Hundreds of people from the automotive world gathered in London and helped raise £102,000 for Ben at its annual Christmas ball. The money was raised during the Ben Ball, which took place at Grosvenor House on Park Lane, goes towards helping Ben continue its vital work supporting people from the automotive industry who face some of life’s toughest challenges.
The Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) has announced the appointment of Chris Weeks as director of the National Body Repairers Association (NBRA) and the Vehicle Builders Repairers Association (VBRA).
The Retail Motor Industry’s chairman has lauded the role of finance packages in achieving the UK’s high rate of new car an commercial vehicle sales growth. “In an era of low interest rates, a growth in competitive finance packages favoured by retail customers has contributed to a six per cent increase in new car and commercial vehicle sales – marking a record high”, RMI chairman Peter Johnson said, speaking at this year’s Retail Motor Industry Federation annual dinner in London on 22 October.
“The retail motor industry compromises of 8,000 member sites and too often the Government listens intently to the manufacturing sector, but takes scant account of the interests of retailers,” said RMI deputy chairman Peter Johnson, speaking at this year’s Retail Motor Industry Federation annual dinner in London on 23 October 2014.