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UK companies lack cyber security

In the UK cyber-crime costs each small business on average £3,000 a year. According to the National Cyber Security Centre 46% of SMEs suffered at least one cyber security breach or attack in 2017 and 43% of SMEs still have no plan in place to deal with the issue. The Vision set out by the National Cyber Security Strategy is […]

Aston Martin prepares for Brexit

According to Reuters, Aston Martin is seeking a valuation of up to £5.07bn from its stock market flotation. The company has begun to prepare for any outcome over Brexit. Aston Martin said in August that it was chasing an initial public offering (IPO), the first British carmaker to do so for decades. The company will soon publish a prospectus and […]

bodyshop Event sponsor interview – CAPS

CAPS is a proud sponsor of the bodyshop Event & Awards 2018. Here, we speak to Kevern Thompson, CAPS commercial manager, about what benefits the event brings for him and the company.   What are you most looking forward to about the bodyshop Event & Awards? This is one of the only events where you get the majority of the […]

Ring celebrates shortlisting

Ring celebrates after it was shortlisted in the Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business Awards 2018, with a nomination in the Turnover of between £10m and £50m category, sponsored by Grant Thornton. Following an interview and site visit at Ring’s UK head office in Leeds, which was supplemented by a five-hour independent judging session, it was decided that the brand would […]

AFVs popularity rises

Alternatively fuelled vehicles (AFVs) saw a spike in popularity last month, accounting for a record five per cent of all fuel related searches on Auto Trader. It marks the first time AFV related searches have moved since July 2017. At 48% of fuel related searches, diesel remains the most popular fuel-type on Auto Trader, however it recorded a one per […]

Apollo and Remit drive apprenticeships

Apollo Motor Group and Remit Group are driving forward both apprenticeships and gender equality in the UK motor industry. Apollo Motor Group was started in 1985 by Graham Eyles and it has since grown to become the third largest independent accident repair group in the UK. The company employs more than 350 staff across 15 sites. Apollo works in partnership […]

PSA expanding electric powertrains

Groupe PSA is expanding its line-up with new electrified powertrains. Groupe PSA is focusing on building its models on two platforms, CMP and EMP2, which can integrate any of the powertrains of its line-up, internal combustion, electric or hybrid. They allow its plants to produce internal combustion, hybrid or electric vehicles on a single production line. Starting in 2019, each new model […]

Andy Palmer announces apprenticeships plans

Dr Andy Palmer, president and group chief executive of Aston Martin Lagonda, announced plans to create the Palmer Foundation, a privately-funded programme to create industrial apprenticeship opportunities for young people in the UK. Andy, who began his own automotive career as an apprentice, has undertaken to fund the scheme, which will also be supported by existing shareholders, members of the […]

Fix Auto and AkzoNobel continue relationship

Fix Auto UK has further cemented its relationship with AkzoNobel who have recently re-signed its contract to be one of the network’s preferred suppliers. The agreement also secures AkzoNobel’s position for the next three years as diamond and headline sponsor for Fix Auto UK’s Annual National Conference. The 2018 event is being held at the Hilton St George’s Park in […]

Farécla painting competition finalists announced

The semi-finalists in Farécla’s competition for young painters learned which bonnets had been selected for the Grand Final. Five bonnets, rather than the originally intended four, have been selected. Farécla marketing manager David Stokes explained, ‘In discussion with our senior paint technician, Mark Taylor, it was clear that in his estimation five bonnets (including the public’s choice announced yesterday) stood […]

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