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03/12/21 - 14:49   Halo Accident Repair Centres - appoint Jon Parker as Business Intelligence Director
   
03/12/21 - 13:06   comparethemarket.com - new customers typically pay £375 less on motor insurance by finding a cheaper insurance deal
   
03/12/21 - 13:01   AA - 22% who breakdown "would stand where a vehicle is likely to be thrown"
   
03/12/21 - 12:50   Subaru (UK) - welcomes new MD, Pat Ryan (ex Managing Director of Citroën in the Republic of Ireland)
   
03/12/21 - 12:39   Auto Trader - prices for used EVs increases 27.8% YoY for volume brands (av. £25,732) and 10.1% for premium brands (av. £48,564)
   
03/12/21 - 12:21   Ben, the automotive industry charity - take part in research to shape Ben’s future services
   
03/12/21 - 12:03   Used car prices record 5 years’ worth of growth in just 6 months - av price has increased circa £3,400 since May
   
03/12/21 - 11:56   Allianz - four employees from across the Allianz business team up with GB athletes for Buddy Programme
   
03/12/21 - 10:33   Major transport organisations warn "governments’ knee-jerk reaction" to Omicron variant puts supply chains at greater risk
   
03/12/21 - 10:18   FCA - proposes stronger requirements on oversight of appointed representatives
   
03/12/21 - 10:14   Strong words from the RAC - retailers "take drivers for a ride" by hiking petrol prices another 3p in November while wholesale prices fall
   
02/12/21 - 20:11   UK Carline Vehicle Leasing - launch a new salary sacrifice car leasing scheme (company and the employee save tax & NI)
   
02/12/21 - 19:55   Bowles Vehicle Repair - joins Fix Auto network as Fix Auto Leicester
   
02/12/21 - 14:08   If you went to any ABP event this year - golf, BBA, Night of Knights etc - then a HUGE selection of photos available FREE of charge for you
   
02/12/21 - 13:56   BuyaCar.co.uk - one-year-old EV sales are vying with diesels for second place in the online used car market
   
02/12/21 - 13:54   Claimspace on MOJ claims data - "71 weeks wait for cases to come to court is unacceptable"
   
02/12/21 - 11:39   Gov Civil Justice Statistics (Jul-Sept 2021) - Personal Injury claims down 26% to 21,000; PI claims account for 62% all damage claims
   
02/12/21 - 11:26   Carlac - new fully optimised website goes live!
   
02/12/21 - 11:02   Halfords – confirm £63.4m acquisition of Axle Group Holdings
   
02/12/21 - 10:59   NFU Mutual - respecting rural roads can reduce the annual toll of fatalities and injury
   
02/12/21 - 10:04   SYNETIQ - gain Silver Carbon Literacy accreditation
   
02/12/21 - 09:56   Macklin Motors - Elon Musk, with earnings of nearly £24 million per hour, needs just 1.84 seconds to afford a used Fiesta
   
02/12/21 - 09:48   Repairify - acquires One Guard Inspections to develop innovation in vehicle inspections market
   
01/12/21 - 13:45   Motor Trader awards - full list of all 30 winner plus finalist; Swansway Group Accident Repair Centre won Bodyshop of the Year award
   
01/12/21 - 13:32   Redde Northgate - half year results: don't have to pay the £5m contingent payment from Nationwide acquisition as repair volumes not met
   
01/12/21 - 13:27   Nissan - permission granted for additional 20MW solar farm at Sunderland Plant
   
01/12/21 - 13:12   Pendragon - trading update: "we continue to perform strongly with stong profit per car"; profit forecast for full year raised again
   
01/12/21 - 13:11   Fetch - major driverless car-hailing trial underway in Milton Keynes
   
01/12/21 - 13:00   MotorServ UK - Solihull-based business entrepreneur celebrates triple award (in five days) success
   
01/12/21 - 12:45   Sytner Group - dealership gets creative for CRUSE Bereavement Support
   
01/12/21 - 12:32   Cromax - launches AZ9700 Ultra Performance Plastic Additive
   
01/12/21 - 12:17   Steer Automotive Group - acquire 5-site Tyne Tees Vehicle Repair Group; fastest growing bodyshop group now has 21 sites and £60m turnover
   
01/12/21 - 11:39   Advantage Parts Solutions - Dave Shepherd joins global team as non-executive director
   
01/12/21 - 11:20   What Car? and Autocar owners - new Move Electric website dedicated to e-mobility launched by Haymarket Automotive
   
01/12/21 - 11:16   L&I Eaton - opens first commercial bodyshop, in Trafford Park, Manchester
   
01/12/21 - 11:01   Aviva - appoint Waseem Malik (ex Executive Managing Director, Claims at Axa) as Chief Claims Officer effective March 2022
   
01/12/21 - 10:38   Minster Law - signs six-year bike deal with specialist bike broker, BeMoto
   
01/12/21 - 09:32   CAPS (1.7 million claims per year) - motor claims data schema updated
   
30/11/21 - 13:58   ABP Club - full set of dates and venues for all 2022 ABP events inc BBA in Manchester, Night of Knights and 3 Golf Days
   
30/11/21 - 13:53   Comparethemarket - premiums £306 cheaper on average by switching 20 days before the end of a policy
   
30/11/21 - 13:44   Mercedes-Benz - like Stellantis, teams up with Factorial Energy Solid-state batteries
   
30/11/21 - 13:39   VED evasion statistics 2021 – AA comments
   
30/11/21 - 13:31   SMMT - only one new charger is currently being installed for every 52 new electric vehicles registered
   
30/11/21 - 13:21   Volkswagen Financial Services UK (VWFS) - only 1 in 10 families gave up second car in lockdown
   
30/11/21 - 13:11   Allianz - covers Short Term Operational Reserve (STOR) adoption (allows energy providers to tap into extra power sources)
   
30/11/21 - 13:08   Stellantis and Factorial Energy - to jointly develop solid-state batteries for electric vehicles
   
30/11/21 - 11:21   RAC - "petrol is now around 12p a litre too expensive while diesel is 10p too high"
   
30/11/21 - 11:15   LV GI= and Copart UK - raise £2,087 for Family Action by donating the cost of left over vehicle keys from total loss and stolen vehicles
   
30/11/21 - 11:12   LV GI+ and Copart UK - raise £2,087 for Family Action by donating the cost of left over vehicle keys from total loss and stolen vehicles
   
30/11/21 - 11:01   Nearly two in every 100 vehicles now untaxed - higher in 2021 than when previously surveyed in 2019
   
30/11/21 - 10:43   e2e Total Loss Vehicle Management - Jim Loughran (worked with BT, Disney, ING Bank, QBE Insurance and Rolls Royce) appointed as CEO
   
30/11/21 - 08:53   Marshall Motor Holdings - confirm they are to be acquired by Constellation Automotive Group (owners of BCA, WeBuyAnyCar and Cinch)
   
29/11/21 - 13:31   Nissan - to launch 23 new electrified models, including 15 new EVs, aiming for 50% electrification mix, by 2030
   
29/11/21 - 13:23   Vertu Motors - freezing temperatures could see EV motorists lose more than 30 miles of range this winter
   
29/11/21 - 11:56   Bentley - becomes the first automotive company to be accredited by the Investors in People “We invest in apprentices” programme
   
29/11/21 - 11:42   Quotezone.co.uk - over half of drivers still speeding on 30mph roads
   
29/11/21 - 11:37   Lookers - partner with AX for accident aftercare solution in 129 Lookers dealership sites and seven bodyshops
   
29/11/21 - 11:30   Germany: Porsche and Ericsson - launch 5G research network for development of vehicle-to-vehicle exchange of safety-relevant data
   
29/11/21 - 11:06   Ben - tips and advice on self-care for Men’s Health Month
   
29/11/21 - 10:25   Carzam - online used car site secures £112 million in first fundraising round to take on Cazoo and Cinch
   
29/11/21 - 10:12   BCA - LCV values robust; values averaging £9,861 - up 27% year-on-year
   
29/11/21 - 10:08   Sytner Group and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Sunningdale - launch Christmas competition to celebrate real-life heroes
   
29/11/21 - 09:49   ECA Business Energy - what happens if your supplier goes bust: advice and support available for your bodyshop
   
29/11/21 - 09:13   RAC - records worst third quarter for pothole breakdowns in 15 years
   
29/11/21 - 07:52   Marshall Motor Holdings (MMH) - could be sold to Constellation Automotive Group (owners of BCA, Cinch and WeBuyAnyCar)
   
27/11/21 - 01:01   WorldSkills UK National Finals - full list of winners and finalists in body repair and refinishing competitions
   
26/11/21 - 13:49   BGL Insurance and Auto Windscreens - new digital glass claims process; most urgent cases completed in just 24 hours
   
26/11/21 - 13:21   Allianz - Stephanie Smith to step down as COO of Allianz Holdings
   
26/11/21 - 13:18   IMPROVE Online Learning for SMEs - 20+ new courses available from ABP Club Recommended Business Service
   
26/11/21 - 12:38   RAC - issues urgent warning to drivers in south east Scotland and north east England as Storm Arwen arrives
   
26/11/21 - 12:32   Auto Trader - Used electric vehicles are selling faster than used petrol for the very first time
   
26/11/21 - 12:08   SMMT - commercial vehicle output increases 17.2% in October
   
26/11/21 - 11:47   C&C Vehicle Services - commercial vehicle repairer opens new site in Sunderland
   
26/11/21 - 11:40   Autoglass - warns drivers about "hidden perils" of windscreen de-icing ahead of freezing conditions this weekend
   
26/11/21 - 11:29   InAutomotive - Q&A with a Vehicle Technician at Jaguar Land Rover who joined the automotive industry through an apprenticeship programme
   
26/11/21 - 10:58   Sytner - Maidenhead dealership pledges 10 homes to SKT Welfare to help build villages in Syria
   
26/11/21 - 10:45   SMMT - UK car production down -41.4% in October; 30.9% of all cars made in Oct battery electric, plug-in or hybrid electric models
   
26/11/21 - 08:25   The Muscular Dystrophy Support Centre (charity for this year's ABP Club's Charity Golf Days) - Christmas Auction opens at 9am today
   
25/11/21 - 14:00   ONS data - 14% business reported a shortage of workers in late November; job vacancies at 144% of pre-COVID average levels
   
25/11/21 - 13:56   DFT and ONS data - traffic at 97% pre-pandemic levels (levels have remained steady for five weeks)
   
25/11/21 - 13:49   Volvo Cars Tech Fund - invests in optical and imaging technology start-up, Spectralics
   
25/11/21 - 13:35   Volkswagen - French regulator approves Volkswagen's takeover of Europcar
   
25/11/21 - 13:24   Euro NCAP - latest set of Highway Assist results
   
25/11/21 - 12:33   Installing an electric vehicle charging station on your property (which currently costs around £1,000) could create an ROI of £50,000
   
25/11/21 - 12:12   Carlac - new 60-page Carlac x Silco Catalogue
   
25/11/21 - 12:03   Volkswagen Group - seat covers made from plastic bottles, car parts made from rice husks & fillers produced in the sugar refinery
   
25/11/21 - 11:52   Cost of Santa's journey around the world - £15,946 (petrol), £13,996,211 (diesel), £9,729,830 (hybrid) £571,675 (electric)
   
25/11/21 - 11:12   IMI Skills Competitions - National Finals 2021 virtual medal ceremony at 4pm on Friday 26 November
   
25/11/21 - 10:51   Institute for Employment Studies blog - trend in poor quality youth employment is continuing
   
25/11/21 - 09:28   Thatcham Research - latest Assisted Driving Grading: BMW iX3 is top performer across all three rating criteria (169/200); seven cars tested
   
24/11/21 - 13:59   Todd Engineering - what do electric cars mean for spraybooths?
   
24/11/21 - 13:54   MIB and all 45 UK police forces execute 'Op Drive Insured' - more than 2,000 uninsured vehicles seized
   
24/11/21 - 13:38   ABP Club 2022 Media Pack online now! Includes membership breakdown, event & website stats and much more
   
24/11/21 - 13:13   SMMT - Alison Jones, Stellantis Senior VP, named President of The Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT)
   
24/11/21 - 13:09   Ben - "will you help Ben support families like mine?" Kyle Walker, BMW
   
24/11/21 - 12:22   What Car? - dealers can expect busy end to the year with 46% of in-market buyers set to buy before New Year
   
24/11/21 - 12:16   Ezi-Methods - marks its 3,000,000th repair method download milestone
   
24/11/21 - 11:57   Thatcham Research - surge in electric vehicle adoption marks pivotal moment for EV stakeholders; and normalising EV claims
   
24/11/21 - 11:30   CBI Monthly Industrial Trends Survey - UK manufacturing total order books in November improved to their strongest on record (since 1977)
   
24/11/21 - 11:05   Symach - ready for EVs! Symach technology suitable for the repair of electric vehicles
   
24/11/21 - 10:42   LKQ - Justin Elliot now heading up Collision & Coatings business across Europe inc UK & Ireland; Andy Southby is MD, Mike Davis is Sales Dir
   
24/11/21 - 03:07   National Apprenticeship Week 2022 - theme will be "Build the Future" when it is held between 7 to 13 February 2022
   
23/11/21 - 22:10   SMMT - calls for decisive action to support electric vehicle market in UK and automotive sector competitiveness
   
23/11/21 - 22:02   SMMT - announce Alison Jones (head of Stellantis UK) as 82nd President and first female President
   
23/11/21 - 14:03   IMPROVE from ABP Club Recommended Business Service Provider, Peritus - IMPROVE Course Updates (full info below)
   
23/11/21 - 13:53   RAC - average price of unleaded is 6p a litre too expensive
   
23/11/21 - 13:49   National Franchised Dealers Association Northern Ireland division (NFDA NI) - Treasury clarifies treatment of second-hand cars in NI
   
23/11/21 - 13:42   RAC - reacts to government EV charging commitment for new buildings
   
23/11/21 - 13:20   Autocar Drivers of Change 2021: 3 winners revealed - from speeding up electric car charging to a new way of measuring aquaplaning
   
23/11/21 - 12:34   WMS Group - appoints new motorcycle warranty expert, Kerry Whitaker
   
23/11/21 - 12:20   Car-O-Liner - global recommendation from Volvo for Car-O-Liner's CDR 1 Cosmetic Dent Repair Workstation
   
23/11/21 - 11:16   Standox - Q&A with Kevin Welling, Training Manager at the Axalta Refinish Academy, on "meeting the changing needs of bodyshops"
   
23/11/21 - 11:05   Electrifying.com - "industry-first" E-Rating; BMW i4 and Tesla Model 3 (A++) top scores; Mercedes EQV bottom (E)
   
23/11/21 - 10:31   ABI blog - "if someone needs a new vehicle after a ‘total loss’... that should be an opportunity to introduce sustainable choices"
   
23/11/21 - 10:21   SYNETIQ - confirms "industry-leading" 96.3% vehicle recycling figure
   
23/11/21 - 08:55   CMA - clears the anticipated acquisition of the Treaty Reinsurance business of Willis Towers Watson by Arthur J. Gallagher & Co
   
22/11/21 - 17:14   MCE Insurance Company Ltd - Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) say insurer has "failed" and is no longer paying claims
   
22/11/21 - 13:49   MG Cannon - hat trick of successful audit results for MG Cannon Gloucester
   
22/11/21 - 12:50   AA comments - hundreds of thousands of extra charge points in the pipeline with new laws to supercharge the "EV revolution"
   
22/11/21 - 12:45   SMMT - publishes guiding principles for marketing automated vehicles
   
22/11/21 - 12:21   Ageas - now using green parts in around 1 in 5 of its vehicle repairs; salvage tie-in with Hills Salvage helps Ageas create circular economy
   
22/11/21 - 11:52   CRASH Services - 12 awards presented in Northern Ireland Road Safety Awards
   
22/11/21 - 11:37   RAC - launch specialist van breakdown cover as the number of vans on the UK’s roads increasing by 500,000 to 4.5m in just 4 years
   
22/11/21 - 11:33   Motofix Group – Trustpilot rating scores have climbed from 4.4 to an impressive 4.8 over the last 10 months
   
22/11/21 - 11:21   Crashclinic - "the repairer's choice, the repairer's voice, coming very soon" says Darren Swann of Supreme ARC and Auto Claims UK
   
22/11/21 - 11:21   Braintree Motor Group - looking for more independent bodyshops to join their network; 164 bodyshops are in phase 2 of the process
   
22/11/21 - 11:18   Motofix Group – adopting Trustpilot as the bodyshop group's preferred review platform
   
22/11/21 - 11:03   DAC Beachcroft - Emma Fuller, Head of Vehicle Hire & Damage, named Insurance Lawyer of the Year
   
22/11/21 - 10:51   Service King (335 US bodyshops, owned by Blackstone and Carlyle) - warns it may not be able to pay its debt and continue as a going concern
   
22/11/21 - 10:46   Enterprise Holdings - Ryan Johnson to lead Enterprise’s UK & Ireland Operations
   
22/11/21 - 10:26   UK Carline Vehicle Leasing - named Best Small Broker 2021 by the Leasing Broker Federation
   
22/11/21 - 10:17   Axalta - named the 2021 Global Commercial Vehicle Coatings Company of the Year by Frost & Sullivan
   
22/11/21 - 08:57   Government - new homes, supermarkets and workplaces, as well as major renovations to have electric car charging points by law
   
22/11/21 - 00:05   Automechanika Shanghai - show due to take place this week, postponed to "a new date to be announced" due to recent onset of covid
   
21/11/21 - 23:46   The Parts Alliance - rebrands to GSF Car Parts, introducing one trading name across its 170 sites, say owners Uni_Select
   
21/11/21 - 14:35   Zurich Insurance - policyholders now pulling back from digital claims and reverting to in-person ways to file their insurance claims
   
19/11/21 - 13:40   Aviva - the economy, worker shortages, Brexit, COVID-19 and reputational damage key risks to UK businesses
   
19/11/21 - 13:14   Cazoo - agrees end of life vehicle solutions partnership with Ogilvie Fleet securing 18,000+ vehicles
   
19/11/21 - 13:04   Confused.com - new Connected Cars report reveals which cars can "catch you out" if you are using apps such as Spotify whilst driving
   
19/11/21 - 12:27   UDonateacar (fundraising initiative from Silverlake) - scrap car charity donation scheme relaunched
   
19/11/21 - 12:13   Aviva and IFED - woman caught out in fraudulent whiplash claim after holidaying in Egypt whilst alleging to receive treatment
   
19/11/21 - 11:18   Fix Auto Slough - relocating bodyshop to 6,000 sq ft unit less than a mile from previous site
   
19/11/21 - 11:07   HSE Motor Vehicle Repair eBulletin - updated guidance on dichloromethane in paint stripping
   
19/11/21 - 10:33   Any use of handheld mobile phone while driving to become illegal - last year saw more than 2000 accidents occur due to distracted driving
   
19/11/21 - 10:26   Green NCAP - Lexus UX 300e and Nissan LEAF e+ (5*), Renault CAPTUR E-TECH and Volkswagen Golf 8 GTE (3.5*) and Audi A3 Sportback 35 TDI (3*)
   
19/11/21 - 09:47   Davies Group (article first published in Insurance Times, quoting ABP Club's State of the Industry Repo) - "a turbulent time for repairers"
   
18/11/21 - 14:01   Car-O-Liner - on recent Repairers Choice award win: "great to come back with a bang!"
   
18/11/21 - 13:32   Tracker - car parts shortage creates a boom in the ‘chop-shop’ market and increase organised crime
   
18/11/21 - 12:17   AW 'A Career For Life' short film series - first up, Safayeth Hussain & how his IT background led to a VDA Apprenticeship
   
18/11/21 - 12:04   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles - UK van drivers face an estimated £193 million repair bill for failed MOT tests
   
18/11/21 - 11:51   The Vella Group - bodyshop group becomes an accredited Living Wage employer
   
18/11/21 - 11:41   IMPROVE from ABP Club Recommended Business Service Provider, Peritus - new Archiving function and link to webinar below
   
18/11/21 - 10:42   Comparethemarket - electric vehicle premiums plunge by nearly £100
   
18/11/21 - 09:50   Bloomberg (and reports) - Tesla - Elon Musk believes he can "radically change how cars are put together"
   
18/11/21 - 09:35   FairFuelUK - "strongly" renews call for the Chancellor to cut Fuel Duty, in order to slow current damaging inflationary pressure
   
18/11/21 - 01:25   IMI - flags up shortages of technician trained on EVs; Steve Nash talked about issue on BBC Breakfast TV show
   
18/11/21 - 01:19   Hastings - Q3 results: "another period of profitable growth"
   
17/11/21 - 13:59   Call Assist - celebrates its Road Safety Heroes as part of Brake’s National Road Safety Week
   
17/11/21 - 13:42   Inflation - car hire up 30%, used cars up 25%, petrol up 18% and diesel has risen 17% (and bad news for MDF)
   
17/11/21 - 13:33   RAC - 33% motorists are driving less because of rising fuel costs
   
17/11/21 - 13:21   IMI Annual Awards 2022 - 17 March 2022 in London: nominations for 6 categories closes at 5pm on Friday 26 November 2021
   
17/11/21 - 13:13   Direct Line - "pandemic premium" sees learner drivers spending excess £12 million on driving tests
   
17/11/21 - 12:05   Autoglass - wins renewed three-year supplier deal with NFU Mutual
   
17/11/21 - 11:27   What Car? - 47% of in-market buyers set to purchase an electric vehicle do not know where their nearest public charging station is
   
17/11/21 - 11:19   AW Repair Group - first cohort of new learners are at the Thatcham Research Academy this week
   
17/11/21 - 09:56   Auto Trader - average used car prices up 26.9% last week YoY
   
17/11/21 - 09:52   Average annual premium for the ten most popular car models falls by £54 - Ford Fiesta Zetec, Mini Cooper & Fiat 500 Lounge most popular
   
17/11/21 - 09:41   ONS - inflation [Consumer Prices Index] rose by 4.2% in the 12 months to October 2021, up from 3.1% in September
   
17/11/21 - 09:21   SMMT - UK HGV market declined -8.4% in the third quarter (Q3 2021 vs Q3 2020) with 7,715 vehicles registered
   
16/11/21 - 14:21   L&I Eaton - opens new bodyshop in Carluke, South Lanarkshire in Scotland
   
16/11/21 - 14:12   ONS - average weekly earnings for total pay was £584 and regular pay was £544 in September 2021
   
16/11/21 - 14:04   Abbey Logistics - new fleet maintenance system across four workshop locations
   
16/11/21 - 14:03   USA: LexisNexis - ADAS reduces claims costs for car insurers in the USA by up to 23%, despite increased repair costs
   
16/11/21 - 13:51   Consumer Intelligence - prevalence of Price Comparison Websites (PCWs) has risen even further over the pandemic
   
16/11/21 - 13:37   RAC reacts to new road condition data - 'golden opportunity' to catch up on much-needed road repairs missed
   
16/11/21 - 13:26   Car-O-Liner - sponsoring the WorldSkills UK Automotive Body Repair competition
   
16/11/21 - 13:05   Thatcham Research - selling more electric vehicles is just part of the auto industry’s COP26 response
   
16/11/21 - 12:28   Carpenters Group, S&G Response, Innovation Group, Morelli Group and Onyx PDA - support The Trussell Trust
   
16/11/21 - 11:42   ONS - 29.3 million employees on payroll, up 160,000 on the revised September 2021, above pre-COVID levels
   
16/11/21 - 11:28   Tracker Network UK - insurtech expert Luke Anyon appointed as insurance sales director
   
16/11/21 - 10:36   Aldridge Accident Repair Centre - tribute paid to "great friend and colleague", Keith Rose, Area Sales Manager at Sayers
   
16/11/21 - 10:17   LKQ Euro Car Parts' 'Fit It For Me' - online platform that matches vehicle owners with independent garages generates £1m additional labour
   
16/11/21 - 10:09   Copart - confirms major expansion plans for new 68-acre UK ‘Super Centre’ in Stanton, East Anglia
   
15/11/21 - 14:00   Looking for recommendations for paperless document software. Any repairers using any and what sucesses do you have?
   
15/11/21 - 13:57   NBRA - comments on "surge" in cost of accident repair claims
   
15/11/21 - 13:46   BookMyGarage - overall bookings in October broke records with an increase of 34%
   
15/11/21 - 13:45   Drive My Career (NFDA) - shares results of survey with young people to help dealers improve recruitment process
   
15/11/21 - 13:23   RAC - litre of diesel hits £1.50 per litre
   
15/11/21 - 13:04   Enterprise - new £900k Enterprise Hub in Dundee opens, Enterprise's largest Scottish site
   
15/11/21 - 12:56   Alton Cars - Happy Retirement, Malcolm Balding, panel tech for 49 YEARS at Alton Cars York!
   
15/11/21 - 12:41   ABI - three senior leadership appointments confirmed: Baroness Nicky Morgan, Hannah Gurga and Baroness Dianne Hayter
   
15/11/21 - 12:32   Thatcham Research on Mobile Device as Key - should car security be left to our own devices?
   
15/11/21 - 12:11   FT article - Direct Line: secondhand car price surge inflating accident claims; offset some of the £ by using its own repair centres
   
15/11/21 - 12:05   Autocar - reports that Audi has bought the whole McLaren Group including F1 team; earlier reports had said BMW was also interested
   
15/11/21 - 11:51   IOD & Dispatches documentary: 'Did Brexit Work for Business' - 26% of SMEs that trade with the EU consider moving some operations to EU
   
15/11/21 - 11:21   GT Motive - win Repairer's Choice for 'Best Estimating System' at the Night of Knights
   
15/11/21 - 11:09   Consumer Intelligence - UK’s youngest population of van drivers have seen their insurance premiums drop 18.1% in the last year
   
15/11/21 - 10:41   Renault Retail Group - switches entire courtesy car fleet in England and Wales (164 vehicles) to all-electric power
   
15/11/21 - 10:31   HMG Paints - new Thinner to speed up application time for CV topcoat, Acrythane 4G
   
15/11/21 - 09:47   Robins & Day - to be renamed "Robins & Day by Stellantis &You UK" from January 2022; new name "acknowledges the strength of Stellantis"
   
12/11/21 - 14:07   Audatex - new eBook available on green parts from Audatex: 'Make the Green Connection'
   
12/11/21 - 14:03   BCA - October used car values averaged £11,295 (second highest value on record)
   
12/11/21 - 13:52   AkzoNobel - receives sustainability award - Terra Carta Seal - launched at COP26 by The Prince of Wales
   
12/11/21 - 13:38   Tjekvik (software for dealerships) - integrates with My BMW app
   
12/11/21 - 13:25   ONS - 29% of businesses reported a decrease in turnover in the last month (compared with normal expectations for this time of year)
   
12/11/21 - 13:09   Auto Windscreens - Windscreen technician Tom Barker wins prestigious nationals skills award
   
12/11/21 - 12:59   BuyaCar - diesel sales have risen from 30% of all transactions in the summer to 38% in October and early November
   
12/11/21 - 12:43   Department for Transport - traffic volume on Monday (8 November) at 96% pre-COVID levels
   
12/11/21 - 12:29   Fleet Assist - calls on service maintenance and repair garages across the UK to continue to get “EV ready”
   
12/11/21 - 12:24   Imburse Payments - London-based universal payment solution announces 30 new roles in latest expansion
   
12/11/21 - 12:02   The Vella Group - signs the Armed Forces Covenant and receives the Bronze Award in the Employer Recognition Scheme
   
12/11/21 - 11:31   The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) - two Repairify executives to discuss ADAS trends on next webinar
   
12/11/21 - 11:05   CAPS - automated motor claim data service achieves global standard for "best in class" security
   
12/11/21 - 10:42   The ABP Club Convention and Night of Knights - all the winners and the link to view and download the photos
   
11/11/21 - 17:29   INA PAACE Automechanika Mexico - physical event cancelled; goes digital only from 1 - 3 Dec 2021
   
11/11/21 - 14:34   BS 10125 - full draft of MAJOR revision now available for YOU to comment on; comments close 14 Jan 2022
   
11/11/21 - 14:24   ABP Convention and Night of Knights - 697 photos available for you to view and download FREE of charge and free of copyright
   
11/11/21 - 14:23   ABP Convention and Night of Knights -
   
11/11/21 - 14:15   Kia - to achieve carbon neutrality throughout the company’s value chain by 2045; to sell only electric cars in Europe by 2035
   
11/11/21 - 14:09   Audi - interest in Electric Vehicles (EVs) is gathering momentum with 35% of UK adults considering buying an EV
   
11/11/21 - 14:05   Volvo - by 2030 it will only sell pure electric cars; by 2040 it aims to become a climate-neutral company
   
11/11/21 - 14:00   Bentley - renews carbon neutrality certification for operations; sets goal to be end-to-end carbon neutral by 2030
   
11/11/21 - 13:54   IMI - 2026 marks cross-roads for EV skills gap; shortfall of 35,700 technicians predicted by 2030 if retraining isn’t addressed urgently
   
11/11/21 - 10:43   Aviva - Q3 trading update: "claims frequency in motor lines has begun to normalise"
   
11/11/21 - 10:19   Financial Services Future Regulatory Framework Review - ABI respond: "we are not convinced anything major will change"
   
11/11/21 - 10:15   Government - publish 80-page "Financial Services Future Regulatory Framework Review: Proposals for Reform"
   
11/11/21 - 09:47   ABI - appoint Hannah Gurga as Director General (replacing Huw Evans); Baroness Nicky Morgan appointed as Chair (replacing Jon Dye)
   
11/11/21 - 09:17   Auto Trader - results for 6 months to 30 Sept 2021: record pre-tax profits of £150m on turnover of £215m = 70% profit margin!
   
10/11/21 - 21:50   UK government - unveils EV chargepoint design which they hope becomes “as recognisable as the red post box or black cab”.
   
10/11/21 - 21:37   UK Government - all new lorries under 26 tonnes must be zero-emission by 2035; all new HGVs must be zero-emission by 2040
   
10/11/21 - 13:20   Tracker - calls on fleet managers to embrace real-time telematics to protect employees and other motorists
   
10/11/21 - 12:50   Shine! - new cosmetic maintenance plan 'Protect service' to prevent "everyday usage minor damage"
   
10/11/21 - 12:38   "No debate about the need for EV training, just how was it going to be achieved" - Thatcham Research on BBC Breakfast this morning
   
10/11/21 - 12:22   Volvo Cars - signs the 'Glasgow Declaration on Zero Emission Cars and Vans' at COP26
   
10/11/21 - 12:05   AA - COVID-19 disruption contributes to worst treatment levels in decades; 8% main road and 10% minor roads need fixing
   
10/11/21 - 11:55   LKQ Euro Car Parts - garage karting tournament winners crowned
   
10/11/21 - 11:12   What Car? - 29% of those intending to purchase a fully electric car next believe they should already pay some form of road tax
   
10/11/21 - 10:52   Halfords - strong retail business results but "profits have gone nowhere" at Halford's Autocentres
   
10/11/21 - 10:28   The National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) - motorcycle sales stabilise in Oct; Honda was the top selling brand
   
10/11/21 - 08:48   Sabre - become the exclusive underwriter for MCE Insurance, one of UK's largest distributors of motorcycle insurance; £20m premiums annually
   
10/11/21 - 08:48   Sabre - become the exclusive underwriter for MCE Insurance, one of UK's largest distributors of motorcycle insurance; £20m premiums annually
   
09/11/21 - 20:12   ABP CLUB CONVENTION AND NIGHT OF KNIGHTS 2021 WINNERS!
   
09/11/21 - 13:39   Auto Windscreens - to crown ‘Clearly the Best’ technician at annual competition on Thursday (11 November)
   
09/11/21 - 13:33   CarShop (Sytner Group is CarShop's parent company) - year of "huge growth"
   
09/11/21 - 13:10   A reminder of the finalists for tonight's Night of Knights!
   
09/11/21 - 12:29   Black is the most popular colour for used cars (Q3 2021 SMMT data) followed by silver and blue
   
09/11/21 - 11:32   ITAS - new website live!
   
09/11/21 - 11:21   Fix Auto UK - Autobody Care in West Bromwich joins network as Fix Auto Great Bridge
   
09/11/21 - 10:35   AW Group and Vella Group - become the first LV= Branded bodyshops to achieve the insurer's 'Green Heart Standard'
   
09/11/21 - 10:22   SMMT - demand for used plug-in models surges despite used car market falling -6.2% in Q3
   
09/11/21 - 10:11   Audatex - announces exclusive 3-month trial of its Guided Image Capture solution to UK bodyshops today at ABP Convention
   
09/11/21 - 07:27   Direct Line - Q3 results: "we are pleased with our Q3 2021 trading performance"; launched a Supply Chain Sustainability Programme
   
08/11/21 - 14:04   ABP Convention / Night of Knights - programme now on-line to view or download; see the full timetable and the 615 guests attending
   
08/11/21 - 14:03   BCF - UK coatings industry commits to Net Zero by 2050 and 75% leftover paint recycling target by 2030
   
08/11/21 - 13:53   FMG Repair Services - new apprenticeship programme with Thatcham Research as dedicated training provider
   
08/11/21 - 13:45   FairFuel UK - UK motorists "ruthlessly fleeced" nearly £6m at the pumps more than necessary through "fuel supply chain profiteering"
   
08/11/21 - 13:35   ABI and BIBA - insurance trade associations develop fair value assessment template
   
08/11/21 - 13:27   Allianz - recognised in Laureus Sport for Good Index
   
08/11/21 - 13:22   Mercedes - Visa tech will allow Mercedes-Benz customers in Europe to pay for goods and services by using their fingerprint in the car
   
08/11/21 - 13:09   National STEM Day - young people find tech inspiring, but a quarter will not choose careers in this industry
   
08/11/21 - 12:54   Economist Impact rEV Index (rates EV readiness) - costs average 1.5 times more to buy an EV compared to a conventional vehicle in the UK
   
08/11/21 - 12:25   AW Repair Group - recent Apprentice Showcase event secures 15 apprentices & sees "a noted shift" in young people’s perception of industry
   
08/11/21 - 11:29   GoCompare Car Insurance - half of Brits say they would not want their family or friends driving on a smart motorway
   
08/11/21 - 11:12   REPOST from the Forum - Wayne Mason-Drust asks "is the insurance and accident repair industry in a perfect storm?"
   
08/11/21 - 10:53   Auto Trader - funds first ever Automotive Carbon Literacy Toolkit designed in collaboration with retailers and manufacturers (inc SYNETIQ)
   
08/11/21 - 10:27   New ONS report on the UK’s low emission vehicle sector - recorded a turnover of £6bn in 2019 (£3.4bn in 2016)
   
08/11/21 - 10:18   AX - new "tech-driven" end-to-end repair process and total loss management, called 'Motor Assist'
   
05/11/21 - 13:46   Auto Trader - the average price of a used car has increased circa £3,000 since May
   
05/11/21 - 12:45   Admiral’s Motor Product Insight team - volunteer at Many Tears Animal Rescue in Carmarthenshire
   
05/11/21 - 12:21   Morgan Motor Company - Malvern car company fined £60,000 after suffering crush injuries unloading a chassis
   
05/11/21 - 11:52   Gemini ARC - bodyshop apprenticeship recognition with “Gold Award for 2021/2022” by The 5% Club
   
05/11/21 - 11:15   Licensed Private Hire Car Association - more than half of licensed taxi drivers have not returned to the trade since the pandemic
   
05/11/21 - 10:58   NFDA - van registrations "show resilience" considering component shortages
   
05/11/21 - 10:48   IRU (world road transport organisation) - Goods Transport Council members back crisis call on global supply chain disruptions
   
05/11/21 - 10:21   Haymarket Automotive - part of 17-strong industry group that completed the Three Peaks challenge to raise funds for Ben
   
05/11/21 - 09:55   Interest rate held at 0.1% - business groups and commentators react
   
05/11/21 - 09:30   Autovia - widespread frustration over "forced" delays due to stock shortages of new cars and record high prices for used cars
   
05/11/21 - 09:25   TTC Group - offers comment on the acquisition of DriverCheck by EBBON Group
   
04/11/21 - 13:50   GoCompare quote data - proportion of drivers with a higher annual mileage has decreased by 20% (Aug 2021 vs Jan 2018)
   
04/11/21 - 13:46   ABP Convention / Night of Knights - joining instructions (inc strict Covid rules from venue) and full agenda; over 600 guests attending
   
04/11/21 - 13:32   Tracker - what's the real cost of a stolen car? average premium rises by £629 after the theft of a car
   
04/11/21 - 13:15   VW Polo, MINI and Nissan Qashqai top sellers in October 2021 - YTD best sellers are Vauxhall Corsa, VW Golf and VW Polo
   
04/11/21 - 12:45   Petrol at record high price & diesel also close to record high – government data
   
04/11/21 - 12:42   SMMT - new van market up 24.4% over year-to-date but remains -5.2% off five-year pre-pandemic average
   
04/11/21 - 12:29   Bank Rate maintained at 0.1% - November 2021; UK GDP is projected to get back to its 2019 Q4 level in 2022 Q1
   
04/11/21 - 11:42   British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) - business and governments must unite to hit net zero target
   
04/11/21 - 11:26   AA - named Which? Recommended Provider for fourth year running
   
04/11/21 - 11:21   Insurance Times Tech & Innovation Awards - full list of the 23 award winners and all the finalists
   
04/11/21 - 11:11   NFDA - "franchised dealers remain the go-to place to buy a new car with consumer appetite to experience electric vehicles"
   
04/11/21 - 10:45   AutoRaise - 65 cars signed up for the AutoRaise Rally (21 - 23 Sept 2022) - only 35 places remain
   
04/11/21 - 10:45   Dacia - more than three quarters of drivers dismiss non-essential in-car tech
   
04/11/21 - 10:21   Auto Trader - despite supply issues, demand for cars – new and used – remains very strong
   
04/11/21 - 10:09   Hastings Group - Q3 results: "operational initiatives driving profitable growth in the first nine months of the year"
   
04/11/21 - 10:03   SMMT October data - 106,265 new cars registered in October, a -24.6% fall on last year and the weakest October since 1991
   
04/11/21 - 09:52   SMMT - more plug-in vehicles to be registered in 2021 than the whole of the last decade
   
04/11/21 - 01:23   Granite Group - acquire Carrot Insurance (young driver telematics insurer) from Trak Global
   
03/11/21 - 22:20   ABI - average cost of motor insurance has fallen by 7% (£40) over the last year to £429 in Q3, lowest level for over 5 years
   
03/11/21 - 13:11   Direct Line's Climate Change Action Report 2021 - aiming for the "most energy efficient repair network in the UK"
   
03/11/21 - 12:30   Bodyshop capacity snapshot - 180% "over capacity" (Midlands), "under pressure"; & booking non-priority customers in for 2022 (South)
   
03/11/21 - 12:12   Direct Line Group - more than £46 million worth of tools reported stolen from vehicles in the last six months
   
03/11/21 - 11:57   Admiral - to use ADAS data in pricing through LexisNexis Vehicle Build
   
03/11/21 - 11:36   Annual Bangers4Ben sale at BCA - raises over £16,000
   
03/11/21 - 11:03   Admiral - drivers returning to commute risk invalidating their insurance if they switched class of use during the pandemic
   
03/11/21 - 10:56   AA - issues fog warning to drivers; cause of 20 fatal crashes each year
   
03/11/21 - 10:49   Motofix - 200 bodyshop staff now have access to online repair training through Thatcham Research’s ecademy
   
03/11/21 - 10:22   ZipCharge - portable EV charger 'Go'; size of a compact wheeled suitcase; charged using a standard domestic plug giving 20-mile range
   
03/11/21 - 09:57   Government - by 2023 large firms will have to set out detailed public plans for how they will move to a low-carbon future
   
03/11/21 - 09:50   comparethemarket.com - insurers "gaming prices" around renewal ahead of major industry reforms; predicts significant rises from 2022
   
03/11/21 - 09:39   Volkswagen Financial Services UK (VWFS) - a third of Brits considering buying used electric cars after recent fuel crisis
   
03/11/21 - 01:43   IAA - ceo, John Kett, talks about their acquisition of SYNETIQ and offers his insight into the UK salvage market and growth of green parts
   
02/11/21 - 16:41   Apple - to introduce vehicle crash detection technology that automatically rings emergency services on iPhones and Apple Watches next year?
   
02/11/21 - 16:27   Steer Automotive - launches apprenticeship programme: Steer Academy
   
02/11/21 - 13:58   SYNETIQ - joins the nation to drive Carbon Literacy Action Day
   
02/11/21 - 13:54   Automotive expert warns of mini car recession and looming car price crash
   
02/11/21 - 12:50   Volvo Cars - calls for more clean energy investment to realise full climate potential of electric cars
   
02/11/21 - 12:34   LKQ - ceo Dominick Zarcone: EV technical service parts are between 2 and 6 times more expensive than their comparable engined equivalents
   
02/11/21 - 12:33   LKQ - ceo Dominick Zarcone: talks about challenges of collision parts supply chain and how recycled parts can help
   
02/11/21 - 12:32   LKQ - ceo Dominick Zarcone: "we are incredibly pleased with how our UK business performed in Q3"
   
02/11/21 - 12:24   PA report: Smart motorway rollout should be paused over safety concerns – MPs
   
02/11/21 - 11:55   FSB - recommendations to help support millions of smaller firms to become more sustainable
   
02/11/21 - 11:01   RAC - reacts to Transport Committee's report into all lane running motorways
   
02/11/21 - 10:58   Audi - holistic safety concept of the Audi RS Q e-tron at the Dakar Rally
   
02/11/21 - 10:29   IGA - EV training heavily subsidised for IGA members at RMI Academy of Automotive Skills sites
   
02/11/21 - 10:25   Enterprise Rent-A-Car - Hydrogen Cars Debut At London To Brighton Veteran Car Run
   
02/11/21 - 09:13   Covéa Insurance - joins Verex Group's motor manufacturers’ insurance alliance (manufacturer branded motor insurance from 16 manufacturers)
   
02/11/21 - 08:52   Tesla - mystery as Elon Musk says that Tesla have not signed contract with Hertz for supply of 100,000 cars
   
02/11/21 - 08:02   Germany and Malaysia: Bosch - to invest more than 400 million euros in its semiconductor fabs in 2022
   
02/11/21 - 07:52   Transport Committee report - calls on the DFT and National Highways to delay the introduction of "all-lane" smart motorways
   
01/11/21 - 17:55   Jaguar Land Rover - Q2 results: loss of £302m on turnover of £3,900m; sales constrained by global semiconductor supply shortages
   
01/11/21 - 13:58   Plenham Ltd (bodyshop mag and IBIS) - balance sheet value falls to a NEGATIVE £644,000; £1.33m liabilities, £0.67m assets inc £8,500 cash
   
01/11/21 - 13:15   RAC Fuel Watch - diesel hits new record high at 147.94p; litre of diesel has gone up 30p a litre in a year
   
01/11/21 - 12:58   *** IMPORTANT INFO FOR NEXT WEEK'S EVENT *** ABP Annual Convention – Delegate Joining Instructions
   
01/11/21 - 10:51   IMI - two new Non-Executive Directors appointed to IMI Board: Auto Trader Commercial Director, Ian Plummer, and CEO of FISITA, Chris Mason
   
01/11/21 - 10:44   EVs "generating buzz" during COP26 - the 10 most EV Friendly Cities in the UK (Coventry, Milton Keynes & Brighton & Hove top the list)
   
01/11/21 - 10:00   Fairlight Coachworks - achieve carbon neutrality at Peacehaven bodyshop in accordance with PAS2060
   
01/11/21 - 09:46   Allianz - appoints "future-proof Approved Repairer Network"; 2 national suppliers and 6 regional groups chosen
   
01/11/21 - 09:23   Fix Auto - appoints first bodyshop franchisee in Northern Ireland, Bodyworxni, 20 miles from Belfast, named 'Fix Auto Lagan Side'
   
01/11/21 - 09:02   ACEA - auto industry calls for more EU-made semiconductors
   
01/11/21 - 08:16   SEAT and CUPRA - Ignasi Prieto appointed Global Marketing Director
   
01/11/21 - 08:12   44% motorists currently using petrol or diesel say it could be up to 10 years before they switch to an EV
   
01/11/21 - 07:54   Two thirds of UK drivers support lowering VAT to combat rising fuel prices
   
01/11/21 - 07:50   BCA - average used LCV values remain stable at BCA; September saw average LCV values lift to £9,902
   
01/11/21 - 07:41   RAC - 85% increase in the number of EV charge points at supermarkets since early 2020; nearly 1,000 added in just under two years
   
01/11/21 - 23:39   JCB - sign multi-billion-pound deal with Fortescue Future Industries who will be largest supplier of green hydrogen to UK
   
01/11/21 - 23:34   JCB - investing £100 million on a project to produce super-efficient hydrogen engines; end of 2022 is target for first customer sale
   
31/10/21 - 17:52   Volvo - shares up 22% on first day of trading, valuing company at £16billion; Ford sold it to Geely in 2020 for just £1.2billion
   
29/10/21 - 19:21   PPG - partners with Bradford Science Festival for second consecutive year to inspire children to take a career path in STEM
   
29/10/21 - 17:38   IMI - announce return of their Annual Dinner in March 2022; invite nominations for their six awards
   
29/10/21 - 13:57   Government - consultation on creating a Road Collision Investigation Branch (RCIB) to investigate accidents involving self-driving cars
   
29/10/21 - 13:52   SecretService - ongoing new car supply challenges in 2021 could cost aftersales sector another £300 million in lost revenue
   
29/10/21 - 13:41   IMI - How Thatcham is addressing the skills shortage
   
29/10/21 - 13:36   Mercedes F1 team - Lewis Hamilton surprises 3 children interested in STEM subjects and a desire to work in the automotive industry
   
29/10/21 - 13:25   ABI - showcase Ageas's innovative solutions to increase green repairs; 1 in 5 of green parts they use come from their own salvaged vehicles
   
29/10/21 - 13:01   Wales - scrapped Covid rules could be brought back as 1 in 40 people in Wales are estimated to have covid, highest level ever
   
29/10/21 - 11:32   Government - extends the Recovery Loan Scheme until 30 June 2022 but only for small and medium sized enterprises
   
29/10/21 - 11:24   Admiral Group - Munich Re sell 12.1m share worth £355m; retain a 6% stake (18m shares); co-insurance arrangement extended to 2029
   
29/10/21 - 10:12   Enterprise Rent-a-Car - road accidents set to increase when the clocks go back on Sunday; causes 6% increase in demand for replacement cars
   
29/10/21 - 08:36   Morelli - are the first bodyshop distributor to achieve carbon neutrality in accordance with PAS2060; helped by ECA Energy
   
28/10/21 - 19:47   USA: Hertz - to provide up to 50,000 Tesla 3 cars by 2023 exclusively for Uber drivers to rent
   
28/10/21 - 14:19   NBRA - seek clarity from government if bodyshops are included in the 50% reduction in business rates for retail businesses
   
28/10/21 - 14:16   Vauxhall - Baylis Group warranty administrator, Bryan Webb (90), celebrates his retirement after a Vauxhall career spanning 75 years
   
28/10/21 - 14:11   ABP Awards - finalists announced for the 3 bodyshop awards at Night of Knights; bodyshop group, group site and single site
   
28/10/21 - 13:55   ABP Bodyshop Excellence awards - finalists announced for Eco-Friendly award; winner revealed at Night of Knights on Tues 9 Nov
   
28/10/21 - 13:36   Admiral - five years of rising success with implementing robotic process automation (RPA) within the claims process
   
28/10/21 - 13:24   LKQ - Q3 results: "record results"; profit margin in European segment at 11.5% was "the highest in over 9 years"
   
28/10/21 - 12:18   ALD - in discussion with LeasePlan about possible merger; combined business would be largest vehicle leasing company in UK
   
27/10/21 - 23:37   Budget reaction: IMI - more attention needed to training and the roll out of electric vehicles in the UK
   
27/10/21 - 23:30   Budget reaction: SMMT - a more fundamental change in business rates is still necessary
   
27/10/21 - 23:14   Budget reaction: BVRLA - missed opportunity to give the industry essential clarity when it is most needed.
   
27/10/21 - 17:50   Budget reaction: The Petrol Retailers Association - 12th year in a row that fuel duty has been unchanged
   
27/10/21 - 17:48   Budget reaction: RAC - reacts to continued fuel duty freeze
   
27/10/21 - 17:45   Budget reaction: The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) -
   
27/10/21 - 17:40   The Independent Garage Association (IGA) - urges Chancellor to clarify garage eligibility for new rates discount
   
27/10/21 - 17:38   Budget reaction: CBI: "Budget is business friendly, but won't deliver high investment, high productivity economy"
   
27/10/21 - 15:33   Budget reaction: ABI - comments on measures within the Budget and Comprehensive Spending Review related to the insurance
   
27/10/21 - 13:41   Budget - planned rise in fuel duty will be cancelled
   
27/10/21 - 13:35   Budget - a 50% discount on business rates (up to £110k) for RETAIL, hospitality and leisure businesses
   
27/10/21 - 13:15   Budget - UK inflation expected to average 4% over the next year
   
27/10/21 - 13:14   e2e - new 'meet the team blog', featuring Rob Phillips, Client Services Team Senior
   
27/10/21 - 13:12   Budget - recovery in the UK from the pandemic is faster than expected; economy will return to pre-Covid levels "at the turn of this year
   
27/10/21 - 13:00   IAA - closes their acquisition of SYNETIQ paying £186m cash plus £39m more when deal approved by the Competition and Markets Authority
   
27/10/21 - 12:51   USA: Sherwin-Williams - works starts on build of new 600,000 square-foot global Research and Development Centre in Ohio
   
27/10/21 - 12:14   Willis Towers Watson / Confused.com Car Insurance Price Index - car insurance prices fall to lowest level since 2015 to average £514
   
27/10/21 - 12:05   Roberlo - prize draw for an "exclusive" spray gun for those registered with Roberlo's Crom Campus
   
27/10/21 - 11:44   Stellantis and TheF Charging - developing new quick EV charge network; 15,000+ locations in Europe with 2 million parking spaces
   
27/10/21 - 11:06   Lightfoot - Volpi Capital invests in the Devon-based green fleet tech company
   
27/10/21 - 10:55   BCA - 2021 Cycle Challenge raises over £120,000 for Action for A-T
   
27/10/21 - 10:46   Aston Barclay - Toyota's Hilux pick-up takes top spot in Aston Barclay’s October van desirability index
   
27/10/21 - 10:44   LKQ Euro Car Parts - adds Wynn’s E10 Protector to its product range, to help the independent aftermarket re new fuel
   
27/10/21 - 10:35   Venson - calls for businesses to consider the ease of running a hydrogen commercial fleet over electric
   
27/10/21 - 10:29   Euro NCAP - Ford Mustang Mach-E (5*), Hyundai IONIQ 5 (5*) and TUCSON (5*), Toyota Yaris Cross (5*) and Hyundai BAYON (4*)
   
27/10/21 - 10:11   Shrewsbury Colleges Group - new £500k Automotive Training Centre officially opened to train and upskill local workforce
   
27/10/21 - 10:04   Association of Consumer Support Organisations-commissioned report - car insurers pocket pandemic pay-out of £3.3bn - £118 per customer
   
27/10/21 - 09:30   Thatcham Research - latest Euro NCAP testing: Ford Mustang Mach-E and Ioniq 5 Electric Vehicles (EVs) receive five-stars
   
27/10/21 - 07:46   Autovista - average RV of a three-year-old car in the UK is 25.6% higher than in October last year
   
26/10/21 - 17:50   Car Fest - 2022 dates announced for Chris Evan's CarFests
   
26/10/21 - 13:57   Sherwin Williams - Q3 results "significantly impacted by ongoing and industry-wide raw material supply chain challenges"
   
26/10/21 - 13:50   Jato - Tesla Model 3 was top selling car in Europe in September; SUVs are on track to secure a 50% market share
   
26/10/21 - 13:43   The Future of Damage Estimation and the Challenges of EV Repair - key top speakers at ABP Convention on Tues 9 Nov; over 500 already booked
   
26/10/21 - 13:24   Pay - average salary in UK for full-time employees is up 4.3% in last 12 months to £31,772 year (£611 week)
   
26/10/21 - 01:42   National Living Wage (for all over 23-year olds) - rises from April 2022 to £19,760 year for 40-hour week; £10,005 year for apprentices
   
26/10/21 - 01:21   Axalta - Q3 results: "persistent and widespread cost inflation has been significant"; refinish sales up 10.4%
   
25/10/21 - 22:47   Hertz car rental - order 100,000 Tesla Model 3 for delivery by end of 2022; will comprise more than 20% of Hertz global fleet
   
25/10/21 - 15:37   School of Thought - update on progress and launch of membership packages; Dave Reece and Julie Eley appeal for more industry support
   
25/10/21 - 12:56   Direct Line Group - appoints Tracy Corrigan (News Corp, WSJ & Dow Jones) as an independent Non-Executive Director
   
25/10/21 - 12:49   EV revolution "hits new milestone" as Tesla Model 3 becomes Europe's best-selling car in September
   
25/10/21 - 12:35   Honcho - ranks number 1 in the InsurTech 50
   
25/10/21 - 12:14   Autocar - "if you want a new Audi A3, you will be waiting until 2022 – and right now, dealers can’t say exactly when in the year"
   
25/10/21 - 11:19   Audatex UK - Steve Warwick promoted to role of Business Development Manager responsible for Audatex sales within the UK bodyshop industry
   
25/10/21 - 11:15   BVRLA - urge the Chancellor to provide more financial support and incentives to support the zero emission van market
   
25/10/21 - 11:08   Admiral - new 4-year title sponsor deal for the Welsh national leagues, now called 'the Admiral National Leagues'
   
25/10/21 - 11:04   SEAT - creates the world’s smallest Ibiza nightclub inside the new £16,790 Ibiza car
   
25/10/21 - 10:59   Auto Trader - old diesels still rising in price despite imminent ULEZ charge
   
25/10/21 - 10:56   BMW - by 2023 more than half of all vehicles from BMW's Munich facility will have an electrified drive; the majority will be fully electric
   
25/10/21 - 10:46   Tractable - 360 degree view and assessment via app
   
25/10/21 - 10:35   Germany: BMW Group - Munich plant goes fully electric
   
25/10/21 - 10:27   Honda - research on 'the average family car': 62 miles per week; 3,224 miles and 30 day trips annually
   
23/10/21 - 12:59   RAC - "the typical Monday-to-Friday commute may be gone for good as a result of the pandemic" as hybrid and home working become the norm
   
22/10/21 - 13:57   Tractable's Head of Motor Engineering, Ai Operations, Max Ali - fundraising for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity (his story, below)
   
22/10/21 - 13:30   Repairers Choice awards - finalists announced for all 11 awards; winners announced at Night of Knights on Tues 9 Nov
   
22/10/21 - 13:21   MCH (Merseyside Car Hospital) - finalists in the ABP Bodyshop Excellence awards at NOK2021, share news of Work Experience Scheme success
   
22/10/21 - 12:19   HMG Paints - win BCF Corporate Social Responsibility Award as Chairman John Falder receives Silver Medal
   
22/10/21 - 12:00   SIXT - ride goes green and offers sustainable ride services with hybrid and fully electric vehicles
   
22/10/21 - 11:49   Synetiq - IAA announce acquisition of Synetiq for £225 million
   
22/10/21 - 11:34   IMI - why aren't people from diverse backgrounds joining the automotive sector?
   
22/10/21 - 11:22   NFDA NI - responds to call for evidence into biennial MOT testing
   
22/10/21 - 11:19   Aviva UK - Joe's story: an important article about gambling, addiction and where to find support
   
22/10/21 - 11:01   A positive(ish) spin on car insurance...
   
22/10/21 - 10:57   QBE - Chris Wallace appointed to head up QBE UK insurance business and "strategically expand the business in the UK"
   
22/10/21 - 10:29   The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) - complete SBC late payments survey by 15 December (link below)
   
22/10/21 - 10:10   handl Group - appoints new digital head to spearhead digital growth strategy
   
22/10/21 - 09:14   AA launches Accident Assist after finding that 43% drivers would contact their breakdown provider first NOT their insurer
   
21/10/21 - 21:04   Tesla - Dutch government's forensic lab decrypts its closely guarded driving data-storage system; allows accident investigation says Reuters
   
21/10/21 - 17:13   Tesla - officially launches its new Tesla Insurance product in Texas using ‘real-time driving behaviour’ to determine price month-by-month
   
21/10/21 - 14:02   Vanarama - boss fears government EV investment isn’t enough to keep up with booming EV sales
   
21/10/21 - 13:57   Tesla - CFO gives a detailed and fascinating insight into their new insurance offering which uses "individual risk-based pricing"
   
21/10/21 - 13:42   Fix Auto UK - Rob Pugh promoted to Head of Commercial role to head up Fix Auto's division of owned repair centres
   
21/10/21 - 13:30   ABP Bodyshop Excellence awards - finalists announced; winners unveiled at Night ogf Knights on Tues 9 Nov
   
21/10/21 - 13:27   AkzoNobel - "extraordinary" levels of raw material costs and supply disruptions impact the business
   
21/10/21 - 13:12   Arnold Clark - directions for visitors who want to access the Arnold Clark Innovation Centre during COP26
   
21/10/21 - 12:58   ACSO - comments on the release of OIC data and latest CRU claims figures; only 1% of cases settled to date
   
21/10/21 - 12:27   BVRLA - advises Transport Select Committee on future of national road pricing scheme
   
21/10/21 - 12:20   National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) - Electric-Power 2 Wheelers "a viable, green solution in urban areas for last mile delivery"
   
21/10/21 - 12:10   ONS - general business snapshot inc job adverts at 143% February 2020 average level
   
21/10/21 - 11:51   Traffic at 96% pre-COVID levels
   
21/10/21 - 11:27   West Midlands Gigafactory in Coventry - the largest in the UK, enough to power 600,000 electric vehicles per year
   
21/10/21 - 10:44   UK Select Accident Repair Centre in Ross-on-Wye - first bodyshop to install revolutionary new HR system
   
21/10/21 - 10:39   RAC - half term to spark ‘autumn rush’ on the roads with drivers planning nearly 20m leisure trips
   
21/10/21 - 10:06   Europcar Mobility Group UK - 87% fleets are "in no doubt" that ULEZ changes and new Clean Air Zones will have an impact on their business
   
20/10/21 - 23:25   PPG - Q3 results: record sales, up 19% on last year; profitability hit by "raw material cost inflation of about 25% year-over-year"
   
20/10/21 - 22:58   Tesla - Q3 results; record revenue of £13.8 billion and record profits of $1.6billion; currently batting global supply chain shortages
   
20/10/21 - 13:52   AA - to bust myths on electric vehicle rally of Scotland ahead of COP26
   
20/10/21 - 13:44   Wayve and DPD - launch a fleet data collection pilot program in the UK; gives Wayve's software access to over 95% of all roads
   
20/10/21 - 13:24   Junair - launch electrically powered, carbon neutral spraybooth
   
20/10/21 - 13:19   Inflation rate - CPI falls slightly to 3.1% for the 12 months to September 2021; RPI up slightly to 4.9%
   
20/10/21 - 13:04   Fix Auto UK - Fix Auto Blackburn and Fix Auto Dagenham are two of the first repairers in Britain to secure Polestar approval
   
20/10/21 - 12:54   Enterprise Rent-A-Car - a third of drivers plan to stop driving into a CAZ with their current vehicle
   
20/10/21 - 12:25   Used car price growth quadruples in 6 weeks; av price of used car £19,018 last week; 17% nearly new cars more expensive than new equivalent
   
20/10/21 - 12:08   Vauxhall - believes a ZEV mandate can work in the UK "provided there are complimentary targets on the other key parts of the EV ecosystem"
   
20/10/21 - 11:59   SMMT - UK manufacturing holds key to unlocking Government’s domestic and global ambitions
   
20/10/21 - 11:44   Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) - warns of record busting pump prices by month end
   
20/10/21 - 11:31   What Car? - Net Zero announcement by the Government "a step in the right direction"
   
20/10/21 - 11:10   Axalta Refinish - congratulates award-winning bodyshop clients (18 awards between them!) at the 2021 British Bodyshop Awards
   
20/10/21 - 10:43   Cazoo - acquires Vans365 to expand online car retail business & tap into £16bn commercial vehicles market
   
19/10/21 - 23:26   AutoRaise Rally - to take place next year from 21-23 September 2022; entry deadline is 14 March 2022; cost per team c.£1,500
   
19/10/21 - 14:13   asTech - family of brands: asTech, adasThink, BlueDriver, FleetGenix, Mobile Tech RX, and RED (EU), unite as 'Repairify'
   
19/10/21 - 13:29   Carsofthefuture.co.uk - editor Neil Kennett to Host Advancing Autonomous Session at Reuters Automotive 2021
   
19/10/21 - 13:15   Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance UK (insurethebox owner) - recognised as one of the best Insurance Employers 2021
   
19/10/21 - 12:54   PPG - receives two prestigious awards from British Coatings Federation: honoured for sustainable innovation and marketing campaign
   
19/10/21 - 12:34   BASF Coating - confirms new strategic partnership with ECA Business Energy
   
19/10/21 - 11:41   Register for the ABP Club Annual Convention and Night of Knights, with Headline Partners: Audatex and OEC - Tues 9 November in Birmingham
   
19/10/21 - 11:27   BCF – UK Coatings industry awards recognises excellence after "a challenging 18 months"
   
19/10/21 - 11:15   GoCompare - 1 in 5 UK adults don’t read the policy documents relating to their home and car insurance
   
19/10/21 - 11:01   Peugeot - 40% of parents already want to see their children learn to drive in a fully electric car
   
19/10/21 - 10:49   Volkswagen Financial Services UK (VWFS) - pandemic shifts UK’s car buying habits: larger models are in and smaller models are out
   
19/10/21 - 10:43   The National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) & The National Motorcyclists Council (NMC) - announce partnership on motorcycling issues
   
19/10/21 - 10:14   AX Innovation - joins official police security initiative: 'Secured by Design'
   
19/10/21 - 00:18   Lookers - appoint Tom Lodge (ex Sytners) as Group Bodyshop & SMART Repair Operations Manager
   
18/10/21 - 16:00   LKQ Euro Car Parts - encouraging independent bodyshops to support good battery health with ‘Test to Earn’ initiative
   
18/10/21 - 15:52   Trakm8 - telematics "more vital than ever" in light of recent fuel crisis
   
18/10/21 - 15:42   Remit Training - technician skills gap grows as demand for electrified vehicles surges; Remit offers 50% off EV training
   
18/10/21 - 15:00   Amazon UK - offers £1,000 sign-on bonus for the 20,000 temporary staff it need for Xmas with pay of £11.50 hour
   
18/10/21 - 14:00   bodyshop magazine - circulation fell 10% in the latest ABC circulation figures for year to June 2021
   
18/10/21 - 13:45   Quotezone - premiums for 17-21-year-old drivers have fallen by 14% since 2020
   
18/10/21 - 13:39   Goodwood - announces 2022 motorsport event dates with Festival of Speed on 23-26 June
   
18/10/21 - 13:32   Quindell (now Watchstone) - SFO (Serious Fraud Office) closes its 6-year investigation into the Quindell business and accounting practices
   
18/10/21 - 13:30   INEOS - to take leading role in the hydrogen revolution with launch of hydrogen advocacy campaign
   
18/10/21 - 13:19   Did you go to the BBA awards last Monday? Over 1,000 FREE photos available for you. Over 900 photos have already been downloaded by guests.
   
18/10/21 - 13:06   Venson survey finds motorists support the Government call for local authorities to be responsible for Electric Vehicle charging infrastructu
   
18/10/21 - 11:39   FMG - launches new Risk Solution - targets reducing the severity of vehicle incidents - featuring FMG Indicate
   
18/10/21 - 11:14   Ford - £230million investment to transform Halewood operations in UK to build its first EV components in Europe
   
18/10/21 - 11:05   Foxconn (world’s largest electronics manufacturer & Apple's iPhone partner) - show 3 "self-developed" electric vehicles
   
18/10/21 - 10:41   Bank of England - during local lockdowns, the average turnover growth for SMEs in the UK was around -20% down (evidence from UK SMEs)
   
18/10/21 - 10:33   London Electric Vehicle Company’s (LEVC) - hosts Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street on factory vist
   
18/10/21 - 10:25   Constellation Automotive Group (WeBuyAnyCar, BCA and cinch) - CarNext acquisition to target annual 2.5 million car sales worth €21bn
   
18/10/21 - 10:16   Aston Barclay - used EVs and hybrids top Aston Barclay’s desirability index for first time
   
18/10/21 - 09:47   PPG - new NEXA AUTOCOLOR clearcoat for the TURBO VISION Commercial Transport range
   
18/10/21 - 09:30   Allianz - launches sustainable procurement charter to encourage suppliers to meet environmental commitments & social targets
   
16/10/21 - 10:04   Petrol and diesel prices - rise by 22% in last 12 months and are now just below the record prices set in April 2012
   
15/10/21 - 13:33   ERS - offering extended cover for European HGV drivers
   
15/10/21 - 13:29   Global: Volkswagen Group - doubles deliveries of pure e-vehicles in third quarter; VW now has 6% global BEV market share
   
15/10/21 - 13:23   Hyundai - achieves highest brand Reputation score in the UK, ahead of 29 competitors with 12% increase from 2020
   
15/10/21 - 12:52   ABP Repairers Choice awards - over 500 bodyshops have rated their work providers and suppliers; voting closes at 6pm TONIGHT (Fri 15 Oct)
   
15/10/21 - 12:26   Register for the ABP Club Annual Convention and Night of Knights, with Headline Partners: Audatex and OEC - Tues 9 November in Birmingham
   
15/10/21 - 12:20   Isuzu UK - 16 new dealers appointed during 2021; UK dealer network now at 105 dealers
   
15/10/21 - 12:16   Zouk Capital - backs initial £30m investment in EV charging company Zest
   
15/10/21 - 12:14   Theory test pass rates up 8.6% in a year increasing demand on practical tests - 51% pass their practical test first time
   
15/10/21 - 11:50   National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) - plate change drives motorcycle registrations in September
   
15/10/21 - 11:39   Consumer Intelligence - the average motor premium in the UK is now £751; 1 in 4 cheapest quotes provided by telematics co.s
   
15/10/21 - 11:27   Tracker - £665,000 worth of stolen vehicles recovered in September
   
15/10/21 - 10:53   Willis Towers Watson/Confused.com Index - car insurance costs £97 less than 12 months ago
   
15/10/21 - 10:38   ABI Motor Insurance Conference - Admiral warns of "shortage of labour" & Direct Line says "we need to invest in technician repair skills"
   
15/10/21 - 09:57   Credit and debit cards - contactless limit rise to £100 from today (was £45)
   
15/10/21 - 09:51   Alton Cars - prepares to move its York bodyshop to larger premises in December; new 22,000 sq ft site is 3 miles away
   
15/10/21 - 09:45   GYS - new GYS PTI-Genius spot welder secures first approval, from Renault
   
15/10/21 - 09:37   London EV Show - now rescheduled to 14-16 Dec 2021 at the Business Design Centre in Islington (was 7-9 Dec at Olympia)
   
14/10/21 - 13:50   What Car? - showrooms should maintain Covid protocols or risk losing half of customers
   
14/10/21 - 13:47   Volvo Group - launches world’s first vehicle using fossil-free steel
   
14/10/21 - 13:37   ŠKODA UK - research reveals more than a third of motorists are driving vehicles with damaged alloy wheels, with 56% caused by hitting a kerb
   
14/10/21 - 13:34   CBI & 40 trade associations issue statement on business rates, saying action on investment needed at Budget
   
14/10/21 - 13:21   Urbantz - searches for ‘truck driver UK’ skyrocket 1300% across globe during HGV driver shortage
   
14/10/21 - 13:15   ABP Repairers Choice awards - over 450 bodyshops have rated their work providers and suppliers; voting closes at 6pm TOMORROW (Fri 15 Oct)
   
14/10/21 - 12:52   Halo ARC - HALO ‘Szyphon’ goes live
   
14/10/21 - 12:27   ABP Bodyshop Excellence awards - deadline for entries extended as requested; entries now close at 6pm TOMORROW (Fri 15 Oct)
   
14/10/21 - 12:19   Morelli Group - place first fleet order for the new 508 PEUGEOT SPORT ENGINEERED, the latest low emission vehicle to be launched by PEUGEOT
   
14/10/21 - 12:09   NET-HERO - web-based platform allows drivers to offset automotive carbon footprint in 3 steps from 2 pence per mile
   
14/10/21 - 12:08   XL Motors - celebrate scooping major win at the British Bodyshop Awards
   
14/10/21 - 10:47   Europcar - launches one month minimum contract fleet vehicle subscription service
   
14/10/21 - 10:23   Enterprise Holdings - Khaled Shahbo appointed as Senior Vice President for Europe
   
14/10/21 - 10:17   Thatcham Research - celebrates exceptional repair industry talent helping to close the skills gap at the British Bodyshop Awards (BBA)
   
14/10/21 - 09:52   Marshall Motor - acquire Motorline (multi-franchise dealer group with 48 sites) for £64.5million
   
14/10/21 - 09:27   IAM RoadSmart - Costs of lessons and the test, and running a car once passed, the biggest reasons why young people are stalling on driving
   
14/10/21 - 00:37   USA: Mitchell International, Genex Services and Workers’ Comp Services - announce the creation of their new parent brand, Enlyte
   
13/10/21 - 19:05   BBA (British Bodyshop Awards) - over 1,000 FREE photos from Monday's event now available on-line to view and download
   
13/10/21 - 14:31   AF Smart Repairs sold to AF Accident Repairs - 22 jobs saved with sale by nationwide insolvency practitioner, SFP
   
13/10/21 - 14:24   National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) - 70% of auction houses are expecting to see an increase in petrol, diesel and hybrid values
   
13/10/21 - 14:12   Motor Insurers' Bureau - starts legal action against the UK Government over "unnecessary and impractical" Vnuk ruling
   
13/10/21 - 14:07   ABP Repairers Choice awards - over 400 bodyshops have already rated their work providers and suppliers; closes at 6pm this Friday (15 Oct)
   
13/10/21 - 14:01   National Windscreens - vehicle technology advances and their implications for the aftermarket
   
13/10/21 - 13:59   ABP Bodyshop Excellence awards - deadline for entries extended as requested by 2 days to 6pm this Friday (13 October)
   
13/10/21 - 13:39   BCA - year-on-year average monthly used car values are up by 41%; £11,817 in Sept 2021 vs £8,515 in Sept 2020
   
13/10/21 - 13:35   BBA 2021 - huge volume of praise for a "brilliant evening"; thank you to all 905 guests; move to Manchester for 19 May 2022 well received
   
13/10/21 - 13:25   Hypermile and Spark EV Technology - Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) specifically optimised for energy efficiency
   
13/10/21 - 13:08   Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) - small firms losing £25 billion a year to tax admin as Budget nears, new study shows
   
13/10/21 - 12:53   BCA - retains 40,000 vehicles per annum Volkswagen Group remarketing contract
   
13/10/21 - 12:50   LV= GI - fighting application fraud and ghost broking with LexisNexis Emailage Rapid
   
13/10/21 - 11:33   TrustFord - officially opens £1m Service and Parts Centre in Alperton, London
   
13/10/21 - 11:09   ACIS - Graham O’Neill to take non-exec role at ACIS to shape future business model
   
13/10/21 - 10:58   Jaguar Land Rover - trials world-first digital supply chain for leather using blockchain technology
   
13/10/21 - 10:29   ONS latest data on COVID-19 and the impact on the UK economy - monthly GDP grew by 0.4% between July & August
   
13/10/21 - 10:07   The Vella Group - partners with The Mersey Forest to improve wellbeing in Merseyside and Cheshire
   
13/10/21 - 09:53   Copart - PJs and breakfast to raise funds for Ben Automotive Charity
   
13/10/21 - 09:30   AkzoNobel - formalises membership of Responsible Mica Initiative
   
13/10/21 - 09:14   VW Financial Services - impact on customers "bouncing back from COVID-19 and the semiconductor shortage"
   
12/10/21 - 14:31   BBA - world's largest bodyshop awards event - moves to Manchester for 2022, 2023 and 2024 in its usual calendar slot of May / June
   
12/10/21 - 14:21   BBA 2021 - what a night for our 905 guests with Gabby Logan on top form; Steer Group won 5 awards; PPG headline partner for 10th year
   
12/10/21 - 13:52   TYC - "high wage economy still a long way off"
   
12/10/21 - 13:28   Motor Ombudsman - poll shows six in ten drivers would consider buying an electric car in 2022
   
12/10/21 - 13:17   Cosworth - strengthens executive management team with COO appointment, Stephen Dyke (ex Ricardo)
   
12/10/21 - 13:10   SMMT - vehicles remain Britain’s most valuable trade good, as export revenues reach £27 billion
   
12/10/21 - 13:00   HELLA - "c10 million fewer vehicles will be produced worldwide this financial year than was still expected in July of this year"
   
12/10/21 - 12:01   Peugeot - electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle owners travel further in their cars over the space of a week than those driving petrol/diesel
   
12/10/21 - 11:56   Venson - onboarding is "the final frontier"; helping fleet managers execute a successful switch to electric
   
12/10/21 - 10:25   TrustFord - completes official opening of Dundee Parts site; part of £1.55m investment, supports local repair and bodyshop businesses
   
12/10/21 - 01:28   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) - winners announced!
   
11/10/21 - 13:48   AA Recovery Patrols champion a different HGV career for men and women during nationwide driver shortage
   
11/10/21 - 12:47   The British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) Programme is online and includes all timings, info about the awards and finalists and the seating plan
   
11/10/21 - 12:45   FLA - consumer car finance market fell by 10% in August
   
11/10/21 - 10:51   CBI/Mercer Pensions Survey 2021 - nine in ten firms hit by COVID-19 maintained commitment to competitive staff pensions
   
11/10/21 - 10:44   City of London Police - 17-29 year olds remain the most likely age group to fall victim to fraudsters selling fake car insurance
   
11/10/21 - 10:28   News UK Motor Awards, sponsored by Co-op Insurance - Cars of the Year named by The Sunday Times, The Sun and Jeremy Clarkson
   
11/10/21 - 09:54   Minster Law - signs new deal extension with Principal to manage bike claims
   
11/10/21 - 09:36   CarGurus - almost three quarters of UK motorists struggle to accurately value a used car
   
11/10/21 - 09:32   Grove Group - appoints Damon Curtis (ex ACIS, NIBS and IRIS)
   
08/10/21 - 13:55   EXCLUSIVE: LV= Insurance - to support their Repair Network by fully funding their LV= Audatex costs from 1 November
   
08/10/21 - 13:38   The British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) Programme is online and includes all timings, info about the awards and finalists and the seating plan
   
08/10/21 - 13:18   Walton Accident Repairs (Audatex PlanManager case study) - Greater Manchester bodyshop talks about workshop planning functionality
   
08/10/21 - 12:34   Dack Motor Group - first dedicated repair centre, Dack Bodyshop in Lincoln; bodyshop manager, Nick Brown
   
08/10/21 - 12:22   The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) - calls for independent enquiry into fuel crisis
   
08/10/21 - 12:06   McKinsey article - how German auto supplier, ZF Friedrichshafen, is balancing staff flexibility and business stability
   
08/10/21 - 11:53   Number of battery-electric cars on the UK’s roads overtakes plug-in hybrids for the first time
   
08/10/21 - 11:16   Balgores Motor Group - Sudbury site secures Mercedes Structural approval
   
08/10/21 - 11:06   21% of drivers support speed limit increase to 100mph on a motorway
   
08/10/21 - 10:46   M & S Accident Repairs - Feltham-based bodyshop achieves carbon neutrality in accordance with PAS2060
   
08/10/21 - 02:54   Geneva Motor Show - February 2022 show cancelled; will return in 2023
   
07/10/21 - 16:15   bodyshop magazine - finalists for their awards on Fri 17 Dec
   
07/10/21 - 16:01   Eddie Longworth of JEL Consulting - opinion piece on the offer and opportunities for GT Motive in the UK market
   
07/10/21 - 13:56   TrustFord - five colleagues recognised at Inspiring Automotive Women Awards, for third consecutive year
   
07/10/21 - 13:51   New range of Laser Tools Racing tool chests and roll cabinets — as used by the BTCC team!
   
07/10/21 - 13:43   Bodyshop boom! - acquisitions and investment in the repair sector despite the uncertainty of 2021
   
07/10/21 - 13:23   ABP Golf Day 2021 (Midlands) with Mirka - photographs available from Tuesday's Charity Golf Day!
   
07/10/21 - 13:19   EXCLUSIVE: The Vella Group - to open 2 new sites in early 2022 in Bradford and Coventry
   
07/10/21 - 12:54   Solus - DeAnna Avis, National Customer Experience Lead, named Automotive 30% Club's 'Inspiring Woman of the Year'
   
07/10/21 - 12:19   School of Thought - can you offer a young person a suitable work experience placement as part of their Traineeship?
   
07/10/21 - 11:51   Euro Car Parts Team P R Reilly - to open 6 new branches & rebrand as LKQ Euro Car Parts
   
07/10/21 - 11:35   LEVC - supplying 30 VN5 electric vans to bp pulse (provider of EV charging infrastructure)
   
07/10/21 - 11:09   Autovia - "behind-the-scenes-discussions" with home energy providers signal a major future driving force behind EV adoption
   
07/10/21 - 10:50   comparethemarket.com - cheapest average annual car insurance premium falls to 6-year low despite return of traffic; £60 drop year-on-year
   
07/10/21 - 07:47   Pendragon - trading update: strong performance in Q3; strong gross profit per units in both new and used cars
   
06/10/21 - 21:23   Agnew Group - to invest £3.5 million in a new 23,000 sq ft Bodyshop, Valet and Vehicle preparation centre in Belfast
   
06/10/21 - 13:59   REPOST from the Forum - Wayne Mason-Drust on "interesting times ahead"
   
06/10/21 - 13:50   NFDA - supply issues "crush" strong market demand
   
06/10/21 - 13:36   insurethebox - mental health on the agenda during National Customer Service Week
   
06/10/21 - 13:16   Consumer Intelligence - appoints former LV= aggregator expert, Karen Houseago, as Head of Insurance
   
06/10/21 - 13:11   AA - car travel drops to lowest level since July
   
06/10/21 - 12:58   Dave Shepherd's 'helicopter view' of the industry - Brexit, traffic levels, new car sales and tech
   
06/10/21 - 12:52   Kwik Fit - fuel supply problems have affected one in two drivers
   
06/10/21 - 12:02   Ford - working with neuroscientists to develop systems to detect when drivers are tired, distracted or not concentrating
   
06/10/21 - 11:47   Activate Accident Repair - open new 20,000sqft site in Newcastle, their 6th hi-tech bodyshop; manager is Lee Johnson
   
06/10/21 - 11:42   Insurers detected proportionately more motor insurance fraud than in 2019, despite a fall in the overall number of claims due to lockdowns
   
06/10/21 - 11:27   RAC - the average price of a litre of both petrol and diesel rose in September to make a tank around £12 more expensive than a year ago
   
06/10/21 - 11:23   Europcar Mobility Group UK - improved fleet utilisation becomes a top priority in a post-COVID world
   
06/10/21 - 11:03   Spies Hecker - Official Team Supplier to Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team, provides customised training support
   
06/10/21 - 10:56   BBA programme - now available in publications section of ABP website; see where you are sitting on Mon 11 Oct and who else is going
   
06/10/21 - 10:45   WMS Group - warranty provider invites dealership owners & managers to join new Industry Insight Panel
   
06/10/21 - 09:59   What Car? - fuel shortage acting as a catalyst for electric vehicle ownership
   
06/10/21 - 09:38   Month-on-month used car prices reach another record high, increasing to 21.4% in September, up from 17.2% the prior month
   
06/10/21 - 09:13   AGM Services - now carbon neutral in accordance with PAS2060 and working towards achieving Net Zero carbon
   
06/10/21 - 08:44   ABP Golf days - raise over £4,100 for our chosen charity - The Muscular Dystrophy Support Centre. THANK YOU
   
06/10/21 - 08:08   Lookers - trading update: "strong performance in challenging conditions and increase in full year profit expectations"
   
06/10/21 - 08:00   Marshall Motor - trading update: "exceptionally strong margins" for both new cars (as a result of supply shortages) and for used cars
   
06/10/21 - 02:39   Halo - the IRS release on the "strategic partnership" confirms that Halo was acquired by IRS in Germany on 1 October
   
05/10/21 - 13:48   Vote in the ABP Repairers Choice Awards 2021 - 11 awards where ALL the winners are chosen by bodyshops!
   
05/10/21 - 13:35   Last chance to join the first Net Zero Network webinar on Thursday 7 October at 10:30am
   
05/10/21 - 13:23   Fix Auto Yeovil - Terry and Chris Clemens' fourth bodyshop site is fully operational
   
05/10/21 - 13:02   Storey’s Accident Repair Centre - the 100-year story behind this fourth generation Cambridgeshire bodyshop
   
05/10/21 - 12:41   m3 Networks: the IT company for bodyshops - ABP Recommended Business Service offers 'Free Cyber Essentials Certification (for life)'
   
05/10/21 - 12:28   Autoglass - buyers need to be given all the information about the safety features in used vehicles
   
05/10/21 - 12:21   DWF - semiconductor availability still impacting new car market
   
05/10/21 - 12:17   MoneySuperMarket - car insurance premiums rise almost 3% as Brits return to work; average fully comp £412
   
05/10/21 - 12:13   What Car? on today's SMMT new car registration figures - waiting times for certain models have been pushed to beyond a year
   
05/10/21 - 12:06   "UK cars could all be fully electric by 2025 - as opposed to 2030 - if the government embraces personalised green number plates"
   
05/10/21 - 11:30   e2e celebrates National Customer Service Week 2021 - 92% of customers rate e2e’s service as "outstanding"
   
05/10/21 - 11:10   USA: CAR Coalition (independent parts and repair companies) - launches National Right to Repair Campaign
   
05/10/21 - 10:50   The Association of Consumer Support Organisations (ACSO) - urges Chancellor Rishi Sunak to increase funding for the justice system
   
05/10/21 - 10:32   SMMT - new car registrations fall -34.4% on COVID-hit 2020 due to semiconductor shortage; weakest September since 1998
   
04/10/21 - 14:45   HALO – 10-site accident repair group partners with IRS (Intelligent Repair Services), Europe’s largest (170 sites) repair group
   
04/10/21 - 11:53   ONS - number of VAT and/or PAYE businesses in the UK as of March 2021 was 2.77 million, an increase an increase of 0.6% from March 2020
   
04/10/21 - 11:07   Direct Line Group - announces the appointment of Ash Jokhoo (ex Virgin Atlantic) as Chief Information Officer
   
04/10/21 - 11:01   ABP CLUB EXCLUSIVE interview with Andy Hamilton, CEO at LKQ Euro Car Parts (bodyshop-related turnover (2020) was £125m [ABP Yearbook])
   
04/10/21 - 10:39   RAC - reminds motorists of the law on storing fuel at home
   
04/10/21 - 10:29   The Bodycentre in Norwich - longstanding Spies Hecker bodyshop embraces social media channels to show how repairs are carried out
   
04/10/21 - 09:59   €1.6 billion North Sea Link (NSL) - world’s longest subsea electricity interconnector links UK windfarms & Norway's Hydro energy
   
04/10/21 - 09:29   BMW - trial new EcoPaintJet Pro application process using jet application; offers customers limitless options for individualisation
   
04/10/21 - 09:19   International Motors - completes takeover of Mitsubishi Motors in the UK aftersales business
   
04/10/21 - 09:03   REPOST from the Forum for the Daily Newsletter: Can anyone help? Raising an invoice to German Insurer
   
03/10/21 - 21:46   BBA - over 880 individual guests already booked for event on Mon 11 Oct; here are the 280 companies attending the event
   
01/10/21 - 23:17   Movac Group Ltd - appoint John Moore as sales and business development manager
   
01/10/21 - 13:58   ABP Bodyshop Excellence Awards - entries for the 5 awards close on Wed 13 Oct; open to ALL bodyshops; easy to enter on-line
   
01/10/21 - 13:26   Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) - Sian Fisher to step down next from the professional body after 6 years as CEO
   
01/10/21 - 13:16   AP Auto Paint in Northwich - joins Fix Auto UK as Fix Auto Mid Cheshire
   
01/10/21 - 12:28   Register for the ABP Club Annual Convention and Night of Knights, with Headline Partners: Audatex and OEC - Tues 9 November in Birmingham
   
01/10/21 - 11:48   Bodyshop courtesy cars - Brexit, lockdowns and supply issues: Circle Leasing's Aidan Minogue on these "unprecedented times"
   
01/10/21 - 11:09   ONS - 1 in 4 employees have been on furlough at some point during COVID-19 (March 2020 - June 2021)
   
01/10/21 - 10:59   Wyndon Motors and XK Engineering - Dave Beale tells us his about 2 very different bodyshops Coventry in the latest ABP Club magazine!
   
01/10/21 - 10:53   SMMT - engine production falls -23.6% in August
   
01/10/21 - 10:41   Car-O-Liner - Porsche has approved the VAS 6755A, fully automatic welder resistance spot welder
   
01/10/21 - 10:21   Volkswagen Financial Services UK (VWFS) - nearly half of Brits say they’d be a better driver than "driverless cars"
   
01/10/21 - 10:11   The ABI's Budget submission - boost competitiveness, unlock investment & help levelling up
   
01/10/21 - 10:03   AA Fuel update - pressure easing but queues remain
   
01/10/21 - 10:00   TTC Group - driver training firm offers eight ‘hypermiling’ top tips to help drivers save fuel
   
01/10/21 - 09:45   LKQ Euro Car Parts - launches LKQ Academy, a new and improved training platform for bodyshops
   
01/10/21 - 09:32   Minster Law - to acquire Irwin Mitchell’s Fast-Track Personal Injury business (includes fast-track RTA, EL and PL cases)
   
30/9/21 - 22:47   Leaseplan - appoint Rodger Sutcliffe (formerly National Bodyshop & Operations Manager at MSL) as Network Manager - Accident Management
   
30/9/21 - 20:19   Advantage Ins Co (underwriter for Hastings) - ceo Steve Hazzard retires; Steve Mumford promoted to MD
   
30/9/21 - 13:48   ABP Guide to Retail Charges - 2021 - 2022 edition goes live tomorrow (1 October); available FREE in publications area of ABP website
   
30/9/21 - 13:38   Tracker - helps Essex Police uncover illegal chop shop and recover over half million pounds worth of vehicles
   
30/9/21 - 13:28   IMI - end of accreditation extension periods
   
30/9/21 - 13:24   Aviva - invests £10m in start-ups and extends innovation partnership with Founders Factory
   
30/9/21 - 12:55   Head of Repair Sector Services at Thatcham Research, Dean Lander, on the drive to upskill bodyshops to be EV ready
   
30/9/21 - 12:36   AA - lockdown data should provide "the catalyst to reset ‘zero’ road deaths as the target for the end of the decade"
   
30/9/21 - 12:14   The 126 bodyshop finalists for this year's British Bodyshop Awards (BBAs) have been revealed; is your bodyshop on the list?
   
30/9/21 - 12:10   R&R Autos - Basingstoke bodyshop celebrates 50th anniversary and tells Auto Body Professional its "future-focus" plans
   
30/9/21 - 11:33   Vertu Motorcycles - James Bond's favourite all-time bike brand revealed...
   
30/9/21 - 11:21   Road casualties saw the greatest monthly percentage decrease of 68% in April 2020 compared to 3-year average for 2017 to 2019
   
30/9/21 - 11:17   SMMT - commercial vehicle output stalls in August with a -35.1% fall
   
30/9/21 - 11:14   SMMT - commercial vehicle output stalls in August with a -35.1% fall ​
   
30/9/21 - 11:09   Europcar Vans & Trucks - 65 UK branches providing LCV flexible fleet solutions for the construction sector
   
30/9/21 - 10:38   LKQ Euro Car Parts - launches LKQ Academy, a new and improved training platform for bodyshops
   
30/9/21 - 10:35   Motofix Group - create "unique" industry traineeship: the Automotive Business Trainee
   
30/9/21 - 10:07   IATA, ICS, IRU and ITF - global transport chiefs urge UN to end humanitarian crisis for supply chain workers
   
30/9/21 - 09:58   Have you heard of the Dutch Reach? - changes to The Highway Code on their way
   
30/9/21 - 09:48   Nearly two thirds workers on furlough received support beyond financial
   
30/9/21 - 09:42   What Car? - today's SMMT figures "underline the crippling impact of the ongoing microchip shortage"
   
30/9/21 - 09:35   SMMT - August car production falls as global chip shortage continues to bite
   
30/9/21 - 09:23   Copart - achieves CCA Global Standard re-accreditation for third consecutive year
   
29/9/21 - 13:30   89% of the 646 UK Breakdown policies will cover customers who run out of fuel
   
29/9/21 - 13:05   Car use down amid fuel problems - DfT figures show car traffic was at 91% of pre-pandemic levels on Monday, compared with 97% a week earlier
   
29/9/21 - 12:34   LD Autovogue – Lee Johnson, MD, thanks those helping in “huge redevelopment” of accident repair centre in Norfolk (video)
   
29/9/21 - 12:15   InAutomotive interview with Rachel Murray, a freelance paint technician and automotive ambassador
   
29/9/21 - 11:37   Auto Body Professional magazine Autumn 2021 - out now and available to read online (link below)
   
29/9/21 - 11:23   A quarter of British drivers admit to panic buying fuel
   
29/9/21 - 11:02   Thatcham Research - doubles apprentice intake for 2021 and donates £5,000 to AutoRaise to support ‘pay it back’ campaign
   
29/9/21 - 10:55   Europcar Mobility Group -takes a key step in the deployment of its carbon reduction plan by launching a Sustainability-linked financial Bond
   
29/9/21 - 10:25   China: AkzoNobel - four startups win AkzoNobel collaborations in Paint the Future China finale
   
29/9/21 - 10:12   Verex Group interview with Insurance Edge - "wherever we can, Verex uses OE manufacturer parts - that is what customers want"
   
29/9/21 - 09:58   Virtual driving licence app by 2024 - Provisional licences will be first to go digital under new Government plans, with a
   
29/9/21 - 09:36   My parrot destroyed my vehicle registration certificate among most unusual reasons shared when getting a replacement
   
29/9/21 - 09:15   What Car? - 74% car buyers looking to purchase from their local dealer; 84% says it's important to support their local showroom and garages
   
29/9/21 - 01:12   PPG - Roald Johannsen, vice-president of automotive coatings in Europe, elected chairman of European coatings association CEPE
   
29/9/21 - 00:59   Sherwin-Williams - "persistent and industry-wide raw material availability constraints and pricing inflation have worsened"
   
28/9/21 - 16:45   OPTIMAL UK - announces company ownership changes
   
28/9/21 - 14:24   School of Thought - ABP State of the Industry Report: 19% of bodyshops identify the shortage of Apprentices, and 45% a lack of skilled staff
   
28/9/21 - 14:18   e2e Total Loss Vehicle Management - responds to the 2021 ABP Report on the State of the UK Body Repair Industry Report
   
28/9/21 - 14:17   ABP State of the Industry Report - double the number (63%) of bodyshops expect to take on an apprentice in next year; 28% can't find one
   
28/9/21 - 14:12   Silverlake Automotive Recycling - responds to the newly-published ABP State of the Industry Report 2021
   
28/9/21 - 14:07   ABP Sate of the Industry Report - VRA (Vehicle Recyclers Association) comment on green parts findings
   
28/9/21 - 14:01   ABP State of the Industry Report - average net labour rate is £36.02hr; "fair and realistic rate" sought is £47.57hr
   
28/9/21 - 14:01   ABP Club State of the Industry Report - green parts usage increasing; resistance from policyholders and work providers falling;
   
28/9/21 - 14:00   ABP State of the Industry Report - out today; available FREE on-line for everyone from 2pm
   
28/9/21 - 13:56   Teng Tools - joins The Parts Alliance
   
28/9/21 - 13:05   JMW Solicitors - smart motorways here to stay, despite Daily Mail undercover investigation
   
28/9/21 - 12:47   CarGurus - 38% of car buyers had their interest in a purchase increased by the pandemic
   
28/9/21 - 12:35   Vertu Motorcycles - research finds ‘Bad to the Bone’ is the most popular song for bikers
   
28/9/21 - 12:27   Motorpoint - opens for business in Manchester
   
28/9/21 - 12:23   Department for Transport - Government proposals will lead to more EV chargepoints that are "inclusively designed" for all drivers
   
28/9/21 - 12:11   Laser Tools - abrasive-grit impregnated nylon-filament cleaning brushes
   
28/9/21 - 12:04   BBA late night fun! Casino (OEC), Fairground Stalls (LKQ) Branded Dinner Chocolates (Symach) & Bacon Rolls (AW Repair Group)
   
28/9/21 - 11:32   Autoglass - roll-out of autonomous vehicles "would put a great deal of pressure on fleet managers"
   
28/9/21 - 11:20   SEAT - launches of SEAT MÓ eScooter 125; £4,996 electric scooter capable of 59mph maximum speed with a range of 85 miles
   
28/9/21 - 10:55   Copart - adds Fire Scenes Examination to suite of services for insurers to detect fraud
   
28/9/21 - 10:35   Mercedes-Benz West London - Brentford dealership and workshop reopens on 11 October
   
28/9/21 - 10:17   REPOST FROM THE FORUM - are costs set to push repairers out of business?
   
28/9/21 - 09:27   Amazon - now offering insurance (not motor) to small and medium-sized UK business customers through broker Superscript
   
27/9/21 - 14:56   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA), Monday 11 October 2021 - Charity Partners (AutoRaise, Ben and School of Thought)
   
27/9/21 - 14:20   9WERKS (online platform for Porsche enthusiasts) - launches with Shorade as founding partner
   
27/9/21 - 14:00   The AA - report a dramatic rise in misfuelling (putting in the wrong fuel) compared to last weekend
   
27/9/21 - 13:59   Gas pricing crisis - ABP Recommended Business Service provider, ECA Business Energy, provide guidance for bodyshops
   
27/9/21 - 13:54   RAC - "panic buying means every forecourt in the country needs to restock at the same time which puts unbelievable pressure on supply chain"
   
27/9/21 - 13:50   Auto Trader - huge spike in electric vehicles on Auto Trader as we enter "the age of fuel anxiety"
   
27/9/21 - 13:14   Venson - tells fleets to "get to grips" with today’s EV financial incentives to fast-track the transition to a carbon free fleet
   
27/9/21 - 12:58   AFP - fleets should think carefully before buying cars that have had safety devices removed because of semiconductor shortage
   
27/9/21 - 12:39   AB Dynamics - LaunchPad 80 enables the testing of ADAS and autonomous vehicles with motorcyclist and moped targets
   
27/9/21 - 11:56   Coleg Gwent - new automotive and engineering facilities at the Coleg's City of Newport Campus
   
27/9/21 - 11:22   Vauxhall Motors - potential job losses at Luton plant (which produces the Vivaro van) due to global semiconductor chip shortage
   
27/9/21 - 11:10   Silverlake - Logistics Manager, Martin Clark, celebrates 29 years’ service
   
27/9/21 - 10:31   Register for the CARS (Complete Auto Recycling Show) Event - 29-30 September 2021 at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry
   
27/9/21 - 10:08   IMI article "why ADAS branding needs urgent clarity" - US survey in 2019: 6% "thought it would be OK to go to sleep while using Autopilot"
   
27/9/21 - 09:51   Sandy Dunn - insurance industry stalwart passes away; he founded Eagle Star Direct, Touchline, BDML Connect, Wunelli
   
27/9/21 - 09:38   BuyaCar.co.uk - north-south UK divide widens among online car buyers - but not for dealers
   
27/9/21 - 09:15   Aviva - nearly one in three commercial properties in the UK are at risk from flooding
   
26/9/21 - 19:55   Neil Orton - Commercial Director at Vizion Network leaves to join Paul Sykes (ex-Audatex) at ControlExpert as Commercial Director
   
25/9/21 - 10:22   Daily Mail - "desperate bosses are posting job ads offering truckers £78,000, fruit pickers £62,000 & milkmen £45,000 amid staff shortages"
   
24/9/21 - 16:55   Copart - taking part in National Inclusion Week 2021
   
24/9/21 - 16:47   Lincolnshire Police - two arrested as haul of catalytic converters seized in Long Sutton
   
24/9/21 - 16:44   BCA - average used LCV values up 28% vs August 2020
   
24/9/21 - 13:57   REPORTS: The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) - tells drivers to keep tanks a quarter full
   
24/9/21 - 13:49   Financial Ombudsman Service - fraud and scams complaints increase 66% year-on-year
   
24/9/21 - 13:18   ABP Club is 17 today!
   
24/9/21 - 12:40   Penske Automotive Group (owners of Sytner Group) - 'Women At The Wheel' video celebrates women working in the business
   
24/9/21 - 12:24   A third of furloughed employees are going to ask for a pay rise once the scheme end
   
24/9/21 - 12:01   Autovista Group article - "dealerships could be a thing of the past"
   
24/9/21 - 11:33   Volkswagen Approved Used - named 'Best Used Car Scheme' at What Car? Used Car of the Year Awards
   
24/9/21 - 11:31   Renault - invests €550 million in EV manufacturing
   
24/9/21 - 11:20   Electrifying.com - study reveals Tesco is UK's best supermarket for electric car charge points
   
24/9/21 - 11:13   Fix Auto UK - creating a special recognition award for outstanding performance by an apprentice in memory of Nigel Luffman
   
24/9/21 - 11:04   Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) - YouGov survey reveals over 2.6 million UK adults scammed since lockdown
   
24/9/21 - 10:37   Admiral - MG ZS EV, Hyundai Tucson and MG MG5 EV top list of 10 cheapest hybrid and electric vehicles to insure
   
24/9/21 - 10:27   Google - Google Assistant driving mode on Android phones gets a new dashboard
   
23/9/21 - 13:57   Addison Lee - passenger car fleet will become fully electric by 2023
   
23/9/21 - 13:48   ECA Business Energy - how important are electric vehicles in the carbon neutral 'journey' for bodyshops?
   
23/9/21 - 13:29   MG Motor UK - continues Scottish expansion with new Dicksons of Inverness dealership
   
23/9/21 - 13:26   Wagonex - hybrid working could kill the rush hour
   
23/9/21 - 13:01   13% wholesale and retail trade (inc motor repair) industry reported they were not able to get the materials, good & services
   
23/9/21 - 12:44   6% of the workforce was estimated to be on full or partial furlough in August
   
23/9/21 - 12:33   1st CENTRAL - reaches one million customers
   
23/9/21 - 12:09   Electrifying.com - study reveals Tesco is UK's best supermarket for electric car charge points
   
23/9/21 - 12:04   SYNETIQ - register now for free, one-off accredited Carbon Literacy Training Day, 10am – 4pm on Monday 1 November
   
23/9/21 - 11:54   BLM Law - 'Evolution of Claims' report: is insurance claims handling fit for the digital consumer?
   
23/9/21 - 11:35   Thatcham’s Repair Technology Centre (RTC) blog - first impressions of the team who are working on the IONIQ 5, an ongoing research project
   
23/9/21 - 11:10   James Alpe - annual golf charity day raises £1,715 for the Izzy Bee Memorial Scholarship Fund
   
23/9/21 - 10:48   All-Party Parliamentary Group, Fair Fuel for UK Motorists & UK Hauliers - current energy crisis was predicted in recently published report
   
23/9/21 - 10:21   BCA - average used car values surpass £10K for the first time ever at BCA in August
   
23/9/21 - 10:18   Volkswagen UK - Rod McLeod (ex ŠKODA UK) appointed as Director of Volkswagen UK, replacing Andrew Savvas, who joins Volkswagen of America
   
23/9/21 - 09:22   AlixPartners - consulting form forecasts chip shortage will cost automotive industry £155 billion in lost revenue in 2021;
   
22/9/21 - 14:52   PPG LINQ - newly launched end-to-end digital connectivity platform for bodyshops
   
22/9/21 - 14:04   ABP Bodyshop Excellence Awards - return for a second year; 5 awards; on-line entries now open for ALL bodyshops; winners at Night of Knights
   
22/9/21 - 13:57   GT Motive UK (article) - is it time for a PAYG approach to repair data and estimates?
   
22/9/21 - 13:42   Government takes legal action against M25 climate protesters - interim injunction won by National Highways to deter demonstrations
   
22/9/21 - 13:36   Burges Salmon & AXA article - normalising and acceptance of connected and automated vehicles (CAVs)
   
22/9/21 - 13:25   BVRLA - Government considers private HGV tests and digital driving licenses
   
22/9/21 - 13:23   EXCLUSIVE: Mike Partridge, Paint and Body Business Manager at Volkswagen Group UK - to leave on 9 December for job outside the industry
   
22/9/21 - 13:08   UK Government National Travel Survey 2020 - 22% drop in car travel levels, the lowest since records began in the 1970s
   
22/9/21 - 12:46   Ford - UK government-funded consortium develop tech to predict accidents based on data from connected vehicles, sensors & accident reports
   
22/9/21 - 12:26   Oxford to launch Britain’s first Zero Emission Zone in February 2022
   
22/9/21 - 12:15   Autocar article - losses from pandemic shutdowns could be eclipsed by those caused by semiconductor shortage
   
22/9/21 - 11:33   All-electric Citroën AMI (top speed of 28mph & 3-hour charge) - gets green light for UK sales in 2022; price TBC
   
22/9/21 - 11:23   Steer Automotive Group - Richard Steer thanks team and clients after receiving 6 nominations in the 2021 British Bodyshop Awards (BBAs)
   
22/9/21 - 10:57   Aviva - appoints Andrea Montague as Chief Risk Officer and John Cummings as Chief Information Officer
   
22/9/21 - 10:51   Van Ninja - it would be c£670 cheaper to drive the British coastline in an electric van vs a diesel van
   
22/9/21 - 09:53   BookMyGarage.com - FOI request reveals nearly 1-in-5 classic cars fail the MOT test (despite not legally requiring one)
   
22/9/21 - 09:47   Hybrid power set to have positive impact at Silverstone - many motorists believe BTCC hybrid will help drive change on the road
   
22/9/21 - 09:12   Greater Than and TomTom - leverage AI expertise and extensive driving data to "globally predict" where, when and why road accidents occur
   
22/9/21 - 08:20   Saga - half-year results: "robust Insurance performance"; 45% bought 3-year fixed-price policies; reduced claims cost from lower mileage
   
21/9/21 - 20:03   Europcar and Cogent Hire - how the two companies "are redefining credit hire"
   
21/9/21 - 19:52   National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) - met with the Department for transport (DfT) to discuss e-scooter trials
   
21/9/21 - 14:28   The 126 bodyshop finalists for this year's British Bodyshop Awards have been revealed; is your bodyshop on the list?
   
21/9/21 - 14:19   Silver Power System (SPS) EV trial results in "world’s most advanced" battery ‘digital twin’ capable of predicting battery lifetime
   
21/9/21 - 14:03   Allianz - enhanced Motor Fleet (15 or more vehicles) and Small Fleet (4-14) to provide cover for EVs & promotes green parts
   
21/9/21 - 13:59   Venson Automotive Solutions - UK motorists welcome future EV tax introduction to counter fuel tax losses
   
21/9/21 - 13:56   Free2Move (mobility tech company that is part of the Stellantis Group) - Day’s Rental signs up to Connect Fleet telematics Solution
   
21/9/21 - 13:51   Fix Auto UK - 2022 National Conference will take place 2-3 March at The Vox Conference Centre, Resorts World in Birmingham
   
21/9/21 - 13:45   IFED, IFB & Gallagher Bassett - three men jailed for dangerous £50k ‘Crash for Cash’ plot on busy A road
   
21/9/21 - 13:40   SYNETIQ - apprentices start UK’s first ever Metal Recycling Operative Apprenticeship
   
21/9/21 - 12:56   AXA UK - David Williams steps down after 41 years to consider non-executive role; succeeded by David Overton (ex Willis Tower Watson)
   
21/9/21 - 11:58   The Motor Ombudsman - Issues surrounding vehicle quality at the point of purchase (new and used) is the largest cause of customer complaints
   
21/9/21 - 11:47   IFS - vacancies above pre-pandemic levels, but only in low-paid occupations; competition for jobs is still higher than pre-pandemic for most
   
21/9/21 - 10:17   Europcar Mobility Group - Ross Vincent-Norgate joins as UK Business Development Director
   
21/9/21 - 09:41   Silverlake - prioritises sustainability with ISO 14001 Environmental Management System certification
   
21/9/21 - 09:37   CBI - three quarters of UK business concerned about impact of labour shortages on competitiveness
   
21/9/21 - 09:10   Reflex Vehicle Hire - Loughborough van hire firm becomes family owned with £10.5 million HSBC UK funding
   
20/9/21 - 22:22   Europcar - board recommend acceptance of €2.5billion offer from consortium led by Volkswagen Group
   
20/9/21 - 21:25   Axalta - updates profit forecast to reflect ongoing impacts of customer supply chain shortages plus constraints on raw material & logistics
   
20/9/21 - 14:51   Carlac - announces new alloy wheel coatings system in collaboration with Lechler
   
20/9/21 - 14:18   Did you go the ABP golf at The Mere or the Post-Lockdown event at Mercedes Benz World Brooklands? Photos available foc for you
   
20/9/21 - 14:03   AA - achieves Which? Recommended Provider status for fourth year running
   
20/9/21 - 14:00   The Parts Alliance - appoints Mark Eburne as its new President and COO
   
20/9/21 - 13:47   IMI Skills Competitions finalists announced for WorldSkills UK - including Automotive Body Repair & Refinishing
   
20/9/21 - 13:11   RAC - drivers rate RAC the UK’s top breakdown provider in largest survey of its kind
   
20/9/21 - 13:01   Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) - Martell Randall from Wandsworth jailed for fabricating passenger victims in crash claims
   
20/9/21 - 12:22   Keoghs and LV= - interesting "exaggerated credit hire claim"; £122,000 bill for 564 days car hire
   
20/9/21 - 12:08   The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) - raised £30,000 for Action for A-T (Ataxia-Telangiectasia) at AGM
   
20/9/21 - 11:58   DVLA - <50% all motorists asked were aware they must read a number plate from 20 metres
   
20/9/21 - 11:28   GAIN (the ‘Group for Autism, Insurance and Neurodiversity') - the advantages and opportunities of a neurodiverse workplace
   
20/9/21 - 11:02   AA Insurance - more than 14 million cars on UK roads are being driven with damage inc minor scuffs dents and broken panels
   
20/9/21 - 10:53   IAM RoadSmart - 61% young drivers plan to apply for an automatic-only driving licence (EVs are automatic)
   
20/9/21 - 10:36   Innovation Group - Managing Director, John Watson, becomes the latest member to join The Automotive 30% club
   
20/9/21 - 08:14   Redde Northgate - trading update: "continued strong momentum across the Group"
   
18/9/21 - 11:16   Gas prices - huge spike in wholesale costs; government holding urgent talks with the energy industry amid growing concern
   
18/9/21 - 09:18   Finesse Accident Repair Centres (Dorking ARC) - Mark White promoted to Bodyshop Manager
   
17/9/21 - 17:16   Activate Group - Motor Repair Network (MRN) wins Outsourced Partner of the Year Award
   
17/9/21 - 13:55   Consumer Intelligence - some insurers are factoring in lower RTA claims costs in England and Wales
   
17/9/21 - 13:54   RAC - speed camera that triggered £5 million in fines between 2015 and 2017 has been found to be faulty
   
17/9/21 - 13:34   Leasing could save new car drivers more than £5k over PCP deals
   
17/9/21 - 13:30   Cazoo - acquires SMH Fleet Solutions for £70m to double its reconditioning, logistics & storage capabilities
   
17/9/21 - 12:56   Consumer Intelligence - majority of UK motorists would consider switching to an EV for their next car
   
17/9/21 - 12:38   The Vella Group - new apprentices attend training days at Vella Group's Head Office in Skelmersdale.
   
17/9/21 - 12:25   Automotive fuel sales volumes rose by 1.5% during August 2021 following higher reported road traffic
   
17/9/21 - 12:14   FORDLiive Centre - reducing downtime at European Van HQ in UK; 15,000 additional days of vehicle availability
   
17/9/21 - 11:58   Jaguar Land Rover - to provide electric vehicles for leaders at COP26
   
17/9/21 - 11:50   S&G Response - achieve Investors in People Gold Standard hat-trick and joins The Institute of Customer Service
   
17/9/21 - 11:16   E10 fuel - the impact on classic cars as ethanol can have a corrosive effect on rubber, metal, and plastic parts in the fuel system
   
17/9/21 - 10:17   LKQ Euro Car Parts - 'super September': aftermarket should be capitalising on a spike in demand to ‘ride the MOT wave’ this month
   
17/9/21 - 10:11   Zurich UK - signs 5-year deal with niche motor insurer, KGM Underwriting (A-Plan / Howden Group)
   
17/9/21 - 10:00   BAXT - new walkway floor protection product
   
17/9/21 - 09:47   The Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) - Brian Madderson to retire Chairman of the Petrol Retailers & Car Wash Associations
   
17/9/21 - 09:43   BuyaCar - are women driving the upmarket trend in used car sales?
   
17/9/21 - 09:01   Italy: The Stellantis Group Research Centre (CRF) - trials taking place supporting connected level 3 autonomous driving
   
16/9/21 - 13:48   cinch - agreed a new, six-year partnership with Northampton Saints; rugby ground renamed ‘cinch Stadium at Franklin’s Gardens'
   
16/9/21 - 13:42   Skills shortages - Brexit and low pay mean one in eight struggle to recruit
   
16/9/21 - 13:13   What Car? - commentary on SMMT Sustainability Report
   
16/9/21 - 13:11   HELLA - equips Mercedes EQA electric vehicle with lighting and electronics products inc. LED light strips and illuminated logos
   
16/9/21 - 12:57   Motofix Group - win “Charity Award” and receive "Bronze" greener bodyshop award
   
16/9/21 - 12:48   Shorade UK - Rachel Bentham (ex BASF Automotive Refinish) joins Shorade UK as Brand Manager
   
16/9/21 - 12:30   SEAT and suicide prevention charity CALM - team up to help men have those tricky conversations about their feelings in video series
   
16/9/21 - 12:19   Bangers4Ben is BACK! - Saturday 9 October to Tuesday 12 October 2021
   
16/9/21 - 11:37   Willis Towers Watson - global broker chooses Lightfoot (cuts accidents up up to 40%) for company car and van fleet clients
   
16/9/21 - 11:27   SMMT's 22nd Sustainability Report - record year for carbon reduction despite COVID-19 stalling economic progress
   
16/9/21 - 10:39   Allianz X (digital investments arm of Allianz Group) to invest in GT Motive - Allianz X's official press release on Thursday am
   
16/9/21 - 10:26   GT Motive - Allianz X (Allianz Group) acquires a majority stake in GT Motive from current shareholders, Mitchell and Einsa
   
16/9/21 - 08:47   BBC - survey says "most office workers will never return to the office full-time"
   
15/9/21 - 22:46   British Insurance Awards - all 28 winners; MRN (Motor Repair Network) from Activate Group wins "Outsourced Partner of the Year" award
   
15/9/21 - 17:13   Zurich UK - signs 5-year deal worth £700m GWP to underwrite KGM’s motor portfolio
   
15/9/21 - 16:18   Axalta - completes acquisition of U-POL
   
15/9/21 - 13:39   West Midlands Police - award-winning show car that made from “at least four cars” crushed
   
15/9/21 - 13:19   HMG Paints - Paul Sheppard appointed as the new President of The Oil & Colour Chemists’ Association (OCCA)
   
15/9/21 - 13:10   Car traffic still below pre-pandemic levels despite return to school - c92-96% pre-COVID levels during the week, 110% at weekends
   
15/9/21 - 12:59   CRASH Services - launch new initiative ‘Granite Motor Assistance’
   
15/9/21 - 12:39   What Car lists the top 20 cheapest cars to insure - #1 Skoda Fabia (£189), #2 Seat Ibiza (£206) and #3 Volkswagen Polo (£218)
   
15/9/21 - 12:09   AXA UK -appoints Sarah Mallaby (former director of broker markets, Allianz) as Distribution and Trading Director for its Commercial business
   
15/9/21 - 11:59   Absolute Alignment - opens new head office in Hampshire
   
15/9/21 - 11:43   Introducing your British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) 2021 Host… Gabby Logan!
   
15/9/21 - 10:07   ABP State of the Industry Survey - closes at 6pm TODAY; open to all bodyshops to get their views noticed
   
15/9/21 - 09:53   Inflation rate - CPI shoots up to 3.2% for the 12 months to August 2021; RPI up sharply to 4.8%
   
15/9/21 - 09:27   RAC - majority of drivers think all-lane-running smart motorways should be scrapped
   
15/9/21 - 09:23   What Car? - a third of current used car buyers originally intended to buy a new car, according What Car?
   
15/9/21 - 09:20   Pendragon - H1 results: £35m profit compared to £31m loss in H1 2020;
   
15/9/21 - 09:06   Junair - new logo revealed ahead of website revamp
   
15/9/21 - 09:03   Nigel Luffman - details of his funeral, this coming Monday (20 September) in Bournemouth; funeral will also be shown on live webcast
   
15/9/21 - 08:59   Multimac (multiple-car-seat system that safely fits up to 4 children in the back seat of most cars) - rise in electric vehicles
   
15/9/21 - 08:46   Renault Group - acquire stake in heycar Group (online used car sales platform originally owned by VW & Daimler)
   
14/9/21 - 13:56   Eco Repair Systems - reminder to join the first Net Zero Network webinar: Tuesday 21 September at 10:30am
   
14/9/21 - 13:55   State of the Industry Survey - closes at 6pm tomorrow; open to all bodyshops to get their views noticed
   
14/9/21 - 13:47   Terry Mason, valeter at Bristol Street Motors Newcastle Vauxhall - national award for TV Star of ITV’s Undercover Big Boss
   
14/9/21 - 13:23   Polestar - accelerates global engineering capability as it doubles UK Research & Development team
   
14/9/21 - 13:21   Nigel Luffman - details of his funeral on Mon 30 Sept in Bournemouth; funeral will also be shown on live webcast
   
14/9/21 - 13:12   IFED & Acromas - 7 men sentenced for attempting to make insurance claims for a bogus road traffic collision
   
14/9/21 - 12:55   Redpath Tyres - efficiency drive prompts Bridgestone FleetBridge integration via e-jobsheet
   
14/9/21 - 12:51   Footage shows lorry driver with a mobile phone to each ear on motorway ahead of South West road safety initiative
   
14/9/21 - 12:38   Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) - employment stats don’t reflect lived reality, say small employers
   
14/9/21 - 12:18   Thatcham Research - BBC South journalist Paul Clifton reports from Thatcham's Safety Lab
   
14/9/21 - 12:12   Autoglym - bodyshops who are Autoglym customers can nominate staff who have gone "above and beyond" after a challenging 18 months
   
14/9/21 - 11:53   WMS Group - urge dealers to adopt ‘customer-first’ approach when it comes to the sale of SMART repair insurance
   
14/9/21 - 11:35   Europcar Mobility Group UK - telematics and dash cams in Europcar vans help construction safety specialist manage driver wellbeing
   
14/9/21 - 11:26   Germany: Volkswagen - €70 million investment in developing and producing own battery cells
   
14/9/21 - 10:52   Verex Group - providing branded insurance solutions for Volvo's electric performance car brand, Polestar
   
14/9/21 - 10:40   ŠKODA - joins innovative retail concept in Milton Keynes, now part of the Electric Vehicle (EV) Experience Centre
   
14/9/21 - 10:30   JMK Solicitors - Northern Ireland PI firm reaccredited for prestigious Lexcel Quality Mark
   
14/9/21 - 10:20   Times - electric car chargers at home and in the workplace will be set to turn off at peak times to prevent blackouts from May 2022
   
14/9/21 - 09:11   Office for National Statistics - UK now has over 1 million job vacancies - the highest since records began; 29.1m are in work
   
13/9/21 - 21:36   Apprenticeships - new online service helps employers to transfer apprenticeship levy funds AND businesses to access apprentice funding
   
13/9/21 - 15:03   Bloomberg - in the USA "junked-car auctioneer Copart is selling totaled vehicles at record prices. Here's why."
   
13/9/21 - 14:51   Apple - warn users not to attach iPhone to high-power motorcycles as the vibrations can damage the iPhone camera
   
13/9/21 - 13:54   Bodyshops - please take 5 minutes to complete the annual ABP State of the Industry Survey
   
13/9/21 - 13:51   Markerstudy Group - appoints Neil Utley and Matthew Donaldson as Non Executive Directors
   
13/9/21 - 13:26   Bentley - largest ever intake of Apprentices, Undergraduates and Graduates - a 112 strong trainee cohort - start work
   
13/9/21 - 13:21   eBay UK pilots a green parts solution with insurers including Aviva and LV - AW Repair Group "a great alternative solution for us"
   
13/9/21 - 13:11   JATO Dynamics - moving away from incentives, Tesla and Volkswagen power ahead in the race toward EV affordability
   
13/9/21 - 12:51   Car-O-Liner - CTR9 Resistance Spot Welder receives global Jaguar Land Rover approval
   
13/9/21 - 12:30   Did you sleep ok last night?
   
13/9/21 - 12:26   Steer Automotive Group - wins Diversity and Inclusion Award at NBRA Greener Bodyshop Awards
   
13/9/21 - 12:11   Volkswagen - introduces Over-the-Air Updates for all ID. models
   
13/9/21 - 11:53   Power-Tec - new adjustable-flow blow gun
   
13/9/21 - 11:01   NFDA Dealer Attitude Survey summer 2021 - av scores (dealers’ satisfaction levels with their VMs) grew from 6.0 earlier this year to 6.3
   
13/9/21 - 10:54   L&L - appoints BCA for further two-year exclusive remarketing deal
   
13/9/21 - 10:52   Hyundai Motor UK - launch next phase of Workshop Automation System
   
10/9/21 - 13:54   ABP Club Charity Golf Day - 80 golfers enjoyed a fantastic day with superb weather at The Mere; winners AGM Services Dream Team
   
10/9/21 - 13:39   School of Thought - Ambassador, Parwinder Dhutty from Fix Auto Birmingham, talks to Sandwell College of Further Education students
   
10/9/21 - 13:28   AW Repair Group - win two Greener Bodyshop Awards at NBRA Awards
   
10/9/21 - 13:05   BVRLA - calls for non-zero emission HGV phase-out delivery plan
   
10/9/21 - 12:26   Autocraft Telford - secure Volkswagen Group Paint & Body Approval for its main facility in Telford
   
10/9/21 - 12:16   Aviva - 46% of UK motorists say their next vehicle will be at least partly powered by electricity
   
10/9/21 - 12:00   Volkswagen Polo - enhanced supermini opens for order with "big-car tech" inc ADAS
   
10/9/21 - 11:39   ABP Charity Golf Day with Mirka - the photos are now available to view and download for free!
   
10/9/21 - 10:05   WorldSkills UK competition - finalists announced for Automotive Body Repair and Automotive Refinishing competitions
   
10/9/21 - 09:47   RAC - wins contract with Renault to provide electric vehicle roadside assistance
   
10/9/21 - 09:41   Activate Group - Director of Product Pete Thompson talks to Insurance Age (video link below) about hybrid model (owned & partner bodyshops)
   
10/9/21 - 09:30   Ford - Doug Field (ex Apple) joins Ford as chief advanced technology and embedded systems officer
   
10/9/21 - 09:16   Daily Mail - eBay joins forces with LV and Aviva using recycled green parts for repairs to overcome parts supply delays
   
10/9/21 - 01:14   Government - encourages the switch to electric vehicles with help of a new free app called EV8 Switch
   
10/9/21 - 00:37   Commercial Vehicle Show 2021 - "celebrates a successful return" but no visitor numbers announced
   
09/9/21 - 23:54   British Claims Awards from Claims Media (Barker Brooks) - full list of all 20 winners
   
09/9/21 - 23:18   NBRA Greener Bodyshop Awards - full list of winners
   
09/9/21 - 22:29   Activate Group - launch their hybrid repair solution: own bodyshops + bodyshop partners + outsourced mobile repairs
   
09/9/21 - 14:44   The Vella Group - announces charity partnership with Manchester Young Lives
   
09/9/21 - 11:58   ABP 11th Annual UK Body Repair Industry State of the Industry Report 2021 sponsored by Mirka - have your say, now!
   
09/9/21 - 11:47   Crom Campus, the free access point to training in car refinishing and industry
   
09/9/21 - 11:39   Venson - applauds garages for keeping motorists safe during the pandemic
   
09/9/21 - 11:32   Autotech Group - extends EV Training Suite in Milton Keynes
   
09/9/21 - 11:12   Auto Trader - EV market "off required pace" to meet Government’s 2030 targets
   
09/9/21 - 11:08   Auto Trader - EV market "off required pace" to meet Government’s 2030 targets
   
09/9/21 - 10:48   FCA - to move faster to remove unused firm permissions
   
09/9/21 - 10:30   ABP Club - achieve PAS2060, "carbon neutrality of the full organisation"
   
09/9/21 - 10:04   Aviva - Danny Harmer, chief people officer, named HERoes Executive Role Model
   
09/9/21 - 09:58   Lookers - half-year results: trading exceptionally strong; record profit of £50m (£36m loss last year); will repay 2021 furlough money
   
09/9/21 - 09:25   AA - 99% of drivers overestimate the number of EVs running out of charge
   
09/9/21 - 09:18   Volvo Cars - new Recharge plug-in hybrid powertrain outperforms average daily mileage on a single charge (up to 56 miles)
   
09/9/21 - 09:12   REPOST from the Forum - what's fuelling the bodyshop skills shortage - COVID-19 or Brexit?
   
09/9/21 - 01:50   Thatcham Research - get funding from Zenic to produce consumer safety rating for Automated Driving Systems; starting with ALKS
   
09/9/21 - 00:12   AM magazine - all 24 winners as announced tonight at the ICC plus all the finalists
   
09/9/21 - 00:12   AM magazine - all 24 winners as announced tonight at the ICC plus all the finalists
   
08/9/21 - 22:42   BGL Insurance - (CompareTheMarket / Meerkat) likely to be sold for around £700m after approaches for the business says Sky News
   
08/9/21 - 13:10   Euro NCAP - "paid extra attention to the crash and post-crash safety of the Mirai" & being hydrogen "had no effect on its inherent safety"
   
08/9/21 - 12:53   Todd Engineering - first spraybooth manufacturing company to achieve Carbon Neutral in accordance with PAS 2060
   
08/9/21 - 12:34   REPOST FROM THE FORUM: "second-hand ownership could create more opportunities for repairers"
   
08/9/21 - 12:20   Written Statement on smart motorways - AA reaction
   
08/9/21 - 12:01   Allianz - recognised for "exceptional" armed forces employee support with silver award
   
08/9/21 - 11:47   ŠKODA - uses swarm data to warn fellow drivers of dangerous road conditions such a potholes
   
08/9/21 - 11:28   Ben wellbeing update - spot the warning signs: suicide is the single biggest killer of men under 45
   
08/9/21 - 11:20   IMI - opening up recruitment window for three Non-Executive Director vacancies, inc. Professional Body Sector specialist
   
08/9/21 - 11:05   What Car? - more than a fifth of car buyers finding it hard to organise test drives says What Car?
   
08/9/21 - 10:57   AkzoNobel - receives SBTi approval for carbon reduction target
   
08/9/21 - 10:39   Audi Q4 e-tron, Lynk & Co 01, NIO ES8, Subaru Outback and Toyota Mirai are receive 5* Euro NCAP ratings - Thatcham Research comment
   
08/9/21 - 08:57   Autocar Drivers of Change initiative - panel of 14 judges include VMs, OEMS, tech & data specialists
   
08/9/21 - 08:50   Enterprise - again transferring some of its unspent apprenticeship levy to approved repair network
   
08/9/21 - 01:04   PPG - reports worsening supply disruptions and continuing transportation challenges; price increases for Q3 estimated to be about 5%
   
07/9/21 - 13:51   HELLA - presents innovative solutions for the mobility of the future at IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich
   
07/9/21 - 13:38   Statista - business data platform signs as Trend Tracker 'Data and Insight Partner'
   
07/9/21 - 13:04   Allianz - Gerry Ross, Head of Commercial Motor on "insurance and the 'transportation transformation'"
   
07/9/21 - 12:42   (Autovista report) Mercedes-Benz and vehicle-parts supplier Faurecia - two more automotive companies sign up to use fossil-free steel
   
07/9/21 - 12:12   Solera Audatex UK - MAN Truck data fully available in Audatex’s AudaEnterprise Gold
   
07/9/21 - 12:07   The Motor Ombudsman - goes in search of next Garage Stars with launch of 2021 Awards
   
07/9/21 - 11:45   Audatex Ireland - enhanced backend office integration for online vehicle disposal platform, Car Disposal Xpress (CDX)
   
07/9/21 - 11:33   Autoglass - hot weather can damage car windscreens, Autoglass warns
   
07/9/21 - 11:19   Choose My Car - "the Premier League of electric cars"; ideal EVs for Premier League clubs
   
07/9/21 - 10:46   SYNETIQ & Zurich - agree three-year green parts supply contract to reduce CO2 impact of vehicle repair
   
07/9/21 - 10:39   CBI - Labour supply problems could last for up to two years and will not be solved by the end of the Job Retention Scheme
   
07/9/21 - 10:31   3M - creates a revolutionary paint repair solution (for OEM production line) through robots
   
07/9/21 - 00:50   Tractable - launches AI Inspection, a new solution that accurately assesses the external condition of a vehicle’s body within minutes
   
06/9/21 - 23:18   Insurance Times awards - finalists for their 36 awards announced; ceremony is 9 December
   
06/9/21 - 22:17   Autocar - What can dealers and repairers do now to get ready for the switch to EVs?
   
06/9/21 - 21:12   Motor Trader Industry Awards - shortlist announced for the 24 Retail Awards; no bodyshop award listed this year; ceremony is 30 Nov
   
06/9/21 - 20:28   London - the Tube has busiest morning for 18 months; London road traffic nears pre-pandemic levels
   
06/9/21 - 14:12   cinch - major NFL investment in the UK
   
06/9/21 - 13:54   Semiconductor chip shortage - Ford and Volvo having to build selected models and option packages with less safety features
   
06/9/21 - 13:48   Despite the decrease in new car registrations, franchised vehicle dealers "optimistic" about their prospects for the remainder of the year
   
06/9/21 - 13:24   Harry Abraham, Operations at Halo ARC - completes 100km across the South Downs in '10k-a-day for a year' for charity, CALM
   
06/9/21 - 13:09   Consumer Intelligence Insurance Behaviour Tracker - Aviva has increased its market share by 1.65%, well above second placed RAC (0.94%)
   
06/9/21 - 12:38   Emma Marsland, 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division's Business Development Manager - running the London Marathon for Bowel Cancer UK
   
06/9/21 - 12:31   WMS Group - critical to main HGVs amid new vehicle and driver shortage
   
06/9/21 - 12:21   Trend Tracker and Consumer Intelligence - 7.2% of survey respondents own at least one electric or hybrid vehicle
   
06/9/21 - 11:30   SMMT - new van uptake up 2.6% year to date on pre-pandemic average
   
06/9/21 - 11:24   Plunky's All Stars - record-breaking fundraising this year (£15k for the Anthony Nolan charity) takes to-date fundraising total to £46K
   
06/9/21 - 11:20   FMG - QBE Insurance extend motor claims management contract including FNOL, repair management and third-party claims management
   
06/9/21 - 11:08   Auto Trader - "the new car market’s loss will be the used car market’s gain… "
   
06/9/21 - 10:53   First Central Insurance (Skyfire) - 18th largest motor insurer appoints Andrew Eade (ex Elite & Aquilo) as Head of AD Fulfilment & Strategy
   
06/9/21 - 10:20   Hyundai - to stop selling internal combustion engine vehicles in Europe from 2035 & commits to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045
   
06/9/21 - 09:52   Eco Repair Systems' newly formed Net Zero Network - first free webinar for repairers (Tues 21 Sept at 10:30am) on net zero strategy
   
06/9/21 - 09:48   Ofgem - plans for smart charging and vehicle-to-grid technology to ensure "electric car revolution" happens
   
06/9/21 - 09:39   SMMT - August new car registrations fall -22.0% in traditionally quiet month pre-plate change but BEV up 32%, HEV up 45% and PHEV up 72%
   
06/9/21 - 00:52   Australia: Axalta - support bodyshop customers with 'Smart Glasses' that use extended reality to access repair procedures
   
03/9/21 - 13:51   LV= General Insurance for Fully Charged LIVE 2021 (show on 3-5 Sept in Farnborough) - EV car repairs and servicing at 'sole sites'
   
03/9/21 - 13:13   PIB Group - acquisition of Simply Insurance Services - PIB’s 42nd acquisition to date & 7th of 2021 - completes PIB's motor offering
   
03/9/21 - 12:57   Stellantis - expands LCV training programme following immediate success
   
03/9/21 - 12:48   The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) - “don’t let your guard down”, IOSH urges businesses as pupils return to schools
   
03/9/21 - 12:27   "Scrap bonuses and use the money saved to pay everyone else a bit more" - interesting view from financial commentator!
   
03/9/21 - 12:06   MORE THAN - 31% have witnessed an accident involving an e-scooter colliding with a car or pedestrian
   
03/9/21 - 11:44   What is different about the September 2021 plate change? - part exchanges "have never been so important" for used car dealers
   
03/9/21 - 11:39   Direct Line Motor Insurance - the upfront cost of EVs is putting motorists' off buying one
   
03/9/21 - 11:05   Auto Trader - used car price growth doubles in 3 months; up from 8.1% YoY in May to 17.2% in August
   
03/9/21 - 10:47   Vauxhall - time for a digital detox: 75% of young Brits admit they are addicted to their mobile phones
   
03/9/21 - 10:33   Audatex - Fri 10.06am: issue resolved and systems back to normal
   
03/9/21 - 10:30   School of Thought - detail their achievements at last months British Motor Show
   
03/9/21 - 10:21   Aviva - Darwin Innovation Group passenger shuttle for use in autonomous vehicle trials shown to the public at Aviva's London HQ
   
03/9/21 - 10:13   Batchelors Motor Group - sign 12-month remarketing deal with BCA
   
03/9/21 - 10:09   Markerstudy - Simon Townsend (ex Brightside, Marsh/Jelf, Towergate, and HSBC) joins Markerstudy Broking
   
03/9/21 - 09:43   Audatex - Fri 9.21am: still experiencing ongoing issues with AudaEnterprisegold affecting valuations, calculations, assessment exports
   
03/9/21 - 08:51   Audatex - Friday 8.43am: "experiencing issues with AudaEnterprisegold calculations and valuations"
   
02/9/21 - 14:17   Diesel takes lowest ever share of sales in the online used car market
   
02/9/21 - 13:45   Mission Motorsport - welcomes Lee Winstone as new Livery Suite Manager
   
02/9/21 - 13:43   Fix Auto UK - six members of the network named in Bodyshop Magazine’s '30 Under 30: Rising Stars' initiative
   
02/9/21 - 13:37   PPG - to launch PPG LINQ, an end-to-end digital solution for global refinish industry to improve customer experience and bodyshop operations
   
02/9/21 - 13:29   "The end for leaded fuel use around the world – a petrol standard that was banned in the UK more than 21 years ago"
   
02/9/21 - 13:23   British drivers have a need for speed – with 95% admitting to breaking the UK speed limit
   
02/9/21 - 13:06   Technology Minerals - battery recycling tech on its way to the UK; Recyclus Group to take delivery of lead acid battery breaker
   
02/9/21 - 13:00   Trend Tracker - EVs currently costs more to insure and repair due to specialist parts
   
02/9/21 - 12:21   Volvo Cars - 1st-year performance of Volvo Cars’ subscription service delivers more than 2,500 car sales in the UK
   
02/9/21 - 11:58   The IMI - free-to-attend Virtual Conference: on Thursday 23 September at 2pm
   
02/9/21 - 11:41   What Car? - motorists want flat tax rate for electric cars
   
02/9/21 - 11:28   TRICO and A1 - raise more than £6,500 for Bolton-based charity
   
02/9/21 - 11:04   Any bodyshops offering van conversions? - searches for van conversions increased by 193% in August
   
02/9/21 - 10:58   MoneySuperMarket - not declaring accident damage to a car (11%) one of the most frequent car insurance "pitfalls"
   
02/9/21 - 10:54   Shorade UK Ltd - new prestige accident repair business formed by Steven Shore (Shorade ARC), Mark O’Keefe (Finesse ARC) & Leon Coupland
   
02/9/21 - 10:41   LV= - 95% customers extremely or very likely to recommend LV='s network of recommended repairers
   
02/9/21 - 10:27   Shorade Accident Repair Centre - awarded the regional award at the Volvo Retailer and Approved Bodyshop High Achiever Recognition Awards
   
02/9/21 - 10:18   asTech - launches industry’s first ADAS ‘pay as you calibrate’ equipment for bodyshops
   
02/9/21 - 09:44   Palmers Motor Group in Hemel Hempstead - joins SsangYong Motors UK network
   
02/9/21 - 09:31   Polestar - calls for other VMs to publish full details of the carbon footprint of latest models
   
02/9/21 - 09:01   Venson - whitepaper offeres advice to break through perplexity around financing, charging and onboarding electric cars and vans
   
01/9/21 - 13:55   BBA 2021 - Mon 11 Oct; earlybird discount tickets end 6pm TONIGHT (Wed 1 Sept)
   
01/9/21 - 13:44   British Motor Show 2022 - returns next year, 18 -21 August 2022 at Farnborough
   
01/9/21 - 13:32   OFFICIAL: GT Motive - Martyn Rowley joins GT Motive
   
01/9/21 - 09:00   GYS - GYS Pulse MIG added to Mercedes Global Approval List
   
01/9/21 - 08:52   asTech (a Repairify company) - appoint Paul Cunningham (not the one from Fix Auto Dagenham!) as head of UK operations
   
01/9/21 - 08:24   Commercial Vehicle Show (CV Show) - opened yesterday (Tuesday) at NEC; open today and tomorrow
   
01/9/21 - 08:21   RAC - new E10 petrol; introduced as standard from today; will be OK for all cars after 2011 but 600,000 cars will be damaged if they use it
   
31/8/21 - 13:39   BBA 2021 - Mon 11 Oct; over 750 tickets already sold; earlybird discount tickets end 6pm TOMORROW (Wed 1 Sept)
   
31/8/21 - 09:33   Audi - all new models launched from 2026 will be electric only - no new petrol or diesel models; "on the road to climate-neutral mobility"
   
31/8/21 - 09:02   Carlac - appoint Rob Warren (ex-PPG) as their new CT & Industrial Coatings Sales Manager
   
31/8/21 - 08:51   Vauxhall - launch all-new all electric Combo-e compact van at CV Show; Vauxhall now offer all-electric version of every van
   
31/8/21 - 08:44   Ford - unveils all-electric E-Transit at CV Show; best-in-class driving range of up to 196 miles plus 1,786kg payload
   
31/8/21 - 08:33   SMMT - commercial vehicle industry calls for government to set out decarbonisation plans before bans on petrol and diesel cans and HGVs
   
31/8/21 - 08:21   DS Automobiles - to become a 100% electric car brand from 2024
   
31/8/21 - 07:06   Cambria - trading update: "cautious outlook....forward looking uncertainty in both the new and used car market as a result of supply issues"
   
30/8/21 - 17:36   France: Paris - city wide speed limit reduced to 30 kmh (19mph) from today in bid to boost safety and air quality plus encourage cycling
   
30/8/21 - 17:18   Concorde Tyre & Exhaust Centres - 2 directors disqualified for total of 25 years for illegitimately securing £176,000 loan
   
30/8/21 - 17:10   EMaC (part of Innovation Group) - Managing Director, John O’Donnell, joins Automotive 30% Club
   
30/8/21 - 17:05   IAA MOBILITY 2021 - in Munich from September 7 to 12 with slogan: ‘What will move us next’
   
30/8/21 - 14:15   Axalta Coating Systems - chairman Mark Garrett steps down; replaced by William M. Cook
   
29/8/21 - 17:52   Fix Auto - sad news of death of Nigel Luffman (ex-Apollo and Sewards) earlier today (Sunday)
   
27/8/21 - 13:31   ALL the photos from last week's ABP post-lockdown networking event, sponsored by Sherwin Williams, are available now FOR FREE
   
27/8/21 - 13:29   Early Bird tickets available for the ABP British Bodyshop Awards, Monday 11 October 2021 in London, sponsored by PPG
   
27/8/21 - 13:25   Cazoo - invests £1m in new Customer Centre in Liverpool creating 15 new jobs
   
27/8/21 - 12:24   Drive My Career - engaging with young people at the recent British Motor Show
   
27/8/21 - 12:07   Auto Trader - Kia Sorento tops the list as the UK’s fastest selling used car
   
27/8/21 - 11:48   Fix Auto Sandhurst - fully refurbished after fire in arson attack in 2020
   
27/8/21 - 11:38   AutoTrade.ie article: Motofix - Pro-Align completes four wheel aligner installation at Motofix’s Northampton bodyshop
   
27/8/21 - 10:57   SYNETIQ - begins nationwide recruitment drive for vehicle dismantlers
   
27/8/21 - 10:53   EMaC - Managing Director, John O’Donnell, becomes latest member to join Automotive 30% Club
   
27/8/21 - 10:47   SsangYong Motors UK - signs double deal with Station Garage
   
27/8/21 - 10:35   HB Accident Repair Network – secures Stellantis approval for Peugeot, Citroen, Vauxhall and DS Automobiles
   
27/8/21 - 08:58   RAC - 16 million Bank Holiday trips planned; today (Friday) the busiest on the roads
   
27/8/21 - 08:43   JATO - registrations for low emissions cars hit record market share in Europe, while market growth stalls
   
26/8/21 - 13:49   SMMT - UK engine production falls -27.5% in July
   
26/8/21 - 13:27   The semiconductor crisis - in a year of disruption is THIS is greatest issue facing automotive?
   
26/8/21 - 12:47   School of Thought - Dave Reece thanks those who supported the team during the 4-day British Motorshow
   
26/8/21 - 12:39   (reports) Tesla slams into bus with distinct ‘falcon wing’ door open
   
26/8/21 - 12:34   Power-TEC - lift off vehicle window trim mouldings with ease with this new window trim puller
   
26/8/21 - 12:14   SMMT - CV output increases for fifth consecutive month
   
26/8/21 - 12:11   What Car? - "industry crisis surrounding new car production is deepening as the microchip shortage continues"
   
26/8/21 - 12:08   The National Franchised Dealers Association - 77% dealers planning to recruit technicians in the next 3 months
   
26/8/21 - 11:57   Ireland: The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) - motor insurers set to introduce new compliance measures
   
26/8/21 - 11:49   RAC - drink-driving casualty figures (2019) released: est. 230 deaths
   
26/8/21 - 10:59   What Car? Reliability Survey - Britain’s most (Lexus) and least (Fiat) reliable cars revealed
   
26/8/21 - 10:49   BuyaCar - price gap between newer cars and older ones is narrowing
   
26/8/21 - 10:06   SMMT - UK car manufacturing -37.6% in July; worst July performance since 1956 (semiconductor shortage and COVID-19)
   
26/8/21 - 09:54   RightIndem and Automated Insurance Solutions - partner to deliver automated liability decisioning in motor claims
   
25/8/21 - 20:44   TrustFord - supports Greenwich Mencap with the purchase of a new Ford Tourneo Connect
   
25/8/21 - 17:04   Forbes - a shortage of batteries could dwarf the current semiconductor shortage impact on worldwide vehicle production
   
25/8/21 - 13:26   PEUGEOT - launches e-Boxer van in the UK
   
25/8/21 - 12:59   Zurich - names Peter Kasahara (ex PwC) as Group Chief Data Officer
   
25/8/21 - 12:11   Early Bird tickets available for the ABP British Bodyshop Awards, Monday 11 October 2021 in London, sponsored by PPG
   
25/8/21 - 11:54   Stellantis - JV with Foxconn Technology Group for 'Mobile Drive' smart cockpit & telematics systems for automotive
   
25/8/21 - 11:43   FCA - warns insurance firms over product governance rules deadline
   
25/8/21 - 11:25   Standox - shares tips for professional 3-Stage pearl repairs on large surfaces
   
25/8/21 - 10:45   Innovation Automotive - UK’s first multi-brand, all-electric automotive company outlines ambitions for the UK
   
25/8/21 - 10:41   Breakdown claims to soar this bank holiday weekend as a result of the rise in staycations - up 10% compared to the rest of the month
   
25/8/21 - 10:26   Project Endeavour - concludes multi-city demonstration of autonomous vehicle services in London
   
25/8/21 - 09:50   Global Risk Partners (GRP) (independent insurance intermediary) - Duncan Carter (ex Marsh & Allianz) appointed as CEO Retail
   
25/8/21 - 09:31   LV= Britannia Rescue (LV= BR) - launches first ever fully EV breakdown service covering Central London; using a Renault Kangoo ZE
   
25/8/21 - 08:42   Mark Sherratt - BMW Bodyshop Development Manager at Avant Consult, retires from full-time work and says farewell after 44 years
   
24/8/21 - 13:54   ACIS - supports Toyota Toyota Approved Repairer network 'Collision Repair Initiative'
   
24/8/21 - 13:53   ACIS - supports Toyota Toyota Approved Repairer network 'Collision Repair Initiative'
   
24/8/21 - 13:24   IMI - develops National Occupational Standards for Vehicle Recycling
   
24/8/21 - 13:13   ALL the photos from last week's ABP post-lockdown networking event, sponsored by Sherwin Williams, are available now FOR FREE
   
24/8/21 - 13:09   HMG Paints - continued support of the British Coatings Federations Minutes Matter campaign.
   
24/8/21 - 12:59   CitNOW - Bumper partners with CitNOW to embed interest-free payments in eVHCs across Europe
   
24/8/21 - 12:48   Saint Gobain working with AutoRaise - using the Apprenticeship Levy Transfer Scheme
   
24/8/21 - 12:33   Remit Training - fully funded Skills Bootcamp courses to address the Heavy Goods Vehicle technician shortage
   
24/8/21 - 12:23   Clyde & Co - Insurance Growth Report 2021 ­- mid-­year update: insurtechs and the resilient insurance industry
   
24/8/21 - 11:44   The Floow - 33% drivers surveyed said their average miles will increase post-COVID
   
24/8/21 - 11:32   Quotall - announces partnership with specialist motor insurer, MCE Insurance
   
24/8/21 - 11:20   insurethebox - targeted messages to cut young driver speeding leads 6% reduction in accident frequency
   
24/8/21 - 10:53   Phyron (Swedish SaaS video firm) - Auto Trader car ads sell faster with automated video
   
24/8/21 - 09:49   School of Thought - success at The British Motor Show!
   
24/8/21 - 09:41   Chesterfield College - Jade Watson secures job at Autosupplies in Bolsover after completing a Vehicle Accident Repair and Paint course
   
24/8/21 - 09:36   Hybrid is most popular working set-up - but twice as many Brits would rather be full-time in workplace than at home
   
23/8/21 - 22:01   Martyn Rowley - joins GT Motive UK as Business Development Manager after 13 years with Audatex
   
23/8/21 - 20:44   Bank holiday road trips back to pre-pandemic levels - but fewer travellers than normal will be going for the long drives
   
23/8/21 - 20:40   LKQ Coatings' brand, Optima - full range of bodyshop consumables available online with the launch of new digital hub
   
23/8/21 - 13:59   (REPOST FROM THE FORUM) Can anyone please advise what the average cost is currently regarding Breathing Air Quality testing?
   
23/8/21 - 13:53   Tracker - easing of restrictions brings rising vehicle theft; threefold rise in vehicles stolen and recovered by mid-year
   
23/8/21 - 13:46   City AM - 7 in 10 Britons have had no wage increase since the onset of the pandemic
   
23/8/21 - 13:37   Semiconductor shortages - many vehicle manufacturers now forced to temporarily shut production
   
23/8/21 - 13:26   Ford - customer fleet trials of all-electric E-Transit kicks off ahead of volume launch in spring 2022
   
23/8/21 - 13:25   Daily Mail - vast majority of UK firms have no plans to make staff return to office in autumn
   
23/8/21 - 13:16   Dawn Marsden, Head of GI Supplier Management at LV=GI - interview with WORK180 about life as a working mother in a male-dominated industry
   
23/8/21 - 12:50   ALL the photo from last week's ABP post-lockdown networking event, sponsored by Sherwin Williams, available NOW!
   
23/8/21 - 12:38   Emtec (Nottingham College) - celebrate the graduation of the first Tesla UK Apprentice Technicians
   
23/8/21 - 11:18   The British Motor Show - busiest day of the event, Saturday August 21, saw over 17,000 ticket sales; School of Thought attended
   
23/8/21 - 10:51   comparethemarket - cost of running a car for young drivers has fallen £536 year-on-year driven by lower insurance costs
   
23/8/21 - 10:35   Australia: Paint & Panel podcast - David Cresswell, ABP Chairman, talks about how UK repairers navigated the pandemic
   
23/8/21 - 09:06   RAC - drones to hunt down potholes in multi-million-pound scheme; plans to use 3D printing to fix the cracks
   
23/8/21 - 08:58   Ben - Industry Leader Challenge (ILC) 'The Climb' at Mount Kili postponed as Tanzania remains on travel red list
   
23/8/21 - 08:29   Wrisk (UK insurtech) - the “would you like fries with that?” approach to motor insurance, AKA embedded insurance
   
23/8/21 - 08:17   BCA - average used LCV values pass £10K (the highest recorded average monthly value on record) in July
   
23/8/21 - 07:04   IMI - developing National Occupational Standards (NOS) for vehicle recycling; get involved
   
21/8/21 - 11:05   GT Motive - appoint Quantum Technical as their sole supplier for support services in the UK
   
20/8/21 - 11:39   What a night - ABP Post-Lockdown Networking Event, sponsored by Sherwin Williams; judged a huge hit by the 220 guests, F1 simulator winners
   
20/8/21 - 10:58   Auto Trader - record price growth for used cars (15.2% up on this week last year) set to continue as huge demand shows no sign of slowing
   
20/8/21 - 10:48   SYNETIQ - acquires new Smart Hub in the South East, SYNETIQ M25
   
20/8/21 - 10:42   British Motor Show - gets off to a great start in Farnborough; open until Sunday; School of Thought on stand AU3 in Hall 1
   
20/8/21 - 07:43   Vertu - trading update: upgraded profit forecast; "strong used vehicle margin retention"; "well documented new vehicle supply shortages"
   
19/8/21 - 22:15   Sherwin-Williams - to acquire the European industrial coatings business of Sika
   
19/8/21 - 12:45   ABP Post Lockdown networking event TODAY - starting at 4.30pm and ending at 9.30pm; dress code is informal / casual
   
19/8/21 - 12:41   JATO Dynamics - China cuts EV pricing by almost half since 2011, while prices continue to climb in the US and Europe
   
19/8/21 - 12:33   Israel: REE Automotive - awarded £12.5 million funding from the UK Government for ultra-modular EV platforms
   
19/8/21 - 11:45   Toyota - to cut global production by 40% in September as microchip shortage hits
   
19/8/21 - 11:37   ECA Business Energy - IDES and The Car Charging Shop have joined forces with ECA Business Energy
   
19/8/21 - 11:20   HELLA - showcases team inclusion with warehouse refurb
   
19/8/21 - 10:43   Th Floow (blog) - patterns of driving have "changed significantly" and are nowhere near returning to pre-COVID-19 levels
   
19/8/21 - 10:12   CalAmp (parent company of Tracker in the UK) - $1.5b (£1.10b) worth of stolen vehicles recovered internationally to date
   
19/8/21 - 09:44   Spies Hecker - practical support from technical specialist helps refinishers avoid pinholes and other small surface defects
   
19/8/21 - 09:35   IAM RoadSmart - average age motorists over the age of 60 would consider giving up their licence is 82
   
19/8/21 - 09:28   New car discounts of 20% available ahead of September plate-change - despite microchip shortage affecting lead times and vehicle specs
   
19/8/21 - 08:59   Leaseloco - 61% of road accidents occurred in 30mph zones, according to research by car leasing comparison site
   
19/8/21 - 08:45   The IMI - £15m skills funding critical to get 75K more technicians EV-ready; just 6.5% automotive workforce currently qualified for EVs
   
19/8/21 - 00:09   Redline Crash Repairs Ltd, Kings Langley - wound up and liquidated
   
19/8/21 - 00:00   Burridge Bodyshop Ltd, Southampton - liquidated and wound-up
   
18/8/21 - 23:30   Bristol and London plc - "the UK’s leading provider of prestige car replacements" goes into administration
   
18/8/21 - 14:43   GYS - fresh new look for M1 GYS AUTO and M3 GYS AUTO models, the benchmark in bodyshop welding
   
18/8/21 - 14:17   Autoglass - 80% of drivers mistakenly expect to be warned by their vehicle when one of their ADAS technologies is faulty
   
18/8/21 - 14:16   Green NCAP - New Fiat 500 has been revealed as the most environmentally friendly electric car on the market,
   
18/8/21 - 14:08   Hegarty (global specialist motor insurer) - joins with Aldel Financial for a floatation valuing business at $3.13 billion
   
18/8/21 - 13:59   Fix Auto UK - NJP Motors joins network as Fix Auto Moseley; becomes the 7th Fix Auto UK repair centre in Birmingham
   
18/8/21 - 13:45   ABI and ACSO - Statement of Intent from April 2020 has now expired as pandemic impact subsides
   
18/8/21 - 13:40   Thatcham - Verisk adds Thatcham Variant Code to address long-standing challenge to accurately underwrite new vehicles
   
18/8/21 - 13:30   Young people urged to consider apprenticeships as many industries suffer the biggest labour shortage in decades
   
18/8/21 - 13:11   Edmund King, AA President - Are We Ready for EVs? Personal choice or psychological barrier?
   
18/8/21 - 10:21   UK inflation rate - CPI fell to 2.0% for the 12 months to July 2021; RPI fell to 3.8%
   
17/8/21 - 19:24   Government - DVSA to recruit an extra 40 additional driving examiners to help reduce lorry driver shortage
   
17/8/21 - 19:12   Government - competition winners to deliver UK's first hydrogen transport trials in Tees Valley
   
17/8/21 - 19:04   Government - launches UK’s first-ever Hydrogen Strategy includes use of hydrogen to power HGV lorries and trains
   
17/8/21 - 13:46   ABP Post Lockdown networking event - this Thursday, starting at 4.30pm and ending at 9.30pm; dress code is informal / casual
   
17/8/21 - 13:07   Willis Towers Watson - announce Carl Hess will become President and CEO on 1 Jan 2022 replacing John Haley who retires
   
17/8/21 - 12:47   Catalytic converter thefts - police claim crackdown has resulted in fall from 3,245 thefts in March to 1,378 in July
   
17/8/21 - 12:34   Tesla - Elon Musk salary in 2020 was zero (but he did receive $11 BILLION of share options); CFO salary was $42 million up from $21m in 2019
   
17/8/21 - 12:08   Motor Ombudsman - more than 7 million MoTs are due to expire in September and October, 22% more than normal, due to covid extension
   
17/8/21 - 11:51   EXCLUSIVE: AW Repair Group -producing 30 short films to go in 3 docu-series; Technology; AW - A Career For Life; Apprenticeships
   
17/8/21 - 11:04   NAHL - appoint James Saralis (currently the Group's Chief Financial Officer) as the Group's Chief Executive Officer
   
17/8/21 - 10:49   Saint-Gobain UK - publish their 7th Payment Practices and Performance Report covering H1 2021; it shows an improvement in performance
   
17/8/21 - 10:28   Cazoo - launches new ‘Sell Car’ tool; consumers can sell their car online to Cazoo for an agreed price; collect from home option
   
17/8/21 - 10:23   Copart UK - launches CashForCars.co.uk; consumer-facing website enabling people to sell their car for an agreed price in minutes
   
17/8/21 - 09:49   School of Thought - will be on stand AU3 at the British Motor Show in Farnborough every day starting this Thursday until Sunday until Sunday
   
17/8/21 - 02:54   C&P Panelcraft - achieve PAS2060 carbon neutrality at their site in Croydon with assistance from ECA Energy
   
17/8/21 - 02:48   FMG Repair Services (FMGRS) - open brand new, purpose-built bodyshop in Enfield on 1 September
   
17/8/21 - 02:43   LD Autovogue ltd in Hingham, Norfolk - construction starts in early 2022 on all new purpose built 40 bay bodyshop
   
17/8/21 - 02:19   Faurecia (French automotive supplier) - acquires majority stake in HELLA; combined business becomes 7th largest global automotive supplier
   
16/8/21 - 12:02   Hyundai - launch Mocean; car subscription includes fully-comp insurance from LV; £450 excess (£500 on glass); ADAS calibration at extra cost
   
16/8/21 - 11:51   Aviva - half-year results: "best half year sales in UK General Insurance in a decade"; profits up 17%; lower UK motor claims frequency
   
16/8/21 - 11:33   Marshmallow - digital UK motor insurer (with only 50,000 customers) raises further funds and is now valued at $1.2billion
   
16/8/21 - 11:21   IFB (Insurance Fraud Bureau) - urges new drivers to watch out for bogus car insurance deals being promoted on social media,
   
16/8/21 - 10:54   Athena Claims - new accident management company; directors inc Anthony Heard (Braintree Motor) and Kyle Harris (Auto Logistics Solutions)
   
16/8/21 - 10:24   Tractable- now have 20 insurers worldwide using their AI for motor claims; now they are moving into property claims
   
16/8/21 - 10:13   Verex Group - to provide Genesis (the premium brand from Hyundai) with branded insurance and accident management solutions
   
16/8/21 - 09:49   JaguarLandRover - why they are adopting hybrid working
   
16/8/21 - 08:24   Aviva - to be a platinum sponsor of the Salon Privé Concours d’Elégance at Blenheim Palace
   
13/8/21 - 11:59   Carzam - appoints Dave Palmer (ex-Sytner’s CarShop) as its new Chief Vehicle Preparation Officer
   
13/8/21 - 11:25   SYNETIQ - scarcity of used vehicle supply drives buyers online towards sustainable salvage options
   
13/8/21 - 11:02   Motofix Group - appoint Darren Wills (ex Nationwide) as Executive Director
   
13/8/21 - 09:02   Bristol Street Motors (Vertu) - ceo Robert Forrester, the star of last night's Undercover Big Boss on ITV
   
12/8/21 - 14:09   Ageas UK - strong half year 2021 results supported by a good motor performance with "lower frequency of motor claims"
   
12/8/21 - 13:59   ABP - Merry Little Christmas Party in association with LKQ Coatings at the Royal Armouries Leeds on Wed 8 Dec; 50% of tickets sold; book now
   
12/8/21 - 13:43   Vertu - Undercover Big Boss, TONIGHT 9pm ITV, features Robert Forrester, ceo of Vertu, going undercover at his own firm; "an eye-opener"
   
12/8/21 - 13:40   Vertu Motors - acquires global vehicle lighting businesses Powerbulbs and Car Bulbs Direct for £480,000
   
12/8/21 - 13:26   Watt Electric Vehicle Company (WECV) - to build 5,000 commercial electric vehicles per year from Q3 2023 at a new facility in the Midlands
   
12/8/21 - 13:17   Screwfix - launches Sprint; by early November for £5 will deliver direct to site within 60 minutes in 30 UK cities covering 34% of postcodes
   
12/8/21 - 11:51   Thatcham - AW Repair Group become the first business to sign up to EV Ready; all AW Repair Group staff will receive the training
   
12/8/21 - 09:23   Zurich UK - strong first half 2021 results with general insurance profits of £230 million compared to £35m loss last year
   
11/8/21 - 13:10   Ben - charity invites the automotive industry to join its Fantasy Football League
   
11/8/21 - 13:06   HELLA - invests million Euros to drive forward smart automation in lighting production using cobots and artificial intelligence
   
11/8/21 - 13:00   Enterprise - open new £1.8m flagship site in Sheepscar, Leeds; will be headquarters for Entegral (CAPS, EMACS, BMS)
   
11/8/21 - 09:28   FT - asks have Google and Amazon backed the wrong technology for self-driving vehicles? Is ADAS a better (and cheaper) way forward?
   
11/8/21 - 08:58   Admiral - half-year results: profits up 76% to £482m on turnover up 9% to £1,750m; repair costs hit by increase in the cost of parts
   
10/8/21 - 14:14   PPG - named as one of the “Best Employers for Women 2021” by Forbes magazine
   
10/8/21 - 13:36   Copart - collaborate with JCB on a future-proof fleet
   
10/8/21 - 13:27   SMMT - comment from NAMA on used car sales figures
   
10/8/21 - 12:23   SMMT - comment from Autotrader on used car sales figures; July used car prices up 14% compared to last year
   
10/8/21 - 11:40   Verex Group - new expanded contract with Renault, Dacia, Alpine & Nissan covering branded insurance and accident management service
   
10/8/21 - 11:21   Carlac - appoints Tim Lynam as its Wheel Coatings Specialist to advise their growing team
   
10/8/21 - 11:06   SMMT - comment from Sue Robinson, NFDA, on used car sales figures
   
10/8/21 - 10:39   SMMT - comment from Andy Hamilton, CEO LKQ Euro Car Parts, on used car sales figures
   
10/8/21 - 10:08   Hella and Pro-Align - working agreement to provide the ultimate ADAS calibration and wheel alignment solution
   
10/8/21 - 09:42   Panel Match - bodyshop in Belper, Derbyshire moves to 50% larger site to cope with increasing demand
   
10/8/21 - 09:31   Taylor's Bodyshop near Barnsley - owner Hayley Taylor-Owen celebrates successful first year of trading supported by a Start Up Loan
   
10/8/21 - 09:09   Glass's - launch new sales solution for UK car dealers
   
10/8/21 - 08:46   Marshall Motors - half-year results: record levels of sales and profit; will repay all £4m of furlough and grants
   
10/8/21 - 08:29   Marshall Motors - acquire £1.8m freehold bodyshop site on outskirts of Cambridge to replace existing Cambridge and Peterborough sites
   
10/8/21 - 07:38   SMMT - best ever Q2 for used car market
   
09/8/21 - 14:40   AW Repair group - issue 4 minute video on "staying ahead in the evolving car industry" featuring their TeKnowlogy centres
   
09/8/21 - 13:56   Bodyshop Solutions - launches the Celette Cameleon Premium “Universal Bracket” System
   
09/8/21 - 13:52   e2e - partner with Action 365 (Sam White) for salvage management
   
09/8/21 - 13:44   Gemini - finalist in the Apprenticeship Programme of the Year category at the AM Awards on 8 September
   
09/8/21 - 13:39   Government - extends relaxation of drivers hours limits until 3 October
   
09/8/21 - 13:35   Government - appoint Royal College of Art (RCA) and PA Consulting to deliver an iconic British chargepoint design
   
09/8/21 - 13:31   You are invited to Business Day (Fri 3 Sept) at Robert Llewellyn’s "Fully Charged OUTSIDE", the biggest electric vehicle event of the year
   
09/8/21 - 12:24   MCE - specialist motorbike insurer appoints Paul Ormiston, (ex QBE) as claims director
   
09/8/21 - 11:53   Moorhouse/Constructaquote.com - Welsh broker joins Bennetts and Right Choice under the Right Choice Holdings Ltd umbrella
   
09/8/21 - 11:53   Moorhouse/Constructaquote.com - Welsh broker joins Bennetts and Right Choice under the Right Choice Holdings Ltd umbrella
   
09/8/21 - 11:47   NAMA (National Association of Motor Auctions) - launch platform where members can showcase their stock
   
09/8/21 - 08:17   Australia: AMA Group - calls in the bankers to help mull options
   
09/8/21 - 08:03   Admiral - looking to develop a hybrid work model in the future with a mixture of working at home and in the office
   
07/8/21 - 11:49   Cazoo - on track for £1 billion revenue in 2021: in Q2 brought vehicle refurbishment in-house, now have 5 vehicle preparation centres
   
06/8/21 - 14:01   Trend Tracker - accident repair volumes suffered a double digit drop versus June, according to the latest Audatex data analysis
   
06/8/21 - 13:51   AXA – new digital motor claims solution ‘STeP’ to speed up repair or replacement of vehicles
   
06/8/21 - 13:50   &#8203;&#8203;&#8203;&#8203;AXA - new digital motor claims solution which delivers "straight-through processing" called STeP
   
06/8/21 - 13:43   Allianz Holdings - H1 results: LV= profits up 16% on premiums down 6%; "motor claims frequency rapidly heading towards pre-pandemic level"
   
06/8/21 - 13:40   Carbody Banbury - certified as carbon neutral in accordance with PAS2060; worked with ECA on carbon neutral journey
   
06/8/21 - 13:18   Which? - high upfront cost risks putting off motorists considering switch to electric vehicles
   
06/8/21 - 13:12   Page-Roberts - EV design concept capable of 30% longer range
   
06/8/21 - 12:54   EY Mobility Lens Consumer Index - more than 40% of those planning to buy a new car are thinking of going electric
   
06/8/21 - 12:47   The IMI Skills Competition 2021-2022 - brake brand PAGID named a lead sponsor of skills competition
   
06/8/21 - 12:39   Volkswagen Polo top July 2021 best-sellers list - Vauxhall Corsa is the best-selling car so far this year
   
06/8/21 - 11:19   Auto Trader - revises used car forecast as huge demand drives record price growth in July; up from 7.1% YoY in April to 14.1% in July
   
06/8/21 - 11:11   Volkswagen - to sponsor its first ever UK Pride event at Milton Keynes Pride Festival
   
06/8/21 - 11:04   Consumer Intelligence - insurance premiums drop 16.9% for the UK's youngest van drivers
   
06/8/21 - 10:56   NFDA - van market down -14.8% in July "expected given the restricted supply of new commercial vehicles"
   
06/8/21 - 10:46   Average car or van in England is driven just 4% of the time - the rest of the time it's either parked at home (73%) or elsewhere (23%)
   
06/8/21 - 10:30   Ageas - three-in-10 drivers so worried about narrow country lanes they deliberately avoid them
   
05/8/21 - 20:19   NBRA & Kwik Fit - update tyre price guide so "bodyshops can make a margin from fitting tyres where appropriate"
   
05/8/21 - 20:03   ARAG (provides legal and breakdown assistance through insurance companies and brokers) - August "perfect storm" for breakdowns
   
05/8/21 - 19:48   Carsa - new used car specialist, Carsa, signs exclusive remarketing deal with BCA
   
05/8/21 - 15:54   New York International Motor Show - 2021 show (Aug 20 - 29) cancelled; show will return in its usual April slot in 2022
   
05/8/21 - 13:55   NFDA - given the headwinds, "franchised dealers continue to perform resiliently"
   
05/8/21 - 13:52   Activate Accident Repair - bodyshop group's recruitment drive for apprentices
   
05/8/21 - 13:45   CAPS - claims volumes July 2021 at 79% pre-pandemic levels; down -3% from June 2021
   
05/8/21 - 13:35   ŠKODA - second-life battery hubs set to power up retailers
   
05/8/21 - 13:26   Vauxhall - the UK’s best-selling electric LCV manufacturer
   
05/8/21 - 12:58   VW Group consortium launch $3.4 billion (£2.44 billion) takeover of Europcar
   
05/8/21 - 12:41   InAutomotive (ABP Recommended Business Service) article - the top seven most popular jobs in the automotive industry
   
05/8/21 - 12:24   SMMT - new LCV sales in July -4% on pre-pandemic 5-year average as supply shortages stunt new van sales but market expected to recover
   
05/8/21 - 12:19   Autocar - "new car sector dealt a ‘perfect storm’"
   
05/8/21 - 11:09   IMI - VOCANTO partnership launches free taster module for new bite-sized learning tools, accessible anytime, anywhere
   
05/8/21 - 11:05   What Car? - "automotive industry continues to face negative consequences from the COVID-19 pandemic"
   
05/8/21 - 11:02   Verex Group - new contract with RCI Financial Services for branded insurance & connected services to Renault, Dacia, Alpine & Nissan
   
05/8/21 - 10:53   SMMT - 123,296 new cars registered as industry records weakest July performance since before the millennium
   
05/8/21 - 10:48   asTech - sponsoring the 'Outstanding Support for Bodyshops' category in the NBRA Greener Bodyshops Awards
   
05/8/21 - 09:07   ABI - cost of motor insurance falls to a five-year low; average premium now £430, down 7% in the last year
   
04/8/21 - 13:33   Ben’s Big Breakfast - get your bodyshop family together for breakfast Monday 4 - Sunday 10 October
   
04/8/21 - 13:21   Australia: Symach - appoints John Boukouras (former panel beater & Akzo Nobel Account Manager) as General Manager in Australia SYMACH
   
04/8/21 - 13:11   CBI - SME manufacturing activity grows at record pace, but concerns around skills and material shortages grow
   
04/8/21 - 12:54   Panel Match - Little Eaton car and van bodyshop set to expand after five-figure loan
   
04/8/21 - 12:41   Wagonex - responds to PM's climate spokesperson's "reluctance to switch to an EV"
   
04/8/21 - 12:30   Rivervale Leasing - London, Manchester and Liverpool drivers pay av. £300+ more for insurance, Bangor £189 less than the UK average
   
04/8/21 - 12:20   BMW - BMW Points programme launched; customers get charging credit for each electric mile driven
   
04/8/21 - 11:43   E-Type UK - to restore "The Snetterton Survivor" a series 1 4.2 Jaguar E-type
   
04/8/21 - 11:33   New electric car production delays - 20 to 22 week build time (typically 12-14 weeks) and some EV vans now a full 12-month order time
   
04/8/21 - 11:27   Bahrain: Lotus - first showroom with new global retail identity open for business
   
04/8/21 - 11:21   MoneySuperMarket - Romford is UK's "car theft hotspot"; Dumfries & Galloway is "the safest location"
   
04/8/21 - 11:11   Italy: Autopromotec 2022 (May 2022 in Bologna) - an exhibition & trip "to combine business, culture and leisure"
   
04/8/21 - 11:03   carinsurance.ae (motor insurer in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & UAE) - Israel (most expensive) and USA (least expensive) for luxury cars
   
04/8/21 - 10:50   (reports) Amazon - winds down "huge" part of its UK drone delivery business
   
04/8/21 - 10:36   What Car? - nine-out-of-10 electric vehicle owners won’t go back to diesel or petrol
   
04/8/21 - 10:23   RAC - nine straight months of petrol price rises "piles yet more misery onto drivers" (but still 3p per litre lower than in 2013)
   
04/8/21 - 09:12   Volvo - Body & Paint High Achievers Awards 2020; overall national winners for second consecutive year - Poole ARC ; 8 regional winners named
   
04/8/21 - 08:42   Marshall Motor - trading update: significant increase in its full year expectations for 2021; pre-tax profit will not be less than £40m
   
03/8/21 - 13:15   VNC Automotive - semiconductor shortage will outlast COVID
   
03/8/21 - 12:47   The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group - new help for those hiring an employee
   
03/8/21 - 12:41   FIVA - global skills shortage threatens the future of historic vehicles
   
03/8/21 - 12:34   IFED & insurer, Diamond (Admiral) - Manchester trio jailed for fabricated collision claim worth nearly £30,000
   
03/8/21 - 11:43   Guardian article - 'the lost history of the electric car – and what it tells us about the future of transport'
   
03/8/21 - 11:22   AX - almost half of UK car dealers concerned about rise in online car sales
   
03/8/21 - 10:50   Direct Line results (financial analyst's view) - "general insurance is still a really tough market"
   
03/8/21 - 10:24   Belgium: Cromax - paints the Agoria Solar Team’s most aerodynamic car yet
   
03/8/21 - 10:16   Citroën UK - first VM in the UK to introduce British Sign Language across dealer ad aftersales network
   
03/8/21 - 09:58   Direct Line - half-year results: operating profit up 40%; "motor claims frequency remained lower than normal"; Motability starts H1 2023
   
03/8/21 - 09:24   Copart - UK Surge Management Team in Copart Germany to provide expertise and support in the aftermath of severe flooding
   
03/8/21 - 09:19   Flock - flexible motor insurer raises £12.2 million to "reinvent" insurance for connected vehicles
   
03/8/21 - 09:10   GEM - national week-long Police operation targeting speeding drivers and riders this week
   
02/8/21 - 16:42   AXA - Board of Directors proposes the renewal of Thomas Buberl's term as Chief Executive Officer for another four years
   
02/8/21 - 16:25   Ageas - Ageas motor insurance products are now available to Sainsbury’s customers
   
02/8/21 - 16:19   Power-TEC - fully revised 172-page catalogue for 2021 published
   
02/8/21 - 13:42   FLA - Consumer car finance market up by 12% in June
   
02/8/21 - 12:08   A quarter of parents concerned that end of furlough will hit their job prospects
   
02/8/21 - 12:03   Service Certainty - "outperforms in 2021"; record growth through new customers, new products and new markets
   
02/8/21 - 10:19   Mitsubishi Motors in the UK - launch new Service Activated Roadside Assistance programme
   
02/8/21 - 10:15   AA - E10 petrol just one month away, "but no need to panic"
   
02/8/21 - 10:12   Germany: Volkswagen and TraceTronic establish neocx – a joint venture for automated software integration
   
02/8/21 - 10:08   JustGoEV – the UK’s first EV-only new and used car marketplace makes going electric easier
   
02/8/21 - 09:54   Autovista article - "The UK could leapfrog other markets in race to hydrogen technology"
   
02/8/21 - 09:31   Motofix Group first to sign up to brand new e-learning proposition with Thatcham Research
   
01/8/21 - 19:59   The AA - observation at junctions was the number one reason for failing a car driving test this year
   
01/8/21 - 19:55   HELLA - develops concepts for light-based communication for automated driving
   
01/8/21 - 19:50   RAC - 7 in 10 drivers want the standard 70mph speed limit on motorways reduced in wet weather
   
30/7/21 - 14:38   TIDAL and Cornerstone Technologies - distribution and support partnership for growth
   
30/7/21 - 14:00   Some Friday wisdom! Thanks to Julie Eley for letting ABP share her LinkedIn post (below): "Work should energise and motivate people"
   
30/7/21 - 13:51   Thatcham Research - host Kerry McCarthy, Labour Shadow Transport Minister, at test facility
   
30/7/21 - 13:20   TrendTracker and Consumer Intelligence survey - 74% doubt the UK Government will achieve net Zero plans by 2030
   
30/7/21 - 13:13   Bentley posts record half-year performance - retails sales up 50% from pre-COVID 2019 figures
   
30/7/21 - 12:16   Comparethemarket - families travel nearly 400 miles during the UK-based school summer holidays
   
30/7/21 - 12:07   Jato - Tesla's Model 3 is Europe's second best-selling car (behind the Volkswagen Golf) in June
   
30/7/21 - 12:01   insurethebox - speeding before, during and after the Euro Final rose by up to 146%
   
30/7/21 - 11:55   MG Motor and Wilsons - open new inner M25 dealership in Epsom; 30 new dealers have joined the brand in past 12 months
   
30/7/21 - 10:50   38% businesses are reporting on vehicle incidents and damage repair costs in 2021 versus 2020
   
30/7/21 - 10:42   Service Certainty - promotes Richard Eadie to the newly created position of Operations Director
   
30/7/21 - 07:39   Pendragon - trading update; "exceptional gross profits per unit"; full year profits expected to be around £58m (£8m last year)
   
29/7/21 - 14:28   SMMT - June engine production struggles to recover
   
29/7/21 - 14:24   The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) - join the NBRA in backing the campaign to end self-isolation for healthy, double-vaccinated workers
   
29/7/21 - 14:13   Allianz - 42 donations made as part of the first round of the Allianz Sports Fund initiative
   
29/7/21 - 14:07   LexisNexis Risk Solutions - launch near real-time vehicle data (valuation and insights related to MOT history) at quote & renewal
   
29/7/21 - 14:01   What Car? SMMT figures - "serious blowback for manufacturers to make up lost time following months of restricted output & closures"
   
29/7/21 - 13:55   MG Motor - appoints Andrew Stuart (ex Hyundai, Nissan and VW Group) as Head of Sales
   
29/7/21 - 13:46   SYNETIQ - drives industry-first motor-recycling apprenticeship scheme
   
29/7/21 - 13:10   ACIS - web-based progressive app called 'AIMS' "to revolutionise inventory and warehouse management for bodyshops"
   
29/7/21 - 12:55   ChipsAway Car Care Centre - Telford & Wolverhampton branch works with ECA Business Energy to achieves carbon neutral status
   
29/7/21 - 12:19   Company cars - number of people paying tax on company car benefit falls 8% to 800,000 in 2019/20; down 17% from 960,000 in 2015/16
   
29/7/21 - 12:11   LKQ - Q2 results: Europe delivered a double-digit profit margin for the first time since Q2 2016
   
29/7/21 - 11:58   BuyaCar - EV car searches up to THIRTY times more likely to result in a sale compared with petrol/diesel cars
   
29/7/21 - 11:52   Transport Committee - charging an EV should be convenient, straightforward, and inexpensive; owners should not face a "postcode lottery"
   
29/7/21 - 11:47   LKQ Euro Car Parts - an "MOT wave" is about to hit
   
29/7/21 - 11:44   SMMT - UK commercial vehicle production up for fourth consecutive month
   
29/7/21 - 11:35   ONS data on trading status of vehicle repairers - 92% currently trading and 27% say turnover has decreased (45% said T/O not affected)
   
29/7/21 - 11:14   Numbers on furlough fall to lowest level since start of pandemic - from c9 million in May 2020 to est. 1.1-1.6 million now
   
29/7/21 - 10:56   Thatcham Research - welcomes the introduction of penalty points for drivers who don't wear a seatbelt
   
29/7/21 - 10:45   Copart - 3 Peaks challenge raises £5k for Ben Automotive Charity
   
29/7/21 - 10:36   FCA - proposes changes to speed up decision-making and take action when firms break the rules
   
29/7/21 - 10:31   Lightfoot - Richard Irvin FM to roll-out Lightfoot in 91 vans post-trial; key part in reducing accident severity and frequency
   
29/7/21 - 09:46   Inchcpe - half-year results: profit up from £9m to £143m; "our ambition is to become the undisputed distributor of choice for OEMs"
   
29/7/21 - 09:36   Inchcape - announce a Global Strategic Partnership with Geely Auto
   
29/7/21 - 08:55   Vertu - trading update: continuing strong trading performance leads to forecast profit for half year increasing from £30m to £40m
   
29/7/21 - 08:21   SMMT - staff and supply shortages hit UK car production as June figures are worst since 1953 (bar COVID-hit June 2019)
   
29/7/21 - 08:11   What Car? - the best new electric vehicles get within 3% of their quoted range in the real world
   
28/7/21 - 14:38   TIDAL and Cornerstone Technologies - distribution and support partnership for growth
   
28/7/21 - 14:14   Altus - whiplash reforms bring "most significant shake up to motor claims industry"
   
28/7/21 - 13:58   Comparethemarket - drivers who claim on their car insurance see their premiums jump to an average of £844 when they renew
   
28/7/21 - 13:55   Honda - factory in Swindon makes its last car today; closes this week with loss of 3,000 jobs
   
28/7/21 - 13:46   Highways England -traffic officers helping to keep staycation traffic moving on key holiday Cornwall and Devon route
   
28/7/21 - 13:40   Aston Martin - on track to meet full-year goals; revenue rose 242% to £498.8m in first half of 2021
   
28/7/21 - 13:33   FCA - consults on proposals to boost disclosure of diversity on listed company boards and executive committees
   
28/7/21 - 13:23   National Body Repair Association (NBRA) - "bizarre that bodyshop workers have not been added to the exemption list"
   
28/7/21 - 12:24   SYNETIQ - recovers enough aluminium to create 346 million drinks cans per year
   
28/7/21 - 12:17   ThingCo - customers of Right Choice Insurance Brokers' Autosaint brand will receive a Theo telematics device
   
28/7/21 - 11:46   Europcar - Volkswagen in advanced talks to acquire business for $3 billion
   
28/7/21 - 11:34   ABP - join us for our "Merry Little Christmas Party" event on Wednesday 8 Dec at the Royal Armouries Leeds, with LKQ Coatings!
   
28/7/21 - 11:26   FUSO (Daimler Trucks) - UK’s largest bakery brand, Warburtons, uses locally-emission free FUSO eCanter to deliver bread in Manchester
   
28/7/21 - 11:19   UK currently faces a shortage of 100,000 truck drivers - "children as young as 10 years old can actually learn to drive a HGV"
   
28/7/21 - 11:11   BCA - average used car values rose above £9,000 for the first time on record in June
   
28/7/21 - 11:01   TrustFord - "smashes" first six months of 2021 with £13.6 million profit
   
28/7/21 - 10:36   The UK Automotive 30% Club - THE perfect quote from Steph Brindley from Solus on this 'hump day' Wednesday!
   
28/7/21 - 09:37   Sabre Insurance - half-year results: profits down 20% on turnover down 10%; "claims frequency is not directly correlated to traffic levels"
   
28/7/21 - 08:15   CarComm Coachworks - Ashford-based CV repairer expands to 55,000 sq ft of workshop space
   
28/7/21 - 08:03   AXA - "driven to be a modern employer of the future"; moving 9,000 people to new Digital Workplace systems,
   
27/7/21 - 16:32   Lorry Driver shortage - Tesco offers a £1,000 joining bonus; London food company offers £35,000 salary with no evening or weekend working
   
27/7/21 - 14:05   FSB - small firms call for better access to support and advice
   
27/7/21 - 13:35   Shell - c800 Shell electric vehicle charging points to be installed in as many as 100 Waitrose shops across the UK by 2025
   
27/7/21 - 13:28   National Police Chiefs’ Council - 3.1% increase between May 2021 and June 2021 in vehicle crime with majority from keyless theft
   
27/7/21 - 13:22   Italy: Tractable - Sara Assicurazioni is first Italian insurer to use AI to create car damage estimates
   
27/7/21 - 13:18   Hella - offering limited number of free Insurance Industry Requirements (IIR) Compliance Review advice sessions
   
27/7/21 - 12:35   AW Repair Group - keeping the team hydrated with eco-friendly refillable water bottles
   
27/7/21 - 12:26   UK Government - £20 million funding boost to encourage fleet operators to convert to battery-electric vehicles
   
27/7/21 - 12:06   Merseyside Car Hospital - wishing MD, Ashley Bernstein, a very happy 70th birthday!
   
27/7/21 - 11:54   BVRLA - leasing report shows return of car growth (+0.4%) and record figures for vans (+5%)
   
27/7/21 - 11:37   Copart - continued growth for Copart’s north east-based ‘First Response’ Contact Centre
   
27/7/21 - 11:02   Tesla – European Model Ys on track despite chip shortage
   
27/7/21 - 10:55   Continental Tyres - MOT backlog could take drivers off the road this autumn
   
27/7/21 - 10:43   Kwik Fit - now has more than 570 technicians qualified to work on EVs
   
27/7/21 - 10:20   Porsche - double-digit million investment to develop high-performing lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles with BASF
   
27/7/21 - 09:51   Digitopia - 90% of businesses are in "digital darkness"
   
27/7/21 - 09:31   China and Indonesia: AkzoNobel and Sikkens - continue partnership with Mercedes-Benz in China and Indonesia
   
26/7/21 - 15:20   Audatex - confirm average 4.9% increase in paint index effective Wednesday 28 July
   
26/7/21 - 14:14   Aon and Willis Towers Watson - call off $30 billion merger announced in March 2020
   
26/7/21 - 14:03   Tracker - £2.6 million worth of 4x4 models recovered in the first 6 months of 2021
   
26/7/21 - 13:56   International Motors (part of IM Group) - completes takeover of Mitsubishi Motors in the UK aftersales business
   
26/7/21 - 13:47   Venson - tips for "pandemic-proof fleet solutions" that keep businesses moving and expenditure low
   
26/7/21 - 13:07   WMS - stock availability, online purchasing and economic uncertainty are the top challenges facing car dealers in the second half of 2021
   
26/7/21 - 12:59   Porsche Data Cup start-up competition - SwissRe's AI damage assessment tool and insurer HDI's ADAS rewards app win
   
26/7/21 - 12:09   The Vella Group - became one of the first repair groups to be Carbon Neutral accredited earlier this year
   
26/7/21 - 11:43   BCA - average LCV values rose by £558 during June to reach £9,933 - highest recorded average monthly value on record at BCA
   
26/7/21 - 11:40   Comparethemarket - electric cars are nearly £1,000 cheaper to run than petrol cars
   
26/7/21 - 11:28   LKQ Euro Car Parts (follow-up story) - calls Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to "urgently clarify" Block Exemptions plans post-2023
   
26/7/21 - 11:00   Young Driver (pre-17 driving school) - 81% UK driving instructors have a waiting list; 68% say learners have 2-month wait for 1st lesson
   
26/7/21 - 10:46   IMI blog - "Who’s wearing masks?"; 76% respondents to a LinkedIn poll said they are asking staff & visitors to wear masks
   
26/7/21 - 10:30   GYS - Arc Pull 200 a "game changer" when it comes to repairing damaged aluminium panels
   
26/7/21 - 10:06   Allianz Insurance - brokers to get live status updates on 5 key aspects of motor claims
   
26/7/21 - 09:33   Polestar - to double market presence (from 9 to 18 markets) and retail footprint in 2021
   
24/7/21 - 01:40   Auto Windscreens - have experienced a 145% increase in ADAS calibrations since 2019
   
23/7/21 - 15:00   CMA (Competitions and Markets Authority) - further action needed on EV charging to meet Net Zero
   
23/7/21 - 14:16   IMI - comment on pingdemic; 14,000 job vacancies currently in automotive industry; concerned that training is put on hold
   
23/7/21 - 14:07   AkzoNobel - sets pioneering carbon reduction target to help tackle climate change; will apply to partners, such as customers and suppliers
   
23/7/21 - 13:53   Autoglass - how they are handling the latest covid situation
   
23/7/21 - 13:45   GarageSafe - IGA’s solution for maintaining access to vehicle repair information for the independent garage sector into the future
   
23/7/21 - 13:41   Richard Hammond - sets up The Small Cog, a classic vehicle restoration business; sells 8 of his vehicles to support the new business
   
23/7/21 - 13:24   Fix Auto UK - after 10 months, the network now has over 2,500 Trustpilot reviews with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5
   
23/7/21 - 13:22   RAC - more than 11 million leisure trips by car this weekend as schools in England and Wales break up for summer
   
23/7/21 - 13:13   HB Accident Repair Network - first site in Swinton Manchester achieve BS10125 Kitemark, six months after opening
   
23/7/21 - 02:01   Motability - make 2 x £50 insurance refunds to all customers to recognise the beneficial impact on claim volumes from reduced traffic levels
   
23/7/21 - 01:42   Motability - issue statement on change from RSA to Direct Line; "new arrangements will take effect circa 18 months from today"
   
22/7/21 - 22:07   Auto Trader - average used car price last week was 12.6% higher than same week in 2020; 63 weeks of consecutive price growth
   
22/7/21 - 21:22   Activate Group - recruiting a Head of Supply Solutions to oversee their entire supply chain and repair network
   
22/7/21 - 20:24   Keoghs - comment on non-party costs order win on appeal in First Central Management Ltd v On Hire Ltd
   
22/7/21 - 17:10   UK AFCAR - new group (including ABP Club) formed to lobby UK govt to give independent repair market continued access to VM parts and data
   
22/7/21 - 15:54   LKQ Euro Car Parts - CEO Andy Hamilton's blog on monopoly threat from revised Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulations (MVBER) legislation
   
22/7/21 - 15:37   Covea Insurance - announce Adrian Furness (formerly Claims Director) as new CEO, replacing James Reader
   
22/7/21 - 14:12   IMI - reminder of 6 month extension for expiry dates between 1st April 2021 and 31st August 2021 who are unable to re-accredit due to covid
   
22/7/21 - 14:02   Pingdemic - UK car manufacturers being affected by staff-shortages due to self-isolation
   
22/7/21 - 13:51   National Apprenticeship Week - 2022 date announced
   
22/7/21 - 13:47   Mercedes-Benz - ready to go all electric by 2030; all newly-launched architectures will be electric-only from 2025 onwards
   
22/7/21 - 13:31   Pingdemic - over 618,000 contacted by Test & Trace last week; motor-trade now affected, not helped by nationwide lorry driver shortage
   
22/7/21 - 11:39   Volkswagen Group - sets course for biggest transformation in company's history with new strategy up to 2030
   
22/7/21 - 09:21   Direct Line - to take over as insurance provider to Motability Scheme in 18 months under new 10-year deal
   
21/7/21 - 14:14   IFED- Gurwinder Virdee sentenced for fraudulently selling more than 40 car insurance policies making £18,000 in just five weeks
   
21/7/21 - 14:06   ABP - join us for our "Merry Little Christmas Party" event on Wed 8 Dec at the Royal Armouries Leeds in association with LKQ Coatings
   
21/7/21 - 12:25   Tesla - to open its network of superchargers to other electric vehicles later this year says Elon Musk
   
21/7/21 - 12:13   Euro Car Parts - proposed EU changes to Block Exemption rules from 2023 would ban use of non-OE parts; UK likely to follow revised EU rules
   
21/7/21 - 11:21   Ageas - predicts rise in "crash-for-cash" scams as lockdown eases; last lockdown easing saw 150% rise in cases
   
21/7/21 - 10:19   XL Motors, Coventry - Production Manager, Matthew Fynn, tackles 145-mile endurance run to raise money for Children with Cancer UK
   
21/7/21 - 09:46   Willis Towers Watson - car insurance premiums at lowest level for over 5 years; average premium in Q2 now £522 down 12% on Q2 last year
   
21/7/21 - 09:04   Thatcham Research - unveils their new "EV Ready" training programme
   
20/7/21 - 18:41   Vertu Volkswagen Harrogate - national award for Harrogate Car Valeter, Ashar Awan
   
20/7/21 - 17:34   Solus - Steph Brindley, Regional Operational Lead is interviewed by the Automotive 30% Club
   
20/7/21 - 14:53   McLaren Group (road car and F1 team) - new £550m equity investment; puts 'Automotive' as McLaren's core profit driver
   
20/7/21 - 14:12   Volvo Cars - in the future, all electric Volvos (ie ALL Volvos) will be sold "bundled with insurance"; repairs into Volvo approved bodyshops
   
20/7/21 - 14:00   GKN Automotive - accelerating advanced development of next-generation 800V eDrive technologies as EV demand increases
   
20/7/21 - 13:53   (reports) Volvo Cars - in the future, Volvos will be sold "bundled with insurance"
   
20/7/21 - 13:44   USA: VisionTrack Inc business - makes first US acquisition to drive video telematics growth
   
20/7/21 - 13:41   Silverlake Automotive Recycling - salvage VW T4 Campervan renovated with reclaimed parts means family can go on staycation
   
20/7/21 - 12:37   Global Risk Partners (GRP) - to acquire Willis Towers Watson’s insurance broking business in Northern Ireland
   
20/7/21 - 12:14   Daily Mail report - "I am sawing away under a Toyota Yaris to learn just how easy it is to steal a catalytic converter"
   
20/7/21 - 12:07   Auto Trader - Volkswagen Touareg takes the top spot as the UK’s fastest selling used car
   
20/7/21 - 12:00   FCA - consults on post-Brexit divergence for PRIIPS regulation (inc insurance-based investment products
   
20/7/21 - 12:00   Highways England - permanent 60mph limits on 5 stretches of motorway (inc parts of M1, M5, M6, M32, M602) to reduce air pollution
   
20/7/21 - 11:20   SMMT’s Low Volume and Specialist Vehicle Manufacturers Report - UK’s specialist vehicle sector "most varied in the world"
   
20/7/21 - 11:08   TfL - sets out plans for the next stage of lowering speed limits on its roads in Westminster
   
20/7/21 - 10:59   Tracker - reunites Land Rover dedicated to late Godson and British soldier with its owner
   
20/7/21 - 10:46   MTS Vehicle Services - joins Fix Auto as Fix Auto Croxley Green; 12th Fix site inside the M25
   
20/7/21 - 10:28   GT Motive - "it’s time for choice in the estimating technology arena"
   
20/7/21 - 09:41   Allianz Engineering - insurer backs new Agricultural and Construction Equipment (ACE) specialist police unit
   
20/7/21 - 00:01   PPG - Q2 results: worldwide sales $4.4 billion; refinish coating volumes up 45%; "continual increases in raw material costs".
   
19/7/21 - 17:55   Equip Auto and Paris Motor Show - combine to form Paris Automotive Week from 17 - 23 Oct 2022 (Automechanika Frankfurt is 13-17 Sept 2022)
   
19/7/21 - 14:14   A1 ADAS Solutions & LJM Compliance Solutions ADAS open day - Saturday 4 September in Staffordshire
   
19/7/21 - 13:54   REPOST FROM THE FORUM: "Manufacturer approved, is it worth it?"
   
19/7/21 - 13:51   Solera - to acquire Australia-based property insurance technology provider, ENData
   
19/7/21 - 13:40   GoCompare - Admiral wins 'Best overall car insurance provider' and 'Best overall van insurance provider' at inaugural insurance awards
   
19/7/21 - 13:29   Zego - commercial motor insurance provider partners with bp on 'bp EV Pro' EV insurance product
   
19/7/21 - 12:31   HSE - keeping workplaces safe as COVID-19 restrictions are removed
   
19/7/21 - 12:13   Reports: DVLA - backlog 1.4million letters is waiting to be processed by the DVLA
   
19/7/21 - 12:00   Vertu - UK's 13th largest dealer owned bodyshop group launches enhanced maternity pay to support more gender balanced workforce
   
19/7/21 - 11:07   Citroën UK - 62% of people in the UK claim to have experienced road rage whilst driving
   
19/7/21 - 11:02   BCA - doubling the capacity of its specialist Caravan & Motorhome sales to meet the demand
   
19/7/21 - 10:31   Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) - "hiring aspirations strong" among the UK's small businesses
   
19/7/21 - 10:27   RAC - partner with British Gas to install home EV chargers and offer specialist electricity tariff
   
19/7/21 - 10:00   AD Williams - BGF completes multi-million-pound investment in leading accident repair group,
   
19/7/21 - 09:35   ECA Business Energy - shares news that First bus is building the UK’s largest electric vehicle charging hub
   
18/7/21 - 16:06   FMG Repair Services - open new generation of bodyshops in Enfield combined with a Northgate hire facility
   
18/7/21 - 03:22   AkzoNobel - develop innovative film technology that allows vehicle manufacturers to hide radar sensors behind decorative metallic parts
   
16/7/21 - 14:06   BCF - raw material prices surge for paint manufacturers; have increased by est. 15-35% in the last year
   
16/7/21 - 13:56   LKQ Coatings - supporting Trend Tracker's series of reports
   
16/7/21 - 13:50   The National Body Repair Association (NBRA) - launches Repair Industry Requirements (RIR) for ADAS
   
16/7/21 - 13:34   ITAS - 'Capture System' gains Volkswagen Group UK Paint & Body approval
   
16/7/21 - 12:52   Ducati - June 2021 was the best month ever for Ducati which closes the first half of the year with strong growth
   
16/7/21 - 12:40   Thatcham Research (video) - Adrian Watson, head of engineering research: Creating a sustainable repair framework for Zero Emissions Vehicles
   
16/7/21 - 12:12   PPG dividend news - Board of Directors approves nearly 10% shareholder dividend increase to 59 cents per share
   
16/7/21 - 11:52   Autotech Academy - gifts Walsall College automotive student, Leah Rollason, a £1,000 Teng Tools toolkit
   
16/7/21 - 11:39   GTG Group - Rishi Sunak visits IMI approved training centre
   
16/7/21 - 11:16   Environmental Audit Committee - gigafactories for electric vehicle batteries need more Government support, Committee urges
   
16/7/21 - 09:27   Trakm8 - telematics overhaul needed to combat driver shortages
   
16/7/21 - 09:13   VNC Automotive (software for navigation and telematics systems) - 35 million cars and counting: VNC Automotive celebrates its third birthday
   
16/7/21 - 07:31   Five most popular cars for summer staycations - Peugeot 5008, Range Rover Discovery, Audi A6, BMW x3 & Kia Sorento
   
16/7/21 - 07:25   RAC - forecasts ‘unprecedented summer’ on the UK’s roads - estimated 29m staycations with 30% in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset
   
15/7/21 - 21:06   AkzoNobel - "breakthrough" automotive film technology puts AkzoNobel’s innovation on the radar
   
15/7/21 - 20:52   m3 Networks on bodyshop cyber attacks - how to step up security and where to get help if you are the unfortunate victim of an attack
   
15/7/21 - 20:45   The Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) - more frequent tax payment proposal for small businesses "worrying"
   
15/7/21 - 20:34   BuyaCar - ‘What can I get in the boot’ beats ‘how fast can I go’ in online searches for popular cars
   
15/7/21 - 20:31   Ford Pro commercial vehicles conversions partner, MS-RT - to create a new £4 million facility at Ford Dagenham
   
15/7/21 - 15:13   Axalta - announces additional price increases across all of its global lines of business due to continued inflationary pressures
   
15/7/21 - 14:21   BBC report: COVID-hits car production - 900 workers at Nissan's Sunderland car plant sent home & Rolls-Royce may have to halve production
   
15/7/21 - 14:15   Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) - commenting on the Government’s Transport Decarbonisation Plan.
   
15/7/21 - 14:03   FCA - new rules on home and motor insurance pricing which will save consumers an estimated £4.2billion over 10 years
   
15/7/21 - 14:00   The proportion of businesses' workforce reported to be on full or partial furlough leave fell to 5% in late June 2021
   
15/7/21 - 13:57   Volvo Cars - increases shareholding in Polestar to 49.5%
   
15/7/21 - 13:36   Proposals submitted for the UK’s first Gigafactory on the site of Coventry Airport
   
15/7/21 - 13:31   25% businesses in the 'wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles' said turnover had decreased
   
15/7/21 - 13:22   LD AutoVogue - bodyshop wins 2-year Vehicle Accident Repair contract with Norfolk County Council
   
15/7/21 - 13:07   ONS - 862,000 job vacancies in April to June 2021 – 77,500 ABOVE pre-pandemic level (motor repair vacancies below pre-COVID levels still)
   
15/7/21 - 12:16   Tracker - £250K worth of items recovered after theft from a business in Essex
   
15/7/21 - 12:12   National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) - car dealers play a "crucial role" during the transition to zero emission
   
15/7/21 - 12:01   Activate Accident Repair - opens the Group's 5th bodyshop, a new purpose-built site in Manchester
   
15/7/21 - 11:39   Green NCAP - results of 3 city cars: fully EV FIAT 500 (5*), Honda Jazz i-MMD Hybrid (3.5*) Peugeot 208 BlueHDi 100 (3*)
   
15/7/21 - 11:03   IMI / Ardingly Ifield Solar Car Tour - 10-day nationwide tour from John O’Groats to Haywards Heath in August
   
15/7/21 - 10:43   cinch - appoints Leanne Thames (ex RBS Direct Line & esure) as Operations Director and Amy Townsend as Senior Marketing Director
   
15/7/21 - 10:36   R&R Autos - independent Hampshire-based bodyshop explains why the business has adopted IMPROVE by Peritus online learning
   
15/7/21 - 00:39   ABI - insurance companies could replace written-off or stolen petrol cars with electric vehicles as a way of improving sustainability
   
14/7/21 - 22:08   Ford Fleet Management - selects FMG to provide specialist vehicle accident management solutions for its UK customers
   
14/7/21 - 14:15   IMDA and Tracker - join forces to help independent dealers mitigate the risk of solo test drives
   
14/7/21 - 14:09   Automechanika Birmingham - ‘Electrification of the Aftermarket’ webinar tackles big issues
   
14/7/21 - 13:40   Car dealers set for "aftersales boom" - 23% of motorists driving to a UK holiday destination are looking to have their car serviced first
   
14/7/21 - 13:29   Co-op Insurance - "don’t leave your car in Lambeth" Insurer reveals the hotspots for car theft across the UK
   
14/7/21 - 13:18   ACSO - 30% reduction in 2020 road traffic puts pressure on insurers to reduce premiums, says consumer body
   
14/7/21 - 13:07   MG Cannon - strengthens group leadership team: Graham Prew (Group Operations Manager) & Mandy Pocock (Group Customer Services Manager)
   
14/7/21 - 12:46   Allianz Holdings - restructures to 'Commercial' and 'Personal' businesses: Steve Treloar, CEO - Personal and Simon McGinn, CEO - Commercial
   
14/7/21 - 12:24   Point Electrical - top 15 most popular electric cars according to Instagram
   
14/7/21 - 12:12   Greenhouse gas emissions - UK Government to ban sale of new diesel or petrol HGVs and coaches after 2040; RHA say it is unrealistic
   
14/7/21 - 12:11   MoneySuperMarket - the Ford Fiesta revealed as favourite car of choice for Gen Z
   
14/7/21 - 11:55   PMD Business Finance - provides ABP Club Members with access to invoice finance
   
14/7/21 - 11:34   Power-TEC - compact paint thickness gauge that can be used on both steel and alloy bodywork
   
14/7/21 - 10:38   Copart - "proud to have achieved the ‘super six’ of external accreditations"
   
14/7/21 - 10:28   TrustFord - UK's 6th largest dealer owned bodyshop group awarded The Payroll Giving Diamond Award 2021
   
14/7/21 - 08:46   Inflation rate - CPI rose to 2.5% for the 12 months to June 2021; RPI rises to 3.9%
   
13/7/21 - 17:51   WorldSkills UK LIVE (formerly Skills Show) - event in Nov 2021 cancelled but will return in Nov 2022; national skills competitions go ahead
   
13/7/21 - 14:19   MANN+HUMMEL named a 2020 Supplier of the Year Winner by General Motors
   
13/7/21 - 14:08   Aldridge Accident Repair Centre - Walsall bodyshop turns 100 this year!
   
13/7/21 - 14:03   Zurich podcast featuring the insurer's motor team - the changing risks of electric vehicles and electric scooters
   
13/7/21 - 13:51   Peritus has teamed up with ABP to provide a 50% discount in July
   
13/7/21 - 13:18   LD AutoVogue - Norfolk bodyshop increases free collections and delivery coverage area to a 45-mile radius
   
13/7/21 - 13:07   Net-Zero Insurance Alliance (NZIA) - eight insurers form alliance to accelerate transition to a net-zero emissions economy
   
13/7/21 - 12:42   Saint Gobain's Norton Cyclonic sanding discs - FREE sample pack of Cyclonic sanding discs for ABP member bodyshops
   
13/7/21 - 12:33   Sweden: Polestar - recruiting 100 new tech experts at global headquarters in Gothenburg
   
13/7/21 - 12:24   Fix Auto UK - completes its own team of field-based vehicle engineers
   
13/7/21 - 11:51   Auto Trader - COVID-19 strengthens automotive's commitment to D&I "but the industry has a long way to go"
   
13/7/21 - 11:36   AX - majority of car buyers want unaccompanied test drives to become the norm in dealerships
   
13/7/21 - 10:58   Silverlake Automotive Recycling - invests in its people with extended driver training & newly launched VRA Parts Grading course
   
13/7/21 - 10:53   IAA - announces Payit digital payments, a new payment option for UK salvage buyers
   
13/7/21 - 10:36   Automotive Transformation Group - new brand post-Autofutura and GForces merger
   
13/7/21 - 08:31   Redde Northgate - acquire ChargedEV, a specialist in the supply and installation of Electric Vehicle charging equipment
   
12/7/21 - 23:30   Automechanika Riyadh in Saudi - October 2021 event cancelled; returns 13 - 15 June 2022
   
12/7/21 - 14:11   The Vella Group - exclusive interview in the Summer issue of Auto Body Professional magazine
   
12/7/21 - 14:05   Peugeot - 70% of PEUGEOT models electric in 2021; 100% by 2025
   
12/7/21 - 13:56   SYNETIQ - helps local ladies’ netball club get back on court
   
12/7/21 - 13:29   European Commission - fines BMW & VW €875 million for restricting competition in emission cleaning for new diesel passenger cars
   
12/7/21 - 13:18   Cox Automotive - continues to grow mobility services in Europe with FleetMaster acquisition
   
12/7/21 - 13:05   CBI - business puts forward six-point plan for "creating confidence"
   
12/7/21 - 12:48   Goodwood - "epic" 2021 Festival of Speed comes to a spectacular close
   
12/7/21 - 12:37   EDF - 500th EDF employee to take delivery of a brand new EV on salary sacrifice (a Kia e-Niro)
   
12/7/21 - 12:22   Apollo Motor Group - Graham Eyles, CEO, "confident that the industry will rebound stronger than ever"
   
12/7/21 - 11:47   Ben - tips to help you & your colleagues manage your money (link below to share with your team via email / WhatsApp groups
   
12/7/21 - 11:37   MG Motor - sees 76.3% growth by mid-2021
   
12/7/21 - 11:19   Markerstudy - Kate Bolderston (Head of Supply Chain) and Simon Finch (Head of Engineering) talk about their motor repair careers
   
12/7/21 - 10:54   The IMI - some "positivity" to "help the automotive industry power forward"
   
12/7/21 - 10:43   Motorpoint - independent car dealer holding nationwide car wash for charity
   
12/7/21 - 10:25   Admiral - trading update: anticipate "higher than expected" half-year profits partly due to "lower than expected motor claims frequency"
   
09/7/21 - 14:10   GT Motive - how being a cloud-based solution has enabled the team demonstrate training and sales remotely during COVID
   
09/7/21 - 13:51   Cars that hit the target in 1966
   
09/7/21 - 13:45   CBI - responds to latest UK GDP statistics
   
09/7/21 - 13:09   Auto Windscreens Head of Fleet & Facilities, Shaun Atton - scales highest peaks of Scotland, England & Wales, raising £6k for charity
   
09/7/21 - 12:57   ONS - GDP up 0.8% between April and May 2021 but remained 3.1% below its level in February 2020 (pre-COVID)
   
09/7/21 - 12:22   Dave Shepherd - an exclusive interview with Dave who retires after 50 years in the industry
   
09/7/21 - 12:10   National Apprenticeship Awards 2021 - applications are now open at https://appawards.co.uk/
   
09/7/21 - 12:02   PwC UK Economic Outlook - UK economy could be on course to recover to pre-pandemic levels by the start of 2022
   
09/7/21 - 11:37   Vauxhall - Vauxhall’s complete line-up of cars and vans will be fully electric by 2028
   
09/7/21 - 11:21   ECA Business Energy - thinking of becoming carbon neutral but not sure what it entails?
   
09/7/21 - 10:39   National Windscreens - Mike Rotin joins as new regional managing director
   
09/7/21 - 10:32   National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) - continued strength in used car market driven by demand for vehicles and reduced supplies
   
09/7/21 - 10:26   Auto Windscreens - wins ‘Fleet of the Year’ at the Fleet News Awards
   
09/7/21 - 08:29   Consumer Intelligence article - on 'cancel culture' and lessons for the insurance sector
   
08/7/21 - 14:40   Allianz - invests in used car platform heycar and becomes insurance & services partner
   
08/7/21 - 14:09   Pocket Box - motoring app partners with price comparison platform, Seopa
   
08/7/21 - 14:06   ETB - automotive parts distributor sees 40% reduction in accidents & saves £30k in insurance costs with WEBFLEET
   
08/7/21 - 14:00   Lloyds Bank General Insurance - fined £90 MILLION by FCA for failures in communications for HOME insurance renewals between 2009 and 2017
   
08/7/21 - 13:26   National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) - 37% of mopeds sold YTD are EV
   
08/7/21 - 13:10   Purbeck Insurance Services - 46% of SMEs contemplated closure in 2020, now it’s just 1%
   
08/7/21 - 12:59   The IFB - reacts to week of national enforcement action to tackle car insurance scammers
   
08/7/21 - 12:51   Fix Auto UK - MD Ian Pugh talks to ABP Club about his decade at the helm of Fix
   
08/7/21 - 12:43   BCC Quarterly Recruitment Outlook - 70% face difficulty finding staff as workforce growth expectations surge
   
08/7/21 - 12:32   ABI - UK’s insurance industry could potentially contribute one third of the investment needed to meet the UK’s Net Zero target
   
08/7/21 - 11:52   BMW - picks up 11 awards so far this Summer
   
08/7/21 - 11:44   EV wars - the makes and models winning the used car demand race (and the difference between 'EV-curious' and serious buyers)
   
08/7/21 - 10:54   Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) - comments on the future of business rates revaluations
   
08/7/21 - 10:39   IMPROVE by Peritus - Independent repairer? Claim 50% ABP discount on online training
   
08/7/21 - 07:51   Apollo Motor Group - Chris Dore promoted to Group Operations Director and Bradley Eyles promoted to Commercial Director role
   
07/7/21 - 13:39   The Vella Group - UK's 10th largest independent bodyshop group seeks 20 new apprentices
   
07/7/21 - 13:29   SsangYong Motors - announces new dealer in Bicester
   
07/7/21 - 13:18   Axalta - to acquire U-POL for £428m
   
07/7/21 - 12:49   ACIS - Europcar Mobility Group UK awards new three-year supply agreement to ACIS for Sikkens products to its approved repairer network
   
07/7/21 - 12:13   Forum posts - are bodyshops having to cut back on courtesy car fleets due to rising costs?
   
07/7/21 - 12:06   City of London Police - executes 10 warrants as part of a crackdown on ‘ghost broking’
   
07/7/21 - 11:29   North East Accident Repair Centres (NEARC) - 3 bodyshops (Sunderland, Newcastle and Darlington), 100 staff & 90% insurance work
   
07/7/21 - 11:14   CAM International - e-jobsheet helps keep 4,000 UK fleet vehicles a day on the road
   
07/7/21 - 11:01   IMS - undetectable IMS Sleeper security hardware fully-managed, end-to-end vehicle security monitoring and recovery solution for fleets
   
07/7/21 - 10:46   H.R. Owen - Rimac Automobili’s electric hypercar, the Nevera, stops in London on global tour
   
07/7/21 - 10:25   Parkopedia - partners with ThinxNet to provide seamless in-car fuelling payments across Europe
   
07/7/21 - 10:23   Sherwin-Williams - selected as paints and coatings partner by Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team
   
07/7/21 - 10:21   Electrifying.com - the best places for electric car owners to visit for a summer staycation inc Warner Bros. in London & Weymouth
   
07/7/21 - 10:14   Verifacts Automotive - link below to register for 90-minute presentation by Sean Carey: “A Safe & Proper RepAIr Using AI”
   
07/7/21 - 10:04   Thatcham Research / Euro NCAP - missing occupant interaction countermeasures see Renault Kangoo and Vauxhall Mokka fall short of five-stars
   
07/7/21 - 09:57   FCA, PRA and Bank of England - set out plan to improve diversity and inclusion in regulated firms
   
07/7/21 - 09:45   Redde Northgate - results for y/e April 2021; FMG Repair Services "integration progressed well" but made a £6.5m loss in 8 months
   
07/7/21 - 09:36   USA: General Motors - short video with new Autonomous Vehicle Chief Engineer, Kristy Rasbach, on GM's zero crashes vision
   
07/7/21 - 09:10   Kwik Fit - 3.2 million drivers buy new vehicle as a result of the pandemic
   
06/7/21 - 14:07   Enterprise Rent-A-Car - c65,000 repairs per year on its own 100,000+ fleet benefit the bodyshop industry
   
06/7/21 - 13:57   Iotatech - new digital solution designed to help protect the financial interests of vulnerable customers using insurance
   
06/7/21 - 13:47   FMG Repair Services (FMG RS) - exclusive interview with MD, Jason Tripp, and Technical Director, Chris Pennell, in Auto Body Professional
   
06/7/21 - 13:39   Summer refinishing advice from Standox - best practice for the use of Standoblue Basecoat under hot and dry conditions
   
06/7/21 - 13:17   AXA (This is Money article) - Claudio Gienal, AXA UK CEO predicts roads will be busier than pre-COVID once lockdown is lifted
   
06/7/21 - 12:52   School of Thought event - Thursday 8 July, 10:30-13:00, at ODEON Cinema in Nuneaton
   
06/7/21 - 12:33   What Car? - comments on "significant commitment" from Stellantis group to boost the UK’s post-Brexit economy
   
06/7/21 - 12:20   AX blog: insurance sector "assessing the sustainability of their claims solutions and motor products for the EV driver demographic"
   
06/7/21 - 12:06   Jaguar Land Rover - semiconductor supply shortages could impact deliveries of new vehicles by 50% in next quarter
   
06/7/21 - 11:56   Ellesmere Port to become Stellantis’s first manufacturing site dedicated to battery electric LCV & cars for Vauxhall, Peugeot and Citroën
   
06/7/21 - 11:11   CRASH Services - 130km team cycle raises over £9,000 for Cancer Fund for Children
   
06/7/21 - 11:02   esure & Minster Law (insurance legal services firm) - enter exclusive 5-year motor legal services partnership
   
06/7/21 - 10:20   IMPROVE by Peritus - Repair Group? Claim 50% ABP discount on online training (July only)
   
06/7/21 - 10:04   Last 48 hours of free sample offer – 2 days remaining for ABP member bodyshops to claim free trial size of Farécla G360 Super Fast Compound
   
06/7/21 - 09:36   Motofix Group - 8-site independent repairer partners with AutoFlow for group-wide management system
   
06/7/21 - 09:24   AW Repair Group - returns to Thatcham Research for repair methods (escribe) and blended learning programme at the Automotive Academy
   
05/7/21 - 15:14   Australia: AMA Group - new senior appointments and "realignment of the Company’s business segments"
   
05/7/21 - 15:14   Australia: AMA Group -
   
05/7/21 - 14:35   Allianz Insurance - Ian Kershaw (ex Head of Claims at Co-op Insurance) appointed as Head of Motor Claims
   
05/7/21 - 14:31   National Franchised Dealers Association - 28% increase in new car sales in June builds on "the continued strong momentum in auto retailing"
   
05/7/21 - 14:26   RAC - sales of new electric cars jump 50% in just one month
   
05/7/21 - 14:23   Porsche - recalls 43,000 Taycan (flagship electric model); software issue could cause EV motors to "randomly shut down"
   
05/7/21 - 14:17   Hella - launches latest generation of steering electronics
   
05/7/21 - 14:14   NFDA - worldwide shortage of semiconductors is slowing supplies in demand new vans
   
05/7/21 - 13:06   Auto Body Professional Summer 2021 magazine - OUT NOW!
   
05/7/21 - 12:40   Tesla Model 3 was the best selling car in the UK in June 2021 - 5,468 sold and more than 800 more than the VW Golf
   
05/7/21 - 12:20   Fix Auto Newton Abbot - continue long-term partnership with Grove Group
   
05/7/21 - 11:48   IFS - share of young adults aged 19–24 who are not working any hours per week (inc furloughed workers) up 25% Q4 2019 to Q1 2021
   
05/7/21 - 11:48   ISF - share of young adults aged 19–24 who are not working any hours per week (inc furloughed workers) up 25% Q4 2019 to Q1 2021
   
05/7/21 - 11:31   SMMT - third best year-to-date performance for LCV registrations, up 1.8% on 2015-2019 average
   
05/7/21 - 11:27   Premium Credit - increase in people who've used credit to buy insurance over the past 12 months taking on extra jobs or selling their cars
   
05/7/21 - 11:27   Tesco Insurance - Gary Duggan (ex Saga and BGL) appointed as Tesco Underwriting Interim CEO
   
05/7/21 - 11:19   SMMT - new car market recovery squeezed by supply issues; June 2021 up 28% vs June 2020 but down -16% on 10-year June average
   
05/7/21 - 11:00   Automotive Repair Systems (ARS) - ACIS secures new sole supplier agreement for UK’s largest independent cosmetic repair specialist
   
05/7/21 - 10:47   Auto-Motivate - opens new offices with special offer for 5 FOC places on the 1-day Mindset Development Course
   
05/7/21 - 10:40   CAPS - claims volumes (June 2021) at 82% pre-pandemic levels; up 13% vs May 2021
   
05/7/21 - 10:25   CARPS - claims volumes (June 2021) at 82% pre-pandemic levels; up 13% vs May 2021
   
05/7/21 - 08:20   What Car? - commentary on SMMT new car registration figures; impacted by ongoing semiconductor shortage causing production delays
   
05/7/21 - 08:13   AA - two thirds drivers say scrapping VAT most influential policy to increase EV uptake
   
03/7/21 - 12:11   RAC - petrol price now at highest point for 8 years; diesel at highest point since June 2019
   
03/7/21 - 12:04   Vauxhall - owners Stellantis to announce that Ellesmere Port factory will produce a new electric van when Astra production ends this year
   
02/7/21 - 14:12   Lynk & Co - "the automotive industry is a dinosaur"
   
02/7/21 - 14:08   Volvo Cars - reports best ever first-half-year sales in 2021; UK sales driven by strong performance in the UK
   
02/7/21 - 13:11   The Vella Group - Skelmersdale site is certified as an official Tesla repairer
   
02/7/21 - 13:06   Ageas - 100 of the 700 jobs at Bournemouth office "at risk" reports Bournemouth Daily Echo
   
02/7/21 - 13:03   MIB - welcomes agreement for the UK to join the EU's Green Card Free Circulation Area
   
02/7/21 - 13:00   SMMT - "a stadium-sized shortage of skills"
   
02/7/21 - 12:54   AA - one in four considered career changes in pandemic
   
02/7/21 - 12:15   Admiral - analysis of Admiral data reveals a rise in E-scooter claims this year
   
02/7/21 - 12:01   What Car? - Sunderland battery plant - the second confirmed battery manufacturing site in the UK - goes a long way into protecting UK jobs
   
02/7/21 - 11:54   Comparethemarket - car insurance premiums fall £74 year-on-year; av annual motor insurance premium £629 in Q2 2021
   
02/7/21 - 11:46   Carole Nash - motorbike insurer offers lower premiums for motorcycles protected with stolen vehicle recovery device, Tracker Vantage
   
02/7/21 - 11:05   TIDAL - distribution partner, Allparts Refinish, expands into Plymouth
   
02/7/21 - 10:55   SYNETIQ - joins the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) to champion the use of green parts
   
02/7/21 - 10:34   CRASH Services and JMK Solicitors - 2 winners each receive a new car at New Driver NI’s ‘Touch The Car’ Competition
   
01/7/21 - 23:39   Admiral Group - named second (out of 114) in the 2021 UK’s Best Workplaces for Women list
   
01/7/21 - 16:39   Free sample offer for ABP member bodyshops – Farécla marks appearance of its G360 compound on front cover of Auto Body Professional
   
01/7/21 - 14:08   Trend Tracker - repair volumes in June at 93% of June 2019
   
01/7/21 - 14:04   Resolution Foundation - older workers most likely to be left parked on furlough during reopening
   
01/7/21 - 13:58   Direct Line Group - signs up to the Race for Zero Campaign
   
01/7/21 - 13:15   Reforms to the Association of British Insurer’s (ABI) Board - to boost customer trust, enhance reputation and tackle future risks
   
01/7/21 - 13:00   IAA - celebrates first anniversary of UK rebrand; 15 locations in the UK fully rebranded & 22-acre Bristol site to open later this year
   
01/7/21 - 12:52   Freedom Services Group - motor insurer secures £5m loan from the alternative lender, BOOST&Co
   
01/7/21 - 12:37   Bridgwater & Taunton College (BTC) - "overwhelmed" by the automotive industry’s "incredible generosity" after college fire
   
01/7/21 - 12:24   European Commission - UK drivers will no longer need to apply for a green card through their insurer
   
01/7/21 - 12:09   RS Components - WIN a Kawasaki Ninja 650 motorbike, courtesy of RS PRO
   
01/7/21 - 11:35   Solera - awarded the 2021 InsureTek Golden Shield Excellence Award for best “AI-Based Estimating Solution Provider”
   
01/7/21 - 11:27   BuyaCar - 1 in 10 used cars are bought via a smartphone screen
   
01/7/21 - 11:19   Volkswagen UK - appoints Owen Shepherd (ex Head of Planning and Supply at ŠKODA UK) as new Head of Aftersales
   
01/7/21 - 11:10   RAC - launch new leasing EV service with Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions; from £228 a month for a 5-door Nissan Leaf
   
01/7/21 - 10:57   Mercedes-Benz and Axalta - co-present session on automotive plastic and paint system optimisation for 77 GHz radar sensor
   
01/7/21 - 10:33   Ford - sign MoU with and Venari Group (emergency services vehicle firm) to build lightweight ambulance at Ford Dagenham in 2022
   
01/7/21 - 09:59   SMMT - Nissan Sunderland gigafactory announcement is "great news for the sector, the region and all those employed locally"
   
01/7/21 - 09:28   Weekday traffic on average 6% lower than pre-pandemic average but weekend traffic at 105%
   
01/7/21 - 09:11   McLaren Automotive - appoints George Biggs as Commercial Executive Director (inc overseeing the McLaren aftersales business)
   
01/7/21 - 08:33   Lookers - 2020 results: turnover down 23% but profit of £2m (£45m loss in previous year); Board is confident about the outlook for 2021
   
01/7/21 - 08:05   Nissan - announce EV36Zero project including new all-electric car to be built in Sunderland plus new battery gigafactory from Envision-AESC
   
30/6/21 - 14:55   Direct Line - hold claims webinar for investors; "ownership of DLG Auto Services enables us to deliver better than average claims costs"
   
30/6/21 - 14:17   Fleetline Coachworks - announce Mark Boret's departure; Nick Boret continues as chairman, with directors Kim Bryant and Steve Harris
   
30/6/21 - 14:14   Fleetline Coachworks - Mark Boret says a fond farewell to the body repair industry
   
30/6/21 - 14:05   LKQ Euro Car Parts - urge bodyshops to seize the opportunity to offer van servicing, maintenance and repairs
   
30/6/21 - 13:53   Allianz - reduced emissions by 62% since 2010 and sets 2025 targets inc. 15% reduction in emissions from business travel per employee
   
30/6/21 - 13:30   Copart - becomes an AutoRaise Partner
   
30/6/21 - 13:09   IMI Diversity Task Force - creating more opportunities and driving up diversity will help address skills shortages
   
30/6/21 - 12:52   What Cars? 6-month update on the UK automotive market - online buying will remain a vital part of the sector, even as showrooms reopen
   
30/6/21 - 12:23