Monthly Archives: September 2013

BEN reveals ambitious plans for new care centre.

Automotive industry charity BEN has revealed plans for a new development at its Lynwood Care Centre. The project will see a “world class care facility” built at Sunninghill, near Ascot designed to ensure those connected to the industry, or their … Continue reading

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The threat of WiFi.

Mobile operators may be arch enemies most of the time, but if there is one thing that brings them together onto the same side it is the threat of Wi-Fi. When a user chooses to leap onto a wireless connection … Continue reading

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Diana.

Understandably controversial in the UK, the Naomi Watts “Diana” hits the screens in Paris next week with rather less fuss. Christopher Macgowan @chrismacgowan

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Paris.

People talk about “Paris in the Spring” – believe me, it is just fine in the Autumn as well. Christopher Macgowan @chrismacgowan

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Used car market back to pre-recession levels.

Professor Peter Cooke’s fascinating report on the UK used car market shows it is back to pre-recession levels. Download it HERE Peter runs the Centre for Automotive Management at the University of Buckingham and the report is sponsored by BCA. … Continue reading

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Will you help BEN with a quick survey?

BEN, the UK’s dedicated charity for the automotive sector, wants to find out about the real issues affecting those who work in the industry with a brand new online survey. Every year BEN helps thousands of people connected to the … Continue reading

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Reliable Wi-Fi Now Second Only to a Good Bed for Business Hotel Bookings.

For hotel users, Wi-Fi is now second only to having a comfortable bed. Wi-Fi has become a “must-have” for business travellers, trumping other standard amenities such as hotel restaurants, in-room mini-bars, and gym facilities, according to a survey commissioned by … Continue reading

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BEN Annual Report is today available online.

The BEN Annual Report for the year ended March 31st 2013 is now online at: BEN ANNUAL REPORT Christopher Macgowan @chrismacgowan

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Thatcham underlines importance of new automatic braking technologies.

Experts at Thatcham Research – the motor insurers’ automotive research facility, believe that multiple vehicle accidents such as the pile-up on the Isle of Sheppey crossing yesterday could be mitigated or avoided altogether with the widespread use of new automatic … Continue reading

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BEN Ireland Golf Classic – sponsor was Alphera Financial Services.

Held at the popular Hermitage Golf Club near Dublin, the 12th BEN Ireland Golf Day helped raise awareness of the automotive industry charity plus a healthy €6,500, thanks once again to the generous support of Alphera Financial Services (BMW). The … Continue reading

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