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05/12/19 - 14:38   Euro Car Parts - growing market for subframe and axle replacements for bodyshops
   
05/12/19 - 14:17   ABP Club Women in Automotive - meeting at Emtec next week is fully booked; please email if you wish to attend to go on the waiting list
   
05/12/19 - 14:16   Recruitment for automotive roles slows down 13.8% in the run up to the general election
   
05/12/19 - 14:12   Three penalty points added to your licence increases insurance costs by £209 per year
   
05/12/19 - 14:08   Ford and McDonald’s - converting coffee bean skin into car parts
   
05/12/19 - 13:55   Blue Badges - 2.29 million blue badges in use; 4.1% of the population
   
05/12/19 - 13:48   Comparethemarket - the electric vehicle "boom"
   
05/12/19 - 13:45   SMMT - record demand for alternatively fuelled cars in November; record market share of 10.2%
   
05/12/19 - 13:40   Optal - on average, FTSE 350 organisations misdirect payments worth £3m each year, while a massive £40 billion is paid late
   
05/12/19 - 13:35   96% of British drivers could make their Christmas travels on a single charge in the full-electric Peugeot e-208 (217-mile range)
   
05/12/19 - 11:56   Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - "building operational resilience": impact tolerances for important business services
   
05/12/19 - 11:51   The Parts Alliance - Winter Trade Show praised by customers as “a fantastic opportunity”
   
05/12/19 - 10:21   Tracker and NG Bailey - partner to reduce driver-related incidents by nearly two thirds
   
05/12/19 - 10:08   ERS (Equity Red Star) - appoint Amanda Blanc (ex Axa and Zurich) as non-exec director and chair
   
05/12/19 - 09:59   CitNOW - supports Autocar's Drivers of Change initiative
   
05/12/19 - 09:38   Fix Auto Dagenham - bodyshop takes on first apprentices supported by Enterprise Rent-A-Car levy transfer initiative
   
05/12/19 - 09:27   Symach - new UVA-LEDtronic technology can dry 1st coat in 20 seconds and 2nd coat in 40 seconds
   
04/12/19 - 14:15   Thatcham Research - the impact of future technology on our roads *** and in bodyshops ***
   
04/12/19 - 13:55   ABP Club Women in Automotive - meeting at Emtec next week is fully booked; please email if you wish to attend to go on the waiting list
   
04/12/19 - 13:49   Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance - Senior Vice President, Business Development, Hadi Zablit promoted to Alliance General Secretary role
   
04/12/19 - 13:32   DMN Logistics - personal leasing end of contract inspections specialist offers advice to drivers on how to avoide end of term fines
   
04/12/19 - 13:24   Hyundai - Smart Mobility 'Device' will "expand beyond automobiles" to include Personal Air Vehicle (PAV) and 'Service' ownership products
   
04/12/19 - 12:53   Insurance Innovators - risk prevention, rather than compensation, will become core of motorinsurance offering in 2023
   
04/12/19 - 12:28   LV=General Insurance - M62 crash for cash fraudsters sentenced after conflicting interviews exposed plot
   
04/12/19 - 12:27   LV=General Insurance - M62 crash for cash fraudsters sentenced after conflicting interviews exposed crash for cash plot
   
04/12/19 - 11:33   Millers Oils - renews partnership with Ginetta GT4 Supercup ahead of 2020 race season
   
04/12/19 - 11:30   RAC Foundation - more than 600,000 unlicensed vehicles on UK’s roads
   
04/12/19 - 11:26   Audatex UK - contact details for new office
   
04/12/19 - 10:11   RAC - November makes it four months of lower petrol prices
   
04/12/19 - 10:04   Thatcham Research - latest EuroNCAP testing includes 12 cars; Tesla Model X & Porsche Taycan receive five-star Euro NCAP ratings, but....
   
04/12/19 - 09:45   ‘Loyalty penalty’ super-complaint - will publish update on progress made in January
   
04/12/19 - 09:32   Bentley - starts work on new engineering test centre at Crewe HQ
   
03/12/19 - 14:09   TRACKER and Auto Capital - enable "automated intelligence" for commercial vehicle customers
   
03/12/19 - 13:57   Volvo Car UK - Volvo-trained technicians at local workshops can check and prepare fleet vehicles for winter driving
   
03/12/19 - 13:53   Volkswagen and Tesco free EV charging network, Amps up, as over 100 stores rolled out
   
03/12/19 - 13:29   Formula 1 - working with Amazon to develop next generation race car for 2021 racing season
   
03/12/19 - 12:35   eBUYgumm.co.uk - auction-type website allows repairers to sell unwanted car parts without any fees
   
03/12/19 - 12:10   AW Group - listed in Top 200 Fastest Growing Business in East Midlands
   
03/12/19 - 11:57   Ben - Industry Survey 2019 now open for responses from automotive industry people
   
03/12/19 - 11:18   Aviva - Amanda Blanc (ex Axa and Zurich) appointed as non-exec director; Glyn Barker and Claudia Arney retire from board
   
03/12/19 - 11:06   Drive System Design - project to optimise EV power density, efficiency and cost through advanced materials scalable to high volume
   
03/12/19 - 10:48   Daimler - aims to cut thousands of jobs worldwide by the end of 2022 in a bid to be more competitive in an electric vehicle-driven market
   
03/12/19 - 10:20   CameraMatics - when it comes to accidents involving commercial vehicles and their drivers, it’s very much ‘guilty until proven innocent’
   
03/12/19 - 10:09   Volvo - signs connected car deal with Avanci
   
03/12/19 - 10:01   USA: PPG - receives Gold Rating in corporate social responsibility from EcoVadis ranking PPG among top 5% of companies evaluated
   
03/12/19 - 09:20   ICB (Finch) - rebranded as Verlingue (specialist high net worth motor insurance) and will merge with Finch from Jan 2020
   
02/12/19 - 14:07   Sopp+Sopp - AGL’s commercial and fleet specialist moves to new Peterborough office
   
02/12/19 - 14:05   Auto Express - "the Great British car insurance write-off scandal - insurers working with DVLA to close gaps"
   
02/12/19 - 13:58   Which? Amazon and eBay safety issues (inc a fabric car seat, illegal in the UK) spark call for stronger regulation of marketplaces
   
02/12/19 - 13:48   British Coatings Federation - announces winners of 10th anniversary coatings industry awards
   
02/12/19 - 13:36   Axa UK - CEO Claudio Gienal gives his thoughts on an exciting new chapter for AXA UK, the implementation of their ‘Beyond 2020’ strategy
   
02/12/19 - 13:27   Tevva Motors - eTruck tech company confirms EV commercial vehicle series production will start in 2020
   
02/12/19 - 13:17   Europcar - 20% increase in van hire from firms operating across the North East
   
02/12/19 - 13:09   Xpress Centres - feature at number 5 in the annual Sunday Times "Fast Track 100"
   
02/12/19 - 13:03   Allianz - partners with on-demand insurtech, Dinghy, to provide freelancer cover
   
02/12/19 - 12:57   Thatcham Research - What Car? Awards 2020 Technology category entries announced; criteria includes 'making cars more repairable'
   
02/12/19 - 11:19   Euro Car Parts - refinishers from 70 bodyshops and garages attend Workshop Solutions’ bodyshop event
   
02/12/19 - 10:22   Carlac - celebrates 50th anniversary
   
02/12/19 - 10:08   Express article - "Warning! New research shows motorists at risk from purchasing false parts for used cars"
   
02/12/19 - 09:55   LexisNexis Risk Solutions - 'DriveTribe' interview: "from an insurance perspective, we are entering a new era"
   
02/12/19 - 09:44   CitNOW Video Awards 2019 - Lancaster, Lookers, Arnold Clark, Farnell, TrustFord and Baylis shortlised for Best Workshop CitNOW Video
   
02/12/19 - 09:24   Ford - UK police to trial 105mph all-wheel drive Ford Ranger Raptor
   
29/11/19 - 15:49   Northgate and Redde to merge - new company "Redde Northgate plc" will be 54% owned by Northgate shareholders and 46% by Redde shareholders
   
29/11/19 - 14:18   Gemini apprentice Matthew Turner - 'Highly Commended' at the National Apprenticeship Awards 2019 for Rising Star of the Year
   
29/11/19 - 14:14   Selsia - to spotlight major cost reductions for fleets at 2020 GBFE
   
29/11/19 - 14:11   ABP Club Women in Automotive meeting: Tuesday 10 December at Emtec, Nottingham - REGISTER NOW!
   
29/11/19 - 14:06   Fix Auto UK - launches an interest free finance scheme to help customers fund their vehicle repairs
   
29/11/19 - 13:21   C & D Services - secured Kia approval
   
29/11/19 - 13:13   Hyundai - busts 10 electric vehicle myths
   
29/11/19 - 12:33   Consumer Intelligence - insurance price comparison websites where multiple brands or products are "strategically deployed"
   
29/11/19 - 12:12   Thatcham Research - 'Influencing the car security war' article
   
29/11/19 - 11:41   CBI/Pearson 2019 Education and Skills Survey report - 45% of employers value academic and technical qualifications equally
   
29/11/19 - 11:11   Competition and Market Authority’s (CMA) - HSBC and Santander to refund business and personal banking customers after CMA action
   
29/11/19 - 11:02   RAC - 68% of drivers say removing hard shoulders on motorways is dangerous
   
29/11/19 - 10:49   Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - consults on changes to Senior Managers Regime (applies to FCA-regulated firms from December)
   
29/11/19 - 10:28   Admiral - snacks and drinks cost 117% more on average at a motorway service station than the same supermarket items
   
29/11/19 - 07:38   TDN Group - invest £1 million in first of 25 Axiom repair centres in Peterborough following investment from US firm, The 300 Group
   
29/11/19 - 00:31   Thatcham Research - reveals the top ten innovations breaking new ground in automotive technology
   
28/11/19 - 21:04   Admiral - snacks and drinks cost 117% more on average than the same supermarket items
   
28/11/19 - 20:42   Markerstudy - reach agreement with QIC (Qatar Insurance Company) on loan restructure
   
28/11/19 - 20:05   MS Amlin - 19th largest motor insurance company announces new operating model and senior leadership team
   
28/11/19 - 15:54   NFU Mutual and RAC - drivers unprepared for winter breakdowns; 62% have broken down but are more likely to carry umbrella than safety equip
   
28/11/19 - 14:23   What Car? - announces the long list for 23 categories in the Car of the Year Awards 2020
   
28/11/19 - 14:18   ABP Club Women in Automotive - Women & Leadership International (WLI) funding of up to £2,500 for automotive sector women available
   
28/11/19 - 14:09   Motorpoint - teams up with Motorpoint Arena Nottingham to launch designated driver incentive for live music fans
   
28/11/19 - 14:02   insurethebox - 5bn miles of driving data shows ‘personalised’ telematics policies save young motorists up to 38% at first year renewal
   
28/11/19 - 13:58   ABP Club Women in Automotive -BIG plans for 2020 will be announced at our next meeting (Tuesday 10 December at Emtec)
   
28/11/19 - 13:52   Fitch Ratings: forecast underwriting losses for UK motor insurance in 2020, as rising claim costs substantially outpace premium increases.
   
28/11/19 - 13:14   ALL the photos from the Convention and #NightofKnights are online (and on our Facebook page) to view and download... FOR FREE!
   
28/11/19 - 13:07   Admiral - wins consumer voted 'Best Motor Insurance' provider at The Money Pages Personal Finance Awards
   
28/11/19 - 12:51   ABP Club Training Hub: Crash Assessor UK - becomes first customer of Peritus ‘IMPROVE’
   
28/11/19 - 11:51   The Fellowship of the Motor Industry (FMI) - funding a 2020 achievers award bursary, supporting learning and development in the sector
   
28/11/19 - 11:43   Gemini ARC - to replace all plastic seat covers and steering wheel covers at Gemini bodyshops with reusable, washable nylon seat covers
   
28/11/19 - 09:54   Trakm8 - connected car tech can now help prevent breakdowns, boost enhance residual values & improve service & maintenance regime
   
28/11/19 - 09:42   Euro Car Parts - warns repairers against "dangerous and costly mistake" if you fail to recalibrate ADAS systems
   
27/11/19 - 15:43   InAutomotive - average paint tech earns £26,773; average body tech salary is £26,297
   
27/11/19 - 15:34   IGA - new garage guide "to improve ADAS awareness"
   
27/11/19 - 15:31   esure - appoints Roy Jubraj, Chief Strategy & Transformation Officer; Caroline Smith, Chief People Officer & Na Zhou, Chief Data Officer
   
27/11/19 - 13:06   ABI - Yorkshire and Midlands flood damage payouts set to top £100 million
   
27/11/19 - 12:02   TrustFord - awarded GoodCorporation Accreditation
   
27/11/19 - 11:55   Amberon - Traffic Management Provider cuts fuel bills by 10%, reduces accidents by 45% and transforms driver psychology with Lightfoot
   
27/11/19 - 11:40   CarGurus.co.uk - popular electric cars have appreciated in value during 2019, bucking industry trends
   
27/11/19 - 11:37   Remit and Rowen Small from Apollo Motor Group Cheltenham - Level 3 body repair apprentice at the WorldSkills UK final
   
27/11/19 - 09:41   SMMT - tariffs would "decimate" UK manufacturing, with 1.5 million vehicles lost by 2024 at a cost of £42.7 billion
   
27/11/19 - 09:35   Autocar - 'Drivers of Change' initiative launched to attract new talent to the UK automotive industry (technology, digital and retail)
   
27/11/19 - 09:25   Cromax - Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP teams up with Official Sponsor, Cromax, for 2020 wall calendar
   
27/11/19 - 09:18   Vantage Leasing - Police cuts coincide with highest drink-drive spike since 2010; Christmas period sees >20% spike in drink-drive accidents
   
27/11/19 - 03:19   Women in Insurance awards - held for the first time last night; full list all 22 winners and all the finalists
   
27/11/19 - 03:16   Women in Insurance awards - held for the first time last night; full list of the 19 winners and all the finalists
   
26/11/19 - 14:06   GoCompare - becomes first comparison website to join Cifas
   
26/11/19 - 14:02   MORE TH>N - 28% drivers surveyed have had an accident/near miss as a result of an in-car distraction; av £472 to repair post-accident (RSA)
   
26/11/19 - 13:55   German car manufacturers (BMW, Volkswagen Group and Daimler) fined €100 million for anticompetitive practices in the purchase of steel
   
26/11/19 - 13:37   ThingCo's Theo - "Don’t buy a dashcam this Christmas – buy Theo the smart in-car companion that sees, senses and talks"
   
26/11/19 - 13:05   Insurance Fraud Bureau - ghost broker makes £90,000 by providing drug gang with dodgy insurance for 59 vehicles
   
26/11/19 - 12:55   Arnold Clark's Girls with Skills apprenticeship programme - GTG's first all-female bodyshop apprentice training group
   
26/11/19 - 12:50   Arnold Clark's Girls with Skills apprenticeship programme - GTG's first all-female bodyshop apprentice training group
   
26/11/19 - 12:20   HELLA UK - announces new UK Managing Director, Neil Grant (former financial director)
   
26/11/19 - 12:00   TomTom Telematics - officially renamed Webfleet Solutions
   
26/11/19 - 11:53   The Auto Education Academy (Euro Car Parts’ training division) - Technical Teaser: Ford fuel failure for the C-Max
   
26/11/19 - 11:40   Consumer Intelligence - 89% of drivers say they are willing to pay for at least one add-on policy with their motor insurance
   
26/11/19 - 11:31   Indeed - Rolls-Royce (#13), RBS (#21) and Arnold Clark (#25) named in the top 25 best employers in the UK
   
26/11/19 - 10:47   The Motor Ombudsman - new online search function to find garages that service and repair electric vehicles (EVs)
   
26/11/19 - 10:20   AXA - the "unsung hero" promoting gender equality in the boardroom
   
26/11/19 - 09:57   What Car? - AA ranked as Britain’s best breakdown provider; RAC found to repair most cars by the roadside
   
26/11/19 - 09:40   AX - 112,000 cars stolen in UK in 2017-18, up by 50% in 5 years; thieves using WhatsApp groups to plan crime
   
26/11/19 - 08:06   Gemini Edinburgh - win accident repair centre of the year award at the Scottish Corporate Livewire Awards
   
26/11/19 - 08:05   Gemini - acquire new start-up site in Glasgow; becomes their 29th site
   
25/11/19 - 14:16   Europcar - major new van rental site opens in Sheffield
   
25/11/19 - 14:14   Libby Price, Gemini Accident Repair - winner of WorldSkills UK's Diversity & Inclusion Heroes #'Role Model' Award
   
25/11/19 - 14:11   IAG (Insurance Australia Group) - to acquire MotorServe business offering wide range of services inc servicing and mechanical repair
   
25/11/19 - 14:09   Uber - loses licence to operate in London but will continue to operate during appeal period
   
25/11/19 - 13:24   insurethebox - distracted drivers contributed to a total of 3,070 accidents in the last year
   
25/11/19 - 13:02   OECD Economic Outlook - weak global trade and investment threaten long-term growth
   
25/11/19 - 12:43   Renault - "class-leading" predicted Residual Values (RVs) of up to 42% for electric vehicle, ZOE
   
25/11/19 - 12:05   iRG - 12 new bodyshop apprentices join iRG; studying on block release at Newport College (Coleg Gwent)
   
25/11/19 - 11:58   ABP Club Women in Automotive - have YOUR say on the relaunched group's plans for 2020 at our next meeting (Tuesday 10 December at Emtec)
   
25/11/19 - 11:39   Bloodhound Land Speed Record (LSR) car - Mission Accomplished! 0 to 628mph in 50 seconds
   
25/11/19 - 11:33   'The Journal' from the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) - the impact of autonomous vehicles on the insurance sector
   
25/11/19 - 11:15   Insurance Ireland - calls for personal injury reform to address "real effects of claims inflation"
   
25/11/19 - 10:25   CV Library - 66% of us are up and planning the work day at 6am
   
25/11/19 - 10:03   Autoglass Calibration Roadshows for bodyshops - STILL TIME TO REGISTER for dates in December
   
25/11/19 - 09:58   RAC - launch first ever RAC-branded child car seat
   
25/11/19 - 09:35   Robins & Day Peugeot Maidstone - new, relocated dealership and workshop
   
25/11/19 - 01:15   Insurance Times Awards - full list of all 32 winners (plus finalists) from Friday night's awards ceremony
   
25/11/19 - 01:00   Caversham Coachworks - newly introduced 'residents only' parking on all roads around their site cause problems for the business
   
24/11/19 - 01:52   WorldSkills UK - Matthew Sutton from Abbots Car Repairs wins gold in Body Repair; Craig Kennedy from Howell ARC, wins gold in Refinishing
   
23/11/19 - 13:34   Gemini - apprentice Libby Price wins Role Model of the Year at inaugural WorldSkills UK Diversity and Inclusion Heroes Awards
   
22/11/19 - 13:55   Zurich - partners with Applied Systems for motor premium pricing
   
22/11/19 - 13:43   AA Insurance Services - catalytic converter thefts up tenfold in 2019
   
22/11/19 - 12:02   PPG's Melvyn “Ginger” Ward - colour matcher at the Automotive Refinish site in Stowmarket celebrates 60 years at PPG
   
22/11/19 - 11:41   MG Cannon - 20 Customer Advisors and Drivers from 6 bodyshop sites attend Customer Experience Conference
   
22/11/19 - 11:29   Car-O-Liner - "proud" to be the Official Sponsors at WorldSkills UK 2019
   
22/11/19 - 11:10   Volvo Car UK - benefit from "massive military veterans talent pool" as it looks to take on 150 new technicians next year
   
22/11/19 - 10:55   iRG - 7th largest independent bodyshop group invest heavily in automotive sector apprentices
   
22/11/19 - 10:34   AkzoNobel - new ColorSurfaces OEM range from Akzo's Automotive and Specialty Coatings
   
22/11/19 - 10:18   RAC Report on Motoring - 49% drivers say the pothole problem on local roads is getting worse
   
22/11/19 - 10:12   LexisNexis - "the new automotive-insurance relationship that is going to be necessary"
   
22/11/19 - 09:43   Synetiq - one of just 25 UK companies recognised by Elite Future Shapers programme
   
21/11/19 - 13:31   The Vella Group - cuts 2 days from repair time across 6 bodyshop sites with new replacement vehicle programme from Enterprise
   
21/11/19 - 13:15   GoCompare - appoints Seb Chakraborty as Chief Technology Officer
   
21/11/19 - 13:08   Jail and driving ban for valeter after "drunken rampage" that caused £46k damage to brand new cars at dealer
   
21/11/19 - 12:58   GEM Motoring Assist - warns drivers about (legal) drug driving
   
21/11/19 - 12:54   Sytner Group - new Middlesex site - Guy Salmon Jaguar Land Rover Sunbury - due to open in 2020
   
21/11/19 - 12:30   Allianz - partners with Microsoft to "digitally transform" the insurance industry
   
21/11/19 - 12:26   Kwik Fit - speed awareness courses have greatest impact in reducing number of drivers committing further speed offences
   
21/11/19 - 12:24   SEAT - new 'Urban Mobility' strategic business unit to launch electric scooter
   
21/11/19 - 12:04   Chasing Perfect - Documentary film about Frank Stephenson, designer behind MINI, Fiat 500 and McLaren P1, on Netflix
   
21/11/19 - 11:57   Vehicle excise duty evasion statistics: 2019 - estimated rate of unlicensed vehicles in traffic in the UK was 1.6% (down from 1.8%)
   
21/11/19 - 11:37   Direct Line - trading update: motor claims inflation experience within expectations; launch of group's 6 key strategic objectives
   
21/11/19 - 10:47   First Central Insurance - Mercedes-Benz A-Class tops list of "top 10 safest cars of 2019"
   
21/11/19 - 10:34   Autoglass - new own-brand windscreen wiper blade range
   
21/11/19 - 10:09   Auto Windscreens - offer drop in sessions to help staff offset their personal motoring and transport CO2 footprint
   
21/11/19 - 09:34   Veoneer - joins Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium (AVCC) to speed autonomous driving vehicle development
   
21/11/19 - 02:10   Aviva - new structure with 5 divisions; "stronger, simpler, better"; focus now on 3 strategic priorities
   
20/11/19 - 19:58   Motofix Group - gain Volkswagen Group approval at Northampton repair site; 6th Motofix bodyshop to join the VWG network
   
20/11/19 - 14:07   ABP Club Women in Automotive meeting: Tuesday 10 December at Emtec, Nottingham - REGISTER NOW!
   
20/11/19 - 13:45   The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - updates guidance on fees and commissions to brokers, intermediaries and supply chain distribution
   
20/11/19 - 13:13   TrustFord - new Quick Lane Tyre & Autocentre opens in Colchester; second that has TrustFord behind it as the franchisee
   
20/11/19 - 11:33   The IMI - Industry body champions the next generation of automotive talent #WSUKLIVE
   
20/11/19 - 10:29   Morelli Group - sponsor WorldSkills UK event for eighth year running
   
20/11/19 - 10:19   USA: National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) - "inadequate safety culture" contributed to Uber automated test vehicle crash
   
20/11/19 - 10:17   USA: National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) - "inadequate safety culture" contributed to Uuber automated test vehicle crash
   
20/11/19 - 10:03   All new cars must have the facility to fit a built-in breathalyser from 2022
   
20/11/19 - 09:44   Copart - tackling waste with 1,000 eco-friendly refillable water bottles for staff
   
19/11/19 - 13:43   Allianz article - 'Green Parts' and sustainable solutions in vehicle repair'
   
19/11/19 - 13:30   Saga - appoint Cheryl Agius (ex Legal & General) as CEO of Insurance and Gilles Normand (ex Covéa) as Chief Operating Officer
   
19/11/19 - 13:07   What Car? Vans - 88% of all new vans fail to meet any of the proposed European safety standards
   
19/11/19 - 12:45   comparethemarket.com - announces the launch of The Simples Awards for motor insurers
   
19/11/19 - 12:32   IFED - insurance fraudster sentenced for exaggerating car’s value and falsely claiming it had been stolen
   
19/11/19 - 12:25   English council parking profits surge - combined profit of £930 million from their parking activities
   
19/11/19 - 11:48   NIBS Group - members Cunbar Paints, Movac and Carlac scoop Repairer Choice Paint Distributor of the Year Awards
   
19/11/19 - 11:31   Riverpark Training - brilliant WorldSkills UK video featuring bodyshop contestants ready for Skill Auto finals this week
   
19/11/19 - 11:19   MotorEasy - new Parts Only Warranty with publisher of workshop car manuals, Haynes
   
19/11/19 - 10:51   The Standox 2020 calendar - 'The Colours of Europe'
   
19/11/19 - 10:41   Whiplash injuries in low-impact accidents "have become a social disease"
   
19/11/19 - 09:52   EDAM Group - wins at Manchester Evening News Business Awards 2019
   
19/11/19 - 09:29   Tata Steel - to cut 3,000 jobs "to urgently improve financial performance"
   
19/11/19 - 09:14   AXA - to underwrite THB's Fleet UK product from 1 January
   
18/11/19 - 14:08   ALL the photos from the Convention and #NightofKnights are online to view and download... FOR FREE!
   
18/11/19 - 14:05   Dave Willett & Mick Whitehead congratulate Angela Henry - this year’s ABP Club Women in Automotive Special Recognition Award winner
   
18/11/19 - 13:57   IFED - CMC employee who stole £9k from repairer (and defrauded AXA, RSA, Aviva, Allianz and NFU Mutual) jailed
   
18/11/19 - 13:42   SMMT - UK used car sales grow 0.9% in Q3 with 18,925 sales; Ford Fiesta tops list
   
18/11/19 - 13:02   AutoRaise - vehicle repair apprentices at WorldSkills LIVE in Birmingham this week (21-23 November)
   
18/11/19 - 12:48   Cromax - how bodyshops can "turn customer impatience into profit"
   
18/11/19 - 12:27   S&G Response - appoint new Head of HR and Learning & Development, Anne Pass
   
18/11/19 - 12:03   TRACKER - telematics insurance partnership with broker, Curran Connolly, protects young drivers
   
18/11/19 - 11:33   Europcar - improves vehicle delivery and collection operational processes for corporate customers
   
18/11/19 - 11:29   Direct Line Group - insures drivers using car subscription service, Drover
   
18/11/19 - 11:00   National Windscreens - "proud" to support The Accident Repair Sector Advisory Group
   
18/11/19 - 10:47   Freeway Fleet Systems - adopted by Belfast Port Commercials (service and repair trailers for transport operators) workshop
   
18/11/19 - 10:39   UK Customer Satisfaction Awards 2020- finalists include Aviva, Kindertons Accident Management, Zurich and Inchcape
   
18/11/19 - 10:38   Comparethemarket.com - Peugeot 108 tops the 'top ten best first cars for young drivers' based on average cost of insurance
   
18/11/19 - 10:28   UK Customer Satisfaction Awards 2020- finalists include
   
18/11/19 - 10:00   ABP Club Training Hub: Peritus - online training platform technology "revolutionising" the way repairers train their people
   
18/11/19 - 09:49   Grove - new bodyshop "industry first" app with updated catalogue, stock availability and prices
   
18/11/19 - 09:19   Road Safety Week (18–24 November) - a third of adults have been in a collision or near miss on the road in past year
   
15/11/19 - 14:05   Spies Hecker - scoops Paint Brand of the Year at ABP’s Night of Knights Awards
   
15/11/19 - 13:34   Night of Knights guests raise £7,177 for AutoRaise, Ben and Rainbow Trust - THANK YOU!
   
15/11/19 - 13:27   Copart - Brexit-driven trends in salvage market
   
15/11/19 - 13:21   RAC - invests in mileage-based car insurance product, Wrisk
   
15/11/19 - 13:18   HELLA - sells relay business to Hongfa to "align electronics business" with EV and autonomous driving automotive trends
   
15/11/19 - 12:58   Xpress Vehicle Solutions - Leamington Spa 'automotive village' to offer fast track accident repairs, MOT, tyres & servicing, & "Wheel A&E"
   
15/11/19 - 12:56   Xpress Vehicle Solutions - Leamington Spa 'automotive village' to offer fast track accident repairs, MOT, tyres & servicing, & "Wheel A&E"
   
15/11/19 - 12:12   Angela Henry, M&M Fix Auto Stoke - wins this year’s ABP Club Women in Automotive Special Recognition Award
   
15/11/19 - 11:58   Consumer Intelligence - FCA feature Consumer Intelligence transparency research
   
15/11/19 - 11:40   ALL the photos from the Convention and #NightofKnights are online to view and download... FOR FREE!
   
15/11/19 - 11:27   ABI Blog - calls on next government to cut IPT rate as UK gears up for third general election in 5 years
   
15/11/19 - 10:43   EDAM Group - appoints Lesley Jackson (ex Ageas) as Chief Commercial Officer and Helen Morris (ex Accident Exchange) as Claims Director
   
15/11/19 - 10:16   Axalta - Paint Brand of the Year award winner, Spies Hecker, congratulates ABP Night of Knights award winners
   
15/11/19 - 09:46   comparethemarket.com - 80% of drivers say they are worried about the safety of driverless cars
   
15/11/19 - 09:36   Direct Line - £2m of fines for 13,000 dangerous mobile drivers who are 3 times more likely to be involved in an accident
   
14/11/19 - 14:04   PwC - flooding in the North of England could cost insurers £120m
   
14/11/19 - 13:58   ABI - flood advice from the Association of British Insurers
   
14/11/19 - 13:54   SMMT - used car market in Q3 up 0.9% on last year, used diesels sales up 1.4%; YTD used car sales of 6.13m, down 0.8%
   
14/11/19 - 13:44   TrustFord - CEO and Chairman of UK's 2nd largest dealer owned bodyshop group (14 bodyshop sites) says 2019 "a year of investment"
   
14/11/19 - 13:33   Luke Hope, Apollo Academy Apprentice - winner of the #NightofKnights 2019 ABP Special Recognition award
   
14/11/19 - 13:25   FCA - warns its 4,000 staff about their "shameful behaviour" at London HQ, which includes "defecating and urinating on the floor"
   
14/11/19 - 13:21   e2e - upgrades online auction platform, SalvageMarket
   
14/11/19 - 13:01   Night of Knights charity prize draw raises £4,500 for AutoRaise, Ben and Rainbow Trust
   
14/11/19 - 12:38   The 2019 Industry Knight is... Christine Maskill from NCR Bodyshops
   
14/11/19 - 12:20   Venson Automotive Solutions - UK road users simply want electric vehicles to sound like petrol or diesel cars
   
14/11/19 - 11:36   RS Autocare - Kent-based bodyshop joins repair network as Fix Auto Gravesend
   
14/11/19 - 10:54   560 photos from the Convention and Night of Knights are online to view and download FOR FREE!
   
14/11/19 - 10:22   Solera Audatex - wins ‘Best Estimating System’ for the 12th year in a row at the ABP Club Night of Knights Awards 2019
   
13/11/19 - 22:27   SYNETIQ - brand new auction site launching on Monday
   
13/11/19 - 14:47   Repairers Choice awards - an apology to PPG and AkzoNobel from ABP Club chairman David Cresswell
   
13/11/19 - 14:19   EDAM Group - scoops Gold at UK Business Awards 2019
   
13/11/19 - 14:14   Photographs from the Convention and Night of Knights will be available to download (for free) on Thursday
   
13/11/19 - 13:54   The 2019 Night of Knights: the winners from last night’s awards ceremony
   
13/11/19 - 13:16   Inflation rate - falls to a three year low; CPI down to 1.5% for last 12 months; RPI down to 2.1%
   
13/11/19 - 12:58   Best-attended ABP Club Annual Convention, EVER!
   
13/11/19 - 12:35   IT'S OFFICIAL! ABP Club now has the 2 biggest bodyshop awards event in the world: the BBAs (962 guests) and Night of Knights (720 guests)
   
13/11/19 - 10:54   What Car? - shortlist of 12 new models revealed for 2020 What Car? Reader Award
   
13/11/19 - 10:28   ABP Recommended Business Service Provider: Glaisyers - 5 considerations when acquiring a company
   
13/11/19 - 09:51   Thatcham Research - latest Euro NCAP results for Ford Explorer (5*), Mazda XC-30 (5*), Mercedes-Benz GLB (5*) and Vauxhall Corsa (4*)
   
12/11/19 - 14:05   Young Driver - drivers believe it takes over a year ‘on the road’ to gain the necessary skills
   
12/11/19 - 13:56   ABP Club #NightofKnights Charity Silent Auction - bring £10 for the Auction for AutoRaise, Ben and Rainbow Trust!
   
12/11/19 - 13:48   SMMT Automotive Supplier Finder (ASF) - launches free online platform helping match automotive buyers with suppliers to boost new business
   
12/11/19 - 13:42   ABP Club #NIGHTOFKNIGHTS Delegate Joining Instructions for guests joining us TONIGHT @ The Vox, Resorts World Birmingham (postcode B40 1PU)
   
12/11/19 - 13:30   Hyundai - demonstrates autonomous driving tech capabilities with first successful truck platooning trial
   
12/11/19 - 12:00   Copart - wins Senior Finance Leader of the Year award
   
12/11/19 - 11:42   National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) - volumes of vehicles arriving at auction centres set to fall
   
12/11/19 - 11:39   Whats Car? - fully electric car is the best choice for one-in-five new car buyers
   
12/11/19 - 11:35   HELLA – online wiper solution configurator helps technicians find the correct replacements
   
11/11/19 - 21:01   Faxi - TRANStech Award for app that incentivises carpooling underlines "game-changing" role of ride sharing
   
11/11/19 - 20:39   AW Repair Group #NIGHTOFKNIGHTS Sponsor news - confirm changes to the bodyshop group's leadership structure
   
11/11/19 - 14:20   Service Certainty - launches Imageproof Hub
   
11/11/19 - 14:12   AW Repair Group #NIGHTOFKNIGHTS Sponsor news - AW release Moonwalk film ahead of ABP Convention
   
11/11/19 - 13:48   Volvo - customers buying a new Volvo plug-in hybrid receive year's free electricity to charge their car
   
11/11/19 - 13:15   ABP Club Night of Knights Charity Silent Auction - a sneaky (Peaky Blinders) at the Lots raising money for AutoRaise, Ben and Rainbow Trust!
   
11/11/19 - 13:15   PPG Refinish #NIGHTOFKNIGHTS Sponsor news - PPG appoints Mark Essex (ex Nationwide) as Technical Manager UK & Ireland
   
11/11/19 - 13:05   ABP Convention and #NightofKnights (TOMORROW!) - check out the guest list, agenda and much more in the online Event Programme
   
11/11/19 - 13:00   Spraybooth Technology Limited (STL) - STL's project team praised by Smart Fleet Solutions after completing "biggest contract to date"
   
11/11/19 - 12:55   ABP Annual Convention and #NIGHTOFKNIGHTS Delegate Joining Instructions FOR TOMORROW (Tues 12 November) @ The Vox, Resorts World Birmingham
   
11/11/19 - 12:51   Allianz Insurance - announces James Barclay as new head of sales & distribution for Allianz Legal Protection
   
11/11/19 - 12:50   ​Allianz Insurance - announces James Barclay as new head of sales & distribution for Allianz Legal Protection
   
11/11/19 - 12:37   Roadmap shows how you could be riding in self-driving vehicles by 2030
   
11/11/19 - 12:28   Volvo Cars - to implement blockchain traceability (transparent and reliable shared data network) of cobalt used in electric car batteries
   
11/11/19 - 12:14   Circle Leasing #NIGHTOFKNIGHTS Sponsor news - bodyshops: why a 12-month contract is better in the long run than a longer contract...
   
11/11/19 - 12:04   GYS #NIGHTOFKNIGHTS Exhibitor news - see the Arc Pull, on display on GYS's stand tomorrow!
   
11/11/19 - 11:49   Direct Line Insurance Group - confirms changes to membership of Board Committees
   
11/11/19 - 11:40   Repair & Restore - Carlac congratulate Goole-based bodyshop on PAS accreditation
   
11/11/19 - 11:36   InsuretheGap.com - 29% of UK drivers have written a car off
   
11/11/19 - 11:28   Road Runner - motor trade insurer launches new broker platform
   
11/11/19 - 11:23   53% working in the motor trader admit to feeling lonely in the workplace - 58% say they have nothing in common with their colleagues
   
11/11/19 - 11:03   Phoenix Group - Andy Briggs, former Aviva UK CEO, appointed as Phoenix Group CEO (acquisition and management of life insurance & pensions)
   
11/11/19 - 10:54   Roberlo - new Blucrom waterbased colour system for refinishers
   
11/11/19 - 10:31   365 Business Finance - car repair workshops and MOT garages "increasingly funded by merchant cash advances"
   
11/11/19 - 10:26   Apollo Motor Group's Prestige site in Chichester - largest accident repair group in the South of England gains BMW/MINI approval
   
11/11/19 - 10:23   Apollo Motor Group's Prestige site in Chichester - largest accident repair group in the South of England gains BMW/MINI approval
   
10/11/19 - 12:49   Aviva - Keoghs successfully defend £400,000 credit hire bill for over 1,000 days hire of a £300-a-day Mercedes C220
   
09/11/19 - 15:49   Derek McMullan (ex Zurich) - appointed as new chairman of IAM RoadSmart
   
08/11/19 - 14:29   Ageas UK - Q3 results; YTD profits up 7% on income down 4%; "challenging motor market conditions ...motor claims inflation impact in Q3"
   
08/11/19 - 14:10   Allianz UK - Q3 results; YTD premiums and profits slip; motor claims costs (parts, materials and labour) are increasing ahead of inflation
   
08/11/19 - 12:46   GRM Bodycraft - join Fix Auto as Fix Auto Edinburgh Central
   
08/11/19 - 12:32   Allianz - Q3 trading update: "in good financial position" & "#1 insurance brand"; with LV= transactions combined GWP >£4bn
   
08/11/19 - 12:22   ABP Annual Convention (Tuesday 12 November at the Vox, Resorts World Birmingham) – Delegate Joining Instructions
   
08/11/19 - 11:58   ABP Club Night of Knights Charity Silent Auction - a sneaky (Peaky Blinders) at the Lots raising money for AutoRaise, Ben and Rainbow Trust!
   
08/11/19 - 11:27   AutoRaise (a #NIGHTOFKNIGHTS Charity) - celebrates third anniversary
   
08/11/19 - 11:14   e2e Total Loss Vehicle Management - creating a "virtual Mexican Wave of foodbank donation" on Twitter
   
08/11/19 - 11:09   ABP Convention / Night of Knights - event now FULL with a record 720 guests registered; programme now available on-line
   
08/11/19 - 11:06   Study questions impact of 20mph schemes on public health
   
08/11/19 - 11:03   Aviva - appoints Jan-Hendrik Erasmus as Chief Risk Officer
   
08/11/19 - 10:59   SMMT - UK new van market down -11.0% in October but new models help offset market weakness
   
08/11/19 - 10:19   Aviva - consumers blitzed with 1 BILLION insurance-related nuisance calls; just 3% of nuisance calls have legally-required customer consent
   
08/11/19 - 10:10   ATF Pro Conference for the vehicle recycling industry - Wednesday 27 November at Warwick University
   
07/11/19 - 19:26   ABP Club Annual Convention and Night of Knights Programme 2019 - FULL of info and online NOW!
   
07/11/19 - 15:53   RAC - price of petrol drops for third month in a row (1.5p a litre cheaper in October)
   
07/11/19 - 14:16   Sopp+Sopp - win Amey accident management contract
   
07/11/19 - 14:12   AutoVista report: US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) - Uber autonomous test vehicles involved in 37 crashes in the 18 months
   
07/11/19 - 13:59   Theo (ThingCo) - connectivity in cars could prevent 25,000 serious accidents in the coming decade and save 2,500 lives
   
07/11/19 - 13:39   ECA Business Energy #NIGHTOFKNIGHTS Sponsor news - speak to a bodyshop sector energy specialist at the event next week
   
07/11/19 - 13:34   ABP Annual Convention (Tuesday 12 November at the Vox, Resorts World Birmingham) – Delegate Joining Instructions
   
07/11/19 - 11:56   HPI - steps in to help motorists who don’t know their PHEVs from their BEVs
   
07/11/19 - 11:49   Kindertons - new Kindertons motor claims app lets drivers submit new claims & track existing claim
   
07/11/19 - 11:37   Ford of Europe - joins the “New Deal for Europe” initiative to tackle climate change
   
07/11/19 - 10:36   insurethebox - sponsors National Road Safety Conference (12-13 November 2019) in Telford
   
07/11/19 - 09:30   AutoFlow #NIGHTOFKNIGHTS Sponsor news - launch series of web presentations: AutoFlow Insights
   
07/11/19 - 09:21   Spraybooth Technology Limited (STL) - appoint new Operations Manager, Chris Ainger
   
07/11/19 - 09:14   BVRLA - tells Govt "extend the Plug-in Grant for pure electric vehicles until 2025"
   
07/11/19 - 08:59   RSA - Q3 trading update: "pleasing progress YTD 2019 with underwriting profit strongly up"; "UK cost reduction programme has now commenced"
   
06/11/19 - 14:17   Bristol to become first UK city to ban diesel cars
   
06/11/19 - 13:59   Dayinsure - human drivers should eventually be phased out in favour of autonomous vehicles, say a quarter of drivers
   
06/11/19 - 13:27   Axalta - white (38%), black (19%), and grey (13%) top 67th annual Global Automotive Colour Popularity report
   
06/11/19 - 13:11   Are you feeling stressed? - help and advice from Ben on Stress Awareness Day
   
06/11/19 - 13:05   Thatcham Research article - "re-setting repairability for the 21st century"
   
06/11/19 - 12:32   SEMA Show, Las Vegas - winners announced of "Best New Collision Repair & Refinish Product" award
   
06/11/19 - 12:24   The Burley Group - motor trade & fleet insurance broker acquired by Radius (telematics and fuel card brands Kinesis and UK Fuels)
   
06/11/19 - 12:19   Stress is biggest issue for automotive industry people – according to Ben’s latest survey results
   
06/11/19 - 11:59   Are tyres replacing tailpipe as the policy priority? - tyres set to be scrutinised and regulated more, says Emissions Analytics
   
06/11/19 - 11:37   British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) - ‘signposting’ agreement helps 700,000 older motor and travel insurance customers
   
06/11/19 - 11:24   First Line - bodyshop technicians can claim their free 2020 wall planner
   
06/11/19 - 11:21   SEAT - breaks into motorcycle market with a fully electric eScooter; equivalent to a 125cc model
   
06/11/19 - 11:15   FSB - Small firms call for ‘jobs tax’ support as wage reviews urge caution
   
06/11/19 - 10:25   Thatcham Research - six new models tested in latest car security assessments: ALL pass Relay Attack test...
   
06/11/19 - 10:14   CitNOW - to showcase enhanced Web app at AM Live's dealer event this week
   
06/11/19 - 09:15   Plenham Ltd (owners of IBIS and bodyshop mag) - accounts for y/e 30 Oct 2018 showing as overdue by Companies House
   
05/11/19 - 23:10   Solera - open letter to all customers on appointment of Darko Dejanovic as Interim CEO, taking over from Jeff Tarr who is "stepping down"
   
05/11/19 - 23:09   Solera - announce Darko Dejanovic as Interim CEO; he replaces Jeff Tarr who joined in May to replace Tony Aquila to Take Helm of Company
   
05/11/19 - 20:24   PPG - Honda Europe extend approval for another 5 years covering PPG, NEXA AUTOCOLOR and MAXMEYER refinish brands
   
05/11/19 - 14:17   TRL (Transport Research Laboratory) - new DeTECToR tool assesses climate change impact on roads
   
05/11/19 - 14:07   ABP Repairers Choice Awards - finalists announced after record voting from 838 bodyshops who provided 21,900 ratings on suppliers
   
05/11/19 - 14:06   BVRLA - Government has signed an agreement with the BVRLA to act as an approved partner to monitor and assess compliance
   
05/11/19 - 14:02   In Town Automotive - apprentice honoured at prestigious local business awards
   
05/11/19 - 13:58   HSE - annual stats for GB; wholesale and retail trade (including motor vehicle repair) "statistically significantly higher injury rate"
   
05/11/19 - 13:03   Motofix Group - win Silver Award at NBRA Greener Bodyshop Awards; story includes cool 1:45min video!
   
05/11/19 - 12:25   NFDA - dealers "making significant investments in their online strategy & dealerships" to "offset consumer uncertainty"
   
05/11/19 - 12:09   AW Repair Group #NIGHTOFKNIGHTS Sponsor news - repair group expand into North Yorkshire with Selby bodyshop - site number nine
   
05/11/19 - 11:46   EMACS #NIGHTOFKNIGHTS Exhibitor news - going IN for a 11th-year successive win!
   
05/11/19 - 11:22   Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) - hits back at "absurd" idea that PI claimants will flock to Scotland's "favourable system"
   
05/11/19 - 11:01   ADAS - ABP Club's State of the Industry Survey finds 19% bodyshops do all post-repair ADAS alignments themselves
   
05/11/19 - 10:03   SMMT - UK new car registrations fall -6.7% in October; Ford Fiesta, Nissan Qashqai and VW Golf top sellers
   
05/11/19 - 10:02   Sad news of death of Marc Fossaluzza (ex Motor Bodies Weston, TrustFord, M&S) - aged 59; just four months after he retired
   
05/11/19 - 09:43   PPG Refinish #NIGHTOFKNIGHTS Sponsor news - brand re-approved by Honda Motor Europe for another 5 years
   
04/11/19 - 13:56   InAutomotive - post-Halloween fun: "Horror stories from work"
   
04/11/19 - 13:50   Aviva - first external insurer to join the AA motor panel in ten years
   
04/11/19 - 13:29   Blackpool and The Fylde College (B&FC) - Automotive Training Blackpool's free-to-attend ADAS session on Weds (6 Nov)
   
04/11/19 - 11:55   National Windscreens - awarded 4 stars in the Eco Stars Scheme for its green fleet
   
04/11/19 - 11:50   AA - MOTs, repairs and maintenance for Uber drivers will use AA Service Maintenance and Repair (SMR) platform
   
04/11/19 - 11:41   Four mega trends that "are going to completely revolutionise the future of mobility" (blog by Hella)
   
04/11/19 - 11:35   British Standards Institution (BSI) - to develop new parking code that could give motorists 10-minute grace period in private car parks
   
04/11/19 - 11:27   Morelli Group - appoint Nigel Calnan (ex Axalta) as National Accounts Manager
   
04/11/19 - 11:17   EMaC - launch new warranty range to boost revenue and consumer retention for dealerships
   
04/11/19 - 10:00   insurethebox - sun setting 73 minutes earlier equals 36% increase in evening rush-hour accidents
   
04/11/19 - 09:39   Private parking firms to issue nearly nine million tickets in 2019-20 - increase of two million on last year
   
04/11/19 - 09:18   How 0% APR can cost drivers more than 5% APR - fight confusing car finance figures by shopping around
   
04/11/19 - 09:08   RAC - Scottish drivers most likely to take risks when buying a used car
   
01/11/19 - 14:10   West Somerset Motors - joins Fix Auto Network as Fix Auto Wellington
   
01/11/19 - 13:46   Bodyshop Solutions - add 3 “all-rounder” Wielander + Schill MIG Welders to range
   
01/11/19 - 12:31   AW Repair Group - win 'The Gold Award' at the NBRA's first Greener Bodyshop Awards
   
01/11/19 - 12:03   Government acts to improve road safety by closing mobile phone loophole – AA comments
   
01/11/19 - 11:51   Zurich/DAC Beachcroft - judge in Ireland says €60k PI claim for 6 crashes from same address in 14 months "most shocking he's ever seen"
   
01/11/19 - 11:29   SMMT - UK car production falls -3.8% in September to 122,256 units
   
01/11/19 - 11:19   RAC - comments on Government's pledge to review offence of driving while using handheld phone
   
01/11/19 - 11:17   Auto Express - cases of cheating to pass the driving theory test have tripled in the past five years
   
01/11/19 - 11:05   Neckermann Strategic Advisor - UK survey shows 75% drivers are not yet ready to adopt autonomous technology
   
01/11/19 - 10:57   Law tightened to reduce accident rates & close loophole that allows people to escape prosecution for hand-held phone use behind the wheel
   
01/11/19 - 10:20   Lookers - chief executive, Andy Bruce, and chief operating officer, Nigel McMill, have left the company.
   
31/10/19 - 15:49   Consumer Intelligence - LV= was the fastest growing motor insurance brand in first half of 2019
   
31/10/19 - 14:07   Cosmetic vehicle repair business DHMB - targets major expansion with new co-owner
   
31/10/19 - 13:51   L&I Eaton ARC - continue investment drive at Edinburgh, Keith, Aberdeen Central and Perth bodyshops
   
31/10/19 - 13:48   Aviva busts winter driving myths - driving in wellies and using winter tyres – could they invalidate your insurance?
   
31/10/19 - 11:01   The ABI - repair costs rising: up 11% (Q3 2019 vs Q3 2018), insurers' £2.3 billion repair bill for the first half of the year
   
31/10/19 - 10:49   Poppy Merrin-Gregory, Bedford College - Farécla's Bonnet Painting Competition grand finalist awarded at Advanced Engineering 2019
   
31/10/19 - 10:46   Aviva - appoints Danielle Harmer (ex Metro Bank) as Chief People Officer
   
31/10/19 - 10:45   ACEA - sales of zero- and low-emission cars highly unbalanced across EU
   
31/10/19 - 10:28   Zurich - "working to minimise any Brexit impact on customers’ policies" and the insurers' operations
   
31/10/19 - 10:06   Ageas - appoints three new directors of distribution to target broker and partnership growth
   
31/10/19 - 10:01   insurethebox & drive like a girl - 81% increase in collisions at crossroads on Halloween compared to the rest of the year
   
31/10/19 - 08:35   PSA Group (Peugeot/Citroen/Vauxhall/Opel) agree merger with FCA (Fiat/Alfa Romeo/Chrysler/Jeep) - creates world's 4th largest OEM
   
30/10/19 - 13:30   GoCompare Car Insurance - young drivers warned of the spectre of ‘ghost brokers’ on social media
   
30/10/19 - 13:25   Gender pay gap in the UK - gender pay gap among full-time employees stands at 8.9%
   
30/10/19 - 13:23   Direct Line Insurance Group - change of publication date for Q3 trading update
   
30/10/19 - 13:20   The National Institute Economic Review (NIESR) - UK economy 3.5% smaller under latest Brexit deal
   
30/10/19 - 12:45   Thornley Kelham - offering rare Porsche 356A for sale restored to unique patina, or factory-fresh original condition
   
30/10/19 - 11:08   European Transport Safety Council - "It’s time for a zero drink-driving limit across the EU" (video)
   
30/10/19 - 11:03   Laser Tools - new portable inspection camera with high-res 5" colour display
   
30/10/19 - 10:58   Germany: Sika Automotive - presenting adhesives for high strength bonding tech at Body Engineering Conference
   
30/10/19 - 10:50   BIBA - launch Brexit information mini-site
   
30/10/19 - 10:34   Prasco UK - now offering replacement catalytic converters
   
30/10/19 - 10:29   Standox - brilliant orange Clearcoat Additive: a repair solution for the orange trend
   
30/10/19 - 10:14   LV= General Insurance - promotes Jon Mansley (ex Aviva) to the newly created role of Sales and Marketing Director
   
30/10/19 - 10:07   InAutomotive (an ABP Club Recommended Business Service Provider) blog - How can I be the best manager to my team?
   
30/10/19 - 09:55   Ford - consolidates UK operations at renamed Dunton Campus & establishes Dunton as headquarters of its European Commercial Vehicle business
   
29/10/19 - 14:53   National Accident Repair Group - awarded new contract with Direct Line Group
   
29/10/19 - 14:37   Question from a bodyshop: does anybody know of a company that recycles front panels and lamps?
   
29/10/19 - 14:34   Direct Line - insuring the future of motoring with FiveAI
   
29/10/19 - 13:49   Autoglass Calibration Roadshows for bodyshops - STILL TIME TO REGISTER for dates in November and December
   
29/10/19 - 13:28   USA: Hyundai - new hydrogen-powered Class 8 heavy duty truck concept
   
29/10/19 - 13:08   National Accident Repair Group - awarded new contract with Direct Line Group
   
29/10/19 - 11:24   Green NCAP - latest ratings: SEAT Arona (4*) , Škoda Octavia (3*) and FIAT Panda (2*)
   
29/10/19 - 10:32   Slater Gordon Solutions Motor - Blackpool-based legal business crowned Best Outsourced Contact Centre for 3rd consecutive year
   
29/10/19 - 10:15   Audatex Service Desk - implementing a new Service Desk ticketing system to improve customer experience
   
29/10/19 - 10:09   Bloodhound Land Speed Record (LSR) car - hits an all-time fastest speed of 334 mph as test programme begins in earnest
   
29/10/19 - 09:58   Thatcham Research - The Motordata Research Consortium (MRC) Malaysia becomes new ‘Global Associate’
   
29/10/19 - 09:44   Volkswagen - makes vocational training "fit for the future"; cloud systems, RFID, augmented reality, sensors and on-board networks
   
28/10/19 - 19:00   Selsia - launches automated CSI service, Smart Survey
   
28/10/19 - 18:58   Selsia - launches automated CSI service, Smart Survey
   
28/10/19 - 14:04   Selsia - launches automated CSI service, Smart Survey
   
28/10/19 - 13:23   Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) - Brexit indecision "damaging small businesses"
   
28/10/19 - 13:19   RAC - longer-term funding to improve local roads mooted, RAC reaction
   
28/10/19 - 13:12   Stanners - new UV hand lamp - UVTEK Instacure - cures paint materials in seconds
   
28/10/19 - 11:25   Transport Committee - welcomes DfT backing for long-term funding plan to fix local roads - AA comment
   
28/10/19 - 11:24   Transport Committee - Committee welcomes DfT backing for long-term funding plan to fix local roads
   
28/10/19 - 11:14   Mahindra - acquire full ownership of Peugeot Motocycles
   
28/10/19 - 11:09   Novares - named GM’s best supplier 2018
   
28/10/19 - 10:27   Allianz - experts champion sustainability in special podcast
   
28/10/19 - 10:18   USA: EMM - introduces "the most powerful UV Curing Lamp" at 2019 SEMA Show
   
28/10/19 - 10:02   Celebrate our WorldSkills Unsung Heroes! - Tes FE Awards now include a ‘WorldSkills Unsung Heroes’
   
28/10/19 - 09:54   European garage equipment association (Egea) - set up ADAS “Best Practice” working group for the repair sector
   
28/10/19 - 09:40   Aviva - partners with Dual Asset to sell legal indemnity insurance
   
28/10/19 - 09:30   AkzoNobel - supporting The Ocean Cleanup in purge on plastic in rivers
   
25/10/19 - 13:50   Axalta - Syrox brand reaches 1,000 bodyshops in EMEA
   
25/10/19 - 13:44   ABI - calls for a cut in the "mother of all stealth taxes", saying "responsible people deserve a break"
   
25/10/19 - 13:38   ThingCo - second year of trading and second time in the INSURTECH100 for ThingCo
   
25/10/19 - 12:49   3M - launches easy-to-use respiratory protection for explosive environments
   
25/10/19 - 10:30   Allianz - repairers need to offer recycled parts, says insurer, as 69% of motorists would accept a green car part "to help the environment"
   
25/10/19 - 10:21   Fix Auto Skegness - celebrates its 10-year anniversary with the network
   
25/10/19 - 10:14   Thatcham Research - launches IMI-accredited course to drive competency in safe ADAS repair
   
25/10/19 - 09:37   Hastings - trading update: "Successful transition to the Group's new repair service providers, with an improved customer experience"
   
24/10/19 - 20:55   IMI - Government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) endorses IMI's TechSafe standards for bodyshop technicians working on EVs
   
24/10/19 - 20:33   StreetWise (with Direct Line Group) - launches the UK’s most technically advanced commuter research trials in self-driving vehicles
   
24/10/19 - 20:24   InAutomotive (an ABP Club Recommended Business Service Provider) - please help complete a short 5-minute survey about your job/career
   
24/10/19 - 14:19   Fleet News - reports Sandicliffe Motor Contracts (SMC) "pulling out of the UK fleet market due to pressure on profits"
   
24/10/19 - 14:14   Honda - ALL European mainstream models to feature electrified powertrains by 2022; 6 electrified cars to be launched over the next 36 months
   
24/10/19 - 14:11   Tracker - Ford Transit was the UK’s most stolen and recovered van in 2018; tradespeople "victimised" as thieves target tools and equipment
   
24/10/19 - 13:46   TIDAL - Q1 becomes approved supplier for bodyshop distribution group, TIDAL UK
   
24/10/19 - 13:42   Independent Garage Association (IGA) - publish The Garage Guide to Recruiting an Apprentice
   
24/10/19 - 13:37   Keoghs - Hussain v EUI– Taxi Hire and Loss of Profit
   
24/10/19 - 13:25   Porsche - designs a fantasy starship with Lucasfilm for 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker'
   
24/10/19 - 12:53   Allianz - jumps six places to 43rd to become the number one insurer in the Best Global Brand Rankings
   
24/10/19 - 12:23   Government to review smart motorway safety - RAC statement
   
24/10/19 - 11:59   eBay & the VRA - to develop independent vehicle parts certification scheme "to build confidence for insurers and end users"
   
24/10/19 - 11:34   Shelbourne Motors - new Renault dealership in Northern Ireland with 28-bay workshop and escalator to the main showroom from service bay
   
24/10/19 - 11:02   Stanners - new Aluminium Gas Arc Puller for bodyshops
   
24/10/19 - 10:50   IVECO - announces new senior appointments to lead LCV and truck business lines
   
24/10/19 - 10:42   CV Library - average pay for new automotive jobs increased by 1.2% (Q3 2019) but applications down 12.6%
   
24/10/19 - 10:18   ABP Club Recommended Business Service Provider: ECA Business Energy - in 10 years has helped 250 bodyshops save more than £2.5m on bills
   
24/10/19 - 09:38   Transport Committee - one-off evidence session from Highways England on the performance and concerns around safety of smart motorways
   
23/10/19 - 14:03   Coplus - launch motor claims management solution, Cobalt (Cobalt Insurance Solutions)
   
23/10/19 - 13:52   TrustFord - 37 teams drive over 20,000 miles in 25 hours for Charity Breakout; £116,000 raised so far
   
23/10/19 - 13:47   Pendragon - Interim Management Statement (July - Sept 2019): £3m pre-tax profit (£1.1m Q3 2018); aftersales gross profit down 2.4%
   
23/10/19 - 13:39   ABP Club's DC takes the Night of Knights to Japan!
   
23/10/19 - 11:45   Quantum Technical - digital risk H&S assessment platform and tool adopted by IRG Group for all its bodyshop sites
   
23/10/19 - 11:26   Axalta - how to attract the next generation of refinish technician talent to the bodyshop
   
23/10/19 - 11:16   Bodyshop technical and training evening to be hosted at LKQ Coatings, Milton Keynes - Wednesday 30 October
   
23/10/19 - 11:06   Audatex UK - how bodyshop managers can get smart with parts
   
23/10/19 - 10:51   Pinewood Technologies - encouraging dealers to "supercharge aftersales profits" by capturing smart repairs and glass repairs
   
23/10/19 - 10:37   Volkswagen - builds new Golf faster than ever before (one hour faster than its predecessor)
   
23/10/19 - 10:29   AkzoNobel - Q3 results show continued progress, with adjusted operating income up 23% at €300 million (2018: €243 million)
   
23/10/19 - 09:54   Single versus Multi-Skill apprenticeships? - bodyshops tell ABP Club which they prefer and why
   
22/10/19 - 16:26   L&I Eaton ARC - invest in two new tech-laden DAF CF 6 Car Transporters for Glasgow and Perth bodyshops
   
22/10/19 - 15:49   SMMT - 40 companies from nine different countries pitch in annual Future Mobility Challenge
   
22/10/19 - 15:36   Remit - 41% of apprenticeships started in 2017/18 were by people over the age of 24
   
22/10/19 - 14:14   ABP Club Women's Automotive is changing...
   
22/10/19 - 13:40   ABP Club Convention and Night of Knights (20 days to go!) - the Guest Speaker, sponsored by AkzoNobel, is F1 Elvis, Marc Priestley
   
22/10/19 - 13:34   GEM Motoring Assist - 10% rise in fatal pedestrian collisions during the four weeks after the clocks go back
   
22/10/19 - 13:22   Autoglass - raises €1.5 million (£1.29m) for charity Afrika Tikkun
   
22/10/19 - 13:12   Volkswagen - new HR marketing campaign focuses on IT and digital; Volkswagen is "not just all about vehicles"
   
22/10/19 - 13:06   Bloodhound Land Speed Record (LSR) car - complete Bloodhound LSR car revealed for first time in desert in South Africa
   
22/10/19 - 12:45   Allianz - on "key consideratons in the supply chain"
   
22/10/19 - 12:31   Brexit (Government statement) - Government introduces "landmark" Withdrawal Agreement Bill to Parliament
   
22/10/19 - 12:18   Europcar - welcomes the Government’s decision to introduce green number plates
   
22/10/19 - 12:01   BBC news report: Manchester Airport parking crackdown - 50 cars towed; Ssome cars parked on residential streets vandalised
   
22/10/19 - 11:27   Stanners - popular quick pull bench just got faster
   
22/10/19 - 11:05   Zurich - Motor First Notice of Loss app DevOps team helps close business with a 90-minute App Prototype
   
22/10/19 - 10:58   Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) - ambitious Autumn Budget needed to avoid bleak winter for businesses
   
22/10/19 - 10:30   Z3R0 EM15510N future - government to introduce green number plates
   
22/10/19 - 10:06   Volvo Product Technology Course - 2020 dates confirmed for course that 624 delegates have attended since the first one back in July 2013
   
21/10/19 - 15:49   atchstone - agrees a full and final settlement agreement with Rob Terry in respect of ongoing High Court proceedings
   
21/10/19 - 15:26   Watchstone Group - announces settlement of the legal claims made by Slater & Gordon (UK) 1 Ltd issued in June 2017
   
21/10/19 - 14:16   First Central Group - trio of leadership team appointments
   
21/10/19 - 14:15   First Central Group
   
21/10/19 - 13:54   A HUGE thank you to the 800 bodyshops who voted in the BIGGEST participation by UK bodyshop industry in any awards - EVER!
   
21/10/19 - 13:14   ACIS - bodyshop distributor hosts first in series of EV and ADAS tech seminars with RWC Training
   
21/10/19 - 13:06   EDAM Group - takes Silver award at UK Customer Experience Awards 2019
   
21/10/19 - 12:51   Lightfoot - work-related stress a "worrying cause" of fleet vehicle road accidents
   
21/10/19 - 12:05   IONITY (JV between BMW, Daimler, Ford, Volkswagen & Porsche) - Gretna Green is the latest station in IONITY’s pan-European network
   
21/10/19 - 12:05   ONITY (JV between BMW, Daimler, Ford, Volkswagen & Porsche) - Gretna Green is the latest station in IONITY’s pan-European network
   
21/10/19 - 11:27   JMK Solicitors - NI-based personal injury and road traffic law firm invest £1.7m in Newry Office
   
21/10/19 - 11:07   Markerstudy Insurance Services’ (MISL) - "seeks investment ahead of loan deadline" reports Insurance Age
   
21/10/19 - 10:50   Glass's - 'the perfect storm in the used car market': the retail price lag
   
21/10/19 - 10:35   Auto Windscreens - Mike Duddridge named Auto Windscreens’ best technician
   
21/10/19 - 10:15   Spies Hecker - bodyshops can repair brilliant orange special colours with new Clear Coat Colour Additive
   
21/10/19 - 10:08   Bodyshop Consulting - new IMI course - 'Bodyshop Management: getting result and making profit', Monday 18 November in Hertfordshire
   
18/10/19 - 14:14   XL Motors Accident Repair Centre - apprentice Danielle Mousley shortlisted for Apprentice of the Year in the Coventry Telegraph Awards 2019
   
18/10/19 - 14:04   TrustFord - 38 teams set off from TrustFord HQ to drive as far as they can in 25 hours
   
18/10/19 - 13:45   The price of petrol on the forecourt 7p a litre too expensive
   
18/10/19 - 13:44   Axalta - acquires new manufacturing site in Turkey for its Powder Coatings
   
18/10/19 - 13:37   PPG MoonWalk premiere in Madrid - video from PPG's paint mixing launch features Andrew Walsh; see Moonwalk next month at Convention & NoK!
   
18/10/19 - 13:22   Consumer Intelligence - drivers "offered insurance products with higher excesses than they could comfortably afford to pay"
   
18/10/19 - 12:57   2019 Repairers Choice Awards - voting closes in a few hours... 10pm TONIGHT (Friday)
   
18/10/19 - 12:47   D.Gawthrope ACR - West Yorkshire CV bodyshop, DG ACR, is now Mercedes Benz Van & Truck approved
   
18/10/19 - 12:11   REPOST FROM THE FORUM: InAutomotive (an ABP Club Recommended Business Service Provider) - are in the Midlands next week (23/24 Oct)
   
18/10/19 - 12:08   Marshall Van Centre Lincoln (inc parts and servicing workshop) - opening will create c15 new jobs in the area
   
18/10/19 - 11:47   Allianz Partners & Institute of Vehicle Recovery (IVR) - upskill 72 recovery operators with EV training
   
18/10/19 - 11:13   SsangYong Motors UK - new London SsangYong Metro; ‘hybrid’ dealer model of traditional car dealership & "virtual concierge service"
   
18/10/19 - 11:08   VW - 7 days to go until the global debut of the eighth-generation Golf - Mk8 Golf features "unprecedented" levels of safety tech
   
18/10/19 - 10:07   £36m Government investment - confronting cyber threats to businesses and personal data
   
18/10/19 - 09:37   CII - launches new insurance Society headed up by AXA's David Williams
   
18/10/19 - 09:19   PPG - handy online Paint Defects tool
   
18/10/19 - 08:50   PM's letter to businesses after announcing new Brexit deal - making "Britain the best place to start, to grow and to run a business"
   
17/10/19 - 12:56   ThingCo - second year of trading and second time in the INSURTECH100 for ThingCo
   
17/10/19 - 12:46   PPG - reports third quarter 2019 financial results: $3.8 billion (net sales) up 2% vs previous year
   
17/10/19 - 12:38   Hella Gutmann Solutions - unveils leveling plate system; diagnostics expert introduces new accessory for CSC-Tool
   
17/10/19 - 12:33   FCA - latest data show 4.29m complaints for first half of 2019; 248,460 'motor and transport insurance' complaints
   
17/10/19 - 10:56   Euro Car Parts - exclusive stockist of JTEKT electric steering systems
   
17/10/19 - 10:49   Cologne: Ford - pilots innovative geofencing and blockchain technology
   
17/10/19 - 09:30   Allianz - appoints Hollie O’Neill as Birmingham Claims Operations Manager to lead the motor trade claims team
   
16/10/19 - 14:01   SYNETIQ - UK's largest salvage and vehicle recycling company acquire Motorman, based in St Albans
   
16/10/19 - 13:53   ARC Coachworks - add Volkswagen Group approval to current Mercedes-Benz and Citroen badges
   
16/10/19 - 13:45   The Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport paintshop - from the ear caps on the mechanics’ headsets to the drivers' drinking bottles
   
16/10/19 - 13:28   ADAS alignments - 19% bodyshops do ALL post-repair ADAS alignments themselves
   
16/10/19 - 12:52   RAC - "vitally important" that we increase motorway capacity, but safely
   
16/10/19 - 12:42   AA - only 1 in 10 drivers feel safer on all lane running (ALR) smart motorway schemes compared to a traditional motorway
   
16/10/19 - 11:50   Glasurit - announced as Headline Sponsors for NBRA Greener Bodyshop Awards
   
16/10/19 - 11:26   Roberlo - bodyshops can win prizes with new 'Roberlo Grand Prix' Multyfiller Express primer campaign
   
16/10/19 - 11:15   AW Repair Group - Ian Pearson, Compliancy & Training Manager, and "the secret to surviving 40 years in the industry"
   
16/10/19 - 11:10   Redbridge Council tackles emissions with new Ubeeqo car sharing partnership; businesses have access to new hybrid and electric vehicles
   
16/10/19 - 11:04   Reep Automotive - appoints Ian Busby as Non-Executive Chairman
   
16/10/19 - 10:11   2020 IMI Recognition Awards for Outstanding Achievement - nominations open
   
16/10/19 - 09:40   Bulgaria: LKQ - divests a majority of its Bulgarian business
   
16/10/19 - 09:25   British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) - 2020 conference theme: The Year to Pioneer
   
16/10/19 - 09:16   Post Office (inc motor insurance via Budget) - increases year on year trading profit in 2018/19 to £60 million
   
15/10/19 - 13:48   Repairers Choice awards - biggest EVER participation; over 600 bodyshops have now cast their votes; you have until 10pm Friday to vote
   
15/10/19 - 13:41   Gemini Accident Repair Centres - help Rotherham bodyshop technician, Matthew Turner, secure national “Rising Star” title!
   
15/10/19 - 13:34   ABP Club Convention / Night of Knights, Tues 12 Nov - getting VERY full as bookings hit 650; more than last years total and 31 days to go
   
15/10/19 - 13:32   Paris: Renault - starts public trial of its on-demand car service using autonomous, electric and shared ZOE Cab
   
15/10/19 - 13:12   Zurich FaceQuote - from an idea to an app "in weeks"
   
15/10/19 - 12:56   National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) - "responding in depth" to FCA plans to ban motor finance commission linked to interest rate
   
15/10/19 - 12:48   Motorway speed limit review - 75% want to see an 80mph speed limit
   
15/10/19 - 12:39   insurethebox - continues to support Learn2Live to help reduce the risk of accidents amongst young drivers
   
15/10/19 - 12:31   EDAM - launches industry-first staff wellbeing initiative
   
15/10/19 - 10:18   Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) - FCA announcement on commission is "good news for the industry"
   
15/10/19 - 09:37   Morgan - British sports cars manufacturer ramps recruitment despite economic uncertainty and "challenging" automotive industry
   
15/10/19 - 09:12   SMMT - UK Auto gives "reality check" on ‘no deal’ Brexit as new survey shows 1 in 3 firms already shedding jobs
   
15/10/19 - 08:15   Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - announces plans to ban motor finance commission which is linked to interest rate paid by consumer
   
14/10/19 - 13:50   Tesco Underwriting - Post mag reports that Tesco Bank are planning to buyout Ageas's 50.1% shareholding
   
14/10/19 - 13:08   L & I Eaton ARC - bodyshop group support local children's hospice
   
14/10/19 - 12:58   Grove Group – raising over £2,000 for children's charity in 'Brathay RowRunner' event
   
14/10/19 - 12:45   MG Cannon - Westbury bodyshop chosen by Platinum Motor Group as their Platinum SsangYong nominated approved Paint and Bodyshop Repairer
   
14/10/19 - 12:05   MG Cannpn - Westbury bodyshop chosen by Platinum Motor Group as their Platinum SsangYong nominated approved Paint and Bodyshop Repairer
   
14/10/19 - 11:48   Jennings Ford Stockton - local news website publishes 25 archive photographs of Jennings Ford staff after dealership and bodyshop closes
   
14/10/19 - 10:34   Remit - Lindleys Autocentres' apprentice Technician Katie Briggs on overcoming anxiety and working in male a dominated environment
   
14/10/19 - 10:16   Budget 2019 date announced - Wednesday 6 November 2019
   
14/10/19 - 10:04   What Car? - taps into the UK’s 4m van driver market with new What Car? Vans website
   
14/10/19 - 09:39   30% drivers have witnessed another motorist being physically abused
   
12/10/19 - 01:14   Renault - board remove Thierry Bollore as CEO with immediate effect; current CFO, Mrs Clotilde Delbos, appointed interim CEO
   
11/10/19 - 23:29   Australia: AMA Group - announce £644,000 basic pay for Managing Director and CEO, Andy Hopkins
   
11/10/19 - 14:14   Thatcham Research - can current training programmes give bodyshops the power to cope with an era of high voltage vehicles?
   
11/10/19 - 14:08   Willis Towers Watson - car insurance prices fall 1% to £783 in last quarter BUT drivers still paying £23 more than last year
   
11/10/19 - 14:00   Ageas - Rias and Ageas direct team in Bournemouth wins 'Large Contact Centre of the Year' award
   
11/10/19 - 13:54   Direct Line Group (DLG) - 3rd largest motor insurer in the UK offers funding for 33 bodyshop apprentices
   
11/10/19 - 13:45   Carrot Insurance and IMS (part of Trak Global Group) - insurance telematics "first": 42% crash reduction
   
11/10/19 - 13:25   Nissan - starts building new Juke at Sunderland plant; "restructuring production schedule" as VM ends night shifts
   
11/10/19 - 13:02   Hella - develops artificial driving noise for electric vehicles - Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System (AVAS)
   
11/10/19 - 12:57   Solus - bodyshop wins four UK Customer Experience Awards at "the biggest night in Solus’ 21 year history"
   
11/10/19 - 12:26   Repairers Choice Awards - The ONLY awards where ALL the winners are chosen by bodyshops
   
11/10/19 - 12:19   Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) - Trading Standards system not ready for ‘no-deal’ Brexit
   
11/10/19 - 12:02   Allianz - strengthens SME and Corporate Partner team with three new promotions
   
11/10/19 - 11:55   IFED, AXA - jail for CMC worker who stole £9,272 from bodyshop & diverted £18,000 into his own account from his employer
   
11/10/19 - 11:17   Servicesure - begins search for Autocentre of the Year 2020
   
11/10/19 - 11:07   Auto Windscreens - Doncaster is home to newest Auto Windscreens Fitting Hub
   
11/10/19 - 11:01   HELLA - introduces new battery finder tool
   
11/10/19 - 10:53   RMI - calls on Government to provide clarity on future trade with EU for automotive retailers at annual dinner on Thursday evening in London
   
11/10/19 - 01:50   Dyson - close their electric car project; "we simply cannot make it commercially viable. "
   
10/10/19 - 14:23   CALLING ALL BODYSHOPS, groups and single sites - do you have a site above £4m turnover? Please contact us with details for the Yearbook
   
10/10/19 - 13:55   Ben - mental health is still one of the biggest issues affecting automotive workforce and could cost employers as much as £1.2bn a year
   
10/10/19 - 13:45   Ford - hosts paternity workshops
   
10/10/19 - 13:31   Reaseheath College - Motor Vehicle students benefit from SYNETIQ partnership
   
10/10/19 - 13:19   BSI - launches Digital Vehicle Damage Repair Kitemark Toolkit
   
10/10/19 - 12:34   ABI - Millions of motorists unaware of no-deal Brexit motor insurance green card requirement
   
10/10/19 - 12:24   Audatex UK blog - bodyshops can make incremental profit gains and protect their bottom line by streamlining everyday workflows
   
10/10/19 - 12:16   Allianz Partners UK (white labelled motor insurance products) - appoints James Libor (ex Virgin Holidays) as Head of Marketing
   
10/10/19 - 12:00   One injured every 20 minutes - Police launch national campaign to protect the public from uninsured drivers
   
10/10/19 - 11:48   2,700 vehicles in reported accidents in 2018 when dazzling sun was a contributory factor
   
10/10/19 - 11:39   A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon - new dual carriageway to open a year ahead of schedule
   
10/10/19 - 11:13   Ben: World Mental Health Day (Thursday 10 October) - Ben's focus today is on suicide, the leading cause of death among men under 45
   
10/10/19 - 10:49   44% of UK drivers are unaware that driving licences must be renewed every 10 years - c3m people have an out-of-date licence
   
10/10/19 - 10:34   Freeway Fleet - 'fleet-in-the-pocket' smartphone app wins Industry Innovation Challenge
   
10/10/19 - 09:43   Transport Committee - to "kickstart" conversation on national road pricing
   
10/10/19 - 09:27   CitNOW Video Awards 2019 - final countdown to nominate automotive video champions (closing date Friday 18 October)
   
10/10/19 - 08:55   Inchcape - sell Inchcape Fleet Solutions for £100m to Toyota, who are a major customer of the business
   
10/10/19 - 08:47   Sabre Insurance - trading update: "high levels of industry-wide claims inflation"; focus remains on profitability, not volume
   
09/10/19 - 13:56   BSI - calls for comment on the safety of automated vehicles
   
09/10/19 - 13:50   ABP Club Convention and Night of Knights (Tues 12 Nov) - the full exhibitor line-up
   
09/10/19 - 13:36   Driving awareness on World Mental Health Day - telematics insurer offers some timely tips for motorists
   
09/10/19 - 13:32   Repairers Choice Awards - PHENOMENAL response with RECORD number of bodyshop voting for their best suppliers and work providers!
   
09/10/19 - 13:22   One in five automotive workers are afraid to tell employer that they're suffering with poor mental health
   
09/10/19 - 13:13   Vertu - half-year results: profit down 7% on turnover up 5.6%; "continued growth in high margin aftersales revenue"
   
09/10/19 - 12:40   Euro Car Parts - national relay challenge to raise money for Ben
   
09/10/19 - 12:28   Ford - starts production of Puma Crossover – 1 of 8 new electrified models to be introduced in Europe by Ford this year
   
09/10/19 - 12:24   ABP Club's State of the Industry Report - 57% bodyshops use green parts, but 43% don't due to insurer and policyholder "resistance"
   
09/10/19 - 11:23   School of Thought - activity ramps up ahead of 2020 launch; Ambassadors in schools and attending the Convention and NoK next month
   
09/10/19 - 10:55   CarGurus - VP of European Sales, Wendy Harris, honoured as one of the UK’s Inspiring Automotive Women
   
09/10/19 - 10:53   NBRA - hold first Insurer Advisory Board meeting; a follow-up from their Insurer Attitude Survey
   
09/10/19 - 10:52   LEVC Nottingham, LEVC Southampton & LEVC Slough - 3 new dealers for The London EV Company (LEVC) electric taxi
   
09/10/19 - 10:48   National Customer Service Week (NCSW) 7-11 October - interesting Institute of Customer Service blog
   
09/10/19 - 10:44   Tender sale - offers by 3pm Friday: 2016 Dalby Easy Smart 3.9m wide x 4.8m long paint spray booth with plastic curtain front doors
   
09/10/19 - 10:37   ‘Operation Drive Insured’ - uninsured drivers (who are five times more likely to be involved in a road collision) targeted
   
09/10/19 - 09:49   Thatcham Research - latest Euro NCAP safety ratings: BMW 1 series and 3 series both 5 stars; but 4 stars for Jeep Cherokee and Peugeot 208
   
08/10/19 - 13:58   MG Motor UK - appoint Geraint Isaac, National Fleet Sales Manager, to develop brand’s fleet offering
   
08/10/19 - 13:25   GoSkippy and Vavista car insurance brands owner, Arron Banks - to "cash in" on post-Brexit higher car premiums
   
08/10/19 - 13:13   Night of Knights - the 2019 Special Guest Speaker, sponsored by AkzoNobel, is... F1 Elvis, Marc Priestley!
   
08/10/19 - 12:08   Motofix Group - Renault approval at Motofix's Yeovil bodyshop
   
08/10/19 - 11:56   Gemini Accident Repair Centres - help Rotherham bodyshop technician, Matthew Turner, secure national “Rising Star” title!
   
08/10/19 - 11:18   TrustFord (2nd largest franchised dealer bodyshop group) - opens new £800,000 PartsPlus centre in Preston
   
08/10/19 - 10:57   AW Repair Group - Nottingham bodyshop is a trial site for PPG's "revolutionary" colour mixing system
   
08/10/19 - 10:20   New IMI Accident Repair Advisory Group agrees key objectives - "consensus on the need to standardise skills to future-proof the sector"
   
08/10/19 - 09:59   Volvo - uncomfortable car seats costing employers £8.8bn a year; more than a third of workers take at least one day off for back pain
   
08/10/19 - 09:42   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles' new trial with ATS Euromaster - 6 converted 'mobile workshops' ahead of potential 200-strong fleet overhaul
   
08/10/19 - 09:21   IMI - Steve Nash, IMI CEO, delivers talk to business and economics students at Simon Balle School about motor industry careers
   
07/10/19 - 22:00   USA: Volkswagen America - will require collision repair facilities to prove their competence when ordering certain side-impact parts
   
07/10/19 - 21:52   AA Financial Services - hatchback demand rockets over just six months
   
07/10/19 - 21:42   Australia: Henkel - new supply agreement with one-piece automotive carbon composite wheel manufacturer, Carbon Revolution
   
07/10/19 - 21:27   GEM Motoring Assist - calling for a stop to the rollout of smart motorways until safety is "sufficient"
   
07/10/19 - 21:23   RAC - top patrol aims high with the 2019 WLTP Challenge
   
07/10/19 - 14:27   Turners Accident Repair Centres - bodyshop opens three new sites in under two years
   
07/10/19 - 14:13   USA: Telsa (reports) - US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to investigate ‘Smart Summon’
   
07/10/19 - 14:02   Privilege Car Insurance - Brits spend 2.1 years of their lives in their cars
   
07/10/19 - 13:59   Cap hpi - used market "turns a corner"
   
07/10/19 - 13:51   Bodyshops.. looking for staff? - 10 top tips for improving your job ad from ABP Club Recommended Business Service Provider, InAutomotive
   
07/10/19 - 13:37   National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) - expect a "strong used car market in the final quarter of 2019"
   
07/10/19 - 13:27   Volvo Cars and Geely - to merge combustion engine operations into a stand-alone business to drive electric vehicle sales
   
07/10/19 - 13:25   IFED - warn drivers of ghost broking in support of MIB's Operation Drive Insured campaign
   
07/10/19 - 13:21   2019 Night of Knights: Repairers Choice awards - calling ALL bodyshop... VOTE NOW!
   
07/10/19 - 13:04   Laser Tools - disconnect shut-down timer
   
07/10/19 - 12:52   Post Insurance Fraud Awards - the winners
   
07/10/19 - 12:37   GMD People - emotional intelligence (aka 'soft skills') in customer-facing roles in the bodyshop
   
07/10/19 - 12:10   Car & Away (Gatwick & Bristol airports) - "Airbnb of cars" lets drivers rent out their cars while they're away, making £80-£200 per week
   
07/10/19 - 11:54   SYNETIQ - donate cars to Motor Vehicle students at Stoke on Trent College
   
07/10/19 - 11:41   BGL Group (comparethemarket) - insurance group (£152.8m profit in 2018 on sales of £660.9m) 4th in the Sunday Times Top Track 250
   
07/10/19 - 11:03   AX - new partnership with AA to provide replacement vehicle in event of non-fault accident
   
07/10/19 - 10:16   Selsia - strengthens Operation Team with appointment of Paul Jarman as Operations Controller
   
07/10/19 - 09:36   RAC research - 72% say drivers who leave their engines on when parked should be fined
   
07/10/19 - 09:30   Automotive job vacancies drop despite more people applying for new roles - average automotive jobs salary: £33,661
   
04/10/19 - 21:27   Convention / Nights of Knights - over 520 tickets sold; book soon before they are all gone
   
04/10/19 - 16:29   USA: Mitchell - launch of Intelligent Estimating Solution; detailed estimates from a photo of the damage; available in US in Q1 2020
   
04/10/19 - 14:08   Repairers Choice awards - voting now open!
   
04/10/19 - 13:57   ABP Club Convention and Night of Knights (Tues 12 Nov) - 36 exhibition stands booked for next month's bodyshop event
   
04/10/19 - 13:48   ABP Club Convention and Night of Knights - 36 exhibition stands booked for next month's
   
04/10/19 - 13:30   Autovista Group (Eurotax & Glass's) - appoints two new Non-Executive Directors to its Board: Dr Sati Sian and Ian Griffin
   
04/10/19 - 13:22   SMMT - UK new van market falls -23.5% in September
   
04/10/19 - 13:08   Data on the condition of roads in England - condition of local authority (LA) managed roads have "remained stable"
   
04/10/19 - 12:59   Car Body Repairs - West Midlands bodyshop joins Fix Auto
   
04/10/19 - 12:22   Consumer Intelligence - insurers are beginning to "ramp up" car insurance premiums as a result of recent changes to the Ogden discount rate
   
04/10/19 - 12:09   Germany: Sika Automotive - Presents Innovation Solutions at EuroCarBody 2019
   
04/10/19 - 12:04   Axalta - appoints Jim Muse as Vice President of Refinish for Europe, Middle East and Africa
   
04/10/19 - 12:00   Standox - special colour 'Performance Blue' now available in the Standowin iQ software and can be found by all Standox bodyshops
   
04/10/19 - 11:33   Scrap Car Comparison - chooses Cats Protection as its Charity of the Month
   
04/10/19 - 11:27   Repairers Choice awards - voting now open!
   
04/10/19 - 11:21   TRL - highlights Project Edward initiative as part of the need to increase road safety across Europe
   
04/10/19 - 09:57   NFDA, on the latest SMMT figures - "there continues to be strong consumer interest in used cars"
   
04/10/19 - 09:46   Transport Secretary - may consider review of speed limits on UK motorways; 80mph limit and EV uptake could lower emissions
   
04/10/19 - 09:36   Citizens Advice - comment on FCA interim report on motor insurance pricing; FCA must "stop loyal insurance customers being penalised"
   
04/10/19 - 09:31   ABI - comment on FCA interim report on motor insurance pricing; "we agree that the motor insurance market could work better"
   
04/10/19 - 09:27   FCA - interim report; "competition is not working well for all consumers" in the motor insurance market
   
04/10/19 - 09:19   SMMT - new car sales up 1.3% in September; diesel down 20%; petrol up 5%; battery & hybrid up 3%
   
03/10/19 - 16:54   Solera - invests in Bracknell with new state-of-the-art office, 'Solera House'
   
03/10/19 - 16:50   Solera - Bracknell to become the new home of UK operations inc Audatex; major investment going into creation of innovative new office
   
03/10/19 - 13:48   LKQ - appoint Patrick Berard to the Board; he "brings significant global expertise in distribution and logistics"
   
03/10/19 - 13:09   ABP Club's State of the Industry Report - detailed analysis of latest audited accounts of 21 of the largest bodyshop groups
   
03/10/19 - 12:52   Hella Gutmann Solutions’ - exchange promotion for older ADAS tech tools
   
03/10/19 - 12:49   SEAT - to launch 6 new electric and plug-in hybrid models by early 2021
   
03/10/19 - 12:41   TechMan - plays host to Top Technician / Top Garage 2020 finals
   
03/10/19 - 11:23   Covéa Insurance - joins community partnership to develop leadership talent
   
03/10/19 - 10:57   Price of petrol falls in September despite oil refinery fires in Saudi Arabia
   
03/10/19 - 10:54   PwC & CBI Financial Services survey - optimism "continuing to decline" across financial services.
   
03/10/19 - 10:47   UK Automotive 30% Club’s Inspiring Automotive Women Awards - inc. Georgina Slack, Specialist Technician, JCT600 Brooklands Ferrari/Maserati
   
03/10/19 - 10:08   Allianz - welcomes brokers to new commercial premises in Glasgow
   
03/10/19 - 10:02   Bicester Heritage campus - construction begins on £10.4 million automotive centre project
   
03/10/19 - 09:58   Ipsos - worldwide survey of 20,000 new car buyers shows only 6% would purchase a fully autonomous vehicle
   
02/10/19 - 20:37   Nigel Luffman - joins Fix Auto UK as a Regional Business Manager after 8 years with Apollo
   
02/10/19 - 14:44   ABP Club Annual Convention and Night of Knights: Tues 12 November at The Vox - join us, and Headine Partners Audatex UK and OEC, in 41 days!
   
02/10/19 - 14:15   ABP Club's UK Body Repair Industry: State of the Industry Report 2019, sponsored by Mirka - average (net) labour rate: £34.43ph
   
02/10/19 - 14:02   New direction for Fleetline - VM approvals and plans to be one of the first carbon neutral bodyshops in the world...
   
02/10/19 - 13:46   Farécla Apprentice & Student Bonnet Painting Competition – Poppy Merrin-Gregory from Bedford College VTC is the winner!
   
02/10/19 - 13:41   Comparethemarket - average insurance premium - £732 - continues to fall as the number of new car registrations drop
   
02/10/19 - 13:30   Europcar Mobility Group UK - appoints David Saint as UK Van & Truck Director
   
02/10/19 - 13:28   Arden Maidstone - Service Plan sales at BMW and MINI dealer and workshop increase by over 90% in less than a year
   
02/10/19 - 13:21   Fix Auto UK - race driver Jac Constable secures first double win of the season at Donington Park
   
02/10/19 - 13:18   DAC Beachcroft - "Brexit: the end is just the beginning" Whatever the outcome decisions are being made that will change insurance
   
02/10/19 - 12:39   PPG Refinish UK - promotes Lee Stevens to Commercial Transport (CT) Sales Manager
   
02/10/19 - 12:36   ChipsAway - unveil livery for the Bangers4Ben Rally to France!
   
02/10/19 - 12:33   Arch Insurance's start up: Archipelago Risk Insurance - combined 'motor-home-travel-pet-property' product ready to trade after 6-month pilot
   
02/10/19 - 12:22   Industry and Government funded project DRIVEN - prove autonomous vehicles can operate safely in London’s "complex urban environment"
   
02/10/19 - 12:02   S&G Response - celebrate turning 10 by raising £15,000 for the Children’s Adventure Farm Trust
   
02/10/19 - 11:38   Lightfoot - Acorn Mobility installs Lightfoot across 136 commercial vehicles, achieving a 12.3% fuel saving and enhanced driver safety
   
02/10/19 - 11:26   USA: FCA Automotive Research & Development Centre - "floating" virtual immersion tech for ADAS dev. "most advanced driving simulator in USA"
   
02/10/19 - 10:58   Automobili Pininfarina - appoints Jochen Rudat (ex Tesla Europe) as Chief Sales Officer to ramp up electric vehicle development
   
02/10/19 - 10:29   Autoglass - appointed as supplier of choice for WS Transportation
   
02/10/19 - 08:17   Auto Trader Group - announces acquisition of KeeResources (provider of software solutions, data and services to the automotive industry)
   
02/10/19 - 02:03   Belgium: BASF Coatings - acquire UBench, internet platform which combines car life cycle management with a mobility service to the driver
   
02/10/19 - 01:51   Canada: Uni-Select - announce sale of the Carrossier ProColor business to Fix Auto
   
02/10/19 - 01:22   AXA UK - appoint Adele Brownsell (ex Industry Insights and Nationwide) as Supply Chain Manager
   
02/10/19 - 01:03   Carpenters Group - appoint Simon Smith (ex Industry Insights) as Director Claims Strategy
   
02/10/19 - 00:36   Auto Windscreens - Helen Keenan (Head of ADAS), leaves to join Trak Global Group as "Strategic Relationship Manager - OEM"
   
01/10/19 - 21:40   Enterprise - Entegral (formerly known as ARMS Business Solutions (ABS), the integrated post-accident software and repair portal)
   
01/10/19 - 16:32   LKQ - rationalizes its business in Bulgaria; "one of the many initiatives that will help improve the EBITDA margins of LKQ Europe"
   
01/10/19 - 14:18   ABP Club's UK Body Repair Industry: State of the Industry Report 2019, sponsored by Mirka - KEY FINDINGS
   
01/10/19 - 14:04   New Volvo XC40 T5 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid - "exceptional" 58% residual values
   
01/10/19 - 14:02   MIRA Technology Institute - large business holds the key to auto skills training for a generation
   
01/10/19 - 13:42   VIOFO - new and improved dash cam added to budget camera range
   
01/10/19 - 13:38   AW Repair Group - bodyshop group shortlisted for Growing Business Award
   
01/10/19 - 13:13   MS Amlin - 18th largest motor insurer (2018, ABP Year Book figures) to exit UK fleet in "refocused underwriting strategy"
   
01/10/19 - 12:46   ABP Club's Autumn edition of Auto Body Professional magazine is online... NOW!
   
01/10/19 - 12:34   Bodyshop skills - most young people out of work are stuck for the long-term
   
01/10/19 - 12:17   Ben - launches 'Critical response service' to help automotive employers support their people in times of crisis
   
01/10/19 - 12:02   38% believe a full comp policy means they can test drive a car for sale (private sale) on a third-party basis
   
01/10/19 - 11:24   Chris Pennell, Matthew Baldry & Tom French - meet the Farécla Apprentice & Student Bonnet Painting Competition judges!
   
01/10/19 - 11:07   Chris Mortimer, General Manager at EMACS - going sober for October to raise money for Ben
   
01/10/19 - 11:02   Ageas, Auto Express and BIBA - vehicle modding and car cosmetics can damage your premium
   
01/10/19 - 10:59   Future First - 65% of 15-year-olds worry about what job they will do as adults
   
01/10/19 - 10:35   RSA - Broker Leader Programme 2019 launches
   
01/10/19 - 10:08   Bloodhound Land Speed Record car - prepares to depart the UK and head to South Africa for 500+ mph high speed testing
   
01/10/19 - 07:44   Australia: Suncorp - financial details of Capital S.M.A.R.T deal with AMA values the business at £230m; includes 15-year partnership
   
01/10/19 - 07:33   Australia: Suncorp - sells its Capital S.M.A.R.T. accident repair business ans ACM Parts business to AMA, CEO Andy Hopkins (ex Gemini)
   
30/9/19 - 17:20   Nationwide - extend their financial "year" by 6 months to 30 June 2019; deadline for filing accounts now 31 March 2020.
   
30/9/19 - 14:13   L & I Eaton ARC - appoint Michael McLaren (ex Fix Auto and Nationwide) as Group Managing Director
   
30/9/19 - 13:56   Prudential - fined MASSIVE £23.9m for not telling customers about their options
   
30/9/19 - 13:50   IMI - establishes new advisory group for accident repair sector
   
30/9/19 - 13:35   MG Cannon - win ‘Best Multi Site Operator (MSO) Bodyshop of the Year 2019’ award
   
30/9/19 - 13:00   £4 million scheme to boost worker earnings and youth employment
   
30/9/19 - 12:57   Europcar Mobility Group UK - adds 750 Mercedes-Benz Sprinters to its Commercial Vehicle Fleet
   
30/9/19 - 12:55   Consumer Intelligence - how to persuade consumers to buy more policies from the same insurance provider
   
30/9/19 - 12:04   Lookers - £3m expansion and renovation project for Middlesbrough Ford inc Ford Approved Bodyshop
   
30/9/19 - 11:14   InAutomotive - How is employment in the automotive industry changing?
   
30/9/19 - 10:34   Germany: ETSC - calls for city SUV ban after four pedestrians die in a single collision
   
30/9/19 - 10:28   NBRA - Greener Bodyshop Awards ceremony: Thursday 31 October at the Birmingham Sealife Centre
   
30/9/19 - 10:17   Valeo at Busworld 2019 in Brussels - new tech and innovation
   
30/9/19 - 10:02   European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) - new concerns about over-reliance on driver assistance systems
   
30/9/19 - 09:58   WorldSkills UK LIVE 2019 (Friday 22 November) - join forces with Million Minds to tackle youth mental health
   
30/9/19 - 09:16   (story re-run) AW Repair Group and LV= General Insurance partnership
   
30/9/19 - 09:05   Plug-in hybrids without behavioural compliance risk failure - Tensions between official EU emissions policy and member states
   
27/9/19 - 17:10   Meet Vladimir Iliev (19) Barnfield College, & Ben Witford (17) Apollo Portsmouth - Farécla Apprentice & Student Bonnet Painting finalists
   
27/9/19 - 14:14   ABP Club Charity Golf Day 2019 - 586 photographs from the brilliant day, sponsored by Mirka, to view and download, right now!
   
27/9/19 - 14:02   Ford - using a self-driving robot to deliver parts directly to where they are needed
   
27/9/19 - 13:53   FRIDAY TOP FIVE - 5 reasons to register NOW for the BRILLIANT 2019 ABP Club Convention and Night of Knights
   
27/9/19 - 13:47   Nationwide award wins - Will Callaghan (Paint Technician of the Year) and James Bullass (Apprentice Panel Technician of the Year)
   
27/9/19 - 13:20   U-Pol - helps Joe's Autobox bodyshop support young people within the care system to make their first steps into a career in the industry
   
27/9/19 - 12:43   Euro Car Parts - launches Ben charity partnership with "colossal" national challenge
   
27/9/19 - 12:33   Autopromotec Blog - ADAS systems mandatory, an opportunity for the aftermarket sector
   
27/9/19 - 12:22   CitNOW - ‘Video Provider of the Year’ Award caps landmark year for CitNOW: one million videos made in a single month for the first time
   
27/9/19 - 12:07   AW Repair Group - chance meeting leads to "best loved" partnership for AW & LV= General Insurance
   
27/9/19 - 11:46   NBRA - RMI London Staff Challenge to raise money for Ben
   
27/9/19 - 11:05   Trakm8 - telematics camera cuts accident rate by 39% for utilities contractor
   
27/9/19 - 10:48   GT Motive - new NextGen documentation process gives GT Estimate bodyshop users access to more information on each model to identify parts
   
26/9/19 - 14:15   Ford - uses 'collaborative robots (cobots)' on Fiesta assembly line to sand the entire body surface in just 35 seconds
   
26/9/19 - 14:10   Fix Auto Dagenham, Fix Auto Penzance, Fix Auto Stoke-on-Trent & Fix Auto North Staffordshire - award wins for the Fix network
   
26/9/19 - 14:02   The climate cost of ‘disposable smartphones’ - chucking away phones could be MORE damaging than CO2 impact of cars
   
26/9/19 - 13:53   Mulsanne Insurance and the IFED - 8 fraudsters targeted for £50k false motor insurance claims
   
26/9/19 - 13:46   FCA - updates to FCA's directions under the Temporary Transitional Power
   
26/9/19 - 13:37   ABP Club Charity Golf Day 2019, with Mirka - the photographs have landed!
   
26/9/19 - 13:19   Alex Campbell, 3rd year Apprentice at Dick Lovett, Bristol - talented bodyshop painter is a Farecla finalist!
   
26/9/19 - 12:42   Road casualties in Great Britain (2018) - 1,784 road deaths & 25,511 serious injuries
   
26/9/19 - 11:48   ABP Club Charity Golf Day 2019, with Mirka - raises £2,770 for The Blood Fund; THANK YOU!
   
26/9/19 - 10:52   insurethebox - 700 road accidents prevented through speed reduction programme
   
26/9/19 - 10:16   AXA France - high-end electric vehicles 40% more likely to crash than conventionally powered versions
   
26/9/19 - 10:04   CarGurus - SEAT Ateca wins overall prize in the CarGurus UK Best Used Car Awards
   
26/9/19 - 09:38   USA: AXA XL - key legal expert appointments to Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) insurance team in the US to boost "functional expertise"
   
26/9/19 - 09:03   Aviva - reveal major changes in UK general insurance business with MD Rob Townend departing; Andrew Morrish continues as claims director
   
26/9/19 - 08:45   AA - launches cutting-edge partnership with Uber for roadside and Service Maintenance and Repair
   
25/9/19 - 14:30   What Car? - visits more than 365 UK dealers and manufacturers to raise £3,850 for Ben
   
25/9/19 - 14:09   LV= appoints Rodney Assock as new Corporate Responsibility Director
   
25/9/19 - 13:59   Laser Tools - power extension bars from Laser Tools, designed to be used with a quick-chuck cordless drill
   
25/9/19 - 13:42   Ancaster Group - trade parts and 9-site dealer group opens retail store at Bluewater
   
25/9/19 - 13:31   Aviva - appoints George Culmer as an Independent Non-Executive Director
   
25/9/19 - 13:10   Allianz Ireland - more than a third of learners drive or have driven unaccompanied regularly
   
25/9/19 - 12:51   NBRA - Brexit could make 87% of “cash strapped” bodyshops go bust within 20 weeks
   
25/9/19 - 12:38   AX - 39% of motorists hit by another vehicle have owned their car for less than a year
   
25/9/19 - 12:23   Trak Global Group (TGG) - Leon Hurst (ex JATO, Nokia and JLR) appointed as CEO, Mobility at TGG
   
25/9/19 - 12:06   Axalta - Business Director for Powder Coatings in Europe, Klaus Gast, elected to CEPE Board
   
25/9/19 - 11:48   Copart - sister company, U-Pull-It (self-service breakers in Edinburgh and York): Sept / Oct parts offer
   
25/9/19 - 11:33   Norway: Tesla Model s - converted into a £166k hearse
   
25/9/19 - 11:07   Met Police - cat converter thefts in London already DOUBLE that of 2018 in first 6 months 2019; 2,000% rise in demand for Toyota parts
   
25/9/19 - 10:24   Farécla Apprentice & Student Bonnet Painting Competition 2019: meet the finalists – Lewis Foreman
   
25/9/19 - 10:01   Coach & Bus UK 2019 - fleet management software company exhibiting rare DeLorean sports car
   
25/9/19 - 09:46   Office for National Statistics (ONS) - estimates of the very old (90+) including centenarians, UK: 2002 to 2018 show 0.7% increase (17-18)
   
25/9/19 - 01:28   Ford - recall 56,000 cars in UK - Mondeo, S-Max and Galaxy built Feb 2014 and Feb 2019 - due to battery problem which could cause fire
   
24/9/19 - 20:59   Volkswagen Group Research - AI, augmented reality, future energy and autonomous driving business renamed 'Volkswagen Group Innovation'
   
24/9/19 - 20:49   BVRLA - Labour government will invest £5.8bn in automotive industry to "accelerate" shift to electric vehicles
   
24/9/19 - 20:44   European Day Without A Road Death (Project EDWARD) - takes place Thursday 26 September 2019
   
24/9/19 - 20:18   CBI Industrial Trends Survey - manufacturing output steady while orders "slump"
   
24/9/19 - 20:13   Auto Trader - top ten most "insanely expensive" cars for sale on Auto Trader includes Ferrari driven by Michael Schumacher
   
24/9/19 - 14:13   MSL and Watkin Davies - sign Claims Agreement for motor clients
   
24/9/19 - 13:53   Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv - joint venture to develop and test new driverless technologies for production in 2022
   
24/9/19 - 13:50   Allianz - appoints two strategic account managers
   
24/9/19 - 12:51   Highways England - invests in fleet of 41 Volvo XC40s
   
24/9/19 - 12:49   Europcar Mobility Group UK - confirmed as an approved supplier for vehicle hire services on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) framework
   
24/9/19 - 12:32   ABP Club Annual Charity Golf and Spa Day: Wednesday 25 September - Joining Instructions
   
24/9/19 - 12:02   Farécla Apprentice & Student Bonnet Painting Competition 2019: meet the finalists - Poppy Merrin-Gregory
   
24/9/19 - 11:54   Mycarcheck.com - new battery electric car sales surge but new bike sales slow
   
24/9/19 - 11:36   ThingCo and Pukka [Freedom Services Group (FSG)] - confirm insurtech joint venture: Pukka Tech
   
24/9/19 - 11:09   Zurich - joins UN Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance as a founding member, as well as Insurance Development Forum, tackling climate change
   
24/9/19 - 10:44   Roberlo - developing new primers, sealants and clearcoats for the bodyshop market
   
24/9/19 - 10:15   peak b - small business report: small businesses spend av. 34 hours a year training staff & offer 2 work experience placements per year
   
23/9/19 - 13:46   CRASH - Northern Ireland accident management company open Derry / Londonderry Branch in expansion
   
23/9/19 - 13:35   Farécla Apprentice & Student Bonnet Painting Competition 2019 – The Final Five Revealed!
   
23/9/19 - 12:15   Marsh-Microsoft 2019 Global Cyber Risk Perception survey - 79% rank cyber risk as a top five concern for their business
   
23/9/19 - 11:49   Zurich - appoints Peter Giger as Group Chief Risk Officer
   
23/9/19 - 11:43   Allianz Insurance Today podcast - episode 1: The Motor Repair Industry, Fraud Bureau Hub and Dual Pricing
   
23/9/19 - 11:43   Allianz Insurance Today podcast - episode 1: The Motor Repair Industry, Fraud Bureau Hub and Dual Pricing
   
23/9/19 - 11:07   Farécla - limited number of FREE promotional rugby balls for UK and ROI bodyshop customers
   
23/9/19 - 10:41   Monday news... four in 10 automotive professionals admit to "slacking off" in the workplace
   
23/9/19 - 10:36   XL Accident Repair Centre - bodyshop finalists wins ALL THREE Awards at the Coventry Business Excellence awards 2019
   
23/9/19 - 09:55   ABP Club - celebrates its 15th anniversary; thank you to all our 2,500 members
   
23/9/19 - 08:22   Spies Hecker: tips - Mottling - no thanks!
   
23/9/19 - 08:11   SMMT - "catastrophic" consequences of a ‘no deal’ Brexit: WTO tariffs on cars and vans could mean €5.7bn bill for EU/UK industry and drivers
   
21/9/19 - 02:14   bodyshop magazine awards - full list of all 19 winners (plus finalists) from tonight's award ceremony
   
20/9/19 - 14:10   LV= - two-thirds consider purchasing electric vehicle as a second car
   
20/9/19 - 13:50   FRIDAY TOP FIVE - 5 reasons to register NOW for the ABP Club Convention and Night of Knights 2019
   
20/9/19 - 13:30   Autonomous vehicle operating in London analyse 150 vehicles per second – faster than the human eye
   
20/9/19 - 13:04   Direct Line - in-car safety tech could "drastically" reduce the number of accidents; average repair is £602.70
   
20/9/19 - 12:48   Happy Birthday Vizion! - the repair network turns 10
   
20/9/19 - 12:44   FCA - Sheree Howard appointed as FCA Executive Director of Risk and Compliance Oversight
   
20/9/19 - 12:37   Solera Audatex - launches ‘Image Capture’ web app to get 'smart images' from driver to the bodyshop before car arrives on site
   
20/9/19 - 11:29   The Floow - keep to the code: 3-year driving study shows road danger caused by unsafe manoeuvres from drivers ‘cutting in’ at speed
   
20/9/19 - 11:20   Craig Budsworth, Legal Director, Credit hire at AX, LinkedIn post - is there a North/South divide when it comes to hire charges?
   
20/9/19 - 11:10   Incisive Media's Women in Insurance Awards - finalists announced ahead of gala dinner (Tues 26 November in London)
   
20/9/19 - 10:32   e2e Total Loss Vehicle Management [e2e] - new research highlights how vehicle damage patterns act as fraud indicators in staged accidents
   
20/9/19 - 09:56   Apollo Motor Group - Luke Hope, Apprentice Parts Advisor at Apollo Swindon, returns to work after 11-month battle with Leukaemia
   
20/9/19 - 00:37   HSE - hand-arm vibration (HAV); free on-line exposure calculation tool and free guidance book updated by HSE
   
20/9/19 - 00:02   USA: CAPA (Certified Automotive Parts Association) - develops new standard for the certification of automotive glass glass.
   
19/9/19 - 23:52   Axalta Coating Systems - PPG is in talks to partner with buyout firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice to make an acquisition offer says Reuters
   
19/9/19 - 22:33   Porsche Cayenne driver caught using laser jammer to avoid speeding tickets, gets £5,000 fine and 7-month suspended jail sentence
   
19/9/19 - 22:02   Consumer Intelligence - trust in insurance providers is dropping substantially
   
19/9/19 - 14:57   Breaking News! Gemini's Matthew Turner wins the Rising Star Apprentice of the Year Award in the National Apprentice Awards in Leeds
   
19/9/19 - 14:23   Ageas and URIS - enter new £200 million, four-year partnership
   
19/9/19 - 14:00   Farécla Apprentice & Student Bonnet Painting Competition 2019 – 1st Grand Finalist revealed: Poppy Merring-Gregory
   
19/9/19 - 13:57   Ford FordPass Pro app - helps small business customers and owner operators keep their connected vehicles safe
   
19/9/19 - 13:54   TRL (Transport Research Laboratory) - 'The Safety Case for Driverless Cars'
   
19/9/19 - 13:31   Nexcel - spill-free oil changes (agricultural vehicles) can be completed anywhere in minutes without specialist tools or training
   
19/9/19 - 13:20   YOGA Insurance - new motor insurance broker launched by One Call founder and CEO, John Radford
   
19/9/19 - 12:51   USA: Sika Automotive - receives Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Outstanding Quality Award for its Gastonia, North Carolina plant
   
19/9/19 - 12:40   iRG - acquires P&R Motors Merthyr, iRG's 12th bodyshop site
   
19/9/19 - 11:59   PACTS - launches new report: ‘What Does My Car Do?’
   
19/9/19 - 11:39   Arval - collision avoidance and autonomous emergency braking (AEB) systems are most popular advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS)
   
19/9/19 - 11:24   Comparethemarket.com - men pay average £180 more than women for car insurance
   
19/9/19 - 10:53   Lightfoot - "quickest and most effective way to reduce vehicle emissions is to drive better, NOT scrap a diesel & buy a hybrid"
   
19/9/19 - 10:05   INSHUR (mobile app that provides Uber drivers with insurance) - hires former Uber Legal Director
   
19/9/19 - 09:31   Allianz - welcomes 2019 graduate intake to the business
   
19/9/19 - 09:20   BSi - holding BS10125 Kitemark Excellence Event on Tues 1 Oct to launch brand-new Digital Toolkit for Vehicle Damage Repair
   
19/9/19 - 01:52   ZF - there is still a "tremendous" amount of engineering work to be done on fully autonomous cars before they go into public use in 2030
   
19/9/19 - 01:18   Michael Edwardes - former chairman of British Leyland (1977 - 82) under Margaret Thatcher and man who launched the Metro, has died aged 88
   
19/9/19 - 00:08   Aquila / Solera lawsuit - Aquila's court filing alleges Vista Equity Partners were "unhappy with and frustrated by their own inability"
   
19/9/19 - 00:08   Aquila / Solera lawsuit - Solera allege that "Aquila failed to execute a successful business strategy and treated employees abusively"
   
18/9/19 - 20:31   Tony Aquila - files lawsuit against Solera for refusing to pay him for his stock options worth over $100 million
   
18/9/19 - 17:49   INEOS Automotive - Grenadier will be an uncompromising 4x4 assembled in Wales (body and chassis made in Portugal); production begins 2021
   
18/9/19 - 14:17   Comparethemarket.com - Ford, Vauxhall and Volkswagen dominates the list of most popular cars in the UK
   
18/9/19 - 14:14   France - to scrap law requiring drivers to carry breathalysers
   
18/9/19 - 14:12   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles - new online service plans and Live Chat
   
18/9/19 - 14:10   Brexit - the US view on possible effects on the UK automotive aftermarket
   
18/9/19 - 13:57   Pendragon - half-year results: £32mm loss (compared to £28m profit last year); 22 of 34 Car Stores and 1 of 3 preparation centres to close
   
18/9/19 - 13:53   ABP Club Annual Convention and Night of Knights: Tuesday 12 November in Birmingham - 55 days to go... here's a reminder to register!
   
18/9/19 - 13:27   Brexit - Poland's ambassador writes to 800,000 Polish nationals in UK advising them to "seriously consider" leaving the country
   
18/9/19 - 13:17   Farécla Apprentice & Student Bonnet Painting Competition 2019 – voting NOW CLOSED; 1st finalist revealed tomorrow (Thurs)
   
18/9/19 - 13:08   Fix Auto UK Masters - Ian (Rochdale), Malcolm (Stevenage), James (Plymouth) Rui (W Hampstead), Martin (Daventry) & Michael (Buckingham)
   
18/9/19 - 12:32   EMACS - important notice for repairers using ARC-Aide Version 3.3.8: currently experiencing a problem - please see below
   
18/9/19 - 12:31   EMACS - important notice for repairers using RC-Aide Version 3.3.8: currently experiencing a problem - please see below
   
18/9/19 - 12:29   YouGov - 45% of drivers who are looking to leave their motor insurer are considering Direct Line
   
18/9/19 - 12:19   insurethebox - Rugby World Cup warning: drink drive accidents increase between Sunday 1-4pm with male drivers the biggest culprit
   
18/9/19 - 12:09   eviid - joins Guidewire PartnerConnect Alliance Program
   
18/9/19 - 11:42   Car-O-Liner - win Irish Auto Trade Bodyshop Tools & Equipment Supplier of the Year 2019 Award
   
18/9/19 - 11:37   "Is a lack of expertise at bodyshops putting drivers at risk?" - says Neil Atherton of Autoglass in blog published on Post mag
   
18/9/19 - 11:17   Inflation rate - CPI falls sharply to 1.7% for last 12 months; RPI also down to 2.6%
   
18/9/19 - 10:44   Outsorc - to merge with Oxford Automotive Group
   
18/9/19 - 10:39   honcho - the 'honcho Young Driver Rip-Off Report' finds young drivers charged 149% above average
   
18/9/19 - 10:27   Veoneer - Swedish ADAS & autonomous driving (AD) company to manufacture world’s first thermal camera for Level 4 autonomous vehicles
   
18/9/19 - 10:12   cap hpi - sponsor SMART Transport Conference today (Wednesday) in Birmingham
   
18/9/19 - 09:44   AW Repair Group - sponsor community mining memorial at former colliery site & AW's 4th bodyshop site: Markham Vale
   
18/9/19 - 09:36   Pendragon - Chris Chambers steps down as chairman; replaced on an interim basis by Bill Berman whilst hunt for new CEO continues
   
17/9/19 - 14:19   Claims Consortium Group (appointed Rob Smale as NED in June) - acquires Stream Claims Services
   
17/9/19 - 14:05   Activate Group (AGL) - open first Activate Accident Repair body shop in Birmingham
   
17/9/19 - 13:55   Absolute Alignment - Tyre Profiler instantly assesses tyre wear as vehicles enter the bodyshop
   
17/9/19 - 13:52   Oil price spike - what does it mean for UK drivers?
   
17/9/19 - 13:50   Go Ultra Low Campaign - two thirds of people expect “electric cars” to be referred to as “cars” by 2030
   
17/9/19 - 13:38   Cooper Solutions - 6/10 service customers have never been contacted by sales departments; 28% feel no loyalty towards servicing dealer
   
17/9/19 - 13:34   Mobileye - 'Shield+' collision-avoidance warning system can help identify "near-miss hot spots"
   
17/9/19 - 13:29   Arnold Clark - £150k investment in life-saving defibrillators
   
17/9/19 - 11:52   Chartwell - Derbyshire bodyshop appoints Mark Lovesey (formerly Colne BMW) as Bodyshop Manager
   
17/9/19 - 11:33   Annual Magical Taxi Tour takes more than 200 children on the trip of a lifetime - 3-day run by 120 black taxis, including 40 electric TX
   
17/9/19 - 11:03   France: EQUIP AUTO (Tues 15 to Sat 19 October in Paris) - five workshops for bodyshops include ADAS, paint application and 360 diagnostics
   
17/9/19 - 10:40   Farécla Apprentice & Student Bonnet Painting Competition 2019 – voting closes TOMORROW at 11am (Weds 18 Sept)
   
17/9/19 - 10:33   ABP Club Women's Automotive - Silverstone Technology Cluster (STC) appoints first female ambassadors
   
17/9/19 - 10:26   70% employers in the automotive industry believe personality is most important when considering someone for a job
   
17/9/19 - 10:03   France: Roberlo - exhibiting at the Equip Auto trade show in Paris (15-19 October)
   
17/9/19 - 09:50   CitNOW - two thirds of drivers approve repair work remotely
   
16/9/19 - 20:31   AXA XL - confirms key appointments to UK business
   
16/9/19 - 20:22   Revive! UK - announced as finalist in the Franchise Marketing Awards 2019
   
16/9/19 - 14:12   RSA Ireland - Kevin Thompson appointed as CEO
   
16/9/19 - 13:36   "Quirks" in car insurance application questions can add hundreds to quotes - investigation by Which?
   
16/9/19 - 13:20   Farécla - "major savings" at bodyshops earns high praise for new tech launch in its first year
   
16/9/19 - 12:56   Mike Hawes, Chief Executive of the SMMT - "a global outlook is the best thing for UK Automotive"
   
16/9/19 - 12:40   Which? - "hidden faults" affecting some of Britain’s most popular cars revealed by Which? research
   
16/9/19 - 12:00   Shaikly Motor Company - ‘efficiency overhaul’ for bodyshop, service and MOT centre ahead of expansion
   
16/9/19 - 11:43   Audatex - partners with car check service, Cartell, to support Ireland’s insurers with automated Total Loss Registration solution
   
16/9/19 - 11:06   Kier Highways - cuts crash rate by 51% and damage repair cost per vehicle down by 73%
   
16/9/19 - 10:46   Ben - recent study shows around 1 in 5 people believe they will "never be able to retire"
   
16/9/19 - 10:30   InAutomotive blog: which types of (mechanical) vehicle repairs are consumers most skeptical about?
   
16/9/19 - 10:26   cap hpi - warns of greater used market volatility
   
16/9/19 - 09:59   Glass’s Commercial Vehicle Team - names the Volkswagen Caddy Highline van, with "impressive safety features" this month's Used Van Hero
   
16/9/19 - 09:53   Brake - free webinar on eliminating fleet driver distractions
   
16/9/19 - 09:36   The ‘young driver problem' - crash rates could be cut if dash cam footage is shared with parents
   
16/9/19 - 07:27   Direct Line Insurance Group plc - appoint Tim Harris (ex Royal London and Aviva) as Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
   
13/9/19 - 13:52   Hella at IAA 2019 - road condition sensor for automated driving and high res digital headlight tech on show
   
13/9/19 - 13:41   Record month for MOT failures - more than two million vehicles to fail the annual safety check in September
   
13/9/19 - 13:31   Chartered Management Institute (CMI) - Work experience key to employment, say parents
   
13/9/19 - 13:05   Spies Hecker - launch limited special edition Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport style 'Race Spray Gun' (SATAjet)
   
13/9/19 - 12:58   Europol - 40 arrested in Spain and France for international vehicle theft and trafficking
   
13/9/19 - 12:52   FSB - "loan charge is causing misery for thousands of sole traders"
   
13/9/19 - 12:40   Bodyshops: have you been contacted by drivers who have bought insurance via an unauthorised Instagram motor insurer?
   
13/9/19 - 12:00   ABP Club Annual Convention and Night of Knights: Tuesday 12 November in Birmingham - 350+ delegates have already registered... have you?
   
13/9/19 - 11:51   Farécla Apprentice & Student Bonnet Painting Competition 2019 – 10 semi-finalist designs revealed... have you voted?
   
13/9/19 - 11:49   Small Business Commissioner - upholds complaint made by bodyshop against Zurich Ins for slow payment; wants to hear from others
   
13/9/19 - 11:36   The ABP Club State of the Industry Survey: please help us by completing the SHORT, 4-minute survey *** BY 6pm TOMORROW (Saturday) ***
   
13/9/19 - 11:25   13 arrested in Lithuania in €1 million car parts theft ring
   
13/9/19 - 11:18   Fuel price - 3p a litre cut in the price of petrol
   
13/9/19 - 11:13   Insurance Europe - insurers join call for policymakers to address skills shortages
   
13/9/19 - 11:03   L & I Eaton ARC - senior VDA, Simon Keightley from Brooklands Autobody Centre in Lincoln reaches Honda Estimator of the Year finals
   
13/9/19 - 10:49   Davies - motor claims management provider confirms first major US claims deal
   
13/9/19 - 10:44   Leisure Vehicle Repairs Ltd - insurance approved caravan & motorhome repair centre calls creditors meeting
   
13/9/19 - 10:41   Honda - next-generation Jazz confirmed to be 100% hybrid in Europe market
   
13/9/19 - 10:13   TRL - autonomous vehicles to reduce collisions by 22%
   
13/9/19 - 10:01   The Parts Alliance - Cheltenham trade show debut "a major success"
   
13/9/19 - 09:48   NMDA - motorcycle registrations dropped -7.4% in August
   
13/9/19 - 09:33   Sweden: Veoneer - "significant hurdles to ensuring that automated driving successfully elevates road safety from where it is today"
   
13/9/19 - 09:09   Tracker - a lead sponsor of the IAATI International Vehicle Crime Conference
   
12/9/19 - 14:04   Co-operative Insurance - half-year results; losses halved on unchanged revenue; Markerstudy expected to complete in second half of 2019
   
12/9/19 - 13:56   'Traditional' insurers vs insurtech start-ups - 61% would be happy to use a traditional insurer if they matched proposition and pricing
   
12/9/19 - 13:43   M1 smart motorway in Yorkshire (junc 31 to 35a) - is 'cash cow' with over £6 million of speeding fines since 2017
   
12/9/19 - 13:39   ABP Club Annual Convention and Night of Knights: Tuesday 12 November in Birmingham - 300+ delegates have already registered... have you?
   
12/9/19 - 13:21   Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) - consumer car finance market grows by 5% in July
   
12/9/19 - 12:53   Ford - 3 in 4 people aspire to own an electric vehicle one day
   
12/9/19 - 12:42   The ICO - businesses must “prepare for all scenarios” to maintain data flows when UK leaves the EU
   
12/9/19 - 12:29   Auto Windscreens - Technician Sam Cox crowned Markerstudy Group’s Apprentice of the Year
   
12/9/19 - 12:17   The ABP Club State of the Industry Survey - please help us by completing the SHORT, 4-minute survey by 6pm Saturday (14th Sept)
   
12/9/19 - 11:52   ACEA - in 2018, 2% of all cars sold in the EU were electrically-chargeable; 3.8% of new cars in the EU were hybrid electric
   
12/9/19 - 11:28   Autoglass Calibration Roadshows - moving into the bodyshop sector with the launch of 'Total Calibration Solution'
   
12/9/19 - 11:07   Brian Robson Coachworks - move Welwyn Garden City site to new premises that are 50% bigger than old premises
   
12/9/19 - 09:37   Belgium: Ford - sets new World record for largest Mustang parade (1,326 of them!)
   
12/9/19 - 09:28   RSA - merges Commercial Risk Solutions (CRS) and Global Risk Solutions (GRS) businesses to focus on commercial lines
   
11/9/19 - 22:34   Fix Network - add body repair equipment supplier Spanesi to its portfolio of official global supply chain partners
   
11/9/19 - 16:59   Pendragon (Evans Halshaw & Stratstone) - sounds out restructuring experts says Telegraph; 1,300 jobs (out of 9,880) at risk says AM mag
   
11/9/19 - 14:02   Insure The Box - motorists are 32% more likely to crash on a Friday when it falls on the 13th
   
11/9/19 - 13:09   The ABP Club State of the Industry Survey - TWO DAYS left, survey closes 6pm Fri 13th
   
11/9/19 - 13:02   InAutomotive blog: How to be a good manager
   
11/9/19 - 12:49   BSi - holding BS10125 Kitemark Excellence Event on Tues 1 Oct to launch brand-new Digital Toolkit for Vehicle Damage Repair
   
11/9/19 - 12:46   Evans Halshaw - dealer group with 8 bodyshops supports One Manchester to help deliver lunches to under-privileged children
   
11/9/19 - 12:31   Cuvva - pay-as-you-go motor insurance start-up appoints former CEO of Allianz Partners, Serge Corel
   
11/9/19 - 12:20   Zap-Map’s 2019 EV Charging Survey - Tesla, InstaVolt and Pod Point rated top for user satisfaction for second year running
   
11/9/19 - 12:15   FCA - steps up efforts to ensure firms are getting ready for a no-deal Brexit
   
11/9/19 - 12:01   Auto Express’s Driver Power used car survey - Kia Sportage named the best second-hand car on the market
   
11/9/19 - 11:35   Farécla Apprentice & Student Bonnet Painting Competition 2019 – 10 semi-finalist designs revealed!
   
11/9/19 - 11:22   AW Repair Group - keep their customers cool with free reusable water bottle
   
11/9/19 - 10:19   Apollo Motor Group - Rowen Small from Apollo Cheltenham named a World Skills UK finalist for 2019
   
11/9/19 - 10:02   Thatcham - 12 principles for "safe introduction of Automated Driving Systems"; 'Limited Automation (2021) and 'Full Automation' (2025)
   
11/9/19 - 09:39   USA: General Motors and the University of Michigan - study of 3.7m GM vehicles with ADAS reveals "significant" impact in crash reduction
   
10/9/19 - 13:58   Nissan - CEO Hiroto Saikawa resigns following investigation
   
10/9/19 - 13:53   Chartered Management Institute - nearly 3 in 5 parents say apprenticeships are better than university
   
10/9/19 - 13:52   Anexo Group (owner of DAM, Direct Accident Management) - half-year results; successful six months of strong growth; 32% profit margin
   
10/9/19 - 13:46   AA research - Highways England report shows it takes an average 17 minutes to find a broken-down vehicle in a live lane
   
10/9/19 - 13:40   Land Rover - all-new Defender announced, priced from £40,000 to £78,000; lightweight aluminium monocoque construction; made in Slovakia
   
10/9/19 - 13:05   216 million miles driven each year by vehicles without valid MOT - 17% drivers have accidentally driven their vehicle without MOT
   
10/9/19 - 12:36   ABP Club State of the Industry Survey - please help us by taking a quick, 4-minute online survey
   
10/9/19 - 12:23   The Apollo Academy programme - Apollo Academy team and Remit launch apprenticeship programme
   
10/9/19 - 11:50   Farécla Apprentice & Student Bonnet Painting Competition 2019 - semi-Finalists entries to be revealed on Wednesday
   
10/9/19 - 11:16   Parliamentary Review on latest ONS figures - wages rise as employment hits highest level since 1971
   
10/9/19 - 11:10   Bodyshops... ever been asked if you would take an animal as payment for repairs?
   
10/9/19 - 10:56   TRACKER - telematics and stolen vehicle recovery firm appoints Mark Rose (ex Vodafone Automotive) as managing director
   
10/9/19 - 10:42   Lotus Evija - World’s most powerful production car dazzles in front of more than 2,000 Lotus owners and fans
   
10/9/19 - 10:17   ABI blog: "Eyes on the prize to secure the whiplash portal" - by James Dalton, the ABI's Director, General Insurance Policy
   
10/9/19 - 10:05   SEAT UK - appoints Ben Fish as new Head of Sales Operations and Rob Fryer as new Head of Product & Planning
   
10/9/19 - 09:56   Ford: Frankfurt Motor Show - "tipping point" of electrified vs petrol and diesel expected by end of 2022
   
09/9/19 - 22:49   Toyota Boshoku - Japanese automotive component manufacturer finds £30m fraudulent payment made to malicious third party at European office
   
09/9/19 - 21:35   Volkswagen - present the all-new ID.3, first model of a completely new generation of pure electric vehicles
   
09/9/19 - 21:17   VW - unveil new logo for "New Volkswagen" whose future is electric, fully connected and has a neutral carbon balance
   
09/9/19 - 13:46   REGISTER NOW! ABP Club Annual Convention and Night of Knights: Tuesday 12 November - The Vox in Resorts World, NEC, Birmingham
   
09/9/19 - 13:24   H&L Motors (Heathrow) - second-tier support bodyshop join Fix Auto as Fix Auto Heathrow
   
09/9/19 - 13:20   Kerridge Commercial Systems - to acquire the MAM Software Group n an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $154.2 million
   
09/9/19 - 12:52   comparethemarket.com - annual cost of running a car for 17-24-year-old drivers has dropped £60
   
09/9/19 - 12:24   KPMG - predicts "no-deal Brexit recession" in 2020
   
09/9/19 - 12:11   Porsche - increases stake in Croatian electric vehicle sport car company, Rimac, to 15.5%
   
09/9/19 - 11:26   Chandlers Hailsham BMW & MINI - Parts Manager, Paul Sands, celebrates 30th anniversary with Barons & Chandlers BMW
   
09/9/19 - 11:10   IONITY (joint venture between BMW, Ford, Daimler & Volkswagen Group inc Porsche) - Hyundai join as shareholder
   
09/9/19 - 11:00   JTAPE - new DUO Masking Tape: two tapes in one
   
09/9/19 - 10:56   Automotive employers reveal the WORST things you can do in a job interview
   
09/9/19 - 10:53   Transport Committee - MPs recommend ban on pavement parking across England
   
09/9/19 - 10:42   Humanising Autonomy, Latent Logic, Predina - autonomous vehicle tech and ADAS & telematics firms join the first ever AI growth programme
   
09/9/19 - 10:22   Arnold Clark Group - welcoming 400 new apprentices into the business this summer; group already employs 835 apprentices
   
09/9/19 - 10:11   Big Motoring World - open a £14m National Vehicle Preparation Centre in Peterborough with 14 paint ovens
   
09/9/19 - 09:56   Gallagher - businesses urged to assess "crisis resilience" as research finds major incidents cost UK SMEs £8.8 billion last year
   
09/9/19 - 09:46   Australia: Fix Auto - reported to be bidding for Suncorp' Capital SMART Repairs business (2nd largest body repair group in the country)
   
09/9/19 - 09:25   ABP Club Training Hub: Peritus Learning - launch first online training platform globally specifically designed for SMEs called ‘Improve’
   
09/9/19 - 09:22   Australia: Suncorp Insurance - considering sale of ACM Parts, the countries largest parts recycler and supplier of non-OE parts
   
08/9/19 - 22:35   bodyshop mag - Simon Wait becomes 4th editor in last year; was previously editor of Hong Kong Sevens Programme & South China Morning Post
   
08/9/19 - 17:31   Chelmsley Wood, Solihull - police find stolen Range Rover Sport stripped of interior, seats, engine, bonnet, bumpers and doors
   
06/9/19 - 23:12   SMMT - Brexit: "leaving without a deal would be the worst outcome; motor industry would accept an extra couple of months to get that deal"
   
06/9/19 - 13:54   Fylde Coast ARC - LKQ helps "revolutionise" family-owned bodyshop; new multi-million-pound facility ready for EVs
   
06/9/19 - 13:46   PPG - Danielle Aiken, former PPG UK & Ireland Refinish Marketing Manager talks about her move from automotive to Architectural Coatings
   
06/9/19 - 13:38   L & I Eaton - confirm details of their 11th site - L & I Eaton ARC Glasgow - opens in October in East Kilbride
   
06/9/19 - 13:17   Britain’s commuters spend 492 days travelling to work - at a cost of £37,399 over a lifetime
   
06/9/19 - 13:14   Churchill Car Insurance - millions of parents unaware of car seat dangers
   
06/9/19 - 13:10   Volkswagen - invest €900 million in 50/50 joint venture to build a gigafactory in Germany for lithium-ion batteries
   
06/9/19 - 12:55   The European Automobile Manufacturers' Association - IT leader from IBM, Eric-Mark Huitema, to replace Erik Jonnaert as Director General
   
06/9/19 - 12:46   Kia Motors - appoints Karim Habib (ex INFINITI and BMW) as Senior Vice President and Head of Kia Design Center
   
06/9/19 - 12:38   IGA - counterfeit parts campaign highlighted in IPO Report; global trade in counterfeit vehicle-related parts worth $10 BILLION
   
06/9/19 - 12:37   Dave Beale of Wyndon Motors - acquires XK Engineering, one of the world's foremost classic Jaguar specialists
   
06/9/19 - 11:50   The IMI Skill Auto 2019 finalists – Refinishing
   
06/9/19 - 11:34   The IMI Skill Auto 2019 finalists – Auto Body Repair
   
06/9/19 - 11:29   CAV PASS - new safety regime for self-driving vehicles ahead of their sale
   
06/9/19 - 11:25   Automotive employers ramp up salaries - despite looming economic uncertainty
   
06/9/19 - 11:10   NFDA on latest SMMT figures - minor decline in new car sales was minor decline in new car sales was “highly anticipated“
   
06/9/19 - 10:47   Porsche Centre Bournemouth & Poole Accident Repair - crowned 2019 Porsche Classic Restoracing champions
   
06/9/19 - 10:21   Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) Annual Dinner - Thursday 10 October in London with Rory Bremner confirmed as guest speaker
   
06/9/19 - 10:11   Allianz - regulation is the biggest risk currently facing SMEs
   
05/9/19 - 20:51   Marshall Group - opens Marshall Nissan Lincoln dealership and accident repair centre less than a mile away from the old site
   
05/9/19 - 20:37   Canada: University of Waterloo - speed identified as the best predictor of car crashes
   
05/9/19 - 20:17   Hiscox - promotes Joanne Musselle to Group Chief Underwriting Officer role
   
05/9/19 - 13:08   Whiplash - Government publish response to the Future Provision of Medical Reports In Road Traffic Accident related personal injury claims
   
05/9/19 - 13:01   Peugeot - Nigel Hegan (Dealer Principal, Regency Cars in Northern Ireland) named as new Chairman of the Peugeot UK Dealer Association
   
05/9/19 - 12:43   56% of motorists say they avoid driving on an open hard shoulder on smart motorways
   
05/9/19 - 12:23   FCA - appoints new Chief Economist, Kate Collyer, who will jointly head the Competition and Economics Division
   
05/9/19 - 12:11   Ford - connected vehicle trial reveals why some city junctions are road safety incident "hot-spots"
   
05/9/19 - 12:01   SMMT - UK new car market falls -1.6% in August (92,573 registrations) BUT 377% growth in EV registrations to record 3.4% market share
   
05/9/19 - 11:42   What Car? Reliability Survey - hybrid and electric models are the most reliable new cars
   
05/9/19 - 11:00   Euro Car Parts and Team P R Reilly Mallusk and Santry Trade Evenings in Ireland (Belfast and Santry hubs) - Tues 10th and Thurs 12th Sept
   
05/9/19 - 10:38   FCA - announces Marlene Shiels OBE as new chair of the Smaller Business Practitioner Panel
   
05/9/19 - 10:34   insurethebox - innovative speed reduction programme estimated to have eliminated over 700 road traffic accidents
   
05/9/19 - 10:21   PPG Refinish UK and IE - interesting article: "This is how artificial intelligence will change the automotive field"
   
05/9/19 - 09:46   Redde - results for y/e June 2019: pre-tax profit up 7.3% to £42m on turnover up 11.9% to £589m; repair cases numbers up 5.2%
   
05/9/19 - 09:24   Vertu Motors - trading update: underlying pre-tax profit is in line with current market expectations
   
04/9/19 - 19:53   Porsche - launch first fully-electric sports car: the Porsche Taycan Turbo (£116k) and Porsche Taycan Turbo S (£139k)
   
04/9/19 - 14:30   M6 in Cheshire - 30% reduction in collisions after completion of M6 smart motorway
   
04/9/19 - 14:25   Licence Bureau - serious lack of road speed limit knowledge amongst UK business drivers costs companies £50 million
   
04/9/19 - 14:09   Williams Advanced Engineering at Cenex LCV2019 - new battery innovations: 37% increase in energy density and CFRP composite production tech
   
04/9/19 - 14:01   Northamptonshire Police - M1 safety week reduces collisions by a third
   
04/9/19 - 13:40   European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) - petrol now represents nearly 60% of all new passenger car registrations
   
04/9/19 - 13:33   Separate GB sticker needed for cars travelling outside the UK - RAC comment
   
04/9/19 - 13:12   Kennedys - autonomous vehicles could remove 60% of premiums from motor market
   
04/9/19 - 12:33   Driving blind - over half a million people swap their prescription glasses and contact lenses for ordinary sunglasses
   
04/9/19 - 12:23   RAC - drivers "should feel angry" as price of petrol only reduces slightly in August despite big drop in wholesale costs
   
04/9/19 - 12:13   CitNOW - partnership with Auto Trader allows buyers to see a car in full 360-degree view
   
04/9/19 - 11:46   Highways England - defends smart motorway safety after it's revealed 4 people have been killed on the same stretch of M1 in 10 months
   
04/9/19 - 11:28   HELLA - develop custom LED headlight and electronics for electric vehicle start-up, e.GO Mobile 'Life'
   
04/9/19 - 11:04   drivelikeagirl (an Insure The Box brand) - young drivers who pass test in the Summer must "watch out" for Autumn driving challenges
   
04/9/19 - 10:54   Autoglass BodyRepair - one in four are charged for repairs when returning a leased car
   
04/9/19 - 10:08   Thatcham Research - supermini, roadster sport, electric small SUV and four small family cars awarded top Euro NCAP ratings
   
04/9/19 - 09:31   Fix Auto UK - 2019 Regional Network Employee of the Year Award finalists revealed
   
04/9/19 - 08:09   Cambria Automobiles - trading performance in first 11 months is "significantly ahead" of last year and ahead of market expectations
   
03/9/19 - 18:06   Aviva - appoint Erica Arnold (ex Zurich) to new role of Chief Operating Officer
   
03/9/19 - 17:58   Motofix Group - appoint Andy Lawlor (ex VW) as Business Development Director; Liam O'Brien promoted to Group Support Services Director
   
03/9/19 - 14:08   e2e - UK’s largest collective of salvage and recycling agents "invest in teamwork"
   
03/9/19 - 14:01   Avis Budget Group - agreement with Ford Commercial Solutions to connect 14,000 Ford vehicles in hire car's European fleet
   
03/9/19 - 13:44   WLMG Reading Suzuki - dealer group open new Berkshire site
   
03/9/19 - 13:33   WorldSkills UK LIVE – IMI Skill Auto Body Repair and Auto Refinishing finalists to compete in grand final in November
   
03/9/19 - 13:04   Scrap Car Comparison - vehicle price comparison site chooses Barnardo's as its Charity of the Month
   
03/9/19 - 12:10   Symach - names Stephen Healer (ex Nitrotherm Spray) as new UK Sales Manager ahead of opening UK subsidiary within next year
   
03/9/19 - 11:59   Zurich - announces industry-leading data commitment
   
03/9/19 - 10:14   Vantage Leasing Penalty Points Heatmap - reveals 'Britain’s worst drivers' (Halifax) and the 'best drivers' (Canterbury)
   
03/9/19 - 09:56   The Smart Transport Conference - UK’s policy-makers & private sector stakeholders to speak later this month
   
03/9/19 - 09:47   What Car? - partnering with automotive industry’s independent charity Ben on a UK tour of manufacturers and franchised dealers
   
03/9/19 - 08:55   HBC Vehicle Services - Essex-based online salvage auction company join global, 190-site group of companies, IAA
   
03/9/19 - 08:14   Association of Consumer Support Organisations (ACSO) - lands new members as director targets 50 by the year end
   
02/9/19 - 21:28   Volkswagen Group - to further expand aftersales business; Group After Sales (global) supports 100m vehicles; 2018 parts sales: €15.9 billion
   
02/9/19 - 13:42   Europcar Mobility Group UK - 9% growth in van rentals right across Scotland since opening new Glasgowsite
   
02/9/19 - 13:26   NFDA Dealer Attitude Survey Summer 2019 - top rated VMs by dealers were Lexus, Kia, Suzuki, Toyota and Fiat
   
02/9/19 - 13:10   Interesting article from the IMI - Could refurbished alloy wheels have a negative effect on the braking system?
   
02/9/19 - 12:56   Shorade - Porsche Classic Restoracing Championship were held at Oulton Park
   
02/9/19 - 12:48   Quick Lane - adds new Bracknell facility as UK growth continues
   
02/9/19 - 12:04   Department for Transport - government pledges £30 million to bolster ports for Brexit
   
02/9/19 - 11:27   IMI - free online tool proves apprentices can deliver 175%-200% ROI
   
02/9/19 - 11:05   Bank of England - The impact of Brexit on UK firms
   
02/9/19 - 10:47   Allianz Insurance - wants to develop "the underwriter of the future" with new programme at its underwriting academy
   
02/9/19 - 10:40   SsangYong Motors UK - appoints former Mitsubishi Motors apprentice technician, Mark Burrows, as director of aftersales
   
02/9/19 - 09:03   Volkswagen - invests in tech firm to develop 3D holographics for in-car heads-up and interior displays
   

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