MARSHALL’S BOSS URGES THE SPIRIT OF LOCKDOWN HARWOODS REPORTS ROS DROP TO 0.6% VAUXHALL MD: CAR BUYING TO CHANGE FOREVER IMI TO CLARIFY QUALIFICATIONS FOR 2020 LEARNERS CORONAVIRUS: AUTO...

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When discussing alternative channels, it seems some dealers think the industry is asking them to significantly change their business model, which is not the case. While face-to-face interaction with...

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There is a new initiative from the IMI to bring together the big three i.e. the IMI (the people), the NFDA (the dealers) and the SMMT (the manufacturers) to address a general lack of appeal identified...

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New research from the IMI has shown that by the end of their third year, a well-recruited apprentice can generate between 150% and 300% return on investment, based on a £50 hourly charge out rate....

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Great quote from Steve Nash, chief executive of the IMI, at the Auto Retail Network aftersales seminar last week: “you can create retention but you earn loyalty”. It so neatly summed up the main...

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The IMI has set up a technician accreditation scheme specifically for digital radio installers. The move comes despite no date being fixed by Government for the switchover from analogue to DAB...

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Sarah Sillars, executive chair of the IMI, and her daughter Rachael have completed their gruelling climb of Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of industry charity BEN. Sarah and Rachael have raised almost...

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The IMI has launched what it claims is the first automotive industry accreditation scheme for managers following a successful pilot programme. The Automotive Management Accreditation (AMA) training...

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Richard Perriman, a technician at Martin Pilley Services in Hampshire has been crowned the UK’s Top Technician for 2009. The competition covers every area of technician skills, from diagnostics...

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Daniel Cain, 22, of Just Car Clinics in Grimsby won a bronze medal in the Auto Body Repair category at WorldSkills in Calgary, Canada, last month. Dean Jones, 20, of Mercedes-Benz of Swansea and Zak...

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The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), which is responsible for the auto retail Sector Skills Council, has recently published a workforce profile for the industry. This document gives an overview...

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The IMI has launched two new accreditations with its ATA programme designed for customer facing staff. One is for service advisers and the other for parts advisers. “Improving and maintaining...

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As the symptoms of recession escalate worldwide, many auto retail businesses are pushing back their expectations of when recovery will arrive. The general sense is that the downturn will extend well...

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The Institute of the Motor Industry’s new SkillMiles scheme awards points to individuals and businesses who support the drive for better skills in the motor industry. Want to read more articles...

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The Institute of the Motor Industry has been granted a Government licence to operate as the Sector Skills Council for the retail motor industry. The organisation says it will focus on achieving five...

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The Institute of the Motor Industry is about to launch a new Level III VRQ – equivalent to an A-level in automotive management. Auto Retail Manager understands that once approval has been gained...

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