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

21/2/19 - 13:56   Driverless cars - David Williams (Managing Director, Underwriting & Technical Services at AXA Insurance) gives his views on developments
   
21/2/19 - 13:47   International Underwriting Association (IUA) - calls for new laws for driverless cars
   
21/2/19 - 13:42   AXA worldwide - 2018 results: underlying profits up 6%; "2018 was a pivotal year in our transformation journey"
   
21/2/19 - 13:12   Women of Influence – brand new ABP Club Women’s Automotive event, sponsored by 3M: Tuesday 2 April in Loughborough
   
21/2/19 - 13:07   ABI - insurers say "Don’t blame drivers for fully automated accidents"
   
21/2/19 - 12:54   Ferrari - Dealers to host local schools to learn about Ferrari Apprenticeships during National Apprenticeship Week 2019
   
21/2/19 - 12:42   HMG Paints - Veterans Garage collaborate with HMG Paints in 1930s Airport restoration
   
21/2/19 - 12:34   BBA - 2019 British Bodyshop Awards Presenting Companies announced!
   
21/2/19 - 11:18   Cazana - new cars registrations to drop by 1.8% as Brexit settles; used car sales to increase by 2.2% with supply under pressure
   
21/2/19 - 11:07   AlloyGator - alloy wheel protection system receives TÜV SÜD approval (product testing and safety compliance)
   
21/2/19 - 10:56   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) 2019 - "rivals and competitors, panel beaters and insurance people, all come together as friends at the BBAs"
   
21/2/19 - 10:28   RAC - majority of drivers in favour of police using long-range cameras
   
21/2/19 - 10:24   The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) - Brexit VAT expenses reclaim deadline looms
   
21/2/19 - 10:17   Halfords Autocentres (MOT, service, mechanical & tyres) - 44% drivers think getting car serviced by independent garage invalidates warranty
   
21/2/19 - 09:55   Gloucestershire Police - long-range camera catches 1,293 speeding drivers (inc 126mph) and ammunition and offensive weapon seizure
   
20/2/19 - 22:13   Cameron v Liverpool Victoria Insurance - the CHO (Credit Hire Organisation) publish their response to todays Supreme Court judgement
   
20/2/19 - 19:40   Aviva - High Court signs off approval to transfer £9 billion in assets to a new Irish company pre-Brexit (2259 GMT on March 29)
   
20/2/19 - 19:21   Question from a Club member re: UV primers - can you help?
   
20/2/19 - 17:22   Cameron v Liverpool Victoria Insurance - Minster Law's view of todays Supreme Court judgement
   
20/2/19 - 17:17   Cameron v Liverpool Victoria Insurance - LVF's response to todays Supreme Court judgement
   
20/2/19 - 17:15   Cameron v Liverpool Victoria Insurance - the official Supreme Court case summary on insurance regarding an unidentified driver
   
20/2/19 - 14:02   AXA UK change in Insurance leadership team - Gareth Howell, Executive Managing Director of AXA Retail, to leave AXA UK and Ireland
   
20/2/19 - 13:56   FCA Wholesale Insurance Brokers Market Study report - no "significant levels of harm that merit the introduction of intrusive remedies"
   
20/2/19 - 13:51   Post-Brexit car price rises costing drivers thousands - cheapest cars have experienced the sharpest rises since 2017
   
20/2/19 - 13:47   ACEA - vehicle safety: auto makers call for rapid adoption of new EU requirements
   
20/2/19 - 13:44   InAutomotive - 10 disruptive trends in the automotive aftermarket
   
20/2/19 - 11:48   AX (Accident Exchange) - opportunity to capture bodyshop work: March is the second-worst month for accidents after November
   
20/2/19 - 02:31   Daily Mail - man has received over 100 nuisance phone calls from claims companies since minor bump in station car park in Oct 2018
   
19/2/19 - 23:42   RAC - renew contract with Slater and Gordon to provide accident management support and additional legal services to RAC members
   
19/2/19 - 20:49   RWC Training Centre - March dates available for ADAS training for bodyshops
   
19/2/19 - 20:40   IFED - previous benefits cheat sentenced for not disclosing £44,000 fraud when buying motor and home insurance policies
   
19/2/19 - 20:35   EMaC (part of Innovation Group) - brings together innovative services to maximise aftersales opportunities
   
19/2/19 - 20:28   LeasePlan UK - secures new 5-year contracted vehicle supply deal with Midland Heart
   
19/2/19 - 20:15   France: Symach - bodyshop installation in Normandy, France at Le Francois Carrosserie, to go from repairing 250 cars per year to 50 per WEEK
   
19/2/19 - 20:05   Pendragon - Mark Herbert (ex Jardines) to replace Trevor Finn as Chief Executive Officer
   
19/2/19 - 19:29   Ben - following Honda's Swindon plant announcement, charity reminds automotive workers (and their families) they are here to help
   
19/2/19 - 12:14   Vizion Engage - network bodyshops attend the latest round of Vizion repairer days
   
19/2/19 - 10:51   Allianz - boxer's £35,000 whiplash claim rejected after video of him fighting 9 weeks after crash spotted on YouTube
   
19/2/19 - 10:41   Brake - offers free webinar on post-crash action and care
   
19/2/19 - 10:33   The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - announces appointment of new Chair of the Financial Services Consumer Panel, Wanda Goldwag
   
19/2/19 - 09:51   Henkel - new vehicle repair and maintenance (VRM) literature available for bodyshops
   
19/2/19 - 09:13   The Floow - telematics firm backed by Direct Line Group investment chosen by Government to lead UPLIFT project (cutting accidents on roads)
   
19/2/19 - 08:46   Ageas - Jonathan Price appointed as new Chief Financial Officer for UK Business
   
19/2/19 - 08:35   OFFICIAL: Honda - confirm proposal to cease production at its Swindon factory in 2021 due to the "challenges of electrification"
   
18/2/19 - 23:37   Honda - expected to announce closure of Swindon factory in 2022 with the loss of 3,500 jobs
   
18/2/19 - 20:48   Chesterfield College Vehicle Accident Repair Open Day - Monday 4 March 2019
   
18/2/19 - 20:34   National Salvage Group - ‘Wears It Red’ for the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity
   
18/2/19 - 19:34   GEM Motoring Assist - Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) systems should become mandatory on all new vehicles from 2022
   
18/2/19 - 18:07   U-POL - launches filler campaign with free prize draw to win an Apple iPad
   
18/2/19 - 18:01   AW Repair Group - promotes Ian Pearson to Group Operations Support Manager role
   
18/2/19 - 14:14   Europcar UK - motorists don’t understand what a car finance deal does and doesn’t include
   
18/2/19 - 14:12   International Underwriting Association (IUA) - calls for new laws on driverless cars
   
18/2/19 - 13:58   ŠKODA UK - Henrys ŠKODA wins Service & Parts at annual Retailer of the Year (ROTY) awards
   
18/2/19 - 12:43   Fix Auto Buckingham - celebrates 10-year anniversary of being part of the bodyshop network
   
18/2/19 - 12:33   Tracker - BMW X5 was the most ‘stolen and recovered’ vehicle in 2018
   
18/2/19 - 12:07   Artificial intelligence to tackle insurance fraud - 40 AI and data analytics projects announced
   
18/2/19 - 11:59   Kirkcaldy has the worst MoT pass rate in the UK
   
18/2/19 - 11:47   Nationwide - Trafford Park site adopts dual branding with LV= General Insurance
   
18/2/19 - 09:10   Stoneacre - 5th largest franchised dealer bodyshop group joins MG network
   
18/2/19 - 09:04   Volvo Car UK - appoints VW's former National Network Development Manager, Mark Cox, as National Sales Manager
   
18/2/19 - 08:08   Pendragon (Evans Halshaw & Stratstone) - Mark Herbert (ex-Jardine Motors) to become new CEO, replacing Trevor Finn who is retiring
   
18/2/19 - 01:04   Synetiq - to ensure full GDPR compliance by removing all personal data (inc that held in sat-navs, black boxes etc) from salvage vehicles
   
18/2/19 - 01:01   Synetiq - new company (formed by merger of Motorhog, Car Transplants and FAB) will not accept cash payment for salvage vehicles
   
17/2/19 - 15:04   Brexit - UK lorries and planes will be allowed into Europe after a no-deal Brexit under contingency plans published by EU Council
   
16/2/19 - 20:34   Porsche GB - tells customers in the event of a no-deal Brexit they will have to pay 10% extra if their new car is delivered after 29 March
   
15/2/19 - 13:50   Councils call for £1.5 billion to fund scrappage scheme
   
15/2/19 - 12:18   Ten million drivers have now done retraining courses - 1.2 million drivers attended speed awareness course in 2018
   
15/2/19 - 12:12   Canopy Safety from KVF Consultants - free 30-day trial of new Health & Safety software for ABP Club members
   
15/2/19 - 12:05   AA - wins one of UK’s largest roadside assistance contracts with Lloyds Banking Group
   
15/2/19 - 12:01   insurethebox - named People Development Heroes of the Year in the 2019 North East Contact Centre Awards (NECCA)
   
15/2/19 - 11:43   AkzoNobel - declares special cash dividend of €4.50 per share, to be paid on February 25, 2019
   
15/2/19 - 11:16   Has anyone got a good contact for Tradex Insurance Services' accounts department? - request from ABP Club member
   
15/2/19 - 11:13   Gemini Wakefield - 25th site for Gemini is a 8,000 square foot start-up business
   
15/2/19 - 10:58   ACIS - stockpiling £1.2m product and a Brexit ‘taskforce’: paint suppliers prepare for "worse case scenarios" post-March 29
   
15/2/19 - 10:49   JBR Capital - witnessed a 54% increase in classic car equity release deals during 2018
   
15/2/19 - 10:46   Self-Driving and Driverless Cars: The Auto Trader Guide
   
15/2/19 - 10:29   National Apprenticeship Week (NAW): Monday 4 to Friday 8 March 2019 - guide for bodyshop apprentice employees
   
15/2/19 - 10:01   The Financial Stability Board (FSB) published a report today on FinTech and market structure in financial services.
   
15/2/19 - 09:35   JCT600 - double win at the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle Awards at the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle Awards
   
15/2/19 - 09:14   Renault - board will not make €30m payout to former boss Carlos Ghosn
   
15/2/19 - 07:10   Mitsubishi Motors UK - apprentices become first Light Vehicle Technicians to qualify under new standards standards
   
15/2/19 - 07:05   BVRLA - "stark" warning in response to HM Treasury’s Review of WLTP and Vehicle Taxes
   
14/2/19 - 14:27   Happy 40th Birthday, Mirka UK!
   
14/2/19 - 14:15   ABP Club Recommended Business Service Provider: InAutomotive - How attractive is your job advert?
   
14/2/19 - 14:05   BSI's Kitemark Excellence Award at this year's British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) - enter by 4 March!
   
14/2/19 - 13:59   Gemini Repairs - fourth cohort of 14 new apprentices start at Emtec College
   
14/2/19 - 13:29   Barnfield College - host ‘Meet the Industry’ event at motor vehicle workshops
   
14/2/19 - 13:00   The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) - businesses ‘hung out to dry’ without answers in event of unwanted ‘no deal’
   
14/2/19 - 12:48   AA - acquires Prestige Fleet Servicing for around £11 million
   
14/2/19 - 12:34   Optal - B2B transaction 'reinventor' makes 64th place on Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200
   
14/2/19 - 12:09   DfT - drink-drive deaths up
   
14/2/19 - 12:05   Inter-est - brand new website launched today
   
14/2/19 - 11:55   LV= - Victoria Price (ex Verex, A Plan & BGL) joins LV='s Broker business to develop motor manufacturer insurance relationships
   
14/2/19 - 11:32   Cap HPI - motorists are driving 21% fewer miles than they did 10 years ago
   
14/2/19 - 11:14   KPMG's Mobility 2030 'disruption' - electric vehicles (EVs), connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) and on-demand mobility services
   
14/2/19 - 10:13   RAC and Euro Car Part's Autofirst - join forces to create the biggest independent garage network in the UK
   
14/2/19 - 09:57   Prasco UK - appoints Steve Thompson, Industry Insights, as non-executive director
   
14/2/19 - 09:31   Ford - tells Prime Minister a no-deal Brexit would be "catastrophic" and they are now working on plans to move production out of the UK
   
14/2/19 - 09:22   PSA - appoint Alison Jones (former md of Volkswagen UK) as managing director for the Peugeot, Citroën and DS Automobiles brands in the UK
   
14/2/19 - 08:51   Peugeot UK - have built up stockpile of cars (25% more than usual) in the UK to beat threat of hard Brexit says Motor Trader report
   
14/2/19 - 08:28   Inflation rate - falls to lowest level for two years; CPI down to 1.8% for last 12 months; RPI down to 2.7%
   
13/2/19 - 13:31   Abridge Vehicle Management - Mercedes-Benz Vito courtesy fleet keeps businesses running during accident repairs
   
13/2/19 - 13:23   IFED - Ghost broker jailed for providing fake car insurance for 70 vehicles to criminals
   
13/2/19 - 12:54   Halfords Autocentres - 70% of drivers have no idea how to ‘merge-in-turn’
   
13/2/19 - 12:44   National Windscreens - ADAS calibration demand drives expansion in Scotland
   
13/2/19 - 12:38   LeasePlan - announces Q4 and Full Year 2018 results: €322.4m Repair & Maintenance Services revenue (2018)
   
13/2/19 - 12:22   Lightfoot - Montel group of companies reduce accidents by 80% using driver improvement tech
   
13/2/19 - 12:07   KPMG - UK drops two places (from 5th in 2018, to 7th, in the 2019 Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index
   
13/2/19 - 11:45   SMMT - British new HGV market down -4.3% in 2018 (43,103 sold)
   
13/2/19 - 11:40   SMMT - used car market drops -2.1% in 2018, with 167,980 fewer cars changing hands compared with 2017
   
13/2/19 - 11:25   Can employers really afford to ignore apprenticeships?
   
13/2/19 - 10:57   DENSO-sponsored Toyota Auto Body - finish first and second in production category in Dakar Rally
   
13/2/19 - 10:50   HSE's change in enforcement expectations for mild steel welding fumes - Julie Eley offers "one off" free advice to industry colleagues
   
13/2/19 - 10:45   18% of all drivers admit to checking messages or emails behind the wheel - 15 years since driving while using a handheld mobile made illegal
   
13/2/19 - 10:09   Nationwide - first graduating class of 2019 leaders complete ILM accredited Introduction to Leadership and Management
   
13/2/19 - 09:07   AXA XL (the property & casualty and specialty risk division of AXA) - restructuring plan puts potential 711 jobs in Europe (inc UK) at risk
   
13/2/19 - 08:42   GoCompare - 1 in 10 young driver car insurance policies are ‘fronted’
   
13/2/19 - 08:38   Fix Auto Nottingham (BMW and MINI & Volvo) and Fix Auto Dagenham (Nissan) - VM approvals for two franchisees
   
12/2/19 - 14:49   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) - our 2019 host says bodyshops "provide an amazing service to the nation" and "can't wait to salute" you!
   
12/2/19 - 13:02   Empty car parking spaces at shopping centres (thanks to online shopping) rented to other car owners such as workers at nearby businesses
   
12/2/19 - 12:51   Rolls-Royce Motor Cars - record number of places available on the 2019 Apprenticeship Programme
   
12/2/19 - 12:45   Volvo Car UK - new virtual sales team saves man hours and man power for SMEs
   
12/2/19 - 12:12   EDAM Group - Project Phoenix wins silver in the Training Journal's Best Change Management category
   
12/2/19 - 11:38   IAM RoadSmart - business must tackle distracted driving to stem the tide of avoidable crashes
   
12/2/19 - 11:31   BLM - risk assessment remains relevant in workplace
   
12/2/19 - 11:00   Autotech Recruit - temporary vehicle technicians (mechanical and servicing) fill 25,000 hours across dealer network garages in 2018
   
12/2/19 - 10:42   Thatcham Research - one-day M.E.T Supplementary Restraint Systems (SRS) and Trim course: Thurs 14 Feb and Mon 25 March
   
12/2/19 - 10:35   Aviva - motor insurance brokers’ concerns grow around Brexit and economic climate
   
12/2/19 - 10:21   Which? car survey - luxury cars and SUVs are "least reliable"
   
12/2/19 - 10:07   Jailed crash for cash fraudster back in court charged with nine money laundering offences over an 18-year period
   
12/2/19 - 09:36   Budget Insurance blog - Keyless cars: How do they work and are they worth it?
   
12/2/19 - 07:17   AA - trading update; profits in line with guidance; 16% growth for motor insurance to 731,000 policies
   
12/2/19 - 01:02   speed cameras - retired Harrogate business man caught using radar jammer to avoid speeding tickets is JAILED for 3 months
   
11/2/19 - 14:21   The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) - Boris Johnson to "lead the way" at BIBA 2019
   
11/2/19 - 14:10   Premium Credit - two million people borrow money from friends and family to help pay for their insurance
   
11/2/19 - 14:03   The Office for National Statistics (ONS) - 0.2% growth in UK gross domestic product (GDP) in Q4, down from 0.6% in Q3
   
11/2/19 - 13:52   Two new pieces of guidance published to help employers identify potential causes of the gender pay gap and develop an effective action plan
   
11/2/19 - 13:47   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) - 2019 Presenting Companies announced!
   
11/2/19 - 13:10   BASF - "we help cars 'see' through sensor protection and 'be seen' with advanced pigmentation and coating innovations"
   
11/2/19 - 12:58   Bring It On 4 Ben with new fundraising challenges!
   
11/2/19 - 12:13   What to expect on a Speed Awareness Course - LeaseCar says no police, not a pass or fail and insurance not affected
   
11/2/19 - 11:13   HSE - change in enforcement expectations for mild steel welding fumes with immediate effect
   
11/2/19 - 11:04   Autoglass - Aviva customers can now make a windscreen insurance claim through the MyAviva portal
   
11/2/19 - 10:51   RAC - wins major consumer award for its car insurance products
   
11/2/19 - 10:39   Mercedes-Benz - appoints Audi's former Head of Fleet Sales, Tom Brennan, to head up their fleet sales operation
   
11/2/19 - 10:29   The IMI - launch new Customer Service, Parts and Sale Apprenticeship Standard
   
11/2/19 - 09:39   Rob Terry - founder of Quindell has raised £25 million for his new venture, OS3 Digital, a technology platform for the insurance industry
   
11/2/19 - 09:26   Audi - first fully electric Audi: e-tron (£71,490) and e-tron Launch Edition (£82,240) models now available to order
   
11/2/19 - 09:21   Mercedes-Benz Vans - 90% of of drivers feel there’s a parking problem in the UK for vans
   
08/2/19 - 13:04   Henrys Suzuki - new dealership and workshop opens in Glasgow
   
08/2/19 - 12:54   The IMI - hosts Electric Vehicle Advisory Group meeting
   
08/2/19 - 12:40   Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) - consumer car finance market grew 1% by volume and 4% by value (Dec 18 vs Dec 17)
   
08/2/19 - 12:36   IAM RoadSmart - drivers ignoring seatbelt and mobile phone usage laws: fear of being caught must rise
   
08/2/19 - 11:39   Mobile phone use survey by Department for Transport - RAC comment
   
08/2/19 - 11:36   Consumer Intelligence - Aviva, Lloyds Bank and More Than are 'newcomers' to ten most trusted motor insurers list
   
08/2/19 - 10:43   Direct Line - Bradford West residents are twice as likely to be involved in a collision with an uninsured driver than the national average
   
08/2/19 - 10:39   BVRLA leasing broker stats - personal contract hire (PCH) represents 57% of the sector, business contract hire (BCH) down from 42% to 38%
   
08/2/19 - 10:23   USA: Solera - acquires Nordic property structure insurance and repair software firm, in4mo Oy
   
08/2/19 - 10:13   IFED - sixteen people sentenced for running £1.2m crash for cash fraud involving 80 'accidents'
   
08/2/19 - 09:59   iovation case study: esure - motor insurer cuts call centre fraud by 40%
   
08/2/19 - 09:43   Fix Auto Wigan - Carl Fogarty opens latest express repair facility, Fix Auto Fix & Go Wigan
   
08/2/19 - 09:29   REPOST FROM THE FORUM - anyone seeing an increase of Total Loss and Storage charges not paid until funds have been received from the TP ins?
   
08/2/19 - 07:27   New York Times - interesting article on ADAS realignment after a windscreen replacement
   
08/2/19 - 03:05   AM awards - full list of all 26 winners plus finalists from tonights awards event at the ICC Birmingham
   
08/2/19 - 02:25   Jaguar Land Rover - Q3 results: pre-tax loss of £273m before non-cash exceptional impairment giving total pre-tax loss of £3.4 billion
   
08/2/19 - 02:16   Government - an update on measures being taken to improve tyre and vehicle safety.
   
07/2/19 - 13:59   InAutomotive (ABP Recommended Business Service Provider) - promotes Thomas Lowcock to General Manager
   
07/2/19 - 13:51   ACIS - promote Michelle Giles to office manager to oversee the continued growth of the business
   
07/2/19 - 13:30   BBA (British Bodyshop Awards) - only 4 premium tables left; over 500 tickets sold on first day; members save £1,200 per table
   
07/2/19 - 12:24   The Spectator - Carmageddon; an excellent article on the future of the motor car and the vehicle manufacturers
   
07/2/19 - 12:15   Zurich UK - 2018 results: country's 13th largest motor insurer sees 176% increase in general insurance operating profit
   
07/2/19 - 11:51   Cromax - bodyshops! Save energy and time with Cromax products
   
07/2/19 - 11:44   Ford - supports Time to Talk Day on February 7 to encourage everyone to have a conversation about mental health
   
07/2/19 - 11:41   Money Mail - looks at "the nonsensical world of car insurance"
   
07/2/19 - 11:24   Continental - series of new videos designed to help drivers keep their tyres in safe condition
   
07/2/19 - 10:57   Thatcham Research - systems that require the driver to control or monitor the vehicle CANNOT be classified as automated
   
07/2/19 - 10:37   ABI - new online calculator works out potential income gap if you fall ill or injured
   
07/2/19 - 10:34   Zurich - proposes Michael Halbherr (formerly HERE, mapping and location data firm) and Barry Stowe for election to the Board of Directors
   
07/2/19 - 10:04   Breeze Motor Group - opens Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Van Centre in Portsmouth
   
07/2/19 - 09:39   Defaqto 2019 Star and Diamond Ratings - seven new categories added, inc General Insurance products
   
07/2/19 - 09:15   Currently studying towards a level 3 qualification in either Body Repair or Refinish? - Register for WorldSkills UK Competitions 2019
   
07/2/19 - 08:14   Grove Group - David Sutcliffe promoted to Operations Manager of UK's fourth largest paint distributor
   
07/2/19 - 08:06   Thatcham Research - welcomes news of Government driverless car ambitions, but "Safety Must Come First"
   
07/2/19 - 00:22   Audatex - partners with RSA Insurance to develop the UK’s first online claims system for pet insurance
   
07/2/19 - 00:16   IMI - hosted Electric Vehicle Advisory Group meeting to begin the process of agreeing appropriate Professional Standards for working on EVs
   
06/2/19 - 16:25   NBRA - publish results of first insurer attitude survey; "repairer feedback fairly positive on relationship between repairers and insurers"
   
06/2/19 - 15:56   Brexit - government unveils preparations to keep hauliers operating between UK and EU in event of no-deal Brexit
   
06/2/19 - 14:44   iRG Innovative Repair Group - 38% growth in 2018 for bodyshop group
   
06/2/19 - 14:15   The Floow - Sheffield-based telematics start up that Direct Line worked with (2012) then invested in (2014) hit Florida
   
06/2/19 - 14:07   BBA on Thurs 9 May - over 400 tickets sold in first 4 hours; only 7 premium tables left; ABP Club members save £120 per ticket - book now
   
06/2/19 - 13:56   Eastern Daily Press - Motoring section of local paper reports BMW driver "takes extreme measures" to avoid car park dents
   
06/2/19 - 13:48   ABP Recommended Business Service Provider: SWRnewstar - Resources and Waste Strategy: a packaging opportunity for bodyshops
   
06/2/19 - 13:34   £23 million for technological trials - to help future proof roads
   
06/2/19 - 13:27   RMI Standards and Certification (RMISC) - Kevin Perks appointed as General Manager
   
06/2/19 - 13:11   Sytner Sheffield - named ‘BMW Aftersales Retailer of the Year’
   
06/2/19 - 12:34   AXA Group - transitions "from payer to partner to its customers" with new global brand
   
06/2/19 - 12:27   Fleet World article - with Graham Gibson, chief claims officer at insurer Allianz and chairman of Thatcham Research
   
06/2/19 - 12:27   Evan Smart - former bodyshop premises in Aberdeen available for sale or rent; can include fitted assets (spraybooths etc) if required
   
06/2/19 - 12:20   bodyshop mag - rename their awards event as "Bodyshop Live!"; 19-20 Sept, Metropole; awards jury announced
   
06/2/19 - 12:18   Plenham (bodyshop mag) - Ruth Draper becomes 11th departure in last 18 months
   
06/2/19 - 12:03   The Rainbow Trust - 14th February is more than ‘just another day’
   
06/2/19 - 11:55   SEAT UK - fastest growing car manufacturer in True Fleet for two consecutive years: year-on-year growth of 27%
   
06/2/19 - 11:23   The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) - UK "staring danger in the face" on trade deals
   
06/2/19 - 11:13   Canada: Symach and Better Image Collision build "dream bodyshop"
   
06/2/19 - 10:42   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) - earlybird sale starts TODAY!
   
06/2/19 - 10:15   Germany: Ford - tests light-based visual language that could help autonomous vehicles communicate with pedestrians
   
06/2/19 - 10:09   Xpress Centres - recently gained the BSI 10125 Kitemark accreditation
   
06/2/19 - 09:57   £35 million lost by cyber crime victims - increase of 24% in six months
   
06/2/19 - 09:42   DVLA - their contact centre received 1,275 reports regarding suspected vehicle tax scams during the last 3 months of 2018
   
06/2/19 - 08:42   Government - moves forward on advanced trials for self-driving vehicles in the UK on public roads and without a safety back-up driver
   
06/2/19 - 08:10   Solera (owners of Audatex) - Tony Aquila, Founder, Chairman & CEO, appointed as chairman of Sportradar, leading sports data provider
   
06/2/19 - 00:54   USA: Caliber Collision Centers and ABRA - announce the closure of their merger (announced on 5 Dec 2018) giving 1,000 bodyshops in 37 states
   
05/2/19 - 16:29   Aviva - two insiders (Andy Briggs and Maurice Tulloch) favourites to replace Mark Wilson as Group CEO; announcement due this month
   
05/2/19 - 14:42   RSA - Scott Egan (currently their CFO) to become CEO RSA UK & International replacing Steve Lewis who is stepping down and leaving RSA
   
05/2/19 - 14:10   Remit Training - Automotive Development Coach Satpal Singh, (AKA, Ted) celebrates 30 years of training bodyshop apprentices
   
05/2/19 - 14:01   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) earlybird starts 10am tomorrow (Wed 6 Feb) - save £120 per ticket
   
05/2/19 - 13:53   LeasePlan UK - Tuesdays are the most common day for car accidents; 18% of accidents involving company cars happen on a Tues
   
05/2/19 - 13:29   The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) - answers questions ahead of new claims management jurisdiction (1 April 2019)
   
05/2/19 - 13:23   RAC - Petrol and diesel prices drop for third month in a row
   
05/2/19 - 12:50   Auto Windscreens - report from recent ADAS Automotive Connecting Conference
   
05/2/19 - 11:42   Interesting Brexit view from KPMG - "despite uncertainty, it’s time to speak up"
   
05/2/19 - 11:20   Denso - OE-supplier helps bodyshops maximise winter footfall with latest Wiper Blade technology
   
05/2/19 - 11:17   National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) - on the latest SMMT figures: "retail automotive industry is flexible and resilient"
   
05/2/19 - 11:13   The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) - supports a total of 87 SMEs with £86m investment
   
05/2/19 - 10:50   SMMT - British new car registrations dip -1.6% in January but demand for electrified models surges
   
05/2/19 - 10:45   East Kent Apprenticeship Awards (EKAA) - nominations open for inaugural event; Ashford, Folkestone & Hythe, Canterbury, Thanet, Swale, Dover
   
05/2/19 - 10:08   C&C Vehicle Services - opens new bodyshop in Wolverhampton
   
05/2/19 - 08:18   Autonomous cars - the 5 problems that mean they aren't coming anytime soon; optimistic assessment says 10 years before wide usage
   
04/2/19 - 14:13   Australia: 2019 Collision Repair Expo - Andrew Marsh and Dave Leuhr speaking at Australian Collision Repair Expo in April
   
04/2/19 - 13:57   NMU - insurer launches new Terrorism Motor Fleet product
   
04/2/19 - 13:05   LV= - confirms 140 jobs are at risk in its claims teams
   
04/2/19 - 12:32   Which? survey - 55% motorists think “fault” meant insurers considered policyholder had caused or was partly to blame for accident
   
04/2/19 - 12:27   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles' annual awards - Eurovans Eastbourne claims overall top performing Van Centre award
   
04/2/19 - 12:16   Government response to Nissan manufacturing update re Sunderland - "a blow to the sector and the region"
   
04/2/19 - 12:02   Birmingham city centre Clean Air Zone (CAZ) - launches January 2020
   
04/2/19 - 11:51   Direct Line Group - 2 billion driver miles recorded with telematics partnership with The Floow
   
04/2/19 - 11:24   The automotive sector and preparing for EU Exit
   
04/2/19 - 11:13   Mycarcheck - new survey shows half of all used buyers encounter phishing
   
04/2/19 - 11:05   The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) - 2019 will start to see more plug-in hybrids and BEVs going through auctions
   
04/2/19 - 10:27   TWO DAYS TO GO! - tickets for this year's British Bodyshop Awards (BBAs) go on sale on Wednesday
   
04/2/19 - 09:59   Moneysupermarket: Thatcham Research - "premiums would not be so competitive if a Berkshire company hadn’t smashed your car to bits first"
   
04/2/19 - 09:42   Ageas - half of British households keep their car in the garage overnight
   
04/2/19 - 09:18   Auto Trader's road rage survey - 20% of road users fear for their safety on the roads
   
04/2/19 - 07:49   Volvo Cars - bodyshop finalists and winners of the High Achiever Incentive in 2018
   
04/2/19 - 07:38   Leasing.com (formerly ContractHireAndLeasing.com) - website relaunches to drive the UK’s switch from car ownership to usership
   
03/2/19 - 20:44   Nissan - confirm next X-Trail model will continue to be made in Japan and will not transfer to Sunderland
   
02/2/19 - 22:21   Brexit - next week Nissan will announce cancellation of plans (announced Autumn 2016) to build new X-Trail model in UK says Sky News
   
01/2/19 - 13:54   Ingenie (Watchstone's telematics arm) - "challenging" trading conditions impact retail volumes - revenue halved
   
01/2/19 - 13:26   Autoglass - technician Andy MacGregor becomes the first in the UK to achieve IMI ADAS calibration accreditation
   
01/2/19 - 13:00   ICO - fines Eldon Insurance (Go Skippy) and Leave.EU £120k for unlawful marketing messages
   
01/2/19 - 12:37   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) - earlybird sale opens in 5 days; secure your tickets with fantastic ABP Club Members-only discounts
   
01/2/19 - 12:26   Fix Auto UK - nationwide search for 3 MET, panel and paint technicians to represent the country in the Fix Auto Masters Programme
   
01/2/19 - 12:12   The Car Wash Association (CWA) - police estimate is that there are up to 20,000 "rogue" hand car washes operating in the UK
   
01/2/19 - 11:53   Bosch - upfront investment of €4 billion automated driving tech
   
01/2/19 - 11:16   JMK Solicitors - top NI personal injury law firm for fifth year
   
01/2/19 - 11:11   CitNOW - Winter update makes updates and image upload easier for car dealer users
   
01/2/19 - 11:05   Institute of Directors - 29% IoD members looking overseas due to Brexit
   
01/2/19 - 10:57   Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - outlines how it would use "temporary transitional power" in event of no deal Brexit
   
01/2/19 - 10:34   InAutomotive - new Jobseekers Report reveals demand for bodyshop technicians drives average salary up 6% YoY to £32K
   
01/2/19 - 10:14   Catclaw - "ultimate" pavement parking protection bursts car tyres in seconds
   
01/2/19 - 09:48   Geely (owners of Volvo, Lotus & London Electric Vehicle Company) - hire ex-JLR designer for Coventry-based Geely Design UK
   
01/2/19 - 09:30   Oxford Direct Services (ODS) bodyshop - approved for body repairs to the TX (electric taxi)
   
01/2/19 - 09:21   Germany: Hella and Plastic Omnium - enter into a strategic cooperation to co-develop exterior body parts and lighting
   
31/1/19 - 20:34   New Sikkens Autoclear Lights - offers innovative headlight repair solution for bodyshops
   
31/1/19 - 13:24   Farécla - announces return of Apprentice & Student Bonnet Painting Competition!
   
31/1/19 - 13:19   Tracker - popular car brands are hot targets for keyless car theft
   
31/1/19 - 13:00   Seat belt use research by Brake - half of young drivers admit to being in a car with someone not belted up
   
31/1/19 - 12:58   HPI - almost one in 10 (9%) of motorists aged between 45 and 54 believe that they no longer need a car
   
31/1/19 - 09:11   Dave Sargeant, Managing Director of Gemini ARC - running the London Marathon 2019
   
31/1/19 - 07:35   Anexo Group (owner of DAM, Direct Accident Management) - trading update: profits ahead of expectations
   
31/1/19 - 00:38   SMMT - UK Automotive on red alert as threat from a ‘no deal Brexit’ sees manufacturing and investment plummet
   
30/1/19 - 20:20   European car market stabilises during 2018 - alternative fuelled vehicles record best ever year
   
30/1/19 - 14:07   The Motor Ombudsman - extends accreditation to all Harwoods Group car dealerships and bodyshops in Crawley and Southampton
   
30/1/19 - 13:50   Markerstudy Insurance Services Limited (MISL) - receives four star Moneyfacts rating for private car insurance
   
30/1/19 - 13:23   Allianz - record year for fraud success; saved £64.75m in 2018
   
30/1/19 - 13:12   AA - "Dashcams can’t replace cops"
   
30/1/19 - 12:52   FCA - launches consultation on General Insurance value measures data
   
30/1/19 - 12:24   Groupe PSA - starts autonomous driving tests on open roads in China
   
30/1/19 - 12:10   USA: Solera AutoPoint - new Certified Pre-Owned automated solution for pre-owned vehicle valuation and inspection
   
30/1/19 - 11:00   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) 2019 - BBA earlybird sale opens one week today!
   
30/1/19 - 10:36   SEAT - wins 'Fleet Manufacturer of the Year' award
   
30/1/19 - 10:28   Ezi-Methods - wins Apollo Group contract
   
29/1/19 - 21:08   Practical refinish tips from Standox - fast substrate preparation with the Standox VOC Xtreme Filler
   
29/1/19 - 20:45   Top Gear’s "Forgotten Presenters"
   
29/1/19 - 20:38   Sika - presents cheque to the British Heart Foundation for £8,000, raised during the Sika Cycle Charity Event
   
29/1/19 - 14:13   Vauxhall - partners with EMaC to launch consumer Service Plan ‘Vauxhall Care’
   
29/1/19 - 14:04   Keep an eye on the weather forecast...
   
29/1/19 - 13:50   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) 2019 with PPG - a warm welcome to our ten Diamond Partners!
   
29/1/19 - 13:36   AXA - new Artificial Intelligence (AI) bots Harry (property claims) Bert (commercial property) and Lenny (liability team)
   
29/1/19 - 13:18   LexisNexis Risk Solutions - free-to-download Whitepaper on consumers’ insights, attitudes and perceptions of motor insurance in the UK
   
29/1/19 - 12:48   Consumer Intelligence Van Insurance Index - average price down 0.9% in a year to £1,299; claim costs increases
   
29/1/19 - 12:44   Boost for small business through new government investment in tech project trials
   
29/1/19 - 12:23   DriveTech Whitepaper – ‘Autonomous vehicles – will they be safer and where does this leave the “driver”?’
   
29/1/19 - 12:01   Licence Bureau - grey fleet challenges for UK companies reach "epidemic proportions"
   
29/1/19 - 11:45   BGL Group (Budget / comparethemarket) - makes £3m investment in Sunderland tech hub
   
29/1/19 - 11:38   Hella Techworld - technical info for workshops on ADAS
   
29/1/19 - 11:13   Groupe Renault UK - Dacia Brand Manager, Louise O’Sullivan, promoted to Network Operations Director role
   
29/1/19 - 10:57   ECA Group - announces partnership with one of the UK’s leading electric vehicle (EV) charging manufacturers, EO Charging
   
29/1/19 - 10:45   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles - offering up to £1,000 'loyalty bonus' off new vehicles
   
29/1/19 - 10:10   QBE Europe - appoints former Head of Commercial Motor for Allianz UK, Jon Dye, as QBE Director of Motor
   
29/1/19 - 09:49   RAC patrols - attend 1,714 pothole-related breakdowns in 3 months (Q4 2018), but...
   
28/1/19 - 20:54   Thatcham - sad news that former Chief Executive, Peter Shaw, has lost his battle with brain tumour
   
28/1/19 - 14:27   Citizens Advice - true cost of electric vehicle tariffs unclear to consumers
   
28/1/19 - 14:15   The Volkswagen Group - bundles Group parts operations into a single unit: Volkswagen Group Components
   
28/1/19 - 14:09   The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - new retirement fund rules changes could benefit people by up to £25 million a year
   
28/1/19 - 13:48   SNOW WATCH - snow and ice are likely to cause travel disruption for most of the UK this week
   
28/1/19 - 13:06   Allianz and Keoghs - to use Artificial Intelligence to deliver "a true end-to-end automated solution" for Stage 3 injury claims
   
28/1/19 - 12:42   Cuvva - tells Insurance Age they are working with police after driver buys insurance on their app at roadside after being stopped
   
28/1/19 - 12:41   Cuuva - tells Insurance Age they are working with police after driver buys insurance on their app at roadside after being stopped
   
28/1/19 - 12:22   The British Coatings Federation (BCF) - no deal Brexit could cost the coatings industry an estimated £150m
   
28/1/19 - 11:41   Selsia - wins Innovation in Remarketing Award for its SMART Multipoint service
   
28/1/19 - 11:24   Audatex UK - bodyshops need from better support from their suppliers with technology to increase efficiency
   
28/1/19 - 11:11   Turners Garage - opens £700K Sheffield bodyshop just off M1, third site (Selby, Doncaster & Sheffield) for Turners
   
28/1/19 - 10:40   Audatex Paint price update: 29th January 2019 - indicative average increase of 7.5% on the calculated paint and materials
   
28/1/19 - 10:35   Euro Car Parts - FiberFix (ten times stronger than duct tape) and Flex Patch for bodyshops
   
28/1/19 - 09:59   USA: The American Automobile Association (AAA) - echos Thatcham Research concerns on 'confusing' ADAS tech teminology
   
28/1/19 - 09:28   AA - most motorists would want children’s lives to be prioritised ahead of their own in a fully autonomous car crash
   
28/1/19 - 00:46   Which? - 99% of cars with keyless entry can easily be stolen by thieves with a relay attack, using cheap electronic equipment bought online
   
26/1/19 - 10:38   Daily Mail - a car is stolen every 5 minutes in Britain; vhicle thefts up 50% in last 5 years
   
25/1/19 - 15:22   Steer Automotive Group - announced as the new business name for Baldwins Repair Group
   
25/1/19 - 14:38   CII article - 'as the specialist nature of vehicles will increase expense it will likely result in a decline in the number of bodyshops'
   
25/1/19 - 14:22   Motor Insurers' Bureau (MIB) - issues "Special Brexit and green card update" to Members
   
25/1/19 - 13:56   USA: Porsche - invests £16 million in US artificial intelligence start-up, "Urgent.ly"
   
25/1/19 - 13:32   Farécla Optimised Paint System – 2 millionth cup sold to Sprayline in Shepton Mallet
   
25/1/19 - 13:26   Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) - launches new Society for Claims Professionals
   
25/1/19 - 12:57   LexisNexis Risk Solutions - 58% of drivers wouldn't inform their insurer about a minor accident if repairs cost less than their excess
   
25/1/19 - 12:46   Paragon’s Motor Finance - supports efforts for gender balance in automotive industry
   
25/1/19 - 12:04   Desira Group - opens new MG showroom in East Anglia
   
25/1/19 - 11:59   Europcar Mobility Group - orders 85 all-electric Renault ZOEs for its UK car sharing and Deliver & Collect operations
   
25/1/19 - 11:56   Redhill Vehicle Body Repairs - joins Fix as Fix Auto Redhill
   
25/1/19 - 11:22   Reuters reports that Britain and Switzerland agree post-Brexit deal for insurers
   
25/1/19 - 10:58   Autovista Group - base case forecast for the new car market in 2019 calls for a contraction in demand of 0.6%
   
25/1/19 - 10:28   Groupe PSA - recognised by CPD as a leader on climate change
   
25/1/19 - 10:16   Allianz - relocated commercial office in Newcastle open for business
   
25/1/19 - 10:08   IFED - fraudster jailed for fake carbon credit scheme worth £2.4 million
   
25/1/19 - 09:54   Jaguar Land Rover - confirm one-week production stand-down Mon 8 - Fri 12 April "due to potential Brexit disruption"
   
25/1/19 - 09:34   CDK Global (a Dealer Management System (DMS) - partners with real-time DMS stock (inc. parts) info provider, SalesMaster
   
24/1/19 - 19:19   Autovista Group - top challenges for the UK automotive industry
   
24/1/19 - 12:54   China: Lynk & Co - the fastest-selling car in history (2018) becomes World's fastest-selling new brand
   
24/1/19 - 12:39   National Windscreens - continued investment in ADAS calibration and training "is essential"
   
24/1/19 - 12:25   ABI - cost of motor insurance falls in 2018; average premium £477 (down 1% on 2017)
   
24/1/19 - 12:19   Reports: Apple's Project Titan (autonomous vehicle) - 200 employees go in restructuring
   
24/1/19 - 12:07   Tesla Model 3 - Tesla's 'more affordable' £51,200 battery-powered saloon gets green light in Europe
   
24/1/19 - 11:56   North East Motor Trade Apprenticeships (NEMTA) - Drive Vauxhall partner with NEMTA to offer body and paint apprenticeships
   
24/1/19 - 09:40   Jaguar Land Rover - intelligent self-driving vehicle tech projects images onto the road ahead to inform pedestrians of direction of travel
   
24/1/19 - 08:58   Farécla - appoints Gary Baillie as Technical Sales Representative for Scotland
   
24/1/19 - 08:47   Canada: SYMACH - Les Pawlowski appointed as new General Manager for Canada
   
23/1/19 - 17:43   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) *** BRAND NEW VENUE for 2019*** - earlybird booking sale opens in 2 weeks' time (Weds 6 Feb)
   
23/1/19 - 14:15   Volvo - recalls 219,000 diesel cars globally made between 2015 and 2016 due to a potential fuel leak, with 30,777 UK cars affected
   
23/1/19 - 14:14   The IMI Skill Auto Regional Qualifiers have begun!
   
23/1/19 - 14:07   EDAM Group - new year, new look for credit hire and post-accident services company
   
23/1/19 - 14:03   What Car? - crowns Kia e-Niro 2019 Car of the Year
   
23/1/19 - 13:56   Number of young people choosing to learn to drive in steep decline - falling by 20% in a decade
   
23/1/19 - 13:42   Fix Auto UK - first two rounds of Fix Auto UK sponsored Arenacross Tour are "box-office sell out"
   
23/1/19 - 13:31   HPI - Crushwatch saves nearly £122m of uninsured vehicles saved from scrapyard in 2018; highest figure for 10 years
   
23/1/19 - 13:19   Ageas – partnership with Vauxhall to end in May
   
23/1/19 - 12:11   EMACS – acquired by Enterprise subsidiary, ARMS Business Solutions, who also own CAPS and the BMS management system
   
23/1/19 - 11:19   TomTom Telematics - acquired by Bridgestone Europe for £800 million
   
23/1/19 - 11:05   Thatcham Research - Mercedes A-Class wins What Car? Safety Award 2019
   
23/1/19 - 10:57   Ageas - Port Solent and Stoke site closure statement
   
23/1/19 - 10:44   Europcar - opened its second CV rental station in Glasgow, Scotland
   
23/1/19 - 10:34   Standox - launches online videos with user tips for passenger car refinishing
   
23/1/19 - 10:15   KP Garage & Bodyshop in Westbury, Wiltshire - bodyshop hosts open day to tell visitors about the KP Youth Project 2019!
   
23/1/19 - 09:29   MSX International (MSXI) - Volvo Awards MSX International the VQE Award
   
22/1/19 - 14:13   ABP Industry Yearbook - available for FREE download; includes full details of insurance-related repair costs for last 10 years
   
22/1/19 - 13:28   AXA UK and Ireland - Shali Vasudeva (ex Hiscox) nominated as AXA UK Chief Operating Officer
   
22/1/19 - 13:13   City AM article - "insurance products must be designed with shifting legislative & commercial developments constantly front of mind"
   
22/1/19 - 12:54   Selsia - partners with National Windscreens
   
22/1/19 - 12:29   Dave Sargeant of Gemini ARC - takes first place in Circle Leasing ‘virtual’ 10k
   
22/1/19 - 12:23   PEUGEOT National Dealer Conference - celebrates successful 2018 with market share up 0.2%
   
22/1/19 - 08:13   ChipsAway - ensure safety of specialists and customers with Electric Vehicle training as standard
   
22/1/19 - 08:04   Jennings (Lookers) Kia Sunderland - qualified barber Dylan Waddle, 17, joins service department as an aftersales apprentice
   
21/1/19 - 13:47   Deloitte - 21 million more electric vehicles expected worldwide by 2030
   
21/1/19 - 13:41   Fairfield MINI - wins 'Aftersales' award at MINI retailer network event
   
21/1/19 - 13:21   At least 10 councils plan £1,000-a-year workplace parking levies - newspaper reports
   
21/1/19 - 13:00   AA - takes top spot in What Car? survey
   
21/1/19 - 12:34   Ben - new resources to help bodyshop staff combat loneliness
   
21/1/19 - 12:23   Insurance claims cost reforms incomplete 2 years on from the Cost of Insurance Working Group Report says 'the Voice of Insurance in Ireland'
   
21/1/19 - 12:21   Connected Solutions (CS) by Industry Insights - Service Certainty secures 'digital damage capture deal' with fellow CS Partner, Fix Auto UK
   
21/1/19 - 12:12   Allianz Risk Barometer 2019 UK results - #1 Regulation and legislation changes, #2 Cyber and #3 Business Interruption
   
21/1/19 - 12:09   The AutoRaise REAL Rally - 2019 event begins on the evening of Tues 25 June in Durham and ends after breakfast on Fri 28 June
   
21/1/19 - 11:46   Insurance Ireland - welcomes legislation to ensure Irish policyholders protected in the event of a no-deal Brexit
   
21/1/19 - 11:10   RPM Welding - phone lines are back up and working
   
21/1/19 - 10:41   AXA XL - completes transfer of EU insurance arm (XL Insurance Company SE) from UK to Dublin, Ireland
   
21/1/19 - 10:30   Electric vehicle market grew 19% in 2018 - almost 60,000 new plug-in electric cars registered in the UK
   
21/1/19 - 10:11   RAC - drivers can only buy International Driving Permits (IDPs) from the Post Office from 1 Feb 2019
   
21/1/19 - 09:59   IMI - to host Electric Vehicle Advisory Group to discuss, agree and develop Electric Vehicle Professional Standards for repair
   
21/1/19 - 00:13   AA Premium Index - average premium now £609, up 2.7% in Q4, but down 5.9% over whole of 2018; increasing crash repair costs are a factor
   
18/1/19 - 17:57   Co-op - sells insurance business to Markerstudy for £185m; deal to complete in next 6 months; will be UK's 4th largest motor insurer
   
18/1/19 - 13:26   Motorhog, Car Transplants, FAB Recycling and DH Systems - UK's largest vehicle dismantlers merge to form new company: Synetiq
   
18/1/19 - 13:14   The IMI - launch publicly accessible ‘Professional Register’ to help consumers find qualified Finance and Insurance (F&I) salespeople
   
18/1/19 - 12:33   Councils with the quickest response times to the most serious potholes
   
18/1/19 - 12:28   Apprenticeships- "outdated and snobby attitudes are still putting people off apprenticeships which means they’re missing out on
   
18/1/19 - 12:10   Audi - Sales Operations Manager, James Buxton, moves into top fleet role replacing Tom Brennan
   
18/1/19 - 11:35   Renault UK - announced its ‘Dealer of the Year’ winners at its annual conference
   
18/1/19 - 11:32   Tesla - to cut 7% of workforce and says "our products are still too expensive for most people"
   
18/1/19 - 11:15   PEUGEOT National Dealer Conference - record dealer profits in 2018 with an approximate average of 1.0% return on sales
   
18/1/19 - 10:59   SMMT - 59% of new cars registered in the UK in 2018 were grey, black or white
   
18/1/19 - 09:12   UK drops out of top five in Electric Vehicle preparation index - UK is now lagging behind a third of EU countries surveyed
   
17/1/19 - 14:01   The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) - partners with insurance analytics software company, SAS, for new fraud prevention platform
   
17/1/19 - 13:45   ABI Annual Conference 2019 - Tuesday 26 February in London
   
17/1/19 - 13:27   Interesting Forum post re Brexit - company asks staff to 'vote' with a 'clear winner'
   
17/1/19 - 13:24   Axalta - Golden-Bronze Sahara is Axalta’s 2019 Automotive Color of the Year
   
17/1/19 - 13:02   Qudos Insurance - update (via a Club member) about insurer who went into liquidation in November 2018
   
17/1/19 - 12:43   Indicata UK - the Ford Ka was the fastest-selling used car in the UK in 2018
   
17/1/19 - 12:36   C&C Vehicle Services - "business as usual" at Oldham CV bodyshop following minor incident on Sunday
   
17/1/19 - 11:55   Coventry-based bespoke vehicle engineering company, Envisage - California expansion plans to support growing customer demand across the USA
   
17/1/19 - 11:32   Activa Contracts - launches new initiative recognising safest drivers
   
17/1/19 - 10:48   'Fibs' could invalidate your car insurance - 49,000 confirmed or suspected dishonest insurance applications detected last year
   
17/1/19 - 10:08   Audatex UK - appoints Jim Thomas (ex IRG) as Implementation Manager for PlanManager, its BMS Solution
   
17/1/19 - 09:57   British insurers issue advice to customers on no-deal Brexit
   
17/1/19 - 09:32   Glovebox Direct - ex-eBay start-up partners with Suzuki, Toyota, Nissan, Lexus, Citroen, Renault and Peugeot to retail genuine parts
   
16/1/19 - 20:13   Inflation rate - CPI was 2.1% over the course of 2018 (down from 3.0% in 2017); RPI was 2.7% over the course of 2018 (down from 4.1% in 2017
   
16/1/19 - 13:56   C&C Vehicle Services - car and CV bodyshop (and BBA2018 Award winner) suffers fire at the weekend
   
16/1/19 - 13:13   FMG - promotes Head of Sales & Marketing, Andrew Chandler, to the role of Sales Director
   
16/1/19 - 12:56   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) - earlybird booking sale opens in just THREE weeks!
   
16/1/19 - 12:43   Brexit views - Richard Stone, Chief Executive of The Share Centre (and a Brexiteer) shares his views on "why Brexit will not happen"
   
16/1/19 - 12:34   BIBA Manifesto 2019 - business risks can be "transferred via insurance" to "seize opportunities in these uncertain times"
   
16/1/19 - 12:03   Multi-million pound fuel fraud - suspected fuel laundering site in Newry, Northern Ireland, dismantled
   
16/1/19 - 12:01   BVRLA - calls for Government to introduce a fairer tax regime that will accelerate the move to zero-emission vehicles
   
16/1/19 - 11:19   Zurich UK - boosts counter fraud detection to optimise claims process
   
16/1/19 - 10:49   Post Brexit, move to Malta?
   
16/1/19 - 10:25   Allianz UK - announces mental health charity, Mind as its new charity partner
   
16/1/19 - 10:21   The CBI (Confederation of British Industry) - response to PM's comments following the meaningful vote: "businesses need a new plan", now
   
16/1/19 - 10:12   IMI - Drayton Croft Kawasaki's Ollie Crowfoot is the youngest technician to undergo the IMI Accreditation
   
16/1/19 - 09:56   PSA - sign agreement with Indra Automobile Recycling to increase the use of re-used spare parts at PSA authorised repairers in France
   
16/1/19 - 09:33   Saga - trading update; "underwriting business has performed well during the year"
   
16/1/19 - 08:53   Government - Policing Minister, Nick Hurd, chairs new taskforce to tackle vehicle theft which has risen by 7% in the last 12 months
   
16/1/19 - 08:45   SMMT - reaction to Government defeat on Brexit deal
   
16/1/19 - 08:43   ABI - reaction to Government defeat on Brexit deal
   
15/1/19 - 13:59   AW Repair Group - ten new apprentices start their bodyshop career!
   
15/1/19 - 13:47   Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Company - launch their "Global Alliance" starting with pick-ups and European vans in 2022
   
15/1/19 - 13:09   Euro Car Parts - adds Carbon Clean to growing diesel range
   
15/1/19 - 13:01   SMMT - pre-Brexit vote statement
   
15/1/19 - 12:32   MSL Vehicle Solutions - launches Dualdrive, a new leasing and claims service for driving instructors
   
15/1/19 - 11:57   Continental - German automotive parts supplier says "profound technological transformation" in automotive industry is reducing growth rate
   
15/1/19 - 11:14   Confused.com/Willis Towers Watson Car Insurance Price Index - premiums drop 6% (£774 vs £827) but recent rises blamed on repair costs
   
15/1/19 - 10:57   Glc Car Insurance - FCA warns against unauthorised "motor insurance broker" using Instagram and WhatsApp to offer fully comp policies
   
15/1/19 - 10:39   Gloucester Police - 5 men sentenced for stealing cars and then breaking them up for parts at Everything Land Rover (ELR) breakers in Sling
   
15/1/19 - 10:20   Glass’s Used Commercial Hero for January 2019 - Peugeot Boxer Professional "offers versatility, durability and outstanding value for money"
   
15/1/19 - 09:59   UK Carline Limited (UKCL) - appointed to run branded Business Drive Direct programme for Toyota Financial Services (TFS)
   
15/1/19 - 09:25   Accident Exchange Group (Accident Exchange, DCML, In-Car Cleverness & APU) - rebrand under one name: AX
   
15/1/19 - 07:26   ThingCo - authorised by the MOJ to offer claims management services ahead of 'super dashcam' launch
   
15/1/19 - 07:14   Half a million may need to retake driving test if hard Brexit
   
14/1/19 - 14:07   January pay rise? - according to Direct Line, the novelty of a pay rise only lasts 43 days
   
14/1/19 - 13:57   Price of fuel named one of the biggest issues for drivers in 2019
   
14/1/19 - 13:46   Brexit - from 28 March 2019, drivers from the UK will need extra documentation to drive in the EU and EEA
   
14/1/19 - 13:41   KPMG - insurance scammers drive fraud value up (£17 million in 2018); number of fraud cases reaching courts in the UK rose by 78% in 2018
   
14/1/19 - 13:10   Aligning the MOT and vehicle safety recall systems - RAC comment
   
14/1/19 - 13:05   Comparethemarket.com’s Young Drivers Report - high cost of owning a car leads half a million young people to drive without insurance
   
14/1/19 - 12:42   IFED - crash for cash fraudster jailed: 20 claims, valued at £15k including car hire, repair costs and PI
   
14/1/19 - 12:33   Bodyshop and weekend working - regular weekend work detrimental to health and wellbeing at small businesses, says Zurich
   
14/1/19 - 12:27   Glass's Car Editor, Rob Donaldson - on the "intrinsic link between fuel prices and new car sales"
   
14/1/19 - 12:17   Lookers (Jennings) Kia and Ford Washington - aftersales department strengthens team with announcement of four new service dept recruits
   
14/1/19 - 11:40   Copart - appoints Jane Pocock as new UK Managing Director
   
14/1/19 - 11:21   Warrantywise - data reveals the real cost of repairs for cars (inc £9,000 for a Lamborghini Aventador Cooling Fan Motor)
   
14/1/19 - 10:17   CBI/PwC Financial Services Survey - demand for financial services falls for first time in 5 years (but insurers see rise in business volume)
   
14/1/19 - 09:26   Article published by Gallagher - new EU case ruling means vehicles no longer on the road may require insurance
   
14/1/19 - 09:17   MotorEasy - warning buyers not to rely on the MOT test to highlight potential problems with their vehicles
   
12/1/19 - 16:28   AM Awards - list of all finalist for the 23 awards; winners revealed on 7 Feb
   
11/1/19 - 14:14   ABP - final charity total from monies raised at Night of Knights higher than expected at £7,736
   
11/1/19 - 14:03   NAHL (Natonal Accident Helpline) - trading update: 2018 performance below expectations; share price crashes 16% to all time low
   
11/1/19 - 13:04   Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) - consumer car finance market falls by 1% in November
   
11/1/19 - 11:29   Preparing for Brexit - what is Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) doing for businesses?
   
11/1/19 - 10:51   Lightfoot - debuts Fleet and Consumer driver reward device at CES, the world’s largest and most influential tech event
   
11/1/19 - 10:39   Drive Stockton, part of Drive Vauxhall - achieve BSI Kitemark
   
11/1/19 - 10:31   Sussex Police - driver who assaulted his partner and crashed his car to try and injure her sentenced to two years in prison
   
11/1/19 - 10:13   ABAX - Driving Behaviour tool from Norwegian telematics and IoT firm
   
11/1/19 - 09:43   GEM - applications for Road Safety Charity grants for road safety projects closes Thursday 31 January
   
11/1/19 - 09:40   Motor Cycle Industry Association (MCIA) - 2018 Powered Two Wheeler Market
   
10/1/19 - 15:28   RPM Welding is currently having phone line issues
   
10/1/19 - 13:16   ABP Club Recommended Business Service Provider: InAutomotive - shortlisted for 2019 Onrec Award
   
10/1/19 - 12:33   Rolls-Royce Motor Cars (owned by BMW Group) - annual sales of 4,107 are the highest in the marque’s 115-year history
   
10/1/19 - 12:17   The National Motorcycle Dealer Association (NMDA) - attending the Motorcycle Trade Expo (20-22 Jan) at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire
   
10/1/19 - 12:14   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles - ex Apple engineer, Alexander Hitzinger, to head up Technical Development for CV and autonomous driving dept
   
10/1/19 - 12:08   FCA's Sector Views - includes eight pages on factors of "risk and harm" with the general insurance market
   
10/1/19 - 11:39   The City of London Police’s Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED) - secures 239 years jail time for fraudsters as unit turns seven
   
10/1/19 - 11:27   AGM Services - Taking Responsibility: a pledge to plant 2,300 tree saplings in 2019
   
10/1/19 - 11:23   Ford - announces job cuts
   
10/1/19 - 10:53   Insure the Box - appoint Stuart Ballantyne as Interim Claims Director
   
10/1/19 - 10:49   Thatcham Research - 1 space left on 2-day VDA re-accreditation taking place on Weds 16 Jan
   
10/1/19 - 10:29   Allianz Ireland - "gets tough with fraudsters"; 500 "suspicious cases" awaiting trial dates
   
10/1/19 - 09:55   REPOST FROM THE FORUM - RE: Current Vizion Engage events
   
10/1/19 - 09:48   DriverMetrics - publish new, free guide: 'Maximising the Safety Benefits of Telematics'
   
10/1/19 - 09:32   Jaguar Land Rover - plans to cut up to 5,000 jobs
   
09/1/19 - 14:44   bodyshop magazine - editor Alan Feldberg, appointed in September, has left; becomes 10th departure in 18 months; new editor is Dave Richards
   
09/1/19 - 14:13   Motor Ombudsman - upgrades its website with introduction of new Knowledge Base
   
09/1/19 - 14:08   Germany: VW to become a power supplier
   
09/1/19 - 13:54   Member request - re: TTS360
   
09/1/19 - 13:45   Re: The Northern Powerhouse - new £14 million deal will help create 500 jobs and new industrial quarter at former Redcar steelworks
   
09/1/19 - 13:40   Labour productivity (Q3 2018) grew by 0.2% compared with the same quarter a year ago - the weakest growth since 2016
   
09/1/19 - 13:20   The Volkswagen Group - Education Award recognises five model education projects in the Volkswagen Group
   
09/1/19 - 12:59   British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) - earlybird booking sale opens in FOUR weeks!
   
09/1/19 - 12:23   Nissan - launch new 239-mile range LEAF with ADAS tech
   
09/1/19 - 12:13   Gemini Group - open new site in Wakefield (a former signage printing company); becomes their 25th UK site
   
09/1/19 - 11:44   Farécla - introduces ‘made by boost’ range of bodyshop consumables
   
09/1/19 - 11:40   Continental - "seamless" approach to goods delivery with the help of delivery robodogs and driverless vehicles
   
09/1/19 - 11:23   What Car? - 61 new cars are in contention for the 2019 What Car? Car of the Year Award
   
09/1/19 - 10:59   Hood Group - enters the motor insurance market, providing sales and service support to telematics motor insurance start-up, Ticker
   
09/1/19 - 10:34   BASF 'Color Report for Automotive OEM Coatings' - effect coatings create more diverse choices and raise popularity of achromatic colours
   
09/1/19 - 09:30   Auto-Motivate (part of the ABP Club Training Hub) - how to achieve health, wealth and happiness in 2019
   
09/1/19 - 00:57   "It'll be decades before autonomous cars are widespread on the roads" says head of Waymo, Google's self-driving division
   
08/1/19 - 14:18   USA: Symach - three new FixLine installations in the States
   
08/1/19 - 14:14   700 million virtual personal assistants (Alexa, Siri, Google) will be enabled in vehicles by 2024
   
08/1/19 - 14:07   Self-driving Tesla Model S hits and destroys an autonomous 'Promobot' robot at CES in Law Vegas
   
08/1/19 - 13:43   The Northern Powerhouse - new £14 million deal will help create 500 jobs and new industrial quarter at former Redcar steelworks
   
08/1/19 - 13:09   Axalta's 2018 automotive color popularity report - shows white's continued global preference on vehicles at 38%
   
08/1/19 - 12:44   The Motor Ombudsman - automotive dispute resolution provider upgrades website with Knowledge Base resource
   
08/1/19 - 12:33   BMW Group UK - Rob East appointed as new GM for BMW and MINI sales to business and leasing customers
   
08/1/19 - 12:28   Ford's “Robutt” seat test - now being rolled out for all Ford vehicles in Europe ready for all the January gym goers
   
08/1/19 - 11:55   Banking, insurance and other financial services if there’s no Brexit deal - UK Gov issues information for UK residents and businesses
   
08/1/19 - 09:45   Thatcham Research - reveals the ten contenders vying for the What Car? Safety Award 2019
   
08/1/19 - 09:36   Comparethemarket.com - motorists are paying an average of £217 more for their car insurance today than they were five years ago
   
08/1/19 - 09:31   Kia and Hyundai - EV wireless charging system autonomously relocates fully charged cars from power source to allow others to plug in
   
08/1/19 - 09:26   AkzoNobel - startup challenge begins
   
08/1/19 - 07:21   Crash-for-cash - ring-leader Raja Mehmood jailed for 6 years and 15 other gang members sentenced for £1.2m scam involving 80 "collisions"
   
07/1/19 - 19:52   A message from Ben - please encourage your staff to complete a quick survey about workplace health and wellbeing
   
07/1/19 - 19:48   Counterfeit or low standards goods - victim speaks out over “dangerous” motorbike helmet
   
07/1/19 - 14:41   National Windscreens - appoints Jan Teo as new managing director
   
07/1/19 - 14:12   Slater Gordon - win 5-year contract renewal from Brightside Group for hire and repair claims handling
   
07/1/19 - 14:05   The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) - motor insurer, Hiscox, confirmed as latest insurer member
   
07/1/19 - 14:02   Richard Steer - successfully completes his "big hill challenge" (Everest Base Camp) and reaches his £12,500 target for Royal British Legion
   
07/1/19 - 13:54   REPOST FROM FORUM - FAO bodyshops in West Yorkshire
   
07/1/19 - 13:47   Bridge maintenance backlog grows - £6.7 billion needed to clear workload
   
07/1/19 - 13:34   Allianz's High net worth insurance specialist, Home & Legacy - introduces enhanced motor proposition
   
07/1/19 - 13:32   Allianz's High net worth insurance specialist, Home & Legacy - introduces enhanced motor proposition
   
07/1/19 - 13:17   PPG - to acquire Hemmelrath, a German manufacturer of coatings for automotive original equipment manufacturers
   
07/1/19 - 13:17   Express article - 'car repair accelerates after long wait for special parts'
   
07/1/19 - 13:05   Auto Trader - on latest SMMT figures: "despite year of unprecedented challenges for the industry, 2018 closed in relatively good health"
   
07/1/19 - 12:48   Supermarket fuel prices "will be slashed "from Tuesday following continued decreases in wholesale costs
   
07/1/19 - 12:37   updated FORS Standard, which comes into effect on 14th January 2019
   
07/1/19 - 11:56   Enterprise Rent-A-Car - make apprenticeship levy funds available through their partnership with AutoRaise
   
07/1/19 - 11:51   Mitsubishi Motors - creates a new sales and marketing operation in Europe
   
07/1/19 - 10:59   AA News Briefs: 'signs of the road ahead for 2019' - fuel consumption drops despite petrol car surge
   
07/1/19 - 10:51   HPI - Ford Focus C-MAX tops fastest selling cars list
   
07/1/19 - 10:36   ABP Club Recommended Business Service Provider: InAutomotive - 6% increase in salary rate for advertised bodyshop jobs (2017/18 vs 2016/17)
   
07/1/19 - 09:47   SMMT - 141,234 hybrid or pure battery powered cars were sold in the UK in 2018 - compared to 2,225,913 petrol and diesel powered cars
   
07/1/19 - 09:21   Vertu - acquire Vans Direct, "a well-established on-line retailer of new vans", for £7.5m
   
07/1/19 - 09:18   SMMT - new car sales fell 6.8% in 2018 to 2.37m; diesel down 30%; hybrid/electric sales up 21%
   
06/1/19 - 18:38   Seward - south-coast dealer group acquired by Hendy Group
   
04/1/19 - 14:11   Paul Sell - Head of Supply Chain UK & Global Fulfilment Leader at Aviva has left and "started 2019 looking for a new challenge"
   
04/1/19 - 14:00   DrivingElectric.com - lead times growing for many electric cars
   
04/1/19 - 13:55   Volvo - worldwide sales up 12.4% to a new record high of 642,000 cars
   
04/1/19 - 11:02   Axalta - 2018 Automotive Colour Popularity Report shows that worldwide, white remains the most popular colour fitted to 38% of all vehicles
   
04/1/19 - 09:20   ABP Club Women's Automotive - W Series to inspire the next generation of women at Autosport International
   
04/1/19 - 09:06   Cambria Automobiles - trading update; sales volumes down but profits up; "the business is well positioned for the year ahead"
   
04/1/19 - 08:58   ABP Club UK Body Repair Industry Yearbook 2018-2019 - the 48-page 'industry-bible' is available online
   
04/1/19 - 07:55   iRG (Innovative Repair Group) - appoints former Thatcham Research Operations Manager, Tom Hudd, as Head of Technical Services
   
04/1/19 - 07:42   National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) - calls for road design to prioritise pedestrians and cyclists
   
04/1/19 - 02:04   Selsia - appoints Ruth Lane to position of Operations Controller
   
03/1/19 - 14:27   ABP Club - record year for ABP website with over 5 million pages viewed and 584,000 hours spent on the site
   
02/1/19 - 20:35   2019 - will be "the year of the eco-conscious driver"; 84% of drivers are becoming more conscious of their environmental impact
   
02/1/19 - 20:33   Ton of misery – drivers paid £100 more for petrol in 2018
   
02/1/19 - 20:18   comparethemarket.com - average car insurance premium in Q4 2018 rose "marginally" over the last quarter: now stands at £744
   
02/1/19 - 20:14   Volkswagen - give a sneak peak at mobile quick charging station (a bit like a smartphone power bank
   
02/1/19 - 20:04   Young Driver – lessons for 10-17 year-olds to take place on specially created road systems on private property
   
02/1/19 - 19:58   Hyundai - world’s first smart fingerprint tech allows drivers to unlock doors AND start the vehicle
   
02/1/19 - 19:50   BuyaCar.co.uk - introduces face recognition and AI tech to combat car buying fraud
   
02/1/19 - 19:43   Stockport Truck Centre (STC) – successful end of year for owners of STC Commercial Body Repairs (CBR)
   
02/1/19 - 19:36   2.2 million Brits drive regularly for work high on drink and drugs
   
02/1/19 - 14:11   Rail sector needs "radical reform" to address high fares
   
02/1/19 - 13:48   The Carlyle Group (owners of Nationwide and Innovation Group) - completes $6.7bn acquisition of claims management firm, Sedgwick Sedgwick
   
02/1/19 - 13:48   The Carlyle Group (owners of Nationwide and Innovation Group) - completes $6.7bn acquisition of claims management firm, Sedgwick Sedgwick
   
02/1/19 - 12:27   More than half a million potholes reported to councils in 2017
   
02/1/19 - 11:34   AA - today (Wednesday 2 January) likely to be one of the busiest days for breakdowns in 2019
   
02/1/19 - 11:25   Hyundai Motor UK - Ashley Andrew, currently Hyundai Motor UK Sales Director, appointed as new Managing Director
   
02/1/19 - 10:13   Farécla - 2 millionth milestone for Farécla Paint Cups
   
02/1/19 - 09:46   Halo - repair group support local charity, Stonepillow
   
02/1/19 - 09:26   LKQ Corporation - announces resignation of Sukhpal Singh as director of LKQ and chairman of Euro Car Parts
   
02/1/19 - 09:18   LKQ - confirm departure of Euro Car Parts CEO Martin Gray who is replaced by Andy Hamilton; "no intent to eliminate hundreds of jobs at ECP"
   
01/1/19 - 23:34   BS Supplies - Stoke-ok-Trent paint distributor celebrates 40th year in 2019; owner has "sold shares to International Applications"
   
01/1/19 - 19:03   Apollo Motor Group - involved with bike restoration project for Portsmouth's disadvantaged children
   
01/1/19 - 18:53   Consumer Intelligence car insurance price index - average car insurance policy has fallen 8.5% over last 12 months to £757
   
01/1/19 - 18:42   Stoneacre - our 11 accident repair centres continued to perform well in y/e April 2018 with revenue up 4.92%; success for 5 Repair Cubes
   
01/1/19 - 17:30   Bloomberg - fully self-driving cars “will take much longer than people imagine,” says Sachin Lawande, CEO of car parts maker Visteon Corp
   
01/1/19 - 16:56   Coverbox - black box car insurance premium could save drivers thousands of pounds but not for the reason they think says Daily Express story
   
31/12/18 - 17:42   Leigh Mase - leaves TrustFord to become Parts Director for the Mercedes Benz Retail Group
   
31/12/18 - 17:24   Zurich - Steve Helps, the Service Repair Manager MEU and Vendor Management, has left the company and is now "Open to New Opportunities"
   
31/12/18 - 17:12   Axalta - to "sit right at the heart of IBIS and bodyshop magazine" as the result of 3-year global deal
   
31/12/18 - 17:03   Auto Trader Group plc - completes joint venture with Cox Automotive called "Dealer Auction"
   
31/12/18 - 16:59   LKQ / Euro Car Parts - CAT (Car & Accessory Trader) magazine says "400 jobs to be axed" led to board resignations
   
28/12/18 - 23:01   Queen's New Year Honours List - CBE for Kevin Fitzpatrick, Nissan's Senior Vice President for Manufacturing, Purchasing and Supply Chain
   
28/12/18 - 22:59   Queen's New Year Honours List - CBE for legendary automotive designer and engineer, Gordon Murray
   
28/12/18 - 17:37   USA: CCC - using AI photo analytics capabilities their new Smart Estimate tool automatically writes the first estimate for engineer to check
   
28/12/18 - 17:25   Hyundai - the 2019 Santa Fe SUV will be first car in world to use fingerprint technology to unlock and start the vehicle
   
28/12/18 - 15:25   Xpress Centres - national network of 32 same-day car repair bodyshops, based at Tesco Extra stores advertising for £82,000 C.O.O.
   
28/12/18 - 09:23   LKQ - Sky News reports that ECP founder Sukhpal Singh, CEO Martin Gray and COO Steve Horne have quit in protest at "swingeing cost-cuts"
   
27/12/18 - 13:04   Chelsea Coachworks - luxury bodyshop in SW London, owned by Lyming Loo, receives £45k funding to extend premises
   
27/12/18 - 12:27   Smart Refinishers (Aberdeen) Ltd - Evan Smart's bodyshop has gone into liquidation; all 17 staff made redundant
   
27/12/18 - 12:22   ABP Club and its members raised record £23,275 for charity at their 2018 events, up 76% on 2017
   
24/12/18 - 00:56   FMG (part of the Redde Group) - Harvey Stead, Managing Director, looks back on 2018
   
21/12/18 - 14:14   Today is the last Daily Newsletter of 2018 - it will return on Wed 2 January; important news will continue to be posted during the holiday
   
21/12/18 - 13:46   Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the ABP Club team!
   
21/12/18 - 13:29   10.7 million drivers to hit the road on Christmas day
   
21/12/18 - 13:26   SMMT - serious decline (-19.6%) for British car manufacturing in November
   
21/12/18 - 12:52   The Sika team - Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
   
21/12/18 - 12:26   The Sika team - Merry Christmas and Happy Ne
   
21/12/18 - 12:20   Porsche - recalls Panamera models for re-programming of electric power steering control unit
   
21/12/18 - 12:18   Average used car prices reach record high in November - Auto Trader
   
21/12/18 - 11:59   USA: Tractable - asks court to dismiss lawsuit filed against them by CCC for intellectual property infringement
   
21/12/18 - 11:49   Applications are now open for UK businesses to apply for grants of up to £2,500 to attend international trade shows
   
21/12/18 - 11:45   BBA (British Bodyshop Awards) - earlybird booking for Club members opens in 47 days on Wed 6 Feb; venue moves from Battersea to The O2
   
21/12/18 - 10:44   ERS - "keeping up with new vehicle releases and technology" is a challenge, says ERS' new Prestige Product Manager
   
21/12/18 - 09:47   The number of cars declared SORN (Statutory off Road Notifications) - risen by nearly 4,000,000 cars since 2008
   
20/12/18 - 19:03   SMMT - No Deal Brexit must be taken off the table or risk destroying UK automotive industry and the 856,000 jobs it supports
   
20/12/18 - 18:20   Fix Auto Stevenage - becomes first Fix Auto UK franchisee to receive manufacturer approval status for McLaren Automotive
   
20/12/18 - 17:57   Carlac - promote Graham Davies to the new role of Regional Sales Manager to help them progress and expand in 2019
   
20/12/18 - 15:18   LKQ - Arnd Franz (currently Corporate Executive Vice President of the MAHLE Group) to join LKQ Europe as Chief Operating Officer in April
   
20/12/18 - 13:34   Tomorrow (Friday 21 December) will "undoubtedly" be the busiest day on the roads this festive season
   
20/12/18 - 12:45   Kia - prepares for post-autonomous driving era with AI-based real-time emotion technology
   
20/12/18 - 12:36   S&G Response - raise £18,887 for homeless charity by hitting 10,000 golf balls over 1,000,000 yards, providing employment until 2020
   
20/12/18 - 12:35   GT Motive - announce an extension of joint venture with Mitchell International to further develop European market
   
20/12/18 - 12:32   Civil Liability Bill gets Royal Assent
   
20/12/18 - 12:07   Direct Line Group - interested in buying the home and contents insurance division of L&G reports Sky News
   
20/12/18 - 11:47   Ford - driving when tired is a major factor in up to 1 in 5 road accidents
   
20/12/18 - 11:45   The Volkswagen Group – revises top management remuneration system
   
20/12/18 - 11:40   UK Government - welcomes European Commission proposals for "no-deal" Brexit
   
20/12/18 - 11:37   European Commission - publish “no-deal” Contingency Action Plan in specific sectors; includes allowing road haulage operators to carry goods
   
20/12/18 - 11:35   Sophus3 - electric cars are the UK’s 4th biggest automotive segment for online research ahead of sports cars, city cars and midsize execs
   
20/12/18 - 11:32   ABI - European Commission no-deal contingency plans ‘fail to lift a finger’ for millions of insurance customers in Europe, says ABI
   
20/12/18 - 11:19   IFED - Ruksana Ashraf jailed for 50 fraudulent claims for Grenfell Tower, Manchester Arena and London Bridge tragedies totalling £175,000
   
20/12/18 - 11:03   Audatex UK - UK vehicle repairers must improve customer engagement to future proof sources of repair work
   
20/12/18 - 10:56   GoCompare partners with Featurespace - to strengthen fraud detection and prevention
   
20/12/18 - 10:47   Farecla - acquired by Saint Gobain
   
20/12/18 - 10:43   Jaguar Land Rover – develops Gesture control and radar sensors stop door automatically opening colliding with objects in car parks on openin
   
20/12/18 - 10:40   Volkswagen Group - acquires 75% majority stake in “WirelessCar” from Volvo Information Technology
   
20/12/18 - 09:38   New cyber security standard for self-driving vehicles
   
20/12/18 - 01:16   Inflation rate - CPI down slightly to 2.3% for last 12 months; RPI down slightly to 3.2%
   
19/12/18 - 16:18   Christmas message from Team EMACS
   
19/12/18 - 13:51   CMA pricing super-complaint - GoCompare response
   
19/12/18 - 13:26   Driving home for Christmas – the average family is expected to travel over 300 miles during the Christmas period
   
19/12/18 - 13:23   CMA pricing super-complaint - Citizens Advice response
   
19/12/18 - 13:19   Sportif Citroen Aylesbury (Citroen approved bodyshop) - dealer installs Indicata real time used vehicle management system
   
19/12/18 - 13:04   A reminder to take part in Ben's short survey - Business Industry Survey and Employee Industry Survey
   
19/12/18 - 11:56   USA: Automotive News article on autonomous vehicle crashes in California - 111 accidents since 2016
   
19/12/18 - 11:04   AW Repair Group - ABP Club’s 2018 Industry Knight handcrafted shield and sword from car parts!
   
19/12/18 - 10:17   Autovista - second part of their interview with Michiel van Ratingen, Secretary General, Euro NCAP: on safety testing autonomous vehicles
   
19/12/18 - 10:06   CMA pricing super-complaint: ABI response
   
19/12/18 - 09:56   Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) - around 12 million loyal or vulnerable customers are being taken advantage of each year by insurers
   
19/12/18 - 09:39   Ford Trends Report for 2019 - 67% of adults globally agree that technology is making commuting easier
   
19/12/18 - 09:21   Suzuki - annual awards recognise outstanding achievements and long service by dealerships within Suzuki GB’s 157 strong UK-wide network
   
19/12/18 - 07:12   ABP Club - dates of their main 2019 events
   
18/12/18 - 13:42   ABP Club investigates.... bodyshop profitability
   
18/12/18 - 13:04   Anglia UK - vehicle credit management firm cuts insurance claims cost while using connected in-car cam
   
18/12/18 - 12:15   AXA - small businesses and Brexit
   
18/12/18 - 11:59   insurethebox - accident risk increases significantly in the run up to Christmas - by 22%
   
18/12/18 - 11:51   Audatex Paint Price Update 2019
   
18/12/18 - 11:49   Ford (but not car-related) - create noise-cancelling kennel for dogs
   
18/12/18 - 11:42   Auto Trader survey - 19% of drivers will risk losing their licence for being ‘slightly over the limit’ this Christmas
   
18/12/18 - 11:30   AXA - partners with AutoRaise to support vehicle repair apprenticeships
   
18/12/18 - 11:22   insurethebox - telematics based car insurance receives double nomination for commitment to people development
   
18/12/18 - 11:17   Allianz Insurance - appoints new health, safety and wellbeing manager
   
18/12/18 - 11:10   Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) - consumer car finance market up 5% in October
   
18/12/18 - 11:05   Bicester Heritage (former RAF Bicester site) - 100% occupied and creating new buildings to satisfy demand with ‘New Technical Site’ zone
   
18/12/18 - 10:50   DriveTribe - confirmed as lead sponsor at 2019 London Motor & Tech Show
   
18/12/18 - 09:57   Lookers SEAT Middlesbrough - aftersales staff follow in the footsteps of their supervisor and mentor by becoming Master Technicians
   
18/12/18 - 09:52   Financial Times report - Jaguar Land Rover is planning to cut up to 5,000 jobs as part of "turnaround plan"
   
18/12/18 - 09:46   Are Christmas presents covered by insurance?
   
18/12/18 - 09:29   S&G Response provides a helping hand to local Food Bank ‘Food Friend’
   
18/12/18 - 07:53   Redde plc - trading update: growth continues with profits ahead of last year
   
17/12/18 - 21:33   Ford U.S. - all cars built since 2010 must receive a pre-scan during estimation and a post-scan following any repair procedures
   
17/12/18 - 21:17   FCA - publish new rules that will apply to all claims management companies (CMCs) from April 2019, when the FCA takes over regulation
   
17/12/18 - 14:15   Audatex Paint Price Update 2019
   
17/12/18 - 14:14   Auto Body Professional - Auto Windscreens and ADAS in the latest edition of ABP Club's magazine
   
17/12/18 - 14:08   Free2Move Lease (PSA Group) - Commercial Director, Mark Pickles, promoted to General Manager role
   
17/12/18 - 13:57   GoCompare car insurance - 21% BMW 4 series drivers have made an at-fault claim
   
17/12/18 - 13:42   Solving the truck driver skills shortage - children as young as 10-years-old get behind the wheel of a HGV
   
17/12/18 - 13:02   Bodyshop Solutions - JLR approve the Wielander & Schill XPress 800 Riveter + XLogic Workstation
   
17/12/18 - 12:48   Copart - are first to join PATAM’s Automotive and Logistics Industry Competency and Qualifications Card Scheme
   
17/12/18 - 12:40   RAC - four in 10 know someone who has driven over the limit
   
17/12/18 - 12:36   CitNOW - nearly one in six used car buyers would ignore an online ad without video
   
17/12/18 - 12:33   The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - new rules and fees that will apply to all claims management companies (CMCs) from April 2019
   
17/12/18 - 11:04   Apprenticeship Service - have an apprentice in your bodyshop? Give them a heads up that they may be contacted for feedback!
   
17/12/18 - 10:44   Trak Global Group - UK telematics tech firm acquires Canada’s IMS in "breakthrough" deal
   
17/12/18 - 10:22   Circle Leasing - virtual 10k leaderboard update
   
17/12/18 - 10:11   Lookers Ford Direct (Jennings) - Apprenticeship steers parts advisor, Ian, on path towards motor vehicle technician status
   
17/12/18 - 09:58   Drivers planning 20 million getaway trips as the country breaks for Christmas
   
17/12/18 - 09:33   Taylors VRC, Hull, Yorkshire - Christmas Jumper Day 2018 raises £550 for the Dove House Hospice
   
17/12/18 - 09:21   Autoglass and Autoglass BodyRepair - launches new booking app using Amazon Alexa voice technology
   
17/12/18 - 09:13   Glass's - Jonathan Brown, Editor at Glass’s, on the world’s best-selling electric car: The Nissan Leaf
   
15/12/18 - 19:50   Pendragon - announces retirement of Trevor Finn as CEO after 30 years with the company
   
14/12/18 - 14:04   Thatcham Research - electrification "of great relevance to the body repair industry" as volumes of electric and hybrid vehicles increases
   
14/12/18 - 13:54   ChipsAway - 225 mobile operators as well as 30 fixed sites (Car Care Centres) with plans to open more
   
14/12/18 - 13:43   Competition and Markets Authority - Competition Law: are you at risk of breaking it?
   
14/12/18 - 13:28   2018 Ben Ball - raises £102,000 to support the people of the UK automotive industry
   
14/12/18 - 13:23   AW Repair Group - report from the official opening of the dedicated LV= bodyshop in Derby
   
14/12/18 - 13:01   Spies Hecker - new zinc chromate-free wash primer
   
14/12/18 - 12:57   Snow on the way this weekend - possible travel disruption on one of the busiest weekends in the lead-up to Christmas
   
14/12/18 - 12:53   ACEA ‘Towards zero: Safe vehicles, safe drivers, safe roads’ event - explores automated driving and revision of General Safety Regulation
   
14/12/18 - 12:47   Meridien Modena - Ferrari's 2017 Aftersales Dealer of the Year named Ferrari Dealer of the Year 2018
   
14/12/18 - 12:33   IFED and LV= = crash for cash duo who wasted emergency services’ time (firefighters had to cut the roof off the car) sentenced
   
14/12/18 - 12:22   Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May - no more car shows for the Top Gear and The Grand Tour trio
   
14/12/18 - 11:20   Allianz article - predicts a spike in costs due to the expensive repairs required when autonomous vehicles first hit the roads
   
14/12/18 - 11:10   Renault - Carlos Ghosn to remain as Chairman and CEO after finding his pay was "in compliance with applicable law"
   
14/12/18 - 09:54   Volvo Body & Paint Apprentice Programme - 37 Apprentices currently across the approved bodyshop network
   
14/12/18 - 09:03   More than one million cars have failed their MOT due to dangerous defects since new rules were introduced in May
   
13/12/18 - 13:15   Winter 2018 issue of Auto Body Professional - available to read online... NOW!
   
13/12/18 - 12:42   Todd Engineering - sign an agreement to become the sole distributor for Spanesi products in the UK
   
13/12/18 - 12:26   Ansible Motion - new simulator generates millions of scenarios that allow real people to experience new automotive driver assistance tech
   
13/12/18 - 11:53   New motorcycle registrations declined by -2.2% in November
   
13/12/18 - 11:38   The CBI's response to Conservative Party confidence vote
   
13/12/18 - 11:19   Christmas "crash season" sees the worst and the best days for accidents - the best and the worst days for car accidents in 2017
   
13/12/18 - 11:07   Hyundai Kona Electric - wins Next Green Car Awards' Car of the Year 2018 accolade
   
13/12/18 - 10:56   Hella - technical article on the importance of correct headlamp adjustment
   
13/12/18 - 10:09   Fix Auto Leeds - relocate bodyshop to increase repair capacity to 160 vehicles per month
   
13/12/18 - 09:40   The Telegraph article - 'How rising repair claims could hike the cost of your car insurance'
   
13/12/18 - 01:59   Enterprise Holdings - to significantly increase the number of connected vehicles in partnership with GM
   
12/12/18 - 13:51   Ezi-Methods has a new look - and some Christmas presents to give away
   
12/12/18 - 13:30   Activa Contracts - renews Fleet Manager of the Week prize sponsorship
   
12/12/18 - 13:22   Volkswagen Passenger Cars UK - Andrew Savvas (ex Audi) appointed Director of
   
12/12/18 - 13:20   (REPOST FROM THE FORUM) - ADAS equipment Autel MaxiSys?
   
12/12/18 - 13:19   (REPOST FROM THE FORUM) - Auda Invoice / Vizion - Help required
   
12/12/18 - 12:59   The Car Buying Group (TCBG) - new App enables drivers to inspect their own used car and generate accurate valuation before selling it
   
12/12/18 - 12:54   Auto Windscreens - brings ADAS safety to its UK fleet; total fleet covered by 2021
   
12/12/18 - 12:22   Polestar - appoints new Group CFO Ian Zhang (ex Geely), and Volvo man, Nils Mösko as Deputy Group CFO
   
12/12/18 - 12:04   Solera and MAPFRE - complete acquisition of CESVI Brasil; focus on training, research and repair throughout the Brasilian Market
   
12/12/18 - 11:54   Charlie's Body Shop - new SMART repair and classic car restoration business opens in Halstead
   
12/12/18 - 11:41   Licence Bureau - advising compliance managers to pay specific attention to party season 'accident trigger' driving policies
   
12/12/18 - 11:36   Driving in snow and ice one of the top causes of car accidents - 30% increase in off-road and skid pan driving experience bookings
   
12/12/18 - 11:30   Axalta - Robert Bryant appointed as Chief Executive Officer and Sean Lannon named Chief Financial Officer
   
12/12/18 - 11:08   Euro NCAP - annual ‘Best in Class’ winners: Mercedes-Benz A‑Class, Lexus ES and Hyundai NEXO
   
12/12/18 - 10:36   40% increase in equity release enquiries as car owners look to free up capital in their prestige vehicles to cover end-of-year costs
   
12/12/18 - 10:17   CitNOW - bolsters leadership team with appointment of former Arnold Clark marketing manager, Carol Fairchild, as Commercial Director
   
12/12/18 - 09:31   Lookers ARC in Gateshead - Keith Milton (ex Motor Bodies Hexham) appointed as assistant manager at Eslington Park bodyshop
   
11/12/18 - 11:47   Ben - helps automotive people cope with anxiety this Christmas
   
11/12/18 - 11:42   RAC Foundation - plug-in hybrids risk blocking rapid chargers
   
11/12/18 - 11:22   Thatcham Research - Colin Grover, principle engineer – ADAS and automated driving, at the Fleet200 Executive Club meeting
   
11/12/18 - 11:04   AW Repair Group - dynamic video captures AW’s recent buzzing Apprentice Showcase
   
11/12/18 - 10:49   PPG Refinish UK - former PPG Collision Product Manager and Plant Manager at Stowmarket, Mike Walsh, appointed as new Marketing Manager
   
11/12/18 - 10:27   BAXT - new CARBONite abrasive material engineered specifically for the sanding of composite materials
   
11/12/18 - 08:15   Marshall Motor Holdings - appoint Richard Parry-Jones as new Non-Executive Chairman, succeeding Peter Johnson
   
10/12/18 - 14:33   MoneySuperMarket - human drivers on the road could soon become obsolete
   
10/12/18 - 14:30   CMC and Alpha Nano Developments – ‘Classic Guard’ coatings “make other waxes and sealants look like they are from the dark ages"
   
10/12/18 - 14:29   Cromax - launches new Ultra Performance Energy Surfacer and Metal Pretreatment Wipes to reduce prep time
   
10/12/18 - 14:27   Body Damage Quote - link to Autoflow now available
   
10/12/18 - 14:25   Happy Birthday, Mirka! - 75 this month
   
10/12/18 - 14:14   Phoebe Jay, Body and Paint Apprentice at Bentley Motors UK, one of 46 apprentices from 19 countries to receive VW Group Award
   
10/12/18 - 14:10   Lookers Audi Group Paint & Body & Preparation Centre, North Tyneside – 12-week traineeship programme for potential Apprentices
   
10/12/18 - 14:07   Ford - announces leadership changes to business in UK to jump start “fundamental reset”
   
10/12/18 - 14:05   Mirka - new waterproof paper abrasive, WPF Next Gen
   
10/12/18 - 14:03   Volkswagen Group UK – Nissan MD, Alex Smith, to rejoin VW in 2019 to replace outgoing MD, Paul Willis
   
10/12/18 - 14:01   CitNOW - bodywork images rated most important by used car buyers
   
10/12/18 - 13:57   MotorEasy - partners with Netherlands-based, AutoTrust (machine-learning warranties for OEMs and franchised dealers) to target UK
   
10/12/18 - 13:55   IMI - London is the only UK city on target for electric vehicle adoption
   
09/12/18 - 12:13   Tesla - appoint Jason Newman (ex-Vertu) as UK and Ireland Body Repair Network Manager
   
07/12/18 - 13:47   Cassidy Motors from County Mayo - receives Suzuki Ireland Aftersales Dealer of the Year and Best Aftersales Customer Experience Awards
   
07/12/18 - 13:19   ACIS LinkedIn post (with Sayers Motor Factors in Northampton) - six litres of paint for £3.70!
   
07/12/18 - 13:10   Veygo by Admiral - driving home for Christmas could save Brits nearly half compared to taking the train
   
07/12/18 - 13:05   Motability Operations - boss Mike Betts resigns following criticism of potential £2.2m bonus on top of his £1.7m salary
   
07/12/18 - 12:30   Transport Statistics Great Britain 2018 - 83% of passenger kilometres in 2017 were by car, van or taxi
   
07/12/18 - 11:57   Bloodhound supersonic vehicle - project to build supersonic land vehicle capable of 1,000mph axed due to funding
   
07/12/18 - 11:38   Consumer Intelligence - latest brand performance analysis of motor insurers: #1 Direct Line #2 Admiral #3 Churchill
   
07/12/18 - 11:15   Solus Accident Repair Centre, Ipswich: apprentice Kieren Cheung - 1 of 3 Thatcham Research ‘Apprentice of the Year’ 2018 winners at BRIAA
   
07/12/18 - 10:57   Rental Vehicle Security Scheme - 10-point Code of Practice agreed
   
07/12/18 - 10:55   Brexit - Information about the Trade Bill
   
07/12/18 - 10:34   Motor industry bracing itself for short-term negative impact after Brexit
   
07/12/18 - 10:27   Ford - EcoSport sales up 56% year-to-date in the small Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) segment
   
07/12/18 - 10:16   Broad Oak Motor Group - Volkswagen, Nissan and Suzuki dealer group opens new Suzuki franchise close to Canterbury city centre
   
07/12/18 - 09:57   Spies Hecker 2019 Calendar – featuring refinish masterpieces from painters in five countries
   
07/12/18 - 01:44   Insurance Times awards - all 30 winners from tonights ceremony
   
06/12/18 - 14:06   ACIS - launches user-friendly version three of efficiency and cost-saving ASCRIBE
   
06/12/18 - 13:58   TrackDays - Government statistics reveal a welcome decline in aggressive driving accidents
   
06/12/18 - 13:46   Co-op Insurance - yesterday (Wednesday 5 December) was the most dangerous day of the year to drive
   
06/12/18 - 13:32   Warning to BMW owners following scam – Milton Keynes
   
06/12/18 - 13:24   ABP Club Women’s Automotive meeting at Williams F1 Conference Centre with hosts, PPG Refinish UK and Ireland
   
06/12/18 - 12:12   Allianz - beats £1 million charity target for Air Ambulances UK
   
06/12/18 - 11:56   Volkswagen - “We must force the pace of our transformation”; operating return of at least 6% as early as 2022
   
06/12/18 - 11:34   BVRLA - new materials, sensors and electric powertrains are all having a massive impact on repairability
   
06/12/18 - 11:22   Axalta’s three premium global refinish brands: Cromax, Spies Hecker and Standox - approved by Porsche
   
06/12/18 - 10:53   Thatcham Research - introduction to VDA course on Weds 19 and Thurs 20 December
   
06/12/18 - 09:47   Fylde Coast Accident Repair Centre - update on progress at the new bodyshop in Blackpool
   
06/12/18 - 08:11   Anexo (parent of DAMS credit hire) - trading update: trading strongly with profits ahead of expecations
   
05/12/18 - 14:52   ABP Club - announce dates of all their main 2019 events
   
05/12/18 - 14:45   USA: Caliber - acquires ABRA to form supergiant bodyshop group with over 1,000 locations
   
05/12/18 - 14:14   Aviva - launch an industry-first - AvivaPlus - guaranteeing renewal price at same or lower than new customer
   
05/12/18 - 13:35   ACIS - launch ASCRIBEv3, a more user-friendly third generation of ASCRIBE that can save 21% on product costs
   
05/12/18 - 12:01   Glaisyers Solicitors - ABP Recommended Business Service Provider acquired by consortium of investors
   
05/12/18 - 10:22   SMMT - new car sales fell 3.0% in November; diesel down 17%; hybrid/electric sales up 25%
   
05/12/18 - 09:24   Thatcham - EuroNCAP give FIAT Panda zero-star safety rating; only 1-star for Jeep Wrangler; others get 5-stars
   
04/12/18 - 22:11   Standox - expands its commercial vehicle paint system with zinc chromate free Standofleet Reaction Primer Pro U2620
   
04/12/18 - 21:52   EDAM Group - credit hire services company recognised for people skills with two star accreditation from Best Companies
   
04/12/18 - 21:24   Volvo Car UK - recommends Volvo-standard windscreen repairs to maintain vehicle safety standards
   
04/12/18 - 13:38   Groupe PSA and Toyota - new agreement for long-term partnership in Europe
   
04/12/18 - 13:11   Volkswagen - new dedicated Electric Car section on VW website
   
04/12/18 - 13:05   PPG - announce 10% price increase on all industrial coatings (does NOT include refinish) from 1 January 2019
   
04/12/18 - 12:29   ABP Club Women's Automotive - Joining Instructions for meeting on Wednesday 5 December at Williams F1 in Wantage, Oxfordshire (OX12 0DQ)
   
04/12/18 - 12:11   Australia and New Zealand: Thatcham Research - Suncorp become the first ever Thatcham Research Global Associate
   
04/12/18 - 10:41   Esso Diesel Efficient fuel - proven to reduce harmful NOx, CO2 and particulate matter emissions
   
04/12/18 - 10:15   IMPORTANT INFO FOR AUDATEX USERS - Service Desk Support Christmas Opening Hours
   
04/12/18 - 09:55   DAC Beachcroft - promotes Ann Isaacs to partner to head up insurance law firm specialist's Agricultural and Highway Claims teams
   
04/12/18 - 08:31   Circle Leasing - appoint Barry Beeston (ex Infiniti) as MD; co-founder Aidan Minogue moves into CEO role
   
04/12/18 - 08:10   Ford Motor Co - backs Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal to avoid a no-deal “catastrophe”
   
04/12/18 - 07:49   Volkswagen and Tesco - to roll out UK’s largest retail network of EV charge points; 2,400 within 3 years
   
03/12/18 - 19:42   Axalta - introduces Audurra range of refinish accessories in various European countries (not UK) from January
   
03/12/18 - 13:26   Dacia - revealed as the number one car manufacturer for brand advocacy in the UK
   
03/12/18 - 13:11   Driver imprisoned after he’s caught speeding five times in customised, £93K Range Rover
   
03/12/18 - 13:05   Government considering a UK-wide ban on pavement parking
   
03/12/18 - 13:00   AXA - three in four DON'T believe driverless cars will reduce accidents
   
03/12/18 - 12:42   Driveways: the UK's £3.8 billion industry - 3.5 million driveway landlords across the UK
   
03/12/18 - 12:33   Citroën UK - Edward (Ed) Hickin appointed as Head of Business Sales
   
03/12/18 - 11:37   Highways England - driving instructors in the North West have given the thumbs up to new learner driver motorway lessons
   
03/12/18 - 11:14   Nationwide Exeter - Happy Retirement to Stan Lee, MET Technician (26 years' service)
   
03/12/18 - 10:42   Insurtech UK (Ituk) - 31 InsurTech start-ups form trade body
   
03/12/18 - 10:24   Thatcham Research - awarded the Kia Special Commendation Award by the Guild of Motoring Writers for contribution to car safety & repair
   
03/12/18 - 10:10   AA - insurance green cards likely for driving in Europe if there is no Brexit deal
   
03/12/18 - 10:01   CitNOW - moves its product development cycle to quarterly updates
   
03/12/18 - 09:50   RAC - daytime running lights on newer vehicles causing confusion for other road users
   
03/12/18 - 09:40   MotorEasy (mechanical / maintenance repairs) - "Track your car repair like you track your pizza"
   
02/12/18 - 21:15   MSL - it's Anger Awareness Week (1-7 December) and 1 in 5 drivers admit to having road rage at least once a week
   
02/12/18 - 21:12   Charles Trent - salvage company's plans for 'the largest project to be undertaken in the firm's 90+ year history'
   
02/12/18 - 20:44   Slater Gordon Solutions Motor - Blackpool Gazette reports the motor law firm is moving to town centre offices
   
02/12/18 - 20:03   Happy 40th Birthday Jobling Accident Repair Centre - success since 1978 for the Sunderland bodyshop
   
02/12/18 - 15:20   Claims mag Personal Injury Awards - full list of winners
   
02/12/18 - 10:03   DAC Beachcroft - predict "more frequent and more expensive 'Vehicle Damage' claims"
   
02/12/18 - 06:19   esure - acquisition by Bain Capital Private Equity LP to take place on 19 December 2018
   
30/11/18 - 09:40   NBRA - link with Real Repairer to promote #fiftyisfair with Christmas donations to Salvation Army
   
29/11/18 - 22:16   Andy Parker, Parkers Accident Repair Centre - Kayak Launch Appeal
   
29/11/18 - 22:04   Allianz Insurance - Helen Bryant appointed as director of SME & corporate partnerships to replace David Martin (who moves to Zurich)
   
29/11/18 - 21:56   SMMT - CV production in the UK rises 31.0% in October, to 9,066 units
   
29/11/18 - 21:53   FCA - meeting between FCA and Trade Unions in Turin
   
29/11/18 - 21:41   Lemonade - US P&C insurer confirms plans to head to Europe
   
29/11/18 - 14:41   British Coatings Federation - sale of solvent-based basecoats for accident repair is and will still be illegal post Brexit
   
29/11/18 - 14:34   British Bodyshop Awards - moves next year from Battersea to the InterContinental O2 in Greenwich; Thursday 9 May 2019
   
29/11/18 - 14:17   Redde plc - appoint Mark Chessman (who joined as part of FMG acquisition) as an Executive Director of the Group
   
29/11/18 - 13:54   The photographs from Convention and Night of Knights are available to view and download - FOR FREE!
   
29/11/18 - 13:48   ABP Club Women's Automotive - reminder to register for next week's meeting (if you haven't already!)
   
29/11/18 - 13:31   Ford - new City Data Solutions, Ford Smart Mobility could help to identify where traffic incidents are likely to occur
   
29/11/18 - 13:30   The Alliance (Nissan, Renault, Mitsubishi) - "reiterate their strong commitment to the Alliance"
   
29/11/18 - 12:58   Kwik Fit - almost 14 million drivers would ‘brake test’ a tailgater
   
29/11/18 - 12:39   Highways England - blames harsh winter for DOUBLING in the number of successful pothole claims
   
29/11/18 - 12:26   Glass's - the Toyota Prius was launched 21 years ago!
   
29/11/18 - 12:19   The Sun - advises readers to use nail polish to touch-up paintwork scratches
   
29/11/18 - 12:06   Nas Khan OBE (former ceo of Jennings Group) - reported to have died yesterday afternoon.
   
29/11/18 - 11:58   Drive System Design - autonomous vehicle powertrain development allows engineers to focus on comfort rather than ‘performance feel’
   
29/11/18 - 10:19   Sixt - acquired a stake in mobile electric vehicle (EV) charging firm, Chargery but denies market rumours about Hertz
   
29/11/18 - 09:50   Zurich - recruits Allianz’s David Martin as Head of UK Retail
   
29/11/18 - 09:43   SMMT - UK car manufacturing falls -9.8% in October with 140,374 cars leaving production lines
   
29/11/18 - 09:39   Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals) - recognised for its collaboration with startups
   
29/11/18 - 09:24   Amazo's a scale model autonomous car: AWS DeepRacer - 1/18th scale radio-controlled, four-wheel drive car
   
28/11/18 - 13:24   Absolute Alignment - new consumer website to assist motorists in locating their local Absolute Alignment Approved Centres
   
28/11/18 - 13:06   The Autocar-Courland Next Generation Award - winning entry proposed a new way of using blockchain technology to deter car cloning
   
28/11/18 - 12:57   SMMT - 3/4 of UK automotive businesses fear a ‘no-deal’ Brexit will threaten their future viability,
   
28/11/18 - 12:42   Cromax launches CC6500 - new high solids clearcoat with an excellent finish to increase throughput
   
28/11/18 - 12:36   Young Driver - 99 per cent of UK motorists would like to send some drivers back to school to refine their skills behind the wheel
   
28/11/18 - 09:32   Fix Auto World and NOVUS Glass - Fix Auto’s 12th territory worldwide
   
27/11/18 - 14:12   Admiral - becomes the third motor insurer to sign up as an AutoRaise Partner
   
27/11/18 - 14:06   Lightfoot - connected car tech firm named Exeter’s ‘Best Workspace’
   
27/11/18 - 14:02   What Car? Car of the Year Awards 2019 - long list revealed
   
27/11/18 - 13:44   Action needed to address skills shortages and boost investment in R&D to keep UK at forefront of future mobility revolution
   
27/11/18 - 13:22   Audatex UK - managing technician efficiency is the biggest challenge for UK bodyshop and repair businesses
   
27/11/18 - 13:05   Germany: Axalta - presenting on 'the Future of Electro mobility' next month at German electrical sector conference
   
27/11/18 - 12:46   Richard Steer, CEO of Baldwins Repair Group - heading to Everest Base Camp at Christmas to raise money for the Royal British Legion
   
27/11/18 - 12:21   Halo Ross Brown promoted to role of Regional Operations Manager - Southern Region
   
27/11/18 - 11:55   Autorola - Ford Kuga was the fastest selling used car in October; 5 out of top 10 fastest-selling used cars are SUVs
   
27/11/18 - 11:16   Fleetondemand - Andrew Cope joins Fleetondemand as Executive Chairman
   
27/11/18 - 10:02   Brexit - deal could reduce UK GDP (growth) by 5.5% in ten years' time
   
27/11/18 - 09:47   AXA article - Driverless Cars & the Future of Mobility
   
27/11/18 - 09:24   Zurich - what's 5th in the ranking of global risks to doing business?
   
27/11/18 - 00:41   Thatcham Research - Jonathan Hewett (ex Octo Telematics) appointed as Chief Executive effective 7 Jan 2019
   
26/11/18 - 11:27   ProVision - launches new ProVision Go app
   
26/11/18 - 09:38   Drivers "far from pumped" despite 4.5p fall in petrol price - diesel drivers suffer new blow
   
26/11/18 - 09:35   Audatex - strengthens password security for all Audaenterprisegold users to increase data security
   
26/11/18 - 09:30   British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) - 100s of small businesses who rely on vans will be caught out by the ULEZ
   
26/11/18 - 09:25   Trak Global Group - calls for telematics to be at the heart of the Government’s road safety programme
   
26/11/18 - 09:17   Vauxhall Motors - plans to cut 241 jobs to boost competitiveness during "difficult time within the industry"
   
25/11/18 - 20:55   ABP Club Women's Automotive with PPG on Weds 5 Dec at Williams F1 - speaker profile: Rachel Clift - Health & Wellbeing Director, Ben
   
24/11/18 - 01:29   Audatex UK - win Outsourced Partner of the Year award at Post magazine's Digital and Insuretech Awards
   
23/11/18 - 12:17   Photographs from the Convention and Night of Knights - more than 240 downloads in one week!
   
23/11/18 - 12:12   Sika - Grand Prix winners from the Convention and Night of Knights event
   
23/11/18 - 12:11   Sika - Gran Prix winners from the Convention and Night of Knights event
   
23/11/18 - 12:05   ISME, the Irish SME Association - puts together a list of "the most common ‘spins’ on insurance" reform
   
23/11/18 - 11:47   Diesel and petrol prices to come down again - RAC reaction
   
23/11/18 - 11:43   Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - launches further consultations ahead of the UK’s Exit from the EU
   
23/11/18 - 11:38   BREXIT - PM on BBC Radio 5 live at lunchtime TODAY (Friday) 12:30 - 1pm; text questions to 85058 or use the hashtag #BBCAskThis
   
23/11/18 - 11:30   Balgores - posts online about their recent win at Night of Knights!
   
23/11/18 - 11:24   Ford - real-life version of the ‘WheelSwap’ VR experience, part of Ford’s ‘Share The Road’ campaign
   
23/11/18 - 11:09   Borgward - production of right-hand drive variants of the German SUV to start in early 2019 to launch vehicles in UK next year
   
23/11/18 - 10:58   UK self-driving tech sector - adds 265km of roads to UK public, controlled and virtual testing facilities
   
23/11/18 - 09:57   Ageas article - how used parts keep customers happy and help the environment
   
22/11/18 - 19:31   'Opportunities Through Apprenticeships' project - to increase apprenticeship take-up in Portsmouth, Nottingham, South Tyneside and Torbay
   
22/11/18 - 19:12   Continental Tyres - appoints new Commercial Fleet Sales Manager, Neil Davies
   
22/11/18 - 14:17   EU draft agreement on post-Brexit relations - PM to make a statement to MPs at 3pm today (Thursday)
   
22/11/18 - 14:11   AA Insurance - ‘Dashcams contribute to road safety’, 1/5 of drivers already use dashcams; half expect to install one
   
22/11/18 - 13:55   First UK trials of self-driving vehicle services - London and Edinburgh set to be the first in public trials
   
22/11/18 - 13:39   International Applications - achieves successful transition to ISO 45001
   
22/11/18 - 13:26   RAC - eight in 10 drivers struggle to get through yellow box junctions without stopping
   
22/11/18 - 13:15   ABP Club Women's Automotive with PPG on Weds 5 Dec at Williams F1 - speaker profile: Helen Wright, 9-2-3 jobs
   
22/11/18 - 12:53   Thatcham Research - one-day certified ADAS and Calibration course for bodyshop sector
   
22/11/18 - 12:27   Ford - which is more slippery – leaves or snow? Ford engineers reveal the surprising answer
   
22/11/18 - 12:12   Insurance as an incentive - Government consider offering drivers reduced motor premiums if they are cyclist-savvy
   
22/11/18 - 11:46   The number of cars failing emissions tests has more than doubled since the new MOT introduced stricter emission rules on 20 May 2018
   
22/11/18 - 11:33   Admiral Car Finance - 1/3 Brits think ‘Balloon Payment’ is a made-up term and one in nine thought PCP is a type of STD
   
22/11/18 - 11:20   Ben - new Industry Survey 2018 is now open for responses from automotive industry
   
22/11/18 - 11:01   MG Cannon - introduces new wheel alignment and ADAS tech at four bodyshop sites
   
21/11/18 - 14:17   The Civil Liability Bill - passed through Parliament
   
21/11/18 - 14:13   Councils in England have seen their parking ‘profits’ rise by almost a third (32%) in just four years.
   
21/11/18 - 13:31   West Midlands Police - 631 vehicles - worth £1.6 million - recovered from 'chop shops'
   
21/11/18 - 13:15   Ageas - new interactive ‘Dangerous Roads Map’
   
21/11/18 - 13:02   ABP Club Women's Automotive meting: Wednesday 5 December - with PPG, at Williams F1 in Wantage (OX12 0DQ)
   
21/11/18 - 12:36   25% of people think dashboard cameras should compulsory in cars
   
21/11/18 - 12:11   National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) - £11k funding for the Motorcycle Technician (Repair and Maintenance) Apprenticeship Standard
   
21/11/18 - 12:03   USA: Volvo - world-first at Automobility LA: not a single car on the Volvo stand
   
21/11/18 - 11:16   PPG Refinish UK and Ireland - release new bodyshop Training Programme for 2019
   
21/11/18 - 11:09   Motorcyclists lead the way in learning first aid - 73% taken training and 80% "feel confident" to respond at crash scene
   
21/11/18 - 10:46   Nissan chairman, Carlos Ghosn - arrested in Japan over accusations of financial misconduct
   
21/11/18 - 10:21   Co-op Insurance - Black Friday crash claims rise by a fifth and "signals the start of the motor claims season"
   
21/11/18 - 09:58   HonestJohn.co.uk - car cloning in London rises by 50% in one year
   
21/11/18 - 09:54   JobsOutlook report - employers in engineering & technical professions expect severest skills shortages
   
20/11/18 - 20:37   Prodrive - adopt BAXT's WP10 Spray Booth Wall Protector solution
   
20/11/18 - 20:35   Minden Dust Systems - Go Faster, Longer and Stronger!
   
20/11/18 - 20:27   Laser Tools - T-handle screwdriver set includes ten double-ended bits and a spinner sleeve for fast fastener rotation
   
20/11/18 - 20:02   Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport - the Paint Shop "on tour"
   
20/11/18 - 19:26   BBC reports drivers of Ford EcoBoost vehicles "whose cars have burst into flames" - owners "being passed to insurers"
   
20/11/18 - 19:11   carweb (owned by Solera [Audatex, cap hpi] - appoints Keith Darby (divisional director for cap hpi) to head up carweb expansion
   
20/11/18 - 13:53   Movac - choose RWC as their training partner
   
20/11/18 - 13:14   The photographs from Convention and Night of Knights are available to view and download - FOR FREE!
   
20/11/18 - 13:11   IMI - offering free expert advice to businesses in the automotive sector on how they can best use their Apprenticeship Levy funds
   
20/11/18 - 12:26   ABI Motor Conference - Paul Geddes, Direct Line Group CEO: The Future of Cars: "public opinion lags behind the technology"
   
20/11/18 - 12:23   ABI Motor Conference - ADAS is pushing up repair costs
   
20/11/18 - 12:05   Italy: Mopar (FCA vehicles) - new global parts distribution centre near Turin to service EMEA region
   
20/11/18 - 11:47   ABI Motor Conference - Lord Keen (Richard King) MoJ spokesman in House of Lords
   
20/11/18 - 11:31   ABI Motor Conference - MORE THAN £23 million paid out every day this year by motor insurers, highest on record; repair costs rising
   
20/11/18 - 11:16   Japan: Tokio Marine Group - receives approval to complete transferring its cross-border business to Luxembourg, ahead of Brexit
   
20/11/18 - 11:06   MotorEasy - independents winning customer service battle but majority of motorists would rather avoid workshops altogether
   
19/11/18 - 13:16   The photographs from Convention and Night of Knights are available to view and download - FOR FREE!
   
19/11/18 - 13:12   CBI - half of young people do not feel prepared for world of work
   
19/11/18 - 12:52   EMaC - NI dealer group, Donnelly Group Ireland, records an average 585% increase in revenue year-on-year since using Service Plan
   
19/11/18 - 12:46   USA: COAST Autonomous - self-driving tech company recruits Allan McNish and fellow Scottish motor racing veteran, Dario Franchitti
   
19/11/18 - 12:35   Riverpark Training - congratulates Sean O'Neill for winning Gold in Autobody Repair at the National Finals
   
19/11/18 - 12:13   ABP Club Women's Automotive - register now to attend the next meeting Wednesday 5 December @ Williams F1 in Oxfordshire, host: PPG Refinish
   
19/11/18 - 11:50   Overfinch (bespoke Land Rover vehicles) - capacity of supplier, Prodrive Composites, to paint carbon fibre in-house fuels growth
   
19/11/18 - 11:37   ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) - 48% of public believe auditors ‘could prevent company failures’
   
19/11/18 - 11:26   Admiral - takes on new 70,000 square feet office space in Cardiff
   
19/11/18 - 11:19   Bushey Heath Garage - Hyundai and Kia dealership now representing MG in Hertfordshire
   
19/11/18 - 11:02   AA Certified Shop - branded promotional good for AA Certified garages (does inc body repairers - who pay an administration fee per booking)
   
19/11/18 - 10:55   Whiplash bill - 5 trade union leaders say it is a ruse to harm workers rights & £1.3 billion gift to insurers
   
19/11/18 - 10:44   Markerstudy - in period of exclusivity to buy Co-op Insurance for £300m; seeking to keep base in Manchester
   
19/11/18 - 10:43   Road Safety Week ((19-25 November) - a cyclist or motorcyclist is killed or seriously injured every hour, every day, on a British road
   
19/11/18 - 10:35   Lightfoot - receives £3.2m BGF investment to bring its connected car technology to consumers and more fleet businesses
   
19/11/18 - 10:35   Nissan - chairman Carlos Ghosn to be sacked for 'serious misconduct'; faces arrest in Japan after investigation into his financial affairs
   
19/11/18 - 09:51   Stanners triumph at the 2018 ABP Club Night of Knights Awards
   
19/11/18 - 09:32   Volkswagen - move to multi-brand manufacturing plant to boost competitiveness; Emden and Hanover in Germanyto become electric vehicle plants
   
19/11/18 - 08:01   IMI Skill Auto competition - winners announced
   
19/11/18 - 07:49   AutoRaise charity - become an Apprenticeship Assessment Organisation so they can be an End Point Assessment (EPA) provider
   
16/11/18 - 11:09   The photographs from Convention and Night of Knights are now available to view and download - FOR FREE!
   
16/11/18 - 11:04   Summers Accident Repair Centre - message for Rhys Hider, competing in SkillAuto, from his boss!
   
16/11/18 - 10:47   Volkswagen - 30 technicians have just completed an extensive training course to become the brand’s first High Voltage Experts (HVEs)
   
16/11/18 - 10:41   IAM RoadSmart - traffic congestion is now the top concern among UK motorists
   
16/11/18 - 10:34   Heritage Skills Academy at Bicester Heritage - Cambridge & Counties Bank - to offer £10k bursary to Heritage Engineering apprentices
   
16/11/18 - 10:04   Ford - ADAS and 33% ultra-high-strength steel body make the new Ford Focus safer than ever
   
16/11/18 - 09:41   Suzuki GB’s Advanced Apprenticeship Programme 2018 - congratulations to the 24 graduates
   
15/11/18 - 22:22   Lightfoot - wins Made in the South West award and place in Made in the UK 2019 finals
   
15/11/18 - 22:17   Lookers (formerly Jennings) - the (Ashley) Waltons: two people working in the same aftersales dept have exact same name!
   
15/11/18 - 22:01   JBR Capital - British brands including Aston Martin and McLaren most popular in the North of England; Londoners love Porsche
   
15/11/18 - 21:59   "An extremely long time coming" - RAC reaction to fuel price cuts
   
15/11/18 - 21:55   Selsia - wins Repairers’ Choice Award: voted the UK’s favourite accident management company (inc credit hire companies)
   
15/11/18 - 14:10   ABP Club Women's Automotive meeting with PPG Refinish - Wednesday 5 December at Williams F1, Wantage, OX12 0DQ
   
15/11/18 - 13:57   Barcelona: SEAT - showcases its potential on the path to safer, more efficient mobility
   
15/11/18 - 13:51   Autobase - after successfully running accident repair department for 7 years has closed its doors to bodyshop customers
   
15/11/18 - 12:58   S&G Response - supports annual careers event at local secondary school, Wilmslow High
   
15/11/18 - 12:35   SkillAuto - Good luck to the Auto Refinishing and Body Repair SkillAuto finalists competing TODAY at WorldSkills UK Live
   
15/11/18 - 12:22   McLaren - £50m McLaren Composites Technology Centre (MCTC) officially opens as McLaren Automotive’s second-ever production facility
   
15/11/18 - 12:13   International Applications - appointed as UK Partner for Etalon refinish products
   
15/11/18 - 12:08   AkzoNobel - new ‘Creating Special Colours’ web page dedicated to info on 3D paint for bodyshops
   
15/11/18 - 11:39   What does the draft Brexit Agreement mean for the automotive sector?
   
15/11/18 - 11:18   The photographs from Convention and Night of Knights are now available to view and download - FOR FREE!
   
15/11/18 - 10:54   IMI article in FE News - "What's needed to inject engagement in Apprenticeships?"
   
15/11/18 - 10:39   RAC - petrol remains overpriced as major retailers refuse to cut
   
15/11/18 - 10:07   2018 Industry Knight, Andrew Walsh, AW Repair Group, responds to Knight honour
   
14/11/18 - 14:09   ABP Club Convention and Night of Knights 2018 – thank you for a record-breaking event!
   
14/11/18 - 14:06   Thank you to the record 641 people who attended yesterdays biggest ever ABP Convention/Night of Knights
   
14/11/18 - 13:01   Axalta - to increase prices for global transportation coatings (inc car and CV coatings)
   
14/11/18 - 10:34   Lookers (Jennings) - service advisor, Georgia Mordey, from Washington, in Supermodel England national final
   
14/11/18 - 10:30   Seat - Millennials (born in the 1980s - mid-1990s) seek design flair, connectivity and compact size when choosing a car
   
14/11/18 - 10:11   CitNOW - Norwich-based Robinsons SKODA workshop sees 86% rise in Amber Work approved
   
14/11/18 - 09:40   Marshall Motor Holdings - trading update: underlying profit expected to be ahead of last year
   
13/11/18 - 21:20   The Night of Knights - WINNERS ANNOUNCED
   
13/11/18 - 17:32   ABP Club - a sincere apology to Fix Auto UK
   
13/11/18 - 14:17   The 2018 Repairers' Choice Awards - congratulations to the 40 finalists! Winners announced from 19:30 TODAY
   
13/11/18 - 14:10   Parking at Resorts World today for this evening's Night of Knights
   
13/11/18 - 14:08   Convention 2018 and Night of Knights - please note we are fully booked and cannot accommodate any last bookings/walk-ins
   
13/11/18 - 14:03   REMINDER for guests joining us for the Night of Knights this evening - drinks reception sponsored by Vizion Network starts at 17:30
   
13/11/18 - 12:12   IFED - ‘opportunistic’ fraudsters the focus for City of London Police in nationwide clampdown
   
13/11/18 - 12:03   2019 What Car? Reader Award - voting opens; twelve models set for release in 2019
   
12/11/18 - 20:44   Information Commissioners Office (ICO) - former Nationwide employee, Mustafa Kasim, sentenced to 6 months jail for accessing personal data
   
12/11/18 - 20:27   The Convention and Night of Knights Tweet Wall is now LIVE! - use #NightOfKnights
   
12/11/18 - 13:36   Industry Insights at Convention and Night of Knights - sponsor of the NOK Estimating Systems Award and on stage at Convention
   
12/11/18 - 12:49   ABP Club Night of Knights - the Akzo Nobel-sponsored guest speaker tomorrow evening is Claire Lomas MBE
   
12/11/18 - 12:35   SMMT - new heavy truck market drops -7.0% in Q3 2018 (30,308 HGVs registered in the nine months to September)
   
12/11/18 - 12:24   Turners Garage - to open third site in Sheffield as part of expansion plans
   
12/11/18 - 12:02   ABP Annual Convention and Night of Knights – Delegate Joining Instructions
   
12/11/18 - 11:39   Volvo Product Technology Course - NEXT DATE: Friday 12 April 2019
   
12/11/18 - 11:26   PAAS Ltd - have developed the first Quality Control Training for vehicle body repairs
   
12/11/18 - 11:21   France: GYS - 2018 Welding Innovation Award during the 2018 GroupAuto Convention in France
   
12/11/18 - 11:10   Latest ONS UK import/export data - falling imports of cars from EU countries and rising car exports to non-EU countries
   
12/11/18 - 10:59   Ben: Anti-Bullying Week - Ben shines a spotlight on how bullying affects automotive industry people
   
12/11/18 - 10:48   National Windscreens - Pete Marsden, National Windscreens' MD, retires
   
12/11/18 - 10:12   Farécla - Karting Challenge Night at Buckmore Park, Maidstone: Wednesday 21st November 2018
   
12/11/18 - 10:12   Farécla - Karting Challenge Night at Buckmore Park, Maidstone: Wednesday 21st November 2018
   
12/11/18 - 09:50   NMDA - sales of 125cc bikes; are "new customers joining the community... future buyers of (more profitable) bigger powered machines"
   
12/11/18 - 09:39   UK's FinTech, information technology and advanced engineering sectors - £109 million investment to create 359 jobs
   
12/11/18 - 09:27   ABI Blog: Henry Raine from Promontory Financial Group (part of IBM) - on why insurers will be busy over Christmas and the New Year...
   
12/11/18 - 08:58   Australia: AMA - new investors fund growth plans and new procurement business; share lock-in for Andy Hopkins
   
09/11/18 - 13:01   Jaguar Land Rover - will launch 16 new cars and SUVs globally between 2019-2024
   
09/11/18 - 12:34   ABP Annual Convention – Delegate Joining Instructions
   
09/11/18 - 12:12   Mission Motorsport - ‘In Flanders Fields’ Jaguar F-Type SVR #Poppycar wins Vehicle Graphics 2018 Award
   
09/11/18 - 12:00   The ABI - offers advice to younger drivers looking for cheaper car insurance
   
09/11/18 - 11:38   Roadside assistance and recovery experts - call for motorists to ‘slow down or move over safely’
   
09/11/18 - 11:32   Chief to sell full range of Celette collision repair equipment in America and China - makes it easier for shops to achieve OEM certification
   
09/11/18 - 11:10   2018 Convention and Night of Knights Programme - available to read online now
   
09/11/18 - 09:56   Admiral Group - named one of the World’s best workplaces
   
09/11/18 - 09:50   2018 Apprenticeship Pay Survey - study monitors national wage levels and helps determine whether employers are adhering to rules on fair pay
   
09/11/18 - 09:38   Allianz UK - Q3 trading update: "cost of repairing motor vehicles has risen sharply"
   
09/11/18 - 09:28   Silco - release M12 Ultra Superfast primer
   
08/11/18 - 19:09   2018 Annual Convention (Tues 13th November, Birmingham NEC) - the lowdown on the Sponsors' stands
   
08/11/18 - 14:11   2018 Annual Convention (Tues 13th November, Birmingham NEC) - who's exhibiting?
   
08/11/18 - 13:55   2018 Annual Convention and Night of Knights - record 619 delegates have booked - DON'T MISS OUT!
   
08/11/18 - 13:29   U-Pol - Car SOS star on their Classic Car Show stand (NEC this weekend) with Premier Panel Skills & JD Body Repairs restorations
   
08/11/18 - 13:07   ABP Club Recommended Business Service Provider: InAutomotive - average wage for skilled trade workers in the automotive industry: £28,587
   
08/11/18 - 12:20   RPM Welding - expands service to now supply GYS equipment
   
08/11/18 - 12:06   USA: Axalta - open new 175,000 sq ft dedicated colour and coatings Global Innovation Centre in Philadelphia
   
08/11/18 - 11:43   Running late? - Half of drivers blame a fake traffic jam
   
08/11/18 - 11:41   Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) - consumer new car finance market fell by 16% in September 2018 (vs September 2017)
   
08/11/18 - 11:19   Jaguar Land Rover - self-driving car industry needs standards and security
   
08/11/18 - 10:09   Reported road casualties in Great Britain - provisional estimates: year ending June 2018
   
08/11/18 - 09:44   AutoRaise - exhibiting at next week's World Skills UK LIVE event
   
08/11/18 - 09:27   Dacia (Renault) - opens 150 million* new dealerships across the UK
   
08/11/18 - 07:56   Inchcape - Q3 trading update
   
07/11/18 - 14:14   Mycarcheck - praises quick and easy test with potentially huge road safety benefits
   
07/11/18 - 14:00   RWC Training Centre - has achieved IMI Centre Approval
   
07/11/18 - 13:47   Welsh councils' parking profits up five years running - 22 councils in Wales had parking income of £38.5 million in 2017-18
   
07/11/18 - 13:30   Aston Martin's second production facility - St Athan will become Aston Martin's ‘Home of Electrification’
   
07/11/18 - 13:11   The ABI - The Insurance Experiments website includes info on accident repairs and making a motor claim
   
07/11/18 - 12:57   Admiral - investigates rise in pedestrian accidents on UK roads
   
07/11/18 - 12:00   Cambria Automobiles - open second Lamborghini dealership: Grange Lamborghini Tunbridge Wells
   
07/11/18 - 11:38   Cromax - introduces a new zinc chromate-free Imron Fleet Line Wash Primer-Surfacer
   
07/11/18 - 11:22   Willis Towers Watson - providing Ticker (new telematics insurer launching early 2019) with innovative pricing techn
   
07/11/18 - 11:00   Bicester Heritage - receives unanimous planning approval for 'automotive resort': handling circuit, hotel and business cluster
   
07/11/18 - 10:40   TechMan - garage management system addresses issue of no-shows
   
07/11/18 - 10:10   Colad - new UK Distribution Hub in Milton Keynes is open for business
   
07/11/18 - 09:47   Five new business councils to advise the Prime Minister on post-Brexit opportunities
   
07/11/18 - 09:25   Glass's - the Ford Transit named Glass’s Used Commercial Hero for November; "for those wanting a large van that delivers"
   
07/11/18 - 08:05   The IMI- launches a new ADAS Accreditation
   
07/11/18 - 07:23   Lookers - Q3 trading update: "Positive trading in Q3 and on track for the full year"
   
06/11/18 - 14:09   AutoRaise - insurer awareness day highlights vehicle repair industry skills crisis
   
06/11/18 - 13:59   Christmas opening hours - what's your bodyshop doing?
   
06/11/18 - 13:53   Cazana - used car market benefits as new car registrations fall
   
06/11/18 - 13:45   Carbon Aluminium Automotive Hybrid Structures (CAAHS) project - shortlisted for engineering award
   
06/11/18 - 13:40   ONE WEEK TO GO! 2018 Annual Convention and Night of Knights - a THANK YOU to the sponsors...
   
06/11/18 - 13:21   ONE WEEK TO GO! 2018 Annual Convention and Night of Knights - check out the Repairers' Choice finalists
   
06/11/18 - 12:58   Porsche Recommended Repairers - expert handicraft in the Porsche Cars GB Centre network sees Classic icons reborn
   
06/11/18 - 12:30   JTAPE - Wheel Repair Mask product wins a 2018 Global Media Award at SEMA in Las Vegas
   
06/11/18 - 12:02   Autovista Group - new Residual Value Intelligence platform covers 14 segments, 7 fuel types and 38 brands
   
06/11/18 - 11:53   RAC - petrol prices start to fall
   
06/11/18 - 10:45   ACIS - Brexit confusion over use of solvents in bodyshops "needs to be challenged"
   
06/11/18 - 10:00   Auto Windscreens - Derbyshire County Council signs two-year deal with Auto Windscreens for 1,200-vehicle fleet
   
06/11/18 - 09:21   Ford - Lisa Brankin appointed as Director, Sales; Kevin Griffin retires after 40 years service
   
06/11/18 - 07:57   AutoExpress - windscreen companies spending £millions on tech and training to recalibrate ADAS systems
   
06/11/18 - 07:34   Direct Line Group - Q3 trading update: "on track to deliver strategic and financial targets"
   
05/11/18 - 17:13   Markerstudy Insurance - in advanced talks to acquire Co-op Insurance for £300m; would make them 4th largest motor insurer
   
05/11/18 - 14:19   ABP Club 2018 Convention and Night of Knights - Tuesday 13 November in Birmingham
   
05/11/18 - 14:10   Police are ‘victim blaming’ petrol retailers to cover their own failure to tackle forecourt crime
   
05/11/18 - 14:04   Zurich UK - new initiative to increase transparency in supply chain being rolled out across Zurich's complete UK supplier base
   
05/11/18 - 13:40   MSL - appoints Glen Eastwood as MD and is "reinventing itself to offer a broader range of motor claims services"
   
05/11/18 - 13:27   The Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) - whiplash data from Ireland: 70% of all PI motor cases whiplash-related
   
05/11/18 - 13:07   Fix Auto UK - Wilson & Co join as Fix Auto Grimsby and C&M Bodyshop are now Fix Auto Coventry
   
05/11/18 - 12:29   SMMT - new LCV Market data: van and pick-up registrations increase 14.1% to 28,494 units in October
   
05/11/18 - 12:22   The Living Wage Foundation - new UK Living Wage hourly rate of £9 per hour, an increase of 25p per hour
   
05/11/18 - 11:45   2018 CBI Education and Skills Annual Report - higher skilled roles rise, as skills gaps grow
   
05/11/18 - 11:33   National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) - service stations should make drivers pay for fuel in advance to prevent theft
   
05/11/18 - 11:17   Grove Group - Paul James (ex Nationwide, 1 Touch Repair, ABL) joins Grove Group as National Business Development Manager
   
05/11/18 - 10:51   National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) - Harley Davidson, Kawasaki and Triumph top the Autumn 2018 Dealer Attitude Survey
   
05/11/18 - 10:30   "Second-hand cars with damaged HID and LED headlights risk being written-off by insurers due to the cost of replacing blown bulb"
   
05/11/18 - 10:23   Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) - to research targeting of consumers through personalised pricing
   
05/11/18 - 10:00   SMMT - new car sales fell 2.9% in October; diesel down 21%; hybrid/electric sales only 30%
   
05/11/18 - 09:26   Artis Accident Care - celebrates a year in business and open site number four
   
04/11/18 - 19:51   Quindell - former head, Rob Terry, plans his new OS3 Care Approved brand will hit £1billion valuation by 2022
   
02/11/18 - 13:18   Industry Insights - presents 'campaign to fund the UK bodyshop skills crisis' at S&G Response and AutoRaise event
   
02/11/18 - 13:10   Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) - home insurance deals break competition law and could lead to higher premiums
   
02/11/18 - 12:54   Canopius - appoint Gabrielle Folliard (ex Markel International) as Head of Claims
   
02/11/18 - 11:45   More Than (RSA) - 10% of parents have hit another car as a result of school run stress
   
02/11/18 - 11:34   Jaguar Land Rover - open new technical engineering office in Budapest to support the company’s European supply chain management
   
02/11/18 - 11:20   AXA Asia Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Amelie Breitburd - to move to AXA UK & Ireland
   
02/11/18 - 11:06   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles - partners with Balls to Cancer charity to tackle testicular cancer
   
02/11/18 - 10:58   Insurance Advisory Letters (IAL) automated scheme - warnings issued to as many as 3,000 uninsured drivers A DAY
   
02/11/18 - 10:25   City of London’s first low emission street - pilot scheme to limit access near Moorgate to ultra-low emission vehicles
   
02/11/18 - 10:12   The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) complaints data for first 6 months of 2018 - 252,000 complaints about motor and transport insurance
   
02/11/18 - 09:42   Quarter of fatal crashes due to falling asleep at the wheel - one in eight UK motorists admit falling while driving
   
01/11/18 - 14:18   ABP Investigates parts costs and supply
   
01/11/18 - 14:05   Nissan Motor GB - Spencer Clayton-Jones appointed as network development and customer quality director
   
01/11/18 - 13:55   Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) - one in three 18-24 year olds have seen a suspicious looking advert for car insurance on social media
   
01/11/18 - 13:52   CrashAssessorUK - January dates announced for one-day VDA development and refresher course
   
01/11/18 - 13:45   Artis Accident Care - 4th site, a dedicated Hybrid, Electrical and prestige shop in Dartford, opens today!
   
01/11/18 - 13:24   "Determined" motorist in China drives flattened car to bodyshop
   
01/11/18 - 13:12   BVRLA - comment on FCA motor insurance market study
   
01/11/18 - 13:07   'Range anxiety' is a needless worry for the majority of potential electric car drivers
   
01/11/18 - 12:44   AkzoNobel and McLaren - celebrate ten-year partnership
   
01/11/18 - 12:36   Volvo Cars and Chinese internet search provider, Baidu - to develop autonomous cars
   
01/11/18 - 11:58   Budget news: Euro Car Parts - the 2018 Budget is a "boost for independent garages"
   
01/11/18 - 11:51   Sika Limited - Steve Fairbrass promoted to the role of National Sales Manager - Industrial Distribution
   
01/11/18 - 11:44   Farécla Student and Bonnet Painting Competition winner Elliot Campbell - awarded Grand Prize at Advanced Engineering 2018
   
01/11/18 - 10:00   110 car models are vulnerable to one of the most prevalent digital attacks
   
01/11/18 - 09:29   Polestar - evaluates strength of carbon fibre in successful first crash test
   
01/11/18 - 09:23   Ben - Rachel Clift, recently appointed Health & Wellbeing Director and speaker at the next Women's Automotive meeting, on the 2018 budget
   
01/11/18 - 08:53   RAC - top-five car insurance broker sells its 500,000th policy this year; 11% growth in 2018
   
01/11/18 - 08:09   USA: Admiral - Former CEO Henry Engelhardt joins board of Compare.com as wife invests $25m for a 17% stake
   
31/10/18 - 14:32   Jaguar Land Rover - £90 million loss in last quarter due to a 13.2% drop in sales; particularly bad in China
   
31/10/18 - 14:20   GoCompare - comment on FCA motor insurance market study
   
31/10/18 - 14:19   comparethemarket.com - comment on FCA motor insurance market study
   
31/10/18 - 14:08   LAST CALL - is your bodyshop site turnover above £4.2m? Last chance to be included in new Industry Yearbook
   
31/10/18 - 13:59   Fix Auto - Milly Bartholomew promoted to Marketing Manager
   
31/10/18 - 13:59   Ford - launch 2min 30 sec video on how they make boron steel and use it to make new Ford Focus safest yet
   
31/10/18 - 13:51   FCA motor insurance market study - BBC news story
   
31/10/18 - 13:49   FCA motor insurance market study - Daily Mail news story
   
31/10/18 - 13:15   ABI - responds to FCA launching a market study into pricing in motor and home insurance
   
31/10/18 - 12:14   Moto Cirque (sponsored by Fix Auto) - organisers press release makes no mention of Fix Auto sponsorship
   
31/10/18 - 11:59   What Car? - launches Real Range test for electric cars; results show between 259 miles and 57 miles range
   
31/10/18 - 11:55   FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) - to investigate how insurers charge for motor insurance and their conduct
   
30/10/18 - 13:45   The 2018 Repairers' Choice Awards - congratulations to the 40 finalists!
   
30/10/18 - 13:25   FCA - fines Liberty Mutual Insurance £5.28m for failures in their mobile phone insurance claims handling
   
30/10/18 - 13:17   ABP Club Night of Knights Charity Silent Auction - raising money for Ben and The Rainbow Trust!
   
30/10/18 - 13:00   MotorEasy - appoints racing driver and TV presenter, Rebecca Jackson, as brand ambassador
   
30/10/18 - 12:44   Budget news - Independent Garage Association (IGA) says reduction in small business rates will help garage owners invest in equipment
   
30/10/18 - 12:36   Budget news - RAC: the financial impact for drivers: potholes, IPT and young drivers
   
30/10/18 - 12:12   LeaseVan.co.uk - businesses told to get their employees up to speed with van driving by providing specialised training
   
30/10/18 - 11:51   Budget news - IAM RoadSmart: £420m to tackle Britain’s pothole crisis is "welcome" but "merely a drop in the ocean"
   
30/10/18 - 11:47   Budget news - SMMT response: "some welcome announcements", but auto industry wanted "a stimulus to boost a flagging new car market"
   
30/10/18 - 11:43   Standox - new Standocryl VOC Performance Pro Clear K9590
   
30/10/18 - 09:54   The IMI - are the End-Point Assessment (EPA) organisation for five new Apprenticeship Standards (Paint and Panel in development)
   
30/10/18 - 09:42   Glass's - the resilience of diesel in the used car market, despite the government and bad press
   
30/10/18 - 09:37   BSi - hoax calls
   
30/10/18 - 09:31   Paul Tredgold - joins Granville Supplies as general manager after 2 years as head of Hella Sonne paint
   
30/10/18 - 09:14   Vauxhall - Richard Roberts, new National Fleet Sales Manager - Rental, Leasing, Company Vehicles and Motability
   
30/10/18 - 00:04   Australia: AMA Group - Andy Hopkins promoted to Group CEO; bodyshop business grew 32% in last 12 months
   
29/10/18 - 22:34   IFD - Insurance fraudster jailed for re-offending just weeks after release from prison for insurance fraud
   
29/10/18 - 19:58   Budget - legislation will close loophole used by insurers to avoid VAT on overseas service provision
   
29/10/18 - 19:47   Budget - apprenticeships; the full details of government changes
   
29/10/18 - 19:02   Budget - Leaseplan reaction tp electric-vehicle grants, company car tax, emissions testing, fuel duty
   
29/10/18 - 16:50   Budget News - tax cut for 32 million people as personal allowance rises to £12,500 in April 2019
   
29/10/18 - 16:47   Budget News - fuel tax unchanged; National Living Wage up 4.9% in April; £90m to trial "new models of smart transport"
   
29/10/18 - 16:22   Budget News - abolishes the use of the private finance initiative (PFI); VAT threshold remains unchanged
   
29/10/18 - 16:21   Budget news - £695m for smaller firms taking on apprentices;
   
29/10/18 - 16:20   Budget News - new "UK Digital Services Tax" aimed at tech giants with at least £500m a year in global revenues
   
29/10/18 - 16:09   Budget news - £420m "to tackle potholes, bridge repairs, and other minor works in this financial year"
   
29/10/18 - 16:07   Budget news - extra money for defence, schools and local authority social care
   
29/10/18 - 16:00   Budget news - boost for counter-terrorism; review of police spending power; new mental health crisis service
   
29/10/18 - 15:54   Budget news - "a Budget for Britain's future... the era of austerity is finally coming to an end"
   
29/10/18 - 14:42   Repairers Choice awards - the 4 finalists for Motor Insurance company award are............
   
29/10/18 - 14:42   Repairers Choice awards - the 4 finalists for Vehicle Manufacturer approved bodyshop programme award are............
   
29/10/18 - 14:42   Repairers Choice awards - the 4 finalists for Accident Management Company (inc Credit Hire co) award are............
   
29/10/18 - 14:41   Repairers Choice awards - the 4 finalists for Paint Brand award are............
   
29/10/18 - 14:41   Repairers Choice awards - the 4 finalists for Paint Distributor award are............
   
29/10/18 - 14:40   Repairers Choice awards - the 4 finalists for Courtesy car / replacement car provider award are............
   
29/10/18 - 14:40   Repairers Choice awards - the 4 finalists for Consumables / hand tools - supplier or manufacturer award are............
   
29/10/18 - 14:39   Repairers Choice awards - the 4 finalists for Bodyshop capital equipmt - supplier or manufacturer award are............
   
29/10/18 - 14:39   Repairers Choice awards - the 4 finalists for Bodyshop management system award are............
   
29/10/18 - 14:38   Repairers Choice awards - the 4 finalists for Estimating System award are............
   
29/10/18 - 13:43   GTG Training - banned from taking on new apprentice starts after OFSTED report on their "insufficient progress"
   
29/10/18 - 13:32   CMA - investigating Super-Complaint on loyalty penalties from Citizens Advice ; motor insurance NOT included
   
29/10/18 - 13:22   Europcar - publish free report "Charting a Safe Path Through the Minefield of Challenges Facing UK Businesses"
   
29/10/18 - 13:09   National Apprenticeship Week 2019 - will run from 4 to 8 March 2019
   
29/10/18 - 11:53   Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - 230,144 motor insurance complaints in first half of year, up 10%
   
29/10/18 - 11:10   BBC - "Driverless cars: Who should die in a crash?"
   
29/10/18 - 10:50   ABI - urges IPT freeze as tax raises £1.35 BILLION in the month of August, more than tax on beer or gambling
   
29/10/18 - 08:51   BMW - all new 3-series on sale from 9 March 2019 has aluminium "bonnet and front side panels" on all models
   
29/10/18 - 00:08   Goldcar (owned by Europcar) - accused by Sunday Times of forged documents and spurious bills for damage
   
26/10/18 - 20:54   THANK YOU - record of 439 bodyshops voted in Repairers Choice awards giving 12,145 ratings on their suppliers
   
26/10/18 - 12:13   BODYSHOPS, REMEMBER TO VOTE! Deadline to vote for the Repairers’ Choice Awards 5pm TODAY
   
26/10/18 - 12:10   Ahead of the Budget, comparethemarket.com calls for the Chancellor to scrap or cap IPT for young drivers
   
26/10/18 - 12:08   CarKraft - helped to reduce the number of fatalities or people seriously injured in Northamptonshire to an all-time low
   
26/10/18 - 12:03   2018 Convention and Night of Knights - register now to attend!
   
26/10/18 - 11:55   WHO is legally responsible under GDPR for erasing any personal data which may be stored within a written-off vehicle?
   
26/10/18 - 11:50   Fix Auto UK - sponsoring Moto-Cirque at Motorcycle Live, NEC, Birmingham (17th to the 25th of November 2018)
   
26/10/18 - 11:41   ABP Club Recommended Business Service Provider: 2 new services exclusively for bodyshops: EV Charging Points & Bodyshop Energy Baskets
   
26/10/18 - 11:31   Standox - two new products to accelerate the substrate pre-treatment process
   
26/10/18 - 07:18   Pendragon - trading update
   
25/10/18 - 22:24   Poole Accident Repair / Porsche Bournemouth - awarded the Porsche Cars GB Restoration Marketing Award for their 'Hippy Livery' Boxster
   
25/10/18 - 22:05   Minden - certified ISO 9001: 2015 and Safe Contractor Accreditation (recertified)
   
25/10/18 - 21:48   ACIS - bodyshops must work closely with insurers and WPs to cut key-to-key times with ADAS tech
   
25/10/18 - 21:39   Denso - to focus on increasing performance in electrification and automated driving tech; a shift from hardware to software solutions
   
25/10/18 - 14:44   Government - ALL old framework apprenticeships WILL be discontinued by August 2020
   
25/10/18 - 14:37   Axalta - Q3 results: turnover up 4.4% to $1.14billion; "clear return to growth in Refinish", sales up 11.5%
   
25/10/18 - 14:20   Just 26 hours to vote for your favourite suppliers. The ONLY awards where all the winners chosen by bodyshops
   
25/10/18 - 14:18   The ABI Motor Premium Tracker - average motor premium drops for third quarter in a row, to £471
   
25/10/18 - 14:09   Hastings - trading update: "claims inflation is expected to continue to exceed premium inflation"
   
25/10/18 - 13:59   insurethebox - 34% increase in accident rates between 5-8pm after the clocks go back
   
25/10/18 - 13:48   Fix Auto Hoddesdon - Matthew Wright and Grant Ealey officially open a new flagship repair centre in Hertfordshire
   
25/10/18 - 13:23   OUCH! Car transporter hits Perth bridge causing tens of thousands of pounds of damage to Range Rovers
   
25/10/18 - 13:15   Call North West Contact Centre Awards 2018 - wins for Slater Gordon Solutions Motor, Ageas and RSA Motability
   
25/10/18 - 13:01   LKQ - Q3 results; turnover up 27%; European turnover up 52%; 3 wholesale businesses acquired in Europe in Q3
   
25/10/18 - 12:32   Volkswagen - expects an SUV share of 50% by 2025
   
25/10/18 - 12:10   EDAM Group - opens new EasiDrive vehicle depot in Falkirk
   
25/10/18 - 11:35   Tesla - Model 3 achieves "lowest probability of injury of any vehicle ever tested by NHTSA", says Tesla
   
25/10/18 - 11:13   SMMT - British car manufacturing declines -16.8% in September; 127,051 produced
   
25/10/18 - 10:48   New Ford Focus - first car to introduce lighting technology that reads road signs and lane markings to adjust headlight beams to situations
   
25/10/18 - 10:28   Germany: Nissan Leaf - vehicle-to-grid approval to allow Leaf owners to provide power back to the grid
   
25/10/18 - 10:21   Audatex - streamlining bodyshop processes could save each of your staff an hour a day
   
25/10/18 - 09:22   Which? insurance policies complex and full of jargon
   
24/10/18 - 21:20   Covéa Insurance - Commercial Lines & HNW Director, Simon Cooter, to depart Covéa in 2019
   
24/10/18 - 21:07   Todd Engineering - contract for 2 CV booths at Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicle Dealer of the Year, Sparshatts of Kent
   
24/10/18 - 20:59   Uniti - Swedish electric car company to open production plant at Silverstone Park
   
24/10/18 - 20:46   UK General Insurance - 79% of UK adults aged 16-75 surveyed have emails in their inboxes that would be like gold dust to hackers
   
24/10/18 - 20:40   Bibby Financial Services (BFS) - insurtech start-up offering SMEs commercial insurance launching next year
   
24/10/18 - 20:18   AXA - just 5% motorists believe vehicle manufacturers should control driverless car personal data
   
24/10/18 - 14:03   AA - Civil Liabilities Bill "should stop the huge number of cold-call claim firms encouraging people to make claims"
   
24/10/18 - 13:57   Uber - ‘clean air fee’ of 15p per mile added on every trip booked through the Uber app in London from next year
   
24/10/18 - 13:41   The Civil Liability Bill - clears remaining stages in the House of Commons
   
24/10/18 - 13:37   Repairers Choice Awards - incredibly close, especially insurer and paint brand categories; 320 bodyshops voted; vote NOW
   
24/10/18 - 13:22   BCA Blackbushe - Nag’s Head Pub up for sale in the Bangers4Ben auction on Friday
   
24/10/18 - 13:08   Gemini ARC – expansion plans and apprentice success at the recent Management Conference and Apprentice Awards
   
24/10/18 - 12:49   Todd Engineering - secure contract to install "one of a kind", industrial spraybooth
   
24/10/18 - 12:35   Aston Barclay - former Inchcape UK used car director, Cliff Deller, appointed as Group Remarketing Director
   
24/10/18 - 12:20   Motor insurer financial results round-up - the latest from Admiral, Allianz, Co-op, ERS, Hastings and Sabre
   
24/10/18 - 12:05   Paragon - Geoff Duncalf appointed to newly-created National Sales Manager for Motor Finance role
   
24/10/18 - 11:36   AA - motor premiums drop by 3.9% to an average of £628.24, continuing downward trend
   
24/10/18 - 11:26   Baldwins Repair Group - acquires two Quicks ASR bodyshops: Coventry and Birmingham
   
24/10/18 - 10:59   RWC Training Centre – new accident repair training centre opens in Milton Keynes
   
24/10/18 - 10:50   Shoreham Vehicle Auctions (SVA) - used car prices "artificially inflated" post-WLTP
   
24/10/18 - 09:21   Euro NCAP ratings - 7 new cars announced: Hyundai NEXO, Mercedes A-Class, Mazda 6, Lexus ES, Peugeot Rifter, Citroën Berlingo & Opel Combo
   
24/10/18 - 09:14   Thatcham Research - comment on latest EuroNCAP tests; "dispels safety concerns around hydrogen-powered cars"
   
24/10/18 - 09:09   EuroNCAP - 7 new safety ratings publishedincluding Hyundai Nexo, first hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicle
   
24/10/18 - 08:01   Redde plc - trading update: positive start to the year with sales and profits up; outlook remains positive
   
23/10/18 - 14:17   USA: Lexeme article in Ratchet+Wrench - independent repairers need to partner with companies that operate fleets as car ownership shifts
   
23/10/18 - 13:57   2018 Repairers Choice awards - four more days to vote for YOUR winners
   
23/10/18 - 13:36   Rye Street Group - c£30m turnover, 18,000+ repairs a year, 200 staff, 22 VM approvals and 7 sites...
   
23/10/18 - 13:26   Plug-in Car Grant cut EARLY - six-fold increase in EV car sales since announcement earlier this month
   
23/10/18 - 13:12   Porsche Recommended Repairers - 20 "stunning restorations never seen before" at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show
   
23/10/18 - 13:01   Cazana’s 'Rustmap' – rusty cars and where to find them
   
23/10/18 - 12:39   More than 2,500 car accidents in 2017 were caused by a learner or inexperienced driver
   
23/10/18 - 12:37   BVRLA - pre-Budget plea for tax incentives to drive uptake of electric vehicles
   
23/10/18 - 12:22   Fix Auto Luton and co-owner Mo Givian - win four awards at the 2018 Fix Auto UK National Conference Awards Ceremony
   
23/10/18 - 11:40   Remit - Automotive Academy (Derby) open days in October and November
   
23/10/18 - 11:31   What Car? Insight - interesting interview with John Tordoff, Chief Executive, JCT600
   
23/10/18 - 10:53   Autoglass - opens 14 new centres offering ADAS calibration to meet the needs of newer cars on the road
   
23/10/18 - 09:39   £100 million investment in A roads - to prevent c1,450 deaths and serious injuries
   
23/10/18 - 09:31   Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) - agrees sale of Magneti Marelli parts division
   
23/10/18 - 09:13   JTAPE - exhibit at The SEMA Show in Las Vegas: Tuesday 30 October - Friday 2 November 2018
   
22/10/18 - 16:18   Ford Apprentice of the Year - Charlotte Ward, Apprentice Panel Tech at Mon Motors Accident Repair Newport, wins Body & Paint Award
   
22/10/18 - 14:04   Sales rush after green car grant change - cleanest cars being sold at six times the previous rate
   
22/10/18 - 13:58   The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) - it's illegal to fix prices: tough message to business cartels
   
22/10/18 - 13:51   Fix Auto National Conference 2018 – 300 Fix Auto bodyshops, insurer and supplier partners talk shop
   
22/10/18 - 13:40   Auto Trader - 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA took an average of just 15 days to sell in September
   
22/10/18 - 12:52   Addison Lee Group and Oxbotica - to provide customers with self-driving services in London by 2021
   
22/10/18 - 12:46   DrivingElectric.com - new advice and info website for dealers and VMs "to achieve breakthrough growth" in EV market launched
   
22/10/18 - 12:24   The Responsible Car Wash Scheme - House of Lords launch to tackle modern slavery and a lack of compliance within industry
   
22/10/18 - 12:12   Steve Nash (IMI) - appointed as Chair of Ben’s Board of Trustees; Sarah Bayliss, Head of HR, Thatcham Research joins Board
   
22/10/18 - 12:04   LeasePlan - announces changes at the top of UK business
   
22/10/18 - 12:00   Canada: Symach - 427 Auto Collision in Toronto, Canada, part of the CSN network, gets Symach-equipped
   
22/10/18 - 11:09   Gett (black taxi app) - offers electric taxi rides in the new TX Electric taxi on demand
   
22/10/18 - 10:30   Valeo - Cambridge University team's hydrogen propulsion system awarded €50,000 in international Valeo Innovation Challenge
   
22/10/18 - 10:18   The Figaro Shop - congratulate Apprentice Painter, Elliot Campbell, who won the Farécla Bonnet Painting Competition
   
22/10/18 - 10:00   The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) and Car Wash Association (CWA) - only 10% of the UK's 20,000 hand car washes pay tax
   
22/10/18 - 09:54   Hiscox - UK small businesses targeted with 65,000 attempted cyber attacks per day
   
22/10/18 - 09:43   Rolls-Royce - Johann Wolf (BMW for 40 years) appointed as Director of Manufacturing for Motor Cars
   
22/10/18 - 08:59   Over 200 bodyshops have now voted in the 2018 Repairers Choice awards - have YOU? Voting closes 5pm Friday
   
22/10/18 - 08:35   PPG - CEO and CFO comment on their worldwide and European automotive refinish sales in discussion with analysts
   
22/10/18 - 08:21   Top Gear - Paddy McGuinness and Andrew Flintoff will take over from Matt LeBlanc at end of next series
   
19/10/18 - 14:11   Love Your Car, Crawley (AD Williams Accident Repair group) - taking a bodyshop from £350,000 a year turnover to £4m... in less than 6 years
   
19/10/18 - 14:00   Axalta - opens new automotive refinish coatings technology facility in Midrand, South Africa
   
19/10/18 - 13:54   LeasePlan UK - "If the UK is to be a leader in low-emission driving, then we need to be ambitious"
   
19/10/18 - 13:37   Fix Auto UK - 2018 National Conference wraps up, check out the video of highlights from St George's Park
   
19/10/18 - 13:19   IMI's annual Outstanding Achiever Awards - apprentices drive a bright future for the automotive sector
   
19/10/18 - 12:45   Road traffic accidents involving pedestrians aged 10 or under spike on 31 October - rising by 75%
   
19/10/18 - 12:34   BVRLA - rented and leased vehicles are "greenest on the road"
   
19/10/18 - 10:02   SMMT response - Government Committee recommends end of petrol and diesel vehicle sales by 2032
   
19/10/18 - 09:57   Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee - ban on new petrol and diesel cars should be brought forward to 2032
   
19/10/18 - 09:48   Farécla - attending the Advanced Engineering UK 2018 (NEC Birmingham) – Stand Q145
   
19/10/18 - 09:21   HBC Vehicle Services - opens new Doncaster site as it targets further growth in vehicle volumes from insurance companies
   
19/10/18 - 09:12   RAC response - Business Committee recommends end of petrol and diesel vehicle sales by 2032
   
19/10/18 - 07:38   Pendragon - introduction of WLTP gives us "cause for concern" for new vehicle sales and profitability
   
18/10/18 - 13:33   Absolute Alignment - offer new ADAS solution
   
18/10/18 - 13:31   PPG - acquire SEM Products, US-based manufacturer of specialized automotive refinish products
   
18/10/18 - 12:27   Thatcham Research - automated driving hype is dangerously confusing car drivers
   
18/10/18 - 12:18   Euro NCAP - publish first results from tests of automated driving technology on 10 cars
   
18/10/18 - 12:03   bluegrasscoms - acquired by OE Connections (OEC)
   
18/10/18 - 07:48   iRG - acquires Fix Auto Tonypandy; becomes 11th iRG branded site; group capacity now 18,000 repairs per year
   
17/10/18 - 22:06   EDAM Group - wins gold at UK Customer Experience Awards
   
17/10/18 - 22:04   Todd Engineering - the latest (and rather large) achievement for the spraybooth company...
   
17/10/18 - 21:23   GYS - working with pulse MIG for VW
   
17/10/18 - 20:34   China: Mitsubishi Motors -starts local engine production and expands research and development centre
   
17/10/18 - 20:31   Volkswagen - interactive headlights and tail light clusters "raise the bar" for safety in future
   
17/10/18 - 15:15   D Sims Crash Repair Ltd - in voluntary liquidation May 2018; new company Fix Auto Tonypandy Ltd set up Jan 2018
   
17/10/18 - 14:14   Bodyshop Solutions - exhibiting at the Fix Auto National Conference today (Wednesday) and tomorrow
   
17/10/18 - 14:09   Over 100 bodyshops have already voted in the 2018 Repairers Choice awards - have you?
   
17/10/18 - 14:06   STL - delighted to support the upcoming Fix Auto National Conference 2018
   
17/10/18 - 14:04   How has bodyshop profitability changed? The FREE 8th annual ABP State of the Industry report will tell you.
   
17/10/18 - 14:03   AGM Services - proud to support this week's Fix Auto National Conference
   
17/10/18 - 13:53   ALL bodyshops can vote to decide the winners of the Repairers Choice awards www.abpclub.co.uk/surveys/11/
   
17/10/18 - 13:53   Auto Body Professional - read the latest magazine online now!
   
17/10/18 - 13:29   AkzoNobel delivers higher profitability as a focused paints and coatings company - Performance Coatings return on sales up at 12.2%
   
17/10/18 - 13:21   DENSO - exhibiting at the Auto Trade Expo with its new vehicle health check tool and OE-quality range
   
17/10/18 - 12:51   ‘Free’ Peritus cyber essentials course for all ABP Club members
   
17/10/18 - 12:39   SMMT - new automotive tech challenge helps shape future of mobility
   
17/10/18 - 12:27   Industry Insights - three-year Connected Solutions partnership with Fix Auto UK marked by Gold Conference sponsorship deal
   
17/10/18 - 12:13   Ticker - new telematics start-up from ex-Ingenie CEO, Richardr King, to launch in 2019
   
17/10/18 - 11:38   Suzuki Ireland - appoints new franchise in Newbridge, County Kildare
   
17/10/18 - 11:17   North East Motor Trade Apprenticeships - information, advice and vacancies
   
17/10/18 - 10:53   Alton Cars - problems with phone systems
   
17/10/18 - 10:31   European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) - auto industry urges negotiators to avert worst-case Brexit scenario
   
17/10/18 - 10:21   ProVision - CameraMatics scoops two awards at Brake Fleet Safety Awards 2018
   
17/10/18 - 09:46   Inflation rate - CPI falls to 2.4% for last 12 months; RPI falls to 3.3%
   
17/10/18 - 01:12   Volkswagen - fundamental complete restructure of its sales model from April 2020 includes direct sales
   
17/10/18 - 01:03   LV - Kamar Khan and Dr Asef Zafar found guilty of contempt of court for presenting spurious medical documents
   
16/10/18 - 14:13   How do bodyshops rate their relationships with work providers? The FREE on-line ABP State of the Industry Report will tell you
   
16/10/18 - 14:03   THE LINK TO REGISTER for the 2018 ABP Club Convention and Night of Knights
   
16/10/18 - 13:57   Compare the Market - average car insurance policy for a man is around £170 higher than that for a woman
   
16/10/18 - 13:51   Repairers Choice awards - ALL bodyshops can vote NOW to choose the best suppliers to our industry
   
16/10/18 - 13:48   LV= - appoints Barry Smith (ex Ageas chief exec) as Senior Independent Director
   
16/10/18 - 13:43   wejo - 7 million cars are now tracked on UK tech company platform; new Manchester office to open
   
16/10/18 - 13:40   LV= General Insurance - appoints Barry Smith (former CEO of Ageas) as Senior Independent Director
   
16/10/18 - 13:25   Wallbox - first ever DC electric vehicle charger for the home & business
   
16/10/18 - 12:54   HonestJohn.co.uk Awards - UK’s "most satisfying car brand" is SsangYong
   
16/10/18 - 12:39   Rye Street Group - former estimator, Alan Bishop, promoted to Group Bodyshop Manager
   
16/10/18 - 12:25   Mazda - Hajime Seikaku is the new Vice President of Mazda’s European Research & Development Centre
   
16/10/18 - 12:06   Harris & Co Mini Cooper (sponsored by Connected Solutions by Industry Insights) - wins the Tour de Corse Historique
   
16/10/18 - 11:53   cap hpi - service and maintenance costs are 23% lower for electric vehicles than petrol vehicles over three years and 60,000 miles
   
16/10/18 - 11:44   FCA - greater access for SMEs to the Financial Ombudsman Service
   
16/10/18 - 11:28   USA: Terrafugia - Geely-backed flying car developer secures lease with US airport ahead of production of road legal aircraft
   
16/10/18 - 10:47   Ben - announces the appointment of Former Olympian, Rachel Clift, as Health & Wellbeing Director
   
16/10/18 - 10:10   Circle Leasing's charity ‘virtual’ 10k leaderboard - "Speedy Gonzales" Dave Sargeant, Gemini ARC's MD, takes the lead!
   
16/10/18 - 10:03   Axalta - receives Tell Award for Outstanding Contributions in Basel, Switzerland
   
16/10/18 - 09:48   DENSO-sponsored TOYOTA GAZOO Racing - one-two victory for hybrid vehicles after six hour endurance at the Fuji Speedway
   
16/10/18 - 09:42   Government – unemployment down slightly; average salary up 2.7% in last 12 months to £27,300
   
16/10/18 - 09:29   Solus - win the Gold Award in the Best Business Change and Transformation - Customer Focus - category at the UK Customer Experience Awards
   
15/10/18 - 14:48   bodyshops - vote NOW in the 2018 Repairers Choice awards; the only awards where YOU choose the winners
   
15/10/18 - 14:35   What do bodyshops think is a "fair and reasonable" hourly labour rate? Find out in the FREE ABP State of the Industry Report available now.
   
15/10/18 - 14:10   ‘Free’ Peritus cyber essentials course for all ABP Club members
   
15/10/18 - 14:06   ABI - Claudio Gienal (AXA UK and Ireland) and Craig Thornton (Lloyds Banking Group) join the ABI Board
   
15/10/18 - 14:02   Brake Fleet Safety Awards - annual awards presented in Birmingham
   
15/10/18 - 13:56   Volvo Car UK - Amazon Alexa pilots the Volvo Fleet Manager Skill
   
15/10/18 - 13:49   Newly designed ABP Club Media Guide - available online NOW, including 2019 Club events
   
15/10/18 - 12:25   70% of drivers believe OTHERS should improve their safety on the road - 59% of Brits have had at least one accident on the roads
   
15/10/18 - 11:54   Porsche - more than half of all Porsche models delivered from 2025 will be electrified
   
15/10/18 - 11:43   Summers Accident Repair Centre - win Audi Driver magazine's Body and Paint Specialist Award, voted for by Audi Owners
   
15/10/18 - 11:31   Reading Accident Repairs - join bodyshop network as Fix Auto Reading
   
15/10/18 - 10:38   Willis Towers Watson / Confused.com Car Insurance Price Index - comprehensive car insurance prices rise by 1% (£8) to £760 in Q3 2018
   
15/10/18 - 10:30   LeasePlan - changes to the Plug-In Grant "a double edged sword for the industry"
   
15/10/18 - 10:17   What Car? - borrowing £50 more for a car loan could save up to £1,600 in interest charges
   
15/10/18 - 10:01   Mopar - launches mobile Connect Service for Fiat, Abarth, Jeep, Alfa Romeo and Fiat Professional vehicles
   
15/10/18 - 09:46   SMMT - automotive industry calls for plug-in grant rethink as cuts put Government ambition at risk
   
12/10/18 - 13:37   BVRLA - "unbelievably short-sighted" to make cuts to the Plug-in Grant
   
12/10/18 - 13:34   Drivers more than twice as likely to breakdown due to hitting a pothole than 12 years ago
   
12/10/18 - 13:11   National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) on changes to the plug-in car grants
   
12/10/18 - 13:04   Autorola - used petrol and diesel cars prices reach record high in Q3
   
12/10/18 - 12:57   Fix Auto UK - continues sponsorship of indoor motocross race series; first partner announced for the 2019 Arenacross Tour
   
12/10/18 - 12:42   ABP Club Repairers' Choice awards - voting NOW open
   
12/10/18 - 11:57   The News UK Motor Awards - winners chosen by readers of The Sunday Times, The Times, The Sun and talkSPORT
   
12/10/18 - 11:23   Mitsubishi Motors on Government to reduce plug-in car grants from November
   
12/10/18 - 11:11   LeaseVan.co.uk - six types of drivers you're likely to meet at a bodyshop
   
12/10/18 - 11:01   EMACS - joined CIECA (Collision Industry Electronic Commerce As.): export format for software installations in Jamaica and America)
   
12/10/18 - 10:48   Operation Rogue trader - trading standards and police to join forces for day of action against rogue traders
   
12/10/18 - 10:36   EMaC (Innovation Group) - 62% of car owners would opt for interest-free credit to pay for service and repairs
   
12/10/18 - 09:25   RMI - calls on government to agree the best deal for automotive retailers
   
12/10/18 - 09:13   Government to reduce plug-in car grants from November
   
12/10/18 - 09:03   MG Motor UK - appoints Matthew Stevens (ex Kia, JATO and McLaren) to the role of Product & Planning Manager
   
11/10/18 - 13:32   S&G Response - supports partner charity Ben for World Mental Health Day
   
11/10/18 - 13:29   Motofix - appoints nine new apprentices
   
11/10/18 - 09:57   Vauxhall - new Retailer Recruitment Service (RRS) from GMD People uses social media to attract applicants to vacancies
   
11/10/18 - 09:43   Ford - trials Intersection Priority Management: cars mimic how pedestrians slow down or speed up to avoid collisions with others
   
11/10/18 - 09:16   RoSPA - level of road deaths and serious injuries must be addressed, according to a new strategy
   
11/10/18 - 07:41   Marshall Motor - trading update; outlook for the full year remains unchanged
   
11/10/18 - 07:36   Sabre Insurance - trading update: "absolute focus on profitability has yielded strong underwriting result"
   
11/10/18 - 07:31   Ageas UK - restructures senior management team as CEO François-Xavier Boisseau retires
   
10/10/18 - 14:11   SMMT - launches Brexit contingency aid package as high-risk auto suppliers brace for ‘no-deal’
   
10/10/18 - 14:05   Thames Valley Police - crash for cash duo sentenced to 18 years' in jail for multi-million pound scam
   
10/10/18 - 13:52   The ABP Club UK Body Repair Industry: State of the Industry Report 2018
   
10/10/18 - 11:09   3M - Ben Hamblin, owner of Wrap Kings in the West Midlands wins 3M Wrap Tour
   
10/10/18 - 10:59   Fronius - TransSteel 2200 wins “Best Product of the Year 2018" Award
   
10/10/18 - 10:59   Fronius - TransSteel 2200 wins “Best Product of the Year 2018" Award
   
10/10/18 - 10:53   Sika Cycle 2018 - pedal-pushing Sika team raise money for the British Heart Foundation
   
10/10/18 - 10:46   World-first demonstration of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) in Milton Keynes and Coventry
   
10/10/18 - 10:40   Spies Hecker - new Spies Hecker Permasolid HS Race Clear Coat 8700
   
10/10/18 - 10:34   Nationwide - NCRC Scarborough’s Paul Tookey and the Nationwide Academy up for IMI Outstanding Achievers Awards 2018
   
10/10/18 - 10:01   Thatcham Research - spaces available on the one-day High Voltage Vehicle Awareness course next week (Friday 19 Oct)
   
10/10/18 - 09:55   ABI - #IPTsUnfair campaign relaunches ahead of Budget: “A raid on the responsible is the wrong way to balance the books”
   
10/10/18 - 09:50   Denso - 3,000 road accidents in 2013 caused by sun glare, with dirty windshields a contributing factor
   
10/10/18 - 08:21   Vertu Motors - H1 results; profits down 10%; "pay levels for technicians rising" and hitting profit margins
   
09/10/18 - 14:18   ABP Club's exclusive analysis of the top 20 bodyshop groups in the UK - a bodyshop profitability snapshot
   
09/10/18 - 14:07   LV= = fraudulent law firm and "dodgy doctor" brought to justice
   
09/10/18 - 13:59   Thompsons Solicitors - wins landmark case for victims of car accident injuries on private land
   
09/10/18 - 13:45   Cazana - the Financial Ombudsman Service adopts Cazana’s vehicle valuations to assess the value of written-off vehicles
   
09/10/18 - 13:26   Comparethemarket.com - average car insurance premium now stands at £731 across all age groups
   
09/10/18 - 13:14   MSX International - acquires dealer and aftersales consultancy business, Impetus Automotive
   
09/10/18 - 12:42   Hyundai CRADLE (the Center for Robotic-augmented Design in Living Experiences) - invests in AI firm, Perceptive Automata
   
09/10/18 - 12:30   Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) - launches immediate review of audit sector
   
09/10/18 - 12:22   Switch Island in Merseyside - new smart studs prevent lane drifting at motorway junction after 49 accidents in 2 yrs
   
09/10/18 - 11:54   National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) - sales up 2.2% in the motorcycle market during September, marking a positive plate change
   
09/10/18 - 11:43   Continental - hands out van driving guides at Vision Zero Live event
   
09/10/18 - 11:04   LeasePlan UK and Chargemaster - drivers choosing a new electric vehicle can get Home Charger Package included in monthly leased cost
   
09/10/18 - 10:51   AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals - relaunched as Nouryon
   
09/10/18 - 10:26   Tetrosyl: CarPlan Demon shot screenwash booster - potential upsell/glovebox gift for bodyshop customers?
   
09/10/18 - 10:17   CitNOW - bodywork problems and poor service among most common problems in used market
   
09/10/18 - 10:09   Insurethebox - young drivers 6.5 times more at risk of an accident as a result of drink driving than someone in their 40s
   
09/10/18 - 08:11   Denmark - proposes to ban sale of all new petrol and diesel cars by 2030, followed by ban on hybrid sales from 2035
   
09/10/18 - 07:45   Aviva - Mark Wilson is stepping down today as CEO after nearly 7 years; search for successor has begun
   
08/10/18 - 23:47   PPG - announce global price increase averaging 10% for all automotive OEM products including coatings
   
08/10/18 - 23:41   Alton Cars - 14th site in Nottingham opens on Mon 19 Nov, followed in Feb 2019 by site 15 in Keighley
   
08/10/18 - 19:08   Ford - to cut salaried jobs worldwide as part of reorganisation leading to a flatter management structure
   
08/10/18 - 18:02   Sunday Times Top Track 250 - includes Innovation Group at no 97 and Dingbro at no 231
   
08/10/18 - 14:19   Axalata - CEO Terrence Hahn resigns after investigation by board; interim replacement is CFO Robert Bryant
   
08/10/18 - 14:11   EDT Automotive - HQ expansion helps facilitate network growth
   
08/10/18 - 13:38   Allianz - welcomes 32 new graduates to the business
   
08/10/18 - 13:25   Markerstudy Group - Geoffrey Insurance brand win Best Car Insurance Provider at the Insurance Choice Awards
   
08/10/18 - 13:11   MIB (The Motor Insurers’ Bureau) - thousands "unwittingly" breaking the law by driving other cars without insurance
   
08/10/18 - 13:05   India: Tata Motors - 100,000th Tata Fleetman vehicle telematics connection with UK firm, Microlise
   
08/10/18 - 12:51   Can you help? Question from the Forum about apprenticeships and ATA
   
08/10/18 - 12:23   Peugeot - Martin Moll (ex Nissan and Honda) joins Peugeot head up UK marketing team
   
08/10/18 - 12:15   Aviva - new broker community to help smaller, independent motor brokers thrive
   
08/10/18 - 11:42   Willis Towers Watson - appoint Matt McKechnie (ex Ageas and Innovation Group) as a Consultant to Claims Consulting team
   
08/10/18 - 11:30   Spies Hecker - innovative surfacer with new technology
   
08/10/18 - 11:13   What Car? - up to 25% discount (average of £2,995 off) deals on large SUVs
   
08/10/18 - 10:12   Zurich - new cyber insurance policy includes GDPR, Reputational Risks and network security monitoring with pre-breach services
   
08/10/18 - 09:50   Furrows Group - open new express body and paint centre in Shrewsbury
   
08/10/18 - 09:31   Fix Auto Loughborough - 16-year-old Jessica Lawrence starts two-year AutoRaise Multi-Skilled apprenticeship
   
05/10/18 - 14:07   Peritus Learning - what are the ICO and Cyber Security Authorities saying about GDPR/Cyber Crime?
   
05/10/18 - 13:33   ABP Club Recommended Business Service Provider: InAutomotive - shortlisted for 2018 National Online Recruitment Award
   
05/10/18 - 13:10   ABP Club Annual Convention & Night of Knights, with Audatex and Vision by Bluegrasscoms - Tuesday 13 November in Birmingham
   
05/10/18 - 12:48   What Car? Used Car of the Year Winners 2019 - Mercedes E-Class Estate takes overall award
   
05/10/18 - 12:37   VisionTrack - predicts UBI will become mainstream solution for commercial insurance by 2021
   
05/10/18 - 12:29   Diesel taxi drivers are exposed to pollution levels 1.8 times higher than those driving an electric model
   
05/10/18 - 12:29   Diesel taxi drivers are exposed to pollution levels 1.8 times higher than those driving an electric model
   
05/10/18 - 12:12   3M - art exhibition showcases best of British vehicle wrapping
   
05/10/18 - 10:36   Drive Vauxhall - acquire three Sherwood Vauxhall dealerships in the North East, including 2 bodyshop sites
   
05/10/18 - 10:23   SMMT - UK new van market declines -6.1% in September
   
05/10/18 - 10:16   Digraph - CV factor opens new branch in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire
   
05/10/18 - 10:02   Toyota - recalls 2.4 million hybrid cars over a fault that could cause crashes
   
05/10/18 - 09:48   Germany: Volkswagen and Siemens - trial of intelligent signal systems where vehicles communicate with traffic lights
   
04/10/18 - 13:46   Proposed new measures to end late payments to small businesses
   
04/10/18 - 13:39   Nationwide Technical Training Academy - winners of the 2018 Training and Education Award
   
04/10/18 - 12:54   Are your drivers at risk of 'air filter flu'?
   
04/10/18 - 12:46   Absolute Alignment - supporting Tyre Safety Month (October) by promoting importance of wheel alignment
   
04/10/18 - 12:43   HMG Paints - Happy 88th Birthday!
   
04/10/18 - 12:26   September - stops the rot of petrol price increases but dark clouds hang over UK forecourts
   
04/10/18 - 12:17   Auto Trader - PCP and PCH models are beginning to open up the market and have the potential to unlock market growth
   
04/10/18 - 12:17   Auto Trader - PCP and PCH models are beginning to open up the market and have the potential to unlock market growth
   
04/10/18 - 11:46   Nissan - no deal Brexit warning
   
04/10/18 - 11:31   Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) - Treasury could raise £1.45bn to reduce fuel duty by tackling unregulated hand car wash sector
   
04/10/18 - 10:50   Allianz - small businesses fear IPT budget hike
   
04/10/18 - 10:35   National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) - new car sales distorted primarily by the introduction of WLTP
   
04/10/18 - 10:28   Autoglass - helps raise £970,000 for charity Afrika Tikkun
   
04/10/18 - 09:59   SMMT - new car fell 20.5% in September; diesel down 42%; hybrid/electric sales only up 4%
   
04/10/18 - 09:53   Volvo's Polestar 1 - production of the first series of road-going verification prototype (VP) cars in Sweden
   
04/10/18 - 09:43   Top Gear Magazine - 'Another reason to doubt a self-driving future: the faff when your screen's damaged'
   
04/10/18 - 09:32   AXA - now an Official Global Insurance Partner of Liverpool Football Club
   
04/10/18 - 08:14   Europcar - set aside £38m to refund customers who paid inflated costs for repair work
   
03/10/18 - 14:03   National Accident Repair Group - return to Fleet Live: 9-10 October 2018 at Birmingham’s NEC (Stand P14)
   
03/10/18 - 13:24   XS Direct - car insurer joins as a member of the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB)
   
03/10/18 - 13:12   Farécla Apprentice & Student Bonnet Painting Competition - Elliot Campbell from The Figaro Shop, Didcot is the winner!
   
03/10/18 - 12:58   Indasa UK - awarded preferred supply partner status for the Volkswagen Paint and Body Programme
   
03/10/18 - 12:16   Host of 2016 British Bodyshop Awards (BBA) gets Radio 2 breakfast job
   
03/10/18 - 11:41   Allianz - claims service receives external recognition
   
03/10/18 - 11:27   Ageas - it is not enough to look only at driver behaviour to reduce deaths and serious injuries
   
03/10/18 - 10:58   Sander van 't Noordende, Group Chief Executive Products at Accenture - LinkedIn post on the "car industry at a watershed in 2019"
   
03/10/18 - 10:48   Number of drivers having licence refused/revoked on medical grounds falls - despite an aging population
   
03/10/18 - 10:40   New motorcycle registrations grow in August - used market remains steady
   
03/10/18 - 10:33   CitNOW - named among UK’s Best International Export SMEs
   
03/10/18 - 10:11   Fuel duty to remain frozen, Prime Minister to announce
   
03/10/18 - 10:08   Giovanni Adamo - former Chief Motor Engineer at insurethebox joins National Salvage Group as Chief Technical Officer
   
03/10/18 - 09:49   Admiral - locksmiths most likely to have a speeding conviction this year (not professional footballers who topped 2017's list)
   
03/10/18 - 09:12   Elemental Motor Company - Tailored Fibre Placement (TFP), carbon fibre development, is tough enough to withstand significant impact
   
02/10/18 - 14:20   International Applications (IAL) - launch customer portal
   
02/10/18 - 14:11   Photos from the ABP Club Charity Golf and Spa Day are on our Facebook page - get tagging!
   
02/10/18 - 13:33   AD Williams - acquire Impact Bodyshop in Uxbridge & appoint Brian Johnson (ex LKQ and Mirka) as Operations Manager
   
02/10/18 - 13:18   EMM International - Colad introduces the Black Nitrile Glove Dispenser in a large dispenser box of 400
   
02/10/18 - 13:14   Vertu Motors - Workshop Manager, Aaron Cunliffe, celebrates 30 years at Hughes Mercedes-Benz of Beaconsfield
   
02/10/18 - 13:11   Axalta - launches new AxaltaRacing.com website
   
02/10/18 - 12:53   Glass's - the E.volution of commercial vehicles
   
02/10/18 - 12:24   Auto Windscreens - Steve Abrahams named World’s Best Technician
   
02/10/18 - 12:14   Covéa Insurance - wins ‘Insurance Company of the Year’ award for second time in three years
   
02/10/18 - 11:53   Abolition of Severn Bridge tolls brought forward
   
02/10/18 - 11:46   AW Repair Group - confirms a new five-year agreement with PPG
   
02/10/18 - 11:26   Farécla Student & Apprentice Bonnet Painting Competition - Alex Campbell from Dick Lovett Cribbs Causeway (Bristol) wins video category
   
02/10/18 - 10:29   3M - 14 vehicle wrappers gear up for 3M Wrap Tour which starts tomorrow
   
02/10/18 - 10:25   IMI response to Apprenticeship Levy reforms - "skills gap is already critical"
   
02/10/18 - 10:09   ABP Power List - how is it decided?
   
02/10/18 - 09:47   Volkswagen & Microsoft - from 2020 5 million new Volkswagen vehicles per year will be fully connected & part of the Internet of Things (IoT)
   
02/10/18 - 09:38   Views on VDA ATA supporting evidence being upgraded to expert witness status? (where repair cost is in dispute)
   
02/10/18 - 09:00   Apprenticeships - extra £90m in funding and 25% of Apprenticeship Levy able to be transferred to supply chain
   
02/10/18 - 08:45   Akzo Nobel - completes sale sale of Specialty Chemicals business to The Carlyle Group and GIC for €10.1 billion
   
01/10/18 - 14:07   insurethebox - young drivers are 30% more likely to have an accident if they speed on country roads
   
01/10/18 - 14:04   SsangYong - Martin Allies appointed as dealer commercial manager for the South West region
   
01/10/18 - 13:51   ABP Power List 2018 - the 40 most powerful people in the UK Body Repair Industry list is a hot topic!
   
01/10/18 - 13:38   Vertu Motors - appoints Leon Caruso as Group Operations Director for Multi-Franchise Division
   
01/10/18 - 13:25   MIB - prepares for post-Brexit cross-border travel for motorists
   
01/10/18 - 13:21   Fix Auto UK - celebrates Bodyshop Magazine award wins
   
01/10/18 - 13:09   SMMT - Japanese brands dominate UK's electrified new car market, representing 59.5% of registrations YTD
   
01/10/18 - 13:03   LV= blog - "why it’s important to invest in our people"
   
01/10/18 - 12:50   S&G Response - celebrate Health & Wellbeing Month
   
01/10/18 - 12:47   GoCompare - comments on new customer loyalty ‘rip-off’ probe
   
01/10/18 - 12:43   Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) UK - more FCA-badged emergency fleets on way as group gains Crown Commercial Service inclusion
   
01/10/18 - 12:27   Vauxhall Motors - appoints Stephanie Howson as Retail Sales Director
   
01/10/18 - 12:22   Xpress Centres - opens Bournemouth Same-Day Repair Centre
   
01/10/18 - 12:20   Xpress Centres - opens Bournemouth Same-Day Repair Centre
   
01/10/18 - 11:02   Licence Bureau - steps up grey fleet management campaign
   
01/10/18 - 10:55   Farécla Student & Apprentice Bonnet Painting Competition - A Judge's View
   
01/10/18 - 10:32   GK and Partners - 16% 16-18 year-olds currently thinking of applying for an apprenticeship (compared to 96% considering university)
   
01/10/18 - 10:16   The IAEA Yorkshire Region dinner and dance, Saturday 24 November 2018 - limited tickets available
   
01/10/18 - 10:06   FCA - fines Tesco Bank £16.4m for failures in 2016 cyber attack
   
01/10/18 - 09:52   LKQ Coatings - secures exclusive rights to market and distribute Ridgeway's Body Damage Quote system to bodyshops in UK and Ireland
   
01/10/18 - 09:18   Cars of Grimsby - 6-year-old bodyshop receives £185,000 bank funding to expand repair business
   
28/9/18 - 23:10   bodyshop magazine awards - full list of all 18 winners plus finalists; 613 guests at event
   
28/9/18 - 14:09   ABP Club Charity Golf and Spa Day with Mirka - the photo are ready to view and download for FREE!
   
28/9/18 - 13:34   Roberlo - Racer 1, a new light putty
   
28/9/18 - 13:27   Sherwin-Williams - showcases “Mastery of Refinishing” at Automechanika 2018
   
28/9/18 - 12:53   Charlie Clark, 20, final year apprentice at Apollo Motor Group in Dover - Farécla student and apprentice bonnet painting contest finalist
   
28/9/18 - 12:29   Progress in reducing road casualties continues to stall - RAC comment
   
28/9/18 - 12:19   Peritus' new Protect portal - ‘proves’ compliance for all businesses
   
28/9/18 - 12:03   Lightfoot - driver improvement tech firm more than doubles staff numbers in 12 months
   
28/9/18 - 11:53   Alton Cars - appoints 2 new Directors to the board: Graham Connell promoted to Group Bodyshop Director & Paul Blundell, Group HR Director
   
28/9/18 - 11:37   It's a BIG Birthday today for a member of the ABP Club team...
   
28/9/18 - 10:38   Lookers - Apprentice Technician Brad Baker from Lookers Nissan awarded coveted ‘Rising Star’ award
   
28/9/18 - 10:22   Citizens Advice - issues super-complaint as loyal home insurance customers continue to be penalised by over £4 billion a year
   
28/9/18 - 10:10   Thatcham Research - launch ecademy, a new online technical awareness programme
   
28/9/18 - 10:08   Nationwide - on verge of fifth Carrera Cup title as season draws to close
   
28/9/18 - 09:49   Travelling to bodyshop mag awards event in Birmingham? M40 currently shut at Warwick; severe delays
   
28/9/18 - 08:56   Securities and Exchange Commission - charge Elon Musk with securities fraud for misleading tweets
   
28/9/18 - 08:01   RSA - Q3 update: international business strong; poor UK results include deterioration in UK Motor
   
27/9/18 - 14:12   ABP Club 2018 Charity Golf and Spa Day, with Mirka – 82 golfers and spa guests raise more than £3,000
   
27/9/18 - 14:05   AutoRaise - new Trustee appointments announced
   
27/9/18 - 13:25   Fix Auto UK - National Conference (October 17-18) speakers confirmed
   
27/9/18 - 13:17   Unipart and Volkswagen Group UK - sign five-year contract to run their UK aftermarket supply chain
   
27/9/18 - 13:08   RAC Foundation analysis of latest road death figures - car occupants account for 44% of the total; motorcyclists most at risk
   
27/9/18 - 13:00   S&G Response - tackle 10 mile Tough Mudder for Charity (and raise £1,000)
   
27/9/18 - 12:55   Revive! - announces new Board Director and Senior Level Appointments
   
27/9/18 - 12:49   Kieran Purton, 23, paint apprentice at Deal Restoration in Kelvedon - next finalist in the Farécla competition
   
27/9/18 - 12:42   ABP Club Golf & Spa Day with Mirka - photos will shortly be available to view and download for FREE
   
27/9/18 - 12:37   Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) - global leaders and companies pledge to reduce the gender pay gap by 2030
   
27/9/18 - 11:48   Reported road casualties in Great Britain: 2017 annual report - 1,793 reported road deaths; 24,831 serious injuries in RTAs
   
27/9/18 - 11:07   Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) - new appointments confirmed
   
27/9/18 - 10:34   Endeavour Automotive - opens new Lotus Cars showroom and service centre in Colchester
   
27/9/18 - 09:59   CitNOW USA - David Guillory (ex Audi, BMW, Porsche and Jaguar) appointed as General Director of North America and Canada
   
27/9/18 - 09:26   The Carillion effect - trade credit insurers pay out a record £1 million a day to help UK firms stay afloat.
   
27/9/18 - 08:51   Ardonagh Group (owners of Towergate and Autonet) - acquire Swintons from Covea for £165m
   
26/9/18 - 16:45   Sikkens - new Autoclear Aerodry releases bodyshop profits with flexible workflow
   
26/9/18 - 13:03   VW CV - theft of equipment from commercial vehicles soars by 15% in three years
   
26/9/18 - 13:03   VW CV - theft of equipment from commercial vehicles soars by 15% in three years
   
26/9/18 - 12:33   The Porsche Carrera Cup GB - racing legends return as title showdown headlines landmark weekend
   
26/9/18 - 11:07   Farécla - Apprentice and Student Bonnet Painting Competition: winner to be announced on Facebook on Wednesday 3 October
   
26/9/18 - 10:31   National Accident Repair Group - winner of Technology & Innovation Award
   
26/9/18 - 10:16   Rhiannon Murfin (20), Motofix Exeter - first year Volkswagen apprentice is a Farécla’s student & apprentice bonnet painting contest finalist
   
26/9/18 - 10:02   The ABP Power List 2018 - David Shepherd, Audatex, named the most powerful person working the UK body repair industry today
   
25/9/18 - 23:16   Automechanika Frankfurt - visitor numbers up slightly from 133,000 in 2016 to 136,000 in 20118
   
25/9/18 - 14:26   RAC - reacts to JP Morgan report suggesting oil price could hit $90 a barrel; 142p per litre for petrol & 148p per litre for diesel
   
25/9/18 - 14:23   ABI - response to the Government's technical guidance for vehicle insurance in a No Deal Brexit scenario
   
25/9/18 - 13:55   JOINING INSTRUCTIONS: ABP Club Annual Charity Golf and Spa Day with Mirka - Wednesday 26 September (CV35 7QT)
   
25/9/18 - 13:43   The ABP Power List 2018 - the top ten from the last Power List (2012); will they feature again this year?
   
25/9/18 - 13:16   Volkswagen - new driver assistance systems production-ready even faster using virtual validation
   
25/9/18 - 12:52   Agnieszka Szenfeld (21) from Motofix, High Wycombe & training at Babcock in Milton Keynes - Farécla competition finalist
   
25/9/18 - 12:34   HPI - puts a price tag on some of 007’s classic cars
   
25/9/18 - 12:25   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles - Rob Holdcroft appointed as National Sales Manager
   
25/9/18 - 12:10   ABP Club Recommended Business Service Provider: InAutomotive - 10 habits of highly successful employees
   
25/9/18 - 11:39   Hedgehog Insurance - new online motor insurer (backed by Berkshire Hathaway) to launch later this year
   
25/9/18 - 11:22   The Ford Transit Connect - named Glass’s Used Commercial Hero for September 2018
   
25/9/18 - 11:17   Axalta: Cromax - appoints Kevin Torfs new EMEA Brand Manager
   
25/9/18 - 11:03   The London Supercar Show ‘Live' - all new two-day event Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 May 2019 at the Blackbushe aerodrome in Surrey
   
25/9/18 - 10:20   Brexit - drivers hoping that they do not face the inconvenience of remembering to carry additional paperwork with them every time the EU
   
25/9/18 - 10:08   Germany: Ford and Vodafone - testing connected vehicle tech that can automatically warn other drivers of accidents ahead
   
25/9/18 - 09:55   The National Body Repair Association (NBRA) - exhibiting at the Bodyshop Magazine event and Awards 2018
   
25/9/18 - 09:41   Marmalade - 47% of learner drivers are worried they might have an accident
   
25/9/18 - 00:27   Government - official guidance on "Vehicle insurance if there’s no Brexit deal"
   
24/9/18 - 14:45   Pre-registrations - BRAND NEW 68 plate cars are flooding into the market for sale as second-hand vehicles
   
24/9/18 - 14:07   Venson - only 1 in 4 motorists are confident they can read a number plate from 20m away
   
24/9/18 - 13:46   Traffic levels in 2050 up by as much as half
   
24/9/18 - 13:41   Northern Ireland - “Your Car Your Choice” week highlights independent repairers
   
24/9/18 - 13:20   24-year-old Elliot Campbell, apprentice painter at The Figaro Shop in Didcot - Farécla 2018 Apprentice & Student Bonnet Competition finalist
   
24/9/18 - 13:08   Brandwatch - 2018’s top 100 brands
   
24/9/18 - 12:53   The NMDA motorcycle trailblazer apprenticeship standard and ‘end-point assessment - funding approved
   
24/9/18 - 12:41   Autovista Group Survey - Would you feel safe giving total driving control to an autonomous vehicle?
   
24/9/18 - 12:27   Record £15.6 million underpayment identified for workers on the minimum wage
   
24/9/18 - 12:18   Mirka - official press release on the opening of their new National Training Centre in Milton Keynes
   
24/9/18 - 11:42   Trak Global - included in Financial Times Future 100 list
   
24/9/18 - 11:18   JOINING INSTRUCTIONS: ABP Club Annual Charity Golf and Spa Day with Mirka - Wednesday 26 September (CV35 7QT)
   
24/9/18 - 11:00   Men are ‘six times more likely’ to get driving ban
   
24/9/18 - 10:51   Brown Brothers Distribution - celebrates 100-year customer milestone with their longest trading customer, A Pile & Son Ltd
   
24/9/18 - 10:39   BVRLA - expands membership to increase the impact of fleet sector
   
24/9/18 - 10:05   MotorEasy - drivers face £180 bill for "simple diagnostic check"; most expensive quote was £180 ph for labour
   
24/9/18 - 09:56   CitNOW - buyers steering toward used cars
   
24/9/18 - 09:37   Pump price war looms as wholesale costs slump by 3p a litre
   
24/9/18 - 09:26   Xpress Centres - grows Fast-Track Repair Network to 40 Sites
   
24/9/18 - 08:36   Porsche - will no longer make diesel powered cars
   
24/9/18 - 08:16   Trakm8 Holdings plc - wins 3-year contract from LexisNexis Risk Solutions for insurance telematics solution
   
24/9/18 - 07:50   ABP Club Power List 2018, in association with ITAS - THREE DAYS to go before THE NAMES are REVEALED!
   
21/9/18 - 22:20   Enterprise Holdings - have spent $2 billion acquiring range of car-share businesses, insurance technology firms, car rental companies
   
21/9/18 - 17:45   ERS (Equity Red Star) - owners Aquiline assess strategic options; could lead to a sale / change of ownership
   
21/9/18 - 12:49   AA - "Autumn peak" for deer strikes; up to 74,000 deer hit by cars annually causing c. £11m damage
   
21/9/18 - 12:03   Volvo Cars - join the G7 Ocean Partnership Summit
   
21/9/18 - 11:58   JD Classics - Essex-based classic car restoration specialist sold to Woodham Mortimer
   
21/9/18 - 11:50   HPI - a decade of CrushWatch enables cars worth £500m to be returned to their rightful owners
   
21/9/18 - 08:10   RAC - 33% of motorists – the equivalent to 13.2m – say they are more reliant on their cars now than 12 months earlier
   
21/9/18 - 08:06   Zurich: Porsche - invests in Swiss start-up WayRay
   
21/9/18 - 07:56   ‏Apollo Motor Group and Remit Group - apprenticeships and gender equality in the UK motor industry are top of the agenda
   
21/9/18 - 07:13   Peritus Learning - only 20% of UK businesses (SMEs) train their people on Cyber Security
   
20/9/18 - 13:55   AFV popularity reaches a record high on Auto Trader
   
20/9/18 - 13:51   Peugeot, Citroën, DS, and Vauxhall - will offer an electric or hybrid version on its entire new line-up from 2019
   
20/9/18 - 13:14   Who's the new pace-setter in the Circle Leasing 'virtual' 10k leaderboard? (clue, it's not the guy in the photo anymore)
   
20/9/18 - 12:40   rFpro - computer tech company NVIDIA partners with UK simulation specialist to accelerate development of autonomous cars
   
20/9/18 - 12:32   ABP Club Power List 2018: in association with ITAS - take part in our Twitter poll!
   
20/9/18 - 12:23   SMEs forced to ignore Brexit as GDPR and cyber steal the limelight, Zurich finds
   
20/9/18 - 12:19   IDES - LED spraybooth lighting specialists are now an approved supplier and installer of Electric Vehicle Charging Points
   
20/9/18 - 11:51   Fix Auto UK - re-signs contract with AkzoNobel
   
20/9/18 - 11:35   IMI article on 'Online Bait Crime'
   
20/9/18 - 11:11   Hyundai Motor - will bring the world’s first fleet of fuel cell electric truck into commercial operation
   
20/9/18 - 11:02   IAM RoadSmart - failure of Corporate Manslaughter and Homicide Act to bring companies to account for road safety performance
   
20/9/18 - 10:50   Meet The Vella Group Apprentices, 2018!
   
20/9/18 - 10:04   Zurich - Helen Pickford appointed UK Chief Financial Officer
   
20/9/18 - 10:02   Dr Andy Palmer, President & Group Chief Exec of Aston Martin (and former apprentice) - plans charitable foundation to fund apprenticeships
   
20/9/18 - 09:36   Lookers - confirms acquisition of Jennings as part of ongoing expansion
   
20/9/18 - 09:19   Antitrust - EU Commission opens formal investigation into possible collusion between BMW, Daimler & the VW group on clean emission tech
   
20/9/18 - 09:08   Mirka UK - new national training centre in Milton Keynes opens this month
   
20/9/18 - 01:56   Copart - shares tumble as results are hit by Hurricane Harvey; UK volumes up 8.1%
   
19/9/18 - 13:37   Sikkens - new Autoclear Aerodry releases bodyshop profits with flexible workflow
   
19/9/18 - 11:31   LeasePlan and SAIC agree exclusive partnership to bring the first large zero emission LCV to Europe
   
19/9/18 - 10:16   SMMT _ 'No-deal’ Brexit not an option for automotive
   
19/9/18 - 10:07   Dino Zamparelli and Nationwide - step towards championship success at Silverstone
   
19/9/18 - 09:56   Thatcham Research - three-star Euro NCAP rated Suzuki Jimny "falls short on safety"
   
19/9/18 - 09:37   Inflation rate - CPI up to 2.7% for last 12 months; RPI up sharply to 3.5%
   
19/9/18 - 09:28   PJB Accident Repairs - Annual Shooting and Archery Day was a success!
   
19/9/18 - 09:12   S&G Response - launches Apprentice Academy to support their continued successful growth
   
19/9/18 - 07:59   Can you help a fellow member? Spraybooth wall covering advice please
   
19/9/18 - 00:01   Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance - sign technology agreement to install Google tech in their cars from 2021
   
18/9/18 - 16:48   Bodyshop Solutions - appoint P.J. Fallon & Son as their Distributor for Ireland
   
18/9/18 - 16:31   Motofix - Liam Kearney departs as Motofix CEO
   
18/9/18 - 16:31   Motofix - Liam Kearney departs are Motofix CEO
   
18/9/18 - 13:54   The ABP Club Power List 2018, in association with ITAS - 10 days to go... who would be in your Top Ten?
   
18/9/18 - 13:43   Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) - receives Niche Vehicle Network (NVN) grant to research use of lightweight material graphene
   
18/9/18 - 13:39   Keyless entry systems blamed for rise in car theft in England and Wales
   
18/9/18 - 12:51   TechMan - workshop management software saves businesses money with PDQ (Process Data Quickly) integration
   
18/9/18 - 12:40   Employment stats show surge in employment rates for older women
   
18/9/18 - 12:32   Volvo Product Technology Course - EXTRA DATE: WEDNESDAY 14 November
   
18/9/18 - 12:25   insurethebox - telematics insurance specialist supports third annual project EDWARD (zero fatalities on roads)
   
18/9/18 - 12:23   Ford - to introduce Ford Data Services and Ford Telematics connected vehicle solutions in Europe next year
   
18/9/18 - 11:58   Project EDWARD (European Day Without A Road Death) Weds 19 Sept 2018 - every road death prevented has an estimated value of >£1.75 million
   
18/9/18 - 11:21   The Northern Ireland Bodyshop Alliance - accuses insurer of using "bullying" methods to control where and how much is paid for repairs
   
18/9/18 - 11:06   Volkswagen - plans to sell c150,000 electric cars by 2020
   
18/9/18 - 10:53   The Motor Ombudsman - backs Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) campaign urging more businesses to join a code sponsor
   
18/9/18 - 10:36   British cyclist achieves a record 149mph - with a little help from a Porsche
   
18/9/18 - 10:30   Germany: VW CV - body conversion specialists to show more than 50 solutions on Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles stand at the 2018 IAA
   
18/9/18 - 10:21   Only 37% of new cars on sale in the UK today come with a manually-operated handbrake
   
18/9/18 - 09:54   AES UK - the new I-track II alignment system by Josam
   
18/9/18 - 09:15   Audatex - launches AudaENOL Intelligent Motor Claims Management Platform; full control and visibility for ALL from FNOL - settlement
   
18/9/18 - 09:05   NAHL - half-year results; turnover and pre-tax profit unchanged
   
18/9/18 - 08:42   Marsh & McLennan - to acquire Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group for £4.3 billion
   
18/9/18 - 02:44   Germany: Copart - announce the opening of its second German location in Leipzig
   
18/9/18 - 02:41   Swiss Re - to launch "the ADAS risk score" in 2019 to enable insurers to better price ADAS equipped vehicles
   
18/9/18 - 02:40   BMW Group - with Swiss Re develop new car insurance assessment including integration of safety-relevant ADAS
   
17/9/18 - 14:23   Tesla Motors - Elon Musk pulls collision repairs in-house to cut "crazy" repair times
   
17/9/18 - 14:02   The Vella Group - promotes Finance Director, Marc Holding, to the position of Managing Director
   
17/9/18 - 13:25   The ABP Club Power List 2018, in association with ITAS - launched online at 10am on Wednesday 26 September
   
17/9/18 - 13:00   Ezi-Methods - achieves one million method downloads; Paul Wood, VDA at The ARC Group in Chippenham is the “Millionth Method Man”
   
17/9/18 - 12:28   Co-op Insurance - two fifths of young drivers worry about the cost of MOTs, servicing and car repairs
   
17/9/18 - 12:22   DVLA - reveals some of the oddest items found in untaxed cars
   
17/9/18 - 12:13   Henkel - Teroson vehicle repair and maintenance (VRM) range now also includes a full range of body fillers
   
17/9/18 - 11:53   AXA - completes the acquisition of XL Group, creating the #1 global P&C commercial lines insurance platform
   
17/9/18 - 11:18   Students at risk of motor fines as they head off to university
   
17/9/18 - 11:08   Audatex UK AEG software case study: Master Cars - West Yorkshire bodyshop: overall efficiency now at 137%
   
17/9/18 - 10:01   Tailgating - one in eight of all road casualties are caused by people who drive too close to the vehicle in front
   
17/9/18 - 09:47   City of London Police’s IFED - 17-24 year olds most likely to fall victim to ghost brokers; losing on average £912 EACH
   
17/9/18 - 09:21   Autofarm - Porsche bodyshop specialist firm relocating to new dedicated Porsche inspired business park
   
14/9/18 - 23:02   Insurance Times Awards - full list of finalists; winners revealed at ceremony on 6 December
   
14/9/18 - 22:36   Insurance Times Tech & Innovation Awards - full list of all the finalists and the 16 winners
   
14/9/18 - 13:46   SMMT - AQMS conference is set to take place on 20 November at the NEC in Birmingham
   
14/9/18 - 12:27   Farécla Apprentice and Student Bonnet Painting Competition - line up for Grand Final announced!
   
14/9/18 - 12:14   Synergy Car Hire - launches a comparison and booking API (application programming interface) tool
   
14/9/18 - 12:07   Allianz Legal Protection (ALP) - appoints new underwriting manager
   
14/9/18 - 12:03   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles - delivers 336,000 vehicles globally to end of August (+3.9%)
   
14/9/18 - 11:42   Driving in the EU if there's no Brexit deal - AA Comment
   
14/9/18 - 11:39   AA - fuel duty could increase eight pence per litre to fund NHS spend
   
14/9/18 - 11:37   Ford - partners with Brake to sponsor Road Safety Week (19 to 25 November 2018)
   
14/9/18 - 11:29   Endeavour Automotive - open new Hyundai Watford dealership
   
14/9/18 - 10:55   Consumer Intelligence: business award wins: Best Small to Medium-sized Business and Chief Executive Ian Hughes as Outstanding Entrepreneur
   
14/9/18 - 10:39   Driving in the EU if there's no Brexit deal
   
14/9/18 - 10:19   InAutomotive - taking part in Bangers4Ben next month
   
14/9/18 - 09:47   Perits Learning: Cyber Crime up 63%, UK stats show - "educate your people"
   
14/9/18 - 09:30   Grove Group - staff are fundraising for children's charity in 'Brathay RowRunner' event
   
14/9/18 - 08:25   bodyshop members of ABP Club - your survey closes at 5pm TODAY; only 17 multiple-choice questions; make your views known
   
14/9/18 - 08:16   Co-op Insurance - half-year results: sales fall 2% and underlying loss increases from £1m to £4m; operating loss of £14m
   
13/9/18 - 14:54   West Midlands Police (AMP) - one in 20 drivers stopped by WMP failing eyesight test
   
13/9/18 - 13:23   Fix Auto UK - Central Accident Repairs takes over the Fix Auto Wednesbury territory
   
13/9/18 - 13:12   Farécla Apprentice and Student Bonnet Painting Competition - first Grand Finalist announced: Elliot Campbell from the Figaro Shop in Didcot
   
13/9/18 - 13:02   Sika UK - "refinish relaunch" to drive innovation and growth in the UK bodyshop market
   
13/9/18 - 12:46   cap hpi - commercial vehicle providers to benefit from new modelling tool
   
13/9/18 - 11:14   Network Q (Vauxhall’s approved used car scheme) - to offer online motor finance, using technology from iVendi, across all 300 sites
   
13/9/18 - 11:07   Fuel prices rise ten weeks in a row - petrol and diesel both above 130p per litre
   
13/9/18 - 10:21   CameraMatics - transport firm saves £200K with vehicle camera system; insurers so impressed by use of the system they part-funded it
   
13/9/18 - 10:13   Wrisk - 2-year-old London-based insurtech company is now the sole supplier of BMW and MINI Car Insurance in the UK
   
13/9/18 - 09:47   GEM Motoring Assist - encouraging drivers to reflect dangerous moments at the wheel
   
13/9/18 - 09:40   Nationwide - returns to Carrera Cup championship battle as Zamparelli pushes for victory
   
12/9/18 - 14:11   VOTE NOW! FARÉCLA 2018 APPRENTICE & STUDENT BONNET PAINTING COMPETITION - voting closes at midnight tonight
   
12/9/18 - 14:02   AGL (Activate Group Ltd) - rebrands its Car Repair Network (of 300 repairers) as Motor Repair Network
   
12/9/18 - 13:58   Meet (a bit of) the 'Rapide E' - Aston Martin’s first Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV)
   
12/9/18 - 13:57   USA: Audatex - to donate $25,000 a year for next 5 years to the Collision Repair Education Foundation
   
12/9/18 - 13:35   Compare the Market - "Green revolution still just a dream"
   
12/9/18 - 13:23   Oxford to Cambridge Expressway - to take up to 40 minutes off the journey between the A34 south of Oxford and the M1
   
12/9/18 - 13:19   ABP Club - our State of the Industry survey has 17 easy multiple-choice questions - but closes 5pm Friday; bodyshops please participate
   
12/9/18 - 13:12   Spurs' goalkeeper and World Cup-winning captain of France, Hugo Lloris, pleads guilty to drink-driving
   
12/9/18 - 12:53   A E Motors, Birmingham - vehicle repairer fined for not having employers’ liability insurance
   
12/9/18 - 12:45   FORS - backs safety at Ciclovia Belfast 2018 (where part of the city centre is closed off to motor vehicles)
   
12/9/18 - 12:37   CBI - the way a company treats personal data is the top concern for potential customers and business partners
   
12/9/18 - 12:26   The Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) - 25,000 learners are driving without insurance
   
12/9/18 - 12:12   CYBG SME Health Check Index - business investment survey figures highlight low business confidence
   
12/9/18 - 11:38   ABI Motor Conference 2018 (20 November), London - Paul Geddes, Direct Line Group; Andy Watson, Ageas UK; & Matthew Avery, Thatcham Research
   
12/9/18 - 11:26   RAC - comments on reports that Chancellor may be considering a fuel duty rise
   
12/9/18 - 10:49   LEVC (London EV Company) - electric van trials with the Met Police and the London Fire Brigade to begin next year
   
12/9/18 - 10:36   AA Awards - two Yorkshire AA patrols crowned top in the country
   
12/9/18 - 10:25   NFDA - franchised car and CV dealers: "members will meet the growing consumer demand for low and zero emission vehicles"
   
12/9/18 - 10:19   John Grose Group - John Grose ARC owners open new PEUGEOT, Citroën & DS Automobiles dealership & aftersales facility in Ipswich
   
12/9/18 - 09:58   Guidewire blog: - 'Integrating telematics data to improve crash detection and optimise claims'
   
12/9/18 - 09:27   Markerstudy - new ‘dashcam’ CV product with VisionTrack inc £1,000 excess waived if footage verifies liability
   
12/9/18 - 08:09   Anexo (parents of DAMS) - H1 results; turnover up 2.6%; adjusted profit down 20%; "positive operational and financial progress"
   
11/9/18 - 16:21   Car Magazine - how it cost £4,547 to repair their Jaguar XF after a 5mph accident
   
11/9/18 - 14:14   ABP Club - bodyshop members only: please take 4 minutes to complete the 17 questions in our annual State of the Industry survey
   
11/9/18 - 14:13   Half of workers have experienced poor mental health in current job
   
11/9/18 - 14:09   Government - average UK pay up 2.9% in last 12 months
   
11/9/18 - 13:54   Valeo at Automechanika 2018 – "game changing innovations"
   
11/9/18 - 13:43   LeasePlan UK - "it's now time" for the UK to join Norway and the Netherlands as zero emission leaders
   
11/9/18 - 13:26   Volkswagen - the first structural components for mass-production vehicles can be 3D printed within 2-3 years
   
11/9/18 - 12:42   Spies Hecker's Tips4You - online video tips for car refinishers
   
11/9/18 - 11:54   Lightfoot - £99 'fitbit for cars', that has potential to save drivers over £750 a year, on sale in Halfords
   
11/9/18 - 11:43   Government - Theresa May unveils £106 million package for projects developing innovative green battery, vehicle and refuelling technology
   
11/9/18 - 11:35   ABP Club bodyshop member - seeking to acquire bodyshop business or businesses in Birmingham / Midlands area
   
11/9/18 - 11:32   DeVilbiss launch DV1 – "the most advanced Devilbiss refinish spray gun on the market"
   
11/9/18 - 11:25   Nextbase - a third of young drivers wrongly blamed for crashes
   
11/9/18 - 11:05   Forget self-drive cars - parking sensors top list of most wanted driver aids
   
11/9/18 - 10:59   McKinsey & Company - investing in recruiting, training and equipment is "key" for workshops
   
11/9/18 - 10:36   MG Cannon Accident Repair Centre - 100% for Salisbury bodyshop's VWG audit
   
11/9/18 - 10:14   AW Repair Group - opens a site in Derby dedicated to repairing LV= vehicles
   
11/9/18 - 10:02   Nationwide Repairs - opening a new Rapid Repair facility in Sheffield
   
11/9/18 - 09:48   Nationwide Repairs-backed Porsche Carrera Cup GB driver, Dino Zamparelli (Redline Racing) - heads to Silverstone
   
11/9/18 - 09:38   Negative job impact on UK of forced electric car push "underestimated" by European Commission
   
11/9/18 - 09:18   Funding boost for small businesses - new laws to arm small businesses against unfair contracts
   
10/9/18 - 14:57   Industry Insights - sign deal with Prism Network as Connected Solutions TP Property Damage Repair Partner
   
10/9/18 - 14:23   5,500 miles of road without voice signal
   
10/9/18 - 14:15   CDK Global - 72% of motorists say trust is the biggest factor influencing their choice of workshop
   
10/9/18 - 14:15   Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 - fastest growing private tech companies includes
   
10/9/18 - 14:11   Fronius UK - welding technology specialists return to Robotics and Automation exhibition (10-11 October, Milton Keynes)
   
10/9/18 - 14:04   ERS - appoints James Neild (ex Oak Underwriting) as Manchester-based Regional Trading Underwriter for Prestige
   
10/9/18 - 13:23   IFED, IFB, ERS and Ageas - serial crash for cash fraudster sentenced; 8 collisions in 13 months & £22k potential losses
   
10/9/18 - 12:54   Andrew Page - invests in Mintex range
   
10/9/18 - 12:44   Roberlo (celebrating its 50th anniversary) - important new developments at Automechanika Frankfurt
   
10/9/18 - 12:15   Selsia - exhibiting at Fleet LIVE (9-10 October 2018) in Birmingham
   
10/9/18 - 11:58   Farecla - new G360 Super Fast Polishing System on live demo at Automechanika Frankfurt
   
10/9/18 - 11:49   PPG - inaugural Innovation Summit in Switzerland inc automotive paint system that reduces energy costs to paint a car by 30%
   
10/9/18 - 11:13   London Trading Standards (LTS) - 74% of used tyres checked by Trading Standards failed to meet safety standards
   
10/9/18 - 10:54   Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Leeds - JCT600 to open 8th Rolls Royce showroom and aftersales facility
   
10/9/18 - 10:22   Mirka UK - new Novastar multi-hole abrasive: durability, versatility, productivity and efficiency
   
10/9/18 - 10:21   Government - introduce new laws to "make it easier for small businesses to access invoice finance"
   
10/9/18 - 10:06   Vauxhall’s OnStar, Audi’s Mechatronics and Mercedes’ Distronic - tech terms confuse drivers
   
10/9/18 - 09:52   CitNOW - ranked among Britain’s fastest-growing tech companies
   
10/9/18 - 09:30