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

11/12/18 - 11:47   Ben - helps automotive people cope with anxiety this Christmas
   
11/12/18 - 11:42   RAC Foundation - plug-in hybrids risk blocking rapid chargers
   
11/12/18 - 11:22   Thatcham Research - Colin Grover, principle engineer – ADAS and automated driving, at the Fleet200 Executive Club meeting
   
11/12/18 - 11:04   AW Repair Group - dynamic video captures AW’s recent buzzing Apprentice Showcase
   
11/12/18 - 10:49   PPG Refinish UK - former PPG Collision Product Manager and Plant Manager at Stowmarket, Mike Walsh, appointed as new Marketing Manager
   
11/12/18 - 10:27   BAXT - new CARBONite abrasive material engineered specifically for the sanding of composite materials
   
11/12/18 - 08:15   Marshall Motor Holdings - appoint Richard Parry-Jones as new Non-Executive Chairman, succeeding Peter Johnson
   
10/12/18 - 14:33   MoneySuperMarket - human drivers on the road could soon become obsolete
   
10/12/18 - 14:30   CMC and Alpha Nano Developments – ‘Classic Guard’ coatings “make other waxes and sealants look like they are from the dark ages"
   
10/12/18 - 14:29   Cromax - launches new Ultra Performance Energy Surfacer and Metal Pretreatment Wipes to reduce prep time
   
10/12/18 - 14:27   Body Damage Quote - link to Autoflow now available
   
10/12/18 - 14:25   Happy Birthday, Mirka! - 75 this month
   
10/12/18 - 14:14   Phoebe Jay, Body and Paint Apprentice at Bentley Motors UK, one of 46 apprentices from 19 countries to receive VW Group Award
   
10/12/18 - 14:10   Lookers Audi Group Paint & Body & Preparation Centre, North Tyneside – 12-week traineeship programme for potential Apprentices
   
10/12/18 - 14:07   Ford - announces leadership changes to business in UK to jump start “fundamental reset”
   
10/12/18 - 14:05   Mirka - new waterproof paper abrasive, WPF Next Gen
   
10/12/18 - 14:03   Volkswagen Group UK – Nissan MD, Alex Smith, to rejoin VW in 2019 to replace outgoing MD, Paul Willis
   
10/12/18 - 14:01   CitNOW - bodywork images rated most important by used car buyers
   
10/12/18 - 13:57   MotorEasy - partners with Netherlands-based, AutoTrust (machine-learning warranties for OEMs and franchised dealers) to target UK
   
10/12/18 - 13:55   IMI - London is the only UK city on target for electric vehicle adoption
   
09/12/18 - 12:13   Tesla - appoint Jason Newman (ex-Vertu) as UK and Ireland Body Repair Network Manager
   
07/12/18 - 13:47   Cassidy Motors from County Mayo - receives Suzuki Ireland Aftersales Dealer of the Year and Best Aftersales Customer Experience Awards
   
07/12/18 - 13:19   ACIS LinkedIn post (with Sayers Motor Factors in Northampton) - six litres of paint for £3.70!
   
07/12/18 - 13:10   Veygo by Admiral - driving home for Christmas could save Brits nearly half compared to taking the train
   
07/12/18 - 13:05   Motability Operations - boss Mike Betts resigns following criticism of potential £2.2m bonus on top of his £1.7m salary
   
07/12/18 - 12:30   Transport Statistics Great Britain 2018 - 83% of passenger kilometres in 2017 were by car, van or taxi
   
07/12/18 - 11:57   Bloodhound supersonic vehicle - project to build supersonic land vehicle capable of 1,000mph axed due to funding
   
07/12/18 - 11:38   Consumer Intelligence - latest brand performance analysis of motor insurers: #1 Direct Line #2 Admiral #3 Churchill
   
07/12/18 - 11:15   Solus Accident Repair Centre, Ipswich: apprentice Kieren Cheung - 1 of 3 Thatcham Research ‘Apprentice of the Year’ 2018 winners at BRIAA
   
07/12/18 - 10:57   Rental Vehicle Security Scheme - 10-point Code of Practice agreed
   
07/12/18 - 10:55   Brexit - Information about the Trade Bill
   
07/12/18 - 10:34   Motor industry bracing itself for short-term negative impact after Brexit
   
07/12/18 - 10:27   Ford - EcoSport sales up 56% year-to-date in the small Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) segment
   
07/12/18 - 10:16   Broad Oak Motor Group - Volkswagen, Nissan and Suzuki dealer group opens new Suzuki franchise close to Canterbury city centre
   
07/12/18 - 09:57   Spies Hecker 2019 Calendar – featuring refinish masterpieces from painters in five countries
   
07/12/18 - 01:44   Insurance Times awards - all 30 winners from tonights ceremony
   
06/12/18 - 14:06   ACIS - launches user-friendly version three of efficiency and cost-saving ASCRIBE
   
06/12/18 - 13:58   TrackDays - Government statistics reveal a welcome decline in aggressive driving accidents
   
06/12/18 - 13:46   Co-op Insurance - yesterday (Wednesday 5 December) was the most dangerous day of the year to drive
   
06/12/18 - 13:32   Warning to BMW owners following scam – Milton Keynes
   
06/12/18 - 13:24   ABP Club Women’s Automotive meeting at Williams F1 Conference Centre with hosts, PPG Refinish UK and Ireland
   
06/12/18 - 12:12   Allianz - beats £1 million charity target for Air Ambulances UK
   
06/12/18 - 11:56   Volkswagen - “We must force the pace of our transformation”; operating return of at least 6% as early as 2022
   
06/12/18 - 11:34   BVRLA - new materials, sensors and electric powertrains are all having a massive impact on repairability
   
06/12/18 - 11:22   Axalta’s three premium global refinish brands: Cromax, Spies Hecker and Standox - approved by Porsche
   
06/12/18 - 10:53   Thatcham Research - introduction to VDA course on Weds 19 and Thurs 20 December
   
06/12/18 - 09:47   Fylde Coast Accident Repair Centre - update on progress at the new bodyshop in Blackpool
   
06/12/18 - 08:11   Anexo (parent of DAMS credit hire) - trading update: trading strongly with profits ahead of expecations
   
05/12/18 - 14:52   ABP Club - announce dates of all their main 2019 events
   
05/12/18 - 14:45   USA: Caliber - acquires ABRA to form supergiant bodyshop group with over 1,000 locations
   
05/12/18 - 14:14   Aviva - launch an industry-first - AvivaPlus - guaranteeing renewal price at same or lower than new customer
   
05/12/18 - 13:35   ACIS - launch ASCRIBEv3, a more user-friendly third generation of ASCRIBE that can save 21% on product costs
   
05/12/18 - 12:01   Glaisyers Solicitors - ABP Recommended Business Service Provider acquired by consortium of investors
   
05/12/18 - 10:22   SMMT - new car sales fell 3.0% in November; diesel down 17%; hybrid/electric sales up 25%
   
05/12/18 - 09:24   Thatcham - EuroNCAP give FIAT Panda zero-star safety rating; only 1-star for Jeep Wrangler; others get 5-stars
   
04/12/18 - 22:11   Standox - expands its commercial vehicle paint system with zinc chromate free Standofleet Reaction Primer Pro U2620
   
04/12/18 - 21:52   EDAM Group - credit hire services company recognised for people skills with two star accreditation from Best Companies
   
04/12/18 - 21:24   Volvo Car UK - recommends Volvo-standard windscreen repairs to maintain vehicle safety standards
   
04/12/18 - 13:38   Groupe PSA and Toyota - new agreement for long-term partnership in Europe
   
04/12/18 - 13:11   Volkswagen - new dedicated Electric Car section on VW website
   
04/12/18 - 13:05   PPG - announce 10% price increase on all industrial coatings (does NOT include refinish) from 1 January 2019
   
04/12/18 - 12:29   ABP Club Women's Automotive - Joining Instructions for meeting on Wednesday 5 December at Williams F1 in Wantage, Oxfordshire (OX12 0DQ)
   
04/12/18 - 12:11   Australia and New Zealand: Thatcham Research - Suncorp become the first ever Thatcham Research Global Associate
   
04/12/18 - 10:41   Esso Diesel Efficient fuel - proven to reduce harmful NOx, CO2 and particulate matter emissions
   
04/12/18 - 10:15   IMPORTANT INFO FOR AUDATEX USERS - Service Desk Support Christmas Opening Hours
   
04/12/18 - 09:55   DAC Beachcroft - promotes Ann Isaacs to partner to head up insurance law firm specialist's Agricultural and Highway Claims teams
   
04/12/18 - 08:31   Circle Leasing - appoint Barry Beeston (ex Infiniti) as MD; co-founder Aidan Minogue moves into CEO role
   
04/12/18 - 08:10   Ford Motor Co - backs Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal to avoid a no-deal “catastrophe”
   
04/12/18 - 07:49   Volkswagen and Tesco - to roll out UK’s largest retail network of EV charge points; 2,400 within 3 years
   
03/12/18 - 19:42   Axalta - introduces Audurra range of refinish accessories in various European countries (not UK) from January
   
03/12/18 - 13:26   Dacia - revealed as the number one car manufacturer for brand advocacy in the UK
   
03/12/18 - 13:11   Driver imprisoned after he’s caught speeding five times in customised, £93K Range Rover
   
03/12/18 - 13:05   Government considering a UK-wide ban on pavement parking
   
03/12/18 - 13:00   AXA - three in four DON'T believe driverless cars will reduce accidents
   
03/12/18 - 12:42   Driveways: the UK's £3.8 billion industry - 3.5 million driveway landlords across the UK
   
03/12/18 - 12:33   Citroën UK - Edward (Ed) Hickin appointed as Head of Business Sales
   
03/12/18 - 11:37   Highways England - driving instructors in the North West have given the thumbs up to new learner driver motorway lessons
   
03/12/18 - 11:14   Nationwide Exeter - Happy Retirement to Stan Lee, MET Technician (26 years' service)
   
03/12/18 - 10:42   Insurtech UK (Ituk) - 31 InsurTech start-ups form trade body
   
03/12/18 - 10:24   Thatcham Research - awarded the Kia Special Commendation Award by the Guild of Motoring Writers for contribution to car safety & repair
   
03/12/18 - 10:10   AA - insurance green cards likely for driving in Europe if there is no Brexit deal
   
03/12/18 - 10:01   CitNOW - moves its product development cycle to quarterly updates
   
03/12/18 - 09:50   RAC - daytime running lights on newer vehicles causing confusion for other road users
   
03/12/18 - 09:40   MotorEasy (mechanical / maintenance repairs) - "Track your car repair like you track your pizza"
   
02/12/18 - 21:15   MSL - it's Anger Awareness Week (1-7 December) and 1 in 5 drivers admit to having road rage at least once a week
   
02/12/18 - 21:12   Charles Trent - salvage company's plans for 'the largest project to be undertaken in the firm's 90+ year history'
   
02/12/18 - 20:44   Slater Gordon Solutions Motor - Blackpool Gazette reports the motor law firm is moving to town centre offices
   
02/12/18 - 20:03   Happy 40th Birthday Jobling Accident Repair Centre - success since 1978 for the Sunderland bodyshop
   
02/12/18 - 15:20   Claims mag Personal Injury Awards - full list of winners
   
02/12/18 - 10:03   DAC Beachcroft - predict "more frequent and more expensive 'Vehicle Damage' claims"
   
02/12/18 - 06:19   esure - acquisition by Bain Capital Private Equity LP to take place on 19 December 2018
   
30/11/18 - 09:40   NBRA - link with Real Repairer to promote #fiftyisfair with Christmas donations to Salvation Army
   
29/11/18 - 22:16   Andy Parker, Parkers Accident Repair Centre - Kayak Launch Appeal
   
29/11/18 - 22:04   Allianz Insurance - Helen Bryant appointed as director of SME & corporate partnerships to replace David Martin (who moves to Zurich)
   
29/11/18 - 21:56   SMMT - CV production in the UK rises 31.0% in October, to 9,066 units
   
29/11/18 - 21:53   FCA - meeting between FCA and Trade Unions in Turin
   
29/11/18 - 21:41   Lemonade - US P&C insurer confirms plans to head to Europe
   
29/11/18 - 14:41   British Coatings Federation - sale of solvent-based basecoats for accident repair is and will still be illegal post Brexit
   
29/11/18 - 14:34   British Bodyshop Awards - moves next year from Battersea to the InterContinental O2 in Greenwich; Thursday 9 May 2019
   
29/11/18 - 14:17   Redde plc - appoint Mark Chessman (who joined as part of FMG acquisition) as an Executive Director of the Group
   
29/11/18 - 13:54   The photographs from Convention and Night of Knights are available to view and download - FOR FREE!
   
29/11/18 - 13:48   ABP Club Women's Automotive - reminder to register for next week's meeting (if you haven't already!)
   
29/11/18 - 13:31   Ford - new City Data Solutions, Ford Smart Mobility could help to identify where traffic incidents are likely to occur
   
29/11/18 - 13:30   The Alliance (Nissan, Renault, Mitsubishi) - "reiterate their strong commitment to the Alliance"
   
29/11/18 - 12:58   Kwik Fit - almost 14 million drivers would ‘brake test’ a tailgater
   
29/11/18 - 12:39   Highways England - blames harsh winter for DOUBLING in the number of successful pothole claims
   
29/11/18 - 12:26   Glass's - the Toyota Prius was launched 21 years ago!
   
29/11/18 - 12:19   The Sun - advises readers to use nail polish to touch-up paintwork scratches
   
29/11/18 - 12:06   Nas Khan OBE (former ceo of Jennings Group) - reported to have died yesterday afternoon.
   
29/11/18 - 11:58   Drive System Design - autonomous vehicle powertrain development allows engineers to focus on comfort rather than ‘performance feel’
   
29/11/18 - 10:19   Sixt - acquired a stake in mobile electric vehicle (EV) charging firm, Chargery but denies market rumours about Hertz
   
29/11/18 - 09:50   Zurich - recruits Allianz’s David Martin as Head of UK Retail
   
29/11/18 - 09:43   SMMT - UK car manufacturing falls -9.8% in October with 140,374 cars leaving production lines
   
29/11/18 - 09:39   Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals) - recognised for its collaboration with startups
   
29/11/18 - 09:24   Amazo's a scale model autonomous car: AWS DeepRacer - 1/18th scale radio-controlled, four-wheel drive car
   
28/11/18 - 13:24   Absolute Alignment - new consumer website to assist motorists in locating their local Absolute Alignment Approved Centres
   
28/11/18 - 13:06   The Autocar-Courland Next Generation Award - winning entry proposed a new way of using blockchain technology to deter car cloning
   
28/11/18 - 12:57   SMMT - 3/4 of UK automotive businesses fear a ‘no-deal’ Brexit will threaten their future viability,
   
28/11/18 - 12:42   Cromax launches CC6500 - new high solids clearcoat with an excellent finish to increase throughput
   
28/11/18 - 12:36   Young Driver - 99 per cent of UK motorists would like to send some drivers back to school to refine their skills behind the wheel
   
28/11/18 - 09:32   Fix Auto World and NOVUS Glass - Fix Auto’s 12th territory worldwide
   
27/11/18 - 14:12   Admiral - becomes the third motor insurer to sign up as an AutoRaise Partner
   
27/11/18 - 14:06   Lightfoot - connected car tech firm named Exeter’s ‘Best Workspace’
   
27/11/18 - 14:02   What Car? Car of the Year Awards 2019 - long list revealed
   
27/11/18 - 13:44   Action needed to address skills shortages and boost investment in R&D to keep UK at forefront of future mobility revolution
   
27/11/18 - 13:22   Audatex UK - managing technician efficiency is the biggest challenge for UK bodyshop and repair businesses
   
27/11/18 - 13:05   Germany: Axalta - presenting on 'the Future of Electro mobility' next month at German electrical sector conference
   
27/11/18 - 12:46   Richard Steer, CEO of Baldwins Repair Group - heading to Everest Base Camp at Christmas to raise money for the Royal British Legion
   
27/11/18 - 12:21   Halo Ross Brown promoted to role of Regional Operations Manager - Southern Region
   
27/11/18 - 11:55   Autorola - Ford Kuga was the fastest selling used car in October; 5 out of top 10 fastest-selling used cars are SUVs
   
27/11/18 - 11:16   Fleetondemand - Andrew Cope joins Fleetondemand as Executive Chairman
   
27/11/18 - 10:02   Brexit - deal could reduce UK GDP (growth) by 5.5% in ten years' time
   
27/11/18 - 09:47   AXA article - Driverless Cars & the Future of Mobility
   
27/11/18 - 09:24   Zurich - what's 5th in the ranking of global risks to doing business?
   
27/11/18 - 00:41   Thatcham Research - Jonathan Hewett (ex Octo Telematics) appointed as Chief Executive effective 7 Jan 2019
   
26/11/18 - 11:27   ProVision - launches new ProVision Go app
   
26/11/18 - 09:38   Drivers "far from pumped" despite 4.5p fall in petrol price - diesel drivers suffer new blow
   
26/11/18 - 09:35   Audatex - strengthens password security for all Audaenterprisegold users to increase data security
   
26/11/18 - 09:30   British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) - 100s of small businesses who rely on vans will be caught out by the ULEZ
   
26/11/18 - 09:25   Trak Global Group - calls for telematics to be at the heart of the Government’s road safety programme
   
26/11/18 - 09:17   Vauxhall Motors - plans to cut 241 jobs to boost competitiveness during "difficult time within the industry"
   
25/11/18 - 20:55   ABP Club Women's Automotive with PPG on Weds 5 Dec at Williams F1 - speaker profile: Rachel Clift - Health & Wellbeing Director, Ben
   
24/11/18 - 01:29   Audatex UK - win Outsourced Partner of the Year award at Post magazine's Digital and Insuretech Awards
   
23/11/18 - 12:17   Photographs from the Convention and Night of Knights - more than 240 downloads in one week!
   
23/11/18 - 12:12   Sika - Grand Prix winners from the Convention and Night of Knights event
   
23/11/18 - 12:11   Sika - Gran Prix winners from the Convention and Night of Knights event
   
23/11/18 - 12:05   ISME, the Irish SME Association - puts together a list of "the most common ‘spins’ on insurance" reform
   
23/11/18 - 11:47   Diesel and petrol prices to come down again - RAC reaction
   
23/11/18 - 11:43   Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - launches further consultations ahead of the UK’s Exit from the EU
   
23/11/18 - 11:38   BREXIT - PM on BBC Radio 5 live at lunchtime TODAY (Friday) 12:30 - 1pm; text questions to 85058 or use the hashtag #BBCAskThis
   
23/11/18 - 11:30   Balgores - posts online about their recent win at Night of Knights!
   
23/11/18 - 11:24   Ford - real-life version of the ‘WheelSwap’ VR experience, part of Ford’s ‘Share The Road’ campaign
   
23/11/18 - 11:09   Borgward - production of right-hand drive variants of the German SUV to start in early 2019 to launch vehicles in UK next year
   
23/11/18 - 10:58   UK self-driving tech sector - adds 265km of roads to UK public, controlled and virtual testing facilities
   
23/11/18 - 09:57   Ageas article - how used parts keep customers happy and help the environment
   
22/11/18 - 19:31   'Opportunities Through Apprenticeships' project - to increase apprenticeship take-up in Portsmouth, Nottingham, South Tyneside and Torbay
   
22/11/18 - 19:12   Continental Tyres - appoints new Commercial Fleet Sales Manager, Neil Davies
   
22/11/18 - 14:17   EU draft agreement on post-Brexit relations - PM to make a statement to MPs at 3pm today (Thursday)
   
22/11/18 - 14:11   AA Insurance - ‘Dashcams contribute to road safety’, 1/5 of drivers already use dashcams; half expect to install one
   
22/11/18 - 13:55   First UK trials of self-driving vehicle services - London and Edinburgh set to be the first in public trials
   
22/11/18 - 13:39   International Applications - achieves successful transition to ISO 45001
   
22/11/18 - 13:26   RAC - eight in 10 drivers struggle to get through yellow box junctions without stopping
   
22/11/18 - 13:15   ABP Club Women's Automotive with PPG on Weds 5 Dec at Williams F1 - speaker profile: Helen Wright, 9-2-3 jobs
   
22/11/18 - 12:53   Thatcham Research - one-day certified ADAS and Calibration course for bodyshop sector
   
22/11/18 - 12:27   Ford - which is more slippery – leaves or snow? Ford engineers reveal the surprising answer
   
22/11/18 - 12:12   Insurance as an incentive - Government consider offering drivers reduced motor premiums if they are cyclist-savvy
   
22/11/18 - 11:46   The number of cars failing emissions tests has more than doubled since the new MOT introduced stricter emission rules on 20 May 2018
   
22/11/18 - 11:33   Admiral Car Finance - 1/3 Brits think ‘Balloon Payment’ is a made-up term and one in nine thought PCP is a type of STD
   
22/11/18 - 11:20   Ben - new Industry Survey 2018 is now open for responses from automotive industry
   
22/11/18 - 11:01   MG Cannon - introduces new wheel alignment and ADAS tech at four bodyshop sites
   
21/11/18 - 14:17   The Civil Liability Bill - passed through Parliament
   
21/11/18 - 14:13   Councils in England have seen their parking ‘profits’ rise by almost a third (32%) in just four years.
   
21/11/18 - 13:31   West Midlands Police - 631 vehicles - worth £1.6 million - recovered from 'chop shops'
   
21/11/18 - 13:15   Ageas - new interactive ‘Dangerous Roads Map’
   
21/11/18 - 13:02   ABP Club Women's Automotive meting: Wednesday 5 December - with PPG, at Williams F1 in Wantage (OX12 0DQ)
   
21/11/18 - 12:36   25% of people think dashboard cameras should compulsory in cars
   
21/11/18 - 12:11   National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) - £11k funding for the Motorcycle Technician (Repair and Maintenance) Apprenticeship Standard
   
21/11/18 - 12:03   USA: Volvo - world-first at Automobility LA: not a single car on the Volvo stand
   
21/11/18 - 11:16   PPG Refinish UK and Ireland - release new bodyshop Training Programme for 2019
   
21/11/18 - 11:09   Motorcyclists lead the way in learning first aid - 73% taken training and 80% "feel confident" to respond at crash scene
   
21/11/18 - 10:46   Nissan chairman, Carlos Ghosn - arrested in Japan over accusations of financial misconduct
   
21/11/18 - 10:21   Co-op Insurance - Black Friday crash claims rise by a fifth and "signals the start of the motor claims season"
   
21/11/18 - 09:58   HonestJohn.co.uk - car cloning in London rises by 50% in one year
   
21/11/18 - 09:54   JobsOutlook report - employers in engineering & technical professions expect severest skills shortages
   
20/11/18 - 20:37   Prodrive - adopt BAXT's WP10 Spray Booth Wall Protector solution
   
20/11/18 - 20:35   Minden Dust Systems - Go Faster, Longer and Stronger!
   
20/11/18 - 20:27   Laser Tools - T-handle screwdriver set includes ten double-ended bits and a spinner sleeve for fast fastener rotation
   
20/11/18 - 20:02   Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport - the Paint Shop "on tour"
   
20/11/18 - 19:26   BBC reports drivers of Ford EcoBoost vehicles "whose cars have burst into flames" - owners "being passed to insurers"
   
20/11/18 - 19:11   carweb (owned by Solera [Audatex, cap hpi] - appoints Keith Darby (divisional director for cap hpi) to head up carweb expansion
   
20/11/18 - 13:53   Movac - choose RWC as their training partner
   
20/11/18 - 13:14   The photographs from Convention and Night of Knights are available to view and download - FOR FREE!
   
20/11/18 - 13:11   IMI - offering free expert advice to businesses in the automotive sector on how they can best use their Apprenticeship Levy funds
   
20/11/18 - 12:26   ABI Motor Conference - Paul Geddes, Direct Line Group CEO: The Future of Cars: "public opinion lags behind the technology"
   
20/11/18 - 12:23   ABI Motor Conference - ADAS is pushing up repair costs
   
20/11/18 - 12:05   Italy: Mopar (FCA vehicles) - new global parts distribution centre near Turin to service EMEA region
   
20/11/18 - 11:47   ABI Motor Conference - Lord Keen (Richard King) MoJ spokesman in House of Lords
   
20/11/18 - 11:31   ABI Motor Conference - MORE THAN £23 million paid out every day this year by motor insurers, highest on record; repair costs rising
   
20/11/18 - 11:16   Japan: Tokio Marine Group - receives approval to complete transferring its cross-border business to Luxembourg, ahead of Brexit
   
20/11/18 - 11:06   MotorEasy - independents winning customer service battle but majority of motorists would rather avoid workshops altogether
   
19/11/18 - 13:16   The photographs from Convention and Night of Knights are available to view and download - FOR FREE!
   
19/11/18 - 13:12   CBI - half of young people do not feel prepared for world of work
   
19/11/18 - 12:52   EMaC - NI dealer group, Donnelly Group Ireland, records an average 585% increase in revenue year-on-year since using Service Plan
   
19/11/18 - 12:46   USA: COAST Autonomous - self-driving tech company recruits Allan McNish and fellow Scottish motor racing veteran, Dario Franchitti
   
19/11/18 - 12:35   Riverpark Training - congratulates Sean O'Neill for winning Gold in Autobody Repair at the National Finals
   
19/11/18 - 12:13   ABP Club Women's Automotive - register now to attend the next meeting Wednesday 5 December @ Williams F1 in Oxfordshire, host: PPG Refinish
   
19/11/18 - 11:50   Overfinch (bespoke Land Rover vehicles) - capacity of supplier, Prodrive Composites, to paint carbon fibre in-house fuels growth
   
19/11/18 - 11:37   ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) - 48% of public believe auditors ‘could prevent company failures’
   
19/11/18 - 11:26   Admiral - takes on new 70,000 square feet office space in Cardiff
   
19/11/18 - 11:19   Bushey Heath Garage - Hyundai and Kia dealership now representing MG in Hertfordshire
   
19/11/18 - 11:02   AA Certified Shop - branded promotional good for AA Certified garages (does inc body repairers - who pay an administration fee per booking)
   
19/11/18 - 10:55   Whiplash bill - 5 trade union leaders say it is a ruse to harm workers rights & £1.3 billion gift to insurers
   
19/11/18 - 10:44   Markerstudy - in period of exclusivity to buy Co-op Insurance for £300m; seeking to keep base in Manchester
   
19/11/18 - 10:43   Road Safety Week ((19-25 November) - a cyclist or motorcyclist is killed or seriously injured every hour, every day, on a British road
   
19/11/18 - 10:35   Lightfoot - receives £3.2m BGF investment to bring its connected car technology to consumers and more fleet businesses
   
19/11/18 - 10:35   Nissan - chairman Carlos Ghosn to be sacked for 'serious misconduct'; faces arrest in Japan after investigation into his financial affairs
   
19/11/18 - 09:51   Stanners triumph at the 2018 ABP Club Night of Knights Awards
   
19/11/18 - 09:32   Volkswagen - move to multi-brand manufacturing plant to boost competitiveness; Emden and Hanover in Germanyto become electric vehicle plants
   
19/11/18 - 08:01   IMI Skill Auto competition - winners announced
   
19/11/18 - 07:49   AutoRaise charity - become an Apprenticeship Assessment Organisation so they can be an End Point Assessment (EPA) provider
   
16/11/18 - 11:09   The photographs from Convention and Night of Knights are now available to view and download - FOR FREE!
   
16/11/18 - 11:04   Summers Accident Repair Centre - message for Rhys Hider, competing in SkillAuto, from his boss!
   
16/11/18 - 10:47   Volkswagen - 30 technicians have just completed an extensive training course to become the brand’s first High Voltage Experts (HVEs)
   
16/11/18 - 10:41   IAM RoadSmart - traffic congestion is now the top concern among UK motorists
   
16/11/18 - 10:34   Heritage Skills Academy at Bicester Heritage - Cambridge & Counties Bank - to offer £10k bursary to Heritage Engineering apprentices
   
16/11/18 - 10:04   Ford - ADAS and 33% ultra-high-strength steel body make the new Ford Focus safer than ever
   
16/11/18 - 09:41   Suzuki GB’s Advanced Apprenticeship Programme 2018 - congratulations to the 24 graduates
   
15/11/18 - 22:22   Lightfoot - wins Made in the South West award and place in Made in the UK 2019 finals
   
15/11/18 - 22:17   Lookers (formerly Jennings) - the (Ashley) Waltons: two people working in the same aftersales dept have exact same name!
   
15/11/18 - 22:01   JBR Capital - British brands including Aston Martin and McLaren most popular in the North of England; Londoners love Porsche
   
15/11/18 - 21:59   "An extremely long time coming" - RAC reaction to fuel price cuts
   
15/11/18 - 21:55   Selsia - wins Repairers’ Choice Award: voted the UK’s favourite accident management company (inc credit hire companies)
   
15/11/18 - 14:10   ABP Club Women's Automotive meeting with PPG Refinish - Wednesday 5 December at Williams F1, Wantage, OX12 0DQ
   
15/11/18 - 13:57   Barcelona: SEAT - showcases its potential on the path to safer, more efficient mobility
   
15/11/18 - 13:51   Autobase - after successfully running accident repair department for 7 years has closed its doors to bodyshop customers
   
15/11/18 - 12:58   S&G Response - supports annual careers event at local secondary school, Wilmslow High
   
15/11/18 - 12:35   SkillAuto - Good luck to the Auto Refinishing and Body Repair SkillAuto finalists competing TODAY at WorldSkills UK Live
   
15/11/18 - 12:22   McLaren - £50m McLaren Composites Technology Centre (MCTC) officially opens as McLaren Automotive’s second-ever production facility
   
15/11/18 - 12:13   International Applications - appointed as UK Partner for Etalon refinish products
   
15/11/18 - 12:08   AkzoNobel - new ‘Creating Special Colours’ web page dedicated to info on 3D paint for bodyshops
   
15/11/18 - 11:39   What does the draft Brexit Agreement mean for the automotive sector?
   
15/11/18 - 11:18   The photographs from Convention and Night of Knights are now available to view and download - FOR FREE!
   
15/11/18 - 10:54   IMI article in FE News - "What's needed to inject engagement in Apprenticeships?"
   
15/11/18 - 10:39   RAC - petrol remains overpriced as major retailers refuse to cut
   
15/11/18 - 10:07   2018 Industry Knight, Andrew Walsh, AW Repair Group, responds to Knight honour
   
14/11/18 - 14:09   ABP Club Convention and Night of Knights 2018 – thank you for a record-breaking event!
   
14/11/18 - 14:06   Thank you to the record 641 people who attended yesterdays biggest ever ABP Convention/Night of Knights
   
14/11/18 - 13:01   Axalta - to increase prices for global transportation coatings (inc car and CV coatings)
   
14/11/18 - 10:34   Lookers (Jennings) - service advisor, Georgia Mordey, from Washington, in Supermodel England national final
   
14/11/18 - 10:30   Seat - Millennials (born in the 1980s - mid-1990s) seek design flair, connectivity and compact size when choosing a car
   
14/11/18 - 10:11   CitNOW - Norwich-based Robinsons SKODA workshop sees 86% rise in Amber Work approved
   
14/11/18 - 09:40   Marshall Motor Holdings - trading update: underlying profit expected to be ahead of last year
   
13/11/18 - 21:20   The Night of Knights - WINNERS ANNOUNCED
   
13/11/18 - 17:32   ABP Club - a sincere apology to Fix Auto UK
   
13/11/18 - 14:17   The 2018 Repairers' Choice Awards - congratulations to the 40 finalists! Winners announced from 19:30 TODAY
   
13/11/18 - 14:10   Parking at Resorts World today for this evening's Night of Knights
   
13/11/18 - 14:08   Convention 2018 and Night of Knights - please note we are fully booked and cannot accommodate any last bookings/walk-ins
   
13/11/18 - 14:03   REMINDER for guests joining us for the Night of Knights this evening - drinks reception sponsored by Vizion Network starts at 17:30
   
13/11/18 - 12:12   IFED - ‘opportunistic’ fraudsters the focus for City of London Police in nationwide clampdown
   
13/11/18 - 12:03   2019 What Car? Reader Award - voting opens; twelve models set for release in 2019
   
12/11/18 - 20:44   Information Commissioners Office (ICO) - former Nationwide employee, Mustafa Kasim, sentenced to 6 months jail for accessing personal data
   
12/11/18 - 20:27   The Convention and Night of Knights Tweet Wall is now LIVE! - use #NightOfKnights
   
12/11/18 - 13:36   Industry Insights at Convention and Night of Knights - sponsor of the NOK Estimating Systems Award and on stage at Convention
   
12/11/18 - 12:49   ABP Club Night of Knights - the Akzo Nobel-sponsored guest speaker tomorrow evening is Claire Lomas MBE
   
12/11/18 - 12:35   SMMT - new heavy truck market drops -7.0% in Q3 2018 (30,308 HGVs registered in the nine months to September)
   
12/11/18 - 12:24   Turners Garage - to open third site in Sheffield as part of expansion plans
   
12/11/18 - 12:02   ABP Annual Convention and Night of Knights – Delegate Joining Instructions
   
12/11/18 - 11:39   Volvo Product Technology Course - NEXT DATE: Friday 12 April 2019
   
12/11/18 - 11:26   PAAS Ltd - have developed the first Quality Control Training for vehicle body repairs
   
12/11/18 - 11:21   France: GYS - 2018 Welding Innovation Award during the 2018 GroupAuto Convention in France
   
12/11/18 - 11:10   Latest ONS UK import/export data - falling imports of cars from EU countries and rising car exports to non-EU countries
   
12/11/18 - 10:59   Ben: Anti-Bullying Week - Ben shines a spotlight on how bullying affects automotive industry people
   
12/11/18 - 10:48   National Windscreens - Pete Marsden, National Windscreens' MD, retires
   
12/11/18 - 10:12   Farécla - Karting Challenge Night at Buckmore Park, Maidstone: Wednesday 21st November 2018
   
12/11/18 - 10:12   Farécla - Karting Challenge Night at Buckmore Park, Maidstone: Wednesday 21st November 2018
   
12/11/18 - 09:50   NMDA - sales of 125cc bikes; are "new customers joining the community... future buyers of (more profitable) bigger powered machines"
   
12/11/18 - 09:39   UK's FinTech, information technology and advanced engineering sectors - £109 million investment to create 359 jobs
   
12/11/18 - 09:27   ABI Blog: Henry Raine from Promontory Financial Group (part of IBM) - on why insurers will be busy over Christmas and the New Year...
   
12/11/18 - 08:58   Australia: AMA - new investors fund growth plans and new procurement business; share lock-in for Andy Hopkins
   
09/11/18 - 13:01   Jaguar Land Rover - will launch 16 new cars and SUVs globally between 2019-2024
   
09/11/18 - 12:34   ABP Annual Convention – Delegate Joining Instructions
   
09/11/18 - 12:12   Mission Motorsport - ‘In Flanders Fields’ Jaguar F-Type SVR #Poppycar wins Vehicle Graphics 2018 Award
   
09/11/18 - 12:00   The ABI - offers advice to younger drivers looking for cheaper car insurance
   
09/11/18 - 11:38   Roadside assistance and recovery experts - call for motorists to ‘slow down or move over safely’
   
09/11/18 - 11:32   Chief to sell full range of Celette collision repair equipment in America and China - makes it easier for shops to achieve OEM certification
   
09/11/18 - 11:10   2018 Convention and Night of Knights Programme - available to read online now
   
09/11/18 - 09:56   Admiral Group - named one of the World’s best workplaces
   
09/11/18 - 09:50   2018 Apprenticeship Pay Survey - study monitors national wage levels and helps determine whether employers are adhering to rules on fair pay
   
09/11/18 - 09:38   Allianz UK - Q3 trading update: "cost of repairing motor vehicles has risen sharply"
   
09/11/18 - 09:28   Silco - release M12 Ultra Superfast primer
   
08/11/18 - 19:09   2018 Annual Convention (Tues 13th November, Birmingham NEC) - the lowdown on the Sponsors' stands
   
08/11/18 - 14:11   2018 Annual Convention (Tues 13th November, Birmingham NEC) - who's exhibiting?
   
08/11/18 - 13:55   2018 Annual Convention and Night of Knights - record 619 delegates have booked - DON'T MISS OUT!
   
08/11/18 - 13:29   U-Pol - Car SOS star on their Classic Car Show stand (NEC this weekend) with Premier Panel Skills & JD Body Repairs restorations
   
08/11/18 - 13:07   ABP Club Recommended Business Service Provider: InAutomotive - average wage for skilled trade workers in the automotive industry: £28,587
   
08/11/18 - 12:20   RPM Welding - expands service to now supply GYS equipment
   
08/11/18 - 12:06   USA: Axalta - open new 175,000 sq ft dedicated colour and coatings Global Innovation Centre in Philadelphia
   
08/11/18 - 11:43   Running late? - Half of drivers blame a fake traffic jam
   
08/11/18 - 11:41   Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) - consumer new car finance market fell by 16% in September 2018 (vs September 2017)
   
08/11/18 - 11:19   Jaguar Land Rover - self-driving car industry needs standards and security
   
08/11/18 - 10:09   Reported road casualties in Great Britain - provisional estimates: year ending June 2018
   
08/11/18 - 09:44   AutoRaise - exhibiting at next week's World Skills UK LIVE event
   
08/11/18 - 09:27   Dacia (Renault) - opens 150 million* new dealerships across the UK
   
08/11/18 - 07:56   Inchcape - Q3 trading update
   
07/11/18 - 14:14   Mycarcheck - praises quick and easy test with potentially huge road safety benefits
   
07/11/18 - 14:00   RWC Training Centre - has achieved IMI Centre Approval
   
07/11/18 - 13:47   Welsh councils' parking profits up five years running - 22 councils in Wales had parking income of £38.5 million in 2017-18
   
07/11/18 - 13:30   Aston Martin's second production facility - St Athan will become Aston Martin's ‘Home of Electrification’
   
07/11/18 - 13:11   The ABI - The Insurance Experiments website includes info on accident repairs and making a motor claim
   
07/11/18 - 12:57   Admiral - investigates rise in pedestrian accidents on UK roads
   
07/11/18 - 12:00   Cambria Automobiles - open second Lamborghini dealership: Grange Lamborghini Tunbridge Wells
   
07/11/18 - 11:38   Cromax - introduces a new zinc chromate-free Imron Fleet Line Wash Primer-Surfacer
   
07/11/18 - 11:22   Willis Towers Watson - providing Ticker (new telematics insurer launching early 2019) with innovative pricing techn
   
07/11/18 - 11:00   Bicester Heritage - receives unanimous planning approval for 'automotive resort': handling circuit, hotel and business cluster
   
07/11/18 - 10:40   TechMan - garage management system addresses issue of no-shows
   
07/11/18 - 10:10   Colad - new UK Distribution Hub in Milton Keynes is open for business
   
07/11/18 - 09:47   Five new business councils to advise the Prime Minister on post-Brexit opportunities
   
07/11/18 - 09:25   Glass's - the Ford Transit named Glass’s Used Commercial Hero for November; "for those wanting a large van that delivers"
   
07/11/18 - 08:05   The IMI- launches a new ADAS Accreditation
   
07/11/18 - 07:23   Lookers - Q3 trading update: "Positive trading in Q3 and on track for the full year"
   
06/11/18 - 14:09   AutoRaise - insurer awareness day highlights vehicle repair industry skills crisis
   
06/11/18 - 13:59   Christmas opening hours - what's your bodyshop doing?
   
06/11/18 - 13:53   Cazana - used car market benefits as new car registrations fall
   
06/11/18 - 13:45   Carbon Aluminium Automotive Hybrid Structures (CAAHS) project - shortlisted for engineering award
   
06/11/18 - 13:40   ONE WEEK TO GO! 2018 Annual Convention and Night of Knights - a THANK YOU to the sponsors...
   
06/11/18 - 13:21   ONE WEEK TO GO! 2018 Annual Convention and Night of Knights - check out the Repairers' Choice finalists
   
06/11/18 - 12:58   Porsche Recommended Repairers - expert handicraft in the Porsche Cars GB Centre network sees Classic icons reborn
   
06/11/18 - 12:30   JTAPE - Wheel Repair Mask product wins a 2018 Global Media Award at SEMA in Las Vegas
   
06/11/18 - 12:02   Autovista Group - new Residual Value Intelligence platform covers 14 segments, 7 fuel types and 38 brands
   
06/11/18 - 11:53   RAC - petrol prices start to fall
   
06/11/18 - 10:45   ACIS - Brexit confusion over use of solvents in bodyshops "needs to be challenged"
   
06/11/18 - 10:00   Auto Windscreens - Derbyshire County Council signs two-year deal with Auto Windscreens for 1,200-vehicle fleet
   
06/11/18 - 09:21   Ford - Lisa Brankin appointed as Director, Sales; Kevin Griffin retires after 40 years service
   
06/11/18 - 07:57   AutoExpress - windscreen companies spending £millions on tech and training to recalibrate ADAS systems
   
06/11/18 - 07:34   Direct Line Group - Q3 trading update: "on track to deliver strategic and financial targets"
   
05/11/18 - 17:13   Markerstudy Insurance - in advanced talks to acquire Co-op Insurance for £300m; would make them 4th largest motor insurer
   
05/11/18 - 14:19   ABP Club 2018 Convention and Night of Knights - Tuesday 13 November in Birmingham
   
05/11/18 - 14:10   Police are ‘victim blaming’ petrol retailers to cover their own failure to tackle forecourt crime
   
05/11/18 - 14:04   Zurich UK - new initiative to increase transparency in supply chain being rolled out across Zurich's complete UK supplier base
   
05/11/18 - 13:40   MSL - appoints Glen Eastwood as MD and is "reinventing itself to offer a broader range of motor claims services"
   
05/11/18 - 13:27   The Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) - whiplash data from Ireland: 70% of all PI motor cases whiplash-related
   
05/11/18 - 13:07   Fix Auto UK - Wilson & Co join as Fix Auto Grimsby and C&M Bodyshop are now Fix Auto Coventry
   
05/11/18 - 12:29   SMMT - new LCV Market data: van and pick-up registrations increase 14.1% to 28,494 units in October
   
05/11/18 - 12:22   The Living Wage Foundation - new UK Living Wage hourly rate of £9 per hour, an increase of 25p per hour
   
05/11/18 - 11:45   2018 CBI Education and Skills Annual Report - higher skilled roles rise, as skills gaps grow
   
05/11/18 - 11:33   National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) - service stations should make drivers pay for fuel in advance to prevent theft
   
05/11/18 - 11:17   Grove Group - Paul James (ex Nationwide, 1 Touch Repair, ABL) joins Grove Group as National Business Development Manager
   
05/11/18 - 10:51   National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) - Harley Davidson, Kawasaki and Triumph top the Autumn 2018 Dealer Attitude Survey
   
05/11/18 - 10:30   "Second-hand cars with damaged HID and LED headlights risk being written-off by insurers due to the cost of replacing blown bulb"
   
05/11/18 - 10:23   Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) - to research targeting of consumers through personalised pricing
   
05/11/18 - 10:00   SMMT - new car sales fell 2.9% in October; diesel down 21%; hybrid/electric sales only 30%
   
05/11/18 - 09:26   Artis Accident Care - celebrates a year in business and open site number four
   
04/11/18 - 19:51   Quindell - former head, Rob Terry, plans his new OS3 Care Approved brand will hit £1billion valuation by 2022
   
02/11/18 - 13:18   Industry Insights - presents 'campaign to fund the UK bodyshop skills crisis' at S&G Response and AutoRaise event
   
02/11/18 - 13:10   Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) - home insurance deals break competition law and could lead to higher premiums
   
02/11/18 - 12:54   Canopius - appoint Gabrielle Folliard (ex Markel International) as Head of Claims
   
02/11/18 - 11:45   More Than (RSA) - 10% of parents have hit another car as a result of school run stress
   
02/11/18 - 11:34   Jaguar Land Rover - open new technical engineering office in Budapest to support the company’s European supply chain management
   
02/11/18 - 11:20   AXA Asia Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Amelie Breitburd - to move to AXA UK & Ireland
   
02/11/18 - 11:06   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles - partners with Balls to Cancer charity to tackle testicular cancer
   
02/11/18 - 10:58   Insurance Advisory Letters (IAL) automated scheme - warnings issued to as many as 3,000 uninsured drivers A DAY
   
02/11/18 - 10:25   City of London’s first low emission street - pilot scheme to limit access near Moorgate to ultra-low emission vehicles
   
02/11/18 - 10:12   The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) complaints data for first 6 months of 2018 - 252,000 complaints about motor and transport insurance
   
02/11/18 - 09:42   Quarter of fatal crashes due to falling asleep at the wheel - one in eight UK motorists admit falling while driving
   
01/11/18 - 14:18   ABP Investigates parts costs and supply
   
01/11/18 - 14:05   Nissan Motor GB - Spencer Clayton-Jones appointed as network development and customer quality director
   
01/11/18 - 13:55   Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) - one in three 18-24 year olds have seen a suspicious looking advert for car insurance on social media
   
01/11/18 - 13:52   CrashAssessorUK - January dates announced for one-day VDA development and refresher course
   
01/11/18 - 13:45   Artis Accident Care - 4th site, a dedicated Hybrid, Electrical and prestige shop in Dartford, opens today!
   
01/11/18 - 13:24   "Determined" motorist in China drives flattened car to bodyshop
   
01/11/18 - 13:12   BVRLA - comment on FCA motor insurance market study
   
01/11/18 - 13:07   'Range anxiety' is a needless worry for the majority of potential electric car drivers
   
01/11/18 - 12:44   AkzoNobel and McLaren - celebrate ten-year partnership
   
01/11/18 - 12:36   Volvo Cars and Chinese internet search provider, Baidu - to develop autonomous cars
   
01/11/18 - 11:58   Budget news: Euro Car Parts - the 2018 Budget is a "boost for independent garages"
   
01/11/18 - 11:51   Sika Limited - Steve Fairbrass promoted to the role of National Sales Manager - Industrial Distribution
   
01/11/18 - 11:44   Farécla Student and Bonnet Painting Competition winner Elliot Campbell - awarded Grand Prize at Advanced Engineering 2018
   
01/11/18 - 10:00   110 car models are vulnerable to one of the most prevalent digital attacks
   
01/11/18 - 09:29   Polestar - evaluates strength of carbon fibre in successful first crash test
   
01/11/18 - 09:23   Ben - Rachel Clift, recently appointed Health & Wellbeing Director and speaker at the next Women's Automotive meeting, on the 2018 budget
   
01/11/18 - 08:53   RAC - top-five car insurance broker sells its 500,000th policy this year; 11% growth in 2018
   
01/11/18 - 08:09   USA: Admiral - Former CEO Henry Engelhardt joins board of Compare.com as wife invests $25m for a 17% stake
   
31/10/18 - 14:32   Jaguar Land Rover - £90 million loss in last quarter due to a 13.2% drop in sales; particularly bad in China
   
31/10/18 - 14:20   GoCompare - comment on FCA motor insurance market study
   
31/10/18 - 14:19   comparethemarket.com - comment on FCA motor insurance market study
   
31/10/18 - 14:08   LAST CALL - is your bodyshop site turnover above £4.2m? Last chance to be included in new Industry Yearbook
   
31/10/18 - 13:59   Fix Auto - Milly Bartholomew promoted to Marketing Manager
   
31/10/18 - 13:59   Ford - launch 2min 30 sec video on how they make boron steel and use it to make new Ford Focus safest yet
   
31/10/18 - 13:51   FCA motor insurance market study - BBC news story
   
31/10/18 - 13:49   FCA motor insurance market study - Daily Mail news story
   
31/10/18 - 13:15   ABI - responds to FCA launching a market study into pricing in motor and home insurance
   
31/10/18 - 12:14   Moto Cirque (sponsored by Fix Auto) - organisers press release makes no mention of Fix Auto sponsorship
   
31/10/18 - 11:59   What Car? - launches Real Range test for electric cars; results show between 259 miles and 57 miles range
   
31/10/18 - 11:55   FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) - to investigate how insurers charge for motor insurance and their conduct
   
30/10/18 - 13:45   The 2018 Repairers' Choice Awards - congratulations to the 40 finalists!
   
30/10/18 - 13:25   FCA - fines Liberty Mutual Insurance £5.28m for failures in their mobile phone insurance claims handling
   
30/10/18 - 13:17   ABP Club Night of Knights Charity Silent Auction - raising money for Ben and The Rainbow Trust!
   
30/10/18 - 13:00   MotorEasy - appoints racing driver and TV presenter, Rebecca Jackson, as brand ambassador
   
30/10/18 - 12:44   Budget news - Independent Garage Association (IGA) says reduction in small business rates will help garage owners invest in equipment
   
30/10/18 - 12:36   Budget news - RAC: the financial impact for drivers: potholes, IPT and young drivers
   
30/10/18 - 12:12   LeaseVan.co.uk - businesses told to get their employees up to speed with van driving by providing specialised training
   
30/10/18 - 11:51   Budget news - IAM RoadSmart: £420m to tackle Britain’s pothole crisis is "welcome" but "merely a drop in the ocean"
   
30/10/18 - 11:47   Budget news - SMMT response: "some welcome announcements", but auto industry wanted "a stimulus to boost a flagging new car market"
   
30/10/18 - 11:43   Standox - new Standocryl VOC Performance Pro Clear K9590
   
30/10/18 - 09:54   The IMI - are the End-Point Assessment (EPA) organisation for five new Apprenticeship Standards (Paint and Panel in development)
   
30/10/18 - 09:42   Glass's - the resilience of diesel in the used car market, despite the government and bad press
   
30/10/18 - 09:37   BSi - hoax calls
   
30/10/18 - 09:31   Paul Tredgold - joins Granville Supplies as general manager after 2 years as head of Hella Sonne paint
   
30/10/18 - 09:14   Vauxhall - Richard Roberts, new National Fleet Sales Manager - Rental, Leasing, Company Vehicles and Motability
   
30/10/18 - 00:04   Australia: AMA Group - Andy Hopkins promoted to Group CEO; bodyshop business grew 32% in last 12 months
   
29/10/18 - 22:34   IFD - Insurance fraudster jailed for re-offending just weeks after release from prison for insurance fraud
   
29/10/18 - 19:58   Budget - legislation will close loophole used by insurers to avoid VAT on overseas service provision
   
29/10/18 - 19:47   Budget - apprenticeships; the full details of government changes
   
29/10/18 - 19:02   Budget - Leaseplan reaction tp electric-vehicle grants, company car tax, emissions testing, fuel duty
   
29/10/18 - 16:50   Budget News - tax cut for 32 million people as personal allowance rises to £12,500 in April 2019
   
29/10/18 - 16:47   Budget News - fuel tax unchanged; National Living Wage up 4.9% in April; £90m to trial "new models of smart transport"
   
29/10/18 - 16:22   Budget News - abolishes the use of the private finance initiative (PFI); VAT threshold remains unchanged
   
29/10/18 - 16:21   Budget news - £695m for smaller firms taking on apprentices;
   
29/10/18 - 16:20   Budget News - new "UK Digital Services Tax" aimed at tech giants with at least £500m a year in global revenues
   
29/10/18 - 16:09   Budget news - £420m "to tackle potholes, bridge repairs, and other minor works in this financial year"
   
29/10/18 - 16:07   Budget news - extra money for defence, schools and local authority social care
   
29/10/18 - 16:00   Budget news - boost for counter-terrorism; review of police spending power; new mental health crisis service
   
29/10/18 - 15:54   Budget news - "a Budget for Britain's future... the era of austerity is finally coming to an end"
   
29/10/18 - 14:42   Repairers Choice awards - the 4 finalists for Motor Insurance company award are............
   
29/10/18 - 14:42   Repairers Choice awards - the 4 finalists for Vehicle Manufacturer approved bodyshop programme award are............
   
29/10/18 - 14:42   Repairers Choice awards - the 4 finalists for Accident Management Company (inc Credit Hire co) award are............
   
29/10/18 - 14:41   Repairers Choice awards - the 4 finalists for Paint Brand award are............
   
29/10/18 - 14:41   Repairers Choice awards - the 4 finalists for Paint Distributor award are............
   
29/10/18 - 14:40   Repairers Choice awards - the 4 finalists for Courtesy car / replacement car provider award are............
   
29/10/18 - 14:40   Repairers Choice awards - the 4 finalists for Consumables / hand tools - supplier or manufacturer award are............
   
29/10/18 - 14:39   Repairers Choice awards - the 4 finalists for Bodyshop capital equipmt - supplier or manufacturer award are............
   
29/10/18 - 14:39   Repairers Choice awards - the 4 finalists for Bodyshop management system award are............
   
29/10/18 - 14:38   Repairers Choice awards - the 4 finalists for Estimating System award are............
   
29/10/18 - 13:43   GTG Training - banned from taking on new apprentice starts after OFSTED report on their "insufficient progress"
   
29/10/18 - 13:32   CMA - investigating Super-Complaint on loyalty penalties from Citizens Advice ; motor insurance NOT included
   
29/10/18 - 13:22   Europcar - publish free report "Charting a Safe Path Through the Minefield of Challenges Facing UK Businesses"
   
29/10/18 - 13:09   National Apprenticeship Week 2019 - will run from 4 to 8 March 2019
   
29/10/18 - 11:53   Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - 230,144 motor insurance complaints in first half of year, up 10%
   
29/10/18 - 11:10   BBC - "Driverless cars: Who should die in a crash?"
   
29/10/18 - 10:50   ABI - urges IPT freeze as tax raises £1.35 BILLION in the month of August, more than tax on beer or gambling
   
29/10/18 - 08:51   BMW - all new 3-series on sale from 9 March 2019 has aluminium "bonnet and front side panels" on all models
   
29/10/18 - 00:08   Goldcar (owned by Europcar) - accused by Sunday Times of forged documents and spurious bills for damage
   
26/10/18 - 20:54   THANK YOU - record of 439 bodyshops voted in Repairers Choice awards giving 12,145 ratings on their suppliers
   
26/10/18 - 12:13   BODYSHOPS, REMEMBER TO VOTE! Deadline to vote for the Repairers’ Choice Awards 5pm TODAY
   
26/10/18 - 12:10   Ahead of the Budget, comparethemarket.com calls for the Chancellor to scrap or cap IPT for young drivers
   
26/10/18 - 12:08   CarKraft - helped to reduce the number of fatalities or people seriously injured in Northamptonshire to an all-time low
   
26/10/18 - 12:03   2018 Convention and Night of Knights - register now to attend!
   
26/10/18 - 11:55   WHO is legally responsible under GDPR for erasing any personal data which may be stored within a written-off vehicle?
   
26/10/18 - 11:50   Fix Auto UK - sponsoring Moto-Cirque at Motorcycle Live, NEC, Birmingham (17th to the 25th of November 2018)
   
26/10/18 - 11:41   ABP Club Recommended Business Service Provider: 2 new services exclusively for bodyshops: EV Charging Points & Bodyshop Energy Baskets
   
26/10/18 - 11:31   Standox - two new products to accelerate the substrate pre-treatment process
   
26/10/18 - 07:18   Pendragon - trading update
   
25/10/18 - 22:24   Poole Accident Repair / Porsche Bournemouth - awarded the Porsche Cars GB Restoration Marketing Award for their 'Hippy Livery' Boxster
   
25/10/18 - 22:05   Minden - certified ISO 9001: 2015 and Safe Contractor Accreditation (recertified)
   
25/10/18 - 21:48   ACIS - bodyshops must work closely with insurers and WPs to cut key-to-key times with ADAS tech
   
25/10/18 - 21:39   Denso - to focus on increasing performance in electrification and automated driving tech; a shift from hardware to software solutions
   
25/10/18 - 14:44   Government - ALL old framework apprenticeships WILL be discontinued by August 2020
   
25/10/18 - 14:37   Axalta - Q3 results: turnover up 4.4% to $1.14billion; "clear return to growth in Refinish", sales up 11.5%
   
25/10/18 - 14:20   Just 26 hours to vote for your favourite suppliers. The ONLY awards where all the winners chosen by bodyshops
   
25/10/18 - 14:18   The ABI Motor Premium Tracker - average motor premium drops for third quarter in a row, to £471
   
25/10/18 - 14:09   Hastings - trading update: "claims inflation is expected to continue to exceed premium inflation"
   
25/10/18 - 13:59   insurethebox - 34% increase in accident rates between 5-8pm after the clocks go back
   
25/10/18 - 13:48   Fix Auto Hoddesdon - Matthew Wright and Grant Ealey officially open a new flagship repair centre in Hertfordshire
   
25/10/18 - 13:23   OUCH! Car transporter hits Perth bridge causing tens of thousands of pounds of damage to Range Rovers
   
25/10/18 - 13:15   Call North West Contact Centre Awards 2018 - wins for Slater Gordon Solutions Motor, Ageas and RSA Motability
   
25/10/18 - 13:01   LKQ - Q3 results; turnover up 27%; European turnover up 52%; 3 wholesale businesses acquired in Europe in Q3
   
25/10/18 - 12:32   Volkswagen - expects an SUV share of 50% by 2025
   
25/10/18 - 12:10   EDAM Group - opens new EasiDrive vehicle depot in Falkirk
   
25/10/18 - 11:35   Tesla - Model 3 achieves "lowest probability of injury of any vehicle ever tested by NHTSA", says Tesla
   
25/10/18 - 11:13   SMMT - British car manufacturing declines -16.8% in September; 127,051 produced
   
25/10/18 - 10:48   New Ford Focus - first car to introduce lighting technology that reads road signs and lane markings to adjust headlight beams to situations
   
25/10/18 - 10:28   Germany: Nissan Leaf - vehicle-to-grid approval to allow Leaf owners to provide power back to the grid
   
25/10/18 - 10:21   Audatex - streamlining bodyshop processes could save each of your staff an hour a day
   
25/10/18 - 09:22   Which? insurance policies complex and full of jargon
   
24/10/18 - 21:20   Covéa Insurance - Commercial Lines & HNW Director, Simon Cooter, to depart Covéa in 2019
   
24/10/18 - 21:07   Todd Engineering - contract for 2 CV booths at Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicle Dealer of the Year, Sparshatts of Kent
   
24/10/18 - 20:59   Uniti - Swedish electric car company to open production plant at Silverstone Park
   
24/10/18 - 20:46   UK General Insurance - 79% of UK adults aged 16-75 surveyed have emails in their inboxes that would be like gold dust to hackers
   
24/10/18 - 20:40   Bibby Financial Services (BFS) - insurtech start-up offering SMEs commercial insurance launching next year
   
24/10/18 - 20:18   AXA - just 5% motorists believe vehicle manufacturers should control driverless car personal data
   
24/10/18 - 14:03   AA - Civil Liabilities Bill "should stop the huge number of cold-call claim firms encouraging people to make claims"
   
24/10/18 - 13:57   Uber - ‘clean air fee’ of 15p per mile added on every trip booked through the Uber app in London from next year
   
24/10/18 - 13:41   The Civil Liability Bill - clears remaining stages in the House of Commons
   
24/10/18 - 13:37   Repairers Choice Awards - incredibly close, especially insurer and paint brand categories; 320 bodyshops voted; vote NOW
   
24/10/18 - 13:22   BCA Blackbushe - Nag’s Head Pub up for sale in the Bangers4Ben auction on Friday
   
24/10/18 - 13:08   Gemini ARC – expansion plans and apprentice success at the recent Management Conference and Apprentice Awards
   
24/10/18 - 12:49   Todd Engineering - secure contract to install "one of a kind", industrial spraybooth
   
24/10/18 - 12:35   Aston Barclay - former Inchcape UK used car director, Cliff Deller, appointed as Group Remarketing Director
   
24/10/18 - 12:20   Motor insurer financial results round-up - the latest from Admiral, Allianz, Co-op, ERS, Hastings and Sabre
   
24/10/18 - 12:05   Paragon - Geoff Duncalf appointed to newly-created National Sales Manager for Motor Finance role
   
24/10/18 - 11:36   AA - motor premiums drop by 3.9% to an average of £628.24, continuing downward trend
   
24/10/18 - 11:26   Baldwins Repair Group - acquires two Quicks ASR bodyshops: Coventry and Birmingham
   
24/10/18 - 10:59   RWC Training Centre – new accident repair training centre opens in Milton Keynes
   
24/10/18 - 10:50   Shoreham Vehicle Auctions (SVA) - used car prices "artificially inflated" post-WLTP
   
24/10/18 - 09:21   Euro NCAP ratings - 7 new cars announced: Hyundai NEXO, Mercedes A-Class, Mazda 6, Lexus ES, Peugeot Rifter, Citroën Berlingo & Opel Combo
   
24/10/18 - 09:14   Thatcham Research - comment on latest EuroNCAP tests; "dispels safety concerns around hydrogen-powered cars"
   
24/10/18 - 09:09   EuroNCAP - 7 new safety ratings publishedincluding Hyundai Nexo, first hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicle
   
24/10/18 - 08:01   Redde plc - trading update: positive start to the year with sales and profits up; outlook remains positive
   
23/10/18 - 14:17   USA: Lexeme article in Ratchet+Wrench - independent repairers need to partner with companies that operate fleets as car ownership shifts
   
23/10/18 - 13:57   2018 Repairers Choice awards - four more days to vote for YOUR winners
   
23/10/18 - 13:36   Rye Street Group - c£30m turnover, 18,000+ repairs a year, 200 staff, 22 VM approvals and 7 sites...
   
23/10/18 - 13:26   Plug-in Car Grant cut EARLY - six-fold increase in EV car sales since announcement earlier this month
   
23/10/18 - 13:12   Porsche Recommended Repairers - 20 "stunning restorations never seen before" at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show
   
23/10/18 - 13:01   Cazana’s 'Rustmap' – rusty cars and where to find them
   
23/10/18 - 12:39   More than 2,500 car accidents in 2017 were caused by a learner or inexperienced driver
   
23/10/18 - 12:37   BVRLA - pre-Budget plea for tax incentives to drive uptake of electric vehicles
   
23/10/18 - 12:22   Fix Auto Luton and co-owner Mo Givian - win four awards at the 2018 Fix Auto UK National Conference Awards Ceremony
   
23/10/18 - 11:40   Remit - Automotive Academy (Derby) open days in October and November
   
23/10/18 - 11:31   What Car? Insight - interesting interview with John Tordoff, Chief Executive, JCT600
   
23/10/18 - 10:53   Autoglass - opens 14 new centres offering ADAS calibration to meet the needs of newer cars on the road
   
23/10/18 - 09:39   £100 million investment in A roads - to prevent c1,450 deaths and serious injuries
   
23/10/18 - 09:31   Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) - agrees sale of Magneti Marelli parts division
   
23/10/18 - 09:13   JTAPE - exhibit at The SEMA Show in Las Vegas: Tuesday 30 October - Friday 2 November 2018
   
22/10/18 - 16:18   Ford Apprentice of the Year - Charlotte Ward, Apprentice Panel Tech at Mon Motors Accident Repair Newport, wins Body & Paint Award
   
22/10/18 - 14:04   Sales rush after green car grant change - cleanest cars being sold at six times the previous rate
   
22/10/18 - 13:58   The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) - it's illegal to fix prices: tough message to business cartels
   
22/10/18 - 13:51   Fix Auto National Conference 2018 – 300 Fix Auto bodyshops, insurer and supplier partners talk shop
   
22/10/18 - 13:40   Auto Trader - 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA took an average of just 15 days to sell in September
   
22/10/18 - 12:52   Addison Lee Group and Oxbotica - to provide customers with self-driving services in London by 2021
   
22/10/18 - 12:46   DrivingElectric.com - new advice and info website for dealers and VMs "to achieve breakthrough growth" in EV market launched
   
22/10/18 - 12:24   The Responsible Car Wash Scheme - House of Lords launch to tackle modern slavery and a lack of compliance within industry
   
22/10/18 - 12:12   Steve Nash (IMI) - appointed as Chair of Ben’s Board of Trustees; Sarah Bayliss, Head of HR, Thatcham Research joins Board
   
22/10/18 - 12:04   LeasePlan - announces changes at the top of UK business
   
22/10/18 - 12:00   Canada: Symach - 427 Auto Collision in Toronto, Canada, part of the CSN network, gets Symach-equipped
   
22/10/18 - 11:09   Gett (black taxi app) - offers electric taxi rides in the new TX Electric taxi on demand
   
22/10/18 - 10:30   Valeo - Cambridge University team's hydrogen propulsion system awarded €50,000 in international Valeo Innovation Challenge
   
22/10/18 - 10:18   The Figaro Shop - congratulate Apprentice Painter, Elliot Campbell, who won the Farécla Bonnet Painting Competition
   
22/10/18 - 10:00   The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) and Car Wash Association (CWA) - only 10% of the UK's 20,000 hand car washes pay tax
   
22/10/18 - 09:54   Hiscox - UK small businesses targeted with 65,000 attempted cyber attacks per day
   
22/10/18 - 09:43   Rolls-Royce - Johann Wolf (BMW for 40 years) appointed as Director of Manufacturing for Motor Cars
   
22/10/18 - 08:59   Over 200 bodyshops have now voted in the 2018 Repairers Choice awards - have YOU? Voting closes 5pm Friday
   
22/10/18 - 08:35   PPG - CEO and CFO comment on their worldwide and European automotive refinish sales in discussion with analysts
   
22/10/18 - 08:21   Top Gear - Paddy McGuinness and Andrew Flintoff will take over from Matt LeBlanc at end of next series
   
19/10/18 - 14:11   Love Your Car, Crawley (AD Williams Accident Repair group) - taking a bodyshop from £350,000 a year turnover to £4m... in less than 6 years
   
19/10/18 - 14:00   Axalta - opens new automotive refinish coatings technology facility in Midrand, South Africa
   
19/10/18 - 13:54   LeasePlan UK - "If the UK is to be a leader in low-emission driving, then we need to be ambitious"
   
19/10/18 - 13:37   Fix Auto UK - 2018 National Conference wraps up, check out the video of highlights from St George's Park
   
19/10/18 - 13:19   IMI's annual Outstanding Achiever Awards - apprentices drive a bright future for the automotive sector
   
19/10/18 - 12:45   Road traffic accidents involving pedestrians aged 10 or under spike on 31 October - rising by 75%
   
19/10/18 - 12:34   BVRLA - rented and leased vehicles are "greenest on the road"
   
19/10/18 - 10:02   SMMT response - Government Committee recommends end of petrol and diesel vehicle sales by 2032
   
19/10/18 - 09:57   Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee - ban on new petrol and diesel cars should be brought forward to 2032
   
19/10/18 - 09:48   Farécla - attending the Advanced Engineering UK 2018 (NEC Birmingham) – Stand Q145
   
19/10/18 - 09:21   HBC Vehicle Services - opens new Doncaster site as it targets further growth in vehicle volumes from insurance companies
   
19/10/18 - 09:12   RAC response - Business Committee recommends end of petrol and diesel vehicle sales by 2032
   
19/10/18 - 07:38   Pendragon - introduction of WLTP gives us "cause for concern" for new vehicle sales and profitability
   
18/10/18 - 13:33   Absolute Alignment - offer new ADAS solution
   
18/10/18 - 13:31   PPG - acquire SEM Products, US-based manufacturer of specialized automotive refinish products
   
18/10/18 - 12:27   Thatcham Research - automated driving hype is dangerously confusing car drivers
   
18/10/18 - 12:18   Euro NCAP - publish first results from tests of automated driving technology on 10 cars
   
18/10/18 - 12:03   bluegrasscoms - acquired by OE Connections (OEC)
   
18/10/18 - 07:48   iRG - acquires Fix Auto Tonypandy; becomes 11th iRG branded site; group capacity now 18,000 repairs per year
   
17/10/18 - 22:06   EDAM Group - wins gold at UK Customer Experience Awards
   
17/10/18 - 22:04   Todd Engineering - the latest (and rather large) achievement for the spraybooth company...
   
17/10/18 - 21:23   GYS - working with pulse MIG for VW
   
17/10/18 - 20:34   China: Mitsubishi Motors -starts local engine production and expands research and development centre
   
17/10/18 - 20:31   Volkswagen - interactive headlights and tail light clusters "raise the bar" for safety in future
   
17/10/18 - 15:15   D Sims Crash Repair Ltd - in voluntary liquidation May 2018; new company Fix Auto Tonypandy Ltd set up Jan 2018
   
17/10/18 - 14:14   Bodyshop Solutions - exhibiting at the Fix Auto National Conference today (Wednesday) and tomorrow
   
17/10/18 - 14:09   Over 100 bodyshops have already voted in the 2018 Repairers Choice awards - have you?
   
17/10/18 - 14:06   STL - delighted to support the upcoming Fix Auto National Conference 2018
   
17/10/18 - 14:04   How has bodyshop profitability changed? The FREE 8th annual ABP State of the Industry report will tell you.
   
17/10/18 - 14:03   AGM Services - proud to support this week's Fix Auto National Conference
   
17/10/18 - 13:53   ALL bodyshops can vote to decide the winners of the Repairers Choice awards www.abpclub.co.uk/surveys/11/
   
17/10/18 - 13:53   Auto Body Professional - read the latest magazine online now!
   
17/10/18 - 13:29   AkzoNobel delivers higher profitability as a focused paints and coatings company - Performance Coatings return on sales up at 12.2%
   
17/10/18 - 13:21   DENSO - exhibiting at the Auto Trade Expo with its new vehicle health check tool and OE-quality range
   
17/10/18 - 12:51   ‘Free’ Peritus cyber essentials course for all ABP Club members
   
17/10/18 - 12:39   SMMT - new automotive tech challenge helps shape future of mobility
   
17/10/18 - 12:27   Industry Insights - three-year Connected Solutions partnership with Fix Auto UK marked by Gold Conference sponsorship deal
   
17/10/18 - 12:13   Ticker - new telematics start-up from ex-Ingenie CEO, Richardr King, to launch in 2019
   
17/10/18 - 11:38   Suzuki Ireland - appoints new franchise in Newbridge, County Kildare
   
17/10/18 - 11:17   North East Motor Trade Apprenticeships - information, advice and vacancies
   
17/10/18 - 10:53   Alton Cars - problems with phone systems
   
17/10/18 - 10:31   European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) - auto industry urges negotiators to avert worst-case Brexit scenario
   
17/10/18 - 10:21   ProVision - CameraMatics scoops two awards at Brake Fleet Safety Awards 2018
   
17/10/18 - 09:46   Inflation rate - CPI falls to 2.4% for last 12 months; RPI falls to 3.3%
   
17/10/18 - 01:12   Volkswagen - fundamental complete restructure of its sales model from April 2020 includes direct sales
   
17/10/18 - 01:03   LV - Kamar Khan and Dr Asef Zafar found guilty of contempt of court for presenting spurious medical documents
   
16/10/18 - 14:13   How do bodyshops rate their relationships with work providers? The FREE on-line ABP State of the Industry Report will tell you
   
16/10/18 - 14:03   THE LINK TO REGISTER for the 2018 ABP Club Convention and Night of Knights
   
16/10/18 - 13:57   Compare the Market - average car insurance policy for a man is around £170 higher than that for a woman
   
16/10/18 - 13:51   Repairers Choice awards - ALL bodyshops can vote NOW to choose the best suppliers to our industry
   
16/10/18 - 13:48   LV= - appoints Barry Smith (ex Ageas chief exec) as Senior Independent Director
   
16/10/18 - 13:43   wejo - 7 million cars are now tracked on UK tech company platform; new Manchester office to open
   
16/10/18 - 13:40   LV= General Insurance - appoints Barry Smith (former CEO of Ageas) as Senior Independent Director
   
16/10/18 - 13:25   Wallbox - first ever DC electric vehicle charger for the home & business
   
16/10/18 - 12:54   HonestJohn.co.uk Awards - UK’s "most satisfying car brand" is SsangYong
   
16/10/18 - 12:39   Rye Street Group - former estimator, Alan Bishop, promoted to Group Bodyshop Manager
   
16/10/18 - 12:25   Mazda - Hajime Seikaku is the new Vice President of Mazda’s European Research & Development Centre
   
16/10/18 - 12:06   Harris & Co Mini Cooper (sponsored by Connected Solutions by Industry Insights) - wins the Tour de Corse Historique
   
16/10/18 - 11:53   cap hpi - service and maintenance costs are 23% lower for electric vehicles than petrol vehicles over three years and 60,000 miles
   
16/10/18 - 11:44   FCA - greater access for SMEs to the Financial Ombudsman Service
   
16/10/18 - 11:28   USA: Terrafugia - Geely-backed flying car developer secures lease with US airport ahead of production of road legal aircraft
   
16/10/18 - 10:47   Ben - announces the appointment of Former Olympian, Rachel Clift, as Health & Wellbeing Director
   
16/10/18 - 10:10   Circle Leasing's charity ‘virtual’ 10k leaderboard - "Speedy Gonzales" Dave Sargeant, Gemini ARC's MD, takes the lead!
   
16/10/18 - 10:03   Axalta - receives Tell Award for Outstanding Contributions in Basel, Switzerland
   
16/10/18 - 09:48   DENSO-sponsored TOYOTA GAZOO Racing - one-two victory for hybrid vehicles after six hour endurance at the Fuji Speedway
   
16/10/18 - 09:42   Government – unemployment down slightly; average salary up 2.7% in last 12 months to £27,300
   
16/10/18 - 09:29   Solus - win the Gold Award in the Best Business Change and Transformation - Customer Focus - category at the UK Customer Experience Awards
   
15/10/18 - 14:48   bodyshops - vote NOW in the 2018 Repairers Choice awards; the only awards where YOU choose the winners
   
15/10/18 - 14:35   What do bodyshops think is a "fair and reasonable" hourly labour rate? Find out in the FREE ABP State of the Industry Report available now.
   
15/10/18 - 14:10   ‘Free’ Peritus cyber essentials course for all ABP Club members
   
15/10/18 - 14:06   ABI - Claudio Gienal (AXA UK and Ireland) and Craig Thornton (Lloyds Banking Group) join the ABI Board
   
15/10/18 - 14:02   Brake Fleet Safety Awards - annual awards presented in Birmingham
   
15/10/18 - 13:56   Volvo Car UK - Amazon Alexa pilots the Volvo Fleet Manager Skill
   
15/10/18 - 13:49   Newly designed ABP Club Media Guide - available online NOW, including 2019 Club events
   
15/10/18 - 12:25   70% of drivers believe OTHERS should improve their safety on the road - 59% of Brits have had at least one accident on the roads
   
15/10/18 - 11:54   Porsche - more than half of all Porsche models delivered from 2025 will be electrified
   
15/10/18 - 11:43   Summers Accident Repair Centre - win Audi Driver magazine's Body and Paint Specialist Award, voted for by Audi Owners
   
15/10/18 - 11:31   Reading Accident Repairs - join bodyshop network as Fix Auto Reading
   
15/10/18 - 10:38   Willis Towers Watson / Confused.com Car Insurance Price Index - comprehensive car insurance prices rise by 1% (£8) to £760 in Q3 2018
   
15/10/18 - 10:30   LeasePlan - changes to the Plug-In Grant "a double edged sword for the industry"
   
15/10/18 - 10:17   What Car? - borrowing £50 more for a car loan could save up to £1,600 in interest charges
   
15/10/18 - 10:01   Mopar - launches mobile Connect Service for Fiat, Abarth, Jeep, Alfa Romeo and Fiat Professional vehicles
   
15/10/18 - 09:46   SMMT - automotive industry calls for plug-in grant rethink as cuts put Government ambition at risk
   
12/10/18 - 13:37   BVRLA - "unbelievably short-sighted" to make cuts to the Plug-in Grant
   
12/10/18 - 13:34   Drivers more than twice as likely to breakdown due to hitting a pothole than 12 years ago
   
12/10/18 - 13:11   National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) on changes to the plug-in car grants
   
12/10/18 - 13:04   Autorola - used petrol and diesel cars prices reach record high in Q3
   
12/10/18 - 12:57   Fix Auto UK - continues sponsorship of indoor motocross race series; first partner announced for the 2019 Arenacross Tour
   
12/10/18 - 12:42   ABP Club Repairers' Choice awards - voting NOW open
   
12/10/18 - 11:57   The News UK Motor Awards - winners chosen by readers of The Sunday Times, The Times, The Sun and talkSPORT
   
12/10/18 - 11:23   Mitsubishi Motors on Government to reduce plug-in car grants from November
   
12/10/18 - 11:11   LeaseVan.co.uk - six types of drivers you're likely to meet at a bodyshop
   
12/10/18 - 11:01   EMACS - joined CIECA (Collision Industry Electronic Commerce As.): export format for software installations in Jamaica and America)
   
12/10/18 - 10:48   Operation Rogue trader - trading standards and police to join forces for day of action against rogue traders
   
12/10/18 - 10:36   EMaC (Innovation Group) - 62% of car owners would opt for interest-free credit to pay for service and repairs
   
12/10/18 - 09:25   RMI - calls on government to agree the best deal for automotive retailers
   
12/10/18 - 09:13   Government to reduce plug-in car grants from November
   
12/10/18 - 09:03   MG Motor UK - appoints Matthew Stevens (ex Kia, JATO and McLaren) to the role of Product & Planning Manager
   
11/10/18 - 13:32   S&G Response - supports partner charity Ben for World Mental Health Day
   
11/10/18 - 13:29   Motofix - appoints nine new apprentices
   
11/10/18 - 09:57   Vauxhall - new Retailer Recruitment Service (RRS) from GMD People uses social media to attract applicants to vacancies
   
11/10/18 - 09:43   Ford - trials Intersection Priority Management: cars mimic how pedestrians slow down or speed up to avoid collisions with others
   
11/10/18 - 09:16   RoSPA - level of road deaths and serious injuries must be addressed, according to a new strategy
   
11/10/18 - 07:41   Marshall Motor - trading update; outlook for the full year remains unchanged
   
11/10/18 - 07:36   Sabre Insurance - trading update: "absolute focus on profitability has yielded strong underwriting result"
   
11/10/18 - 07:31   Ageas UK - restructures senior management team as CEO François-Xavier Boisseau retires
   
10/10/18 - 14:11   SMMT - launches Brexit contingency aid package as high-risk auto suppliers brace for ‘no-deal’
   
10/10/18 - 14:05   Thames Valley Police - crash for cash duo sentenced to 18 years' in jail for multi-million pound scam
   
10/10/18 - 13:52   The ABP Club UK Body Repair Industry: State of the Industry Report 2018
   
10/10/18 - 11:09   3M - Ben Hamblin, owner of Wrap Kings in the West Midlands wins 3M Wrap Tour
   
10/10/18 - 10:59   Fronius - TransSteel 2200 wins “Best Product of the Year 2018" Award
   
10/10/18 - 10:59   Fronius - TransSteel 2200 wins “Best Product of the Year 2018" Award
   
10/10/18 - 10:53   Sika Cycle 2018 - pedal-pushing Sika team raise money for the British Heart Foundation
   
10/10/18 - 10:46   World-first demonstration of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) in Milton Keynes and Coventry
   
10/10/18 - 10:40   Spies Hecker - new Spies Hecker Permasolid HS Race Clear Coat 8700
   
10/10/18 - 10:34   Nationwide - NCRC Scarborough’s Paul Tookey and the Nationwide Academy up for IMI Outstanding Achievers Awards 2018
   
10/10/18 - 10:01   Thatcham Research - spaces available on the one-day High Voltage Vehicle Awareness course next week (Friday 19 Oct)
   
10/10/18 - 09:55   ABI - #IPTsUnfair campaign relaunches ahead of Budget: “A raid on the responsible is the wrong way to balance the books”
   
10/10/18 - 09:50   Denso - 3,000 road accidents in 2013 caused by sun glare, with dirty windshields a contributing factor
   
10/10/18 - 08:21   Vertu Motors - H1 results; profits down 10%; "pay levels for technicians rising" and hitting profit margins
   
09/10/18 - 14:18   ABP Club's exclusive analysis of the top 20 bodyshop groups in the UK - a bodyshop profitability snapshot
   
09/10/18 - 14:07   LV= = fraudulent law firm and "dodgy doctor" brought to justice
   
09/10/18 - 13:59   Thompsons Solicitors - wins landmark case for victims of car accident injuries on private land
   
09/10/18 - 13:45   Cazana - the Financial Ombudsman Service adopts Cazana’s vehicle valuations to assess the value of written-off vehicles
   
09/10/18 - 13:26   Comparethemarket.com - average car insurance premium now stands at £731 across all age groups
   
09/10/18 - 13:14   MSX International - acquires dealer and aftersales consultancy business, Impetus Automotive
   
09/10/18 - 12:42   Hyundai CRADLE (the Center for Robotic-augmented Design in Living Experiences) - invests in AI firm, Perceptive Automata
   
09/10/18 - 12:30   Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) - launches immediate review of audit sector
   
09/10/18 - 12:22   Switch Island in Merseyside - new smart studs prevent lane drifting at motorway junction after 49 accidents in 2 yrs
   
09/10/18 - 11:54   National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) - sales up 2.2% in the motorcycle market during September, marking a positive plate change
   
09/10/18 - 11:43   Continental - hands out van driving guides at Vision Zero Live event
   
09/10/18 - 11:04   LeasePlan UK and Chargemaster - drivers choosing a new electric vehicle can get Home Charger Package included in monthly leased cost
   
09/10/18 - 10:51   AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals - relaunched as Nouryon
   
09/10/18 - 10:26   Tetrosyl: CarPlan Demon shot screenwash booster - potential upsell/glovebox gift for bodyshop customers?
   
09/10/18 - 10:17   CitNOW - bodywork problems and poor service among most common problems in used market
   
09/10/18 - 10:09   Insurethebox - young drivers 6.5 times more at risk of an accident as a result of drink driving than someone in their 40s
   
09/10/18 - 08:11   Denmark - proposes to ban sale of all new petrol and diesel cars by 2030, followed by ban on hybrid sales from 2035
   
09/10/18 - 07:45   Aviva - Mark Wilson is stepping down today as CEO after nearly 7 years; search for successor has begun
   
08/10/18 - 23:47   PPG - announce global price increase averaging 10% for all automotive OEM products including coatings
   
08/10/18 - 23:41   Alton Cars - 14th site in Nottingham opens on Mon 19 Nov, followed in Feb 2019 by site 15 in Keighley
   
08/10/18 - 19:08   Ford - to cut salaried jobs worldwide as part of reorganisation leading to a flatter management structure
   
08/10/18 - 18:02   Sunday Times Top Track 250 - includes Innovation Group at no 97 and Dingbro at no 231
   
08/10/18 - 14:19   Axalata - CEO Terrence Hahn resigns after investigation by board; interim replacement is CFO Robert Bryant
   
08/10/18 - 14:11   EDT Automotive - HQ expansion helps facilitate network growth
   
08/10/18 - 13:38   Allianz - welcomes 32 new graduates to the business
   
08/10/18 - 13:25   Markerstudy Group - Geoffrey Insurance brand win Best Car Insurance Provider at the Insurance Choice Awards
   
08/10/18 - 13:11   MIB (The Motor Insurers’ Bureau) - thousands "unwittingly" breaking the law by driving other cars without insurance
   
08/10/18 - 13:05   India: Tata Motors - 100,000th Tata Fleetman vehicle telematics connection with UK firm, Microlise
   
08/10/18 - 12:51   Can you help? Question from the Forum about apprenticeships and ATA
   
08/10/18 - 12:23   Peugeot - Martin Moll (ex Nissan and Honda) joins Peugeot head up UK marketing team
   
08/10/18 - 12:15   Aviva - new broker community to help smaller, independent motor brokers thrive
   
08/10/18 - 11:42   Willis Towers Watson - appoint Matt McKechnie (ex Ageas and Innovation Group) as a Consultant to Claims Consulting team
   
08/10/18 - 11:30   Spies Hecker - innovative surfacer with new technology
   
08/10/18 - 11:13   What Car? - up to 25% discount (average of £2,995 off) deals on large SUVs
   
08/10/18 - 10:12   Zurich - new cyber insurance policy includes GDPR, Reputational Risks and network security monitoring with pre-breach services
   
08/10/18 - 09:50   Furrows Group - open new express body and paint centre in Shrewsbury
   
08/10/18 - 09:31   Fix Auto Loughborough - 16-year-old Jessica Lawrence starts two-year AutoRaise Multi-Skilled apprenticeship
   
05/10/18 - 14:07   Peritus Learning - what are the ICO and Cyber Security Authorities saying about GDPR/Cyber Crime?
   
05/10/18 - 13:33   ABP Club Recommended Business Service Provider: InAutomotive - shortlisted for 2018 National Online Recruitment Award
   
05/10/18 - 13:10   ABP Club Annual Convention & Night of Knights, with Audatex and Vision by Bluegrasscoms - Tuesday 13 November in Birmingham
   
05/10/18 - 12:48   What Car? Used Car of the Year Winners 2019 - Mercedes E-Class Estate takes overall award
   
05/10/18 - 12:37   VisionTrack - predicts UBI will become mainstream solution for commercial insurance by 2021
   
05/10/18 - 12:29   Diesel taxi drivers are exposed to pollution levels 1.8 times higher than those driving an electric model
   
05/10/18 - 12:29   Diesel taxi drivers are exposed to pollution levels 1.8 times higher than those driving an electric model
   
05/10/18 - 12:12   3M - art exhibition showcases best of British vehicle wrapping
   
05/10/18 - 10:36   Drive Vauxhall - acquire three Sherwood Vauxhall dealerships in the North East, including 2 bodyshop sites
   
05/10/18 - 10:23   SMMT - UK new van market declines -6.1% in September
   
05/10/18 - 10:16   Digraph - CV factor opens new branch in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire
   
05/10/18 - 10:02   Toyota - recalls 2.4 million hybrid cars over a fault that could cause crashes
   
05/10/18 - 09:48   Germany: Volkswagen and Siemens - trial of intelligent signal systems where vehicles communicate with traffic lights
   
04/10/18 - 13:46   Proposed new measures to end late payments to small businesses
   
04/10/18 - 13:39   Nationwide Technical Training Academy - winners of the 2018 Training and Education Award
   
04/10/18 - 12:54   Are your drivers at risk of 'air filter flu'?
   
04/10/18 - 12:46   Absolute Alignment - supporting Tyre Safety Month (October) by promoting importance of wheel alignment
   
04/10/18 - 12:43   HMG Paints - Happy 88th Birthday!
   
04/10/18 - 12:26   September - stops the rot of petrol price increases but dark clouds hang over UK forecourts
   
04/10/18 - 12:17   Auto Trader - PCP and PCH models are beginning to open up the market and have the potential to unlock market growth
   
04/10/18 - 12:17   Auto Trader - PCP and PCH models are beginning to open up the market and have the potential to unlock market growth
   
04/10/18 - 11:46   Nissan - no deal Brexit warning
   
04/10/18 - 11:31   Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) - Treasury could raise £1.45bn to reduce fuel duty by tackling unregulated hand car wash sector
   
04/10/18 - 10:50   Allianz - small businesses fear IPT budget hike
   
04/10/18 - 10:35   National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) - new car sales distorted primarily by the introduction of WLTP
   
04/10/18 - 10:28   Autoglass - helps raise £970,000 for charity Afrika Tikkun
   
04/10/18 - 09:59   SMMT - new car fell 20.5% in September; diesel down 42%; hybrid/electric sales only up 4%
   
04/10/18 - 09:53   Volvo's Polestar 1 - production of the first series of road-going verification prototype (VP) cars in Sweden
   
04/10/18 - 09:43   Top Gear Magazine - 'Another reason to doubt a self-driving future: the faff when your screen's damaged'
   
04/10/18 - 09:32   AXA - now an Official Global Insurance Partner of Liverpool Football Club
   
04/10/18 - 08:14   Europcar - set aside £38m to refund customers who paid inflated costs for repair work
   
03/10/18 - 14:03   National Accident Repair Group - return to Fleet Live: 9-10 October 2018 at Birmingham’s NEC (Stand P14)
   
03/10/18 - 13:24   XS Direct - car insurer joins as a member of the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB)
   
03/10/18 - 13:12   Farécla Apprentice & Student Bonnet Painting Competition - Elliot Campbell from The Figaro Shop, Didcot is the winner!
   
03/10/18 - 12:58   Indasa UK - awarded preferred supply partner status for the Volkswagen Paint and Body Programme
   
03/10/18 - 12:16   Host of 2016 British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) gets Radio 2 breakfast job
   
03/10/18 - 11:41   Allianz - claims service receives external recognition
   
03/10/18 - 11:27   Ageas - it is not enough to look only at driver behaviour to reduce deaths and serious injuries
   
03/10/18 - 10:58   Sander van 't Noordende, Group Chief Executive Products at Accenture - LinkedIn post on the "car industry at a watershed in 2019"
   
03/10/18 - 10:48   Number of drivers having licence refused/revoked on medical grounds falls - despite an aging population
   
03/10/18 - 10:40   New motorcycle registrations grow in August - used market remains steady
   
03/10/18 - 10:33   CitNOW - named among UK’s Best International Export SMEs
   
03/10/18 - 10:11   Fuel duty to remain frozen, Prime Minister to announce
   
03/10/18 - 10:08   Giovanni Adamo - former Chief Motor Engineer at insurethebox joins National Salvage Group as Chief Technical Officer
   
03/10/18 - 09:49   Admiral - locksmiths most likely to have a speeding conviction this year (not professional footballers who topped 2017's list)
   
03/10/18 - 09:12   Elemental Motor Company - Tailored Fibre Placement (TFP), carbon fibre development, is tough enough to withstand significant impact
   
02/10/18 - 14:20   International Applications (IAL) - launch customer portal
   
02/10/18 - 14:11   Photos from the ABP Club Charity Golf and Spa Day are on our Facebook page - get tagging!
   
02/10/18 - 13:33   AD Williams - acquire Impact Bodyshop in Uxbridge & appoint Brian Johnson (ex LKQ and Mirka) as Operations Manager
   
02/10/18 - 13:18   EMM International - Colad introduces the Black Nitrile Glove Dispenser in a large dispenser box of 400
   
02/10/18 - 13:14   Vertu Motors - Workshop Manager, Aaron Cunliffe, celebrates 30 years at Hughes Mercedes-Benz of Beaconsfield
   
02/10/18 - 13:11   Axalta - launches new AxaltaRacing.com website
   
02/10/18 - 12:53   Glass's - the E.volution of commercial vehicles
   
02/10/18 - 12:24   Auto Windscreens - Steve Abrahams named World’s Best Technician
   
02/10/18 - 12:14   Covéa Insurance - wins ‘Insurance Company of the Year’ award for second time in three years
   
02/10/18 - 11:53   Abolition of Severn Bridge tolls brought forward
   
02/10/18 - 11:46   AW Repair Group - confirms a new five-year agreement with PPG
   
02/10/18 - 11:26   Farécla Student & Apprentice Bonnet Painting Competition - Alex Campbell from Dick Lovett Cribbs Causeway (Bristol) wins video category
   
02/10/18 - 10:29   3M - 14 vehicle wrappers gear up for 3M Wrap Tour which starts tomorrow
   
02/10/18 - 10:25   IMI response to Apprenticeship Levy reforms - "skills gap is already critical"
   
02/10/18 - 10:09   ABP Power List - how is it decided?
   
02/10/18 - 09:47   Volkswagen & Microsoft - from 2020 5 million new Volkswagen vehicles per year will be fully connected & part of the Internet of Things (IoT)
   
02/10/18 - 09:38   Views on VDA ATA supporting evidence being upgraded to expert witness status? (where repair cost is in dispute)
   
02/10/18 - 09:00   Apprenticeships - extra £90m in funding and 25% of Apprenticeship Levy able to be transferred to supply chain
   
02/10/18 - 08:45   Akzo Nobel - completes sale sale of Specialty Chemicals business to The Carlyle Group and GIC for €10.1 billion
   
01/10/18 - 14:07   insurethebox - young drivers are 30% more likely to have an accident if they speed on country roads
   
01/10/18 - 14:04   SsangYong - Martin Allies appointed as dealer commercial manager for the South West region
   
01/10/18 - 13:51   ABP Power List 2018 - the 40 most powerful people in the UK Body Repair Industry list is a hot topic!
   
01/10/18 - 13:38   Vertu Motors - appoints Leon Caruso as Group Operations Director for Multi-Franchise Division
   
01/10/18 - 13:25   MIB - prepares for post-Brexit cross-border travel for motorists
   
01/10/18 - 13:21   Fix Auto UK - celebrates Bodyshop Magazine award wins
   
01/10/18 - 13:09   SMMT - Japanese brands dominate UK's electrified new car market, representing 59.5% of registrations YTD
   
01/10/18 - 13:03   LV= blog - "why it’s important to invest in our people"
   
01/10/18 - 12:50   S&G Response - celebrate Health & Wellbeing Month
   
01/10/18 - 12:47   GoCompare - comments on new customer loyalty ‘rip-off’ probe
   
01/10/18 - 12:43   Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) UK - more FCA-badged emergency fleets on way as group gains Crown Commercial Service inclusion
   
01/10/18 - 12:27   Vauxhall Motors - appoints Stephanie Howson as Retail Sales Director
   
01/10/18 - 12:22   Xpress Centres - opens Bournemouth Same-Day Repair Centre
   
01/10/18 - 12:20   Xpress Centres - opens Bournemouth Same-Day Repair Centre
   
01/10/18 - 11:02   Licence Bureau - steps up grey fleet management campaign
   
01/10/18 - 10:55   Farécla Student & Apprentice Bonnet Painting Competition - A Judge's View
   
01/10/18 - 10:32   GK and Partners - 16% 16-18 year-olds currently thinking of applying for an apprenticeship (compared to 96% considering university)
   
01/10/18 - 10:16   The IAEA Yorkshire Region dinner and dance, Saturday 24 November 2018 - limited tickets available
   
01/10/18 - 10:06   FCA - fines Tesco Bank £16.4m for failures in 2016 cyber attack
   
01/10/18 - 09:52   LKQ Coatings - secures exclusive rights to market and distribute Ridgeway's Body Damage Quote system to bodyshops in UK and Ireland
   
01/10/18 - 09:18   Cars of Grimsby - 6-year-old bodyshop receives £185,000 bank funding to expand repair business
   
28/9/18 - 23:10   bodyshop magazine awards - full list of all 18 winners plus finalists; 613 guests at event
   
28/9/18 - 14:09   ABP Club Charity Golf and Spa Day with Mirka - the photo are ready to view and download for FREE!
   
28/9/18 - 13:34   Roberlo - Racer 1, a new light putty
   
28/9/18 - 13:27   Sherwin-Williams - showcases “Mastery of Refinishing” at Automechanika 2018
   
28/9/18 - 12:53   Charlie Clark, 20, final year apprentice at Apollo Motor Group in Dover - Farécla student and apprentice bonnet painting contest finalist
   
28/9/18 - 12:29   Progress in reducing road casualties continues to stall - RAC comment
   
28/9/18 - 12:19   Peritus' new Protect portal - ‘proves’ compliance for all businesses
   
28/9/18 - 12:03   Lightfoot - driver improvement tech firm more than doubles staff numbers in 12 months
   
28/9/18 - 11:53   Alton Cars - appoints 2 new Directors to the board: Graham Connell promoted to Group Bodyshop Director & Paul Blundell, Group HR Director
   
28/9/18 - 11:37   It's a BIG Birthday today for a member of the ABP Club team...
   
28/9/18 - 10:38   Lookers - Apprentice Technician Brad Baker from Lookers Nissan awarded coveted ‘Rising Star’ award
   
28/9/18 - 10:22   Citizens Advice - issues super-complaint as loyal home insurance customers continue to be penalised by over £4 billion a year
   
28/9/18 - 10:10   Thatcham Research - launch ecademy, a new online technical awareness programme
   
28/9/18 - 10:08   Nationwide - on verge of fifth Carrera Cup title as season draws to close
   
28/9/18 - 09:49   Travelling to bodyshop mag awards event in Birmingham? M40 currently shut at Warwick; severe delays
   
28/9/18 - 08:56   Securities and Exchange Commission - charge Elon Musk with securities fraud for misleading tweets
   
28/9/18 - 08:01   RSA - Q3 update: international business strong; poor UK results include deterioration in UK Motor
   
27/9/18 - 14:12   ABP Club 2018 Charity Golf and Spa Day, with Mirka – 82 golfers and spa guests raise more than £3,000
   
27/9/18 - 14:05   AutoRaise - new Trustee appointments announced
   
27/9/18 - 13:25   Fix Auto UK - National Conference (October 17-18) speakers confirmed
   
27/9/18 - 13:17   Unipart and Volkswagen Group UK - sign five-year contract to run their UK aftermarket supply chain
   
27/9/18 - 13:08   RAC Foundation analysis of latest road death figures - car occupants account for 44% of the total; motorcyclists most at risk
   
27/9/18 - 13:00   S&G Response - tackle 10 mile Tough Mudder for Charity (and raise £1,000)
   
27/9/18 - 12:55   Revive! - announces new Board Director and Senior Level Appointments
   
27/9/18 - 12:49   Kieran Purton, 23, paint apprentice at Deal Restoration in Kelvedon - next finalist in the Farécla competition
   
27/9/18 - 12:42   ABP Club Golf & Spa Day with Mirka - photos will shortly be available to view and download for FREE
   
27/9/18 - 12:37   Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) - global leaders and companies pledge to reduce the gender pay gap by 2030
   
27/9/18 - 11:48   Reported road casualties in Great Britain: 2017 annual report - 1,793 reported road deaths; 24,831 serious injuries in RTAs
   
27/9/18 - 11:07   Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) - new appointments confirmed
   
27/9/18 - 10:34   Endeavour Automotive - opens new Lotus Cars showroom and service centre in Colchester
   
27/9/18 - 09:59   CitNOW USA - David Guillory (ex Audi, BMW, Porsche and Jaguar) appointed as General Director of North America and Canada
   
27/9/18 - 09:26   The Carillion effect - trade credit insurers pay out a record £1 million a day to help UK firms stay afloat.
   
27/9/18 - 08:51   Ardonagh Group (owners of Towergate and Autonet) - acquire Swintons from Covea for £165m
   
26/9/18 - 16:45   Sikkens - new Autoclear Aerodry releases bodyshop profits with flexible workflow
   
26/9/18 - 13:03   VW CV - theft of equipment from commercial vehicles soars by 15% in three years
   
26/9/18 - 13:03   VW CV - theft of equipment from commercial vehicles soars by 15% in three years
   
26/9/18 - 12:33   The Porsche Carrera Cup GB - racing legends return as title showdown headlines landmark weekend
   
26/9/18 - 11:07   Farécla - Apprentice and Student Bonnet Painting Competition: winner to be announced on Facebook on Wednesday 3 October
   
26/9/18 - 10:31   National Accident Repair Group - winner of Technology & Innovation Award
   
26/9/18 - 10:16   Rhiannon Murfin (20), Motofix Exeter - first year Volkswagen apprentice is a Farécla’s student & apprentice bonnet painting contest finalist
   
26/9/18 - 10:02   The ABP Power List 2018 - David Shepherd, Audatex, named the most powerful person working the UK body repair industry today
   
25/9/18 - 23:16   Automechanika Frankfurt - visitor numbers up slightly from 133,000 in 2016 to 136,000 in 20118
   
25/9/18 - 14:26   RAC - reacts to JP Morgan report suggesting oil price could hit $90 a barrel; 142p per litre for petrol & 148p per litre for diesel
   
25/9/18 - 14:23   ABI - response to the Government's technical guidance for vehicle insurance in a No Deal Brexit scenario
   
25/9/18 - 13:55   JOINING INSTRUCTIONS: ABP Club Annual Charity Golf and Spa Day with Mirka - Wednesday 26 September (CV35 7QT)
   
25/9/18 - 13:43   The ABP Power List 2018 - the top ten from the last Power List (2012); will they feature again this year?
   
25/9/18 - 13:16   Volkswagen - new driver assistance systems production-ready even faster using virtual validation
   
25/9/18 - 12:52   Agnieszka Szenfeld (21) from Motofix, High Wycombe & training at Babcock in Milton Keynes - Farécla competition finalist
   
25/9/18 - 12:34   HPI - puts a price tag on some of 007’s classic cars
   
25/9/18 - 12:25   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles - Rob Holdcroft appointed as National Sales Manager
   
25/9/18 - 12:10   ABP Club Recommended Business Service Provider: InAutomotive - 10 habits of highly successful employees
   
25/9/18 - 11:39   Hedgehog Insurance - new online motor insurer (backed by Berkshire Hathaway) to launch later this year
   
25/9/18 - 11:22   The Ford Transit Connect - named Glass’s Used Commercial Hero for September 2018
   
25/9/18 - 11:17   Axalta: Cromax - appoints Kevin Torfs new EMEA Brand Manager
   
25/9/18 - 11:03   The London Supercar Show ‘Live' - all new two-day event Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 May 2019 at the Blackbushe aerodrome in Surrey
   
25/9/18 - 10:20   Brexit - drivers hoping that they do not face the inconvenience of remembering to carry additional paperwork with them every time the EU
   
25/9/18 - 10:08   Germany: Ford and Vodafone - testing connected vehicle tech that can automatically warn other drivers of accidents ahead
   
25/9/18 - 09:55   The National Body Repair Association (NBRA) - exhibiting at the Bodyshop Magazine event and Awards 2018
   
25/9/18 - 09:41   Marmalade - 47% of learner drivers are worried they might have an accident
   
25/9/18 - 00:27   Government - official guidance on "Vehicle insurance if there’s no Brexit deal"
   
24/9/18 - 14:45   Pre-registrations - BRAND NEW 68 plate cars are flooding into the market for sale as second-hand vehicles
   
24/9/18 - 14:07   Venson - only 1 in 4 motorists are confident they can read a number plate from 20m away
   
24/9/18 - 13:46   Traffic levels in 2050 up by as much as half
   
24/9/18 - 13:41   Northern Ireland - “Your Car Your Choice” week highlights independent repairers
   
24/9/18 - 13:20   24-year-old Elliot Campbell, apprentice painter at The Figaro Shop in Didcot - Farécla 2018 Apprentice & Student Bonnet Competition finalist
   
24/9/18 - 13:08   Brandwatch - 2018’s top 100 brands
   
24/9/18 - 12:53   The NMDA motorcycle trailblazer apprenticeship standard and ‘end-point assessment - funding approved
   
24/9/18 - 12:41   Autovista Group Survey - Would you feel safe giving total driving control to an autonomous vehicle?
   
24/9/18 - 12:27   Record £15.6 million underpayment identified for workers on the minimum wage
   
24/9/18 - 12:18   Mirka - official press release on the opening of their new National Training Centre in Milton Keynes
   
24/9/18 - 11:42   Trak Global - included in Financial Times Future 100 list
   
24/9/18 - 11:18   JOINING INSTRUCTIONS: ABP Club Annual Charity Golf and Spa Day with Mirka - Wednesday 26 September (CV35 7QT)
   
24/9/18 - 11:00   Men are ‘six times more likely’ to get driving ban
   
24/9/18 - 10:51   Brown Brothers Distribution - celebrates 100-year customer milestone with their longest trading customer, A Pile & Son Ltd
   
24/9/18 - 10:39   BVRLA - expands membership to increase the impact of fleet sector
   
24/9/18 - 10:05   MotorEasy - drivers face £180 bill for "simple diagnostic check"; most expensive quote was £180 ph for labour
   
24/9/18 - 09:56   CitNOW - buyers steering toward used cars
   
24/9/18 - 09:37   Pump price war looms as wholesale costs slump by 3p a litre
   
24/9/18 - 09:26   Xpress Centres - grows Fast-Track Repair Network to 40 Sites
   
24/9/18 - 08:36   Porsche - will no longer make diesel powered cars
   
24/9/18 - 08:16   Trakm8 Holdings plc - wins 3-year contract from LexisNexis Risk Solutions for insurance telematics solution
   
24/9/18 - 07:50   ABP Club Power List 2018, in association with ITAS - THREE DAYS to go before THE NAMES are REVEALED!
   
21/9/18 - 22:20   Enterprise Holdings - have spent $2 billion acquiring range of car-share businesses, insurance technology firms, car rental companies
   
21/9/18 - 17:45   ERS (Equity Red Star) - owners Aquiline assess strategic options; could lead to a sale / change of ownership
   
21/9/18 - 12:49   AA - "Autumn peak" for deer strikes; up to 74,000 deer hit by cars annually causing c. £11m damage
   
21/9/18 - 12:03   Volvo Cars - join the G7 Ocean Partnership Summit
   
21/9/18 - 11:58   JD Classics - Essex-based classic car restoration specialist sold to Woodham Mortimer
   
21/9/18 - 11:50   HPI - a decade of CrushWatch enables cars worth £500m to be returned to their rightful owners
   
21/9/18 - 08:10   RAC - 33% of motorists – the equivalent to 13.2m – say they are more reliant on their cars now than 12 months earlier
   
21/9/18 - 08:06   Zurich: Porsche - invests in Swiss start-up WayRay
   
21/9/18 - 07:56   ‏Apollo Motor Group and Remit Group - apprenticeships and gender equality in the UK motor industry are top of the agenda
   
21/9/18 - 07:13   Peritus Learning - only 20% of UK businesses (SMEs) train their people on Cyber Security
   
20/9/18 - 13:55   AFV popularity reaches a record high on Auto Trader
   
20/9/18 - 13:51   Peugeot, Citroën, DS, and Vauxhall - will offer an electric or hybrid version on its entire new line-up from 2019
   
20/9/18 - 13:14   Who's the new pace-setter in the Circle Leasing 'virtual' 10k leaderboard? (clue, it's not the guy in the photo anymore)
   
20/9/18 - 12:40   rFpro - computer tech company NVIDIA partners with UK simulation specialist to accelerate development of autonomous cars
   
20/9/18 - 12:32   ABP Club Power List 2018: in association with ITAS - take part in our Twitter poll!
   
20/9/18 - 12:23   SMEs forced to ignore Brexit as GDPR and cyber steal the limelight, Zurich finds
   
20/9/18 - 12:19   IDES - LED spraybooth lighting specialists are now an approved supplier and installer of Electric Vehicle Charging Points
   
20/9/18 - 11:51   Fix Auto UK - re-signs contract with AkzoNobel
   
20/9/18 - 11:35   IMI article on 'Online Bait Crime'
   
20/9/18 - 11:11   Hyundai Motor - will bring the world’s first fleet of fuel cell electric truck into commercial operation
   
20/9/18 - 11:02   IAM RoadSmart - failure of Corporate Manslaughter and Homicide Act to bring companies to account for road safety performance
   
20/9/18 - 10:50   Meet The Vella Group Apprentices, 2018!
   
20/9/18 - 10:04   Zurich - Helen Pickford appointed UK Chief Financial Officer
   
20/9/18 - 10:02   Dr Andy Palmer, President & Group Chief Exec of Aston Martin (and former apprentice) - plans charitable foundation to fund apprenticeships
   
20/9/18 - 09:36   Lookers - confirms acquisition of Jennings as part of ongoing expansion
   
20/9/18 - 09:19   Antitrust - EU Commission opens formal investigation into possible collusion between BMW, Daimler & the VW group on clean emission tech
   
20/9/18 - 09:08   Mirka UK - new national training centre in Milton Keynes opens this month
   
20/9/18 - 01:56   Copart - shares tumble as results are hit by Hurricane Harvey; UK volumes up 8.1%
   
19/9/18 - 13:37   Sikkens - new Autoclear Aerodry releases bodyshop profits with flexible workflow
   
19/9/18 - 11:31   LeasePlan and SAIC agree exclusive partnership to bring the first large zero emission LCV to Europe
   
19/9/18 - 10:16   SMMT _ 'No-deal’ Brexit not an option for automotive
   
19/9/18 - 10:07   Dino Zamparelli and Nationwide - step towards championship success at Silverstone
   
19/9/18 - 09:56   Thatcham Research - three-star Euro NCAP rated Suzuki Jimny "falls short on safety"
   
19/9/18 - 09:37   Inflation rate - CPI up to 2.7% for last 12 months; RPI up sharply to 3.5%
   
19/9/18 - 09:28   PJB Accident Repairs - Annual Shooting and Archery Day was a success!
   
19/9/18 - 09:12   S&G Response - launches Apprentice Academy to support their continued successful growth
   
19/9/18 - 07:59   Can you help a fellow member? Spraybooth wall covering advice please
   
19/9/18 - 00:01   Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance - sign technology agreement to install Google tech in their cars from 2021
   
18/9/18 - 16:48   Bodyshop Solutions - appoint P.J. Fallon & Son as their Distributor for Ireland
   
18/9/18 - 16:31   Motofix - Liam Kearney departs as Motofix CEO
   
18/9/18 - 16:31   Motofix - Liam Kearney departs are Motofix CEO
   
18/9/18 - 13:54   The ABP Club Power List 2018, in association with ITAS - 10 days to go... who would be in your Top Ten?
   
18/9/18 - 13:43   Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) - receives Niche Vehicle Network (NVN) grant to research use of lightweight material graphene
   
18/9/18 - 13:39   Keyless entry systems blamed for rise in car theft in England and Wales
   
18/9/18 - 12:51   TechMan - workshop management software saves businesses money with PDQ (Process Data Quickly) integration
   
18/9/18 - 12:40   Employment stats show surge in employment rates for older women
   
18/9/18 - 12:32   Volvo Product Technology Course - EXTRA DATE: WEDNESDAY 14 November
   
18/9/18 - 12:25   insurethebox - telematics insurance specialist supports third annual project EDWARD (zero fatalities on roads)
   
18/9/18 - 12:23   Ford - to introduce Ford Data Services and Ford Telematics connected vehicle solutions in Europe next year
   
18/9/18 - 11:58   Project EDWARD (European Day Without A Road Death) Weds 19 Sept 2018 - every road death prevented has an estimated value of >£1.75 million
   
18/9/18 - 11:21   The Northern Ireland Bodyshop Alliance - accuses insurer of using "bullying" methods to control where and how much is paid for repairs
   
18/9/18 - 11:06   Volkswagen - plans to sell c150,000 electric cars by 2020
   
18/9/18 - 10:53   The Motor Ombudsman - backs Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) campaign urging more businesses to join a code sponsor
   
18/9/18 - 10:36   British cyclist achieves a record 149mph - with a little help from a Porsche
   
18/9/18 - 10:30   Germany: VW CV - body conversion specialists to show more than 50 solutions on Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles stand at the 2018 IAA
   
18/9/18 - 10:21   Only 37% of new cars on sale in the UK today come with a manually-operated handbrake
   
18/9/18 - 09:54   AES UK - the new I-track II alignment system by Josam
   
18/9/18 - 09:15   Audatex - launches AudaENOL Intelligent Motor Claims Management Platform; full control and visibility for ALL from FNOL - settlement
   
18/9/18 - 09:05   NAHL - half-year results; turnover and pre-tax profit unchanged
   
18/9/18 - 08:42   Marsh & McLennan - to acquire Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group for £4.3 billion
   
18/9/18 - 02:44   Germany: Copart - announce the opening of its second German location in Leipzig
   
18/9/18 - 02:41   Swiss Re - to launch "the ADAS risk score" in 2019 to enable insurers to better price ADAS equipped vehicles
   
18/9/18 - 02:40   BMW Group - with Swiss Re develop new car insurance assessment including integration of safety-relevant ADAS
   
17/9/18 - 14:23   Tesla Motors - Elon Musk pulls collision repairs in-house to cut "crazy" repair times
   
17/9/18 - 14:02   The Vella Group - promotes Finance Director, Marc Holding, to the position of Managing Director
   
17/9/18 - 13:25   The ABP Club Power List 2018, in association with ITAS - launched online at 10am on Wednesday 26 September
   
17/9/18 - 13:00   Ezi-Methods - achieves one million method downloads; Paul Wood, VDA at The ARC Group in Chippenham is the “Millionth Method Man”
   
17/9/18 - 12:28   Co-op Insurance - two fifths of young drivers worry about the cost of MOTs, servicing and car repairs
   
17/9/18 - 12:22   DVLA - reveals some of the oddest items found in untaxed cars
   
17/9/18 - 12:13   Henkel - Teroson vehicle repair and maintenance (VRM) range now also includes a full range of body fillers
   
17/9/18 - 11:53   AXA - completes the acquisition of XL Group, creating the #1 global P&C commercial lines insurance platform
   
17/9/18 - 11:18   Students at risk of motor fines as they head off to university
   
17/9/18 - 11:08   Audatex UK AEG software case study: Master Cars - West Yorkshire bodyshop: overall efficiency now at 137%
   
17/9/18 - 10:01   Tailgating - one in eight of all road casualties are caused by people who drive too close to the vehicle in front
   
17/9/18 - 09:47   City of London Police’s IFED - 17-24 year olds most likely to fall victim to ghost brokers; losing on average £912 EACH
   
17/9/18 - 09:21   Autofarm - Porsche bodyshop specialist firm relocating to new dedicated Porsche inspired business park
   
14/9/18 - 23:02   Insurance Times Awards - full list of finalists; winners revealed at ceremony on 6 December
   
14/9/18 - 22:36   Insurance Times Tech & Innovation Awards - full list of all the finalists and the 16 winners
   
14/9/18 - 13:46   SMMT - AQMS conference is set to take place on 20 November at the NEC in Birmingham
   
14/9/18 - 12:27   Farécla Apprentice and Student Bonnet Painting Competition - line up for Grand Final announced!
   
14/9/18 - 12:14   Synergy Car Hire - launches a comparison and booking API (application programming interface) tool
   
14/9/18 - 12:07   Allianz Legal Protection (ALP) - appoints new underwriting manager
   
14/9/18 - 12:03   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles - delivers 336,000 vehicles globally to end of August (+3.9%)
   
14/9/18 - 11:42   Driving in the EU if there's no Brexit deal - AA Comment
   
14/9/18 - 11:39   AA - fuel duty could increase eight pence per litre to fund NHS spend
   
14/9/18 - 11:37   Ford - partners with Brake to sponsor Road Safety Week (19 to 25 November 2018)
   
14/9/18 - 11:29   Endeavour Automotive - open new Hyundai Watford dealership
   
14/9/18 - 10:55   Consumer Intelligence: business award wins: Best Small to Medium-sized Business and Chief Executive Ian Hughes as Outstanding Entrepreneur
   
14/9/18 - 10:39   Driving in the EU if there's no Brexit deal
   
14/9/18 - 10:19   InAutomotive - taking part in Bangers4Ben next month
   
14/9/18 - 09:47   Perits Learning: Cyber Crime up 63%, UK stats show - "educate your people"
   
14/9/18 - 09:30   Grove Group - staff are fundraising for children's charity in 'Brathay RowRunner' event
   
14/9/18 - 08:25   bodyshop members of ABP Club - your survey closes at 5pm TODAY; only 17 multiple-choice questions; make your views known
   
14/9/18 - 08:16   Co-op Insurance - half-year results: sales fall 2% and underlying loss increases from £1m to £4m; operating loss of £14m
   
13/9/18 - 14:54   West Midlands Police (AMP) - one in 20 drivers stopped by WMP failing eyesight test
   
13/9/18 - 13:23   Fix Auto UK - Central Accident Repairs takes over the Fix Auto Wednesbury territory
   
13/9/18 - 13:12   Farécla Apprentice and Student Bonnet Painting Competition - first Grand Finalist announced: Elliot Campbell from the Figaro Shop in Didcot
   
13/9/18 - 13:02   Sika UK - "refinish relaunch" to drive innovation and growth in the UK bodyshop market
   
13/9/18 - 12:46   cap hpi - commercial vehicle providers to benefit from new modelling tool
   
13/9/18 - 11:14   Network Q (Vauxhall’s approved used car scheme) - to offer online motor finance, using technology from iVendi, across all 300 sites
   
13/9/18 - 11:07   Fuel prices rise ten weeks in a row - petrol and diesel both above 130p per litre
   
13/9/18 - 10:21   CameraMatics - transport firm saves £200K with vehicle camera system; insurers so impressed by use of the system they part-funded it
   
13/9/18 - 10:13   Wrisk - 2-year-old London-based insurtech company is now the sole supplier of BMW and MINI Car Insurance in the UK
   
13/9/18 - 09:47   GEM Motoring Assist - encouraging drivers to reflect dangerous moments at the wheel
   
13/9/18 - 09:40   Nationwide - returns to Carrera Cup championship battle as Zamparelli pushes for victory
   
12/9/18 - 14:11   VOTE NOW! FARÉCLA 2018 APPRENTICE & STUDENT BONNET PAINTING COMPETITION - voting closes at midnight tonight
   
12/9/18 - 14:02   AGL (Activate Group Ltd) - rebrands its Car Repair Network (of 300 repairers) as Motor Repair Network
   
12/9/18 - 13:58   Meet (a bit of) the 'Rapide E' - Aston Martin’s first Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV)
   
12/9/18 - 13:57   USA: Audatex - to donate $25,000 a year for next 5 years to the Collision Repair Education Foundation
   
12/9/18 - 13:35   Compare the Market - "Green revolution still just a dream"
   
12/9/18 - 13:23   Oxford to Cambridge Expressway - to take up to 40 minutes off the journey between the A34 south of Oxford and the M1
   
12/9/18 - 13:19   ABP Club - our State of the Industry survey has 17 easy multiple-choice questions - but closes 5pm Friday; bodyshops please participate
   
12/9/18 - 13:12   Spurs' goalkeeper and World Cup-winning captain of France, Hugo Lloris, pleads guilty to drink-driving
   
12/9/18 - 12:53   A E Motors, Birmingham - vehicle repairer fined for not having employers’ liability insurance
   
12/9/18 - 12:45   FORS - backs safety at Ciclovia Belfast 2018 (where part of the city centre is closed off to motor vehicles)
   
12/9/18 - 12:37   CBI - the way a company treats personal data is the top concern for potential customers and business partners
   
12/9/18 - 12:26   The Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) - 25,000 learners are driving without insurance
   
12/9/18 - 12:12   CYBG SME Health Check Index - business investment survey figures highlight low business confidence
   
12/9/18 - 11:38   ABI Motor Conference 2018 (20 November), London - Paul Geddes, Direct Line Group; Andy Watson, Ageas UK; & Matthew Avery, Thatcham Research
   
12/9/18 - 11:26   RAC - comments on reports that Chancellor may be considering a fuel duty rise
   
12/9/18 - 10:49   LEVC (London EV Company) - electric van trials with the Met Police and the London Fire Brigade to begin next year
   
12/9/18 - 10:36   AA Awards - two Yorkshire AA patrols crowned top in the country
   
12/9/18 - 10:25   NFDA - franchised car and CV dealers: "members will meet the growing consumer demand for low and zero emission vehicles"
   
12/9/18 - 10:19   John Grose Group - John Grose ARC owners open new PEUGEOT, Citroën & DS Automobiles dealership & aftersales facility in Ipswich
   
12/9/18 - 09:58   Guidewire blog: - 'Integrating telematics data to improve crash detection and optimise claims'
   
12/9/18 - 09:27   Markerstudy - new ‘dashcam’ CV product with VisionTrack inc £1,000 excess waived if footage verifies liability
   
12/9/18 - 08:09   Anexo (parents of DAMS) - H1 results; turnover up 2.6%; adjusted profit down 20%; "positive operational and financial progress"
   
11/9/18 - 16:21   Car Magazine - how it cost £4,547 to repair their Jaguar XF after a 5mph accident
   
11/9/18 - 14:14   ABP Club - bodyshop members only: please take 4 minutes to complete the 17 questions in our annual State of the Industry survey
   
11/9/18 - 14:13   Half of workers have experienced poor mental health in current job
   
11/9/18 - 14:09   Government - average UK pay up 2.9% in last 12 months
   
11/9/18 - 13:54   Valeo at Automechanika 2018 – "game changing innovations"
   
11/9/18 - 13:43   LeasePlan UK - "it's now time" for the UK to join Norway and the Netherlands as zero emission leaders
   
11/9/18 - 13:26   Volkswagen - the first structural components for mass-production vehicles can be 3D printed within 2-3 years
   
11/9/18 - 12:42   Spies Hecker's Tips4You - online video tips for car refinishers
   
11/9/18 - 11:54   Lightfoot - £99 'fitbit for cars', that has potential to save drivers over £750 a year, on sale in Halfords
   
11/9/18 - 11:43   Government - Theresa May unveils £106 million package for projects developing innovative green battery, vehicle and refuelling technology
   
11/9/18 - 11:35   ABP Club bodyshop member - seeking to acquire bodyshop business or businesses in Birmingham / Midlands area
   
11/9/18 - 11:32   DeVilbiss launch DV1 – "the most advanced Devilbiss refinish spray gun on the market"
   
11/9/18 - 11:25   Nextbase - a third of young drivers wrongly blamed for crashes
   
11/9/18 - 11:05   Forget self-drive cars - parking sensors top list of most wanted driver aids
   
11/9/18 - 10:59   McKinsey & Company - investing in recruiting, training and equipment is "key" for workshops
   
11/9/18 - 10:36   MG Cannon Accident Repair Centre - 100% for Salisbury bodyshop's VWG audit
   
11/9/18 - 10:14   AW Repair Group - opens a site in Derby dedicated to repairing LV= vehicles
   
11/9/18 - 10:02   Nationwide Repairs - opening a new Rapid Repair facility in Sheffield
   
11/9/18 - 09:48   Nationwide Repairs-backed Porsche Carrera Cup GB driver, Dino Zamparelli (Redline Racing) - heads to Silverstone
   
11/9/18 - 09:38   Negative job impact on UK of forced electric car push "underestimated" by European Commission
   
11/9/18 - 09:18   Funding boost for small businesses - new laws to arm small businesses against unfair contracts
   
10/9/18 - 14:57   Industry Insights - sign deal with Prism Network as Connected Solutions TP Property Damage Repair Partner
   
10/9/18 - 14:23   5,500 miles of road without voice signal
   
10/9/18 - 14:15   CDK Global - 72% of motorists say trust is the biggest factor influencing their choice of workshop
   
10/9/18 - 14:15   Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 - fastest growing private tech companies includes
   
10/9/18 - 14:11   Fronius UK - welding technology specialists return to Robotics and Automation exhibition (10-11 October, Milton Keynes)
   
10/9/18 - 14:04   ERS - appoints James Neild (ex Oak Underwriting) as Manchester-based Regional Trading Underwriter for Prestige
   
10/9/18 - 13:23   IFED, IFB, ERS and Ageas - serial crash for cash fraudster sentenced; 8 collisions in 13 months & £22k potential losses
   
10/9/18 - 12:54   Andrew Page - invests in Mintex range
   
10/9/18 - 12:44   Roberlo (celebrating its 50th anniversary) - important new developments at Automechanika Frankfurt
   
10/9/18 - 12:15   Selsia - exhibiting at Fleet LIVE (9-10 October 2018) in Birmingham
   
10/9/18 - 11:58   Farecla - new G360 Super Fast Polishing System on live demo at Automechanika Frankfurt
   
10/9/18 - 11:49   PPG - inaugural Innovation Summit in Switzerland inc automotive paint system that reduces energy costs to paint a car by 30%
   
10/9/18 - 11:13   London Trading Standards (LTS) - 74% of used tyres checked by Trading Standards failed to meet safety standards
   
10/9/18 - 10:54   Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Leeds - JCT600 to open 8th Rolls Royce showroom and aftersales facility
   
10/9/18 - 10:22   Mirka UK - new Novastar multi-hole abrasive: durability, versatility, productivity and efficiency
   
10/9/18 - 10:21   Government - introduce new laws to "make it easier for small businesses to access invoice finance"
   
10/9/18 - 10:06   Vauxhall’s OnStar, Audi’s Mechatronics and Mercedes’ Distronic - tech terms confuse drivers
   
10/9/18 - 09:52   CitNOW - ranked among Britain’s fastest-growing tech companies
   
10/9/18 - 09:30   National Accident Repair Group - secures contract with Allianz to be the repairer of choice for HGV and Motorhome repairs
   
07/9/18 - 12:24   Direct Line - most-popular car models increase in width by 17 per cent
   
07/9/18 - 11:59   Farécla Apprentice & Student Bonnet Painting Competition - four of the 10 semifinalists are female; 1,600 votes already received!
   
07/9/18 - 11:43   Coventry College - 'New Technology & You Live' event for Automotive Repair Sector technicians and apprentices
   
07/9/18 - 11:04   Revive! - 70% technicians report significant rise in repairs following ‘bump and run’ incidents
   
07/9/18 - 10:58   TotalSim - aerodynamics specialist to develop new 26,000 sq ft sports engineering facility in Silverstone
   
07/9/18 - 10:38   Peritus Learning - Cyber Attacks having ‘double whammy’ impact on businesses
   
07/9/18 - 10:22   Fix Auto UK - creates its own in-house engineering division
   
07/9/18 - 10:15   autoVHC - less than half of unroadworthy vehicles repaired in June 2018
   
07/9/18 - 10:10   Press Association - 44 Police forces logged 106,334 offences of theft or unauthorised taking of a motor vehicle in 2017/18
   
07/9/18 - 09:43   Netherlands: AkzoNobel - Photanol to build demonstration plant to make chemicals from CO2 and sunlight at AkzoNobel's' Delfzijl site
   
07/9/18 - 09:31   IMI - UK independents aren't ready for surge in sales of electric vehicles
   
06/9/18 - 20:54   Mirka - launch new precision coating abrasive, Iridium, cuts faster and stays sharper
   
06/9/18 - 20:34   Auto Windscreens - recycles over nine blue whales worth of glass a year!
   
06/9/18 - 13:00   What Car? - Japanese cars continue to dominate in latest reliability rankings released by What Car?
   
06/9/18 - 12:30   Nissan - confirms expansion of aftersales programs for out-of-warranty vehicles
   
06/9/18 - 12:22   Compare the Market - average insurance premium for UK's top ten most popular cars: £774
   
06/9/18 - 12:10   AA poll - 80% drivers want police to have the power to seize and destroy mobile at roadside
   
06/9/18 - 12:07   Polestar (Volvo's performance brand) - shows first details of new Polestar Space retail lab
   
06/9/18 - 11:56   Tracker - 89,000 vehicles were stolen in England and Wales last year – up by 56% from 57,000 in 2016
   
06/9/18 - 10:57   Spraybooth Technology Ltd (STL) - achieves 'SafeContractor' health and safety accreditation
   
06/9/18 - 10:52   CV-Library - average salary for an automotive role is £32,680
   
06/9/18 - 10:11   Gemini Group - announce the acquisition of Bodykraft Ltd, a group of Bodyshops based in the West Midlands
   
06/9/18 - 10:04   Lancaster Ferrari Colchester (Jardine Motors Group) - video is the chosen method of responding to 80% of aftersales and servicing enquiries
   
06/9/18 - 09:41   USA: FCA US - new facility for testing autonomous driving, ADAS and and assessment to third-party safety ratings
   
06/9/18 - 09:31   IFED - Direct Line Group hosts first in series of regional insurance industry engagement workshops; Swinton Group next
   
06/9/18 - 09:20   APU (part of Accident Exchange) - 'dark web' vehicle involved in identity theft and fictitious accident in South East London
   
06/9/18 - 08:11   Redde plc - results for y/e 30 June 2018: profit up 22% on turnover up 12%; 3.4% increase in repair cases
   
05/9/18 - 15:53   AutoRaise - industry figures meet to agree End-Point-Assessment plan for VDA Apprenticeship Standard
   
05/9/18 - 14:23   ABP Club – due to late cancellation one 4-ball is available for our sold-out charity Golf Day on Wed 26 Sept
   
05/9/18 - 12:21   Minster Law - responds to the Second Reading of the Civil Liability Bill
   
05/9/18 - 12:11   Volvo - calls for universal safety standard for autonomous car communication with 360c concept
   
05/9/18 - 11:57   Should Britain be working throughout August? - Would a European August Shutdown work for your business?
   
05/9/18 - 11:48   The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - appoints Sheldon Mills (currently director at the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)
   
05/9/18 - 11:38   Farécla - semifinalist line-Up in bonnet painting competition open to public vote now
   
05/9/18 - 10:05   A2J - responds to the Second Reading of the Civil Liability Bill (Tuesday night in the House of Commons)
   
05/9/18 - 10:00   RAC - fuel prices have gone up for eight of the last 12 months
   
05/9/18 - 09:40   NFDA - "lack of clarity surrounding emissions and, in particular, diesel is still affecting consumer demand"
   
05/9/18 - 09:16   RSA - opened new office in Luxembourg as part of Brexit preparations
   
05/9/18 - 09:13   SMMT - new car sales up 23.1% in August; hybrid/electric car sales up 88%
   
05/9/18 - 08:07   Aylesbury Panelcraft - acquired by DLG Auto Services (Direct Line's bodyshop group, formerly UKAARC)
   
04/9/18 - 16:47   Jennings - planned acquisition by Lookers announced to staff, but deal not yet signed
   
04/9/18 - 14:40   Arval - benefits and limitations of electric vans need to considered by fleets and legislators
   
04/9/18 - 14:12   Association of Personal Injury lawyers (APIL) - NHS will be left to pick up the tab for people with catastrophic injuries
   
04/9/18 - 14:00   Kent Online news story - gambling addict who made £80k from selling his employer’s (Gefco Sheerness) unwanted car parts spared jail
   
04/9/18 - 13:37   Allianz Insurance - promotes Gabriele Tischler to role of director, market management & brand
   
04/9/18 - 13:15   Ford Driving Skills For Life (DSFL) - trains more than 200 young drivers in two days at Colchester United Football Club
   
04/9/18 - 13:12   LV= appoints Tanya Lawler (eBay and J Sainsbury) as non-executive director
   
04/9/18 - 13:08   Groupe PSA (Peugeot, Citroën, DS, Vauxhall and Opel) - vehicles will be equipped with a "smart assistant" starting in 2020
   
04/9/18 - 13:01   British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) - WARNING! Scammers use social media to offer bogus vehicle leasing deals
   
04/9/18 - 12:47   Saint-Gobain Abrasives - new Norton MeshPower sanding solution provides powerful dust extraction
   
04/9/18 - 11:56   GYS - new GYS Bodyshop Equipment catalogue out today
   
04/9/18 - 11:44   LV= - 53% of new drivers say the current hazard perception test doesn’t reflect modern driving conditions and should be updated
   
04/9/18 - 11:34   Farécla - new G360 Polishing System - bodyshop reviews: "faster, and less reworks" and "the perfect system"
   
04/9/18 - 11:20   Fix Auto UK - Key Account Manager Paul Smith promoted to Head of Key Accounts
   
04/9/18 - 08:46   DVSA - checks for lorry emission cheats start across Great Britain
   
04/9/18 - 08:43   Siemens - world’s first autonomous tram to perform live demo, driving autonomously in real traffic, in Germany
   
04/9/18 - 08:34   Street Manager (£10m DfT investment) - new digital data system will help drivers plan their journeys to avoid roadworks
   
04/9/18 - 08:23   Grove Group - acquires Avon Auto Colours (the official press release)
   
04/9/18 - 08:06   Cambria - trading update; pfofit down 14% in line with expectations; 2 bodyshops closed inc Tunbridge Wells
   
03/9/18 - 14:28   IFED - "flamboyant motor" seized in Portsmouth from insurance fraudster who set up crash for cash scams
   
03/9/18 - 14:15   ABP Club Charity Golf Day with Mirka - Wednesday 26 September, The Warwickshire: space available due to last-minute change
   
03/9/18 - 14:12   Sue Stansfield - (ex LV and esure) joins EDAM Group as Claims Director
   
03/9/18 - 14:06   Thames Valley, Hampshire and West Midlands - revoking the licenses of those who don’t pass the 20m number plate check
   
03/9/18 - 13:54   NFU Mutual - appoint Nick Blacknell (ex Zurich) as new Head of Claims Supply & Services
   
03/9/18 - 13:53   GoCompare - 16% of drivers (five million) are still auto-renewing without shopping around
   
03/9/18 - 13:39   Artis Accident Care - work starts on site number 4, Dartford
   
03/9/18 - 13:23   Farécla 2018 Apprentice & Student Bonnet Competition - semifinalists to be announced this Wednesday (5 September)
   
03/9/18 - 13:10   The ABP Club Annual Convention & Night of Knights, with Audatex and Vision by Bluegrasscoms - Tuesday 13 November in Birmingham
   
03/9/18 - 12:43   Access to Justice (A2J) - PI sector campaign group say victims of road traffic accidents will lose up to 75% of compensation
   
03/9/18 - 12:28   Jennings Motor Group - bid a fond farewell to group service and bodyshop manager, Brian Johnson, after 46 years’ service
   
03/9/18 - 12:13   Grove Group - announce the acquisition of Avon Auto Colours
   
03/9/18 - 11:34   Environment Agency - warns of increased fire risk at vehicle recycling sites and urges operators to put fire prevention plans in place
   
03/9/18 - 10:13   T&G Grampian - £580k claim rejected by judge after fire at Aberdeenshire garage used to stock vehicle and parts
   
03/9/18 - 10:01   ABI - public back reform to whiplash compensation; "overwhelming" view that legal costs are too high
   
03/9/18 - 09:31   Ford - thousands of jobs in Europe at risk with models (inc Mondeo) facing axe from £9bn restructuring
   
03/9/18 - 09:19   Vertu Motors - appoint Andrew Goss (ex JLR / Porsche / Toyota) as Independent Non-executive Director
   
03/9/18 - 08:57   Vertu - trading update; we have continued "in line with the Board's expectations"
   
02/9/18 - 22:27   DENSO - expands its high-quality Air Filters as cabin pollution exposed
   
02/9/18 - 22:11   DAC Beachcroft - AXA "have no qualms about robustly defending low value claims ... on behalf of their policyholders"
   
02/9/18 - 21:42   RAC Black Box Car Insurance - 62% of policyholders believe telematics helps them to become safer drivers
   
01/9/18 - 00:21   Admiral - drivers in new cars are 21% more likely to have an accident than those driving an older car
   
01/9/18 - 00:10   Automechanika Frankfurt – an ABP Club member has hotel rooms available (details below)
   
31/8/18 - 23:48   The Motofix Group - four female apprentices recruited to their apprenticeship programme in the past twelve months
   
31/8/18 - 12:58   Fix Auto UK - six figure investment in ownership of one of its franchisees, Fix Auto Goole,
   
31/8/18 - 12:24   Alton Cars - opens 14th bodyshop site, in Nottingham
   
30/8/18 - 22:52   Peritus Learning - what are the ICO and Cyber Security Authorities saying about GDPR/Cyber Crime?
   
30/8/18 - 22:38   AW Repair Group - a new Human Resources Manager to develop team, skills, apprentices, and strengthen retention & succession
   
30/8/18 - 22:30   Consumer Intelligence - 60% of Amazon's 'super fans' would consider buying motor insurance through Amazon
   
30/8/18 - 22:15   BASF - TIDAL Alliance signs partnership agreement with BASF to supply R-M, and exclusively introduce 'baslac' to the UK refinish market
   
30/8/18 - 21:58   Remit - Automotive Apprenticeship Assessment in Leeds city centre; Wednesday 5 September
   
30/8/18 - 21:51   Amazon - 'Alexa, I need to make an insurance claim: book my repair (or get a replacement)... ASAP'
   
30/8/18 - 14:08   Admiral - drivers in new cars are 21% more likely to have an accident than those driving an older car
   
30/8/18 - 13:54   ABP Club Forum - can you help a fellow Club member with advice about apprentice estimators?
   
30/8/18 - 13:45   Arval - 95% of fleets who use telematics say it's 'to locate vehicles'
   
30/8/18 - 13:09   Absolute Alignment - newly designed drop bracket makes four wheel alignment both simpler and quicker
   
30/8/18 - 13:05   TyreSafe and Trading Standards - just 13 of 152 part worn dealers found to be selling legal tyres
   
30/8/18 - 12:59   Cirtoen - all new models in the Citroën passenger vehicle range are approved in accordance with WLTP (stricter emissions testing)
   
30/8/18 - 12:33   Allianz Partners - new Travel, Health, and Assistance & Open Innovation centres launched to follow Automotive Innovation Center success
   
30/8/18 - 11:53   SMMT: latest UK used car market figures - more than 2 million sales in Q2; Ford Focus (92,998 sold) tops list
   
30/8/18 - 11:41   Bangers4Ben: 5-9 October 2018 - four-day, point-to-point race in a (max) £750 banger
   
30/8/18 - 11:26   CV parts supply - increasing number of CV manufacturers are embracing 3D printed parts
   
30/8/18 - 10:47   Dyson - new 10-mile test track & high-speed & runway for cars which can reach speeds of above 100mph, part of "world-class" facility
   
30/8/18 - 10:14   SMMT: latest UK car production figures - UK car manufacturing falls in July but YTD performance relatively steady
   
30/8/18 - 10:06   IMI - parents aren’t aware of the career and earning opportunities with apprenticeships
   
30/8/18 - 09:38   'Check your readiness for a cyber attack' - UK SMEs urged
   
30/8/18 - 08:50   FMG - a sneak peak inside
   
30/8/18 - 08:31   EDT Automotive - post-Automechanika Birmingham, five garages purchase engine decontamination units
   
29/8/18 - 12:11   ABI warning - claims management company passing themselves off as the ABI are scammers
   
29/8/18 - 11:43   Volkswagen Group - acquires a minority interest in the autonomous driving technology company, FDTech
   
29/8/18 - 11:37   The Motor Ombudsman - 7,500 independent garages, franchised car dealerships & VM authorised repairers across the UK signed up
   
29/8/18 - 11:31   RAC Foundation - Older family cars at risk from E10 (new eco petrol)
   
29/8/18 - 09:54   Is your bodyshop a ‘Balloon Business’? - companies who scale up or down during the year to survive
   
29/8/18 - 08:53   ABI Blog: Rob Clark, Niche Motor Underwriting Manager at Ageas - don’t write off the salvage code
   
29/8/18 - 08:39   Government - announces new tools that will improve rescue opportunities for financially-distressed companies
   
28/8/18 - 20:46   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle - downtime for repairs costs on average £550 per day per van
   
28/8/18 - 20:24   S&G Response - partners with automotive industry charity Ben
   
28/8/18 - 14:03   Ageas - sign the pledge to change how we all think and act about mental health
   
28/8/18 - 12:15   Edam Group (inc Easi-Drive) - look to the future when accident management cos will have less personal injury work
   
28/8/18 - 11:48   SsangYong UK - chooses roadside assistance expert Allianz Partners UK to provide new car owners with a year’s roadside cover
   
28/8/18 - 11:40   Fix Auto Wigan - to develop the nextwork's next Fix & Go express repair centre
   
28/8/18 - 11:34   West Midlands Police - suspected chop shop raided by police as the blitz on organised car crooks continues
   
28/8/18 - 11:28   Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) - 160% rise in sata breach complaints since GDPR came into force
   
28/8/18 - 11:02   Peugeot - modified 205 GTI, built as part of the PEUGEOT Technician Apprenticeships Programme, special appearances at CarFest festivals
   
28/8/18 - 10:54   Morelli - new website replacing Smart Express for SMART repair products
   
28/8/18 - 10:44   Germany: The German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) - confirms wireless tech firm, f7layers, as technical service for eCall
   
28/8/18 - 09:59   Toyota - to invest $500 million in Uber to jointly develop self-driving cars
   
28/8/18 - 09:45   Jaguar Land Rover - fitted ‘virtual eyes’ to intelligent, self-driving pods
   
28/8/18 - 09:34   The tank of mum and dad - parents spend more than £2bn a year to keep their kids on the road (inc. average £178 per year on vehicle repairs)
   
28/8/18 - 09:24   Bodyshop Consulting and the IMI - Bodyshop Management training course: getting results and making profit
   
28/8/18 - 08:55   Remit - first year of their Academy in Derby has seen 500 young people trained with more than 100 completing Level 2 and 3 qualifications
   
28/8/18 - 08:46   Artis Accident Care - announce their 4th site, a dedicated hybrid, electrical and prestige shop in Dartford
   
25/8/18 - 10:46   Apprenticeships - "Tories heading for failure over election goal of 3 million apprentices" says The Times
   
24/8/18 - 12:52   Autovista Group - optional equipment on WLTP emissions figures: commonly selected combinations have a significant impact on tax
   
24/8/18 - 12:50   Auto Trader - fully electric 2016 Renault Zoe tops national top 10 list of fastest selling used cars
   
24/8/18 - 10:49   Volkswagen - transformation from automaker to mobility service provider with fully-connected vehicle fleet
   
24/8/18 - 10:41   UK government's preparations for a 'no deal' scenario - NFDA encourages members to ‘review their contingency plans’
   
24/8/18 - 10:31   Which? - price comparison sites "rife with errors" on car insurance
   
24/8/18 - 10:25   Plymouth Live news story - Honda that flipped several times in "dramatic crash" was on a test drive after being repaired
   
24/8/18 - 10:18   LexisNexis - connected car team secures 6th telematics patent and 60% global coverage
   
23/8/18 - 13:46   Service Certainty - deploys field force of 4,000 professionals to audit FCA stock levels across dealerships nationwide
   
23/8/18 - 13:30   Want a more productive bodyshop? - a share of £3m grant available to work with the UK's best scientists and measurement facilities
   
23/8/18 - 13:23   IAM RoadSmart - 47% have experienced damage to their vehicle, or personal injury, as a result of hitting a pothole
   
23/8/18 - 13:07   GCSE results day - businesses truly believe that education is more than qualifications alone
   
23/8/18 - 12:49   Mobile Windscreens (National Windscreens) - acquired by Scandinavian vehicle glass repair and replacement market firm, Ryds Bilglas)
   
23/8/18 - 12:38   Nationwide Accident Repair Services - sponsored driver, Zamparelli, "Raring" for Knockhill Challenge
   
23/8/18 - 12:34   WorldSkills Kazan 2019 (22-27 August 2019) - 45th Competition is less than a year away
   
23/8/18 - 09:43   bodyshop magazine - latest circulation figures show another fall; down 23% in last 10 years
   
23/8/18 - 07:26   OSRAM - brighter, safer car lighting: new performance upgrade bulbs
   
23/8/18 - 07:19   Access to Justice (A2J) responds to the ABI’s latest data on fraud incidence.
   
22/8/18 - 21:05   ABP Club Recommended Business Service Provider: InAutomotive blog - The busy technician's guide to being kind to yourself
   
22/8/18 - 20:57   Aviva - new research reveals broker industry is set for a year of growth... esp. in cyber insurance sales
   
22/8/18 - 20:49   Green Flag - a breakdown every six seconds expected as weather fluctuates over bank holiday weekend
   
22/8/18 - 20:41   USA: GM Collision Repair Network - launched in the US at NACE Automechanika Atlanta; customers & collision repair industry will benefit
   
22/8/18 - 14:20   Vodafone and Continental - ContiConnect smart tyre monitor helps prevent cost-intensive tyre-related breakdowns
   
22/8/18 - 14:07   IFED - responds to ABI's annual detected fraud figures
   
22/8/18 - 14:03   IFED - four family members sentenced for ‘crash for cash’ claims, worth over £40,000
   
22/8/18 - 13:52   Service Certainty - appointed to represent FCA Dealer Services, conducting physical stock audits at all dealerships throughout the UK
   
22/8/18 - 13:21   ABP Club Women's Automotive - limited presence of women in management roles in European workplaces, despite years of gender equality policy
   
22/8/18 - 13:21   ABP Club Women's Automotive - limited presence of women in management roles in European workplaces, despite years of gender equality policy
   
22/8/18 - 13:07   ACIS - develop enhanced repair tracking technology for Europcar (as preferred paint supplier to their approved bodyshop network)
   
22/8/18 - 12:53   Rockingham Motor Speedway - Rockingham Automotive LLP (new owners) to turn circuit into de-fleet, remarketing, refurbishment and storage hub
   
22/8/18 - 12:36   EMM International - to launch Tander, paint application products range, at Automechanika 2018
   
22/8/18 - 12:23   Brake Fleet Safety Awards (Thursday 11 October 2018, Hilton Birmingham Metropole) - shortlist announced
   
22/8/18 - 12:01   Nissan - 39% of UK drivers admit they feel scared, nervous, uneasy or uncertain behind the wheel of their cars
   
22/8/18 - 11:33   Financial Ombudsman Service - motor insurance accounts for 6% of all the financial products complained about in the first quarter 2018/19
   
22/8/18 - 11:08   Vauxhall - new brand concept signposts different design direction across all models in future
   
22/8/18 - 10:52   Allianz - appoints Ageas Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Fernley Dyson (also ex Aviva) to the position CFO at Allianz
   
22/8/18 - 10:14   Peritus Learning - only 20% of UK businesses (SMEs) train their people on Cyber Security
   
22/8/18 - 09:25   ABI - £1.3bn billion dishonest insurance claims in 2017; total number (113,000 claims) is down 8% but the total VALUE up 1% on 2016
   
22/8/18 - 09:15   Admiral Car Finance - 19-36 year olds most likely to take out car finance to live up to social media aspirations
   
22/8/18 - 08:55   Edenbridge Accident Repair Centre - Autoways 1931 in Sheffield and Bodytec Accident Repair in Lincoln join the FleetCare team
   
22/8/18 - 01:55   USA: CCC - artificial intelligence writing partial estimate based on a combination of photos and crash data available in Q1 2019
   
21/8/18 - 20:56   National Accident Repair Group - annual series of ‘On The Road’ roadshows judged a great success by network
   
21/8/18 - 20:28   Tradiebot- developing world's first automated vehicle panel repair system; worldwide distribution through PPG
   
21/8/18 - 20:13   Australia: AMA / Gemini - led by Dave Calder (ex Fix UK) - partner with the Repair-Bot project on automated rapid repair of plastic parts
   
21/8/18 - 17:43   ABI - respond to West Midlands Police via a blog titled "Don’t write off the salvage code"
   
21/8/18 - 17:37   West Midlands Police - surge in car thefts due to criminal demand for car parts to repair insurance write-offs
   
21/8/18 - 14:21   Tracy Howard - sells Inglewood Manor to the Boutique Hotel Group
   
21/8/18 - 14:20   ABP Club Spa Day (part of the SOLD OUT Charity Golf Day, supported by Mirka) - Wednesday 26 September at the Warwickshire Aura Spa
   
21/8/18 - 14:12   Euro Car Parts - open new distribution hub with paint & training facility in Maidstone, plus new branches in London & North Yorkshire
   
21/8/18 - 14:05   HELLA - results show continued profitable growth; profit up 13% on sales up 7%; aftermarket profit up 19%
   
21/8/18 - 13:48   NEW Fylde Coast Accident Repair Centre site update - the last bay has been cemented and the whole workshop floor is now laid!
   
21/8/18 - 13:30   Automotive Equipment Solutions (AES) - new range includes 2 lightweight and portable heat inductors with interchangeable tips
   
21/8/18 - 12:57   Making Britain a 21st century exporting superpower - new strategy aims to increase UK total exports as a proportion of GDP to 35%
   
21/8/18 - 12:41   ABP Club Recommended Business Service Provider: ECA Group - creating a cycle of continuous improvement
   
21/8/18 - 12:04   Hella's ADAS A-Z - the most common driver assistance systems, explained
   
21/8/18 - 11:46   More than 14m cars expected to getaway for August Bank Holiday
   
21/8/18 - 10:58   MotorEasy - mechanics putting drivers in danger over confusing brake pad repairs
   
21/8/18 - 10:50   New 3.5-kilometre Congleton bypass approved - save drivers on average 7 minutes per journey and cut accidents in Cheshire town
   
21/8/18 - 10:30   The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) - briefings rolled out nationwide
   
21/8/18 - 10:26   2018 auction activity "buoyant" - 5.5% more cars have been sold (so far) compared to last year
   
21/8/18 - 10:09   AXA Insurance - new study into adult education says decline in learning is creating a ‘land of missed opportunity’
   
21/8/18 - 10:04   SUV drivers are guilty of the worst "car park etiquette" - committing 31% of all offences (parking across bay lines, driving wrong direction
   
21/8/18 - 09:42   Euro Car Parts - open new distribution hub with paint & training facility in Maidstone, plus new branches in East Devon & North Yorkshire
   
21/8/18 - 09:30   Audatex UK - report from the recent post-PlanManager launch round table events: London, Castle Bromwich and Manchester
   
21/8/18 - 09:12   GEM Motoring Assist - 7% increase in deaths on the road due to drink driving
   
20/8/18 - 15:38   Nearly 80% of diesel cars exceed emissions limit in latest Which? tests
   
20/8/18 - 15:27   KVF Consultants - Free Toolbox Talk for ABP Club Members
   
20/8/18 - 14:12   Volkswagen's Milton Keynes HQ - anti-diesel campaigners and medics block hundreds of Volkswagen staff from head office
   
20/8/18 - 13:54   Markerstudy - insurance IT specialist, Dan Fiehn, appointed as new Chief Operating Officer
   
20/8/18 - 13:34   Aviva - 6.4 million over-50s face longer working lives
   
20/8/18 - 13:27   LV= - insurance audit specialist, Vanessa Swanton, appointed as LV= Internal Audit Director
   
20/8/18 - 13:05   Record number of private parking tickets to be issued - 6.5 million penalties for 2018-19
   
20/8/18 - 13:02   Allianz - insurer celebrates ten years of summer internship scheme
   
20/8/18 - 12:49   Quest Motor Group: Suzuki Maldon - 300 visitors attend recent three-day funfair-themed launch event
   
20/8/18 - 11:15   Uber - machine learning detects if a journey is really a business trip - and expensable - or a leisure journey
   
20/8/18 - 11:00   EU - planning to update and improve current tyre labelling regulations
   
20/8/18 - 10:43   JTAPE - exhibiting at Automechanika in Frankfurt
   
20/8/18 - 10:31   National Accident Repair Group - shortlisted as finalists for Bodyshop Magazine’s Work Provider of the year Award
   
20/8/18 - 10:21   Brits would far rather drive in Europe than on the UK’s ‘broken’ roads - quality of European highways puts UK roads to shame
   
20/8/18 - 10:17   CitNOW - reveals 10 "hidden surprises" customers love most and names the Volkswagen Golf GTI's golf ball gear knob "most iconic car feature"
   
20/8/18 - 09:25   Copart - achieves ‘Appropriately Qualified Person’ (AQP) status, 15 months ahead of the deadline
   
20/8/18 - 09:09   AA - just 30% of drivers said they only think about driving when they are behind the wheel
   
19/8/18 - 23:12   bodyshop mag / IBIS - sales director Nicola (Nicki) Keady says goodbye on LinkedIn; joining tfconnect
   
19/8/18 - 23:12   bodyshop mag - editor Mark Hadaway says goodbye on LinkedIn; off on a "new career adventure"
   
19/8/18 - 22:40   Volvo Cars - Geely presses ahead with floatation at the end of 2018 valuing Volvo at $30 billion
   
18/8/18 - 20:46   National Windscreens - opens new fitting and ADAS calibration centre in York; part of £2million investment
   
18/8/18 - 16:10   Andrew Marsh - What is a 'vehicle manufacturer' method?
   
18/8/18 - 14:18   crash-for-cash - Mohammed and Shabana Chaudry, plus Nabeel Ghaffar found guilty of £19,000 fraudulent claim
   
17/8/18 - 14:15   Pendragon - install defibrillators at all sites in anticipation of Electric Vehicle related incidents
   
17/8/18 - 14:08   Whiplash - insurers and lawyers disagree on the interpretation of latest motor claims numbers
   
17/8/18 - 13:57   Euro Car Parts - calls for tighter regulation around sales of exhaust systems with mandatory Type Approval
   
17/8/18 - 13:47   Marc Fossaluzza - joins Motor Bodies Weston as Operations Director
   
17/8/18 - 13:44   Drive.ai - put fleet of self-driving Nissan e-NV200 electric vans into service in Texas
   
17/8/18 - 11:18   Amazon - considering setting up a UK price comparison website for insurance says Reuters report
   
17/8/18 - 01:00   ERS (formerly Equity Red Star) - H1 results; best half-year profit performance in five years
   
16/8/18 - 14:13   ITAS - forms partnership with Admiral, the first insurance company to adopt the ITAS systems
   
16/8/18 - 14:09   Peritus - launch Certified Repairer Cyber Security product for £99 per month
   
16/8/18 - 14:06   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles - become the only manufacturer to fit AEB as standard across their van range
   
16/8/18 - 13:47   Allianz Partners - overwhelming response to their first EV, Hybrid and PHEV training course
   
16/8/18 - 08:01   Auto Trader - announce joint venture with Cox Automotive to provide digital marketplace for wholesale vehicles
   
15/8/18 - 20:53   bodyshop mag - Graham Threlfall is 8th departure in last year; joins Akzo Nobel as Global Key Account Manager
   
15/8/18 - 14:10   HMG Paints - adds two brand new lead-free High Opacity Colourants to its Unit Lite mixing scheme
   
15/8/18 - 14:00   SMMT - UK used car market stays strong; over 2 million sales in Q2 and 4 million in H1; diesel sales up 3.2%
   
15/8/18 - 13:53   Admiral - H1 results: UK motor profits up 11% to £250m on turnover up 13% to £1,102m; 10,000 staff get £1,800 of free shares
   
15/8/18 - 13:30   InAutomotive - 6 tips for career progression
   
15/8/18 - 13:26   Tander - a new brand for paint professionals will be revealed at next months Automechanika
   
15/8/18 - 12:18   HELLA - align their aftermarket business with their OE business; expansion in diagnostics and calibration
   
15/8/18 - 12:15   IMI - "Bodyshop Management: Getting Results and Making Profit", 1-day, £200 course run by Bodyshop Consulting
   
15/8/18 - 10:22   Inflation rate - CPI up slightly to 2.3% for last 12 months; RPI down to 3.2%
   
14/8/18 - 12:43   Volvo Car UK - Matt Galvin promoted to Sales Director at Volvo Car UK; responsible for all Volvo’s new and used car sales
   
14/8/18 - 12:35   Fiat Chrysler Automobiles UK -
   
14/8/18 - 12:21   Lex Accident Services - Charity Golf Day raises £21k for Christies Kids Cancer Care
   
14/8/18 - 12:09   Cromax - avoid costly repairs of headlight lenses with the new repair kit from Cromax
   
14/8/18 - 01:49   ABP - independent bodyshop business for sale in Birmingham
   
14/8/18 - 01:12   PJB Accident Repairs, Birmingham - closed for 2 weeks to install U-Pol Raptor flooring and new dust extraction
   
14/8/18 - 00:49   AutoRaise - VDA apprenticeship standard (36 month, level 4) approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships
   
13/8/18 - 23:13   IMI - launch new Autocare Technician Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard (replaces Light Vehicle Level 2 Apprenticeship)
   
13/8/18 - 23:05   Government - delays date when all employers can access apprenticeship funding online from April 2019 to April 2020
   
13/8/18 - 22:57   Department for Education - rejects calls from House of Lords committee to abolish the Institute for Apprenticeships
   
13/8/18 - 14:29   iRG - listed as one of the 50 fastest growing companies in Wales
   
13/8/18 - 14:20   InsureTheBox - average speed of young motorists increased by over 20% before England’s World Cup matches
   
13/8/18 - 14:06   esure - if business is sold to Bain Capital for £1.2billion, founder Peter Wood will get around £360m
   
13/8/18 - 11:37   esure - in advanced talks with Bain Capital for a £1.2billion deal to take company private at 280p a share
   
13/8/18 - 11:15   Direct Line - appoint Fiona McBain as a Non-Executive Director
   
13/8/18 - 10:41   ABP Club - Charity Golf Day is SOLD OUT; spaces still available at Spa Day
   
10/8/18 - 13:37   By Miles - new pay-as-you drive insurer (underwitten by Axa) joins ABI as Associate Member
   
10/8/18 - 13:32   FMG - announces move to new headquarters building
   
10/8/18 - 13:29   road safety charity Brake - comments on increase in drink-driving deaths and injuries
   
10/8/18 - 13:26   IAM RoadSmart - calls on communities to join the fight against drink-driving
   
10/8/18 - 13:23   SEAT - responds to the needs of Millennials; simplifies purchasing process with new car-buying strategy
   
09/8/18 - 17:20   BMW - our cars will be intelligent, but a fully autonomous car is a long way off, says board member
   
09/8/18 - 15:07   USA: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) - new report shows a need for caution on the road to full autonomy
   
09/8/18 - 14:53   AA - trading update; motor insurance business grows 7% to 659,000 policies; further growth expected
   
09/8/18 - 14:48   HPI - £52 million worth of uninsured vehicles saved from disposal by their Crushwatch scheme since January
   
09/8/18 - 14:44   Government - drink-drive accidents increased 6% to 6,070 in 2016, but are still 69% below the figure in 1979
   
09/8/18 - 14:40   Tesla - Elon Musk considering taking company private
   
09/8/18 - 14:40   Tesla - makes its biggest ever quarterly loss of £548m in Q2; expects to produce 55,000 Model 3s in Q3
   
09/8/18 - 14:10   MIN (Motor Insurers Bureau) - busting the 5 main motor insurance myths about cover
   
09/8/18 - 14:01   IFB (Insurance Fraud Bureau) - Ajay Haque, Anik Dixit, Mohammed Nur Ahmed sentenced for ghost broking conspiracy
   
09/8/18 - 12:15   U-Pol - provides unrivalled support to TV programme Car SOS
   
09/8/18 - 10:17   ABP Club – only 2 places left for our annual charity Golf Day on Wednesday 26 September
   
09/8/18 - 10:12   International Applications (IAL) - appointed as UK distributor for Helios Industrial Coatings
   
09/8/18 - 09:36   Cromax - introduces Imron Fleet Line HS Sanding Surfacers P742 and P746 for commercial vehicle preparation
   
09/8/18 - 08:48   Aviva - aided by Volvo and Thatcham, hold events for claims staff to raise awareness of technical complexity of modern cars
   
09/8/18 - 02:42   The Sun - reports that "Coras Canibals" are back - in Birmingham; stripping bonnets and front panels of Corsas
   
08/8/18 - 16:55   BMW - to recall 4-cyl diesel engine cars (Apr 2015 to Sept 2016) & 6-cyl (Jly 2012 to Jun 2015) for EGR check
   
08/8/18 - 16:16   Northern Assessors - engineers report helps owner win payout for faulty horsebox build which killed horse
   
08/8/18 - 14:20   Aon - What Driverless Cars Mean For Innovation And Risk
   
08/8/18 - 13:12   USA - Karen Fierst, principal of KerenOr Consultants, inducted into Hall of Eagles, the collision industry hall of fame
   
08/8/18 - 12:58   Automechanika Frankfurt - Sherwin Williams and Valspar to exhibit as a joint organization
   
08/8/18 - 11:36   bodyshop magazine - editor Mark Hadaway and sales director, Nicki Keady leave; Alan Feldberg is new editor
   
08/8/18 - 09:53   CAPS - no of UK bodyshops using CAPS has quadrupled in two years to 900, with over 100,000 claims per month
   
08/8/18 - 08:29   Hastings - H1 Results; profit up 22% to £105m on GWP up 5% to £486m; now have 7.5% of UK private car market
   
08/8/18 - 02:36   CV-Library - average salaries for automotive jobs have increased by 3.2% year-on-year
   
08/8/18 - 02:25   3M - launches Perfect-It Fast Cut Plus Extreme; uses 30% less product with 25% reduction in scratch removal time
   
08/8/18 - 02:10   Auto Windscreens - to use Henkel’s Teroson direct glazing adhesive which provides a 30-minute safe driveway
   
08/8/18 - 02:02   KVF - offer "Toolbox Talks" making it easy to train your staff on key areas of Health and Safety
   
08/8/18 - 00:42   FMG - Harvey Stead promoted to managing director; replaces Mark Chessman who moves to parent Redde plc as COO
   
07/8/18 - 20:32   NBRA - contact ABP to help raise awareness of, and a link to, their "Insurer Attitude Survey 2018"
   
07/8/18 - 18:03   James Alpe Ltd - sponsored the Clitheroe Lions Charity Golf Day last week which raised over £3,000 for charity
   
07/8/18 - 15:14   Fix Auto Loughborough - joins with AkzoNobel to transform dilapidated minibus for local community charity
   
07/8/18 - 14:59   ABP Club – 76 golfers have already booked for our annual charity Golf and Spa Day on Wednesday 26 September
   
07/8/18 - 13:58   Mitsubishi Motors UK - appoint Annette Baber Smith as new After Sales Training Manager at their academy
   
07/8/18 - 13:52   Kia Motors (UK) - Hamish McCowan, After-Sales Director, retires after 15 years in job; replaced by Chris Lear
   
07/8/18 - 13:40   InAutomotive - the electric cars paving the way to an eco-friendly world
   
07/8/18 - 13:35   Axalta - appoint Yves Kerstens as Vice President and President for Europe, Middle East and Africa
   
07/8/18 - 13:31   Absolute Alignment - warn that a third of all tyre related incidents occur during the summer months
   
07/8/18 - 12:07   AW Repair Group - open their second Fast Finish Centre, this time in Derby; features Junair 3-way multibooth
   
07/8/18 - 09:05   The Sun - "Drivers’ fury as Reading and Bristol councils plan £400-a-year charge just to park at work"
   
07/8/18 - 07:41   Nationwide Accident Repair Services (NARS) - renews long term partnership with PPG for a further 5 years
   
06/8/18 - 15:45   The Vella Group - apprenticeship open evenings were "a resounding success"; 8 potential new apprentices found
   
06/8/18 - 15:26   EDAM Group (inc EasiDrive) - shortlisted for four awards in recognition of superior customer experience
   
06/8/18 - 15:13   AXA UK & Ireland - H1 results: underlying profit up 28% on turnover up 2%
   
06/8/18 - 15:05   Summers ARC in Ashford - delighted with their framed winners certificate from the British Bodyshop Awards
   
06/8/18 - 14:48   What Car? - bumper discounts of up to 20.%5 on many new cars ahead of the new September emissions regulations
   
06/8/18 - 14:29   L&I Eaton Group - delighted that Andy Johnson, VDA at Brooklands, has won Honda Estimator of the Year Award
   
06/8/18 - 14:12   Autotech Recruit - "How the Industry Needs to Lure Back Leaving Technicians"
   
06/8/18 - 14:10   LKQ Corporation - appoint 3 new directors "as the overall auto parts market is witnessing tremendous change"
   
06/8/18 - 13:34   AkzoNobel - help with restoration of Bluebird, Donald Campbell’s record-breaking hydroplane
   
06/8/18 - 12:47   Ford - using human body tracking technology to reduce physical stress for assembly line workers
   
06/8/18 - 12:24   Ferrari - introduce the world’s first low-bake paint technology thanks to collaboration with PPG
   
03/8/18 - 12:46   Allianz UK - H1 results; profits up 17.5%; personal motor successfully transferred to LV=
   
03/8/18 - 12:14   Symach - announces strategic partnership with DCR (Diversified Collision Repair) Systems
   
03/8/18 - 02:29   REAL Rally - looking to hold next year's event during the week commencing Monday 24th June 2019
   
03/8/18 - 02:26   REAL Rally, in association with AutoRaise - 53 cars competed, raising over £60,000 for AutoRaise charity
   
02/8/18 - 15:50   Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) Annual Dinner (Thursday 11 October, London) - Political Editor Robert Peston is Guest Speaker
   
02/8/18 - 15:45   Consumer Intelligence's Insurance Behaviour Tracker - motor insurance policy shopping around is now at a two-year low
   
02/8/18 - 15:25   On your marks, get set... GO! Circle Leasing launch ‘virtual’ 10k and offer prize to bodyshop industry’s fastest runner
   
02/8/18 - 15:04   The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) - further gender pay gap reporting requirements won’t help women
   
02/8/18 - 13:38   Call for smaller firms (50+ employees) to publish details of their gender pay gap
   
02/8/18 - 13:31   VW Transporter Windscreen Glass - can you help an ABP Club member with a windscreen issue?
   
02/8/18 - 13:28   E-Type UK - 3,000-hour restoration of a 1974 Jaguar E-Type Series 3
   
02/8/18 - 13:15   Ofcom - average person checks their smartphone every 12 minutes; 78% of people own a smartphone (95% among 16-24 year-olds)
   
02/8/18 - 12:45   Porsche - increases revenue and operating result in the first half year: revenue up 4% to €12.3bn
   
02/8/18 - 12:39   Volkswagen - sales revenue reached €42.7 bn, 8% up over the prior-year figure, largely driven by the strong rise in vehicle sales
   
02/8/18 - 12:35   ABP Club member request - can anybody recommend a make / model dual aircon machine for 1234YF & 123 Gas
   
02/8/18 - 12:31   Bank of England - raises UK interest rates; base rate up 0.25% to 0.75%, highest since 2009
   
02/8/18 - 10:17   Growing ‘disloyalty bonus’ - pay growth for job movers hits 10% for first time since
   
02/8/18 - 10:13   HPI - Hollywood’s best ever cars: the top ten
   
02/8/18 - 10:11   Page Automotive Group - appoint Jay Commander as general manager of A&J Lawrence in Cosham
   
02/8/18 - 09:56   CitNOW - achieves ISO 27001 data security standard, keeping data, staff and premises secure
   
02/8/18 - 09:46   ACIS - appoints Damon Curtis (ex NIBS, LKQ and IRIS) as business development director
   
02/8/18 - 09:33   Leicestershire Roads Policing Unit - car with bodywork held together by bandages escorted off the M1
   
02/8/18 - 09:22   Advanced Propulsion Centre - £35M invested in the development of Low Carbon Automotive technologies
   
02/8/18 - 09:12   EY - "attractive opportunities for growth, profit and cost efficiencies" exist for "some" motor insurers
   
02/8/18 - 09:01   Nine out of 10 drivers say roads are in a worse state now compared to a decade ago
   
02/8/18 - 08:42   AW Repair Group - triple award accolade for ABP Club Top 30 Independent Bodyshop Group
   
02/8/18 - 02:03   Co-op Insurance - exploring £300m sale of its insurance business says Sky News report
   
01/8/18 - 14:20   Volvo Product Technology Course - EXTRA DATE: WEDNESDAY 14 November
   
01/8/18 - 14:09   Intelligent Telematics - equipping 79 Cranswick HGVs with connected camera 'SureCam' devices
   
01/8/18 - 13:57   Axalta - to increases some Cromax, Spies Hecker and Standox prices by about 10% from Q3 2018
   
01/8/18 - 13:51   NEW Transport Committee Inquiry: local roads funding and governance - poor state of local roads in England
   
01/8/18 - 13:43   Free vehicle TRACKER - with all new Vespa GTS 300s & Piaggio Beverly 300/350s until the end of October
   
01/8/18 - 13:38   Venson Automotive Solutions - launches white paper, examining the impact of WLTP for businesses
   
01/8/18 - 12:01   WhoCanFixMyCar.com - secures £4 million from investors; more than 1 million repair requests from UK drivers processed to date
   
01/8/18 - 11:32   The ABP Club annual industry charity Golf and Spa Day with Headline Partner, Mirka - Wednesday 26 September at The Warwickshire
   
01/8/18 - 11:05   Zurich - becomes first insurer to be recognised in Stonewall's Global Workplace Equality Index
   
01/8/18 - 11:03   Mini - launches £20,000, business fleet-focused MINI Clubman City
   
01/8/18 - 10:37   Fix Auto UK - racing driver Jac Constable (sponsored by Fix): success in the Ginetta GT4 Supercup
   
01/8/18 - 10:16   ECCO Safety Group EMEA - appoints Ian Roberts as Senior Product Manager
   
01/8/18 - 09:50   The National Body Repair Association (NBRA) - launches an investigation into insurer treatment of the body repair industry
   
01/8/18 - 09:43   Halliwell Jones - Adventure firm Zip World spends £100k on fleet of 8 EVs & charging points; APM Customs wrap the vehicles - check them out!
   
01/8/18 - 09:16   USA: Sika Automotive -
   
01/8/18 - 08:59   Legal & General - £65m flagship building in Newcastle is largest city centre office building, with private sector funding, in a decade
   
01/8/18 - 07:49   Direct Line Group - CEO, Paul Geddes, to step down next summer
   
01/8/18 - 00:11   Daily Mail - "how the Admiral Group charge drivers average of £100 more if they're single rather than married"
   
31/7/18 - 22:34   ABP Club EXCLUSIVE: Auto Magnet - new company launched to help smaller bodyshops prosper
   
31/7/18 - 22:21   MSE (Money Saving Expert) - investigation reveals cheapest day to buy car insurance is 21 days before renewal
   
31/7/18 - 22:10   Textar - how a refurbished alloy wheel could have a negative affect on the braking system
   
31/7/18 - 20:20   Did you go to the Apprentice Awards (BRIAA) at the Ricoh on 26 June? - over 350 photos still available for FREE download
   
31/7/18 - 14:40   BuyaCar.co.uk - two in three drivers can now see themselves owning an electric vehicle in the future
   
31/7/18 - 14:38   Volkswagen - Ralf Brandstätter, Volkswagen brand Board member for Procurement, named Chief Operating Officer (COO)
   
31/7/18 - 14:35   Auto Windscreens - ‘Tour de Chesterfield’ bikers raise over £250 for Prostate Cancer UK
   
31/7/18 - 14:03   Direct Commercial (CV insurers) & VisionTrack - specialist fleet insurance policy 18% reduction in claims costs & 24% reduction in incidents
   
31/7/18 - 13:57   ThingCo - creates 'SMARTFNOL' with Industry Insights selected to deliver recover, repair and replace solution
   
31/7/18 - 13:48   Nationwide Crash Repairs - Dino Zamparelli (Nationwide backed Porsche Carrera Cup driver) retakes championship lead at Snetterton
   
31/7/18 - 13:35   Covéa Insurance - first insurer to have entire motor claims inspection engineers team successfully pass new Vehicle Salvage Competency exam
   
31/7/18 - 13:24   Axalta - Terrance Hahn to join as Chief Executive Officer, replacing Charlie Shaver, who continues as Non-Executive Chairman
   
31/7/18 - 13:05   Italy: Autopromotec 2019 (22 to 26 May, Bologna) - bodyshops MUST specialise in ADAS
   
31/7/18 - 12:30   SMMT - UK car manufacturing -3.3% (first half of 2018) and -47.2% (June 2018)
   
31/7/18 - 12:14   By Miles - UK’s first real time pay-as-you-drive car insurer closes £1m funding round led by JamJar Investments (Innocent smoothies)
   
31/7/18 - 12:08   'Postcode lottery' dictates motor insurance premiums - Compare the Market's Motor Snapshot
   
31/7/18 - 11:31   Vauxhall - 12 months under Groupe PSA ownership, "a completely different company" posts HY2018 profit of €502 million
   
31/7/18 - 10:22   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles - free service offer at 71 Van Centres is back until September 2018
   
31/7/18 - 10:13   ContractHireAndLeasing.com - premium German models continue to dominate personal lease market
   
31/7/18 - 09:53   Luscombe Motors - double win at the Auto Trader Retailer Awards, winning both the ‘Customer Choice’ and ‘Retailer of the Year’
   
31/7/18 - 09:45   Sabre Insurance - H1 results; pre-tax profits up 14% to £32m on premiums unchanged at £109m
   
31/7/18 - 09:38   Barton Garages - becomes engine decontamination specialists' (EDT Automotive's) best performing partner in just 6 months
   
31/7/18 - 09:33   £125k BMW i8 Roadster - all-electric roof, fastest in BMW range, opens + closes within 15 seconds whilst driving at speeds up to 31mph
   
31/7/18 - 09:24   Did you go to the BBA awards in Battersea on 10 May? - over 1,200 photos still available for FREE download
   
31/7/18 - 09:18   British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association - 4 out of 10 SMEs unaware of forthcoming Clean Air Zones
   
31/7/18 - 09:14   Hyundai - running costs, reliability and price are what motorists look for when buying a car
   
31/7/18 - 09:14   Hyundai - running costs, reliability and price are what motorists look for when buying a car
   
31/7/18 - 09:10   LeasePlan UK - launches new disruptive digital high-quality used car platform, CarNext.com.
   
31/7/18 - 08:51   Highways England - scoops three awards in safety ‘drive’ to customers
   
30/7/18 - 22:31   IPO (Intellectual Property Office) - give advice on how to avoid counterfeit car parts
   
30/7/18 - 14:06   DAF Trucks - Heavy Vehicle Technician Apprentice Programme picks up City of Bristol College Award
   
30/7/18 - 13:55   8.66 million new cars registered in Europe so far this year
   
30/7/18 - 13:40   'Check your readiness for a cyber attack' - UK bodyshops urged
   
30/7/18 - 13:25   50% of website traffic will be accessed on a mobile device this year - is your bodyshop website mobile responsive?
   
30/7/18 - 13:15   Harris & Co backed Mini Cooper sponsored by Industry Insights, Fix Auto UK and Prasco - wins Class in Harry Flatters rally debut
   
30/7/18 - 13:03   ABI's General Insurance Council - appoints Andy Watson, CEO of Ageas UK, as new Chair
   
30/7/18 - 13:00   LeasePlan UK - two promotions: Chris Black, Commercial Director, and Steve Jones, now Director for Future Fleet Solutions
   
30/7/18 - 12:50   Chair of the Treasury Committee - “Doubtful” that Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) is ready to handle SME cases
   
30/7/18 - 12:38   Bosch - congratulates Top Technician Shaun Miller and runner up Matthew Pestridge
   
30/7/18 - 12:33   bodyshop magazine awards - full list of finalists
   
30/7/18 - 12:19   L& I Eaton ARC Edinburgh - Large Bodyshop of the Year 2018 finalists
   
30/7/18 - 12:07   Bennetts - insurance for classic motorcycles package announced
   
30/7/18 - 12:04   “Je ne savais pas!” - drivers to the Continent don’t know about new French (the most popular destination for British drivers) driving rules
   
30/7/18 - 11:05   IMI - responds to Germany’s call for stricter electric vehicle training
   
30/7/18 - 10:45   insurethebox - Accident Alert data reveals 17-21 year olds triggered over 70% of high impact alerts last year
   
30/7/18 - 10:31   Warranty Assist - joins The Motor Ombudsman’s Vehicle Warranty Products Code of Practice
   
30/7/18 - 10:12   Fix Auto UK - new ADAS deal with with National Windscreens
   
30/7/18 - 09:56   DfT: "transport revolution" - electric cargo bikes, vans, quadricycles and micro vehicles could replace vans in UK cities
   
30/7/18 - 09:23   (via the SMMT) Autonomous trucks will still need drivers - says Chief Exec of self-driving truck software firm, Embark
   
30/7/18 - 09:11   Summers Accident Repair Centre - second year apprentice, Rhys Hider, reaches next stage of the National Apprenticeships Awards 2018
   
30/7/18 - 08:51   National Accident Repair Group - shortlisted as finalists for Business Car Awards for their iDeploy app
   
27/7/18 - 13:40   ABI - Motor Insurance Premium Tracker shows further fall; average premium now £475, down 1% on last year
   
27/7/18 - 12:16   (via the SMMT) - Autonomous buses start mass production
   
27/7/18 - 12:15   Teletrac Navman and Brake - published an essential guidance report for fleet managers and HR professionals
   
27/7/18 - 12:08   SMMT - developed a robust recall system: a vehicle with an outstanding recall could see insurance voide
   
27/7/18 - 12:04   Ford Technical Familiarisation one-day course for Bodyshop Engineers and VDAs - insight into the very latest Ford vehicles
   
27/7/18 - 12:01   Inchcape - reported pre-tax profit down 15.6% to £161.2m; 6% decline in new car market hits "significantly"
   
27/7/18 - 11:51   Jardine: Half-Yearly Results for the Six Months ended 30th June 2018 - profit up 6%
   
27/7/18 - 11:30   National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) - Kemi Badenoch MP visits Aston Barclay Car Auctions in Chelmsford
   
27/7/18 - 11:27   Volvo and Thatcham Research - repeat victory for Volvo V40 in annual Co-op Insurance Safest Used Car Awards
   
27/7/18 - 11:25   Direct Line - 22 million Brits accept lifts from drunk drivers
   
27/7/18 - 11:23   29% of Brits will set off on a driving holiday in the next year - Spain, France and Italy top the list of driving holiday destinations
   
27/7/18 - 11:21   Ageas - average cost of learning to drive topping £1,300
   
27/7/18 - 11:17   GEM Motoring Assist - better regulation of eyesight tests for drivers would cut collisions
   
27/7/18 - 11:11   Ford - new Transit skeletal chassis cab derivative with a special low-height chassis
   
27/7/18 - 09:08   ABP Club Recommended Business Service Provider: InAutomotive blog: Hyundai - moves in to the virtual world as Amazon expands in to car sales
   
27/7/18 - 09:04   Auto Windscreens - signs new deal with Northampton Saints; Elite Partner to the Club until 2021
   
27/7/18 - 08:57   The Motofix Group - target of 40 apprentices by the end of the year; working with Thatcham’s Automotive Academy & Babcock International
   
26/7/18 - 14:34   European vehicle manufacturers welcome "constructive" EU-US trade talks
   
26/7/18 - 14:32   Vertu Motors - appoints David Crane as Executive Director
   
26/7/18 - 14:16   DS - ONLY YOU, the DS Experience programme, offers "premium" services including accident support and courtesy car loan
   
26/7/18 - 13:58   Lloyds Bank Spending Power Report - 26% of commuters choose where to live based on the cost of the commute
   
26/7/18 - 13:54   PEUGEOT 308 - Adaptive Cruise Control, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Active Blind Spot Detection, City Park and Automatic Emergency Braking
   
26/7/18 - 13:50   Save the date and sign up now: Hats on 4 Ben (Wednesday 10th October) – World Mental Health Day
   
26/7/18 - 13:28   Fix Auto Malvern - opens a 6,000 sq ft Fix & Go express repair facility
   
26/7/18 - 13:25   ThingCo - opens Technology Centre in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne; recruiting talent to "creatie code for the device to detect car crashes"
   
26/7/18 - 12:55   BASF Automotive Refinish - appoint Jason Lea (ex Vauxhall) as Key Account Manager
   
26/7/18 - 12:31   National Salvage - appoints experienced insurance industry CEO and commercial director, Martyn Holman, as its Chairman
   
26/7/18 - 12:03   Auto Windscreens - Tom Barker named Auto Windscreens’ best technician!
   
26/7/18 - 11:33   KVF Consultants - bodyshop health and safety experts offer ABP Club members a 10% discount
   
26/7/18 - 11:14   1.2 million drivers attended a speed awareness course in 20017 - yet four in five people doubt speed camera effectiveness
   
26/7/18 - 10:59   ‘Carguments’ rife - 36% admit to falling out behind the wheel
   
26/7/18 - 10:38   Direct Line Group - introduces new company wide lifestyle and family policies for staff
   
26/7/18 - 10:24   Hiscox - appoints Ben Horton (ex Zurich) as new UK Chief Underwriting Officer and James Browne as Managing Director of UK Direct
   
26/7/18 - 10:08   Fake vehicle parts are on the rise
   
26/7/18 - 09:37   Widespread support for compulsory eye tests for all drivers
   
26/7/18 - 09:30   ERS - launches specialised motor breakdown to cover specialist vehicles
   
26/7/18 - 09:17   Mitsubishi Motors - Alessandro Dambrosio (ex Audi) is new Executive Design Director of Advanced Design; heads up 3 studios globally
   
26/7/18 - 09:09   Mercedes-Benz - to launch A-Class saloon at the end of 2018
   
26/7/18 - 08:47   The RAC - scrapping the MOT would be a huge backward step and "a recipe for disaster"
   
26/7/18 - 00:31   London - Mayor Sadiq Khan to introduce standard 20mph speed limit on all main routes by 2020 and wider by 2024
   
25/7/18 - 23:51   Fiat Chrysler - Sergio Marchionne, who stood down as CEO on Saturday, has died at age of 66
   
25/7/18 - 23:32   Ageas - Chinese group, Fosun International, considering $10 billion offer
   
25/7/18 - 14:14   The Vella Group - first in a series of three apprentice open evenings took place last night in Workinghton, Cumbria
   
25/7/18 - 13:55   insurethebox - 8% of young drivers almost never (or never) worry about the danger of failing to notice motorcyclists on the road
   
25/7/18 - 13:50   Allianz - report reveals top concerns and challenges facing the UKs SMEs
   
25/7/18 - 13:33   AA - 10.8% average drop; motor premiums "still falling"; anticipate Civil Liabilities Bill whiplash claim savings
   
25/7/18 - 13:26   Direct Line Group - welcomes the Autonomous Vehicle Act receiving royal assent
   
25/7/18 - 13:20   Lloyds Bank Home Insurance - summer flash floods warning for business and homeowner customers
   
25/7/18 - 13:13   SEAT - fastest-growing volume UK car brand; Fleet and True Fleet year-on-year growth of 27% and 45% respectively
   
25/7/18 - 12:43   SmartDrive Systems - fleets can encourage drivers to join and remain in the industry by using proactive, intelligence led driver safety aids
   
25/7/18 - 11:37   Venson Automotive Solutions - electric vehicle servicing and repair costs are deterrents to switch to an EV company car for 31% motorists
   
25/7/18 - 11:22   Ford - creates Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC: to encompass all aspects of its self-driving vehicle business operations
   
25/7/18 - 11:01   The Motor Ombudsman - view of service & repair sector in 2018 seen as even more positive in the eyes of motorists compared to 12 months ago
   
25/7/18 - 10:17   Autocar Courland Next Generation Award (17-25 yr-olds) - £8,000 cash prize and a five-month work experience programme
   
25/7/18 - 10:02   Further business rates pilots announced - incentivising councils to encourage growth in business
   
25/7/18 - 09:57   Lightfoot - Douglas & Gordon deploy Lightfoot technology to make roads safer in estate agency first
   
25/7/18 - 09:53   Colad Snap Lid System - now available in 350 ml version
   
25/7/18 - 09:24   Looking for a good team bonus scheme for productive staff - any suggestions?
   
25/7/18 - 09:22   Question from member on the Forum: Novo Incident Management - Liverpool
   
25/7/18 - 09:18   Inchcape - Jane Kingston appointed as a Non-Executive Director
   
25/7/18 - 08:47   SEAT - road infrastructure ‘communicates’ with vehicles via existing mobile network by sending 'danger' alerts to the car
   
25/7/18 - 08:35   Adam Smith Institute - urges ministers to ditch "outdated" MoT test
   
25/7/18 - 08:17   Ford - commits $4 billion to new division for autonomous vehicles (AV); 5 flexible vehicle architectures
   
25/7/18 - 07:53   Vertu Motors - trading update; "revenue and profits increasing in the high margin aftersales segment"
   
24/7/18 - 14:14   Autoglass BodyRepair and Covéa Insurance - announce new partnership
   
24/7/18 - 14:07   BVRLA - welcomes BVRLA mutualisation of motor terrorism risk
   
24/7/18 - 13:59   Circle Leasing - launches real-time mapping functionality as part of its MyFleet Vehicle Hire platform
   
24/7/18 - 13:54   The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) - are roadside technicians and emergency services ready to handle electric vehicles
   
24/7/18 - 13:50   CV-Library - job vacancies in automotive sector rose by 7.6% last quarter
   
24/7/18 - 13:48   ProVision - fleets are exposing themselves to high insurance and legal risk
   
24/7/18 - 13:43   Industry OPEN Golf Day - hugely successful day organised by Martyn Rowley and Paul Glover raises £6,600 for DEBRA
   
24/7/18 - 13:24   EDAM Group - introduces 2020 Vision for smarter ways of working to enhance company culture
   
24/7/18 - 13:08   Mirka UK - delighted to report that Karl Horsley is making strong progress following his stroke last week
   
24/7/18 - 13:02   GO Vauxhall, Croydon - extra service bays to double workshop capacity to service larger commercial vehicles
   
24/7/18 - 12:43   HonestJohn.co.uk - charged-up insurance premiums could be to blame for drop in pure EV sales
   
23/7/18 - 15:21   MIB - to handle and pay claims from victims of a terrorist event where a vehicle is used to kill or injure
   
23/7/18 - 15:16   Fix Auto Dagenham - win at Barking and Dagenham business awards; Paul Cunningham Business Person of the Year; 2 awards for his company
   
23/7/18 - 15:10   S&G Response - Challenge to hit golf balls 1 million yards in 24 hours in aid of Street Support starts 3.30am
   
23/7/18 - 15:01   Tesla - ask suppliers to return a "meaningful amount" of their spend to help manufacturers profitability
   
23/7/18 - 14:55   Nationwide - extends partnership with SWRnewstar as recycling levels reach over 70%
   
23/7/18 - 14:47   VBRA Commercial (part of RMI/NBRA) - 72 year-old Gerry Braddock appointed as National Manager
   
23/7/18 - 14:26   Waymo (Google's self-driving car project) - "move to autonomous cars will take longer than you think"
   
23/7/18 - 14:18   RSA - publish report into autonomous vehicles and experiences from the GATEway Project in Greenwich
   
23/7/18 - 14:10   Aston Martin - appoint first ever female president as head of their North American business
   
23/7/18 - 14:01   The Great British Fleet Event - new event from Fleet World mag to be held Thurs 24 Jan in Hammersmith
   
23/7/18 - 13:50   Direct Line Group - featured by Rate My Apprenticeship as a Top 100 Employer for school leavers
   
23/7/18 - 13:46   Complete Auto Recycling Show (CARS) - record no of exhibitors and visitors at show held earlier this month
   
21/7/18 - 20:50   USA: Carstar - launches its 600th North American collision repair facility
   
21/7/18 - 20:09   Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) - CEO Sergio Marchionne steps down due to ill-health; replaced by Mike Manley
   
20/7/18 - 14:52   Axa - former employee, Jack Burton, jailed for 12 months for motor fraud against Axa and other insurers
   
20/7/18 - 14:38   Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill - receives Royal Assent; covers insurance liability and recharging points
   
20/7/18 - 14:25   FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) - publish 2017/18 annual report; CEO remuneration of £589,000
   
20/7/18 - 14:12   Aston Martin - new factory in St Athan, South Wales on track to begin production of Aston SUV in late 2019
   
20/7/18 - 13:35   DVSA - vehicle manufacturers will now get 10 days to start a safety-related recall, or DVSA will prosecute
   
20/7/18 - 11:05   Car Shop and Luscombe Motors - top the first ever Auto Trader performance league tables
   
20/7/18 - 10:58   Consumer Intelligence - 25-49 and over-50 markets are seeing 17% and 8% (respectively) of the top five cheapest quotes come via telematics
   
20/7/18 - 10:54   Lightfoot - connected car tech firm partners with fellow Devonian business, juice drink manufacturer Frobishers, to reward better drivers
   
20/7/18 - 10:47   Porsche Carrera Cup GB - Ellinas and Zamparelli (backed by Nationwide Repairs) square up for second half of season
   
20/7/18 - 10:36   Ben - more people of working age (87%) are contacting Ben for support with big issues such as low income, anxiety and depression
   
20/7/18 - 10:22   Continental - 1/3 of all tyre related incidents happen during the summer
   
19/7/18 - 21:03   Which? - 129 cars on sale exceed the standard size of a UK parking space
   
19/7/18 - 13:44   Motofix - record turnover levels of over £26m and ambitious expansion programme
   
19/7/18 - 13:24   Belron (Autoglass and Autoglass Body Repair) - AI and Insurtech Startups includes more effective assessment of small vehicle damage
   
19/7/18 - 12:56   The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) - strongly regrets the introduction of provisional measures to curb steel imports
   
19/7/18 - 12:44   Nine million (8,500,000) drivers - taking their car on holiday this summer driving an average 1,105 miles
   
19/7/18 - 12:35   Poole Accident Repair - one of just 14 Porsche-approved repairers in the UK invites drivers to open day
   
19/7/18 - 12:06   Mitsubishi Motors - calls on dealer network to participate in the latest NFDA Dealer Attitude Survey
   
19/7/18 - 11:58   SsangYong and Unity Automotive Group - celebrate the success of their first IMI Accredited Master Technician: Ian Faulkner MIMI
   
19/7/18 - 11:52   Latest UK connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) booklet - overview of UK CAV research and development projects
   
19/7/18 - 11:46   Moneysupermarket.com - interim results 2018: revenues up 5%; fewer motor insurance customers, but those who do use the site switch more
   
19/7/18 - 10:41   Volvo XC40 -]joins its larger siblings in the 60 and 90 series as one of the safest cars on the roads
   
19/7/18 - 10:29   New Citroën Berlingo - £19k, third-generation leisure activity vehicle features 19 driver aids
   
19/7/18 - 10:20   The Motorcycle Industry Association & the MET Police - targeting motorcycle & scooter parking bays in Central London to promote security
   
19/7/18 - 09:19   SmartWitness - Saturday (21 July) at 2.30pm is the time you are most likely to have a crash in Britain this year
   
19/7/18 - 09:03   Bespoke McLaren Senna (with full visual carbon fibre body in emerald green tint) - delivered to New York 'mattress mogul', Michael Fux
   
18/7/18 - 13:51   The IMI _ offers support to T-Level legal challenge
   
18/7/18 - 13:46   SEAT - inside a compressed natural gas (CNG) powered vehicle
   
18/7/18 - 13:08   Shanghai: Sika Automotive - features innovative lightweighting solutions at the Galm Asia 2018 Conference
   
18/7/18 - 12:56   New Vietnamese car company: VinFast - SUV and saloon (developed by Pininfarina) to debut at 2018 Paris Motor Show
   
18/7/18 - 12:41   Ford - opens new-look five-car concession in refurbished Next store in Manchester’s Arndale shopping centre
   
18/7/18 - 12:27   By Miles - AXA-backed PAYG motor insurer launches UK’s first real time pay-as-you-drive car insurance aimed at city-dwelling car owners
   
18/7/18 - 12:07   FORS, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme - celebrates milestone birthday
   
18/7/18 - 11:22   Gaia Innovation - ABP Club Women's Automotive member works with Silverstone Park to inspire local secondary school students and businesses
   
18/7/18 - 11:04   Prentice Portadown BMW - NI bodyshop opens a new Alloy Repair Centre
   
18/7/18 - 10:57   AA - dashcams use risen from 1% to 20% in five years
   
18/7/18 - 10:37   The Michelin Supercar Paddock at the Goodwood Festival of Speed - the £2m, 208mph hypercar - Apollo IE - takes top prize
   
18/7/18 - 10:30   Inflation rate - CPI unchanged at 2.4% for last 12 months; RPI up slightly to 3.4%
   
18/7/18 - 10:12   Nissan LEAF - best-selling electric vehicle in Europe so far in 2018; 18,000 sold Jan-June
   
18/7/18 - 10:08   Hyundai - launches new bespoke Service Plans based on customers’ individual driving habits, vehicle age, mileage and usage
   
18/7/18 - 09:55   Thatcham Research: latest Euro NCAP tests - Volvo continues to lead the way in car safety, Ford ups its safety game
   
18/7/18 - 09:21   Audatex UK - 75% of UK bodyshops identify fragmented vehicle repair information as "major pain point"
   
18/7/18 - 08:33   Summer Holiday getaway - more than 9 million individual leisure journeys by car expected between Friday and the end of the weekend
   
17/7/18 - 14:55   Co-op Insurance and Thatcham Research - parents calling for car sales law change to focus on SAFETY
   
17/7/18 - 14:16   Whiplash reforms - government to delay changes until April 2020
   
17/7/18 - 14:08   MG Motor UK - strengthens Sales & Marketing team
   
17/7/18 - 14:00   ACIS - bodyshops must optimise risk and reward potential of ADAS, warns ACIS
   
17/7/18 - 13:46   M&S Bank - 48% of those planning to drive their car in mainland Europe believe they either aren’t, or don’t know if they are, insured
   
17/7/18 - 13:44   Rapid RTC - sales lead firm confirms new partnership with Volkswagen; average 50% of automotive industry e-leads are not responded to
   
17/7/18 - 13:21   ABP Club - Dane Loosley joins team as non-executive director
   
17/7/18 - 13:11   Ford Technical Familiarisation one-day course for Bodyshop Engineers and VDAs - insight into the very latest Ford vehicles
   
17/7/18 - 12:43   Mirka's national accounts manager ART, Karl Horsley has suffered a stroke - well wishes from Craig Daycock, Mirka UK and ABP Club members
   
17/7/18 - 12:26   U-Pol - Sales Director Jason Hopkins and National Technical Manager Kevin Henry raise £750 during the REAL Rally
   
17/7/18 - 12:20   The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - publishes Approach to Consumers paper, alongside Discussion Paper on Duty of Care
   
17/7/18 - 11:52   HPI - 25-34 year-olds would be the most likely to buy a car via an app
   
17/7/18 - 11:38   Volvo Product Technology Course - EXTRA DATE: WEDNESDAY 14 November
   
17/7/18 - 11:13   John Grose Peugeot Service Department - pass the Foundation Phase of ‘ACE Accreditation’ in light of improvements made to Aftersales
   
17/7/18 - 11:02   J Edgar & Son - wins national Motor Trader Aftersales Excellence Award
   
17/7/18 - 10:53   BVRLA - the vehicle rental and leasing industry contributes around £49bn per year to the UK economy
   
17/7/18 - 10:31   Polestar chief test driver - rally driver "brings wealth of expertise" to new electric performance cars
   
17/7/18 - 10:06   Government – unemployment falls; employment rises; average salary £26,987, up 2.5% in 12 months to May 2018
   
17/7/18 - 09:53   ABP Club Recommended Business Service Provider: InAutomotive - 50% of automotive professionals say this is VITAL when job hunting...
   
17/7/18 - 09:46   European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) - total CO2 emissions from car production fell by nearly 24% since 2008
   
17/7/18 - 09:43   Siemens - mew report urges cities to plan now for infrastructure change for the arrival of autonomous vehicles
   
17/7/18 - 09:29   Nissan - the Juke becomes fourth Sunderland-built model to hit one million
   
17/7/18 - 08:45   SMMT - skilled & trained employees data for ALL automotive: how does your bodyshop business compare?
   
16/7/18 - 17:48   Baldwins Group - owner Steve Warner sells business to Richard Steer, who joins as owner & MD on 1 August 2018
   
16/7/18 - 15:09   IFB andDerbyshire Constabulary - 11 people sentenced for the part they played in a Cash for Crash scam
   
16/7/18 - 14:15   Direct Line Group - celebrates Idea Lab: where staff submit ingenious and simple ideas to improve the business
   
16/7/18 - 14:07   NIBS Golf Event – £712 raised for Muscular Dystrophy
   
16/7/18 - 14:00   Agnew Volkswagen Van Centre & Marshall Van Centre in Reading - substantial investment in expanded facilities and a makeover
   
16/7/18 - 13:41   DAS Insurance - former CEO sentenced to seven years in prison for fraud; ex claims director
   
16/7/18 - 13:35   The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) - ambitious ‘Plug-in Pledge’ to increase members' plug-in vehicle fleet size
   
16/7/18 - 13:30   Alton Cars - sponsor Charity Golf Day raising over £10,000 for St Gemma's Hospice
   
16/7/18 - 11:36   Auto Trader - Petrol is close to overtaking diesel in popularity;
   
16/7/18 - 11:27   BuyaCar.co.uk - MAJORITY of British motorists claim to be better drivers than everyone else on the road
   
16/7/18 - 11:05   AkzoNobel's - sustainability of Interpon D series powder coatings (architectural and construction industry coatings) confirmed by EPD
   
16/7/18 - 10:56   New spaceport in Sutherland - Scotland gets £2.5million UK Space Agency funding
   
16/7/18 - 10:48   Car insurance premiums see biggest annual price fall since 2014 - £752 average (comprehensive) premium, 11% LESS than last year
   
16/7/18 - 10:32   Drivers could be allowed to travel at increased speed through motorway roadworks - depending on what day of the week they are travelling
   
16/7/18 - 10:23   Financial Reporting Council (FRC) - NEW "shorter, sharper" UK Corporate Governance Code
   
16/7/18 - 10:16   ECCO Safety Group EMEA - appoint Graham Darby as Area Sales Manager
   
16/7/18 - 10:10   12% of ALL EU charging points in the UK - unrealistic CO2 targets proposed by EU Parliament ignore lack of charging points, says ACEA
   
16/7/18 - 09:38   RAC - second quarter ‘pothole breakdowns’ hit three-year high
   
16/7/18 - 09:31   The IMI - motor industry body calls for businesses to embrace the Apprenticeship Levy
   
14/7/18 - 18:23   Aviva - UK Claims Report reveals where the money goes in motor claims; 49% goes on car repairs
   
14/7/18 - 18:12   Aviva - publish their first ever UK Claims Report; they paid 96% of all claims made at £7,000 per minute; 99.3% of all motor claims
   
13/7/18 - 14:14   Auto Windscreens - brings Fleet Sales Business Development Manager, Dave Bingham, into the fold
   
13/7/18 - 14:10   Lookers North East Repair Centre - David Morallee, Head of Business, inspires disadvantaged young people into the workplace
   
13/7/18 - 14:00   Biggest private parking firm soars in value - ParkingEye sold for £235 million as ticketing reaches record levels
   
13/7/18 - 13:53   AXA and XL Group - announce future branding of their combined operations
   
13/7/18 - 13:46   RSA - celebrates double win at the British Insurance Awards 2018
   
13/7/18 - 13:13   Gemini Repairs - second largest repair group in the UK celebrates 10 years back in the industry!
   
13/7/18 - 12:51   2018 BusinessCar Awards (Thursday 13 September in London) - shortlist announced
   
13/7/18 - 12:43   Todd Engineering - more Greentech technology coming soon, including Fix Auto Penzance expansion project
   
13/7/18 - 12:29   National Windscreens - introduction of new MOT standards "a reminder that a damaged windscreen could fail a vehicle’s test"
   
13/7/18 - 12:15   Alton Cars - apprentice recruitment continues; four candidates undergo formal assessment process; Kieron and Mason to join Sheffield team
   
13/7/18 - 11:55   BREXIT - more believe Brexit will lead to greatest job losses than technology, according to RSA/ Populus survey
   
13/7/18 - 11:49   Court of Appeal - man who drove over another man in an act of road-rage has prison sentence increased from 12 to 15 years
   
13/7/18 - 11:23   Treasury chooses ‘good day to bury bad news’ - as delay on cold-calling ban (for pensions) finally confirmed in Parliament
   
13/7/18 - 11:11   IAM RoadSmart - urges the government to involve drivers in the push for zero emissions
   
13/7/18 - 11:04   MINI - first fully-electric production model to debut in 2019
   
13/7/18 - 10:43   ABP Club Recommended Business Service Provider: InAutomotive - FIVE ways to excel in your career
   
13/7/18 - 10:12   McLaren Automotive - to launch 18 new cars in plan to go 100% hybrid by 2025
   
12/7/18 - 14:14   Businesses can apply for up to £40 million for projects that look at creating public areas to charge EVs or wireless charging for CVs
   
12/7/18 - 14:07   Did you go to the Apprentice Awards (BRIAA) at the Ricoh on 26 June? Photos now available for FREE download
   
12/7/18 - 14:05   BREXIT - Government White Paper published: a proposal for a "principled and practical Brexit"
   
12/7/18 - 13:55   Drivers still need to be convinced about electric vehicles - younger drivers more likely to own EVs
   
12/7/18 - 13:50   1/4 drivers believe its "highly likely" or "likely" they will be involved in a fatal or serious crash on a motorway or dual carriageway
   
12/7/18 - 13:34   Amazon - selling a $17 (£13) dent puller that "might save you a $200 (£150) trip to a bodyshop"
   
12/7/18 - 13:20   Auto Windscreens - certified as a carbon neutral business
   
12/7/18 - 13:14   Autoglass - secures new 4,000+ vehicle contract with Wincanton Group for windscreens repairs and ADAS calibrations
   
12/7/18 - 12:28   Ducati and Audi - first demonstration in Europe of a new vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication system between motorbikes and cars
   
12/7/18 - 12:08   Autogas (joint venture between Shell and Calor) - LPG identified as "key component" in Road to Zero Strategy
   
12/7/18 - 11:55   Fix Auto Luton - Hyundai and Honda-approved status takes VM approval tally to nine
   
12/7/18 - 11:23   Revive! Auto Innovations UK - win prestigious national business Franchise Support Award
   
12/7/18 - 10:56   BLM Law - short paper on 'A changing legal landscape: Casualty and motor claims'
   
12/7/18 - 10:40   Liverpool is the most expensive place in the UK to be a driver - but Southampton is the most expensive town for repairs
   
12/7/18 - 08:24   The PRA - mandating charge points to be made available at Motorway Service Areas (MSAs) is "totally unfair interference" by the DfT
   
12/7/18 - 08:19   Rolls-Royce Motor Cars - support for local school's electric-powered racing cars design, built and driven by 9-11 year olds
   
12/7/18 - 08:14   BVRLA, RHA, FTA and NFDA - coalition of road transport trade bodies says that Clean Air Zones (CAZ) are unfairly targeting hauliers
   
12/7/18 - 03:01   Motor Trader Awards - Cougar Accident Repair Centre (Luton) win Bodyshop of the Year award
   
11/7/18 - 21:23   CitNOW - names top automotive video presenters of 2018; Lookers SEAT Manchester wins Best CitNOW Workshop Video
   
11/7/18 - 14:25   Swansway Group - to invest £700k in a workshop extension for "at capcacity" Stafford Land Rover site
   
11/7/18 - 14:01   HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter - another 67 financial services firms commit to improve gender diversity at the top
   
11/7/18 - 13:37   TRACKER - stolen vehicle recovery expert appoints Clive Wain (ex South Yorkshire Police) as Head of Police Liaison
   
11/7/18 - 13:21   Fleetline Coachworks' SME News article - valued staff, targeting more approvals and success in a competitive industry
   
11/7/18 - 13:05   Allianz's chief claims officer, Graham Gibson - new video on his new role as Thatcham Chairman
   
11/7/18 - 12:51   Audatex UK - updating the password strength requirements for Audaenterprisegold users
   
11/7/18 - 12:42   Marketing Delivery - sending CRM communications to drivers? (might be worth reading this blog)
   
11/7/18 - 12:34   UK Automotive committed to zero emission ambition - but barriers must be addressed together, says the SMMT
   
11/7/18 - 12:11   Mercedes-Benz - could lead the EV market (ahead of Tesla), according to PA Consulting report
   
11/7/18 - 11:39   Glass's - is EV range anxiety still a barrier to ownership?
   
11/7/18 - 11:32   iRG (Innovative Repair Group) - new site (#11) - 24,000 sq ft iRG Whitland in West Wales - "open and ready for business"
   
11/7/18 - 11:20   CARS Expo: Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 July 2018 - live demonstrations, yard tours, training sessions, full conference programme and more
   
11/7/18 - 10:56   Did you go to the BBA awards in Battersea on 10 May? - over 1,200 photos now available for FREE download
   
11/7/18 - 09:59   PwC’s Claims Workforce of the future: 2030 - new ways of working will impact the insurance workforce of the future
   
11/7/18 - 09:52   The IMI - Department for Transport (DfT) confirms support of the introduction of a Licence to Practise for technicians working on EVs
   
11/7/18 - 09:31   Facebook - fined £500,000 (the maximum possible) by the ICO for Cambridge Analytica data scandal
   
11/7/18 - 09:16   Skillnet Ireland Annual Report - only 1 in 17 Irish companies (6%) took advantage of subsidised training in 2017
   
11/7/18 - 08:55   Today's the day! - #WaistcoatWednesday to raise money for Bloodwise ahead of TODAY'S World Cup semi-final showdown
   
11/7/18 - 08:46   Mercedes-Benz Vans UK - 70% van drivers say that work pressures severely impact their ability to keep hydrated and have a healthy diet
   
11/7/18 - 08:43   The Dendrobium D-1 - all-carbon fibre, electric hypercar to be launched to public at Salon Privé (Blenheim Palace 30 Aug – 1 Sept)
   
10/7/18 - 14:53   Connected Solutions by Industry Insights - raise £27,200 for AutoRaise during the REAL Rally
   
10/7/18 - 14:18   29th issue of the Auto Body Professional magazine: Summer 2018 edition - available to read online NOW!
   
10/7/18 - 14:15   Provenance Insurance Brokers - new "Coutts of insurance" broker for high net worth and commercial customers
   
10/7/18 - 14:10   BREAKING NEWS: React Accident Repair Group (John Pattinson, Barry Whittles & Chris Elton) - acquire The Paint & Body Shop, Hull
   
10/7/18 - 13:46   Motorcycle sales - year to-date, the market is up 2% on 2017
   
10/7/18 - 13:41   SEAT - fast-growing volume UK car brand; 33% rise in UK sales in June
   
10/7/18 - 13:30   Ferrari’s most recent V8-engined GT Portofino - receives the Red Dot: Best of the Best award
   
10/7/18 - 13:02   LexisNexis Risk Solutions - motorists with recent claims more likely to manipulate information on comparison sites
   
10/7/18 - 12:51   Lings Motor Group - avoids vehicle clone threat thanks to real-time paperless mileage log designed to aid HMRC compliance
   
10/7/18 - 12:45   LV= and Horwich Farrelly - Fundamental Dishonesty case: mortgage advisor & part-time DJ stripped of original damages & ordered to pay costs
   
10/7/18 - 12:24   Decision Technology - motor insurers need to rethink the sale of add ons (such as courtesy cars)
   
10/7/18 - 11:17   National Infrastructure Assessment for the United Kingdom - as UK population tops 66m; infrastructure priorities identified
   
10/7/18 - 10:55   Automobili Pininfarina - Board of Directors announced to work on ultra-low volume, ultra-luxurious fully-electric hypercar: 'PF0'
   
10/7/18 - 10:20   The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) - concerned about cost & complications for fleets to install EV infrastructure
   
10/7/18 - 10:03   Vauxhall - Xavier Duchemin appointed as new Managing Director Sales, Aftersales and Marketing
   
10/7/18 - 09:59   Auto Trader - in response to Road to Zero: "we need a significant boost of supply side factors to build consumer confidence"
   
10/7/18 - 09:54   BMW Group - working with automation company, Pilz, for human safety when working with 'robot assistants'
   
10/7/18 - 09:45   Ain Dubai (the Dubai Eye) - record-breaking attraction coated by AkzoNobel
   
10/7/18 - 09:19   ProVision - 17% of fleets asked do not complete basic critical compliance
   
09/7/18 - 14:14   Did you go to the Apprentice Awards (BRIAA) at the Ricoh on 26 June? Photos now available for FREE download
   
09/7/18 - 14:08   Insurance Times - finalists announced for their Tech & Innovation Awards 2018
   
09/7/18 - 14:08   Apollo Motor Group - the third largest accident repair group in the UK hosts apprenticeship academy open day to inspire 'talent pipeline'
   
09/7/18 - 14:02   The Floow - smartphones become the heroes as they lead the charge on the battle against driver distraction
   
09/7/18 - 13:52   Digraph - new CV factor in Manchester open for business
   
09/7/18 - 13:49   Record 22,400 minimum wage workers to receive millions in backpay
   
09/7/18 - 13:47   AXA - appoint Claudio Gienal as Chief Executive of AXA UK and Ireland; replaces Amanda Blanc who joined Zurich
   
09/7/18 - 13:37   Government "becoming increasingly aware of the potential of natural gas" as a means to decarbonise transport
   
09/7/18 - 13:30   Road to Zero strategy - 27% of drivers in the UK and 52% in London don’t have the luxury of a driveway or garage for a charging point (AA)
   
09/7/18 - 12:49   Hendy Car and Van Store, Portsmouth - new 20-bay workshop, bodyshop and Smart Repair facility now open
   
09/7/18 - 12:20   The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - proposes new Directory of financial services workers
   
09/7/18 - 11:53   LEVC - 350 electric black cabs now on the road
   
09/7/18 - 11:48   HBC Vehicle Services - significant expansion with two new sites: Newbury and Stafford
   
09/7/18 - 11:33   Government's Road to Zero Strategy - at least half of new cars to be ultra low emission by 2030
   
09/7/18 - 11:00   Markerstudy's TRICE App - travel added to motor, temporary motor, gadget and pet insurance App
   
09/7/18 - 10:43   Nissan - has uncovered falsified data from car exhaust emissions tests at "most of its Japanese factories"
   
09/7/18 - 10:34   BREXIT - announcement of a "free trade area for goods" welcomed by Aston Martin
   
09/7/18 - 10:04   Fix Auto UK - Floyd Woodrow is the headline speaker at the 2018 Fix Auto UK National Conference
   
09/7/18 - 09:53   Holiday booked? - more than half of UK’s largest airports raise pick-up car park fees in 2018
   
09/7/18 - 09:53   Holiday booked? - more than half of UK’s largest airports raise pick-up car park fees in 2018
   
09/7/18 - 09:47   Suzuki’s Advanced Apprenticeship Programme (AAP) - new £1.5 million training centre opens in Doncaster, Yorkshire
   
09/7/18 - 09:32   GT Motive - GT Estimate goes responsive and freezes costs
   
06/7/18 - 14:07   Carbon fibre - repair challenges
   
06/7/18 - 14:01   Zurich - completes the acquisition of Oak Underwriting from RSA; now one of the largest high net-worth insurers in the UK
   
06/7/18 - 13:57   Councils in England are predicting to make a joint surplus of almost £900 million from their parking operations in the current FY
   
06/7/18 - 13:55   IFB - welcomes motor insurance specialist, Premier Insurance, into membership
   
06/7/18 - 13:52   Direct Line Group - makes "inclusive behaviours" pledge
   
06/7/18 - 13:20   "Drivers who sit in traffic jams day after day will not be surprised to learn that traffic levels are at an all time high"
   
06/7/18 - 13:18   Suzuki - extends low rate finance offers across its 2018 model lineup
   
06/7/18 - 13:16   Ford and Primary Engineer - inspire 120 Young Engineers of the Future
   
06/7/18 - 12:40   Volvo Car UK - celebrates modern family diversity with signage redesign at Westfield London
   
06/7/18 - 12:31   2015 Mitsubishi Outlander diesel automatic - on average the UK’s fastest selling used car in June – taking av19 days to sell
   
06/7/18 - 12:05   Prasco - raise £800 taking part in the REAL Rally
   
06/7/18 - 11:47   Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) - consumer car finance market up by 9% in May
   
06/7/18 - 11:11   Spies Hecker - new kit for easy headlight repairs
   
06/7/18 - 11:08   Dacia - a tale of rags to riches
   
06/7/18 - 10:10   National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) - despite deceline in June, the new car market remains "relatively buoyant"
   
06/7/18 - 10:07   AA Garage Guide - IGA garage achieves perfect score with AA Certified
   
06/7/18 - 10:04   Consumer Intelligence - "why consumers’ personal finances will change the general insurance industry forever"
   
06/7/18 - 09:48   327.1 billion miles were driven on Great Britain’s roads in 2017 - 1.3% increase from the previous year
   
06/7/18 - 09:38   Air-con mistakes could lower driver reaction times - interior temperatures exceeding 35°C equivalent of 0.05% blood alcohol reading
   
05/7/18 - 14:12   LATEST insurance company results - including Direct Line, Ageas UK and RSA
   
05/7/18 - 14:07   ABI - add its name to new sector wide pledge on inclusivity
   
05/7/18 - 13:59   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles - two newly appointed roles to fleet team
   
05/7/18 - 13:49   Honda Motorcycles UK - first manufacturer to provide free motorcycle trackers
   
05/7/18 - 13:47   LexisNexis Risk Solutions - opportunity to move the usage-based insurance market beyond the young and inexperienced driver
   
05/7/18 - 13:43   BVRLA Fleet Technology Report - provides new insight on the connected vehicle market
   
05/7/18 - 13:35   PEUGEOT 3008 SUV - used for the Transport Research Lab’s (TRL) latest digital driving simulator to test ADAS
   
05/7/18 - 13:18   Eslington Park dealership - customer satisfaction results in Motability award for staff at Jennings Ford
   
05/7/18 - 12:36   Colorado, USA: Smart Pavement – an intelligent road can alert emergency services in the event of an accident
   
05/7/18 - 12:13   Nextbase - dash cam manufacturer launches the National Dash Cam Safety Portal (NDSP) to allow dash cam oners to upload footage to police
   
05/7/18 - 12:05   Glass's - green parts: recognised as being an affordable and sustainable source of original manufacturer parts (OEM)
   
05/7/18 - 11:42   Georgia Mordey, service advisor at Jennings Motor Group - prepares for Supermodel England 2018 National Final
   
05/7/18 - 11:38   Goodwood Festival of Speed (12 – 15 July 2018) - to host 70th anniversary parade of iconic Land Rovers
   
05/7/18 - 10:48   Drivers see some respite from rising fuel prices in June – but July remains uncertain
   
05/7/18 - 10:47   CitNOW - trophy cabinet grows with ‘Video Provider’ win
   
05/7/18 - 10:43   LEVC - TX (electric taxi) announced its intention to partner with Volvo Germany to sell, distribute and service the vehicle
   
05/7/18 - 10:39   West Yorkshire fuel fraudster jailed - illegal fuel laundering plant capable of evading £1.6 million in duty a year
   
05/7/18 - 10:27   The Bank of England, Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - improvements to financial services
   
05/7/18 - 10:25   £130 million international investment in UK automotive sector
   
05/7/18 - 09:59   SMMT - new car sales down 3.5% in June; YTD down 6.3%; diesel sales down 28% in June and 30% YTD
   
05/7/18 - 09:32