Your Questions Answered

QWhat is the Auto Body Professionals Club?

A ABP Club is at the heart of the UK Body Repair Industry. Over the last 15 years we have grown to become a trusted, and respected source of information for our members.

The ABP Club continues to grow and is increasingly recognised as the most credible trade organisation within the UK Body Repair Industry.

The Club was formed in September 2004 and now has over 2,500 individual members, including:

At the core of the Club are our two guiding principles:


The ABP Club website continues to attract increasing numbers of visitors.

In 2020 the website received over 1 million individual visits, truly keeping its place as The Home of the UK Body Repair Industry.

The ABP Daily Newsletter, which continues to be the leading source of industry information, has an average of 16 news items, provides the very latest body repair sector market information. It is sent to all 2,500 individual members – direct to their personal email address and has become the prime source of information for many senior figures in the body repair and insurance industry.

Auto Body Professional, our Quarterly Magazine has a total circulation of 4,500 printed copies each issue. It is also available on-line and covers a range of interesting topical articles, Interviews, and recurring features such as Financial Results, Bodyshop Business, Diary Dates, Club Update, and a mention from our ABP Recommended Business Service Providers. We are very proud of the quality of this publication, and we invest a lot of time and money into making it the best magazine in the industry.


ABP Club has a diverse and comprehensive range of events for our members to attend throughout the year.

Our members attend National Meetings, the British Bodyshop Awards, the Body Repair Industry Apprentice Awards, our charity Golf & Spa Day, and the Annual Convention & Night of Knights. These events bring senior industry personnel together to hold open and honest debate around current issues and developments.

We host our events at the most prestigious of venues, and they provide an excellent networking opportunity in a relaxed, informal environment.

QIs it an association?

AAbsolutely not. ABP does not claim to have association status, but it will try to influence and work with associations and others connected with the body repair industry on behalf of Club members.

QCan non-bodyshop professionals join?

A Yes they can, as long as they follow the basic aims and objectives of the Club. There is a separate category of membership to cater for this sector – Club Supporter. This category has two classifications – Gold Supporter and Bronze Supporter and is open to senior representatives of motor insurers, accident management companies, suppliers, motor manufacturers – in fact any senior individuals of companies who want to help to influence the body repair industry.

QWhat are the Club's aims and objectives?

Be the leading information provider and communications hub for the UK Body Repair Industry

The overall aim of our meetings is to break the complex circle of mistrust; lack of transparency and misunderstanding that currently prevents the sector from moving forward in a positive way. They are moderated professionally and are conducted in a co-operative, constructive and non-confrontational manner.

QWhen and where are Club events held?

AClick the Club EVENTS DIARY button for details.

QWhat are the differences between the membership categories?

AWe have two types of membership to offer:

Click here to view the bodyshop membership categories.

Click here to view the supporter membership categories for insurers, accident management companies, credit hire companies, suppliers, and vehicle manufacturers.

QHow do I advertise on the ABP Club Website?

ASimply email us on to register your interest and we will contact you with prices. Alternatively, contact our sales and marketing manager, Fiona Ambrose (m: 07429012280 e: for an informal discussion.