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For competition winners information please click here. If you would like to buy any of the photographs from the open days these are now for sale priced at £2.00 for a 10x8 photo. All proceeds to NSPCC. Please email invitation@awrepairgroup.co.uk to order. HUNDREDS of car fans turned out to see the Batmobile, Herbie and KnightRider's KITT at the AW Repair Group family charity fun event on Good Friday and Easter Saturday.

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[/kml_flashembed]AW Repair Group is pleased to announce work has commenced on a purpose built group HQ and FastTrack facility. The group’s Lincolnshire operation will also relocate to the 17,000 sq ft development adjacent to its current site with the £1.2m project due to be complete by January 2012. Managing Director Andrew Walsh said: “We have outgrown our existing premises in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, and have designed a high tech facility around the future needs of the industry.” The new development will include Symach drying technology, full aluminium capability, while you wait repair processes with customer wi-fi lounge, central point of notification hub and training facility.

[caption id="attachment_81" align="alignright" width="250"]Sugar sweet victory: Sir Alan's Apprentice aide Nick Hewer (centre) presents trophies to with AW Repair Group’s Newark branch manager James Dunn for Personal Development and managing director Andrew Walsh for the Switched On technology in business award. Sugar sweet victory: Sir Alan's Apprentice aide Nick Hewer (centre) presents trophies to with AW Repair Group’s Newark branch manager James Dunn for Personal Development and managing director Andrew Walsh for the Switched On technology in business award.[/caption] AW Repair Group has been presented with two business awards by Sir Alan Sugar’s Apprentice aide Nick Hewer. The bodyshop group’s South Nottinghamshire branch manager James Dunn was winner of the Personal Development award and the group was the winner of the Most Switched On Business award for use of technology within a business at the 2009 regional business awards sponsored by Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Chamber of Commerce. Guest of honor, Nick Hewer, known for his stern bespectacled watch over contestants on their 12-week BBC-filmed interview to become Sir Alan’s Apprentice, congratulated all the winners at a glittering prize ceremony on Wednesday (25th November, 2009).

[caption id="attachment_45" align="alignright" width="250"]SIGN OF THE TIMES: Andrew Walsh, Managing Director of AW Repair Group, confirms his commitment to modern vehicle repair safety with the approval by prestige manufacturer VW and associated brands. SIGN OF THE TIMES: Andrew Walsh, Managing Director of AW Repair Group, confirms his commitment to modern vehicle repair safety with the approval by prestige manufacturer VW and associated brands.[/caption] AW Repair Group's Sleaford crash repair centre has been accredited with the Volkswagen Group Paint and Body Approval. The manufacturer approval, which includes the Audi, VW, Seat and Skoda brands, recognises the company's commitment to the brand's repair techniques and technology. Commented Managing Director Andrew Walsh: ""People sometimes forget that an incorrectly repaired vehicle can compromise the safety of the occupants, especially with the complexities of modern day vehicle techniques and metals.

[caption id="attachment_74" align="alignright" width="250"]AW Repair Group's Newark (Nottinghamshire) site has recently gained the PAS125 Kitemark licence just nine months after opening its doors for business. AW Repair Group's Newark (Nottinghamshire) site has recently gained the PAS125 Kitemark licence just nine months after opening its doors for business.[/caption] AW Repair Group's Newark (Nottinghamshire) site has recently gained the PAS125 Kitemark licence just nine months after opening its doors for business. The site is managed by James Dunn who carefully hand picked his team and is exceptionally pleased at how well they have performed together. James said: "Achieving such a standard when team has been working together for only nine months is an achievement in itself." The site, which currently employs 7 technicians on the shopfloor, plans a staged growth to meet its targets over the next 12 months.

[caption id="attachment_14" align="alignright" width="200"]AW Repair Group's Sleaford site has become the first in Lincolnshire to achieve the Thatcham BSI Kitemark, just eight weeks after its South Yorkshire site was accredited. AW Repair Group's Sleaford site has become the first in Lincolnshire to achieve the Thatcham BSI Kitemark, just eight weeks after its South Yorkshire site was accredited.[/caption] From June 2008 edition of Bodyshop Magazine. AW Repair Group’s Sleaford site has become the first in Lincolnshire to achieve the Thatcham BSI Kitemark, just eight weeks after its South Yorkshire site was accredited. Managing Director Andrew Walsh said: “Everyone in the AW Group has gained so much from the whole process and I am very proud that both sites can now display the Kitemark with pride.” Many of the required procedures and processes that were highlighted following a gap analysis at South Yorkshire were implemented at the Lincolnshrie site, particularly in relation to future staff development.