NAB and VBRA meet to discuss future

The National Association of Bodyshops (NAB) Executive Committee, and the body repair arm of the Vehicle Builders and Repairers Association (VBRA) National Repairers Council, met on 23 July 2015 to scope out their future plans for working together as a unified voice for bodyshops.

The meeting which was chaired by Tony Lowe, Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) board director, agreed the structure of a working group which would provide terms of reference – including a business plan and policies for both trade associations.

Lowe commented, ‘Both NAB and the VBRA deal with similar issues and concerns, and there is an overwhelming desire to establish a progressive and effective relationship that represents all bodyshops.’

Frank Harvey, head of NAB said, ‘Both associations have been working closely since the beginning of the year, and this meeting was the next step in order to plan our strategy in continuing to relay a unified voice in the bodyshop industry.’

Malcolm Tagg, director general of the VBRA commented, ‘VBRA and NAB currently have distinct approaches to services, benefits and methods of delivery.  All these will be reviewed to provide best practice and value to benefit members.’