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RMI appoints director to lead NBRA and VBRA

RMI 29/11/2017

The Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) has announced the appointment of Chris Weeks as Director of the National Body Repairers Association (NBRA) and the Vehicle Builders Repairers Association (VBRA).

Chris will bring 24 years of industry experience to the organisations, and will continue to develop the NBRA brand and further expand the influence of the associations in the sector.

Peter Johnson, RMI Chairman said, "We are delighted to have someone with Chris Weeks industry experience and background joining the RMI to head the two body repairers associations.”

Chris Weeks added, “The UK vehicle body repair sector has some immediate challenges and is in the midst of a period where technology will transform vehicles. Going forward it is vital that we have one influential voice in the industry to ensure our members’ interests and businesses are strongly represented.”

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Notes to Editors:

Chris Weeks was most recently Director of Networks and Supply Chain at Innovation Group from 2014 - 2017.

Prior to this he was Director of UK Assistance Accident Repair Centres at Direct Line Group from 2009 – 2014

Chris has also worked in various roles for Churchill and RBS Insurance, being promoted successfully from a Field Engineer in 1993 to Head of Engineering and Head of Business Services.


About the RMI

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.