Ed's comment: Working together benefits all

The good of the industry depends on communication

Published:  23 June, 2014

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However, this does not mean that work should be turned away. Instead, an independent local network can be established, where garages recommend each other. Rather than turn work away because you cannot commit to that vehicle, you can benefit another garage and they in turn can push work your way. It could even be a case that you discuss ideas moving forward, create said network and invite others on board. It may even lead to your own local workshop scheme.

This was the first opportunity of my tenure to see the top people at the various industry bodies sit together and discuss the good of the industry. A chat with Stuart James, Director at the IGA, highlighted that the bodies do come together often at various events and all have the same goal of ensuring the aftermarket has a strong footing for the future.

The discussion of specialising also came up at the event, as did data access, training, the future of the MOT and licensing. It was a fascinating day with lots of good points raised, opinions aired and ideas shared. You can follow coverage on the Aftermarket website and in Aftermarket magazine.

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