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GROUPAUTO Head Office in Bradford is now an IMI Approved Centre


Date: 27-Apr-2018

Following on from our recent announcement regarding Steve Carter joining the Alliance Automotive Group UK, we are delighted to announce that after successfully passing the inspection and audit, as of the 1st April 2018 the GROUPAUTO head office in Bradford, is now officially an IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) Approved Centre.

Becoming an IMI Approved Centre was a requirement in order to be able to offer the new IMI EV/PHEV training courses and to ensure a continuation of the 2018 training calendar for garages and motor factors. It is also further investment into the technical training side of the business as a whole as we continue to provide our membership and networks with industry leading technical training. 

To support the internal processes of being a central training hub, Jackie Saville has also joined the business as a dedicated technical training co-ordinator, her role is focused on arranging training courses and booking venues for the group’s garage networks and motor factor members.  Jackie will also be responsible for the management of IMI registrations and bookings for all delegates that attend any technical training though us.

Maria McCullough, Garage Networks Manager said, “To become an IMI Approved Centre is quite a challenge and there is a huge amount of paperwork and documentation needed to be compliant; this process is normally expected to take eight weeks, but as a team internally, we worked extremely hard to gain the recognition in record time, and I am pleased to announce that after just five weeks, we had our assessment and audit and passed.  This is another great achievement for the group, and fully supports our commitment to our technical training offering to our membership as a whole.”

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