The letter reads, ”As the members of the Consultative Group of the Bodyshop Services Division of the RMI (representing some 100 key bodyshops), we have become increasingly disillusioned at the actions of the RMI with regard to the body repair industry.
- The departure of key Bodyshop Services Division staff over the past 24 months - The lack of commitment, communication and action from current Bodyshop Services Division staff - The resultant decline in the standing of the RMI Bodyshop Services Division within both the body repair industry and the insurance industry - The lack of support for the Bodyshop Services Division from RMI Executive Management
As such, we, the undersigned, no longer have any confidence in the ability of the RMI to articulate the issues within the industry or to represent repairer interests, whether they be large or small organisations. We are therefore resigning from the Consultative Group with immediate effect.
You can be assured that this decision has not been taken lightly and we do believe that we have made ample overtures to you and Ray Holloway that unless proactivity and improved communications were driven from the highest level this action would be sadly inevitable.
(In alphabetical order) Julian Allen, Motorvation
Andy Blair, ADR
Nick Boret, Fleetline
Ian Clark, Seward Group
Ron Dobson, Lancashire Motor Bodies (Atherton)
Gerry Facenna, Allied Vehicles
John Galbraith, Allied Vehicles
Paul Glover, M&M Vehicle Repairs
Tracy Howard, Howard Basford
Neil Kirk, Howard Basford
Ken Lane, Nationwide
Paul Marden, Seward Group
Gary Marshall, Marshall Panelcraft
Zaf Melan, KAG Accident Repairs
Tony Parish, Alton Cars
Doug Redfarn, R&T Coachworks
Dave Shepherd, Deejay
Steve Tooth, Bassetts of Swansea
Karl Vella, Karl Vella
Mick Whitehead , M&M Vehicle Repairs”