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Generate money and benefits with your own vehicle data

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Startup MyAutoData introduces vehicle reader and digital assistants for trip and mobility data Munich, 23 October 2020: Data sovereignty rethought. The MAUD (MyAutoData) mobility data platform offers car drivers three options: Earn money with their own vehicle data, use a marketplace to access attractive offers relating to cars and manage their data securely in one single place. MAUD is now expanding its range of services and offers an additional premium version, and car enthusiasts can no... Read the full story

5 car choice differences by gender

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Revealed: 5 differences between the car-buying choices of women and men WOMEN LEAD online car purchasing up to £8,000 and typically spend £2,700 less than men when they buy a car, according to figures released by the online car supermarket BuyaCar.co.uk. Women also choose a wider range of car body styles than men, according to analysis of more than 3,000 purchases this year. Analysts at BuyaCar.co.uk also found that women in the 18 to 24 age bracket are the most likely... Read the full story

ONS retail figures reveal it’s going to be a ‘digital Christmas’ right across the UK

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ONS retail figures show retail’s fight-back continued in September, with significant online pre-ordering of new games consoles pointing the way to an online Christmas, says the home delivery specialist ParcelHero. Today’s Office of National Statistics (ONS) retail sales figures for September showed the much-heralded resurgence in retail sales continued as overall spending rose 3.4% YOY. Online sales had the biggest growth again YOY, up 53%. Leading the online charge were department... Read the full story

Fisker to Reveal Production Ocean SUV at LA Auto Show 2021 + Preview Image

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FISKER INC. SET TO REVEAL PRODUCTION OCEAN SUV AT THE LOS ANGELES AUTO SHOW, MAY 2021 LOS ANGELES (Oct. 23, 2020) – Fisker Inc. (Fisker) – designer and manufacturer of the world’s most emotion-stirring, eco-friendly electric vehicles and advanced mobility solutions – today announced that it is set to reveal the production version of the Fisker Ocean, its all-electric SUV, at the 2021 Los Angeles Auto Show. Fisker recently announced a strategic cooperation with... Read the full story

“Frank’s Dream Garage” – Series 1 FHC Jaguar E-Type

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Frank Stephenson is back with his latest YouTube series – “Frank’s Dream Garage”. In this series you will see Frank discuss some of his favourite car designs of all time, analysing them first hand, before sketching his interoperation of them. In the first episode of this series, Frank travelled to E-Type UK to talk about a car that has made a lasting impact on him ever since he laid eyes on it as a kid in the streets of Cassablanca – the Series 1 FHC Jaguar E-Type. Read the full story

GPA holds first virtual State of the Port

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SAVANNAH, Ga., Oct. 22, 2020 – In its first-ever virtual State of the Port Address, co-hosts Griff Lynch and Will McKnight took the Georgia Ports Authority’s online audience for an on-terminal view of infrastructure advancements the Authority is making to accommodate record container growth. Lynch, GPA executive director, also highlighted nearly 9 million square feet of industrial construction now under way in Savannah’s private market. “We appreciate the decisions... Read the full story

SPAR redesigns its premium gin and introduces The Harmonist range

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SPAR redesigns its premium gin and introduces The Harmonist range SPAR has redesigned its own label premium gin range with the new SPAR Rhubarb and Ginger Gin bottles launching in SPAR stores (today) 22 October 2020. The new label highlights the liquids key premium cues bringing them in line with the market. The SPAR Original London Dry Gin will follow suit in the New Year. ‘The Harmonist’ brand is the new name chosen for the range which signifies the harmony of the ten bo... Read the full story

TORSUS Reveals PRAETORIAN SCHOOL BUS: For The Route To School That Requires No Roads

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TORSUS PRAETORIAN SCHOOL BUS revealed as the most extreme school bus in the world Most challenging school runs in the harshest environments around the world can be completed in comfort and safety with PRAETORIAN SCHOOL BUS SCHOOL BUS features heavy-duty off-road features from standard PRAETORIAN, boasting raised ride height with huge ground clearance, 4x4 drive and rugged uprated tyres Specially adapted seats covered with protective coating made to rigorous TORSUS standards Large pass... Read the full story

SuperCharge – new road-car based global electric motorsport series unveiled

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All-new fully electric crossover road-car based motorsport series, SuperCharge, unveiled today ahead of planned launch in 2022 Series calendar targeting eight events across Asia-Pacific, China, Europe, Middle East and USA, pitting 16 top-class drivers against each other SuperCharge heralds new take on environmental and financially sustainable motorsport Next-generation road-car based race cars, called SC01, will boast 500kW/670bhp of power from the battery and hit 100km/h in just 2.5 s... Read the full story

EQUIPMAKE Launches Next-Gen, Cost-Effective ASIL-D READY INVERTER For High Performance Electric Vehicles

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Cost-effective state-of-the-art HPI-450 inverter aimed at growing market for low volume, high performance electric vehicles from hypercars to electrified classics HPI-450 meets ASIL-D functional safety level off-the-shelf and boasts outstanding power density Lightweight and highly efficient with switching frequencies of up to 20kHz, HPI-450 maximises not just battery power transfer but motor speed and control Engineered and manufactured in the UK at Equipmake’s Snetterton facility... Read the full story

Four more years? How would a Trump second term impact on global trade and freight?

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President Trump is lagging in most polls, but he came from behind to win in 2016. If he snatches victory, the UK international courier Parcelhero says UK businesses might prosper under his pro-Brexit stance or be hit by an escalating trade war with China, further protectionist tariffs and partial privatisation of the US postal service. President Donald Trump is behind in most election polls by around 10%. That doesn’t mean, however, that he’s sure to lose the US election in two we... Read the full story

Indian automotive aftermarket set to come face-to-face at ACMA Automechanika New Delhi in April 2021

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Indian automotive aftermarket set to come face-to-face at ACMA Automechanika New Delhi in April 2021 As the automotive sector gears up to get back on track with shifting consumer trends, the 2021 edition of ACMA Automechanika New Delhi will be the first meeting point for “face-to-face networking” to revive trade discussions. With a view to create a stronger business impact, Messe Frankfurt India together with Auto Component Manufacturers of India (ACMA) have announced that the 5th edit... Read the full story

Ben extends its services to support automotive people who face job losses

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Ben extends its services to support automotive people who face job losses Automotive charity, Ben, is now providing support to industry people who have lost their jobs and who are at risk of losing their jobs. Ben has seen a 52% increase in requests for support from April-September this year, which shows the impact that Covid-19 has had on the health and wellbeing of automotive industry people. In response to the challenges being faced by the industry, Ben has extended its service... Read the full story

The Outlierman Launches All-New Limited-Edition Jaguar E-TYPE and Porsche 356 t-shirts for its portrait collection.

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THE OUTLIERMAN LAUNCHES ALL-NEW LIMITED-EDITION JAGUAR E-TYPE AND PORSCHE 356 T-SHIRTS FOR ITS PORTRAIT COLLECTION Bologna-based, The Outlierman, has launched all-new limited-edition t-shirts for its Portrait Collection Incorporating iconic designs from the Portrait Collection, including the Jaguar E-Type and Porsche 356, these t-shirts were created following popular customer demand Made of 100% Lisle Cotton Yarn for comfort, each t-shirt features a characteristic art portrait pri... Read the full story

£264 Million lost each year for tradies

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DEVASTATING VAN THEFT SETS TRADIES BACK £264 MILLION A YEAR Tool theft costs tradespeople £5,584 on average Following a van break-in, the average tradie is unable to work for 30 days, costing them £5,982 in missed jobs 89% of trade professionals say their van insurance didn’t cover the full cost of stolen tools DESPITE BEING arguably some of the most hardworking professionals in the UK, Britain’s tradespeople are having to fight for their income, as van theft is dep... Read the full story

Liverpool BA to hold online #HaltonBizFair Digital Day in place of their live event

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Although it is not possible to hold the Halton and Warrington Business Fair in-person event this year (due to COVID-19 restrictions), Liverpool BA will be replicating some of the networking and business support elements in an online format. The Halton and Warrington Business Fair Digital Day is taking place on Thursday 12 November and this will provide a range of opportunities (free and paid options) where businesses can connect, network and promote their products and services. As many bu... Read the full story

Work From Home Wellness

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Meaningful Paths launches a tool belt called Work From Home Wellness to help people who are working from home. The product comprises of 12 fun and engaging exercises that when used more than once offers new found learnings resulting in continuous personal growth. Work From Home Wellness helps people with topics such as meaning, home relationships, colleague relationships, emotional intelligence and more. For more information please see more here: https://www.meaningfulpaths.com/... Read the full story

New Brand helps people find meaning during challenging times.

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New brand Meaningful Paths has launched which helps people find meaning and purpose via digital products and coaching and also connects people to meaningful projects around the world. Meaningful Paths helps to teach people a new way of thinking and how to source meaning from day to day events, find benefit in challenges and create new founded learned optimism within ourselves. Meaningful Paths also helps connect people to community projects across the globe that goes much deeper than c... Read the full story

How to get your hands on your favourite celebrity cars

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Auto Trader’s on-site tool, Stars and Their Cars, reveals how drivers can get their hands on their favourite celebrities’ cars for a fraction of the cost Drivers can get Jamie Oliver’s Range Rover from £633 per month, Harry Kane’s Jaguar F-Pace for £558 per month or Victoria Beckham’s Range Rover Evoque for £466 a month From Victoria Beckham’s Range Rover Evoque to Stormzy’s Mercedes G-Wagon, celebrities know how to make a statement when it comes to their cars. A new t... Read the full story

Hendersons are twice champions in Responsible Business Awards

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Henderson Group has been honoured twice in Business in the Community’s new look Responsible Business Awards for 2020. Both the Wholesale and Technology companies have been named Responsible Business Champions as the annual awards event which seeks to honour businesses in Northern Ireland “…demonstrating strong, inclusive leadership, who continuously innovate to tackle pressing social issues and repair and rebuild our planet”. Henderson Wholesale which employs over 600... Read the full story

Ipsotek launches Proximity Detection solution to aid with social distancing

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October 2020, London - Ipsotek, a pioneer in artificial intelligence (AI) powered video analytics, has announced the launch of a Proximity Detection solution to help businesses across a range of industries monitor adherence to social distancing guidelines enforced by the COVID-19 pandemic. The solution is available as part of Ipsotek’s VISuite AI platform, which is powered by a versatile GPU-enabled, deep learning engine. This supports highly customised object classification, detection a... Read the full story

College group uses London transport provider to tackle attendance....and covid!

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A London transport company has ridden to the rescue of a group of regional colleges, providing them with ‘the world’s safest buses’ as well as enabling them to bring in more pupils. With council cuts, reduced services and fears over safety affecting numbers, Zeelo, the safe bus-sharing company, won a tender to run three routes for the RNN Group, which owns Rotherham College, North Notts College and Dearne Valley College - enabling them to reach more students, track attendance an... Read the full story

New-look mountune returns to its roots

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HUTTON, Essex, Oct. 01, 2020 – David Mountain, the founder of mountune, together with a group of experienced industry investors, are delighted to announce the acquisition of the mountune Performance and Racing business, safeguarding a large number of jobs at the Essex-based facility, and raising the required capital to both protect the brand and secure its future. The new-look mountune will continue to deliver racing engines and road-car performance hardware and software, engineered... Read the full story

Lotus stuns Goodwood SpeedWeek with Evija dynamic public debut

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New film and images reveal all-electric hypercar on the famous circuit Stunning new black and gold wrap recalls iconic Lotus liveries of the past See the Lotus Evija on ITV’s weekend coverage on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Goodwood, West Sussex, UK – 16 October 2020) – The all-electric Lotus Evija hypercar makes its dynamic public debut at Goodwood SpeedWeek this weekend. The Evija will be in action on the historic race track and will be taking part in a variety of high-octa... Read the full story

New business opportunity: Exporting Excellence event

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Crowd partnered with the Department for International Trade and London & Partners to help create ‘Exporting Excellence’. This initiative brings together some of the world’s best minds to help UK businesses realise their commercial ambitions abroad. This groundbreaking initiative will be held between 21st and 23rd October 2020, and is an unmissable event for anyone thinking about breaking into new markets. Even though you’re not quite sure if you want to export, or you don’t know... Read the full story

Tips to help business professionals with remote leadership anxieties

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REMOTE LEADERSHIP ANXIETIES It’s a difficult time to be navigating the complex world of business. Whilst adapting to new ways of working remotely, a practice which looks to become the new norm, professionals at all levels of business are experiencing new challenges. Whether workers are going for a promotion, trying to keeping up team morale or fire-fighting a never-ending to do list, times are hard and without being able to interact with colleagues face to face, simple tasks can sudde... Read the full story

Deployment of EV charging stations on highways and expressways will boost EV uptake in India, says GlobalData

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Following the news that the Department of Heavy Industries (DHI) in India has invited an expression of interest (EOI) for the development of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure on major highways and expressways; Animesh Kumar, Director of Automotive Consulting at GlobalData, a leading research and consulting company, offers his view: “Despite a wide EV portfolio from major OEMs, inadequate charging infrastructure has been a major factor hindering the acceptance of EVs for pu... Read the full story

Efficient, durable and safe: Ultramid® Advanced (PPA) for fuel cell technology

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Nuvera Fuel Cells uses BASF polyphthalamide (PPA) in several components of its new 45kW fuel cell engine Ultramid® Advanced N3HG6 shows excellent thermal and chemical resistance, outstanding mechanical properties and a stable long-term performance The American manufacturer of heavy-duty, zero-emission engines Nuvera Fuel Cells, Billerica, Massachusetts is now using BASF’s polyphthalamide (PPA) Ultramid® Advanced N to manufacture several components in its latest generation of 45 kW... Read the full story

Fisker + Magna Announce Platform + Manufacturing Agreements For Ocean - 'World's Most Sustainable Vehicle'

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Innovative new EV cooperation anticipated to secure previously communicated Q4 2022 start of production timing for the Ocean SUV, with manufacturing planned at Magna’s European vehicle assembly facility Magna to be issued warrants to purchase up to 6% of the capital stock of Fisker following the proposed business combination between Fisker and Spartan Energy Acquisition Corp. (subject to the achievement of certain milestones) – and will integrate deeply into the Ocean program to delive... Read the full story

LEVC Appoints First Dealer In The NETHERLANDS

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• Stern Lijnden to sell electric TX, TX Shuttle and new VN5 electric van • Supporting customers in Amsterdam and surrounding area, the new premises will provide full sales and after sales support • LEVC’s EU-wide network will cover 21 European countries by the end of 2021 • For more information on LEVC visit www.levc.com Ansty, 15th October 2020: LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) continues its European expansion with the appointment of Stern Lijnden: its fi... Read the full story

Lynk & Co takes off with most successful virtual brand launch in Europe.

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Lynk & Co takes off with most successful virtual brand launch in Europe. On September 30, 2020 Lynk & Co hosted a live streamed reveal to show off their new mobility membership for the European market. The event drew in a large, diverse audience to make it one of the most successful virtual brand launches. A smashing, server-crashing success. The reveal was popular. So popular, in fact, that the servers crashed. Oops. After that minor hiccup, Lynk & Co resto... Read the full story

The popular dishes pushing you over the drink drive limit

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Three-Quarters of Mary Berry’s Trifle will send you over the limit One jug of peppercorn sauce contains a whopping 100ml brandy It would take 325 chocolate liqueurs to send you over the edge In light of Sober October and many motorists who might be considering taking on the challenge, we’ve explored how alcohol could be sneaking into your system without you even realising when eating your favourite foods. From the Irish liqueur found in tiramisu to the large glass of red... Read the full story

Why is CSR Accreditation a good idea for YOUR organisation?

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CSR Accreditation is an essential process with which to bench-mark what your organisation is already doing in regard to social responsibility. The Accreditation application process provides a simple template where you collate, measure and report on your organisation’s socially responsible activities using our unique Four Pillars categories. Each Pillar is structured to help you impact report on areas such as energy performance, recycling, staff engagement, health and well-being, community e... Read the full story

Pristine JAGUAR E-TYPE Series 1 Takes You Back To The Factory Floor

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Stunning Series 1 3.8 LHD OTS available from E-Type UK Extremely early car, representing purity of E-Type design Documented in ‘Jaguar E-Type Six-Cylinder Originality Guide’ as one of the few known existing original E-Type examples Further information: https://etypeuk.com/showroom/series-1/jaguar-e-type-series-1-38-lhd-ots-hsn/ Kent, 15 October 2020: Ahead of the 60th anniversary of the Jaguar E-Type in 2021, E-Type UK is pleased to offer this extremely early Series 1 that per... Read the full story

SUV coupé with impressive sound ABT equips Audi RS Q8 with cool exhaust system and 23-inch rims

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The 600 hp (441 kW) Audi RS Q8 is a spontaneous headturner. The impressive SUV does not only make its presence felt on the street, but also convinces on the handling course. Now it has an even more charismatic voice, thanks to the optional ABT exhaust system. An electrically controlled exhaust flap on each side of the vehicle and four active pipes create a glorious resonance. Power delivery also benefits, thanks to the integrated interference pipe and reduced exhaust backpressure. It is also... Read the full story

New Organisational Structure and Powertrain at NIO 333 Formula E Team Revealed

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Shanghai/ Begbroke, UK, 15 October, 2020: The NIO 333 Formula E Team has undergone several improvements since the squad took to the tarmac for the ABB FIA Formula E Championship season six finale back in August in Germany. With changes to its operational and technical teams in both China and Europe, and the introduction of a new, bespoke powertrain package, the NIO 333 FE Team is looking to build on its learnings during winter testing and commence its seventh campaign in the all-electric rac... Read the full story

Tourism Must Be Part Of National Recovery And Resilience Plans

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If it is not in the plan, it is not in the budget: the European Tourism Manifesto alliance, the voice of the European travel and tourism sector, urges European Union Member States to make tourism a strategic element in their national recovery plans in order to harness the potential of the sector to generate jobs and growth, and to reap the benefits from green and digital transitions. According to the European Commission’s Communication ‘Europe's moment: Repair and Prepare for the... Read the full story

Size matters less for women

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Most drivers are in their 'Goldilocks car' - but size matters more for men OCTOBER 15 2020 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MOST DRIVERS are happy with the size of their current car, but one in 10 want a bigger car next time, according to research into buyers’ intentions by the online car supermarket BuyaCar.co.uk. Analysis of motorists' plans for their next car also reveals significant differences between the satisfaction of men and women with the size of their current vehicle a... Read the full story

5-Star Rating? The Best Vehicles for UK Taxi Drivers

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Research by Uswitch Car Insurance reveals the best cars for UK and US taxi drivers and spoiler alert it’s not the Toyota Prius! Nissan Leaf best car for UK taxi drivers Nissan Leaf and Honda Accord best cars for US cab drivers The future of taxis is electric Ford Focus Estate best taxi for airport routes Mercedes E-Class best for comfort As 2020 continues to become a year of great uncertainty within the jobs market, many people have sought new income streams and... Read the full story

Start your CSR journey with our very popular online training course and enjoy the business benefits that come with that commitment

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Season 4 begins January 14th and comprises 6 hour long modules over 6 weeks. Identify the social values of your organisation to improve business performance, increase staff satisfaction and drive profits. It is for those who wish to develop their CSR policy including CEOs/MDs, executive teams, HR managers and CSR professionals. Also suitable for those who wants to gain a better understanding of the importance of CSR in the workplace. Course endorsed by the Institute of Administrative Ma... Read the full story

Never, ever give up on your dream. To achieve it you will make mistakes, suffer setbacks, and be discouraged, but increase your passion and determination, and you will succeed.

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Never, ever give up on your dream. To achieve it you will make mistakes, suffer setbacks, and be discouraged, but increase your passion and determination, and you will succeed. Posted by Jeremy Francis CEO, Personal and Professional Development Limited jeremy@developyourmanagementskills.com Read the full story

Global Ecolabel: First Solar Series 6 is World’s First EPEAT-Rated PV Module

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Verified Sustainable: First Solar Series 6 is World’s First EPEAT-Rated PV Module Global ecolabel registry extends coverage, enabling identification of environmentally-preferable PV PORTLAND, Ore./TEMPE, Ariz., October 14, 2020 – The Green Electronics Council (GEC) today announced that the Series 6 photovoltaic (PV) module, designed and manufactured by U.S.-headquartered First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR), is the world’s first PV product to be included in the launch of the EPE... Read the full story

LEVC Appoints First Dealer In WALES

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• LEVC appoints Inter Vehicle Group (IVG) as first full dealer in Wales • IVG will supply the region with both TX and VN5 • New commercial space in Cardiff sees creation of LEVC hub • LEVC to ensure UK network allows for no more than 45 min drive to nearest site Ansty, 14th October 2020: LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) has today announced the appointment of Inter Vehicle Group (IVG) as the first official full sales and aftersales dealer in Wales. The dealer... Read the full story

Lightweight V8 Trio Of Sought-After FERRARI Models Now Available From BELL SPORT & CLASSIC

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Three lightweight, rare and V8-engined Ferrari models on sale at Bell Sport & Classic Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale one of a limited number to ever be supplied through Italian brand’s dealer network Performance-focused Ferrari 458 Speciale and 488 Pista are both supplied with highly desirable spec list and exemplary service history All three Ferrari models offered in rare and desirable right-hand drive spec having been originally delivered to the UK 14th October 2020: Bell Spor... Read the full story

Raising The Bar – THORNLEY KELHAM Enters Partnership With RACE TECHNIQUES

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Thornley Kelham is bringing specialist engine builders, Race Techniques, in-house. Originally established in 1987, Race Techniques bring high level expertise in engine design and development, and the tuning and building of high-performance road and race engines Together the two companies now also offer an expanded and enhanced machine shop – both in terms of equipment and engineering expertise Over 30 years’ experience of dyno testing and development work is now in – house at Thor... Read the full story

EFCTC invites value chain to join new pledge in the battle against illegal trade of HFC refrigerants

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London, 14 October 2020 – Today, the European Fluorocarbons Technical Committee (EFCTC) launches a pledge for industry and citizens to #SayNoToIllegalHFCs. EFCTC hopes that this pledge will encourage joint action across the refrigerant value chain to eradicate the black market for hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), a threat to Europe’s climate goals and the environment. But to win this fight, all parties must work together and do their part. The first supporters of the industry-wide initiative th... Read the full story

NEW - SLX®+ with FLITE Technology®

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SLX®+. A Performance Evolution. The Hague, NL – 14 October 2020 – New high-performance cast vinyl product from Arlon Graphics available for fleet and vehicle applications. An all-season cast film packed with outstanding features to make every part of your fleet and vehicle look amazing. ‘’Arlon Graphics are delighted to launch our new SLX®+ print media film. Engineered to perform in all conditions with superb print quality, fast application and clean removal, SLX... Read the full story

Our Accredited companies are doing great things...

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“RFS makes donations and supports fundraising for various charitable causes. A number of employees are trustee members for local schools and community projects, which the business recognises and supports. Our chosen charity for 2019 provides us with volunteering opportunities. The Board has approved every employee taking 1.5 days per year as extra paid leave to carry out some volunteering. Apart from supporting a local charity, RFS recruits apprentices, supporting and developing youth... Read the full story

SAGE documents reveal non-essential stores have ‘very minimal impact on R values’.

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They must never again be included in new lockdowns, says ParcelHero. Newly released documents from the Government's top scientific advisory group, SAGE, reveal the closure of non-essential stores has 'very minimal impact on R values’. ParcelHero says High Street retailers must never again be included in Tier 3 restrictions or new national lockdowns. New documents released by SAGE, the Government’s scientific advisory group for emergencies, reveal the closure of non-essent... Read the full story

Research: online retailers unprepared for Christmas surge?

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Many UK online retailers have just completed their most successful quarter due to the coronavirus pandemic. Econsultancy[1] reported that 77% of British consumers now do at least part of their online shopping online. This figure is up from 61% in 2019. Against this backdrop and in the run up to the traditionally busiest period for retailers, Edge Testing Solutions (Edge) set out to test the websites of 258[2] leading UK online retailers. The testing specialist used industry-standard tools... Read the full story