Thanks to the Bodyshop Magazine for a fabulous awards night. We saw 2 members of our team recognised at the event. Congratulations to Nicholaus Owen (that is the correct spelling for Nic) from DLG Auto Services Orpington for winning Panel Technician of the Year and Bradley Booth from Barnsley for winning Apprentice of the Year.
Over the past couple of years DLG Auto Services Barnsley have donated Easter eggs to their local children's' hospitals and hospices. This year the team collected their largest ever number, 318 eggs, which will be given to those children who are coping with serious illnesses. We would like to thank everyone who contributed to this deserving cause.
The bodyshop awards are among the most coveted honours for all technicians in the industry. The technicians were judged on quality of repair first and foremost, which meant preventing the repair from becoming too large, the depth of filler, the correct sectioning of the piece as well as welding techniques.
We are delighted to announce that Carl Batt, from DLG Auto Services, Aldershot, collected this prestigious award.
Last month DLG Auto Services held a national Charity Day to fund raise for Make-A-Wish Foundation. An amazing £12,213 was donated to this charity who grant magical wishes to chilldren fighting life-threatening conditions.
UK Assistance Accident Repair Centres are now trading as DLG Auto Services, which are part of the Direct Line Group. We believe that we have the best network of repair centres in the UK, however customer research told us that consumers don't know what UK Assistance is - DLG Auto Services is a bold statement that puts the DLG name above the door.
It's worth noting that 'UK Assistance Accident Repair Centres' remains the trading name for the operation so no need to be confused if you still see it on certain documents.
Geoff Fulton from our Bristol Accident Repair Centre is taking part in the FTA Truck Driver of The Year competition on 13th July, good luck Geoff!
We have worked with Brake, the road safety charity, for 13 years. In this time, we have produced seminal survey reports on driver behaviour, attitudes and understanding; and released the results to the media to raise awareness of safe driving.This year's reports have covered ‘driving offences and deterrents', ‘crash protection and vehicle selection', ‘winter driving' and ‘use of head restraints'. Brake uses this research for its wider campaigning, education, community and professional engagement activities. We hold events in Westminster with parliamentarians to showcase this research.
We also sponsor Brake's Parliamentarian of the Year Awards, which recognise Members of Parliament who have campaigned on road-safety issues and (under the Churchill brand) we sponsor Beep Beep! Days an education initiative aimed at 2-7 year olds, which delivers road safety basics through fun activities, while raising awareness among parents and the wider community about protecting children on roads.