Nick Best has been appointed president of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF).
Best is director of Car Parts & Accessories in Portslade, Sussex, and has been a member of the federation's council since 2007.
“I’m conscious of the challenges that face the independent sector of the motor trade at the present and it’s essential that the IAAF alerts its members to the issues and helps them tackle them. Topics like the potential changes to MoT frequency could have a devastating effect on our businesses, as well as the adverse affects on road safety and the environment. Our members and motorists need to understand the impact of such change,” he said.
“The Federation has a long and proud history of successful lobbying on behalf of the independent aftermarket, but we need to bring it home to everyone in the market just how important that work is, and just how important it is for garages, parts factors and parts suppliers to bring the benefit of that work to the motorist.
“The UK’s independent automotive aftermarket is an essential tool in giving the country’s motorists, private and corporate, a genuine alternative to dealer servicing. Britain’s motoring public get quality, commitment, convenience and cost effective solutions from the independent sector,” Best declared.