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Dear Member,

The well-earned break over the Christmas holiday seems like a distant memory, let’s hope we are at the end of the pandemic and normality will return this year.

You may have seen comments in the trade press recently about the EU Commission’s plans to extend the Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulations (MVBER) until 2028. I would like to clarify that this extension has not been confirmed and the European Commission has not reached a final view on MVBER. A consultation will be launching in Q2 2022, the results of which will decide their course of action. We will keep you informed of developments as they arise.

Entries for the BIG Awards 2022 have now closed, and I would like to personally thank everyone that has put themselves forward. An incredibly high standard of entry has been submitted from many garages, giving the judging panel the difficult task of deciding who to put forward to the shortlist. The night of the awards ceremony on Friday 19th August will be a night to remember, with the very best entertainment and a celebration of everything good in the sector. If you would like to attend this industry night of the year, please call the member helpline on 01788 225 908 or see the article below.

As hinted at in the previous bulletin, this year we will be repositioning Trust My Garage as a competitive alternative to online work providers, offering all the same benefits as these companies as well as driving consumers into your garage, which will all be funded from membership subscriptions. The new Trust My Garage website will be launching later this year with exciting new consumer booking features and a national marketing campaign, so look out for more news in the coming months.

Best regards,


Stuart James
Chief Executive

Stuart James

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