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David Sedgley, Roadlink International chairman, has sadly passed away following a long illness

Date: Friday 27 November 2020

David spent his whole working life in the commercial vehicle industry, leaving school to begin work with Edmunds Walker in the early 1960s. Always championing the independent business, he established …

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Loveday Ryder appointed as DVSA's new Chief Executive

Date: Thursday 26 November 2020

Loveday Ryder has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and will be starting her new role on 1 January 2021. DVSA’s purpose is to help everyone st…

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Exol’s Darren Frogson becomes new UKLA president

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

The United Kingdom Lubricants Association (UKLA) has announced Darren Frogson, CEO of Exol Lubricants, as its new president as he prepares to embrace a period of change for the industry. As president …

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Fourth and TecAlliance consolidate eparts and Order Manager sales and support services in UK & Ireland

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

Fourth and TecAlliance have consolidated sales and support services for their eparts and Order Manager (formerly known as TecCom) products in UK and Ireland, bringing about a more centralised service,…

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EAG continues its growth and welcomes Chris Burnside as a company director

Date: Friday 13 November 2020

Sancorp, the parent company of Excel Automotive Group (EAG), has increased its number of directors, as it continues with its plans to grow the number of suppliers and subsequently, the products it off…

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Professor Jim Saker appointed as new President of IMI

Date: Thursday 29 October 2020

The Institute of the Motor Industry’s Annual General Meeting  on 27th October 2020 saw the announcement of its new President, Professor Jim Saker, as well as the appointment of two new Vice Presidents…

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Andrew Nash is the latest team member to join Ad Bell Group

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

During these uncertain times, Ad Bell continues to strengthen and develop the team as we build back stronger! The appointment of Andrew was key in for our growth plans within the installation team. We…

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Ad Bell Group Welcomes Vehicle Wrap Technician, Olivia Cope to the growing team!

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

Olivia brings with her experience in vehicle wrapping, window tinting and customer service. When Olivia came for her interview, I was impressed with the bespoke colour of her VW Polo, a pearlescent gr…

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‘On your bike’ – ZF duo embraces Cycle 300 for Cancer Research

Date: Monday 19 October 2020

ZF’s Mark Boden, purchasing manager, and Lloyd Williams, HR officer, hit the roads as they tackled 300 miles of cycling in September in the name of Cancer Research UK. As the cause is close to both of…

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A successful duo at LIQUI MOLY for 30 years

Date: Friday 09 October 2020

They made LIQUI MOLY what it is today. Thirty years ago, Ernst Prost and Günter Hiermaier joined the German oil and additive specialist and led the company to unprecedented heights. “30 years at the s…

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New Sales Manager for Corteco UK and Ireland

Date: Thursday 08 October 2020

An outstanding addition joined Corteco who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with him. We are very pleased to announce that Nick Racklyeft joined Corteco, as sales and profit growth responsi…

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Signage & Graphics Installer, Sam joins the Ad Bell team

Date: Thursday 08 October 2020

Ad Bell Group are pleased to announce the appointment of Sam, previously production manager/ installer with over 13 years’ experience in the field of signage design, fabrication and installation. Work…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts appoints new HR Director to implement customer-focused people strategy

Date: Thursday 01 October 2020

Her focus for the next 12 months will be on implementing LKQ Euro Car Parts’ People Strategy, that will see its values of embracing and driving change embedded at all levels throughout the almost 11,0…

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Ad Bell Group strengthens the vehicle livery team as they appoint Leanne Bamforth

Date: Thursday 24 September 2020

Ad Bell Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Leanne as Vehicle Wrap Specialist at Ad Bell Group head office in Wetherby, West Yorkshire. Leanne brings with her a wealth of experience having…

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Ring waves farewell to Managing Director

Date: Thursday 17 September 2020

After a dedicated 35 years of working at the company, and with 17 years as Managing Director, George Skalski has retired from his position at Ring. George saw many changes throughout his time at Ring …

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HELLA Aftermarket and Special Applications under new management

Date: Thursday 17 September 2020

Stefan van Dalen (pictured above) and Christoph Söhnchen (pictured below) have taken over responsibility for the Aftermarket and Special Applications business segments respectively at international au…

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Ad Bell Group appoints Krysty Sheard as Marketing Manager

Date: Friday 11 September 2020

Wetherby based signage & graphics company Ad Bell Group are pleased to announce the appointment of Krysty Sheard as their Marketing Manager. Krysty was previously Design & Marketing Executive …

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LKQ Europe Welcomes Andras Lorincz as CEO for the Company’s Central and Eastern European Business

Date: Thursday 10 September 2020

In November 2020, Andras Lorincz will join LKQ Europe bringing in-depth regional and global industry experience with him. Based in Prague, Czech Republic, Andras Lorincz will become CEO of LKQ Europe’…

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New technical director at FIGIEFA

Date: Thursday 03 September 2020

FIGIEFA has announced that, after ten successful years in the role, Neil Pattemore (see below speaking at the IAAF Conference) has retired from his consultancy work for FIGIEFA as of 31st of August in…

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Norbert Dohmen is new Managing Director of data marketplace Caruso

Date: Thursday 03 September 2020

Norbert Dohmen is the new Managing Director of Caruso GmbH as of 1 September 2020. Dohmen was most recently CEO of the IRS Group. In his new role, he will focus on the strategic orientation and furthe…

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Alex Gelbcke to step in as the new CEO of Fource

Date: Thursday 27 August 2020

Starting September 1, 2020, the management team of LKQ Europe and Fource welcomes Alex Gelbcke, a well-known and highly respected automotive industry veteran. There will be a transition period until t…

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UK government announces Automated Lane Keeping System call for evidence

Date: Thursday 20 August 2020

The UK is taking steps forward in automated technology in vehicles with the launch of a call for evidence on 18 August 2020 to help shape how innovative new systems could be used in future on GB roads…

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Reg Patrick RIP

Date: Wednesday 05 August 2020

It was with sadness that we learned this week of the passing of Reg Patrick at the age of ninety. Reg headed the Automotive Distribution Federation (ADF) for many years and, following his retirement, …

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TecAlliance’s Peter Hollowood retires

Date: Friday 31 July 2020

Peter Hollowood from TecAlliance has taken well-earned retirement following an illustrious career in the automotive industry. Peter had worked for TecAlliance for more than 20 years, having previously…

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Josef Parzhuber joins Gates as President of EMEA region

Date: Thursday 16 July 2020

Gates, a leading global provider of application-specific fluid power and power transmission solutions, announced that Josef Parzhuber has joined the organization as president, EMEA. Parzhuber started …

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Aspect CPM appoint Simon Mullin as Marketing Director

Date: Thursday 16 July 2020

Aspect CPM, who are a full-service events and merchandise resource agency based in Yorkshire and servicing a diverse client base worldwide, are pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Mullin as t…

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Schaeffler (UK) Ltd. appoints Philip Elson as Operations Manager at Hereford

Date: Thursday 16 July 2020

Schaeffler (UK) Ltd. is pleased to announce the appointment of Philip Elson as Operations Manager at its Automotive Aftermarket headquarters and warehouse facility in Hereford. Phil is a familiar face…

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Autotech Recruit appoints marketing & technology director to spearhead technical developments

Date: Thursday 16 July 2020

Autotech Recruit has appointed Laurence Abbott as the company’s new marketing & technology director. The creation of this new role underpins Autotech Recruit’s objective to develop technical solut…

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Farewell to David Combes, a motor trade legend

Date: Thursday 16 July 2020

It is with deep sadness that Lawgistics has announced the passing of the company founder and Managing Director, David Combes.For more than fifty years David championed the cause of the Motor Trade in …

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BVRLA names new HR director

Date: Thursday 09 July 2020

The BVRLA has appointed Nora Leggett as its new director of human resources. Leggett has been the BVRLA’s director of member services since 2013 and has spent more than 20 years working on behalf of t…

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New Sales Director at SMP Europe

Date: Friday 19 June 2020

SMP Europe has made changes to its sales team, with the appointment of Wayne Hodgkisson, as its new Sales Director. Wayne has previously overseen the company’s tier 1 sales strategy, where he was succ…

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COVID-19 Support from HMRC

Date: Friday 05 June 2020

HMRC has a range of online support to guide businesses through the new measures, announced by the Chancellor, to help deal with the economic impacts of COVID-19. As part of the government’s commitment…

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TMD Friction bolsters sales team with new area sales managers

Date: Friday 27 March 2020

Global OE and aftermarket brakes manufacturer, TMD Friction, has expanded its sales team with the appointment of two new area sales managers. Del Smith, who will be covering the Midlands, and Alistair…

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Former ADF Leader of Council returns to NHS frontline

Date: Thursday 26 March 2020

Dr. Richard Stock, a former Leader of Council and until recently a member of the IAAF Council, has recently announced his return to the NHS frontline. This was in response to the call for retired medi…

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EAG appoints former Suplex expert to assist during ‘transition period’ after company becomes exclusive UK distributor

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) has recruited Sam Cotterill to its team, brought in, initially, to assist Suplex’s relocation to its new and exclusive distributor. After five years at Suplex, developing …

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Aftermarket specialist becomes new IAAF Vice President

Date: Wednesday 18 March 2020

Richard Welland, managing director of WAIglobal UK, has been appointed the new Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) vice-president, supporting president, Terry Knox and chief executive…

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New Assistant Group Buyer for Autoparts UK

Date: Friday 31 January 2020

Autoparts UK has promoted Steven McKenzie to Assistant Group Buyer, highlighting its commitment to ongoing personnel development and encouraging employee growth from within its current workforce. …

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Obituary – Geoffrey Atkinson OBE, former CEO of Ben

Date: Friday 24 January 2020

Geoffrey Atkinson OBE, former Chief Executive of Ben, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his wife and family after a very short illness. He had been the victim of Alzheimers for a number of …

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EAG names new head of sales

Date: Monday 13 January 2020

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) has bolstered its sales team with the appointment of Chris Haw, who has assumed the role of UK sales manager.  , A qualified technician, Chris has been immersed in the…

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ECCO Safety Group EMEA has announced the appointment of a new Head of Business Development for the UK and Ireland, Steve Jones

Date: Tuesday 01 May 2018

ECCO Safety Group has appointed Steve Jones as their new Head of Business Development for the ECCO and OE business for the UK and Ireland. Steve has previously worked in the Commercial Vehicle after…

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Automechanika Birmingham names new Marketing Manager

Date: Wednesday 11 April 2018

Automechanika Birmingham has promoted Chloe Hyland to the role of Marketing Manager, as the show&rsquo,s marketing campaign gathers momentum ahead of its third successive show in June. Chloe, who wa…

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Steve Carter joins the Alliance Automotive Group UK

Date: Thursday 05 April 2018

Steve Carter joins the Alliance Automotive Group UK from 7th April 2018, as their technical training provider on an exclusive basis. He will work predominantly with the garage networks, supporting the…

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HELLA Sonne recruits John Walters

Date: Tuesday 27 March 2018

John Walters has joined the HELLA Sonne refinish paint team, in the role of senior technical representative to enhance the service and support offered to its distribution partners and bodyshop network…

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Dayco Makes A New Appointment

Date: Wednesday 21 March 2018

Dayco, a leading engine products and drive systems supplier for the automotive, industrial and aftermarket industries, has recruited Ann-Marie Dean to the UK aftermarket team as its sales manager for …

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A tribute to Alec Morgan

Date: Monday 19 March 2018

Colleagues, friends and associates are paying tribute to the life and career of one of the UK aftermarket&rsquo,s most colourful characters, Alec Morgan, following his recent untimely death.


In a…

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ZF Aftermarket has announced that Adam Griffiths will assume the newly created role of Marketing Lead for the UK and Ireland

Date: Thursday 15 March 2018

ZF Aftermarket has announced that Adam Griffiths will assume the newly created role of Marketing Lead for the UK and Ireland. He will head a team which will roll out the key messages of the organisati…

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IAAF appoints new Vice President

Date: Friday 09 March 2018

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

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SMPE makes new managerial appointments

Date: Monday 26 February 2018

Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE) has made a series of managerial changes with Ross Toomey becoming Managing Director and Richard Morley (Right) returning to the company as Commercial Director. Pr…

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LUMAG appoints new UK Sales Manager for its BRECK brand

Date: Wednesday 07 February 2018

LUMAG - the leading global OE manufacturer and aftermarket supplier of brake friction products &ndash, has confirmed that Richard Davies has joined the company as UK Sales Manager for its leading afte…

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Mahle CEO Scheider goes to ZF Friedrichshafen, Stratmann named successor

Date: Wednesday 07 February 2018

Dr Jö,rg Stratmann has been appointed chief executive officer of automotive supplier Mahle. He succeeds Wolf-Henning Scheider, who today becomes chief executive officer of automotive supplier ZF F…

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