ABP celebrates more ATA accreditation

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ABP Motorsport in Crewe is celebrating more of its technicians gaining the prestigious ATA qualification.

The CAT Garage of the Year Award winner previously had just one technician accredited with the ATA. Owner Chris Meredith says it was only a matter of time before he wanted all his technicians to be certified: “Training is expensive for a small business when you consider the cost involved per person. It comes to over £1,000 per technician but I believe the benefits far outweigh the costs.

“From a customer perspective what better way to show them that your technicians are not only fully qualified and able to carry out work on their cars but that they have also been independently assessed and accredited as able to work on the latest vehicles.

“It also shows as a business that we only employ technicians who are able to demonstrate that they are fully able to comply with modern vehicle technology and aren’t just people that passed exams 25 years ago!”

Meredith says more garage owners should consider sending their technicians on the qualification scheme: “Rather that give your men 3 percent at review time send them on an ATA course as it’s a WIN-WIN scenario – they get the accreditation and you get to market it!”

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