New editor for CAT magazine

16 April 2014


CAT magazine is delighted to welcome Greg Whitaker as the new editor of CAT magazine. Greg was, until November, the editor of Aftermarket magazine and prior to this was the editor of PMV Middle East and a writer on Class ...

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Enscite to help automotive SMEs ‘grow and thrive’

17 April 2014


A new organisation aims to improve the performance of small and medium businesses within the automotive engineering supply chain. Enscite, supported by the European Regional Development Fund and the Regional Growth Fund, ...

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CAT Council

Enscite to help automotive SMEs ‘grow and thrive’


07 March 2014


Carrying on the Inside Line series, we move on from looking at the Ford Ka and turn our attention to the Citroën C1, Peugeot 107 and Toyota Aygo. The popular supermini was the creation of a joint venture between PSA and ...

11 February 2014


Carrying on the Inside Line series, we move on from looking at the BMW 1 Series and turn our attention to the Ford Ka. Now in its second generation, this car remains a firm favourite with those wanting an entry-level car ...

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Latest from the CAT Blog

CAT’S INSIDE LINE: FORD KA (1996 TO 2009)

07 April 2014


Kicking off a week ago, Haynes Publishing Group will be taking a group of 15 year olds and older on an educational crash course of car mechanics over the next seven weeks. The Haynes Mechanix scheme will see members of t ...

28 March 2014


Workshops may be missing out on profit opportunities created by potholes, says Autobutler. The online car servicing comparison tool says that garages need to be trying to capture a share of the £100 million a year that ...

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Out and About with CAT

Garages should aim to capture more pothole repair work

17 April 2014


Roger Buttle and Ross Barnes explain how they generate good profits from cat recycling. Refine Metals is a busy, thriving recycler, quietly tucked away in the picturesque Surrey Hills

28 March 2014


Phil Lowes says investing in his garage and in training his staff is key to keeping up with dealerships. Starting up any business always requires a plan and a blueprint of how it will work and grow in its formative years ...

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CAT Know-How

CAT Garage Lives: Ludlow Hill MOT Centre

17 April 2014


Working out what to claim and what not to claim can be like walking on a tightrope with potentially painful consequences if you slip. Tax can be an absolute minefield and ensuring that the correct income is declared is v ...

19 March 2014


John Genge on how get around a miserly bank manager and find finance. This is a question that I am asked a lot. It seems that when you don’t need money, banks are throwing it at you but when you are desperate, they don ...

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