£100,000 for BEN and 100,000 members in IMI centenary

Published:  26 February, 2020

As part of its 2020 centenary commemorations, the IMI is aiming to raise £100,000 for automotive industry support charity Ben, while also setting itself the goal of increasing its membership to 100,000 by the end of the 2020/2021 financial year. Current membership is 72,000.

The IMI’s centenary fundraising schedule will kick-start with the IMI Centenary Dinner on Wednesday 11 March.

To heighten membership, from 2020 all IMI accredited Apprenticeship at Work scheme employees will be eligible to join the industry body before graduating.

Commenting on the centenary and its goals, IMI CEO Steve Nash said: “The IMI has always been about boosting public confidence and looking after our members.  That’s why it was so important to us to do something incredibly positive to celebrate our centenary.  What could be better than fundraising for the charity which supports automotive industry people with invaluable health, wellbeing and care services?”

Steve added. “Back in the 1920’s our major role was to boost public confidence, quite literally, away from horse-power by setting and maintaining the highest standards for the automotive sector. Now, as technology advances and there is a need for a wholesale move to electrification, our role in developing and maintaining a relevant, competent and professional workforce, with the respect of the driving public is as important as ever.”

Further details on the IMI’s fundraising plans, will be announced soon.

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