Author Archives: Alan Feldberg

Ben launches Blue Monday campaign

Ben has launched its new campaign to support people who are struggling with loneliness. Research shows that a quarter of British people feel at their loneliest in January, however loneliness is often or always a concern for over nine million people in the UK[ all year-round. Ben’s own helpline sees an influx in people reaching out for help due to […]

Picture perfect for Fix Auto

Industry Insights has announced image and video capture and data solutions provider and Connected Solutions (CS) partner Service Certainty has secured a deal with fellow CS partner, Fix Auto UK. The deal further strengthens and complements the 22-strong partner ecosystem. Fix Auto UK has appointed Service Certainty as its chosen provider for image capture and will be using the Service […]

Tesla to cut 3,000 jobs

Elon Musk has described 2018 as the most successful in Tesla’s history, despite admitting the company’s cars are too expensive and up to 3,000 jobs will be lost in cost-cutting measures. He sent an email to staff saying growth had been strong, but that it was difficult to make Teslas with their new and developing technology as cheaply as conventional […]

EV registrations set new record

UK electric car registrations continue to set records, as latest figures place the total number of new 100% electric and plug-in hybrid cars registered last year at 59,911, making it the most successful year for electric cars to date. That equates to one new electric car registration every nine minutes in the UK. The total also means the market grew […]

Hella boosts sales team

Martin McGreevy has been appointed to the position of sales director, IAM, at Hella. He first joined the company as national sales manager last May. ‘Having recruited Martin for his experience and ability to manage national accounts, his wider skills have subsequently come to the fore and so, to elevate him to the role of sales director, has become a […]

Key appointment for Cooper Barnes

Cambridge-based vehicle body repairer Cooper Barnes Ltd has appointed Phil Cracknell in an operational business management role. He he will work alongside MD, Matthew Cooper and VDA Chris Thexton. Phil said, ‘I quickly realised that Cooper Barnes is on the way up and as an independent, its business values are ones that I identify with, customer service, excellent repair standards […]

Green merger on the cards

Salvage and dismantling companies Motorhog, Car Transplants, FAB Recycling and DH Systems have confirmed a merger is set to for March 1. Together, they will create SYNETIQ, a service provider in the salvage, dismantling, green parts and support service arenas. The new SYNETIQ company has significant scale and capacity, operating 16 fully licensed and accredited sites across the UK, with […]

Volvo names new sales director

Volvo Trucks has named Phil Wilkes as new used truck sales director. He joins from Volvo financial services, where he has held the role of sales director UK and Ireland, working with Volvo Truck and Bus. Employed by the Volvo Group since 1997, Phil has spent all of his time with Volvo Financial Services, other than a two-year spell in […]

Audi names new head of fleet sales

James Buxton has been promoted to the role of head of fleet sales for Audi UK. James steps up from sales and operations manager, and replaces Tom Brennan, who left the business in the final quarter of 2018 to pursue interests outside the Volkswagen Group. He said, ‘I am relishing the opportunity to continue and build on the great work […]

Recovery World delivers for P J Kerley

Recovery World has supplied more specialist recovery vehicles to P J Kerley, a leading recovery company in East Anglia that also provides vehicle deliveries and garage services. P J Kerley Motor Engineers have three depots across Norfolk run from its main site in Norwich. Recovery World has supplied it with five vehicles in the last year and has just  taken delivery of two RW35 […]

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