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56 per cent of UK engineering businesses think enough’s been done getting women into industry

24th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Subcon, the subcontract manufacturing supply chain show, has revealed figures that show an industry beginning to exhaust its approach to encouraging female engineering talent to either enter, or re-enter UK manufacturing and engineering.

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TruckForce congratulates first female C&G-qualified truck tyre technician

TruckForce congratulates first female C&G-qualified truck tyre technician

11th April 2019 | 0 Comments

TruckForce is congratulating Katie Connolly, Assistant Branch Manager Warrington, for becoming the first female technician at TruckForce to have successfully completed the City & Guilds Technician qualification.

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Trico’s Sarah Moore to participate in first W Series

Trico’s Sarah Moore to participate in first W Series

3rd April 2019 | 0 Comments

Trico brand ambassador Sarah Moore has been chosen as one of the drivers for the inaugural W Series, the first top level motor racing championship for female racing drivers.

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Judy Murray to speak at Autocar Great British Women – Rising Stars event

2nd April 2019 | 0 Comments

Peugeot ambassador Judy Murray OBE will be a guest speaker at Autocar’s Great British Women in the Car Industry event, which will be held in London on Wednesday 19 June.

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Trico ready for 2019 Britcar Dunlop Endurance Championship challenge

Trico ready for 2019 Britcar Dunlop Endurance Championship challenge

21st March 2019 | 0 Comments

Trico is gearing up for another successful Britcar Dunlop Endurance Championship campaign, with brand ambassador, Sarah Moore, looking to retain her historic title in the Tockwith Motorsports (TMS) Trico -liveried Ginetta G50.

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Continental aims for 25% female management by 2025

Continental aims for 25% female management by 2025

19th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Continental AG is taking steps to increase the number of women in its management structure. A key way of improving the situation is setting the goal of 25 per cent of managers being women by 2015. According to Continental, the voluntarily commitment applies not only in Germany but also across the worldwide company.

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Cooper’s Kathleen Slocum wins 2019 Step Ahead award

19th March 2019 | 0 Comments

The Manufacturing Institute has recognized Kathleen Slocum, senior manager, Corporate Quality for Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, with a Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Award for 2019. Slocum is among 130 women nationally who earned the honour this year from a field of hundreds of nominees.

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Giti to pioneer first all-women’s team at Nürburgring 2019

Giti to pioneer first all-women’s team at Nürburgring 2019

14th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Following the completion of the 2018 motorsport season, Giti Tire says it will feature a record four vehicles participating in the 24 Hours Nürburgring race, including driving the first all-women racing and technician team. The pioneering all-women team is the first of its kind at the 24 Hours Nürburgring race.

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IRSG launches ‘Women for Rubber’ competition

IRSG launches ‘Women for Rubber’ competition

16th October 2018 | 0 Comments

In parallel with the International Rubber Study Group’s (IRSG) 75th Anniversary, the association has organised a photo competition to pay tribute to women's contribution in the rubber industry. The contest is supported by Singapore Committee for UN Women and prizes are sponsored by Namazie International.

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New Vredestein ‘boots’ for SSE Women’s FA Cup player

New Vredestein ‘boots’ for SSE Women’s FA Cup player

13th September 2018 | 0 Comments

According to Apollo Vredestein, Kidderminster Harriers Ladies FC player Lauren Wyatt knows how to get the most traction both on a football field and on the road.

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Why tyre shops don’t have to revolve around men

Why tyre shops don’t have to revolve around men

2nd August 2018 | 0 Comments

In March Quantcast published data suggesting the automotive sector is missing the mark when it comes to communicating with motorists. You might think advertising campaigns focussed on themes such as “road”, “speed” and “fast” come with the territory, but the survey revealed that such clichés are actually shutting out up to half of potential customers. Why? Because such concepts are generally designed to appeal to men, despite growing purchasing power among women. Indeed, UK government data shows that car ownership among women increased 75 per cent in the 20 years up to 2014.

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Automotive brands failing to engage female audiences

21st March 2018 | 0 Comments

Data from Quantcast suggests the automotive sector is still creating advertising campaigns focussed heavily on concepts that appeal to men, despite rising purchasing power among women. UK government data shows that car ownership among women increased 75 per cent in the 20 years up to 2014. However Quantcast found that the most engaging themes for female audiences, including ‘togetherness’ and ‘adventure’, appeared in less than one percent of adverts.

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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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A maturing industry

8th November 2017 | 0 Comments

For a long time people have referred to the European tyre market in general and the UK tyre market in particular as mature markets. This kind of maturity is generally taken to mean low growth markets that are already well developed. Here markets are significant in size and 1 to 2 per cent growth per annum is normal. However, a number of recent market research reports give us the opportunity to reconsider this assumption on two grounds - firstly, with technology developing as it is, quantitative growth should be considered in a wider context; and secondly there is the qualitative question.

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1 in 5 women ‘uncomfortable’ with getting car repairs

1 in 5 women ‘uncomfortable’ with getting car repairs

8th December 2014 | 0 Comments

Many women drivers are not able to care for their cars properly because they don't know how to choose a garage or technician they can trust, research released today reveals. In response, IMI, the professional body for the UK motor industry, is launching a campaign, featuring presenter Suzi Perry, to give them the tools they need. A quarter of women drivers admit to never having their car serviced by a professional mechanic. They only deal with problems when they show up on the MOT. IMI fears that this approach makes them vulnerable as consumers and compromises their safety.

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