Category Archives: News

Quindell purchases final Navseeker shares

Quindell has today acquired the remaining 8.33% of Navseeker, through the purchase of 832,000 ordinary shares. On 5 March 2015, Quindell announced the settlement of litigation and the associated acquisition of 11.67% of Navseeker not already held by the company. As part of the process to achieve full ownership of Navseeker, the company announced that it has today issued 832,946 […]

Insurance industry launches apprenticeship framework

Major players within the insurance industry have launched a new government-backed framework for apprenticeships. They claim the insurance apprenticeship framework will ensure that apprentices develop valuable professional skills that are consistent across the industry and meet the needs of business. The guidelines were drawn up by the trailblazers working group which includes the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), the British Brokers’ […]

Global road safety campaign launched

The UK campaign to support UN Global Road Safety Week 2015 (GRSW) has been officially launched at the ROSPA conference to show support for the #SaveKidsLives campaign. The focus for GRSW, taking place on May 4 to 10, is child road safety. Using the slogan #SaveKidsLives, theUN Road Safety Collaboration campaign is seeking to highlight the plight of children on […]

Autogas calls for reforms

Autogas Limited is calling on the Government to rectify its investment removal mistakes of the past in order to help the UK achieve its low carbon future. The calls are being made after a House of Commons Transport Select Committee report criticised the way the Government withdrew grants supporting the purchase of LPG autogas vehicles too early and warned it […]

Female campaigner gets top accolade

A woman who for more than a decade has been campaigning to make garages more female-friendly has been given a top industry accolade. Steph Savill launched the UK’s only motoring association for women, FOXY Lady Drivers Club, in 2004 to achieve higher quality standards in UK garages and car dealerships. More than 12,000 women have since signed up to the […]

Casinelli runs for charity

Elevation Group’s Philippa Casinelli is taking on a half marathon and 10k challenge in aid of the neonatal unit at Wolverhampton New Cross Hospital. On 22 March, Philippa will take on the 13 mile Stafford half marathon, followed by the The Mash March Madness 10k Challenge on 28 March in order to raise money for The Neonatal unit at Wolverhampton New Cross […]

Partnership gets started

The future of the UK’s automotive industry lined up on the starting grid at the House of Lords today – to mark a milestone moment in its industrial history. The Automotive Industrial Partnership, which consists of many of the UK’s leading automotive manufacturers, aims to drive growth, investment and revenues by securing skills for the future. Business secretary, Vince Cable […]

Top car scams revealed

MyCarCheck, a consumer vehicle data provider, has reported that 32% of the finance checks it conducted in February 2015 flagged up potentially major issues. To underline the increasing importance of finance checks, MyCarCheck has compiled a list of current used car scams, the most common scams including asset fraud, sub-hiring, deposit fraud, hire car scam, escrow fraud and swap scam. […]

Time for a BEN challenge?

The London to Paris 24 Cycle Challenge requires strength, determination and stamina and the automotive industry charity BEN, is offering a final opportunity for seriously keen cyclists to take part in the 2015 event, departing on Friday 5 June and returning 7 June. The competition is heating up and among the entrants who are taking part in this incredible challenge […]

Nissan launches apprenticeship drive

Nissan is recruiting over 25 new apprentices to bolster the workforce at its Sunderland plant in the UK. The company’s five year maintenance technician scheme is widely recognised as one of the best in the industry. Once apprentices have completed their training, they’ll be responsible for keeping Nissan’s production line running smoothly 24 hours a day. Starting in September, the […]

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