21 August, 2014
LV= and Thatcham team up
One of the UK’s largest car insurers, LV=, is ‘growing its own’ vehicle damage assessor (VDA) talent thr...
Volvo AstaZero proving ground
The Volvo Car Group has opened AstaZero, the world’s first full-scale proving ground for future traffic...
Glass’s predications realised
With the release of the SMMT’s latest new car figures showing just under 173,000 registrations in July,...
The perfect plan
Eliminating the X-factor
Performance is key. Whether you’re in sale...
The art of Synchro-nisation
Combining German precision engineering wit...
It’s an emotive subject which has topped t...
A cut above
Arts and crafts
Somewhere... over the Rainbow
Stuart Sandell, head of t...
This month we speak with Stuart Sandell, head of the UK insurance division, Enterprise Rent-A-Car about the org...
Ricardo Arroyo Herrero, head of regional p...
Paul Nightingale, director network, fulfil...
Joe Hunter and Paul Newman, UPD (UK) Ltd
Methodology is the key aspect of the repair process. If a vehicle is not repaired correctly, and the repair method is not thoroughly implemented, it could mean serious consequences for the vehicle owner....
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