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State of the art expansion for Poole Accident Repair

PooleAccidentRepairOcean Automotive have created five new jobs with the installation of a new state-of-the-art, 8,000sq ft, multi material repair facility at their Poole Accident Repair business.

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Successful AutoRaise skills event for Motofix Group

AutoriseMotofixMotofix Group, with backing from insurer, esure, have been helping vehicle repair skills organisation AutoRaise by hosting a Showcase Event that drew over 80 potential new apprentices to the firm’s Yeovil accident repair centre.

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Change of name for crash repair trade association

NBRAlogoThe vehicle repairer's trade association formerly known as RMI Bodyshops (NAB & VBRA), has been re-branded as the National Body Repair Association (NBRA).

Talking about the change, Jason Moseley, NBRA Director said, “We have been working on a new brand which will act as the industry voice representing the vehicle body repair sector, and ensuring that the views of the sector are heard by all key decision makers including government.

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£1 billion and rising for NextGear Capital

DavieBoyMercerVehicle stocking finance firm NextGear Capital have helped dealers fund more than 142,000 vehicles worth over £1 billion since being set up in 2014.

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MG dealer revs up for Red Nose Day

TeesideMGrednoseday£50 will go to Comic Relief for every new MG3 or MG GS sold in the month of March. That is the pledge from North East of England dealership Teeside MG who hope to raise as much as £6,000 for charity this month.

In one Red Nose Day stunt, dealership staff will don fancy dress and run a variety of activities throughout the day.

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Survey says motor finance process too complicated

money MTNMotor finance is too complicated for most people’s liking, that is the somewhat unsurprising finding of a recent survey by polling organisation OnePoll.

The pollsters found 50% of drivers think vehicle finance agreements are complicated and difficult to understand, 29% believe it is harder to apply for vehicle finance than to buy insurance and 26% have avoided applying for auto finance due to lengthy, paper-based processes.

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New motor dealer review platform launched

GerryMoxhamNew and used car dealers are being urged to make more use of online reviews to boost their business by technology firm Click Dealer who have devised a way to use multiple online review platforms.

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Auto Trader Click Awards 2017

NickKingATTop online classified cars and vans for sale website Auto Trader has started inviting entries for it’s 10th annual Click Awards which will take place on June 29th at Banking Hall, City of London

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Trade to trade vehicle auction platform adds mobile bidding

FullAuctionMidlands based motor trade technology firm Cooper Solutions has announced a move to add mobile bidding functionality to it’s trade to trade vehicle auction platform FullAuction.

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