The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) will welcome back leading parts distributor Alliance Automotive Group (AAG), as headline sponsor for the 2023 edition of its Annual Conference and Awards Dinner. Taking place at DoubleTree by Hilton Milton Keynes, on Thursday 7 December, IAAF’s conference returns with the theme of ‘The Brilliance of Resilience’, and features a star-studded line up of leading industry voices, including ‘rogue trader’ Nick Leeson as keynote speaker, who is known for bankrupting Barings Bank, the UK’s oldest merchant bank, in 1995.
Alliance Automotive Group UK and Ireland (AAG) has announced the latest development in the growth and development of the company in its ongoing mission to provide the best possible service to its customers. From 1 January 2024, Platinum International will merge with FPS Distribution, marking a pivotal moment for the group. By combining the strengths of these two well-established companies, both of which have a rich heritage in the automotive industry, AAG will be able to offer an even more extensive product and service range to its customers. This will be achieved through a broader stock profile, increased product range, and centralisation of IT systems.
Steve Richardson, founder of Direct Tyre Management (DTM) has announced his retirement from a tyre industry career spanning 45 years. A familiar, well-regarded name around the sector, Richardson set up DTM in 2004 having distinguished himself in a rapid ascent in a variety of roles with Central Tyres, ATS Euromaster and Motorway Tyres. He will continue to provide guidance to DTM over the coming months before enjoying his retirement.
This year, Alliance Automotive UK (AAUK) will return as sponsor of the IAAF Annual Awards and Dinner. The event takes place on 6 December, at The DoubleTree by Hilton, Milton Keynes, and is expected to attract around 600 attendees.