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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.

22/6/18 - 13:48   Alton Cars - new Sheffield bodyshop (a former Nationwide site) is open for business; bodyshop number 14 for the Group
   
22/6/18 - 13:25   Vehicle Procurements - gives boost to Bomber Landmark on the county border of Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire
   
22/6/18 - 13:17   Spain: SEAT - 53,000 solar panels harnessing the power of the sun
   
22/6/18 - 13:15   Germany: Axalta - discusses skills and talent development at IBIS Global Summit 2018 in Munich
   
22/6/18 - 13:11   Is this a bit you? “Criticising other drivers with a running commentary when I am trained in police driving tactics!”
   
22/6/18 - 13:08   U-Pol - scratch card prizes on offer include Costa Coffee vouchers, cases of beer, T-shirts, wireless headphones and a 4K HD TV
   
22/6/18 - 12:44   Delegate Instructions for the Body Repair Industry Apprentice Awards (BRIAA) - Tuesday 26 June at the Ricoh Arena (CV6 6AQ)
   
22/6/18 - 12:38   Electric GT’s Tesla P100D - makes global debut in Barcelona
   
22/6/18 - 12:09   The Post Claims Awards 2018: Full list of winners
   
22/6/18 - 11:43   What Car? Target Price report - deals on new cars flat-line but savvy shoppers can still save an average of £2,500
   
22/6/18 - 11:38   Willis Towers Watson - launches new version of ResQ to boost reserving capability of insurers
   
22/6/18 - 10:37   Calling all National Accident Repair Group network repairers - register for the 2018 Roadshow at one of six venues...
   
22/6/18 - 10:31   Rolls-Royce Motor Cars - Chichester's largest employer builds car park and a new road crossing for local school
   
22/6/18 - 09:59   The ABP Club Daily Newsletter - new domain from which we send our digital communications
   
22/6/18 - 09:43   Italy: Symach - technology partner for Alphabet Italia Fleet Management (BMW Group's car rental company)
   
22/6/18 - 09:31   EUR and AUS: ING and AXA announce a digital partnership to build a global life insurance platform
   
22/6/18 - 09:31   EUR and AUS: ING and AXA announce a digital partnership to build a global life insurance platform
   
21/6/18 - 14:54   Can you help fellow Club member on which kit is best for ADAS alignment - Bosch, Hella or Texa>
   
21/6/18 - 14:47   What is the new AGL (Activate Group) all about? Come and quiz ceo Mark Wilcox at Club meeting on Tues 26 June
   
21/6/18 - 14:43   BGL Group (Budget / comparethemarket) - appoint Debbie Hewitt as Chair, replacing Peter Winslow
   
21/6/18 - 14:36   Verisk (data analytics provider) - acquire Validus-IVC (claims management solution provider)
   
21/6/18 - 14:24   new Ford Focus - can detect potholes and adjust suspension to handle them with Continuously Controlled Damping
   
21/6/18 - 14:17   U-Pol - launch scratch card promotion as part of their 70th anniversary celebrations
   
21/6/18 - 14:12   Fix Auto - 8 teams taking part in REAL Rally, 3-day charity roadtrip challenge, starting Thurs 27 June
   
21/6/18 - 14:11   Fix Auto World - announces name has changed to Fix Automotive Network World
   
21/6/18 - 14:08   Selsia - appoint Maija Young as Operations Controller due to "unprecedented growth" in business activity
   
21/6/18 - 12:26   Ireland: EC investigation into anti-competitive practices in Irish car insurance market to finish by end 2018
   
21/6/18 - 12:09   USA: Subaru - launch approved bodyshop network using Audatex to provide customers with email update and photos
   
21/6/18 - 11:35   MG Cannon - volunteering with local ‘Enterprise Adviser Network’; helping young people's job prospects
   
21/6/18 - 10:23   Saga - trading update; 30% growth in new motor policies; motor claims costs in line with expectations
   
20/6/18 - 14:14   ABP Club Women's Automotive - celebrating career progression and future car tech at Volvo's Daventry centre
   
20/6/18 - 13:36   Euro Car Parts - publishes 56-page bodyshop equipment range guide
   
20/6/18 - 13:31   National Accident Repair Group - invite network repairers to 2018 Roadshow (Belfast, Glasgow, Manchester, Bristol, Heathrow and Northampton)
   
20/6/18 - 13:04   Hear from and quiz Dave Shepherd, md of Audatex UK at the ABP Club meeting on the morning of Tues 26 June
   
20/6/18 - 12:55   Axalta Publishes Sustainability Report - supporting growth of EVs, reducing vehicle emissions and planing a forest...
   
20/6/18 - 12:35   SmartWitness - in-vehicle CCTV helps event haulage company stop illegal immigrant stowaways
   
20/6/18 - 12:22   Which? Trusted Traders survey - 64% "trust" mechanics (more than builders, roofers and kitchen fitters
   
20/6/18 - 12:09   The ABP Club Daily Newsletter - new domain from which we send our digital communications
   
20/6/18 - 12:08   USA: Volvo Cars - opens first US manufacturing plant in Charleston, South Carolina
   
20/6/18 - 11:58   EDAM Group - office expansion plans include adding another 104 desks!
   
20/6/18 - 11:47   Leeds Clean Air Zone - revised area to lessen impact in businesses and fleet operators
   
20/6/18 - 11:36   Croatia: Porsche - takes a stake in the Croatian technology and sports car company Rimac (start-up founded by 30-year-old in his garage)
   
20/6/18 - 10:45   Autocar - names Citroën Global CEO Linda Jackson the most influential British woman in the motor industry (for the 2nd time in 3 years)
   
20/6/18 - 10:10   IAM RoadSmart - the myth of ‘white van man’ busted: 22% increase in vans on roads yet a 16% decrease in crashes involving vans
   
20/6/18 - 07:09   Volkswagen AG and Ford - exploring strategic alliance involving several joint projects inc commercial vehicles
   
19/6/18 - 20:53   Financial Reporting Council (FRC) - KPMG's “unacceptable” decline in its auditing work; Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG and PwC slammed
   
19/6/18 - 20:33   Direct Line Group - welcomes Neil Manser into the new role of Deputy Chief Financial Officer
   
19/6/18 - 14:12   ABP Club Meeting at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry on Tues 26 June - speakers include AGL Group, Aiden Moffat (BTCC Driver) & Thatcham Research
   
19/6/18 - 14:07   BGL Group (comparethemarket.com and Junction) - appoints former RAC CEO, Debbie Hewitt, as Non-Executive Chairman
   
19/6/18 - 13:58   The RAC Foundation - receives £500,000 to pilot new analysis of collisions
   
19/6/18 - 13:42   ‘Saving Time & Money whilst having an enjoyable commute’ - the main reasons why people choose to commute by a motorcycle or scooter
   
19/6/18 - 13:37   TechMan - garage management system announces partnership with Autodata (owned by Solera) at Automechanika Birmingham
   
19/6/18 - 13:30   Vauxhall - new Vauxhall, Opel, Peugeot, Citroën & DS Automobiles models based on two modular multi-energy platforms; saves 20%-50% dev costs
   
19/6/18 - 13:16   Hyundai - what British drivers REALLY want...
   
19/6/18 - 13:13   Zap-Map - new route planner to help CV drivers plan electric journeys
   
19/6/18 - 13:10   ECCO - introduces the NEW ED5050 series R65 Directional LED
   
19/6/18 - 12:10   IFB (Insurance Fraud Bureau) - 77 fraudsters guilty in second part of major crash-for-cash investigation
   
19/6/18 - 12:07   Baldwins Repair Group - a great (re)finish for Baldwins Repair Group’s apprentice showcase
   
19/6/18 - 11:56   Best of Belron 2018 - The World Cup for vehicle glass repair and replacement takes place in Germany
   
19/6/18 - 09:00   Euro Car Parts - offer cabin filter replacements all year round, urges Euro Car Parts
   
19/6/18 - 08:57   Sika Automotive - recognized by Frost & Sullivan for bodyshop Adhesives, SikaPower and SikaSeal
   
19/6/18 - 08:36   Nationwide Repairs - Zamparelli’s victory aspirations "punctured by bad luck"
   
19/6/18 - 08:30   Bosch Aerotwin - wiper blades scoop Auto Express Product Award for the fourth time
   
19/6/18 - 08:19   Euro Car Parts - launches Intelligent Repair Programme for bodyshops to complete minor and cosmetic repairs
   
18/6/18 - 23:07   Wales - permanent 50mph speed restrictions on 5 stretches of road, including parts of M4, to reduce pollution
   
18/6/18 - 19:45   Anexo Group - replacement vehicle provider (valued at £110m) wants to raise £25m on stock market, with £15m allocated to company’s expansion
   
18/6/18 - 16:07   Allianz - appoint Graham Stait as Head of Claims Suppliers & Experts heads up motor engineer function
   
18/6/18 - 14:02   Fix Auto UK - Derbyshire-based bodyshop, Lant Lane, joins network as Fix Auto Matlock
   
18/6/18 - 13:57   National Accident Repair Group 2018 Roadshow: network repairer invite – Belfast, Glasgow, Manchester, Bristol, Heathrow and Northampton
   
18/6/18 - 13:17   Polestar (new electric performance brand from the Volvo Car Group) - carbon fibre plays integral role in Polestar 1 development
   
18/6/18 - 13:10   Roberlo’s latest campaign - 'Roberlovers' gives a voice to customers and end users
   
18/6/18 - 13:01   Volvo Cars - from 2025 at least 25% of the plastics used in every newly launched Volvo car will be made from recycled material
   
18/6/18 - 12:56   Farécla - extends registration deadline for car bonnet painting contest; new deadline: Friday 6 July
   
18/6/18 - 12:36   Allianz Partners UK and Allianz Partners Ireland - Tim Tozer (ex Vertu Motors) appointed as new Chief Executive Officer
   
18/6/18 - 11:50   Switzerland: Cromax - Axalta's refinish brand and Academic Motorsports Association of Zurich (AMZ) compete in Formula Student
   
18/6/18 - 11:45   Standox (away from the world of bodyshops!) - Contemporary sculptor-painter David Gerstein relies on Standox
   
18/6/18 - 11:07   the National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) - 2.5% more cars were sold at auction (May 2018 vs May 2017)
   
18/6/18 - 11:00   The ABP Club Daily Newsletter - new domain from which we send our digital communications
   
18/6/18 - 10:24   Axalta - sells 50,000th spectrophotometer
   
18/6/18 - 10:04   The James Group (L&I Eaton ARC, Brooklands Autobody and Brooklands Lincoln) - Top 50 of the Fastest Growing Businesses in the North West
   
18/6/18 - 09:43   PEUGEOT - new integrated car and electric bike mobility solution in its new 5008 SUV
   
18/6/18 - 09:35   The ABI - tough trading times leads to the highest number of trade credit insurance claims since 2009
   
17/6/18 - 10:33   Allianz - actively seeking major acquisition such as Aviva, RSA or Zurich says Sunday Times
   
15/6/18 - 15:13   Auto Windscreen - sponsor Ginetta’s G60-LT-P1 cars at this weekend's Le Mans 24-hour race
   
15/6/18 - 15:09   AXA Insurance - final VENTURER report calls for better consumer understanding of driverless vehicles
   
15/6/18 - 15:01   AXA and DAC Beachcroft - secure ruling which could see fraudsters pay damages for outrageous conduct
   
15/6/18 - 14:52   Henkel; - ABP witness live crash test of car, 30 mins after new windscreen fitted using Teroson PU 8730 HMLC
   
15/6/18 - 14:22   Automotive Industry - needs to ‘wake up’ to the business need for a modern diversity and inclusion culture
   
15/6/18 - 14:14   Nationwide - sponsored drivers - Zamperelli in Porsche Carrera Cup and Cammish in BTCC - had tough weekends
   
15/6/18 - 11:46   EMaC (part of Innovation Group) - launch new ‘Drive Now, Pay Later’ programme for dealers to allow customers to finance payment of repairs
   
15/6/18 - 11:38   National Accident Repair Group network, 2018 Roadshow - Belfast, Glasgow, Manchester, Bristol, Heathrow and Northampton
   
14/6/18 - 20:22   General Motors - DO NOT use aftermarket bumpers if fitted with ADAS; paint repairs only - not to exceed 13 mils
   
14/6/18 - 15:00   Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche - test autonomous parking at Hamburg Airport; available to order in 2020
   
14/6/18 - 14:52   Volkswagen Group - fined 1 BILLION euros ($880m) by German prosecutors for diesel emissions scandal
   
14/6/18 - 14:41   Inflation rate - CPI unchanged at 2.4% for last 12 months; RPI down slightly to 3.3%
   
14/6/18 - 14:35   Government - new investigation teams to look more closely at what is really causing road collisions
   
14/6/18 - 14:30   eBay - launch ‘eBay Local Services Ads’ for local businesses to advertise to relevant eBay users in their area
   
14/6/18 - 14:24   IBIS - 2019 event to be held in Milan, 10 - 12 June 2019
   
14/6/18 - 14:20   London Motor Show - attendance this year up 29% to 32,310; returns to ExCeL London from 16-19 May 2019
   
14/6/18 - 14:10   Rolls-Royce Motor Cars - in great shape & growing strongly; todays news of job cuts comes from Rolls-Royce plc
   
14/6/18 - 14:01   EMaC (part of Innovation Group) - launch "drive now, pay later" interest-free scheme for car repairs, MoTs
   
14/6/18 - 13:55   British Claims Awards (formerly Claims Management Awards / Claims Innovation Awards) - winners announced
   
14/6/18 - 13:30   Fix Auto Nottingham - invest 6-figure sum in the business including a dedicated ADAS calibration area
   
14/6/18 - 13:19   WNS - announces global shared services partnership with Hyperion Insurance Group
   
14/6/18 - 11:12   Institution of Mechanical Engineers - welcomes insurers call for clarity between assisted and autonomous cars
   
13/6/18 - 14:20   Optal - B2B payments tech firm named one of the UK’s fastest-growing private fintech companies
   
13/6/18 - 14:14   Volkswagen - named the Most Innovative High-volume Brand for 3rd time; award wins for 'Autonomous Driving' also
   
13/6/18 - 14:05   ABP Club Meeting at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry on Tues 26 June - speakers include AGL Group, Aiden Moffat (BTCC Driver) & Thatcham Research
   
13/6/18 - 13:47   U-Pol - smashes former production targets (1.4 million litres of product in one month)
   
13/6/18 - 13:30   National Accident Repair Group 2018 Roadshow – “call to arms”: six events across the UK this Summer for network repairers
   
13/6/18 - 12:42   Sika Global Automotive - sponsoring LBCG GALM Series Conferences 2018
   
13/6/18 - 12:37   SEAT - from compass to digital design: Virtual Reality in collision testing; 95,000 simulations were performed for the new Ibiza
   
13/6/18 - 12:21   High-powered electric car batteries - green light for ultra-fast electric car charging innovation
   
13/6/18 - 12:05   CitNOW Awards 2018 - 948 personalised videos submitted; here's the shortlist...
   
13/6/18 - 11:55   EMEA: ECCO Safety Group - appointment of a new Director of Operations, Giovanni Donzelli
   
13/6/18 - 11:45   £2.3 billion boost - 1,600 jobs created as UK tech goes global
   
13/6/18 - 11:19   ABP Club Women's Automotive meeting TOMORROW (Thursday 14 June) with Volvo Car UK - Daventry, NN11 8QN
   
13/6/18 - 11:07   Volvo Cars - new, upgraded electrified performance offer called Polestar Engineered: “Electric cars are our future," says Volvo
   
13/6/18 - 11:02   EU safety proposals welcomed by road safety experts IAM RoadSmart – but driver training must also play a key role
   
13/6/18 - 10:45   Axalta Coating Systems - simplified ordering system; Webshop and mobile app offer real-time price and product availability overview
   
13/6/18 - 10:32   Petrol prices - Asda cuts fuel prices, others to follow
   
13/6/18 - 09:42   WORLD CUP SPOILER ALERT - France will win the 2018 FIFA World Cup (based on insurable value, predicts Lloyd’s)
   
13/6/18 - 09:14   Sophus3 - British automotive analysis & tech firm expands into Europe with new Frankfurt office; VW & Porsche contract wins
   
13/6/18 - 09:06   Co-op Insurance: 100,000 children take part in Brake’s Kids Walk today - because 39 children killed or injured on roads in England every day
   
12/6/18 - 23:39   Government - record high employment rate of 75.6%; average salaries up 2.5% in last 12 months
   
12/6/18 - 23:24   CMA - merger between 2 of the largest towbar companies in Europe could damage competition in the UK
   
12/6/18 - 23:21   Ultra-fast electric car charging innovation - gets green light from government’s Faraday Battery Challenge
   
12/6/18 - 21:40   PPG - appoint Gary Danowski as vice president, global automotive refinish; replaces John Outcalt who is retiring
   
12/6/18 - 15:15   Uninsured vehicle seized on the M4 - driver proposes to his girlfriend in the back of the police car (she said yes)
   
12/6/18 - 14:58   Digraph - CV motor factor acquires Oldbury-based Europart
   
12/6/18 - 14:42   Fix Auto Deepcut (formerly Deepcut Garage) - celebrates 40 years in business
   
12/6/18 - 14:19   BMW - inquest finds that recall delay "contributed to a driver's death"
   
12/6/18 - 14:06   Men’s Health Week: what are the biggest health issues affecting men? *** Useful advice & links to support to share with your team ***
   
12/6/18 - 13:42   Women's Automotive meeting at Volvo THIS WEEK - speaker profile: Julie Eley, Operations Director at Quantum Technical
   
12/6/18 - 13:32   Daimler - German Transport Ministry orders Daimler to recall 238,000 diesel vehicle over suspected use of defeat devices
   
12/6/18 - 13:19   Geely Holding owner of the London EV Company (LEVC) - makes record £100,000 donation to the Magical Taxi Tour children’s charity event
   
12/6/18 - 12:25   Moneyfacts.co.uk - people spend over an hour researching car insurance
   
12/6/18 - 12:19   The Civil Liability Bill - Bill to make provision about whiplash claims and the personal injury discount rate in front of Lords today (Tues)
   
12/6/18 - 12:09   Motorfix Group - shortlisted for the Surrey Super Growth Awards 2018, recognises the fastest-growing businesses in the region
   
12/6/18 - 11:30   National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) - motorcycle market remains stable
   
12/6/18 - 11:20   USA: New Ford Transit Connect self-driving research vehicle - on-demand delivery from restaurants and coffee shops
   
12/6/18 - 10:44   HPI - five best used electric vehicles for under £10k
   
12/6/18 - 10:31   Waregrain - ‘tees off’ for fifth annual golf day; £700 raised for the Duchess of Kent Hospice
   
12/6/18 - 10:22   Thatcham Research - vehicle manufacturers' use of the word ‘Autonomous’ is a danger to UK roads
   
12/6/18 - 10:07   AW Repair Group - honoured as “inspiring” business
   
11/6/18 - 14:16   Thatcham - three recent board changes
   
11/6/18 - 13:35   Revive! - expands Scottish Presence
   
11/6/18 - 13:34   Euro Car Parts - to continue offering VAG Group EGRs following discontinuation
   
11/6/18 - 13:32   Right Choice Insurance Brokers - receive £28m investment backing from LDC
   
11/6/18 - 13:25   The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) - KPMG fined £4.5m (discounted for settlement to £3,2m) for Quindell audit
   
11/6/18 - 12:46   Co-op Insurance - 17% of young drivers have crashed their current vehicles
   
11/6/18 - 12:43   iSuperdrive - car rental aggregator is providing a platform for chauffeur companies
   
11/6/18 - 12:38   London's Ultra-Low Emission Zone - to expand up to North & South Circular
   
11/6/18 - 12:33   Suzuki - winners of the annual Aftersales Guild Competition announced
   
11/6/18 - 12:29   IBIS - 335 delegates inc 67 from 34 UK cos - 8 UK bodyshop cos, 4 UK ins cos, 21 supplier cos plus AutoRaise
   
11/6/18 - 12:29   Coys - amazing million pound rare classic car parts “container find” in the South of England
   
11/6/18 - 12:17   Axalta Coating Systems - receives EcoVadis Gold Star award
   
11/6/18 - 12:14   Volvo Cars - will not attend the Geneva Motor Show in 2019 to focus on new ways of introducing cars and services to consumers
   
11/6/18 - 11:52   Jaguar E-PACE Smart Settings incorporates AI algorithms to learn your habits and tastes, predicting predicting seat, climate and music pref
   
11/6/18 - 11:47   Harman - New 5G-ready, multiband conformal antenna - mounted below body panels - keeps future cars clutter-free of a predicted 18 antennae
   
11/6/18 - 10:20   Porsche Cars GB - Marcus Eckermann to succeed Alexander Pollich as Managing Director
   
11/6/18 - 10:16   ABI - Amanda Blanc named new Chair of ABI: first woman in 100-year history of top industry role
   
10/6/18 - 18:06   Queens Birthday Honours - awards for JCT600 founder, WorldSkills training managers and automotive historian
   
08/6/18 - 13:05   Brightside - launches new online motorbike cover
   
08/6/18 - 12:43   ABP Club Meeting (MEMBERS ONLY) & the Body Repair Industry Apprentice Awards (OPEN TO ALL) - Ricoh Arena, Coventry on Tues 26 June
   
08/6/18 - 12:11   Auto Windscreens - urges insurers to review ADAS recalibration methods at Motor Insurance World
   
08/6/18 - 12:02   BBA2018 finalist, James Alpe Accident Repair Centre - increases throughput thanks to Syrox from Axalta Coating Systems
   
07/6/18 - 21:43   Volvo Cars - new business ambitions to double sales and boost profit margins by 50% by 2025
   
07/6/18 - 21:32   Consumer Intelligence - market share growth (Oct 17 - Mar 18): LV= (1.4%) and Aviva (1.2%)
   
07/6/18 - 21:10   Fiat - 3-month cinema sponsorship deal to put a Fiat Tipo with immersive activation “miniature world” inside the boot
   
07/6/18 - 21:02   Nationwide Accident Repair Services - Dino Zamparelli and a return to home soil for Carrera Cup championship leader Nationwide
   
07/6/18 - 14:22   ABP Club: in partnership with Audatex & Thatcham Research - Recognising & Rewarding Apprentice Excellence at BRIAA (link below to register)
   
07/6/18 - 12:59   CitNOW - promotes former CitNOW Head of Business Development, Sarah Sylvester, to Head of Customer Service
   
07/6/18 - 12:56   Intelligent Vehicle Services - ABP Club member has front bumper parts for sale (parts ordered, but then not required)
   
07/6/18 - 12:49   Volvo Product Technology Course - EXTRA DATE: Monday 11 June - two spaces left
   
07/6/18 - 09:23   Artis Group - confirm acquisition of 1st QRC Enfield - now Artis Enfield
   
07/6/18 - 09:06   Geely Auto Group - announce plans for new design studio in UK and a new R&D centre in Europe
   
06/6/18 - 23:11   AA Fuel Price Update - "retailers refuse to pass on savings"
   
06/6/18 - 22:49   EMACS - confirm the attendance of Aiden Mofatt and his race winning British Touring Car at the BRIAA 2018 (and MORE!)
   
06/6/18 - 22:38   ABP Club Women's Automotive meeting at Volvo, Thurs 14 June - speaker bio: John Pitts, Training Manager, Volvo Car UK
   
06/6/18 - 22:28   Industry Insights - working hard to get the Porsche Budgeteers' 928 back on the road for the REAL Rally
   
06/6/18 - 22:07   Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) - highlights importance of cash and digital payments in HMRC consultation
   
06/6/18 - 14:13   Automechanika Birmingham at the NEC - final day tomorrow (Thursday 7) includes Raising the Standard of Non-Structural Repair talk
   
06/6/18 - 14:03   Markerstudy - wins ‘Data, Analytics and Artificial Intelligence’ trophy at Celent Model Insurer Awards 2018
   
06/6/18 - 13:52   SMMT - UK van market in May: 27,639 new vans hit British roads; a 2.4% rise
   
06/6/18 - 13:47   The National Body Repair Association (NBRA) - rising costs for repairers; call for work providers to adjust rates and discounts
   
06/6/18 - 13:32   Cazana's automotive insights - used car market remains in good health; ex fleet values retain stability despite volume increase
   
06/6/18 - 13:21   Hermes - clients of investment management company include Hella and Valeo to support future mobility
   
06/6/18 - 13:04   BSI - Disruptive Technologies Breakfast Meeting: Thursday 21 June at Etc Venue Marble Arch, London
   
06/6/18 - 12:52   Cardiff Council - cyclist sentenced for £175,000 fraudulent pothole injury claim
   
06/6/18 - 12:18   Farécla – rows for Charity this Saturday!
   
06/6/18 - 12:08   Up to£30 million is available to UK businesses and research organisations to advance facilities for the development of self-driving vehicles
   
06/6/18 - 11:58   Ford (one of just 15% of companies that reported a positive gender pay gap) - publish a Gender Pay Report
   
06/6/18 - 10:15   Peugeot - new estate PEUGEOT 508 features frameless doors; goes on sale in the UK from January 2019
   
06/6/18 - 09:13   Volvo Car UK - staff joined Volvo Cars’ global initiative with a clean-up session on the beach at Lee-on-the-Solent
   
05/6/18 - 22:14   The National Transportation Safety Board Preliminary Report: fatal Uber collision - emergency brake was disabled
   
05/6/18 - 14:15   Ford - honours Axalta Coating Systems at 20th Annual World Excellence Awards
   
05/6/18 - 13:56   AXA - unveils new forklift truck safety initiative to reduce accidents
   
05/6/18 - 13:37   Automechanika Birmingham (5-7 June) at the NEC - OPEN LATE TOMORROW (WEDS) UNTIL 7PM
   
05/6/18 - 13:20   Markerstudy - consolidates business; new MGA ‘MISL’
   
05/6/18 - 12:16   Admiral - speeding drivers most likely to get caught this month (& more accidents with pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists)
   
05/6/18 - 12:10   ABP Club Women's Automotive meeting at Volvo, Thurs 14 June - speaker bio: Steve Plunkett, Volvo Body & Paint Programme Development Manager
   
05/6/18 - 11:35   May sees worst increase in price of petrol in at least 18 years - "hellish" month for motorists, says the RAC
   
05/6/18 - 11:29   90% drivers support minimum learning period 12 months -‘novice’ status for 2 years after passing driving test & night-time driving curfew
   
05/6/18 - 11:24   UK new car demand grows 3.4% in May - top 3 best selling vehicles: Ford Fiesta, Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf
   
05/6/18 - 11:20   Digraph - CV motor factorappoints new Chief Executive Officer
   
05/6/18 - 11:09   98% of hybrid cars can’t match their advertised MPG - according to HonestJohn.co.uk research
   
05/6/18 - 10:13   FCA - sets out plans for regulation of claims management companies
   
04/6/18 - 14:06   ABP Club Women's Automotive with Volvo Car UK - *** REMINDER TO REGISTER AND SHARE THIS INVITE WITH COLLEAGUES ***
   
04/6/18 - 13:58   ABP Club: in partnership with Audatex & Thatcham Research - Recognising & Rewarding Apprentice Excellence at BRIAA (link below to register)
   
04/6/18 - 13:54   Co-op Insurance - welcomes learner driver motorway driving law change
   
04/6/18 - 13:48   MotorEasy - garages could use MOT changes to ‘hold motorists to ransom’
   
04/6/18 - 11:36   Neva Consultants - confirm partnership with AutoGlass Body Repair to repair minor accident damage
   
04/6/18 - 11:26   Automechanika Birmingham (5-7 June 2018) - show opens tomorrow!
   
04/6/18 - 10:42   What Car? - two out of three children are not safe when in a child seat
   
04/6/18 - 10:30   LV= Nicola Dunning, Director of Sales & Service at LV= General Insurance, talks about Diversity & Inclusion
   
04/6/18 - 10:06   Citroën UK - 61% of drivers believe motorway driving should be included in the driving test
   
04/6/18 - 09:42   Mayor drives for more electric cars in the capital
   
04/6/18 - 08:01   Auto Trader - announces 2018 New Car Awards winners
   
04/6/18 - 07:55   Freeze on fuel duty has triggered 4.5 million tonnes of harmful emissions
   
04/6/18 - 07:21   RAC - more than a third of motorists left out of pocket after 'non-fault' collisions
   
03/6/18 - 01:56   USA: Michell - private equity firm Stone Point Capital acquire major shareholding in company from KKR
   
03/6/18 - 01:56   Did you go to the BBA in Battersea on 10 May? - huge range of 1,200 photos now available for FREE download
   
03/6/18 - 01:55   Jaguar Land Rover - Martin Burbidge (ex Toyota) joins as Body and Paint Programme Manager
   
02/6/18 - 09:19   Revive! - replace their existing telematics system with new tracking solution from Ctrack
   
02/6/18 - 09:18   CMA - finds merger between scrap metal recyclers EMR and MWR is not in the best interests of customers and suppliers
   
01/6/18 - 14:41   DVSA - from Mon 4 June, learner drivers allowed on motorways for lessons but ONLY with an approved instructor
   
01/6/18 - 14:37   Vauxhall - launch new "True Brit" campaign promoting British-built Astra
   
01/6/18 - 14:33   British Coatings Federation (BCF) - present prestigious, silver medal to Martin Wallen of Firwood Paints
   
01/6/18 - 14:30   BCF (British Coatings Federation) - move from Leatherhead to new offices in Coventry
   
01/6/18 - 14:24   IBIS - agenda for the event on Tues 12 and morning of Wed 13 June in Munich; £1,885 + VAT to attend
   
01/6/18 - 14:12   Guardian - as Matt LeBlanc resigns - "No host, no hope: is it time for Top Gear to be sent to the scrapheap?"
   
01/6/18 - 14:01   Audatex - Honda now available on AudaVIN+; factory fitted options now obtainable for 25 car manufacturers
   
01/6/18 - 13:43   Ultra low emission cars - Government extends £4,500 plug-in car grant from April until October 2018
   
01/6/18 - 13:39   Germany: Federal Government gives OK for German cities to ban pre-Euro 6 diesels with immediate effect
   
01/6/18 - 13:33   Fix Auto - Patterson Accident Repairs join network as Fix Auto Felixstowe
   
01/6/18 - 13:27   PJB Accident Repairs, Birmingham - BSi Excellence award finalist is impressed with their new GYS T3 welder
   
01/6/18 - 11:11   Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA) - warn insurers that current poor underwriting performance will not give sustained profitability
   
31/5/18 - 22:28   Direct Line - most common accidental damage is having car scratched (68%) and car dented (66%)
   
31/5/18 - 22:21   The Miles Consultancy (TMC) - fuel management company confirms partnership agreement with The Driving Doctor
   
31/5/18 - 22:17   ABI - tougher action on nuisance calls "cannot come soon enough."
   
31/5/18 - 22:14   Fuel strikes - multi-modal logistics partnership helps vehicle manufacturers assess supply chain threat and deliver suitable contingencies
   
31/5/18 - 21:12   RAC - one in 20 motorists admit to breaking down after driving into floodwater
   
31/5/18 - 15:34   Land Rover - NFU say thefts of Defenders are up 14% in rural areas in Daily Mail article
   
31/5/18 - 15:30   Fully Charged LIVE - largest electric vehicle show in UK takes place at Silverstone on Sat 9/ Sun 10 June
   
31/5/18 - 15:28   Broach Hill Garage, East Yorkshire - sad news of death of founder, Tony Good; funeral is Mon 11 June
   
31/5/18 - 15:16   Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) - growing number of the complaints about telematics based car insurance
   
31/5/18 - 15:02   Single skill apprenticeships (panel, paint, MET) - assessment plans submitted; the end is in sight!
   
31/5/18 - 14:49   Automechanika Birmingham - at the NEC next week (Tues 5 - Thurs 7 June); register now for FREE admission
   
31/5/18 - 10:57   Leasys UK - announces new Operations Manager and new Sales and Marketing Manager
   
31/5/18 - 10:51   Free2Move Lease - regular maintenance and service reminder services for drivers
   
31/5/18 - 10:51   Audatex - announce price increase for assessments and software from 1 July
   
31/5/18 - 10:20   McLaren Automotive - new £50m McLaren Composites Technology Centre (MCTC) near Sheffield
   
31/5/18 - 10:10   Autoglass and Bibby Distribution - announce three-year partnership for distribution and vehicle glass
   
31/5/18 - 09:43   Comma - all-new Comma 60L Performance Motor Oil barrels optimise stock and coverage
   
31/5/18 - 09:34   Audatex UK - new eBook explores latest bodyshop tech
   
31/5/18 - 09:34   Audatex UK - new eBook explores latest bodyshop tech
   
30/5/18 - 14:52   Which? - names Volvo as Britain’s best car brand in its 2018 awards
   
30/5/18 - 14:18   ABP Club: in partnership with Audatex & Thatcham Research - Recognising & Rewarding Apprentice Excellence at BRIAA (link below to register)
   
30/5/18 - 14:06   Veetec Motor Group - start work on a new bodyshop in Whitstable, Kent
   
30/5/18 - 13:55   Baldwins Repair Group - hosting an apprentice showcase event at their Corby bodyshop: Saturday 9 June
   
30/5/18 - 13:51   AA Garage Guide - welcomes IGA ‘Garage Work Provider’ report
   
30/5/18 - 13:45   CRASH Services is Northern Ireland - new CRASH app to help motorists following an accident
   
30/5/18 - 13:28   2018 World Cup: 15 days to go - World Cup "unlikely to impact demand for used vehicles" says cap hpi
   
30/5/18 - 12:55   *** ABP Club Women's Automotive - REMINDER TO REGISTER AND SHARE THIS INVITE WITH COLLEAGUES ***
   
30/5/18 - 12:49   Porsche Carrera Cup GB - title rivals Zamparelli (backed by Nationwide) and Ellinas re-engage at championship homecoming
   
30/5/18 - 12:47   €6.92m RESOLVE project - electric L-category vehicles (powered 2 / 3 wheelers, quadricycles and micro cars)
   
30/5/18 - 12:20   France: AXA and BlaBlaCar launch BlaBlaSure, the first insurance offer for ridesharers
   
30/5/18 - 12:12   CitNOW - transparency is top priority for workshops post-MOT changes, says
   
30/5/18 - 11:34   Lechler & GB Refinish - congratulate Fix Auto Dagenham for their BBA win; named Gallagher & Bassett, Repairer of the Year
   
30/5/18 - 11:11   Ideagen - UK-based, global software firm and Connect Plus partnership for 30-year project to renew, improve, and maintain the M25
   
30/5/18 - 10:55   Lightfoot - new fleet-focused package rewards better drivers
   
30/5/18 - 10:41   Aviva - £90m of UK claims fraud detected by Aviva in 2017 - up 5.4%
   
30/5/18 - 10:20   The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) - to host live training at Automechanika Frankfurt
   
30/5/18 - 09:45   Volkswagen and car-sharing company, Zipcar - 325 all-electric Volkswagen e-Golfs to hit the streets of London
   
30/5/18 - 09:38   Insure The Box and the IFED - men plead guilty to fake car crash insurance claim worth £36k
   
30/5/18 - 09:37   Insure The Box and the IFED - men plead guilty to fake car crash insurance claim worth £36,000 ​​
   
30/5/18 - 09:30   (REPOST FROM FORUM) R134A Gas Price Hike?
   
30/5/18 - 09:28   Germany: Bosch - "it will soon be just as natural to have cars fitted with driver assistance systems as it is with a radio and ESP"
   
30/5/18 - 09:04   New measures to beat "plague" of nuisance calls - directors to be made personally liable to stop them evading fines and punishment
   
29/5/18 - 14:17   Ageas - claims negotiator jailed after stealing £271,489 from his employer, Ageas
   
29/5/18 - 14:12   3M - human-powered submarine receives 3M makeover
   
29/5/18 - 14:07   BuyaCar.co.uk - consumer confidence in hybrid cars unaffected by controversy over a future ‘ban’, says new research
   
29/5/18 - 14:04   ABP Club Women's Automotive - register to attend the next meeting: Thursday 14 June @ the Volvo Training and Development Centre in Daventry
   
29/5/18 - 14:03   Audatex - Audaenterprisegold 4.1 includes cap hpi valuations on all assessments from July
   
29/5/18 - 14:02   Any West Midlands-based bodyshops with storage space?
   
29/5/18 - 13:58   IFB (Insurance Fraud Bureau) - Raza Mir and Muhammed Asif jailed for fraudulent car insurance scams
   
29/5/18 - 13:57   Sweden: Moses Bil & Lack - the world's fastest cars get their beauty in southern Sweden
   
29/5/18 - 13:44   Baldwins Repair Group - wins BSI Kitemark Excellence Award at the British Bodyshop Awards (BBA)
   
29/5/18 - 13:33   ŠKODA UK - PAS 300 certified civilian armoured Superb Estate developed by ŠKODA UK; development & engineering project for British-based team
   
29/5/18 - 11:10   The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) - MPs visit dealers to raise awareness of the retail side of the automotive industry
   
29/5/18 - 11:04   China - AkzoNobel's largest powder coatings plant opens in China
   
29/5/18 - 11:01   Direct Line Group - current group financial controller, Jessie Burrows, to replace Steve Dalloz as claims managing director
   
29/5/18 - 10:55   MotorEasy - one pothole could cost vehicle owners almost two months of an average UK salary
   
29/5/18 - 10:28   Glass's: motorcycle market - following growth during Q1, registrations falter in April
   
29/5/18 - 10:22   ACIS - promotes Ian Dalgarno to Business Development Director
   
29/5/18 - 10:08   Vehicle Procurements - expands operations with a new vehicle remarketing centre in Nottingham
   
29/5/18 - 10:02   S&G Response - one million yards golf charity challenge to raise money for the Manchester-based homelessness charity, Street Support
   
29/5/18 - 09:45   RAC Fuel Watch - supermarkets have increased the price of petrol and diesel every day since the end of March
   
29/5/18 - 08:39   AB Dynamics - self-driving motorcycle improves testing of autonomous vehicles
   
29/5/18 - 08:34   AA - five out of six for AA as WHICH? Recommended breakdown provider
   
29/5/18 - 08:34   Self-driving motorcycle - allows autonomous cars to be tested under more challenging "real life" conditions
   
27/5/18 - 17:17   PricewaterhouseCoopers - "teaches insurers how to rip you off" says Daily Mail article; identify "time poor and cash rich" customers
   
27/5/18 - 17:08   BRIAA (Body Repair Industry Apprentice Awards) - Tues 26 June, Ricoh; FREE for EVERYONE to attend
   
27/5/18 - 00:28   Uber - invest €20 million to develop autonomous flying taxis at new Advanced Technologies Center in Paris with demonstration flights in 2020
   
25/5/18 - 20:16   IFED (Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department) - target 'opportunistic' insurance fraudsters in crackdown
   
25/5/18 - 18:41   Bluegrasscoms - appointed as lead agency for Nissan Europe's Trade Parts Coaching and Support activity
   
25/5/18 - 08:01   H Samson - senior panel beater, Alan Chadwick, retires after 50 years' service
   
24/5/18 - 20:52   Young drivers crashes – mapping the casualties
   
24/5/18 - 20:47   ABI - new Data Protection Act will enable insurance markets to continue to work for customers
   
24/5/18 - 20:31   Volvo Car UK and Amazon - ultra-fast delivery service, Prime Now, team up to offer test drives in UK first
   
24/5/18 - 14:11   "Self-driving cars" - who's to blame when they crash?
   
24/5/18 - 13:59   NEW Body Repair Industry Apprentice Awards, with Audatex and Thatcham Research - Tuesday 26th June at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry
   
24/5/18 - 13:45   ProVision - email status alerts function will flag any disruptions or malfunctions to a vehicle’s camera hardware
   
24/5/18 - 13:38   Team Mirka - bids for the cup in charity football against Plunkys All Stars in match TONIGHT at MK Dons
   
24/5/18 - 13:27   Audatex - unveils bodyshop management solution, PlanManager, to customers at Bond in Motion exhibition
   
24/5/18 - 13:20   Suzuki - expands Business Sales department with three newly-created Regional Business Development Manager positions
   
24/5/18 - 12:39   Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport masterclass - behind the scenes look at the F1 Paint Shop with Spies Hecker
   
24/5/18 - 12:12   Mitsubishi Motors - to open new retail store in intu Lakeside shopping centre next month
   
24/5/18 - 11:55   Public Contracts Scotland - almost 80% of public sector contract awards go to SMEs
   
24/5/18 - 11:48   Salvage Wire - forthcoming dates for Electric and Hybrid training, a one-day course for vehicle recyclers
   
24/5/18 - 11:17   Ford - introduces tech that can detect cyclists in or near the driver’s road ahead and automatically brake if a collision is imminent
   
24/5/18 - 11:07   Copart UK - acquire Autovahinkokeskus OY (AVK), salvage company in Finland owned by Finnish insurers
   
24/5/18 - 11:06   GEM - two thirds of motorists are concerned about safety on smart motorways
   
24/5/18 - 10:53   The RAC - 14m drivers have firm plans for making the most of the bank holiday
   
24/5/18 - 10:50   British Claims Awards (formerly Claims Management Awards / Claims Innovation Awards) - finalists announced
   
24/5/18 - 10:45   H Samson - senior panel beater, Alan Chadwick, retires after 50 years' service
   
24/5/18 - 10:34   Keoghs - people trafficker Mohammed Sangak jailed for 2 years for £3.5m motor claim fraud which also involved Essex Claims Ltd
   
24/5/18 - 10:31   Roads for the Future - smart traffic lights, flexible use of kerbsides, segregated driverless zones, and sat-navs learning through AI
   
24/5/18 - 10:24   ERS (Equity Red Star) - fraudster Shakeeb Akhtar is jailed for 6 months for making £45,000 bogus injury claim
   
24/5/18 - 10:23   National Windscreens - wins sole supplier contract from Royal Mail for its 49,000 vehicle fleet
   
24/5/18 - 10:20   Peritus GDPR – at least have a ‘Plan’ for ‘Intent’ by 25th May
   
24/5/18 - 09:19   Sabre Insurance - trading update: "encouraged by the start to the year......lower whiplash claims frequency"
   
24/5/18 - 09:09   BMW - car computer systems have 14 separate cyber-security flaws, vulnerable to hackers, says BBC
   
23/5/18 - 14:35   BBA - over 600 photos from 10 May have been downloaded free of charge from huge range of photos now available
   
23/5/18 - 14:21   ABP Club - Privacy Policy as required under GDPR; ABP Club members need take no action
   
23/5/18 - 13:47   National Salvage - Institute of Traffic Accident Investigators (ITAI) Crash Day at Bruntingthorpe: Thursday 21 June
   
23/5/18 - 13:39   AXA - join forces with Uber to set a new standard for protection of independent drivers and couriers
   
23/5/18 - 13:35   Inflation rate - CPI down to 2.4% for last 12 months; RPI up to 3.4%
   
23/5/18 - 12:34   The Mercedes-Benz Apprentice of the Year Awards - winners spend a week working with the MERCEDES-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team
   
23/5/18 - 11:41   FORS – the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme - first FORS Practitioners graduate in Northern Ireland
   
23/5/18 - 11:38   DriveTribe - hires editorial and community lead ahead of relaunch
   
23/5/18 - 11:05   IFB - confirms Aviva’s Rob Townend as the new Chair of the IFB Board, replacing Amanda Blanc
   
23/5/18 - 10:55   Gateshead Council - 64% reduction in collisions over the last 12 years
   
23/5/18 - 10:32   Axalta Coating Systems - renews official sponsorship of the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team: Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales
   
23/5/18 - 02:57   Kindertons - Sovereign confirm sale to ExamWorks; has delivered gross return of 8x and a 73% IRR to investors
   
23/5/18 - 02:56   Kindertons - ExamWorks UK (owners of Premex) announce intention to acquire business
   
22/5/18 - 16:50   Insurance Fraud - former insurance broker turned ghost broker is sentenced to 12 months in prison
   
22/5/18 - 14:30   Clean Air Strategy - 74% delegates at Microlise Transport Conference think Government is unfairly legislating against the transport industry
   
22/5/18 - 14:21   The Road Haulage Association (RHA) - firmly opposes roll-out of Operation Stack
   
22/5/18 - 14:07   EMaC (part of the Innovation Group) - expanding portfolio of revenue boosting services for dealers drives growth and market position
   
22/5/18 - 14:01   Hastings Direct - adopts the Rant & Rave Platform to generate real-time, actionable customer feedback
   
22/5/18 - 13:54   FleetWave - Derbyshire County Council will use Chevin FleetWave to improve the efficiency of its fleet and workshop operations
   
22/5/18 - 13:48   Fix Auto UK - appoints former Area Network Controller for Direct Line Group, Mark Bushell, as Key Accounts Manager
   
22/5/18 - 13:41   IFB - announces BGL Group as latest broker members
   
22/5/18 - 13:37   ABP Club Women's Automotive - register to attend the next meeting: Thursday 14 June @ the Volvo Training and Development Centre in Daventry
   
22/5/18 - 13:18   Used car prices continue to rise - +7% year-on-year in April
   
22/5/18 - 11:50   Cooper Solutions - highlights the power of the unaccompanied test drive as EV and Hybrid popularity rises
   
22/5/18 - 11:24   Slovakia: DTC - to install four specialist panel preparation booths for the new Jaguar Landrover site in Nitra
   
22/5/18 - 10:58   Clean Air Strategy - "ambitious" new clean air strategy to tackle air pollution gives new powers to local government
   
22/5/18 - 10:52   AXA Commercial - creates new director role and structure to enhance broker trading capabilities
   
22/5/18 - 10:32   Mycarcheck.com market guide: May 2018 - positive signs for petrol hybrid plug-ins; bike and scooter sales rise
   
22/5/18 - 09:25   Aston Martin - achieves first-quarter EBITDA of £43.7m on revenues of £185.4m; av selling price per vehicle >11% to £160k
   
22/5/18 - 09:21   Charles Hurst - official Ferrari dealership in Belfast, has been nominated as a Ferrari Classiche “Officina” dealership for Northern Ireland
   
21/5/18 - 15:16   R-M - interesting 3min 32sec video of their view of the Bodyshop of the Future; well worth a view!
   
21/5/18 - 14:16   LV= Broker - strengthens business with new appointments and products
   
21/5/18 - 14:10   Carpenters VS RSA Motability: Charity Football Match in May 2018 - raises £1,109 for Cancer Research and Whizz-Kidz
   
21/5/18 - 14:05   Hyundai Mobis - aims to develop All autonomous driving sensors by 2020
   
21/5/18 - 13:50   Volvo Cars - to remove single-use plastics from all its offices, canteens and events across the globe by the end of 2019
   
21/5/18 - 13:38   Parliament Treasury Committee - £1.7m salary of Motability Operations CEO Mike Betts is "totally unacceptable"
   
21/5/18 - 13:34   Lemonade - invites competitors and consumers to edit Lemonade's insurance policy "to drag insurance into the 21st century"
   
21/5/18 - 13:13   Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) - 20% reduction in insurance costs at electrical specialist firm, Rexel, thanks to FORS training
   
21/5/18 - 12:45   U-Pol - benefits of the Raptor Coatings System on show at CV event
   
21/5/18 - 12:16   IMI - new tech boosts job opportunities for young people; extra 320,000 jobs being created between 2014 and and 2030
   
21/5/18 - 12:04   BBA 2018 - over 1,200 photos from Battersea NOW available on-line, FREE for you to view or download
   
21/5/18 - 11:37   Smartdriverclub Insurance - 14% rise in policies that have been ghost-brokered over the past year
   
21/5/18 - 11:16   Axalta Coating Systems - adds Voltatex 1175WL and Voltatex 1175WH to its Energy Solutions portfolio
   
21/5/18 - 10:52   Citroën UK - appoints Karl Howkins as new Managaing Director, effective 1 June 2018.
   
21/5/18 - 10:02   Volvo - becomes first car maker in the UK to comply with new WLTP fuel consumption and emission testing protocols
   
21/5/18 - 09:55   CDK Global - announces new Connected Workshop concept
   
21/5/18 - 09:47   IAM RoadSmart - urges drivers to be on ‘heightened alert’ for pedestrians as deaths rise by 10%
   
19/5/18 - 02:17   NBRA - Big success for NBRA members at British Bodyshop Awards 2018
   
18/5/18 - 14:11   Salvage - Car Transplants, Motorhog (inc FAB Recycling) and DH Systems in merger talks
   
18/5/18 - 12:48   Fuel prices reach three-and-a-half-year high - and worst still to come
   
18/5/18 - 12:26   Mazda Motors UK - extends 19-year partnership with Allianz Partners
   
18/5/18 - 12:21   New Peritus GDPR portal - ‘proves’ compliance for repairers and non-repairers; discount for ABP Club members (info below)
   
18/5/18 - 12:08   Quantum - Julie Eley (ex ADR and Revive!) newly appointed as Operations Director for the Group
   
18/5/18 - 11:47   SMMT - new heavy truck market declines in Q1 2018
   
18/5/18 - 11:40   ‘Operation Stack’ - new plans announced to ease traffic for residents and businesses in Kent
   
18/5/18 - 11:25   Auto industry supports wide array of vehicle safety measures proposed by European Commission
   
18/5/18 - 11:14   insurethebox - telematics-based car insurance provider celebrates Learning at Work Week with continued commitment to people development
   
18/5/18 - 11:09   Nationwide - Annual Award Winners celebrate in Monza
   
18/5/18 - 10:07   Germany: Ford’s new state-of-the-art €70 million Environmental Test Centre - puts all the world’s weather under one roof
   
18/5/18 - 09:14   MAPFRE - officially opens the company’s new headquarters in London City
   
18/5/18 - 09:08   Thatcham Research - calls on UK Government and carmakers to not stall on mandatory fitment of AEB
   
18/5/18 - 09:03   European Commission - Third Mobility Package proposes mandatory fitment of 10 safety systems to ALL new cars including crash data recording
   
18/5/18 - 03:04   Fix Auto - announce plans entry to Irish repair market, led by Jonathan Penny, founder of Shop Bodyshop Direct
   
17/5/18 - 14:48   ABI - Justice Select Committee Report "a claimant lawyer shopping list"
   
17/5/18 - 14:48   Access to Justice (A2J)- Justice Select Committee Report is "a clarion call to re-think the reforms"
   
17/5/18 - 14:43   House of Commons Select Committee on Justice - report on small claims limit for personal injury; full details
   
17/5/18 - 14:27   BBA (British Bodyshop Awards) - over 1,200 photos NOW available on-line, FREE for all to view or download
   
17/5/18 - 14:17   SMMT - new bus and coach market declines in first quarter
   
17/5/18 - 14:10   15 Bits of Road-Based Trivia You Probably Didn’t Know - including the 40-mile hold up on the M1 in April 1985...
   
17/5/18 - 13:48   British Bodyshop Awards - Gyles Brandreth was brilliant (again!)
   
17/5/18 - 13:31   A1 Leeming to Barton upgrade officially opened - jobs and housing unlocked by road schemes valued at more than £570 million
   
17/5/18 - 13:26   The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) - launches new website
   
17/5/18 - 13:05   Vodafone Automotive - 82% of automotive leaders believe that most cars will be connected by 2020.
   
17/5/18 - 12:58   RAC - motorists confused about new MOT rules coming into force on Sunday
   
17/5/18 - 12:48   3M - Citroën 2CV receives 3M makeover for model’s anniversary
   
17/5/18 - 12:22   Jennings Ford Direct in South Shields - Alex Lofthouse retires after 39 years in motor industry
   
17/5/18 - 12:18   Ford and Waze - world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation app to the automaker’s lineup via the iPhone
   
17/5/18 - 10:50   CAPS - David Neave (RSA, Co-op, LV=) appointed Chair of CAPS National Advisory Council following John O’Roarke’s successful 18-month tenure
   
17/5/18 - 10:45   Milton Keynes - to host the largest ‘first and last mile’ transport trial in the world; could be doing up to 120km of journeys every day
   
17/5/18 - 10:43   The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) - Preventing road accidents and injuries for the safety of employees, Birmingham UK (23 May)
   
17/5/18 - 10:33   Drive Vauxhall - Hartlepool site expansion doubles size of site as Group continues commitment to accident repair
   
17/5/18 - 10:09   Jennings - £1m expansion and refurbishment programme at Ford site in Middlesbrough
   
17/5/18 - 09:06   SMMT - used car market stays strong in Q1 with 2 million car transactions and a surge in zero emission vehicle demand
   
17/5/18 - 09:03   Direct Tool Company - BEST range of consumables relaunched as BAXT
   
17/5/18 - 08:39   SEAT UK - former Volkswagen Group Fleet Operations Manager, Lindsay Ephgrave, appointed as SEAT Area Fleet Manager for the East
   
17/5/18 - 08:36   From June 2018 drivers will be able to use remote control parking on British roads
   
16/5/18 - 13:06   FCA - Andrew Bailey, Chief Executive, speech at BIBA Conference
   
16/5/18 - 12:49   The British insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) - working to deliver a ‘dating agency’ for brokers and insurtechs
   
16/5/18 - 12:46   IMI - new Members & Guests Networking Conference (Thursday 21 June 2018) at Rockingham Motor Speedway
   
16/5/18 - 12:32   Auto Express - New Car Awards (Tuesday 3 July at the Hilton London Bankside): nominations for 24 categories revealed
   
16/5/18 - 12:26   Standox - new kit from Standox, to repair yellowing and other superficial damage to headlights; additional business for bodyshops
   
16/5/18 - 11:06   Volvo - new Volvo S60 saloon to be the first from the brand to be produced without a diesel engine
   
16/5/18 - 10:57   Direct Line - changes to its policy means that if a customer's car is damaged in certain scenarios1 they will not lose their NCD
   
16/5/18 - 10:49   AkzoNobel combines digital tools to take color-matching to the next level
   
16/5/18 - 10:46   Mio - entry pricing level (£50) MiVue C series range of compact, discreet dash cams go on sale
   
16/5/18 - 10:39   Axalta Coating Systems - cycled 1,000km to raise money for Belgian cancer charity, Kom op Tegen Kanker (KOTK)
   
16/5/18 - 10:10   ProVision - helps 24-hour breakdown and repair specialist, Dynes, reduce claims payouts and increase roadside safety thanks to CameraMatics
   
16/5/18 - 10:04   Comma - offers spring cleaning tips for driver air conditioning systems
   
16/5/18 - 10:01   Autocar Awards - president of Toyota, Akio Toyoda, Loughborough Uni professor & research associate, VW's Herbert Diess & BMW's Ian Robertson
   
16/5/18 - 09:55   BBA (British Bodyshop Awards) - photos NOW available on-line; FREE for everyone to view or download
   
16/5/18 - 09:48   3M - free 1-hour webinar to cover RPE fit testing on Monday 21 May @11am (link below to register)
   
16/5/18 - 02:29   First Central Group - parent of 1st Central and Skyfire, announces Jonathan Guy as Chief Claims Officer
   
15/5/18 - 20:52   Confused.com - 10% drivers have had an accident while travelling in the car with a pet, or know someone who has
   
15/5/18 - 13:29   European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) - ‘Active’ vehicle safety most effective, new analysis of accident data shows
   
15/5/18 - 13:13   GoCompare Car Insurance - warning ahead of new, tougher MOT rules
   
15/5/18 - 13:07   Mercedes-Benz Vans UK - Andy Eccles as Head of Fleet, Ricky McFarland as Head of Rental and Leasing & new regional After Sales 'squad'
   
15/5/18 - 13:02   Innocent motorists could face fines for offences they didn’t commit due to TfL legal loophole
   
15/5/18 - 12:28   Nationwide - Dino Zamparelli shines under Monza sun
   
15/5/18 - 12:26   2018 British Bodyshop Awards raise a record £13,261 for Rainbow Trust and AutoRaise
   
15/5/18 - 11:20   Austria: international autonomous car research centre selects driving simulation solution from VI-grade for its site in Graz
   
15/5/18 - 11:16   SEAT - breaks into top ten as True Fleet sales soar
   
15/5/18 - 11:11   Autocar - Great British Women event (Wednesday 20 June 2018) confirms star-studded line-up
   
15/5/18 - 10:51   Motofix - approval from Volkswagen Group UK (VWG) for their state-of-the-art accident repair centre in Oxford
   
15/5/18 - 10:33   It’s Mental Health Awareness Week - Ben shows support for those working in the automotive industry
   
15/5/18 - 10:29   CV-Library - majority of automotive professionals falling victim to the ‘always-on’ work culture
   
15/5/18 - 10:25   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) 2018 - Marks More Success for Nationwide
   
15/5/18 - 07:45   Lookers - Q1 update: "outperformance in new car market and continued momentum in used and aftersales"
   
14/5/18 - 14:24   BBA2018 BRINGS THE FUN! - thanks to Nationwide for the AWESOME Dodgems, and to Vision by Bluegrasscoms for the COOL Casino and Food Carts
   
14/5/18 - 14:14   Congratulations to the winners and finalists at this year's BBAs!
   
14/5/18 - 14:11   BBA 2018 - "congratulations to all the amazing repairers who were recognised at #bba2018 last night; ours is an industry like no other"
   
14/5/18 - 13:51   BBA2018 photos available to download (FOR FREE) very soon - link below and instructions to download when ready
   
14/5/18 - 13:41   Trak Global Group (TGG) - growing demand for new mobility services from car clubs to peer-to-peer car sharing platforms
   
14/5/18 - 13:33   BEIS - £20 million boost for business innovators powering the UK’s hydrogen economy
   
14/5/18 - 13:28   Lightfoot - new Head of Sales describes Lightfoot as "the future of telematics"
   
14/5/18 - 13:22   BBA 2018 - thank you Diamond Partners: Audatex UK, Circle Leasing, Farecla, Mirka, Sika, Thatcham, U-Pol and Vision by Bluegrasscoms
   
14/5/18 - 13:12   Inchcape UK - provides personal tool insurance for its 1,000 vehicle technicians
   
14/5/18 - 12:46   Carly - Connected Car - London, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds are the top four hot spots for mileage fraud in the UK
   
14/5/18 - 12:27   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) 2018 - a HUGE thank you to our Headline Partner, PPG
   
14/5/18 - 11:53   Team Mirka - bids for the cup in charity football match for Willen Hospice
   
14/5/18 - 11:15   insurethebox - warns young motorists to read the side effects of their hay fever remedies before hitting the road
   
14/5/18 - 10:55   The Road Safety Trust - Sally Lines OBE appointed as new chief executive
   
14/5/18 - 10:23   Trakm8 article: Dashboard Cameras and Driver Compliance - an in-car camera system can help "exonerate innocent drivers"
   
14/5/18 - 09:56   What Car? - rise in electric vehicles on the market will only fuel test-drive demand
   
14/5/18 - 09:49   Fix Auto Dagenham - win the Gallagher Bassett Customer Service Award at the British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) 2018
   
14/5/18 - 09:30   AA - potholes are costing drivers and insurers at least £1 million per month due to massive car repair bills
   
14/5/18 - 02:50   Apollo Motor Group - hold successful open day in Portsmouth for youngsters looking for apprenticeships
   
12/5/18 - 12:22   Porsche - "fiddled emissions test for the UK to save drivers £225 road tax a year" says Times
   
11/5/18 - 14:09   Solus Warrington’s George Roberts - named Thatcham Research Mentor of the Year at the British Bodyshop Awards
   
11/5/18 - 14:02   Congratulations to the BBA2018 Winners!
   
11/5/18 - 04:21   Insurance Times Claims Excellence Awards - full list of all 14 winners plus finalists
   
10/5/18 - 15:35   Nationwide - five Nominated for British Bodyshop Awards tonight!
   
10/5/18 - 14:09   Petrol and diesel prices set to rise after US abandons Iran nuclear deal
   
10/5/18 - 14:05   Industry Insights - confirms appointment of Adele Brownsell (ex-Nationwide) as Client Solutions Manager
   
10/5/18 - 13:58   A message from Ray Jenkins, Eye-Load Software - regarding the last CAPS Conference at Windsor Race Course last week
   
10/5/18 - 13:54   Vehicle Quality Solutions (VQS) - Sid Taylor joins VQS as its new head of sales and marketing
   
10/5/18 - 13:49   AKZO NOBEL’s George Sneddon to Head Judging Panel for Farécla Apprentices and Students Bonnet Painting Competition
   
10/5/18 - 13:42   Audatex UK - three quarters of UK bodyshops believe bodyshop management solutions will greatly impact the vehicle repair industry
   
10/5/18 - 09:53   Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) - delivers yet another successful Autoinform for Scottish delegates
   
10/5/18 - 09:50   Shell - owns more electric charging units in Europe than petrol stations; first ‘under the canopy’ Hydrogen refuelling station opens
   
10/5/18 - 09:49   BBA - today; programme with detailed seating plan and guest list now available on-line for everyone
   
10/5/18 - 09:33   Audatex UK - unveils innovative PlanManager bodyshop management solution to customers today at its exclusive event at the London Film Museum
   
10/5/18 - 09:28   RAC - brings state-of-the-art ‘connected’ breakdown technology to telematics insurance customers
   
10/5/18 - 08:38   Nationwide & Zamparelli - Porsche Carrera Cup GB @ Monza; 11 Nationwide Annual Award winners flying out to Italy to celebrate at the circuit
   
10/5/18 - 07:56   BBA - today; ***please REMEMBER to bring YOUR TICKET; ***ALL guests will need ticket for admission to venue***
   
10/5/18 - 07:42   RSA - Q1 update: "headline profits are strongly up"
   
09/5/18 - 14:34   Lancashire Constabulary & the Insurance Fraud Bureau - former Police Officer ordered to pay back £367,772 for crimes
   
09/5/18 - 13:15   BMW - recalls 312,000 vehicles (2007-2011) after BBC Watchdog investigation finds cars "risk stalling completely"
   
09/5/18 - 13:01   Audi - confirms plans to sell 800,000 electric vehicles in 2025
   
09/5/18 - 12:56   New 144mph, sub-£19,000 Ford Fiesta ST on sale - 3rd-generation hot hatch inc NCAP Pack (Lane-Keeping Alert and speed limiter)
   
09/5/18 - 12:42   BBA - tomorrow; on-line ticket sales now closed; can only book by contacting Fiona Ambrose directly
   
09/5/18 - 12:39   BBA - tomorrow; programme with seating plan available for everyone to view or download on the ABP website
   
09/5/18 - 12:34   BBA - tomorrow: any name changes / additions? any dietary requirements? Please contact Fiona Ambrose direct
   
09/5/18 - 12:30   BBA - tomorrow; don't forget your £10 note for the charity prize draw for AutoRaise and Rainbow Trust
   
09/5/18 - 12:27   BBA - tomorrow: reminder that drinks reception starts at 6.15pm - ends at 6.50pm followed by the awards
   
09/5/18 - 12:25   BBA - tomorrow; ***please REMEMBER to bring YOUR TICKET; all guests will need ticket for admission to venue***
   
09/5/18 - 12:20   SMMT - automotive challenges tech community to help shape future mobility with new collaboration opportunities
   
09/5/18 - 12:19   BBA - tomorrow: coming by car - venue postcode is SW8 4NW; Chelsea Bridge side (NOT Albert Bridge side)
   
09/5/18 - 12:15   City Auction Group - confirm locations of ten new nationwide defleet centres
   
09/5/18 - 12:09   Director of Labour Market Enforcement - call for measures to tackle exploitation of low paid workers
   
09/5/18 - 12:01   RAC - looks to recruit up to 60 patrols nationwide
   
09/5/18 - 11:58   US:Uber - self-driving car 'detected' pedestrian but 'decided' she was a 'false positive' - an object in its path that wouldn't be a problem
   
09/5/18 - 11:56   US:Uber - self-driving car 'detected' pedestrian but 'decided' she was a 'false positive' - an object in its path that wouldn't be a problem
   
09/5/18 - 11:27   Volvo Cars and Volvo Trucks - share live vehicle data to improve traffic and safety
   
09/5/18 - 11:18   IAM RoadSmart - convictions for traffic offences on the rise again in England and Wales in the past three years
   
09/5/18 - 11:12   ECA: ABP’s recommended energy partners - partnership with telecoms auditor and provider, Equate Group
   
09/5/18 - 09:15   Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) - "some of our powers are not fit for purpose for the challenging remit we have in the digital age"
   
09/5/18 - 09:06   IMI - sponsoring BRSCC Championship driver, Teddy Clark
   
09/5/18 - 09:03   Fleets urged to check vehicle safety recalls or face severe penalties as 2.3 million consumers use online tool in 2018
   
08/5/18 - 15:25   Zurich - takes strategic steps to strengthen UK underwriting
   
08/5/18 - 15:20   Allianz’s - award-winning commercial motor team launch motor fleet product refreshes
   
08/5/18 - 15:07   ABI - Insurance industry takes action on excessive differences between new customer premiums and renewals
   
08/5/18 - 14:26   BBA - 2 days to go: coming by car - venue postcode is SW8 4NW; Chelsea Bridge side (NOT Albert Bridge side)
   
08/5/18 - 14:23   BBA - 2 days to go: Tweet Wall returns; use #BBA2018 to appear on the giant screens throughout the evening
   
08/5/18 - 14:18   BBA - 6 days to go: drinks reception now starts earlier at 6.15pm - ends at 6.50pm followed by awards
   
08/5/18 - 14:17   Volvo Cars - working with Google to embed the voice-controlled services into its next-generation Sensus infotainment system
   
08/5/18 - 14:14   BBA - 2 days to go; tickets sales at record levels - over 870 sold; last few tickets available
   
08/5/18 - 14:11   BBA - 2 days to go; Don't forget your £10 note for the charity prize draw for AutoRaise and Rainbow Trust
   
08/5/18 - 14:07   BBA - 2 days to go; new Silent Auction for our charities; see amazing range of items for you to bid on
   
08/5/18 - 13:58   Nationwide and PPG-backed driver, Dino Zamparelli - wears the Italian flag and will want to extend his championship lead in Italy
   
08/5/18 - 13:51   REPOST FROM FORUM: Air con gas price quadrupled
   
08/5/18 - 13:46   Lightfoot - Boyden Tiles sees significant improvement and improved accident rates to their fleet thanks to Lightfoot
   
08/5/18 - 13:22   GT Motive/Mitchell International - 2 showcase events taking place this week: Weds (Hinckley Island) and Thurs(Pestana Chelsea Bridge)
   
08/5/18 - 13:15   NEW Fylde Coast ARC bodyshop - an update on building work progress
   
08/5/18 - 12:51   Germany: Volkswagen - training with iPads, online learning, teamwork and augmented reality
   
08/5/18 - 12:10   Motofix - announces five-year plan including a major £2 million refit programme
   
08/5/18 - 11:57   BBA 2018 - 32 awards... 122 British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) finalists - and EVERY one of them a bodyshop business or a bodyshop team member
   
08/5/18 - 10:52   DENSO - driving diesel engine efficiency with i-ART technology; sed inside Volvo’s Drive-E engine
   
08/5/18 - 10:32   The NEXA AUTOCOLOR TURBO VISION range - expands with the introduction of new innovative Matt Binder
   
08/5/18 - 09:29   USA: Union of Concerned Scientists - "driving electric is cleaner than ever"; average driver can save nearly £600 a year by driving EV
   
08/5/18 - 08:58   AA - nine out of 10 drivers say roads are worse now compared to 10 years ago
   
08/5/18 - 08:43   Fix Auto UK - Regional Operations Team are the network's first GDPR Champions
   
08/5/18 - 07:31   Cambria Automobiles - results for H1 to 28 Feb: "in line with market expectations for the year as a whole"
   
07/5/18 - 22:54   BBA - 3 days to go: any name changes / additions? any dietary requirements? Please contact Fiona Ambrose direct
   
06/5/18 - 23:07   BBA - 4 days to go: menu available; need to tell us by noon on Tuesday of any vegetarian / dietary requirements
   
06/5/18 - 09:35   The Sun - "Corsa Cannibals" return; thieves once again stripping parts from Corsas parked in the streets
   
05/5/18 - 23:59   BBA - 5 days to go; programme available for everyone to view or download in publications area of ABP website
   
05/5/18 - 10:01   Telegraph - UK legislation will require drivers of automated cars to put their hands on the wheel every minute
   
05/5/18 - 09:41   Autocar - UK Government to confirm 2040 ban on sale of new cars which cannot travel at least 50 miles on electric power
   
04/5/18 - 15:08   BBA - 6 days to go; tickets sales at record levels - over 860 sold; last few tickets available
   
04/5/18 - 15:05   BBA - 6 days to go: drinks reception now starts earlier at 6.15pm and ends at 6.50pm; awards start at 7.10pm
   
04/5/18 - 15:02   BBA - 6 days to go: last chance to tell us of any vegetarian or dietary requirements; full details of menus
   
04/5/18 - 14:55   BBA - 6 days to go: coming by car or Uber - venue postcode is SW8 4NW
   
04/5/18 - 14:49   BBA - 6 days to go; Don't forget your £10 note for the charity prize draw for AutoRaise and Rainbow Trust
   
04/5/18 - 14:38   BBA - 6 days to go; new Silent Auction for our charities; see fabulous range of items for you to bid on
   
04/5/18 - 14:32   BBA - 6 days to go; programme on-line to view or print NOW; see who's going and where you are sitting
   
04/5/18 - 14:24   Ben - get your 10% discount on The Confused.com London Motor Show tickets! (Use code BEN10)
   
04/5/18 - 14:21   BBA - 6 days to go; you can pre-order any additional drinks up until noon on Wednesday
   
04/5/18 - 14:16   Automechanika Birmingham (5-7 June 2018, Birmingham NEC): join ABP Club (we're Offical Media Partners) - open 'til 7pm on Weds 6 June
   
04/5/18 - 13:51   USA: Volkswagen - former Chief Executive, Martin Winterkorn, facing criminal charges over VW diesel scandal
   
04/5/18 - 13:35   Park’s Motor Group - new purpose-built McLaren Leeds facility near M1 due for completion end of 2018
   
04/5/18 - 13:22   AutoRaise - new Platinum Partner, DeVilbiss Automotive Refinishing, pledge their support for a skilled future
   
04/5/18 - 12:01   TechMan - five top reasons to track technician efficiency
   
04/5/18 - 11:53   Colad - new High End Adhesives for plastic repair, glass repair, sealants and panel bonding
   
04/5/18 - 11:44   SEAT - sets up sense-sharpening lab for employees working in quality control
   
04/5/18 - 11:34   BuyaCar.co.uk - motorists waste thousands on in-car tech – because they don’t know what their dashboard symbols mean
   
04/5/18 - 11:17   Australia - will be the first place in the world to use new camera technology to catch drivers using a mobile phone illegally
   
04/5/18 - 10:27   Nationwide - extend Carrera Cup lead at Donington
   
04/5/18 - 10:13   SMMT - UK new car registrations rise 10% in April; demand for Alternatively Fuelled Vehicles up 49% and diesel registrations down by 25%
   
04/5/18 - 09:59   The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) - former MP and MEP Jonathan Evans appointed as Non-Executive Director
   
04/5/18 - 09:34   The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) - 1000th registration on the new Apprenticeship Standard
   
04/5/18 - 09:29   CitNOW - announces final call for automotive video presenters ahead of 2018 Video Awards ***deadline MONDAY***
   
03/5/18 - 21:24   RAC - April sees worst rise in fuel prices for 16 months
   
03/5/18 - 14:59   BBA - 7 days to go; the dodgems return for the fifth year, once again sponsored by Nationwide
   
03/5/18 - 14:53   BBA - 7 days to: new for 2018 - "midnight munchies" - after the meal snack carts sponsored by Bluegrasscoms
   
03/5/18 - 14:47   MIT Technology Review - one way to get self-driving cars on the road faster: let insurers control them
   
03/5/18 - 14:41   Vauxhall - DVSA confirm a criminal investigation has been launched into Zafira fires
   
03/5/18 - 14:26   BBA - 7 days to go; new Silent Auction - including signed Messi boot, Wimbledon tickets, signed Joshua glove
   
03/5/18 - 14:04   USA: Aptiv - connected car firm (with Dublin HQ) launches fleet of autonomous vehicles on the Lyft (ride hailing app) Network in Las Vegas
   
03/5/18 - 13:54   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) - just ONE week to go! Timings, and thank-yous...
   
03/5/18 - 13:37   Cromax - ChromaVision Pro Mini – a new small, powerful spectrophotometer for faster colour matching
   
03/5/18 - 13:10   Admiral - issue advice to drivers who find it awkward asking for petrol money in return for a lift
   
03/5/18 - 13:01   Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) [home to JLR's paint facility] - Le Mans 24 Hours race legends test world’s fastest sports saloon
   
03/5/18 - 12:24   Volvo Car UK - closer ties with data providers and leasing companies to focus on residual values
   
03/5/18 - 10:02   ABI Blog: The significance of the Financial Guidance and Claims Bill
   
03/5/18 - 09:51   Cooper Solutions - motorcycle and van appraisal diagrams added to part exchange and sale tool for dealers
   
03/5/18 - 09:41   Ridge West - East Sussex business wins AA Garage Guide’s ‘Certified Garage of the Year’
   
03/5/18 - 09:40   esure - Q1 update: motor premium up 21% to £221m; motor policies up 17% to 1.956 million
   
03/5/18 - 09:34   ECCO Safety Group - new Head of Business Development for the UK and Ireland, Steve Jones
   
03/5/18 - 09:31   Eight and a half million leisure trips planned this spring bank holiday - (and near record-breaking temperatures on Bank Holiday Monday)
   
03/5/18 - 09:25   Porsche Centre & Recommended Repairer Partners - take part in Classic Restoracing Competition to celebrate 20th birthday of Porsche Boxster
   
02/5/18 - 20:34   Auto Windscreens - launches a new Elite Windscreen Technician Division
   
02/5/18 - 16:20   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) - please use the link below to pre-order your BBA drinks *BEFORE MIDDAY WEDNESDAY 9 MAY*
   
02/5/18 - 14:37   comparethemarket.com - 44% of young drivers who don’t own a car say it is because they can’t afford the costs of fuel, insurance and upkeep
   
02/5/18 - 14:13   BBA charities: AutoRaise and The Rainbow Trust Children's Trust - Silent Auction and Dinner Raffle
   
02/5/18 - 14:04   London Motor Show 2018 (17-20 May) - the team from TV show, Car SOS, will be at The Confused.com London Motor Show
   
02/5/18 - 13:50   Fix Auto Birmingham North and Fix Auto Sutton-in-Ashfield - celebrate 10-year milestone with network
   
02/5/18 - 13:38   Sika PowerCure Adhesive System - receives the design distinction “Red Dot”
   
02/5/18 - 13:27   East Bilney Coachworks - Great Yarmouth Panel Technician "legend" Kevin Fenn retires after 50 years
   
02/5/18 - 13:01   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) - 8 days to go; 8 reasons to get excited about next week's event!
   
02/5/18 - 12:22   AkzoNobel - unwanted graffiti on roller door? new Interpon EC (Easy Clean) powder coatings can tackle that
   
02/5/18 - 12:05   860,000 avoidable road crashes abroad - Brits don't understand road signs
   
02/5/18 - 11:46   Which? - reveals worst car hire firm (InterRent) and the highest rated worldwide firm (Enterprise)
   
02/5/18 - 11:41   Avis Budget Group - 6,000 Groupe PSA vehicles already in service, with a total of 11,000 connected cars expected by end of 2018
   
02/5/18 - 11:27   CBR Motor Bodies - restore 1987 VW T25 Footman James van... now it needs a name!
   
02/5/18 - 10:47   Porsche - new plug-in hybrid model joins Porsche Cayenne range
   
02/5/18 - 10:29   EEF - manufacturing industry calls for summit with Government to save "highly damaging" Apprenticeship Levy
   
02/5/18 - 10:11   Redline Creative - does your website show up on the first page of results in search engines like Google or Yahoo?
   
02/5/18 - 09:54   RAC - replacing lost car keys costs motorists over £180m
   
02/5/18 - 09:39   Accident Exchange - wins ‘Outstanding Customer Journey’ award at the UK Customer Service Excellence Awards
   
02/5/18 - 08:12   Meridien Modena - £3.5 million investment for Hampshire dealer; the only authorised Ferrari Classiche workshop on south coast
   
02/5/18 - 08:04   GoCompare - urges motorists to "stay vigilant" despite three-month dip in car insurance premiums
   
02/5/18 - 07:45   Pendragon - Q1 update: "anticipate our performance in 2018 to be in line with expectations"
   
02/5/18 - 07:34   Direct Line - Q1 update: "continued progress towards strategic and financial targets"; motor GWP up 3%
   
02/5/18 - 00:22   AA - ousted chief exec Bob Mackenzie concealed public street brawl to protect lucrative bonus says Sky News
   
01/5/18 - 14:48   Insurance specialist law firm, DAC Beachcroft - 66% of newly announced promotions to Partners and Legal Directors are female
   
01/5/18 - 14:39   JCT600 - Celebrating over 100 apprentices (and another 25 to come)
   
01/5/18 - 14:19   Auto Repair Centre, Sheffield - police investigate after TWO vehicle repair centres on the same road are wrecked by vandals
   
01/5/18 - 14:10   BBA - 9 days to go: drinks reception now starts at 6.15pm and ends at 6.50pm; awards start at 7.10pm
   
01/5/18 - 14:04   Photographs from last year's British Bodyshop Awards - and a reminder about the BBA Tweet Wall
   
01/5/18 - 13:57   BASF - Luke Stafford promoted to Sales Development Manager
   
01/5/18 - 13:51   ERS - enhanced Classic car insurance product; younger drivers now considered
   
01/5/18 - 13:44   Record-breaking 2018 British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) - 9 days to go...
   
01/5/18 - 13:04   CitNOW - appoints Kristian Krapper (ex Toyota) as new General Director for Nordic and Baltic markets
   
01/5/18 - 12:31   Subaru UK - active expansion of its dealer network
   
01/5/18 - 12:25   Optal - research finds the complexity of B2B payments is holding back large organisations
   
01/5/18 - 12:10   ABI - six things you need to know about motor insurance costs
   
01/5/18 - 12:06   ABI - motor premiums at highest ever Q1 level, but fell 3% in Q1 2018 compared to Q1 2017
   
01/5/18 - 12:04   Germany: Axalta Coating Systems - takes Energy Solutions portfolio to the Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo Europe in Hanover
   
01/5/18 - 11:37   Motorway recovery costs gain momentum – almost five times the cost of insurance
   
01/5/18 - 11:20   Kennedys - insurance specialist law firm promotes ten to partnership
   
01/5/18 - 11:05   EDAM Group - triumphs at UK Customer Service Excellence Awards
   
01/5/18 - 10:43   Porsche - showcase for Porsche parts and service expertise opens in classic motoring centre, Bicester Heritage
   
01/5/18 - 10:01   Arnold Clark - The Sir Arnold Clark Summer Camp Fund launched to provide work experience opportunities for young people
   
01/5/18 - 09:50   China: AkzoNobel - seals recommended supplier agreement with Mercedes-Benz China
   
01/5/18 - 09:46   Autovista Group - residual values rise will correct electric vehicle (EV) market pessimism
   
01/5/18 - 09:40   The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) - raises £14,150 for Ben at annual AGM in Portugal
   
01/5/18 - 08:17   Bodyshop Management Solutions (BMS) - new tools from Eclipse will give bodyshops clarity and control over data
   
01/5/18 - 07:59   Aviva - commence £600 million share buy-back to use up some of its "significant excess capital"
   
01/5/18 - 01:27   Volvo Trucks - sales and series production of new FL electric truck will start in Europe next year
   
01/5/18 - 01:18   The Floow - 96% of insurance chiefs predict significant changes to motor insurance industry in next 10 years
   
30/4/18 - 21:57   Mirka - new electrical wall and ceiling sander, Mirka LEROS, receives Red Dot: Best of the Best Award 2018 for "groundbreaking" design
   
30/4/18 - 14:32   USA: The Floow - distracted driving will lead to increase in premiums by 2020 - data collected from survey with 70 US-based insurers
   
30/4/18 - 14:24   Ferrari driving fraudster jailed for £9.8m international tax fraud
   
30/4/18 - 14:15   The IMI - motor industry leads the way to prevent mis-selling of finance and insurance products
   
30/4/18 - 14:06   BBA - 10 days to go; ticket sales top 860; FINAL CALL for your guest names for table plan and programme
   
30/4/18 - 14:03   BBA - 10 days to go: start time brought forward due to record numbers attending; final agenda is here
   
30/4/18 - 14:00   BBA - 13 days to go; ticket sales top 850; FINAL CALL for your guest names for table plan and programme
   
30/4/18 - 13:50   ‘Smart’ safety advice for commercial drivers - one-day specialist motorway training course for professional drivers
   
30/4/18 - 13:42   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) - CONGRATULATIONS! The full list of finalists up for an Award on Thursday 10 May in London
   
30/4/18 - 13:37   Sikkens - Lifetime Warranty Program gives bodyshops marketing materials to tell customers about paint warranty & transfer guarantee if sold
   
30/4/18 - 13:26   National Windscreens - inflatable cover proves a time-saving solution to coach and bus glazing
   
30/4/18 - 13:21   The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) - £30m Govt-industry funding available to develop low carbon powertrain technology in the UK
   
30/4/18 - 13:16   ŠKODA Connect - now integrated into Amazon Alexa technology
   
30/4/18 - 11:02   The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) - celebrates one year of its Affiliate Model (membership fraud data sharing service)
   
30/4/18 - 10:55   Trakm8 - helps HW Martin Group manage vehicles and plant with more than 400 tracking devices
   
30/4/18 - 10:44   British Bodyshop Awards (Thursday 10 May, Battersea Evolution in London) - tickets have been sent - have you received yours?
   
30/4/18 - 10:38   Zurich - exceeds solvency requirements, demonstrating balance sheet strength
   
30/4/18 - 10:08   Volkswagen Polo - sixth generation Polo named ‘Safe Car of the Year’ at FirstCar Awards
   
30/4/18 - 09:54   DENSO - new e-Videns tool offering world-first live engine health check to drivers
   
30/4/18 - 09:47   HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) - East London car mechanic jailed for £5.3 million money laundering scam
   
30/4/18 - 00:55   Slater and Gordon UK - announce a series of new senior appointments
   
28/4/18 - 18:30   Bhavesh Patel - put his Tesla into autopilot on M1 and climbed into passenger seat; gets 18 month driving ban
   
28/4/18 - 10:18   Daily Mail - "Anyone can buy tools to hack our cars admits BMW"
   
28/4/18 - 10:13   Daily Mail - "Top car makers such as Range Rover, BMW and Volkswagen knew for years vehicles were a security risk… but kept quiet"
   
27/4/18 - 14:30   BBA - 13 days to go; ticket sales top 850; please can we have your guest names for table plan and programme
   
27/4/18 - 14:19   Post mag's British Insurance Awards (BIA) - full list of finalists; Motability up for 2 awards
   
27/4/18 - 14:18   Volvo Cars - first quarter operating profit up 3.6% to £300m (MSEK 3,616); R&D and marketing may impact profits, Volvo warns
   
27/4/18 - 14:11   Connected Solutions by Industry Insights - Highly Commended at the 2018 UK Customer Service Excellence Awards in London
   
27/4/18 - 14:04   EDAM Group - achieves One-Star rating from Best Companies survey
   
27/4/18 - 13:50   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) - look out for the the BBA little black book (aka the BBA Programme) online just before the event!
   
27/4/18 - 13:27   NFU - businesses urged to check their insurance ahead of GDPR; ABP Club members get 10% discount on GDPR courses with Peritus Learning
   
27/4/18 - 13:02   Nationwide - aims for further Porsche Carrera Cup success with Zamparelli and Cammish (BTCC)
   
27/4/18 - 12:53   insurethebox - partners with specialist intelligence analysis training provider Intelligencia Training for intelligence ops apprenticeship
   
27/4/18 - 12:21   Private parking tickets surge by A MILLION - parking firms could be demanding £565 million from drivers on an annual basis
   
27/4/18 - 12:11   SMMT - British engine manufacturing dips in March but Q1 output still up 5%
   
27/4/18 - 12:08   UK Gross Domestic Product (GDP) - UK economy growth weakest since 2012
   
27/4/18 - 11:45   China: Groupe PSA and Huawei (a Chinese smartphone tech firm) - unveil their first connected vehicle
   
27/4/18 - 11:39   Groupe Renault - registrations increased by 4.8% to 935,041 vehicles in a market up 2.7%
   
27/4/18 - 11:36   Footman James - specialist insurance brokers for classic vehicles awarded Best Trade Stand Exhibit at international show
   
27/4/18 - 10:56   Fix Auto - launch new online estimate service for retail work
   
27/4/18 - 10:28   Porsche - aftersales helps drive increase in revenue and operating result in the first quarter
   
27/4/18 - 10:19   electriccarexperts.com (ECE) - peer reviews platform wants to be "the TripAdvisor of the EV World"
   
27/4/18 - 10:03   Japan: Nissan LEAF - 5* for first car to be assessed against Euro NCAP’s improved 2018 protocols AND the Japan New Car Assessment Program
   
27/4/18 - 09:34   SMMT - UK commercial vehicle production declines for seventh month in March
   
27/4/18 - 00:09   Ford USA - by 2020 will stop making cars (except Mustang and Focus Active); 90% of sales will be SUVs & trucks
   
26/4/18 - 23:37   Innovation Group - acquire TCS Claims from Endsleigh; will combine it with Innovation repair network to create end-to-end claims capability
   
26/4/18 - 17:40   iRG (Innovative Repair Group) - opens its 11th site - a 4-bay multi-repair Qube - in Newport South Wales
   
26/4/18 - 15:58   UK Customer Service Excellence awards (formerly Modern Claims awards) - full list of all 13 winners
   
26/4/18 - 15:25   Consumer Intelligence - biggest brand in motor insurance (and home) remains Direct Line
   
26/4/18 - 14:02   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) - please can table bookers let us have the names of their guests this week
   
26/4/18 - 13:42   CAPS GDPR Conference - third and final event: Wednesday 2 May at The Royal Windsor Racecourse, SL4 5EZ
   
26/4/18 - 13:40   CAPS - third and last GDPR conference is next Wed 2 May at The Royal Windsor Racecourse
   
26/4/18 - 13:36   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA 2018) - TWO WEEKS TO GO: record ticket sales and details of social media, plus the Tweet Wall is BACK!
   
26/4/18 - 13:32   Consumer Intelligence - van premiums up 13% to £1,190 on a year ago due to rising claims costs
   
26/4/18 - 12:33   43% of businesses suffered a cyber breach or attack in the past 12 months - costing, on average, £9,260
   
26/4/18 - 12:18   ABI - post-Grenfell tests show real-life fires could burn at least 100 degrees hotter than "utterly inadequate" lab tests
   
26/4/18 - 12:05   British AI industry - £1 billion deal
   
26/4/18 - 11:58   UN Global Road Safety Week (8 to 14 May) - speed contributes to c.1/3 of all fatal road traffic crashes high-income countries
   
26/4/18 - 11:53   European car market recorded highest Q1 performance since 2000 - despite 5.2% fall in March
   
26/4/18 - 11:18   H.R. Owen’s Rolls-Royce Motor Cars London - dealership hosts drive-out event for its aftersales customers
   
26/4/18 - 11:05   SMMT - March double-digit decline for UK car manufacturing; 147,471 cars (down 13.3% on March 2017)
   
26/4/18 - 10:56   The average company car driver travels 235 miles a week
   
26/4/18 - 10:47   Allianz Global Assistance - eating, drinking or applying makeup at the lights? You could be penalised for ‘careless driving’
   
26/4/18 - 09:43   Hastings Group - Q1 trading update
   
26/4/18 - 09:32   Redde plc - trading update; "increased underlying trading volumes" have been maintained
   
25/4/18 - 21:33   £20m Clean Air Fund or Wales - 50mph speed limits over short stretches of road at five locations, two of which are sections of the M4
   
25/4/18 - 21:22   Highways England - using virtual reality to reduce the risk of commercial vehicle drivers being involved in incidents
   
25/4/18 - 21:14   Young Driver Focus 2018 - one in five young drivers will crash within six months of passing their driving tests
   
25/4/18 - 13:51   Thatcham - update New Vehicle Security Assessment (NVSA) programme for protection against digital theft
   
25/4/18 - 11:04   BBA Thurs 10 May, Battersea - 15 days to go; record ticket sales - over 820 sold, all premium tables sold
   
25/4/18 - 10:44   cap hpi - number of electric vehicles in UK has risen 128% in last 3 years but still only 37,000 on the road
   
25/4/18 - 10:22   Euro NCAP - all-electric Nissan Leaf is first car tested to tougher 2018 standards and gets 5-star rating
   
25/4/18 - 10:22   Thatcham - calls for all fully electrified vehicles to have standard-fit cyclist and pedestrian AEB systems
   
25/4/18 - 00:35   Uni-Select - our UK business, The Parts Alliance, has opened 7 new branches since we acquired it in Aug 2017
   
24/4/18 - 23:23   Volvo Cars - aims for 50% of its sales to be fully-electric cars by 2025
   
24/4/18 - 22:28   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) 2018 - all about the bar...
   
24/4/18 - 22:11   AkzoNobel - 2018 Q1 results: volumes increased for Automotive
   
24/4/18 - 22:03   The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) - New car registrations Q1 2018: 71,805... -5.5% on Q1 2017
   
24/4/18 - 21:44   Access to Justice (A2J) - campaigners renew calls for government rethink on whiplash reforms after official figures show big drop in claims
   
24/4/18 - 21:21   CV Show (Birmingham NEC until Thursday April 26) - major new launches from Ford, Mitsubishi and Isuzu
   
24/4/18 - 21:06   Volvo Cars Reading - work starts on multi-million-pound state-of-the-art Volvo dealership and workshop facility in Reading
   
24/4/18 - 20:58   Sika Automotive - launch SikaReinforcer-600 heat-reactive, expandable adhesive tape for bonding of sheet metal in automotive body assembly
   
24/4/18 - 14:03   The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) - hand car washes inquiry launched
   
24/4/18 - 13:55   SMMT - Brits’ dependence on commercial vehicles revealed as new research shows 9 in 10 would be worse off without them
   
24/4/18 - 13:51   Ford - adds eight new vehicle converters to its approved Qualified Vehicle Modifier line up
   
24/4/18 - 13:32   Compensation Recovery Unit (CRU) - claims for motor injury fall to lowest point in nearly a decade
   
24/4/18 - 13:16   Highways England - Tyre-related deaths and injuries preventable say Highways England and Bridgestone
   
24/4/18 - 13:09   Dales Scorrier - Cornwall-based business named SEAT Dealer of the Year 2017
   
24/4/18 - 13:02   (repost from the ABP Club Forum) - Spring Charity Ball 2018 Update: fundraising total is now £14,000
   
24/4/18 - 12:19   The British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) 2018 - TWO WEEKS AND TWO DAYS to go!
   
24/4/18 - 12:08   Lightfoot - connected car company is the first to secure £1 million loan from Innovate UK
   
24/4/18 - 10:58   The National Body Repair Association (NBRA) - comments on Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) motor insurance pricing inquiry
   
24/4/18 - 10:53   Absolute Alignment - four wheel alignment recommended as part of MOT for ADAS-equipped vehicles
   
24/4/18 - 10:49   New Ford Transit Custom - tech includes CV-first Intelligent Speed Assist and Blind Spot Information System with Cross Traffic Alert
   
24/4/18 - 10:40   Allianz Partners - helps motorists manage the cost of repairs and maintenance
   
24/4/18 - 10:37   Insurance Ombudsman - comments on FCA motor insurance pricing investigation as posted on ABP on 10 April
   
24/4/18 - 07:40   APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) - personal injury motor claims at lowest level for a decade
   
23/4/18 - 19:31   The Independent Distributor Alliance Limited (TIDAL) - welcomes Colourtone and Martin Brown Paints as official Alliance Partners
   
23/4/18 - 14:12   SunLife - over 50s specialist adding 50,000 general insurance policies a year after launching motor cover in July 2017
   
23/4/18 - 13:56   It's business as usual at Baldwins of Leicester! - bodyshop fully operational following fire in a neighbouring unit on Friday 13 April
   
23/4/18 - 13:39   British Bodyshop Awards - full list of all 122 finalists who are up for a BBA Award on Thursday 10 May in London!
   
23/4/18 - 13:22   MG Motor UK - invests £500,000 in its Training Centre and distribution hub in Longbridge, Birmingham
   
23/4/18 - 13:20   GYS - launch range of powerful induction heaters, Powerduction
   
23/4/18 - 13:07   Avon - launches new ZT7 premium summer tyre
   
23/4/18 - 13:02   Bodyshop Solutions - confirms appointment of Alan Smith (ex Celette UK, Spanesi and Radical Equipment) as Technical Salesman
   
23/4/18 - 12:39   Martyn and Paul's 2018 Spring Charity Ball - £13,275 (so far) raised at fantastic charity event at the weekend!
   
23/4/18 - 12:16   EEF - manufacturing industry urged to boost cyber defence as almost 50% of manufacturers report attack
   
23/4/18 - 11:50   Michelin Tyre - ramp up activity in the B2B original equipment and replacement markets sector
   
23/4/18 - 11:27   CAPS Conference - GDPR Conference North THIS Wednesday (25 April) at Manchester united Football Club
   
23/4/18 - 10:52   David Punter launches Quantum Technical - ControlExpert UK's Paul Sykes appointed as NED & David takes advisory panel role at ControlExpert
   
23/4/18 - 10:11   VisionTrack - to launch "cutting edge" FNOL platform
   
23/4/18 - 10:08   DVLA - silver clings on to the title of Britain’s most popular car colour
   
23/4/18 - 09:37   Essex Auto Group - doubles workshop video output using CitNOW
   
22/4/18 - 23:28   Access to Justice (A2J) - motor insurance stats collected by insurers should be moved from ABI to the ONS
   
21/4/18 - 22:36   Snap-on (owners of Car-o-Liner) - Q1 results: sales up 5.5% to $635m, with pre-tax profits up 5.7% to $224m
   
21/4/18 - 21:57   Nissan - 'hundreds' of jobs to be cut at Sunderland factory due to short-term reduction in work
   
20/4/18 - 13:48   LV= - looks to spend SOME of it's current £1 billion supplier chain bill with social enterprises who make a difference and help others
   
20/4/18 - 13:08   THE mentor - in praise of the bodyshop mentor... in the latest issue of Auto Body Professional
   
20/4/18 - 12:51   Allianz - appoints senior account development manager
   
20/4/18 - 12:49   BBA (British Bodyshop Awards), Battersea, Thurs 10 May – heading for new record as ticket sales pass 800
   
20/4/18 - 12:47   Summer tyres? - new Continental summer car tyres; portfolio now featuring over 200 new items
   
20/4/18 - 12:45   Truck platooning team - to update industry at the Microlise Transport Conference (16 May @ Ricoh Areana, Coventry)
   
20/4/18 - 12:18   Chevin - launch fleet management software for SMEs inc accident history and claims & repairs tracking
   
20/4/18 - 12:06   Ford - will have a fully autonomous vehicle in operation by 2021
   
20/4/18 - 11:47   Intelligent Telematics - launches camera monitoring solution to speed up claims management process
   
20/4/18 - 11:23   Half of all drivers – 20 million people – believe it is acceptable to exceed the speed limit
   
20/4/18 - 11:11   The BLOODHOUND SuperSonic Car - will take centre stage at ‘Built In Britain’, London Motor Show (17-20 May @ExCel)
   
20/4/18 - 10:33   Comparthemarket.com - £170 insurance gender gap DESPITE the EU gender directive
   
20/4/18 - 10:26   Auto Trader Retail Price Index - average price of a used car (£12,732) increased 6% year-on-year in March
   
20/4/18 - 10:15   Volvo - Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) extends V60 fleet to 36 cars
   
20/4/18 - 09:50   ABP Investigates... late payment in the bodyshop sector
   
20/4/18 - 01:44   AA Premium Index - car insurance fell in Q1 2018 by 2%; average premium is now £661, 0.7% less than a year ago
   
19/4/18 - 21:10   Japan: Advanced Propulsion Centre - 17 automotive exhibitors to represent the UK at the JSAE Spring Congress in Yokohama
   
19/4/18 - 20:38   The London Motor Show (17-20 May @ ExCel) - 1979 Buick Regal with £20,000 paint job, plus a 19ft 6.0-litre Hummer in all-new BIG Zone
   
19/4/18 - 19:08   Fix Auto Penzance - major investment announced to double repair centre
   
19/4/18 - 19:03   AA and FIA - Pharrell Williams, Felipe Massa, Raphael Nadal and Antoine Griezman line up to support road safety campaign
   
19/4/18 - 12:21   Morgan Motor Company - to reform the second-to-last Routemaster bus to have retired
   
19/4/18 - 12:18   New FCA data - 3.76 million complaints about financial services firms
   
19/4/18 - 12:11   The DPF Doctor - technician network continues to attract top talent
   
19/4/18 - 11:03   Pendragon (Evans Halshaw) - expanding its network of SMART repair centres in addition to its 14 bodyshops
   
18/4/18 - 21:50   CAPS - Successful CAPS GDPR event leads to repairers registering for their route to compliance
   
18/4/18 - 21:40   ECA Automotive - launch energy baskets for bodyshop clients
   
18/4/18 - 21:30   Porsche Carrera Cup GB - promises more action and surprises at Donington Park
   
18/4/18 - 21:22   ABI Research - 8 million vehicles will be delivered with with SAE Level 3, 4 and 5 Autonomous Technology in 2025
   
18/4/18 - 14:40   Moneysupermarket.com Group PLC Q1 Trading Update - revenue up 4% thanks to "strong Insurance switching"
   
18/4/18 - 14:19   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) - PPG have been the BBA Headline Partner for SEVEN years and we'd like to say thank you!
   
18/4/18 - 14:04   BMW - new M2 Competition "reworked" sports car includes a carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) high-precision strut
   
18/4/18 - 13:51   The Volkswagen Group - records best ever delivery result for a single month in March
   
18/4/18 - 13:37   Edenbridge Accident Repair Centre - the bodyshop that no longer relies on approved work provider provision...
   
18/4/18 - 13:22   The Motor Ombudsman - volume of independent garages joining rises 107% during Q1
   
18/4/18 - 13:04   Standox Practical Tips - How to repair paintwork with tinted clearcoats
   
18/4/18 - 12:07   Markerstudy - joins Brolly app panel
   
18/4/18 - 11:45   Fitch - reduction in UK motor insurance premiums "appears to be underway"
   
18/4/18 - 11:11   Impression Technologies Ltd (ITL) - Coventry-based automotive advanced lightweight tech firm receives £3m funding injection
   
18/4/18 - 10:45   The Skills Show rebrands as WorldSkills UK LIVE - takes place 15 – 17 November at the NEC Birmingham
   
18/4/18 - 10:12   Audi - partners with advertising platform DriveTribe as it gears up for EV launch
   
18/4/18 - 10:01   Driver Power survey - BRITS LOVE THEIR CARS
   
18/4/18 - 09:50   RAC - harsh winter weather leads to one of the worst quarters for RAC ‘pothole breakdowns’
   
18/4/18 - 09:28   Portugal: Volkswagen - makes Portuguese capital, Lisbon, a software development centre
   
18/4/18 - 09:18   Cyber - UK commits up to £15 million on eve of the world's largest inter-governmental commitment on cyber security cooperation
   
18/4/18 - 08:50   What Car? - hidden costs of electric vehicles mean thousands of drivers are in for a shock
   
18/4/18 - 08:44   Car seat manufacturer Maxi-Cosi - launches the world's first child car seat with built-in airbags
   
17/4/18 - 14:46   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) - 18 companies, 32 awards and 119 finalists...
   
17/4/18 - 14:19   Protek Bathgate - small bodyshop, BIG reputation
   
17/4/18 - 14:00   Activate Group - acquisitions and ambitions since buying sopp+sopp 12 months ago
   
17/4/18 - 13:39   North East Truck and Van - faulty acetylene cylinder causes "major fire" at a garage in Blaydon, Gateshead
   
17/4/18 - 13:16   AA - facing a claim of up to £225m in damages from its former executive chairman, Bob Mackenzie
   
17/4/18 - 13:03   Sika Automotive - to present and sponsor at 2018 CAR Symposium China
   
17/4/18 - 12:41   South Africa: Axalta Coating Systems - launches its refinish brand, Nason Finishes
   
17/4/18 - 12:17   DriveTribe - new App - Joyride - targets Gen Z and Millennials
   
17/4/18 - 11:52   NFDA consumer attitude survey - high levels of satisfaction in aftersales
   
17/4/18 - 11:37   TechMan - garage management system adds video capability to TechView to open up new opportunities
   
17/4/18 - 11:29   LeaseCar - Top Ten Reasons for Road Rage
   
17/4/18 - 11:21   Audatex UK - launch their own bodyshop management system - PlanManager; first user is Artis Accident Care
   
17/4/18 - 11:20   Electric vehicle values rocket 41% compared to previous quarter
   
17/4/18 - 10:30   Kia Promise - offers seven key benefits to customers inc complimentary 7-day insurance and £250 Insurance Excess Return for one year
   
17/4/18 - 09:37   A million more family businesses since 2010 - family firms now generate a quarter of UK GDP
   
17/4/18 - 09:25   GDPR - ICO consider that "a registration number is highly likely to be Personal Data in most circumstances"
   
17/4/18 - 09:23   AA - results for y/e Jan 2018: profits up 41%; motor insurance policy count up 6% to 629,000
   
17/4/18 - 08:14   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles test drives RealWear’s Hands-Free HMT-1 augmented reality wearable device for speeding up maintenance and rep
   
16/4/18 - 22:56   Vauxhall - give 2 years notice to ALL dealers this month; around one-third will not continue after April 2020
   
16/4/18 - 14:32   ABP Club member request for advice... Transit Tipper/Pick Up - tow bar came loose and worn holes
   
16/4/18 - 14:29   Top 50 ultra-low emission car on the UK’s roads - Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV tops green car league table
   
16/4/18 - 14:07   Insurance Europe - new, fairer deal for EU consumers could further line the pockets of those involved in "false claims"
   
16/4/18 - 13:52   2018 Auto Trader Retailer Awards - nominations open for Rising Star, Business Initiative and Retailer of the Year dealer awards
   
16/4/18 - 13:41   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) - it's really important that you provide the names of guests attending BBA2018
   
16/4/18 - 13:23   Cecil Kimber College - MG Motor UK's Longbridge Training Venue now IMI accredited
   
16/4/18 - 13:03   CAP HPI - nearly a third of all cars on UK roads now an SUV
   
16/4/18 - 12:45   SMMT - female car owners up 20% in a decade, reveals UK’s biggest automotive Motorparc analysis
   
16/4/18 - 12:40   Zurich UK - paid out 99% of consumer motor claims in the UK during 2017
   
16/4/18 - 12:35   Automechanika Birmingham, 5-7 June 2018 at the NEC - how efficient is your bodyshop?
   
16/4/18 - 12:30   AXA and Burges Salmon - call for new standards to govern autonomous driving
   
16/4/18 - 12:20   Concours d’Elegance - see "the finest car in the world", a 1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer, at Hampton Court Palace (31 Aug - 2 Sept)
   
16/4/18 - 11:27   Morgan Motor Company - double-sided digital screen ad covers 12 lanes of the M25, only one of its kind covering such quantity of LDN traffic
   
16/4/18 - 10:44   Auto Body Professional - **NEW** 80-page Spring 2018 magazine available to read online... NOW!
   
16/4/18 - 10:21   Fix Auto Oswestry- Richard Edwards celebrates 40 years of working for the Hitch family
   
16/4/18 - 10:03   BT Fleet - "we will be expanding enormously in accident management"; focus on same-day repairs
   
16/4/18 - 09:53   Revive! - former European Technical Manager for Sherwin Williams Paints, Ian Wetherell, sets up Revive! Huddersfield
   
16/4/18 - 09:39   Smart cars are the most likely vehicles to be vandalised - more than one in every 100 Smart cars vandalised each year
   
16/4/18 - 09:09   International Applications - achieves successful transition to new ISO Standard
   
16/4/18 - 08:00   Re-post - Tom Hadfield of Circle Leasing responds to posting "GDPR - Can I take a copy of a driving licence?"
   
16/4/18 - 01:06   Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche - testing autonomous parking at Hamburg Airport now, prior to on sale in 2020
   
16/4/18 - 00:50   SMMT - female buyers up 21% in last 10 years; 25% of cars on road are automatic; 1,500 different model ranges, up 25% in last 10 years
   
15/4/18 - 22:41   Jaguar Land Rover - to cut 1,000 contract jobs at Solihull due to slump in sales of diesel cars
   
15/4/18 - 22:28   Mail on Sunday - 4.5 million UK drivers have dashcams; can save 20% on car insurance; VMs may fit them as standard
   
15/4/18 - 22:21   Carole Nash - reveal most accident prone roads are A38 and M25; most deadly roads are A1 and M6
   
15/4/18 - 19:39   Government - bring in new rules to curb bogus holiday sickness pay-outs after 500% increase in claim volumes
   
15/4/18 - 12:34   BBC - no-one has been killed in the 50,000 Volvo XC90s sold in UK since 2002; Thatcham call for AEB to be standard fit on all vehicle
   
13/4/18 - 23:57   Cash for Crash - gang of 11 led by Shazad Ali found guilty of false insurance claims totalling over £250,000
   
13/4/18 - 14:50   ABP Guide to Retail Charges - all new edition NOW available on-line; printed copies in post to ABP members
   
13/4/18 - 14:45   Confused.com - average car insurance policy in Q1 2018 was £768, a fall of £13 from Q1 2017; 52% higher than Q1 2008
   
13/4/18 - 14:38   Reform - new report says coffee shop chains and others are relabelling low-skilled jobs as apprenticeships
   
13/4/18 - 14:31   Automechanika Birmingham (ABP is their body repair media partner) - names Ch;oe Hyland as Marketing Manager
   
13/4/18 - 14:24   IMI - Steve Nash calls for reforms to apprenticeship levy
   
13/4/18 - 14:14   IFED - Abdul Hakim jailed for selling 21 fake car insurance policies and making 18 false claims worth £321,000
   
13/4/18 - 13:57   Paul Siemonek - leaves Fix Auto UK after 5 months to join National ARG as Corporate Client Business Manager
   
13/4/18 - 13:45   Dave Calder (ex operations director with Fix Auto UK)- joins Gemini Australia as Corporate General Manager
   
13/4/18 - 09:50   AMA (largest bodyshop group in Australia) - US private equity firm Blackstone to acquire bodyshop business; Andy Hopkins stays as CEO
   
12/4/18 - 22:19   Pertwee & Back - Great Yarmouth-based Ford dealer attributes £1.12m of lost revenue to the sale of its bodyshop, report local newspaper
   
12/4/18 - 21:54   Volkswagen - Used Car Event runs until 30 April includes 2 yrs warranty, roadside assistance, MOT cover and two services
   
12/4/18 - 20:55   The ABI - voluntarily published gender pay gap figures
   
12/4/18 - 14:33   Zurich UK - pilots chatbot, ‘Zara’, for first notification of claims
   
12/4/18 - 14:23   Diesel cars at record number - well over 12 million on Britain's roads
   
12/4/18 - 13:55   AXA - partners with insurance start-up Brolly on new car insurance offering
   
12/4/18 - 13:36   IAM RoadSmart - Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) Scheme would be welcomed
   
12/4/18 - 13:24   autoVHC - unsold aftersales work costing UK dealers more than £420 million in lost sales per year
   
12/4/18 - 13:07   Electric Vehicles - 85,000 chargepoints operating at homes across the UK versus 6,152 public charging locations
   
12/4/18 - 13:05   British Bodyshop Awards, Thurs 10 May - list of all 119 finalist in award order
   
12/4/18 - 13:05   British Bodyshop Awards, Thurs 10 May - list of all 119 finalist in repairer order
   
12/4/18 - 13:01   AXA - partners with By Miles for product is aimed at motorists who drive under 7,000 miles a year
   
12/4/18 - 12:59   "Left to their own devices, companies take advantage of consumers’ loyalty, and can charge them an average of nearly £1k per year for it"
   
12/4/18 - 12:53   CMA - publishes new advice for joint ventures following recent case where two businesses in a bogus JV were fined £1.7 million
   
12/4/18 - 12:53   Porsche - begins 2018 with further growth
   
12/4/18 - 12:49   3.1 million vehicles were registered for the first time in Great Britain during 2017 - 6% lower than during the previous year
   
12/4/18 - 12:20   New reforms to give consumers a better deal
   
12/4/18 - 11:58   Hairdryers and plungers... consumer advice for dealing with minor dents and scratches
   
12/4/18 - 11:39   Fix Auto UK - St Leonards Motor Bodyshop And Accident Repair Centre joins as Fix Auto Hastings
   
12/4/18 - 10:48   ProVision - new CameraMatics app from ProVision closes reporting and compliance gaps
   
12/4/18 - 10:33   "Brutally impressive" Porsche hybrid race car - faster than Formula One
   
12/4/18 - 10:25   National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) - Bike sales were up 4.7% in March with 15,208 units
   
12/4/18 - 10:08   Saga - results for y/e 31 Jan 2018; motor insurance profits up 38%; WNS paid £35m in repair costs for Saga
   
12/4/18 - 10:07   Covéa Insurance - progresses women in leadership agenda with the next generation
   
12/4/18 - 09:37   TomTom Telematics - partnership with The Driving Doctor for driver behaviour solution targeting fleet and insurance sectors
   
12/4/18 - 09:27   Canada: Symach - installs innovative FixStation equipment at Canadian bodyshop, Mervyn’s, in British Columbia
   
12/4/18 - 08:48   Daily Star - "garage bosses are cashing in as speed humps wreck the nation’s cars"
   
11/4/18 - 20:04   International Applications (IAL) - moves to free next day delivery
   
11/4/18 - 14:00   Volvo - XC40 becomes Volvo's most successful new model launch in UK ever
   
11/4/18 - 13:42   Aviva - partners with payroll software provider BrightPay to help smaller businesses get to grips with auto-enrolment
   
11/4/18 - 13:35   Aviva - partbers with payroll software provider BrightPay to help smaller businesses get to grips with auto-enrolment
   
11/4/18 - 13:17   BT - launches free, fast, secure Guest Wi-Fi for small businesses
   
11/4/18 - 12:59   World-leading cyber centre to be developed in London’s Olympic Park
   
11/4/18 - 12:55   Northumbria University and The Open University - new way to control the way liquids dry on surfaces could benefit car industry
   
11/4/18 - 12:37   AD Williams- open repair centre no. 8: AD Williams Hemel Hempsted
   
11/4/18 - 12:14   Bluegrasscoms - Mercedes-Benz Van UK have signed up to full VISION roll out
   
11/4/18 - 12:10   Cooper Tire Europe - New World RX regulations for Cooper Tire Europe in 2018
   
11/4/18 - 11:25   The Peter Vardy Group - actively recruiting female technicians by developing specific campaigns to attract female talent
   
11/4/18 - 10:32   IAM RoadSmart - Mike Quinton (ex Prudential, Churchill, RBS & Zurich) to replace Sarah Sillars as CEO
   
11/4/18 - 10:20   Allianz - partners with Drivy to provide insurance for car sharing platform
   
11/4/18 - 10:04   Volkswagen Group - statement
   
11/4/18 - 09:55   Europe: Plug-in vehicle sales for Q4 and 2017 full year - 307,400 units; up 39% on 2016 sales
   
11/4/18 - 09:41   Nationwide - support Cancer Research UK as their Charity Partner
   
10/4/18 - 23:12   FCA - to investigate if insurers are inflating claims through referrals to CMCs and keeping volume discounts from their own repairers
   
10/4/18 - 19:21   ABP Club Training Hub, with Peritus Learning: GDPR - Can I take a copy of a driving licence?
   
10/4/18 - 14:08   Nearly a quarter of UK SMEs miss out on business opportunities due to lack of funding
   
10/4/18 - 14:04   all new Ford Focus - technical details revealed; deliveries start September
   
10/4/18 - 13:05   Peter Vardy Group - New Porsche Centre revs up in Perth
   
10/4/18 - 12:54   Mirka - Karl Horsley and Mark Rimmer put pedal to the metal for charity
   
10/4/18 - 12:34   Horwich Farrelly Large & Complex Injury Conference - telematics and autonomous vehicles on the agenda later this month
   
10/4/18 - 12:28   Liberty Insurance Ireland - younger drivers ‘more fluid’ in their interpretation of insurance fraud compared to older drivers
   
10/4/18 - 12:23   Bentley Motors - to build the UK’s largest ever solar-powered car port
   
10/4/18 - 12:04   ŠKODA UK - record March market share of 2.81% (13,300 cars registered)
   
10/4/18 - 12:00   ABP Guide to Retail Charges - new edition NOW available on-line; printed copies in post to ABP members
   
10/4/18 - 11:48   LexisNexis Risk Solutions - launch Attract for Motor, the sector’s first market-wide, policy data-based risk scoring
   
10/4/18 - 11:38   Aviva customer's experience of nuisance calls - "Those responsible for the passing of this data should hang their heads in shame"
   
10/4/18 - 11:17   Junair Spraybooths - Grahame Kitchin, Sales Director, to retire after 32 years in the automotive industry
   
10/4/18 - 11:08   EMaC (part of Innovation Group) - customer, Motorline, reports sales growth up almost 50% in 2017 sees projected revenue increase for 2018
   
10/4/18 - 10:29   RAC Foundation - third of hospitals charge staff to park: £80 per week to park at work?
   
10/4/18 - 10:24   The Qdos Group - insurtech firm recognised in The Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100
   
10/4/18 - 09:58   BMW Group UK - from £131 a week, customers can drive BMW and MINI vehicles on a flexible, monthly "all-in" pay as you go
   
10/4/18 - 09:39   Bluegrasscoms - BlueAudit mobile app and online management console can save up to 60% in bodyshop auditing time
   
10/4/18 - 09:18   Channel 4's ‘Dispatches – Britain’s Diesel Scandal’ - RHA: "one of the UK’s most heavily regulated industries... cannot put lives at risk"
   
09/4/18 - 14:14   France: Subaru - providing 3-years free comprehensive insurance cover on every new car for drivers over 30
   
09/4/18 - 13:56   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) - finalists unveiled Wednesday (11 April) at noon; ticket sales at record level
   
09/4/18 - 13:55   ABP Guide to Retail Charges - new 2018 - 2019 edition launched tomorrow (Tues 10 April) at noon
   
09/4/18 - 13:37   EDT Automotive - auto transmission machine gets 5-star rating from Horton Cars
   
09/4/18 - 13:32   IAL - Sales and Technical Team boosted with two key appointments
   
09/4/18 - 13:06   Nationwide - celebrate 56th win in Porsche Carrera Cup GB with sponsored driver Dino Zamparelli
   
09/4/18 - 09:25   DEKRA UK - appoint Jonathan Stevens as their new head of sales
   
09/4/18 - 08:51   Inspect Any Car - launch their damage repair network with 300 mobile repair vehicles and rapid repair centres
   
09/4/18 - 08:32   Fiat - confirm sell-off of their parts division, Magneti Marelli - by "end of 2018 or early 2019"
   
08/4/18 - 00:22   Aylesford Body Repair Centre - suffers damage on Thursday from fire which started in spraybooth
   
08/4/18 - 22:45   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) 2018 - look out for the BBA Preview in the next issue of Auto Body Professional!
   
08/4/18 - 21:49   Cooper Solutions - Gayan Thilakarathna appointed Software Developer
   
08/4/18 - 21:33   LexisNexis Risk Solutions - launch Software Development Kit - plug-in Connected Car service for vehicle manufacturers
   
06/4/18 - 18:31   DLG Auto Services (UKAARC) - 2017 results: pre-tax profit up 20% to £45m on turnover up 15% to £176m
   
06/4/18 - 14:12   Churchill - car theft punishments not harsh enough; just 20% of trials result in jail sentence
   
06/4/18 - 14:04   Mirka - Karl Horsley and Mark Rimmer cycling to Amsterdam to raise money for Willen Hospice
   
06/4/18 - 13:54   Ford Credit Europe - gains approval to set up bank in Germany to mitigate any risk from Brexit
   
06/4/18 - 13:47   Allianz Partners - trains its network of recovery operators on latest in Electric, Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrids
   
06/4/18 - 13:35   Volvo - Body & Paint Apprentice Programme; recruiting more students to join 2018 intake
   
06/4/18 - 11:52   PSA Group - creates new Low Emission Vehicles Business Unit to develop electric vehicle strategy
   
05/4/18 - 23:18   What Car? - new car discounts at the highest level for a year; best deal - Seat Toldeo with 42.3% discount
   
05/4/18 - 22:31   Apollo Motor Group - open 15th bodyshop in their group - Apollo Sittingbourne, managed by Paul Deadman
   
05/4/18 - 18:14   Auto Windscreens (a MarkerStudy Group company) - cuts its national ADAS recalibration charges by 12%
   
05/4/18 - 17:54   VisionTrack (a MarkerStudy Group company) - appoint Gary Barnes as Operations Director
   
05/4/18 - 16:53   Dawn Swales (ex JCC) - joins Turners Accident Repair Centre in Selby; second site in Doncaster opens 16 April
   
05/4/18 - 15:59   Axa - UK CEO, Amanda Blanc, leaves Axa to become CEO of Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) for Zurich
   
05/4/18 - 12:13   Lightfoot - appoints Rupert Lyon Taylor as Managing Director of fleet division
   
05/4/18 - 12:07   A reminder that registration for Skill Auto closes on 7th April
   
05/4/18 - 10:02   Accident Exchange - boosts JCT600 bodyshop revenue by 34%
   
05/4/18 - 09:26   Selsia Vehicle Accident Centres - exhibiting at the Fleet World Fleet Show at Silverstone on Wednesday 9 May 2018
   
05/4/18 - 09:21   Zurich - shareholders elect Michel Liès as new Chairman
   
05/4/18 - 09:17   Nationwide - ready for new Porsche Carrera Cup campaign with Dino Zamparelli
   
05/4/18 - 09:14   SMMT - new car sales down 15.7% in March; diesel sales down 37%
   
05/4/18 - 09:01   Scottish Widows - one in 20 Brits expect to work until they die (that's more than three million people)
   
05/4/18 - 09:01   Scottish Widows - one in 20 Brits expect to work until they die (that's more than three million people)
   
05/4/18 - 08:56   GoCompare - UK average for car insurance is £826.77
   
05/4/18 - 08:52   Mercedes-Benz Cars UK - Rachael Thompson appointed Sales Director and Krishan Bodhani appointed Used Cars and Remarketing Director
   
05/4/18 - 08:39   The Floow - 70% of UK insurance leaders expect motor insurance premiums to rise in the next two years
   
05/4/18 - 08:30   Ford - launch Parts Plus, a direct sales channel offering a full range of trade parts directly to independent repairers
   
05/4/18 - 08:23   Alton Cars Group - publish their gender pay gap report
   
05/4/18 - 03:01   Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) - publish their gender pay gap report
   
05/4/18 - 02:51   Direct Line Group (DLG) - publish their gender pay gap report
   
05/4/18 - 02:38   Admiral Group plc (Admiral) - publish their gender pay gap report
   
05/4/18 - 02:28   Euro Car Parts (ECP) - publish their gender pay gap report
   
05/4/18 - 02:13   Nationwide Accident Repair Services (NARS) - publish their gender pay gap report
   
04/4/18 - 14:10   The ABP Club Training Hub - GDPR with Peritus Learning: Can I pass personal information around the bodyshop?
   
04/4/18 - 13:59   ABP Club, in partnership with Audatex and Thatcham Research - launch the Body Repair Industry Apprentice Awards & Graduation
   
04/4/18 - 13:49   IMI - offers members legal assistance on legal complexities around equal pay
   
04/4/18 - 13:26   CAPS GDPR Conferences – 1 week to go! Midlands-based GDPR Themed event: Wednesday 11 April in Hinckley
   
04/4/18 - 13:19   BMW Group and Daimler - agree to combine mobility services to create a "true global mobility powerhouse"
   
04/4/18 - 13:08   First Morgan Aero GT rolls off production line
   
04/4/18 - 13:06   rFpro - World first platform enables the test and training of autonomous vehicles in simulation
   
04/4/18 - 12:42   RAC - city drivers issued with more than one million penalty notices each year for driving in bus lanes
   
04/4/18 - 12:38   Automechanika Birmingham - wins ‘Best Trade Show’ at Industry Awards
   
04/4/18 - 12:30   Your Legal Friend - law firm reveals names of drivers and vehicles most likelt to cause a car accident (sorry... David, John and Sarah)
   
04/4/18 - 12:20   Axalta Coating Systems - new names for the Spencer Coatings Group (industrial coatings) after successful acquisition
   
04/4/18 - 12:17   NEW CAR TAX penalties for diesel buyers have forced up the price of popular family cars by more than £300 overnight
   
04/4/18 - 11:43   Vauxhall - to build new Vivaro van at Luton
   
04/4/18 - 11:35   Subaru - four new Subaru dealer franchises appointed: Shrewsbury, Andover, Exeter and Brompton On Swale
   
04/4/18 - 11:13   Ford - new national awareness campaign in collaboration with Time to Change to “break the silence on mental health”
   
04/4/18 - 10:36   Dow Jones News article - 'Latest Entrants Into Electric Car Race: Makers of Post-It Notes, Paint... '
   
04/4/18 - 10:09   FCA insurance transparency - comparethemarket.com comment
   
04/4/18 - 09:34   LV= - What is machine learning and how can it help insurers?
   
04/4/18 - 09:29   Isuzu - opens five new Isuzu dealer franchises: Norfolk, Cheshire, Kirriemuir, Devizes and Kelso
   
04/4/18 - 09:15   Fix Auto World - announce appointment of Harry Dhanjal to the role of Global Strategic Developer,
   
04/4/18 - 09:08   Solera Technology Centre (STC) - their joint venture with MAPFRE acquires CESVI (Center for Experimentation and Road Safety) in Brasil
   
04/4/18 - 09:06   Solera - acquire RedCap to augment Digital Garage platform and further address the 54 transactions in the automotive lifecycle
   
03/4/18 - 13:58   Swansway Accident Repair Centre - opens new £200,000 alloy wheel refurbishment centre in Crewe called 'Wheel Works'
   
03/4/18 - 13:43   Direct Group (DG) - video usage to improve the PROPERTY claims journey
   
03/4/18 - 13:33   Volkswagen’s electric van, eCrafter - to make debut at CV Show at NEC from 24-26 April
   
03/4/18 - 13:26   Insurance firms still failing to meet FCA general insurance renewal rules - RAC apologises to customers
   
03/4/18 - 12:55   National Living Wage - workers set for £600 pay rise from 1 April
   
03/4/18 - 12:15   LV= - 2017 results: "a transformative year"; pre-tax profit of £122 million (£49 million loss previous year)
   
03/4/18 - 12:05   Happy to be back at work after the Easter Bank Holiday weekend?
   
03/4/18 - 11:51   Zurich - acquires RSA's high value motor and home insurance broker provider, Oak Underwriting
   
03/4/18 - 11:34   GoCompare - Is PCP still king? Car finance options as PCP costs rise
   
03/4/18 - 10:18   The Motor Ombudsman - makes it easier and quicker for consumers to rate and review a garage
   
03/4/18 - 10:00   HPI - fewer crashes, self-parking vehicles and rent-a-car - the future of motoring...
   
03/4/18 - 02:17   MoT - new rules from 20 May mean motorists could face £2,500 fine if car fails an early test
   
03/4/18 - 02:04   USA - insurers alleged to under-price damage costs where policyholders send them photo of damage
   
03/4/18 - 02:04   Apprenticeships - one year on from introduction of apprentice levy; number of new starts has fallen by 39%
   
03/4/18 - 02:00   IoD (Institute of Directors) - new business survey shows need for Apprenticeship Levy reform
   
30/3/18 - 19:06   Insurance Times Claims Excellence Awards - full list of all finalists
   
30/3/18 - 18:57   CMA (Competitions and Markets Authority) - car hire sites to provide full costs upfront after CMA action
   
30/3/18 - 18:40   UK Customer Service Excellence awards (formerly Modern Claims awards) - full list of finalists
   
29/3/18 - 13:46   PPG - proud to be the headline partner of the British Bodyshop Awards for 2018!
   
29/3/18 - 13:18   HSE - company fined £20k after apprentice suffers fractured skull at commercial vehicle maintenance company
   
29/3/18 - 13:14   Financial Ombudsman Service - latest six-monthly complaints data
   
29/3/18 - 12:53   Spring clean for England’s motorways - 200,000 bags of litter are collected every year from the motorway network
   
29/3/18 - 12:38   Access to Justice (A2J) - MPs urged to remove cyclists and pedestrians from personal injury reforms
   
29/3/18 - 12:18   Direct Line Group - introduces new company wide minimum salary of £18,000
   
29/3/18 - 12:10   Citroën - poor seating position could trigger back and neck pain for more than 5.5 million UK drivers
   
29/3/18 - 11:48   Volvo XC60 - new SUV named 2018 World Car of the Year
   
29/3/18 - 11:16   National Windscreens - Lisa Pugh, business development director (insurance), appointed a board member of the company
   
29/3/18 - 11:14   Absolute Alignment - two new partnerships with UK race teams: the BTCC & the British GT Championship
   
29/3/18 - 11:02   Eden Motor Group - boosts revenue by 60% with EMaC (a subsidiary of Innovation Group) Service Plan
   
29/3/18 - 10:52   Aviva / IFED - boss of car hire company sentenced for £30,000 insurance fraud; blamed his mum for 2 crashes
   
29/3/18 - 10:45   Volvo - wins Best Fleet Manufacturer award as voted by leasing and fleet customers
   
29/3/18 - 10:39   Farécla - pre-Easter holiday fun! WIN the NEW G Plus Polishing Machine, plus two runners up prizes
   
29/3/18 - 10:07   Fix Auto UK - appoints Neil Reader (ex Karl Vella and Nationwide) to Regional Operations Team to manage Region two (North of England)
   
29/3/18 - 09:52   ThatchamResearch - appoint Graham Gibson (Allianz) as chairman ; replaces Ian Currie (RSA) who is rettring
   
29/3/18 - 09:48   Audatex - launch "innovative new bodyshop solution" in London during the daytime of BBA Battersea event
   
29/3/18 - 09:21   IMI - 82% of drivers don't know enough about electric cars to make the switch
   
29/3/18 - 09:06   Mercedes-Benz Vans - 42% of delivery drivers admit to break parking laws and regulations "just to do their job"
   
29/3/18 - 09:01   SMMT - British car manufacturing declines -4.4% in February to 145,475 units
   
28/3/18 - 20:46   Allianz UK - celebrates a record year for fraud detection with savings reaching a total of £62.8m
   
28/3/18 - 13:08   London minicab drivers face greater testing - TfL consults on tighter regulation of private hire sector
   
28/3/18 - 13:05   Road Haulage Association - cash-strapped hauliers need incentive to upgrade their trucks, not penalties
   
28/3/18 - 13:04   Allianz Worldwide Partners UK - new benchmark for roadside assistance technician training from
   
28/3/18 - 13:02   NCR Bodyshops - new site - NCR Swindon - invests in Junair kit
   
28/3/18 - 13:00   Glass's - part of Autovista Group - has extended its 12-year partnership with Ageas for the use of Glass eSalvage solution
   
28/3/18 - 12:05   MG Cannon - secures BMW and MINI approval for all 4 sites
   
28/3/18 - 10:20   Mitchell and GT Motive - to host two UK showcase events in May to demonstrate their product offering
   
27/3/18 - 22:07   Intel - head of Intel's self-driving car program and CEO of Intel-owned sensor supplier Mobileye, on recent Uber incident
   
27/3/18 - 21:49   Cleveland Police - issue warning following thefts of keyless vehicles
   
27/3/18 - 21:45   British VW drivers start 'dieselgate' claim in High Court (Reuters report)
   
27/3/18 - 21:39   Secret Supercar Meet - 300 supercars worth in excess of £75 million met at the weekend to raise money for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice
   
27/3/18 - 21:25   Rolls-Royce Motor Cars London - beats 137 other dealerships from around the world to take the Global Dealer of the Year title
   
27/3/18 - 21:20   Jaguar I-PACE - will be the first premium self-driving electric vehicle in Waymo’s fleet (formerly Google car)
   
27/3/18 - 21:16   BMW - UK sales of the BMW i3 exceed 10,000 units; best-selling compact electric vehicle in the premium segment
   
27/3/18 - 21:03   Volvo Product Technology Course -EXTRA DATE: Monday 11 June
   
27/3/18 - 20:25   Specialist Cars - BMW and MINI retailer group upgrades dealer management system (DMS) with Cooper Solutions
   
27/3/18 - 11:47   The British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) - the largest dedicated body repair industry awards event in the UK!
   
27/3/18 - 11:36   RSA - Catherine Frost appointed managing director of RSA Motability, effective immediately
   
27/3/18 - 11:30   The bvrla - assesses threat of terrorism on the UK vehicle rental sector
   
27/3/18 - 11:03   Kia Motors - builds its three millionth car in Europe
   
27/3/18 - 10:58   The ABP Club Training Hub - when is a Number Plate personal data for GDPR?
   
27/3/18 - 10:53   Would you trust an autonomous car? - vote now in the Autovista Group Survey
   
27/3/18 - 10:48   RAC - arrival of the Easter break to spark almost 19m leisure trips by car
   
27/3/18 - 10:43   Admiral - 43% of motor accidents happen during rush hour
   
27/3/18 - 10:31   Direct Line Group - announces new partnership with Volkswagen Insurance Service
   
27/3/18 - 10:28   Z/Yen - thinktank research ranks London as world's leading financial centre
   
27/3/18 - 10:22   Local Government Association (LGA) - new pothole funding will provide just over 1 per cent of what is needed to tackle our current backlog
   
27/3/18 - 10:18   DENSO - puts Start/Stop technology centre stage at Autoinform Live Glasgow
   
27/3/18 - 10:14   What3words - more than 70% of UK motorists use sat navs but 27% end up at the wrong place
   
27/3/18 - 10:06   Brussels: Audi - first fully electric Audi to be built at CO2-neutral plant
   
27/3/18 - 09:58   Volkswagen - 12 years ago, Volkswagen was the world's first VM to offer a parking assistant with automatic steering
   
27/3/18 - 09:51   ABI - 26 insurance companies commit to passing on cost benefits from Civil Liability Bill announcement
   
27/3/18 - 09:48   Octo Telematics - partners with Renault's RCI Bank and Services to provide global telematics data analysis for vehicles
   
27/3/18 - 07:42   AkzoNobel - to sell Specialty Chemicals to The Carlyle Group and GIC for €10.1 billion (£8.8 billion) billion)
   
26/3/18 - 19:15   Nissan - Paul Willcox (chairman of Nissan Europe) resigns; replaced by Gianluca de Ficchy from Renault finance
   
26/3/18 - 13:42   Creditsafe - late payment culture rife in Formula 1
   
26/3/18 - 13:37   National scrappage scheme plans shelved
   
26/3/18 - 13:36   New greener police cars to run on hydrogen - zero emission vehicles to be used by taxi firms and police
   
26/3/18 - 12:51   Rise in online shopping clogging up our roads with LGVs and causing potholes
   
26/3/18 - 12:48   Baldwins Repair Group - first UK vehicle repairer working with Bluecity, London’s 100% EV car sharing scheme
   
26/3/18 - 12:43   Hundreds over 100 hold driving licence
   
26/3/18 - 12:41   Allianz - strengthens its Scottish presence with two senior appointments
   
26/3/18 - 12:33   Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) - fleet size at Leasys UK, the contract hire company of FCA Bank, up 33% to 11,358 vehicles
   
26/3/18 - 12:29   What Car? - only half of cars claiming to take three child car seats can fit them in
   
26/3/18 - 12:27   WorldSkills UK - latest Squad UK list announced for Car Painting, Autobody Repair and Automotive Technology
   
26/3/18 - 12:11   Glass’s - predicts volatility in the CV market with ULEZ on the way
   
26/3/18 - 11:47   RAC - 58% of motorists think modern vehicle headlights are so bright they risk causing other motorists to have accidents
   
26/3/18 - 11:39   The Confused.com London Motor Show (17-20 May 2018, London ExCeL) - DriveTribe confirmed as official digital media partner
   
26/3/18 - 11:34   Gemini - celebrate winning two Auto Industry Excellence Awards: Employer Excellence and Training and Development Excellence
   
26/3/18 - 11:17   £100 million given to councils to help repair potholes and protect local roads from future severe weather
   
26/3/18 - 11:08   LV= - 17 stag-do fraudsters who submitted false injury claims after a minor road accident brought to justice
   
26/3/18 - 10:52   USA: Solera - acquires software company in the automotive industry, RedCap, to boost Solera’s Digital Garage platform
   
26/3/18 - 10:00   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles - Van Fleet World/Vans A2Z awards Best Van Safety accolade awarded for standard autonomous emergency braking
   
26/3/18 - 09:49   CitNOW - overseas customer snaps up six-figure Porsche 911 RS after viewing a video tour
   
26/3/18 - 09:36   The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) - gender pay gap & executive pay inquiry launched by Select Committee
   
26/3/18 - 08:09   Volvo - to manufacture the Lynx & Co 01 model alongside the XC40 in Belgium
   
23/3/18 - 13:47   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA), Battersea, Thurs 10 May - THE RETURN OF THE Brandreth
   
23/3/18 - 13:39   The IMI - Gallagher and GaraShield are confirmed as the new joint sponsors for the 2018/19 IMI Membership card
   
23/3/18 - 13:36   Smartdriverclub - Connected Car Growth sees Smartdriverclub Insurance increase telematics capacity
   
23/3/18 - 13:34   Industry Insights - finalists in the Best Customer Service Product for BUSINESS category, UK Customer Service Excellence Awards
   
23/3/18 - 13:29   Nissan - aims to sell 1 million electrified vehicles a year by 2022 & equip 20 models with autonomous driving in 20 markets
   
23/3/18 - 13:23   Nationwide Charity fundraising is Sky High! - £42,363.15 raised for UK Air Ambulances
   
23/3/18 - 13:18   ABP Club Training Hub - More Repairers take the Peritus Accredited GDPR ‘Data Champion’ route training programme
   
23/3/18 - 13:13   EDAM Group - launches Claims Academy to support growth
   
23/3/18 - 08:45   Auto Industry Excellence Awards - Gemini winner of two awards; Devonshire Motors won Bodyshop Excellence Award
   
22/3/18 - 19:30   Autotech Group - Duncan Leftley, CEO of five-site bodyshop group, taking part in 125-mile canoe race for The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust
   
22/3/18 - 14:15   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) 2018 - 49 days to go...
   
22/3/18 - 14:07   William Medcalf Vintage Bentley - classic car specialist expands automotiv parts design and fabrication team
   
22/3/18 - 13:58   SEAT - to launch one new car every six months until 2020 and kicks off its electric offensive
   
22/3/18 - 13:53   UK General Insurance - cyber insurance protection launched for ‘the man and woman on the street’
   
22/3/18 - 09:38   Gallagher Bassett - appoints Simon Pemberton as UK Chief Executive Officer
   
22/3/18 - 09:28   Ford - 'Collaborative Parking' technology being tested in Milton Keynes
   
22/3/18 - 09:28   Ford - 'Collaborative Parking' technology being tested in Milton Keynes
   
22/3/18 - 09:20   The Floow - launches the world’s first complete production-ready telematics platform
   
22/3/18 - 09:06   Automechanika Birmingham - Garage of the Year 2018 now open for entries
   
22/3/18 - 08:38   Tesla - shareholders award Elon Musk a $2.6 BILLION share-based pay deal; biggest in US corporate history
   
22/3/18 - 08:30   Sabre Insurance - 2017 results: pre-tax profits down 12% to £55m on premiums up 7% to £210m
   
22/3/18 - 08:28   Ford - to open a 5-car showroom in retail outlet, Next, in Manchester’s Arndale shopping centre
   
22/3/18 - 08:21   AGM Services - awarded SafeContractor accreditation for achieving excellence in workplace Health and Safety
   
21/3/18 - 14:12   Gateshead College student Callum Green, ChipsAway’s North Tyneside car care centre - accelerates to World Skills finals
   
21/3/18 - 14:04   European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) - focus on vehicle safety measures with most tangible results, auto industry says
   
21/3/18 - 14:01   Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) - motor finance market makes positive start to 2018: +7% by volume and +13% by value
   
21/3/18 - 13:46   Volvo Car Insurance - receives the Feefo Trusted Service Award 2018; "recognises exceptional performance" inc Volvo Approved Repair network
   
21/3/18 - 13:08   ABP Club Training Hub with Peritus Learning - When is a data controller a data processor?
   
21/3/18 - 12:14   MotorEasy - by 2020, 40% of new car buyers will be millennials & 74% of millennials think new tech makes their life easier
   
21/3/18 - 12:05   Allianz Worldwide Partners UK - collaborates with Apex Networks to bolster peace of mind for stranded motorists
   
21/3/18 - 12:00   Lightfoot - Flower Station becomes the first company to adopt Lightfoot’s Vehicle Management package
   
21/3/18 - 11:58   Fix Auto UK - becomes the title sponsor for championship-winning racer, Jac Constable
   
21/3/18 - 11:55   Further woes for diesel drivers - fuel consumption found to be up to 75% more than stated by car manufacturers
   
21/3/18 - 11:51   AW Group - wins LV= Community Award
   
21/3/18 - 11:48   Gemini Accident Repair Centres and LV= - create ‘Mechanic Mentor’ films to help drivers feel more confident with car maintenance
   
21/3/18 - 11:37   Sweden: AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals - joins partnership to explore opportunities for green hydrogen and 'electrofuels'
   
21/3/18 - 11:34   CarKraft - Renault teams up with Carkraft road safety initiative for ninth consecutive year
   
20/3/18 - 21:30   Germany: Volkswagen - vehicle paint technician joins other apprentices to develop and make unique Golf cars
   
20/3/18 - 20:00   MOT - the key changes that take place to the test 2 months today - 20 May 2018
   
20/3/18 - 11:46   RAC Foundation - 92 years – average time before a road is resurfaced in England (31 years in London; 71 years in Wales)
   
20/3/18 - 11:33   Todd Engineering - product range to now include Italian based manufacturer, Greentech Dryers
   
20/3/18 - 11:29   Volkswagen - network of UK Retailers offer drivers a 'Spring Health Check'
   
20/3/18 - 11:23   Tough new sanctions - new powers to give greater protection to staff and small suppliers in insolvent businesses
   
20/3/18 - 11:18   Direct Line Group - Civil Liability Bill: "good news for motorists as benefits from these reforms flow through"
   
20/3/18 - 11:16   Mycarcheck.com - used diesel cars in demand and 126-650cc bike sales soar
   
20/3/18 - 11:10   Kwik Fit survey - vehicle damage from potholes rises by 34% in two years; 1.2 million bodywork repairs thanks to potholes
   
20/3/18 - 11:04   Ageas - welcomes Ogden Personal Injury rate change
   
20/3/18 - 11:00   Copart - "Double Delight" at LV= Claims Partner Awards
   
20/3/18 - 10:23   Civil Liability Bill - Justice Secretary unveils new bill to cut car insurance premiums
   
20/3/18 - 10:08   Triple tonne for Autofirst
   
20/3/18 - 10:02   Lightfoot - Thrifty Car & Van Rental to reward better drivers with discounts on vehicle rental
   
20/3/18 - 09:40   Inflation rate - CPI down to 2.5% for last 12 months; RPI down to 3.6%
   
20/3/18 - 09:38   Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) survey - more than 24,400 miles of road identified as needing essential maintenance in 2018
   
20/3/18 - 08:54   Dacia - tops list of most affordable cars to run in 2018
   
20/3/18 - 08:38   New Civil Liability Bill would be ‘great news for motorists’ says ABI
   
20/3/18 - 08:33   Personal injury compensation reforms announced - changes to the law of England and Wales relating to whiplash claims TODAY
   
19/3/18 - 17:59   Uber - suspends all self-driving car tests in North America after fatal accident involving pedestrian
   
19/3/18 - 14:22   USA: Tesla - reports claim Tesla is selling "a high volume of flawed parts" requiring costly rework
   
19/3/18 - 14:11   Tracker - 82% of Light Commercial Vehicles (LCVs) were stolen without the owner’s keys
   
19/3/18 - 14:02   The new Genius iQ spectrophotometer from Standox - German technology for even better colour management
   
19/3/18 - 13:57   Auto Trader - average price of a used car increased 6% year-on-year (like-for-like) in February
   
19/3/18 - 13:55   Valspar - DeBeer’s innovative new Matt Clear simplifies matt refinishing
   
19/3/18 - 13:32   CitNOW - announces new categories and sponsors for 2018 CitNOW Video Awards
   
19/3/18 - 13:25   CV-Library - one in four automotive professionals risk job opportunities through social media activity
   
19/3/18 - 13:07   RAC Foundation - poorest families in Britain spending 1/4 of their weekly £ running a car; £13.70 pw on insurance, repairs & maintenance
   
19/3/18 - 12:42   AutoCar - average price of a used car increased 6% year-on-year (like-for-like) in February
   
19/3/18 - 12:28   Zap-Map - integrates London’s new TfL EV rapid charging network
   
19/3/18 - 12:18   Volkswagen - opens new centre of competence for safety in Wolfsburg, Germany - HQ of the Volkswagen Group
   
19/3/18 - 12:05   Audi - co-developed Audi self-driving car and passenger drone on the horizon
   
19/3/18 - 12:05   Audi - co-developed Audi self-driving car and passenger drone on the horizon
   
19/3/18 - 12:04   Audi - co-developed Audi self-driving car and passenger drone on the horizon
   
19/3/18 - 11:57   BIBA - signs up to the Woman in Finance Charter
   
19/3/18 - 11:06   Direct Line Group - 3 significant barriers to a driverless future: control, ability and love of driving
   
19/3/18 - 10:50   Land Rover - supports The Prince’s Countryside Fund with launch of the 2018 vehicle bursary
   
19/3/18 - 10:36   ABI - insurance pay outs to help UK businesses deal with unpaid bills are at their highest since 2009
   
19/3/18 - 10:25   SEAT - named Most Improved Fleet Manufacturer of the Year
   
19/3/18 - 10:21   The British Coatings Federation (BCF) - coatings industry association global leaders meet in Oxford
   
19/3/18 - 10:08   Audatex - introduces latest D4.49 vehicle data release for Audaenterprisegold 4.0; 44 new models & updates to approx 100 vehicles
   
19/3/18 - 10:00   PistonHeads - Pagani Zonda is the UK’s fantasy car purchase (and two members of PistonHeads just dream of owning a Ford Transit van)
   
19/3/18 - 09:47   MOPAR (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles UK) - new Auto Service Finance (ASF) plan allows customer to pay accident repair costs over 6 months
   
19/3/18 - 09:39   Brexit - EU vehicle manufacturers call for urgent action to solve sector-specific issues
   
16/3/18 - 14:10   Volvo - Poole Accident Repair overall winners of Paint and Body High Achiever Recognition Awards
   
16/3/18 - 13:37   3M - new Cavity Wax Plus solution protects even the hardest-to-reach places
   
16/3/18 - 11:06   Revive! - annual conference celebrates best year ever, hitting £10m turnover target; 161 vans on the road
   
16/3/18 - 10:59   Fix Auto UK - create new National Leadership Team, chaired by Terry Gilbert owner of Fix Auto Stevenage
   
16/3/18 - 10:40   Fleet News Awards 2018 - list of all 29 award winners
   
15/3/18 - 18:17   Post mag - finalists for 2018 Claims Awards announced
   
15/3/18 - 14:14   BT - technology trumps "more meeting rooms" for workplace productivity boost,
   
15/3/18 - 13:31   69% "would trust a driverless car"
   
15/3/18 - 13:23   Arnold Clark - launches touring apprenticeship van
   
15/3/18 - 13:05   Green Flag's Mud & Motors obstacle course - winner of 'common sense' driving event will receive a £1,000 cash prize
   
15/3/18 - 12:03   EMACS - sponsoring Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship race-winner and BRDC Rising Star, Aiden Moffat
   
15/3/18 - 09:24   Ageas - appoints new Chief Information Officer for UK Business, Mark Collins
   
15/3/18 - 09:18   Cambria Automobiles, McLaren Hatfield (due to complete in January 2019) - McLaren’s seventh location in the UK
   
15/3/18 - 08:48   Rolls-Royce Motor Cars - welcomed Minister for School Standards to the company’s HQ and plant during National Apprenticeship Week
   
15/3/18 - 08:41   Committees call for a new Clean Air Act
   
14/3/18 - 14:45   Vertu - Robin Harrison, bodyshop manager Vertu Volkswagen Mansfield, wins their Bodyshop Manager of the Year award
   
14/3/18 - 13:54   Axalta - receive Frost & Sullivan's 2017 Market Leadership Award for the automotive refinish coatings industry
   
14/3/18 - 13:41   SMH Fleet Solutions - appoints Mark Elliott as Head of Inspection Services
   
14/3/18 - 13:38   Motorists urged to boycott traditional insurers as the average claim reaches record levels
   
14/3/18 - 08:33   The Metropolitan Police Service & Toyota Mirai - the world’s largest fleet of zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell electric police vehicles
   
14/3/18 - 08:25   Marshall Motor Holdings - chairman, Peter Johnson, to retire this summer
   
14/3/18 - 08:20   Marshall Motor Holdings - 2017 results: "record performance" with underlying profit up 24% on turnover up 20%
   
13/3/18 - 22:22   BGL - to create more than 200 apprenticeship roles and a new BGL Academy
   
13/3/18 - 22:05   Spring Statement 2018 - how April 2018 changes to vehicle-related taxes will hit fleets and drivers
   
13/3/18 - 21:50   Autofarm - 1973 Porsche Carrera RS 2.7 discovered in Trinidad to be meticulously restored by Porsche specialists, Autofarm
   
13/3/18 - 21:34   National Body Repair Association (NBRA) - “body repair sector has been severely hampered by the practice of late payment“
   
13/3/18 - 14:14   The Training Hub - What will the Peritus Online GDPR courses do for my business?
   
13/3/18 - 14:06   Spring Statement reaction: National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA)
   
13/3/18 - 13:57   Autotech Reading - achieve Volvo Body & Paint approval
   
13/3/18 - 13:48   Spring Budget reaction: RAC - "motorists will be disappointed that the Chancellor hasn’t addressed the condition of local roads"
   
13/3/18 - 13:42   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles - pilots Augmented Reality to support technicians with vehicle diagnosis and repair
   
13/3/18 - 13:35   Volkswagen Group - expand production of EVs worldwide on “massive” scale with new EV “virtually every month” from 2019
   
13/3/18 - 13:24   Spring Statement - tackling late payments to small businesses, National Living Wage rises to £7.38 next month and £80m for apprentices
   
13/3/18 - 12:23   CAPS GDPR Conferences - register now for CAPS GDPR events in the Midlands (Hinckley, 11/4), North (Manchester, 25/4) & South (Ascot, 2/5)
   
13/3/18 - 12:10   BodyNet - recently launched AutoPad Version 2 introduced in Australia through local licensee, Axalta Coating Systems
   
13/3/18 - 11:46   Audatex - double award recognition at the LV= GI Claims Partner Awards
   
13/3/18 - 11:08   Chartwell - named Bentley Bodyshop of the Year 2017
   
13/3/18 - 10:35   Service Certainty - continues to expand its imageproof digital damage assessment product range with ‘self-serve motor’ web app
   
13/3/18 - 10:13   Polestar 1 - first car from new electric performance brand now available to pre-order in 18 countries
   
13/3/18 - 10:06   Volvo - new Volvo V60 residual values will save drivers money when buying the car on a personal lease
   
13/3/18 - 09:43   Germany: Axalta Coating Systems - opens new Color Solutions Center in Frankfurt, Germany
   
13/3/18 - 09:04   The Confused.com London Motor Show - HRH Prince Michael of Kent will formally open the event and ‘Built In Britain’ feature
   
13/3/18 - 08:59   Bosch - eXtra rewards program grows to over 100,000 workshops worldwide
   
13/3/18 - 08:48   BIBA - average motor insurance premium up 10.7% in 2017 (9.1% of that was in last quarter)
   
12/3/18 - 14:27   APIL - "Government must stop dithering and act now to ban cold calling for PI claims"
   
12/3/18 - 14:10   Man who defrauded Direct Line insurance for £18,369.89 goes on run after fabricating court evidence during fraud trial
   
12/3/18 - 13:49   Allianz - research finds breadth of insurance cover NOT cost is the top priority for small businesses
   
12/3/18 - 13:42   ANI - number of insurers offering apprenticeships increases by 47%
   
12/3/18 - 13:37   Insurance Business magazine - interview with Dave Shepherd, Audatex on the role of repairers (and Audatex) in the claims process
   
12/3/18 - 13:26   New health and safety standard - ISO 45001, published today - must be more than “pointless paperwork”, says TUC
   
12/3/18 - 13:13   Pure EV sales in reverse - Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is the most common plug-in car grant eligible vehicle on the road
   
12/3/18 - 13:07   HR Owen - renews remarketing deal with BCA
   
12/3/18 - 13:04   Standox - offers new clearcoat additive for Mazda 46V Colour Soul Red Crystal
   
12/3/18 - 12:59   National Accident Helpline - 1 in 5 people are cold called daily; Yorkshire and The Humber tops lists of regions
   
12/3/18 - 12:12   Confused.com London Motor Show - interactive zones at this year's show: Built in Britain, World Car of the Year, Autonomous & Live Drive
   
12/3/18 - 11:22   The Training Hub - forward-thinking independent repairers confirm GDPR course programme with Peritus
   
12/3/18 - 11:04   Canford Classics - Bere Regis-based Porsche specialist brings refinishing work in-house
   
12/3/18 - 10:19   Stanners - TKR XT2 riveter from Stanners gains Tesla approval
   
12/3/18 - 10:01   insurethebox - drivers suffering with cold or flu might not be fit to be on the road
   
12/3/18 - 09:44   Auto Trader - wintery weather gives SUVs a popularity boost in February
   
12/3/18 - 09:37   Motor businesses named and shamed for underpaying minimum wage workers
   
12/3/18 - 09:36   23 motor repair businesses named and shamed for underpaying minimum wage workers
   
12/3/18 - 01:26   Canada: Aviva - investigation found dishonest billing (average overcharge 57%) from 9 out of 10 bodyshops
   
12/3/18 - 01:10   Motability - spent £26m on refurbishing its offices (inc new artwork and stone vases); chief exec paid £1.7m last year
   
10/3/18 - 23:49   ABI - average cost of a motor insurance claim is at a record level of £2,936
   
09/3/18 - 01:17   Morelli - launch GDPR solution specific to bodyshops; learn more at series of half-day roadshows round the UK
   
08/3/18 - 22:06   Lightfoot - The Sovini Group installs Lightfoot in their fleet of 170 vehicles to improve driver safety and efficiency
   
08/3/18 - 21:35   Rolls-Royce - appoints Henrik Wilhelmsmeyer (ex BMW) as Director of Sales and Marketing
   
08/3/18 - 21:20   AutoRaise - confirm funding band for 2-year Multi-Skilled Standard Apprenticeship at £12k and announce two information days for repairers
   
08/3/18 - 20:57   National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) - "growing epidemic of crime involving scooters" could be hitting sales
   
08/3/18 - 20:36   Jaguar Land Rover - expanded technician programme will help ex-services find jobs with Jaguar Land Rover retailers
   
08/3/18 - 20:13   H.R. Owen - bodywork repairer and paint specialist Bodytechnics receives official brand accreditation from Lamborghini
   
08/3/18 - 14:15   ChipsAway - encourage women’s confidence at car bodyshops
   
08/3/18 - 14:07   British Bodyshop Awards - see which companies are already booked to attend on 10 May; 690 tickets sold; savings end 4pm TODAY
   
08/3/18 - 13:42   Industry Insights - ControlExpert, Morelli Group, Pilkington Automotive and Thatcham Research join ConnectedSolutions programme
   
08/3/18 - 13:30   Commercial Contract Engineers (CCE) - first Schmitz Cargobull Service Partner to offer courtesy trailer
   
08/3/18 - 13:12   IMI - first female CEO of Citroën brand receives accolade at automotive industry event
   
08/3/18 - 13:05   ‘Beast from the East’ - causes surprise upsurge in 4x4s accidents
   
08/3/18 - 12:53   JUST 3 HOURS left to save £50 per ticket for British Bodyshop Awards, Battersea - over 680 already sold - offer closes 4pm TODAY
   
08/3/18 - 11:23   insurethebox - 26,000 drivers receive increased fines for mobile phone use in first year of new increased penalties
   
08/3/18 - 11:16   Digraph (received investment from Euro Car Parts) - CV motor factor business agrees partnership with Millers Oils
   
08/3/18 - 11:14   Diagraph (received investment from Euro Car Parts) - CV motor factor business agrees partnership with Millers Oils
   
08/3/18 - 11:08   Comparethemarket.com - annual cost of running a car for 17-24-year olds hits £2,381.55, up by £180 over the past two years
   
08/3/18 - 11:04   CitNOW - expands automotive video and image platform with Interior 360 to help push new tech in latest vehicles to sell cars
   
08/3/18 - 09:51   Autocar’s Great British Women - nominations for 2018 event open today, on International Women’s Day 2018
   
08/3/18 - 09:38   Apprenticeship Diversity Champions Network (ADCN) - first year celebrations; 50 employers commit to apprenticeship diversity
   
08/3/18 - 09:28   EMM - the 2018 EMM catalogue has arrived!
   
08/3/18 - 09:09   Hyundai - wins ‘Best SME Aftersales Programme’ for 5th consecutive year; Fleet Aftersales Charter inc hourly labour rate capped at £60+VAT
   
08/3/18 - 08:56   Zurich - proposes Jasmin Staiblin (Rolls-Royce NED and CEO of Swiss energy services provider, Alpiq) for election to the Board of Directors
   
08/3/18 - 08:55   Zurich - proposes Jasmin Staiblin (Rolls-Royce NED and CEO of Swiss energy services provider, Alpiq) for election to the Board of Directors
   
08/3/18 - 08:54   Volvo Car UK - encourages 60 undecided school leavers to join its retailer apprenticeship programme in 2018
   
08/3/18 - 08:53   Zurich - proposes Jasmin Staiblin (Rolls-Royce NED and CEO of Swiss energy services provider, Alpiq) for election to the Board of Directors
   
08/3/18 - 08:44   RAC - fears extreme cold snap will lead to a Spring pothole plague (happy National Pothole Day – Thursday 8 March)
   
07/3/18 - 14:44   Lookers - announcing more than 160 new Apprenticeship positions during National Apprenticeship Week
   
07/3/18 - 14:31   24 hours left for ABP members to save £50 per ticket for British Bodyshop Awards, Battersea with Gyles Brandreth - offer closes 4pm Thursday
   
07/3/18 - 14:03   mib - Dominic Clayden (ex QBE Insurance and Aviva) to succeed Ashton West OBE as Chief Executive of MIB
   
07/3/18 - 13:57   AXA - to acquire XL Group for $15.3 billion (£11 billion)
   
07/3/18 - 13:49   Average consumer claims to have reduced spending by £21.53 a week since the beginning of the year
   
07/3/18 - 13:30   Ford - achieves highest February sales since 2004
   
07/3/18 - 13:00   Porsche - using using augmented and virtual reality to upskill technicians
   
07/3/18 - 12:12   Spies Hecker - get the best results from digital colour management
   
07/3/18 - 10:29   Valeo Innovation Challenge - students invited to create start-up and "revolutionize" the car of the future
   
07/3/18 - 09:40   AA - Insurers face £35m worth of ‘dodgems’ car damage claims
   
07/3/18 - 09:29   Enter the 2018 CitNOW Video Awards - deadline: Monday 7 May (two months to go)
   
07/3/18 - 09:25   Lookers - 2017 results: profit up 5.4% on turnover up 14.9%; "we expect to make further progress over 2018"
   
07/3/18 - 08:57   2018 CV Show (April 24-26) NEC, Birmingham - tech on show includes ADAS and vehicle management software
   
07/3/18 - 08:52   Manufacturers of 'smart' devices will be expected to build-in tough new security measures that last the lifetime of the product
   
07/3/18 - 08:52   esure - 2017 results; profits up 35% to £99m on premiums up 25% to £820m; motor profit up 35.7%
   
06/3/18 - 14:40   The ABP Club Training Hub: Why use expensive GDPR consultants? - You are capable of achieving compliance yourself!
   
06/3/18 - 14:24   The IMI - "Apprenticeships aren't a second class career route"
   
06/3/18 - 14:18   Government to review driving laws in preparation for self-driving vehicles - three year regulatory review
   
06/3/18 - 14:12   How's the parking (for staff) at your bodyshop?
   
06/3/18 - 14:04   Kia Apprenticeship programme (light vehicle technician, service advisor, parts advisor) - 13th year of programme
   
06/3/18 - 13:50   One in five (20%) SMEs report having problems with a high level of staff turnover
   
06/3/18 - 13:37   AA - £33m (total) motor claims bill from Storm Emma and Beast from the East; 'more than £10m damage' to cars
   
06/3/18 - 13:28   Fylde Coast ARC’s ambitious project! – the team in Blackpool are investing in a brand new bodyshop
   
06/3/18 - 13:18   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) Thurs 10 May, Battersea – over 640 tickets sold; ABP member saving of £50 per ticket ends 4pm this Thursday
   
06/3/18 - 13:15   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA), Battersea, Thurs 10 May - our celebrity host presenter is........
   
06/3/18 - 13:01   Insurethebox - celebrates apprentices’ success at the start of National Apprenticeship Week
   
06/3/18 - 12:47   RAC - February brings relief for drivers at the pumps with 2p a litre drop
   
06/3/18 - 12:34   Vauxhall - Free fuel card worth £500 with any new 18-plate Vauxhall (cars and vans)
   
06/3/18 - 12:04   Farécla - 2018 Bonnet Painting Competition for Apprentices opens for entries
   
06/3/18 - 11:47   GoCompare’s Switching Report - massive increase in car insurance switching from 22% to 27% in 2017
   
06/3/18 - 11:43   VW Trust Group - streamlines courtesy car fleet operations with Cooper Solutions' FullCover product
   
06/3/18 - 11:18   Volvo XC40 - small SUV named 2018 European Car of the Year
   
06/3/18 - 11:17   Interesting Forum post... do you/does your boss supply business mobile telephones for staff?
   
06/3/18 - 10:47   VW I.D. VIZZION – four new, highly automated all-electric vehicles to launch in 2020
   
06/3/18 - 10:29   Chalmers University of Technology - untapped gold mine is lost from end-of-life vehicles
   
06/3/18 - 10:24   Allianz - received 1,000+ calls in one morning (200 more than usual in a day) thanks to Storm Emma and the ‘Beast from the East’
   
06/3/18 - 10:17   Mercedes-Benz Vans - Skills Crisis or Automation Invasion? one in three fear they’ll be replaced by robots
   
06/3/18 - 10:01   Hyundai Motor and Cisco - develop future hyper-connected production vehicles; to bring self-driving Hyundai vehicles to market by 2021
   
06/3/18 - 09:24   What NOT to do with your work mobile phone... FCA - bans former Co-operative Bank Chair, Paul Flowers, from the financial services industry
   
06/3/18 - 09:13   Autovista Group’s Q1 2018 residual value outlook - UK (<1%), Germany (<1%), Spain(<2.2%/<3.2%), France (>1%+) and Italy (>1%+)
   
06/3/18 - 07:47   Cambria - trading update; behind last year but in-line with expectations; 2 "bodyshop operations" closed
   
05/3/18 - 23:14   Telegraph - 9 in 10 car firms could be putting lives at risk by not fitting automatic safety brakes as standard
   
05/3/18 - 14:17   Automechanika Birmingham, 5 to 7 June 2018 ***ABP Club are an official Media Partner*** - UK automotive show to return to Birmingham
   
05/3/18 - 14:09   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) Thurs 10 May, Battersea – over 630 tickets sold; ABP member saving of £50 per ticket ends 4pm this Thursday
   
05/3/18 - 14:03   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA), Battersea, Thurs 10 May - record 20 companies presenting THEIR awards to winning bodyshops in THEIR network
   
05/3/18 - 14:02   Good Egg Drivers - campaign, backed by Arnold Clark, launches pilot to reduce accidents involving young drivers
   
05/3/18 - 13:56   National Apprenticeship Week 2018 - new apprenticeship programme (for media) kicks off NAW2018 at the BBC
   
05/3/18 - 13:52   Learner drivers about to take their driving test could get their first taste of motorway driving after a change in the law
   
05/3/18 - 13:48   Allianz Worldwide Partners - launches digital accident recovery and FNOL solution for retail and commercial brokers
   
05/3/18 - 13:40   Dacia - hits 5 million global sales
   
05/3/18 - 13:27   AkzoNobel - to elect Nils Andersen as next Chairman of Supervisory Board
   
05/3/18 - 13:08   Fylde Coast ARC’s ambitious project! – the team in Blackpool are investing in a brand new bodyshop
   
05/3/18 - 12:36   ERS (Equity Red Star) - 2017 results: losses reduced on premiums down 7%; " strong underlying performance"
   
05/3/18 - 12:15   DriveTribe - growth plans for social media network for car enthusiasts - backed by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May
   
05/3/18 - 11:47   NFDA Winter 2017/2018 Dealer Attitude Survey - relationship between dealers and manufacturers "has further deteriorated"
   
05/3/18 - 11:26   Regit - digital garage raises 50% of £1.2million fundraising target within the first 24 hours of crowdfunding campaign
   
05/3/18 - 11:16   CitNOW - private equity firm investment sparks major European expansion plan with hub opening to serve Nordic and Baltic regions
   
05/3/18 - 10:54   The BCF - welcomes PM's announcement to seek associate membership of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) as part of Brexit negotiations
   
05/3/18 - 10:42   Allianz Worldwide Partners - invests in a Fleet of Ford Transit Custom vehicles for its multi brand roadside assistance services
   
05/3/18 - 10:35   "Ridiculous repair bills" - Which? 'Grand theft auto' report: the great car hire rip off
   
05/3/18 - 09:44   Atticus Innovation - confirms two key appointments: Milan Vjestica (Head of Operations) & Paul Kuczera (Network Services Manager)
   
05/3/18 - 09:34   iwantobea.com - young People in the South West & North West best placed to find themselves an Apprenticeship
   
05/3/18 - 09:19   SMMT - new car sales down 2.8% in February; diesel sales down 23.5%
   
04/3/18 - 21:22   The ABP Training Hub - MG Cannon confirm Bodyshop GDPR course programme with Peritus
   
04/3/18 - 21:14   Donnelly Van Centre, Dungannon - Volkswagen Van Centre celebrates 70 years of outstanding service
   
04/3/18 - 21:07   Autoglym - named the Official Car Care Product for The Confused.com London Motor Show 2018
   
04/3/18 - 21:03   Cromax - extends its clearcoat tint portfolio to help refinishers get the best Mazda Soul Red Crystal repair
   
04/3/18 - 19:58   RAC - diesel cars are being stricken by expensive cold weather fuel ‘waxing’ problem
   
04/3/18 - 19:55   Activate Group Limited (AGL) - launches specialist repair network catering for UK’s half-million holiday travel vehicles
   
01/3/18 - 14:22   DAF Trucks - Adam Baker named 2018 DAF Trucks’ UK Technician of the Year
   
01/3/18 - 14:17   National Windscreens - "don’t underestimate the demand for ADAS calibration!"
   
01/3/18 - 14:13   Euro Car Parts - opens second purpose-built training centre in Sunderland
   
01/3/18 - 14:02   Hastings - 2017 results: pre-tax profit up 58% to £149m on premiums up 21% to £716m
   
01/3/18 - 14:00   Auto Trader - refutes car finance bubble claims
   
01/3/18 - 13:26   Co-op Insurance - reports 57% increase in motor incidents
   
01/3/18 - 13:22   TIME is running out for motorists to take advantage of hefty new car discounts introduced by manufacturers as ‘scrappage’ schemes
   
01/3/18 - 13:10   BMW.com relaunch - new digital home of the BMW brand; BMW upgrades central website
   
01/3/18 - 12:42   Are you insured to drive during a red weather warning? - fake news stories ALARM motorists
   
01/3/18 - 12:37   RAC - reports a record 80% hike in "stricken motorists" more than it would do normally on the first day of March
   
01/3/18 - 12:28   AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals - Imagine Chemistry winner, FiliGrade, to supply watermark technology for packaging
   
01/3/18 - 12:11   2018 ŠKODA Retailer of the Year winners - Simpsons ŠKODA, Preston, wins Service & Parts Award at ŠKODA's Retailer of the Year Awards
   
01/3/18 - 12:01   PPG Refinish - introduces revolutionary commercial transport platform: Nexa Autocolor Turbo Vision
   
01/3/18 - 11:20   Road safety fears at the top of the list of parental worries - one in six parents ‘terrified’ of their child learning to drive
   
01/3/18 - 11:06   In the Siberian town of Oymyakon temperatures were as low as - 40 degrees Celsius this week yet drivers faced few, if any, delays
   
01/3/18 - 11:00   1/5 of firms say drivers in accidents due to using handheld phones at the wheel - 40% of firms expect drivers to take calls on the road
   
01/3/18 - 10:59   Redde - half-year results: profit up 13% to £20m on turnover up 11% to £253m; outlook remains strong
   
01/3/18 - 10:53   Dyson - recruiting 300 extra engineers to join the 400 already working on their electric car due out 2020
   
01/3/18 - 10:41   Highway England's motorway fuel price sign trial - £50m plan to roll out motorway signs displaying live fuel costs scrapped
   
01/3/18 - 10:37   Tens of thousands of drivers get increased fines for using mobiles at wheel
   
01/3/18 - 09:51   Direct Line Insurance Group - appoint Gregor Stewart (Alliance Trust) and Mark Gregory (Legal & General) as Non-Executive Directors
   
01/3/18 - 09:46   Defaqto - every 4 minutes another driver puts the wrong fuel in their car
   
28/2/18 - 14:52   cap hpi - the average price of a new car has risen 38% over the last decade to £33,359
   
28/2/18 - 14:50   Revive! - named as one of 3 finalists for the 2018 Bfa/HSBC Award for Franchise Support
   
28/2/18 - 14:46   mycarcheck.com (CDL) - 89% of consumers are unaware of the write-off category changes introduced in October
   
28/2/18 - 14:28   Ferrari - dealers to host local schools in their Aftersales facilities to learn about Ferrari Apprenticeships
   
28/2/18 - 14:23   Kwik-Fit - March set to break records for largest number of MoTs in a single month
   
28/2/18 - 14:13   Germany: High court - gives city councils the right to ban older diesel vehicles to tackle pollution
   
28/2/18 - 13:57   Auxillis - report regional issues within repair network due to weather
   
28/2/18 - 13:55   NBRA - announce ReportCamPro, a new free video-based App for vehicle inspections, designed by Apps Etc
   
28/2/18 - 13:37   IAG (Insurance Australia Group) - inspected 43,478 repaired vehicles last year; 0.51% had quality issues; 0.01% had safety issues
   
28/2/18 - 12:44   Toyota - announce new Auris to be built at Burnaston in Derbyshire with engines from Deeside in North Wales
   
28/2/18 - 12:06   GYS - announce approval from PSA Group for the GYS Next Generation Smart Booster, GYSCAP 500E
   
28/2/18 - 01:12   What Car? - "Car safety technology - how it's sending repair prices soaring"
   
28/2/18 - 00:12   The Independent - "Direct Line's stunning results explain why your insurance premiums are so high"
   
27/2/18 - 22:59   Hastings - tribunal rule they can recover VAT paid on services provided to Gibraltar-based Advantage Insurance
   
27/2/18 - 14:57   Marc Fossaluzza - seeks new opportunities after 8 years as Group Bodyshop Development Manager with Ford Retail
   
27/2/18 - 14:45   Doug Kirk - leaves LKQ to join Sherwin Williams as Global Business Development Manager
   
27/2/18 - 14:37   ABP Training Hub: GDPR - Not training your staff = writing off your business
   
27/2/18 - 14:25   "Please, get on with it" - insurers tell Government on Brexit transition
   
27/2/18 - 14:15   British Bodyshop Awards, Thurs 10 May, Battersea – over 600 tickets sold; only 9 days left for member savings
   
27/2/18 - 14:10   LV= - on the personal injury discount rate: "One year on and we’re disappointed more progress hasn’t been made"
   
27/2/18 - 13:58   ABI - personal injury compensation reforms can no longer be delayed; average motor insurance claim now £3,106
   
27/2/18 - 13:50   Ancaster Dartford - Fiat Chrysler dealer group moves to new purpose-built site, invests in workshop (servicing) & all-brands parts dept
   
27/2/18 - 13:37   £40 million fund to transform UK’s coastal communities - open for applications
   
27/2/18 - 13:33   Can you help a fellow ABP Club member with what to charge for ADAS alignment?
   
27/2/18 - 13:26   MG Cannon Accident Repair Centre Westbury - acquire Motor Bodies Trowbridge
   
27/2/18 - 13:14   Euro Car Parts - removes cost of lifetime warranties for turbochargers, clutches, diesel pumps, steering racks and rotating electrics
   
27/2/18 - 13:07   Crossleys Accident Repair Centre - joins network as Fix Auto Liverpool
   
27/2/18 - 12:47   Rolls-Royce Motor Cars - announces record number of places available for apprenticeship programme
   
27/2/18 - 12:22   Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) - to drop all diesels from its car ranges by 2022 reports the FT
   
27/2/18 - 11:56   What women want from telematics insurance - 26.5% more women than men attracted by the safety benefits
   
27/2/18 - 11:23   Tracker - names Mercedes-Benz C Class as the most ‘stolen and recovered’ vehicle in 2017
   
27/2/18 - 11:10   Rykar - North London prestige vehicle dealer enlists Junair's help to relocate booth an upgrade to high efficiency equipment
   
27/2/18 - 10:08   SMMT - anti diesel backlash means UK could miss environmental goals
   
27/2/18 - 09:55   Dick Lovett Group - opens first Jaguar Land Rover retailer, Melksham near Bath, with 21 ramp ‘drive-in’ workshop
   
27/2/18 - 09:26   Bank of England - the old £10 note expires 1 March (Thursday); still £2.2 billion of old paper £10 notes in circulation
   
27/2/18 - 08:54   Aston Martin - 2017 results: record profits of £87m; record car sales up 58% to 5,117 units
   
27/2/18 - 08:23   Direct Line - 2017 results: pre-tax profit up 53% on premiums up 4%; new 5-year partnership with Volkswagen
   
26/2/18 - 14:12   *** ABP Club Women’s Automotive meeting, Tuesday 27th February at Volvo, Daventry – cancelled due to weather warnings for snow ***
   
26/2/18 - 13:31   Admiral - scoops four awards in Best Companies competition
   
26/2/18 - 12:35   Association of British Insurers (ABI) - 4 in 5 insurers have diversity strategies but only 1 in 5 top jobs are held by women
   
26/2/18 - 12:04   Volkswagen - to invest €80 million in production of brand's first SUV cabriolet - T-Roc - due 2020
   
26/2/18 - 12:00   SmartWitness - one in five drivers is still using their mobile at the wheel a year after tough new penalties were introduced
   
26/2/18 - 11:46   Circle Leasing - drivers of courtesy cars incurred fines of almost £500,000 in 2017 (set to rise in 2018)
   
26/2/18 - 11:24   Glass's - rising bike crime not yet impacting residual values
   
26/2/18 - 11:03   DENSO - new vision sensor for improved night driving safety reduces accidents by detecting pedestrians and other road users in low-light
   
26/2/18 - 10:46   Auto Windscreens - bolsters green credentials with electric vehicle introduction
   
26/2/18 - 10:34   Allianz - launches return to work programme
   
26/2/18 - 10:15   CV-Library - over half of automotive professionals place a ‘good salary’ as their TOP career priority
   
26/2/18 - 09:58   Industrial Strategy funding - "transformational" investment in off-road self-driving technology
   
26/2/18 - 09:31   What Car? - ADAS tech is adding "significantly" to the cost of car repair bills
   
26/2/18 - 07:57   Latin America: Zurich - acquires QBE operations for $409m (£291m) now the leading insurer in Argentina; £563m combined gross written in 2017
   
26/2/18 - 07:42   RAC - 38% of motorists check car’s oil "at best" every two months and 7% wait for the warning light
   
26/2/18 - 07:26   European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) - new EU vehicle safety standards essential to reducing child road deaths
   
26/2/18 - 02:26   CapGemini - What will the Insurer of the Future look like? How will claims be handled?
   
26/2/18 - 02:18   Japan: Nissan - start trial of autonomous driving taxi service in Yokohama, summoned by phone
   
26/2/18 - 02:13   Companies House - new protection against identity fraud for company directors
   
26/2/18 - 02:10   Nationwide - team up with Dino Zamparelli for the 2018 Porsche Carrera Cup GB championship
   
25/2/18 - 21:18   Ireland: SIMI - 2018 award winners; Bodyshop of the Year - Tadg Riordan Motors Ltd, Ashbourne, Co Meath
   
23/2/18 - 16:18   Driving licences - UK driving licences may not be accepted in Europe after Brexit says report in Telegraph
   
23/2/18 - 14:46   Beast from the East - polar vortex of cold air and snow from Siberia to hit Britain next week; Met Office issue warning
   
23/2/18 - 14:34   AutoFlow - new MD, Chris Yates, reveals details of some of the changes and updates coming this year
   
23/2/18 - 14:05   AkzoNobel - coatings technology revives McLaren F1 team’s racing heritage on their 2018 car
   
23/2/18 - 13:55   The Independent Distributor Alliance Limited (TIDAL) - appoint 13th partner, Nuneaton Replacement Panel Ltd
   
23/2/18 - 13:50   Swinton (part of the Covea Group) - closes another 40 branches, with 268 staff facing redundancy
   
23/2/18 - 13:39   The ABP Training Hub update - Fix Auto UK the first to commit to the Peritus GDPR online Bodyshop training programme
   
23/2/18 - 13:27   British Bodyshop Awards, Thurs 10 May, Battersea – earlybird sales hit 600; savings end on 8 March
   
23/2/18 - 13:19   Minimum wage / national living wage - 4.4% increase come into effect on 1 April
   
23/2/18 - 08:49   Aviva - sells its remaining Spanish businesses for £178 million
   
23/2/18 - 08:44   China: Anbang Insurance - government seize control of company and charge ceo with "economic crimes"
   
23/2/18 - 00:25   UK Car of the Year 2018 - won by Volvo XC60
   
23/2/18 - 00:16   Airbags - Robert Czernik, guilty of selling £30,000 of counterfeits on eBay; receives suspended jail sentence
   
22/2/18 - 23:52   USA: PPG Foundation - invests $63,000 in youth education organizations on behalf of PPG’s refinish business
   
22/2/18 - 14:17   Motorhog - add more new DAF Transporter trucks to their fleet of 60
   
22/2/18 - 13:58   LKQ - 2017 results: turnover up 13.4% to $9.74 billion; pre-tax profits up 13.2% to 767 million
   
22/2/18 - 13:44   USA: National Insurance Crime Bureau - rising cost of parts fuels interest of car thieves
   
22/2/18 - 13:39   AXA UK & Ireland - 2017 results; "a really strong set of results"
   
22/2/18 - 13:32   Axa worldwide - 2017 results: profit up 7%; "Excellent performance in line with Ambition 2020"
   
22/2/18 - 13:11   Ford - North America president Raj Nair leaves company immediately due to "inappropriate behaviour"
   
22/2/18 - 12:58   Water Watchdog finds just 2/5 small and medium-sized businesses think they can switch water retailer - ECA Group can help ABP members!
   
22/2/18 - 12:40   insurethebox - warns against penalising young motorists and argues for a focus on encouraging safer driving behaviour
   
22/2/18 - 12:32   Ben - 42% of people Ben supported last year experienced money problems with ‘low income’ accounting for more than half
   
22/2/18 - 12:06   Gallagher Bassett - sign up as an AutoRaise Partner
   
22/2/18 - 11:37   Volvo - launches new V60 five-door, mid-size premium estate (from £31,810)
   
22/2/18 - 11:28   BIBA 2018 - Sophie Raworth does a Joanna Lumley... (for those who remember the 2014 British Bodyshop Awards!)
   
22/2/18 - 11:07   Western Commercial - wins coveted Mercedes-Benz Vans accolade; they "smash target after target" in aftersales
   
22/2/18 - 10:50   GoCompare Car Insurance - 80% of comprehensive car policies exclude misfuelling cover altogether
   
22/2/18 - 10:47   Mitsubishi Motors UK - appoints Rob Lindley (ex Harley-Davidson) as Managing Director
   
22/2/18 - 10:41   Mercedes-Benz Vans Business Barometer - ‘Confidence dip’ for Britain’s van drivers, owners and operators
   
22/2/18 - 10:21   CAPS - announces plans to support members for GDPR readiness with a series of regional conferences
   
22/2/18 - 10:15   Nationwide - Richard Littler joins as head of Motorglass business (ex National Windscreens and Auto Windscreens)
   
22/2/18 - 10:12   Comma Oil - workshops ‘Scratch To Win’ prizes with Performance Motor Oil (PMO) lubricants
   
22/2/18 - 09:30   Fleetline Coachworks - join the Ford Accident Repair Centre network
   
22/2/18 - 09:05   USA: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) - introduce rear crash prevention ratings programme to reduce accidents in car parks
   
22/2/18 - 08:58   FairSquare - 44% of millennials and 32% of over 55s would rather shop online for a car than go to a dealership
   
21/2/18 - 13:42   Privilege - drivers of 'hand-me-down' cars (most likely a red Ford) are 123% more likely to be involved in accidents than other motorists
   
21/2/18 - 13:29   HERE Technologies - BMW and Daimler partner with HERE for autonomous driving tech on future Mercedes-Benz and BMW vehicles
   
21/2/18 - 12:35   JOINING INSTRUCTIONS: ABP Club Women’s Automotive meeting - Tuesday 27 February at the Volvo Training and Development Centre in Daventry
   
21/2/18 - 12:09   Bicester Heritage - to host ‘Affordable Classics' auction; 100+ vintage vehicles supplied by Jaguar Land Rover Classic from its Collection
   
21/2/18 - 11:56   The Uninsured – the average UK household now owns £35,000 worth of ‘stuff’
   
21/2/18 - 11:40   Ford - new Ford Edge SUV features Post-Collision Braking, Evasive Steering Assist, and Stop-and-Go and Lane Centring Assist
   
21/2/18 - 11:34   “Mind the trap!” – Insurers prepare to roll-over millions of drivers as peak renewal season approaches
   
21/2/18 - 11:20   Churchill - whiplash fraudster, Shahid Hussain, jailed for causing deliberate accident and claiming £30,000
   
21/2/18 - 10:46   AA - new business strategy inc growth in insurance; profits expected to fall by 15% in 2018; shares plunge 24%
   
21/2/18 - 10:45   AA - profit forecast cut as AA invests in digital and connected car products and data, and attracting younger policyholders and members
   
21/2/18 - 10:26   Government - average wages up 2.5% in last 12 months; slight rise in number of employed and no of unemployed
   
21/2/18 - 10:21   PM launches major review of post-18 education - people must have a genuine choice of high quality technical and academic options
   
21/2/18 - 10:07   Zurich - workers over 55 choosing gig work to ease into retirement
   
21/2/18 - 09:30   Ageas UK - 2017 results: moved back into profit; focussing on restoring the profitability of Motor portfolio
   
21/2/18 - 09:30   Axalta - additional training dates for Cromax, Spies Hecker and Standox
   
21/2/18 - 01:45   Porsche - officially ended production of all diesel vehicles on 15 Feb 2018
   
21/2/18 - 01:20   Rolls-Royce - confirms Cullinan as the name of its new "high-bodied vehicle" (SUV / 4x4 to everyone else)
   
21/2/18 - 00:54   Allianz UK - 2017 results: GWP up 2.1%; operating profit up 26% - would have been higher but for Ogden impact
   
20/2/18 - 14:26   The REAL Rally - 55 confirmed team entries for the 2018 Rally (with at least 50 cars from the vehicle repair industry)
   
20/2/18 - 14:10   Audatex Paint Price Update March 2018: indicative average increase of 5.5%
   
20/2/18 - 14:04   USA: Telenav - launches connected in-car advertising platform for automotive OEMs
   
20/2/18 - 13:46   Lotus 3-Eleven 430 - 180 mph, full carbon bodywork £102,000 street-legal sports car available now... just 20 being produced, though
   
20/2/18 - 13:03   AXA - British businesses are NOT ‘drowning in red tape’
   
20/2/18 - 12:56   Euro Car Parts - prepare for EURO 6 (in effect from May 2018) now and profit later
   
20/2/18 - 12:44   Arval UK - vehicle leasing and fleet management cuts repair costs by 82% and accident rates by 67%
   
20/2/18 - 12:27   Global: JATO Dynamics - worldwide car sales up by 2.4% in 2017 due to 'soaring' demand in Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America
   
20/2/18 - 12:04   Industry Insights - Connected Solutions' motor claims partners mark £32.5m sales in 2017
   
20/2/18 - 11:43   Turner Supplies - Dartford based refinish distribution specialist acquires Ponswood Paints Hastings
   
20/2/18 - 11:36   AutoRaise - welcomes Axalta as a Gold Partner
   
20/2/18 - 11:00   ABP Club Recommended Business Service Provider: InAutomotive - 13 ways not to lose your staff
   
20/2/18 - 10:42   In-car Cleverness - sophisticated thieves pose new problem for caravan and motorhome industry
   
20/2/18 - 09:42   VISION powered by Bluegrasscoms - 2018 milestone: £1billion of crash repair estimates across major European countries for intervention
   
20/2/18 - 09:00   Hiscox - seven out of ten businesses fail cyber security readiness test; new ad campaign uses live cyber hacks
   
19/2/18 - 14:07   The ABP Training Hub - bodyshop specific GDPR courses launched by leading automotive training experts, Peritus
   
19/2/18 - 13:47   Aston Barclay’s 2017 Market Insights report - used diesel car prices reach two-year high
   
19/2/18 - 13:41   The Parts Alliance - announces two new branch openings: Croydon and Newcastle
   
19/2/18 - 13:20   Admiral - neighbouring driving test centre pass rates vary by up to 34%
   
19/2/18 - 13:16   ContractHireAndLeasing.com - Volkswagen Group manufactured four of the top five most enquired about new cars to lease in January
   
19/2/18 - 13:13   Vauxhall - safety equipment on the new leisure activity vehicle (LAV) segment vehicle, the Combo Life
   
19/2/18 - 12:59   Volvo Cars - engine in new XC40 compact SUV is the first three-cylinder engine in the company's 91-year history
   
19/2/18 - 12:39   Carillion: Official Receiver's update - to date 7,610 jobs have been saved and 1,141 jobs have been made redundant
   
19/2/18 - 12:33   Sophus3 - car buying insight specialist hosts annual automotive customer experience debate
   
19/2/18 - 12:20   Aston Martin St Athan, Wales - Phase I construction now complete
   
19/2/18 - 12:14   Liverpool Van Centre - Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ largest Used Van Centre opens in Liverpool
   
19/2/18 - 12:07   Porsche and Audi - develop architecture for electric vehicles
   
19/2/18 - 11:29   The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) - welcomes two Chief Claims Officers to the Board
   
19/2/18 - 10:51   FORS (the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) - retains CILT Awards sponsorship for fourth year
   
19/2/18 - 10:41   Radical Equipment – awarded official distribution in the United Kingdom and Ireland for NitroHeat
   
19/2/18 - 10:15   Fantastic news! The 3rd Annual Charity Spring Ball, organised by Martyn Rowley (Audatex) and Paul Glover (Morelli Group), has sold out!
   
19/2/18 - 09:45   Farécla - coming soon... new G3 Pro range
   
19/2/18 - 09:29   MG Cannon - appoints former Waitrose HR Manager, Nicola Griffiths-Lumb, as Group HR Coordinator
   
19/2/18 - 09:20   USA: Mitchell - launch solution using blockchain technology for securely sharing data between insurers and repairers
   
19/2/18 - 09:08   confused.com - number of vehicles reported as dumped on roadside has increased 577% in last 4 years
   
19/2/18 - 08:47   Saga - appoint Patrick O'Sullivan (ex Zurich) as Chairman [£325k pa]; he's also chair of ERS (Equity Red Star)
   
16/2/18 - 14:13   British Bodyshop Awards, Thurs 10 May, Battersea – over 500 tickets sold; earlybird savings end on 8 March
   
16/2/18 - 14:04   Farecla - launch new competition to find the UK’s most talented apprentice painters
   
16/2/18 - 13:50   Government - roll out lane rental scheme to reduce congestion after successful trials in Kent and London
   
16/2/18 - 13:50   IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists Ltd - accounts for y/e 31 March 2017
   
16/2/18 - 13:36   Volkswagen Group - to roll-out WLANp as standard in volume models from 2019 for communication between vehicles
   
16/2/18 - 13:32   Confused.com London Motor Show (17 - 20 May) - to showcase new TVR Griffith
   
16/2/18 - 12:22   Volkswagen - 10 UK individuals receive Gold Pin for their exceptional contribution to the business
   
16/2/18 - 12:18   ACIS - extends contract with TrustFord to the Channel Islands
   
16/2/18 - 01:48   Dan Cammish - ex-Porsche Carrera Cup driver sponsored by Nationwide, moves to Halfords Honda Team in the BTCC
   
15/2/18 - 14:11   Dyson - plan a range of 3 electric vehicles with the first being released in 2020 or 2021
   
15/2/18 - 13:10   Lightfoot - Electrical wholesaler CEF significantly reduces fleet accidents, downtime and fuel costs by installing Lightfoot
   
15/2/18 - 13:05   India: AkzoNobel - inaugurates powder coatings plant in Mumbai
   
15/2/18 - 12:57   Autoglass and Service Certainty imageproof - launch new artificial intelligence (AI) technology to improve service to customers
   
15/2/18 - 12:49   Venson Automotive - urges fleet managers to "ride the EV revolution" consider electric alternatives for van fleets
   
15/2/18 - 12:17   MotorEasy - car maintenance company partners with UK’s first car leasing comparison site
   
15/2/18 - 12:01   Last year 1,024 disqualifications were issued to children - up from 696 in 2014
   
15/2/18 - 11:36   How's the traffic been this week? - daily commute relieved of millions of cars during February half term
   
15/2/18 - 10:43   Personalised number plate warning: BEWARE! If your vehicle is stolen or scrapped - ‘TAX1’ expected to reach £100,000 at auction
   
15/2/18 - 10:35   RAC - calls on supermarkets to cut another 2p a litre off fuel as wholesale price of fuel continues to tumble
   
15/2/18 - 10:10   Volkswagen - Gold Pins awarded to Master Technician at JCT 600 Sheffield and Sinclair Volkswagen Cardiff's Aftersales Manager
   
15/2/18 - 09:57   IAM RoadSmart - ‘Queen of bikers’ Maria Costello renews ambassador safety role with IAM
   
15/2/18 - 09:48   Mercedes-Benz Vans UK - teams up with Institute Of Vehicle Recovery for Health & Safety training for its mobile repair technicians
   
15/2/18 - 09:39   ERS - classics still win the hearts on the dawn of autonomous cars
   
15/2/18 - 09:34   BSi - Kitemark Excellence Award now open to all Kitemarked bodyshops; winner presented at BBA Battersea 10 May
   
15/2/18 - 09:14   Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) - 2016 jump in uninsured claims sustained in 2017
   
15/2/18 - 09:05   TrustFord - dealer network on recruitment drive for 78 apprentices including 10 BODYSHOP apprentices
   
14/2/18 - 14:11   ABP Club Women's Automotive - 45 (so far) registered to attend Volvo meeting in Daventry on 27th Feb; still time to register
   
14/2/18 - 13:49   SMEs not prepared for Brexit - need help with tax and exports, and more information and advice, according to a new study
   
14/2/18 - 13:41   USA: Avis Budget to install telematics units in 50,000 rental vehicles in the US - converting them to connected cars
   
14/2/18 - 13:25   For fleets - live in-car demonstrations of collision avoidance technology at Thatcham Research’s Upper Heyford Proving Ground next month
   
14/2/18 - 13:03   Access to Justice (A2J) - campaign group investigates "Fake News and the Compensation Culture"
   
14/2/18 - 12:51   Auto Trader - average price for a used car in 2017 was £11,819, 4% higher than in 2016
   
14/2/18 - 12:40   New Parliamentary group - electric and automated vehicles
   
14/2/18 - 12:31   City Auction Group - new remarketing services business partnership with Vauxhall Finance
   
14/2/18 - 12:18   SMMT - UK used car market stays strong in 2017, as 8.1 million vehicles change hands
   
14/2/18 - 11:54   Iron Mountain - storage and information management firm reduces damage costs to 450-strong fleet by 78%
   
14/2/18 - 11:40   The ABI Guest blog: Donna Scully, Carpenters - on personal injury reform: "I would like to see much, if not all, that most insurers want"
   
14/2/18 - 11:25   Autocar Awards 2018 - readers asked to vote for their favourite hot hatch from a shortlist of 31 cars
   
14/2/18 - 11:20   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles - annual awards recognise top Authorised Repairers and Van Centres
   
14/2/18 - 10:43   Northgate Vehicle Hire - how much do road works cost a business?
   
14/2/18 - 10:19   hpi - vehicle check company finds 74 stolen cars a day
   
14/2/18 - 09:55   Unhappy Valentine's Day? - two thirds of automotive professionals are unhappy in their current jobs
   
14/2/18 - 09:33   4 Elms Group - acquires the Hidsons Group Bodyshop in Rainham, Kent
   
13/2/18 - 22:21   New Zealand - to tackle issue of write-offs repaired outside of NZ and then sold in NZ without buyers knowing
   
13/2/18 - 14:15   Fix Auto UK - Fix & Go Isle of Wight opens; first express vehicle repair facility on the island
   
13/2/18 - 14:05   Plymouth Herald - 70-year-old motor repair business boss, David Collier, AJ Motors, jailed for growing cannabis worth £1million
   
13/2/18 - 13:52   EMaC (part of Innovation Group) - service plan revenue increases by over 25% year-on-year; £252m aftersales revenue generated
   
13/2/18 - 13:26   Broach Hill Garage - Philip Nendick named Citroen VDA Assessor of the Year 2018
   
13/2/18 - 12:35   Volvo Cars UK - announce more dates for the popular Volvo Product Technology Course
   
13/2/18 - 12:24   Gordon's Autos - family business welcomes third generation to Lincolnshire car repair garage
   
13/2/18 - 11:20   JMK Solicitors - claim top spot as No.1 personal injury law firm in Northern Ireland for 4th consecutive year
   
13/2/18 - 11:02   Ford - dates announced for the new Engineer and VDA Ford Technical Familiarisation Courses
   
13/2/18 - 10:49   Pendragon - 2017 results: turnover up 4.5% but pre-tax profit down 10.5%; UK motor operating profit down 29.3%
   
13/2/18 - 10:49   Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) & Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) - appoint new Chair of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme
   
13/2/18 - 10:42   Balgores Motors & Twickenham Accident Repair Centre - first approved repairers for the London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) within M25
   
13/2/18 - 10:30   Highways England - new ‘supercabs’ to tackle dangerous driving on England’s motorways
   
13/2/18 - 10:17   British Motor Heritage (BMH) - replacement bodyshells specialist marks 40 years' service, supplying 6,000 shells to the classic car market
   
13/2/18 - 10:11   Continental Tyres - bus drivers are voted the safest on the road by motorists, cyclists and pedestrians
   
13/2/18 - 09:41   Inflation rate - CPI unchanged at 3.0% for last 12 months; RPI down slightly to 4.0%
   
13/2/18 - 09:08   Porsche Classic - supplies classic parts from a 3D printer
   
12/2/18 - 14:09   Daily Mail - "Insurance firms hike some excesses so high your cover can become pointless"
   
12/2/18 - 14:08   Stericycle - airbags remained the main cause of passenger vehicle recalls and notifications - accounting for 30% of the total recalls
   
12/2/18 - 13:54   British Bodyshop Awards, Thurs 10 May, Battersea – only 10 premium tables left
   
12/2/18 - 13:45   Subaru UK - announce Chris Graham as Managing Director
   
12/2/18 - 13:39   IMI - automotive sector is currently running on a 10:2 ratio of males to females in the workplace
   
12/2/18 - 13:05   Kenotek - aftermarket vehicle care and finish specialists expands in the UK with MoreThanPolish
   
12/2/18 - 12:58   AA’s Car Genie telematics device - British-built connected car device wins international Product of the Year award
   
12/2/18 - 12:28   Mini - from next month all new Minis will be available with in-built 4G connectivity
   
12/2/18 - 12:02   AutoRaise - invites applicants to join the charity's Board of Trustees
   
12/2/18 - 11:54   Electric vehicles to help power people’s homes - £30 million investment in revolutionary V2G technologies
   
12/2/18 - 11:36   Glass’s Used Commercial Hero for February - the Citroen Nemo
   
12/2/18 - 11:24   The British Coatings Federation and the British Adhesives and Sealants Association - to host Brexit event
   
12/2/18 - 11:16   BBC Radio 4 - You & Yours programme investigates 'racist' insurance pricing
   
12/2/18 - 10:47   Lightfoot - Stephens Scown becomes the first business in the UK to install Lightfoot's ‘Fitbit for cars’ in pool vehicles
   
12/2/18 - 09:42   RAC: UK snow - 80% of drivers don’t think Britain is prepared to deal with snow
   
12/2/18 - 09:37   CV-Library - automotive professionals rely on colleagues for personal and professional support
   
12/2/18 - 08:03   Saga - new quota share arrangement for in-house motor underwriter AICL; takes effect from February next year
   
09/2/18 - 14:38   London Motor Show - will host its first ever autonomous vehicle zone at this year’s event (17 - 20 May)
   
09/2/18 - 14:24   Nationwide Accident Repair Services Ltd (NARS) - former employee fined for selling customers personal data
   
09/2/18 - 14:22   Direct Line - trading update: "2017 result will be ahead of market expectations....good results in Motor"
   
09/2/18 - 02:02   Government - Prime Minister to ask Department for Transport to look into graduated licences for new drivers
   
09/2/18 - 01:25   esure - helped by Keoghs, saves £1million on a "fundamental dishonest" claim for damages
   
09/2/18 - 01:03   2018 AM Awards - full details of the 23 winners (plus all the finalists)
   
08/2/18 - 23:39   Weightmans - man gets 8 months in prison for making £100,000 of false claims for hire cars and vehicle damage
   
08/2/18 - 20:29   Summit’s Automotive Leaders event - discuss dealers in a digital age
   
08/2/18 - 20:20   Spies Hecker - renews three-year agreement with Volkswagen Group UK
   
08/2/18 - 20:06   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle - offers 120 customers the chance to win a free van service
   
08/2/18 - 13:48   ABP Club Women's Automotive at Volvo, Tues 27 Feb - SPEAKER PROFILE: Helen Wright, Founder, 9-2-3
   
08/2/18 - 13:32   CitNOW - number of video communications streamed on CitNOW’s servers surge by 45% in 12 months
   
08/2/18 - 13:26   RAC - data suggests a sharp rise in fatal drink-drive crashes
   
08/2/18 - 13:17   Volkswagen Group UK - launches Paint and Body websites
   
08/2/18 - 13:10   IAM RoadSmart - drink driving is on the up again
   
08/2/18 - 10:21   IFB - Morris Orman Hearle join IFB’s Affiliate Model
   
08/2/18 - 10:19   Peugeot - drivers take their eyes off the road 7% of the time
   
08/2/18 - 09:45   Nationwide spike in car theft should ring alarm bells for shoppers, warns TRACKER
   
08/2/18 - 09:44   Nationwide - spike in car theft should ring alarm bells for shoppers, warns TRACKER
   
08/2/18 - 09:38   Bicester Heritage - announces a partnership with leading classic car insurance specialist Hagerty in a new three-year deal
   
08/2/18 - 09:29   What Car? - diesel could be cheaper and more efficient for twice as many drivers as petrol
   
08/2/18 - 07:54   AA - trading update; 6% growth in motor policies to 629,000; further growth expected
   
07/2/18 - 15:03   ABP Club Women's Automotive - meeting at Volvo, Tues 27 Feb; speaker bio: Andrew Jervis, Founder ClickMechanic
   
07/2/18 - 14:53   British Bodyshop Awards, Thurs 10 May, Battersea - over 400 bookings made in first 48 hours; earlybird for members saves £500 per table
   
07/2/18 - 14:37   Mercedes-Benz - third generation of the Sprinter launched today; on sale in June; electric version in 2019
   
07/2/18 - 14:29   Sewells - fleets are moving towards hybrid and electric powertrains much faster than industry anticipates
   
07/2/18 - 14:24   Slater + Gordon UK - appoint David Neave (ex RSA / Co-op and LV) as non-exec director
   
07/2/18 - 13:59   ACIS - become strategic partner to CVP (Commercial Vehicle Partnership) whose directors include Peter Horton
   
07/2/18 - 13:40   Euro Car Parts - announce 1-day ADAS IMI-accredited training course at Euro Academy in association with Hella
   
07/2/18 - 10:46   Alton Cars - open 13th site, a fast-flow and de-fleet centre in Rotherham
   
06/2/18 - 13:05   ProVision - fleets should not operate a fleet camera system without a cloud connected solution
   
06/2/18 - 12:54   Hexagon - north London car dealer creates a 3D walk-around 'virtual showroom'
   
06/2/18 - 12:05   ABP Club Women's Automotive meeting at Volvo, Tues 27 Feb - speaker bio: Stuart Gover, Lead Product Trainer, Volvo
   
06/2/18 - 11:15   Morgan Motor Company - record trading year sees 19% year-on-year revenue growth; pre-tax profits up by over 200%
   
06/2/18 - 11:13   National Windscreens - targets insurance market new Insurance Hound (Insurance Age and Insurance Post) partnership
   
06/2/18 - 11:09   Chapter8 Shop (Vehicle Livery Solutions) - in 2016, HGVs were involved in 9% of accidents where a fatality occurred
   
06/2/18 - 10:57   Volkswagen Group UK - Martin Barrow-Starkey appointed Head of Group Fleet Services
   
06/2/18 - 10:10   British Bodyshop Awards, Thurs 10 May, Battersea - earlybird booking NOW OPEN; save £500 per table
   
06/2/18 - 09:30   Inrix - Traffic congestion cost UK motorists over £37.7 billion in 2017
   
06/2/18 - 09:24   IFB - announces contract with Mohawk Security
   
06/2/18 - 09:03   Covéa Insurance - appoints new Apprenticeship Levy Lead
   
06/2/18 - 09:01   SMMT Discussion Paper - Delivering UK automotive Brexit priorities
   
06/2/18 - 08:54   The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) - Julie Page (Aon) appointed as Deputy Chair
   
06/2/18 - 08:51   ABI - 10% of a young driver’s average annual salary now goes towards paying their motor insurance bill
   
06/2/18 - 08:07   Laird Assessors - announce a complete new line up to their Business Development team for 2018
   
06/2/18 - 02:07   Arnold Clark - 300 new apprentices (including bodyshop) will get the opportunity to join the Group this year
   
05/2/18 - 14:14   Leominster Scrap Metal - £12,159 penalty for unauthorised Leominster scrap metal and end of life vehicle (ELV) facility in Herefordshire
   
05/2/18 - 14:11   AkzoNobel - receives triple recognition as Top Employer
   
05/2/18 - 14:03   IMI - Nationwide's Training and Development Centre will host the Skill Auto Body Repair National Qualifiers in June
   
05/2/18 - 13:22   SMMT - new van market sees decline in January; new van registrations fall -4.2% to 20,475 units in January 2018
   
05/2/18 - 13:12   ABP Club Women's Automotive - wage progression and the gender wage gap; mothers suffer big long-term pay penalty from part-time working
   
05/2/18 - 12:51   Keychoice - partners with LV= for new specialist vehicle offering
   
05/2/18 - 12:28   Porsche - plans to invest more than six billion euro in electromobility by 2022
   
05/2/18 - 11:51   RAC - comments on "disturbing" rise in social media insurance scams
   
05/2/18 - 11:35   Trakm8 - launches the RoadHawk 600 4G Telematics Integrated Camera inc forward collision warnings and ADAS
   
05/2/18 - 11:14   National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) - new car market (down 6% in January) "continues to perform in line with expectations"
   
05/2/18 - 11:09   IFED - individual victims of ghost brokers lose on average £769
   
05/2/18 - 10:28   Consumer Intelligence - the top 10 motor insurance brands score an average 3.9/5 for customer service
   
05/2/18 - 10:09   British Bodyshop Awards, Thurs 10 May, Battersea - earlybird booking opens 10am TOMORROW; save £500 per table
   
05/2/18 - 09:37   Australia: Cisco - investing $1 million in ‘world-first’ Internet of Things technology pilot to prepare for autonomous vehicles
   
05/2/18 - 09:33   CV-Library - 79% rise in job applications in the automotive industry
   
05/2/18 - 09:29   Carillion - multi-million package of support for lending to small businesses and workers affected by Carillion liquidation
   
05/2/18 - 09:15   SMMT - new car sales down 6.3% in January 2018; diesel sales down 25%
   
05/2/18 - 08:51   ABP Guide to Retail Charges - as announced at Convention, research begins today on new edition; out in April
   
05/2/18 - 07:50   uSwitch - 39% of drivers are now choosing to take a VOLUNTARY excess of over £250
   
04/2/18 - 23:37   new Mercedes A-Class - "greater use of high-strength, ultra high-strength and press-hardened sheet steel"
   
02/2/18 - 17:37   MSL - Dan Tattersall (Fleet and Operations Manager) praises his network of 50 UK bodyshops
   
02/2/18 - 17:11   EDAM Group (Easi-Drive) - targets dealer growth appointing Ben Parry as Business Development Director
   
02/2/18 - 15:10   Apollo Group - Apollo Prestige in Chichester win Volkswagen PBN Challenge Cup 2017
   
02/2/18 - 15:00   British Bodyshop Awards, Thurs 10 May in Battersea - earlybird booking opens 10am Tuesday; save £500 per table
   
02/2/18 - 14:59   British Bodyshop Awards, Tues 10 May in Battersea - earlybird booking opens 10am Tuesday; save £500 per table
   
02/2/18 - 14:32   Government - "Road vehicles: improving air quality and safety" consultation includes penalty for cheat devices
   
02/2/18 - 14:17   WhoCanFixMyCar.com - 2018 Garage Award winners revealed
   
02/2/18 - 14:13   Renault UK - announces its Dealer of the Year Awards; RMB Automotive Northallerton win Gold award
   
02/2/18 - 13:59   Apprentices - Government changes its mind and will not withdraw existing apprenticeship frameworks until 2020
   
02/2/18 - 13:36   IMI - call for government action to address 41% shortfall in new apprenticeship starts
   
02/2/18 - 13:31   ABP Club Women's Automotive - 30 ladies have already booked to attend FREE meeting on Tues 27 Feb at Volvo's new £6m training centre
   
01/2/18 - 21:36   BIBA 2018 - Andrew Bailey, Inga Beale, Lastminute.com co-founder and Canadian Astronaut to address conference
   
01/2/18 - 16:26   Sandicliffe Motor Contracts - it’s ‘all systems go’ at SMC as new DRIVE software goes live!
   
01/2/18 - 15:06   5 Cities Project - new project to boost diversity in apprenticeships
   
01/2/18 - 14:10   IAM RoadSmart - wider use of mobile safety cameras is good news for road safety
   
01/2/18 - 14:07   Brake - ‘Spinal Injury – The Road to Recovery’ seminar speakers confirmed
   
01/2/18 - 13:44   VisionTrack - powers commercial fleet insurer, Camatics
   
01/2/18 - 13:29   U-POL - celebrates 70 years of manufacturing expertise
   
01/2/18 - 13:23   Germany: Daimler Financial Services - car2go increases its number of customers by 30 percent to 2.97 million
   
01/2/18 - 12:56   IFED - 13 people sentenced after fraudulent bank cards were used to claim refunds on car insurance policies, totalling over £95,000
   
01/2/18 - 12:15   1st Central - Britain’s best and worst drivers revealed
   
01/2/18 - 11:41   Bennetts - motorcycle insurance products maintain Defaqto 5-Star Rating
   
01/2/18 - 11:38   Allianz - statement on proposed changes to Claims operations
   
01/2/18 - 11:32   Autonomous vehicle trial announced by HumanDrive - 30-month project
   
01/2/18 - 11:19   National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) - predicts a challenging 2018 for the motorcycle industry
   
01/2/18 - 11:03   The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) - continues to lobby for investment into charging infrastructure
   
01/2/18 - 10:59   Vizion and 3GRC - create data management standard for repair centres
   
01/2/18 - 10:51   USA: Electric GT's Production Car Series (EPCS) - officially sanctioned by the FIA ahead of inaugural season
   
01/2/18 - 10:40   CitNOW - female customers 60% more likely to view mobile content before they buy a car
   
01/2/18 - 09:36   Renault Pro+ Commercial Vehicles - announce scrappage offer, new contract hire rates and 3 years servicing for £99 on models
   
01/2/18 - 08:51   Sytner Tamworth - wins the 2018 Aftersales Performance Award at MINI's retail Awards
   
31/1/18 - 15:12   Industry Insights - REAL challenge: 14 Connected Solutions Partners sign up to the 2018 REAL Rally!
   
31/1/18 - 14:25   WhoCanFixMyCar.com - BMW, Audi and Mercedes: who's the most expensive to fix? (the answer is... Audi)
   
31/1/18 - 14:15   CORRECTION - ABP News story of Mon 29 Jan; ITAS is an independent company and not owned by DAC Holdings, who only have a 25% stake in ITAS
   
31/1/18 - 13:54   LV= and Allianz - announce strategic partnership business transfer plans; 400 jobs at risk of redundancy, but potential for 120 new roles
   
31/1/18 - 13:47   IMI Channel 1 - the IMI launch a new video channel
   
31/1/18 - 13:27   MINI UK - appoint David George (ex Sales Director at Mercedes-Benz UK) as new Director
   
31/1/18 - 13:16   SMMT - UK commercial vehicle manufacturing declines -16.7% in 2017
   
31/1/18 - 13:04   First businesses to benefit from DVSA transport scheme announced
   
31/1/18 - 12:58   RAC - reacts to comments on speeding made at the Roads Policing Conference
   
31/1/18 - 12:53   Highways England - appoints major projects director
   
31/1/18 - 12:51   FORS Members’ Conference – 2018 date confirmed
   
31/1/18 - 11:40   Update from Radical Equipment: Spanesi - gain Tesla Approval
   
31/1/18 - 11:15   The National Body Repair Association (NBRA) - writes to new Small Business Commissioner about the payment culture in our sector
   
31/1/18 - 10:49   Who is the best at predicting the UK economy?
   
31/1/18 - 09:48   BuyaCar.co.uk - women and ‘digital natives’ drove BuyaCar.co.uk to near doubling of online used car sales in 2017
   
31/1/18 - 09:01   SMMT - 2017 UK car manufacturing declines by -3% but still second biggest output since turn of the century
   
31/1/18 - 08:56   LV= - the latest insurer to provide a multi car product for drivers
   
31/1/18 - 08:46   Tractica - autonomous trucks and buses to reach 188,000 vehicle sales annually by 2022
   
31/1/18 - 08:42   RAC - motorists overwhelmingly back private parking industry code of practice bill
   
31/1/18 - 08:39   China: Aston Martin - £600m+ investment drive in China after 89% growth - propelled by the successful introduction of the DB11
   
30/1/18 - 14:35   AutoRaise - welcomes apprentice champions, Car-O-Liner, as a Silver Partner
   
30/1/18 - 14:20   Independent Garage Association (IGA) - warns businesses to be aware of advertising scam
   
30/1/18 - 14:16   hpi - some electric vehicles are rising in value
   
30/1/18 - 13:28   Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA) - hydrogen cars could rewrite depreciation curve
   
30/1/18 - 13:23   GYS - appoints Greg Whale as new UK Divisional Manager for Bodyshop
   
30/1/18 - 13:09   S&G Response - secure Investors in People Gold status to 2020
   
30/1/18 - 12:32   Plan Insurance - Motor Trade Lessons Learned From 2017
   
30/1/18 - 12:19   RAC Foundation - Ministers back parking firm clamp down
   
30/1/18 - 12:13   New online service could help drivers report accidents
   
30/1/18 - 11:22   IFED - crash for cash fraudsters "place financial gain above all else"
   
30/1/18 - 11:13   RSA - key appointments at its Manchester trading site
   
30/1/18 - 11:07   £9.8m for a Vehicle-to-Grid demonstrator project - 1,000 chargers will be installed over the next 3 years across the electricity networks
   
30/1/18 - 10:46   Freight Transport Association (FTA) - HGV safety scheme "keeping cleaner trucks off London’s roads"
   
30/1/18 - 10:34   Warrantywise - reveals details of its largest mechanical repair bills from 2017 (£10,000 on a McLaren MP4-12C gearbox repair)
   
30/1/18 - 10:19   UK motorists are using their car as an extension to their kitchen
   
30/1/18 - 10:10   Denso - wiper servicing tips are helping break the ice for a winter windfall
   
30/1/18 - 09:46   MG Cannon Accident Repair Centres - Dorchester and Westbury BMW and MINI approved
   
29/1/18 - 22:44   Mercedes - entire portfolio of Mercedes-Benz cars will be electrified by 2022 including 10 fully electric cars
   
29/1/18 - 15:11   Zurich - publishes its UK gender pay gap
   
29/1/18 - 14:09   Boost for drivers - government backs clamp down on rogue parking firms
   
29/1/18 - 14:06   New accountability rules for insurers - senior execs held personally responsible for misconduct
   
29/1/18 - 13:53   Nationwide - technical training coming to a site near you
   
29/1/18 - 13:09   JATO - diesel car registrations in Europe fell by 7.9% in 2017, whilst SUV registrations reached a record 4.56 million units
   
29/1/18 - 13:02   Consumer Intelligence - car insurance premiums increase 9.6% in a year
   
29/1/18 - 13:02   Consumer Intellignce - car insurance premiums increase 9.6% in a year
   
29/1/18 - 12:41   ABP Club Women's Automotive - register now to attend the first meeting of 2018: Tuesday 27 February: hosted by Volvo
   
29/1/18 - 12:30   Italy: Autopromotec Conference (13-14 June 2018) in Bologna - digitisation and new mobility trends, the future of car repair
   
29/1/18 - 12:22   Mazda - dealer profitability grows in 2017
   
29/1/18 - 12:17   Confused.com London Motor Show - World’s first Tesla-based production Shooting Brake (QWest) at this year’s event
   
29/1/18 - 12:15   Britain’s most critical industries are being warned to boost cyber security or face hefty fines
   
29/1/18 - 12:07   Axalta Coating Systems - new global product names: HyperDyne, ChromaDyne and Lumeera
   
29/1/18 - 11:58   Porsche - "Porsche does not regard Level 5 automation – driving without a steering wheel, brake and accelerator pedal – as a priority"
   
29/1/18 - 11:17   Work over wellbeing - automotive professionals struggle to balance work and fitness; 1 in 3 admit they don’t do any exercise at all
   
29/1/18 - 10:59   Northern Ireland: Wilsons of Rathkenny – Ballymena-based repairer awarded full Volvo Bodyshop Approval
   
29/1/18 - 10:19   Xpress Centres - opens its 20th same-day bodywork repair centre
   
29/1/18 - 10:06   Northwood Coachworks - joins the Fix Auto UK network as Fix Auto Northwood
   
29/1/18 - 10:02   Road Haulage Association - neglected roads cost hauliers millions and need urgent investment
   
29/1/18 - 09:49   Covéa Insurance - "industry-leading" partnership with Audatex; Covéa’s customers can send pictures of damaged vehicle direct to repairer
   
29/1/18 - 09:44   BODYSHOPS BEWARE: IFB - reveal 29 January as the day drivers most likely to be a victim of crash for cash
   
29/1/18 - 09:38   AMA Group - owners of Gemini Aus confirm £303.7m acquisition bid from private equity firm, Blackstone
   
29/1/18 - 03:09   Audatex UK - "The rising costs of repair in the claims process"
   
29/1/18 - 03:00   Apprenticeship - new starts down 41% since levy introduced in April 2017 (compared to same period in 2016)
   
27/1/18 - 09:24   Brexit - David Davis, Philip Hammond, Greg Clark write to businesses with plans for the implementation period
   
26/1/18 - 14:46   Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - £1m fine for One Call Insurance and its ceo for misuse of client money
   
26/1/18 - 14:32   Fix Auto World - appoints two new members to Board of Directors, David Marshall and Robert Hattem
   
26/1/18 - 14:17   Volvo Trucks (no connection to Volvo Cars) - to start selling electric trucks in Europe in 2019
   
26/1/18 - 14:05   Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance Europe - owners of InsureTheBox relocate to new office in Leadenhall Street
   
26/1/18 - 09:27   Sherwin Williams - CEO John Morikis provides more detail on progress with the Valspar integration
   
26/1/18 - 09:08   Sherwin-Williams (inc Valspar) - 2017 results: sales up 26% to $15 billion; profits up 17% to $2.3 billion
   
26/1/18 - 08:19   Watchstone (formerly Quindell) - trading update; after disposals, "group enters 2018 a far simpler business"
   
26/1/18 - 01:11   RAC - quality of UK roads hangs in balance as pothole-related breakdowns continue to rise, up 11% in Q4
   
26/1/18 - 00:55   Stoneacre - "our 11 bodyshops continue to go from strength to strength"; rapid repair Cube performing well
   
25/1/18 - 15:05   Atticus Innovation - new accident management company breaks new ground in service and cost controls
   
25/1/18 - 14:20   ABP Club member request: Anyone recommend anyone sensible on Ford Courtesy car deals?
   
25/1/18 - 13:48   PwC - 40% of the mileage driven could be done in autonomous vehicles and 55% of cars set to be electric in 2030
   
25/1/18 - 13:37   Motor Insurers' Bureau (MIB) - uninsured motor claims increasing after ten years of falls
   
25/1/18 - 12:19   Operation Drive Insured - tackles uninsured driving on Scotland’s roads
   
25/1/18 - 12:14   HMRC - halts thousands of scam text messages