Independent workshop owners Frank and David Massey are putting on conference and ‘hands-on training event’ in November. The event, to be known as AutoInform Live takes its name from the technical e-zine produced by the Masseys.
The two-day seminar is being held at the GTG Academy in Wolverhampton on Saturday, November 29 and Sunday, November 30. Independent workshops keen to improve their knowledge and skills will be able to get to grips with the latest tools and products and attend technical demonstrations and presentations.
The event is sponsored by the Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) campaign, which is keen for well-known technicians to be associated with it. Campaign Chair nigel Morgan said: “It is our job to make this an interactive, must attend conference. If we don’t provide formal training and educate garages then the independent automotive aftermarket will fall behind. The garages who are willing to make a small investment in time and money to attend are the ones we want to talk to.”
David Massey said: “It’s a technical conference, similar to the FMN conferences that we’ve done in the past, but far more practical. We’ve got full workshop facilities.”
Massey has always supported the OE parts campaign. “If a customer wants to supply his own parts, I make him take their car somewhere else – I do not fit non-genuine parts – period” he concluded.