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ABP Club Car Body Repair News - May 2016

Below is a news headline summary. The full bodyshop news stories appear on the ABP Club members' forum.

31/5/16 - 13:58   Vertu / BSM - from valeter to manager: Darren Simpson joins Bristol Street Motors (BSM) Renault and Dacia in Bradford
   
31/5/16 - 13:54   Roberlo - new Soft, Multi and Glazing putty lines
   
31/5/16 - 13:51   Axalta - takes part in IMI Driving Change programme
   
31/5/16 - 13:45   Goals galore! - Plunky’s football matches on target to raise more than £9,000 in aid of four charities
   
31/5/16 - 13:16   IFED / Allianz / NFU / Covéa - man sentenced as police continue appeal over £100k Mr Whippy van insurance fraud
   
31/5/16 - 13:11   Sytner Group - dealer group with 9 bodyshops raises £27,721 for BEN, via its online auction site
   
31/5/16 - 13:05   Confused.com - driver in Cambridgeshire clocked a speed of 156mph in 2015 – the fastest recorded in the UK; BMWs most likely to speed
   
31/5/16 - 12:52   US: Symach - first US shop to adopt Symach's European repair process is Chicago-based Erie-LaSalle Body Shops
   
31/5/16 - 12:28   Zurich - Martin Senn, former Zurich Insurance CEO commits suicide
   
31/5/16 - 12:10   Consumer Intelligence - 1/3 motorists put in fake details on price comparison websites to avoid follow-up calls; 27 insurers won't quote
   
27/5/16 - 13:54   US: Apple – granted patent to use an iPhone as a virtual car key
   
27/5/16 - 13:47   British Bodyshop Awards - tell us what you loved!
   
27/5/16 - 12:45   Inchcape and BCA - announce new three-year remarketing deal
   
27/5/16 - 12:13   ABI - £36m was paid in insurance claims to small businesses last year, due to customer insolvency or late payment
   
27/5/16 - 12:08   RAC Telematics - Ringtons, with fleet of 250 vehicles, slashes fuel bill by 10% following telematics trial
   
27/5/16 - 12:05   RMI Bodyshops (NAB & VBRA) - currently, the BS10125 requirements are "inflexible to the needs and growth of the industry"
   
27/5/16 - 11:51   ABP Club National Meeting at Thatcham Research Tuesday 14 June - top speaker line-up, tech and live VDA competition
   
27/5/16 - 11:42   AXA - Amanda Blanc is appointed Chief Executive Officer of AXA UK
   
27/5/16 - 11:24   Confused.com - 1 in 20 motorists surveyed said they've had an accident as a result of bad traffic over a Bank Holiday Weekend
   
27/5/16 - 11:13   H.R. Owen - dealer group incl. Bodytechnics bodyshop in Slough offers driver training to football stars who buy a luxury car from them
   
27/5/16 - 10:30   Insurance Fraud Taskforce - Government accepts ALL recommendations from Taskforce to investigate and reduce insurance fraud
   
27/5/16 - 10:14   Horwich Farrelly / esure - kick boxing fraudster claimed injuries sustained in the ring during a fight were as a result of crash
   
27/5/16 - 10:02   IFED / Aviva / Insure The Box - "brazen" Bradford crash for cash fraudsters foiled by member of the public and police
   
27/5/16 - 09:56   International Association of Auto Theft Investigators (IAATI) UK - car crime up as police Stolen Vehicle Units are cut
   
27/5/16 - 09:48   Wunelli - traditional data sources for underwriting motor insurance will become obsolete with the emergence of the connected car
   
26/5/16 - 13:47   BT Fleet - telematics now integrated with accident management solution to trigger FNOL and incident and third party capture
   
26/5/16 - 13:19   GEM - thousands of drivers willing to break the law, with more than one in 10 prepared to use a hand-held mobile at the wheel
   
26/5/16 - 13:10   cap hpi - used car values down 1.9% in May
   
26/5/16 - 13:08   RAC - small businesses lose £3.5K a year on preventable breakdowns
   
26/5/16 - 13:04   Nationwide DWS acquisition - Investec and Barclays funding gives NARS "confidence to embark on a fresh cycle of growth"
   
26/5/16 - 12:14   Just Car Clinics Academy & North Lindsey College - recruiting students for 12-week level 1 qualification in body repair programme
   
26/5/16 - 12:02   IMI - all IMI Tech Level 3 qualifications, approved and funded by the DfE, have been allocated UCAS points, equivalent to A Levels
   
26/5/16 - 11:36   Be Wiser - third of parents let their children drive on public roads before they turn 17
   
26/5/16 - 11:29   LV= - drivers lose more than a day a year due to roadwork delays and diversions
   
26/5/16 - 11:23   Allianz - car-sharing insurance partnership with peer-to-peer car rental marketplace, RideLink
   
26/5/16 - 10:44   SMMT - Motor Industry Facts 2016: 37,113,358 vehicles on UK roads;
   
26/5/16 - 10:26   RMI Bodyshops (NAB & VBRA) - debt recovery service has collected over £70,000 of aged debt for members
   
26/5/16 - 10:07   Financial Ombudsman Service - 17% increase in motor insurance complaint cases, highest number for 5 years
   
26/5/16 - 09:54   Which? - NFU Mutual has been named Which? Insurance Provider 2016
   
26/5/16 - 08:46   Copart - Q3 worldwide results: net profit up 29% on turnover up 17%
   
26/5/16 - 08:07   Inchcape (11 UK bodyshops)- trading update; revenue up 12% worldwide
   
26/5/16 - 07:56   Marshall Motor Group (73 dealers & 8 bodyshops) - acquire Ridgeway Group (30 dealers & 2 bodyshops) for £107m
   
26/5/16 - 01:23   Motorhog - add two new sites in Paddock Wood and Bury St.Edmunds
   
25/5/16 - 15:15   RAC - more than 15 million cars will be on the country’s major roads for the coming bank holiday getaway
   
25/5/16 - 14:06   IFED / Liberty Insurance - insurance ghost broker who set up 133 false policies sentenced; fraud worth £89,000
   
25/5/16 - 14:03   SMMT - UK car manufacturing data (April): up 16.4% with 149,334 units built
   
25/5/16 - 13:59   Government - plans to make switching insurance providers quicker and easier
   
25/5/16 - 13:22   AXA - policyholders pay around 13% of the typical motor insurance premium towards meeting the cost of pay-outs on fraudulent claims
   
25/5/16 - 12:47   Fiat Professional Tradesman Trials - calling all bodyshop technicians - want to win a one-month trial at a Football League Club?
   
25/5/16 - 12:37   Tracker - car crime up 8%; 81,000 vehicles stolen (2015); parts shortage makes classic cars a target
   
25/5/16 - 12:31   Experian - insurance industry identifies record-high of £3.6 million of fraud every day
   
25/5/16 - 12:27   Volvo Cars UK - next Volvo product and technology update course is on Friday 2 September in Daventry
   
25/5/16 - 12:09   Caliber Collision - largest US bodyshop consolidator refuses to rule out move to UK and Europe
   
25/5/16 - 11:45   Government - autonomous vehicle motor insurance to include product liability; insurers to be reimbursed by VMs
   
25/5/16 - 11:07   Canada / UK - insurer American International Group (AIG) launches crowdfunding product for UK and Canada
   
25/5/16 - 10:56   IMI - Paul Whiteside, trained by Blackpool and The Fylde College, back 25 years later to speak at IMI regional network meeting
   
25/5/16 - 10:37   AXA Group - divests tobacco industry assets, currently valued at approximately 1.8 billion euros
   
25/5/16 - 10:17   Deloitte - motor insurance premiums rise to £13.9bn in 2015, but headline net combined ratio (NCR) increases to 102%
   
25/5/16 - 10:11   Volvo Car UK - Jon Wakefield appointed as acting Managing Director; former MD, Nick Connor, appointed Chief Exec of performance arm Polestar
   
25/5/16 - 09:48   Autocar - Volvo XC90, Vauxhall Astra, Ford Focus RS, Bentley Bentayga, BMW M2 and Jaguar XE named Autocar’s "Game-Changers"
   
25/5/16 - 07:25   NAHL - trading update; uncertainties remain on regulatory changes to personal injury market
   
25/5/16 - 01:03   Birch Lane Garage, Gorton, East Manchester - huge fire destroys one unit
   
25/5/16 - 00:47   Axalta - Carlyle sell another 25m shares for £480m; now down to 18% shareholding
   
24/5/16 - 19:17   IMI Skill Auto - practical heats for Skill Auto Body Repair technicians take place at Babcock
   
24/5/16 - 14:00   PPG Refinish UK & Ireland - proud to support the ABP Women’s Automotive Group meeting on 8 June at Williams F1
   
24/5/16 - 13:56   Road fuel (petrol and diesel) sales volumes - highest April level since 2012
   
24/5/16 - 13:45   ABP Club National Meeting at Thatcham’s Repair Focus – Tuesday 14 June; book your place now!
   
24/5/16 - 13:38   Commercial Vehicle Show - attendance at 2016 show down 3% on last year
   
24/5/16 - 13:32   Petrol and diesel - thirteen weeks in a row of price increases; still lower than at any time since 2009
   
24/5/16 - 13:28   Henkel - save up to 30% on paintwork polishing time with new compound
   
24/5/16 - 13:15   Vertu Volkswagen Nottingham - £1.4m redevelopment of dealership and aftersales (servicing) facility
   
24/5/16 - 13:05   ABI - insurers have made "significant steps" to embrace digital technologies and share data with customers make insurance "more accessible"
   
24/5/16 - 13:01   RAC - 1,437 fewer dedicated roads policing officers in 2015 than in 2010 (excludes Met Police)
   
24/5/16 - 12:56   Aviva - signs up to The 30 Per Cent Club target: at least 30% of its executive committee will be women
   
24/5/16 - 12:34   In-car Cleverness - connected vehicle and telematics technology to save rental fleets £5m insurance bill
   
24/5/16 - 12:24   EMF (Electromagnetic Fields at Work) - new Directive to be introduced this year will affect the WHOLE vehicle repair industry
   
24/5/16 - 12:13   FCA - paper on consumer access to financial services including insurance published
   
24/5/16 - 11:33   IAM RoadSmart - 11-17 year olds in Scotland get behind the wheel of a car well before reaching legal driving age
   
24/5/16 - 11:17   Carweb - launches diagnostics SMR platform for fleet industry
   
24/5/16 - 11:06   Fix Auto - Sir Clive Woodward to be guest speaker during Fix Auto UK’s National Conference
   
24/5/16 - 11:01   Nationwide - DWS acquisition supported by Investec and Barclays
   
24/5/16 - 10:48   Circle Leasing - new Vehicle Hire App: convert your courtesy cars from an expense to a potential source of income
   
24/5/16 - 09:54   National Accident Repair Group - announces Sapphire Garage in Manchester has joined network
   
24/5/16 - 07:36   AA - confirm "exploring options" for AA Ireland; media say Carlyle Cardinal Ireland possible £150m acquirer
   
23/5/16 - 17:37   Claims Mag - finalists announced for Claims Innovation Awards
   
23/5/16 - 14:11   BMW - extends choice of exterior paint finishes for the BMW i8 model; a from £5,495 option on car (OTR price is £104,540)
   
23/5/16 - 13:59   MORE TH>N (RSA) - young drivers understand emoji road signs better than real road signs
   
23/5/16 - 13:52   Brexit - if the UK exits the UK we would head into a year-long recession and lose 820,000 jobs within two years, says George Osborne
   
23/5/16 - 13:38   British Bodyshop Awards - have you completed the survey? Your feedback is important!
   
23/5/16 - 13:36   RSA - launches risk management service for mid-market businesses
   
23/5/16 - 12:35   ABI - calls for database to help UK take lead in the global cyber insurance market
   
23/5/16 - 12:29   RAC - expects fuel prices to be "kept in check for the UK’s 30 million car drivers" despite fears oil price will go back above $50
   
23/5/16 - 12:24   cap hpi - strengthens industry expertise
   
23/5/16 - 11:54   Smart Witness - 62% of drivers would feel less safe on the roads alongside other vehicles with no human behind the wheel
   
23/5/16 - 02:00   Volkswagen Group - to shape themselves into a "mobility provider" as part of new business plan
   
22/5/16 - 01:19   Motor Trader Awards - just 2 finalists for their Bodyshop award - MG Cannon and Norton Way Group
   
21/5/16 - 18:00   Glass's - Dave Punter says "Thank you for nine great years" as he announces his departure as Head of Sales (Bodyshop & Insurance Sector)
   
20/5/16 - 21:54   USA: Solera - CEO Tony Aquila interviewed on Bloomberg TV: "The App War Is Coming"
   
20/5/16 - 13:44   Fix Auto - names date for National Conference 2016: 10-12 October, St. George's Park, Burton-upon-Trent
   
20/5/16 - 13:31   Commercial Body Specialists - workshop fined £20,000 and ordered to pay costs of £4,461 after two workers injured moving 18 tonne vehicle
   
20/5/16 - 13:27   Aviva - 1.5m employees do not know their pension fund choices or have never reviewed them
   
20/5/16 - 13:23   Spies Hecker - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team 2016 race car: 8 colours, 150 hours to paint, 0.03mm tolerance for an aerodynamic part
   
20/5/16 - 13:09   Euro Car Parts (ECP) - opens in Dumfries; 16th ECP branch in Scotland
   
20/5/16 - 13:06   Driverless cars - Hampshire trials and the RAC asks, how soon will driverless cars become a 'real option' for the majority of motorists?
   
20/5/16 - 12:40   Google car - Google files patent for 'sticky car' concept to reduce crash injuries
   
20/5/16 - 12:31   Allianz - COO Stephanie Smith included on the inaugural City A.M. Power 100 Women list
   
20/5/16 - 12:25   SMMT - motor industry comes together to attract new female talent
   
20/5/16 - 12:22   MoneySuperMarket - the ‘original’ Mini is Britain's most modified car
   
20/5/16 - 12:07   ABI - Automated Driving: insurers’ role in the road safety revolution
   
20/5/16 - 12:03   British Bodyshop Awards - your feedback is important! Please complete this quick survey
   
20/5/16 - 11:48   ABI - new Board members: Anthony Baldwin (AIG UK), Antonio Lorenzo (Lloyds), Vibhu Sharma (Zurich) and Julian Adams (Prudential)
   
20/5/16 - 07:17   Pendragon - commence £20million share buyback programme to return surplus cash to shareholders
   
19/5/16 - 13:59   Brightside - re-launches mainstream van product targeting 10% market share; UK van market worth between £600m-£1.0bn annually
   
19/5/16 - 13:47   IAM and IAM RoadSmart – celebrating 60 years of better driving and riding
   
19/5/16 - 13:39   Ford - 55% of motorists would share their car for money (just 17% would share their dog for a fee)
   
19/5/16 - 13:23   UK car traffic levels at an all-time high - number of cars in Britain up 43% from 21m in 1995 to more than 30m in 2015
   
19/5/16 - 13:15   India: Global NCAP - zero stars for all cars in latest Global NCAP crash tests
   
19/5/16 - 12:57   Fife College - students protest over plans to axe body repair apprenticeships
   
19/5/16 - 12:37   ABI - reacts to Modern Transport Bill, from yesterday's Queen's Speech; "fully automated vehicles will be a safety revolution"
   
19/5/16 - 12:31   Global Cyber Alliance - phishing, weak identity protection and vulnerable and compromised websites top list of cyber threats
   
19/5/16 - 12:23   Zopa - loan provider launches car refinancing service for UK consumers
   
19/5/16 - 08:27   Vauxhall - announce second recall action on all 235,000 Zafira B models
   
19/5/16 - 07:40   Ageas UK - Q1 results: "profitable performance driven by Motor"; now have 3.9 million Personal Motor customers
   
18/5/16 - 13:39   Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) - warns of increase in fuel prices as crude oil soars by 80%
   
18/5/16 - 13:34   Queen's Speech - industry reactions: National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA)
   
18/5/16 - 13:32   Queen's Speech - industry reactions: Nissan
   
18/5/16 - 13:28   Consumer Intelligence - 7/10 motorists fear driverless cars will drive up £insurance; insurers say premiums will be cut in the long-run
   
18/5/16 - 13:14   Autocar - to name car industry’s top 100 British women
   
18/5/16 - 13:01   Jennings Ford bodyshop - partners with Darlington College to highlight motor repair apprenticeships
   
18/5/16 - 12:57   Queen's Speech - encourage investment in driverless cars and make insurance available to users of driverless cars
   
18/5/16 - 12:41   Paragon Automotive - restructures and invests six figure sum to deliver a customer focused end to end service
   
18/5/16 - 12:34   Lightfoot - in-car driver coaching technology; Exeter’s citywide driver-behaviour trial shows promising early results
   
18/5/16 - 11:56   ABI - general insurance claims firm, Horwich Farrelly, sign up to ABI Associate Membership
   
18/5/16 - 11:37   British Bodyshop Awards - your feedback is important! Please complete this quick survey
   
18/5/16 - 10:34   Thatcham - the definitive timeline and stages towards the fully automated car arriving in 2025
   
18/5/16 - 10:21   Government - highest employment rate (74.2%) since records began; average wages up 2.0% in last 12 months
   
17/5/16 - 22:19   Aviva - to invest £20m supporting Founders Factory, technology incubator set up by the founder of Lastminute.com
   
17/5/16 - 15:47   Dews Motor Group - dealer group based in Halifax, closes together with its bodyshop
   
17/5/16 - 14:12   ABI - automated vehicles will do more to save lives than the invention of the seatbelt, insurers say
   
17/5/16 - 14:08   National Windscreens - showcases Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) investment and Partscheck at BIBA 2016
   
17/5/16 - 13:57   Connected Solutions - Industry Insights launches a unique end-to-end motor claims supply chain solution to deliver speed and value
   
17/5/16 - 13:09   Revive! - in a blog for Fleet News, Revive!'s MD Mark Llewellyn writes "time to look again at smart repair"
   
17/5/16 - 12:49   Nissan - re allegations that UK built Nissan Qashqai cars were fitted with emissions defeat devices: "firmly denies any wrong doing"
   
17/5/16 - 12:13   esure - Brits ignore red lights with convictions up 5,000 in 2015; 31 million cars on the road in the UK
   
17/5/16 - 12:01   Ford - carbon-fibre-bodied Ford GT will debut optional carbon-fibre wheels, offering new clear-coated, bare-carbon finish
   
17/5/16 - 11:56   Bicester Heritage - becomes home to pioneering historic vehicle restoration apprenticeship course
   
17/5/16 - 10:16   Information Commissioner's office- fines claims management company £250,000 for 17.5 million nuisance calls but company liquidated in March
   
17/5/16 - 09:34   Inflation rate - inflation falls again: CPI down to 0.3% for last 12 months; RPI falls to 1.3%
   
17/5/16 - 08:41   DVLA - developing smartphone version of the driving licence
   
17/5/16 - 07:54   Lookers - Q1 trading update: "strong performance with continued improvements in all areas of the business"
   
16/5/16 - 21:00   RAC Passport - dealers can now carry out provenance check for commercial vehicles
   
16/5/16 - 20:54   Glasurit - paints Europe’s largest vacuum tanker, the Terminator
   
16/5/16 - 20:41   Autoglass - appoints Nick Cleary and Sarah Ringrose to newly created customer experience roles
   
16/5/16 - 14:15   CBI - predicts slower growth for UK in 2016 and 2017 as dark cloud of uncertainty looms
   
16/5/16 - 14:02   USA: Sherwin-Williams - acquisition of Valspar receives second request from US Federal Trade Commission
   
16/5/16 - 13:42   Allianz UK - Q1 results: "good results"; operating profit up 43% on premiums down 1.5%
   
16/5/16 - 13:04   Swiss Re - "frontier markets" Nigeria, Ecuador, Vietnam and Azerbaijan offer attractive long-term potential for insurers
   
16/5/16 - 12:46   Comparethemarket.com - young drivers are spending over £4,750 just to get on the road
   
16/5/16 - 12:18   Insure The Box - insurance telematics provider to sponsor 2016 National Road Safety Conference
   
16/5/16 - 12:15   ABP Club National Meeting - Tues 14 June at Thatcham "biggest and best ever ABP Club meeting"; book NOW
   
16/5/16 - 12:07   Fix Auto UK - hat-trick of awards at the British Bodyshop Awards: Fix Auto Henley-on-Thames, Fix Auto Stoke-on-Trent and Fix Auto Wrexham
   
16/5/16 - 11:15   ABP Club website - last week was busiest week this year, with 28,324 visits
   
16/5/16 - 11:08   insurethat/Smart Insurance - offer non-regulated dealers IAR (Introducer Appointed Representative) status to offer GAP and SMART insurance
   
16/5/16 - 10:49   Markerstudy - partners with Keychoice, the insurance distribution group owned by SSP
   
16/5/16 - 10:39   AXA Insurance - new online tool to accurately calculate the business interruption (BI) risk for individual commercial clients
   
16/5/16 - 10:22   The Observer – how clever car technology will shake up the insurance market
   
16/5/16 - 10:05   Ageas - Ageas employees across UK raise over £88,000 for the NSPCC
   
16/5/16 - 09:59   Aviva - and All 4 join forces with Tinchy Stryder and the Chuckle Brothers to promote safer driving
   
15/5/16 - 21:03   BBA – Tweet Wall at BBA was a huge success: 821 posts with a total reach of 3.6 million people
   
13/5/16 - 12:49   Tech World - what happens when driverless cars create accidentless cars?
   
13/5/16 - 12:28   RAC - new Comprehensive Plus European breakdown cover includes accident legal cover and vehicle repatriation fro write-offs
   
13/5/16 - 12:08   New Scientist - driverless cars feature: "London is set for driverless car roll-out – so what comes next?"
   
13/5/16 - 11:53   Morelli Group website, Slim’s Detailing - included in Google Certified Shops program
   
13/5/16 - 11:44   British Bodyshop Awards - 2017 WorldSkills Autobody Repair and Car Painting squads "buzzing" after your support at BBAs
   
13/5/16 - 11:20   RAC Telematics - smartphone app now in Microsoft App Store
   
13/5/16 - 11:10   Co-op Insurance - home and motor claims were up a third on the last Friday 13th (13 November 2015); today is the only Friday 13th in 2016
   
13/5/16 - 09:24   Confused.com - motorists charged with drug-driving up 140% across the UK in the last year; 2,090 motorists in 2015
   
13/5/16 - 09:11   BEN - Mercedes-Benz fundraising event organised by Prestige Car Service for BEN, Saturday 14 May, Finchdean, Hampshire
   
12/5/16 - 16:46   British Bodyshop Awards - the photos are available to view online NOW! FREE TO DOWNLOAD
   
12/5/16 - 16:04   IFED / Aviva - Manchester ghostbroker who set up over 150 fraudulent motor insurance policies in £200k scam jailed for 20 months
   
12/5/16 - 14:38   Bodyshop Consulting - manager/owner coaching day, Tuesday 17 May in Burnham near Slough
   
12/5/16 - 14:12   British Bodyshop Awards - highlights from Twitter - @BritishBodyshop #2016bba
   
12/5/16 - 13:53   Nissan - to take 34% share of Mitsubishi Motors and become largest shareholder
   
12/5/16 - 13:41   DVLA, VCA and DVSA - RAC responds to publication of motoring services strategy
   
12/5/16 - 13:34   Henkel - win one of six CAT S40 Smartphones in the new LOCTITE Racing Game
   
12/5/16 - 13:26   Hertz Accident Support - CCL Accident Support relaunched, three years after acquisition by Hertz
   
12/5/16 - 13:15   Swansway ARC, Crewe - £80,000 investment to become Audi UK’s R8 specialist repair centre; Martin Smith, 1 of 5 Body Tech in world trained
   
12/5/16 - 12:49   British Bodyshop Awards - your generosity raised £8,190 for The Rainbow Trust Children's Charity, BEN and The Children’s Society. THANK YOU!
   
12/5/16 - 12:34   Employers’ Forum for Reducing Reoffending (EFFRR) - employing ex-offenders helps ship repair business meet need for specialist skills
   
12/5/16 - 12:23   The Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) Fleet Support Scheme - public and private sector fleets can get up to 75% off zero emission cars
   
12/5/16 - 12:04   British Bodyshop Awards - a huge thanks to the 804 guests who attended the BBAs on Tuesday evening
   
12/5/16 - 11:22   HPI - partners with SMMT for HPI Recall Check to protect consumers against buying a car with a manufacturing fault or defect
   
12/5/16 - 11:04   Spies Hecker - Priomat 1K Spot Primer 4074, corrosion protection for small sand-through areas
   
12/5/16 - 10:56   HMG Paints / Craftmaster / Heritage Paints - help restore world’s most famous locomotive, the Flying Scotsman; part of £4.2 million project
   
12/5/16 - 01:36   What Car? - motorists don’t trust ‘black box’ tech to prove if they are safe drivers or not
   
12/5/16 - 01:31   Winns - gain new two year contract with national insurance broker Barry Grainger Ltd
   
11/5/16 - 23:01   Clarkson, Hammond & May - "the Grand Tour" is the name of their new car show on Amazon Prime from this autumn
   
11/5/16 - 13:06   Daisy Cutters FC vs Plunky’s Allstars FC - charity football match at Wolverhampton Wanderers FC tomorrow (Thursday)
   
11/5/16 - 12:49   Dick Lovett and Spraymaster - Glasurit-sponsored Porsche Restoration Competition is underway
   
11/5/16 - 11:50   LexisNexis Risk Solutions and Wunelli - tout motor broker innovation at BIBA 2016
   
11/5/16 - 11:00   CitNOW - appoints Jason Jeggo as its new Head of Sales for the UK
   
11/5/16 - 10:53   British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) and Acturis - 2016 Q1 private motor insurance premiums up 7.2% on 2015
   
11/5/16 - 10:47   Whatcar.com - motorists don’t trust ‘black box’ tech to prove if they are safe drivers or not
   
11/5/16 - 08:26   Vertu - results for y/e Feb 2016: profits up 24% on turnover up 17%; accident repair business grew 8.0%
   
10/5/16 - 22:28   British Bodyshop Awards - winners announced! Full list of all the winners...
   
10/5/16 - 14:13   BBA - reminder that drinks reception starts at 6.15pm, come and meet Zoe Ball, call to your seats at 6.50pm
   
10/5/16 - 14:12   BBA - driving to the awards? Sat Nav code is: SW8 4NW
   
10/5/16 - 14:11   BBA - going to the awards tonight? Remember a £10 note for the charity prize draw
   
10/5/16 - 10:27   ECA Group - now providing independent energy services to 8 of the top 30 Bodyshop Groups in the ABP 2015-2016 Industry Yearbook
   
10/5/16 - 10:20   RAC - all lane running inquiry: RAC reacts to latest evidence given
   
10/5/16 - 10:17   Baldwins Repair Group - Stratford Upon Avon bodyshop gains Honda Accident Repair Approval through local Listers Honda dealer
   
10/5/16 - 10:12   British Bodyshop Awards - get your messages on the BBA Tweetwall, follow and mention @BritishBodyshop and use #2016BBA
   
10/5/16 - 07:21   Cambria - half-year results; profit up 73% on turnover up 15%; confident of maintain momentum for full year
   
09/5/16 - 16:43   Gemini Accident Repairs UK - announce CARSTRUCK of Yeovil acquisition taking group to 19 bodyshop sites
   
09/5/16 - 16:31   IAEA AGM and Conference - technology is changing the role of insurers and engineers
   
09/5/16 - 15:41   Swansea Crown Court - telematics fraud uncovered in Wales as couple switch number plates to avoid paying for "big hike" in insurance
   
09/5/16 - 15:08   Circle Leasing - smash £5,000 sponsorship target in Wings for Life World Run at the weekend
   
09/5/16 - 14:12   BBA - reminder that drinks reception starts at 6.15pm, come and meet Zoe Ball, call to your seats at 6.50pm
   
09/5/16 - 14:11   BBA - driving to the awards? Sat Nav code is: SW8 4NW
   
09/5/16 - 14:10   BBA - going to the awards tomorrow night? Remember a £10 note for the charity prize draw
   
09/5/16 - 14:00   British Bodyshop Awards - EIGHT vehicle manufacturers have booked to attend; BBA guests: remember to bring your ticket - printed or on phone
   
09/5/16 - 13:44   Jaguar Land Rover - aims to deliver a five-fold increase on ex-service recruitment in the next four years
   
09/5/16 - 13:29   Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB) - Ashton West OBE, the MIB's CEO, is recognised for contribution to the insurance industry
   
09/5/16 - 13:11   IFED - RSA insurance claims handler jailed for £55k fraud
   
09/5/16 - 13:06   MoneySuperMarket - average motor premiums rise 12% in year to Q1 2016
   
09/5/16 - 12:33   BMW - Sandal Wakefield wins BMW Approved Bodyshop of the Year 2016 and Steve Cantle at Fairfield named BMW Bodyshop Manager of the Year 2016
   
09/5/16 - 12:15   RAC - new data shows total number of reported thefts of vehicle number plates in England and Wales is down
   
09/5/16 - 12:11   RMI Academy of Automotive Skills - newly opened MOT tester training centre available to all MOT garages in the motor trade
   
09/5/16 - 11:54   Sandicliffe Motor Contracts - first ever Open Day to celebrate newly extended Long Eaton HQ was a great success!
   
09/5/16 - 11:26   C&D Services UK - Essex bodyshop adds Nissan approval taking VM approval tally to 12
   
09/5/16 - 11:03   Simon Duckworth, D M Keith Ltd - bodyshop manager is 1 of 7 to gain Postgraduate Level Seven Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership
   
09/5/16 - 10:11   esure - car ownership has grown at twice the rate of residential parking spaces since 2011
   
09/5/16 - 09:14   British Bodyshop Awards - Zoe Ball, star host, looking forward to a night of excitement and celebrations tomorrow!
   
09/5/16 - 07:52   Claims Management Regulation Unit (CMRU) - raid offices of rogue claims companies in Swansea and Birmingham
   
08/5/16 - 18:26   John Dwyer - shock result as he loses vote for Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner
   
07/5/16 - 00:26   Canada: Fix Auto - acquire Prime CarCare Group, owners of Speedy Auto Service, Minute Muffler and Brake
   
06/5/16 - 13:52   Axalta Coating Systems - marks 150 years of innovative coatings with roadshow at Welwyn Training Centre
   
06/5/16 - 13:46   Allianz UK - announces top management structure for new combined Commercial and Personal Lines business
   
06/5/16 - 13:40   Warren Buffett and Bill Gates - self driving car will prove disastrous for the insurance industry
   
06/5/16 - 13:19   SMMT - new van sales rise 12% in April; 3.3% up year-to-date
   
06/5/16 - 09:23   SMMT - new car sales up 2.0% in April; alternative fuel vehicles up 27%
   
06/5/16 - 07:32   Hastings - Q1 trading update; "strong profitable growth"; premiums up 29%; 2.1 million policies
   
05/5/16 - 16:15   British Bodyshop Awards - ALL 6 of the top 6 paint companies and 8 of the top 10 paint distributors will be at BBA
   
05/5/16 - 15:56   British Bodyshop Awards - the Nationwide Dodgems... back by popular demand!
   
05/5/16 - 15:49   HMG Paints - appoint Steve Pellatt as Decorative Business Area Manager, and David Leverton as Industrial Sales Representative
   
05/5/16 - 14:04   GYS - win latest Ford certification for Spot Welder
   
05/5/16 - 13:29   British Bodyshop Awards - look out for your BBA tickets!
   
05/5/16 - 13:12   British Bodyshop Awards - 2017 WorldSkills Autobody Repair and Car Painting squads will be at the BBAs next week!
   
05/5/16 - 13:02   Farécla - G3 Premium now offers even better value with 2 new Spring Promotions
   
05/5/16 - 12:45   Babcock - win new contract to manage the Ministry of Defence’s fleet of lease and hire vehicles including repair management
   
05/5/16 - 12:11   Sika Automotive - receives the Frost & Sullivan 2015 European Award for OEM weight reduction adhesive products
   
05/5/16 - 11:52   Artex Risk Solutions - targets UK motor growth with Quest Holdings acquisition - the largest insurance manager in Gibraltar
   
05/5/16 - 11:24   Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) - Lord Faulks "shares scepticism" on insurers' pledge to pass savings to consumers
   
05/5/16 - 11:02   Alton Cars - the new bodyshop acquisitions: Beeson & Galloway, Blenheim Express Repairs and JD Bodyworks
   
05/5/16 - 10:53   Alton Cars Group - acquire 3 new sites; now have 10 sites and £31m turnover making them the 3rd largest group; looking to acquire more sites
   
05/5/16 - 10:48   Motor Codes - automotive industry watchdog passes Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI)’s approval scheme for vehicle repair
   
05/5/16 - 10:31   British Insurance Brokers' Association (BIBA) - Enterprise Bill: new Act means good news for the insurance sector & good news for business"
   
05/5/16 - 09:50   British Bodyshop Awards - Diamond Partner, Mirka, the BBAs "recognise the best skills and talent in the industry"
   
05/5/16 - 09:32   Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED) - ice cream van used to stage fake accidents in £100k "Mr Whippy van insurance fraud"
   
05/5/16 - 09:02   IMI - car businesses must employ more women or risk missing out on £millions; just 1% of vehicle technicians are female
   
05/5/16 - 08:35   Petrol and diesel - eleven weeks in a row of price increases; still lower than at any time since 2009
   
05/5/16 - 08:32   Gemini Accident Repairs UK - acquires independent, Mercedes-Benz approved bodyshop, MMBRE of Worcester
   
05/5/16 - 07:35   esure - Q1 trading update: "excellent start to 2016 with strong growth"; motor premiums up 17%; 1.459 million motor policies
   
05/5/16 - 07:25   RSA - Q1 trading update: "the year has started well"; "profits strong and ahead of expectations"
   
05/5/16 - 00:58   Insurance Times Claims Excellence awards - full list of all 16 winners; LV big winners with 3 awards
   
04/5/16 - 21:44   British Bodyshop Awards - ALL 20 of the top 20 bodyshop groups have booked to attend - have you?
   
04/5/16 - 21:37   British Bodyshop Awards - eight of the top 10 motor insurers are attending the BBAs next week
   
04/5/16 - 14:31   Consumer Intelligence - car insurance renewal price rises double
   
04/5/16 - 14:15   National Windscreens - selected as windscreen partner for Connected Solutions, a one-stop fleet and insurance solution
   
04/5/16 - 13:53   USA: Symach – new 24,000 sq ft bodyshop in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania for US MSO, 3D Auto Body & Collision Centers
   
04/5/16 - 13:28   AkzoNobel - mission accomplished for RAID Cross Challenge 2016, humanitarian challenge backed by AkzoNobel
   
04/5/16 - 13:07   Henkel - win big with selected promotional packs of vehicle repair and maintenance sector products
   
04/5/16 - 12:54   Women's Automotive - next meeting hosted by PPG on Wednesday 8 June, Williams F1 Conference Centre, Grove
   
04/5/16 - 12:14   Claims Management & Adjusting (CMA) - urges fleets and insurers to contest "excessive" road surface repair bills following a crash
   
04/5/16 - 11:46   Global NCAP - four major automotive names will join forces at the London Motor Show as part of the Global NCAP #STOPTHECRASH partnership
   
04/5/16 - 11:07   British Bodyshop Awards - Diamond Partner U-POL is "looking forward to the industry’s finest event"
   
04/5/16 - 10:47   RAC Business - appoints Phil Barnes as Strategic Sales and Development Manager, a newly created role to grow RAC's telematics product
   
04/5/16 - 10:35   AXA UK - to sell off its life and pensions businesses
   
04/5/16 - 10:27   RMI Bodyshops (NAB/VBRA) - to meet the SMMT’s Vehicle Manufacturers Body Repair Working Group (VMBRWG) over key industry issues
   
04/5/16 - 10:20   British Bodyshop Awards - list of companies booked to attend BBA, Tuesday 10 May, Battersea Evolution, London
   
04/5/16 - 09:44   AA British Insurance Premium Index - average quoted motor premiums levelling off with a fall of just £2.43 or 0.4%
   
04/5/16 - 09:07   Balgores Colchester’s Trevor Sibley - takes on 800-mile trek across Spain in memory of his wife, Beverley, who died of cancer
   
04/5/16 - 08:46   Volkswagen - new Aftersales Digital Reception (ADR) for car servicing customers
   
04/5/16 - 08:14   Google - test fleet for their 'self-driving system' increases with addition of 100 minivans from Fiat Chrysler
   
04/5/16 - 07:28   Direct Line Group - Q1 trading update: strong growth for motor; 3.73 million in-force motor policies
   
03/5/16 - 14:16   Allianz Group - Q1 2016 results: total revenue down 6.4% and operating profit down 3.5%
   
03/5/16 - 14:16   Allianz - Q1 2016 results: total arevenue down 6.4% and operating profit down 3.5%
   
03/5/16 - 14:07   British Bodyshop Awards - the full list of finalists ahead of next week's British Bodyshop Awards, TUESDAY 10 MAY @ Battersea Evolution
   
03/5/16 - 13:40   Volvo and Thatcham - details and quotes from today's conference on Autonomous Driving Cars and insurance
   
03/5/16 - 13:33   Tracker - criminals are one step ahead of modern vehicle security technology
   
03/5/16 - 13:24   British Bodyshop Awards - ONE WEEK TO GO!
   
03/5/16 - 13:00   Nationwide Accident Repair Services - announces DWS acquisition
   
03/5/16 - 12:47   IMI - new Assessed Outcome Module, AOM 133 – Bonding and Mechanical Fastenings Following Researched Repair Methods
   
03/5/16 - 12:25   Revive! - poor bodywork is the number one reason why buyers walk away from buying a used car, according to AA-Populus poll
   
03/5/16 - 12:20   ABI - James Dalton's speech at A Future With Autonomous Driving Cars - Implications for the Insurance Industry seminar
   
03/5/16 - 12:06   IMI - Government must invest £30m in training to boost sales of electric vehicles
   
03/5/16 - 11:18   Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) - Amanda Blanc, CEO of AXA UK & Ireland General Insurance, has been appointed as the new IFB Chair
   
03/5/16 - 11:08   Allianz - won over 400 litigated claims involving casualty, motor and fraudulent claims with the total saving reaching £2.5m in Q1 2016
   
03/5/16 - 11:04   Tesco Underwriting / Ageas - Colin Anthony (ex Direct Line) joins Tesco Underwriting as Chief Underwriting Officer
   
03/5/16 - 10:43   Thatcham Research - warns drivers they should not get too relaxed as autonomous cars get closer
   
03/5/16 - 10:31   Volvo / Thatcham Research - number of crashes set to drop by 80% cent by 2035
   
03/5/16 - 10:13   Accident Exchange - £402m repair bill for brand new cars; 10% of all accidents over the last 12 months involved new 15 & 65-plate vehicles
   
03/5/16 - 07:44   Vertu - acquire Leeds Jaguar from Inchcape for £650,000; will operate under the Farnell brand
   
02/5/16 - 14:13   Slater and Gordon Group - successfully agrees revised bank facility; new agreement is until March 2018
   
01/5/16 - 12:19   ABP website - April was busiest month of 2016; over 100,000 visits every month for the last 24 months in a row