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All Industry Display Team in action

November 22, 2012 | runtimeuk

The Recovery Demonstration was another example of how, with good, industry approved training; the staff of several different recovery firms can work together as one solid team.

The demonstration team comprised recovery operators from FMG, McCallisters (who demonstrated their skills with snatch bags) Egertons, On Time, the Mansfield Group, Lantern Worldwide and Saunders.

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Midlands Truck & Van launches night-time MoTs

November 22, 2012 | runtimeuk

“We’ll MoT your vehicle while you sleep!” That’s the great new offer being made to local operators of vans and minibuses, as well as car owners, by Mercedes-Benz dealer Midlands Truck & Van.

The company had already introduced a night-time MoT testing service at its dealership in Whitley, Coventry. And starting this week (1st October), this has been extended to cover its headquarters in Aston, Birmingham, and its Willenhall, Wolverhampton branch. The move means customers will no longer have to take their commercial vehicles off the road to get them tested during the day, when they could be out earning.

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McLaren F1 Backs Automotive Skills Finalists

November 16, 2012 | runtimeuk

McLaren F1 has shown their support for the UK’s top young automotive technicians by inviting the winners of the 2012 Skillauto competition to visit McLaren’s Technology centre in Surrey. The Skillauto competition, organised by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), is the national competition which seeks to find the best young technicians in the fields of mechanical repair, car body repair and car painting through a knockout competition.

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IMI announces series of Insight into Automotive Careers events for education professionals

November 13, 2012 | runtimeuk

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has announced a series of nationwide events to promote awareness of careers in the retail automotive industry to education professionals.  A key objective of the programme is to challenge perceptions of the industry and its need to attract high calibre students.  Skills are a crucial issue for the motor industry and it is essential that the sector attracts bright, enthusiastic and self-motivated young people that are suitably qualified in numeracy, literacy, science and ICT.

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Five deals by lunchtime for show sponsors

November 10, 2012 | runtimeuk

This year’s Show Sponsors, Singers Asset Finance, have brought their biggest sales team ever to the Tow Show.

Their MD, Simon Findlay told Towby Times: ‘Under our new ownership of Shawbrook Bank, we have been able to extend our services to the recovery industry. We have always worked hard with recovery operators over the years and I think they appreciate our support.

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Equipment Demonstrations

October 7, 2012 | runtimeuk

Once again the All Industry Display Team led by John Coupland was a huge success playing in front of the galleried audience to full houses on both days. FMG once again sponsored the event and helped John put together the vehicles for the demonstration.

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Visitor Registrations Open

October 3, 2012 | runtimeuk

Visitor stuff here.  We are bringing a new element to the Show with the launch of GarageExpo in Hall 3.

We are bringing a new element to the Show with the launch ofGarageExpo in Hall 3.

Many operators are being encouraged by their work providers to recover and fix to avoid long relays, so it makes sense to introduce the tools and equipment sector to the show for the first time.
GarageExpo will have its own entrance at Hall 3 but the show will be integral to the Tow Show with access to all three halls from any of the three entrances – there will be truly something for everyone at the Tow Show and GarageExpo 2013!
More later about next year’s show but make sure you book the date and venue in your diary
Thursday and Friday, 19-20 September 2013
At the Telford International Centre
Book your accommodation early to avoid disappointment!

The ERRI Business Conference

October 1, 2012 | runtimeuk

The ERRI Business Conference took place on the set-up day (Wednesday 12 September) once again this year in the Atcham Suite. It was again sponsored by FMG.

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Gala Dinner

October 1, 2012 | runtimeuk

Gala Les 2Join us for the Gala Dinner on … For the second year running  we’re proud to announce
Road to Recovery as our entertainment sponsor.