BSI Kitemark™ Vehicle Damage Repair News September 2014

Our welcome to new clients

Since our last newsletter in June, the following clients have joined us and been awarded their BSI Kitemark. Many congratulations to all who have worked hard to meet the requirements of PAS 125.

Ian Kitchin, Global Commercial Director commented

“We are pleased to see that the BSI Kitemark family continues to develop with a further 12 new bodyshops being awarded the BSI Kitemark for vehicle damage repair since our last newsletter in June.  Congratulations to all the bodyshops listed and we are sure that being BSI Kitemark certified will bring real benefits to you supporting your policy of improved quality and competence.  In addition, during the transition period from PAS 125 to BS 10125 the knowledge and experience of our assessors will be invaluable in supporting continued compliance.”

 

KM 600917

SJC Motors

KM 611751

Sipson Group Ltd

KM 612421

Monaghan Brothers Ltd

KM 612153

1st Quality Repair Centres Ltd

KM 608347

Fairlight Coachworks

KM 609129

TST Cardiff Ltd

KM 611928

PEGGS Accident Repair Centre

KM 613894

Philserve Ltd

KM 611585

Tavistock Accident Repair Centre Ltd

KM 616897

DWS Automotive Repair Solutions Lt

KM 616895

Rye Street Coachworks Ltd (Braintree)

KM 615599

Cambria Automobiles (South East) Ltd

 

To view all clients with a BSI Kitemark for Vehicle Damage Repair, please visit our product and services directory, and search under 'services'.


Gardiner Motors achieve their certificate for vehicle damage repair

Gardiner Motors

Congratulations to Kevin and Charlotte Gardiner of Gardiner Motors. Gardiner Motors have had  their BSI Kitemark since 2008. Located in Wellingborough and part of the Fix Auto group, they have a capacity for over 100 vehicles on their site in Northamptonshire and have been trading for over 30 years.

Chris Wright, BSI's UK Marketing Director presented Kevin and Charlotte their certificate in August at our head offices in Milton Keynes.


The new British Standard BS 10125 and your timeline

The draft of BS 10125, the new standard for vehicle damage repair, has now passed the public comment period, and is now being reviewed by the BSI Technical committee (known as SVS/20). We anticipate that the standard will be published at the end of the year. With this in mind, we’ve put together a timeline to explain the process and the timings for moving your certification over to the new standard. Download your copy.

To help you understand more about the changes, we will be running events in 2016 to update you on the changes. To register your interest in attending please complete the short form below.

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New BSI Kitemark for secure digital transactions launched

BSI Kitemark for financial products

We’ve introduced another BSI Kitemark in the service sector, which has generated a high level of press coverage and helped to raise the profile of the BSI Kitemark again with the public. The Secure Digital Banking Kitemark has been developed to help consumers confidently and easily identify websites or apps they can trust with their financial and/or personal details. 

Read the press release


Have you used your marketing toolkit?

We produced a marketing toolkit last year for all clients to help make it easy to explain what the BSI Kitemark is and what it means for your customers. Whilst the integrity of the scheme is very important and close to our hearts here at BSI, it’s also really important to share this with your customers.  Even if your work provider is sending customers your way, it’s still really important to give customers the reassurance that the repairs you make will be of high quality and won’t compromise on safety. Think about all the touchpoints, from conversations, to quotes right through to vehicle handovers, where could you be reassuring them with your BSI Kitemark message? Could you place a mirror hanger in their car to reaffirm why they came to you? Or include the BSI Kitemark logo on your emails. So even if you can’t influence how work comes into your bodyshop, you can send completed jobs away with your BSI Kitemark message.

The toolkit has loads of useful information, guidance and is easy to use. Free images, copy for websites, templates for mirror hangers, certificates and pretty much everything in between, if you haven’t already, take a moment to have a look through and see what it can do for your business.

For further information or marketing support contact Charlotte Broady.


Upcoming events

We’ve been out on the road again at the recent ABP regional meeting in Northern Ireland. Hosted at the impressive Titanic Belfast, we had the chance to meet with clients and also hear directly what’s happening in the world of vehicle repair and the challenges our clients face.

If you’d like to meet us in the near future, we’ll be exhibiting at the Ford Impact / One Vizion event (Ricoh Arena, Coventry) 28/29 October and at the ABP Annual Convention and Knight of Nights (Hinckley Island Hotel, Leicester) 18 November. If you’re attending please come and see us, we'll be pleased to help answer any questions you have about the new standard, marketing support or other enquiries.


Introducing Rob Hine

Rob has been with BSI for over 20 years, starting as an engineer in the lighting laboratory at Kitemark House in Hemel Hempstead, and then in various business development roles covering all sectors and divisions along the way. In his varied career, Rob has chaired summit conferences  between the European Commission and the Chinese Government, presented globally on product approval processes and represented the UK on technical committees. In his new role as Commercial Engagement Manager he will be working with influential organisations to promote BSI services in the pursuit of quality and safety. Rob will be focussing his efforts on raising awareness of the BSI Kitemark for vehicle bodywork repair to help key influencers and work providers to understand the value of the scheme. Please contact him directly with any  suggestions or recommendations: Robert.Hine@bsigroup.com