Author Archives: Rebekah

Halo in awards first

Halo Accident Repairs has scored an industry ‘first’ by partnering with Ageas Insurance and securing entry onto the British Insurance Awards shortlist for Claims Initiative of the Year – Insurance Category. Over 2,000 people will be attending the awards ceremony, which is to be held at the Royal Albert Hall. Representatives from every corner of the insurance industry will be […]

Volvo launches dealership initiatives

With the imminent launch of the all-new XC90, Volvo Car UK is introducing two new initiatives to its dealerships, Volvo Personal Service (VPS) and Volvo Retail Experience (VRE). The new concepts are designed to remove some of the perceived barriers between dealers and their customers and improve trust, customer service and overall impressions of the brand. New to the Volvo […]

Classic car insurance scheme introduced

Ernest R Shaw in conjunction with LV= has introduced a new insurance scheme for bodyshops and garages dealing with classic cars. Ernest R Shaw and LV= Insurance have launched an exclusive motor trade insurance scheme for bodyshops, restoration/service, repair and car sales services to the classic car sector. Some of the cover available includes; agreed values on own classic vehicles, […]

Motorists feel ‘ripped off’ by mechanics

New research conducted by ClickMechanic has revealed that almost a quarter (23%) of people felt ripped off by the price they were quoted when they last visited a car mechanic. The study, which surveyed over 2,000 members of the UK public, looked into attitudes towards car workshops and their dealings with the mechanics employed there. It found almost a quarter […]

British Gas appoints My Green Fleet

My Green Fleet, a subsidiary of FAB Recycling Ltd, is working with British Gas and its partners to supply the energy company’s nationwide vehicles. My Green Fleet enables British Gas to reduce its carbon impact by removing non-safety parts from premature end-of-life vehicles, and recycling them back into the fleet’s supply chain when required. My Green Fleet works directly with […]

Admiral selects MicroStrategy platform

MicroStrategy Incorporated has today announced that Admiral Group has selected the MicroStrategy Analytics Platform for its new policy administration system. Admiral Group, which insures more than 3.9 million vehicles and has 7,000 staff worldwide, will use MicroStrategy to deliver a new dashboard reporting analytics solution as part of its policy administration system being implemented at present. Gunnar Peters, head of […]

Europcar wins Network Rail contract

Europcar has been chosen by Network Rail as the sole supplier of cars and light commercial vehicles for its nationwide vehicle rental requirements. Under the new three year agreement Europcar is expected to provide around 25,000 car and van rentals per year for Network Rail, the owner and operator of Britain’s rail infrastructure, across both the trackside and non-trackside aspects […]

Motorline introduces CitNOW bonus programme

The Motorline Group has introduced a CitNOW bonus programme for its workshop technicians and service desks alike. The Motorline Group saw its average workshop upsell per job leap by 47% in 2014 thanks to the introduction of CitNOW across its 30 Nissan outlets. The creation of CitNOW personalised videos and their timely delivery to customers has now been made part […]

ECP sponsors Superbike team

Euro Car Parts has announced it is a major sponsor of the Milwaukee Yamaha 2015 British Superbike Team. The team is competing in 26 races at 12 events taking place between April and October including Brands Hatch, Donington and Silverstone. The British Superbike Championship is one of the big three motorcycle racing championships in the world, ranked alongside the MotoGP […]

Insurance prices remain static

Comprehensive car insurance premiums have held steady during the first quarter of 2015, according to the latest Car Insurance Price Index in association with Towers Watson. This means that the average quoted premium for an annual comprehensive car insurance policy now stands at £591 in Q1 2015. This is a marginal quarterly decrease of just 0.5% (£3), and an […]

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