• TechMan tracks its evolution

    The TechMan garage management system has come a long way since its launch in August 2015, as it has now g ...

    The TechMan garage management system has come a long way since its launch in August 2015, as it has now grown to over 3,000 users across the UK. But, how did it all begin? TechMan was born from the de ...

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  • How to create a motivational work environment

    Tina Drayson, Operations Manager at independent garage CCM, discusses how business owners and managers ca ...

    Tina Drayson, Operations Manager at independent garage CCM, discusses how business owners and managers can create a motivational and nurturing culture within the workplace environment. A workplace cul ...

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  • How a mentor impacts apprentice progression

    In this month’s column, Gemma Westlake explores the role of the mentor and how it relates to the progress ...

    In this month’s column, Gemma Westlake explores the role of the mentor and how it relates to the progression of an apprentice. Well, what a crazy start to the year we’ve had! I hope you are well and h ...

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  • ASG offers industry support

    If you were to glean one positive that has come out of the events of the past year, what would it be? It’ ...

    If you were to glean one positive that has come out of the events of the past year, what would it be? It’s a tough question, but one that Dave Massey, a founding member of the Automotive Support Group ...

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  • What the 2030 ban means for the aftermarket

    2030 is the latest deadline set by the government for the end to sales of new cars with internal combusti ...

    2030 is the latest deadline set by the government for the end to sales of new cars with internal combustion engines, but what does this mean for the aftermarket? Neil Pattemore assesses the situation. ...

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  • 'Office at home' assists garages during pandemic

    Remote access to Autowork Online has enabled Hill Street Garage to have an ‘office at home’ and provide g ...

    Remote access to Autowork Online has enabled Hill Street Garage to have an ‘office at home’ and provide great customer service throughout the duration of the pandemic. PMM finds out more. Like many ot ...

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  • Clarity provided on Apprenticeship Levy

    2017 saw the introduction of the government’s Apprenticeship Levy, yet years on and there is still confus ...

    2017 saw the introduction of the government’s Apprenticeship Levy, yet years on and there is still confusion amongst independent garages about the levy and how it affects them. PMM ’s expert contribut ...

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  • Autotech dissects online training

    With a boom in online training as a result of the pandemic, it’s hard for independents to know what type ...

    With a boom in online training as a result of the pandemic, it’s hard for independents to know what type of training they should prioritise. Mandla Ndhlovu, Head of Autotech Training, explains why, in ...

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  • The mutual benefits of work placements

    Back again for another instalment, Gemma Westlake explains why work placements benefit both the candidate ...

    Back again for another instalment, Gemma Westlake explains why work placements benefit both the candidate and the employer. I think we are all happy to see the back of 2020 and welcome a new and, hope ...

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  • Avia Autos provides bad review advice

    After receiving a bad Google review, Hayley Pells assesses the fallout and the best ways to react to such ...

    After receiving a bad Google review, Hayley Pells assesses the fallout and the best ways to react to such a situation. As you might expect, I was initially extremely upset to receive a one-star review ...

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