Shine! introduces training school

One of the UK’s leading minor damage repair companies, Shine! has launched a training school for repair technicians.

Based at a new state-of-art development in Derby, the Shine! Academy features the latest technology and equipment on which each technician will be trained. Training is delivered to ensure students achieve IMI certification and repairs are to BSI criteria. Training also includes using OEM approved products.

Smart Insurance managing director, Mark Boote, said, ‘There is a real trend nationally of more and more people taking minor damage insurance and that demand is driven by an increase in consumers experiencing minor damage. This is due to people driving bigger cars and we are seeing more and more incidents of prangs and scratches.

‘Shine! works in tandem with Smart Insurance and the demand for minor damage repair technicians has escalated rapidly over the past few years, so we developed the academy to fulfil that growing need.’

Shine! is a solely owned national network of employed, experienced mobile repair technicians offering repair services for minor body damage. The business has forged partnerships with key motoring and consumer organisations, such as Kwik Fit and Halfords as well as providing repairs for all RBS and Simply Health fleet vehicles. It also has relationships with paint manufacturers and leading car brands to ensure their processes and products are fully approved and do not invalidate new car paint warranties. These include Aston Martin, Mercedes-Benz, Lexus, Toyota, Vauxhall and General Motors.