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Mirka nominated for customer award

In recognition of its commitment to customer service, Mirka UK has been nominated as a national finalist for the Institute of Customer Service’s Customer Commitment Award. The award recognises customer service excellence demonstrated by businesses within the UK, and the winner will be announced at the 2018 UK Customer Satisfaction Awards ceremony on 6 March 2018 at the London Hilton Park […]

Fix appoints McLaren to operations

Fix Auto UK has made a strategic move to further enhance its senior management team by appointing Michael McLaren to the newly created position of head of operations. Michael, who joined Fix Auto in April as its regional operations manager for Scotland and northern England, will be responsible for leading and supporting the UK operations team and will continue to […]

Master Abrasives secures UK deal

Master Abrasives has been named UK and Ireland agent for abrasives provider Superfinish Innovation. Superfinish is a division of Thielenhaus Technologies GmbH. Ian Meredith, applications engineering manager, said, ‘As a provider of abrasive solutions including superfinishing and lapping tapes, the range of Thielenhaus Superfinish Innovation tape finishers fits well into our existing precision product portfolio. The standard tape finisher model […]

IMI calls for EV training fund

The IMI has urged the government to allocate a portion of the £400m set aside for electric vehicle infrastructure to training the technicians who will work on these vehicles. Steve Nash, CEO, said, ‘The IMI welcomes the announcement in the Autumn Budget that £400m is being allocated to build the electric vehicle charging infrastructure. This is great news and puts the […]

Phone use yields £5.5m in fines

Police in Britain have handed out over 27,000 fines to drivers for illegally using a mobile phone since March this year, when the penalty for the offence doubled. Research by car reviews website Carbuyer.co.uk has found that 27,614 drivers have been caught on their phones in the last six months; this equates to roughly 149 drivers a day across the country. […]

Apprenticeship numbers fall by 59%

The BBC reports there has been a big fall in the number of workers starting apprenticeships since the introduction of the government’s apprenticeship levy earlier this year. According to Department for Education figures, in the last three months of the 2017 academic year, 48,000 people began an apprenticeship. That compared with 117,000 for the same period last year. The levy […]

Volvo takes used website accolade

The Volvo Selekt Approved Used Car website has been named Best Used Car Website in the What Car? Used Car Awards 2018. The Volvo Selekt website was honoured for its simplicity, in-depth information and range of useful tools to help buyers choose the right car. Each Volvo Selekt Approved Used Car goes through a detailed preparation process, including history and […]

Pro-Align and Texa team up

Pro-Align and TEXA have joined forces to help workshops overcome one of the biggest challenges they currently face, resetting advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). Pro-Align has teamed up with TEXA to offer the company’s electronic diagnosis and ADAS calibration service solutions. Additionally, the companies are hosting a series of free technical workshops at Pro-Align’s Northamptonshire headquarters to help technicians better […]

CitNOW strengthens sales force

CitNOW has appointed Ollie Parsons as UK head of sales and client services. He brings over a decade of experience with blue-chip vehicle manufacturers, including two stints with BMW where he was most recently general manager of aftersales strategy and planning. As automotive video continues to grow, Ollie will be tasked with maintaining the momentum of UK sales and client […]

New lease of life for Goblin

British engineering company Goblin is being revived as Goblin Works Garage. Goblin was launched 75 years ago but closed in 1981. Now Jimmy DeVille, engineer, adventurer, petrolhead and former soldier, is bringing the business back to life. Joining Jimmy on his quest to create made-to-measure machines is Ant Partridge, a veteran custom bike designer and builder, and Helen Stanley, the […]

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