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Another successful AGM for the BVSF!

yeahThe British Vehicle Salvage Federation held another very successful annual general meeting event on April 14th, again held in the magnificent Coombe Abbey Hotel near Coventry.

A record number of delegates this year descended upon the Coombe Abbey and the feedback confirmed that it was both enjoyable, interesting and of considerable benefit to all delegates. Over and above the actual AGM which conjured up a number of questions relating to the Salvage Code of Practice and air bags, a marvelous buffet lunch was enjoyed by all, following which four speakers addressed the audience. These included representation from the Fraud section of Lloyds Bank, a real eye opener to companies at risk from Fraud, both electronic and by telephone. The Tyre Recovery Association with whom the BVSF has now effectively joined forces in an attempt to implement a code of practice for the sale of part worn tyres. The Environment Agency relating to illegal operators, amongst a number of other subjects and Jason Cross from Fab Recycling talking about how to improve your business and make your customer WANT to come back to you. The first feedback to be received after the event read as follows… Many thanks for your kind hospitality at the AGM Seminar on Thursday. A thoroughly enjoyable dinner and some very good speakers during the day. Congratulations for putting on another great event. BVSF’s Roger West said, “It is these sort of comments that make the organisational hard work very worthwhile.” There was a themed evening meal loosely based on Downton Abbey (Aptly named Downtrodden Abbey) for the event, was excellent and for the second year running Table 1 got the murderer again (It was the cook!).

The evening was rounded off with the presentation of the Combellack Award to John Schofield and his team at Car Transplants, a very worthy recipient and a lifetime achievement award to Bernard Simpson of Simpson Brothers. Bernard has been retired from the industry for some years but was a member of the BVSF almost from inception and still shows huge interest in the industry, attending the AGM every year. The BVSF would like to thank Kevin Robinson of Lloyds Bank, Peter Taylor of The Tyre Recovery Association, Tania Tucker of the Environment Agency and Jason Cross of FAB Recycling for their excellent presentations, also they would like to thank the following special guests who gave up their time to attend the event. They are Les Elliott of Allianz insurance, Paul Hallet of BIS, Nigel Williams of BEN, Ali McQueen of the CARS Team, Mark Hyde of WAMITAB and Steve Rooney of Plum Publishing. Finally a big thank you goes to all the delegates who of course made the event the success that it was.

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Christmas Opening Hours for Car Transplants

24th December 08.30 – 13.00
25th December CLOSED
26th December CLOSED
27th December CLOSED
28th December CLOSED
29th December 09.00 – 1600
30th December 09.00 – 1600
31st December 09.00 – 1600

All vehicles need to be paid for and collected within the normal time frames.

Late payment and collection charges will still apply while closed for Christmas.

HGV Driver Required

We are looking for a Class 1 HGV drivers to drive one of their tilt and slide recovery trucks from our site at Winsford.

Duties will include collecting and delivering vehicles, inputting data into our PDAs which includes taking images of each vehicle and making damage appraisals.

•Class 1 License and knowledge of what is required in HGV driving
•Good knowledge of cars and their components
•Computer Literate
•Ideally vehicle recovery experience
•Good customer service skills & telephone manner essential

•Overtime, 1 and a half times pay
•Guaranteed bonus on collection and delivery of vehicles
•Safety boots and uniform provided
•20 days holiday + bank holidays
•No overnight driving
•Free parking
•Free training provided

Location: Winsford

Salary: £6.70/hr + guaranteed bonus + 1 and a half x OT pay (10 hrs/week), Circa £26-28k

All CVs to be emailed to

Or posted to:- Car Transplants, Road 3, Winsford Industrial Estate, Winsford, Cheshire CW7 3PD.

NEW PAYMENT FEES from the 14th February 2015

As of the 14th of February 2015 due to new
bank charges the following fees will apply.

  • 1% fee on all cash and debit card payments.
  • 2% fee on credit card payments.
  • Bank Transfers will remain free of charge.

Christmas Opening Hours

DECEMBER 24TH 08.30-13.00
DECEMBER 29TH 08.30-17.00
DECEMBER 30TH 08.30-17.00
DECEMBER 31ST 08.30-16.00

All vehicles need to be paid for and collected within the normal time frames.
Late payment and collection charges will still apply while closed for Christmas.