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Champagne celebration for 2,000th ATA technician

Ford master technician, Daryl King, who works for EMG Motor Group in Spalding, has become the 2,000th technician to achieve his credentials as part of the Automotive Technician Accreditation (ATA) scheme.

Having successfully completed the required practical assessments and theoretical test as part of the Ford Masters programme, King was presented with his ATA photo-identity card and a bottle of champagne by Sarah Sillars, chief executive of the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), which governs the scheme.

Andy Back, service manager at EMG Motor Group said: "King is a very experienced, long serving valued member of our service team, and we are absolutely delighted with his achievement here at EMG."

Sarah Sillars, IMI chief executive, added: "This landmark is great news for the scheme, underlining the industry’s desire to recognise the importance and value of current competence and ethical behaviour.

"Accreditation is a hot topic across the sector and we are working hard to maintain this progress. It’s tremendous that major stakeholders such as Snap-on are actively promoting the benefits of getting involved."

Daryl King is pictured receiving his photo identity card and a bottle of champagne from Sarah Sillars, chief executive, Institute of the Motor Industry. Also pictured is Terry Barcham, UK managing director, Snap-on Tools, who awarded King a 4-gas analyser.

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