BE2015 to unravel trade association future

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The stage is set for the bodyshop Event and Awards 2015 (BE2015) to unravel the way ahead for the merger of RMI’s NAB and VBRA.

Following announcements earlier this year that the bodyshop sector’s two trade associations were joining forces, the Retail Motor Industry Federation’s (RMIF) National Association of Bodyshops (NAB) and the Vehicle Bodybuilders and Repairers Association (VBRA) have taken great strides in making that a reality. Now, with agreed terms of reference – including a business plan and policies for both trade associations – it’s time for the new, single voice to state it’s intent for the future.

This exclusive session to take place at BE2015 will reveal, for the first time, the future direction and plans in place for a single body repair industry voice.

The bodyshop Event and Awards 2015 takes place at the stunning Celtic Manor Resort, Newport on 24-25 September. Make sure you are part of this very special occasion by booking your place now by calling Nicola Keady or Poppy Allard on 01296 642800 or email: or

The bodyshop Event and Awards 2015 are sponsored by headline partners AkzoNobel and Enterprise, along with Audatex, AutoFlow, Axalta, BMW, Car-O-Liner, Direct Accident Management, EMACS, Glass’s, Glasurit, IAEA, Indasa, Mirka, NAB, NIBS Group, S&B Automotive Academy, Sikkens Autocoat BT, Thatcham Research, The Trade Parts Specialists, Veetec Motor Group and Vizion.