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Reverend Richard Coles to speak at NTDA Tyre Industry Conference 2019

Reverend Richard Coles to speak at NTDA Tyre Industry Conference 2019

1st April 2019 | 0 Comments

The Reverend Richard Coles will be the closing speaker at the NTDA’s 2019 Tyre Industry Conference (3 October, International Convention Centre (ICC), Birmingham). The broadcaster, writer and Church of England priest is known for a variety of television appearances, including Have I Got News For You, and a memorable run on Strictly Come Dancing. He first found fame as one half of the 1980s band, The Communards, which enjoyed three UK Top 10 hits, including the biggest-selling single of 1986, Don't Leave Me This Way.

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EU makes final truck tyre anti-dumping duties decision, retains fixed rates for manufacturers

EU makes final truck tyre anti-dumping duties decision, retains fixed rates for manufacturers

22nd October 2018 | 0 Comments

The European Union has made its conclusive statement on the introduction of anti-dumping tariffs on truck and bus tyres and retreads manufactured in China. As previously announced, the EU will impose fixed rate anti-dumping duties on the products, with the final regulation 2018/1579 implemented from 23 October. This ends speculation that percentage rates could be applied. In fact, the EU has revised tariff levels up, almost across the board.

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‘Thrilled giant strides acknowledged’ – Bridgestone reacts to Tyre Industry Awards double

‘Thrilled giant strides acknowledged’ – Bridgestone reacts to Tyre Industry Awards double

11th October 2018 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone has said its double NTDA Tyre Industry Awards 2018 victories “endorse” its “hard work over the past 12 months.” The manufacturer was presented with the Staff Training & Development accolade, along with the headline Tyre Manufacturer of the Year award – the third time it has claimed the honour in the past four years.

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NTDA opens Tyre Industry Conference 2018: forum ‘more important than ever’

NTDA opens Tyre Industry Conference 2018: forum ‘more important than ever’

4th October 2018 | 0 Comments

National Tyre Distributors Association chief executive Stefan Hay and national chairman Prashant Chopra have opened the 2018 Tyre Industry Conference, stating that the annual forum is "more important than ever" given the current business climate. Chopra added that the current period of uncertainty pre-Brexit has seen an increase in numbers for the association's membership, with core tyre retail businesses such as Morecambe's Westgate Tyres alongside more tangentially related firms like Banner Batteries having joined the association in the past 12 months.

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Tyre Recovery Association introduces Responsible Part Worn Tyre Programme

Tyre Recovery Association introduces Responsible Part Worn Tyre Programme

16th April 2018 | 0 Comments

The Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) has announced the introduction of its Responsible Part Worn Tyre programme (RPWTP) at its 2018 forum day at the Belfry Hotel in Wishaw. The programme, introduced and strongly endorsed by Stefan Hay, chief executive of the National Tyre Distributors’ Association (NTDA) at the event, was detailed by Alan Bithell. The RPWTP has been designed with the purpose of raising standards of professionalism in retailers selling part-worn tyres, ensuring all tyres sold by participating retailers are legally compliant.

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125% increase in female mechanics since 2011 – WhoCanFixMyCar.com

1st March 2018 | 0 Comments

The number of female mechanics working in the UK has risen by 125 per cent since 2011, accounting for almost 10 per cent of the current workforce. This statistic was released by online car garage and repair marketplace WhoCanFixMyCar.com, which also announced that it will launch a female mechanic awareness scheme, in partnership with its garages, to celebrate International Women’s Day and encourage more women into the field.

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Tyred Campaign wins widespread support in first 3 months

Tyred Campaign wins widespread support in first 3 months

6th October 2017 | 0 Comments

In the three months since the Tyred Campaign for a ban of all tyres older than ten years on all commercial vehicles launched, support has been forthcoming from a broad base of sources. Powerful and influential people in business and politics getting behind Tyred include Maria Eagle MP; Steve Rotherham, Liverpool Metro Mayor; Stefan Hay, CEO – National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA); and Vinay Parmar, executive director of National Express Coaches.

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AALG outlines post-Brexit lobbying position

23rd May 2017 | 0 Comments

The Automotive Aftermarket Liaison Group (AALG) presented its new lobbying position on European issues that affect the aftermarket in a post-Brexit Britain at a press launch today (Tuesday 23 May) at Silverstone race track.

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NTDA and Wheelwrights support WheelPower’s Inter Spinal Unit Games

NTDA and Wheelwrights support WheelPower’s Inter Spinal Unit Games

2nd May 2017 | 0 Comments

On Tuesday 25 May 2017, NTDA national chairman Roger Griggs and chief executive Stefan Hay, who are both Liverymen of the Worshipful Company of Wheelwrights, joined fellow Liverymen and Wheelwrights Past Masters David Viner and David Wernick in presenting a Wheelwrights' Charity cheque for £15,000 to WheelPower the British Wheelchair Sports charity at the Stoke Mandeville Stadium - the birthplace of the Paralympic Movement.

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Disreputable traders, illegal tyres – association shares part-worn experiences

Disreputable traders, illegal tyres – association shares part-worn experiences

24th January 2017 | 0 Comments

Although the National Tyre Distributors’ Association would like to see them banned and TyreSafe implores motorists not to buy these products, around 4.5 million part-worn tyres are sold in the UK each year. The Local Government Association (LGA) has now also highlighted some of its members’ experiences with the sellers of used tyres, and cautions motorists to exercise caution when buying.

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Total UK ban: NTDA chief executive hardens stance on part-worn tyres

Total UK ban: NTDA chief executive hardens stance on part-worn tyres

11th October 2016 | 0 Comments

Following up comments made at the Tyre Wholesale Group’s annual lunch on 5 October, NTDA chief executive Stefan Hay has called for a total ban on the sale of part-worn tyres. Speaking at the association’s Tyre Industry Conference, held at the VOX Conference Centre on Thursday 6 October 2016, Hay said previous attempts to enforce current laws through collaboration with trade bodies and enforcement agencies have not yielded the required results, leaving the association with little option but to harden its stance. Later the same day, NTDA chairman Roger Griggs reiterated the message during the association’s annual dinner.

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Bridgestone: Tyre Industry Awards pay tribute to ‘giant strides’ made over past 12 months

Bridgestone: Tyre Industry Awards pay tribute to ‘giant strides’ made over past 12 months

10th October 2016 | 0 Comments

Back-to-back titles as Tyre Manufacturer of the Year has likely led to back slapping all-round at Bridgestone. The tyre maker was selected ahead of fellow nominees Goodyear Dunlop, Hankook, Michelin, Pirelli and Yokohama to take the award for a second consecutive year at last Thursday’s Tyre Industry Awards, and this victory was further sweetened when Bridgestone scooped the Staff Training & Development Initiative of the Year award.

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TWG chairman solidifies stance against ‘pop-up pushers’ of part-worn tyres

TWG chairman solidifies stance against ‘pop-up pushers’ of part-worn tyres

7th October 2016 | 0 Comments

The NTDA Tyre Wholesale Group annual lunch saw greatly increased numbers alongside enhanced association support in its new position the day before the Tyre Industry Conference (5 October 2016), and location (the Hilton Birmingham Metropole adjacent to the NEC). The group chairman, Kirkby Tyres’ John Parker, presented his third – and potentially final – annual survey of the UK wholesale landscape. His topics included part-worn tyres, against which he joined the NTDA in taking a more radically oppositional stance, commented on the coming challenges and perhaps opportunities of Brexit, and the role of wholesalers in the e-commerce age.

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MSTYR15 tyre labelling enforcement project welcomed by UK tyre business

15th April 2016 | 0 Comments

Following the news that 15,000 tyres and their labels will be checked over the next two years as part of the Market Surveillance Action on Tyres 2015 (MSTYR15) project, representatives of the UK tyre business have welcomed the news that surveillance and enforcement steps are increasingly being taken across Europe.

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Better together: Regional NTDA meetings show national strength

Better together: Regional NTDA meetings show national strength

31st March 2016 | 0 Comments

At the end of February Tyres & Accessories attended the NTDA’s North West region meeting. For years the National Tyre Distributors Association kept in touch with the grass roots of the industry via a regional structure. This dissipated and virtually evaporated in recent decades, but not in the North West where it has continued to be strong – representing the local needs of the association and working together for the common good of tyre distributors as part of the national NTDA organisation. Latterly, the NTDA has experienced something of a resurgence of the regional approach with other regions being re-invigorated (prior to the North West meeting, the South East and Central South regions met in Watford on 10 February).

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