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Published:  24 May, 2013

The register has been created to improve the industry's image and to show the motoring public that workshops have a skilled, competent and professional workforce. The Institute of the Motor Industry's Chief Executive, Steve Nash, explains: "The industry is not licensed at this point in time and anyone can set themselves up as specialists with no real qualifications. At present, these people are on a level playing field with those who have made an investment in proper training and professionalism, which is not good for the retail motor industry. The Professional Register allows the public to differentiate between people who are investing in training and development and those who do not, placing skills at the heart of our industry."

An Employer Recognition Scheme is also available to support businesses that have at least half their staff professionally registered. A consumer campaign promoting the register to motorists will also be rolled out later this year.

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