Author Archives: Georgia Pethick

MORE TH>N launches safety campaign

MORE TH>N has launched a new road safety initiative which centres on calls to test the use of images of cars that have been in accidents as a visual accompaniment to existing numerical speed signs. The move has been labelled as applying the ‘fag-packet approach’ to the speeding epidemic, with a view to making people more instantly aware of the […]

Car-O-Liner gets behind skills

Car-O-Liner UK is once again supporting the WorldSkills UK competition underway at the Birmingham NEC from 16-18 November. As recent sponsors on the global stage of WorldSkills Abu Dhabi in October 2017, Car –O-Liner has again shown its support for young talent with its backing of the UK skills competition. Stuart Alexander, managing director of Car-O-Liner UK said the competitions […]

Fix Auto enhances Wales network

Fix Auto UK’s coverage in south Wales has been strengthened with the appointment of a third new franchisee in six weeks, taking the network’s annual repair capacity in the region to more than 7,000 vehicles. Family-run D Sims Crash Repair Centre in Tonypandy, five miles from Pontypridd, has joined the network and will operate as Fix Auto Tonypandy. The latest […]

Trailblazer standards on the way

New single-skilled trailblazer apprenticeship standards in MET, panel and paint have been published by the Institute for Apprenticeships. Each has been awarded an indicative £15k funding band and the first assessment plan, MET Technician, has been submitted to Ofqual, which the group is confident will accept the role of external quality assurance body. Due to review cycle timing, this means […]

Gocompare rejects takeover bid

Zoopla owner ZPG is considering its options after Gocompare rejected its takeover approach. ZPG made its initial approach in May, before coming back with a second offer, which valued Gocompare at £420m. But Gocompare labelled the bid ‘highly opportunistic’ and said it ‘fundamentally undervalues the company’. It said it had made ‘significant progress’ since it demerged from Esure Group a […]

Graduation day for apprentices

Service King Collision Repair Centers recently celebrated its latest Apprentice Development graduating class. The group included 42 apprentice technicians who each completed the 52-week hands-on training programme hosted inside Service King locations across the country. The 2017 graduating class comprised technicians from nine different states across the US, as the programme continues to grow exponentially. Tyra Bremer, Service King vice […]

Inchcape exceeds £100,000 fundraising milestone

Inchcape Retail has raised an incredible £110,000 and counting for Macmillan Cancer Support since it became their official charity partner in January 2016. Over the last 18 months employees have taken part in a number of key fundraising activities including their latest activity – The Colla-bear-ator Challenge which involved the relay of an Inchcape teddy bear from Inchcape’s most northerly […]

Open day hailed huge success

Press Commercial Bodysworks has declared its open day, held on 15 November, a huge success. Owners Emma and Dean Warren offered a guided tour of their four-acre site, showcasing the various stages of repair from jig work to repainting and vinyl graphics. The business has been around for more than 45 years, a testament to the standards they set and […]

Savva’s savvy advice

Andy Savva will be on hand to offer advice on how to boost garage profits at the forthcoming Autoinform LIVE seminar. Taking place at the GTG Academy in Wolverhampton from 25-26 November, Autoinform is the UK’s biggest and best workshop training event. With over 30 years’ experience in the automotive industry, Andy has owned and managed successful garages since 1994, […]

New Tesla truck unloads surprise sports car

Tesla is aiming to break boundaries again with two new products – its first electric articulated lorry and a new Roadster that will be ‘the fastest production car ever made’. Chief executive Elon Musk unveiled his Tesla truck in Los Angeles yesterday. With a range of 500 miles and able to achieve 0-60mph in 20 seconds when pulling 36,287kgs (80,000lbs), […]

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