Published 09/03/2015 00:00:00 in Press Releases

“It is extremely positive to see that following two years of work, the persistence we have shown on behalf of our members who suffered financially on the back of the collapse of Drive Assist is finally showing results.”, commented Frank Harvey, Head of the National Association of Bodyshops (NAB).

The NAB has been working tirelessly to ensure that minimal damage would be felt by its members after the claims management company went into administration in December 2012.

Harvey continued, “We have also been in contact with The Insolvency Service, providing them with information and evidence to assist them in building a case against the former Directors of Drive Assist.

“As a result of our joint efforts, Birmingham-based law firm Wragge, Lawrence, Graham and Co, who is acting on behalf of the Department for Business Innovation and Skills, and the Insolvency Service, has written to Drive Assist Creditors naming specific Drive Assist Directors. They have asked a range of questions relating to the contract and activities of Drive Assist, and the scale of debt at the time when the company went into liquidation.

“The outcomes of any action taken will hopefully make other organisations think twice about their contract terms and payment cycles with bodyshops. NAB will be there to remind them that dysfunctional behaviour may have far reaching consequences.”

If you are a bodyshop and are concerned about commercial terms and payment cycles being imposed by motor insurance claims management companies, please contact NAB on 0845 3054239 or email any enquiries to nab@rmif.co.uk for friendly, impartial advice.




Rupal Rawal, Communications Officer
Tel: 020 7307 3412
Mob: 07528 977 157
Press Office direct line: 020 7307 3422
Press Office fax: 020 7307 3406

Web: www.rmif.co.uk  Email: rupal.rawal@rmif.co.uk

The Retail Motor Industry represents the interests of operators in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man providing sales and services to motorists and businesses. The RMI has a formal association with the independent Scottish Motor Trade Association which represents the retail motor industry in Scotland. 

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