S&G is the latest company to become an AutoRaise Platinum Partner and joins Audatex, BMS, CAPS Consortium, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Fix Auto UK, LV=, Morelli Group, R-M Paint and U-Pol.
"This is another really exciting step forward for the AutoRaise charity," comments Mark Bull, Head of Engagement for Business at AutoRaise. "S&G understands the skills issues facing their network of repairers and the vehicle repair industry as a whole, and we're incredibly proud to have cemented another significant partnership with a company that wants to help us attract and encourage young people into the vehicle repair industry."
Andy Whatmough, S&G's Managing Director, said: "AutoRaise is doing good and helping to provide a sustainable industry for the future; S&G Response are pleased to be able to support the various initiatives to drive quality, progress and innovation within the motor repair sector."
AutoRaise has taken great strides in its quest to support the vehicle repair industry within the past years to help address the current skills shortage, which has resulted in approximately 100 new apprenticeships being created. "This is a great opportunity to work with another leading professional organisation and we'll be building on the solid foundations that have been put in place to better engage with all stakeholders as we strive to bridge the current skills crisis," Mark added.
Bob Linwood, CEO at AutoRaise said: "S&G is a like-minded organisation who take their corporate and social responsibility very seriously, so we're delighted that they have chosen AutoRaise as a charity of their choice. They understand what is being built and want to help extend and support the AutoRaise brand where possible as well as becoming actively involved in helping to shape our progression via Trustee meetings and AutoRaise events."
S&G is an excellent fit as they already work with several AutoRaise Partners such as Fix Auto UK, Morelli Group and Industry Insights as a Connected Solutions partner. Their contribution, both financial and otherwise will prove valuable to what AutoRaise aims to achieve.
"Partner funding is absolutely critical to our growth and development and I'm sure you will all be equally pleased with this Platinum Partner addition and join us in welcoming Andy Whatmough and the S & G team on board," concludes Mark.
It's essential that the industry gets behind addressing the skills shortage, whether it be taking on new apprentices, hosting Industry Showcase Events or simply helping to spread the word.