occur when reversing or parking)
   
30/5/19 - 09:33   RAC Insurance - 33% drop in numbers caught driving without insurance
   
30/5/19 - 09:23   Sabre Insurance Group - motor insurer's results for Jan - April 2019: GWP down £5 YOY (£64.7m) in line with predictions
   
30/5/19 - 08:28   SMMT - UK car manufacturing plummets -44.5% in April as Brexit shutdowns strike
   
29/5/19 - 18:44   Solera - announce Jeff Tarr as new CEO, replacement for Tony Aquila; Jeff will "usher in a new phase of growth"
   
29/5/19 - 10:31   Ageas - agrees new three year deal with Marmalade to offer young drivers motor insurance
   
29/5/19 - 10:15   Consumers "take a chance" without insurance - 1 in 5 are not sure how much they pay for their insurances
   
29/5/19 - 10:09   ACSO - Compensation Recovery Unit (CRU) claims data shows mixed picture for claims
   
28/5/19 - 21:30   CV-Library - cash-strapped automotive professionals work longer hours but struggle to make ends meet
   
28/5/19 - 21:10   EDAM Group - launches new wellbeing initiative as part of Learning At Work Week
   
28/5/19 - 20:45   Question from a member posted on the Forum: does anyone have a direct number for DL ENGINEERS in Leeds?
   
28/5/19 - 20:40   North East Accident Repair Centres - promoting bodyshop apprenticeships with NEMTA (North East Motor Trade Apprenticeships)
   
28/5/19 - 20:24   Euro Car Parts - helping bodyshops tune in to modification market
   
28/5/19 - 20:12   BRIAA - come to Ricoh on Tues 18 June for FREE NBRA annual conference in morning and FREE BRIAA award event in afternoon
   
28/5/19 - 19:59   Government's ‘Eco Innovators’ competition - for young people to design electric vehicle chargepoints
   
28/5/19 - 14:07   BMW - new £25k BMW 1 Series uses aluminium, inc bonnet and tailgate to save weight
   
28/5/19 - 13:31   2019 British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) - raise a record £13,522 AutoRaise, BEN and Rainbow Trust
   
28/5/19 - 13:19   Honda - confirms side camera mirror system as standard for Honda E
   
28/5/19 - 13:13   CarGurus - 10% of dealers on automotive marketplace list achieved average five-star rating in 2019 awards
   
28/5/19 - 13:05   CAPS - Autocheck (Netresult Mobility) users can now upload data at the roadside with CAPS
   
28/5/19 - 11:12   ChipsAway - confirmed ADAS process updates
   
28/5/19 - 11:09   Fix Auto Leeds South - completes relocation to a new 13,000sq ft site
   
28/5/19 - 11:00   ABI - motor theft payouts up over 20% in the first quarter; payouts every 8 minutes
   
28/5/19 - 10:56   ABI - cost of vehicle repairs during Q1 2019 highest since ABI started tracking
   
28/5/19 - 10:45   CitNOW - ranks eighth fastest-growing UK exporter in Sunday Times export list
   
28/5/19 - 10:23   Autocar’s Great British Women in the Car Industry – Rising Stars 2019 event - headline stars
   
27/5/19 - 15:44   Fiat Chrysler - confirms that it has propose a merger to the board of Renault; combined company would be the 3rd largest global OEM
   
27/5/19 - 01:21   Fiat Chrysler - announcement expected about technical collaboration with Renault; further talks could lead to merger
   
24/5/19 - 14:20   Direct Commercial - Camatics commercial motor fleet insurance policy slashes claims costs by 34% and frequency by 7.5%
   
24/5/19 - 13:45   Morelli Group - joins the UK Automotive 30% Club
   
24/5/19 - 13:16   Direct Line - Love Island star Josh Denzel campaigns for young people to 'buckle up' as 1/4 killed in crashes aren't wearing a seat belt
   
24/5/19 - 12:48   UK Autodrive - largest trial of connected and self-driving vehicles ever to have taken place in the UK publish final report
   
24/5/19 - 12:11   The CARBOREP project - TWI leads European project consortium to create training modules for harmonised car body repair sector standards
   
24/5/19 - 12:01   National Car Parks (NCP) - makes £700,000 a year from drivers without change, according to Motoring Research report
   
24/5/19 - 11:52   Germany: The Welding Institute (TWI) - "spearheading electrification for industry" at The Battery Show Europe 2019 in Stuttgart
   
24/5/19 - 11:33   Horwich Farrelly Solicitors - ‘Intelligent’ cars: a technological advance, but will they complicate claims even further?
   
24/5/19 - 10:43   Beazley - 105% rise in the number of ransomware attack notifications
   
24/5/19 - 10:38   RAC report - "motorway miracle as driver escapes flying tyre smash"
   
24/5/19 - 10:15   Government - Theresa May will resign as Conservative Leader and Prime Minister on Friday 7 June
   
24/5/19 - 10:02   AW Repair Group - confirm National Body Repair Association (NBRA) membership
   
24/5/19 - 09:33   Register now for the Body Repair Industry Apprentice Awards (BRIAA) 2019 - Tuesday 18 June at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry
   
24/5/19 - 00:52   Insurance Times - Claims Excellence awards; full list of the 17 winners plus all the finalists
   
23/5/19 - 19:39   RWC Training Centre - June date announced for half-day ADAS tech seminar for collision repairers
   
23/5/19 - 16:58   Motofix Group - top ten bodyshop equips seven of their eight sites with state-of-the-art Wheel Alignment and ADAS techn
   
23/5/19 - 14:10   Around 22m leisure trips planned for this bank holiday weekend – the highest in six years
   
23/5/19 - 14:04   LD AutoVogue - Norfolk bodyshop MD praises talented technicians
   
23/5/19 - 13:40   BVRLA - Nina Bell (Avis Budget) replaces LeasePlan’s Matt Dyer as the new Chair
   
23/5/19 - 13:14   comparethemarket.com - comment on Citizens Advice electric vehicles report - "remember, insurance is more often the largest cost"
   
23/5/19 - 13:10   Silverstone Technology Cluster - set to become part of 'UK's innovation capital' says government
   
23/5/19 - 12:52   JATO - electrified vehicles counted for 6.9% of the total market (Europe)
   
23/5/19 - 12:40   BGL Insurance - launches new short-term insurance brand, Jaunt (underwritten by Aviva)
   
23/5/19 - 12:15   SMMT - 40 years of automotive innovation revealed at landmark industry Test Day at Millbrook Proving Ground, Bedford
   
23/5/19 - 12:12   London Motor and Tech Show - 30,000 visitors, 200+ vehicles and 25 major automotive brands represented
   
23/5/19 - 12:10   TUC - Government "must consider all options" to protect steel jobs
   
23/5/19 - 12:05   Citizens Advice - keeping customers "in the driving seat" vital to success of electric vehicle charging schemes
   
23/5/19 - 11:47   Kingsley Cars – Range Rover engineering and restoration specialist Kingsley Cars to attend Land Rover Legends festival
   
23/5/19 - 11:44   Italy: Autopromotec - the best of the Italian aftermarket awarded by GiPA Italia at Autopromotec 2019
   
23/5/19 - 10:24   Land Rover - new platform and 48volt hybrid for Discovery Sport 20MY
   
23/5/19 - 09:37   Insurance Times Claims Excellence Awards (Thursday 23 May) - full list of finalists up for an Award this evening
   
23/5/19 - 09:27   Aston Martin - £300Ok 'On Her Majesty’s Secret Service' DBS Superleggera special edition celebrates 50th Anniversary of 6th James Bond film
   
22/5/19 - 14:16   Automotive News Europe Congress - "no talk [yet] of autonomous cars" in Sweden
   
22/5/19 - 14:04   CRASH - business expansion drives new North West branch opening in Derry / Londonderry
   
22/5/19 - 13:59   Update from the OEC session earlier today at the ANE Congress session - hosted by David Cresswell
   
22/5/19 - 13:44   ACIS - signs supply deal with UK Repair Network's (UKRN) approved bodyshops
   
22/5/19 - 13:32   Aviva - since launching Your Car Repair self-service portal (Vizion and Solus), 77% choose to manage their repair claim themselves
   
22/5/19 - 12:18   Perfect Paint - joins Fix Auto UK network as Fix Auto Sandhurst
   
22/5/19 - 12:02   The Trolley Problem - should self-driving vehicles sacrifice one life to save five?
   
22/5/19 - 11:43   PPG Refinish UK & Ireland - team takes part in this year's British Coatings Federation charity cycle ride (Friday 7 June)
   
22/5/19 - 11:19   Automotive News Europe (ANE) - honours the 2019 Rising Stars at the ANE Congress in Sweden
   
22/5/19 - 10:45   MyCarCheck Market Guide: May 2019 - Used car of the month: Audi SQ5 TDI (2012-17) & Used bike of the month: Kawasaki ZX-10R (2011-15)
   
22/5/19 - 10:37   D&I in Insurance Awards - "Insurance has for a long time being characterised a ‘pale, male and stale’, but times they-are-a-changing"
   
22/5/19 - 10:15   Thatcham Research - SEVEN vehicles earn the highest ratings in EuroNCAP’s most demanding tests to date
   
21/5/19 - 14:16   Link to view and download the British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) photographs...
   
21/5/19 - 13:59   Copart blog - AXA's sole partner for salvage services following the 2017 Liverpool Echo Arena car park fire reunites boy with treasured toy
   
21/5/19 - 13:49   Tustain Motors - opens its first-ever MG franchise and seven-bay servicing garage in East Lothian
   
21/5/19 - 13:32   Jaguar Land Rover Automotive - rising sales in UK and US contribute to revenues of £7.1 billion in Q4 and £24.2 billion for full year
   
21/5/19 - 13:14   OEC - lead session at the Automotive News Europe (ANE) Congress on Wednesday 22 May in Gothenburg, Sweden
   
21/5/19 - 12:55   ABP Club's David Cresswell, guest of OEC - speaking at the Automotive News Europe Congress in Sweden tomorrow (Wednesday 22 May)
   
21/5/19 - 12:51   EE and BT Mobile - problems hitting mobile phone users across the UK
   
21/5/19 - 12:37   Just for fun - Errr... new repair methods? The noodle bodge
   
21/5/19 - 11:39   Auto Logistic Solutions (ALS) - new dashcam app to "revolutionise" post-accident procedure and boost bodyshop revenue
   
21/5/19 - 11:34   National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) - raise £24,000 for Great Ormond Street Children’s hospital at annual AGM in Portugal
   
21/5/19 - 11:14   David Brown Automotive - appoints luxury British brands company, M.A.S. Style Car Company, as new German distributor
   
21/5/19 - 10:43   CitNOW - a third of technicians believe automated deliveries could become commonplace in the bodyshop
   
21/5/19 - 10:23   RAC - supermarkets raise price of petrol almost every day for three months
   
21/5/19 - 09:55   Gemini ARC - the official opening of LV= and Gemini's third exclusive supply site in Pensnett
   
20/5/19 - 14:15   ALL the photos from the brilliant British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) are online, now! - 927 'ABP Awards 2019' photos just for you :-)
   
20/5/19 - 14:12   SsangYong Motors - 10 new dealers in 6 months: potential new addition to the next ABP Year Book: VM Approved Bodyshop Network league table?
   
20/5/19 - 13:45   Fix Auto Kettering - on 10-year anniversary as a franchisee: "if it were not for Fix Auto UK, we would not be here today"
   
20/5/19 - 13:44   Fix Auto Kettering - on 10-year anniversary as a franchisee: "if it were not Fix Auto UK, we would not be here today"
   
20/5/19 - 13:10   Sparshatt Truck & Van - Mercedes-Benz Dealer relocates bodyshop and opens dedicated van service centre
   
20/5/19 - 12:58   e2e Total Loss Vehicle Management - Rob Smale, former Claims Director at Ageas Insurance, joins vehicle salvage operator as a NED
   
20/5/19 - 11:53   ABI - interesting blog post about mentoring
   
20/5/19 - 11:32   EMACS - advance notice of office closure on Wednesday (22 May) 9:15-11:30am; helpdesk@emacs.co.uk will be available during this time
   
20/5/19 - 11:15   Audatex - Audatex’s AEG and VHC2 Solutions allow Banburys to move towards a paperless bodyshop
   
20/5/19 - 10:33   First Central, Mulsanne, Aviva & IFED - crash-for-cash Bishop from Leeds helps community member buy car then steals their details
   
20/5/19 - 10:15   Body Repair Industry Apprentice Awards (BRIAA) - young people who undertake an apprenticeship report high satisfaction levels
   
20/5/19 - 09:54   GoCompare - becomes first comparison website to join IFB; “price comparison websites are on the front-line of the fight against fraud"
   
20/5/19 - 09:39   Free2Move Lease - now the in-house provider of Business Contract Hire for Vauxhall Motors and its Retailer network
   
17/5/19 - 13:42   DfT Road traffic estimates in Great Britain: 2018 - 0.3% increase (2018 vs 2017)
   
17/5/19 - 13:42   Solus Accident Repair Centres - #BBA2019 finalists and soon to announce details of the apprentice programme
   
17/5/19 - 13:26   Audi - wins The Drum’s best Commercial Campaign of the Year through community-led story-telling on DriveTribe
   
17/5/19 - 13:22   Drug-driving has all the hallmarks of a hidden epidemic - number of people sent to court for driving under the influence of drugs doubled
   
17/5/19 - 12:27   AutoRaise - free Multi-skilled Apprenticeship and Recruitment Seminar for bodyshops at Newcastle College (Wednesday 22 May)
   
17/5/19 - 12:25   Spain: MAPFRE and Vodafone - launch ‘Connected Insurance’ for motorcycles
   
17/5/19 - 12:05   Aston Martin Welwyn - relocates to new purpose-built facility in Hatfield
   
17/5/19 - 11:59   APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) - new faces have been elected to take on top roles at APIL.
   
17/5/19 - 11:53   ALL the photos from last week's British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) - online, now!
   
17/5/19 - 11:42   Auto Trader - automotive industry risks missing out on the skills and talent vital for future success
   
17/5/19 - 10:22   Revive! - SMART vehicle paint repair network awarded Investors in People Gold Accreditation
   
17/5/19 - 10:18   London motor Show - commits to supporting the UK automotive industry
   
17/5/19 - 09:54   VW Commercial Vehicles - appoints Claire English as new Head of Fleet
   
17/5/19 - 09:48   Amazon - invests £450m in food courier service, Deliveroo
   
17/5/19 - 09:34   Panel Financial UK - Zoe Marsden, Maria-Jayne Maile and Jo Cumbes taking part in charity skydive for The MS Trust
   
17/5/19 - 08:07   esure - appoint David McMillan (ex QBE and Aviva) as their new CEO effective Aug 2019
   
16/5/19 - 20:38   NBRA - Chris Payne (LV's National Networks and Engineering Manager) interviewed by Chris Weeks on subject of contract reviews
   
16/5/19 - 15:28   Apprenticeship Trailblazer update - the journey to preserve single skill body repair apprenticeships
   
16/5/19 - 14:22   Mitsubishi Motors in the UK - Aftersales Dealer of the Year award (Arnold Clark Stirling) and Sales Dealer of the Year (Devonshire Motors)
   
16/5/19 - 13:56   BIBA and ITN - launch news and current affairs-style programme exploring the "essential role" of insurance brokers
   
16/5/19 - 13:42   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) - check out the 216 photographs taken in London last week as our BBA guests arrived!
   
16/5/19 - 13:19   Education and Skills Funding Agency’s (ESFA) apprenticeship service - non-Levy payers to trial apprenticeship system
   
16/5/19 - 13:06   Germany: Volkswagen - six new start-ups selected for Future Mobility Incubator, including automated driving and battery tech firms
   
16/5/19 - 12:50   SsangYong Motors UK - appoint 4x4 specialist, Oakwood Specialist Cars as Whitley Bay dealer
   
16/5/19 - 12:43   AA - searches for hybrid vehicles on the AA Cars site have jumped by 12% since January
   
16/5/19 - 12:26   Munich Re and The Floow - enter global telematics agreement
   
16/5/19 - 11:44   Cameras to enforce motorway red 'X' offences from next month - £100 fine and 3 penalty points from 10 June 2019
   
16/5/19 - 11:38   Ford - growth of rate of vans on UK roads now exceeds passenger cars
   
16/5/19 - 11:20   RAC - SMEs risk hours of lost productivity with three in 10 vehicles breaking down every year
   
16/5/19 - 11:08   Nissan - World-first in driver assistance tech enables hands-off driving while cruising in a single lane
   
16/5/19 - 10:32   Autocar - one in eight motorists are delaying their next vehicle purchase due to Brexit
   
16/5/19 - 10:01   What Car? - study of 18,000 drivers reveals the UK’s most reliable (Toyota Yaris) and least reliable (BMW 1 Series) used cars
   
16/5/19 - 09:29   Ford - revealed the first images of the all-new Focus ST in estate body style
   
15/5/19 - 15:57   Jaguar Land Rover - ceo Ralf Speth fails to deny reports the firm could be sold to the PSA Group
   
15/5/19 - 14:06   Europcar - Businesses pursuing "high-risk buying strategy" with van registrations on the rise during April
   
15/5/19 - 14:03   SMMT - UK used car market stable in Q1 2019 down just -0.6% with more than 2 million transactions
   
15/5/19 - 13:59   Safescape Intelligent Systems - new app see accident hotspots before driver does
   
15/5/19 - 13:53   Lightfoot - launches fleet technology to consumer market at London Motor & Tech Show
   
15/5/19 - 13:48   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) 2019 - 927 photographs from last week's event available to download FOR FREE!
   
15/5/19 - 13:45   BBA - did you go the BBA (British Bodyshop Awards) on Thursday? Over 900 photos NOW available for you to view or download FREE of charge!
   
15/5/19 - 13:36   Selsia - pleased to present their two awards at this year's BBA
   
15/5/19 - 11:17   Zurich - pays 99% of UK motor claims in 2018
   
15/5/19 - 11:12   Churchill Car Insurance - councils make over £242 million from parking permits in three years
   
15/5/19 - 10:35   Government - introduces "Electric Vehicle Approved" scheme to recognise dealerships skilled at selling and servicing electric vehicles
   
15/5/19 - 10:23   BBA2019 - a message from Celebrity host, Gyles Brandreth: "I love the event"
   
15/5/19 - 10:05   Fix Auto UK at the 2019 British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) - double success: Fix Auto Luton and Fix Auto Durham
   
15/5/19 - 09:51   Autocar 2019 Awards - Daimler boss Dr Dieter Zetsche awarded top automotive honour at the Autocar Awards
   
15/5/19 - 09:34   USA: Volvo - introduce Volvo Car Accident Advisor, a post-accident collision repair guidance service using CC estimating
   
15/5/19 - 01:13   M&M Group - aim for brand exposure and heightened profile as a member of the Associate Partner Programme at Stoke City FC
   
15/5/19 - 01:04   NFU Mutual - changes to Head Office Claims function create new role of Head Office Motor Claims Manager; £70k + up to 25% bonus
   
15/5/19 - 00:51   Fix Auto UK - sponsored racing driver Jac Constable records two 2nd places from 3 races at Snetterton
   
15/5/19 - 00:46   Solera - Tony Aquila to leave company at end of June reports German magazine
   
15/5/19 - 00:22   M & M Group - Mick Whitehead returns to the business and appoints 3 new directors Angela Henry, Adrian Leese and Tony Birchall
   
14/5/19 - 20:09   Ford - to cut up to 550 office jobs in the UK as part of restructure of European business
   
14/5/19 - 14:12   Allianz - Q1 results: operating profit up 19% on premiums down 9%; increased "claims frequency and repair costs"
   
14/5/19 - 13:52   Endsleigh - selects Auto Windscreens as preferred supplier for 3-year term
   
14/5/19 - 13:51   Auto Windscreens - highly commended by OFSTED for its award-winning ALEX (Apprenticeship Learning EXperience) programme
   
14/5/19 - 12:32   RAC - comments on 2018 Road Traffic Estimates
   
14/5/19 - 12:23   Resolution Foundation - unemployment falls to 44-year low as the working week gets longer
   
14/5/19 - 12:05   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) 2019 - the photographs are now available to view and download, FOR FREE!
   
14/5/19 - 11:51   New consortium of automotive logistics service providers in Europe - use IBM blockchain technology to track delivery of new vehicles
   
14/5/19 - 11:19   ŠKODA - Updated SUPERB is first production car to feature full LED Matrix headlights and Dynamic lighting functions
   
14/5/19 - 11:15   Volkswagen and Daimler - investment management firm raises questions with German automotive manufacturers on climate change related risks
   
14/5/19 - 10:58   McLaren Automotive - 20,000th car hand-assembled at its McLaren Production Centre (MPC) in Woking
   
14/5/19 - 10:16   Absolute Alignment - speed limiters to increase demand for wheel alignment
   
14/5/19 - 09:56   Government - unemployment falls to lowest rate since 1974; highest ever employment rate; average salaries up 3.3% in last year
   
14/5/19 - 09:40   MG Cannon and Salisbury Museum - bring rare automotive history back home
   
14/5/19 - 09:30   Covéa Insurance - appoints new Corporate Development & Strategy Director
   
14/5/19 - 09:17   Volvo - third biggest manufacturer in the personal leasing market, according to the latest Leasing.com League Tables
   
14/5/19 - 07:23   Saga - successful launch for their 3-year fixed price insurance product
   
14/5/19 - 00:18   FT - How driving gadgets are pushing up UK car insurance costs
   
13/5/19 - 23:54   Honda - confirm Swindon factory will close in 2021
   
13/5/19 - 13:17   SEAT: Mental Health Awareness Week (13-17 May) - encourages passers-by to ‘Grow a Pair’ with witty installation to support CALM
   
13/5/19 - 13:14   LeasePlan UK - provides vehicle to Sebastian’s Action Trust, to assist with transporting seriously ill children
   
13/5/19 - 13:02   Circle Leasing - "a night of glitz and glamour" at the British Bodyshop Awards 2019
   
13/5/19 - 12:05   The NMDA Spring 2019 Dealer Attitude Survey - Ducati, Triumph and Honda were recorded as the top 3 franchises
   
13/5/19 - 11:53   Gemini - confirm acquisition of AS Whitaker (Fix Auto Peterborough, Spalding and Huntington)
   
13/5/19 - 11:32   Allianz - to host first ever return to work event for local professionals
   
13/5/19 - 11:26   The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) - host second Electrified Vehicles Advisory Group
   
13/5/19 - 11:04   Axalta - celebrates its 10th anniversary as Official Sponsor to Yamaha Factory Racing MotoGP
   
13/5/19 - 10:56   Thatcham Research - DLG Auto Services’ Nemhoy McCooty named Thatcham Research Apprentice Mentor of the Year
   
13/5/19 - 09:22   Bodyshops - how's your love life?
   
13/5/19 - 09:17   Hella - live ADAS demonstration at Automechanika Birmingham (4-6 June 2019)
   
10/5/19 - 14:13   A huge #BBA2019 thank you to everyone for making last night a success!
   
10/5/19 - 13:59   An invitation to southern-based bodyshops - Auto-Motivate is running a one-day Mindset Development course at Thatcham on Thursday 30 May
   
10/5/19 - 12:41   Standox - new VOC-Xtreme Wet-on-Wet Filler U7650 can help coat new parts in just 36 minutes
   
10/5/19 - 09:25   RAC - patrols dealt with fewer pothole-related breakdowns in first quarter of 2019 than in the same period last year
   
09/5/19 - 23:02   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) - the winners from tonight's Awards in London
   
09/5/19 - 13:30   The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) - welcomes ADAS guidance from Thatcham Research
   
09/5/19 - 13:22   #BBA2019 - a message from our Headline Partner, PPG
   
09/5/19 - 10:16   #BBA2019 - programme available on-line to view and download; see where you are sitting and who else is going tonight
   
09/5/19 - 10:13   LV= - one in ten drivers think electric cars can’t be used in the rain
   
09/5/19 - 10:03   #BBA2019 - NEW for 2019; late-night bacon-roll cart sponsored by AW Repair Group
   
09/5/19 - 10:01   #BBA2019 - TODAY'S THE DAY!
   
09/5/19 - 09:57   CitNOW - electric and hybrid knowledge more important than traditional mechanical know-how
   
09/5/19 - 09:38   Thatcham Research - ADAS: post-repair calibration to “Vehicle Manufacturer Tolerances” IS essential
   
09/5/19 - 09:32   Punkys All Stars CF vs Mercenaries FC - Tuesday 28 May
   
09/5/19 - 08:16   Cambria Automobiles - half-year results: pre-tax profits up 28% to £5.8m on turnover up 4% to £308m
   
09/5/19 - 08:06   Ford parts strategy - Carlos Ovilo Ford’s Director of UK Aftersales will be at tonight's BBA and is interested to hear views of bodyshops
   
08/5/19 - 21:12   Gareth Shaw, Cunbar Paints - Three Peaks challenge next month to raise money for St Rocco’s Hospice in Warrington
   
08/5/19 - 20:24   Thatcham Research - Automotive Academy records 92% success rate as more learners achieve apprenticeships on time
   
08/5/19 - 20:00   Direct Line Group - PACTS report reveals 27% of those who died in cars on the roads in 2017 were not wearing a seat belt
   
08/5/19 - 14:10   Halo ARC - opens new ‘Sole Site' with LV=, in Chandlers Ford, Southampton
   
08/5/19 - 13:58   #BBA2019 - please remember to bring a £10 note for the Charity Draw
   
08/5/19 - 13:52   BBC’s Rip-Off Britain - uncovers major motor dealers unwittingly selling insurance write-offs
   
08/5/19 - 13:36   #BBA2019 - ready for the RECORD-BREAKING BBAs tomorrow?
   
08/5/19 - 13:27   Service Certainty - new Check-In & Check-Out Web App for bodyshop on-site or off-site vehicle collection
   
08/5/19 - 13:04   AW Repair Group - Telegraph newspaper film 4-minute documentary at 14th largest bodyshop group
   
08/5/19 - 12:54   RAC - sales of electric vehicles are rising
   
08/5/19 - 12:37   National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) - Ford's 31.5% Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) market share
   
08/5/19 - 12:28   #BBA2019: ONE DAY TO GO! - any last-minute issues? Please contact Fiona by mobile or email (see below)
   
08/5/19 - 12:24   #BBA2019 Joining Instructions *** important *** information for guests attending the event tomorrow
   
08/5/19 - 12:18   NBRA - Richard Thorogood (Rainbow Group), Richard Steer (Steer Automotive Group), Chris Weeks of the NBRA meet with Ford on new part deal
   
08/5/19 - 11:53   Portugal : The Floow - new telematics app “Smart Drive” for drivers on toll road network
   
08/5/19 - 11:31   Audatex blog: XL Motors - "Changing Perceptions: A Day in a Modern Bodyshop"
   
08/5/19 - 11:13   CV-Library - average salaries for new roles in the industry up from £32,081 in April 2018 to £34,490 a year later
   
08/5/19 - 11:08   Axalta - announces new leadership of industrial coatings business
   
08/5/19 - 10:31   TechMan - integrates with Payment Assist to combat the risk of customer non-payment
   
08/5/19 - 10:29   Does anyone know an engineer that might be able to help a Club member with a Mondolfo Ferro lift?
   
08/5/19 - 10:13   Vertu - results for y/e 28 Feb: turnover up 6% to £2,982m; pre-tax profit down 17% to £25m; "profit ahead of expectations"
   
08/5/19 - 10:09   Vertu - explain how the new Ford parts distribution model works; Vertu will lose £0.8m of profits and £24m of turnover in first year
   
08/5/19 - 09:26   Direct Line Group - Q1 trading update: Gross written motor premiums fall 4.2% to £387m; "operational delivery on track"
   
07/5/19 - 18:52   Lotus - appoints Geoff Dowding as Global Sales and Aftersales Director
   
07/5/19 - 14:08   #BBA2019 - please remember to bring a £10 note for the Charity Draw
   
07/5/19 - 14:04   Lightfoot - 34% fall in at-fault claims and a 66% drop in claims costs for Quality Heating Services' 100-van fleet
   
07/5/19 - 13:53   Latest Williams F1 car to be on display at #BBA2019 - courtesy of Headline Partner, PPG
   
07/5/19 - 13:48   Covéa Insurance - extends partnership with John Lewis Finance
   
07/5/19 - 13:16   Love Your Car, part of the AD Williams Accident Repair Group - acquires Xtreme Alloys in Fareham, Hampshire - now: “Love Your Wheels”
   
07/5/19 - 13:08   Principal Insurance - specialist motorbike broker targets sector-leading claims proposition in new partnership with Minster Law and Plantec
   
07/5/19 - 12:37   #BBA2019 - LKQ Coatings-sponsored late-night bar open until 4am (even better, it's on the same floor as BBA and only 20 yards away)
   
07/5/19 - 12:32   SMMT - UK new van market grows 4.7% in April; 24,604 new vans registered
   
07/5/19 - 12:25   ŠKODA Fabia - Britain’s cheapest car to insure
   
07/5/19 - 12:14   Citroën - helps smooth over UK potholes amidst record figures
   
07/5/19 - 11:47   Porsche Classic Restoracing Championship - bodyshops inc Shorade, Elite Motors and Premier Panel Skills race at Brands Hatch
   
07/5/19 - 11:30   #BBA2019: TWO DAYS TO GO! - any last-minute issues? Please contact Fiona by mobile or email (see below)
   
07/5/19 - 11:23   Which? - two in five car hire customers "write off" Goldcar
   
07/5/19 - 11:07   #BBA2019 Joining Instructions *** important information for guests ***
   
07/5/19 - 11:03   Vantage Leasing - having 9 points is cheaper than having zero no-claims discount
   
07/5/19 - 10:48   cap hpi - EVs "worthy of driver consideration" include £7,000 Nissan Leaf and £35k Tesla Model S
   
07/5/19 - 10:22   #BBA2019 - the event Programme is live online; view and download NOW to see where you are sitting and who else is going
   
07/5/19 - 10:20   SMMT - UK new car market declines -4.1% in April; private registrations fall -10.3%; fleet demand remains steady, up 2.9%
   
07/5/19 - 09:45   Zurich - how motor fraud is evolving and how technology can help insurers fight back
   
07/5/19 - 09:29   Vauxhall - new Luton head office for 470 staff after 30 years at "landmark" Griffin House
   
03/5/19 - 19:40   BASF - competitors in Car Painting category at World Skills will exclusively use BASF refinish brands in the competition
   
03/5/19 - 14:10   #BBA2019 - Charity Auction prizes confirmed: remember £10 note for the draw!
   
03/5/19 - 14:00   NBRA - new Ford parts deal could cost repairers £10m
   
03/5/19 - 13:50   iRG - achieve BMW & Mini Approvals for 3 sites: Bridgend, Hereford and Bristol
   
03/5/19 - 13:38   #BBA2019 Joining Instructions - important information for guests
   
03/5/19 - 13:26   Revive! - MD Mark Llewellyn completes charity challenge running 5K every day in April (150 miles) for Motor Neurone Disease Association
   
03/5/19 - 13:21   Spies Hecker - new sealer preserves the characteristic appearance of carbon fibre components
   
03/5/19 - 13:12   #BBA2019 - NEW for 2019: late-night bar open until 4am, sponsored by Optima (an LKQ brand)
   
03/5/19 - 10:56   Consumer Intelligence - average van premiums down 0.2% in a year; claims costs have driven an av premium increase of 35.1% since 2014
   
03/5/19 - 10:41   #BBA2019 - the event Programme is live online, NOW! View and download; see where you are sitting and who else is going
   
03/5/19 - 10:11   insurethebox - Speed Reduction Programme recognised for harnessing telematics for safer driving at FirstCar Young Driver Road Safety Awards
   
03/5/19 - 10:06   Mirka - new intelligent, battery-operated cordless polishers for refinishers
   
03/5/19 - 10:00   RAC - April sees second worst monthly petrol price rise since 2000
   
03/5/19 - 09:48   USA: Enterprise - launches US car-rental industry’s first vehicle-subscription service, in Minnesota, Missouri and Nevada
   
03/5/19 - 09:41   MS Amlin - announces "significant upgrade" to agricultural motor product
   
03/5/19 - 09:34   RSA - names Kay Martin as UK Personal Lines Managing Director for MORE TH>N motor
   
03/5/19 - 09:30   Tesla - rolls out new accident avoidance tech: Lane Departure Avoidance and Emergency Lane Departure Avoidance
   
02/5/19 - 14:11   Competition and Markets Authority - gives clearance to ARMS Business Solutions to buy EMACS
   
02/5/19 - 14:01   #BBA2019 - £10 charity envelope draw; THREE great prizes to be won from AutoRaise, BEN and Rainbow Trust
   
02/5/19 - 13:51   The #BBA2019 dodgems are back! - free for all and sponsored by Nationwide
   
02/5/19 - 13:36   Allianz - to close offices in Woking and Luton putting 97 employees at risk of redundancy
   
02/5/19 - 13:31   DriverMetrics - partners with car subscription service, Drover, to reduce accident risk
   
02/5/19 - 12:56   Vertu Volkswagen Nottingham South bodyshop - Alan Clarke named ‘Bodyshop Manager of the Year’
   
02/5/19 - 12:46   Independent Garage Association - "third-party disruptors have significant detrimental impact by placing themselves between the customer"
   
02/5/19 - 12:09   #BBA2019 - NEW for 2019: latest Williams F1 car to be on display courtesy of Headline Partner, PPG
   
02/5/19 - 11:58   SmartDrive Systems - drivers who have had collisions are six times more likely than non-collision drivers to use a mobile phone hands free
   
02/5/19 - 11:44   #BBA2019 - NEW for 2019: TEN roaming magicians during the Drinks Reception and BBA Dinner!
   
02/5/19 - 11:23   Germany: Porsche - two new 83% efficiency cogeneration plants (generate heat and power in parallel) in operation in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen
   
02/5/19 - 09:23   CBI - "record" stockpiling by SME manufacturers in last quarter
   
02/5/19 - 09:13   HPI - potholes drive a third of motorists potty
   
01/5/19 - 14:11   IMPORTANT #BBA2019 INFO - timings confirmed: 6:15pm start (Drinks Reception) - 4am finish (when the Clipper bar closes)
   
01/5/19 - 14:04   #BBA2019 Silent Auction is back! - brochure now available on-line; check out the huge choice of great items available
   
01/5/19 - 14:01   #BBA2019 - the fun Casino returns sponsored by OEC
   
01/5/19 - 13:50   Allianz - Graham Gibson, chief claims officer, responds to cyber security concerns
   
01/5/19 - 13:46   Busiest May Day bank holiday since 2016 predicted with 13m road trips
   
01/5/19 - 13:45   #BBA2019 - the Tweet Wall returns
   
01/5/19 - 11:50   ABP Club Recommended Business Provider, SWRnewstar and Nationwide - shortlisted for National Recycling Award
   
01/5/19 - 11:43   IFED - former Met police officer sentenced for falsely claiming her car had been stolen
   
01/5/19 - 11:40   Spies Hecker - paints Caterhams in-house after customer complaints about "inconsistent" finish & colour matching at local bodyshops
   
01/5/19 - 11:22   Vertu - former bodyshop VDA appointed as National Fleet Sales Manager
   
01/5/19 - 11:21   #BBA2019 (British Bodyshop Awards) - 958 tickets sold; only 7 tickets left: largest bodyshop industry awards event in the world
   
01/5/19 - 11:10   GoCompare - on ABI Motor Insurance Premium Tracker: “Most drivers are still paying historically very high prices for their car insurance”
   
01/5/19 - 11:05   The RAC - new EV generators - powered by additional alternator fitted RAC vans - can give stranded EV a "boost"
   
01/5/19 - 10:28   Renault Advanced Apprenticeship Programme - first group of 18 young technicians complete apprenticeship scheme
   
01/5/19 - 10:19   AX - premium vehicle market up 57% in 10 yrs; drivers of premium cars "expect premium service for replacement vehicles following accident"
   
01/5/19 - 10:04   RAC and Saga - signed a five-year contract for breakdown cover for insurers' motor customers
   
01/5/19 - 09:55   KPMG - fined £6 million for 2018 audits of a major motorcycle insurance underwriter (Equity Syndicate Management) that crashed
   
01/5/19 - 09:01   woop cover ltd - directors contact ABP to "rectify a number of inaccurate assumptions made" by Club members in recent Forum postings
   
30/4/19 - 22:45   Ian Dalgarno - joins 3M as Sales Manager after 5-years with ACIS as Business Development Director
   
30/4/19 - 22:24   Keoghs and Liverpool Victoria - uncover fraud ring guilty of "wicked conspiracy" by exploiting older drivers aged 60–90 years
   
30/4/19 - 14:31   VBRA Commercial - Apprentice Levy & Trailblazer Standards for the Vehicle Bodybuilding Apprenticeship
   
30/4/19 - 14:15   SYNETIQ - donates ten vehicles each year to Stoke on Trent College to help automotive body repair and paint students
   
30/4/19 - 13:47   Mycarcheck.com - used car write off warning
   
30/4/19 - 13:41   DLG Auto Services - Mark Franklin from DLG Auto Services Warwick wins Apprentice Excellence Award
   
30/4/19 - 13:22   The ABI - driverless cars *must* be resilient to cyber attack and vehicle data should being available in the event of an accident
   
30/4/19 - 12:57   Thatcham Research - consultation for safe adoption of Automated Driving announced at ABI Conference
   
30/4/19 - 12:48   Lookers - apprenticeship programme named the most diverse in the country at AAC Apprenticeship Awards
   
30/4/19 - 12:28   SMMT - UK van sector delivers £56 billion pay-packet to British workers (11% of UK GDP)
   
30/4/19 - 12:20   RAC - using smartphone video call technology, called RAC Remote Technician, to repair vehicles remotely
   
30/4/19 - 12:05   Auto Windscreens - motorised windscreen removal and fitting system tech deployed across network
   
30/4/19 - 10:55   SMMT - British car manufacturing falls -14.4% in March as industry warns no-deal Brexit could send output back to 1980s levels
   
30/4/19 - 10:47   Spain: SEAT - biomechanics and gaming technology help reduce factory worker injuries by 70%
   
30/4/19 - 10:38   Jaguar Land Rover - considering £400m bid to buy minicab firm Addison Lee from Carlyle Group
   
30/4/19 - 10:28   Close Motor Finance - 2.4m drivers are switching from new to used cars as Brexit bites
   
30/4/19 - 09:23   JATO - electrified car registrations surpassed 100,000 units in Europe for the first time in March
   
30/4/19 - 09:20   AutoExpress - Freedom of Information (FOI) requests to the 45 UK police forces operating cameras reveals "true tolerance of speed cameras"
   
30/4/19 - 08:08   Land Rover - all-new Defender (to be launched later this year) will be built at JLR's factory in Slovakia alongside the Discovery
   
29/4/19 - 22:36   AXA UK - launches new operating model for claims in June; 125 roles at risk of redundancy, but net reduction is expected to be 40 jobs
   
29/4/19 - 14:15   Paragon Vehicle Finance - new appointments to the Vehicle finance team
   
29/4/19 - 14:03   #BBA2019 - top five things to do in London pre- or post-British Bodyshop Awards (BBAs)
   
29/4/19 - 13:57   A thank you from Dave Sargeant - raised £3,130.00 (so far) after yesterday's London Marathon
   
29/4/19 - 13:47   Parts Alliance - Spring Garage Essentials publication packed with all new bargains
   
29/4/19 - 13:39   LeasePlan UK - trials new FORS vehicle hire accreditation
   
29/4/19 - 13:08   Ford - invests $500 million in Rivian to deliver new Ford battery electric vehicle
   
29/4/19 - 13:01   Jaguar restoration projects up for sale - E-types, XK150s and XK120s
   
29/4/19 - 12:12   2019 Spring Charity Ball - fantastic fundraising from Martyn, Paul and industry friends!
   
29/4/19 - 11:14   ABI - average premium (£466) falls to a two-year low
   
29/4/19 - 10:58   Autovista Survey - Which decade produced the best cars?
   
29/4/19 - 10:28   SsangYong Motors - Ian Wilson (ex Kia), new Dealer Recruitment Manager, joins dealer franchising team
   
29/4/19 - 10:14   CitNOW - automotive video production reaches one million a month; number of videos made increased by 28% in 2018
   
29/4/19 - 10:02   Jaguar Land Rover - "earn as you drive"; F-PACE & Velar drivers paid cryptocurrency for sharing information about traffic jams & potholes
   
28/4/19 - 18:10   Gemini - CEO Dave Sargeant sets new personal best in London Marathon with 3hrs 27mins and raises nearly £3,000 - still time to donate!
   
26/4/19 - 21:04   Vauxhall - issues THIRD recall for 235,000 Zafira B cars built between 2005 and 2014 after a new source of fires was discovered
   
26/4/19 - 14:16   #BBA2019 - football legends, 007 or a bespoke made-to-measure suit... what will you bid on for charity?
   
26/4/19 - 14:12   Plan Insurance - the ABP Club Recommended Business Service Provider's new website is LIVE!
   
26/4/19 - 13:53   Volvo Car UK - appoints Carl Stanton (ex Vauxhall) to newly created, fleet-focused role to "rekindle opportunities" with large corporates
   
26/4/19 - 13:48   Sika Global (Sika Industry, Sika Automotive and Sika Advanced Resins) - New Energy Vehicle tech at Battery Show Europe next month in Germany
   
26/4/19 - 13:35   Minimum wage underpayment on the rise - 439,000 people were paid less than the hourly minimum wage they are entitled to (April 2018)
   
26/4/19 - 13:19   MG Motor UK - searches for next generation of talented automotive designers in seventh annual SAIC Design Challenge
   
26/4/19 - 13:05   #BBA2019 - important request for all dietary requirements to be advised by 4pm TODAY
   
26/4/19 - 13:03   Adrian Carlin, Bodyshop Manager at Alton Cars Hull - running the London Marathon this weekend for Macmillan Cancer Support
   
26/4/19 - 12:33   A quarter of 18 to 34-year olds admit using social media when behind the wheel
   
26/4/19 - 12:12   David Sargeant, Gemini ARC MD - running the London marathon this weekend for Revitalise (respite holidays for disabled people and carers)
   
26/4/19 - 11:09   Info needed... average monthly electric costs for 10,000 sq ft bodyshop / 20,000 sq ft bodyshop?
   
26/4/19 - 11:05   CMA - block of merger between Sainsbury’s and Asda welcomed by Petrol Retailers Association (PRA)
   
26/4/19 - 10:59   Euro Car Parts - invests in air suspension range
   
26/4/19 - 10:42   Jack Barclay Bentley Coachworks (H.R. Owen) - named Bentley Bodyshop of the Year 2018 for the South of England
   
26/4/19 - 10:20   Cap hpi - city car and supermini sectors lead used car value drop in April
   
26/4/19 - 09:44   USA: The Floow - one out of four driving accidents in the United States are caused by texting while driving
   
26/4/19 - 09:29   Fraud risk - DVLA warns drivers against dangers of oversharing online
   
26/4/19 - 07:26   Hastings - Q1 trading update: Vizion Network, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Autoglass BodyRepairs appointed as new claims service partners
   
25/4/19 - 17:10   Autopromotec - takes place in Bologna, Wed 22 - Sun 26 May 2019; "an unmissable event for the entire automotive aftermarket sector"
   
25/4/19 - 14:16   Theo (from Mike Brockman's insurtech firm, ThingCo) - debuts at London Motor and Tech Show next month
   
25/4/19 - 14:09   LKQ Corporation - worldwide Q1 results: record revenue of $3.10 billion up 14% on previous year; European revenue up 38.9% to $1.44 billion
   
25/4/19 - 14:04   Auto Trader Retail Price Index: March 2019 - average price of used cars continues to hold, but rate of growth slows
   
25/4/19 - 14:00   Crash for cash - nurse struck off for her dishonest conduct in £16,000 “crash-for-cash” insurance fraud, part of £2 million scam
   
25/4/19 - 13:56   WNS - worldwide results for y/e March 2019: profit up 22% on revenue up 7%; repair payments down 11%
   
25/4/19 - 13:46   Porsche Classic Restoracing Championship - Porsche Centre Bournemouth take two wins in first two races of 2019
   
25/4/19 - 13:18   #BBA2019 - important request for all dietary requirements to be advised ASAP
   
25/4/19 - 13:01   Volvo - customers can buy a new Volvo entirely online in as little as 20 minutes
   
25/4/19 - 12:55   Iveco - appoints ex Scania Regional Aftersales Director, Kirk Freezer, as Heavy Business Line Director
   
25/4/19 - 12:30   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles - former Head of Fleet, David Hanna, appointed as Head of Service and Parts
   
25/4/19 - 12:03   #BBA2019 Silent Auction is back! - made a £6,641 profit for our charities last year, let's smash that total on Thursday 9 May!
   
25/4/19 - 11:18   The Vella Group - appoints Mike Monaghan, Auto-Motivate, to run internal training programme
   
25/4/19 - 10:36   Covea: 2018 results; profits tumble to £1.5m from £24.1m previous year; "average cost of vehicle repairs increasing significantly"
   
25/4/19 - 10:32   CitNOW - 19% technicians predict personalised video will be in top 3 most important workshop skills in just 5 years
   
25/4/19 - 10:09   Nissan, Toyota and CDK Global - confirmed as headline sponsors for Autocar’s Great British Women in the Car Industry – Rising Stars 2019
   
25/4/19 - 09:52   comparethemarket.com - Londoners pay nearly 50% more than national average for car insurance
   
25/4/19 - 08:41   Tesla - Q1 results; LOSS of $702 million on revenue down 38% to $4.5 billion; just 63,000 cars delivered worldwide in Q1
   
25/4/19 - 08:06   Tesla - "we are creating a Tesla insurance product and we hope to launch that in about a month." It will be much more compelling than anyt
   
24/4/19 - 14:12   #BBA2019 (British Bodyshop Awards) - 940 tickets sold; only 25 tickets left: largest bodyshop industry awards event in the world
   
24/4/19 - 14:11   EMaC’S aftersales academy launch - free training programme to help dealers max aftersales opportunities
   
24/4/19 - 14:06   Six of the top ten occupations with the highest proportion of at-fault claims belong to the medical profession
   
24/4/19 - 14:04   Microsoft - to end product support on Windows 7 (still used by 40% of PCs) on 14 January 2020
   
24/4/19 - 13:58   Hiscox - 55% of UK firms have suffered a cyber-attack in the last 12 months; "supply chain incidents now commonplace"
   
24/4/19 - 13:44   Glass's - electric cars "re-energised"
   
24/4/19 - 13:29   PPG - publishes 2018 Sustainability Report
   
24/4/19 - 13:00   GoCompare Car Insurance - half of motorists think insurance loyalty pricing should be made illegal
   
24/4/19 - 12:43   Tesla - Long Range versions of Model S (370 miles) and Model X (325 miles)
   
24/4/19 - 12:14   Gemini Systems - dealer tech provider partners with MotorCheck for vehicle provenance reports via its Evolution Dealer Management System
   
24/4/19 - 11:39   Land Rover Defender - this month's Glass's Used Van Hero
   
24/4/19 - 11:16   Startin Group - opens its second Suzuki dealership with service and parts areas, and on-site workshops and MOT facilities, in Redditch
   
24/4/19 - 10:44   MG Cannon Accident Repair Centres - congratulations to Westbury VDA, Andy Gover, runner up in the 2019 BMW VDA of the Year competition
   
24/4/19 - 10:30   Redline Creative - custom designed bodyshop staff email signatures give insurers and WPs the right impression
   
24/4/19 - 10:16   AX - advice for company car drivers and fleets to avoid common car-jacking tactics
   
24/4/19 - 09:45   AkzoNobel - drop in car market and higher raw material costs hit AkzoNobel's first-quarter earnings
   
24/4/19 - 07:27   Aviva - following appointment of Maurice Tulloch as Group CEO, Andy Briggs UK CEO steps down; Angela Darlington becomes interim UK CEO
   
23/4/19 - 21:03   Motofix Group - 9th largest independent bodyshop group deliver AQP training to Vehicle Damage Assessors
   
23/4/19 - 20:54   AutoRaise - Vehicle Damage Assessor I(VDA) Apprenticeship Standard and Assessment Plan now approved for delivery
   
23/4/19 - 14:59   FCA - 14% increase in complaints about motor and transport insurance (the fourth most complained about product)
   
23/4/19 - 14:09   Honcho - mobile app where insurers will bid for car insurance business push 1 May launch date back to 21 May
   
23/4/19 - 13:49   Brake - announces VisionTrack as headline sponsor for annual UK Fleet Safety Conference
   
23/4/19 - 13:44   Power-TEC - complete aluminium repair station combines inverter MIG welder, repair welder and puller in one unit
   
23/4/19 - 13:26   Drivers get chance to try out some of the UK’s best new cars at the London Motor and Tech Show
   
23/4/19 - 13:12   Ben Ball 2019: Wednesday 11 December - new venue after 70 years at the Grosvenor House
   
23/4/19 - 12:52   78% of households with a car or van now have a big four supermarket petrol station on their doorstep
   
23/4/19 - 12:39   M M Auto Services - named Servicesure’s ‘Autocentre of the Year’
   
23/4/19 - 12:29   Ford - celebrates Mustang’s 55th anniversary as the world’s best-selling sports coupe of 2018 on the strength of 113,066 cars sold
   
23/4/19 - 12:17   Hyundai - Simon Loasby, Director of Hyundai Design in China, promoted to Head of Hyundai Styling Group at Hyundai Design Center
   
23/4/19 - 10:57   BGL - sign deal with RAC to underwrite BGL's legal expenses insurance book (3m motor and household customers)
   
23/4/19 - 10:48   Ageas UK - Tara Waite (ex RSA and Wonga) and Jeremy Haynes (es RSA and Deloitte UK) join Ageas UK Boards
   
23/4/19 - 10:39   Autonomous Intelligent Driving (AID - owned by Audi) - new partnership will speed up time to market for AID-enabled autonomous systems
   
23/4/19 - 10:29   SsangYong Motors UK - launch inaugural Nottingham-based, IMI apprenticeship programme for Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Technicians
   
23/4/19 - 10:22   A&E Fire & Security - achieves a 9.8% fuel saving and enhanced driver safety with Lightfoot
   
23/4/19 - 09:51   Carbase - use AI to predict customers’ next cars
   
23/4/19 - 09:37   Spies Hecker - new primer surfacer ideal for large CV body panels and new vehicle parts
   
23/4/19 - 09:32   Can you help with sponsorship or raffle auction prizes? Plunkys All Stars - Tuesday 28 May at Peterborough United FC
   
23/4/19 - 08:51   Volkswagen - responsible sourcing of cobalt used in lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles
   
22/4/19 - 09:04   Apprentices - Government minister admits they will miss their 3 million target and says "We'll rethink target and strategy for apprentices"
   
20/4/19 - 00:06   VRA (Vehicle Remarketing Association) - previous "sub-standard body repair work" becoming a bigger problem for remarketing sector
   
18/4/19 - 14:41   ABI - James Dalton's speech to the BVSF (British Vehicle Salvage Federation) on salvage code and vehicle thefts
   
18/4/19 - 14:32   SATA - becomes a Global Partner to WorldSkills
   
18/4/19 - 14:27   Motorcycles - new sales up 9.7% in March and 10.2% in Q1
   
18/4/19 - 14:20   Autocar Awards - take place on 14 May to celebrate the industry’s brightest talent with new sponsor NOCO
   
18/4/19 - 14:15   PPG - Q1 results
   
18/4/19 - 14:04   #BBA2019 (British Bodyshop Awards) - ONLY 35 TICKETS LEFT! 930 tickets sold and venue has capacity of 965
   
18/4/19 - 13:42   InAutomotive - 35% increase in candidates looking for bodyshop roles in 2018, but only 5% increase in bodyshop jobs advertised
   
18/4/19 - 13:37   Snap-on (owners of Car-O-Liner) - Q1 results
   
18/4/19 - 09:59   Direct Line - reveal their vision of "The Garage of the Future" as they launch their 2019 Graduate Scheme
   
17/4/19 - 15:19   Inflation rate - CPI unchanged at 1.9% for last 12 months; RPI down to 2.4%
   
17/4/19 - 15:12   Vauxhall - celebrate 30 years of leading the reduction in emissions; all current Vauxhall cars meet the strict EURO 6d-TEMP standard
   
17/4/19 - 15:06   Apprenticeships - cost of funding from small employers is halved to just 5% of apprenticeship fee
   
17/4/19 - 14:55   ACEA - new car sales in Europe fell 3.9% in March and are down 3.3% in the first 3-months
   
17/4/19 - 14:44   #BBA2019 - we URGENTLY please need your guest names from those who have booked tables; only half have provided the information we need
   
17/4/19 - 14:31   AutoRaise - Marc Holding, vice-chair, trustee meeting on 14 May will discuss a formal response and how to increase their transparency
   
17/4/19 - 14:14   PPG - confirm completion of the acquisition of OEM automotive coatings manufacturer Hemmelrath
   
17/4/19 - 08:27   Pendragon - Q1 trading update; £2.8m underlying loss, £10m lower than expectations; lower margins and higher operating costs to blame
   
16/4/19 - 00:06   Brexit - Calais is ready for any type of Brexit; "lorries will face no more delays than they do today" says Sky News
   
16/4/19 - 18:36   Axa - announces 10 million euro contribution to the rebuilding effort of Notre-Dame de Paris
   
16/4/19 - 15:20   #BBA2019 (British Bodyshop Awards) - ticket sales break through 900 barrier; with 910 tickets sold, the venue will reach capacity soon
   
16/4/19 - 15:07   BEN - annual ball to take place on 11 Dec at The Roundhouse in London
   
16/4/19 - 15:04   Anexo Group (owner of DAM and McAMS) - results for y/e Dec 2018; pre-tax profit falls 2% on turnover up 25%
   
16/4/19 - 14:45   Gemini - first group of multi-skilled apprentices achieve full compliant weld tests through partnership with Emtec and Stanners
   
16/4/19 - 14:38   Government - unemployment at lowest level since 1974; employment at highest ever level; average salary up 3.4% in last year to £25,943
   
16/4/19 - 14:19   Admiral - school holidays mean 43% less collisions between 8am and 9am and 11% fewer collisions between 3pm and 4pm
   
16/4/19 - 11:23   Nissan Motor GB - appoint Kalyana Sivagnanam as Managing Director
   
15/4/19 - 14:58   AutoRaise - ABP responds to question asking us to analyse their accounts; we have asked AutoRaise for comment
   
15/4/19 - 14:40   Confused / WTW Car Insurance Price Index - shows premiums in Q1 2019 fell for the first time since H1 2018; average comp premium now £762
   
15/4/19 - 14:19   Volvo - all new 2020 model year Volvos across Europe will be connected, allowing them to warn each other of slippery roads and hazards
   
15/4/19 - 14:12   Vauxhall - this summer's all-new Corsa, loses 108kg due to "use of high-strength and ultra-high-strength steels" and aluminium bonnet
   
15/4/19 - 10:04   Fix Auto Stevenage - adds Ford to its growing list of vehicle manufacturer approvals
   
15/4/19 - 09:08   BSI - appoint Dean Lander (Head of Repair Sector Services at Thatcham Research) as Chair of Automotive Standards Committee SVS/20
   
15/4/19 - 08:59   Allianz - appoint Nick Rossiter to the position of motor damage strategy manager "working across the rapidly evolving supply chain"
   
15/4/19 - 08:53   Car thefts - up 10% in 2017/18 to 110,000, highest total for 10 years; in 2018 insurers paid out a record £376m for car theft, up 27%
   
15/4/19 - 08:44   Direct Line - shares tipped by Sunday Times as a "buy" as the company is "revving to go"
   
15/4/19 - 08:40   Direct Line - launch DARWIN, a new brand for price comparison websites that uses artificial intelligence, machine-learning and big data
   
15/4/19 - 08:12   SMMT - new Motorparc data analysis reveals 34.9m cars now on UK roads, with more than 1,600 model ranges and 68,000 different specifications
   
15/4/19 - 07:54   Ireland: "The mess that is the Irish Insurance Industry"
   
15/4/19 - 07:43   British Bodyshop Awards (#BBA2019) - if you have booked a table, we need your guest names by this Wednesday (17 April) please
   
15/4/19 - 06:11   RMI - confirm Tony Lowe has resigned as a director of the RMI after 16 years and thank him "for the years of support he has given"
   
15/4/19 - 06:02   Apprentices - the 3 single-skill Trailblazer apprenticeships - panel, paint, MET - receive Government approval, each with £15,000 funding
   
14/4/19 - 14:52   ERS (formerly Equity Red Star) - owner Aqualine has decided not to sell the insurer and will continue to invest in the business
   
13/4/19 - 14:42   Modern Insurance Magazine - full list of winners from the Customer Service Excellence awards (formerly Modern Claims awards)
   
12/4/19 - 13:09   FISITA (international membership organisation for the automotive and mobility systems engineering profession) - announce safety initiative
   
11/4/19 - 14:30   WANTED! Before and after photos of bodyshops after undergoing modernisation
   
11/4/19 - 14:24   Auto Trader - 2014 Nissan Leaf crowned fastest selling used car in the UK
   
11/4/19 - 14:20   MG Motor UK - new aftersales dealer portal system maximises profitability by tracking sales and aftersales performance against targets
   
11/4/19 - 14:14   CAPS - nominated for British Insurance Award
   
11/4/19 - 14:10   SMMT on Brexit deadline extension - "uncertainty has already caused serious damage"
   
11/4/19 - 14:06   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) - IMPORTANT information for table bookers
   
11/4/19 - 13:55   Enterprise Rent-A-Car - helping Repair Partners with Apprenticeship Levy gifting
   
11/4/19 - 13:11   Halloween Brexit - insurers happy to hear the UK "will not crash out of the EU without a deal tomorrow"
   
11/4/19 - 13:01   ABI - Director of General Insurance Policy, James Dalton, challenges salvage firms receiving cash payments
   
11/4/19 - 12:51   RAC - patrol vans "transformed" with All-Wheels-Up recovery capability for crossovers, SUVs, 4x4s, pick-ups, vans, automatics, hybrids & EVs
   
11/4/19 - 12:34   Plunkys All Stars CF vs Mercenaries FC - football match at Peterborough United FC on Tues 28 May
   
11/4/19 - 12:26   RWC - to put on more Vehicle Technology Seminars
   
11/4/19 - 12:21   Does anyone have a copy of the Kwik Fit Tyre Price Guide for 2019?
   
11/4/19 - 12:16   SEAT - boosts fleet aftersales service with launch of 'Fleet Commitment' initiative (inc. free labour on jobs less than 12 minutes)
   
10/4/19 - 14:26   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) - congratulations to the finalists for #BBA2019: listed below (alphabetically)
   
10/4/19 - 13:34   Insurance firms are "failing to consider value of the products and services provided to consumers"
   
10/4/19 - 13:28   Drive Vauxhall and CitNOW - partner to deliver Group-wide video learning at bodyshop sites
   
10/4/19 - 13:17   National Salvage - UK’s largest collective vehicle salvage operator rebrands ahead of growth plans
   
10/4/19 - 13:12   Mio - dashcam manufacturer extends entry-level range with four new products
   
10/4/19 - 12:55   ARC Coachworks - Ashford bodyshop features in the Parliamentary Review, talking about the challenges and opportunities faced by repairers
   
10/4/19 - 12:34   RAC - awarded five-year roadside assistance contract with Groupe PSA
   
10/4/19 - 12:22   Despite a drop in sales, diesel discounts "only marginally larger" than for petrol models
   
10/4/19 - 12:18   Creditplus - publish new whitepaper: How Car Emissions Are Affecting Air Quality in the UK
   
10/4/19 - 10:49   Selsia - exhibiting at the Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC (30 April - 2 May 2019)
   
10/4/19 - 10:43   Ford - using big data to identify the most beneficial places to locate new rapid-charging points for electric vehicles
   
10/4/19 - 10:11   Euro NCAP - safety ratings of two smaller SUVs: the new Citroën C5 Aircross and the Range Rover Evoque.
   
09/4/19 - 21:10   Allianz Assistance UK - urges motorists to "be aware" of driving permit requirements in the EU
   
09/4/19 - 21:02   Axalta - Quantum EFX spectrophotometer is one of two Edison Award-winning products
   
09/4/19 - 14:15   BBA (British Bodyshop Awards) - final list of all 133 finalists revealed. Is your business one of them?
   
09/4/19 - 12:12   Cromax - new Ultra Performance Non-Sanding Surfacer
   
09/4/19 - 12:04   The Parts Alliance - hosts first major trade show of 2019: new Leeds Trade Show
   
09/4/19 - 11:59   BASF - Mazda Approved Bodyshops attend BASF Refinish Technical Awareness Seminar at ITAS
   
09/4/19 - 11:52   Porsche - delivers 55,700 vehicles in the first quarter
   
09/4/19 - 11:49   Volvo Car UK - boosts XC60’s tax-efficiency with launch of front-wheel-drive diesel version
   
09/4/19 - 09:38   Financial Times report - FCA will pool Tesla's emissions with its own to help meet CO2 targets
   
09/4/19 - 09:00   IAM RoadSmart - new chairman, Ford of Britain's MD Andy Barratt, says post-test training is "vital" for safer roads
   
09/4/19 - 08:53   Nominations for the IMI #SkillAuto 2019 competition - one day left for #SkillAuto nominees to take their online test!
   
09/4/19 - 08:32   Chairman of the Car Wash Association (CWA) - 1,000 reports of potential human trafficking made via a mobile app
   
09/4/19 - 08:25   ACIS - Honda’s decision has "flicked a switch" on UK’s readiness for electric car repair
   
09/4/19 - 08:20   Revive! - mobile SMART repair network-sponsored Andrew Jordan claims first win in new BMW 330i M Sport
   
08/4/19 - 15:08   BBA (British Bodyshop Awards) - Thurs 9 May at The InterContinental London - The O2; ticket sales up 20% on last year to a new record
   
08/4/19 - 15:01   BBA (British Bodyshop Awards) - at noon tomorrow we will announce the 133 finalists for the 34 awards from the 18 presenting companies
   
08/4/19 - 14:56   Brexit - its impact on credit hire, the ABI GTA, the basic hire rate and future litigation; written Steve Evans (ex Accident Exchange)
   
08/4/19 - 14:28   Fix Auto UK - sponsored racing driver Jac Constable steps onto podium in debut in the Radical SR3 Challenge Championship
   
08/4/19 - 14:16   London - ULEZ (Ultra Low Emission Zone) goes live today; operates 24/7; additional £12.50 a day for non-compliant cars and £100 for lorries
   
08/4/19 - 12:43   ITAS - announce working partnership with Suzuki GB in which they will play an integral part in the 137-strong Suzuki bodyshop repair network
   
08/4/19 - 10:36   Driverless cars - motorists are less enthusiastic than ever about the idea, with 56% horrified by the idea
   
08/4/19 - 10:21   D’Ieteren (parent company of Belron / Autoglass) - part company with CEO Axel Miller
   
08/4/19 - 01:10   Hendy Group - becomes £1 billion dealership group with acquisition of Westover Group; now operates 26 franchises from 83 outlets
   
05/4/19 - 17:40   RMI - Tony Lowe steps down as director after nearly 16 years; Chis Weeks appointed as director
   
05/4/19 - 15:15   European Commission - accuse BMW, Mercedes and Volkswagen of colluding 2006 - 2014 to restrict the rollout of emissions limiting technology
   
05/4/19 - 13:45   Gender pay: - BBC reports fewer than half of UK firms narrow gap
   
05/4/19 - 13:29   Brandwatch - Tesla remains in the first spot in Automotive Social Index
   
05/4/19 - 13:10   Anderson Clark Motor Repairs - Inverness bodyshop's innovative alternative to the courtesy car...
   
05/4/19 - 12:55   TomTom Telematics - confirms completion of sale to Bridgestone
   
05/4/19 - 12:47   ABP Club events - photographs from ALL ABP Club events since 2016 available FREE online!
   
05/4/19 - 12:43   Australia: Auto Industry Consulting - Andrew Marsh to deliver keynote at Collision Repair Expo in Melbourne
   
05/4/19 - 12:35   Absolute Alignment - launches new commercial vehicle wheel aligner
   
05/4/19 - 11:58   CompareTheMarket - insurance premiums have fallen by an average of £100 as whiplash reforms "send car insurance premiums plummeting"
   
05/4/19 - 11:44   BLM - Extending the scope of fixed recoverable costs: Government consults on ‘Jackson 2’
   
05/4/19 - 11:40   National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) - dealers struggling with new car sales are capitalising on aftersales opportunities
   
05/4/19 - 11:28   Easter getaway jams to start two weeks early as schools break up - 14m extra journeys this weekend (today - Sunday)
   
05/4/19 - 11:07   Plunkys All Stars CF vs Mercenaries FC - football match at Peterborough United FC on Tues 28 May
   
05/4/19 - 10:50   Hyundai Motor - launches CRADLE Berlin, European Innovation Hub to lead future technology advancements
   
05/4/19 - 10:16   EMACS - confirms Aiden Moffat partnership for 2019 season
   
05/4/19 - 10:05   Which? - 48% drivers have had their parked car hit in a car park
   
05/4/19 - 10:00   Saga - new three-year Fixed-Price Promise for its standard motor insurance policies
   
05/4/19 - 09:11   What Car? - electric and hybrid models retain most value over three years
   
04/4/19 - 13:23   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) - five activities to max your #BBA2019 experience
   
04/4/19 - 11:55   Fix Auto UK - continues its partnership with racing driver Jac Constable
   
04/4/19 - 10:06   Brake - repair costs on the agenda at fleet webinar on leadership for road safety
   
04/4/19 - 09:41   Zurich - became the most valuable Swiss financial company by market capitalization this year
   
04/4/19 - 09:37   SMMT - UK new car registrations declined by -3.4% in March
   
04/4/19 - 09:35   SMMT - rollout of connected and autonomous technology could prevent 47,000 serious accidents
   
04/4/19 - 09:27   Automotive – pay up 5.2%: salaries and vacancies soar, according to CV-Library
   
04/4/19 - 09:23   Artis - new build in Chelmsford will be the 5th bodyshop for group
   
04/4/19 - 08:47   Victoria Turner - announces she has moved from Nationwide to join Hastings as Commercial and Strategy Director (Accident Damage)
   
03/4/19 - 21:37   Snap-on - announces acquisition of Power Hawk
   
03/4/19 - 14:15   ABI - tougher regulation of CMCs should weed out rogue firms
   
03/4/19 - 14:09   Can anyone help a Club member with training for recovery team for Hybrid and electric vehicles?
   
03/4/19 - 14:07   Daimler and Geely - 50:50 joint venture based in China to develop and operate smart brand globally as all electric VM
   
03/4/19 - 14:03   LV= - launches first product designed exclusively for electric cars
   
03/4/19 - 13:56   AA - wins three-year breakdown assistance contract with Admiral
   
03/4/19 - 13:52   Nissan - appoint David Moss as Senior Vice President, Research and Development (R&D) in Europe
   
03/4/19 - 13:39   AutoRaise - deliver workshop at FE Week’s Annual Apprenticeship Conference 2019
   
03/4/19 - 13:17   Autocar Great British Women, Rising Stars event - Judy Murray confirmed as speaker
   
03/4/19 - 13:12   National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) - petrol and diesel car values remain stable
   
03/4/19 - 13:10   Europcar - 13% small businesses aren’t sure what the requirements of the ULEZ will be... 5 days ahead of the lanch
   
03/4/19 - 13:06   Inquiry launched into pavement parking
   
03/4/19 - 13:06   Inquiry launched into pavement parking
   
03/4/19 - 12:59   Brightside Insurance - many UK drivers are unaware just how at risk they can be if their car is stolen or written off
   
03/4/19 - 11:04   Ford - "goes big" on electrification
   
03/4/19 - 10:58   Poole Volvo - retailer and accident and repair centre wins manufacturer’s regional award
   
03/4/19 - 10:36   The RAC - a rough month for drivers: petrol suffers second consecutive monthly price rise in March
   
03/4/19 - 10:33   40 Women recognised in Women’s Automotive inaugural Women of Influence event
   
03/4/19 - 01:28   Insurance Times - Claims Excellence awards; full list of finalists; awards event on 23 May
   
02/4/19 - 13:21   Women's Automotive Women of Influence - 40 of the most influential & inspiring women in the vehicle repair industry at 3M Loughborough today
   
01/4/19 - 22:07   Audaatex UK - processing around 2.5m vehicle damages estimate assessments a year
   
01/4/19 - 21:56   Venson Automotive Solutions - how fleets and SMEs can mitigate the impact of new emissions regulations
   
01/4/19 - 21:33   PPG - creates automotive OEM services organization to enhance product, service portfolio for vehicle manufacturers
   
01/4/19 - 21:32   LexisNexis: Automotive OEM Insights - Battle for the Dashboard and Data: Drowning in a Sea of Vehicle Data?
   
01/4/19 - 21:05   Pukka Insure and Smartdriverclub - Insurance Business reports "Women CEOs team up in telematics push"
   
01/4/19 - 20:40   WNS Assistance - Archipelago Risk Services partners with WNS for a unique end-to-end customer journey
   
01/4/19 - 14:13   ThingCo Theo - connected car service with video camera enabled device combines ADAS, AI powered Intelligent Voice and Telematics
   
01/4/19 - 13:59   Lightfoot - new initiative which aims to remove the equivalent of 1,000 cars’ worth of emissions from Exeter's air by the end of the year
   
01/4/19 - 13:48   Ben’s Industry Leader Challenge 2019 - Jon Wakefield, Volvo Car UK’s MD; Tim Tozer, Allianz Partners' CEO & Group 1 MD, Darren Guiver
   
01/4/19 - 13:43   Axalta - new Cromax Imron Fleet Line 2K Very High Build Primer Surfacer P500
   
01/4/19 - 13:30   Fix Auto Pershore - to sponsor employee in British Drift Car Championship
   
01/4/19 - 13:10   CRASH - launch £10,000 Bodyshop Apprentice Scholarship for repairers in Northern Ireland
   
01/4/19 - 13:02   AutoRaise - free Multi-skilled Apprenticeship and Recruitment Seminar for bodyshops at Newcastle College (Wednesday 22 May)
   
01/4/19 - 12:34   ABP Club Women's Automotive Women of Influence event - 40 of the most influential and inspiring women in the vehicle repair industry
   
01/4/19 - 11:43   Brexit and employment – what could it mean for you?
   
01/4/19 - 11:39   UK companies stockpile ahead of Brexit
   
01/4/19 - 11:26   Save Honda Swindon march - thousands march through the streets of Swindon on Saturday
   
01/4/19 - 11:06   LexisNexis - 60% of drivers want insurance based on how they drive yet only 5% are given the choice
   
01/4/19 - 10:42   Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - claims management companies enter FCA regulation today
   
01/4/19 - 10:31   2019 Body Repair Industry Apprentice Awards (BRIAA): Tuesday 18 June - recognise YOUR up and coming talent!
   
01/4/19 - 10:17   Increases to National Living Wage (£8.21 ph) and National Minimum Wage (£7.70 ph for 21 to 24-yr olds and £6.15 for 18 to 20-yr olds)
   
01/4/19 - 09:59   HPI - one in 14 cars ‘clocked’
   
01/4/19 - 09:40   Autoglass - secures 2,700-vehicle Eddie Stobart contract
   
31/3/19 - 23:12   Enterprise Rent-A-Car UK - signs agreement to acquire SHB Hire (family-owned vehicle hire and management business)
   
31/3/19 - 22:15   AA - comments on £201 million road repair fund to resurface extra 1,000 miles of roads
   
31/3/19 - 22:13   Government - £201 million road repair fund to resurface extra 1,000 miles of roads
   
29/3/19 - 13:11   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA2019) - we've already SMASHED last year's ticket sales!
   
29/3/19 - 13:06   Grove Group - promote National Sales Manager, Tony Thorpe, to Business Development Director role
   
29/3/19 - 13:02   AXA v Churchill "landmark battle" - Supreme Court success for Keoghs and UK Insurance
   
29/3/19 - 12:53   The FCA - confirms final rules for firms
   
29/3/19 - 12:50   The Parts Alliance - hosts first-ever National Conference
   
29/3/19 - 12:32   Direct Line - one in seven drivers now think pensioners should display an 'E' plate on their car to show they are an elderly driver
   
29/3/19 - 10:37   Autocar Great British Women in the Car Industry - Aston Martin’s Laura Schwab to deliver keynote speech in June
   
29/3/19 - 10:22   Thatcham Research - new CEO, Jonathan Hewett, tells ABP his plans to engage with bodyshops
   
29/3/19 - 09:56   NCR Bodyshops - congratulations Cliff!
   
29/3/19 - 09:56   Halo ARC - celebrate LV= GI Claims Partner Awards 2019 win for Eastleigh bodyshop
   
29/3/19 - 09:26   ABP Club Recommended Business Service Provider: InAutomotive - discount for all ABP members
   
28/3/19 - 14:13   Steer Automotive Group - why Richard Steer wanted to buy a bodyshop group...
   
28/3/19 - 14:01   Copart - wins Value Creation Award at the 2019 LV= Claims Partner Awards
   
28/3/19 - 13:54   LV= GI Claims Partner Awards 2019 - wins for repairers: AW Repair Group, Gemini ARC and Halo Eastleigh, and Copart
   
28/3/19 - 13:42   AkzoNobel - bodyshops can repair headlights quickly and cost-effectively
   
28/3/19 - 13:36   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles - investing more than 1.8 billion euros in the future of the brand in 2019
   
28/3/19 - 13:29   Swansway Crewe - named SEAT Fleet Dealer of the Year
   
28/3/19 - 13:19   Ben launches new online support for people with depression - the predominant mental health issue worldwide
   
28/3/19 - 13:13   Service Certainty - appoint Paul Sell (ex Aviva) as a Director
   
28/3/19 - 12:22   Nationwide Accident Repair Services - open ‘milestone’ 25th Rapid Repair Centre
   
28/3/19 - 12:13   ABI - UK motor insurers paid out £4.8 billion in vehicle repairs in 2018
   
28/3/19 - 12:08   SMMT - UK car production fell by -15.3% in February
   
28/3/19 - 10:16   Thatcham Research - welcomes EU legislation on mandatory car safety tech
   
28/3/19 - 10:03   TrustFord - renews contract with ACIS
   
27/3/19 - 13:59   Trak Global - UK’s largest telematics co. says it will be the 2030s before the most at-risk drivers benefit from speed limiting tech
   
27/3/19 - 13:47   Europcar Mobility Group UK - quarter of businesses could be facing an additional bill of £4,500 per year – per van
   
27/3/19 - 13:43   SMMT - identifies 15 points in future UK/EU trade models that do not deliver for the automotive sector
   
27/3/19 - 13:30   SEAT - to launch six electric and plug-in hybrid models and develop new EV-platform in Spain
   
27/3/19 - 13:09   Axalta - 17,000 of its daylight lamps in bodyshops around the world
   
27/3/19 - 13:05   ACSO (the Association of Consumer Support Organisations) - claims firms back new ABI- trade association to "detox the compensation culture"
   
27/3/19 - 12:37   Ford Driving Skills for Life - weekend lessons for young or newly qualified drivers returns to Manchester’s intu Trafford Centre
   
27/3/19 - 12:32   RAC - comments on EU plan to make advanced safety features mandatory on vehicles from 2022
   
27/3/19 - 11:56   ABP Guide to Retail Charges - pull-out / print-out copy of the latest ABP Guide to Retail Charges 2019-2020
   
27/3/19 - 11:41   Volkswagen and Amazon Web Services develop Volkswagen Industrial Cloud - long-term plan to integrate supply chain
   
27/3/19 - 11:31   HMRC impact assessment for VAT and services if the UK leaves the EU without a deal
   
27/3/19 - 11:20   LV= in Auto Body Professional - confirms plans for its Sole Site Repairer network
   
27/3/19 - 11:06   AA - two thirds of drivers often surprised when a cyclist or motorcyclist ‘appears from nowhere’
   
27/3/19 - 10:23   ABP recommended training provider, Auto-Motivate - new course date released from Auto-Motivate: Wednesday 24 April
   
27/3/19 - 10:03   Free2Move Lease - Groupe PSA’s leasing company wins Best Business Lease at The 2019 Business Motoring Awards
   
27/3/19 - 09:52   Thatcham Research - new Porsche Macan security rated as ‘Superior’; latest key tech contributes to high standard of anti-theft protect
   
27/3/19 - 09:42   DENSO - hosts customer visit to aftermarket specialist’s Indonesia production facility
   
27/3/19 - 09:19   CitNOW - Sytner Elite Technicians judged on mechanical expertise and video presentation skills
   
26/3/19 - 14:14   Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) - holds big 5 car hire firms to account and takes action against 2 Spanish companies.
   
26/3/19 - 14:06   First Central Insurance & Technology Group - former Hastings MD, Michael Lee, appointed as CEO
   
26/3/19 - 13:54   ETSC on "a historic day for road safety in the EU" - provisional deal on new vehicle safety standards
   
26/3/19 - 13:41   New Volkswagen Group Components brand - cross-brand and international structure management for bundled Group parts operations
   
26/3/19 - 13:28   British Bodyshop Awards 2019 - BBA2019 Preview published
   
26/3/19 - 13:05   Woop Cover - new claims handling brand, The Motor Claims Hub, launches in May
   
26/3/19 - 12:30   Auto Body Professional - 80-page Spring magazine OUT NOW!
   
26/3/19 - 11:47   Brake - free webinar for employers and fleet and road safety professionals
   
26/3/19 - 11:35   IAEA - 2019 National Conference: Saturday 11 May at the British Motor Museum, Warwickshire
   
26/3/19 - 11:13   JATO - Tesla model 3 becomes Europe’s best-selling pure electric vehicle in February in its first full month on the market
   
26/3/19 - 10:53   Executive pay – link bosses’ pay to workers, say MPs
   
26/3/19 - 10:44   Kwik Fit - the £1.2 billion repair bill
   
26/3/19 - 10:38   53% drivers unable to name car parts that an extended warranty agreement is likely to pay out for in the event of a failure
   
26/3/19 - 10:11   Ford - new EVs include Fiesta and Focus EcoBoost Hybrid
   
26/3/19 - 10:08   Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) survey - 40,000+ miles of Britain's roads are at risk of crumbling within five years
   
25/3/19 - 13:56   Brexit preparedness - EU completes preparations for "increasingly likely" possible “no-deal” scenario on 12 April
   
25/3/19 - 13:43   BVRLA - rental industry buys 13% of vehicles assembled in the UK and sold to domestic customers, and employs 32,600 people
   
25/3/19 - 13:31   Allianz Partners and BMW - new emergency service essential programme offers fixed price cover
   
25/3/19 - 12:59   Volvo Car UK - new Live Chat service gives business drivers instant digital access to Volvo’s fleet experts
   
25/3/19 - 12:49   Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) - running a series of free apprenticeship service webinars for employers and training providers
   
25/3/19 - 12:24   Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) - critical of "desperate ploy" to keep supermarket merger afloat that "will decimate consumer choice"
   
25/3/19 - 12:05   Which occupations are at highest risk of being automated? - 1.5 million jobs at risk
   
25/3/19 - 11:55   Are video games to blame for bad young drivers?
   
25/3/19 - 11:55   Are video games to blame for bad young drivers?
   
25/3/19 - 11:18   UK Finance - businesses lose £93 million to invoice scams in 2018 but four in 10 unaware of risk
   
25/3/19 - 11:13   Fix Auto UK - acquires its first wholly owned independent repair centre: Daventry Panel Craft
   
25/3/19 - 10:57   One-in-seven motorists get nervous when parking
   
25/3/19 - 10:53   SEAT - lowers water consumption per car produced by 31% in the past 8 years with progress made in paint workshop
   
25/3/19 - 10:19   Association of British Insurers (ABI) - payouts to help UK firms survive unpaid bills now at their highest since 2009
   
25/3/19 - 10:06   cap hpi - some small used electric vehicle models rising in value
   
25/3/19 - 09:40   KPMG - Three in five UK manufacturers say Brexit has impacted investment into their business, finds KPMG survey
   
25/3/19 - 09:32   UHY Hacker Young - HMRC investigations into Apprenticeship Levy more than double in a year, reports accountancy firm
   
22/3/19 - 14:08   Renault Retail Group UK's Coulsdon and West London sites - fined by HSE after serious safety breaches relating to faulty vehicle lifts
   
22/3/19 - 13:51   EDAM Group - creates business leaders of the future with new development initiative
   
22/3/19 - 13:48   Ford EcoGuide - tells drivers when to slow down & change gear based on situations ahead & out of sight
   
22/3/19 - 13:45   Brexit: Operation Brock - no-deal Brexit plan - in which one side of a motorway will be reserved for queuing lorries - will begin on Monday
   
22/3/19 - 13:40   Brexit - EU leaders agree Brexit delay
   
22/3/19 - 13:32   Mycarcheck.com market guide: March 2019 - strong demand for used diesel cars and milder weather boosts bike market
   
22/3/19 - 13:15   Fix Auto Dagenham - named Best Newcomer by Volvo Car UK at the company’s Annual High Achiever Awards Ceremony
   
22/3/19 - 12:16   Creditplus – the role of the bodyshop in running an effective PDI Centre
   
22/3/19 - 12:01   Consumer Intelligence - Brexit uncertainty could drive continued car insurance price rises: "heightened concerns around imports parts"
   
22/3/19 - 11:51   Volvo High Achievers Awards - Hildenborough Volvo & Hildenborough Body & Paint Centre receive High Achiever Recognition Award
   
22/3/19 - 11:27   AW Repair Group - LV= GI Award Win for AW Repair Group
   
22/3/19 - 10:48   HSE eBulletin - changes to RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations) forms
   
22/3/19 - 10:08   The Independent Distributor Alliance Limited (TIDAL) - welcomes CMS (The Colour Matching Specialists) as 16th official Alliance Partner
   
22/3/19 - 09:57   Circle Leasing Spring newsletter - ABP WINNERS FOR THE FOURTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR – THAT’S US!
   
22/3/19 - 09:40   Allianz - confirms Gerry Ross as new head of commercial motor
   
22/3/19 - 09:06   Innovation Group - banks take control from Carlyle as part of a full capital reorganisation
   
22/3/19 - 08:24   Gemini - two nights, two awards; winners of The Investment in People award at the LV= GI Claims Partner awards
   
21/3/19 - 14:14   Fleet News awards - full list of all 28 award winners
   
21/3/19 - 14:06   Ford - Tim Stone (ex Amazon) to replace Chief Financial Officer, Bob Shanks, who will retire at the end of the year
   
21/3/19 - 14:06   LV= - 2018 results: £136 million profit; plans to convert to a mutual company limited by guarantee; vehicle repair cost inflation
   
21/3/19 - 13:56   Highways England - Severn Bridge journeys to Wales rise after tolls end
   
21/3/19 - 13:49   Bloomberg NEF - road toll scheme for electric vehicles could cost motorists £170 per year
   
21/3/19 - 13:28   Venson Automotive Solutions - 45% motorists do not conduct regular pressure checks of their tyres
   
21/3/19 - 13:13   Roberlo - launching several new products in the abrasives line
   
21/3/19 - 12:56   Allianz - ready 'today' to issue Green Cards to Allianz customers
   
21/3/19 - 11:59   German Autolabs - launch the first digital assistant for UK drivers: Chris
   
21/3/19 - 11:52   Volvo Cars - to deploy in-car cameras and intervention against intoxication and distraction from early 2020s models
   
21/3/19 - 11:41   AA Financial Services - young people "driving the car buying market" for 2019
   
21/3/19 - 11:26   Volvo Cars - celebrates 60 years of sharing safety knowledge with open-for-all digital library
   
21/3/19 - 11:17   ABP Club Recommended Business Service Provider: InAutomotive - Drive your recruitment strategy in the right direction
   
21/3/19 - 11:10   AA - fixed penalty notices for careless driving have dropped by 8.4%
   
21/3/19 - 11:03   Rolls-Royce Motor Cars - Global Dealer Award winners include Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Manchester (Sytner Group)
   
21/3/19 - 10:24   Thatcham Research - six of the 11 new cars launched in 2019 rated poor for security
   
21/3/19 - 10:07   The Sytner Group - 36 service technicians put skills to the test at 2019 Elite Technician competition
   
21/3/19 - 09:25   RAC - a quarter (25%) of drivers – the equivalent of 10 million people – admit to illegally making or receiving calls while driving
   
21/3/19 - 08:46   Auto Industry Excellence Awards - full list of all 20 winners; Devonshire win Bodyshop award; Gemini win Training & Development award
   
21/3/19 - 03:11   Gemini ARC - proud winners of the Training & Development Excellence Award at The Auto Industry Excellence Awards
   
20/3/19 - 18:56   AutoExpress - "The Great British car insurance write-off scandal"
   
20/3/19 - 13:40   Fix Auto UK - sponsorship of the Arenacross gets "millions of hits"
   
20/3/19 - 13:35   Beacon Hill Garage - credits TechMan with £100K net profit increase
   
20/3/19 - 13:27   REPOST FROM THE FORUM - can anybody recommend a good diagnostic system?
   
20/3/19 - 13:17   Blackpool and The Fylde College - to reveal the B&FC Automotive Rally Mini
   
20/3/19 - 13:10   Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and Suzuki Motor Corporation (Suzuki) - agree "wide-ranging", Global partnership
   
20/3/19 - 11:21   Europcar Mobility Group UK - steps up focus on low emissions: Hyundai IONIQ added to Europcar Model Choice fleet
   
20/3/19 - 10:31   Cifas - fraudulent claims in motor insurance have increased by 45%
   
20/3/19 - 09:48   Standox - expanding Standofleet range for commercial vehicles with a high-film filler
   
20/3/19 - 09:39   CAPS - CAPS-enabled bodyshops can now order parts online from Euro Car Parts, OEC (formerly Bluegrass) and Prasco
   
19/3/19 - 15:06   Brexit and Green Cards – updated advice from the ABI
   
19/3/19 - 15:00   Auto Windscreens - 40 charity vans now in operation
   
19/3/19 - 14:06   Personal Injury Discount Rate - Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) reaction
   
19/3/19 - 13:59   Personal Injury Discount Rate - first review of the personal injury discount rate starts today
   
19/3/19 - 13:36   UK sees record employment as unemployment falls below 4 per cent
   
19/3/19 - 13:23   Future of mobility urban strategy launch - RAC reaction
   
19/3/19 - 12:42   Auto Windscreens - unveils new Ginetta G40 race car to hit the track with experienced racing driver, Martin Wills
   
19/3/19 - 12:16   ABI 2019 Automated Vehicles event - David Williams (AXA) and Matthew Avery (Thatcham Research) confirmed as keynote speakers
   
19/3/19 - 11:44   Government’s Future of Mobility: Urban Strategy - working with innovators, companies, local authorities and other stakeholders
   
19/3/19 - 09:45   Revive! - Annual Conference celebrates "bumper" year with near 50% increase in demand for SMART repair service
   
19/3/19 - 09:37   Ageas - confirms redundancies: Port Solent operations move to Eastleigh and Stoke on Trent office to close
   
19/3/19 - 09:30   What Car? - study of 9,000 motorists finds 8.4% are considering a fully electric car as their next vehicle
   
18/3/19 - 14:24   AutoRaise - new BBA awards - Repairer Supporting Apprenticeships & Industry Stakeholder Supporting Apprenticeships; entries close Wed 26 Mch
   
18/3/19 - 14:16   Volkswagen Group - workforce to be cut by up to 7,000 (but rules out compulsory job cuts until 2025)
   
18/3/19 - 14:11   comparethemarket.com - cheaper car insurance helps drive down the cost of running a car for young drivers by £150
   
18/3/19 - 13:59   Ford - European restructuring program includes job cuts in the UK (unknown number) and Germany (5,000)
   
18/3/19 - 13:35   Indicata UK - Ford EcoSport is February’s fastest-selling used car
   
18/3/19 - 13:29   YourParkingSpace.co.uk - one-in-five Brits would not leave their contact details if they dented another car when parking
   
18/3/19 - 13:19   CV-Library - one in four automotive professionals don't know how to ask for a pay rise
   
18/3/19 - 12:41   Copart - recognised in The Parliamentary Review as
   
18/3/19 - 12:14   Insurtech Board (Tech Nation) - fintech trade body publishes suite of legal documents to new new insurtech firms
   
18/3/19 - 11:55   Last few places left on Vehicle Technology Seminar at RWC - Tuesday 26 March in Milton Keynes
   
18/3/19 - 11:52   GoCompare Car Insurance - average amount of money spent on buying a new driver’s first car is now £4,276
   
18/3/19 - 11:44   HonestJohn.co.uk - calls on Government to introduce MoT test at two years for vans; quarter of vans fail their first MoT
   
18/3/19 - 11:18   DENSO - electric vehicles, consolidation of parts distributors and the increasing importance of fleets
   
18/3/19 - 11:06   Autovista article: "Is Brexit uncertainty boosting RVs of young used cars?"
   
18/3/19 - 10:30   Steer Automotive Group (formerly Baldwins Repair Group) - update on the new Brackley and Northampton bodyshops
   
18/3/19 - 10:12   Kia Motors UK - wins ‘Manufacturer Warranty Scheme of the Year’ at the 2019 Car Dealer Aftermarket Excellence Awards
   
18/3/19 - 09:56   2019 Great British Women in the Car Industry - nominations for rising stars in Autocar’s Great British Women Top 100 now open
   
18/3/19 - 09:25   Brexit - over a third of personal investors (37%) say UK should leave EU with No Deal
   
15/3/19 - 13:44   AutoVista Survey - which form of motorsport is more relevant for future automotive technologies?
   
15/3/19 - 13:34   The British Coatings Federation (BCF) - announces new industry charity cycle event to raise funds for four UK cancer charities
   
15/3/19 - 13:26   honcho - widely anticipated insurance distribution disruptor signs deal with insurance industry software house
   
15/3/19 - 13:18   National Windscreens - delivers impromptu lesson to students
   
15/3/19 - 13:04   Motorpoint - organising charity football match to pay for wheelchair for long-serving colleague
   
15/3/19 - 13:00   RAC - new measures to clamp down on rogue private parking firms become law
   
15/3/19 - 12:47   AutoRaise - to recognise industry stakeholders at this year’s British Bodyshop Awards (BBAs)
   
15/3/19 - 12:29   Tackling Economic Crime Awards (TECAs) launched - those fighting fraud, money laundering, bribery and corruption could be up for an award
   
15/3/19 - 10:41   Zurich UK - maintains CII Corporate Chartered status for 8th year
   
15/3/19 - 10:25   Volvo Body and Paint High Achiever Awards - Hildenborough Volvo & Hildenborough Volvo Body & Paint Centre crowned as overall winner
   
15/3/19 - 10:10   BCA - used van residual values strengthen
   
15/3/19 - 10:04   Volvo Trucks - launches new I-Save engine option
   
15/3/19 - 09:44   3M’s Automotive Refinish Centre (ARC) - students visit 3M as part of British Science Week
   
15/3/19 - 09:25   Tesla - launch second mass-market electric vehicle, Model Y
   
14/3/19 - 14:02   TomTom - industry-first 'HD Map horizon' for automated driving
   
14/3/19 - 13:52   Charlotte Ward, Apprentice Panel Tech at Mon Motors Accident Repair Newport - named QSA Apprentice of the Year
   
14/3/19 - 13:44   Volkswagen - plans 22 million electric vehicles in ten years; 70 new electric models by 2028 (instead of the 50 previously planned)
   
14/3/19 - 13:29   Insurance Post mag Claims Awards - finalists revealed; includes Aviva and Vizion for the Claims Collaboration of the Year award
   
14/3/19 - 13:25   Europcar Mobility Group UK - major van rental site opens in Birmingham Newtown
   
14/3/19 - 13:16   LV= - partners with University of Bristol to advance data science capabilities
   
14/3/19 - 13:09   Volvo Cars - restructures its exec management team
   
14/3/19 - 12:50   Direct Line - Brits feel anxious, drained and stressed – and are willing to spend £170 for an extra hour in the day
   
14/3/19 - 12:16   Extended "guarantee" for road repairs - utility firms faced with providing five-year warranty
   
14/3/19 - 12:04   Brexit no-deal rejection vote - delay "preferable to no deal by accident", says the ABI
   
14/3/19 - 11:51   LeasePlan - "an uncertain Spring Statement for uncertain times"
   
14/3/19 - 11:15   Groupe Renault - "sweeping changes" in the industry prompt executive shake-up
   
14/3/19 - 11:07   CMA - investigating the anticipated acquisition of EMACS by ARMS Business Solutions; comments required by 20 March
   
14/3/19 - 10:59   ABP Club Recommended Business Service Provider: InAutomotive - new initiative to find military veterans motoring industry jobs
   
14/3/19 - 10:55   The Floow - 8/10 UK motorists admit to being distracted behind the wheel
   
14/3/19 - 10:10   Spring Statement - company car and fleet driver updates
   
13/3/19 - 22:18   Jaguar Land Rover - recall 44,535 cars due to "excessive CO2 emissions"; all are 2016 - 2017 models with 2.0 litre petrol and diesel engines
   
13/3/19 - 14:18   ACEA - EU and UK business: no deal Brexit is a no-win outcome that must be avoided
   
13/3/19 - 14:11   Spring Statement 2019 - 2019 growth forecast 1.2%, weakest growth rate since 2009
   
13/3/19 - 13:56   Direct Line Group - reports its gender pay gap: 15.4% (median) with 36.6% bonus gap
   
13/3/19 - 13:42   FLOURISH - driverless car project researches advances in vehicle connectivity
   
13/3/19 - 13:16   Willis Towers Watson - benchmarking solution to help insurers improve claims handling & profitability at 45% of UK motor market in 4 months
   
13/3/19 - 12:57   OEC (formerly Bluegrasscoms) - awarded contract to design and deliver Mercedes-Benz Vans Trade Programme to increase parts sales
   
13/3/19 - 12:46   National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) - motorcycle registrations were up 13% in February
   
13/3/19 - 12:43   Activa Contracts - latest risk management initiative run in partnership with Lightfoot to cut at-fault accidents
   
13/3/19 - 12:10   Broach Hill Garage - VDA, Phil Nendick, awarded Citroen Vehicle Damage Assessor of the Year 2019 for second year in a row
   
13/3/19 - 12:00   FTA on import tariffs announcement - doubled down on its advice to logistics operators and importers and exporters to prepare for a #NoDeal
   
13/3/19 - 11:34   Institute of Directors (IoD) - "Government’s no deal planning ‘cack-handed’ and comes too late for many firms"
   
13/3/19 - 11:29   Laird Assessors - response to NBRA Brexit strategy meeting: authorisation before vehicle is on site
   
13/3/19 - 11:09   AX - keyless systems a major contributor to UK’s annual £271 million insurance bill; estimated 320,000 vulnerable vehicles on UK roads
   
13/3/19 - 10:49   WorldSkills UK: Team UK 2019 - Conor McKevitt from Wrights Accident Repair Centre and Riverpark Training to compete in Car Painting
   
13/3/19 - 10:07   SMMT onn Brexit vote - "‘No deal’ must be taken off the table immediately and permanently"
   
13/3/19 - 10:00   NBRA statement on last night's Brexit vote - calls on claims industry to "seriously consider some mitigating solutions" for repairers
   
13/3/19 - 09:51   Autoglass - drives the innovation agenda with new products
   
13/3/19 - 09:42   Spies Hecker - new Permasolid Speed-TEC Wet-on-Wet Surfacer 5550 can be overcoated after just five minutes of air-drying time
   
13/3/19 - 09:36   Almost a quarter (23%) of drivers said their vans are not hands-free enabled
   
13/3/19 - 09:31   Confederation of British Industry (CBI) on latest Brexit vote - 'Enough is enough. Time for Parliament to stop the circus'
   
13/3/19 - 08:08   Brexit - the Government statement in full, issued at 7am this morning, on the "temporary tariff regime for no deal"
   
13/3/19 - 07:40   UK government - publishes details of tariffs which will apply in no-deal Brexit: 10.6% on cars but NOT on car parts
   
12/3/19 - 15:02   INFINITI - to withdraw from Western Europe market (inc UK) in early 2020; production of Q30/QX30 to cease at Sunderland by mid-2019
   
12/3/19 - 10:52   OEConnection LLC (OEC) - Online Booking Solution wins Product Innovation of the Year Award from Car Dealer Magazine
   
12/3/19 - 10:43   S&G Response - champions National Apprenticeship Week with support from local MP, the Rt Hon Esther McVey
   
12/3/19 - 07:19   Aviva - 2018 results: Group operating profit up 2% to £3.1 billion; UK motor net written premiums unchanged
   
12/3/19 - 06:57   Admiral - 2018 results: record pre-tax profit of £479m (up 18%); turnover up 11% to £3.28 billion
   
12/3/19 - 01:33   AutoRaise - success in placing young lady on apprenticeship with Volvo and Marshalls of Cambridge
   
11/3/19 - 21:40   Selsia - exhibiting centrally managed HGV accident repairs service at the Commercial Vehicle Show (NEC, 30 April-2 May)
   
11/3/19 - 20:54   Circle Leasing - number of bodyshop courtesy car driver fines rises 11% in a year
   
11/3/19 - 18:50   SMMT - UK automotive industry puts the record straight on ‘no deal’ Brexit impact, as Parliament debates the meaningful vote
   
11/3/19 - 16:43   Brexit - government plans to allow hauliers to continue to transport goods between the UK and the EU, even in no-deal scenario
   
11/3/19 - 16:23   Brexit - the impact of a no-deal Brexit on UK motor insurers; views from Ageas, Allianz, Aviva, Direct Line, Hastings, RSA
   
11/3/19 - 14:12   Defaqto - 72% of the 329 car insurance products analysed by Defaqto apply an "adjustment fee"
   
11/3/19 - 13:50   Collision Repair Chaos: what the next decade will bring - IMI event tomorrow (Tues 12 March)
   
11/3/19 - 13:46   Mirka - new DEROS 77mm;compact design makes it easier to use for longer periods of time, while allowing it to undertake small repairs easily
   
11/3/19 - 13:41   Williams Advanced Engineering - sets out new approach to use of carbon composite structures
   
11/3/19 - 13:34   Venson Automotive Solutions - reminds organisations to ensure their drivers have their Green Card before heading to the EU after 29 March
   
11/3/19 - 13:23   Europcar Mobility Group UK -supports TfL Scrappage Scheme ahead of introduction of ULEZ next month
   
11/3/19 - 13:03   RightIndem - Paul Sell (ex Aviva) joins RightIndem as Chief Commercial Officer
   
11/3/19 - 12:48   Allianz Partners - specialist insurance training investment boosts customer retention for motor manufacturers
   
11/3/19 - 12:39   MoneySuperMarket - one million driving jobs could be replaced by the advent of driverless vehicles
   
11/3/19 - 12:13   Fronius UK - welding company to host fourth Open House
   
11/3/19 - 12:01   Spies Hecker - Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport - new season, new livery, new colour for F1 car
   
11/3/19 - 12:01   Tesla - change their minds about closing stores and as a result raise vehicle prices by 3%
   
11/3/19 - 11:53   Remit Group - Scania GB appoints Remit Group as new Apprenticeship Provider
   
11/3/19 - 11:50   Spied Hecker - Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport - new season, new livery, new colour for F1 car
   
11/3/19 - 11:34   FCA - confirms increase in Financial Ombudsman Service award limit
   
11/3/19 - 11:26   honcho - mobile app where insurers will bid for your car insurance business prepares for May launch
   
11/3/19 - 11:15   Transport Committee - inquiry launched into road safety
   
11/3/19 - 10:48   "Up to 1,000 vehicle repair companies could collapse within 2 weeks of a no-deal Brexit" says Business Insider
   
11/3/19 - 09:58   Redline Creative - bodyshop website content management system (CMS)
   
11/3/19 - 09:29   RAC - Britain’s ‘most bashed bridge’ is hit for 120th time just days after reopening
   
10/3/19 - 22:31   Modern Insurance mag – full list of finalists for their UK Customer Service Excellence awards (formerly Modern Claims awards) on 10 April
   
08/3/19 - 14:33   BBA (British Bodyshop Awards)- all sales records broken with 821 earlybird tickets sold to Club members, up 19% on last year
   
08/3/19 - 14:21   Aviva - "on the topic of sourcing car parts from the EU becoming more difficult in the event of a no-deal Brexit"
   
08/3/19 - 14:07   RWC Training Centre - gains ADAS Approval
   
08/3/19 - 14:01   RAC - a fifth of drivers have ignored smart motorway ‘red X’ signs
   
08/3/19 - 13:58   Insurethebox - data shows that women are safer drivers than men of the same age
   
08/3/19 - 13:53   InAutomotive - International Women’s Day #balanceforbetter
   
08/3/19 - 13:52   Google - update Chrome NOW as hackers are 'actively exploiting' a bug that can allow them to access your PC
   
08/3/19 - 13:52   ImAutomotive - International Women’s Day #balanceforbetter
   
08/3/19 - 13:41   AutoRaise - report on National Apprenticeship Week, “the biggest week of the year"
   
08/3/19 - 13:30   AXA UK and Ireland - announces change in Management Committee portfolios
   
08/3/19 - 12:38   Redde - unsuccessful in securing renewal of hire and repair contract with "a large insurer" worth annual £112m turnover and £4.7m profit
   
08/3/19 - 12:34   Renault Retail Group UK - HSE investigation leads to £200,000 fine after serious safety breaches relating to faulty vehicle lifts
   
08/3/19 - 12:28   Belron Canada (AutoGlass in the UK) - release test results showing different windscreens (OE and non-OE) have no effect on ADAS calibration
   
08/3/19 - 12:22   AkzoNobel - announced as new ILC Motor Corporate Partner
   
08/3/19 - 12:09   Audatex - Audaenterprisegold download speed issues: 12 noon update: ISSUE RESOLVED
   
08/3/19 - 11:58   Audatex - Audaenterprisegold download speed issues: 11.40am update - "we are still working on it"
   
08/3/19 - 10:26   AW Repair Group - release video celebrating their exclusive arrangement with LV Insurance
   
08/3/19 - 10:10   Volvo Car Insurance - wins the Feefo Trusted Service award for a second consecutive year
   
08/3/19 - 09:40   Bicester Heritage - new 444-acre experiential resort: Bicester Motion
   
08/3/19 - 09:20   Audatex - Audaenterprisegold download speed issues
   
07/3/19 - 14:00   Are you the next Farécla apprentice & student bonnet painting competition winner?
   
07/3/19 - 13:59   Neville Pearson, former National Network Manager at Nationwide Network Services - appointed as MD of newly formed Palace Group Holdings
   
07/3/19 - 12:45   HALO - five apprentices from around the UK kick off careers at Halo's Head Office Training Centre
   
06/3/19 - 20:36   Cameras for estimators - can anybody recommend a camera to use for Audatex estimating
   
06/3/19 - 20:32   BuyaCar.co.uk - impatient car-parkers spell trouble ahead for driverless cars
   
06/3/19 - 20:21   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles - searching for future Technicians, Parts Advisors and Service Advisors to mark National Apprenticeship Week
   
06/3/19 - 20:08   TyreSafe - countrywide convictions of part worn dealers highlights a ‘clear and present risk to road safety’
   
06/3/19 - 12:08   Women of Influence – brand new ABP Club Women’s Automotive event, sponsored by 3M: Tuesday 2 April in Loughborough
   
06/3/19 - 11:56   Audatex UK - appoints Steve Furminger as Product Development Director for its RMS Business
   
06/3/19 - 11:43   CAPS - Eye-Load, web-based job loading system now automatically integrated with UK’s five top workshop management platforms
   
06/3/19 - 10:51   One in four put off learning to drive due to excessive insurance
   
06/3/19 - 09:50   BBA (British Bodyshop Awards), Intercontinental O2, Thurs 9 May - £120 per ticket saving for members ends at 4pm TODAY
   
06/3/19 - 08:41   Genuine Parts Company (owners of Alliance Automotive Group in the UK) - acquire PartsPoint Group, aftermarket parts distributor in Benelux
   
06/3/19 - 08:14   Aon - confirms it is considering a bid for Willis Towers Watson; the deal would mean merger of the world’s no 2 and no 3 insurance brokers
   
06/3/19 - 08:05   Cambria Automobiles - trading update: we are "ahead of the corresponding period" in last financial year
   
05/3/19 - 22:43   Toyota - a negative Brexit outcome could put future investment at its UK factory near Derby at risk
   
05/3/19 - 22:37   BMW - may shift Mini and engine work from UK if there is a no-deal Brexit reports Sky News
   
05/3/19 - 22:36   Nissan - considering plans to cut back production line shifts at its Sunderland plant reports Sky News
   
05/3/19 - 14:31   BVRLA - average repair bill will rise towards £2,500 in 2019
   
05/3/19 - 13:57   Geneva Motor Show: Morgan Motor Company - Investindustrial acquires majority stake in 110-year old British sports cars manufacturer
   
05/3/19 - 13:52   Geneva Motor Show: Volkswagen Group Components - to launch its ‘power bank’ for electric cars
   
05/3/19 - 13:41   SMMT - new van registrations rise 1.8% to 14,384 units in February #1 Ford Transit Custom #2 Ford Transit #3 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
   
05/3/19 - 13:29   Sika - Jemma Smith (ex Valspar decorative coatings) appointed to head up Sika's Automotive Aftermarket sales in the North
   
05/3/19 - 13:14   What all drivers from the UK may need to do to drive in the EU post-Brexit - inc 'Road traffic accidents in the EU'
   
05/3/19 - 12:54   BVRLA - leasing sector is outperforming the wider car market as Brexit concerns undermine business confidence
   
05/3/19 - 12:32   Automotive salaries rise steadily - industry’s employers struggle to fill vacancies
   
05/3/19 - 12:24   THINK! road safety campaign
   
05/3/19 - 11:58   Geneva Motor Show: Honda - commits to total electrification in Europe by 2025
   
05/3/19 - 11:38   SMMT - British new car market stable in February, rising 1.4% following January dip
   
05/3/19 - 11:20   Greg Mitchell Motors - new Suzuki dealership and bodyshop opens in in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
   
05/3/19 - 11:11   USA: Symach - DCR’s Classic Accident Repair Center creates 'super shop' of the future
   
05/3/19 - 10:14   NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP WEEK: Thatcham Research - Thinking about taking on an apprentice but not sure of the process or where to start?
   
05/3/19 - 10:08   Jaguar - I-PACE (55 awards globally since launch a year ago) wins European Car of the Year 2019 award
   
05/3/19 - 10:04   Fuel price rise in February ends three months of cuts
   
05/3/19 - 10:01   BBA (British Bodyshop Awards) - ABP members discount of £120 per ticket ends at 4pm TOMORROW (Wed 6 March); over 700 tickets already booked
   
05/3/19 - 09:37   EMaC and autoVHC - deliver integrated vehicle health checks and service plans with new partnership to boost workshop sales
   
05/3/19 - 09:29   Polestar - launch Polestar 2 to compete against Tesla Model 3; only available to buy via app
   
05/3/19 - 09:19   Admiral Loans - FCA action to address "unclear and excessive motor finance costs" is "good news for consumers"
   
05/3/19 - 08:39   Direct Line - 2018 results: profit up 8.1% on turnover down 5.3%; "good Motor performance in competitive markets"
   
05/3/19 - 08:22   Direct Line - detailed statement on potential effects (including procurement and supply chain) of a "no-deal" Brexit
   
04/3/19 - 14:36   Volvo Cars - to impose 112mph speed limit on all cars to highlight dangers of speeding
   
04/3/19 - 14:20   IMPORTANT BODYSHOP-RELEVANT BREXIT BRIEFING: NBRA Brexit Advisory Summit - 27 February 2019
   
04/3/19 - 13:48   USA: National Car Rental 2019 State of Business Travel Survey - more business travellers are engaging in “bleisure” travel
   
04/3/19 - 13:36   Volvo Car UK - offers top tips to businesses on how to reduce the environmental impact of their fleet
   
04/3/19 - 13:28   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) - early bird ticket sale closes at 4pm on Wednesday
   
04/3/19 - 13:22   Changes to the Board of the Financial Conduct Authority announced
   
04/3/19 - 13:20   National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) - used car demand and prices will remain stable for 2019
   
04/3/19 - 12:14   SYNETIQ (Motorhog, Car Transplants, DH Systems and FAB Recycling) - £100m 4-way merger completes
   
04/3/19 - 12:07   CRASH Services - accident management company's fleet tops 200 vehicles after "record year"
   
04/3/19 - 11:50   Carbase Group - South-West dealership to open dedicated Vanbase Bristol store and workshop
   
04/3/19 - 11:40   14% of used cars for sales checked were deemed insurance write-offs - 1 in 250 cars are sold after being scrapped
   
04/3/19 - 11:15   FCA - car finance market: "conflicts of interest" arising from commission arrangements between lenders and dealers
   
04/3/19 - 10:58   Range Rover - new 'discreetly armoured' and 'mobile fortress' variant, Sentinel, features emergency escape system
   
04/3/19 - 10:50   AutoRaise - reveal plans to mark National Apprenticeship Week (4-8 March) in the vehicle repair sector
   
04/3/19 - 10:38   BVRLA - the way we are driving is changing – from ownership to shared use – and the tax system needs to keep up
   
04/3/19 - 09:45   Aviva - appoints Maurice Tulloch as Chief Executive Officer
   
04/3/19 - 09:36   Circle Leasing - appoints Jonathan Reynolds as Head of Sales
   
04/3/19 - 07:39   Marshall's - becomes UK's largest Skoda retailer with acquisition of 6 Skoda sites to bring their total to 11
   
04/3/19 - 07:32   Aviva - announce Maurice Tulloch (ex-head of Aviva UK) as their new CEO with immediate effect
   
03/3/19 - 08:14   Car Dealer Magazine Aftermarket Excellence Awards - full list of all winners which includes OEC (Bluegrass) and Devonshire Motors
   
02/3/19 - 01:11   Jaguar Land Rover - planning announcement in March of a "major investment in advanced manufacturing in the UK"
   
01/3/19 - 21:14   Apollo Motor Group - pledges to take on another 25 apprentices during 2019 in partnership with Remit
   
01/3/19 - 20:59   ERS Insurance - 2018 results: profit of £11m, compared to loss of £12m in 2017, despite fall in GWP to £330m (from £370m in 2017)
   
01/3/19 - 14:05   Hastings - 2018 results: motor gross written motor premium up 3% to £951m; "increased cost in vehicle repairs due to enhanced vehicle spec"
   
01/3/19 - 13:50   Sparshatt Truck & Van Bodyshop - launches ‘same-day’ commercial vehicle paint service
   
01/3/19 - 13:40   Volvo Cars - named as one of the World’s most ethical companies in 2019
   
01/3/19 - 13:33   Storm Freya will bring very strong winds, with some travel disruption and possible dangerous conditions late Sunday and into Monday
   
01/3/19 - 13:19   RWC Training Centre - half-day Vehicle Technology Seminars for non-technical bodyshop staff
   
01/3/19 - 13:14   Morelli Group - Mark Moring invited to Buckingham Palace to celebrate Charity DEBRA's 40th anniversary
   
01/3/19 - 12:49   Belron (parent of AutoGlass) - 230% increase in number of ADAS calibrations they performed worldwide in 2018 (404,000 vs 176,000 in 2017)
   
01/3/19 - 12:37   IMI SkillAuto 2019 - nominate your best new technician in Body Repair and Refinishing to showcase their talent and your expert training!
   
01/3/19 - 12:31   BBA (British Bodyshop Awards) - 670 tickets sold, only 1 Premium table left; earlybird saving of £1,200 per table ends at 4pm on Wed 6 March
   
01/3/19 - 12:01   ABP Recommended Business Provider, SWRnewstar - asks Club members to take part in short Accident Repair Industry Waste Survey (link below)
   
01/3/19 - 11:44   HMG - expands network with new bodyshop refinish distributor, Kent Refinishing Supplies
   
01/3/19 - 11:23   Tesla - closing all showrooms to cut costs and reduce price of Model 3 to $35,000 (£26,400)
   
01/3/19 - 10:40   Why are more and more car companies teaming up? - interesting BBC report
   
01/3/19 - 10:19   The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) - more than 600 candidates have passed IMI accredited Vehicle Appraiser Training Course
   
01/3/19 - 09:48   EDAM Group - celebrates National Best Companies Day
   
01/3/19 - 07:39   Vertu Motors (Bristol Street) - trading update: "in line with current market expectations"
   
01/3/19 - 07:26   Bodyshop mag - Poppy Allard (Head of Commercial Delivery) becomes 12th departure in last 18 months
   
28/2/19 - 22:50   Green NCAP - 12 cars rated against a tough new 'green' test regime; energy needed to scrap and recycle parts considered in the future
   
28/2/19 - 22:40   Delays increasing on major roads in England - 3.9% increase compared to 2017
   
28/2/19 - 14:37   GB Flints - unannounced BSI audit passed; auditor commented on "very high standard of compliance"
   
28/2/19 - 14:27   Rob Smale - on his last day at Ageas, thanks repair industry who "helped, supported and advised" him as he headed up the claims teams
   
28/2/19 - 13:39   Farécla Bonnet Painting Competition 2019 – design brief revealed ahead of next week’s launch
   
28/2/19 - 13:31   Tesla - Elon Musk: "we will be feature-complete, full self-driving this year"
   
28/2/19 - 13:14   High Voltage Vehicle Awareness - have you considered sending your valeting and reception staff for training?
   
28/2/19 - 12:46   SMMT - British car production falls -18.2% in first month of the year
   
28/2/19 - 12:40   Green NCAP - new star rating and index system for vehicle performance in 'Clean Air' and 'Energy Efficiency'
   
28/2/19 - 11:49   HMRC - urges business owners to make sure they are ready for no deal Brexit
   
28/2/19 - 11:40   BMW Group and Mercedes-Benz - German competitors to jointly develop automated driving tech to hit the roads next 5-6 years
   
28/2/19 - 10:10   March set to be the month of MOT failures
   
28/2/19 - 03:01   Automechanika Frankfurt - next show in September 2020 to have Hall 11 designated as "Body and Paint"
   
27/2/19 - 13:45   AutoRaise - holding an Apprenticeship Information Day at EMTEC during National Apprenticeship Week
   
27/2/19 - 13:32   Absolute Alignment - 4-wheel alignment supplier has tripled stock levels in preparation for Brexit
   
27/2/19 - 13:21   CitNOW - announces headline sponsorship of the Sytner Elite Technician Challenge
   
27/2/19 - 12:45   By Miles - real-time pay-by-mile car insurance provider raises £5m funding to shake up the £11.7bn car insurance market
   
27/2/19 - 12:14   AkzoNobel - new Sikkens livery for the 2019 season McLaren Formula 1 team car unveiled
   
27/2/19 - 11:51   Autoglass - selected as preferred supplier for glass repairs and replacements to Hertz UK
   
27/2/19 - 11:36   EDAM Group - named in Sunday Times 100 Best Companies
   
27/2/19 - 11:09   ACIS - key-to-key times could lengthen for dealer-approved bodyshops struggling to manage ADAS recalibrations
   
27/2/19 - 10:45   Thatcham Research - Enterprise looks to Thatcham Research ecademy for next generation automotive technical learning
   
27/2/19 - 10:25   Direct Line - 1.6 million small business double their revenue in a month
   
27/2/19 - 09:20   Euro NCAP - Seat Tarraco, Mercedes-Benz G-Class and Honda CR-V SUVs all achieve maximum five-star rating
   
27/2/19 - 08:09   Redde plc - half-year results: profit up 7.2% on turnover up 14.9%; no of repair cases up 7.7%
   
27/2/19 - 07:34   Ireland: SIMI - Irish Motor Industry Awards include Bodyshop of the Year won by Pratt's Auto Bodyshop, Carlow
   
27/2/19 - 00:50   CalAmp - acquires TRACKER in the UK for £10 million to expand their global portfolio for connected vehicle and asset tracking solutions
   
26/2/19 - 23:58   Department for Transport - to consult on legislation to ban buses, coaches and heavy goods vehicles using tyres over 10-years old
   
26/2/19 - 18:15   Direct Line Insurance Group plc - appoint Penny James (currently their CFO) as new Chief Executive, replacing Paul Geddes
   
26/2/19 - 18:03   Porsche - the new Macan range (due out in 2021) will be electric ONLY; no petrol or diesel versions
   
26/2/19 - 13:09   More than half of small businesses (55%) believe fleets will be fully autonomous within 20 years
   
26/2/19 - 12:50   Xpress Centres - 30-strong same-day repair centre network secures high profile clients
   
26/2/19 - 12:10   Farécla Bonnet Painting Competition 2019 - entry opens Thursday 7 March
   
26/2/19 - 11:40   Nationwide - new Sheffield repair facility is Nationwide's 24th Rapid Repair Centre
   
26/2/19 - 11:18   IMI SKILL AUTO 2019 - Automotive Body Repair and Automotive Refinishing Students and Apprentices: are yours the best in the UK?
   
26/2/19 - 10:41   Fylde Coast Accident Repair Centre - the team move into their new purpose built bodyshop in Blackpool
   
26/2/19 - 10:12   Inchcape (5th largest franchised dealer bodyshop group) - reinstates AX for accident aftercare service across 119 dealer sites nationwide
   
26/2/19 - 09:52   Autoglass - launch Rain Repel – an "advanced windscreen kit" - visibility when driving in the rain improved by up to 34%
   
26/2/19 - 09:42   Allianz - host launch event to celebrate new charity partnership with Mind
   
26/2/19 - 07:43   RSA - appoint Charlotte Jones as new CFO, replacing Scott Egan, who moved to head of RSA UK
   
25/2/19 - 20:47   IFED - Axa employee and ex-employee sentenced for selling customer data in 2015 to claims management company, Mid North West Ltd
   
25/2/19 - 13:54   car2go (Daimler AG) and DriveNow (BMW Group) - competitors merge to form ShareNow
   
25/2/19 - 13:40   BikeTrac - 237 machines and 1,000 recoveries in total (so far)
   
25/2/19 - 12:26   AA insurance - awarded Feefo Gold Trusted Service award for 2019
   
25/2/19 - 12:22   AA - proportion of people planning to buy a hybrid car has tripled over the last five years (5% to 15%)
   
25/2/19 - 12:16   ABI - issues strongest Brexit warning yet on no deal and future rule-taking
   
25/2/19 - 12:10   ECCO - exhibiting at CV Show in Birmingham (30 April to 2 May) for the first time
   
25/2/19 - 12:05   Mitsubishi Motors - appoints Catherine Perrin (ex Nissan) as Regional Network Development Manager
   
25/2/19 - 12:00   Morelli Group - appointed as official distributor for Scangrip UV lamps
   
25/2/19 - 11:54   Australia: Rolls-Royce Motor Cars - Queensland dealership moves from Gold Coast to new owners in Brisbane
   
25/2/19 - 10:28   The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) - on the European Parliament’s vote on revision of the General Safety Regulati
   
25/2/19 - 07:10   EMM International - new Masking Film Dispenser Smart from Colad
   
24/2/19 - 22:27   Parliamentary Review - new personal injury claims in Q3 2018 fell to their lowest level in nearly seven years
   
24/2/19 - 20:44   May Day bank holiday 2020 - could be moved from Mon 4 May to Fri 8 May to celebrate 75th anniversary of the end of Second World War
   
24/2/19 - 16:28   West Midlands Police - raid 5 properties in blitz on "chop shops" and find hundreds of dismantled reusable parts and stolen vehicle parts
   
24/2/19 - 16:22   Direct Line - 3rd place in Sunday Times "Big Companies to Work For"; official citation
   
24/2/19 - 16:12   Admiral - 1st in Sunday Times Big Companies to Work For; official citation + feature article
   
24/2/19 - 14:51   Admiral - named as the UK’s "Best Big Company to Work For in the UK" in today's Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For awards
   
22/2/19 - 13:45   BBA (British Bodyshop Awards) - Thurs 9 May at the O2; over 600 tickets sold; just 12 days left to save £1,200 per table
   
22/2/19 - 12:20   European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) - welcome new EU mandation of safety technologies; concern at speed of implementation
   
22/2/19 - 12:15   EU - more life-saving technology to be mandatory fit on all new vehicles including AEB, accident data recorder, driver drowsiness warning
   
21/2/19 - 21:15   Consumer Intelligence -
   
21/2/19 - 21:07   86 million vehicles were sold in 2018 - Global car and LCV sales fell by 0.5%, as European, Chinese and US markets stalled
   
21/2/19 - 14:39   Tom Hudd from iRG Innovative Repair Group - personal 'Mental Heath – the journey' message shared (with thanks to Tom)
   
21/2/19 - 14:02   MEPs back "life-saving" vehicle safety standards in key vote
   
21/2/19 - 13:56   Driverless cars - David Williams (Managing Director, Underwriting & Technical Services at AXA Insurance) gives his views on developments
   
21/2/19 - 13:47   International Underwriting Association (IUA) - calls for new laws for driverless cars
   
21/2/19 - 13:42   AXA worldwide - 2018 results: underlying profits up 6%; "2018 was a pivotal year in our transformation journey"
   
21/2/19 - 13:12   Women of Influence – brand new ABP Club Women’s Automotive event, sponsored by 3M: Tuesday 2 April in Loughborough
   
21/2/19 - 13:07   ABI - insurers say "Don’t blame drivers for fully automated accidents"
   
21/2/19 - 12:54   Ferrari - Dealers to host local schools to learn about Ferrari Apprenticeships during National Apprenticeship Week 2019
   
21/2/19 - 12:42   HMG Paints - Veterans Garage collaborate with HMG Paints in 1930s Airport restoration
   
21/2/19 - 12:34   BBA - 2019 British Bodyshop Awards Presenting Companies announced!
   
21/2/19 - 11:18   Cazana - new cars registrations to drop by 1.8% as Brexit settles; used car sales to increase by 2.2% with supply under pressure
   
21/2/19 - 11:07   AlloyGator - alloy wheel protection system receives TÜV SÜD approval (product testing and safety compliance)
   
21/2/19 - 10:56   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) 2019 - "rivals and competitors, panel beaters and insurance people, all come together as friends at the BBAs"
   
21/2/19 - 10:28   RAC - majority of drivers in favour of police using long-range cameras
   
21/2/19 - 10:24   The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) - Brexit VAT expenses reclaim deadline looms
   
21/2/19 - 10:17   Halfords Autocentres (MOT, service, mechanical & tyres) - 44% drivers think getting car serviced by independent garage invalidates warranty
   
21/2/19 - 09:55   Gloucestershire Police - long-range camera catches 1,293 speeding drivers (inc 126mph) and ammunition and offensive weapon seizure
   
20/2/19 - 22:13   Cameron v Liverpool Victoria Insurance - the CHO (Credit Hire Organisation) publish their response to todays Supreme Court judgement
   
20/2/19 - 19:40   Aviva - High Court signs off approval to transfer £9 billion in assets to a new Irish company pre-Brexit (2259 GMT on March 29)
   
20/2/19 - 19:21   Question from a Club member re: UV primers - can you help?
   
20/2/19 - 17:22   Cameron v Liverpool Victoria Insurance - Minster Law's view of todays Supreme Court judgement
   
20/2/19 - 17:17   Cameron v Liverpool Victoria Insurance - LVF's response to todays Supreme Court judgement
   
20/2/19 - 17:15   Cameron v Liverpool Victoria Insurance - the official Supreme Court case summary on insurance regarding an unidentified driver
   
20/2/19 - 14:02   AXA UK change in Insurance leadership team - Gareth Howell, Executive Managing Director of AXA Retail, to leave AXA UK and Ireland
   
20/2/19 - 13:56   FCA Wholesale Insurance Brokers Market Study report - no "significant levels of harm that merit the introduction of intrusive remedies"
   
20/2/19 - 13:51   Post-Brexit car price rises costing drivers thousands - cheapest cars have experienced the sharpest rises since 2017
   
20/2/19 - 13:47   ACEA - vehicle safety: auto makers call for rapid adoption of new EU requirements
   
20/2/19 - 13:44   InAutomotive - 10 disruptive trends in the automotive aftermarket
   
20/2/19 - 11:48   AX (Accident Exchange) - opportunity to capture bodyshop work: March is the second-worst month for accidents after November
   
20/2/19 - 02:31   Daily Mail - man has received over 100 nuisance phone calls from claims companies since minor bump in station car park in Oct 2018
   
19/2/19 - 23:42   RAC - renew contract with Slater and Gordon to provide accident management support and additional legal services to RAC members
   
19/2/19 - 20:49   RWC Training Centre - March dates available for ADAS training for bodyshops
   
19/2/19 - 20:40   IFED - previous benefits cheat sentenced for not disclosing £44,000 fraud when buying motor and home insurance policies
   
19/2/19 - 20:35   EMaC (part of Innovation Group) - brings together innovative services to maximise aftersales opportunities
   
19/2/19 - 20:28   LeasePlan UK - secures new 5-year contracted vehicle supply deal with Midland Heart
   
19/2/19 - 20:15   France: Symach - bodyshop installation in Normandy, France at Le Francois Carrosserie, to go from repairing 250 cars per year to 50 per WEEK
   
19/2/19 - 20:05   Pendragon - Mark Herbert (ex Jardines) to replace Trevor Finn as Chief Executive Officer
   
19/2/19 - 19:29   Ben - following Honda's Swindon plant announcement, charity reminds automotive workers (and their families) they are here to help
   
19/2/19 - 12:14   Vizion Engage - network bodyshops attend the latest round of Vizion repairer days
   
19/2/19 - 10:51   Allianz - boxer's £35,000 whiplash claim rejected after video of him fighting 9 weeks after crash spotted on YouTube
   
19/2/19 - 10:41   Brake - offers free webinar on post-crash action and care
   
19/2/19 - 10:33   The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - announces appointment of new Chair of the Financial Services Consumer Panel, Wanda Goldwag
   
19/2/19 - 09:51   Henkel - new vehicle repair and maintenance (VRM) literature available for bodyshops
   
19/2/19 - 09:13   The Floow - telematics firm backed by Direct Line Group investment chosen by Government to lead UPLIFT project (cutting accidents on roads)
   
19/2/19 - 08:46   Ageas - Jonathan Price appointed as new Chief Financial Officer for UK Business
   
19/2/19 - 08:35   OFFICIAL: Honda - confirm proposal to cease production at its Swindon factory in 2021 due to the "challenges of electrification"
   
18/2/19 - 23:37   Honda - expected to announce closure of Swindon factory in 2022 with the loss of 3,500 jobs
   
18/2/19 - 20:48   Chesterfield College Vehicle Accident Repair Open Day - Monday 4 March 2019
   
18/2/19 - 20:34   National Salvage Group - ‘Wears It Red’ for the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity
   
18/2/19 - 19:34   GEM Motoring Assist - Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) systems should become mandatory on all new vehicles from 2022
   
18/2/19 - 18:07   U-POL - launches filler campaign with free prize draw to win an Apple iPad
   
18/2/19 - 18:01   AW Repair Group - promotes Ian Pearson to Group Operations Support Manager role
   
18/2/19 - 14:14   Europcar UK - motorists don’t understand what a car finance deal does and doesn’t include
   
18/2/19 - 14:12   International Underwriting Association (IUA) - calls for new laws on driverless cars
   
18/2/19 - 13:58   ŠKODA UK - Henrys ŠKODA wins Service & Parts at annual Retailer of the Year (ROTY) awards
   
18/2/19 - 12:43   Fix Auto Buckingham - celebrates 10-year anniversary of being part of the bodyshop network
   
18/2/19 - 12:33   Tracker - BMW X5 was the most ‘stolen and recovered’ vehicle in 2018
   
18/2/19 - 12:07   Artificial intelligence to tackle insurance fraud - 40 AI and data analytics projects announced
   
18/2/19 - 11:59   Kirkcaldy has the worst MoT pass rate in the UK
   
18/2/19 - 11:47   Nationwide - Trafford Park site adopts dual branding with LV= General Insurance
   
18/2/19 - 09:10   Stoneacre - 5th largest franchised dealer bodyshop group joins MG network
   
18/2/19 - 09:04   Volvo Car UK - appoints VW's former National Network Development Manager, Mark Cox, as National Sales Manager
   
18/2/19 - 08:08   Pendragon (Evans Halshaw & Stratstone) - Mark Herbert (ex-Jardine Motors) to become new CEO, replacing Trevor Finn who is retiring
   
18/2/19 - 01:04   Synetiq - to ensure full GDPR compliance by removing all personal data (inc that held in sat-navs, black boxes etc) from salvage vehicles
   
18/2/19 - 01:01   Synetiq - new company (formed by merger of Motorhog, Car Transplants and FAB) will not accept cash payment for salvage vehicles
   
17/2/19 - 15:04   Brexit - UK lorries and planes will be allowed into Europe after a no-deal Brexit under contingency plans published by EU Council
   
16/2/19 - 20:34   Porsche GB - tells customers in the event of a no-deal Brexit they will have to pay 10% extra if their new car is delivered after 29 March
   
15/2/19 - 13:50   Councils call for £1.5 billion to fund scrappage scheme
   
15/2/19 - 12:18   Ten million drivers have now done retraining courses - 1.2 million drivers attended speed awareness course in 2018
   
15/2/19 - 12:12   Canopy Safety from KVF Consultants - free 30-day trial of new Health & Safety software for ABP Club members
   
15/2/19 - 12:05   AA - wins one of UK’s largest roadside assistance contracts with Lloyds Banking Group
   
15/2/19 - 12:01   insurethebox - named People Development Heroes of the Year in the 2019 North East Contact Centre Awards (NECCA)
   
15/2/19 - 11:43   AkzoNobel - declares special cash dividend of €4.50 per share, to be paid on February 25, 2019
   
15/2/19 - 11:16   Has anyone got a good contact for Tradex Insurance Services' accounts department? - request from ABP Club member
   
15/2/19 - 11:13   Gemini Wakefield - 25th site for Gemini is a 8,000 square foot start-up business
   
15/2/19 - 10:58   ACIS - stockpiling £1.2m product and a Brexit ‘taskforce’: paint suppliers prepare for "worse case scenarios" post-March 29
   
15/2/19 - 10:49   JBR Capital - witnessed a 54% increase in classic car equity release deals during 2018
   
15/2/19 - 10:46   Self-Driving and Driverless Cars: The Auto Trader Guide
   
15/2/19 - 10:29   National Apprenticeship Week (NAW): Monday 4 to Friday 8 March 2019 - guide for bodyshop apprentice employees
   
15/2/19 - 10:01   The Financial Stability Board (FSB) published a report today on FinTech and market structure in financial services.
   
15/2/19 - 09:35   JCT600 - double win at the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle Awards at the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle Awards
   
15/2/19 - 09:14   Renault - board will not make €30m payout to former boss Carlos Ghosn
   
15/2/19 - 07:10   Mitsubishi Motors UK - apprentices become first Light Vehicle Technicians to qualify under new standards standards
   
15/2/19 - 07:05   BVRLA - "stark" warning in response to HM Treasury’s Review of WLTP and Vehicle Taxes
   
14/2/19 - 14:27   Happy 40th Birthday, Mirka UK!
   
14/2/19 - 14:15   ABP Club Recommended Business Service Provider: InAutomotive - How attractive is your job advert?
   
14/2/19 - 14:05   BSI's Kitemark Excellence Award at this year's British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) - enter by 4 March!
   
14/2/19 - 13:59   Gemini Repairs - fourth cohort of 14 new apprentices start at Emtec College
   
14/2/19 - 13:29   Barnfield College - host ‘Meet the Industry’ event at motor vehicle workshops
   
14/2/19 - 13:00   The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) - businesses ‘hung out to dry’ without answers in event of unwanted ‘no deal’
   
14/2/19 - 12:48   AA - acquires Prestige Fleet Servicing for around £11 million
   
14/2/19 - 12:34   Optal - B2B transaction 'reinventor' makes 64th place on Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200
   
14/2/19 - 12:09   DfT - drink-drive deaths up
   
14/2/19 - 12:05   Inter-est - brand new website launched today
   
14/2/19 - 11:55   LV= - Victoria Price (ex Verex, A Plan & BGL) joins LV='s Broker business to develop motor manufacturer insurance relationships
   
14/2/19 - 11:32   Cap HPI - motorists are driving 21% fewer miles than they did 10 years ago
   
14/2/19 - 11:14   KPMG's Mobility 2030 'disruption' - electric vehicles (EVs), connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) and on-demand mobility services
   
14/2/19 - 10:13   RAC and Euro Car Part's Autofirst - join forces to create the biggest independent garage network in the UK
   
14/2/19 - 09:57   Prasco UK - appoints Steve Thompson, Industry Insights, as non-executive director
   
14/2/19 - 09:31   Ford - tells Prime Minister a no-deal Brexit would be "catastrophic" and they are now working on plans to move production out of the UK
   
14/2/19 - 09:22   PSA - appoint Alison Jones (former md of Volkswagen UK) as managing director for the Peugeot, Citroën and DS Automobiles brands in the UK
   
14/2/19 - 08:51   Peugeot UK - have built up stockpile of cars (25% more than usual) in the UK to beat threat of hard Brexit says Motor Trader report
   
14/2/19 - 08:28   Inflation rate - falls to lowest level for two years; CPI down to 1.8% for last 12 months; RPI down to 2.7%
   
13/2/19 - 13:31   Abridge Vehicle Management - Mercedes-Benz Vito courtesy fleet keeps businesses running during accident repairs
   
13/2/19 - 13:23   IFED - Ghost broker jailed for providing fake car insurance for 70 vehicles to criminals
   
13/2/19 - 12:54   Halfords Autocentres - 70% of drivers have no idea how to ‘merge-in-turn’
   
13/2/19 - 12:44   National Windscreens - ADAS calibration demand drives expansion in Scotland
   
13/2/19 - 12:38   LeasePlan - announces Q4 and Full Year 2018 results: €322.4m Repair & Maintenance Services revenue (2018)
   
13/2/19 - 12:22   Lightfoot - Montel group of companies reduce accidents by 80% using driver improvement tech
   
13/2/19 - 12:07   KPMG - UK drops two places (from 5th in 2018, to 7th, in the 2019 Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index
   
13/2/19 - 11:45   SMMT - British new HGV market down -4.3% in 2018 (43,103 sold)
   
13/2/19 - 11:40   SMMT - used car market drops -2.1% in 2018, with 167,980 fewer cars changing hands compared with 2017
   
13/2/19 - 11:25   Can employers really afford to ignore apprenticeships?
   
13/2/19 - 10:57   DENSO-sponsored Toyota Auto Body - finish first and second in production category in Dakar Rally
   
13/2/19 - 10:50   HSE's change in enforcement expectations for mild steel welding fumes - Julie Eley offers "one off" free advice to industry colleagues
   
13/2/19 - 10:45   18% of all drivers admit to checking messages or emails behind the wheel - 15 years since driving while using a handheld mobile made illegal
   
13/2/19 - 10:09   Nationwide - first graduating class of 2019 leaders complete ILM accredited Introduction to Leadership and Management
   
13/2/19 - 09:07   AXA XL (the property & casualty and specialty risk division of AXA) - restructuring plan puts potential 711 jobs in Europe (inc UK) at risk
   
13/2/19 - 08:42   GoCompare - 1 in 10 young driver car insurance policies are ‘fronted’
   
13/2/19 - 08:38   Fix Auto Nottingham (BMW and MINI & Volvo) and Fix Auto Dagenham (Nissan) - VM approvals for two franchisees
   
12/2/19 - 14:49   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) - our 2019 host says bodyshops "provide an amazing service to the nation" and "can't wait to salute" you!
   
12/2/19 - 13:02   Empty car parking spaces at shopping centres (thanks to online shopping) rented to other car owners such as workers at nearby businesses
   
12/2/19 - 12:51   Rolls-Royce Motor Cars - record number of places available on the 2019 Apprenticeship Programme
   
12/2/19 - 12:45   Volvo Car UK - new virtual sales team saves man hours and man power for SMEs
   
12/2/19 - 12:12   EDAM Group - Project Phoenix wins silver in the Training Journal's Best Change Management category
   
12/2/19 - 11:38   IAM RoadSmart - business must tackle distracted driving to stem the tide of avoidable crashes
   
12/2/19 - 11:31   BLM - risk assessment remains relevant in workplace
   
12/2/19 - 11:00   Autotech Recruit - temporary vehicle technicians (mechanical and servicing) fill 25,000 hours across dealer network garages in 2018
   
12/2/19 - 10:42   Thatcham Research - one-day M.E.T Supplementary Restraint Systems (SRS) and Trim course: Thurs 14 Feb and Mon 25 March
   
12/2/19 - 10:35   Aviva - motor insurance brokers’ concerns grow around Brexit and economic climate
   
12/2/19 - 10:21   Which? car survey - luxury cars and SUVs are "least reliable"
   
12/2/19 - 10:07   Jailed crash for cash fraudster back in court charged with nine money laundering offences over an 18-year period
   
12/2/19 - 09:36   Budget Insurance blog - Keyless cars: How do they work and are they worth it?
   
12/2/19 - 07:17   AA - trading update; profits in line with guidance; 16% growth for motor insurance to 731,000 policies
   
12/2/19 - 01:02   speed cameras - retired Harrogate business man caught using radar jammer to avoid speeding tickets is JAILED for 3 months
   
11/2/19 - 14:21   The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) - Boris Johnson to "lead the way" at BIBA 2019
   
11/2/19 - 14:10   Premium Credit - two million people borrow money from friends and family to help pay for their insurance
   
11/2/19 - 14:03   The Office for National Statistics (ONS) - 0.2% growth in UK gross domestic product (GDP) in Q4, down from 0.6% in Q3
   
11/2/19 - 13:52   Two new pieces of guidance published to help employers identify potential causes of the gender pay gap and develop an effective action plan
   
11/2/19 - 13:47   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) - 2019 Presenting Companies announced!
   
11/2/19 - 13:10   BASF - "we help cars 'see' through sensor protection and 'be seen' with advanced pigmentation and coating innovations"
   
11/2/19 - 12:58   Bring It On 4 Ben with new fundraising challenges!
   
11/2/19 - 12:13   What to expect on a Speed Awareness Course - LeaseCar says no police, not a pass or fail and insurance not affected
   
11/2/19 - 11:13   HSE - change in enforcement expectations for mild steel welding fumes with immediate effect
   
11/2/19 - 11:04   Autoglass - Aviva customers can now make a windscreen insurance claim through the MyAviva portal
   
11/2/19 - 10:51   RAC - wins major consumer award for its car insurance products
   
11/2/19 - 10:39   Mercedes-Benz - appoints Audi's former Head of Fleet Sales, Tom Brennan, to head up their fleet sales operation
   
11/2/19 - 10:29   The IMI - launch new Customer Service, Parts and Sale Apprenticeship Standard
   
11/2/19 - 09:39   Rob Terry - founder of Quindell has raised £25 million for his new venture, OS3 Digital, a technology platform for the insurance industry
   
11/2/19 - 09:26   Audi - first fully electric Audi: e-tron (£71,490) and e-tron Launch Edition (£82,240) models now available to order
   
11/2/19 - 09:21   Mercedes-Benz Vans - 90% of of drivers feel there’s a parking problem in the UK for vans
   
08/2/19 - 13:04   Henrys Suzuki - new dealership and workshop opens in Glasgow
   
08/2/19 - 12:54   The IMI - hosts Electric Vehicle Advisory Group meeting
   
08/2/19 - 12:40   Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) - consumer car finance market grew 1% by volume and 4% by value (Dec 18 vs Dec 17)
   
08/2/19 - 12:36   IAM RoadSmart - drivers ignoring seatbelt and mobile phone usage laws: fear of being caught must rise
   
08/2/19 - 11:39   Mobile phone use survey by Department for Transport - RAC comment
   
08/2/19 - 11:36   Consumer Intelligence - Aviva, Lloyds Bank and More Than are 'newcomers' to ten most trusted motor insurers list
   
08/2/19 - 10:43   Direct Line - Bradford West residents are twice as likely to be involved in a collision with an uninsured driver than the national average
   
08/2/19 - 10:39   BVRLA leasing broker stats - personal contract hire (PCH) represents 57% of the sector, business contract hire (BCH) down from 42% to 38%
   
08/2/19 - 10:23   USA: Solera - acquires Nordic property structure insurance and repair software firm, in4mo Oy
   
08/2/19 - 10:13   IFED - sixteen people sentenced for running £1.2m crash for cash fraud involving 80 'accidents'
   
08/2/19 - 09:59   iovation case study: esure - motor insurer cuts call centre fraud by 40%
   
08/2/19 - 09:43   Fix Auto Wigan - Carl Fogarty opens latest express repair facility, Fix Auto Fix & Go Wigan
   
08/2/19 - 09:29   REPOST FROM THE FORUM - anyone seeing an increase of Total Loss and Storage charges not paid until funds have been received from the TP ins?
   
08/2/19 - 07:27   New York Times - interesting article on ADAS realignment after a windscreen replacement
   
08/2/19 - 03:05   AM awards - full list of all 26 winners plus finalists from tonights awards event at the ICC Birmingham
   
08/2/19 - 02:25   Jaguar Land Rover - Q3 results: pre-tax loss of £273m before non-cash exceptional impairment giving total pre-tax loss of £3.4 billion
   
08/2/19 - 02:16   Government - an update on measures being taken to improve tyre and vehicle safety.
   
07/2/19 - 13:59   InAutomotive (ABP Recommended Business Service Provider) - promotes Thomas Lowcock to General Manager
   
07/2/19 - 13:51   ACIS - promote Michelle Giles to office manager to oversee the continued growth of the business
   
07/2/19 - 13:30   BBA (British Bodyshop Awards) - only 4 premium tables left; over 500 tickets sold on first day; members save £1,200 per table
   
07/2/19 - 12:24   The Spectator - Carmageddon; an excellent article on the future of the motor car and the vehicle manufacturers
   
07/2/19 - 12:15   Zurich UK - 2018 results: country's 13th largest motor insurer sees 176% increase in general insurance operating profit
   
07/2/19 - 11:51   Cromax - bodyshops! Save energy and time with Cromax products
   
07/2/19 - 11:44   Ford - supports Time to Talk Day on February 7 to encourage everyone to have a conversation about mental health
   
07/2/19 - 11:41   Money Mail - looks at "the nonsensical world of car insurance"
   
07/2/19 - 11:24   Continental - series of new videos designed to help drivers keep their tyres in safe condition
   
07/2/19 - 10:57   Thatcham Research - systems that require the driver to control or monitor the vehicle CANNOT be classified as automated
   
07/2/19 - 10:37   ABI - new online calculator works out potential income gap if you fall ill or injured
   
07/2/19 - 10:34   Zurich - proposes Michael Halbherr (formerly HERE, mapping and location data firm) and Barry Stowe for election to the Board of Directors
   
07/2/19 - 10:04   Breeze Motor Group - opens Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Van Centre in Portsmouth
   
07/2/19 - 09:39   Defaqto 2019 Star and Diamond Ratings - seven new categories added, inc General Insurance products
   
07/2/19 - 09:15   Currently studying towards a level 3 qualification in either Body Repair or Refinish? - Register for WorldSkills UK Competitions 2019
   
07/2/19 - 08:14   Grove Group - David Sutcliffe promoted to Operations Manager of UK's fourth largest paint distributor
   
07/2/19 - 08:06   Thatcham Research - welcomes news of Government driverless car ambitions, but "Safety Must Come First"
   
07/2/19 - 00:22   Audatex - partners with RSA Insurance to develop the UK’s first online claims system for pet insurance
   
07/2/19 - 00:16   IMI - hosted Electric Vehicle Advisory Group meeting to begin the process of agreeing appropriate Professional Standards for working on EVs
   
06/2/19 - 16:25   NBRA - publish results of first insurer attitude survey; "repairer feedback fairly positive on relationship between repairers and insurers"
   
06/2/19 - 15:56   Brexit - government unveils preparations to keep hauliers operating between UK and EU in event of no-deal Brexit
   
06/2/19 - 14:44   iRG Innovative Repair Group - 38% growth in 2018 for bodyshop group
   
06/2/19 - 14:15   The Floow - Sheffield-based telematics start up that Direct Line worked with (2012) then invested in (2014) hit Florida
   
06/2/19 - 14:07   BBA on Thurs 9 May - over 400 tickets sold in first 4 hours; only 7 premium tables left; ABP Club members save £120 per ticket - book now
   
06/2/19 - 13:56   Eastern Daily Press - Motoring section of local paper reports BMW driver "takes extreme measures" to avoid car park dents
   
06/2/19 - 13:48   ABP Recommended Business Service Provider: SWRnewstar - Resources and Waste Strategy: a packaging opportunity for bodyshops
   
06/2/19 - 13:34   £23 million for technological trials - to help future proof roads
   
06/2/19 - 13:27   RMI Standards and Certification (RMISC) - Kevin Perks appointed as General Manager
   
06/2/19 - 13:11   Sytner Sheffield - named ‘BMW Aftersales Retailer of the Year’
   
06/2/19 - 12:34   AXA Group - transitions "from payer to partner to its customers" with new global brand
   
06/2/19 - 12:27   Fleet World article - with Graham Gibson, chief claims officer at insurer Allianz and chairman of Thatcham Research
   
06/2/19 - 12:27   Evan Smart - former bodyshop premises in Aberdeen available for sale or rent; can include fitted assets (spraybooths etc) if required
   
06/2/19 - 12:20   bodyshop mag - rename their awards event as "Bodyshop Live!"; 19-20 Sept, Metropole; awards jury announced
   
06/2/19 - 12:18   Plenham (bodyshop mag) - Ruth Draper becomes 11th departure in last 18 months
   
06/2/19 - 12:03   The Rainbow Trust - 14th February is more than ‘just another day’
   
06/2/19 - 11:55   SEAT UK - fastest growing car manufacturer in True Fleet for two consecutive years: year-on-year growth of 27%
   
06/2/19 - 11:23   The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) - UK "staring danger in the face" on trade deals
   
06/2/19 - 11:13   Canada: Symach and Better Image Collision build "dream bodyshop"
   
06/2/19 - 10:42   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) - earlybird sale starts TODAY!
   
06/2/19 - 10:15   Germany: Ford - tests light-based visual language that could help autonomous vehicles communicate with pedestrians
   
06/2/19 - 10:09   Xpress Centres - recently gained the BSI 10125 Kitemark accreditation
   
06/2/19 - 09:57   £35 million lost by cyber crime victims - increase of 24% in six months
   
06/2/19 - 09:42   DVLA - their contact centre received 1,275 reports regarding suspected vehicle tax scams during the last 3 months of 2018
   
06/2/19 - 08:42   Government - moves forward on advanced trials for self-driving vehicles in the UK on public roads and without a safety back-up driver
   
06/2/19 - 08:10   Solera (owners of Audatex) - Tony Aquila, Founder, Chairman & CEO, appointed as chairman of Sportradar, leading sports data provider
   
06/2/19 - 00:54   USA: Caliber Collision Centers and ABRA - announce the closure of their merger (announced on 5 Dec 2018) giving 1,000 bodyshops in 37 states
   
05/2/19 - 16:29   Aviva - two insiders (Andy Briggs and Maurice Tulloch) favourites to replace Mark Wilson as Group CEO; announcement due this month
   
05/2/19 - 14:42   RSA - Scott Egan (currently their CFO) to become CEO RSA UK & International replacing Steve Lewis who is stepping down and leaving RSA
   
05/2/19 - 14:10   Remit Training - Automotive Development Coach Satpal Singh, (AKA, Ted) celebrates 30 years of training bodyshop apprentices
   
05/2/19 - 14:01   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) earlybird starts 10am tomorrow (Wed 6 Feb) - save £120 per ticket
   
05/2/19 - 13:53   LeasePlan UK - Tuesdays are the most common day for car accidents; 18% of accidents involving company cars happen on a Tues
   
05/2/19 - 13:29   The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) - answers questions ahead of new claims management jurisdiction (1 April 2019)
   
05/2/19 - 13:23   RAC - Petrol and diesel prices drop for third month in a row
   
05/2/19 - 12:50   Auto Windscreens - report from recent ADAS Automotive Connecting Conference
   
05/2/19 - 11:42   Interesting Brexit view from KPMG - "despite uncertainty, it’s time to speak up"
   
05/2/19 - 11:20   Denso - OE-supplier helps bodyshops maximise winter footfall with latest Wiper Blade technology
   
05/2/19 - 11:17   National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) - on the latest SMMT figures: "retail automotive industry is flexible and resilient"
   
05/2/19 - 11:13   The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) - supports a total of 87 SMEs with £86m investment
   
05/2/19 - 10:50   SMMT - British new car registrations dip -1.6% in January but demand for electrified models surges
   
05/2/19 - 10:45   East Kent Apprenticeship Awards (EKAA) - nominations open for inaugural event; Ashford, Folkestone & Hythe, Canterbury, Thanet, Swale, Dover
   
05/2/19 - 10:08   C&C Vehicle Services - opens new bodyshop in Wolverhampton
   
05/2/19 - 08:18   Autonomous cars - the 5 problems that mean they aren't coming anytime soon; optimistic assessment says 10 years before wide usage
   
04/2/19 - 14:13   Australia: 2019 Collision Repair Expo - Andrew Marsh and Dave Leuhr speaking at Australian Collision Repair Expo in April
   
04/2/19 - 13:57   NMU - insurer launches new Terrorism Motor Fleet product
   
04/2/19 - 13:05   LV= - confirms 140 jobs are at risk in its claims teams
   
04/2/19 - 12:32   Which? survey - 55% motorists think “fault” meant insurers considered policyholder had caused or was partly to blame for accident
   
04/2/19 - 12:27   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles' annual awards - Eurovans Eastbourne claims overall top performing Van Centre award
   
04/2/19 - 12:16   Government response to Nissan manufacturing update re Sunderland - "a blow to the sector and the region"
   
04/2/19 - 12:02   Birmingham city centre Clean Air Zone (CAZ) - launches January 2020
   
04/2/19 - 11:51   Direct Line Group - 2 billion driver miles recorded with telematics partnership with The Floow
   
04/2/19 - 11:24   The automotive sector and preparing for EU Exit
   
04/2/19 - 11:13   Mycarcheck - new survey shows half of all used buyers encounter phishing
   
04/2/19 - 11:05   The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) - 2019 will start to see more plug-in hybrids and BEVs going through auctions
   
04/2/19 - 10:27   TWO DAYS TO GO! - tickets for this year's British Bodyshop Awards (BBAs) go on sale on Wednesday
   
04/2/19 - 09:59   Moneysupermarket: Thatcham Research - "premiums would not be so competitive if a Berkshire company hadn’t smashed your car to bits first"
   
04/2/19 - 09:42   Ageas - half of British households keep their car in the garage overnight
   
04/2/19 - 09:18   Auto Trader's road rage survey - 20% of road users fear for their safety on the roads
   
04/2/19 - 07:49   Volvo Cars - bodyshop finalists and winners of the High Achiever Incentive in 2018
   
04/2/19 - 07:38   Leasing.com (formerly ContractHireAndLeasing.com) - website relaunches to drive the UK’s switch from car ownership to usership
   
03/2/19 - 20:44   Nissan - confirm next X-Trail model will continue to be made in Japan and will not transfer to Sunderland
   
02/2/19 - 22:21   Brexit - next week Nissan will announce cancellation of plans (announced Autumn 2016) to build new X-Trail model in UK says Sky News
   
01/2/19 - 13:54   Ingenie (Watchstone's telematics arm) - "challenging" trading conditions impact retail volumes - revenue halved
   
01/2/19 - 13:26   Autoglass - technician Andy MacGregor becomes the first in the UK to achieve IMI ADAS calibration accreditation
   
01/2/19 - 13:00   ICO - fines Eldon Insurance (Go Skippy) and Leave.EU £120k for unlawful marketing messages
   
01/2/19 - 12:37   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) - earlybird sale opens in 5 days; secure your tickets with fantastic ABP Club Members-only discounts
   
01/2/19 - 12:26   Fix Auto UK - nationwide search for 3 MET, panel and paint technicians to represent the country in the Fix Auto Masters Programme
   
01/2/19 - 12:12   The Car Wash Association (CWA) - police estimate is that there are up to 20,000 "rogue" hand car washes operating in the UK
   
01/2/19 - 11:53   Bosch - upfront investment of €4 billion automated driving tech
   
01/2/19 - 11:16   JMK Solicitors - top NI personal injury law firm for fifth year
   
01/2/19 - 11:11   CitNOW - Winter update makes updates and image upload easier for car dealer users
   
01/2/19 - 11:05   Institute of Directors - 29% IoD members looking overseas due to Brexit
   
01/2/19 - 10:57   Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - outlines how it would use "temporary transitional power" in event of no deal Brexit
   
01/2/19 - 10:34   InAutomotive - new Jobseekers Report reveals demand for bodyshop technicians drives average salary up 6% YoY to £32K
   
01/2/19 - 10:14   Catclaw - "ultimate" pavement parking protection bursts car tyres in seconds
   
01/2/19 - 09:48   Geely (owners of Volvo, Lotus & London Electric Vehicle Company) - hire ex-JLR designer for Coventry-based Geely Design UK
   
01/2/19 - 09:30   Oxford Direct Services (ODS) bodyshop - approved for body repairs to the TX (electric taxi)
   
01/2/19 - 09:21   Germany: Hella and Plastic Omnium - enter into a strategic cooperation to co-develop exterior body parts and lighting
   
31/1/19 - 20:34   New Sikkens Autoclear Lights - offers innovative headlight repair solution for bodyshops
   
31/1/19 - 13:24   Farécla - announces return of Apprentice & Student Bonnet Painting Competition!
   
31/1/19 - 13:19   Tracker - popular car brands are hot targets for keyless car theft
   
31/1/19 - 13:00   Seat belt use research by Brake - half of young drivers admit to being in a car with someone not belted up
   
31/1/19 - 12:58   HPI - almost one in 10 (9%) of motorists aged between 45 and 54 believe that they no longer need a car
   
31/1/19 - 09:11   Dave Sargeant, Managing Director of Gemini ARC - running the London Marathon 2019
   
31/1/19 - 07:35   Anexo Group (owner of DAM, Direct Accident Management) - trading update: profits ahead of expectations
   
31/1/19 - 00:38   SMMT - UK Automotive on red alert as threat from a ‘no deal Brexit’ sees manufacturing and investment plummet
   
30/1/19 - 20:20   European car market stabilises during 2018 - alternative fuelled vehicles record best ever year
   
30/1/19 - 14:07   The Motor Ombudsman - extends accreditation to all Harwoods Group car dealerships and bodyshops in Crawley and Southampton
   
30/1/19 - 13:50   Markerstudy Insurance Services Limited (MISL) - receives four star Moneyfacts rating for private car insurance
   
30/1/19 - 13:23   Allianz - record year for fraud success; saved £64.75m in 2018
   
30/1/19 - 13:12   AA - "Dashcams can’t replace cops"
   
30/1/19 - 12:52   FCA - launches consultation on General Insurance value measures data
   
30/1/19 - 12:24   Groupe PSA - starts autonomous driving tests on open roads in China
   
30/1/19 - 12:10   USA: Solera AutoPoint - new Certified Pre-Owned automated solution for pre-owned vehicle valuation and inspection
   
30/1/19 - 11:00   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) 2019 - BBA earlybird sale opens one week today!
   
30/1/19 - 10:36   SEAT - wins 'Fleet Manufacturer of the Year' award
   
30/1/19 - 10:28   Ezi-Methods - wins Apollo Group contract
   
29/1/19 - 21:08   Practical refinish tips from Standox - fast substrate preparation with the Standox VOC Xtreme Filler
   
29/1/19 - 20:45   Top Gear’s "Forgotten Presenters"
   
29/1/19 - 20:38   Sika - presents cheque to the British Heart Foundation for £8,000, raised during the Sika Cycle Charity Event
   
29/1/19 - 14:13   Vauxhall - partners with EMaC to launch consumer Service Plan ‘Vauxhall Care’
   
29/1/19 - 14:04   Keep an eye on the weather forecast...
   
29/1/19 - 13:50   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) 2019 with PPG - a warm welcome to our ten Diamond Partners!
   
29/1/19 - 13:36   AXA - new Artificial Intelligence (AI) bots Harry (property claims) Bert (commercial property) and Lenny (liability team)
   
29/1/19 - 13:18   LexisNexis Risk Solutions - free-to-download Whitepaper on consumers’ insights, attitudes and perceptions of motor insurance in the UK
   
29/1/19 - 12:48   Consumer Intelligence Van Insurance Index - average price down 0.9% in a year to £1,299; claim costs increases
   
29/1/19 - 12:44   Boost for small business through new government investment in tech project trials
   
29/1/19 - 12:23   DriveTech Whitepaper – ‘Autonomous vehicles – will they be safer and where does this leave the “driver”?’
   
29/1/19 - 12:01   Licence Bureau - grey fleet challenges for UK companies reach "epidemic proportions"
   
29/1/19 - 11:45   BGL Group (Budget / comparethemarket) - makes £3m investment in Sunderland tech hub
   
29/1/19 - 11:38   Hella Techworld - technical info for workshops on ADAS
   
29/1/19 - 11:13   Groupe Renault UK - Dacia Brand Manager, Louise O’Sullivan, promoted to Network Operations Director role
   
29/1/19 - 10:57   ECA Group - announces partnership with one of the UK’s leading electric vehicle (EV) charging manufacturers, EO Charging
   
29/1/19 - 10:45   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles - offering up to £1,000 'loyalty bonus' off new vehicles
   
29/1/19 - 10:10   QBE Europe - appoints former Head of Commercial Motor for Allianz UK, Jon Dye, as QBE Director of Motor
   
29/1/19 - 09:49   RAC patrols - attend 1,714 pothole-related breakdowns in 3 months (Q4 2018), but...
   
28/1/19 - 20:54   Thatcham - sad news that former Chief Executive, Peter Shaw, has lost his battle with brain tumour
   
28/1/19 - 14:27   Citizens Advice - true cost of electric vehicle tariffs unclear to consumers
   
28/1/19 - 14:15   The Volkswagen Group - bundles Group parts operations into a single unit: Volkswagen Group Components
   
28/1/19 - 14:09   The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - new retirement fund rules changes could benefit people by up to £25 million a year
   
28/1/19 - 13:48   SNOW WATCH - snow and ice are likely to cause travel disruption for most of the UK this week
   
28/1/19 - 13:06   Allianz and Keoghs - to use Artificial Intelligence to deliver "a true end-to-end automated solution" for Stage 3 injury claims
   
28/1/19 - 12:42   Cuvva - tells Insurance Age they are working with police after driver buys insurance on their app at roadside after being stopped
   
28/1/19 - 12:41   Cuuva - tells Insurance Age they are working with police after driver buys insurance on their app at roadside after being stopped
   
28/1/19 - 12:22   The British Coatings Federation (BCF) - no deal Brexit could cost the coatings industry an estimated £150m
   
28/1/19 - 11:41   Selsia - wins Innovation in Remarketing Award for its SMART Multipoint service
   
28/1/19 - 11:24   Audatex UK - bodyshops need from better support from their suppliers with technology to increase efficiency
   
28/1/19 - 11:11   Turners Garage - opens £700K Sheffield bodyshop just off M1, third site (Selby, Doncaster & Sheffield) for Turners
   
28/1/19 - 10:40   Audatex Paint price update: 29th January 2019 - indicative average increase of 7.5% on the calculated paint and materials
   
28/1/19 - 10:35   Euro Car Parts - FiberFix (ten times stronger than duct tape) and Flex Patch for bodyshops
   
28/1/19 - 09:59   USA: The American Automobile Association (AAA) - echos Thatcham Research concerns on 'confusing' ADAS tech teminology
   
28/1/19 - 09:28   AA - most motorists would want children’s lives to be prioritised ahead of their own in a fully autonomous car crash
   
28/1/19 - 00:46   Which? - 99% of cars with keyless entry can easily be stolen by thieves with a relay attack, using cheap electronic equipment bought online
   
26/1/19 - 10:38   Daily Mail - a car is stolen every 5 minutes in Britain; vhicle thefts up 50% in last 5 years
   
25/1/19 - 15:22   Steer Automotive Group - announced as the new business name for Baldwins Repair Group
   
25/1/19 - 14:38   CII article - 'as the specialist nature of vehicles will increase expense it will likely result in a decline in the number of bodyshops'
   
25/1/19 - 14:22   Motor Insurers' Bureau (MIB) - issues "Special Brexit and green card update" to Members
   
25/1/19 - 13:56   USA: Porsche - invests £16 million in US artificial intelligence start-up, "Urgent.ly"
   
25/1/19 - 13:32   Farécla Optimised Paint System – 2 millionth cup sold to Sprayline in Shepton Mallet
   
25/1/19 - 13:26   Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) - launches new Society for Claims Professionals
   
25/1/19 - 12:57   LexisNexis Risk Solutions - 58% of drivers wouldn't inform their insurer about a minor accident if repairs cost less than their excess
   
25/1/19 - 12:46   Paragon’s Motor Finance - supports efforts for gender balance in automotive industry
   
25/1/19 - 12:04   Desira Group - opens new MG showroom in East Anglia
   
25/1/19 - 11:59   Europcar Mobility Group - orders 85 all-electric Renault ZOEs for its UK car sharing and Deliver & Collect operations
   
25/1/19 - 11:56   Redhill Vehicle Body Repairs - joins Fix as Fix Auto Redhill
   
25/1/19 - 11:22   Reuters reports that Britain and Switzerland agree post-Brexit deal for insurers
   
25/1/19 - 10:58   Autovista Group - base case forecast for the new car market in 2019 calls for a contraction in demand of 0.6%
   
25/1/19 - 10:28   Groupe PSA - recognised by CPD as a leader on climate change
   
25/1/19 - 10:16   Allianz - relocated commercial office in Newcastle open for business
   
25/1/19 - 10:08   IFED - fraudster jailed for fake carbon credit scheme worth £2.4 million
   
25/1/19 - 09:54   Jaguar Land Rover - confirm one-week production stand-down Mon 8 - Fri 12 April "due to potential Brexit disruption"
   
25/1/19 - 09:34   CDK Global (a Dealer Management System (DMS) - partners with real-time DMS stock (inc. parts) info provider, SalesMaster
   
24/1/19 - 19:19   Autovista Group - top challenges for the UK automotive industry
   
24/1/19 - 12:54   China: Lynk & Co - the fastest-selling car in history (2018) becomes World's fastest-selling new brand
   
24/1/19 - 12:39   National Windscreens - continued investment in ADAS calibration and training "is essential"
   
24/1/19 - 12:25   ABI - cost of motor insurance falls in 2018; average premium £477 (down 1% on 2017)
   
24/1/19 - 12:19   Reports: Apple's Project Titan (autonomous vehicle) - 200 employees go in restructuring
   
24/1/19 - 12:07   Tesla Model 3 - Tesla's 'more affordable' £51,200 battery-powered saloon gets green light in Europe
   
24/1/19 - 11:56   North East Motor Trade Apprenticeships (NEMTA) - Drive Vauxhall partner with NEMTA to offer body and paint apprenticeships
   
24/1/19 - 09:40   Jaguar Land Rover - intelligent self-driving vehicle tech projects images onto the road ahead to inform pedestrians of direction of travel
   
24/1/19 - 08:58   Farécla - appoints Gary Baillie as Technical Sales Representative for Scotland
   
24/1/19 - 08:47   Canada: SYMACH - Les Pawlowski appointed as new General Manager for Canada
   
23/1/19 - 17:43   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) *** BRAND NEW VENUE for 2019*** - earlybird booking sale opens in 2 weeks' time (Weds 6 Feb)
   
23/1/19 - 14:15   Volvo - recalls 219,000 diesel cars globally made between 2015 and 2016 due to a potential fuel leak, with 30,777 UK cars affected
   
23/1/19 - 14:14   The IMI Skill Auto Regional Qualifiers have begun!
   
23/1/19 - 14:07   EDAM Group - new year, new look for credit hire and post-accident services company
   
23/1/19 - 14:03   What Car? - crowns Kia e-Niro 2019 Car of the Year
   
23/1/19 - 13:56   Number of young people choosing to learn to drive in steep decline - falling by 20% in a decade
   
23/1/19 - 13:42   Fix Auto UK - first two rounds of Fix Auto UK sponsored Arenacross Tour are "box-office sell out"
   
23/1/19 - 13:31   HPI - Crushwatch saves nearly £122m of uninsured vehicles saved from scrapyard in 2018; highest figure for 10 years
   
23/1/19 - 13:19   Ageas – partnership with Vauxhall to end in May
   
23/1/19 - 12:11   EMACS – acquired by Enterprise subsidiary, ARMS Business Solutions, who also own CAPS and the BMS management system
   
23/1/19 - 11:19   TomTom Telematics - acquired by Bridgestone Europe for £800 million
   
23/1/19 - 11:05   Thatcham Research - Mercedes A-Class wins What Car? Safety Award 2019
   
23/1/19 - 10:57   Ageas - Port Solent and Stoke site closure statement
   
23/1/19 - 10:44   Europcar - opened its second CV rental station in Glasgow, Scotland
   
23/1/19 - 10:34   Standox - launches online videos with user tips for passenger car refinishing
   
23/1/19 - 10:15   KP Garage & Bodyshop in Westbury, Wiltshire - bodyshop hosts open day to tell visitors about the KP Youth Project 2019!
   
23/1/19 - 09:29   MSX International (MSXI) - Volvo Awards MSX International the VQE Award
   
22/1/19 - 14:13   ABP Industry Yearbook - available for FREE download; includes full details of insurance-related repair costs for last 10 years
   
22/1/19 - 13:28   AXA UK and Ireland - Shali Vasudeva (ex Hiscox) nominated as AXA UK Chief Operating Officer
   
22/1/19 - 13:13   City AM article - "insurance products must be designed with shifting legislative & commercial developments constantly front of mind"
   
22/1/19 - 12:54   Selsia - partners with National Windscreens
   
22/1/19 - 12:29   Dave Sargeant of Gemini ARC - takes first place in Circle Leasing ‘virtual’ 10k
   
22/1/19 - 12:23   PEUGEOT National Dealer Conference - celebrates successful 2018 with market share up 0.2%
   
22/1/19 - 08:13   ChipsAway - ensure safety of specialists and customers with Electric Vehicle training as standard
   
22/1/19 - 08:04   Jennings (Lookers) Kia Sunderland - qualified barber Dylan Waddle, 17, joins service department as an aftersales apprentice
   
21/1/19 - 13:47   Deloitte - 21 million more electric vehicles expected worldwide by 2030
   
21/1/19 - 13:41   Fairfield MINI - wins 'Aftersales' award at MINI retailer network event
   
21/1/19 - 13:21   At least 10 councils plan £1,000-a-year workplace parking levies - newspaper reports
   
21/1/19 - 13:00   AA - takes top spot in What Car? survey
   
21/1/19 - 12:34   Ben - new resources to help bodyshop staff combat loneliness
   
21/1/19 - 12:23   Insurance claims cost reforms incomplete 2 years on from the Cost of Insurance Working Group Report says 'the Voice of Insurance in Ireland'
   
21/1/19 - 12:21   Connected Solutions (CS) by Industry Insights - Service Certainty secures 'digital damage capture deal' with fellow CS Partner, Fix Auto UK
   
21/1/19 - 12:12   Allianz Risk Barometer 2019 UK results - #1 Regulation and legislation changes, #2 Cyber and #3 Business Interruption
   
21/1/19 - 12:09   The AutoRaise REAL Rally - 2019 event begins on the evening of Tues 25 June in Durham and ends after breakfast on Fri 28 June
   
21/1/19 - 11:46   Insurance Ireland - welcomes legislation to ensure Irish policyholders protected in the event of a no-deal Brexit
   
21/1/19 - 11:10   RPM Welding - phone lines are back up and working
   
21/1/19 - 10:41   AXA XL - completes transfer of EU insurance arm (XL Insurance Company SE) from UK to Dublin, Ireland
   
21/1/19 - 10:30   Electric vehicle market grew 19% in 2018 - almost 60,000 new plug-in electric cars registered in the UK
   
21/1/19 - 10:11   RAC - drivers can only buy International Driving Permits (IDPs) from the Post Office from 1 Feb 2019
   
21/1/19 - 09:59   IMI - to host Electric Vehicle Advisory Group to discuss, agree and develop Electric Vehicle Professional Standards for repair
   
21/1/19 - 00:13   AA Premium Index - average premium now £609, up 2.7% in Q4, but down 5.9% over whole of 2018; increasing crash repair costs are a factor
   
18/1/19 - 17:57   Co-op - sells insurance business to Markerstudy for £185m; deal to complete in next 6 months; will be UK's 4th largest motor insurer
   
18/1/19 - 13:26   Motorhog, Car Transplants, FAB Recycling and DH Systems - UK's largest vehicle dismantlers merge to form new company: Synetiq
   
18/1/19 - 13:14   The IMI - launch publicly accessible ‘Professional Register’ to help consumers find qualified Finance and Insurance (F&I) salespeople
   
18/1/19 - 12:33   Councils with the quickest response times to the most serious potholes
   
18/1/19 - 12:28   Apprenticeships- "outdated and snobby attitudes are still putting people off apprenticeships which means they’re missing out on
   
18/1/19 - 12:10   Audi - Sales Operations Manager, James Buxton, moves into top fleet role replacing Tom Brennan
   
18/1/19 - 11:35   Renault UK - announced its ‘Dealer of the Year’ winners at its annual conference
   
18/1/19 - 11:32   Tesla - to cut 7% of workforce and says "our products are still too expensive for most people"
   
18/1/19 - 11:15   PEUGEOT National Dealer Conference - record dealer profits in 2018 with an approximate average of 1.0% return on sales
   
18/1/19 - 10:59   SMMT - 59% of new cars registered in the UK in 2018 were grey, black or white
   
18/1/19 - 09:12   UK drops out of top five in Electric Vehicle preparation index - UK is now lagging behind a third of EU countries surveyed
   
17/1/19 - 14:01   The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) - partners with insurance analytics software company, SAS, for new fraud prevention platform
   
17/1/19 - 13:45   ABI Annual Conference 2019 - Tuesday 26 February in London
   
17/1/19 - 13:27   Interesting Forum post re Brexit - company asks staff to 'vote' with a 'clear winner'
   
17/1/19 - 13:24   Axalta - Golden-Bronze Sahara is Axalta’s 2019 Automotive Color of the Year
   
17/1/19 - 13:02   Qudos Insurance - update (via a Club member) about insurer who went into liquidation in November 2018
   
17/1/19 - 12:43   Indicata UK - the Ford Ka was the fastest-selling used car in the UK in 2018
   
17/1/19 - 12:36   C&C Vehicle Services - "business as usual" at Oldham CV bodyshop following minor incident on Sunday
   
17/1/19 - 11:55   Coventry-based bespoke vehicle engineering company, Envisage - California expansion plans to support growing customer demand across the USA
   
17/1/19 - 11:32   Activa Contracts - launches new initiative recognising safest drivers
   
17/1/19 - 10:48   'Fibs' could invalidate your car insurance - 49,000 confirmed or suspected dishonest insurance applications detected last year
   
17/1/19 - 10:08   Audatex UK - appoints Jim Thomas (ex IRG) as Implementation Manager for PlanManager, its BMS Solution
   
17/1/19 - 09:57   British insurers issue advice to customers on no-deal Brexit
   
17/1/19 - 09:32   Glovebox Direct - ex-eBay start-up partners with Suzuki, Toyota, Nissan, Lexus, Citroen, Renault and Peugeot to retail genuine parts
   
16/1/19 - 20:13   Inflation rate - CPI was 2.1% over the course of 2018 (down from 3.0% in 2017); RPI was 2.7% over the course of 2018 (down from 4.1% in 2017
   
16/1/19 - 13:56   C&C Vehicle Services - car and CV bodyshop (and BBA2018 Award winner) suffers fire at the weekend
   
16/1/19 - 13:13   FMG - promotes Head of Sales & Marketing, Andrew Chandler, to the role of Sales Director
   
16/1/19 - 12:56   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) - earlybird booking sale opens in just THREE weeks!
   
16/1/19 - 12:43   Brexit views - Richard Stone, Chief Executive of The Share Centre (and a Brexiteer) shares his views on "why Brexit will not happen"
   
16/1/19 - 12:34   BIBA Manifesto 2019 - business risks can be "transferred via insurance" to "seize opportunities in these uncertain times"
   
16/1/19 - 12:03   Multi-million pound fuel fraud - suspected fuel laundering site in Newry, Northern Ireland, dismantled
   
16/1/19 - 12:01   BVRLA - calls for Government to introduce a fairer tax regime that will accelerate the move to zero-emission vehicles
   
16/1/19 - 11:19   Zurich UK - boosts counter fraud detection to optimise claims process
   
16/1/19 - 10:49   Post Brexit, move to Malta?
   
16/1/19 - 10:25   Allianz UK - announces mental health charity, Mind as its new charity partner
   
16/1/19 - 10:21   The CBI (Confederation of British Industry) - response to PM's comments following the meaningful vote: "businesses need a new plan", now
   
16/1/19 - 10:12   IMI - Drayton Croft Kawasaki's Ollie Crowfoot is the youngest technician to undergo the IMI Accreditation
   
16/1/19 - 09:56   PSA - sign agreement with Indra Automobile Recycling to increase the use of re-used spare parts at PSA authorised repairers in France
   
16/1/19 - 09:33   Saga - trading update; "underwriting business has performed well during the year"
   
16/1/19 - 08:53   Government - Policing Minister, Nick Hurd, chairs new taskforce to tackle vehicle theft which has risen by 7% in the last 12 months
   
16/1/19 - 08:45   SMMT - reaction to Government defeat on Brexit deal
   
16/1/19 - 08:43   ABI - reaction to Government defeat on Brexit deal
   
15/1/19 - 13:59   AW Repair Group - ten new apprentices start their bodyshop career!
   
15/1/19 - 13:47   Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Company - launch their "Global Alliance" starting with pick-ups and European vans in 2022
   
15/1/19 - 13:09   Euro Car Parts - adds Carbon Clean to growing diesel range
   
15/1/19 - 13:01   SMMT - pre-Brexit vote statement
   
15/1/19 - 12:32   MSL Vehicle Solutions - launches Dualdrive, a new leasing and claims service for driving instructors
   
15/1/19 - 11:57   Continental - German automotive parts supplier says "profound technological transformation" in automotive industry is reducing growth rate
   
15/1/19 - 11:14   Confused.com/Willis Towers Watson Car Insurance Price Index - premiums drop 6% (£774 vs £827) but recent rises blamed on repair costs
   
15/1/19 - 10:57   Glc Car Insurance - FCA warns against unauthorised "motor insurance broker" using Instagram and WhatsApp to offer fully comp policies
   
15/1/19 - 10:39   Gloucester Police - 5 men sentenced for stealing cars and then breaking them up for parts at Everything Land Rover (ELR) breakers in Sling
   
15/1/19 - 10:20   Glass’s Used Commercial Hero for January 2019 - Peugeot Boxer Professional "offers versatility, durability and outstanding value for money"
   
15/1/19 - 09:59   UK Carline Limited (UKCL) - appointed to run branded Business Drive Direct programme for Toyota Financial Services (TFS)
   
15/1/19 - 09:25   Accident Exchange Group (Accident Exchange, DCML, In-Car Cleverness & APU) - rebrand under one name: AX
   
15/1/19 - 07:26   ThingCo - authorised by the MOJ to offer claims management services ahead of 'super dashcam' launch
   
15/1/19 - 07:14   Half a million may need to retake driving test if hard Brexit
   
14/1/19 - 14:07   January pay rise? - according to Direct Line, the novelty of a pay rise only lasts 43 days
   
14/1/19 - 13:57   Price of fuel named one of the biggest issues for drivers in 2019
   
14/1/19 - 13:46   Brexit - from 28 March 2019, drivers from the UK will need extra documentation to drive in the EU and EEA
   
14/1/19 - 13:41   KPMG - insurance scammers drive fraud value up (£17 million in 2018); number of fraud cases reaching courts in the UK rose by 78% in 2018
   
14/1/19 - 13:10   Aligning the MOT and vehicle safety recall systems - RAC comment
   
14/1/19 - 13:05   Comparethemarket.com’s Young Drivers Report - high cost of owning a car leads half a million young people to drive without insurance
   
14/1/19 - 12:42   IFED - crash for cash fraudster jailed: 20 claims, valued at £15k including car hire, repair costs and PI
   
14/1/19 - 12:33   Bodyshop and weekend working - regular weekend work detrimental to health and wellbeing at small businesses, says Zurich
   
14/1/19 - 12:27   Glass's Car Editor, Rob Donaldson - on the "intrinsic link between fuel prices and new car sales"
   
14/1/19 - 12:17   Lookers (Jennings) Kia and Ford Washington - aftersales department strengthens team with announcement of four new service dept recruits
   
14/1/19 - 11:40   Copart - appoints Jane Pocock as new UK Managing Director
   
14/1/19 - 11:21   Warrantywise - data reveals the real cost of repairs for cars (inc £9,000 for a Lamborghini Aventador Cooling Fan Motor)
   
14/1/19 - 10:17   CBI/PwC Financial Services Survey - demand for financial services falls for first time in 5 years (but insurers see rise in business volume)
   
14/1/19 - 09:26   Article published by Gallagher - new EU case ruling means vehicles no longer on the road may require insurance
   
14/1/19 - 09:17   MotorEasy - warning buyers not to rely on the MOT test to highlight potential problems with their vehicles
   
12/1/19 - 16:28   AM Awards - list of all finalist for the 23 awards; winners revealed on 7 Feb
   
11/1/19 - 14:14   ABP - final charity total from monies raised at Night of Knights higher than expected at £7,736
   
11/1/19 - 14:03   NAHL (Natonal Accident Helpline) - trading update: 2018 performance below expectations; share price crashes 16% to all time low
   
11/1/19 - 13:04   Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) - consumer car finance market falls by 1% in November
   
11/1/19 - 11:29   Preparing for Brexit - what is Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) doing for businesses?
   
11/1/19 - 10:51   Lightfoot - debuts Fleet and Consumer driver reward device at CES, the world’s largest and most influential tech event
   
11/1/19 - 10:39   Drive Stockton, part of Drive Vauxhall - achieve BSI Kitemark
   
11/1/19 - 10:31   Sussex Police - driver who assaulted his partner and crashed his car to try and injure her sentenced to two years in prison
   
11/1/19 - 10:13   ABAX - Driving Behaviour tool from Norwegian telematics and IoT firm
   
11/1/19 - 09:43   GEM - applications for Road Safety Charity grants for road safety projects closes Thursday 31 January
   
11/1/19 - 09:40   Motor Cycle Industry Association (MCIA) - 2018 Powered Two Wheeler Market
   
10/1/19 - 15:28   RPM Welding is currently having phone line issues
   
10/1/19 - 13:16   ABP Club Recommended Business Service Provider: InAutomotive - shortlisted for 2019 Onrec Award
   
10/1/19 - 12:33   Rolls-Royce Motor Cars (owned by BMW Group) - annual sales of 4,107 are the highest in the marque’s 115-year history
   
10/1/19 - 12:17   The National Motorcycle Dealer Association (NMDA) - attending the Motorcycle Trade Expo (20-22 Jan) at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire
   
10/1/19 - 12:14   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles - ex Apple engineer, Alexander Hitzinger, to head up Technical Development for CV and autonomous driving dept
   
10/1/19 - 12:08   FCA's Sector Views - includes eight pages on factors of "risk and harm" with the general insurance market
   
10/1/19 - 11:39   The City of London Police’s Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED) - secures 239 years jail time for fraudsters as unit turns seven
   
10/1/19 - 11:27   AGM Services - Taking Responsibility: a pledge to plant 2,300 tree saplings in 2019
   
10/1/19 - 11:23   Ford - announces job cuts
   
10/1/19 - 10:53   Insure the Box - appoint Stuart Ballantyne as Interim Claims Director
   
10/1/19 - 10:49   Thatcham Research - 1 space left on 2-day VDA re-accreditation taking place on Weds 16 Jan
   
10/1/19 - 10:29   Allianz Ireland - "gets tough with fraudsters"; 500 "suspicious cases" awaiting trial dates
   
10/1/19 - 09:55   REPOST FROM THE FORUM - RE: Current Vizion Engage events
   
10/1/19 - 09:48   DriverMetrics - publish new, free guide: 'Maximising the Safety Benefits of Telematics'
   
10/1/19 - 09:32   Jaguar Land Rover - plans to cut up to 5,000 jobs
   
09/1/19 - 14:44   bodyshop magazine - editor Alan Feldberg, appointed in September, has left; becomes 10th departure in 18 months; new editor is Dave Richards
   
09/1/19 - 14:13   Motor Ombudsman - upgrades its website with introduction of new Knowledge Base
   
09/1/19 - 14:08   Germany: VW to become a power supplier
   
09/1/19 - 13:54   Member request - re: TTS360
   
09/1/19 - 13:45   Re: The Northern Powerhouse - new £14 million deal will help create 500 jobs and new industrial quarter at former Redcar steelworks
   
09/1/19 - 13:40   Labour productivity (Q3 2018) grew by 0.2% compared with the same quarter a year ago - the weakest growth since 2016
   
09/1/19 - 13:20   The Volkswagen Group - Education Award recognises five model education projects in the Volkswagen Group
   
09/1/19 - 12:59   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) - earlybird booking sale opens in FOUR weeks!
   
09/1/19 - 12:23   Nissan - launch new 239-mile range LEAF with ADAS tech
   
09/1/19 - 12:13   Gemini Group - open new site in Wakefield (a former signage printing company); becomes their 25th UK site
   
09/1/19 - 11:44   Farécla - introduces ‘made by boost’ range of bodyshop consumables
   
09/1/19 - 11:40   Continental - "seamless" approach to goods delivery with the help of delivery robodogs and driverless vehicles
   
09/1/19 - 11:23   What Car? - 61 new cars are in contention for the 2019 What Car? Car of the Year Award
   
09/1/19 - 10:59   Hood Group - enters the motor insurance market, providing sales and service support to telematics motor insurance start-up, Ticker
   
09/1/19 - 10:34   BASF 'Color Report for Automotive OEM Coatings' - effect coatings create more diverse choices and raise popularity of achromatic colours
   
09/1/19 - 09:30   Auto-Motivate (part of the ABP Club Training Hub) - how to achieve health, wealth and happiness in 2019
   
09/1/19 - 00:57   "It'll be decades before autonomous cars are widespread on the roads" says head of Waymo, Google's self-driving division
   
08/1/19 - 14:18   USA: Symach - three new FixLine installations in the States
   
08/1/19 - 14:14   700 million virtual personal assistants (Alexa, Siri, Google) will be enabled in vehicles by 2024
   
08/1/19 - 14:07   Self-driving Tesla Model S hits and destroys an autonomous 'Promobot' robot at CES in Law Vegas
   
08/1/19 - 13:43   The Northern Powerhouse - new £14 million deal will help create 500 jobs and new industrial quarter at former Redcar steelworks
   
08/1/19 - 13:09   Axalta's 2018 automotive color popularity report - shows white's continued global preference on vehicles at 38%
   
08/1/19 - 12:44   The Motor Ombudsman - automotive dispute resolution provider upgrades website with Knowledge Base resource
   
08/1/19 - 12:33   BMW Group UK - Rob East appointed as new GM for BMW and MINI sales to business and leasing customers
   
08/1/19 - 12:28   Ford's “Robutt” seat test - now being rolled out for all Ford vehicles in Europe ready for all the January gym goers
   
08/1/19 - 11:55   Banking, insurance and other financial services if there’s no Brexit deal - UK Gov issues information for UK residents and businesses
   
08/1/19 - 09:45   Thatcham Research - reveals the ten contenders vying for the What Car? Safety Award 2019
   
08/1/19 - 09:36   Comparethemarket.com - motorists are paying an average of £217 more for their car insurance today than they were five years ago
   
08/1/19 - 09:31   Kia and Hyundai - EV wireless charging system autonomously relocates fully charged cars from power source to allow others to plug in
   
08/1/19 - 09:26   AkzoNobel - startup challenge begins
   
08/1/19 - 07:21   Crash-for-cash - ring-leader Raja Mehmood jailed for 6 years and 15 other gang members sentenced for £1.2m scam involving 80 "collisions"
   
07/1/19 - 19:52   A message from Ben - please encourage your staff to complete a quick survey about workplace health and wellbeing
   
07/1/19 - 19:48   Counterfeit or low standards goods - victim speaks out over “dangerous” motorbike helmet
   
07/1/19 - 14:41   National Windscreens - appoints Jan Teo as new managing director
   
07/1/19 - 14:12   Slater Gordon - win 5-year contract renewal from Brightside Group for hire and repair claims handling
   
07/1/19 - 14:05   The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) - motor insurer, Hiscox, confirmed as latest insurer member
   
07/1/19 - 14:02   Richard Steer - successfully completes his "big hill challenge" (Everest Base Camp) and reaches his £12,500 target for Royal British Legion
   
07/1/19 - 13:54   REPOST FROM FORUM - FAO bodyshops in West Yorkshire
   
07/1/19 - 13:47   Bridge maintenance backlog grows - £6.7 billion needed to clear workload
   
07/1/19 - 13:34   Allianz's High net worth insurance specialist, Home & Legacy - introduces enhanced motor proposition
   
07/1/19 - 13:32   Allianz's High net worth insurance specialist, Home & Legacy - introduces enhanced motor proposition
   
07/1/19 - 13:17   PPG - to acquire Hemmelrath, a German manufacturer of coatings for automotive original equipment manufacturers
   
07/1/19 - 13:17   Express article - 'car repair accelerates after long wait for special parts'
   
07/1/19 - 13:05   Auto Trader - on latest SMMT figures: "despite year of unprecedented challenges for the industry, 2018 closed in relatively good health"
   
07/1/19 - 12:48   Supermarket fuel prices "will be slashed "from Tuesday following continued decreases in wholesale costs
   
07/1/19 - 12:37   updated FORS Standard, which comes into effect on 14th January 2019
   
07/1/19 - 11:56   Enterprise Rent-A-Car - make apprenticeship levy funds available through their partnership with AutoRaise
   
07/1/19 - 11:51   Mitsubishi Motors - creates a new sales and marketing operation in Europe
   
07/1/19 - 10:59   AA News Briefs: 'signs of the road ahead for 2019' - fuel consumption drops despite petrol car surge
   
07/1/19 - 10:51   HPI - Ford Focus C-MAX tops fastest selling cars list
   
07/1/19 - 10:36   ABP Club Recommended Business Service Provider: InAutomotive - 6% increase in salary rate for advertised bodyshop jobs (2017/18 vs 2016/17)
   
07/1/19 - 09:47   SMMT - 141,234 hybrid or pure battery powered cars were sold in the UK in 2018 - compared to 2,225,913 petrol and diesel powered cars
   
07/1/19 - 09:21   Vertu - acquire Vans Direct, "a well-established on-line retailer of new vans", for £7.5m
   
07/1/19 - 09:18   SMMT - new car sales fell 6.8% in 2018 to 2.37m; diesel down 30%; hybrid/electric sales up 21%
   
06/1/19 - 18:38   Seward - south-coast dealer group acquired by Hendy Group
   
04/1/19 - 14:11   Paul Sell - Head of Supply Chain UK & Global Fulfilment Leader at Aviva has left and "started 2019 looking for a new challenge"
   
04/1/19 - 14:00   DrivingElectric.com - lead times growing for many electric cars
   
04/1/19 - 13:55   Volvo - worldwide sales up 12.4% to a new record high of 642,000 cars
   
04/1/19 - 11:02   Axalta - 2018 Automotive Colour Popularity Report shows that worldwide, white remains the most popular colour fitted to 38% of all vehicles
   
04/1/19 - 09:20   ABP Club Women's Automotive - W Series to inspire the next generation of women at Autosport International
   
04/1/19 - 09:06   Cambria Automobiles - trading update; sales volumes down but profits up; "the business is well positioned for the year ahead"
   
04/1/19 - 08:58   ABP Club UK Body Repair Industry Yearbook 2018-2019 - the 48-page 'industry-bible' is available online
   
04/1/19 - 07:55   iRG (Innovative Repair Group) - appoints former Thatcham Research Operations Manager, Tom Hudd, as Head of Technical Services
   
04/1/19 - 07:42   National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) - calls for road design to prioritise pedestrians and cyclists
   
04/1/19 - 02:04   Selsia - appoints Ruth Lane to position of Operations Controller
   
03/1/19 - 14:27   ABP Club - record year for ABP website with over 5 million pages viewed and 584,000 hours spent on the site
   
02/1/19 - 20:35   2019 - will be "the year of the eco-conscious driver"; 84% of drivers are becoming more conscious of their environmental impact
   
02/1/19 - 20:33   Ton of misery – drivers paid £100 more for petrol in 2018
   
02/1/19 - 20:18   comparethemarket.com - average car insurance premium in Q4 2018 rose "marginally" over the last quarter: now stands at £744
   
02/1/19 - 20:14   Volkswagen - give a sneak peak at mobile quick charging station (a bit like a smartphone power bank
   
02/1/19 - 20:04   Young Driver – lessons for 10-17 year-olds to take place on specially created road systems on private property
   
02/1/19 - 19:58   Hyundai - world’s first smart fingerprint tech allows drivers to unlock doors AND start the vehicle
   
02/1/19 - 19:50   BuyaCar.co.uk - introduces face recognition and AI tech to combat car buying fraud
   
02/1/19 - 19:43   Stockport Truck Centre (STC) – successful end of year for owners of STC Commercial Body Repairs (CBR)
   
02/1/19 - 19:36   2.2 million Brits drive regularly for work high on drink and drugs
   
02/1/19 - 14:11   Rail sector needs "radical reform" to address high fares
   
02/1/19 - 13:48   The Carlyle Group (owners of Nationwide and Innovation Group) - completes $6.7bn acquisition of claims management firm, Sedgwick Sedgwick
   
02/1/19 - 13:48   The Carlyle Group (owners of Nationwide and Innovation Group) - completes $6.7bn acquisition of claims management firm, Sedgwick Sedgwick
   
02/1/19 - 12:27   More than half a million potholes reported to councils in 2017
   
02/1/19 - 11:34   AA - today (Wednesday 2 January) likely to be one of the busiest days for breakdowns in 2019
   
02/1/19 - 11:25   Hyundai Motor UK - Ashley Andrew, currently Hyundai Motor UK Sales Director, appointed as new Managing Director
   
02/1/19 - 10:13   Farécla - 2 millionth milestone for Farécla Paint Cups
   
02/1/19 - 09:46   Halo - repair group support local charity, Stonepillow
   
02/1/19 - 09:26   LKQ Corporation - announces resignation of Sukhpal Singh as director of LKQ and chairman of Euro Car Parts
   
02/1/19 - 09:18   LKQ - confirm departure of Euro Car Parts CEO Martin Gray who is replaced by Andy Hamilton; "no intent to eliminate hundreds of jobs at ECP"
   
01/1/19 - 23:34   BS Supplies - Stoke-ok-Trent paint distributor celebrates 40th year in 2019; owner has "sold shares to International Applications"
   
01/1/19 - 19:03   Apollo Motor Group - involved with bike restoration project for Portsmouth's disadvantaged children
   
01/1/19 - 18:53   Consumer Intelligence car insurance price index - average car insurance policy has fallen 8.5% over last 12 months to £757
   
01/1/19 - 18:42   Stoneacre - our 11 accident repair centres continued to perform well in y/e April 2018 with revenue up 4.92%; success for 5 Repair Cubes
   
01/1/19 - 17:30   Bloomberg - fully self-driving cars “will take much longer than people imagine,” says Sachin Lawande, CEO of car parts maker Visteon Corp
   
01/1/19 - 16:56   Coverbox - black box car insurance premium could save drivers thousands of pounds but not for the reason they think says Daily Express story
   
31/12/18 - 17:42   Leigh Mase - leaves TrustFord to become Parts Director for the Mercedes Benz Retail Group
   
31/12/18 - 17:24   Zurich - Steve Helps, the Service Repair Manager MEU and Vendor Management, has left the company and is now "Open to New Opportunities"
   
31/12/18 - 17:12   Axalta - to "sit right at the heart of IBIS and bodyshop magazine" as the result of 3-year global deal
   
31/12/18 - 17:03   Auto Trader Group plc - completes joint venture with Cox Automotive called "Dealer Auction"
   
31/12/18 - 16:59   LKQ / Euro Car Parts - CAT (Car & Accessory Trader) magazine says "400 jobs to be axed" led to board resignations
   
28/12/18 - 23:01   Queen's New Year Honours List - CBE for Kevin Fitzpatrick, Nissan's Senior Vice President for Manufacturing, Purchasing and Supply Chain
   
28/12/18 - 22:59   Queen's New Year Honours List - CBE for legendary automotive designer and engineer, Gordon Murray
   
28/12/18 - 17:37   USA: CCC - using AI photo analytics capabilities their new Smart Estimate tool automatically writes the first estimate for engineer to check
   
28/12/18 - 17:25   Hyundai - the 2019 Santa Fe SUV will be first car in world to use fingerprint technology to unlock and start the vehicle
   
28/12/18 - 15:25   Xpress Centres - national network of 32 same-day car repair bodyshops, based at Tesco Extra stores