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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.

21/9/18 - 22:20   Enterprise Holdings - have spent $2 billion acquiring range of car-share businesses, insurance technology firms, car rental companies
   
21/9/18 - 17:45   ERS (Equity Red Star) - owners Aquiline assess strategic options; could lead to a sale / change of ownership
   
21/9/18 - 12:49   AA - "Autumn peak" for deer strikes; up to 74,000 deer hit by cars annually causing c. £11m damage
   
21/9/18 - 12:03   Volvo Cars - join the G7 Ocean Partnership Summit
   
21/9/18 - 11:58   JD Classics - Essex-based classic car restoration specialist sold to Woodham Mortimer
   
21/9/18 - 11:50   HPI - a decade of CrushWatch enables cars worth £500m to be returned to their rightful owners
   
21/9/18 - 08:10   RAC - 33% of motorists – the equivalent to 13.2m – say they are more reliant on their cars now than 12 months earlier
   
21/9/18 - 08:06   Zurich: Porsche - invests in Swiss start-up WayRay
   
21/9/18 - 07:56   ‏Apollo Motor Group and Remit Group - apprenticeships and gender equality in the UK motor industry are top of the agenda
   
21/9/18 - 07:13   Peritus Learning - only 20% of UK businesses (SMEs) train their people on Cyber Security
   
20/9/18 - 13:55   AFV popularity reaches a record high on Auto Trader
   
20/9/18 - 13:51   Peugeot, Citroën, DS, and Vauxhall - will offer an electric or hybrid version on its entire new line-up from 2019
   
20/9/18 - 13:14   Who's the new pace-setter in the Circle Leasing 'virtual' 10k leaderboard? (clue, it's not the guy in the photo anymore)
   
20/9/18 - 12:40   rFpro - computer tech company NVIDIA partners with UK simulation specialist to accelerate development of autonomous cars
   
20/9/18 - 12:32   ABP Club Power List 2018: in association with ITAS - take part in our Twitter poll!
   
20/9/18 - 12:23   SMEs forced to ignore Brexit as GDPR and cyber steal the limelight, Zurich finds
   
20/9/18 - 12:19   IDES - LED spraybooth lighting specialists are now an approved supplier and installer of Electric Vehicle Charging Points
   
20/9/18 - 11:51   Fix Auto UK - re-signs contract with AkzoNobel
   
20/9/18 - 11:35   IMI article on 'Online Bait Crime'
   
20/9/18 - 11:11   Hyundai Motor - will bring the world’s first fleet of fuel cell electric truck into commercial operation
   
20/9/18 - 11:02   IAM RoadSmart - failure of Corporate Manslaughter and Homicide Act to bring companies to account for road safety performance
   
20/9/18 - 10:50   Meet The Vella Group Apprentices, 2018!
   
20/9/18 - 10:04   Zurich - Helen Pickford appointed UK Chief Financial Officer
   
20/9/18 - 10:02   Dr Andy Palmer, President & Group Chief Exec of Aston Martin (and former apprentice) - plans charitable foundation to fund apprenticeships
   
20/9/18 - 09:36   Lookers - confirms acquisition of Jennings as part of ongoing expansion
   
20/9/18 - 09:19   Antitrust - EU Commission opens formal investigation into possible collusion between BMW, Daimler & the VW group on clean emission tech
   
20/9/18 - 09:08   Mirka UK - new national training centre in Milton Keynes opens this month
   
20/9/18 - 01:56   Copart - shares tumble as results are hit by Hurricane Harvey; UK volumes up 8.1%
   
19/9/18 - 13:37   Sikkens - new Autoclear Aerodry releases bodyshop profits with flexible workflow
   
19/9/18 - 11:31   LeasePlan and SAIC agree exclusive partnership to bring the first large zero emission LCV to Europe
   
19/9/18 - 10:16   SMMT _ 'No-deal’ Brexit not an option for automotive
   
19/9/18 - 10:07   Dino Zamparelli and Nationwide - step towards championship success at Silverstone
   
19/9/18 - 09:56   Thatcham Research - three-star Euro NCAP rated Suzuki Jimny "falls short on safety"
   
19/9/18 - 09:37   Inflation rate - CPI up to 2.7% for last 12 months; RPI up sharply to 3.5%
   
19/9/18 - 09:28   PJB Accident Repairs - Annual Shooting and Archery Day was a success!
   
19/9/18 - 09:12   S&G Response - launches Apprentice Academy to support their continued successful growth
   
19/9/18 - 07:59   Can you help a fellow member? Spraybooth wall covering advice please
   
19/9/18 - 00:01   Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance - sign technology agreement to install Google tech in their cars from 2021
   
18/9/18 - 16:48   Bodyshop Solutions - appoint P.J. Fallon & Son as their Distributor for Ireland
   
18/9/18 - 16:31   Motofix - Liam Kearney departs as Motofix CEO
   
18/9/18 - 16:31   Motofix - Liam Kearney departs are Motofix CEO
   
18/9/18 - 13:54   The ABP Club Power List 2018, in association with ITAS - 10 days to go... who would be in your Top Ten?
   
18/9/18 - 13:43   Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) - receives Niche Vehicle Network (NVN) grant to research use of lightweight material graphene
   
18/9/18 - 13:39   Keyless entry systems blamed for rise in car theft in England and Wales
   
18/9/18 - 12:51   TechMan - workshop management software saves businesses money with PDQ (Process Data Quickly) integration
   
18/9/18 - 12:40   Employment stats show surge in employment rates for older women
   
18/9/18 - 12:32   Volvo Product Technology Course - EXTRA DATE: WEDNESDAY 14 November
   
18/9/18 - 12:25   insurethebox - telematics insurance specialist supports third annual project EDWARD (zero fatalities on roads)
   
18/9/18 - 12:23   Ford - to introduce Ford Data Services and Ford Telematics connected vehicle solutions in Europe next year
   
18/9/18 - 11:58   Project EDWARD (European Day Without A Road Death) Weds 19 Sept 2018 - every road death prevented has an estimated value of >£1.75 million
   
18/9/18 - 11:21   The Northern Ireland Bodyshop Alliance - accuses insurer of using "bullying" methods to control where and how much is paid for repairs
   
18/9/18 - 11:06   Volkswagen - plans to sell c150,000 electric cars by 2020
   
18/9/18 - 10:53   The Motor Ombudsman - backs Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) campaign urging more businesses to join a code sponsor
   
18/9/18 - 10:36   British cyclist achieves a record 149mph - with a little help from a Porsche
   
18/9/18 - 10:30   Germany: VW CV - body conversion specialists to show more than 50 solutions on Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles stand at the 2018 IAA
   
18/9/18 - 10:21   Only 37% of new cars on sale in the UK today come with a manually-operated handbrake
   
18/9/18 - 09:54   AES UK - the new I-track II alignment system by Josam
   
18/9/18 - 09:15   Audatex - launches AudaENOL Intelligent Motor Claims Management Platform; full control and visibility for ALL from FNOL - settlement
   
18/9/18 - 09:05   NAHL - half-year results; turnover and pre-tax profit unchanged
   
18/9/18 - 08:42   Marsh & McLennan - to acquire Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group for £4.3 billion
   
18/9/18 - 02:44   Germany: Copart - announce the opening of its second German location in Leipzig
   
18/9/18 - 02:41   Swiss Re - to launch "the ADAS risk score" in 2019 to enable insurers to better price ADAS equipped vehicles
   
18/9/18 - 02:40   BMW Group - with Swiss Re develop new car insurance assessment including integration of safety-relevant ADAS
   
17/9/18 - 14:23   Tesla Motors - Elon Musk pulls collision repairs in-house to cut "crazy" repair times
   
17/9/18 - 14:02   The Vella Group - promotes Finance Director, Marc Holding, to the position of Managing Director
   
17/9/18 - 13:25   The ABP Club Power List 2018, in association with ITAS - launched online at 10am on Wednesday 26 September
   
17/9/18 - 13:00   Ezi-Methods - achieves one million method downloads; Paul Wood, VDA at The ARC Group in Chippenham is the “Millionth Method Man”
   
17/9/18 - 12:28   Co-op Insurance - two fifths of young drivers worry about the cost of MOTs, servicing and car repairs
   
17/9/18 - 12:22   DVLA - reveals some of the oddest items found in untaxed cars
   
17/9/18 - 12:13   Henkel - Teroson vehicle repair and maintenance (VRM) range now also includes a full range of body fillers
   
17/9/18 - 11:53   AXA - completes the acquisition of XL Group, creating the #1 global P&C commercial lines insurance platform
   
17/9/18 - 11:18   Students at risk of motor fines as they head off to university
   
17/9/18 - 11:08   Audatex UK AEG software case study: Master Cars - West Yorkshire bodyshop: overall efficiency now at 137%
   
17/9/18 - 10:01   Tailgating - one in eight of all road casualties are caused by people who drive too close to the vehicle in front
   
17/9/18 - 09:47   City of London Police’s IFED - 17-24 year olds most likely to fall victim to ghost brokers; losing on average £912 EACH
   
17/9/18 - 09:21   Autofarm - Porsche bodyshop specialist firm relocating to new dedicated Porsche inspired business park
   
14/9/18 - 23:02   Insurance Times Awards - full list of finalists; winners revealed at ceremony on 6 December
   
14/9/18 - 22:36   Insurance Times Tech & Innovation Awards - full list of all the finalists and the 16 winners
   
14/9/18 - 13:46   SMMT - AQMS conference is set to take place on 20 November at the NEC in Birmingham
   
14/9/18 - 12:27   Farécla Apprentice and Student Bonnet Painting Competition - line up for Grand Final announced!
   
14/9/18 - 12:14   Synergy Car Hire - launches a comparison and booking API (application programming interface) tool
   
14/9/18 - 12:07   Allianz Legal Protection (ALP) - appoints new underwriting manager
   
14/9/18 - 12:03   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles - delivers 336,000 vehicles globally to end of August (+3.9%)
   
14/9/18 - 11:42   Driving in the EU if there's no Brexit deal - AA Comment
   
14/9/18 - 11:39   AA - fuel duty could increase eight pence per litre to fund NHS spend
   
14/9/18 - 11:37   Ford - partners with Brake to sponsor Road Safety Week (19 to 25 November 2018)
   
14/9/18 - 11:29   Endeavour Automotive - open new Hyundai Watford dealership
   
14/9/18 - 10:55   Consumer Intelligence: business award wins: Best Small to Medium-sized Business and Chief Executive Ian Hughes as Outstanding Entrepreneur
   
14/9/18 - 10:39   Driving in the EU if there's no Brexit deal
   
14/9/18 - 10:19   InAutomotive - taking part in Bangers4Ben next month
   
14/9/18 - 09:47   Perits Learning: Cyber Crime up 63%, UK stats show - "educate your people"
   
14/9/18 - 09:30   Grove Group - staff are fundraising for children's charity in 'Brathay RowRunner' event
   
14/9/18 - 08:25   bodyshop members of ABP Club - your survey closes at 5pm TODAY; only 17 multiple-choice questions; make your views known
   
14/9/18 - 08:16   Co-op Insurance - half-year results: sales fall 2% and underlying loss increases from £1m to £4m; operating loss of £14m
   
13/9/18 - 14:54   West Midlands Police (AMP) - one in 20 drivers stopped by WMP failing eyesight test
   
13/9/18 - 13:23   Fix Auto UK - Central Accident Repairs takes over the Fix Auto Wednesbury territory
   
13/9/18 - 13:12   Farécla Apprentice and Student Bonnet Painting Competition - first Grand Finalist announced: Elliot Campbell from the Figaro Shop in Didcot
   
13/9/18 - 13:02   Sika UK - "refinish relaunch" to drive innovation and growth in the UK bodyshop market
   
13/9/18 - 12:46   cap hpi - commercial vehicle providers to benefit from new modelling tool
   
13/9/18 - 11:14   Network Q (Vauxhall’s approved used car scheme) - to offer online motor finance, using technology from iVendi, across all 300 sites
   
13/9/18 - 11:07   Fuel prices rise ten weeks in a row - petrol and diesel both above 130p per litre
   
13/9/18 - 10:21   CameraMatics - transport firm saves £200K with vehicle camera system; insurers so impressed by use of the system they part-funded it
   
13/9/18 - 10:13   Wrisk - 2-year-old London-based insurtech company is now the sole supplier of BMW and MINI Car Insurance in the UK
   
13/9/18 - 09:47   GEM Motoring Assist - encouraging drivers to reflect dangerous moments at the wheel
   
13/9/18 - 09:40   Nationwide - returns to Carrera Cup championship battle as Zamparelli pushes for victory
   
12/9/18 - 14:11   VOTE NOW! FARÉCLA 2018 APPRENTICE & STUDENT BONNET PAINTING COMPETITION - voting closes at midnight tonight
   
12/9/18 - 14:02   AGL (Activate Group Ltd) - rebrands its Car Repair Network (of 300 repairers) as Motor Repair Network
   
12/9/18 - 13:58   Meet (a bit of) the 'Rapide E' - Aston Martin’s first Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV)
   
12/9/18 - 13:57   USA: Audatex - to donate $25,000 a year for next 5 years to the Collision Repair Education Foundation
   
12/9/18 - 13:35   Compare the Market - "Green revolution still just a dream"
   
12/9/18 - 13:23   Oxford to Cambridge Expressway - to take up to 40 minutes off the journey between the A34 south of Oxford and the M1
   
12/9/18 - 13:19   ABP Club - our State of the Industry survey has 17 easy multiple-choice questions - but closes 5pm Friday; bodyshops please participate
   
12/9/18 - 13:12   Spurs' goalkeeper and World Cup-winning captain of France, Hugo Lloris, pleads guilty to drink-driving
   
12/9/18 - 12:53   A E Motors, Birmingham - vehicle repairer fined for not having employers’ liability insurance
   
12/9/18 - 12:45   FORS - backs safety at Ciclovia Belfast 2018 (where part of the city centre is closed off to motor vehicles)
   
12/9/18 - 12:37   CBI - the way a company treats personal data is the top concern for potential customers and business partners
   
12/9/18 - 12:26   The Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) - 25,000 learners are driving without insurance
   
12/9/18 - 12:12   CYBG SME Health Check Index - business investment survey figures highlight low business confidence
   
12/9/18 - 11:38   ABI Motor Conference 2018 (20 November), London - Paul Geddes, Direct Line Group; Andy Watson, Ageas UK; & Matthew Avery, Thatcham Research
   
12/9/18 - 11:26   RAC - comments on reports that Chancellor may be considering a fuel duty rise
   
12/9/18 - 10:49   LEVC (London EV Company) - electric van trials with the Met Police and the London Fire Brigade to begin next year
   
12/9/18 - 10:36   AA Awards - two Yorkshire AA patrols crowned top in the country
   
12/9/18 - 10:25   NFDA - franchised car and CV dealers: "members will meet the growing consumer demand for low and zero emission vehicles"
   
12/9/18 - 10:19   John Grose Group - John Grose ARC owners open new PEUGEOT, Citroën & DS Automobiles dealership & aftersales facility in Ipswich
   
12/9/18 - 09:58   Guidewire blog: - 'Integrating telematics data to improve crash detection and optimise claims'
   
12/9/18 - 09:27   Markerstudy - new ‘dashcam’ CV product with VisionTrack inc £1,000 excess waived if footage verifies liability
   
12/9/18 - 08:09   Anexo (parents of DAMS) - H1 results; turnover up 2.6%; adjusted profit down 20%; "positive operational and financial progress"
   
11/9/18 - 16:21   Car Magazine - how it cost £4,547 to repair their Jaguar XF after a 5mph accident
   
11/9/18 - 14:14   ABP Club - bodyshop members only: please take 4 minutes to complete the 17 questions in our annual State of the Industry survey
   
11/9/18 - 14:13   Half of workers have experienced poor mental health in current job
   
11/9/18 - 14:09   Government - average UK pay up 2.9% in last 12 months
   
11/9/18 - 13:54   Valeo at Automechanika 2018 – "game changing innovations"
   
11/9/18 - 13:43   LeasePlan UK - "it's now time" for the UK to join Norway and the Netherlands as zero emission leaders
   
11/9/18 - 13:26   Volkswagen - the first structural components for mass-production vehicles can be 3D printed within 2-3 years
   
11/9/18 - 12:42   Spies Hecker's Tips4You - online video tips for car refinishers
   
11/9/18 - 11:54   Lightfoot - £99 'fitbit for cars', that has potential to save drivers over £750 a year, on sale in Halfords
   
11/9/18 - 11:43   Government - Theresa May unveils £106 million package for projects developing innovative green battery, vehicle and refuelling technology
   
11/9/18 - 11:35   ABP Club bodyshop member - seeking to acquire bodyshop business or businesses in Birmingham / Midlands area
   
11/9/18 - 11:32   DeVilbiss launch DV1 – "the most advanced Devilbiss refinish spray gun on the market"
   
11/9/18 - 11:25   Nextbase - a third of young drivers wrongly blamed for crashes
   
11/9/18 - 11:05   Forget self-drive cars - parking sensors top list of most wanted driver aids
   
11/9/18 - 10:59   McKinsey & Company - investing in recruiting, training and equipment is "key" for workshops
   
11/9/18 - 10:36   MG Cannon Accident Repair Centre - 100% for Salisbury bodyshop's VWG audit
   
11/9/18 - 10:14   AW Repair Group - opens a site in Derby dedicated to repairing LV= vehicles
   
11/9/18 - 10:02   Nationwide Repairs - opening a new Rapid Repair facility in Sheffield
   
11/9/18 - 09:48   Nationwide Repairs-backed Porsche Carrera Cup GB driver, Dino Zamparelli (Redline Racing) - heads to Silverstone
   
11/9/18 - 09:38   Negative job impact on UK of forced electric car push "underestimated" by European Commission
   
11/9/18 - 09:18   Funding boost for small businesses - new laws to arm small businesses against unfair contracts
   
10/9/18 - 14:57   Industry Insights - sign deal with Prism Network as Connected Solutions TP Property Damage Repair Partner
   
10/9/18 - 14:23   5,500 miles of road without voice signal
   
10/9/18 - 14:15   CDK Global - 72% of motorists say trust is the biggest factor influencing their choice of workshop
   
10/9/18 - 14:15   Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 - fastest growing private tech companies includes
   
10/9/18 - 14:11   Fronius UK - welding technology specialists return to Robotics and Automation exhibition (10-11 October, Milton Keynes)
   
10/9/18 - 14:04   ERS - appoints James Neild (ex Oak Underwriting) as Manchester-based Regional Trading Underwriter for Prestige
   
10/9/18 - 13:23   IFED, IFB, ERS and Ageas - serial crash for cash fraudster sentenced; 8 collisions in 13 months & £22k potential losses
   
10/9/18 - 12:54   Andrew Page - invests in Mintex range
   
10/9/18 - 12:44   Roberlo (celebrating its 50th anniversary) - important new developments at Automechanika Frankfurt
   
10/9/18 - 12:15   Selsia - exhibiting at Fleet LIVE (9-10 October 2018) in Birmingham
   
10/9/18 - 11:58   Farecla - new G360 Super Fast Polishing System on live demo at Automechanika Frankfurt
   
10/9/18 - 11:49   PPG - inaugural Innovation Summit in Switzerland inc automotive paint system that reduces energy costs to paint a car by 30%
   
10/9/18 - 11:13   London Trading Standards (LTS) - 74% of used tyres checked by Trading Standards failed to meet safety standards
   
10/9/18 - 10:54   Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Leeds - JCT600 to open 8th Rolls Royce showroom and aftersales facility
   
10/9/18 - 10:22   Mirka UK - new Novastar multi-hole abrasive: durability, versatility, productivity and efficiency
   
10/9/18 - 10:21   Government - introduce new laws to "make it easier for small businesses to access invoice finance"
   
10/9/18 - 10:06   Vauxhall’s OnStar, Audi’s Mechatronics and Mercedes’ Distronic - tech terms confuse drivers
   
10/9/18 - 09:52   CitNOW - ranked among Britain’s fastest-growing tech companies
   
10/9/18 - 09:30   National Accident Repair Group - secures contract with Allianz to be the repairer of choice for HGV and Motorhome repairs
   
07/9/18 - 12:24   Direct Line - most-popular car models increase in width by 17 per cent
   
07/9/18 - 11:59   Farécla Apprentice & Student Bonnet Painting Competition - four of the 10 semifinalists are female; 1,600 votes already received!
   
07/9/18 - 11:43   Coventry College - 'New Technology & You Live' event for Automotive Repair Sector technicians and apprentices
   
07/9/18 - 11:04   Revive! - 70% technicians report significant rise in repairs following ‘bump and run’ incidents
   
07/9/18 - 10:58   TotalSim - aerodynamics specialist to develop new 26,000 sq ft sports engineering facility in Silverstone
   
07/9/18 - 10:38   Peritus Learning - Cyber Attacks having ‘double whammy’ impact on businesses
   
07/9/18 - 10:22   Fix Auto UK - creates its own in-house engineering division
   
07/9/18 - 10:15   autoVHC - less than half of unroadworthy vehicles repaired in June 2018
   
07/9/18 - 10:10   Press Association - 44 Police forces logged 106,334 offences of theft or unauthorised taking of a motor vehicle in 2017/18
   
07/9/18 - 09:43   Netherlands: AkzoNobel - Photanol to build demonstration plant to make chemicals from CO2 and sunlight at AkzoNobel's' Delfzijl site
   
07/9/18 - 09:31   IMI - UK independents aren't ready for surge in sales of electric vehicles
   
06/9/18 - 20:54   Mirka - launch new precision coating abrasive, Iridium, cuts faster and stays sharper
   
06/9/18 - 20:34   Auto Windscreens - recycles over nine blue whales worth of glass a year!
   
06/9/18 - 13:00   What Car? - Japanese cars continue to dominate in latest reliability rankings released by What Car?
   
06/9/18 - 12:30   Nissan - confirms expansion of aftersales programs for out-of-warranty vehicles
   
06/9/18 - 12:22   Compare the Market - average insurance premium for UK's top ten most popular cars: £774
   
06/9/18 - 12:10   AA poll - 80% drivers want police to have the power to seize and destroy mobile at roadside
   
06/9/18 - 12:07   Polestar (Volvo's performance brand) - shows first details of new Polestar Space retail lab
   
06/9/18 - 11:56   Tracker - 89,000 vehicles were stolen in England and Wales last year – up by 56% from 57,000 in 2016
   
06/9/18 - 10:57   Spraybooth Technology Ltd (STL) - achieves 'SafeContractor' health and safety accreditation
   
06/9/18 - 10:52   CV-Library - average salary for an automotive role is £32,680
   
06/9/18 - 10:11   Gemini Group - announce the acquisition of Bodykraft Ltd, a group of Bodyshops based in the West Midlands
   
06/9/18 - 10:04   Lancaster Ferrari Colchester (Jardine Motors Group) - video is the chosen method of responding to 80% of aftersales and servicing enquiries
   
06/9/18 - 09:41   USA: FCA US - new facility for testing autonomous driving, ADAS and and assessment to third-party safety ratings
   
06/9/18 - 09:31   IFED - Direct Line Group hosts first in series of regional insurance industry engagement workshops; Swinton Group next
   
06/9/18 - 09:20   APU (part of Accident Exchange) - 'dark web' vehicle involved in identity theft and fictitious accident in South East London
   
06/9/18 - 08:11   Redde plc - results for y/e 30 June 2018: profit up 22% on turnover up 12%; 3.4% increase in repair cases
   
05/9/18 - 15:53   AutoRaise - industry figures meet to agree End-Point-Assessment plan for VDA Apprenticeship Standard
   
05/9/18 - 14:23   ABP Club – due to late cancellation one 4-ball is available for our sold-out charity Golf Day on Wed 26 Sept
   
05/9/18 - 12:21   Minster Law - responds to the Second Reading of the Civil Liability Bill
   
05/9/18 - 12:11   Volvo - calls for universal safety standard for autonomous car communication with 360c concept
   
05/9/18 - 11:57   Should Britain be working throughout August? - Would a European August Shutdown work for your business?
   
05/9/18 - 11:48   The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - appoints Sheldon Mills (currently director at the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)
   
05/9/18 - 11:38   Farécla - semifinalist line-Up in bonnet painting competition open to public vote now
   
05/9/18 - 10:05   A2J - responds to the Second Reading of the Civil Liability Bill (Tuesday night in the House of Commons)
   
05/9/18 - 10:00   RAC - fuel prices have gone up for eight of the last 12 months
   
05/9/18 - 09:40   NFDA - "lack of clarity surrounding emissions and, in particular, diesel is still affecting consumer demand"
   
05/9/18 - 09:16   RSA - opened new office in Luxembourg as part of Brexit preparations
   
05/9/18 - 09:13   SMMT - new car sales up 23.1% in August; hybrid/electric car sales up 88%
   
05/9/18 - 08:07   Aylesbury Panelcraft - acquired by DLG Auto Services (Direct Line's bodyshop group, formerly UKAARC)
   
04/9/18 - 16:47   Jennings - planned acquisition by Lookers announced to staff, but deal not yet signed
   
04/9/18 - 14:40   Arval - benefits and limitations of electric vans need to considered by fleets and legislators
   
04/9/18 - 14:12   Association of Personal Injury lawyers (APIL) - NHS will be left to pick up the tab for people with catastrophic injuries
   
04/9/18 - 14:00   Kent Online news story - gambling addict who made £80k from selling his employer’s (Gefco Sheerness) unwanted car parts spared jail
   
04/9/18 - 13:37   Allianz Insurance - promotes Gabriele Tischler to role of director, market management & brand
   
04/9/18 - 13:15   Ford Driving Skills For Life (DSFL) - trains more than 200 young drivers in two days at Colchester United Football Club
   
04/9/18 - 13:12   LV= appoints Tanya Lawler (eBay and J Sainsbury) as non-executive director
   
04/9/18 - 13:08   Groupe PSA (Peugeot, Citroën, DS, Vauxhall and Opel) - vehicles will be equipped with a "smart assistant" starting in 2020
   
04/9/18 - 13:01   British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) - WARNING! Scammers use social media to offer bogus vehicle leasing deals
   
04/9/18 - 12:47   Saint-Gobain Abrasives - new Norton MeshPower sanding solution provides powerful dust extraction
   
04/9/18 - 11:56   GYS - new GYS Bodyshop Equipment catalogue out today
   
04/9/18 - 11:44   LV= - 53% of new drivers say the current hazard perception test doesn’t reflect modern driving conditions and should be updated
   
04/9/18 - 11:34   Farécla - new G360 Polishing System - bodyshop reviews: "faster, and less reworks" and "the perfect system"
   
04/9/18 - 11:20   Fix Auto UK - Key Account Manager Paul Smith promoted to Head of Key Accounts
   
04/9/18 - 08:46   DVSA - checks for lorry emission cheats start across Great Britain
   
04/9/18 - 08:43   Siemens - world’s first autonomous tram to perform live demo, driving autonomously in real traffic, in Germany
   
04/9/18 - 08:34   Street Manager (£10m DfT investment) - new digital data system will help drivers plan their journeys to avoid roadworks
   
04/9/18 - 08:23   Grove Group - acquires Avon Auto Colours (the official press release)
   
04/9/18 - 08:06   Cambria - trading update; pfofit down 14% in line with expectations; 2 bodyshops closed inc Tunbridge Wells
   
03/9/18 - 14:28   IFED - "flamboyant motor" seized in Portsmouth from insurance fraudster who set up crash for cash scams
   
03/9/18 - 14:15   ABP Club Charity Golf Day with Mirka - Wednesday 26 September, The Warwickshire: space available due to last-minute change
   
03/9/18 - 14:12   Sue Stansfield - (ex LV and esure) joins EDAM Group as Claims Director
   
03/9/18 - 14:06   Thames Valley, Hampshire and West Midlands - revoking the licenses of those who don’t pass the 20m number plate check
   
03/9/18 - 13:54   NFU Mutual - appoint Nick Blacknell (ex Zurich) as new Head of Claims Supply & Services
   
03/9/18 - 13:53   GoCompare - 16% of drivers (five million) are still auto-renewing without shopping around
   
03/9/18 - 13:39   Artis Accident Care - work starts on site number 4, Dartford
   
03/9/18 - 13:23   Farécla 2018 Apprentice & Student Bonnet Competition - semifinalists to be announced this Wednesday (5 September)
   
03/9/18 - 13:10   The ABP Club Annual Convention & Night of Knights, with Audatex and Vision by Bluegrasscoms - Tuesday 13 November in Birmingham
   
03/9/18 - 12:43   Access to Justice (A2J) - PI sector campaign group say victims of road traffic accidents will lose up to 75% of compensation
   
03/9/18 - 12:28   Jennings Motor Group - bid a fond farewell to group service and bodyshop manager, Brian Johnson, after 46 years’ service
   
03/9/18 - 12:13   Grove Group - announce the acquisition of Avon Auto Colours
   
03/9/18 - 11:34   Environment Agency - warns of increased fire risk at vehicle recycling sites and urges operators to put fire prevention plans in place
   
03/9/18 - 10:13   T&G Grampian - £580k claim rejected by judge after fire at Aberdeenshire garage used to stock vehicle and parts
   
03/9/18 - 10:01   ABI - public back reform to whiplash compensation; "overwhelming" view that legal costs are too high
   
03/9/18 - 09:31   Ford - thousands of jobs in Europe at risk with models (inc Mondeo) facing axe from £9bn restructuring
   
03/9/18 - 09:19   Vertu Motors - appoint Andrew Goss (ex JLR / Porsche / Toyota) as Independent Non-executive Director
   
03/9/18 - 08:57   Vertu - trading update; we have continued "in line with the Board's expectations"
   
02/9/18 - 22:27   DENSO - expands its high-quality Air Filters as cabin pollution exposed
   
02/9/18 - 22:11   DAC Beachcroft - AXA "have no qualms about robustly defending low value claims ... on behalf of their policyholders"
   
02/9/18 - 21:42   RAC Black Box Car Insurance - 62% of policyholders believe telematics helps them to become safer drivers
   
01/9/18 - 00:21   Admiral - drivers in new cars are 21% more likely to have an accident than those driving an older car
   
01/9/18 - 00:10   Automechanika Frankfurt – an ABP Club member has hotel rooms available (details below)
   
31/8/18 - 23:48   The Motofix Group - four female apprentices recruited to their apprenticeship programme in the past twelve months
   
31/8/18 - 12:58   Fix Auto UK - six figure investment in ownership of one of its franchisees, Fix Auto Goole,
   
31/8/18 - 12:24   Alton Cars - opens 14th bodyshop site, in Nottingham
   
30/8/18 - 22:52   Peritus Learning - what are the ICO and Cyber Security Authorities saying about GDPR/Cyber Crime?
   
30/8/18 - 22:38   AW Repair Group - a new Human Resources Manager to develop team, skills, apprentices, and strengthen retention & succession
   
30/8/18 - 22:30   Consumer Intelligence - 60% of Amazon's 'super fans' would consider buying motor insurance through Amazon
   
30/8/18 - 22:15   BASF - TIDAL Alliance signs partnership agreement with BASF to supply R-M, and exclusively introduce 'baslac' to the UK refinish market
   
30/8/18 - 21:58   Remit - Automotive Apprenticeship Assessment in Leeds city centre; Wednesday 5 September
   
30/8/18 - 21:51   Amazon - 'Alexa, I need to make an insurance claim: book my repair (or get a replacement)... ASAP'
   
30/8/18 - 14:08   Admiral - drivers in new cars are 21% more likely to have an accident than those driving an older car
   
30/8/18 - 13:54   ABP Club Forum - can you help a fellow Club member with advice about apprentice estimators?
   
30/8/18 - 13:45   Arval - 95% of fleets who use telematics say it's 'to locate vehicles'
   
30/8/18 - 13:09   Absolute Alignment - newly designed drop bracket makes four wheel alignment both simpler and quicker
   
30/8/18 - 13:05   TyreSafe and Trading Standards - just 13 of 152 part worn dealers found to be selling legal tyres
   
30/8/18 - 12:59   Cirtoen - all new models in the Citroën passenger vehicle range are approved in accordance with WLTP (stricter emissions testing)
   
30/8/18 - 12:33   Allianz Partners - new Travel, Health, and Assistance & Open Innovation centres launched to follow Automotive Innovation Center success
   
30/8/18 - 11:53   SMMT: latest UK used car market figures - more than 2 million sales in Q2; Ford Focus (92,998 sold) tops list
   
30/8/18 - 11:41   Bangers4Ben: 5-9 October 2018 - four-day, point-to-point race in a (max) £750 banger
   
30/8/18 - 11:26   CV parts supply - increasing number of CV manufacturers are embracing 3D printed parts
   
30/8/18 - 10:47   Dyson - new 10-mile test track & high-speed & runway for cars which can reach speeds of above 100mph, part of "world-class" facility
   
30/8/18 - 10:14   SMMT: latest UK car production figures - UK car manufacturing falls in July but YTD performance relatively steady
   
30/8/18 - 10:06   IMI - parents aren’t aware of the career and earning opportunities with apprenticeships
   
30/8/18 - 09:38   'Check your readiness for a cyber attack' - UK SMEs urged
   
30/8/18 - 08:50   FMG - a sneak peak inside
   
30/8/18 - 08:31   EDT Automotive - post-Automechanika Birmingham, five garages purchase engine decontamination units
   
29/8/18 - 12:11   ABI warning - claims management company passing themselves off as the ABI are scammers
   
29/8/18 - 11:43   Volkswagen Group - acquires a minority interest in the autonomous driving technology company, FDTech
   
29/8/18 - 11:37   The Motor Ombudsman - 7,500 independent garages, franchised car dealerships & VM authorised repairers across the UK signed up
   
29/8/18 - 11:31   RAC Foundation - Older family cars at risk from E10 (new eco petrol)
   
29/8/18 - 09:54   Is your bodyshop a ‘Balloon Business’? - companies who scale up or down during the year to survive
   
29/8/18 - 08:53   ABI Blog: Rob Clark, Niche Motor Underwriting Manager at Ageas - don’t write off the salvage code
   
29/8/18 - 08:39   Government - announces new tools that will improve rescue opportunities for financially-distressed companies
   
28/8/18 - 20:46   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle - downtime for repairs costs on average £550 per day per van
   
28/8/18 - 20:24   S&G Response - partners with automotive industry charity Ben
   
28/8/18 - 14:03   Ageas - sign the pledge to change how we all think and act about mental health
   
28/8/18 - 12:15   Edam Group (inc Easi-Drive) - look to the future when accident management cos will have less personal injury work
   
28/8/18 - 11:48   SsangYong UK - chooses roadside assistance expert Allianz Partners UK to provide new car owners with a year’s roadside cover
   
28/8/18 - 11:40   Fix Auto Wigan - to develop the nextwork's next Fix & Go express repair centre
   
28/8/18 - 11:34   West Midlands Police - suspected chop shop raided by police as the blitz on organised car crooks continues
   
28/8/18 - 11:28   Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) - 160% rise in sata breach complaints since GDPR came into force
   
28/8/18 - 11:02   Peugeot - modified 205 GTI, built as part of the PEUGEOT Technician Apprenticeships Programme, special appearances at CarFest festivals
   
28/8/18 - 10:54   Morelli - new website replacing Smart Express for SMART repair products
   
28/8/18 - 10:44   Germany: The German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) - confirms wireless tech firm, f7layers, as technical service for eCall
   
28/8/18 - 09:59   Toyota - to invest $500 million in Uber to jointly develop self-driving cars
   
28/8/18 - 09:45   Jaguar Land Rover - fitted ‘virtual eyes’ to intelligent, self-driving pods
   
28/8/18 - 09:34   The tank of mum and dad - parents spend more than £2bn a year to keep their kids on the road (inc. average £178 per year on vehicle repairs)
   
28/8/18 - 09:24   Bodyshop Consulting and the IMI - Bodyshop Management training course: getting results and making profit
   
28/8/18 - 08:55   Remit - first year of their Academy in Derby has seen 500 young people trained with more than 100 completing Level 2 and 3 qualifications
   
28/8/18 - 08:46   Artis Accident Care - announce their 4th site, a dedicated hybrid, electrical and prestige shop in Dartford
   
25/8/18 - 10:46   Apprenticeships - "Tories heading for failure over election goal of 3 million apprentices" says The Times
   
24/8/18 - 12:52   Autovista Group - optional equipment on WLTP emissions figures: commonly selected combinations have a significant impact on tax
   
24/8/18 - 12:50   Auto Trader - fully electric 2016 Renault Zoe tops national top 10 list of fastest selling used cars
   
24/8/18 - 10:49   Volkswagen - transformation from automaker to mobility service provider with fully-connected vehicle fleet
   
24/8/18 - 10:41   UK government's preparations for a 'no deal' scenario - NFDA encourages members to ‘review their contingency plans’
   
24/8/18 - 10:31   Which? - price comparison sites "rife with errors" on car insurance
   
24/8/18 - 10:25   Plymouth Live news story - Honda that flipped several times in "dramatic crash" was on a test drive after being repaired
   
24/8/18 - 10:18   LexisNexis - connected car team secures 6th telematics patent and 60% global coverage
   
23/8/18 - 13:46   Service Certainty - deploys field force of 4,000 professionals to audit FCA stock levels across dealerships nationwide
   
23/8/18 - 13:30   Want a more productive bodyshop? - a share of £3m grant available to work with the UK's best scientists and measurement facilities
   
23/8/18 - 13:23   IAM RoadSmart - 47% have experienced damage to their vehicle, or personal injury, as a result of hitting a pothole
   
23/8/18 - 13:07   GCSE results day - businesses truly believe that education is more than qualifications alone
   
23/8/18 - 12:49   Mobile Windscreens (National Windscreens) - acquired by Scandinavian vehicle glass repair and replacement market firm, Ryds Bilglas)
   
23/8/18 - 12:38   Nationwide Accident Repair Services - sponsored driver, Zamparelli, "Raring" for Knockhill Challenge
   
23/8/18 - 12:34   WorldSkills Kazan 2019 (22-27 August 2019) - 45th Competition is less than a year away
   
23/8/18 - 09:43   bodyshop magazine - latest circulation figures show another fall; down 23% in last 10 years
   
23/8/18 - 07:26   OSRAM - brighter, safer car lighting: new performance upgrade bulbs
   
23/8/18 - 07:19   Access to Justice (A2J) responds to the ABI’s latest data on fraud incidence.
   
22/8/18 - 21:05   ABP Club Recommended Business Service Provider: InAutomotive blog - The busy technician's guide to being kind to yourself
   
22/8/18 - 20:57   Aviva - new research reveals broker industry is set for a year of growth... esp. in cyber insurance sales
   
22/8/18 - 20:49   Green Flag - a breakdown every six seconds expected as weather fluctuates over bank holiday weekend
   
22/8/18 - 20:41   USA: GM Collision Repair Network - launched in the US at NACE Automechanika Atlanta; customers & collision repair industry will benefit
   
22/8/18 - 14:20   Vodafone and Continental - ContiConnect smart tyre monitor helps prevent cost-intensive tyre-related breakdowns
   
22/8/18 - 14:07   IFED - responds to ABI's annual detected fraud figures
   
22/8/18 - 14:03   IFED - four family members sentenced for ‘crash for cash’ claims, worth over £40,000
   
22/8/18 - 13:52   Service Certainty - appointed to represent FCA Dealer Services, conducting physical stock audits at all dealerships throughout the UK
   
22/8/18 - 13:21   ABP Club Women's Automotive - limited presence of women in management roles in European workplaces, despite years of gender equality policy
   
22/8/18 - 13:21   ABP Club Women's Automotive - limited presence of women in management roles in European workplaces, despite years of gender equality policy
   
22/8/18 - 13:07   ACIS - develop enhanced repair tracking technology for Europcar (as preferred paint supplier to their approved bodyshop network)
   
22/8/18 - 12:53   Rockingham Motor Speedway - Rockingham Automotive LLP (new owners) to turn circuit into de-fleet, remarketing, refurbishment and storage hub
   
22/8/18 - 12:36   EMM International - to launch Tander, paint application products range, at Automechanika 2018
   
22/8/18 - 12:23   Brake Fleet Safety Awards (Thursday 11 October 2018, Hilton Birmingham Metropole) - shortlist announced
   
22/8/18 - 12:01   Nissan - 39% of UK drivers admit they feel scared, nervous, uneasy or uncertain behind the wheel of their cars
   
22/8/18 - 11:33   Financial Ombudsman Service - motor insurance accounts for 6% of all the financial products complained about in the first quarter 2018/19
   
22/8/18 - 11:08   Vauxhall - new brand concept signposts different design direction across all models in future
   
22/8/18 - 10:52   Allianz - appoints Ageas Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Fernley Dyson (also ex Aviva) to the position CFO at Allianz
   
22/8/18 - 10:14   Peritus Learning - only 20% of UK businesses (SMEs) train their people on Cyber Security
   
22/8/18 - 09:25   ABI - £1.3bn billion dishonest insurance claims in 2017; total number (113,000 claims) is down 8% but the total VALUE up 1% on 2016
   
22/8/18 - 09:15   Admiral Car Finance - 19-36 year olds most likely to take out car finance to live up to social media aspirations
   
22/8/18 - 08:55   Edenbridge Accident Repair Centre - Autoways 1931 in Sheffield and Bodytec Accident Repair in Lincoln join the FleetCare team
   
22/8/18 - 01:55   USA: CCC - artificial intelligence writing partial estimate based on a combination of photos and crash data available in Q1 2019
   
21/8/18 - 20:56   National Accident Repair Group - annual series of ‘On The Road’ roadshows judged a great success by network
   
21/8/18 - 20:28   Tradiebot- developing world's first automated vehicle panel repair system; worldwide distribution through PPG
   
21/8/18 - 20:13   Australia: AMA / Gemini - led by Dave Calder (ex Fix UK) - partner with the Repair-Bot project on automated rapid repair of plastic parts
   
21/8/18 - 17:43   ABI - respond to West Midlands Police via a blog titled "Don’t write off the salvage code"
   
21/8/18 - 17:37   West Midlands Police - surge in car thefts due to criminal demand for car parts to repair insurance write-offs
   
21/8/18 - 14:21   Tracy Howard - sells Inglewood Manor to the Boutique Hotel Group
   
21/8/18 - 14:20   ABP Club Spa Day (part of the SOLD OUT Charity Golf Day, supported by Mirka) - Wednesday 26 September at the Warwickshire Aura Spa
   
21/8/18 - 14:12   Euro Car Parts - open new distribution hub with paint & training facility in Maidstone, plus new branches in London & North Yorkshire
   
21/8/18 - 14:05   HELLA - results show continued profitable growth; profit up 13% on sales up 7%; aftermarket profit up 19%
   
21/8/18 - 13:48   NEW Fylde Coast Accident Repair Centre site update - the last bay has been cemented and the whole workshop floor is now laid!
   
21/8/18 - 13:30   Automotive Equipment Solutions (AES) - new range includes 2 lightweight and portable heat inductors with interchangeable tips
   
21/8/18 - 12:57   Making Britain a 21st century exporting superpower - new strategy aims to increase UK total exports as a proportion of GDP to 35%
   
21/8/18 - 12:41   ABP Club Recommended Business Service Provider: ECA Group - creating a cycle of continuous improvement
   
21/8/18 - 12:04   Hella's ADAS A-Z - the most common driver assistance systems, explained
   
21/8/18 - 11:46   More than 14m cars expected to getaway for August Bank Holiday
   
21/8/18 - 10:58   MotorEasy - mechanics putting drivers in danger over confusing brake pad repairs
   
21/8/18 - 10:50   New 3.5-kilometre Congleton bypass approved - save drivers on average 7 minutes per journey and cut accidents in Cheshire town
   
21/8/18 - 10:30   The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) - briefings rolled out nationwide
   
21/8/18 - 10:26   2018 auction activity "buoyant" - 5.5% more cars have been sold (so far) compared to last year
   
21/8/18 - 10:09   AXA Insurance - new study into adult education says decline in learning is creating a ‘land of missed opportunity’
   
21/8/18 - 10:04   SUV drivers are guilty of the worst "car park etiquette" - committing 31% of all offences (parking across bay lines, driving wrong direction
   
21/8/18 - 09:42   Euro Car Parts - open new distribution hub with paint & training facility in Maidstone, plus new branches in East Devon & North Yorkshire
   
21/8/18 - 09:30   Audatex UK - report from the recent post-PlanManager launch round table events: London, Castle Bromwich and Manchester
   
21/8/18 - 09:12   GEM Motoring Assist - 7% increase in deaths on the road due to drink driving
   
20/8/18 - 15:38   Nearly 80% of diesel cars exceed emissions limit in latest Which? tests
   
20/8/18 - 15:27   KVF Consultants - Free Toolbox Talk for ABP Club Members
   
20/8/18 - 14:12   Volkswagen's Milton Keynes HQ - anti-diesel campaigners and medics block hundreds of Volkswagen staff from head office
   
20/8/18 - 13:54   Markerstudy - insurance IT specialist, Dan Fiehn, appointed as new Chief Operating Officer
   
20/8/18 - 13:34   Aviva - 6.4 million over-50s face longer working lives
   
20/8/18 - 13:27   LV= - insurance audit specialist, Vanessa Swanton, appointed as LV= Internal Audit Director
   
20/8/18 - 13:05   Record number of private parking tickets to be issued - 6.5 million penalties for 2018-19
   
20/8/18 - 13:02   Allianz - insurer celebrates ten years of summer internship scheme
   
20/8/18 - 12:49   Quest Motor Group: Suzuki Maldon - 300 visitors attend recent three-day funfair-themed launch event
   
20/8/18 - 11:15   Uber - machine learning detects if a journey is really a business trip - and expensable - or a leisure journey
   
20/8/18 - 11:00   EU - planning to update and improve current tyre labelling regulations
   
20/8/18 - 10:43   JTAPE - exhibiting at Automechanika in Frankfurt
   
20/8/18 - 10:31   National Accident Repair Group - shortlisted as finalists for Bodyshop Magazine’s Work Provider of the year Award
   
20/8/18 - 10:21   Brits would far rather drive in Europe than on the UK’s ‘broken’ roads - quality of European highways puts UK roads to shame
   
20/8/18 - 10:17   CitNOW - reveals 10 "hidden surprises" customers love most and names the Volkswagen Golf GTI's golf ball gear knob "most iconic car feature"
   
20/8/18 - 09:25   Copart - achieves ‘Appropriately Qualified Person’ (AQP) status, 15 months ahead of the deadline
   
20/8/18 - 09:09   AA - just 30% of drivers said they only think about driving when they are behind the wheel
   
19/8/18 - 23:12   bodyshop mag / IBIS - sales director Nicola (Nicki) Keady says goodbye on LinkedIn; joining tfconnect
   
19/8/18 - 23:12   bodyshop mag - editor Mark Hadaway says goodbye on LinkedIn; off on a "new career adventure"
   
19/8/18 - 22:40   Volvo Cars - Geely presses ahead with floatation at the end of 2018 valuing Volvo at $30 billion
   
18/8/18 - 20:46   National Windscreens - opens new fitting and ADAS calibration centre in York; part of £2million investment
   
18/8/18 - 16:10   Andrew Marsh - What is a 'vehicle manufacturer' method?
   
18/8/18 - 14:18   crash-for-cash - Mohammed and Shabana Chaudry, plus Nabeel Ghaffar found guilty of £19,000 fraudulent claim
   
17/8/18 - 14:15   Pendragon - install defibrillators at all sites in anticipation of Electric Vehicle related incidents
   
17/8/18 - 14:08   Whiplash - insurers and lawyers disagree on the interpretation of latest motor claims numbers
   
17/8/18 - 13:57   Euro Car Parts - calls for tighter regulation around sales of exhaust systems with mandatory Type Approval
   
17/8/18 - 13:47   Marc Fossaluzza - joins Motor Bodies Weston as Operations Director
   
17/8/18 - 13:44   Drive.ai - put fleet of self-driving Nissan e-NV200 electric vans into service in Texas
   
17/8/18 - 11:18   Amazon - considering setting up a UK price comparison website for insurance says Reuters report
   
17/8/18 - 01:00   ERS (formerly Equity Red Star) - H1 results; best half-year profit performance in five years
   
16/8/18 - 14:13   ITAS - forms partnership with Admiral, the first insurance company to adopt the ITAS systems
   
16/8/18 - 14:09   Peritus - launch Certified Repairer Cyber Security product for £99 per month
   
16/8/18 - 14:06   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles - become the only manufacturer to fit AEB as standard across their van range
   
16/8/18 - 13:47   Allianz Partners - overwhelming response to their first EV, Hybrid and PHEV training course
   
16/8/18 - 08:01   Auto Trader - announce joint venture with Cox Automotive to provide digital marketplace for wholesale vehicles
   
15/8/18 - 20:53   bodyshop mag - Graham Threlfall is 8th departure in last year; joins Akzo Nobel as Global Key Account Manager
   
15/8/18 - 14:10   HMG Paints - adds two brand new lead-free High Opacity Colourants to its Unit Lite mixing scheme
   
15/8/18 - 14:00   SMMT - UK used car market stays strong; over 2 million sales in Q2 and 4 million in H1; diesel sales up 3.2%
   
15/8/18 - 13:53   Admiral - H1 results: UK motor profits up 11% to £250m on turnover up 13% to £1,102m; 10,000 staff get £1,800 of free shares
   
15/8/18 - 13:30   InAutomotive - 6 tips for career progression
   
15/8/18 - 13:26   Tander - a new brand for paint professionals will be revealed at next months Automechanika
   
15/8/18 - 12:18   HELLA - align their aftermarket business with their OE business; expansion in diagnostics and calibration
   
15/8/18 - 12:15   IMI - "Bodyshop Management: Getting Results and Making Profit", 1-day, £200 course run by Bodyshop Consulting
   
15/8/18 - 10:22   Inflation rate - CPI up slightly to 2.3% for last 12 months; RPI down to 3.2%
   
14/8/18 - 12:43   Volvo Car UK - Matt Galvin promoted to Sales Director at Volvo Car UK; responsible for all Volvo’s new and used car sales
   
14/8/18 - 12:35   Fiat Chrysler Automobiles UK -
   
14/8/18 - 12:21   Lex Accident Services - Charity Golf Day raises £21k for Christies Kids Cancer Care
   
14/8/18 - 12:09   Cromax - avoid costly repairs of headlight lenses with the new repair kit from Cromax
   
14/8/18 - 01:49   ABP - independent bodyshop business for sale in Birmingham
   
14/8/18 - 01:12   PJB Accident Repairs, Birmingham - closed for 2 weeks to install U-Pol Raptor flooring and new dust extraction
   
14/8/18 - 00:49   AutoRaise - VDA apprenticeship standard (36 month, level 4) approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships
   
13/8/18 - 23:13   IMI - launch new Autocare Technician Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard (replaces Light Vehicle Level 2 Apprenticeship)
   
13/8/18 - 23:05   Government - delays date when all employers can access apprenticeship funding online from April 2019 to April 2020
   
13/8/18 - 22:57   Department for Education - rejects calls from House of Lords committee to abolish the Institute for Apprenticeships
   
13/8/18 - 14:29   iRG - listed as one of the 50 fastest growing companies in Wales
   
13/8/18 - 14:20   InsureTheBox - average speed of young motorists increased by over 20% before England’s World Cup matches
   
13/8/18 - 14:06   esure - if business is sold to Bain Capital for £1.2billion, founder Peter Wood will get around £360m
   
13/8/18 - 11:37   esure - in advanced talks with Bain Capital for a £1.2billion deal to take company private at 280p a share
   
13/8/18 - 11:15   Direct Line - appoint Fiona McBain as a Non-Executive Director
   
13/8/18 - 10:41   ABP Club - Charity Golf Day is SOLD OUT; spaces still available at Spa Day
   
10/8/18 - 13:37   By Miles - new pay-as-you drive insurer (underwitten by Axa) joins ABI as Associate Member
   
10/8/18 - 13:32   FMG - announces move to new headquarters building
   
10/8/18 - 13:29   road safety charity Brake - comments on increase in drink-driving deaths and injuries
   
10/8/18 - 13:26   IAM RoadSmart - calls on communities to join the fight against drink-driving
   
10/8/18 - 13:23   SEAT - responds to the needs of Millennials; simplifies purchasing process with new car-buying strategy
   
09/8/18 - 17:20   BMW - our cars will be intelligent, but a fully autonomous car is a long way off, says board member
   
09/8/18 - 15:07   USA: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) - new report shows a need for caution on the road to full autonomy
   
09/8/18 - 14:53   AA - trading update; motor insurance business grows 7% to 659,000 policies; further growth expected
   
09/8/18 - 14:48   HPI - £52 million worth of uninsured vehicles saved from disposal by their Crushwatch scheme since January
   
09/8/18 - 14:44   Government - drink-drive accidents increased 6% to 6,070 in 2016, but are still 69% below the figure in 1979
   
09/8/18 - 14:40   Tesla - Elon Musk considering taking company private
   
09/8/18 - 14:40   Tesla - makes its biggest ever quarterly loss of £548m in Q2; expects to produce 55,000 Model 3s in Q3
   
09/8/18 - 14:10   MIN (Motor Insurers Bureau) - busting the 5 main motor insurance myths about cover
   
09/8/18 - 14:01   IFB (Insurance Fraud Bureau) - Ajay Haque, Anik Dixit, Mohammed Nur Ahmed sentenced for ghost broking conspiracy
   
09/8/18 - 12:15   U-Pol - provides unrivalled support to TV programme Car SOS
   
09/8/18 - 10:17   ABP Club – only 2 places left for our annual charity Golf Day on Wednesday 26 September
   
09/8/18 - 10:12   International Applications (IAL) - appointed as UK distributor for Helios Industrial Coatings
   
09/8/18 - 09:36   Cromax - introduces Imron Fleet Line HS Sanding Surfacers P742 and P746 for commercial vehicle preparation
   
09/8/18 - 08:48   Aviva - aided by Volvo and Thatcham, hold events for claims staff to raise awareness of technical complexity of modern cars
   
09/8/18 - 02:42   The Sun - reports that "Coras Canibals" are back - in Birmingham; stripping bonnets and front panels of Corsas
   
08/8/18 - 16:55   BMW - to recall 4-cyl diesel engine cars (Apr 2015 to Sept 2016) & 6-cyl (Jly 2012 to Jun 2015) for EGR check
   
08/8/18 - 16:16   Northern Assessors - engineers report helps owner win payout for faulty horsebox build which killed horse
   
08/8/18 - 14:20   Aon - What Driverless Cars Mean For Innovation And Risk
   
08/8/18 - 13:12   USA - Karen Fierst, principal of KerenOr Consultants, inducted into Hall of Eagles, the collision industry hall of fame
   
08/8/18 - 12:58   Automechanika Frankfurt - Sherwin Williams and Valspar to exhibit as a joint organization
   
08/8/18 - 11:36   bodyshop magazine - editor Mark Hadaway and sales director, Nicki Keady leave; Alan Feldberg is new editor
   
08/8/18 - 09:53   CAPS - no of UK bodyshops using CAPS has quadrupled in two years to 900, with over 100,000 claims per month
   
08/8/18 - 08:29   Hastings - H1 Results; profit up 22% to £105m on GWP up 5% to £486m; now have 7.5% of UK private car market
   
08/8/18 - 02:36   CV-Library - average salaries for automotive jobs have increased by 3.2% year-on-year
   
08/8/18 - 02:25   3M - launches Perfect-It Fast Cut Plus Extreme; uses 30% less product with 25% reduction in scratch removal time
   
08/8/18 - 02:10   Auto Windscreens - to use Henkel’s Teroson direct glazing adhesive which provides a 30-minute safe driveway
   
08/8/18 - 02:02   KVF - offer "Toolbox Talks" making it easy to train your staff on key areas of Health and Safety
   
08/8/18 - 00:42   FMG - Harvey Stead promoted to managing director; replaces Mark Chessman who moves to parent Redde plc as COO
   
07/8/18 - 20:32   NBRA - contact ABP to help raise awareness of, and a link to, their "Insurer Attitude Survey 2018"
   
07/8/18 - 18:03   James Alpe Ltd - sponsored the Clitheroe Lions Charity Golf Day last week which raised over £3,000 for charity
   
07/8/18 - 15:14   Fix Auto Loughborough - joins with AkzoNobel to transform dilapidated minibus for local community charity
   
07/8/18 - 14:59   ABP Club – 76 golfers have already booked for our annual charity Golf and Spa Day on Wednesday 26 September
   
07/8/18 - 13:58   Mitsubishi Motors UK - appoint Annette Baber Smith as new After Sales Training Manager at their academy
   
07/8/18 - 13:52   Kia Motors (UK) - Hamish McCowan, After-Sales Director, retires after 15 years in job; replaced by Chris Lear
   
07/8/18 - 13:40   InAutomotive - the electric cars paving the way to an eco-friendly world
   
07/8/18 - 13:35   Axalta - appoint Yves Kerstens as Vice President and President for Europe, Middle East and Africa
   
07/8/18 - 13:31   Absolute Alignment - warn that a third of all tyre related incidents occur during the summer months
   
07/8/18 - 12:07   AW Repair Group - open their second Fast Finish Centre, this time in Derby; features Junair 3-way multibooth
   
07/8/18 - 09:05   The Sun - "Drivers’ fury as Reading and Bristol councils plan £400-a-year charge just to park at work"
   
07/8/18 - 07:41   Nationwide Accident Repair Services (NARS) - renews long term partnership with PPG for a further 5 years
   
06/8/18 - 15:45   The Vella Group - apprenticeship open evenings were "a resounding success"; 8 potential new apprentices found
   
06/8/18 - 15:26   EDAM Group (inc EasiDrive) - shortlisted for four awards in recognition of superior customer experience
   
06/8/18 - 15:13   AXA UK & Ireland - H1 results: underlying profit up 28% on turnover up 2%
   
06/8/18 - 15:05   Summers ARC in Ashford - delighted with their framed winners certificate from the British Bodyshop Awards
   
06/8/18 - 14:48   What Car? - bumper discounts of up to 20.%5 on many new cars ahead of the new September emissions regulations
   
06/8/18 - 14:29   L&I Eaton Group - delighted that Andy Johnson, VDA at Brooklands, has won Honda Estimator of the Year Award
   
06/8/18 - 14:12   Autotech Recruit - "How the Industry Needs to Lure Back Leaving Technicians"
   
06/8/18 - 14:10   LKQ Corporation - appoint 3 new directors "as the overall auto parts market is witnessing tremendous change"
   
06/8/18 - 13:34   AkzoNobel - help with restoration of Bluebird, Donald Campbell’s record-breaking hydroplane
   
06/8/18 - 12:47   Ford - using human body tracking technology to reduce physical stress for assembly line workers
   
06/8/18 - 12:24   Ferrari - introduce the world’s first low-bake paint technology thanks to collaboration with PPG
   
03/8/18 - 12:46   Allianz UK - H1 results; profits up 17.5%; personal motor successfully transferred to LV=
   
03/8/18 - 12:14   Symach - announces strategic partnership with DCR (Diversified Collision Repair) Systems
   
03/8/18 - 02:29   REAL Rally - looking to hold next year's event during the week commencing Monday 24th June 2019
   
03/8/18 - 02:26   REAL Rally, in association with AutoRaise - 53 cars competed, raising over £60,000 for AutoRaise charity
   
02/8/18 - 15:50   Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) Annual Dinner (Thursday 11 October, London) - Political Editor Robert Peston is Guest Speaker
   
02/8/18 - 15:45   Consumer Intelligence's Insurance Behaviour Tracker - motor insurance policy shopping around is now at a two-year low
   
02/8/18 - 15:25   On your marks, get set... GO! Circle Leasing launch ‘virtual’ 10k and offer prize to bodyshop industry’s fastest runner
   
02/8/18 - 15:04   The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) - further gender pay gap reporting requirements won’t help women
   
02/8/18 - 13:38   Call for smaller firms (50+ employees) to publish details of their gender pay gap
   
02/8/18 - 13:31   VW Transporter Windscreen Glass - can you help an ABP Club member with a windscreen issue?
   
02/8/18 - 13:28   E-Type UK - 3,000-hour restoration of a 1974 Jaguar E-Type Series 3
   
02/8/18 - 13:15   Ofcom - average person checks their smartphone every 12 minutes; 78% of people own a smartphone (95% among 16-24 year-olds)
   
02/8/18 - 12:45   Porsche - increases revenue and operating result in the first half year: revenue up 4% to €12.3bn
   
02/8/18 - 12:39   Volkswagen - sales revenue reached €42.7 bn, 8% up over the prior-year figure, largely driven by the strong rise in vehicle sales
   
02/8/18 - 12:35   ABP Club member request - can anybody recommend a make / model dual aircon machine for 1234YF & 123 Gas
   
02/8/18 - 12:31   Bank of England - raises UK interest rates; base rate up 0.25% to 0.75%, highest since 2009
   
02/8/18 - 10:17   Growing ‘disloyalty bonus’ - pay growth for job movers hits 10% for first time since
   
02/8/18 - 10:13   HPI - Hollywood’s best ever cars: the top ten
   
02/8/18 - 10:11   Page Automotive Group - appoint Jay Commander as general manager of A&J Lawrence in Cosham
   
02/8/18 - 09:56   CitNOW - achieves ISO 27001 data security standard, keeping data, staff and premises secure
   
02/8/18 - 09:46   ACIS - appoints Damon Curtis (ex NIBS, LKQ and IRIS) as business development director
   
02/8/18 - 09:33   Leicestershire Roads Policing Unit - car with bodywork held together by bandages escorted off the M1
   
02/8/18 - 09:22   Advanced Propulsion Centre - £35M invested in the development of Low Carbon Automotive technologies
   
02/8/18 - 09:12   EY - "attractive opportunities for growth, profit and cost efficiencies" exist for "some" motor insurers
   
02/8/18 - 09:01   Nine out of 10 drivers say roads are in a worse state now compared to a decade ago
   
02/8/18 - 08:42   AW Repair Group - triple award accolade for ABP Club Top 30 Independent Bodyshop Group
   
02/8/18 - 02:03   Co-op Insurance - exploring £300m sale of its insurance business says Sky News report
   
01/8/18 - 14:20   Volvo Product Technology Course - EXTRA DATE: WEDNESDAY 14 November
   
01/8/18 - 14:09   Intelligent Telematics - equipping 79 Cranswick HGVs with connected camera 'SureCam' devices
   
01/8/18 - 13:57   Axalta - to increases some Cromax, Spies Hecker and Standox prices by about 10% from Q3 2018
   
01/8/18 - 13:51   NEW Transport Committee Inquiry: local roads funding and governance - poor state of local roads in England
   
01/8/18 - 13:43   Free vehicle TRACKER - with all new Vespa GTS 300s & Piaggio Beverly 300/350s until the end of October
   
01/8/18 - 13:38   Venson Automotive Solutions - launches white paper, examining the impact of WLTP for businesses
   
01/8/18 - 12:01   WhoCanFixMyCar.com - secures £4 million from investors; more than 1 million repair requests from UK drivers processed to date
   
01/8/18 - 11:32   The ABP Club annual industry charity Golf and Spa Day with Headline Partner, Mirka - Wednesday 26 September at The Warwickshire
   
01/8/18 - 11:05   Zurich - becomes first insurer to be recognised in Stonewall's Global Workplace Equality Index
   
01/8/18 - 11:03   Mini - launches £20,000, business fleet-focused MINI Clubman City
   
01/8/18 - 10:37   Fix Auto UK - racing driver Jac Constable (sponsored by Fix): success in the Ginetta GT4 Supercup
   
01/8/18 - 10:16   ECCO Safety Group EMEA - appoints Ian Roberts as Senior Product Manager
   
01/8/18 - 09:50   The National Body Repair Association (NBRA) - launches an investigation into insurer treatment of the body repair industry
   
01/8/18 - 09:43   Halliwell Jones - Adventure firm Zip World spends £100k on fleet of 8 EVs & charging points; APM Customs wrap the vehicles - check them out!
   
01/8/18 - 09:16   USA: Sika Automotive -
   
01/8/18 - 08:59   Legal & General - £65m flagship building in Newcastle is largest city centre office building, with private sector funding, in a decade
   
01/8/18 - 07:49   Direct Line Group - CEO, Paul Geddes, to step down next summer
   
01/8/18 - 00:11   Daily Mail - "how the Admiral Group charge drivers average of £100 more if they're single rather than married"
   
31/7/18 - 22:34   ABP Club EXCLUSIVE: Auto Magnet - new company launched to help smaller bodyshops prosper
   
31/7/18 - 22:21   MSE (Money Saving Expert) - investigation reveals cheapest day to buy car insurance is 21 days before renewal
   
31/7/18 - 22:10   Textar - how a refurbished alloy wheel could have a negative affect on the braking system
   
31/7/18 - 20:20   Did you go to the Apprentice Awards (BRIAA) at the Ricoh on 26 June? - over 350 photos still available for FREE download
   
31/7/18 - 14:40   BuyaCar.co.uk - two in three drivers can now see themselves owning an electric vehicle in the future
   
31/7/18 - 14:38   Volkswagen - Ralf Brandstätter, Volkswagen brand Board member for Procurement, named Chief Operating Officer (COO)
   
31/7/18 - 14:35   Auto Windscreens - ‘Tour de Chesterfield’ bikers raise over £250 for Prostate Cancer UK
   
31/7/18 - 14:03   Direct Commercial (CV insurers) & VisionTrack - specialist fleet insurance policy 18% reduction in claims costs & 24% reduction in incidents
   
31/7/18 - 13:57   ThingCo - creates 'SMARTFNOL' with Industry Insights selected to deliver recover, repair and replace solution
   
31/7/18 - 13:48   Nationwide Crash Repairs - Dino Zamparelli (Nationwide backed Porsche Carrera Cup driver) retakes championship lead at Snetterton
   
31/7/18 - 13:35   Covéa Insurance - first insurer to have entire motor claims inspection engineers team successfully pass new Vehicle Salvage Competency exam
   
31/7/18 - 13:24   Axalta - Terrance Hahn to join as Chief Executive Officer, replacing Charlie Shaver, who continues as Non-Executive Chairman
   
31/7/18 - 13:05   Italy: Autopromotec 2019 (22 to 26 May, Bologna) - bodyshops MUST specialise in ADAS
   
31/7/18 - 12:30   SMMT - UK car manufacturing -3.3% (first half of 2018) and -47.2% (June 2018)
   
31/7/18 - 12:14   By Miles - UK’s first real time pay-as-you-drive car insurer closes £1m funding round led by JamJar Investments (Innocent smoothies)
   
31/7/18 - 12:08   'Postcode lottery' dictates motor insurance premiums - Compare the Market's Motor Snapshot
   
31/7/18 - 11:31   Vauxhall - 12 months under Groupe PSA ownership, "a completely different company" posts HY2018 profit of €502 million
   
31/7/18 - 10:22   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles - free service offer at 71 Van Centres is back until September 2018
   
31/7/18 - 10:13   ContractHireAndLeasing.com - premium German models continue to dominate personal lease market
   
31/7/18 - 09:53   Luscombe Motors - double win at the Auto Trader Retailer Awards, winning both the ‘Customer Choice’ and ‘Retailer of the Year’
   
31/7/18 - 09:45   Sabre Insurance - H1 results; pre-tax profits up 14% to £32m on premiums unchanged at £109m
   
31/7/18 - 09:38   Barton Garages - becomes engine decontamination specialists' (EDT Automotive's) best performing partner in just 6 months
   
31/7/18 - 09:33   £125k BMW i8 Roadster - all-electric roof, fastest in BMW range, opens + closes within 15 seconds whilst driving at speeds up to 31mph
   
31/7/18 - 09:24   Did you go to the BBA awards in Battersea on 10 May? - over 1,200 photos still available for FREE download
   
31/7/18 - 09:18   British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association - 4 out of 10 SMEs unaware of forthcoming Clean Air Zones
   
31/7/18 - 09:14   Hyundai - running costs, reliability and price are what motorists look for when buying a car
   
31/7/18 - 09:14   Hyundai - running costs, reliability and price are what motorists look for when buying a car
   
31/7/18 - 09:10   LeasePlan UK - launches new disruptive digital high-quality used car platform, CarNext.com.
   
31/7/18 - 08:51   Highways England - scoops three awards in safety ‘drive’ to customers
   
30/7/18 - 22:31   IPO (Intellectual Property Office) - give advice on how to avoid counterfeit car parts
   
30/7/18 - 14:06   DAF Trucks - Heavy Vehicle Technician Apprentice Programme picks up City of Bristol College Award
   
30/7/18 - 13:55   8.66 million new cars registered in Europe so far this year
   
30/7/18 - 13:40   'Check your readiness for a cyber attack' - UK bodyshops urged
   
30/7/18 - 13:25   50% of website traffic will be accessed on a mobile device this year - is your bodyshop website mobile responsive?
   
30/7/18 - 13:15   Harris & Co backed Mini Cooper sponsored by Industry Insights, Fix Auto UK and Prasco - wins Class in Harry Flatters rally debut
   
30/7/18 - 13:03   ABI's General Insurance Council - appoints Andy Watson, CEO of Ageas UK, as new Chair
   
30/7/18 - 13:00   LeasePlan UK - two promotions: Chris Black, Commercial Director, and Steve Jones, now Director for Future Fleet Solutions
   
30/7/18 - 12:50   Chair of the Treasury Committee - “Doubtful” that Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) is ready to handle SME cases
   
30/7/18 - 12:38   Bosch - congratulates Top Technician Shaun Miller and runner up Matthew Pestridge
   
30/7/18 - 12:33   bodyshop magazine awards - full list of finalists
   
30/7/18 - 12:19   L& I Eaton ARC Edinburgh - Large Bodyshop of the Year 2018 finalists
   
30/7/18 - 12:07   Bennetts - insurance for classic motorcycles package announced
   
30/7/18 - 12:04   “Je ne savais pas!” - drivers to the Continent don’t know about new French (the most popular destination for British drivers) driving rules
   
30/7/18 - 11:05   IMI - responds to Germany’s call for stricter electric vehicle training
   
30/7/18 - 10:45   insurethebox - Accident Alert data reveals 17-21 year olds triggered over 70% of high impact alerts last year
   
30/7/18 - 10:31   Warranty Assist - joins The Motor Ombudsman’s Vehicle Warranty Products Code of Practice
   
30/7/18 - 10:12   Fix Auto UK - new ADAS deal with with National Windscreens
   
30/7/18 - 09:56   DfT: "transport revolution" - electric cargo bikes, vans, quadricycles and micro vehicles could replace vans in UK cities
   
30/7/18 - 09:23   (via the SMMT) Autonomous trucks will still need drivers - says Chief Exec of self-driving truck software firm, Embark
   
30/7/18 - 09:11   Summers Accident Repair Centre - second year apprentice, Rhys Hider, reaches next stage of the National Apprenticeships Awards 2018
   
30/7/18 - 08:51   National Accident Repair Group - shortlisted as finalists for Business Car Awards for their iDeploy app
   
27/7/18 - 13:40   ABI - Motor Insurance Premium Tracker shows further fall; average premium now £475, down 1% on last year
   
27/7/18 - 12:16   (via the SMMT) - Autonomous buses start mass production
   
27/7/18 - 12:15   Teletrac Navman and Brake - published an essential guidance report for fleet managers and HR professionals
   
27/7/18 - 12:08   SMMT - developed a robust recall system: a vehicle with an outstanding recall could see insurance voide
   
27/7/18 - 12:04   Ford Technical Familiarisation one-day course for Bodyshop Engineers and VDAs - insight into the very latest Ford vehicles
   
27/7/18 - 12:01   Inchcape - reported pre-tax profit down 15.6% to £161.2m; 6% decline in new car market hits "significantly"
   
27/7/18 - 11:51   Jardine: Half-Yearly Results for the Six Months ended 30th June 2018 - profit up 6%
   
27/7/18 - 11:30   National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) - Kemi Badenoch MP visits Aston Barclay Car Auctions in Chelmsford
   
27/7/18 - 11:27   Volvo and Thatcham Research - repeat victory for Volvo V40 in annual Co-op Insurance Safest Used Car Awards
   
27/7/18 - 11:25   Direct Line - 22 million Brits accept lifts from drunk drivers
   
27/7/18 - 11:23   29% of Brits will set off on a driving holiday in the next year - Spain, France and Italy top the list of driving holiday destinations
   
27/7/18 - 11:21   Ageas - average cost of learning to drive topping £1,300
   
27/7/18 - 11:17   GEM Motoring Assist - better regulation of eyesight tests for drivers would cut collisions
   
27/7/18 - 11:11   Ford - new Transit skeletal chassis cab derivative with a special low-height chassis
   
27/7/18 - 09:08   ABP Club Recommended Business Service Provider: InAutomotive blog: Hyundai - moves in to the virtual world as Amazon expands in to car sales
   
27/7/18 - 09:04   Auto Windscreens - signs new deal with Northampton Saints; Elite Partner to the Club until 2021
   
27/7/18 - 08:57   The Motofix Group - target of 40 apprentices by the end of the year; working with Thatcham’s Automotive Academy & Babcock International
   
26/7/18 - 14:34   European vehicle manufacturers welcome "constructive" EU-US trade talks
   
26/7/18 - 14:32   Vertu Motors - appoints David Crane as Executive Director
   
26/7/18 - 14:16   DS - ONLY YOU, the DS Experience programme, offers "premium" services including accident support and courtesy car loan
   
26/7/18 - 13:58   Lloyds Bank Spending Power Report - 26% of commuters choose where to live based on the cost of the commute
   
26/7/18 - 13:54   PEUGEOT 308 - Adaptive Cruise Control, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Active Blind Spot Detection, City Park and Automatic Emergency Braking
   
26/7/18 - 13:50   Save the date and sign up now: Hats on 4 Ben (Wednesday 10th October) – World Mental Health Day
   
26/7/18 - 13:28   Fix Auto Malvern - opens a 6,000 sq ft Fix & Go express repair facility
   
26/7/18 - 13:25   ThingCo - opens Technology Centre in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne; recruiting talent to "creatie code for the device to detect car crashes"
   
26/7/18 - 12:55   BASF Automotive Refinish - appoint Jason Lea (ex Vauxhall) as Key Account Manager
   
26/7/18 - 12:31   National Salvage - appoints experienced insurance industry CEO and commercial director, Martyn Holman, as its Chairman
   
26/7/18 - 12:03   Auto Windscreens - Tom Barker named Auto Windscreens’ best technician!
   
26/7/18 - 11:33   KVF Consultants - bodyshop health and safety experts offer ABP Club members a 10% discount
   
26/7/18 - 11:14   1.2 million drivers attended a speed awareness course in 20017 - yet four in five people doubt speed camera effectiveness
   
26/7/18 - 10:59   ‘Carguments’ rife - 36% admit to falling out behind the wheel
   
26/7/18 - 10:38   Direct Line Group - introduces new company wide lifestyle and family policies for staff
   
26/7/18 - 10:24   Hiscox - appoints Ben Horton (ex Zurich) as new UK Chief Underwriting Officer and James Browne as Managing Director of UK Direct
   
26/7/18 - 10:08   Fake vehicle parts are on the rise
   
26/7/18 - 09:37   Widespread support for compulsory eye tests for all drivers
   
26/7/18 - 09:30   ERS - launches specialised motor breakdown to cover specialist vehicles
   
26/7/18 - 09:17   Mitsubishi Motors - Alessandro Dambrosio (ex Audi) is new Executive Design Director of Advanced Design; heads up 3 studios globally
   
26/7/18 - 09:09   Mercedes-Benz - to launch A-Class saloon at the end of 2018
   
26/7/18 - 08:47   The RAC - scrapping the MOT would be a huge backward step and "a recipe for disaster"
   
26/7/18 - 00:31   London - Mayor Sadiq Khan to introduce standard 20mph speed limit on all main routes by 2020 and wider by 2024
   
25/7/18 - 23:51   Fiat Chrysler - Sergio Marchionne, who stood down as CEO on Saturday, has died at age of 66
   
25/7/18 - 23:32   Ageas - Chinese group, Fosun International, considering $10 billion offer
   
25/7/18 - 14:14   The Vella Group - first in a series of three apprentice open evenings took place last night in Workinghton, Cumbria
   
25/7/18 - 13:55   insurethebox - 8% of young drivers almost never (or never) worry about the danger of failing to notice motorcyclists on the road
   
25/7/18 - 13:50   Allianz - report reveals top concerns and challenges facing the UKs SMEs
   
25/7/18 - 13:33   AA - 10.8% average drop; motor premiums "still falling"; anticipate Civil Liabilities Bill whiplash claim savings
   
25/7/18 - 13:26   Direct Line Group - welcomes the Autonomous Vehicle Act receiving royal assent
   
25/7/18 - 13:20   Lloyds Bank Home Insurance - summer flash floods warning for business and homeowner customers
   
25/7/18 - 13:13   SEAT - fastest-growing volume UK car brand; Fleet and True Fleet year-on-year growth of 27% and 45% respectively
   
25/7/18 - 12:43   SmartDrive Systems - fleets can encourage drivers to join and remain in the industry by using proactive, intelligence led driver safety aids
   
25/7/18 - 11:37   Venson Automotive Solutions - electric vehicle servicing and repair costs are deterrents to switch to an EV company car for 31% motorists
   
25/7/18 - 11:22   Ford - creates Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC: to encompass all aspects of its self-driving vehicle business operations
   
25/7/18 - 11:01   The Motor Ombudsman - view of service & repair sector in 2018 seen as even more positive in the eyes of motorists compared to 12 months ago
   
25/7/18 - 10:17   Autocar Courland Next Generation Award (17-25 yr-olds) - £8,000 cash prize and a five-month work experience programme
   
25/7/18 - 10:02   Further business rates pilots announced - incentivising councils to encourage growth in business
   
25/7/18 - 09:57   Lightfoot - Douglas & Gordon deploy Lightfoot technology to make roads safer in estate agency first
   
25/7/18 - 09:53   Colad Snap Lid System - now available in 350 ml version
   
25/7/18 - 09:24   Looking for a good team bonus scheme for productive staff - any suggestions?
   
25/7/18 - 09:22   Question from member on the Forum: Novo Incident Management - Liverpool
   
25/7/18 - 09:18   Inchcape - Jane Kingston appointed as a Non-Executive Director
   
25/7/18 - 08:47   SEAT - road infrastructure ‘communicates’ with vehicles via existing mobile network by sending 'danger' alerts to the car
   
25/7/18 - 08:35   Adam Smith Institute - urges ministers to ditch "outdated" MoT test
   
25/7/18 - 08:17   Ford - commits $4 billion to new division for autonomous vehicles (AV); 5 flexible vehicle architectures
   
25/7/18 - 07:53   Vertu Motors - trading update; "revenue and profits increasing in the high margin aftersales segment"
   
24/7/18 - 14:14   Autoglass BodyRepair and Covéa Insurance - announce new partnership
   
24/7/18 - 14:07   BVRLA - welcomes BVRLA mutualisation of motor terrorism risk
   
24/7/18 - 13:59   Circle Leasing - launches real-time mapping functionality as part of its MyFleet Vehicle Hire platform
   
24/7/18 - 13:54   The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) - are roadside technicians and emergency services ready to handle electric vehicles
   
24/7/18 - 13:50   CV-Library - job vacancies in automotive sector rose by 7.6% last quarter
   
24/7/18 - 13:48   ProVision - fleets are exposing themselves to high insurance and legal risk
   
24/7/18 - 13:43   Industry OPEN Golf Day - hugely successful day organised by Martyn Rowley and Paul Glover raises £6,600 for DEBRA
   
24/7/18 - 13:24   EDAM Group - introduces 2020 Vision for smarter ways of working to enhance company culture
   
24/7/18 - 13:08   Mirka UK - delighted to report that Karl Horsley is making strong progress following his stroke last week
   
24/7/18 - 13:02   GO Vauxhall, Croydon - extra service bays to double workshop capacity to service larger commercial vehicles
   
24/7/18 - 12:43   HonestJohn.co.uk - charged-up insurance premiums could be to blame for drop in pure EV sales
   
23/7/18 - 15:21   MIB - to handle and pay claims from victims of a terrorist event where a vehicle is used to kill or injure
   
23/7/18 - 15:16   Fix Auto Dagenham - win at Barking and Dagenham business awards; Paul Cunningham Business Person of the Year; 2 awards for his company
   
23/7/18 - 15:10   S&G Response - Challenge to hit golf balls 1 million yards in 24 hours in aid of Street Support starts 3.30am
   
23/7/18 - 15:01   Tesla - ask suppliers to return a "meaningful amount" of their spend to help manufacturers profitability
   
23/7/18 - 14:55   Nationwide - extends partnership with SWRnewstar as recycling levels reach over 70%
   
23/7/18 - 14:47   VBRA Commercial (part of RMI/NBRA) - 72 year-old Gerry Braddock appointed as National Manager
   
23/7/18 - 14:26   Waymo (Google's self-driving car project) - "move to autonomous cars will take longer than you think"
   
23/7/18 - 14:18   RSA - publish report into autonomous vehicles and experiences from the GATEway Project in Greenwich
   
23/7/18 - 14:10   Aston Martin - appoint first ever female president as head of their North American business
   
23/7/18 - 14:01   The Great British Fleet Event - new event from Fleet World mag to be held Thurs 24 Jan in Hammersmith
   
23/7/18 - 13:50   Direct Line Group - featured by Rate My Apprenticeship as a Top 100 Employer for school leavers
   
23/7/18 - 13:46   Complete Auto Recycling Show (CARS) - record no of exhibitors and visitors at show held earlier this month
   
21/7/18 - 20:50   USA: Carstar - launches its 600th North American collision repair facility
   
21/7/18 - 20:09   Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) - CEO Sergio Marchionne steps down due to ill-health; replaced by Mike Manley
   
20/7/18 - 14:52   Axa - former employee, Jack Burton, jailed for 12 months for motor fraud against Axa and other insurers
   
20/7/18 - 14:38   Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill - receives Royal Assent; covers insurance liability and recharging points
   
20/7/18 - 14:25   FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) - publish 2017/18 annual report; CEO remuneration of £589,000
   
20/7/18 - 14:12   Aston Martin - new factory in St Athan, South Wales on track to begin production of Aston SUV in late 2019
   
20/7/18 - 13:35   DVSA - vehicle manufacturers will now get 10 days to start a safety-related recall, or DVSA will prosecute
   
20/7/18 - 11:05   Car Shop and Luscombe Motors - top the first ever Auto Trader performance league tables
   
20/7/18 - 10:58   Consumer Intelligence - 25-49 and over-50 markets are seeing 17% and 8% (respectively) of the top five cheapest quotes come via telematics
   
20/7/18 - 10:54   Lightfoot - connected car tech firm partners with fellow Devonian business, juice drink manufacturer Frobishers, to reward better drivers
   
20/7/18 - 10:47   Porsche Carrera Cup GB - Ellinas and Zamparelli (backed by Nationwide Repairs) square up for second half of season
   
20/7/18 - 10:36   Ben - more people of working age (87%) are contacting Ben for support with big issues such as low income, anxiety and depression
   
20/7/18 - 10:22   Continental - 1/3 of all tyre related incidents happen during the summer
   
19/7/18 - 21:03   Which? - 129 cars on sale exceed the standard size of a UK parking space
   
19/7/18 - 13:44   Motofix - record turnover levels of over £26m and ambitious expansion programme
   
19/7/18 - 13:24   Belron (Autoglass and Autoglass Body Repair) - AI and Insurtech Startups includes more effective assessment of small vehicle damage
   
19/7/18 - 12:56   The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) - strongly regrets the introduction of provisional measures to curb steel imports
   
19/7/18 - 12:44   Nine million (8,500,000) drivers - taking their car on holiday this summer driving an average 1,105 miles
   
19/7/18 - 12:35   Poole Accident Repair - one of just 14 Porsche-approved repairers in the UK invites drivers to open day
   
19/7/18 - 12:06   Mitsubishi Motors - calls on dealer network to participate in the latest NFDA Dealer Attitude Survey
   
19/7/18 - 11:58   SsangYong and Unity Automotive Group - celebrate the success of their first IMI Accredited Master Technician: Ian Faulkner MIMI
   
19/7/18 - 11:52   Latest UK connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) booklet - overview of UK CAV research and development projects
   
19/7/18 - 11:46   Moneysupermarket.com - interim results 2018: revenues up 5%; fewer motor insurance customers, but those who do use the site switch more
   
19/7/18 - 10:41   Volvo XC40 -]joins its larger siblings in the 60 and 90 series as one of the safest cars on the roads
   
19/7/18 - 10:29   New Citroën Berlingo - £19k, third-generation leisure activity vehicle features 19 driver aids
   
19/7/18 - 10:20   The Motorcycle Industry Association & the MET Police - targeting motorcycle & scooter parking bays in Central London to promote security
   
19/7/18 - 09:19   SmartWitness - Saturday (21 July) at 2.30pm is the time you are most likely to have a crash in Britain this year
   
19/7/18 - 09:03   Bespoke McLaren Senna (with full visual carbon fibre body in emerald green tint) - delivered to New York 'mattress mogul', Michael Fux
   
18/7/18 - 13:51   The IMI _ offers support to T-Level legal challenge
   
18/7/18 - 13:46   SEAT - inside a compressed natural gas (CNG) powered vehicle
   
18/7/18 - 13:08   Shanghai: Sika Automotive - features innovative lightweighting solutions at the Galm Asia 2018 Conference
   
18/7/18 - 12:56   New Vietnamese car company: VinFast - SUV and saloon (developed by Pininfarina) to debut at 2018 Paris Motor Show
   
18/7/18 - 12:41   Ford - opens new-look five-car concession in refurbished Next store in Manchester’s Arndale shopping centre
   
18/7/18 - 12:27   By Miles - AXA-backed PAYG motor insurer launches UK’s first real time pay-as-you-drive car insurance aimed at city-dwelling car owners
   
18/7/18 - 12:07   FORS, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme - celebrates milestone birthday
   
18/7/18 - 11:22   Gaia Innovation - ABP Club Women's Automotive member works with Silverstone Park to inspire local secondary school students and businesses
   
18/7/18 - 11:04   Prentice Portadown BMW - NI bodyshop opens a new Alloy Repair Centre
   
18/7/18 - 10:57   AA - dashcams use risen from 1% to 20% in five years
   
18/7/18 - 10:37   The Michelin Supercar Paddock at the Goodwood Festival of Speed - the £2m, 208mph hypercar - Apollo IE - takes top prize
   
18/7/18 - 10:30   Inflation rate - CPI unchanged at 2.4% for last 12 months; RPI up slightly to 3.4%
   
18/7/18 - 10:12   Nissan LEAF - best-selling electric vehicle in Europe so far in 2018; 18,000 sold Jan-June
   
18/7/18 - 10:08   Hyundai - launches new bespoke Service Plans based on customers’ individual driving habits, vehicle age, mileage and usage
   
18/7/18 - 09:55   Thatcham Research: latest Euro NCAP tests - Volvo continues to lead the way in car safety, Ford ups its safety game
   
18/7/18 - 09:21   Audatex UK - 75% of UK bodyshops identify fragmented vehicle repair information as "major pain point"
   
18/7/18 - 08:33   Summer Holiday getaway - more than 9 million individual leisure journeys by car expected between Friday and the end of the weekend
   
17/7/18 - 14:55   Co-op Insurance and Thatcham Research - parents calling for car sales law change to focus on SAFETY
   
17/7/18 - 14:16   Whiplash reforms - government to delay changes until April 2020
   
17/7/18 - 14:08   MG Motor UK - strengthens Sales & Marketing team
   
17/7/18 - 14:00   ACIS - bodyshops must optimise risk and reward potential of ADAS, warns ACIS
   
17/7/18 - 13:46   M&S Bank - 48% of those planning to drive their car in mainland Europe believe they either aren’t, or don’t know if they are, insured
   
17/7/18 - 13:44   Rapid RTC - sales lead firm confirms new partnership with Volkswagen; average 50% of automotive industry e-leads are not responded to
   
17/7/18 - 13:21   ABP Club - Dane Loosley joins team as non-executive director
   
17/7/18 - 13:11   Ford Technical Familiarisation one-day course for Bodyshop Engineers and VDAs - insight into the very latest Ford vehicles
   
17/7/18 - 12:43   Mirka's national accounts manager ART, Karl Horsley has suffered a stroke - well wishes from Craig Daycock, Mirka UK and ABP Club members
   
17/7/18 - 12:26   U-Pol - Sales Director Jason Hopkins and National Technical Manager Kevin Henry raise £750 during the REAL Rally
   
17/7/18 - 12:20   The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - publishes Approach to Consumers paper, alongside Discussion Paper on Duty of Care
   
17/7/18 - 11:52   HPI - 25-34 year-olds would be the most likely to buy a car via an app
   
17/7/18 - 11:38   Volvo Product Technology Course - EXTRA DATE: WEDNESDAY 14 November
   
17/7/18 - 11:13   John Grose Peugeot Service Department - pass the Foundation Phase of ‘ACE Accreditation’ in light of improvements made to Aftersales
   
17/7/18 - 11:02   J Edgar & Son - wins national Motor Trader Aftersales Excellence Award
   
17/7/18 - 10:53   BVRLA - the vehicle rental and leasing industry contributes around £49bn per year to the UK economy
   
17/7/18 - 10:31   Polestar chief test driver - rally driver "brings wealth of expertise" to new electric performance cars
   
17/7/18 - 10:06   Government – unemployment falls; employment rises; average salary £26,987, up 2.5% in 12 months to May 2018
   
17/7/18 - 09:53   ABP Club Recommended Business Service Provider: InAutomotive - 50% of automotive professionals say this is VITAL when job hunting...
   
17/7/18 - 09:46   European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) - total CO2 emissions from car production fell by nearly 24% since 2008
   
17/7/18 - 09:43   Siemens - mew report urges cities to plan now for infrastructure change for the arrival of autonomous vehicles
   
17/7/18 - 09:29   Nissan - the Juke becomes fourth Sunderland-built model to hit one million
   
17/7/18 - 08:45   SMMT - skilled & trained employees data for ALL automotive: how does your bodyshop business compare?
   
16/7/18 - 17:48   Baldwins Group - owner Steve Warner sells business to Richard Steer, who joins as owner & MD on 1 August 2018
   
16/7/18 - 15:09   IFB andDerbyshire Constabulary - 11 people sentenced for the part they played in a Cash for Crash scam
   
16/7/18 - 14:15   Direct Line Group - celebrates Idea Lab: where staff submit ingenious and simple ideas to improve the business
   
16/7/18 - 14:07   NIBS Golf Event – £712 raised for Muscular Dystrophy
   
16/7/18 - 14:00   Agnew Volkswagen Van Centre & Marshall Van Centre in Reading - substantial investment in expanded facilities and a makeover
   
16/7/18 - 13:41   DAS Insurance - former CEO sentenced to seven years in prison for fraud; ex claims director
   
16/7/18 - 13:35   The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) - ambitious ‘Plug-in Pledge’ to increase members' plug-in vehicle fleet size
   
16/7/18 - 13:30   Alton Cars - sponsor Charity Golf Day raising over £10,000 for St Gemma's Hospice
   
16/7/18 - 11:36   Auto Trader - Petrol is close to overtaking diesel in popularity;
   
16/7/18 - 11:27   BuyaCar.co.uk - MAJORITY of British motorists claim to be better drivers than everyone else on the road
   
16/7/18 - 11:05   AkzoNobel's - sustainability of Interpon D series powder coatings (architectural and construction industry coatings) confirmed by EPD
   
16/7/18 - 10:56   New spaceport in Sutherland - Scotland gets £2.5million UK Space Agency funding
   
16/7/18 - 10:48   Car insurance premiums see biggest annual price fall since 2014 - £752 average (comprehensive) premium, 11% LESS than last year
   
16/7/18 - 10:32   Drivers could be allowed to travel at increased speed through motorway roadworks - depending on what day of the week they are travelling
   
16/7/18 - 10:23   Financial Reporting Council (FRC) - NEW "shorter, sharper" UK Corporate Governance Code
   
16/7/18 - 10:16   ECCO Safety Group EMEA - appoint Graham Darby as Area Sales Manager
   
16/7/18 - 10:10   12% of ALL EU charging points in the UK - unrealistic CO2 targets proposed by EU Parliament ignore lack of charging points, says ACEA
   
16/7/18 - 09:38   RAC - second quarter ‘pothole breakdowns’ hit three-year high
   
16/7/18 - 09:31   The IMI - motor industry body calls for businesses to embrace the Apprenticeship Levy
   
14/7/18 - 18:23   Aviva - UK Claims Report reveals where the money goes in motor claims; 49% goes on car repairs
   
14/7/18 - 18:12   Aviva - publish their first ever UK Claims Report; they paid 96% of all claims made at £7,000 per minute; 99.3% of all motor claims
   
13/7/18 - 14:14   Auto Windscreens - brings Fleet Sales Business Development Manager, Dave Bingham, into the fold
   
13/7/18 - 14:10   Lookers North East Repair Centre - David Morallee, Head of Business, inspires disadvantaged young people into the workplace
   
13/7/18 - 14:00   Biggest private parking firm soars in value - ParkingEye sold for £235 million as ticketing reaches record levels
   
13/7/18 - 13:53   AXA and XL Group - announce future branding of their combined operations
   
13/7/18 - 13:46   RSA - celebrates double win at the British Insurance Awards 2018
   
13/7/18 - 13:13   Gemini Repairs - second largest repair group in the UK celebrates 10 years back in the industry!
   
13/7/18 - 12:51   2018 BusinessCar Awards (Thursday 13 September in London) - shortlist announced
   
13/7/18 - 12:43   Todd Engineering - more Greentech technology coming soon, including Fix Auto Penzance expansion project
   
13/7/18 - 12:29   National Windscreens - introduction of new MOT standards "a reminder that a damaged windscreen could fail a vehicle’s test"
   
13/7/18 - 12:15   Alton Cars - apprentice recruitment continues; four candidates undergo formal assessment process; Kieron and Mason to join Sheffield team
   
13/7/18 - 11:55   BREXIT - more believe Brexit will lead to greatest job losses than technology, according to RSA/ Populus survey
   
13/7/18 - 11:49   Court of Appeal - man who drove over another man in an act of road-rage has prison sentence increased from 12 to 15 years
   
13/7/18 - 11:23   Treasury chooses ‘good day to bury bad news’ - as delay on cold-calling ban (for pensions) finally confirmed in Parliament
   
13/7/18 - 11:11   IAM RoadSmart - urges the government to involve drivers in the push for zero emissions
   
13/7/18 - 11:04   MINI - first fully-electric production model to debut in 2019
   
13/7/18 - 10:43   ABP Club Recommended Business Service Provider: InAutomotive - FIVE ways to excel in your career
   
13/7/18 - 10:12   McLaren Automotive - to launch 18 new cars in plan to go 100% hybrid by 2025
   
12/7/18 - 14:14   Businesses can apply for up to £40 million for projects that look at creating public areas to charge EVs or wireless charging for CVs
   
12/7/18 - 14:07   Did you go to the Apprentice Awards (BRIAA) at the Ricoh on 26 June? Photos now available for FREE download
   
12/7/18 - 14:05   BREXIT - Government White Paper published: a proposal for a "principled and practical Brexit"
   
12/7/18 - 13:55   Drivers still need to be convinced about electric vehicles - younger drivers more likely to own EVs
   
12/7/18 - 13:50   1/4 drivers believe its "highly likely" or "likely" they will be involved in a fatal or serious crash on a motorway or dual carriageway
   
12/7/18 - 13:34   Amazon - selling a $17 (£13) dent puller that "might save you a $200 (£150) trip to a bodyshop"
   
12/7/18 - 13:20   Auto Windscreens - certified as a carbon neutral business
   
12/7/18 - 13:14   Autoglass - secures new 4,000+ vehicle contract with Wincanton Group for windscreens repairs and ADAS calibrations
   
12/7/18 - 12:28   Ducati and Audi - first demonstration in Europe of a new vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication system between motorbikes and cars
   
12/7/18 - 12:08   Autogas (joint venture between Shell and Calor) - LPG identified as "key component" in Road to Zero Strategy
   
12/7/18 - 11:55   Fix Auto Luton - Hyundai and Honda-approved status takes VM approval tally to nine
   
12/7/18 - 11:23   Revive! Auto Innovations UK - win prestigious national business Franchise Support Award
   
12/7/18 - 10:56   BLM Law - short paper on 'A changing legal landscape: Casualty and motor claims'
   
12/7/18 - 10:40   Liverpool is the most expensive place in the UK to be a driver - but Southampton is the most expensive town for repairs
   
12/7/18 - 08:24   The PRA - mandating charge points to be made available at Motorway Service Areas (MSAs) is "totally unfair interference" by the DfT
   
12/7/18 - 08:19   Rolls-Royce Motor Cars - support for local school's electric-powered racing cars design, built and driven by 9-11 year olds
   
12/7/18 - 08:14   BVRLA, RHA, FTA and NFDA - coalition of road transport trade bodies says that Clean Air Zones (CAZ) are unfairly targeting hauliers
   
12/7/18 - 03:01   Motor Trader Awards - Cougar Accident Repair Centre (Luton) win Bodyshop of the Year award
   
11/7/18 - 21:23   CitNOW - names top automotive video presenters of 2018; Lookers SEAT Manchester wins Best CitNOW Workshop Video
   
11/7/18 - 14:25   Swansway Group - to invest £700k in a workshop extension for "at capcacity" Stafford Land Rover site
   
11/7/18 - 14:01   HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter - another 67 financial services firms commit to improve gender diversity at the top
   
11/7/18 - 13:37   TRACKER - stolen vehicle recovery expert appoints Clive Wain (ex South Yorkshire Police) as Head of Police Liaison
   
11/7/18 - 13:21   Fleetline Coachworks' SME News article - valued staff, targeting more approvals and success in a competitive industry
   
11/7/18 - 13:05   Allianz's chief claims officer, Graham Gibson - new video on his new role as Thatcham Chairman
   
11/7/18 - 12:51   Audatex UK - updating the password strength requirements for Audaenterprisegold users
   
11/7/18 - 12:42   Marketing Delivery - sending CRM communications to drivers? (might be worth reading this blog)
   
11/7/18 - 12:34   UK Automotive committed to zero emission ambition - but barriers must be addressed together, says the SMMT
   
11/7/18 - 12:11   Mercedes-Benz - could lead the EV market (ahead of Tesla), according to PA Consulting report
   
11/7/18 - 11:39   Glass's - is EV range anxiety still a barrier to ownership?
   
11/7/18 - 11:32   iRG (Innovative Repair Group) - new site (#11) - 24,000 sq ft iRG Whitland in West Wales - "open and ready for business"
   
11/7/18 - 11:20   CARS Expo: Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 July 2018 - live demonstrations, yard tours, training sessions, full conference programme and more
   
11/7/18 - 10:56   Did you go to the BBA awards in Battersea on 10 May? - over 1,200 photos now available for FREE download
   
11/7/18 - 09:59   PwC’s Claims Workforce of the future: 2030 - new ways of working will impact the insurance workforce of the future
   
11/7/18 - 09:52   The IMI - Department for Transport (DfT) confirms support of the introduction of a Licence to Practise for technicians working on EVs
   
11/7/18 - 09:31   Facebook - fined £500,000 (the maximum possible) by the ICO for Cambridge Analytica data scandal
   
11/7/18 - 09:16   Skillnet Ireland Annual Report - only 1 in 17 Irish companies (6%) took advantage of subsidised training in 2017
   
11/7/18 - 08:55   Today's the day! - #WaistcoatWednesday to raise money for Bloodwise ahead of TODAY'S World Cup semi-final showdown
   
11/7/18 - 08:46   Mercedes-Benz Vans UK - 70% van drivers say that work pressures severely impact their ability to keep hydrated and have a healthy diet
   
11/7/18 - 08:43   The Dendrobium D-1 - all-carbon fibre, electric hypercar to be launched to public at Salon Privé (Blenheim Palace 30 Aug – 1 Sept)
   
10/7/18 - 14:53   Connected Solutions by Industry Insights - raise £27,200 for AutoRaise during the REAL Rally
   
10/7/18 - 14:18   29th issue of the Auto Body Professional magazine: Summer 2018 edition - available to read online NOW!
   
10/7/18 - 14:15   Provenance Insurance Brokers - new "Coutts of insurance" broker for high net worth and commercial customers
   
10/7/18 - 14:10   BREAKING NEWS: React Accident Repair Group (John Pattinson, Barry Whittles & Chris Elton) - acquire The Paint & Body Shop, Hull
   
10/7/18 - 13:46   Motorcycle sales - year to-date, the market is up 2% on 2017
   
10/7/18 - 13:41   SEAT - fast-growing volume UK car brand; 33% rise in UK sales in June
   
10/7/18 - 13:30   Ferrari’s most recent V8-engined GT Portofino - receives the Red Dot: Best of the Best award
   
10/7/18 - 13:02   LexisNexis Risk Solutions - motorists with recent claims more likely to manipulate information on comparison sites
   
10/7/18 - 12:51   Lings Motor Group - avoids vehicle clone threat thanks to real-time paperless mileage log designed to aid HMRC compliance
   
10/7/18 - 12:45   LV= and Horwich Farrelly - Fundamental Dishonesty case: mortgage advisor & part-time DJ stripped of original damages & ordered to pay costs
   
10/7/18 - 12:24   Decision Technology - motor insurers need to rethink the sale of add ons (such as courtesy cars)
   
10/7/18 - 11:17   National Infrastructure Assessment for the United Kingdom - as UK population tops 66m; infrastructure priorities identified
   
10/7/18 - 10:55   Automobili Pininfarina - Board of Directors announced to work on ultra-low volume, ultra-luxurious fully-electric hypercar: 'PF0'
   
10/7/18 - 10:20   The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) - concerned about cost & complications for fleets to install EV infrastructure
   
10/7/18 - 10:03   Vauxhall - Xavier Duchemin appointed as new Managing Director Sales, Aftersales and Marketing
   
10/7/18 - 09:59   Auto Trader - in response to Road to Zero: "we need a significant boost of supply side factors to build consumer confidence"
   
10/7/18 - 09:54   BMW Group - working with automation company, Pilz, for human safety when working with 'robot assistants'
   
10/7/18 - 09:45   Ain Dubai (the Dubai Eye) - record-breaking attraction coated by AkzoNobel
   
10/7/18 - 09:19   ProVision - 17% of fleets asked do not complete basic critical compliance
   
09/7/18 - 14:14   Did you go to the Apprentice Awards (BRIAA) at the Ricoh on 26 June? Photos now available for FREE download
   
09/7/18 - 14:08   Insurance Times - finalists announced for their Tech & Innovation Awards 2018
   
09/7/18 - 14:08   Apollo Motor Group - the third largest accident repair group in the UK hosts apprenticeship academy open day to inspire 'talent pipeline'
   
09/7/18 - 14:02   The Floow - smartphones become the heroes as they lead the charge on the battle against driver distraction
   
09/7/18 - 13:52   Digraph - new CV factor in Manchester open for business
   
09/7/18 - 13:49   Record 22,400 minimum wage workers to receive millions in backpay
   
09/7/18 - 13:47   AXA - appoint Claudio Gienal as Chief Executive of AXA UK and Ireland; replaces Amanda Blanc who joined Zurich
   
09/7/18 - 13:37   Government "becoming increasingly aware of the potential of natural gas" as a means to decarbonise transport
   
09/7/18 - 13:30   Road to Zero strategy - 27% of drivers in the UK and 52% in London don’t have the luxury of a driveway or garage for a charging point (AA)
   
09/7/18 - 12:49   Hendy Car and Van Store, Portsmouth - new 20-bay workshop, bodyshop and Smart Repair facility now open
   
09/7/18 - 12:20   The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - proposes new Directory of financial services workers
   
09/7/18 - 11:53   LEVC - 350 electric black cabs now on the road
   
09/7/18 - 11:48   HBC Vehicle Services - significant expansion with two new sites: Newbury and Stafford
   
09/7/18 - 11:33   Government's Road to Zero Strategy - at least half of new cars to be ultra low emission by 2030
   
09/7/18 - 11:00   Markerstudy's TRICE App - travel added to motor, temporary motor, gadget and pet insurance App
   
09/7/18 - 10:43   Nissan - has uncovered falsified data from car exhaust emissions tests at "most of its Japanese factories"
   
09/7/18 - 10:34   BREXIT - announcement of a "free trade area for goods" welcomed by Aston Martin
   
09/7/18 - 10:04   Fix Auto UK - Floyd Woodrow is the headline speaker at the 2018 Fix Auto UK National Conference
   
09/7/18 - 09:53   Holiday booked? - more than half of UK’s largest airports raise pick-up car park fees in 2018
   
09/7/18 - 09:53   Holiday booked? - more than half of UK’s largest airports raise pick-up car park fees in 2018
   
09/7/18 - 09:47   Suzuki’s Advanced Apprenticeship Programme (AAP) - new £1.5 million training centre opens in Doncaster, Yorkshire
   
09/7/18 - 09:32   GT Motive - GT Estimate goes responsive and freezes costs
   
06/7/18 - 14:07   Carbon fibre - repair challenges
   
06/7/18 - 14:01   Zurich - completes the acquisition of Oak Underwriting from RSA; now one of the largest high net-worth insurers in the UK
   
06/7/18 - 13:57   Councils in England are predicting to make a joint surplus of almost £900 million from their parking operations in the current FY
   
06/7/18 - 13:55   IFB - welcomes motor insurance specialist, Premier Insurance, into membership
   
06/7/18 - 13:52   Direct Line Group - makes "inclusive behaviours" pledge
   
06/7/18 - 13:20   "Drivers who sit in traffic jams day after day will not be surprised to learn that traffic levels are at an all time high"
   
06/7/18 - 13:18   Suzuki - extends low rate finance offers across its 2018 model lineup
   
06/7/18 - 13:16   Ford and Primary Engineer - inspire 120 Young Engineers of the Future
   
06/7/18 - 12:40   Volvo Car UK - celebrates modern family diversity with signage redesign at Westfield London
   
06/7/18 - 12:31   2015 Mitsubishi Outlander diesel automatic - on average the UK’s fastest selling used car in June – taking av19 days to sell
   
06/7/18 - 12:05   Prasco - raise £800 taking part in the REAL Rally
   
06/7/18 - 11:47   Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) - consumer car finance market up by 9% in May
   
06/7/18 - 11:11   Spies Hecker - new kit for easy headlight repairs
   
06/7/18 - 11:08   Dacia - a tale of rags to riches
   
06/7/18 - 10:10   National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) - despite deceline in June, the new car market remains "relatively buoyant"
   
06/7/18 - 10:07   AA Garage Guide - IGA garage achieves perfect score with AA Certified
   
06/7/18 - 10:04   Consumer Intelligence - "why consumers’ personal finances will change the general insurance industry forever"
   
06/7/18 - 09:48   327.1 billion miles were driven on Great Britain’s roads in 2017 - 1.3% increase from the previous year
   
06/7/18 - 09:38   Air-con mistakes could lower driver reaction times - interior temperatures exceeding 35°C equivalent of 0.05% blood alcohol reading
   
05/7/18 - 14:12   LATEST insurance company results - including Direct Line, Ageas UK and RSA
   
05/7/18 - 14:07   ABI - add its name to new sector wide pledge on inclusivity
   
05/7/18 - 13:59   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles - two newly appointed roles to fleet team
   
05/7/18 - 13:49   Honda Motorcycles UK - first manufacturer to provide free motorcycle trackers
   
05/7/18 - 13:47   LexisNexis Risk Solutions - opportunity to move the usage-based insurance market beyond the young and inexperienced driver
   
05/7/18 - 13:43   BVRLA Fleet Technology Report - provides new insight on the connected vehicle market
   
05/7/18 - 13:35   PEUGEOT 3008 SUV - used for the Transport Research Lab’s (TRL) latest digital driving simulator to test ADAS
   
05/7/18 - 13:18   Eslington Park dealership - customer satisfaction results in Motability award for staff at Jennings Ford
   
05/7/18 - 12:36   Colorado, USA: Smart Pavement – an intelligent road can alert emergency services in the event of an accident
   
05/7/18 - 12:13   Nextbase - dash cam manufacturer launches the National Dash Cam Safety Portal (NDSP) to allow dash cam oners to upload footage to police
   
05/7/18 - 12:05   Glass's - green parts: recognised as being an affordable and sustainable source of original manufacturer parts (OEM)
   
05/7/18 - 11:42   Georgia Mordey, service advisor at Jennings Motor Group - prepares for Supermodel England 2018 National Final
   
05/7/18 - 11:38   Goodwood Festival of Speed (12 – 15 July 2018) - to host 70th anniversary parade of iconic Land Rovers
   
05/7/18 - 10:48   Drivers see some respite from rising fuel prices in June – but July remains uncertain
   
05/7/18 - 10:47   CitNOW - trophy cabinet grows with ‘Video Provider’ win
   
05/7/18 - 10:43   LEVC - TX (electric taxi) announced its intention to partner with Volvo Germany to sell, distribute and service the vehicle
   
05/7/18 - 10:39   West Yorkshire fuel fraudster jailed - illegal fuel laundering plant capable of evading £1.6 million in duty a year
   
05/7/18 - 10:27   The Bank of England, Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - improvements to financial services
   
05/7/18 - 10:25   £130 million international investment in UK automotive sector
   
05/7/18 - 09:59   SMMT - new car sales down 3.5% in June; YTD down 6.3%; diesel sales down 28% in June and 30% YTD
   
05/7/18 - 09:32   The Vella Group - start 10 apprentices at Blackpool & Fylde College on multi-skilled apprenticeship programme
   
05/7/18 - 09:30   100 miles of extra lanes coming to North West motorways
   
05/7/18 - 09:16   Redde – Mark Chessman appointed to the newly created post of Chief Operating Officer
   
05/7/18 - 09:00   AW Repair Group - Fast Finish Centre to open in Derby next month
   
05/7/18 - 08:52   Mirka - new multi-hole patterns for Mirka’s popular paper abrasives
   
05/7/18 - 08:39   Audatex UK - Gethyn Davies appointed as Head of BMS Sales for Audatex UK to oversee implementation of PlanManager for customers
   
05/7/18 - 00:46   Post mag - British Insurance Awards (BIA); full list of all winners and finalists from tonight's ceremony
   
04/7/18 - 12:54   PWC - insurance claims teams must adapt to survive the inevitable impact of technology
   
04/7/18 - 12:49   Volvo Cars - launch new mobility brand - M - providing on-demand access to cars from Spring 2019
   
04/7/18 - 12:46   Automotive Council - new Automotive Technology Roadmap reveals increasingly complex challenges
   
04/7/18 - 12:40   Volkswagen - to unveil all-new Camper Van on 24 August
   
03/7/18 - 12:24   GoCompare Car Insurance - GPs take the title for Britain's most accident-prone drivers for the fifth year in a row
   
03/7/18 - 12:15   Allianz Partners (B2B2C vehicle insurance, recovery and assistance) - partners with crowdsourced navigation app, Waze
   
03/7/18 - 11:57   ITAS - world-class VM, paint and bodyshop technician and apprentice training in Milton Keynes
   
03/7/18 - 11:43   Brake and Continental - road safety charity and tyre manufacturer join forces to make road crashes a thing of the past
   
03/7/18 - 11:37   insurethebox - sponsor the 10th annual National Road Safety Conference (27-28 November 2018, Grand Hotel, Brighton)
   
03/7/18 - 11:24   Save on motor trade insurance with Plan Insurance – an ABP Club Recommended Business Service Provider
   
03/7/18 - 10:24   Time to nationalise M6 Toll road? - latest price hikes risk reducing users
   
03/7/18 - 10:16   Canada: Zenetec installs Symach equipment in New Barrie, Ontario facility to achieve “perfect performance”
   
03/7/18 - 10:01   ACIS - improvements to central billing helps to reduce costs and boost efficiency
   
03/7/18 - 09:58   Glass's - the Robot Revolution
   
03/7/18 - 09:51   DEKRA - vehicle testing and compliance organisation, has acquired Gain Solutions Limited (Gain)
   
03/7/18 - 08:36   Marshall Motor - trading update: positive performance in H1, but board is cautious regarding H2
   
03/7/18 - 00:51   Revive! - win 2018 bfa (British Franchise Association) award for Franchise Support
   
02/7/18 - 14:24   HMG Paints - restoration of the iconic 1970 Team Lotus Chassis number 5, famously raced by Emerson Fittipaldi
   
02/7/18 - 14:06   The BBA 2018 Review - STAR presenter (Gyles Brandreth) says "I've hosted scores of Awards, I don't know a happier one"
   
02/7/18 - 13:57   Body Repair Industry Apprentice Awards (BRIAA) - did you go to the event last Tuesday? Photos now available for FREE download
   
02/7/18 - 13:54   Aviva - Free smartphone dash cam for ALL UK drivers (inc non-Aviva customers) offers automatic collision detection
   
02/7/18 - 13:48   Reminder: deadline for registration to the Farécla car bonnet painting contest is Friday July 6
   
02/7/18 - 13:38   ABP Club EXCLUSIVE interview with Graham Gibson, Chairman Thatcham Research and Chief Claims Officer, Allianz Insurance
   
02/7/18 - 13:32   Lloyd’s of London - ceo Inga Beale, "the most powerful woman in the City", is to step down in 2019
   
02/7/18 - 13:30   USA: TechForce - new report reveals growing severity of the supply shortage (more than 11,000 shortfall in 2016) in vehicle technicians
   
02/7/18 - 13:12   Best of Belron 2018 - UK’s Ryan Millar Highly Commended in global vehicle glass competition
   
02/7/18 - 13:08   3M webinar: Thursday 5 July 12-1pm - recent developments in adhesive technology
   
02/7/18 - 13:06   IFB (Insurance Fraud Bureau) - largest crash-for-cash scam trial ends with 158 people convicted in Wales
   
02/7/18 - 12:52   Confusion over GDPR is still "rife in motor retail direct marketing"
   
02/7/18 - 12:40   Artis Accident Care Group – the “next generation” bodyshop is just six months old and already award-winning
   
02/7/18 - 12:34   CII (Chartered Insurance Institute) - launch new Public Trust Index; measures consumer confidence in insurance
   
02/7/18 - 12:23   Audi - new technology will allow contrasting colours to be painted in one process in the factory from 2019
   
02/7/18 - 12:11   1st Choice Accident Repair, Cardiff - directors complete £2.1m buyout including investment from the Development Bank of Wales
   
02/7/18 - 12:07   K&R Vehicles Solutions - now a Fix Auto UK franchisee: Fix Auto Cheltenham
   
02/7/18 - 11:40   REPOST FROM THE FORUM: Does anyone have a contact point for the people trialling the automated video authority software for estimates?
   
02/7/18 - 11:39   The Sutton Trust - 2/3 young people are interested in apprenticeships, but teachers still unlikely to advise their pupils to opt for one
   
02/7/18 - 11:09   The Go Ultra Low campaign - 89% of UK motorists are unaware that electric cars accelerate quicker than petrol or diesel vehicles
   
02/7/18 - 09:59   The Vella Group - comprehensive rebrand underway including new website and social media platform launching this week
   
02/7/18 - 09:45   Motofix - "Motofix Apprentices Are Best in Class"
   
02/7/18 - 09:34   ICDP - the crash repair market in Europe will reduce in value in real terms by 17% by 2030 due to ADAS
   
02/7/18 - 09:33   TRACKER - "opportunistic and petty thieves" make hay while the sun shines
   
02/7/18 - 09:31   Call for an end to "mechanic jargon terms"
   
02/7/18 - 08:37   AkzoNobel - UK Head, Jon Amor, to leave on 8 August; search for successor underway
   
02/7/18 - 08:13   Vertu Motors - acquire Hughes Group for £21.8m
   
02/7/18 - 08:04   Quartix - trading update; "in line with management's expectations"
   
29/6/18 - 11:56   GoCompare - comments on news that car insurance premiums are falling
   
29/6/18 - 11:54   ‘Real risk’ of cold-calling ban timetable slipping to Autumn, as Government misses June deadline
   
29/6/18 - 11:51   ABL Accident Repair Group – “demanding SLAs helped give us resilience in the recessions”
   
29/6/18 - 11:46   National Accident Repair Group network repairers - register for the 2018 Roadshow at one of six venues
   
29/6/18 - 11:43   DVLA - over a quarter of UK motorists name their cars, inc ‘Doris’, ‘Dave’, ‘Henry’, ‘Betsy’ and ‘Bumble’
   
29/6/18 - 11:39   DS Automobiles in the UK - operates as a solely DS franchise from 1st july 2018
   
29/6/18 - 11:30   The Body Repair Industry Apprentice Awards (BRIAA) photos - now available to view and download - FOR FREE!
   
29/6/18 - 11:28   Average speed cameras more effective at slowing vehicles down than traditional single location, fixed ones
   
29/6/18 - 11:25   TechMan - helps Manor Motor Company to fill its MOT bay every day
   
29/6/18 - 11:20   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) 2018 - the photo-packed BBA Review publication is online
   
29/6/18 - 11:10   DENSO - warns workshops against carrying out injector repairs in unclean conditions
   
29/6/18 - 10:57   Car Dealer Power awards - winners announced
   
29/6/18 - 10:42   29th issue of the Auto Body Professional magazine: Summer 2018 edition - available to read online NOW!
   
29/6/18 - 10:36   REMINDER: The ABP Club Daily Newsletter - new domain from which we send our digital communications
   
29/6/18 - 10:01   Audatex - introduces cap hpi valuation as part of AEG 4.1
   
28/6/18 - 13:50   LV= - Heather Smith (ex Aviva) promoted to Managing Director of LV= Direct business
   
28/6/18 - 13:48   Plunge in number of driving tests taken - Year-on-year drop of almost 11%
   
28/6/18 - 13:47   Talking about Tomorrow, today - Allianz experts release podcast series
   
28/6/18 - 13:36   Siemens - creates an autonomous classic car for the Goodwood Festival of Speed
   
28/6/18 - 13:27   Suzuki Motorcycles - remanufacturing old parts for its Vintage Parts Programme
   
28/6/18 - 13:16   Absolute Alignment - how to make investments in wheel alignment equipment work harder, earning more
   
28/6/18 - 12:37   BAC - becomes first car manufacturer to go 'Climate Positive'
   
28/6/18 - 12:07   The Body Repair Industry Apprentice Awards (BRIAA) photos are now available to view and download - FOR FREE!
   
28/6/18 - 11:57   Bodyshop Solutions - appointed as a Distributor for ADAS equipment specialist, TEXA
   
28/6/18 - 11:16   Consumer Intelligence - average car insurance premium has fallen 5.5% in last 12 months; still 22% higher than Oct 2013
   
28/6/18 - 11:14   Apprenticeship Levy - employers given green light to transfer up to 10% of levy funds to multiple businesses
   
28/6/18 - 11:12   MSL Legal Expenses article: The rise of dash cams
   
28/6/18 - 11:04   EY - 2017 was "best UK motor insurance underwriting result since 1994"; "outlook looks bright for 2018"
   
28/6/18 - 11:03   £15million fund - launched to help colleges improve & drive up standards across further education
   
28/6/18 - 10:38   BP - to acquire Chargemaster, the UK’s largest electric vehicle charging company; by 2040 BP estimates that there will be 12m EVs in UK
   
28/6/18 - 10:31   Roborace - to attempt first-ever autonomous hillclimb at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018
   
28/6/18 - 10:13   Redde plc - trading statement: "continuing positive trend shown in first 9 months"
   
28/6/18 - 09:57   £300 device that attaches to motorists’ windscreens - promises to eliminate the need, and the risk, for a mobile phone while driving
   
28/6/18 - 09:50   Roberlo - launching a new epoxy primer - 'Repox' - and a new format for Robercar liquid polishes
   
28/6/18 - 09:34   Bridging gender pay gap could add £150 billion to the UK economy by 2025 - "too many companies still have none - or only 1 - woman on board"
   
28/6/18 - 09:27   Audatex - apprentice’s achievements celebrated at The Bodyshop Repair Industry Apprentice Awards
   
28/6/18 - 08:56   Latest Honda CR-V - New generation of ultra-high-strength steel for lightest and most rigid CR-V chassis & improved crash-worthiness
   
28/6/18 - 08:31   The ABP Club Daily Newsletter - new domain from which we send our digital communications
   
28/6/18 - 08:29   BREXIT - having almost no impact on consumers’ car purchase plans
   
27/6/18 - 15:22   The REAL Rally update from Fix Auto - team from Canada, Las Vegas, Rochdale, Stevenage, Rochester, Maidstone, Dagenham & Manchester
   
27/6/18 - 15:21   Thatcham Research - spotlight on apprentice success at Thatcham Research graduation ceremony
   
27/6/18 - 15:06   VW - new Touareg technology: head-up display projects information onto the windscreen
   
27/6/18 - 15:04   The REAL Rally update from Industry Insights - track the Porsche Budgeteers using the retro fitted ThingCo device
   
27/6/18 - 14:38   ABP Club meeting at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry - exclusive news, motorsports and making sure SMEs have a say in apprenticeship reforms
   
27/6/18 - 14:18   The Body Repair Industry Apprentice Awards (BRIAA) with Audatex UK and Thatcham Research - celebrating apprentice excellence
   
27/6/18 - 13:21   Cooper Solutions - new poll reveals 58% of car buyers don’t think fuel type could impact the future resale value of their vehicle
   
27/6/18 - 13:10   Autovista Group - strong demand for VIN data from dealers, fleet and finance, and insurance companies
   
27/6/18 - 12:47   IMI Skill Auto National Qualifiers - kicks off at Nationwide Technical Training Academy in Yorkshire
   
27/6/18 - 12:33   SMMT - UK automotive industry urges rethink on Brexit red lines as uncertainty bites
   
27/6/18 - 11:37   EMaC (part of Innovation Group) - makes service Plans now even more accessible for dealers and consumers
   
27/6/18 - 11:34   REPOST FROM THE FORUM & update - The REAL Rally is underway!
   
27/6/18 - 11:21   Department for International Trade - inward investment brings 1,500 new jobs a week to the UK
   
27/6/18 - 10:58   Thatcham Research - chief executive Peter Shaw steps down due to ill health
   
27/6/18 - 09:45   Car Wash Association - UK government has failed to stop the hand car wash epidemic
   
27/6/18 - 09:26   The British Dyslexic Association (BDA) - Direct Line Group (DLG) commits to help create a dyslexia-friendly society
   
26/6/18 - 12:43   Industry Insights - an update from the recent Connected Solutions Partners’ meeting media update
   
26/6/18 - 12:33   JATO Dynamics - small SUVs continue to gain traction as European registrations remain stable in may 2018
   
26/6/18 - 12:23   Calling all National Accident Repair Group network repairers - register for the 2018 Roadshow at one of six venues...
   
26/6/18 - 12:22   Hyundai Motor Group and Wärtsilä - forge new partnership to utilize second-life electric vehicle batteries
   
26/6/18 - 12:17   Fix Auto UK - Jac Constable (sponsored by Fix Auto) celebrates podium success
   
26/6/18 - 11:59   Farécla - Promotes Apprentice & Student Bonnet Painting Competition at BRIAA with bonnets by NCRC’s Daryl Head & Farécla’s Marc Powell
   
26/6/18 - 11:54   Audatex UK - Less Than Half of UK Bodyshops Have the Technology Skills Required for Advancing Vehicle Repairs
   
26/6/18 - 11:47   EXCLUSIVE NEWS from the ABP Club meeting and BRIAA - Activate Group Ltd (AGL) announce new appointment and sopp+sopp plans
   
26/6/18 - 06:55   PEUGEOT - all new PARTNER LCV features Surround Rear Vision (cameras), extended traffic sign recognition, active lane keeping assist & more
   
26/6/18 - 06:36   The IMI - nominations now open for the Outstanding Achievers Awards 2018
   
25/6/18 - 14:11   Digraph - ‘Leeds’ the Way with first of 16 planned new Digraph (CV factor) branches opens in Leeds
   
25/6/18 - 14:07   The IMI - "women have the power to lead automotive future"
   
25/6/18 - 13:52   Delegate Joining Instructions for the Body Repair Industry Apprentice Awards (BRIAA) TOMORROW - Tues 26 June at the Ricoh Arena (CV6 6AQ)
   
25/6/18 - 13:47   Auto Trader - England’s victory against Panama in the World Cup on Sunday means SIX new cars are on their way to lucky competition winners..
   
25/6/18 - 12:55   The ABP Club Daily Newsletter - new domain from which we send our digital communications
   
25/6/18 - 12:50   what3words - to help fans navigate to and around Goodwood Festival of Speed using 3 word addresses
   
25/6/18 - 12:43   New Chair of the energy regulator, Ofgem - Professor Martin Cave, ex Deputy Chair of Competition Commission named as preferred candidate
   
25/6/18 - 12:35   USA: Axalta - Chief Technology Officer explains how coatings will enable an autonomous vehicle future
   
25/6/18 - 12:06   WMG (University of WarwickLamppost) - new charging point can now be installed onto existing lampposts
   
25/6/18 - 11:40   Belgium: AXA partners with car repair and bodyshop comparison site, Fixico
   
25/6/18 - 10:53   Future of Transportation Conference in Cologne - replace HS2 with an autonomous vehicle superhighway, says keynote speaker
   
25/6/18 - 10:37   Potential new bodyshop development site near Silverstone Circuit - "prime" 6-acre site now ready for development at Silverstone Park
   
25/6/18 - 10:27   LexisNexis Risk Solutions - bolsters insurance risk assessment with Risk Insights
   
25/6/18 - 09:58   ABI - Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) proposals would "over-complicate" professional indemnity cover for solicitors
   
25/6/18 - 09:55   Allianz Insurance (Broker) - Glasgow branch motor manager, Kevin O’Neill, appointed as new branch manager in Scotland
   
25/6/18 - 09:45   Inchcape Volkswagen - new Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Authorised Repairer opens on Trafford Park in Manchester
   
25/6/18 - 09:39   RAC - fewer than four in 10 drivers aware of penalties for using a handheld phone
   
25/6/18 - 09:34   REPOST FROM THE FORUM - The Real Rally: Gemini 21 cars ready to go
   
25/6/18 - 08:44   Australia: AMA - acquisition by Blackstone is CANCELLED due to decision by Australian tax authorities
   
25/6/18 - 08:21   USA: Honda - issues statement warning that aftermarket windscreens and grilles might affect ADAS performance
   
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