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Brakes, tyres and road wear call for evidence - input required from friction manufacturers

Date: 03-Aug-2018

The government has launched a call for evidence on the impact of emissions from brakes, tyres and road wear.

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MEP Dalton confirmed as keynote speaker for 2018 IAAF Conference

Date: 03-Aug-2018

Brexit, dieselgate and Type Approval set to be discussed

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Important information : Do you sell batteries or other corrosive materials on-line or deliver these products to residential addresses?

Date: 26-Jul-2018

It has come to our attention that a new proposed piece of legislation ‘The Offensive Weapons Bill 2018’ could have unforeseen consequences for anyone selling batteries or other corrosive materials on-line or delivering to residential addresses.

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IAAF lends its voice to IPO counterfeit campaign

Date: 26-Jul-2018

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has voiced its support for a campaign by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO), to raise awareness about the risks posed by counterfeit car parts. This comes as various seizures of counterfeit car parts and accessories have occurred in the UK in the past two years, which is adding to the growing problem worldwide.

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IAAF’s Williamson re-elected to FIGIEFA board

Date: 25-Jun-2018

Wendy Williamson, chief executive of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), has been re-elected to the Board and made Treasurer of FIGIEFA, the association representing the needs of the European aftermarket to governments and legislators of the European Union.

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InAutomotive joins IAAF

Date: 25-Jun-2018

Top industry Job Website latest Service Member to sign up

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Wendy Williamson on 2018’s Top 100 list of inspirational British women

Date: 22-Jun-2018

Wendy Williamson, Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) chief executive, has once again made the shortlist for the 2018 Autocar 100 Great British Women awards, which recognise the most influential British women in the global car industry.

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Booking forms now available for IAAF Conference & Dinner 2018

Date: 15-Jun-2018

The brochure and booking forms for this year's Conference and Awards Dinner are now being sent out to the IAAF membership and have been uploaded onto the website.

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Wendy Williamson delivers keynote speech on the future of the automotive aftermarket

Date: 08-Jun-2018

Wendy Williamson, chief executive of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), has provided an extensive insight into the future of the automotive aftermarket in a speech delivered to a packed audience at the Aftermarket Theatre, Automechanika Birmingham 2018.

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IAAF welcomes EC Mobility Package outlining vision for automated mobility but “still falls short”

Date: 25-May-2018

Fails to set out a clear plan for access to in-vehicle data

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IAAF warns members to be ‘GDPR ready’ at Glasgow’s Industry Briefing Session

Date: 18-May-2018

The second Industry Briefing of the year, hosted by the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), took place at the cutting-edge premises of The Turbo Guy in Glasgow on Thursday 17 May, with a strong attendance.

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IAAF encourages businesses to support the Your Car, Your Choice campaign

Date: 11-May-2018

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is continuing its drive to raise awareness of motorists’ rights through the ‘Your Car, Your Choice’ campaign, supporting key legislation that provides motorists with the freedom to choose where to service, maintain and repair their vehicles.

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IAAF issues guidance for members on the new GDPR

Date: 18-Apr-2018

GDPR, or the General Data Protection Regulation, comes into force on May 25th 2018 and applies to all businesses that have control over personal data. It updates the current data protection legislation which has been in place since 1998. There is a further update on the way in the form of a new UK Data Protection Act but this will largely replace what is in the GDPR.

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A tribute to Alec Morgan

Date: 19-Mar-2018

It is with deep regret that we report that Alec Morgan of Banner Batteries died suddenly at the weekend.

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IAAF members urged to ‘brace themselves for change’ at latest industry briefing

Date: 19-Mar-2018

The latest Industry Briefing, hosted by the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), took place at Phocas Business Intelligence Software, Middlemarch Business Park, Coventry on Thursday 15 March, with ‘sweeping change’ very much at the heart of its agenda.

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Mobiletron join ever-growing IAAF

Date: 13-Mar-2018

Mobiletron, manufacturer of engine management sensors and rotating electronics, has joined the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation’s (IAAF) rapidly-expanding network of leading aftermarket businesses.

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TVS EAG joins IAAF

Date: 13-Mar-2018

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed automotive group TVS EAG (Excel) to its membership.

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IAAF appoints new Vice President

Date: 09-Mar-2018

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has appointed Terry Knox as its new vice-president, further adding to its wealth of industry expertise.

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First IAAF Industry Briefing Session of 2018 is a sell-out

Date: 02-Mar-2018

All the places at he first IAAF Industry Briefing Session of 2018 which will take place on Thursday 15th March at Phocas Software's premises in Coventry have been filled and the IAAF has now announced the details of the second session which will be held at the premises of The Turbo Guy in Glasgow on Thursday 17th May 2018.

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‘Grassroots insight’ plays influential role in crucial Type-Approval legislation vote

Date: 01-Feb-2018

IMCO approves legislation for the aftermarket to maintain in-vehicle data access

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IAAF and FIGIEFA delighted with provisional Type-Approval legislation

Date: 22-Dec-2017

Represents a “step forward” for aftermarket and access to in-vehicle data

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Melett joins the IAAF with quality on agenda

Date: 20-Nov-2017

Melett, one of the leading manufacturers of turbochargers and turbo components, has joined the IAAF, with the aim of spreading its message that quality aftermarket products are a viable alternative to OEM products

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IAAF holds another successful Industry Briefing Session

Date: 07-Nov-2017

The latest Industry Briefing, hosted by the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), took place at the FPS National Distribution Centre in Sheffield on Thursday 26th October

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Who’s best in the Independent Aftermarket?

Date: 01-Sep-2017

This year’s Awards Programme is now open

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IAAF welcomes Johnson Controls Batteries

Date: 14-Aug-2017

Global battery supplier, Johnson Controls Batteries, has joined the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF).

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IAAF Announcement

Date: 04-Aug-2017

Andy Savva to step down as vice-president

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The importance of keeping the OBD connector

Date: 20-Jul-2017

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has recently welcomed many of the amendments approved by the European Parliament’s Internal Market and Consumer Protection committee (IMCO), as part of the forthcoming type approval legislation.

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Booking forms despatched for IAAF Conference and Awards Dinner 2017

Date: 20-Jul-2017

The IAAF has advised that the brochure and booking forms for this year's Conference and Awards Dinner have now been sent out to the membership.

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IAAF seeks views on parts identification within new Type Approval legislation - Deadline Extended

Date: 04-Jul-2017

The IAAF has recently contacted its supplier, wholesaler and data publishing members as the automotive aftermarket is facing a crucial time with the forthcoming Vehicle Type-Approval legislation currently being worked on by the European Commission, Parliament and Council.

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IAAF welcomes Lumag into membership

Date: 04-Jul-2017

Lumag has joined Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) as the friction materials manufacturer looks to have an input on legislation affecting the company.

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Harp International joins IAAF

Date: 04-Jul-2017

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed chemical packer, supplier and reclamation specialist, Harp International to its membership

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Automechanika Birmingham Feedback

Date: 23-Jun-2017

Opinions sought on 2017 show

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Wendy Williamson offers aftermarket insight at Automechanika

Date: 12-Jun-2017

At Automechanika Birmingham 2017 Wendy Williamson, chief executive of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), provided an overview of the latest challenges facing the industry in 2017 and how the aftermarket is responding to these issues

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Updated FIGIEFA video released

Date: 31-Mar-2017

FIGIEFA has released the updated version of its Connected Car video.

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Petition created on proposed MOT extension

Date: 31-Mar-2017

IAAF is supporting an official petition to urge government to rethink the proposed changes to current MOT legislation.

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First IAAF Industry Briefing is a success

Date: 21-Mar-2017

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has successfully hosted its first Industry Briefing of the year at sales–i in Solihull on Thursday 16th March. Sales-i were extremely supportive of the event, offering excellent facilities to all those who attended.

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First IAAF Industry Briefing Session of 2017 fully booked

Date: 10-Mar-2017

The IAAF is running a series of 7 Industry Briefing Meetings around the UK during 2017 and is extremely pleased with the interest in the first of these which is to be held at Sales-i in Solihull on Thursday 16th March. This is now fully booked.

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Why car servicing costs could be about to rise

Date: 02-Mar-2017

The BBC has published an interview with FIGIEFA's Neil Pattemore on how the discussions on who should have access to all the data new cars generate are becoming more heated.

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IAAF Golf dates announced for 2017

Date: 24-Feb-2017

The IAAF is pleased to announce the return of its popular Golf Team Challenge for 2017.

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IAAF hails early success on type approval revisions

Date: 24-Feb-2017

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed many of the amendments approved by the European Parliament’s Internal Market and Consumer Protection committee (IMCO), as part of the forthcoming type approval legislation.

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Wendy Williamson wins ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award

Date: 20-Feb-2017

Wendy Williamson, Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) chief executive, has received the ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award at the Car & Accessory Trader (CAT) Awards 2017.

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IAAF Chief Executive interviewed on Radio 4

Date: 20-Feb-2017

The IAAF's Chief Executive Wendy Williamson told the Radio 4 You and Yours programme that proposals to extend the MOT test from three years to four for newer vehicles are fraught with danger.

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IAAF to run series of Industry Briefing Sessions around the UK

Date: 09-Feb-2017

The IAAF will be running a series of 7 Industry Briefing Meetings around the UK during 2017

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Autotech Recruit joins IAAF

Date: 11-Jan-2017

IAAF has welcomed automotive recruitment specialist Autotech Recruit to its membership.

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IAAF raises money for BEN at annual event

Date: 22-Dec-2016

Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has raised more than £8500 for automotive charity BEN at its Annual Awards and Dinner Ceremony held at the ICC on 15 December.

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IAAF announces new vice president and future president

Date: 22-Dec-2016

Andy Savva has been appointed the new Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) vice-president supporting president, Lawrence Bleasdale and chief executive, Wendy Williamson, before taking over as president in 2017.

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IAAF Conference leads discussion on aftermarket threats

Date: 22-Dec-2016

Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) successfully hosted its best Annual Conference to date on 15 December with the high turnout of members benefitting from numerous discussions exploring IAAF’s key theme, ‘How to survive and thrive – post Brexit’.

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IAAF Council supports BEN

Date: 10-Nov-2016

The IAAF Council members showed their support for BEN by donning their hats at their November Council meeting #Hatson4Ben.

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Autoparts UK offers ‘sail of the century” at awards

Date: 31-Oct-2016

Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) members will be offered the opportunity to win a full corporate day for 12 people on Yacht Drum worth £2500, courtesy of its IAAF Annual Conference sponsor, Autoparts UK.

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Improve your company credit rating

Date: 20-Oct-2016

You’ve found that your company has a poor credit rating, even though it has never defaulted on a payment. This is seriously affecting your supplier accounts - is there anything you can do to improve it?

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Hats on 4 Ben

Date: 14-Oct-2016

Supporting our colleagues with mental health challenges is something we can all get involved with.

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Voting begins for The IAAF Annual Awards

Date: 05-Oct-2016

Voting has begun for the IAAF’s Annual Awards, with winners set to be unveiled at the association’s annual gathering on 15 December.

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BREAKING NEWS - LKQ Corporation acquires Andrew Page

Date: 04-Oct-2016

LKQ Corporation today announced that its United Kingdom subsidiary, Euro Car Parts, has acquired substantially all the business assets of Andrew Page Limited, a distributor of automotive parts in the United Kingdom. As part of the transaction, Euro Car Parts will acquire 102 Andrew Page branch locations, its national distribution centre and corporate office.

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IAAF seeking views on historic vehicle MoTs

Date: 28-Sep-2016

The Dept. for Transport has just opened up a consultation on exemptions from annual roadworthiness testing for vehicles of historic interest.

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IAAF welcomes new member - Smart Garage Solutions

Date: 26-Sep-2016

Smart Garage Solutions provide car dealers and garages with the software and equipment to create, review and send personalised customer videos.

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IAAF-BEN 2016 Golf challenge - Bosch do the double

Date: 12-Aug-2016

The second round of this year’s IAAF-BEN Company Team Golf Challenge was held at The Forest of Arden near Birmingham.

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sales-i joins the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation

Date: 11-Aug-2016

The UK’s leading sales intelligence software provider, sales-i, has joined the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF).

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Bosal Automotive & Industrial Components joins IAAF

Date: 09-Aug-2016

Preston-based supplier Bosal Automotive & Industrial Components Ltd has become the latest supplier member to join IAAF, further underlining its position as one of the industry’s key players in the UK aftermarket.

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IAAF network meeting warns of cybercrime threat

Date: 13-Jul-2016

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) welcomed Iain O’Brien to promote cybercrime awareness and its growing threat at its Breakfast Network Meeting at Ring Automotive, Leeds on 7 July.

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John Sergeant to host IAAF Annual Conference and Awards Dinner

Date: 01-Jul-2016

The IAAF has revealed that renowned journalist, John Sergeant, will be hosting its 2016 annual conference and awards dinner.

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BEN bowled over by well-attended annual cricket match

Date: 27-Jun-2016

The annual BEN cricket match, co-sponsored by FPS and Comma, successfully took place Thursday 23 June at Dorridge Cricket club near Solihull, raising money for those in need within the independent aftermarket.

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New Member for the IAAF - WhoCanFixMyCar.com

Date: 27-Jun-2016

WhoCanFixMyCar.com, the online market place connecting drivers with locally rated garages, is pleased to announce a brand new partnership with the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation.

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HaynesPro, the No. 1 provider of technical data for your workshop

Date: 27-Jun-2016

HaynesPro is part of the Haynes Publishing Group, renowned worldwide for their automotive manuals. Since our launch in 1995, HaynesPro has served the automotive market with the latest technical data for cars, trucks and light commercial vehicles. We are committed to providing independent workshops with easily accessible data to enable them to maximise efficiency and profitability.

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EU Referendum Result

Date: 24-Jun-2016

“The British people have voted to leave the European Union following the EU referendum last night.

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Autoparts extends support of IAAF

Date: 01-Jun-2016

Autoparts UK is delighted to announce its sponsorship of the 2016 IAAF conference, held on 15 December at ICC Birmingham.

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IAAF network meeting to offer advice on cybercrime

Date: 20-May-2016

The IAAF will be focusing on cybercrime awareness during its next Breakfast Network Meeting at Ring Automotive, Leeds on 7 July, as well as offering up-to-date information from within the federation.

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IAAF adds to experienced team

Date: 11-May-2016

Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has appointed Tina Patel as its new financial coordinator, bringing a wealth of experience from within the financial sector to the team.

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IAAF golf challenge to raise money for BEN

Date: 21-Apr-2016

Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced it will once again be holding its Team Golf Challenge, which will take place on 6 July at Worsley Park, Nr Manchester, and 11 August at Forest of Arden in Meriden, Warwickshire in aid of automotive trade charity, BEN.

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United Aftermarket Network (UAN) joins IAAF

Date: 20-Apr-2016

170 UAN motor factors join IAAF

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New face at the IAAF

Date: 14-Apr-2016

Tina Patel joins the IAAF

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IAAF 2016 Golf dates

Date: 01-Apr-2016

The IAAF will once again be holding its Team Golf Challenge in aid of our automotive trade charity BEN.

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IAAF introduces new medical benefits scheme

Date: 30-Mar-2016

The IAAF has launched Priority Plus in partnership with APRIL UK, a medical cash plan designed for individuals working within the automotive industry.

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Steve Dunn appointed as IAAF CV Committee Chairman

Date: 14-Mar-2016

The commercial vehicle section of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has appointed Exol Lubricants sales director Steve Dunn as its new Committee Chairman.

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IAAF Website News

Date: 23-Feb-2016

New video gives greater understanding of IAAF's work

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Breakfast network meeting attracts largest audience to date

Date: 12-Feb-2016

Breakfast network meeting attracts largest audience to date

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IAAF says guilty verdict against Kia is a major victory for the Aftermarket

Date: 04-Feb-2016

At the end of last year the Supreme Court in Stockholm dismissed Kia Motor’s petition to appeal against their conviction in December 2012 for breach of competition in the Swedish market on its 7 year new car warranty.

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Annual BEN Cricket Match date set

Date: 02-Feb-2016

The IAAF annual BEN Cricket Match, co-sponsored by FPS and Comma, has been announced and will take place on Thursday 23 June at Dorridge Cricket club near Solihull, with hopes to raise as much money as possible for the automotive industry charity.

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Leading credit insurance broker to provide free advice to IAAF members at breakfast meeting

Date: 12-Jan-2016

The IAAF’s latest breakfast network meeting on Thursday 4 February 2016 will provide members with essential advice on retention of title (ROT), as well as corporate fraud given the recent increase in fraud cases.

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Voting begins for The IAAF Annual Awards

Date: 24-Nov-2015

Voting has begun for the IAAF’s Annual Awards, with winners set to be unveiled at the association’s annual gathering on 17 December.

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