Fantastic Repair

“Did a fantastic repair, thank you very much”

Mrs. S Poisman

22/04/2014

The Porsche R4 Easter Meet

Porsche Meet @ Doddington HAll

Doddington Hall,near Lincoln, was the destination for Porsche Club GB Region 4’s first meeting of 2014 on Easter Sunday. We arrived a bit soggy to say the least and after battling with the elements the AW Repair Group event shelter was finally up! As the Porsches rolled in to the grounds of the historic Hall the weather had finally started to improve much to everyone’s relief as the cleaning cloths came out to dry their pride and joy.

Easter Sunday was the first day Doddington Hall Gardens and House were open for the forthcoming season and a craft fair also attracted the crowds. The car park soon filled up and visitors with Porsches came over to our shelter to speak with the club, get advice and join fellow Porsche fanatics.

We also had the opportunity to visit Whisby Transport Museum. A vintage bus runs from just outside Doddington Hall to the museum housing vintage buses and cars. It was really interesting to see what used to run on the roads of Britain!

It was lovely to meet the members of Region 4 again. AW work closely with the group and attend events and we have an exciting calendar throughout the year.

We have much planned and a lot to look forward to…and don’t forget to  enter our competition for the super car experience at Blyton Park – see our Facebook or Twitter pages for details of how to enter.

Jade

AW Celebrate Our First Retirement

ROB RETIRES: Long serving panel technician Rob ‘Pops’ Kelby (seated) retires from AW Repair Group. Pictured with wife Daphne, Branch Manager Steve Hoe (left) and Managing Director Andrew Walsh (centre).

ROB RETIRES: Long serving panel technician Rob ‘Pops’ Kelby (seated) retires from AW Repair Group. Pictured with wife Daphne, Branch Manager Steve Hoe (left) and Managing Director Andrew Walsh (centre).

AW Repair Group have celebrated our first retirement. After a decade of service with the company, Rob Kelby enjoyed his last day at work yesterday.

Rob was originally employed as a panel technician for AW a decade ago within the fast paced workshop; lately Rob has been driving one of the transporters. Swapping his car keys for a golf club, Rob is now set to enjoy a much deserved quieter life on the golf course.

To mark the occasion, the team at the Sleaford branch raised a glass and enjoyed a meal with Rob last night at a local restaurant. Rob is well liked, a team member colleagues affectionately name ‘Pops’. Swapping stories and sharing memories it made for a fantastic evening.

Here at AW we want to thank you Rob for the time you have graced us with, your humour and loyalty will be sorely missed and we wish you all the best in the next chapter of your life.

Added Managing Director Andrew Walsh: “Rob has been an excellent role model and mentor to other team members and will be very much missed from the team.”

10 Days Of Easter

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10 Days Of Easter

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Come into one of your local AW branches between 14th April 2014 and 24th April 2014 for a quote on tyres, services or accident damage and you will receive a free chocolate Easter gift for you or a family member*.

April 14th – 24th – Easter Egg Gift
Monday – Friday. 8.30am – 5.30pm                  
Saturdays. 8.30am – 12.30pm
Sundays closed.
Open Good Friday. Closed Easter Monday.
*Whilst Stocks Last

Congratulations John

John Barnett Senior ATA VDA
We are proud to announce that AW Repair Group’s long standing South Yorkshire team member John Barnett has today been informed he has passed his ATA VDA re-accreditation (Automotive Training Association Vehicle Damage Assessor)

John is the first VDA (Vehicle Damage Assessor) in the group to go through the re-accreditation process and I am sure you will all join me in congratulating John on this achievement.

The accreditation was implemented by the British Standard Institute (BSI) PAS125 programme to licensed bodyshops in the UK in 2007/8, to ensure those who are assessing vehicle damage are fully trained and competent to do so on today’s modern and complicated vehicles. The accreditation has to be re-achieved every three years to ensure VDAs are aware of the latest repair methods and technological changes in construction. John is therefore one of the first batch of previously accredited VDAs to go through the re-accreditation process.

John is the longest standing employee at our South Yorkshire site. Joining AW in 2003, John has held two positions within the company, one as a VDA and the other as a Workshop Controller.

Delighted with his achievement John had this to say, “I would like to take this opportunity to thank AW for the constant support throughout my career. The whole team has been behind me and it’s a real pleasure to be able to continue to work with AW.”

Ladies Day Attendees Donate Generously.

At AW we would like to extend the below thank you to the attendees of our Ladies Day. It was a great success and without your generosity we wouldn’t of been able to raise the amount of money we did. We also want to thank Breakthrough Breast Cancer and will continue to support them.

 

From: Supporter Services [mailto:supporterservices@breakthrough.org.uk]
Sent: 31 March 2014 10:22
To: AW Repair Group
Subject: Breakthrough Breast Cancer

Dear AW Repair Group,

Thank you for supporting Breakthrough Breast Cancer

Thank you so much for your generous donation which we were delighted to receive and I understand was as a result of hosting a ladies day at your Company. Your hard work and commitment means we can keep making a real difference to the lives of people affected by breast cancer. On behalf of everyone at Breakthrough Breast Cancer, please extend our thanks to all those who helped make your fundraising possible.

With huge thanks and very best wishes,

Malina Szreter
Supporter Services Team