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Škoda and MINI get top safety ratings

Škoda and MINI get top safety ratings

Press Releases   •   May 31, 2017 16:19 BST

Thatcham Research Hosts the New Wave of Potential Bodyshop Technicians for Apprentice Week

Thatcham Research Hosts the New Wave of Potential Bodyshop Technicians for Apprentice Week

Press Releases   •   Mar 09, 2017 09:35 GMT

As Apprentice Week celebrates its 10th Anniversary this week from 6 – 10 March (#NAW2017), Thatcham Research is continuing to lead the way in closing the skills gap for core occupations including Paint, Panel and Mechanical in the Automotive Collision Repair Sector.

Daniel Payne appointed to new Chief Digital Officer role

Daniel Payne appointed to new Chief Digital Officer role

Press Releases   •   Dec 05, 2016 11:17 GMT

Chief Digital Officer role created that reflects data being the lifeblood of great research Focus will be on: • Developing a new Data Strategy • Data Integration and Interface to seamlessly integrate industry data to deliver more impactful research to Members • Information Security to ensure on-going compliance with continuously improving industry recognised standards

Improved online repair methods to meet the needs of the crash repair sector

Improved online repair methods to meet the needs of the crash repair sector

Press Releases   •   Nov 23, 2016 13:27 GMT

Thatcham Research has streamlined its repair methods to two products, escribe and escribe plus. They offer mechanical data and multi-user licences as options and instant access to a broader set of repair methods and parts information. Updated monthly they include over 1.3m methods, including manufacturer and Thatcham Research-devised methods - covering over 81% of the UK estimating parc.

Tom Hudd appointed as Operations Manager for Thatcham Research’s Repair Technology Centre (RTC)

Tom Hudd appointed as Operations Manager for Thatcham Research’s Repair Technology Centre (RTC)

Press Releases   •   Aug 04, 2016 13:31 BST

Tom will lead a team of 32 technical repair experts with a focus on ensuring Thatcham Research’s Repair Methods offer unrivalled technical information, continue to be relevant and easy to use for Bodyshops, and provide thought leadership around the impact of car technologies on Bodyshops in the future. The appointment reflects Thatcham Research's continual drive to invest in top talent.

Customer Experience Top Priority in Bodyshop of the Future

Customer Experience Top Priority in Bodyshop of the Future

Press Releases   •   Jun 27, 2016 13:24 BST

Industry experts debate key challenges for the Bodyshop of the Future at ‘Repair Focus’

Green Light for Repair Sector Single Skill Apprenticeships

Green Light for Repair Sector Single Skill Apprenticeships

Press Releases   •   Apr 14, 2016 17:05 BST

Continued long term funding for apprenticeships in core occupations including Paint, Panel and Mechanical in the Automotive Collision Repair Sector has been secured following extensive consultation with the Department for Business Innovation & Skills .

Research Centre calls For Funding Clarity to Help Fill UK Automotive Industry Skills Gap

Research Centre calls For Funding Clarity to Help Fill UK Automotive Industry Skills Gap

Press Releases   •   Mar 11, 2016 14:10 GMT

The success of the UK automotive industry is creating increased demand for new skills. However, uncertainty over access to funding could jeopardise government targets of delivering 3 million new apprentice starts over the next 4 years, according to Thatcham Research.

Thatcham Times and Parts Data Empowering Malaysian Crash Repair

Thatcham Times and Parts Data Empowering Malaysian Crash Repair

Press Releases   •   Mar 09, 2016 12:05 GMT

An agreement between Thatcham Research and the MRC (the Kuala Lumpur based Motordata Research Consortium) is set to ensure the Malaysian crash repair industry has access to the latest comprehensive vehicle repair data from Thatcham Research.

Thatcham Gathers International Expertise Together in the UK

Thatcham Gathers International Expertise Together in the UK

Press Releases   •   Sep 24, 2015 11:47 BST

Automotive research and repair experts from around the globe met together in the heart of England this week to discuss some of the burning issues affecting the automotive and insurance industries worldwide.

East Meets West for Repair Expertise

East Meets West for Repair Expertise

Press Releases   •   Aug 04, 2015 11:33 BST

Thatcham Research hosted a visit from a high profile Saudi Arabian delegation last week, as the group embark on a partnership to bring improved standards in vehicle assessment and crash repair to The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Solus Apprentice Success Leads to New Recruitment Drive

Solus Apprentice Success Leads to New Recruitment Drive

Press Releases   •   Jul 16, 2015 11:26 BST

The future of vehicle crash repair looks to be in capable hands at Solus Accident Repair Centres, as the nationwide network of accident repair centres owned and operated by Aviva announces the next phase of its apprenticeship strategy with the start of a new drive to recruit a new generation of repair technicians.

Thatcham Award Recognises Importance of Supporting Young Talent

Thatcham Award Recognises Importance of Supporting Young Talent

Press Releases   •   May 15, 2015 10:46 BST

Last night’s British Bodyshop Awards provided the perfect platform for Thatcham to acknowledge their own industry champion, as new Head of Commercial Services, Matthew Wright presented the research centre’s award for ‘Apprentice Mentor of the Year’.