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Below are the latest bodyshop news headlines. Click a headline to read the introduction to the story. The full bodyshop news stories appear on the ABP Club members' forum.

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   Volvo Cars - to set out future technology roadmap (all next-generation cars will be purely electric) today (Weds) at 1pm
   
30/6/21 - 12:08   Haymarket Automotive - Rachael Prasher & Jim Holder to tackle £50,000 challenge for Ben charity
   
30/6/21 - 12:04   Pendragon - trading update: profits of £30m in first-half of 2021 compared to £31m loss in first-half of 2020
   
30/6/21 - 11:53   ClimateWise - report calls for greater collaboration across insurance industry and with government to accelerate delivery of net zero
   
30/6/21 - 11:35   Morelli - promotes Paul Glover, Mike Rowley and Steve O’Brien to Director positions
   
30/6/21 - 11:04   KYBURZ (Swiss EV manufacturer) - collab with Spies Hecker to paint 2 cars with Axalta’s Global Automotive Colour of the Year, ElectroLight
   
30/6/21 - 10:52   TUC - the furlough scheme has supported 11.5 million workers; TUC says “don’t pull the plug on our recovery”
   
30/6/21 - 10:32   Nissan - new Qashqai built in Sunderland hits 10,000 customer orders in Europe
   
29/6/21 - 20:00   The Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) - thousands of motorsport jobs and businesses saved from EU VNUK Legislation
   
29/6/21 - 19:56   BCA - used car values "more stable in the last few weeks of June than since the easing of the winter lockdown"
   
29/6/21 - 19:50   Resolver - survey reveals 3/4 people are reporting insurance renewal "price hikes"
   
29/6/21 - 14:26   GYS - launch promotion on £2,000 bodyshop induction system for £999
   
29/6/21 - 14:16   GEM Motoring Assist - “poor eyesight is linked to more than 3,000 fatal and serious injury collisions every year"
   
29/6/21 - 14:14   Fleet Service GB - "technology and human interaction partnership" successfully keeps drivers and vehicles moving during the pandemic
   
29/6/21 - 14:09   Insurance Times - full list of finalists for the 21 categories in Tech & Innovation Awards; ceremony on 3 Nov in London
   
29/6/21 - 13:57   AA - 30% to 40% of homeowners that have no access to dedicated off-street parking
   
29/6/21 - 13:54   LEVL - partners with Flock (connected fleet insurance) to reward fleets that invest in telematics
   
29/6/21 - 13:46   FIAT - free web-based platform tracks data from business’ own fleet to show £ savings if they ran an all-electric fleet
   
29/6/21 - 13:42   Hiscox Action Group - confirms arbitration settlement with policyholders' group representing companies that were forced to close
   
29/6/21 - 13:36   MyCarCheck.com - reports a further surge in used car values, with luxury models increasing by £1,113 on average
   
29/6/21 - 12:58   Labour - UK has only 15% of the charging points it needs to meet net zero
   
29/6/21 - 12:49   Car-O-Liner - extended support for Porsche vehicles in Car-O-Liner Vision2 X3 software
   
29/6/21 - 12:34   BCA announces new payment service to improve safety, security and efficiency for customers
   
29/6/21 - 12:25   IMS (vehicle and driving data) & KPMG UK - co-author new “Future of Road Pricing” report
   
29/6/21 - 12:11   asTech (article) - 'why the windshield doesn't actually matter for camera calibrations'
   
29/6/21 - 11:51   Volkswagen - dealers introduce airport-style digital check-in kiosks to boost convenience
   
29/6/21 - 11:29   OpenMoney - end of furlough could spell financial disaster for younger workers
   
29/6/21 - 11:13   Standox - plastic repairs made easy with new time-saving tool poster from Standox
   
29/6/21 - 10:55   SMMT - automotive industry "warrants unambiguous backing"; potential to gain 40,000 jobs this decade
   
29/6/21 - 10:41   Spain: Solera - “Contactless Workshop” concept named one of the top 100 best innovative ideas of 2020
   
28/6/21 - 14:19   Reis Motorsport Insurance (part of Markerstudy Insurance Services) - announce plans for the two-day Modified Nationals event.
   
28/6/21 - 14:01   Drive My Career (DMC) - Samantha Anscombe, Sytner’s Parts Advisor, becomes first Ambassador
   
28/6/21 - 13:48   European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) - will the years after COVID-19 spark a revolution in road safety?
   
28/6/21 - 13:43   Trend Tracker - using data from Audatex, predicts a return to 85-90% of pre-pandemic volumes
   
28/6/21 - 13:12   North East Accident Repair Centres (NEARC) - carrying out a full restoration of a Mini for popular TV programme, 'Bangers and Cash'
   
28/6/21 - 13:03   Independent Garage Association (IGA) - offering subsidised Hybrid/EV Level 3 training to members to improve the shortage of EV trained techs
   
28/6/21 - 12:36   EY ITEM Club - business investment forecast to grow 7.1% in 2021 and 10.5% in 2022
   
28/6/21 - 12:22   Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro - the ultimate "no rules" hypercar features ultra-lightweight carbon fibre bodywork
   
28/6/21 - 12:21   Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro - the ultimate "no rules" hypercar features ultra-lightweight carbon fibre bodywork
   
28/6/21 - 12:14   EZ Street Asphalt - "a greener solution to potholes"
   
28/6/21 - 12:04   Car-O-Liner - new CDS 35 compact double scissor multi-lift for damage diagnosis, cosmetic dent repair and mechanical checks
   
28/6/21 - 11:54   JATO Dynamics - Volkswagen Group secures second highest monthly market share in Europe since 2001
   
28/6/21 - 11:39   Covéa - Iotatech’s new Policy Platform with Covéa Insurance (the new motor product from Vitality) goes live
   
28/6/21 - 11:05   Councils outside London to have new road enforcement powers from December
   
28/6/21 - 10:58   FSB - small businesses urge gov to intervene before Thurs when business support measures which are set to wind up (18 days before 'unlock')
   
28/6/21 - 10:47   More than half of the UK’s estimated 11m garages are not used to park cars in them... mostly because they’re too full of household junk
   
28/6/21 - 10:31   Ford - extends FORDLiive to CV fleet customers in the UK with the introduction of Ford Telematics Essentials
   
28/6/21 - 08:43   Lookers - trading update: outlook for 2021 results is "significantly ahead of current expectations"
   
28/6/21 - 08:01   Motorists urged NOT to wait for used car prices to settle down - 5 most popular models cost cost 22.6% more since January
   
25/6/21 - 14:09   46 people are driving on the UK’s roads, even though they have collected more than 30 penalty points on their licence
   
25/6/21 - 13:59   Glass's - used car market: retail days to sell return to pre-COVID levels; unprecedented market strength expected
   
25/6/21 - 13:55   IMS - announces "highly-configurable" mileage-based telematics: Try Per Mile
   
25/6/21 - 13:38   Marshall Motor Holdings - Group Chief Exec, Daksh Gupta's highlights from today's trading update
   
25/6/21 - 13:26   SMMT - UK commercial vehicle production up 2.2% on pre-pandemic levels
   
25/6/21 - 13:23   By Bits - insurers need to engage with drivers and price more fairly or they face "becoming obsolete"
   
25/6/21 - 12:49   HSE - COVID spot checks and inspections continue as lifting of restrictions are delayed
   
25/6/21 - 12:25   HMG Paints - award duo for Manchester based family business & the UK’s largest independent paint manufacturer
   
25/6/21 - 12:08   InAutomotive (ABP Recommended Business Services) article - top automotive industry trends for 2021
   
25/6/21 - 11:58   Competition and Markets Authority - to investigate Amazon and Google over fake reviews
   
25/6/21 - 11:50   Climate Change Committee (UK’s independent adviser on tackling climate change) - "time is running out for realistic climate commitments"
   
25/6/21 - 10:43   Consumer Intelligence Car Insurance Price Index - motor insurance premiums down 8.4% in the last 12 months to average £779
   
25/6/21 - 10:34   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles - Rob Holdcroft (former TPS Operations Manager) appointed as Head of Fleet, replacing Claire English
   
25/6/21 - 10:21   European Parliament - e-bikes and motorsports not obliged to have motor insurance
   
25/6/21 - 10:14   Ducati - new maintenance section on the MyDucati app stores all routine maintenance carried out within official Ducati network
   
25/6/21 - 09:25   Mercedes-Benz USA - personal information of nearly 1,000 customers and potential buyers "inadvertently made accessible" via cloud storage
   
25/6/21 - 09:11   SMMT - global pandemic supply shortages impacts car production (May 2021 -52.6% on May 2019); 1 in 5 cars built in 2021 are AFV
   
25/6/21 - 08:51   Logistics business seeking bodyshop in Liverpool to do annual £120,000 of "fleet commercial vehicle repairs"
   
25/6/21 - 07:15   Marshall Motor Holdings - "group expects to report an exceptionally strong first half performance in both profit and cash generation "
   
24/6/21 - 14:24   R&R Autos Bodyshop – Basingstoke bodyshop celebrates 50th anniversary
   
24/6/21 - 14:14   Volvo Cars - fully electric successor to XC90 (2022) will include LiDAR technology and AI-driven supercomputer as standard
   
24/6/21 - 14:05   Department for Transport - pandemic drives 'fatal and serious collisions' down by more than a fifth (22%) compared to 2019
   
24/6/21 - 13:38   Xpress Vehicle Solutions - Craig Tibbetts, Adam ‘Stan’ Wright & James Smith are fundraising for Oxfordshire Mind
   
24/6/21 - 13:30   Local Motors (3d-printed, electric, autonomous shuttle, 'Olli') - expand Protean Electric partnership with 3-year $7.3m (£5.2m) deal
   
24/6/21 - 13:13   Silverstone - Formula 1 British Grand Prix to go ahead on 18 July with full 140,000 crowd as part of govt Event Research Programme (ERP)
   
24/6/21 - 13:05   Stellantis UK - signs Armed Forces Covenant; serving & former Armed Forces trained as technicians and in aftersales management
   
24/6/21 - 12:41   Fixter - launches UK’s first Virtual Mechanic Diagnostic Consultation for "time-poor" car owners
   
24/6/21 - 12:21   CarGurus - UK drivers love ADAS but not yet ready for "fully-autonomous vehicles "
   
24/6/21 - 12:12   LV= General Insurance - appoints legal claims panel (Minster Law and Lyons Davidson) following review
   
24/6/21 - 12:05   Motorpoint - relocating Vehicle Preparation Centre to new site in Motherwell; will have the capacity to process 20,000 vehicles a year
   
24/6/21 - 11:30   IMI article - "Let’s get a new generation excited about automotive"
   
24/6/21 - 11:19   FactMR - China accounts for nearly 60% global electric vehicle sales
   
24/6/21 - 10:52   PPG - continue sponsorship of Williams Racing; 18th consecutive year as Official Supplier to the UK-based F1 team
   
24/6/21 - 10:41   Power-TEC - fully adjustable headlight beam setter from Power-TEC features digital light meter as standard
   
24/6/21 - 10:37   Tracker - appoints Steve Whittaker (32 yrs as Detective Chief Inspector in Leicestershire and South Yorkshire) as Police Liaison Manager
   
24/6/21 - 10:13   Ford - link up with By Miles, pay-per-mile-driven insurer, as UK motorists travel 550 million miles less per week due to working from home
   
24/6/21 - 00:08   Autopromotec - organisers confirm show will take place in Bologna from Wed 25th to Sat 28th May 2022
   
23/6/21 - 14:11   Auto Windscreens - golf ‘marathon’ raises in excess of £9,000 for Prostate Cancer UK
   
23/6/21 - 14:08   Aviva - employee life satisfaction has dropped 10% since the start of the pandemic
   
23/6/21 - 14:01   AA, commenting on IPPR report - "question whether some of the aspirations in this report are affordable, achievable or desirable"
   
23/6/21 - 13:49   IoD and Open Data Institute (ODI) - upskilling a generation of directors in data literacy is key for businesses in a post-pandemic world
   
23/6/21 - 13:43   Fix Auto Bradford South - helps out local cricketer at Illingworth St Mary Cricket Club (which the bodyshop sponsors) who smashed windscreen
   
23/6/21 - 12:21   BCA - average LCV values accelerate at BCA in May, up 3.8% (£346) month-on-month
   
23/6/21 - 12:14   Carpenters Group - joins the Managing General Agents’ Association (MGAA) as a Supplier Member
   
23/6/21 - 12:05   IPPR - current approach to decarbonising transport could see a 28% increase in car in use by 2050 and 11% increase in traffic
   
23/6/21 - 11:45   LKQ ECP - comprehensive range of Starline electrical components (ignition coils, EGR valves and engine sensors) & wiper blades
   
23/6/21 - 11:38   ACIS - bodyshops can order stock automatically on a tablet & manage paint & consumables with new order fulfilment system
   
23/6/21 - 11:28   Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance UK - develop two connected motor fleet insurance products with UK insurtech, Flock
   
23/6/21 - 11:04   What Car investigation - c14% vehicles with MOT pass should have failed as test sites missed defects, representing more than 2.9m vehicles
   
23/6/21 - 10:45   Copart - Q&A with Rachael Martindale, Copart's first female engineer, achieved IMI Vehicle Damage Assessor (VDA) qualification early 2021
   
23/6/21 - 10:29   Auto Trader - Mercedes-Benz GLA remains UK’s fastest selling used car
   
23/6/21 - 10:11   AX - road traffic returns to normality after plummeting to 1960s levels during lockdown
   
23/6/21 - 09:40   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles - helps find the next-generation of tradespeople as apprenticeships hit five-year low
   
23/6/21 - 09:35   British Coatings Federation (BCF) - major crisis in coatings industry with supply issues and price increases of raw materials
   
23/6/21 - 09:24   IMS (opinion piece) - insurance will shift from “detect and repair” to “predict and prevent” (McKinsey)
   
23/6/21 - 09:11   Vertu - trading update: "tightening of new vehicle supply, largely reflecting component shortages is increasingly apparent"
   
23/6/21 - 09:07   Anexo Group (inc DAMS and Bond Turner) - considering takeover offer from asset management firm DBAY Advisors.
   
22/6/21 - 14:15   Autovista - BEVs are safe, but technician and first-responder training is needed
   
22/6/21 - 14:10   DVLA - online driving licence renewals for over 70s "soar" as 6 out of 10 now go online
   
22/6/21 - 14:05   Caura - vehicle management platform raises $4.2m (£3m) seed round inc from JLR' InMotion, to boost B2B offering for VMs
   
22/6/21 - 13:57   insurethebox - provides protected No Claim Discount at no extra cost to help combat high car insurance costs for young drivers
   
22/6/21 - 13:53   Highways England - businesses can try electric vehicles for free for 2 months before they buy
   
22/6/21 - 13:45   Europcar Mobility Group UK - urges businesses to avoid the 'perfect storm' of new vehicle shortages and rising used prices
   
22/6/21 - 13:39   NBRA - Greener Bodyshop Awards: Thursday 9 September 2021 at West Midlands Safari Park
   
22/6/21 - 13:33   Guidewire Software (insurer platform) - relationship between UK customers and general insurers "still has room for enhancement"
   
22/6/21 - 13:20   BCA - innovative use of Robotic Process Automation frees up BCA's staff to support customers
   
22/6/21 - 12:43   Lightfoot - helps furniture retailer cut van insurance claims by half and reduce vehicle wear and tear costs
   
22/6/21 - 12:29   IFED and esure - Kevin Ryan, George Stevens, Paul Keenan & Daniel Keenan (father & son, cousin & mate) sentenced for £27k Crash for Cash
   
22/6/21 - 12:19   Alfa Romeo - ex SEAT designer, Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos, appointed Head of Alfa Romeo Design
   
22/6/21 - 12:07   Axalta - fully automated paint mixing with Daisy Wheel 3.0 will be available beginning in September 2021
   
22/6/21 - 11:58   Constellation (webuyanycar, BCA & cinch) - acquires Rockingham racetrack to create 500 new jobs and open a new academy for mechanics
   
22/6/21 - 11:39   SYNETIQ - invests in new software technology to reduce carbon footprint
   
22/6/21 - 11:24   Dealers who use cap hpi will also be told if the vehicle has a Tracker stolen vehicle recovery (SVR) device
   
22/6/21 - 11:05   ABP Post Lockdown Networking Event (NEW DATE) Thursday 19 August *** limited spaces available ***
   
22/6/21 - 10:30   handl - new bundled 'Engage' solution helps insurers settle motor claims quickly & reduce threat from long-dated injury claims
   
21/6/21 - 19:45   Goodwood - confirm Festival of Speed (8-11 July) to go ahead as planned; it will now be part of the govt Events Research Programme (ERP)
   
21/6/21 - 14:59   Cambridge Mobile Telematics - acquires TrueMotion
   
21/6/21 - 14:41   Average driver pays £628 per year for their car insurance, but those with red cars could be paying 10% more (£690)
   
21/6/21 - 14:16   NBRA Insurance Industry Requirements (IIR) survey Results
   
21/6/21 - 14:12   Private parking firms issue 12,000 tickets a day - despite "collapse" in car travel
   
21/6/21 - 14:06   ECA Business Energy - carbon neutral business champions sign as Gold Corporate Partner to Trend Tracker
   
21/6/21 - 14:02   BMW UK - Graeme Grieve, CEO, to retire next month after 6 years in the job; replacement is Chris Brownridge, current sales director
   
21/6/21 - 13:52   Volkswagen - partnership with Siemens to use new 3D printing process in vehicle production
   
21/6/21 - 13:28   Ben: World Wellbeing Week - Ben has pulled together 5 top tips to help you improve & boost your wellbeing
   
21/6/21 - 13:26   ERS Insurance - 3 taxi drivers - Jawed Iqbal, Muhammad Naheem, Qasim Iqbal - convicted of fraud for £63,000 false personal injury claim
   
21/6/21 - 13:18   Which? - catalytic converter thefts surge more than 100%
   
21/6/21 - 12:43   Porsche - invests "high double-digit million amount" in a factory for high-performance battery cells
   
21/6/21 - 12:18   Volvo Car Group - new joint venture with Swedish battery company, Northvolt to join forces in battery development and production
   
21/6/21 - 12:09   BLM Law blog - motor insurance: what does “stolen” actually mean?
   
21/6/21 - 11:42   Audi - will not launch any new cars with petrol, diesel or hybrid engines after 2026
   
21/6/21 - 11:29   Peterborough MP, Paul Bristow - calls for HIS OWN driving ban and wants to continue campaigning for tougher speeding measures
   
21/6/21 - 11:18   SMMT - UK needs to install 700 charge points daily to support the increase in demand for EVs (currently, the rate is c42 per day)
   
21/6/21 - 11:17   Cox Automotive - warn that parts shortages of rubber, aluminium and semi-conductor components will hit new car production for rest of 2021
   
21/6/21 - 11:10   Petrol is now more than 22p a litre more expensive than a year ago – the biggest 12-month increase seen for 11 years
   
21/6/21 - 11:04   Beta Group - new 2-in-1 bodyshop spraybooth extract filter, 'DuplexPro', made from recycled plastics
   
21/6/21 - 10:32   Vizion Network - partners with Apollo Motor Group, AutoFlow, Balgores, Pure and WRC sponsor 18-year-old racer Kiern Jewiss
   
21/6/21 - 09:41   "UK firms facing worst staffing shortages in 20 years" - says The Mirror; £20hr for vegetable pickers; hospitality salaries up 18%
   
18/6/21 - 18:06   Goodwood Festival of Speed (8 - 11 July) - still awaiting government clearance to hold event as planned
   
18/6/21 - 14:15   Porsche Cars Great Britain - Sarah Simpson (ex Bentley) appointed as Chief Executive Officer
   
18/6/21 - 14:13   Aviva - Stuart Wright, Aviva’s property and facilities director, wins Living Wage lifetime achievement award
   
18/6/21 - 14:02   TUC - Working-class jobs have less access to homeworking, and flexible hours are more likely to be refused
   
18/6/21 - 13:10   British Motor Show (19-22 August) - confirms ‘Mum and Dad’s Cars’ display on the eve of Father’s Day
   
18/6/21 - 12:57   DVLA - 1,000 personalised registrations for sale inc: 440 A (reserve £2,500) and 84 DAD (£1,200)
   
18/6/21 - 12:32   cinch - expanding former Cazoo vehicle preparation site in Corby to handle 30,000+ cars per annum exclusively for cinch
   
18/6/21 - 12:15   PPG colleague, Natasha Ram, & PPG's Architectural Coatings site at Birstall - supporting local vaccination initiatives
   
18/6/21 - 11:37   CBI Economic Forecast - UK economy back to pre-COVID level by end of year; GDP growth of 8.2% expected this year, 6.1% in 2022
   
18/6/21 - 11:22   Auto Trader - strongest ever used car sales performance recorded in May...
   
18/6/21 - 11:17   TTC - road safety training company helps Reading Council launch School Streets initiative (roads outside school temp closed 2x a day)
   
18/6/21 - 10:46   Government - £3,000 incentive payment for taking on an apprentice between 1 April and 30 September 2021
   
18/6/21 - 10:32   Fix Auto Yeovil - new bodyshop from brothers Terry and Chris Clemens (Fix Auto Portsmouth, Bournemouth & Isle of Wight) to open in August
   
18/6/21 - 10:17   SYNETIQ - donates £2,000 to local Doncaster community sports club, Highfields Amateur Boxing Club
   
18/6/21 - 09:19   Tractable - AI company now valued at $1 Billion in latest $60 million fund raising; revenue up 600% in past 24 months
   
17/6/21 - 14:03   Repairify (asTech) - acquires Mobile Tech RX (mobile collision workflow, repair order processing and data capture)
   
17/6/21 - 14:00   Auto Royale Waddesdon - concours show at Waddesdon Manor from 16 - 18 July has been cancelled for 2021
   
17/6/21 - 13:51   British Motor Show - will go ahead as planned at Farnborough International from Thursday 19 - Sunday 22 August 2021
   
17/6/21 - 13:38   Car-O-Liner - Daimler has approved the new CDR 1 cosmetic dent repair workstation
   
17/6/21 - 13:36   Retro CarFest - event at Bicester Heritage on 13-15 August is cancelled for 2021; CarFest North and South to go ahead as planned
   
17/6/21 - 13:17   Dacia - snazzy new visual identity symbolises Dacia’s move into a new era
   
17/6/21 - 13:04   Highway Code turns 90 - six in 10 want update to EV advice
   
17/6/21 - 12:43   Trading Standards - made c1.3 million COVID-19 secure and business compliance checks across the UK
   
17/6/21 - 12:20   IRG - new Express Vehicle Repair promo video shows step-by-step repair journey... check it out!
   
17/6/21 - 12:05   Bentley - announces Richard Leopold as new Regional Director for UK, Middle East, Africa and India
   
17/6/21 - 11:26   Markerstudy - Paul Chalfont (ex LV= and BGL) joins as Broker Manager
   
17/6/21 - 11:14   Skills and Post 16 Education Bill – IMI Statement: "evolution of automotive technologies requires significantly different skill sets"
   
17/6/21 - 11:01   ONS - workforce on furlough fell from around 20% in late January to 7% in late May 2021
   
17/6/21 - 10:52   Half of drivers say they’re paying too much for insurance given how little they’ve been driving
   
17/6/21 - 10:05   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles - £655 million repair bill for broken wing mirrors
   
17/6/21 - 09:56   Mazda - advanced safety technologies with Mazda Co-Pilot Concept introduction & by 2030 1 in 4 Mazdas to be full electric
   
17/6/21 - 09:35   AA - 74% public surveyed say drivers can get away with motoring offences due to lack of police
   
17/6/21 - 09:29   World’s first flying racing car makes historic first flights - inc LiDAR and RADAR driven ‘virtual forcefields’ and advanced materials
   
16/6/21 - 17:51   Vehicle Electrification Expo - due to take place at the NEC on 7 & 8 July 2021, postponed to June 2022
   
16/6/21 - 14:12   Glass's - YTD registrations volume sits 42.5% ahead of last year
   
16/6/21 - 13:57   Trend Tracker - adds access to 2019 and 2020 Car Body Repair Market reports to subscription model
   
16/6/21 - 13:46   Wagonex (vehicle subscription firm) - lead times increasing from around six weeks to nine months on some factory order vehicles
   
16/6/21 - 13:27   AF Accident Repair Centre - West Midlands-based bodyshop gains Hyundai approval
   
16/6/21 - 13:07   Car Wash Association (CWA) - endorse the government’s decision to establish a single enforcement body
   
16/6/21 - 12:42   Covéa - launch ‘VitalityCar’ insurance with health & rewards service, Vitality
   
16/6/21 - 12:19   Drivers who pass their test 1st time have fewest accidents (comment below with just your name & how many tests it took you to pass!)
   
16/6/21 - 12:05   USA: Polestar 3 - electric performance SUV to be manufactured in the USA
   
16/6/21 - 11:51   Fix Auto West Hampstead, Fix Auto High Wycombe and Fix Auto Hoddesdo - gain retail grant support after 9-month battle
   
16/6/21 - 11:32   Mobilize (part of Renault Group) - partners with German start-up to manufacture multi-purpose energy systems with second life batteries
   
16/6/21 - 11:11   carwow - acquires used car buying platform, Wizzle
   
16/6/21 - 11:00   What Car? - nearly a third of new car buyers have swapped for the used market
   
16/6/21 - 10:39   61% of UK drivers believe they are ‘COVID Drivers’ with car accidents increasing sharply by 22% over the late May Bank Holiday
   
16/6/21 - 09:56   BMW Group - starts to test near-standard vehicles with a hydrogen fuel cell drive train in everyday conditions on European roads
   
16/6/21 - 09:40   IAM RoadSmart - 4 million drivers have fallen asleep behind the wheel
   
16/6/21 - 09:01   Government - to extend the ban on commercial evictions introduced during the pandemic until 2022 says Sky News report
   
16/6/21 - 07:29   UK inflation rate - CPI rose sharply to 2.1% for the 12 months to May 2021; RPI rose to 3.3%
   
15/6/21 - 14:31   Nissan - starts production of new Qashqai in Sunderland and offers skills experience to every schoolchild in North East England
   
15/6/21 - 14:21   Stellantis - launches UK’s first multi-brand manufacturer approved-used programme with SPOTiCAR
   
15/6/21 - 14:18   SYNETIQ - achieves Carbon Literacy Accreditation
   
15/6/21 - 14:09   SsangYong - production of the first pure-EV to be named the Korando e-Motion with the launch in Europe set for October
   
15/6/21 - 13:58   EMaC - automotive aftersales partner promotes Laura Cartwright to the role of Operations Director
   
15/6/21 - 13:52   Jaguar Land Rover - developing a prototype hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) based on the new Land Rover Defender
   
15/6/21 - 13:45   Under 35s are struggling the most with home working; feeling more isolated, stressed and overworked
   
15/6/21 - 13:01   Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) - roadmap delay could lead to “a further rash of business closures”
   
15/6/21 - 12:55   Motorpoint - completes largest-ever commercial vehicle fleet sale; 40 Ford Transit Custom vans delivered to M&J Evans Construction
   
15/6/21 - 12:50   TUC - "Ministers must extend furlough in line with restrictions" (c3 million people are still on furlough)
   
15/6/21 - 12:36   ONS - latest figures suggest that the jobs market is showing signs of recovery
   
15/6/21 - 12:27   FIVA - global survey of 55,000 historic vehicle enthusiasts reveals each spends an average of €3,800 per year on insurance and repairs
   
15/6/21 - 12:14   Everything Auto of Dudley - body repairer joins the recently launched Garage Buying Group (GBG)
   
15/6/21 - 11:57   Pronto Express Accident Repair Centre - Nottingham bodyshop open for business!
   
15/6/21 - 11:41   Science Focus article - 'Electric cars: What can we do with the growing number of dead batteries?'
   
15/6/21 - 10:48   Laser Tools - sturdy, weighted wing cover protects vehicle paintwork
   
15/6/21 - 10:33   Autocar - Hannah Denton from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles named as the 'Great Women: Rising Star 2021' winner
   
15/6/21 - 09:28   Symach - bodyshop 'super tech' team celebrates 20th anniversary with 'inventing the future' timeline
   
14/6/21 - 14:14   IRG - two teams of four have completed the DAWN TO DUSK - RACE THE SUN CHALLENGE
   
14/6/21 - 14:08   Trend Tracker - signs of this ‘Summer spike’ as repair volumes look to be improving in June, with 57,779 so far (as at Sunday 13 June)
   
14/6/21 - 13:52   3M - bodyshops can request a FREE 3M Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Poster and also receive a 3M branded polo shirt
   
14/6/21 - 13:47   Vertu Motors - face shareholder backlash over £200,000 bonus for ceo despite cutting 345 jobs and taking £36m in government support
   
14/6/21 - 13:33   SMART Bodyshop Solutions - new SMART Bodyshop Solutions Exeter site
   
14/6/21 - 13:28   Saga - trading update: insurance business makes further progress against key metrics; reduced motor claims frequency continues
   
14/6/21 - 13:28   Weekend traffic levels in Britain are now at 113% of pre-pandemic figures - weekdays are at 104%
   
14/6/21 - 13:20   Saga - appoint Steve Kingshott as CEO of Insurance; he is currently CEO of Tesco Underwriting and Chief Insurance Officer at Tesco Bank
   
14/6/21 - 13:12   Nationwide information campaign on the introduction of E10 petrol launched - ahead of Sept introduction
   
14/6/21 - 12:58   The Geneva Association - 88% consumers who interacted with their insurer during the pandemic "had a positive experience"
   
14/6/21 - 12:51   Industrial action at DVLA: Monday 14 June to Friday 18 June - members of the PCS union at the DVLA strike over COVID-19 safety concerns
   
14/6/21 - 12:33   Ben - Men’s Health Week, and this year we are sharing information on prostate cancer
   
14/6/21 - 11:47   Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) - PRA endorse public education campaign ahead of e10 petrol introduction
   
14/6/21 - 11:44   Positive signs of recovery in the labour market - furlough rates falling & vacancies recover to pre-crisis levels
   
14/6/21 - 11:31   Polestar UK - now offers customers access to 100 service points (via Volvo Cars network)
   
14/6/21 - 11:12   Activate Accident Repair - CEO Victoria Turner confirms commitment to inclusivity by joining Automotive 30% Club
   
14/6/21 - 10:53   Rail pass for “staycationers” - encouraging domestic tourists to get around the country by rail not road
   
14/6/21 - 10:46   RAC - 2021 set to be second ‘staycation’ summer; 43% drivers already have firm plans for a UK staycation
   
14/6/21 - 10:46   RAC - 2021 set to be second ‘staycation’ summer; 43% drivers already have firm plans for a UK staycation
   
14/6/21 - 10:05   New car registrations up almost eightfold - fleet market recovering faster than retail; BEV and Hybrid outperform diesel
   
14/6/21 - 10:00   Sustainability is important to SMEs (91%) but 40% do not understand impact of net zero
   
14/6/21 - 09:13   PMD Business Finance - provides bodyshops with access to cash through 'Cash Advance'
   
14/6/21 - 09:00   BVRLA - vehicle supply issues risk recovery, says fleet industry
   
14/6/21 - 08:49   The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) - EU steel import decision "disregards interests of auto sector"
   
11/6/21 - 13:54   CRASH Services and JMK Solicitors - sponsor New Driver NI’s ‘Touch The Car’ Competition
   
11/6/21 - 13:32   Apollo Vredestein - only 43% of motorists were aware of the tyre’s independent ratings for grip, efficiency and noise
   
11/6/21 - 13:21   XL Motors - explains why the bodyshop invested in ADAS calibration kit to XL Motors' customers
   
11/6/21 - 12:58   Hagerty - 196 unexceptionally average cars added to Hagerty Price Guide "sought-after" list as Austin Allegros outperforms Jaguar E-Types
   
11/6/21 - 11:49   Petrol price at two-year high - diesel at 18-month high
   
11/6/21 - 11:40   EY - UK motor insurers post *record 2020 results due 28% drop in the number of motor claims* but expect to make losses in 2021 and 2022
   
11/6/21 - 11:07   Direct Line - third UK lockdown produces wave of start-ups
   
11/6/21 - 11:00   Consumer Intelligence - are e-scooters the next big thing?
   
11/6/21 - 10:49   Mission Motorsport - sets EV hypermile record (475.4 miles) with ENSO’s range extending EV tyres
   
11/6/21 - 10:43   The B7 (in the UK, the CBI, plus business organisations from each of the G7 nations) - write to the G7 to work with industry
   
11/6/21 - 10:30   Drive My Career - launches ‘supercharge me’ to foster positive discussions on apprentices’ wellbeing
   
11/6/21 - 09:49   OECD - UK sees largest annual fall in YOY GDP growth in G20 area
   
11/6/21 - 09:24   Covéa Insurance blog - "The importance of empathy for vulnerable customers" by Vicki Heslop, Head of Customer Experience
   
11/6/21 - 09:16   SMEs are leaving themselves exposed to cyber attacks Aviva research shows - 86% have no cyber cover
   
11/6/21 - 09:03   BCA & Lex Autolease - announce renewal of five-year Outsourced Remarketing Contract, one of the largest volume contracts in the auto sector
   
10/6/21 - 14:33   PPG - completes acquisition of Nordic paint and coatings company, Tikkurila
   
10/6/21 - 14:18   Copart - work underway in Bristol to develop environmentally friendly office blueprint for network of Copart Super Centres
   
10/6/21 - 13:55   BookMyGarage - prestige brands have the highest MOT pass rates, with Ferrari coming out on top
   
10/6/21 - 13:46   Trend Tracker - repair volumes in May were 73% pre-COVID levels (static vs 72% in April 2021)
   
10/6/21 - 13:01   Wrisk - insurtech appoints three specialists in the automotive B2B2C insurance sector
   
10/6/21 - 12:12   ABP Club Recommended Business Services: m3 Networks - free Manchester Digital Automotive Event in July
   
10/6/21 - 11:57   LKQ Euro Car Parts - five key areas of vehicle health to help repairers capitalise on seasonal demand for air-con and tyre care
   
10/6/21 - 11:43   Unipart - wins five-year aftermarket parts logistics contract for Jaguar Land Rover's Global Parts Centre
   
10/6/21 - 10:48   LAST 4 BALL AVAILABLE! ABP Charity Golf Day North (Weds 8 Sept) and ABP Charity Golf Day Midlands (Tues 5 Oct) - book now
   
10/6/21 - 10:23   Hills Group - appoints Jason Bishop (ex Synetiq) and Christopher Barnes (Yodel and Quickco) to senior management team
   
10/6/21 - 10:08   Association of Fleet Professionals & the BVRLA - fleet industry calls for review of the Advisory Electricity Rate for EVs
   
10/6/21 - 09:33   Ford - the car that lets you know it's being broken into, via your smartphone
   
10/6/21 - 09:25   Polestar 1 - Volvo's premium electric performance car brand is the first car that can be bought with art (£134,000 worth)
   
09/6/21 - 20:26   Toyota GB, QBE Insurance and ITAS - working together on skills training for the Toyota Approved Repairer network
   
09/6/21 - 14:20   Direct Line - medium-sized cars such as the VW Golf, Ford Focus or Audi A3 are the most popular vehicles across all age groups
   
09/6/21 - 14:07   UK adults spent more time online than other European countries during pandemic
   
09/6/21 - 13:50   WMS Group - motorhome registrations are up 71% year-on-year between 2019 and 2020
   
09/6/21 - 13:47   Farécla – new chemistries boost performance of Farécla’s premium G3 Wax
   
09/6/21 - 13:43   Plunky’s All Stars football match - £14,496 (including gift aid) raised - enough to fund four transplants
   
09/6/21 - 13:26   PixelPaint - uses inkjet head tech to directly apply high resolution two-tone or individualized designs to a car body in a single pass
   
09/6/21 - 13:04   Renault Group - creates Renault ElectriCity: the largest EV production centre in Europe; to build 400k vehicles per year by 2025
   
09/6/21 - 12:50   Aviva - 1/5 cyclists have been injured on their bike, 1/10 said they had experienced an accident with a car
   
09/6/21 - 12:27   Ageas article in AFT Professional - "we empower our repairers to make the right decisions on the repairing"
   
09/6/21 - 12:02   Aviva survey - "is the four-day week the next big trend for mid-life workers?"
   
09/6/21 - 11:49   Ecotricity - completes Electric Highway sale to GRIDSERVE, who said it will radically transform the experience of using EVs
   
09/6/21 - 11:37   What Car? - online buying set to remain despite showrooms now being fully open
   
09/6/21 - 11:27   Allianz - chooses three local charities to benefit from its ‘Community Fund’ pledge
   
09/6/21 - 10:38   Kwik Fit - more than a quarter of a million more cars taken off the road during pandemic
   
09/6/21 - 10:34   AA - launches EV insurance to cover top five EV insurance concerns
   
09/6/21 - 10:27   INDASA Abrasive UK - cyclists take to the roads of the UK to help raise funds for AutoRaise in a two-stage virtual ride
   
09/6/21 - 10:17   SEAT - one in four drivers are now more nervous behind the wheel following a year of lockdowns
   
08/6/21 - 19:00   Automechanika BIRMINGHAM - cancel June 2022 show due to Automechanika Frankfurt in Sept 2022; next Birmingham show June 2023
   
08/6/21 - 14:03   HELLA - launches digital car key with ultra-wideband technology
   
08/6/21 - 13:57   The NMDA - motorcycle trailblazer apprenticeship standard back on NMDA agenda
   
08/6/21 - 13:43   Crotty Insurance - acquires Republic of Ireland-based motor fleet insurer, Martin Insurance
   
08/6/21 - 13:38   SYNETIQ’s - publishes infographic on green parts use for bodyshops, insurers and drivers
   
08/6/21 - 13:28   Post Office - business cash deposits in May totalled £824 million, up 7.2% month-on-month (£769 million, April 2021)
   
08/6/21 - 13:22   RAC - launches new warranty especially for used electric and hybrid cars
   
08/6/21 - 13:14   IAM RoadSmart - the return of traffic jams tops list of "10 driving stresses"
   
08/6/21 - 13:07   Andrew Griffith MP and Lord Redesdale launch the Carbon Battle Bus - UK’s first fully electric coach
   
08/6/21 - 13:05   Power-TEC - compact, lightweight and foldable PDR line board
   
08/6/21 - 13:02   Cromax - safe and productive electric vehicle repairs
   
08/6/21 - 12:49   TyreWatch - on the shortlist for Innovation at Motor Transport Awards
   
08/6/21 - 12:44   DAS UK - partners with Maxima to launch new personal injury scheme, launched in line with motor legal reforms
   
08/6/21 - 12:38   Switzerland: Baloise - fleet motor cover provides ADAS damage 'bolt-ons'
   
08/6/21 - 11:44   SmartDrive Systems - to showcase Video Safety Programme at ITT Hub in Farnborough (30 June – 1 July 2021)
   
08/6/21 - 11:29   Carzam - former Head of Fleet for Audi, James Buxton, appointed as Chief Commercial Officer at digital car sales platform
   
08/6/21 - 11:28   Carzam - Head of Fleet for Audi, James Buxton, appointed as Chief Commercial Officer at digital car sales platform
   
08/6/21 - 11:26   IMI - skilled EV workforce not keeping pace with new vehicle sales
   
08/6/21 - 11:23   MoneySuperMarket - UK drivers spend combined £4.2 billion a year on car maintenance such as servicing, MOTs and visits to the garage
   
08/6/21 - 11:13   AkzoNobel - two projects to install 8,000 solar panels at AkzoNobel plants in China
   
08/6/21 - 10:11   Spark EV Technology - motorists believe Government needs extra 20 years to ban sale of petrol and diesel vehicles
   
08/6/21 - 10:05   Solera Holdings - completes acquisitions of Omnitracs (fleet management), DealerSocket (SaaS) and eDriving (driver risk management)
   
08/6/21 - 09:34   NFU Mutual - partners with social media experts Maybe* to support SMEs to reach their local economies
   
08/6/21 - 09:16   IMS (Insurance & Mobility Solutions) article - 'How Your Business Can Make Better Use of Connected Car Data'
   
07/6/21 - 13:26   Most workers leaving furlough are returning to their previous job
   
07/6/21 - 13:13   USA: IAA - appoints Peg Burr as Senior Vice President of Product Management to strengthen product development in global car marketplace
   
07/6/21 - 12:56   ABL 1 Touch Repair Group - continues its ‘carbon Neutral’ journey with PAS 2060
   
07/6/21 - 12:34   Direct Line Group - UK's 4th largest motor insurer launches new self-serve platform for motor lines products
   
07/6/21 - 12:10   Autovista Podcast - "has the automotive industry become driven by regulations?"
   
07/6/21 - 11:59   National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) - comments on +289% growth in LCV sales in May
   
07/6/21 - 11:29   Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) - consumer car finance market boost in April as showrooms re-open
   
07/6/21 - 10:43   AES UK - new range of portable, lightweight electrical heating inductors for the bodyshop
   
07/6/21 - 10:28   Green Parts Specialists - support green benefits of repair over replace with body panel delivery to Cornerstone Technologies for training
   
07/6/21 - 10:20   asTech - amplifies bodyshop calibration services by remote technicians to meet demands of new Insurance Industry Requirements
   
07/6/21 - 10:00   asTech - amplifies bodyshop calibration services by remote technicians to meet demands of new Insurance Industry Requirements
   
07/6/21 - 09:39   Alfa Romeo - Beechdale Motor Group named top performing dealer in annual Retailer of the Year awards
   
04/6/21 - 18:58   IBIS - the TV Summit on Thursday 24 June 2021 will cost £195 to watch the 3 hour TV show
   
04/6/21 - 18:32   Ireland - Auto Trade Expo in Dublin postponed from Oct 2021 to May 2022 when it will combine with CV Workshop Expo
   
04/6/21 - 14:16   RMI - Steve Field and Colin Parlett resign as directors, Richard Thorogood, Roger Collison and Gordon Balmer appointed
   
04/6/21 - 14:10   CAPS - claims volumes (May 2021) at 69% pre-pandemic levels
   
04/6/21 - 14:02   SYNETIQ - World Environment Day: new all electric green parts delivery van and installation of EV charging points at its Doncaster
   
04/6/21 - 13:52   SMMT - van registrations UP 4.7% on pre-pandemic five-year average
   
04/6/21 - 12:48   Apollo Motor Group - open 16th site: Apollo Polegate in Eastbourne
   
04/6/21 - 11:42   75% SMEs use credit to pay for vehicle insurance
   
04/6/21 - 11:37   RAC - May new car sales figures "clear sign" that drivers are embracing electric
   
04/6/21 - 10:54   May makes it seven months of rising petrol prices
   
04/6/21 - 10:44   UK Government and IBM - new £210m AI and quantum computing centre to create ‘jobs of the future’
   
04/6/21 - 10:35   National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) - new car sales continue to recover in May
   
04/6/21 - 10:31   87% businesses currently trading - the highest proportion since comparable estimates began in June 2020
   
04/6/21 - 10:18   Vauxhall - new Vauxhall Corsa remains the UK’s best-selling new car in 2021
   
04/6/21 - 10:04   RAC - to support first electric vehicle rally to take place in England with its EV recharging system
   
04/6/21 - 10:01   Edmund King OBE, President of The AA on the Birmingham Clean Air Zone - 4 better ways of reducing inner-city car pollution
   
04/6/21 - 09:57   SMMT - May 2021 registrations up 8X on COVID-hit May 2020 but down 29% on 10-year average for the month of May
   
04/6/21 - 09:42   Solus Accident Repairs - Simon Smith, MD at Aviva owned Solus Accident Repairs, is the latest member to join the Automotive 30% club
   
04/6/21 - 09:40   Solus Accident Repairs - Simon Smith, MD at Aviva owned Solus Accident Repairs
   
04/6/21 - 09:31   Silverlake - recycled parts in high demand as race teams perform running repairs at 2021 Silverlake C1 Racing Series at Silverstone
   
03/6/21 - 14:22   Plunkys All Stars - last week's football match has (so far) raised £12,730 for the Anthony Nolan charity!
   
03/6/21 - 14:09   Aviva - organised gangs and chancers drive up insurance fraud detection rates by 10%; fraud detected on motor injury claims up 20%
   
03/6/21 - 14:00   Department for Transport (DfT) - traffic back to 98% pre-COVID levels during last week of May
   
03/6/21 - 13:36   Venson - employee mental health should be a primary concern for fleet managers as driving while tired is major contributor to road accidents
   
03/6/21 - 13:21   SYNETIQ - announces its membership of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) to lower CO2 across the automotive repair sector
   
03/6/21 - 13:01   Aviva and Darwin announce five-year strategic partnership
   
03/6/21 - 12:53   BAXT - new FP10 Floor Protection solution for spraybooths
   
03/6/21 - 11:01   AW Repair Group - celebrate Long Serving Personnel
   
03/6/21 - 10:42   Nissan - EV drivers are yearly travelling over 370 miles further than petrol/diesel car users
   
03/6/21 - 10:19   Car Charging Shop - confirm partnership with electrical contractor, IDES, for all car charging installations nationwide
   
03/6/21 - 10:08   Auto Trader - average price of a used car in May was £13,973; a YoY and like-for-like increase of 8.1%
   
03/6/21 - 10:01   SEAT - introduces All-in aftercare plan; inc 2 services, 2 MOTs and 2 years’ Roadside Assistance for SEAT cars aged 3-6 years old
   
03/6/21 - 09:51   Lunaz (upcycles and converts vehicles EVs) - David Beckham invests in Silverstone-based UK electric vehicle company
   
03/6/21 - 09:40   Activate Accident Repair - opens flagship Warrington centre (Activate's largest site to date) as part of UK-wide expansion
   
03/6/21 - 08:43   LV= - motor claim volumes increased by 30% in May as Brits went back to work; Monday 24 May was highest day for claims since November 2020
   
02/6/21 - 12:50   RMB Motor Group - multi-site dealer with RMB Accident Repair Centre in Yarm with multi-approvals acquired by Stoneacre
   
02/6/21 - 12:37   Lloyds Bank (press release) re: Fix Auto Mid Devon funding - £200,000 to fund new repair centre in Newton Abbot
   
02/6/21 - 12:29   e2e Total Loss Vehicle Management - Rob Smale, NED at e2e says "if I were a claims director now… "
   
02/6/21 - 12:15   Birmingham City Council - drivers have a two-week grace period before they have to pay daily fee
   
02/6/21 - 12:09   Car Charging Shop (part of Grove Group) - "unprecedented demand" for services which include EV charging purchase and installation advice
   
02/6/21 - 11:44   Driving the Future 2021 survey - insight into transport habits of the future
   
02/6/21 - 11:07   UK Select ARC – two-site bodyshop business (Ross-on-Wye and Ludlow) now carbon-neutral with PAS 2060
   
02/6/21 - 10:51   ACIS - GB Refinish Supplies signs as 9th ACIS distribution partner
   
02/6/21 - 10:44   Volkswagen Group UK - announces the appointment of Sylvain Charbonnier as its new Aftersales Director
   
02/6/21 - 10:28   Audi UK - launches new EV&me mobile app; helps track journeys and daily mileage
   
02/6/21 - 10:20   Mycardirect - launches flexible van subscription service, Myvandirect
   
02/6/21 - 10:16   e2e - introduces ‘Live Chat’ to complement existing communication channels
   
02/6/21 - 09:39   Copart Automotive - Copart's specialist remarketing division becomes approved partner of the Independent Motor Dealers Association (IMDA)
   
01/6/21 - 23:53   Pendragon - puts 250 of its 400 accountants in a redundancy consultation a few days after awarding a £413,000 bonus to CEO Bill Breman
   
01/6/21 - 23:41   EXCLUSIVE: Steer Automotive Group - acquire Bennett's (Scotland) Ltd taking the Steer business to 15 sites
   
01/6/21 - 13:48   ACSO (Association of Consumer Support Organisations) - comments on the launch of the OIC Portal on 31 May
   
01/6/21 - 13:45   Fix Auto Newton Abbot - Fix Auto Mid Devon owner Louise Woolacott and her daughters Erika and Alena open new site
   
01/6/21 - 13:37   Solera - French bodyshop network Five Star (525 bodyshops) rolls out Solera Qapter AI estimating system
   
01/6/21 - 13:25   Auto Trader - Jaguar I-PACE crowned ‘New Car of the Year’
   
01/6/21 - 13:18   ABI - the Official Injury Claims Portal is "a big win" for consumers
   
01/6/21 - 12:47   Honcho - car and van insurance marketplace launches Business Services Marketplace
   
01/6/21 - 12:37   MIB - official announcement on the 'Official Injury Claim' launch
   
01/6/21 - 12:32   Radford - appoints Dan Burge (ex Lotus) as CEO
   
01/6/21 - 12:01   Tracker - caravan and motorhome thefts up in 2020 and set to continue in 2021
   
01/6/21 - 11:44   ACIS - CEO Graham O’Neill to retire 21 years after starting up the repair supply distribution business from his spare bedroom
   
01/6/21 - 11:17   Solus Accident Repairs - opens site in Castleford, West Yorkshire today (Tues); second Solus accident repair centre to open in 2021
   
01/6/21 - 10:57   Glass’s - supply challenges in the new market continue to disrupt the used LCV sector and drive prices up
   
01/6/21 - 10:45   Axalta - launches new Syrox colour retrieval app designed to offer refinishers more flexibility in the bodyshop
   
01/6/21 - 09:35   Solus Accident Repairs - opens site in Castleford, West Yorkshire today (Tues); second Solus accident repair centre to open in 2021
   
01/6/21 - 09:27   ERS - accelerates build out with product expansion to be "diverse, multi-line (re)insurer"
   
01/6/21 - 09:21   Allianz Partners - boosts electric vehicle (EV) assistance offer with BeNomad’s ev-Move solution to locate nearby EV charging stations
   
01/6/21 - 09:16   Historic and Classic Vehicles Alliance (HCVA) - 100k+ skilled UK jobs at risk as red tape threatens to strangle classic vehicle trade
   
01/6/21 - 09:06   Block Exemption - EC publishes its evaluation; independent repairers need access to spare parts, tools, training, technical information
   
01/6/21 - 09:00   Kia (4th largest VM approved bodyshop network) - launches new Online Service Booking platform
   
01/6/21 - 08:53   AA: Clean Air Zone will hit 100,000 car owners - Birmingham launches the first of city Clean Air Zones today (Tues 1 June)
   
01/6/21 - 08:15   RSA - from today is a private company (no longer on the stock Exchange); chairman (Martin Scicluna) and CEO (Stephen Hester) resign
   
01/6/21 - 00:33   Whiplash reforms - government says motorists will save £1 billion a year (£35 per motor policy) due to new reforms in force from 31 May 2021
   
30/5/21 - 19:09   Geneva Motor Show - to return after 2-year absence in February 2022
   
28/5/21 - 14:13   Artis Accident Care - Stephen Murray (ex AD Williams / Halo / Volkswagen Group) joins as Operations Manager
   
28/5/21 - 12:58   USA: GEICO - partners with Tractable to accelerate accident recovery with AI that assesses vehicle damage "in seconds"
   
28/5/21 - 12:53   Trend Tracker - Consumer Intelligence, NBRA, Thatcham Research, the SMMT & Solera Audatex confirmed as 'Data and Insight Partners'
   
28/5/21 - 12:36   RAC - exclusive deal will see hundreds more mobile EV charging vans on the road
   
28/5/21 - 12:28   Citizens Advice - responds to FCA announcement on loyalty penalty in motor insurance market, 2 years after it made the $4bn super-complaint
   
28/5/21 - 12:19   Birmingham launched its Clean Air Zone (CAZ) on Tuesday 1 June - BVRLA asks "are drivers ready"?
   
28/5/21 - 12:11   The Silverstone Technology Cluster (STC) - mentoring for companies in Berks, Bucks, Cambs, Essex, Herts, Leics, Northants, Oxon and Warks
   
28/5/21 - 12:01   The "tussle" between Apple, Google and VMs for driver data - in-car tech guru, Tom Blackie, Founder and CEO, VNC Automotive
   
28/5/21 - 11:28   FCA - new rules mean motor renewal quotes must not be more expensive than they would be for new customers
   
28/5/21 - 10:42   Fix Auto Penzance - the first Fix Auto UK bodyshop to become Carbon Neutral
   
28/5/21 - 09:20   European new car registrations were up by 261% from April 2020, but still far from pre-pandemic levels – down by 23% from April 2019
   
28/5/21 - 09:13   Simon Bailes Northallerton - Adam Parsons wins Sales Manager award as PEUGEOT celebrates best performing teams across UK network
   
28/5/21 - 09:01   "Motor claims incidence has fallen rapidly & unlikely to return to pre-pandemic levels" - handl Group comments on OIC portal launch
   
28/5/21 - 08:23   FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) - confirm after 1 Jan 2022 renewing motor insurance customers must get same price as new customers
   
28/5/21 - 08:14   Nissan - new Qashqai has aluminium alloy bonnet, doors and front wings, reducing weight by 60kg
   
27/5/21 - 23:34   Insurance Times Claims Excellence Awards - list of all 21 winners; Entegral win Claims Product Solution of the Year – Claims Management
   
27/5/21 - 13:47   COVID Cyber Crime - 74% of financial institutions experience significant spike in threats linked to COVID-19
   
27/5/21 - 13:39   Minster Law - "expect teething problems" but "encouraged by new spirit of co-operation" ahead of Monday's OIC portal launch
   
27/5/21 - 12:56   Ben - NEW digital referral form to refer a colleague for support
   
27/5/21 - 12:47   MyCarCheck - 407% YOY increase in vehicle history searches in the month following re-opening of showrooms
   
27/5/21 - 12:43   Germany: Audi - pilots concept network of lounge-style quick-charge hubs
   
27/5/21 - 12:38   CBI - optimism across the service sector improved significantly in the three months to May
   
27/5/21 - 12:27   TTC Group - gears up for further growth with new investment from Pricoa Private Capital
   
27/5/21 - 12:20   Auto Trader - Mercedes-Benz GLA named the UK’s current fastest selling used car
   
27/5/21 - 12:11   Financial Times, BBC, reports - Nissan in talks to build "huge" EV battery plant in the UK
   
27/5/21 - 11:16   CUPRA - new Formentor e-HYBRID 204PS delivers "outstanding TCO for fleets"
   
27/5/21 - 11:02   SMMT - British CV output remains -6.1% down on pre-pandemic levels BUT YTD production up driven by 18% increased in domestic demand
   
27/5/21 - 09:38   Axalta - new survey reveals colour is a key factor in 88% of vehicle purchasing decisions
   
27/5/21 - 08:18   Mercedes-Benz - to use "green steel" (produced carbon-free) in certain models from 2025; other step towards CO2 neutrality
   
27/5/21 - 08:03   Aviva - Q1 trading update: "very good progress"; "increasing motor claims frequency as lockdown restrictions are lifted"
   
27/5/21 - 07:35   SMMT - April 2021 UK car production 2021: 68,306 vs 2020: 197; but down -42.9% on 5-year average for April
   
27/5/21 - 07:27   Car Wash Association (CWA) - launch new website
   
27/5/21 - 07:22   Farecla - new formulation makes the G360 Super Fast Polishing System even faster
   
26/5/21 - 14:16   NFDA - "extremely positive that consumers continue to see franchised dealers as the most trustworthy place to buy their next used car"
   
26/5/21 - 14:09   BMW Group - BMW and MINI drivers can now access 11,000 charging points from different operators across the UK
   
26/5/21 - 13:57   Fylde Coast Accident Repair Centre
   
26/5/21 - 13:41   BuyaCar.co.uk - in May, the average price for a car paid by the online car supermarket broke £17k barrier for 1st time ever
   
26/5/21 - 13:27   Willis Towers Watson - lack of data "threatens transition to a Net Zero economy" for insurers
   
26/5/21 - 12:50   PMD Business Finance - join ABP Club to assist Club Members to access business finance & advice
   
26/5/21 - 12:27   RMI - opening new Academy of Automotive Skills site in Lincoln
   
26/5/21 - 12:20   Euro NCAP - Korean Genesis marks European launch with Euro NCAP top ratings for crashworthiness and crash avoidance for the G80 and GV80
   
26/5/21 - 12:12   NBRA - to meet with The Office of Small Business to discuss repair contracts between bodyshops & insurers
   
26/5/21 - 11:30   Bristol Street Motors - Silverlink Hyundai dealership welcomes new General Manager, Neil Bianchi
   
26/5/21 - 11:16   RAC - estimated 11m leisure trips by car planned as bank holiday finally heralds some settled weather
   
26/5/21 - 11:06   Aviva - confirm Colm Holmes departure; to be replaced as CEO, UK & Ireland General Insurance by Adam Winslow
   
26/5/21 - 11:05   Thatcham Research - debut Genesis (Korean brand) models "ace" Euro NCAP safety tests; Genesis GV80 and G80 (both 5*) and Citroen C4 (4*)
   
26/5/21 - 10:59   Allianz UK - confirm Jon Dye to step down as ceo at end of November 2021; will be succeeded by Colm Holmes currently at Aviva
   
26/5/21 - 10:46   Solera - leading Polish insurer uses AI estimating software, Qapter, to streamline claims handling
   
26/5/21 - 10:32   CAPS - a finalist at this year's Insurance Times Awards (online ceremony Thurs 27 May at 16:30)
   
26/5/21 - 10:17   Aviva - Colm Holmes, ceo of UK general insurance leaving to become ceo of Allianz UK; Holmes replaced at Aviva by Adam Winslow
   
26/5/21 - 09:50   Audatex UK - "currently experiencing issues with model selection in Audaenterprisegold"
   
25/5/21 - 22:33   LKQ - acquires Green Bean, a hybrid battery reconditioner with a proprietary reconditioning process that extends the battery's useful life
   
25/5/21 - 14:10   Euro NCAP - mourns the death of former FIA boss, Max Mosley
   
25/5/21 - 14:06   51% drivers are considering buying a car in the next 6 months as lockdown travel restrictions lift - 17% plan to drive more in 2021
   
25/5/21 - 13:56   CBI - joins Growing Business Awards judging panel; celebrating fast-growing UK SMEs - entries close Fri 25 June
   
25/5/21 - 13:52   Primary lessons of a different kind as 10 year olds now learning to drive cars on new Under 17 driving experiences
   
25/5/21 - 13:39   Engineius - vehicle transportation company for AA, Hertz & Buyacar signs deal with Flock to insure the hundreds of vehicles it moves daily
   
25/5/21 - 13:19   Junair - the "evolution" of bodyshop lighting
   
25/5/21 - 12:24   Direct Line Group today - new Chief Information Officer, Chief Risk Officer & Chief Strategy Officer hires
   
25/5/21 - 12:09   Marshall Motor Group - confirm acquisition of Cheltenham and Gloucester Jaguar Land Rover from Heritage Automotive
   
25/5/21 - 12:00   cinch - becomes Official Headline Partner of Five Live Nation UK Festivals
   
25/5/21 - 11:45   Hills Group - £10 million investment in warehousing and infrastructure programme for Green Parts distribution
   
25/5/21 - 11:14   Excel Automotive Group (EAG) - reveals its ongoing commitment to the environment
   
25/5/21 - 10:58   The British Retail Consortium (BRC) - calls on Government to accelerate use of green goods vehicles
   
25/5/21 - 10:52   One Call Insurance - confirm cyber incident and temporary disruption was the result of a ransomware incident
   
25/5/21 - 10:39   Car & Classic - Porsche 911 is now the most searched for vehicle (replacing the Ford Capri) followed by Jaguar E-Type
   
25/5/21 - 10:30   BookMyGarage.com - 580,000 1-to-3-year-old cars could have dangerous defects
   
25/5/21 - 10:02   Advantage Parts Solutions - signs up as Trend Tracker Corporate Platinum Sponsor
   
25/5/21 - 09:54   Perrys - opens new MG Motor dealership and aftersales facility in Aylesbury
   
25/5/21 - 09:40   JustGoEV – UK’s first EV-only new and used car marketplace launches for buyers and sellers of electrified cars
   
25/5/21 - 08:08   Lookers - trading update: "strong trading momentum" means 2021 profits are expected to "comfortably exceed current market consensus of £34m"
   
24/5/21 - 14:13   RAC - Ofgem investment in rapid EV charging points "excellent news"
   
24/5/21 - 14:10   Ofgem - delivers £300m down payment to support the growth in rapid charging points for electric cars
   
24/5/21 - 14:05   SYNETIQ - avoided 5.5 million kgs of CO2 by supplying ‘Green Parts’ to Britain’s fleets and insurers
   
24/5/21 - 13:57   Claimspace - alternative dispute resolution pilot delivers average savings to insurers of £550 per disputed case
   
24/5/21 - 13:44   BBC's 'Rip Off Britain' on "cost-effective electric car repairs" - including the IMI's Steve Nash
   
24/5/21 - 13:27   Minster Law - insurer pilot with Nuvalaw shows Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is "the way forward" for resolving PI claims
   
24/5/21 - 13:15   REMINDER: Thatcham Research - Matthew Avery will be interviewed for 'Autocar Business Live: the truth about autonomous cars' webinar on Weds
   
24/5/21 - 13:07   Tracker - rising precious metal costs fuel spike in catalytic converter theft; palladium is currently more valuable than gold
   
24/5/21 - 12:57   GlobalData - 65% rise in mentions of ‘supply constraints’ in Q1 2021 fuelling discussions around losses in the auto sector
   
24/5/21 - 12:23   BCA - record buyer numbers drive average LCV values above £9,000 at BCA for the 4th consecutive month
   
24/5/21 - 11:56   LexisNexis - new COVID 19-related data helps insurers better understand risk and trends of UK motor policyholders Share
   
24/5/21 - 11:43   IMI - six CPD (continuing professional development) facts to inspire you to update your skills
   
24/5/21 - 11:12   AGM Services - the benefits of working with an environmentally conscious supplier (& 10 steps to reduce your carbon footprint)
   
24/5/21 - 11:04   Sytner Group (article) - 'Can you Teach Autonomous Cars Ethics?'
   
24/5/21 - 10:41   Copart (interview) - Richard Howe, who was appointed as Head of Central Operations in February
   
21/5/21 - 14:11   AX - Mick Walker (ex RAC and Glass's) joins as Network and Engineering Manager
   
21/5/21 - 14:06   asTech (article) - research: ADAS sensor misalignment and the difference of 1 degree
   
21/5/21 - 13:57   comparethemarket.com - EV premiums have fallen 3% month on month; petrol and diesel premiums have increased 5%
   
21/5/21 - 13:54   IMI Diversity Task Force - appoints chair for each of its 3 working groups; Sarah Sillars, Lind Jackson and Kevin Finn
   
21/5/21 - 13:39   PPG - receives all the necessary regulatory approvals for acquisition of Tikkurila, which willnow complete on 10 June.
   
21/5/21 - 13:28   Bentley - celebrates 75 years of manufacturing cars in Crewe
   
21/5/21 - 13:07   Top 3 most common cars in use in 2020 were the Ford Fiesta (1.6m), Ford Focus (1.2m) & Vauxhall Corsa (1.1m) - same as in 2010
   
21/5/21 - 12:45   ERS - commercial electric vehicle (EV) uptake "accelerating fast"
   
21/5/21 - 12:31   GoCompare - buyers they MUST shop around for EV insurance as premiums can vary more than for conventional cars
   
21/5/21 - 12:13   Lightfoot - new breed of “green van man” with CV drivers encouraged to embrace safer & more eco-friendly driving
   
21/5/21 - 11:59   Auto Trader - average price of a used car increased 6.8% year-on-year (YoY) on a like-for-like basis last week
   
21/5/21 - 11:08   Average age of car rises to 8.4 years old, the oldest on record – with almost 10m vehicles from 2008 and earlier still in service
   
21/5/21 - 10:51   RAC - 48% drivers want a scrappage scheme to make switching out of a conventionally powered car to en EV more affordable
   
21/5/21 - 10:37   54% of SMEs need cash to survive – over half are banking on the Recovery Loan Scheme
   
21/5/21 - 10:09   Admiral - warns motorists WILL need a Green Card when holidays resume
   
21/5/21 - 10:02   Ofgem - 1 in 4 consumers plan to buy an electric car in next 5 years, but 59% drivers are worried the price of an EV is too high
   
20/5/21 - 16:27   GT Motive - announce that Inspektlabs is joining GT Fusion, their open AI ecosystem
   
20/5/21 - 14:13   Vertu - with 26 Stellantis oulets "confident that reorganisation of Stellantis dealer network will have a positive impact on Vertu"
   
20/5/21 - 14:11   Stellantis - ALL Vauxhall, Peugeot, Citroën, Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Jeep dealers given 2-years termination notice;
   
20/5/21 - 14:10   Glass's - used car market gathers pace; auction market strong, retail sales increase & values on the rise
   
20/5/21 - 14:07   Canoo - US electric vehicle headed up by Tony Aquila (ex Solera Audatex) under investigation by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
   
20/5/21 - 14:04   Auto Windscreens - celebrates 50th anniversary
   
20/5/21 - 13:23   ABI - Huw Evans, Director General of the ABI, to stand down in December 2021
   
20/5/21 - 13:13   Resolver’s Annual Complaints Data 2020/21 - complaints about vehicle insurance down -29% Y-O-Y, complaints about vehicles also down (-6%)
   
20/5/21 - 13:02   Businesses that deferred VAT payments last year have until 21 June to join new online payment scheme to spread the cost of VAT
   
20/5/21 - 12:58   FMG - using DWF's 360 EvoClaim claims management solution to help improve efficiencies
   
20/5/21 - 12:10   AA - public chargepoint network grows by more than a quarter in a year
   
20/5/21 - 12:05   Zurich UK - doubles number of apprenticeships in response to high demand
   
20/5/21 - 11:53   UK EV charging device statistics - as of April 2021: 22,790 public EV charging devices available, up nearly 10% on the previous quarter
   
20/5/21 - 11:28   What Car? - new cars are 6.3% less fuel efficient than official figures suggest
   
20/5/21 - 11:21   Safety Consulting Services (SCS) - partnership with dealership and repair facility, Tottington Motor Company
   
20/5/21 - 11:03   IAA - new appointment to the UK senior management team with Mark Bishop, Transport Manager
   
20/5/21 - 10:29   FMG - wins EV incident management contract with Octopus Electric Vehicles
   
20/5/21 - 10:12   Polestar UK - appoints Matt Hawkins (former Fleet Strategy Manager at VW) as new Head of Sales
   
20/5/21 - 09:41   Allianz and SYNETIQ - automate green parts sourcing with digital platform - mygreenparts - that helps vehicle repairers source green parts
   
20/5/21 - 09:33   Cox Automotive - new vehicle supply chain challenges (semiconductor, rubber and aluminium) set to impact the second half of 2021
   
20/5/21 - 09:24   Coronavirus travel statistics - traffic volumes (cars) on Mon 17 May 2021 was 91% 'average' compared to 102% on Mon 2 March 2020 (pre-COVID)
   
20/5/21 - 08:02   Marshall Motor Holdings - trading update: strong performance ahead of market; will repay all furlough money and grants received (£4m total)
   
19/5/21 - 14:28   RWC Training - to open a second technology and training centre next door to the existing site in Milton Keynes
   
19/5/21 - 14:12   Keoghs - latest Portal statistics show RTA claims were down 6% March 2021 vs March 2020 and down 32% vs pre-COVID volumes
   
19/5/21 - 14:11   Kelly Dalwood (ABP News Editor) - walking 80 miles to raise money for hospice in memory of her dad, Robin Dalwood, a bodyshop owner
   
19/5/21 - 14:04   Tusker - 83% of drivers surveyed are now considering an electric car for their next vehicle, a rise from 74% in 2020
   
19/5/21 - 13:54   WMS Group - 78% consumers take out a vehicle warranty but only a fifth of those pay to extend it
   
19/5/21 - 13:36   NBRA article about School of Thought – "Changing perceptions and raising Awareness"
   
19/5/21 - 13:15   S&G Response, Hudgell Solicitors, Kuro Health, Carpenters Group and Admiral Law - Goggins 4x4x48 running Challenge
   
19/5/21 - 12:50   Ben - announces Industry Leader Challenge - 'The Climb', Mount Kilimanjaro - to take place in October
   
19/5/21 - 12:38   MoneySuperMarket - 55% planning to use cars for UK-based holidays this year
   
19/5/21 - 12:31   IMS - speaker line-up for fleet telematics and connected car data webinar includes Audi and Zipcar
   
19/5/21 - 12:15   Europcar Mobility Group UK - expands Flex long-term rental fleet with Lexus, Toyota, VW & Mercedes-Benz to meet increased business demand
   
19/5/21 - 11:56   Consumer Intelligence Viewsbank survey - 89% of people don’t know about whiplash reforms
   
19/5/21 - 11:17   Trend Tracker - announces Fix Auto UK as its first Corporate Platinum Sponsor
   
19/5/21 - 11:11   From 11% to 100% zero emission cars in 14 years: Government lacks plan for “huge challenge" - Chair of the Committee comments
   
19/5/21 - 10:59   Public Accounts Committee report on ending the sale of petrol and diesel cars - RAC reaction
   
19/5/21 - 10:55   Redspy - majority of new cars in the UK are now SUVs
   
19/5/21 - 10:25   BMW Group - first VM to use new Pirelli tyres containing FSC-certified natural rubber and rayon
   
19/5/21 - 09:57   ONS - annual UK inflation rate more than doubled in April; rise in price of oil pushes petrol prices to highest since Jan 2020
   
19/5/21 - 09:48   SMMT statement - re: House of Commons Public Accounts Committee report into the transition to zero emission vehicles
   
19/5/21 - 09:46   Spies Hecker - new Brilliant Magenta Red Permahyd 280/285 mixing tint
   
19/5/21 - 09:14   Public Accounts Committee report on ending the sale of petrol and diesel cars - warns Government faces a "huge challenge" to meet UK target
   
18/5/21 - 14:16   Body Repair Industry Trailblazer (BRIT) - making progress with IfATE
   
18/5/21 - 14:10   ABP Spa Days *** Limited Places Available *** - North (Weds 8 Sept at The Mere) and Midlands (Tues 5 Oct at the Forest of Arden)
   
18/5/21 - 14:02   Stellantis - Netherlands-based joint venture with Foxconn (software) to form 'Mobile Drive' for connected car tech & 'digital cockpits'
   
18/5/21 - 13:51   TUC - unemployment rate for Black and minority ethnic (BME) workers has risen at three times the speed for white workers
   
18/5/21 - 13:44   SMMT - British HGV market up 9.5% after a year of pandemic-led decline
   
18/5/21 - 12:59   RSA - an interview with Phil Bell, Group Casualty Director at RSA, who has worked at RSA for 52 years!
   
18/5/21 - 12:13   LexisNexis Vehicle Build - makes ADAS data available for insurer use so they can price based on what ADAS the car has
   
18/5/21 - 11:46   Move4Ben - fundraising for automotive industry charity, Ben, throughout June!
   
18/5/21 - 11:17   SMMT - UK bus and coach market plunges further, just 582 vehicles registered in first quarter
   
18/5/21 - 11:02   Autovista Group Webinar - 'How automotive megatrends affect used-car markets'
   
18/5/21 - 10:42   Lamborghini - "landmark transformation plan" to electrification; CO2 emissions by 50% by 2025
   
18/5/21 - 10:09   Kia (4th largest VM approved bodyshop network) - eight dealers earn top-rated customer Reputation Award
   
18/5/21 - 10:04   Motorpoint - 87% drivers support plans to fine motorists for tailgating on motorways
   
18/5/21 - 09:28   Drive Vauxhall Group update - achieve franchise approval programme for 'Bodyshop and Paint' with VWG (Volkswagen Group)
   
18/5/21 - 08:36   Solera - to acquire Omnitracs (complete fleet management platform) and DealerSocket (leading SaaS provider to the automotive industry)
   
17/5/21 - 14:55   Mitsubishi - International Motors (IM Group) to to take over the Mitsubishi Motors after-sales business in the UK from this autumn
   
17/5/21 - 14:16   National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) - establishes NFDA Northern Ireland (NFDA NI)
   
17/5/21 - 14:16   Balgores Motor Group - now have 2 Tesla primary (full structural) approved sites and 3 Tesla non-structural approved sites
   
17/5/21 - 14:14   Balgores Motor Group - now have 2 Tesla
   
17/5/21 - 14:12   Trend Tracker - bodyshop survey reveals volumes of 50% or less at some repairers but optimism of a ‘bounce back’ on the horizon
   
17/5/21 - 14:05   LKQ Euro Car Parts - preparing now for 'air con season' is key to driving revenue
   
17/5/21 - 13:51   PPG - completes acquisition of Wörwag, a global manufacturer of coatings for industrial and automotive applications
   
17/5/21 - 13:36   The missing link in upskilling the automotive sector - an open letter from Steve Nash, CEO of the Institute of the Motor Industry
   
17/5/21 - 13:33   City navigation app Citymapper - public transport in usage up in London, Manchester and Birmingham
   
17/5/21 - 13:17   Bloomberg New Energy Finance study - EVs (cars and vans) will be cheaper to make than fossil-fuel vehicles from 2027 at the latest
   
17/5/21 - 12:44   Ben - please share this survey link about the health & wellbeing of people working in automotive with colleagues
   
17/5/21 - 12:37   Keoghs - reappointed by Allianz and LV= GI as strategic partner (Keoghs commentary, inc views from Allianz and LV= GI)
   
17/5/21 - 12:29   Auto Trader - 62% Brits plan UK holiday in 2021; page visits for motorhomes have increased by 148% YoY
   
17/5/21 - 12:19   IMI podcast - Episode 1: 'Crash course: When will vehicles stop having accidents?' Steve Nash (IMI) & Richard Billyeald (Thatcham Research)
   
17/5/21 - 12:02   ŠKODA UK - appoints Kevin Rendell (former Head of Aftersales at VW) new Head of Sales Operations
   
17/5/21 - 11:58   Volkswagen - All-in package provides two services, two MOT tests and two years of Roadside Assistance
   
17/5/21 - 11:48   FCA - announces plans to stop Claims Management Companies (CMCs) from "phoenixing"
   
17/5/21 - 11:28   Kwik Fit - only 3 in 10 drivers have had trouble free motoring; average cost of most recent breakdown repair is £295
   
17/5/21 - 11:22   Allianz - signs 10-yearlease on new flagship Manchester office
   
17/5/21 - 11:11   Safety Consulting Services (SCS) - offer ABP Club members free-of-charge health & safety advice via telephone
   
17/5/21 - 10:59   Glass's New Car Market April 2021 - new car market up over 3,000% on 2020's lockdown volume
   
17/5/21 - 10:43   Wrisk - raises £4.6m to "transform" the B2B2C insurance market & support partnership deals with automotive brands
   
17/5/21 - 10:28   e2e Total Loss Vehicle Management (e2e) - Gillian Johnson, Financial Controller, explains her role at e2e
   
17/5/21 - 09:53   Australia: AMA Group - host of senior managers depart following Andy Hopkins resignation, said to include Dave Calder (ex Fix Auto UK)
   
17/5/21 - 09:02   Australia: AMA Group - file Federal Court Proceedings against former ceo Andy Hopkins for AUS$2.4 million
   
17/5/21 - 08:22   Winns - accident claims specialist is looking to attract more than 100 additional staff in the next 12 months
   
14/5/21 - 17:26   Automechanika Astana in Kazakhstan - postponed from 13 - 15 May 2021 to new date of 24 - 26 June 2021
   
14/5/21 - 16:27   Pendragon - SKY news reports a major shareholder revolt over proposed £413,000 bonus to CEO after 25% of workforce sacked in July
   
14/5/21 - 14:02   TUC - new laws needed to make flexible working patterns available for ALL workers after pandemic
   
14/5/21 - 13:48   Ford - urges agreement and action on UK-wide electrification roadmap ahead of COP26 climate conference
   
14/5/21 - 13:33   Rolls-Royce - supports local young people in 'Dare To Dream' programme
   
14/5/21 - 13:07   FINAL DAY for registrations for the 2021 WorldSkills UK competition - register your bodyshop Apprentices NOW!
   
14/5/21 - 12:54   Right Choice Holdings - purchase motorcycle specialist, Bennetts, from The Ardonagh Group for an undisclosed sum
   
14/5/21 - 12:48   Mazda Motor Europe - announces Martijn ten Brink as its new President & CEO
   
14/5/21 - 11:58   Drive My Career - hosting a new, virtual event for apprentices’ wellbeing in June
   
14/5/21 - 11:24   Copart - makes a donation to Samaritans to mark Mental Health Awareness Week & promotes the "vital role" of Samaritans in communities
   
14/5/21 - 10:54   Some of the UK's largest employers unite to encourage over a million staff to get the COVID-19 vaccine
   
14/5/21 - 10:43   AA on the latest ONS crime stats (2020) - dangerous driving up, but vehicle theft down
   
14/5/21 - 10:31   RAC - vehicle licensing data shows rise in SORNs during the pandemic and "a remarkable year for registrations of new motorcycles"
   
14/5/21 - 09:05   Sabre Insurance Group - trading update from UK's 19th largest motor insurer: "focusing on profitability over volume"
   
14/5/21 - 09:01   TrustFord - acquires Ford Franchise for Croydon, and Ford dealership in Wimbledon from Cambria Automobiles
   
14/5/21 - 08:51   Poland: Tractable AI - to give Warta (one of Poland’s largest insurers) "total oversight" of its auto repair network
   
13/5/21 - 13:17   AA - UK records a whole year of fewer vehicles licensed for the road, a phenomenon last seen 30 years ago
   
13/5/21 - 13:06   Symach - technology, process and solutions update including the MiniLIne process for express repairs
   
13/5/21 - 12:58   Arval Mobility Observatory (forecasting mobility trends) - 45% fleet managers anticipate increase in vehicles in fleet in next 3 years
   
13/5/21 - 12:40   Registrations for the 2021 WorldSkills UK competition close tomorrow (Friday) *** register your bodyshop Apprentices NOW! ***
   
13/5/21 - 12:35   AA Prestige and Herd Hire - connected service, repair and maintenance platform for fleets
   
13/5/21 - 12:22   Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) - updates van training to help improve driver safety
   
13/5/21 - 12:08   Plunkys All Stars match (Thurs 27 May at London Road) - spectators are allowed!
   
13/5/21 - 11:29   Polestar UK - opens Milton Keynes test drive hub and creates semi-permanent test drive hubs around the country to meet demand
   
13/5/21 - 11:06   GoCompare - 44% drivers are unaware that an expired MOT would risk invalidating their car insurance
   
13/5/21 - 11:04   ONS - 11% UK workforce on furlough, down from 13% during
   
13/5/21 - 11:00   Electrifying.com - Fiat 500 Electric scoops 'Car of the Year' at inaugural Electrifying.com Awards
   
13/5/21 - 10:41   DfT - motor traffic volumes on Monday (10 May) at 93% Feb 2020 levels
   
13/5/21 - 10:31   The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) - Alex Margolin of Sioma Insurance Consultants named 'Young Broker of the Year 2021'
   
13/5/21 - 10:24   What have you found in the boot of customers' cars in the bodyshop?
   
13/5/21 - 10:07   e2e BLOG 'A Year of Resilience and Growth' - Neil Joslin, e2e COO, reflects on "the COVID-19 year"
   
13/5/21 - 09:56   BBC One 'Rip Off Britain' (iPlayer catch-up link below) - featuring Motor Claim Guru, Tim Kelly, talking about insurers & car repair
   
13/5/21 - 09:10   Volvo Car UK - announce the 2020 High Achiever winners; dealers and bodyshops from 8 regions awarded
   
13/5/21 - 08:31   Direct Line Group - CFO Tim Harris steps down due to family illness; replaced by Chief Strategy Officer, Neil Manser
   
12/5/21 - 14:10   *** REMINDER *** Registrations for the 2021 WorldSkills UK competition close on Friday (14 May) - register your bodyshop Apprentices NOW!
   
12/5/21 - 14:01   PM says home-working guidance to be lifted on 21 June "if we stay on track"
   
12/5/21 - 13:57   Vertu Accident Repair Ltd (VARC) - new division formed for the group's 10 accident repair centres headed up by Paul Bonner (ex MG Canon)
   
12/5/21 - 13:56   Institute of Directors (IoD) - despite Q1 drop, economy is set for a 'bumper bounce back'
   
12/5/21 - 13:50   Covéa Insurance - new partnership with pay-by-mile motor insurer, By Miles (who saw a 150% increase in policy sales in March)
   
12/5/21 - 13:48   Ageas UK - Q1 trading update(no longer includes Tesco): motor premiums down 7% to £168m; "reduced claim volumes for private cars"
   
12/5/21 - 13:34   Allianz Holdings (Allianz UK + LV) - Q1 trading update; LV= premiums fell by 8.9%; focus remains on profits rather than turnover
   
12/5/21 - 13:31   asTech (article) - 'How sensitive are ADAS sensors, really? Research on rear bumper operations sheds some light'
   
12/5/21 - 13:20   CBI - responds to release of Q1 GDP figures
   
12/5/21 - 13:10   Fix Auto UK - first repair network to sign-up with Amicus, national distribution network created by Grove Group and Fleet Factors
   
12/5/21 - 12:46   UK economy 8.7% smaller than pre-COVID-19 - wholesale & retail trade (inc motor repair) 2nd largest contributor to services output growth
   
12/5/21 - 12:30   ABI - joins UN Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative saying "climate change is a priority" for insurers
   
12/5/21 - 12:23   IMS (Insurance & Mobility Solutions) - opens an office in Italy with Mauro Cantoni (ex Octo) as CEO
   
12/5/21 - 12:15   AGM Services - Sarah Fearon, AGM's Operations Manager North, wins Rising Star Award
   
12/5/21 - 11:47   Corporé (part of handl Group which owns Cobalt & Coplus) - launch digital triage service Phio Access into personal injury market
   
12/5/21 - 11:29   *** Please share with your teams *** - Ben's 10-minute survey about the health & wellbeing of people working in automotive
   
12/5/21 - 11:13   Hagerty - classic vehicle insurer partners with Markel for UK insurance business (complements existing Hagerty UK partnership with Aviva)
   
12/5/21 - 11:04   Motorpoint - car retailer begins work on Clean Air Zone (CAZ) Scrappage Scheme in Birmingham (CAZ goes live 1 June 2021)
   
12/5/21 - 10:59   Laser Tools - safely secure the bonnet or tailgate when repairing gas struts with a telescopic support
   
12/5/21 - 10:56   Copart - rolls out UK-wide Mental Health Management Training, backed by automotive industry charity, Ben
   
12/5/21 - 08:47   Redde Northgate - trading update: traffic volumes and repair incidents have shown strong bounce back since early April
   
12/5/21 - 08:25   Ingenia Recruitment (north east based motor trade recruitment) - shortage of Vehicle Technicians is costing the UK motor dealers millions
   
11/5/21 - 14:13   Händler Protect - car warranty claims increased by nearly a third (30%) in March
   
11/5/21 - 14:07   NFDA - "encouraging that used car transactions experienced just a small decline in the first quarter of the year with growth Y-O-Y in March"
   
11/5/21 - 14:02   SYNETIQ - Neale Laker (ex Tesla, Saab and General Motors) joins SYNETIQ as Green Parts Director
   
11/5/21 - 13:55   Mental Health Awareness Week: iRG – Zacch Huxtable and Racha Hussien (Marketing Coordinator) sign up for MIND Charity Skydive
   
11/5/21 - 13:50   Defaqto - make it compulsory for travel insurers to include COVID cover to get the top 5 Star Rating.
   
11/5/21 - 13:46   Direct Line Group's Weybridge bodyshop - installs Junair’s SiriusLED lighting solution
   
11/5/21 - 13:35   The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) - "lockdown measures in the UK heavily impacted used car transactions"
   
11/5/21 - 13:29   Ingenia Recruitment (north east based motor trade recruitment) - dire skills shortage: 70% vacancies are for productives
   
11/5/21 - 13:17   RHA on driver shortages - warns of "hurricane of severe shortages"
   
11/5/21 - 13:13   DVLA - publishes the top 10 reasons for failing the driving test in Great Britain
   
11/5/21 - 13:07   SMMT used car sales data - Ford Fiesta top selling model, black tops the list of colours for used cars
   
11/5/21 - 12:03   REPOST FROM THE FORUM: Pricing, Skills, Technology and Average Car Parc Age
   
11/5/21 - 12:01   Drive My Career - 'Supercharge Me: Apprentice Wellbeing Live Event' on Weds 9 June 2021
   
11/5/21 - 11:52   LKQ Euro Car Parts - responds to SMMT used car sales figures released on Tuesday
   
11/5/21 - 11:47   Audatex - Toyota GB covers transaction fees for Audatex Bodyshop Image Capture for Toyota and Lexus repairers
   
11/5/21 - 11:25   The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) - the UK's top 30 'Crash for Cash' scam hotspots revealed, top 3: Birmingham, Bradford & Manchester
   
11/5/21 - 10:38   Novares - accelerates collaboration with innovative start-up companies inc sensor tech and intuitive user interfaces
   
11/5/21 - 10:34   SMMT - UK’s used car market declined -8.9% in the first quarter of 2021: 1,687,755 transactions
   
11/5/21 - 10:16   BookMyGarage.com - April MOT bookings soar 160% year-on-year; ALL bookings (inc MOTs, servicing and repairs) up 130%
   
11/5/21 - 08:18   Registrations for the 2021 WorldSkills UK competition will be closing this Friday (14 May) - register your bodyshop Apprentices NOW!
   
10/5/21 - 18:03   AXA XL - appoints Anish Jadav (ex Zurich Insurance Ireland) as CUO, Retail P&C, UK & Lloyd's market
   
10/5/21 - 17:55   Symach - latest bodyshop installations include a 'bodyshop in a box' in Belgium and a FixLine for up to 16 booth cycles per day in the US
   
10/5/21 - 13:30   ABP Charity Golf & Spa - North (Weds 8 Sept, The Mere) and Midlands (Tues 5 Oct, Forest of Arden)
   
10/5/21 - 13:26   ABP Charity Golf & Spa - North (Weds 8 Sept, The Mere) and Midlands (Tues 5 Oct, Forest of Arden) ABP Charity Golf & Spa Days Midlands
   
10/5/21 - 12:39   Axalta Refinish - bodyshops get an edge knowing which cars are most likely to be in an accident
   
10/5/21 - 11:32   Zurich - appoints Hayley Robinson (currently UK Chief Underwriting Officer) as Group Chief Underwriting Officer based in Switzerland
   
10/5/21 - 11:18   EDAM Group - Simon Gallimore (ex AIG UK UK Head of Liabilities and Motor claims) appointed as CEO to spearhead next stage of growth
   
10/5/21 - 11:10   CBI - growing productivity and tackling inequality are key to post-COVID levelling-up
   
10/5/21 - 11:01   Porsche - head of Procurement talks about current supply problems with semiconductors and fragile supply chains
   
10/5/21 - 10:42   The Ben Ball is back! – book your tickets for Weds 8 December 2021 at The Roundhouse, Camden, London
   
10/5/21 - 10:05   Morelli Group - working with ECA Business Energy towards Carbon Neutrality
   
10/5/21 - 09:50   Ocado - online grocery platform to invest £10m in UK-based autonomous vehicle software firm, Oxbotica
   
10/5/21 - 09:38   SEAT - introduces autonomous mobile robots in its Barcelona factory (to work WITH human workforce
   
10/5/21 - 09:29   Drivers support wider use of average speed cameras on motorways - despite 56% admitting to breaking the 70mph-limit
   
09/5/21 - 00:01   Matthew Avery of Thatcham - “Today’s technology is not self-driving, whatever manufacturers will tell you. It’s assisted.”
   
07/5/21 - 14:16   Balrgores Motors - receive official approval from McLaren Automotive
   
07/5/21 - 14:03   RSA - acquisition by Intact Financial Corp and Tryg A/S to complete on 28 May when shares will be delisted
   
07/5/21 - 12:49   Bureau Veritas – new online solution for compliance with statutory inspections in the motor trade: called 'Onboard'
   
07/5/21 - 12:48   (IAAF) Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) - appoints Mark Field as new CEO to succeed Wendy Williamson
   
07/5/21 - 12:40   ECA Business Energy - renews partnership with AutoRaise
   
07/5/21 - 12:25   Auto Trader - "significant surge" in dealers increasing used car forecourt prices as demand accelerates
   
07/5/21 - 12:16   BuyaCar - van sales shoot up by nearly 15% as a proportion of all purchases (last year vans were just 2% of all sales on BuyaCar
   
07/5/21 - 12:02   London’s Police’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit - seize counterfeit car parts including break paddles and key fobs worth £22,681
   
07/5/21 - 11:22   Covéa Insurance - extended five-year motor insurance partnership with John Lewis
   
07/5/21 - 11:13   Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) - Colin Parlett steps down from the RMI Board after more than 30 years' service
   
07/5/21 - 11:02   AXA - dangerous crash for cash driver, who attempted to make fraudulent claims with AXA has been sentenced following an IFED investigation
   
07/5/21 - 10:50   InAutomotive (ABP Recommended Business Services) - automotive job site undergoes the biggest transformation in its 18-year history
   
07/5/21 - 10:28   Direct Tool Company - supports WORKAID charity with donation of power tools and consumable supplies
   
07/5/21 - 10:11   SYNETIQ - private collection of British classics is up for grabs via online auction
   
07/5/21 - 09:45   Eco Repair Systems - offering 25% saving on Eco’s HYGIENE portable sanitising system; £374 (plus VAT) instead of £499
   
07/5/21 - 09:22   Autovia - Google's reduction of 3rd party cookies in 8 months time threatens motor industry identifying potential customers
   
07/5/21 - 08:51   Automechanika Frankfurt Sept 2021 - will be primarily on-line with only a "compact physical exhibition"; returns Sept 2022 in normal format
   
06/5/21 - 13:24   Absolute Alignment - now a sponsor and technical partner to PMR in the BTCC
   
06/5/21 - 13:07   WMS Group - calls on automotive sector to bolster ‘compliance culture’ following the FCA’s recent ban on discretionary commission
   
06/5/21 - 12:51   Thatcham Research - Matthew Avery will be interviewed for 'Autocar Business Live: the truth about autonomous cars' webinar on Weds 26 May
   
06/5/21 - 12:43   The ABP Industry Influencers List (supported by 3M) - generated the highest response ever on Linkedin for a UK bodyshop industry publication
   
06/5/21 - 11:58   Thatcham Research - 2 employees named among ‘30 under 30: Rising stars in the sector’ & Academy recognised for apprentice training
   
06/5/21 - 11:35   Revive! - opens mobile paint and bodywork repairs for vehicles and alloy wheels in Aberdeenshire
   
06/5/21 - 11:04   ONS - percentage of businesses currently trading has increased from 77% in mid-April to 83% in late April
   
06/5/21 - 10:45   The Floow and Direct Line Group - expand DrivePlus app telematics partnership
   
06/5/21 - 10:34   Half-a-million ultra low emission vehicles now on UK roads - nearly 1 in 7 new car sales so far in 2021 have a plug
   
06/5/21 - 10:16   HELLA - brings latest passenger car 77GHz radar technology into series production (core components for automated driving)
   
06/5/21 - 10:09   Carrot Insurance - support learner drivers or risk more accidents, insurer warns
   
06/5/21 - 10:02   Standox - introduces Standohyd Plus Basecoat Mix 387 Brilliant Magenta
   
06/5/21 - 09:46   CAPS - claims volumes (w/e Sat 1 May) up 9% on previous week *** currently at 66% pre-COVID volumes ***
   
06/5/21 - 09:32   What Car? & CAP HPI - Audi A8 is the worst car for depreciation, Porsche Cayman 718 is the best
   
06/5/21 - 09:22   Petrol rises for sixth straight month - more increases on the cards as oil heads towards $70 a barrel
   
06/5/21 - 08:14   Aviva - completes exit from Turkey with sale of its Turkish life business to Ageas for £122 million
   
06/5/21 - 08:09   BBC - 43 of the UK's 50 biggest employers do not plan to bring staff back to the office full-time; instead a mix of home and office working
   
05/5/21 - 14:28   Trend Tracker claims volume update - April repair volumes were 73% of 2019
   
05/5/21 - 14:13   Tesco Bank - completes full acquisition of Tesco Underwriting and acquires Ageas UK’s stake in joint venture
   
05/5/21 - 13:59   LKQ ECP - takes delivery of 3 new hybrid vehicles in response to record demand for hybrid and EV training
   
05/5/21 - 13:29   Allianz - promotes Emily Mills to the newly created position of Operations Manager for claims
   
05/5/21 - 13:27   National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) - "encouraging to see sales of new cars bounce back in April"
   
05/5/21 - 13:16   Venson - fleets must have a tyre management policy that ensures the right tyre for the right vehicle
   
05/5/21 - 12:49   Tracker - Carmmunity (Ford contract hire partner) agreement brings financial gain for brokers and protects customers against theft
   
05/5/21 - 12:36   SMMT - new van market records highest April registrations in history (up 800% vs COVID-hit April 2020)
   
05/5/21 - 12:30   Stellantis - restarting third night shift at Luton Plant to meet increased demand
   
05/5/21 - 12:19   Centrica - UK businesses set to invest £15.8 billion in electric vehicles over the next 12 months
   
05/5/21 - 12:13   REPOST FROM THE FORUM: repairers, "do you still believe the more claims you process the more profit you make?"
   
05/5/21 - 11:44   Auto Trader’s response to April new car registrations - "confidence in a solid and sustained return to market health"
   
05/5/21 - 11:31   Move4Ben - fundraising for automotive industry charity, Ben, throughout June!
   
05/5/21 - 11:01   Vauxhall - new Corsa is UK’s best-selling car for eight of the last 12 months
   
05/5/21 - 10:53   Compare the Market - cost of electric car insurance falls by £75 in Q1 2021 to average £566
   
05/5/21 - 10:36   ThingCo - James Bashford (ex Octo & esure) joins ThingCo as telematics insurtech undergoes rapid expansion
   
05/5/21 - 10:14   To combat climate change, electric cars have to be cheaper - "most drivers of electric cars are wealthy, and most electric cars are luxury"
   
05/5/21 - 09:59   British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) - Ryan Bond, CEO of Marsh’s UK and Ireland International, appointed as Chair
   
05/5/21 - 09:53   SMMT - revises forecast upwards to 1.86m registrations by end of the year, up 13.9% on 2020
   
05/5/21 - 09:42   Carpenters Group - strengthens insurer services with appointment of Faye Fishlock (ex DAC Beachcroft) as Head of Defence
   
05/5/21 - 09:38   Kia: Ken Jervis (Stoke-on-Trent), Gravells (Kidwelly) and Drayton Motors (Boston) - earn ServiceMark accreditation
   
05/5/21 - 09:09   Hyundai - to launch their 5-year old premium brand - Genesis - in UK and Europe in summer 2021
   
05/5/21 - 09:00   Uber - to develop affordable battery powered car in Banbury with UK electric vehicle company Arrival; production to begin Q4 2023
   
05/5/21 - 07:33   Direct Line - Q1 trading update: subdued claims frequency; acquired 22nd DLG Auto Services site, former NCR site in Newbury
   
04/5/21 - 16:52   The latest issue of Auto Body Professional, ABP Club's quarterly magazine, is our most visited magazine ever!
   
04/5/21 - 14:18   GoCompare - £1 million refunded to customers through car insurance excess cover
   
04/5/21 - 14:06   IMI - less than 2 weeks to nominate: 2021 WorldSkills UK Skills competition registrations (deadline Fri 14 May)
   
04/5/21 - 14:02   SMH Fleet Solutions - appoints RWC Training as its official training provider and training management partner
   
04/5/21 - 13:52   Fix Auto Chelmsford - apprentice Lewis Williams wins 'Apprentice MET Technician of the Year'
   
04/5/21 - 13:42   insurethebox - continues to support young drivers in combatting high car insurance costs with Protected No Claim Discount initiative
   
04/5/21 - 13:22   NMDA Spring 2021 Dealer Attitude Survey - Ducati (9.2), Royal Enfield (9.0) & Triumph (8.3) remained the top 3 franchises
   
04/5/21 - 12:58   Spain: Roberlo - refinish supplier supports young motorcycling talents
   
04/5/21 - 12:50   Matthias Schmidt / RAC - UK has replaced France to become the second largest electric car market in Europe
   
04/5/21 - 12:32   Polestar - new Polestar 2 Over-the-Air (OTA) updates: digital key and updated app
   
04/5/21 - 12:23   Autoglass - promotes Chris Abbotson (former Commercial Manager and Senior Business Manager) to National Sales Manager role
   
04/5/21 - 12:00   Auto Trader - to give away a brand-new electric car every month
   
04/5/21 - 11:45   LKQ Europe - strong first quarter 2021: EBITDA margin up 390 basis points to 9.6%
   
04/5/21 - 11:37   Allianz and LV= GI - appoint Keoghs, DWF and BLM to legal panels for claims following joint review
   
04/5/21 - 11:31   TTC Group - scoops two major UKROEd awards
   
04/5/21 - 11:26   Autopromotec blog - by 2030, 54% of all cars in Europe will be equipped with ADAS systems
   
04/5/21 - 11:19   Co-op Insurance: 'COVID and the car report' – After 12 months in the slow lane is the UK finally getting back in the driving seat?
   
04/5/21 - 10:31   Novares - joins France Hydrogène as it steps up its global fuel-cell activities; plastic is the "go-to alternative to metal" for engines
   
04/5/21 - 10:08   XL Motors - confirmed as new Coventry City Club Partner; Sky Blues fans can access 15% off bodyshop, MOT & servicing at XL
   
04/5/21 - 09:56   Ford - first European customer trials of new E-Transit van and converted chassis cab models to begin
   
04/5/21 - 09:48   MORE THAN insurance (RSA) - launches new 'low miler' car insurance
   
04/5/21 - 08:50   Admiral Group - completes sale of price comparison businesses including Confused.com for a net £460m cash.
   
03/5/21 - 14:34   East Bilney Coachworks - fire at Dereham branch destroys "nearly 20 vehicles"; police arrest "women in 50s" on suspicion of arson
   
30/4/21 - 14:13   Admiral - Extra Mile challenge completes with more than £5,000 in donations raised for AutoRaise
   
30/4/21 - 14:00   Headline Sponsors & Sponsors announced for Plunkys All Stars match - Thurs 27 May at London Road
   
30/4/21 - 13:21   Service Certainty - motor claims expert successfully diversifies into home market
   
30/4/21 - 13:17   HELLA - ambient interior lighting can visually warn of dangerous situations & helps to avoid rear-end collisions
   
30/4/21 - 12:58   Glassdoor - the 25 highest paying companies in the UK for 2021: Salesforce, Man Group & Kearney top the list
   
30/4/21 - 12:48   SMMT - UK engine production rose 31.7% last month vs COVID-hit March 2020
   
30/4/21 - 12:15   BVRLA - gain Government’s Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation following independent assessment of IT security
   
30/4/21 - 11:48   Direct Line Group - Chief Operating Officer Steve Maddock will leave the Group at the end of the year
   
30/4/21 - 11:26   Auto Trader - 62% of buyers would be happy to purchase without a test drive with a money-back guarantee in place
   
30/4/21 - 11:19   Mycardirect (car subscription) - outperforms UK electric car market; 20% electric car penetration v. 7.5% UK car market YTD
   
30/4/21 - 11:02   Consumer Intelligence - average van insurance in the UK now £1,055, 2% lower than in March 2020
   
30/4/21 - 10:45   Allianz Insurance - sponsorship of RFU grassroots programme returns in May
   
30/4/21 - 09:58   The Independent Distributor Alliance Limited (TIDAL) - welcomes Sheffield-based Spray Centre (UK) as an Official Alliance Partner
   
30/4/21 - 09:21   ABI - record quarterly fall in the cost of motor insurance; £32 drop in average price (£436) now at lowest since 2016
   
30/4/21 - 09:17   Cogent Hire - MD Kirsty McKno comments on the publication of the MoJ OIC guidelines: 'Guide To Making A Claim'
   
29/4/21 - 13:45   SYNETIQ - helps deliver an electric van to Crewe based Chance Changing Lives (CCL) charity
   
29/4/21 - 13:41   Service Certainty - diversifies after 90% drop in motor claims volumes during lockdown
   
29/4/21 - 12:51   Europcar Mobility Group UK - expands van and specialist vehicle fleet with additional models from Volkswagen and Nissan
   
29/4/21 - 12:36   Venson - face-to-face meetings preferred by professionals despite reluctance to return to the office
   
29/4/21 - 12:14   SMMT - CV manufacturing up 16.9% Y-O-Y in March
   
29/4/21 - 11:35   BCC’s Quarterly Recruitment Outlook for Q1 2021 - new figures show workforce growth expected but some sectors yet to see signs of revival
   
29/4/21 - 11:32   JATO - European new car registrations increased by 63% in March 2021, but still far from pre-pandemic levels
   
29/4/21 - 11:09   18 million drivers now suffer "MOT anxiety", according to GoCompare
   
29/4/21 - 10:46   H.R. Owen - opens new flagship Rolls-Royce Motor Cars London in Mayfair
   
29/4/21 - 10:27   SMMT - March UK car output grows 46.6% against COVID-19 hit 2020 when pandemic forced factories to close
   
29/4/21 - 10:22   Parkers - 86% motorists would not be happy for their car to share driving habit data with third-party companies
   
29/4/21 - 09:30   IAM RoadSmart - 92,000 motorists "at imminent risk" of losing their licence according to DVLA data
   
29/4/21 - 09:22   SOGO - 32% British motorists use their car less than they did two years ago
   
29/4/21 - 01:29   Traffic levels - increased again last week with traffic last weekend at 99% of pre-COVID level, and 93% on weekdays
   
29/4/21 - 01:11   Sun - apprentice at Mercedes-Benz Van dealership strapped to truck, covered in brake fluid and set on fire as a prank
   
28/4/21 - 14:09   Copart - loaning 4 vehicles per year for Open Road West Norfolk students to work on and gain practical hands-on mechanical skills
   
28/4/21 - 14:02   AXA - Marco Distefano (ex Aviva) appointed as Managing Director for Motor and Home at AXA Retail Insurance
   
28/4/21 - 13:48   PIMFA - trade association welcomes moves towards greater transparency and control of cost for Claims Management Companies
   
28/4/21 - 13:43   AA - ‘Assisted Driving’ tech is "a world away" from ‘self-driving’
   
28/4/21 - 13:27   Auto Express article - "Don’t believe the hype, self-driving cars are not coming this year"
   
28/4/21 - 13:20   DAC Beachcroft - £30,000 fabricated claim dismissed with a finding of fundamental dishonesty and £10,000 recovered in costs
   
28/4/21 - 13:10   FMG - promotes Head of Insurance Services, Robin Lang, to newly formed role of Insurance Services Director
   
28/4/21 - 12:54   ABI - insurance industry to lead a "flexible working revolution" with 27 firms signing up to new campaign
   
28/4/21 - 12:27   ABP Recommended Business Services: InAutomotive - relaunched with new features for employers and job seekers
   
28/4/21 - 12:08   TRL - automated vehicle technologies "set to bring disruptive change to the way we use transport"
   
28/4/21 - 11:55   TTC Group - driver training and risk management specialist receives West Midlands Police commendation
   
28/4/21 - 11:47   Mirka - launch 2 new pneumatic belt sanders (PBS) and 2 new file belts, designed for the bodyshop industry
   
28/4/21 - 11:23   Autoglass - "safety must be addressed before self-driving cars can hit the road"
   
28/4/21 - 10:36   Magna Accident Services - credit hire boss warns of ‘perfect storm’ ahead for van insurers with parts & repair crisis
   
28/4/21 - 10:25   VW e-Up! - named the UK’s cheapest EV to insure; Tesla Model X is the most expensive EV to insure
   
28/4/21 - 08:18   RAC - drivers are planning an estimated 14.8m trips this May Day bank holiday weekend (highest number since 2016)
   
28/4/21 - 08:15   SMMT - "automated driving systems could prevent 47,000 serious accidents and save 3,900 lives over the next decade"
   
28/4/21 - 06:58   Thatcham - urge Government to take caution as Automated Lane Keeping System (ALKS) technology is NOT self-driving; it is assisted driving
   
28/4/21 - 06:51   Government - paves the way for self-driving vehicles on UK roads using Automated Lane Keeping System (ALKS) technology
   
27/4/21 - 14:01   SYNETIQ - renews partnership with Covéa Insurance for salvage and green parts
   
27/4/21 - 13:44   USA: Volvo Cars - only VM with entire line-up achieving IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus
   
27/4/21 - 13:39   Ageas - UK's 6th largest motor insurer awarded The Institute of Customer Service’s ServiceMark Accreditation
   
27/4/21 - 13:28   Glass's - positive outlook for used car market as lockdown eases
   
27/4/21 - 12:08   Turners Accident Repair - Yorkshire Post article on ‘Inspiring Growth’ at Yorkshire bodyshop
   
27/4/21 - 11:41   Tracker - UK Police Service extends 27-year relationship with stolen vehicle recovery expert for another 5 years
   
27/4/21 - 11:34   LKQ Euro Car Parts - 25 pairs of Goodwood Festival of Speed VIP tickets up for grabs
   
27/4/21 - 11:01   Axalta - wins three prestigious 2021 Edison Awards (ALGRS, Spies Hecker Permahyd 5650 and Universal Titan)
   
27/4/21 - 10:49   CAPS - claims volumes (w/e Sat 24 April) up 10% on previous week *** currently at 60% pre-COVID volumes ***
   
27/4/21 - 10:25   The Motor Ombudsman - quality of paintwork once again as the most significant bodywork problem complained about in the first quarter of 2021
   
27/4/21 - 10:13   School of Thought - Dave Walker, National Careers Manager at Autotech's newly launched division – Autotech Academy - is 100th Ambassador
   
27/4/21 - 09:34   Insurance Fraud Bureau - signs ‘landmark partnership’ with Shift Technology to build fraud detection system for UK insurance industry
   
27/4/21 - 09:27   ERS - appoints Dr Federico Waisman as Head of Underwriting Management to scale up Commercial & Specialty business
   
27/4/21 - 09:15   Volkswagen - builds supply chain efficiency through industry-wide data exchange: Catena-X
   
27/4/21 - 09:11   Right Choice Insurance Brokers - buys the Fresh motor brands (Autosaint, Ladybird and First Van and Motor)
   
26/4/21 - 14:19   Blackhawk - sign up for the new loyalty card to receive exclusive offers and discounts
   
26/4/21 - 13:58   The Vella Group - appoints Tom Hadfield (ex Audatex, Circle Leasing, Fix Auto) as Head of Commercial
   
26/4/21 - 13:51   Tractable - partners with Covéa (France’s leading auto insurer) to deploy AI across its networks of thousands of French bodyshops
   
26/4/21 - 13:34   Coleg Cambria - invests in electric and hybrid vehicle training centre in Wrexham
   
26/4/21 - 13:24   Renault - capping speed of Renault and Dacia cars to 112mph
   
26/4/21 - 12:40   Zurich - guidance ahead of whiplash reforms (31 May) and a link to the recent Zurich webinar
   
26/4/21 - 12:26   AA - reports rise in breakdowns from catalytic converter theft, from just 58 to 3,910 in THREE years
   
26/4/21 - 11:52   Drive System Design (DSD) - expanded test facilities help accelerate electric commercial vehicle development
   
26/4/21 - 11:31   Resolution Foundation - COVID-19 has created a U-shaped employment shock, with older and younger workers affected the most
   
26/4/21 - 11:14   ONS - firms and industries where turnover was resilient during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
   
26/4/21 - 10:51   Matt Poole, Regional Network Manager, Motor Network Manager at LV= - fundraising for the Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice
   
26/4/21 - 10:37   BCA - used market “hotting up” as restrictions ease; average values up £1,223 (15.8%) during w/c 12 April
   
26/4/21 - 10:32   Ageas and the RAC - criminals targeting cars parked up during lockdown to fuel the illegal trade of precious metals
   
26/4/21 - 10:11   Kwik Fit - launches ‘Netflix for car maintenance’ scheme
   
26/4/21 - 09:55   Rivervale Leasing - Vauxhall Zafira has been in the most accidents per 10,000 models
   
24/4/21 - 01:00   Self-driving cars - insurers concerned that drivers may think current levels of semi-autonomy are fully autonomous resulting in accidents
   
23/4/21 - 19:35   Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam - June 2021 show postponed to next year; 29 June - 1 July 2022
   
23/4/21 - 13:38   USA: Lemonade - to launch car insurance in the US this year
   
23/4/21 - 12:54   ST Accident Repair Centre - Cheshire-based Spraytone rebrands as ST Accident Repair Centre
   
23/4/21 - 12:36   Ford - predictive smart headlight system uses real-time location data to show the car the way to go
   
23/4/21 - 12:07   Renault - Luc Julia, artificial intelligence specialist & co-creator of Siri, joins Groupe Renault as Group Chief Scientific Officer
   
23/4/21 - 11:46   Brandon ARC - Suffolk-based bodyshop works with ECA to achieve PAS2060 Carbon Neutral status
   
23/4/21 - 11:07   Comparethemarket - average annual car insurance premium now 15% (£110) cheaper than March 2020, at £602
   
23/4/21 - 10:49   JET - 43% motorists have missed "the sense of freedom" from not being able to drive during lockdown
   
23/4/21 - 10:39   McLaren - sells Woking headquarters to investment firm, Global Net Lease (GNL) for for £170 million
   
23/4/21 - 10:36   Tony Aquila (founder of Solera) - takes on role of CEO at Canoo, a Los Angeles-based electric vehicle developer
   
23/4/21 - 10:24   BuyaCar.co.uk - 27% surge in demand for used hybrids
   
23/4/21 - 10:17   LKQ Europe - sustainability agenda aims to reduce CO2 emissions
   
23/4/21 - 09:54   Co-op Insurance - reports jump in motor claims after 12 April easing of lockdown
   
23/4/21 - 09:43   ABI - motor insurance guidance after temporary pledges introduced during the first lockdown end on 30 April
   
23/4/21 - 09:31   The AA - 81% say electric cars too expensive; 63% motorists still unaware of Government subsidies
   
22/4/21 - 23:04   Zurich UK - catalytic converter thefts up five-fold in last 2 years; £1,200 average replacement cost; Toyota hybrids most at risk
   
22/4/21 - 22:05   Activate Accident Repair - have transformed an empty 24,000 sqft shell in Warrington into their 4th centre in just a few weeks
   
22/4/21 - 20:19   GoCompare Car Insurance -drivers warned to act as insurers’ COVID pledges end on 30 April 2021
   
22/4/21 - 20:16   Nottingham College (inc Emtec) - Lisa Wilson appointed as Group Director to lead apprenticeships and employer services
   
22/4/21 - 14:10   ABP Post-Lockdown Networking Event - Mercedes-Benz World Brooklands, Thurs 8 July now SOLD OUT; wait list in operation for any cancellations
   
22/4/21 - 13:42   Axalta - launches Axalta Mobility Coatings, a rebranding of its Transportation Coatings business unit
   
22/4/21 - 12:42   VW - new Polo is one of the first in its class to offer partly automated driving
   
22/4/21 - 12:37   Venson - urges businesses to remind company car and van drivers to adhere to health and safety policies as employees return to the road
   
22/4/21 - 12:16   Underwriting Innovation Europe (28-30 June) - features top Chief Underwriting Officers addressing analytics, automation and cyber
   
22/4/21 - 10:47   National Accident Repair Group - encouraging repairers to prepare for the "electric revolution"
   
22/4/21 - 10:39   Kwik Fit - nearly two million cars which received pandemic extension now have expired MOT
   
22/4/21 - 09:55   Fylde Coast Accident Repair Centre - the "digital journey" for bodyshop customers
   
22/4/21 - 09:48   EEVEE - "ultimate tool" for electric vehicle owners to know how much they’re really spending on charging
   
22/4/21 - 09:34   BookMyGarage.com - 42% garages offer vehicle collection and delivery services for MOTs
   
22/4/21 - 09:23   ACSO (The Association of Consumer Support Organisations) - 31% drop in motor accident claims Q1 2021 (Compensation Recovery Unit figures)
   
22/4/21 - 09:04   e2e Total Loss Vehicle Management - re-certified to ISO 27001and ISO 9001 (information security management standards)
   
21/4/21 - 13:33   IMI - 2021 WorldSkills UK Skills competition registrations are now open until Fri 14 May 2021
   
21/4/21 - 13:20   Ardonagh Advisory - appoints Aviva's former Chief Distribution Officer, Phil Bayles, as Chief Commercial Officer
   
21/4/21 - 12:57   PPG 2020 Sustainability Report - $13.8bn (£9.9bn) net sales; 35% of sales from sustainably advantaged products; 42% cut in waste
   
21/4/21 - 12:40   ONS figures: reactions - 5% UK unemployment rate "remains artificially suppressed by furlough"
   
21/4/21 - 12:16   Coplus - appoints Andrew Bennett as MD for Insurance Products and James Blyth as MD for Claims
   
21/4/21 - 11:39   LV= General Insurance - Chris Payne and Michael Golding tell ABP about the ‘Green Heart Standard’ for LV='s repair network
   
21/4/21 - 11:30   Volvo Cars - creating "closed material loops" for emission-heavy materials such as steel and aluminium
   
21/4/21 - 11:22   *** FULLY BOOKED *** ABP Post-Lockdown Networking Event (Thurs 8 Jul) - please email felicity@abpclub.com to go on the waiting list
   
21/4/21 - 11:01   asTech (article) - how bumper repair / refinish affects ADAS radar sensors & why bumper repair in the radar area is prohibited
   
21/4/21 - 10:18   Plunkys All Stars 2021: Thurs 27 May at the Weston Homes Stadium, Peterborough - Match Programme and full line-up confirmed!
   
21/4/21 - 09:48   AA - question the need for new ‘smart’ motorway expansion with climate change targets and home working trends
   
21/4/21 - 09:45   Traffic levels - car traffic at the weekend was at its highest since September 2020 hitting 94% of pre-COVID level
   
21/4/21 - 09:35   CAPS - claims volumes (w/e Sat 17 April) up 5% on previous week; currently at 54% pre-COVID volumes
   
21/4/21 - 09:08   Smart motorways - no more All Lane Running sections to open without stopped vehicle detection
   
21/4/21 - 07:58   Pendragon - Q1 trading update; underlying profit of £10.8m (£2.3m loss previous year); 40,000 cars delivered despite closed showrooms
   
21/4/21 - 07:51   Inflation rate - CPI rose to 0.7% for the 12 months to March 2021; RPI also up to 1.5%
   
20/4/21 - 14:11   Ben - shares stop tips to help build our resilience
   
20/4/21 - 14:06   Moneysupermarket - motor insurance down 21% Y-O-Y (£51.9m 2020 vs £41m 2021)
   
20/4/21 - 13:53   Hendy Group - now a reseller of Stolen Vehicle Recovery (SVR) devices from Tracker
   
20/4/21 - 13:50   Copart - acquire 31-acre site in East Kilbride which will provide annual storage capacity for more than 49,000 vehicles
   
20/4/21 - 13:47   Swiss Re - enter partnership with Veoneer to further enhance the evaluation and development of ADAS systems
   
20/4/21 - 13:43   Spain: Axalta - ElectroLight is colour of choice for "pioneering" prototype e-bike
   
20/4/21 - 13:33   Arnold Clark - UK's largest dealer owned bodyshop group opens Innovation Centre in Glasgow to showcase EV ownership
   
20/4/21 - 12:49   Reis Motorsport Insurance - promotes Mary Singleton to Senior Operations Manager role
   
20/4/21 - 12:23   ACIS - signs up 8th distribution partner: Paint Services (Reading, Cheltenham, Southampton & Chichester)
   
20/4/21 - 11:48   Chesterfield College - first college to sign up to Autotech Academy; students receive a paid internship & Level 3 IMI EV accreditation
   
20/4/21 - 11:22   Arc Fleet Services - open a new Vehicle Rental Branch in Dundee
   
20/4/21 - 11:10   Germany: PPG - acquires Stuttgart-based automotive coatings manufacturer, Cetelon
   
20/4/21 - 10:24   IAA - delivery service now available to UK buyers
   
20/4/21 - 09:49   Allianz Insurance - record £65.8m worth of insurance fraud detected in 2020
   
20/4/21 - 09:33   RAC - records sharpest quarterly rise in pothole-related breakdowns on record
   
20/4/21 - 09:21   Silverlake Automotive Recycling - Internal Vehicle Inspection Engineer Ian Camilleri celebrates 23 years’ service
   
20/4/21 - 07:59   Car insurance - biggest price drop for 6 years according to Confused.com; average premium down 14% to £538; average mileage driven down 43%
   
19/4/21 - 14:17   WMS Group - online home delivery boom has seen huge increase in Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) orders
   
19/4/21 - 14:12   Revive! - the pandemic drives Revive! Annual Conference online
   
19/4/21 - 14:06   HM Treasury - joint government and investor initiative to support female entrepreneurs
   
19/4/21 - 14:02   Volvo Cars - teams up with mobility technology platform DiDi for self-driving test fleet of XC90s
   
19/4/21 - 13:54   Thatcham Research on Texas Tesla crash - "lack of understanding of system capability is causing confusion around driver responsibility"
   
19/4/21 - 13:12   The Floow (telematics) and Wrisk (BMW Group white label insurance) - make InsurTech Impact 25 list
   
19/4/21 - 12:45   National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) - values for internal combustions engines remain strong
   
19/4/21 - 12:06   What Car? reveals the UK’s best cars - and best and worst manufacturers - for passing the MOT test
   
19/4/21 - 12:00   Polestar - EV revolution is in danger of becoming "a plaything for speculators" warns Thomas Ingenlath
   
19/4/21 - 11:53   Atlanta, parts of Ardonagh Group - acquires motor broker, Be Wiser
   
19/4/21 - 11:20   Porsche - new system uses patches instead of plugs to seal holes in the car body of Porsche Taycan
   
19/4/21 - 11:04   Fix Auto UK - A Thompson Motor Bodies becomes 109th franchise partner: operating as Fix Auto Oldbury
   
19/4/21 - 10:53   USA: Tesla crash kills 2 men in Texas - Tesla in autopilot his tree and starts 4-hour fire
   
19/4/21 - 10:33   The Financial Conduct Authority - makes key sustainability and technology hires
   
19/4/21 - 10:21   insurethebox - drivers who speed 20% of the time are 58% more likely to be involved in an accident
   
19/4/21 - 09:58   Professor Richard Parry-Jones CBE, Chairman of Marshall Motor Holdings - sadly passes away after tragic accident
   
19/4/21 - 09:34   Alan Reed Accident Repair Centre - Junair installs new ‘SiriusLED’ lighting at new County Durham bodyshop to "see great results"
   
16/4/21 - 13:57   LV= - 72% UK adults say their household has saved money as a result of reduced spending due to lockdown restrictions
   
16/4/21 - 13:43   Acturis - insurance software provider partners with the RAC for breakdown cover
   
16/4/21 - 12:34   Auto Trader & Ennis & Co - to host webinar on diversity & inclusion in automotive: Weds 21 April, 14:30 – 15:30
   
16/4/21 - 11:56   IMI Skills Competitions 2021 - nominate Body Repair or Refinishing Apprentices from Monday 19 April
   
16/4/21 - 11:27   Consumer Intelligence - telematics take up among older drivers on the rise
   
16/4/21 - 10:55   Allianz - offers free legal line for Allianz Commercial customers
   
16/4/21 - 10:43   MoneySuperMarket - Sutton and Hemel Hempstead have the worst accident rates, Scots dominate best drivers study (Inverness tops the list)
   
16/4/21 - 10:35   PPG - reports record first quarter 2021 financial results: net sales of $3.9bn - 15% higher than prior year
   
16/4/21 - 09:35   AutoRaise - addressing the bodyshop skills crisis: Auto Body Professional article
   
15/4/21 - 22:44   SsangYong Motor - goes into receivership; sales fell 20% last year; losses up 59% to $402m; CEO resigns; owners unable to find buyer
   
15/4/21 - 13:48   Warning from repairer member re a recovery payment scam that we've previously reported on
   
15/4/21 - 13:35   EVC - to install 100,000 electric vehicle charge points by 2026
   
15/4/21 - 13:29   Admiral - drink driving warning: insurance premiums increase by more than 250% post-conviction
   
15/4/21 - 13:22   FCA business interruption claims payments update - £600m in COVID-19 related BI claims paid since test case
   
15/4/21 - 13:07   Apollo Motor Group - apprenticeships, group investment and expansion plans
   
15/4/21 - 12:40   Polestar - Volvo's performance EV brand raises £400 million from new investors
   
15/4/21 - 12:29   Top 5 unusual places dealers have been taken to on a test drive include... - coffee shop drive-through & a tour of Old Trafford stadium
   
15/4/21 - 12:23   ŠKODA - VM's fleet programme wins top honour at the 2021 Business Motoring Awards
   
15/4/21 - 12:16   Solera - how data from "phenomenal" machine learning is going to shake up the repair industry
   
15/4/21 - 11:40   HMRC - COVID-19 updates and information available on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme & VAT deferral new payment scheme
   
15/4/21 - 11:10   Allianz Insurance's Home & Legacy (high-net-worth motor insurance) - promotes Andrew Reid to operations director
   
15/4/21 - 11:00   ONS - 17% of businesses' workforce on furlough leave at the end of March 2021 (approximately 5.7 million people)
   
15/4/21 - 10:33   Axalta - new Cromax training video on the repair process when using tinted clearcoats
   
15/4/21 - 10:24   BCA - average used car values at BCA remained above £8,000 in March; volumes comparable to pre-pandemic levels
   
14/4/21 - 14:14   Euro NCAP (press release on today's results) - "Dacia aims low while Škoda and VW electrify"
   
14/4/21 - 14:12   FMG - seeking a "Head of Client Relationships – Insurance Solutions"; £70,000 to £80,000 with company car, bonus and benefits
   
14/4/21 - 14:10   Department for Transport - latest stats show Monday was busiest day for car traffic since 4 Nov 2020 as it hit 86% of pre-COVID level
   
14/4/21 - 13:57   Tracker - £747,585 worth of vehicles recovered in March
   
14/4/21 - 13:32   Luke Hope, Apollo Motor Group Apprentice & 2019 ABP Special Recognition Award winner - update from DKMS as Luke nears 200-day milestone
   
14/4/21 - 13:15   ABL 1 Touch Repair Group - talk to ABP about "sustainable growth"
   
14/4/21 - 12:59   GoCompare Car Insurance - just 27% of drivers will return to their pre-pandemic driving habits
   
14/4/21 - 12:45   Blackhawk - weekly special offer: £20.65 discount on the EK402T Wedge Clamp (normally £169.65 discounted to £149)
   
14/4/21 - 12:29   CAPS - current (w/e 10 April) claims volumes at 50% pre-pandemic levels
   
14/4/21 - 12:13   Number of young drivers at record low - 2.97m aged 16-25 hold a full driving licence vs 3.32m in March 2020
   
14/4/21 - 11:53   Thatcham Research - latest EuroNCAP scores: VW ID.4 and Skoda Enyaq (5 stars) and Dacia Sandero (2 stars)
   
14/4/21 - 10:45   Switzerland: Solera - partnership with VW Group specialist & repair & leasing network, AMAG Group, for AI-based claims estimation
   
14/4/21 - 10:29   SMMT - drivers offered the widest ever choice of zero-emission cars – accounting for one in three available models
   
14/4/21 - 10:13   AX - growth of EV market could land dealers with £3 million fuel bill for not providing like-for-like EV courtesy cars
   
14/4/21 - 10:13   AX - growth of EV market could land dealers with £3 million fuel bill for not providing like-for-like EV courtesy cars
   
14/4/21 - 09:14   IMS - signs partnership with Turo as car sharing market set to grow like 'AirBnB with vehicles'
   
13/4/21 - 15:12   Fix Network World - agree new 5-year deal with Axalta as Preferred Global Paint Partner for 700 bodyshops in 12 countries
   
13/4/21 - 14:23   AutoRaise - thank ABP Club for printing and distributing 4,500 copies of AutoRaise "Recruit an Apprentice today" poster free of charge
   
13/4/21 - 14:11   Good Energy - offer electric vehicle drivers free electricity
   
13/4/21 - 14:09   Scotland - to lift internal travel restrictions in Scotland from Fri 16 April; travel to other parts of the UK allowed from Mon 26 April
   
13/4/21 - 14:06   Insurance Industry Requirements (IIR) for ADAS - the lowdown in the latest ABP Club magazine
   
13/4/21 - 14:00   Amicus - a new national distribution network formed by Grove Group and Fleet Factors
   
13/4/21 - 13:24   The IMI: latest data on apprenticeship starts - Vehicle Maintenance and Repair apprenticeship starts down 95% year-on-year
   
13/4/21 - 13:06   Semiconductors become 'strategic asset' (like oil was 100 years ago) but shortage unlikely to see a quick fix
   
13/4/21 - 12:57   Volvo Cars - expanding collaboration with self-driving chip tech firm, NVIDIA
   
13/4/21 - 12:45   HB Accident Repair Network - will hit £3m+ turnover this year and open a 2nd site in the next 12 months
   
13/4/21 - 12:30   Broadway Insurance Brokers - some insurers are refusing to insure SUVs if they are not fitted with a tracking device
   
13/4/21 - 11:36   Association of British Insurers (ABI) - 60% of SMEs say offering health and wellbeing benefits to staff boosts productivity at work
   
13/4/21 - 11:23   Hyundai Motor - new deal with Uber to accelerate electric vehicle adoption across Europe
   
13/4/21 - 11:16   PPG - new Nexa Autocolor Premium High Build Binder for Turbo Vision commercial transport range
   
13/4/21 - 10:46   Car-O-Liner - General Motors approve the CMI 300 Pulse MIG/MAG welder for aluminium and steel welding during structural repairs
   
13/4/21 - 10:11   Markerstudy Group - announce the appointment of former Tesco Bank CEO, Benny Higgins, as Group Chairman
   
13/4/21 - 09:49   TrustFord - UK's 6th largest dealer owned bodyshop group opens showrooms safely & exclusive viewing of All-Electric Ford Mustang Mach-E
   
13/4/21 - 09:29   EMaC (Innovation Group) - joins The Motor Ombudsman’s Vehicle Warranty Products Code
   
13/4/21 - 09:19   Marmalade (young driver insurance) - 662,222 driving tests were delayed in 2020 and 497,778 in 2021, creating 9-month backlog
   
13/4/21 - 08:58   AW Repair Group - AkzoNobel completes carbon neutrality friendly Sikkens 2.0 installation for rapidly expanding regional repair group
   
13/4/21 - 01:19   Traffic levels - yesterday (Monday) was busiest day of the year on the roads as shops, hairdressers and outside pubs re-opened
   
12/4/21 - 14:33   Auto Body Professional magazine - new bumper 80-page Spring 2021 issue NOW available on-line and FREE of charge for anyone to view or print
   
12/4/21 - 14:16   ITAS - extend FREE use of Insurer Portal to allow work providers to identify bodyshops with VM approvals, EV and aluminium capability
   
12/4/21 - 14:02   EXCLUSIVE: Symach - begin installation of FixLine repair process at new Tesla Motors bodyshop in Dartford with capacity for 80 jobs per week
   
12/4/21 - 13:50   LKQ Euro Car Parts - form ‘Team LKQ Euro Car Parts Kawasaki’ with GR Motorsport for the 2021 Bennetts British Superbike Championship
   
12/4/21 - 13:36   RAC - set up in-house insurance intermediary with aim of reaching £300m of gross written premium by 2023
   
12/4/21 - 11:12   Britishvolt - UK's first gigafactory producing batteries for electric vehicles begins construction in Northumberland with production in 2023
   
12/4/21 - 11:01   SMMT - 462 individual car models now on sale in the UK with around 4,650 standard specifications
   
12/4/21 - 10:45   SMMT - car and van dealer showrooms re-open TODAY with new COVID safety guidelines from NFDA and SMMT
   
09/4/21 - 16:55   Copart - proud and delighted that UK MD Jane Pocock is named on ABP Industry Influencers List 2021
   
09/4/21 - 14:16   National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) - Northern Ireland outdoor retail allowed to re-open from Monday
   
09/4/21 - 13:47   Trend Tracker - repair volumes up, higher than March 2020, but still c30% down on 2019 figures (Audatex)
   
09/4/21 - 13:27   Auto Trader Van Buyer Report 2021 - record demand for vans but "buying process" - currently online - "remains challenging"
   
09/4/21 - 12:53   AM Best - upward premium rates should help underlying performance of London insurance market... but COVID-19 still impacting
   
09/4/21 - 12:23   Motorpoint - 75% motorists delay new car purchases until showrooms re-open
   
09/4/21 - 12:10   Fix Auto UK - nine from Fix Auto named among 120 people in ABP Industry Influencers List
   
09/4/21 - 10:46   Gallagher - insurance broker becomes Official Partner to the Girls on Track UK programme and Motorsport UK Academy
   
09/4/21 - 10:36   ONS - 3% business have "electrified their fleet" already and nearly 5% plan to invest in an electric vehicles in the next 12 months
   
09/4/21 - 10:06   ABP Industry Influencers List (supported by 3M) - full list now available FREE on-line for everyone; printed copy mailed with Summer mag
   
09/4/21 - 09:40   Aviva - 26% people say they are using their car less now, compared to 34% who were reducing car use in Dec 2019
   
09/4/21 - 09:08   RAC - drivers fear ‘nightmare’ junction will lead to accidents
   
09/4/21 - 08:57   RAC Foundation - three quarters of SUVs sold in the UK are registered to urban households
   
09/4/21 - 08:50   Blackhawk - Quarterly Promotion: Spotter / Mig-Mag package for £2,570 (saving £855)
   
08/4/21 - 20:30   Junair - an explanation of super-deduction capital allowances and what it means for bodyshops investing in plant and machinery
   
08/4/21 - 20:14   ONS - 75% businesses are currently trading (up from 71% in early Jan)
   
08/4/21 - 14:03   ABP Industry Influencers List (supported by 3M) - 10am TOMORROW (Friday) we will reveal the full list; printed copy mailed with Summer mag
   
08/4/21 - 13:54   ABP Post-Lockdown Networking Event - Thurs 8 July, Mercedes-Benz World, Brooklands; 200 already booked; list of the 56 companies attending
   
08/4/21 - 12:50   Autocar’s Great Women: Rising Stars 2021 - one more week for nominations; virtual event (Tues 15 June)
   
08/4/21 - 12:48   Autocar’s Great Women: Rising Stars 2021 - one month away from the nominations deadline; virtual event (Tues 15 June)
   
08/4/21 - 12:45   HSE - GP Motors Works on the Isle of Wight fined after employee suffers life changing injuries falling into a vehicle inspection pit
   
08/4/21 - 12:21   Jaguar Land Rover - on-demand rental platform THE OUT signs deal with Floc for usage-based fleet insurance
   
08/4/21 - 11:56   BuyaCar - 88% increase in the number of cars sold year on year in March
   
08/4/21 - 11:48   Consumer Intelligence Car Insurance Price Index - average motor premium down 8% Y-on-Y, now: £732
   
08/4/21 - 11:41   SYNETIQ - New Web Chat function (used by Uber, Tesco & Airbnb) to improve customer experience
   
08/4/21 - 11:22   DAC Beachcroft - AI partnership with intelligent automation specialist Rainbird to resolve liability in motor accidents
   
08/4/21 - 11:08   RSA - the 1968-71 UK government BST experiment which cut deaths & serious injuries on the roads by c11% (RoSPA)
   
08/4/21 - 10:39   What Car? - new car discounts of more than 20% available ahead of showrooms reopening in April
   
08/4/21 - 10:23   Allianz - interesting "insurance claims response case study": flood damage at University of Stirling in 2019
   
08/4/21 - 10:10   Lotus - enhanced Lotus Approved programme (cars up to 20 years old) launches on 12 April 2021
   
08/4/21 - 09:40   Direct Line - 9 in 10 drivers admitted to feeling stressed or angry when behind the wheel, up 6% on figures from March 2020
   
08/4/21 - 09:35   Excel Automotive Group (EAG) - UK aftermarket distributor maintains ISO accreditation
   
08/4/21 - 09:31   Auto Trader - Brits save at least £18 billion due to lockdown and 41% plan to splash out on a new car
   
08/4/21 - 09:06   Lookers - Q1 trading update: "Performance ahead of expectations" selling over 44,000 new and used vehicles despite showrooms being shut
   
07/4/21 - 00:31   A WC REFINISHING LIMITED of Exeter - wound-up and liquidated, March 2021
   
07/4/21 - 00:30   CGS BODYWORKS LTD in Chorley - wound-up and liquidated, March 2021
   
07/4/21 - 00:30   OXFORD AUTO CARE LIMITED, bodyshop in Yarnton - wound up and liquidated, March 2021
   
07/4/21 - 14:12   DVSA - driving lessons can resume from 12 April and driving tests from 22 April
   
07/4/21 - 14:10   Auto Trader - average price of a used car in March was £14,110; a year-on-year (YoY) and like-for-like increase of 7%
   
07/4/21 - 13:57   Plunkys All Stars 2021 update - The BIG Match is on! Thursday 27 May at the Weston Homes Stadium, Peterborough
   
07/4/21 - 13:55   bodyshop mag - 2021 awards to take place on Friday 17 December 2021 at ICC in Wales
   
07/4/21 - 13:51   Steve Plunkett, Volvo - annual Plunkys All Stars match at Peterborough United's ground IS DEFINITELY going ahead on Thursday 27 May 2021
   
07/4/21 - 13:14   Volkswagen - 3-year River Software contract to implement business performance management platform for 600-strong dealer network
   
07/4/21 - 13:04   eviid - on "the race for quick settlement is on following whiplash claims reform"
   
07/4/21 - 13:04   ABP Industry Influencers List (supported by 3M) - just 2 days to go until full list revealed at 10am on Friday
   
07/4/21 - 12:19   Caterham Cars - acquired by automotive group, VT Holdings, Japanese importers of Caterham and Lotus
   
07/4/21 - 12:19   Polestar - Swedish electric performance car brand aims to build first truly climate neutral car by 2030
   
07/4/21 - 12:11   PPG's light industrial coatings brand, SELEMIX - new generation of direct to metal topcoats: Direct Pro
   
07/4/21 - 11:55   Autoglass - retains preferred supplier contract for Wincanton’s 3,500-strong vehicle fleet
   
07/4/21 - 11:24   Fix Auto Durham - spray-painter-turned MET technician Bryan Leadbitter celebrates 50th anniversary at Durham bodyshop
   
07/4/21 - 11:17   Aston Lark - Goldman Sachs-backed insurance broker boosts motor trade expertise with acquisition of DNA Insurance
   
07/4/21 - 10:56   Autovista Group article - one year into COVID-19... is residual-value resilience fragile?
   
07/4/21 - 10:39   KIS Finance - 34% are worried about losing their jobs in the coming months either due to businesses going bust or the end of furlough
   
07/4/21 - 10:17   PEUGEOT - offers free 6-month trial to FREE2MOVE Connect Fleet telematics with new vans
   
07/4/21 - 10:11   The National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) - tells dealers to reconnect with riders via social media using #DestinationDealer
   
07/4/21 - 09:57   Saga - results for y/e 31 Jan 2021: insurance did well; £74 net profit per motor policy; one third choosing 3 year fixed price policy
   
07/4/21 - 09:54   G&P - working practice disruption "significantly affected manufacturing quality" in 2020
   
06/4/21 - 20:39   Oxford Technical Solutions - provides HORIBA MIRA with indoor positioning solution for UK’s first automated valet parking test facility
   
06/4/21 - 20:34   Motorpoint - has delivered a car to a customer’s door every six minutes since the start of the current COVID-19 lockdown
   
06/4/21 - 20:09   Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill receives royal assent - most companies given more time to file their accounts
   
06/4/21 - 18:58   M&M Group - strengthens its executive team with appointment of Mark Bull as Commercial Director
   
06/4/21 - 14:16   David Shepherd is retiring from the role of Regional Managing Director for Solera’s International business
   
06/4/21 - 14:06   Recovery Loan Scheme launches today - government-backed loan scheme: £25k - £10m; 80% government guarantee and interest rate cap
   
06/4/21 - 13:54   By Bits (from By Miles) - 62% of drivers think they will drive less over the next five years than they did in the previous five years
   
06/4/21 - 13:35   Ebbon Intelligence - developing smart repair and damage identification systems for hire cars with Zegami partnership
   
06/4/21 - 12:51   Nissan - OTR price for LEAF range reduced so all models become eligible for revised £2,500 plug-in car grant
   
06/4/21 - 12:05   Auto Trader - "all signs point to positive as forecourts re-open"
   
06/4/21 - 12:01   Tracker - thieves target sports-inspired family car... twice
   
06/4/21 - 11:56   SMMT - March van sales up 85.5% (albeit compared to first month of 2020 COVID-19 outbreak, a 20-year low for the market)
   
06/4/21 - 11:52   RAC - March was the best month for sales of new battery electric cars on record
   
06/4/21 - 11:49   GoCompare - launches MOT for £10 offer with ‘Who Can Fix My Car’
   
06/4/21 - 11:29   Admiral - bike thefts increased by 66% during pandemic; pedal bike thefts accounted for 32% of all theft claims (14% the previous year)
   
06/4/21 - 11:23   ThingCo - Premium Choice launch first telematics insurance proposition – Aura Insurance - in a new contract with UK insurtech
   
06/4/21 - 10:01   NFDA - 11.5% increase in new vehicle sales in March is a notable achievement for the industry
   
06/4/21 - 09:57   Axalta and Yamaha Factory Racing MotoGP - continue partnership for 2021 season
   
06/4/21 - 09:36   SMMT - UK new car registrations in March up for first time since August: up 11.5% vs March 2020
   
06/4/21 - 09:31   McKinsey article - "Rethink reskilling for the post-pandemic world"
   
06/4/21 - 09:06   Ford - £675 ‘Smart Mirror’ high-definition screen displays a panoramic rear view fitted to Transit vans
   
06/4/21 - 08:40   AGM Services - new spraybooth extract filter reduces filter change times, frequency of changes and waste disposal
   
06/4/21 - 08:30   IMI (full report available to IMI members only) - IMI Level 3 Award in Electric/Hybrid Vehicle System Repair & Replacement most popular qual
   
06/4/21 - 08:17   RAC - March saw the 5th straight month of petrol and diesel price increases at UK forecourts
   
03/4/21 - 17:23   CAR CIRCLE ACCIDENT MANAGEMENT LTD, Manchester - wound up and liquidated; Mch 2021
   
03/4/21 - 17:22   PREMIER PAINT WORX LTD, Louth, Lincolnshire - wound-up and liquidated; Mch 2021
   
03/4/21 - 17:20   AUTOFIX (NORTH WEST) LTD, Liverpool - body repairers wound-up and liquidated; Mch 2021
   
03/4/21 - 17:19   DENTEC SCOTLAND LIMITED - liquidators appointed by Glasgow Sheriff Court Mch 2021; (NB different company to Dentec Hillington Ltd)
   
03/4/21 - 17:19   DENTEC SCOTLAND LIMITED - liquidators appointed by Glasgow Sheriff Court Mch 2021; (NB different company to Dentec Hillington Ltd)
   
03/4/21 - 17:05   AUTOZOOM LTD, Acton London - bodyshop wound up and liquidated; Mch 2021
   
03/4/21 - 17:04   CLARKES ACCIDENT REPAIR CENTRES LIMITED, Kibworth Beauchamp, Leicester - wound up and liquidated; Feb 2021
   
03/4/21 - 17:03   D. WALKER COACHWORKS LIMITED - wound up and liquidated; Dec 2020
   
03/4/21 - 17:02   AAL STOCKPORT LIMITED - bodyshop wound up and liquidated Oct 2020
   
03/4/21 - 17:00   Insurance Times Claims Excellence Awards - full list of all finalists; ceremony on-line on 27 May
   
02/4/21 - 14:55   Andy Mansfield (Sales Director of Movac) - recovering at home after heart attack; sends thanks for good wishes from his industry friends
   
01/4/21 - 17:40   Autoglass statement confirming the sale of Autoglass BodyRepair to Aurelius Investments
   
01/4/21 - 14:36   IMI appeals for help to support Bridgwater & Taunton College - fire in Feb destroys specialist Motorsport and Motorcycle workshops
   
01/4/21 - 14:23   Atlanta Group - digital insurance broker announces acquisition of telematics broker, Marmalade
   
01/4/21 - 14:16   ABL 1Touch - opens bodyshop number 14, a flagship site in Milton Keynes
   
01/4/21 - 13:43   WMS Group - Neil Monks joins warranty supplier as new Head of Sales
   
01/4/21 - 13:39   DfT: traffic levels on Monday 29 March - 84% of the level seen on the first week in February 2020
   
01/4/21 - 13:31   Treasury Committee - launches ‘Jobs, Growth, and Productivity after Coronavirus’ inquiry
   
01/4/21 - 13:25   Pocket Box - ew app makes lost motoring documents and overdue MOTs a thing of the past
   
01/4/21 - 13:21   Excel Automotive Group (EAG) - invests in MAM’s Warehouse Management System to improve efficiency and accuracy in its warehouse logistics
   
01/4/21 - 13:21   Excel Automotive Group (EAG) - invests in MAM’s Warehouse Management System to improve efficiency and accuracy in its warehouse logistics
   
01/4/21 - 12:52   Tracker - lifting restrictions opens opportunities for criminals to make up lost time, warns Tracker
   
01/4/21 - 12:44   Blackhawk - first Quarterly Promotion: Spotter / Mig-Mag package for £2,570 (saving £855)
   
01/4/21 - 12:10   AutoRestore (Autoglass BodyRepair) - Rivus Fleet Solutions' parent company, Aurelius, acquires AutoRestore from Belron
   
01/4/21 - 10:20   Standox - new Standovision training video on repairs using tinted clearcoats
   
01/4/21 - 10:07   AGM Services - pledge to be the first company in the spraybooth service sector to achieve PAS2060 standard for carbon neutrality
   
01/4/21 - 09:58   Smart charging of EVs could dramatically reduce the need for network reinforcement (saving up to £6.5bn by 2050)
   
01/4/21 - 08:40   LV= 10m expect their finances to improve over the next three months; vaccine roll-out leads to big fall in number worried about COVID
   
01/4/21 - 08:25   What Car? - What Fuel? relaunch; calculator tells drivers whether petrol, diesel, hybrid, plug-in hybrid or electric power is best for them
   
01/4/21 - 08:20   BCA - average used car value during Feb steady at £8,212
   
31/3/21 - 14:09   Thatcham Research - UK Insurance Industry Requirements (IIR) come into force today (31 March)
   
31/3/21 - 13:59   Glass's - repairing any convertibles in your bodyshop?
   
31/3/21 - 13:55   BCA - demand for LCVs remains "super-heated" in February 2021
   
31/3/21 - 13:53   Keoghs and Admiral Insurance - CCTV foils absent fraudster sentenced to eight months
   
31/3/21 - 13:20   Robins & Day Leicester - new Citroën site opens next month
   
31/3/21 - 12:56   LKQ ECP - new range of batteries to help independent garages service vehicles with stop-start systems and high energy requirement
   
31/3/21 - 12:52   Davies - insurance & claims specialist announces appointment of CEO & CCO for its legal solutions business, Keoghs
   
31/3/21 - 12:33   SsangYong Motors UK - appoints new dealer in Hereford: SsangYong Hereford (formerly known as Fownhope Mitsubishi)
   
31/3/21 - 12:20   Auto Trader - lockdown gets green Brits driving ahead on sustainability
   
31/3/21 - 11:48   Fix Auto Mitcham - owner Daniel Lawes moves to new bodyshop unit on the same South London industrial estate to boost capacity
   
31/3/21 - 11:42   Kwik Fit - cost of pothole damage rises despite average driver reducing their mileage by 42% over the last year
   
31/3/21 - 11:01   IFB - motor trade policies helped Bristol-based gang traffic cannabis with a street value of more than £1m each harvest
   
31/3/21 - 10:28   Elder and Paton (with ECA Business Energy) - the first accident repair centre in Scotland to become a carbon neutral organisation
   
31/3/21 - 10:12   Blackhawk - weekly special offer: £20.65 discount on the EK402T Wedge Clamp (normally £169.65 discounted to £149)
   
31/3/21 - 10:04   Direct Line - drivers have spent £25bn less on vehicle expenses since March 2020 making 88 million fewer car journeys
   
31/3/21 - 09:55   CAPS claims volume analysis: week ending 27th March - down 5% on previous week at 80% November 2020 volumes
   
31/3/21 - 09:55   CAPS claims volume analysis: week ending 27th March - down on previous week at 80% November 2020 volumes
   
31/3/21 - 09:38   Autocar - readers to name ultimate 3-car garage as part of 2021 Autocar Awards
   
31/3/21 - 09:18   Admiral - hitting parked cars named the most common accident of 2020; accounting for 26% of all accident claims last year
   
30/3/21 - 20:56   Aviva - Matthew, customer engagement consultant at Aviva who has Asperger's, tells his story for World Autism Awareness Week
   
30/3/21 - 20:39   GYS - battery support units to protect vehicle electronic systems from potentially expensive damage during ADAS calibration
   
30/3/21 - 20:31   TrustFord - Spring bunny drops off thank you gift for all colleagues
   
30/3/21 - 16:42   BMW - "realigns" i3 and BMW i3s pricing to qualify for the UK Government Plug-In Car Grant
   
30/3/21 - 16:37   Citroën UK - Sherwoods, Gateshead named ‘Retailer of the Year’ for "consistently delivering impressive results during unprecedented times"
   
30/3/21 - 13:57   10 million vehicles were granted an MOT exemption during the first national lockdown to help stem the spread of coronavirus
   
30/3/21 - 13:53   IFED - encourages drivers to check they’re insured following easing of restrictions
   
30/3/21 - 13:48   Volvo Cars - ‘Family Bond’ policy gives employees with at least one year’s service a total of 24 weeks of leave at 80% base pay by default
   
30/3/21 - 13:43   Edd China’s 'Workshop Diaries' – episode one airs on Good Friday
   
30/3/21 - 13:33   FCA - publish Imperial College data on coronavirus infection levels during the early stages on the pandemic for BI claims
   
30/3/21 - 13:16   MotoFest Coventry - postponed from June to four weekends, from 17th July to 8th August 2021
   
30/3/21 - 13:00   VNC Automotive - semiconductor shortage will halt development of connected car technologies
   
30/3/21 - 12:50   Blackhawk - sign up for the new loyalty card to receive exclusive offers and discounts
   
30/3/21 - 12:41   Broker Direct and Proficient - piloting CAPS as the preferred data channel for their vehicle repairer networks
   
30/3/21 - 12:27   SMMT - February UK engine production falls -20.5%
   
30/3/21 - 12:20   BMW - sustainable sourcing of lithium for battery cells in Argentina in multi-year contract worth €285m with US company, Livent
   
30/3/21 - 11:30   TRL - supports European Commission in developing critical regulation around Driver Drowsiness & Attention Warning (DDAW) systems
   
30/3/21 - 11:26   WMS - 69% customers agreed that being offered a finance and insurance product makes them more likely to buy a car
   
30/3/21 - 11:22   Händler Protect - sees partners increase 66% as more car dealers turn to a data-driven warranty provider
   
30/3/21 - 10:28   Ford - the end of ‘Mondeo Man’; “phased out” by March next year after almost 30 years of production
   
30/3/21 - 10:15   Lightfoot - in-cab tech cuts vehicle wear and tear costs in the Hughes 220-strong van and car fleet
   
30/3/21 - 10:09   Thatcham Research - 15 Vehicle Damage Assessor apprentices on-boarded during a virtual realisation week
   
30/3/21 - 09:27   Verex Group - managing connected insurance data and accident management services for 13 vehicle manufacturers
   
30/3/21 - 09:06   Silverlake Automotive Recycling - now the headline sponsor for the 2021 Silverlake C1 Racing Series
   
30/3/21 - 08:59   SMMT - blueprint for electric revolution: incentives, infrastructure and industrial transition
   
29/3/21 - 16:32   DAC Beachcroft - helped Aviva to avoid paying out over £12m on over 2,000 fraudulent motor claims in 2020
   
29/3/21 - 16:04   Enterprise Rent-A-Car - to move to brand new purpose built site in Weston-super-Mare which will have its own spray booth and small workshop
   
29/3/21 - 13:57   3M - free live webinar on Tues 30 March about the new 3M performance Spray Gun
   
29/3/21 - 13:51   VW - Martin Winterkorn (ex CEO) and Rupert Stadler (ex Audi Chairman) breached 'duty of care' in re: emissions scandal
   
29/3/21 - 13:33   Canaveral Bidco Ltd - company formed to buy Nationwide is liquidated; owes £112m to investors inc £1.2m to Michael Wilmshurst
   
29/3/21 - 13:22   Norton Motorcycles - welcomes appointment of Sir Ralf Speth (CEO at Jaguar Land Rover for 11 years) to TVS Motor Co Board of Directors
   
29/3/21 - 13:17   iRG - check out IRG's 2021 bodyshop Easter advert!
   
29/3/21 - 12:51   Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) - one in four small exporters halt EU sales, three months on from transition end
   
29/3/21 - 11:58   MINI Plant Oxford - 18 liquefied natural gas (LNG) lorries transporting parts to MINI Plant Oxford from across the UK
   
29/3/21 - 11:54   Mercedes-Benz Trucks - Active Drive Assist 2 emergency stop function can automatically brake the vehicle to a complete emergency stop
   
29/3/21 - 11:35   BASF - appoints Steve Chittim (former NIBS CEO) to lead customer acquisitions in UK & Ireland
   
29/3/21 - 11:29   CarGurus - EV grant cuts are "out of step with UK drivers"
   
29/3/21 - 10:55   Ryders - new on-demand, last mile UK gig-delivery company reaches quad-digit growth in first three months of operations
   
29/3/21 - 10:34   RAC - quietest Easter on the roads in at least eight years predicted, despite lockdown easing
   
29/3/21 - 10:22   UK Gov - register to order free rapid lateral flow coronavirus tests for your employees (10+ employees)
   
29/3/21 - 10:19   insurethebox - unveils first phase of its digital shake-up with their new customer portal
   
29/3/21 - 10:15   Cazoo - online car retailer to list on the New York stock exchange for £5bn updates
   
29/3/21 - 09:44   Alton Car Group - all 15 bodyshop sites accredited as Carbon Neutral to the PAS2060 standard
   
29/3/21 - 09:22   SEAT - new front-mounted camera which detects speed limit signs enables vehicle to automatically adjust its speed
   
28/3/21 - 00:09   Honda - announce Swindon factory (which closes in July 2021) has been sold to Panattoni for a new logistics facility commencing Spring 2022
   
26/3/21 - 14:13   Which? - EV public charging network "in dire need of reform" to ensure it is accessible for all consumers
   
26/3/21 - 14:01   RSA - Mark Hodges (former CEO of Aviva UK) appointed as Chair
   
26/3/21 - 13:51   asTech's parent company Repairify - acquires Dunstable-based aftermarket electronics & ADAS company, Red EU & Red Autocentres
   
26/3/21 - 13:31   Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) - report urges UK Government to bring in alcolocks "without delay"
   
26/3/21 - 13:23   Northern Ireland Department of Justice - personal injury discount rate set to change to -1.75% from May
   
26/3/21 - 12:35   HM Treasury - UK banking and finance industry has provided >£75 billion in support to over 1.6 million businesses
   
26/3/21 - 12:30   SMMT - UK commercial vehicle production down -45% in February
   
26/3/21 - 12:28   Urban living may now be less desirable for those no longer required to work by attending offices in ‘central’ locations
   
26/3/21 - 12:01   Glass's - challenges, opportunities and innovations surrounding the switch to electric vehicles (EVs)
   
26/3/21 - 11:35   HELLA - ramps up ‘around the vehicle’ safety, with the launch of the VISIOTECH projection module
   
26/3/21 - 11:32   Spies Hecker - black is the new black for the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team
   
26/3/21 - 10:54   Richmond Motor Group - south coast MG dealer (5 bodyshops) providing vehicles for Meals on Electric Wheels
   
26/3/21 - 10:45   Auto Trader - provides consumers the confidence of a guaranteed part-exchange price for their vehicle
   
26/3/21 - 09:56   School of Thought - Catherine Treanor appointed as the first Advisory Board Ambassador
   
26/3/21 - 09:36   MYPEUGEOT app - lets drivers book service and maintenance appointments
   
26/3/21 - 09:22   SMMT - February UK car production falls -14.0%
   
26/3/21 - 08:50   Aviva - sell Aviva Poland to Allianz for €2.5 billion, their 8th non-core business sale; strategic focus now on UK, Ireland and Canada
   
25/3/21 - 14:58   Automechanika Astana, Kazakhstan - postponed by a month from 15-17 April to 13-15 May 2021
   
25/3/21 - 13:25   Activate Group - Victoria appointed as Chief Commercial Officer; keeps her role as CEO of Accident Repair division
   
25/3/21 - 12:41   Fix Auto Mid Devon - confirm plans to open a second site in Newton Abbot in the South West by the end of April
   
25/3/21 - 12:37   DS Automobiles - 36% of multi-car households say pandemic has caused them to consider reducing the number of cars they own
   
25/3/21 - 12:33   Silverlake Automotive Recycling - appoints Josh Lochlan as Technical Quality Manager
   
25/3/21 - 12:23   TrustFord - invests in its future leaders with Investment in Leadership programme
   
25/3/21 - 12:19   CAPS claims volume analysis: week ending 20th March - at 85% November 2020 volumes (up 3% on previous week)
   
25/3/21 - 12:12   MAHLE Powertrain - in 2035, 73% of passenger cars globally will still make use of an internal combustion engine
   
25/3/21 - 11:30   AW Repair Group - open 11th bodyshop, a new 14,000 sq ft site in Lincoln
   
25/3/21 - 10:58   SMMT - business buyers in pole position on Race to Zero as consumers stuck on the grid for electric vehicle adoption
   
25/3/21 - 10:42   Nationwide - tells 13,000 staff to ‘work anywhere’, saying "remote working" is leading to better outcomes for customers and colleagues
   
25/3/21 - 10:31   MG Motor and Perrys - open new Huddersfield site to rapidly developing network
   
25/3/21 - 10:01   Action Fraud - received 6,073 reports of coronavirus-related fraud and cyber crime since 1 March 2020, resulting in losses of £34.5m
   
25/3/21 - 09:46   Edwards of Salisbury Accident Repair Centre - health & safety compliance delivered by SCS
   
25/3/21 - 09:21   Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) - 58% of people are worried about their personal information being stolen by fraudsters
   
24/3/21 - 14:14   Link to watch the ABP Member Event held on Weds in partnership with our newest Recommended Business Service Provider, m3 Networks
   
24/3/21 - 14:14   Link to watch the ABP Member Event held on Weds in partnership with our newest Recommended Business Service Provider, m3 Networks
   
24/3/21 - 13:21   Auto Windscreens - wins new preferred supplier two-year contract with online-only insurer, Hedgehog Insurance
   
24/3/21 - 13:10   Standox - technical expert outlines practical tips to help CV refinishers cut down on process times
   
24/3/21 - 12:48   Turners Accident Repair - one of the 50 fastest growing companies across Yorkshire: in 8th position
   
24/3/21 - 12:34   Copart UK - awarded CCA Global Standard Year 2 Accreditation
   
24/3/21 - 12:23   The Independent Garage Association (IGA) - appoint Rob Collison, MD of Collison Motoring Services, as Chairman
   
24/3/21 - 12:09   Sad news of the death of Steve Pierce "Duffy", panel technician at Fix Auto Oswestry and Wrexham
   
24/3/21 - 11:54   Fix Auto UK - records 1,000th Trustpilot customer review
   
24/3/21 - 11:24   Cifas coronavirus scam update – HMRC phone calls, Pfizer survey and census phishing
   
24/3/21 - 11:13   Kwik Fit - three times as many motorists missing MOT expiry date by more than three weeks
   
24/3/21 - 11:06   75% of tickets sold for the ABP & Sherwin-Williams post LD networking event - Thurs 8 July at Mercedes-Benz World
   
24/3/21 - 10:29   Pendragon - recovers from a pre-tax loss of £31m in the first half of 2020 to finish the yr with underlying profit of £8.2m
   
24/3/21 - 09:48   Volkswagen - Andreas Walingen (currently head of Group Product Strategy) to become new Chief Strategy Officer
   
24/3/21 - 09:37   Young Driver - creating a safe space to get behind the wheel ahead of Autism Awareness Week (29 March - 4 April)
   
24/3/21 - 09:21   Eco Repair Systems - seeks repairers for its new ‘Eco Green Team’
   
23/3/21 - 14:12   Tracker - 30% of all stolen vehicles recovered by Tracker in March to date have been Range Rovers
   
23/3/21 - 14:00   3M - free live webinar on Tues 30 March about the new 3M performance Spray Gun
   
23/3/21 - 13:56   Land Rover - international research study that looks into the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak on family life
   
23/3/21 - 13:49   Roberlo - expand range of Aircolors (1K primer for spot repairs)
   
23/3/21 - 13:34   Michelin - urging motorists to complete essential safety checks before driving that may have had been parked up for a year
   
23/3/21 - 12:59   BCA - average used car values steady in mid-March 2021 according to new BCA Dashboard (updated weekly)
   
23/3/21 - 12:23   VW - new Golf features free “We Score” app that delivers live football updates into the vehicle’s cockpit
   
23/3/21 - 12:11   FCA - insurers have so far paid out £192m in BI claims following the test case
   
23/3/21 - 11:45   Car Analytics - >113,000 motor vehicle thefts in England in Wales - the equivalent of one theft every nine minutes, or 154 per day
   
23/3/21 - 11:22   FCA - general insurance pricing practices: implementation period for insurers extended
   
23/3/21 - 11:03   Nissan - LEAF production overtakes iconic Bluebird’s manufacturing in Sunderland
   
23/3/21 - 10:54   TUC - less than half of companies giving staff paid time-off to get vaccinated
   
23/3/21 - 10:27   Allianz - appoints new head of Milton Keynes claims handling centre
   
23/3/21 - 10:10   Ford Kuga SUV - scores maximum 5-star safety rating in first Euro NCAP Assisted Driving grading
   
23/3/21 - 09:48   Tesla - will cover the £2,500 for new Model 3 orders delivered before 1 April 2021
   
23/3/21 - 09:23   U-POL - Raptor Protective Coatings is back on BBC’s Top Gear
   
23/3/21 - 09:08   FleetCheck - 'gig economy' vehicles such need to be brought under law in same way as drivers
   
22/3/21 - 23:31   FMG Repair Services - appoint Louise Cope as Ops Dir; Kevin Donnelly as Customer & Network Services Dir; Chris Pennell as Technical Dir
   
22/3/21 - 21:26   computer chips - fire at one of car industry's main suppliers makes a bad supply situation even worse with production shut for a month
   
22/3/21 - 14:13   Trend Tracker update on motor claims volumes - last complete month of data (Feb) still has repair estimates tracking at 61% of Feb 19/20
   
22/3/21 - 13:55   Autocar article: 'How car dealers could be stealing your data' - “up to 5000 cars a week have their data downloaded in bodyshops alone”
   
22/3/21 - 13:35   ABP Member Event in partnership with our newest Recommended Business Service Provider, m3 Networks: 11am on Weds (24 March)
   
22/3/21 - 13:21   H.R. Owen - new £30m cross-brand (Bentley, Lamborghini and Maserati) statement site in Hatfield, inc 3 aftersales facilities
   
22/3/21 - 12:31   Spain: SEAT - to launch a £17k-£21k urban electric car in 2025
   
22/3/21 - 12:01   Ben: National Nutrition Month - tips, advice and tools on nutrition and how to stay healthy by eating well
   
22/3/21 - 11:56   Kennedys IQ (tech arm of law firm) - introduces AI technology to end-to-end portal claim management solution
   
22/3/21 - 11:47   Alton Cars Group - on "communication and consistency across multiple sites" with IMPROVE Online by Peritus
   
22/3/21 - 10:35   Thompsons Solicitors - Nottingham-based law firm hires personal injury specialist
   
22/3/21 - 10:25   Ford - new FORDLiive "uptime accelerator" to cut commercial vehicle downtime by up to 60%
   
22/3/21 - 10:00   HELLA - integrates cloud-based diagnostics services into Ridecell's Fleet IoT platform
   
22/3/21 - 09:53   TRL - transport consultancy launches new service for micromobility safety testing
   
22/3/21 - 09:35   Audi - "swarm" data improves ADAS performance
   
22/3/21 - 09:09   Copart UK - announce plans for 27-acre expansion to Sandy Operation Centre in Bedfordshire to double capacity
   
22/3/21 - 08:58   Cambria Automobiles - explore possibility of an MBO (taking it off the stock exchange) at 80p per share; share price was 66p on Friday
   
19/3/21 - 16:11   Autotech Training - now offers IMI accredited ADAS training ahead of IIR deadline of 31 March
   
19/3/21 - 14:51   Halfords - acquires Universal Tyre and Autocentres as they continue "building a market-leading motoring services business" with 550 garages
   
19/3/21 - 14:45   Lamborghini - had its most profitable year ever in 2020 despite covid; its four-wheel drive SUV, the Urus, was 59% of its sales
   
19/3/21 - 14:13   More than half of Briton's workers returned to the office last week as the country gets set to reopen after lockdown.
   
19/3/21 - 14:10   Stoneacre - boosts aftersales offering with Stolen Vehicle Recovery solutions
   
19/3/21 - 14:03   RSA - introduces a self-service platform for MORE THAN Motor customers
   
19/3/21 - 13:47   Ford - Chairman Graham Hoare, calls plug-in grant cuts "not conducive to supporting the zero emissions future we all desire"
   
19/3/21 - 13:39   Bentley - dramatic fall in CO2 emissions at the Pyms Lane plant, down 99.5% to just 29 kg per vehicle
   
19/3/21 - 13:02   Ben’s Lucky Lotto - win £25,000 every single week with the automotive industry charity’s Lucky Lotto
   
19/3/21 - 12:29   Auto Trader - used car price growth stabilises; av. price of a used car up 5.8% year-on-year (YoY)
   
19/3/21 - 12:05   Hydrogen transport hub in Tees Valley - receives £3 million government investment
   
19/3/21 - 11:48   Artis Accident Care - build underway of 9th bodyshop; South Woodford in North East London due to open in May
   
19/3/21 - 11:36   Akzo Nobel - extend partnership with National Body Repair Association (NBRA)
   
19/3/21 - 11:28   Wyndon Motors - Coventry’s longest established bodyshop invests in move to new repair centre
   
19/3/21 - 11:18   Happy World Sleep Day! (Fri 19 March) - Citroën study of 2,000 UK motorists finds 37% struggle to fall asleep (as a passenger) in a car...
   
19/3/21 - 10:27   Consumer Intelligence - customer satisfaction: "positive relationship between average satisfaction and average length of tenure"
   
19/3/21 - 10:13   ABP & Sherwin-Williams Post-Lockdown Networking Event - Thursday 8 July at Mercedes-Benz World
   
19/3/21 - 09:52   Admiral MultiCar - joins Honcho creating "multi-car reverse auction marketplace of multiple providers"
   
19/3/21 - 09:21   Automechanika New Delhi (22 to 23 April 2021) - physical event cancelled; moves to on-line only; physical event returns in Feb 2023
   
19/3/21 - 09:20   EMACS - Day 18 of the virtual John O'Groats to Land's End challenge - calling in at Great Yarmouth
   
19/3/21 - 09:08   RWC Training - announces major growth plans for 2021 after securing "significant investment" from industry brands
   
19/3/21 - 00:08   Automechanika Frankfurt - to take place as scheduled from 14 to 18 Sept as a hybrid event; usual physical event plus on-line programme
   
18/3/21 - 14:09   VisionTrack - wins ‘Risk Management’ category at the Great British Fleet Awards
   
18/3/21 - 14:06   DAC Beachcroft - responds to the Law Commission’s third and final consultation on Automated Vehicles
   
18/3/21 - 13:58   Increased incentive payments - £3,000 for new employees of any age who start their apprenticeship from 1 April 2021 to 30 September 2021
   
18/3/21 - 13:49   Parkopedia - production version of indoor mapping services (where GPS signal is limited) for automotive navigation use
   
18/3/21 - 13:38   74% of UK businesses were currently trading, up from the 72% in the previous wave - but lower than the 84% in mid-December
   
18/3/21 - 13:12   Auto Windscreens - Shaun Atton, Head of Fleet and Facilities, wins Great British Fleet Award
   
18/3/21 - 13:09   Co-op - £500,000 pledged to kick start new £15m fund to improve apprenticeship opportunities for under-represented groups
   
18/3/21 - 12:46   National Windscreens - Julian Marais appointed Commercial Pricing Manager
   
18/3/21 - 12:32   IFED - man fakes theft of Aston Martin DB7 Vantage to make bogus insurance claim
   
18/3/21 - 12:22   SMMT - statement on changes to the plug-in car, van and truck grants
   
18/3/21 - 12:13   DfT: traffic levels (Monday 15 March) 22% below Feb 2020 levels - still below pre-Christmas levels
   
18/3/21 - 12:13   DfT: traffic levels (Monday 15 March) 22% below Feb 2020 levels - still below pre-Christmas levels
   
18/3/21 - 12:12   DfT: traffic levels (Monday 15 March) 22% below Feb 2020 levels - still below pre-Christmas levels
   
18/3/21 - 11:33   MINI - to become a fully electric brand by the early 2030s
   
18/3/21 - 10:49   What Car? - cut in plug-in grant "sure to dent" long-term interest n EVs
   
18/3/21 - 10:18   RAC - reacts to "unexpected" cuts to plug-in car grant that take effect today
   
18/3/21 - 10:12   ABI - £202 million paid by insurers to help the families of those who have died due to Coronavirus
   
18/3/21 - 10:03   National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) - "vital" that EV buyers continue to be incentivised
   
18/3/21 - 09:45   Plug-in car, van and truck grant - cut from £3,000 to £2,500 and only for vehicles up to £35,000 (previously up to £50,000)
   
18/3/21 - 09:31   Carsofthefuture.co.uk signs media partnership agreement with Reuters Events for Car of the Future 2021 in June
   
18/3/21 - 09:22   Gemini Edinburgh - wins Scotland Prestige Accident Repair Centre of the Year for Scotland for a second year in a row
   
18/3/21 - 09:12   Refused Car Finance - 60% of people think that you can’t get approved from car finance with bad credit
   
18/3/21 - 09:05   Lookers - audit of 2020 accounts proceeding well; expect to report £10m underlying profit (£4m in 2019); net debt reduced from £60m to £45m
   
18/3/21 - 09:05   BuyaCar - post-COVID restrictions "gold rush" for car dealers predicted
   
18/3/21 - 08:17   Nissan's automated guided vehicles – mobile machines that help workers in factories – are evolving thanks to the second life of Nissan LEAF
   
17/3/21 - 14:16   Traffic levels - continue to rise slowly; car traffic hit 70% of pre-covid levels last week with kids back at school
   
17/3/21 - 14:09   BMW - all-new electric-only BMW i4 revealed; up to 366 miles range and up to 530hp; on sale later this year
   
17/3/21 - 13:28   Steer Automotive Group - acquire their 12th site, Premier Panel Skills Ltd in Farnham, one of only 14 Porsche Recommended repairers
   
17/3/21 - 13:21   ABP Member Event: Weds 24 March @ 11am - 'Be Future Ready: loss prevention advice to avoid cyber crime in bodyshops'
   
17/3/21 - 13:18   BASF - becomes global paint accessories supplier for BMW's private label brand, Fit4Paint
   
17/3/21 - 12:54   IRG - offer Cardiff City Football Club Season Ticket holders 10% discount on labour and materials
   
17/3/21 - 12:44   BCA - introduces major enhancements to online platform
   
17/3/21 - 12:41   Autocar’s Great Women: Rising Stars 2021 - one month away from the nominations deadline; virtual event (Tues 15 June)
   
17/3/21 - 12:31   Opus Motor Group (formerly part of Jennings Motor Group) - announce The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) as charity of the year
   
17/3/21 - 11:48   HM Treasury - Amanda Blanc, Aviva's CEO, appointed Women in Finance Champion
   
17/3/21 - 11:20   Britishvolt - announces further strength in depth and experience to its senior leadership team
   
17/3/21 - 11:07   Accenture and Duck Creek Technologies - 73% drivers interested in PAYG insurance (up from 60% in 2018); 29% plan to drive less post-COVID
   
17/3/21 - 10:49   RSA Group - Scott Egan confirmed as go-forward CEO of RSA UK & International
   
17/3/21 - 10:17   RAC and LV= - launch ‘no ties’ pay-by-mile car insurance underwritten by Highway Insurance Company Limited (part of LV=)
   
17/3/21 - 09:57   Alton Cars - new partnership with AkzoNobel using Sikkens Autowave 2.0 paint system in network of 15 vehicle repair centres
   
17/3/21 - 09:41   IAM RoadSmart - 90% of motorists want speed cameras to check for vehicle tax, insurance and MOT
   
17/3/21 - 09:36   The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) - confirm Aviva as principal sponsor of 2021 Conference
   
17/3/21 - 09:27   ABAC’s Spinn compressors - new aftermarket compressors can reduce energy consumption by 12%
   
16/3/21 - 14:08   Glass's - Ford Puma and "the changing face of automotive"; 1/2 car buyers in Europe choses an SUV
   
16/3/21 - 13:39   Motorpoint - will make a donation for every joke shared on its social media channels on Red Nose Day (Fri 19 March)
   
16/3/21 - 13:36   Ford - Ford Dagenham Engine Plant to manufacture diesel engines for the next generation Ford Transit Custom range, safeguarding jobs
   
16/3/21 - 13:15   CAPS claims volume analysis: week ending 13th March - at 82% November 2020 volumes (up 6% on previous week)
   
16/3/21 - 12:57   Europcar Mobility Group - new range of fully flexible vehicle rental subscription offers for companies
   
16/3/21 - 12:36   Freeway Fleet Systems - workshop web booking portal provides real-time insight into fleet servicing and repairs from a smartphone
   
16/3/21 - 12:18   HB Accident Repair Network - first bodyshop site, Swinton Manchester, achieves the BS 10125 accreditation after opening in January
   
16/3/21 - 11:56   TyreSafe - Megan’s Story reminds drivers of the importance of tyre safety
   
16/3/21 - 11:49   Allianz - awarded Gracechurch Service Quality Marque for fifth year in a row
   
16/3/21 - 11:43   Be ready for your potential HSE inspection and don’t get caught out – with IMPROVE Online by Peritus
   
16/3/21 - 11:36   BookMyGarage - April and May to be "challenging" for garages but normality to return by the summer
   
16/3/21 - 11:14   Enterprise - supports UK’s first mobility credits initiative, in Coventry
   
16/3/21 - 10:52   3M - free live webinar on Tues 30 March about the new 3M performance Spray Gun
   
16/3/21 - 10:43   AW Repair Group - named as FIRST Bodyshop GROUP in the UK to achieve PAS2060
   
16/3/21 - 10:07   Jaguar Land Rover - future air purification technology proven to inhibit viruses and bacteria by up to 97%
   
16/3/21 - 09:50   handl Group - launches Cogent Hire, credit hire company to reduce credit hire bills by at least 25% with "partnership approach to repairs"
   
16/3/21 - 09:34   Citroën - 32% cars suffer pothole damage; average repair bill for pothole damage is £142 BUT 11% of drivers have had to pay more than £250
   
15/3/21 - 14:28   AX article - could electric vehicles help the UK economy post-pandemic?
   
15/3/21 - 14:03   MoneySuperMarket - average premiums for fully comprehensive car insurance cost £490 – a fall of 3% - or £13 - over the last year
   
15/3/21 - 13:59   Rimac C_Two - nearing the final stages of its multi-year global homologation program ready for sale
   
15/3/21 - 13:27   Adesa UK - remarketing firm expands defleet operations into Scotland with BBA winner, QA Vehicle Solutions, partnership
   
15/3/21 - 13:00   Ford Accident Repair Centre in Yeovil - joins Safety Consulting Services (SCS)
   
15/3/21 - 12:32   LKQ ECP - how workshops can prepare for the upcoming drop in MOT demand
   
15/3/21 - 12:29   Allianz - strengthens its broker proposition with two new initiatives
   
15/3/21 - 12:11   US: The Claims Bridge International (TCBI) webinar - bringing AI & new technology to the claims and vehicle repair processes
   
15/3/21 - 11:25   Pandemic pushes spending 1km closer to home - and over half of money is spent online
   
15/3/21 - 11:11   Click4Reg - Mercedes-Benz (most unreliable) and Renault (most reliable) global car brands according to breakdown help google searches
   
15/3/21 - 10:45   IMS (Insurance & Mobility Solutions) - Paul Stacy (ex LexisNexis and Wunelli) joins IMS in global BD role
   
15/3/21 - 10:16   Association of Consumer Support Organisations (ACSO) - comment on the ABI motor claims figures: "troubling"
   
15/3/21 - 10:12   Auto Trader - "confident" market performance as used car sales approach typical trading levels, c90% of typical trading volumes
   
15/3/21 - 10:06   YourParkingSpace - more car journeys in the future and fewer people using public transport
   
15/3/21 - 09:53   National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) - 'Dealer Attitude Survey' reveals improving satisfaction levels
   
15/3/21 - 09:44   What Car? - new online company car tax calculator reveals running cost of each car
   
12/3/21 - 22:10   Lookers - Financial Reporting Council (FRC) commences investigation into Deloitte's audits of Lookers 2017 and 2018 accounts
   
12/3/21 - 14:04   HELLA - aims for climate-neutral production by 2025; ">90% sales in the automotive are already independent of the combustion engine"
   
12/3/21 - 13:46   National Audit Office (NAO) - questions value for money of plug-in grants
   
12/3/21 - 13:39   Mitsubishi Motors UK - confirm new car sales will cease in the UK in Autumn 2021; it will then continue as an aftersales-only business
   
12/3/21 - 13:39   ONS - GDP fell by 2.9% in January, remaining 9% below its pre-pandemic peak.
   
12/3/21 - 13:31   Ecotricity and GRIDSERVE - turbocharge development of the Electric Highway – Europe’s first nationwide charging network
   
12/3/21 - 13:29   IMI - extends period for Automotive Re-Accreditation assessments
   
12/3/21 - 13:22   Sandown Mercedes - appoints BCA as its exclusive remarketing partner
   
12/3/21 - 12:35   Solera Audatex - sad news of the passing of Martin George, Head of Implementation at Audatex UK
   
12/3/21 - 12:12   IMI - announces Diversity Taskforce for greater inclusion of under-represented groups in automotive
   
12/3/21 - 11:56   Nissan - announces plans for major expansion of renewable energy at Sunderland Plant
   
12/3/21 - 11:51   Financial Ombudsman Service - Caroline Wayman to step down as chief ombudsman & chief executive
   
12/3/21 - 11:34   ABP Club post-lockdown Networking Event at Mercedes-Benz World - Thursday 8 July 2021, sponsored by Sherwin-Williams
   
12/3/21 - 11:22   AXA - Antoine Gosset-Grainville to replace Denis Duverne as Chairman of AXA in April 2022
   
12/3/21 - 11:16   Renault - sells entire stake in Daimler for 1.14 billion euros
   
12/3/21 - 11:10   LKQ Euro Car Parts - launches e-learning suite as part of digitalisation drive
   
12/3/21 - 10:45   TUC - people in low-income jobs more likely to have to stop work early due to medical reasons; 1 in 8 forced out of work before pension age
   
12/3/21 - 10:05   Vertu Motors Arena - 13th largest dealer owned bodyshop group acquires naming rights to the Eagles Community Arena in Newcastle
   
12/3/21 - 09:45   IMPROVE Online Learning by Peritus – join businesses like Rainbow Bodyshops who are saving time and money by moving training online
   
12/3/21 - 08:29   ABI - lockdowns led to 19% fall in motor insurance claims in 2020; total paid out only fell by 6% due to higher personal injury costs
   
11/3/21 - 14:09   Fix Auto UK - annual Conference postponed until 2022
   
11/3/21 - 13:48   ONS - proportion of workforce on furlough remains broadly stable at 19% = approx 6.2 million employees (mid-Feb)
   
11/3/21 - 13:04   AkzoNobel - "milestone 15 by 20 achievement" at heart of AkzoNobel’s integrated Report 2020
   
11/3/21 - 12:32   ERS - Abry Partners and Aquiline raise additional $350m to support motor insurer's expansion
   
11/3/21 - 12:25   RAC - half of smart motorway safety cameras can’t enforce ‘red X’ closed-lane signs
   
11/3/21 - 12:08   University of Warwick - trial project launched to reduce private car use inc E-scooters, buses on demand and Enterprise Car Club
   
11/3/21 - 11:56   What Car? - LV Britannia Rescue ranked as Britain’s best breakdown provider
   
11/3/21 - 11:24   TrustFord - IT investment: develops Bots & new tech to enhance efficiencies
   
11/3/21 - 11:06   Excel Automotive Group (EAG) - celebrates two years trading!
   
11/3/21 - 11:00   Autoglass - confirms two-year extension to partnership with LeasePlan UK
   
11/3/21 - 10:38   BuyaCar - majority of motorists say they're likely to buy an EV in the 'near future', new research reveals
   
11/3/21 - 10:35   CarGurus 2021 Buyer Insight Report - COVID-19 triggers landmark shift in car buying habits
   
11/3/21 - 10:29   School of Thought - developing a Traineeship exclusively for the automotive industry
   
11/3/21 - 10:01   Goldschmitt techmobil - retrofittable chassis solutions for overloaded transporter vans & CVs special vehicles.
   
11/3/21 - 09:36   Autoglass - confirms two-year extension to partnership with LeasePlan UK for 174,663 vehicle-fleet
   
11/3/21 - 09:14   GT Motive - launch GT Fusion: "ecosystem that combines AI with automotive repair expertise"
   
10/3/21 - 14:23   IBIS (Plenham/bodyshops mag) - conform ABP's story from Friday; no face-to-face IBIS conferences anywhere in 2021 for second year in a row
   
10/3/21 - 14:22   Solera - owners Vista Equity considering adding DealerSocket and Omnitracs to its deal for Solera to float via Apollo in $15 BILLION deal
   
10/3/21 - 14:22   Traffic levels - continue to rise; car traffic hit 70% of pre-covid levels on Monday as kids returned to school; van traffic hit 93%
   
10/3/21 - 14:03   Autocar - work begins to digitise entire 126-year Autocar magazine archive
   
10/3/21 - 14:00   Peterborough Telegraph report: comparethemarket.com parent BGL Group - 116 city jobs are at risk.
   
10/3/21 - 13:49   Red Kite Leasing - Oxfordshire based car lease company overcomes COVID impact and re-launches as 'Your E-Car' to focus on electric vehicles
   
10/3/21 - 13:43   Allianz Partners - data protection and cybersecurity: Allianz Partners achieves TISAX level 3 accreditation
   
10/3/21 - 13:31   CAPS claims volume analysis: week ending 6 March - at 76% November 2020 volumes (no change on previous week)
   
10/3/21 - 13:08   GT Motive - launch GT Fusion - "ecosystem that combines AI with automotive repair expertise"
   
10/3/21 - 13:00   "Make your worst estimators as good as your best ones... trust me there is more profit in that than over egging a good estimate"
   
10/3/21 - 12:45   ABP Member Event: Weds 24 March @ 11am - 'Be Future Ready: loss prevention advice to avoid cyber crime in bodyshops'
   
10/3/21 - 11:58   Blue Prism blog & video - how intelligent automation and AI connect to speed up FNOL in motor claims management
   
10/3/21 - 11:12   Mitsubishi Motors in the UK - clarifies Mitsubishi Motors Corp announcement on plans to procure new vehicles from Alliance partner, Renault
   
10/3/21 - 11:01   IMPROVE Online Learning by Peritus – join bodyshops like Rye Street Group who moved training to one easy-to-use online system
   
10/3/21 - 09:50   £20 million competition fund to "fuel search" for electric vehicle innovations
   
10/3/21 - 09:32   Allianz - Matt Pask and Chris Long appointed as new regional distribution managers after joining Allianz graduate schemes
   
09/3/21 - 13:30   Specialist Risk Group (SRG) - acquire taxi specialist, Emrose Insurance Brokers
   
09/3/21 - 13:17   RAC - major changes for electric car drivers at motorway service areas - RAC reaction
   
09/3/21 - 12:46   Brand Finance - Toyota overtakes Mercedes-Benz claiming pole position as world’s most valuable automobile brand, brand value US$59.5 billion
   
09/3/21 - 12:31   Driving for Better Business celebrates the successes of women working in the transport sector on International Women’s Day
   
09/3/21 - 12:19   Cobalt Solutions - Steve Molloy (ex Innovation Group) appointed as Head of Insurer Services
   
09/3/21 - 12:00   OECD’s latest Interim Economic Outlook - faster vaccine rollout critical to stronger global economic recovery
   
09/3/21 - 11:39   Gforces - launches AI-powered automated video platform into UK with Phyron
   
09/3/21 - 11:14   AkzoNobel and McLaren Racing extend partnership ahead of new F1 season
   
09/3/21 - 10:42   (reports) Aston Martin - new pure-electric sports car and SUV, both of will be built in Warwickshire, within the next 4 years
   
09/3/21 - 10:33   New Jeep Renegade 4xe - will send you a text if your car has been stolen
   
09/3/21 - 10:27   Volvo Cars - best-selling XC60 inc new Android-powered Google infotainment system, & ADAS sensor platform
   
09/3/21 - 10:21   Mercedes-Benz - suppliers accounting for more than 75% of Mercedes-Benz’s annual volume of buy sign up to CO2 neutral goal
   
09/3/21 - 10:16   Tracker - 31 vehicles recovered in Feb 2021 worth total £582,635
   
09/3/21 - 09:44   RWC Training - urges repairers to get ADAS ready ahead of UK Insurance Industry Requirements (IIR) [31st March]
   
09/3/21 - 09:32   MG Motor - three new Minstergate dealer sites in North and East Yorkshire join network
   
09/3/21 - 09:19   Driving Licence - long-term implications of working from home have created a ‘very different environment’ for fleet compliance
   
09/3/21 - 09:09   IAM RoadSmart - pensioners have more 25x more penalty points than young drivers
   
09/3/21 - 09:05   Motorcycle lessons and Compulsory Basic Training will resume on 29 March ahead of Motorcycle testing, which will resume on 12 April
   
09/3/21 - 08:48   BookMyGarage - franchised dealer network will still be reliant on aftersales to secure revenue for at least another month
   
09/3/21 - 08:47   BookMyGarage - fanchised dealer network will still be reliant on aftersales to secure revenue for at least another month
   
08/3/21 - 14:55   Drive My Career - Arnold Clark, Caffyns, JCT600, Lookers, Marshall Motor Group, TrustFord, & Sytner back IWD2021 campaign
   
08/3/21 - 14:00   Hagerty - classic vehicle insurer celebrates 11 automotive heroes on International Women’s Day
   
08/3/21 - 13:34   All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Women in Transport - calls on industry to challenge "macho culture"
   
08/3/21 - 13:27   Global Risk Partners’ (GRP) Chesterfield brokerage, DCJ - acquires commercial fleet & business motor insurance broker, Sills
   
08/3/21 - 13:19   McKinsey - most people cannot differentiate between autonomous vehicles and ADAS
   
08/3/21 - 13:11   National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) - dealers confident that market demand for LCVs will "remain robust"
   
08/3/21 - 12:55