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June 21, 2017

The Nationwide People Team have been getting to grips with the technical activity involved in the core of our business at the Nationwide Technical Training and Professional Development Academy in recent weeks.

June 12, 2017

Porsche Carrera Cup GB championship leader Daniel Cammish heads to France this week to take on the famous Le Mans circuit in his Nationwide Crash Repair-backed Porsche 991 GT3 Cup car.

June 12, 2017

After weeks of nail-biting we can finally announce that Nationwide’s Daryl Head, former Paint Apprentice who works at Nationwide Swindon has been selected to represent the UK and Nationwide as part of Team UK at the WorldSkills event in Abu Dhabi – the biggest skills excellence event in the world.

May 24, 2017

Nationwide Repairs-backed driver Daniel Cammish moved to the top of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB championship standings after a dominant double win at Oulton Park in Cheshire. 

May 16, 2017

Nationwide Repairs driver and double Porsche Carrera Cup GB champion Daniel Cammish is looking to add to the victory total this weekend, as he heads to Oulton Park.

May 12, 2017

Nationwide have seen great success at the ABP Club’s British Bodyshop Awards 2017!

The awards, hosted at the prestigious Battersea Evolution venue to annually recognise the best achievements in the industry, took place on 9th May.

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April 20, 2017

Nationwide Repairs driver Daniel Cammish put on an incredible display of driving skill at Donington Park to net an impressive points haul, despite a challenging qualifying session.

April 12, 2017

Nationwide Repairs got its 2017 Porsche Carrera Cup GB season off to a winning start at Brands Hatch and will be looking to carry the momentum to Donington Park this weekend.

April 03, 2017

Nationwide Repairs got the 2017 Porsche Carrera Cup GB off to a winning start at a sun-drenched Brands Hatch with a double win.

March 29, 2017

Nationwide Accident Repair Services Ltd. will head to Brands Hatch in Kent this weekend, for the first two rounds of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB Championship with victory in mind.

March 29, 2017

Nationwide are delighted to announce that our Corporate Charity partnership for 2017 will be UK Air Ambulances. Nationwide will be fundraising for the 21 Local Air Ambulances Services across the country, who are members of the Association of Air Ambulances Charity.

March 22, 2017

2016 saw Nationwide partner with the phenomenal Macmillan Cancer Support Charity, and what year it was with the teams at Nationwide raising a life changing £78,062.69.

March 10, 2017

Nationwide are continuing their commitment to bringing through the next generation of skilled people into our industry. Nationwide today announced plans to increase the number of Apprentices on Nationwide Apprentice Programme in 2017.

March 09, 2017

Following National Apprenticeship Week, Nationwide will be on the lookout for future talent highlighting our apprenticeship opportunities at the National Apprentice Show.

March 08, 2017

This week we are celebrating all things Apprenticeships and as part of International Women’s Day we had a ten minute toolbox talk with one of our Female Apprentices Kyra Mills.

March 07, 2017

As part of National Apprenticeship Week (6th to 10th March) today we are celebrating the success of some of Nationwide’s Apprentices throughout the group.

March 06, 2017

Nationwide are celebrating National Apprenticeship Week that runs from the 6th to 10th March 2017.

March 03, 2017

Nationwide Accident Repair Services Ltd, the UK's largest dedicated automotive repair group, is delighted to announce the acquisition of RSA’s 6 Quality Repair Centres (QRCs) located in Glasgow, Stockport, Leeds, Luton, Birmingham and Bristol.

March 03, 2017

Introducing Louise Cope and Victoria Turner as new members of the Nationwide's Executive team

December 23, 2016

This outstanding hand drawn, pencil artwork of Dan Cammish in the Porsche Carrera Cup is being auctioned as a part of Bradford’s team effort fundraising for Nationwide’s corporate charity Macmillan Cancer Support. 

November 29, 2016

Nationwide Accident Repair Services (NARS) will once again partner with double champion Daniel Cammish in 2017 for an historic triple title attempt in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB.

November 23, 2016

There was delight on Saturday evening at the awards ceremony of the IMI Skills Auto Competitions as both Nationwide Technicians Theo and Lewis placed in the medal positions of their respective competitions.

November 15, 2016

Nationwide Technician Lewis Owers has made it as finalist in the IMI Skills Auto 2016 competition.

October 31, 2016

Cammish wins Brands Hatch finale to crown 

October 21, 2016

The Institute of the Motor Industry held their Outstanding Achievers Awards this week and Nationwide were named as winners at the annual industry event.

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September 30, 2016

September 19, 2016

Daniel Cammish put in a commanding performance to take two wins and a fastest lap at Silverstone, putting the 2016 title out of reach of his rivals.

September 19, 2016

The bodyshop Awards 2016 are being held this week and Nationwide have been named as finalists at this prestigious industry awards.

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September 16, 2016

Daniel Cammish goes to Silverstone for rounds 13 & 14 of the Porsche Carrera Cup championship with the title firmly in his grasp.

September 06, 2016

Bodyshop Magazine speaks with Michael Wilmshurst about his views on the health of the industry and where the large bodyshop group in the UK is going next. 

 

Read more in September's edition of Bodyshop Magazine.

 

August 31, 2016

Charity 2015 - Mission Motorsport
Charity 2016 - Macmillan Cancer Support

August 16, 2016

Daniel Cammish made it a 100% win rate at Knockhill, taking the double victory for the second year on the trot in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB.

August 11, 2016

Porsche Carrera Cup GB championship leader Daniel Cammish returns to Knockhill in Scotland for rounds 11 & 12 and will be hoping to repeat his double race-winning feat of 2015.

August 01, 2016

Daniel Cammish secured his third double victory of the season at Snetterton when he crossed the line to win round 10 of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB.

July 29, 2016

Daniel Cammish heads to Snetterton for rounds 9 & 10 after the summer break, to resume his title campaign at the Porsche Carrera Cup GB.

July 13, 2016

Daniel Cammish once again scored a top ten finish in the ultra-competitive Porsche Supercup despite the car being set up for dry conditions. 

July 09, 2016

Daniel Cammish will return to the Formula One supporting international Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup championship for round four at Silverstone.

May 05, 2016

Nationwide Accident Repair Services, the UK's largest dedicated automotive repair group, is delighted to announce the acquisition of DWS Automotive Repair Solutions Limited ("DWS"), the accident repair group based predominantly around the M25, the UK's busiest motorway.  

May 05, 2016

Our brand ambassador Tim Harvey tested the Volvo V60 which boasts impressive performance figures of 5.0 seconds 0-62mph time and a top speed limited to 155mph.

May 05, 2016

Rounds 3 & 4 a great success!

April 07, 2015

Dan Cammish won the second Porsche Carrera Cup GB race at Brands Hatch on Sunday, 5th April.

December 12, 2012

Nationwide’s ratings have soared at online review site, Review Centre, reaching a new high of 4.3 stars (from a maximum 5 stars).

December 04, 2012

Nationwide Accident Repair Services was among the hundreds of exhibitors at the recent World Skills UK Show at the National Exhibition Centre near Birmingham.

December 04, 2012

Nationwide Motorglass technician Peter White scoops the top accolade of UK Master Fitter for Best Door Glass Replacement.

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November 14, 2012

Jamie’s career in top gear thanks to an Apprenticeship in automotive glazing. Eighteen year-old Jamie Medlicott from Ellesmere Port always wanted a career involving cars but not one that included

November 05, 2012

Nationwide Accident Repairs today launched their new website, www.nationwiderepairs.co.uk, packed full with information, help and an online estimating system for light vehicle damage which allows the visitor to

October 15, 2012

Article discussing our 10 steps to keeping your vans on the road, and vehicle repair costs to a minimum.

October 15, 2012

Article discussing our 10 steps to reducing your accident management costs

October 15, 2012

Here's the Nationwide Accident Repair Services fleet news case study

October 15, 2012

he first step towards effective accident management is to consider what your objectives are for this area of your fleet strategy.

October 15, 2012

Maintenance and Repair - Effective van accident management
By Steve Thompson, Managing Director, Nationwide Network Services

If you’re the manager of a fleet which consists of, or contains, commercial vehicles, then this is the essential ten step guide to reviewing your accident and repair management.

October 09, 2012

Nationwide had a successful evening at the recent British Bodyshop Awards winning two out of the three award categories in which they were nominated.

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October 09, 2012

Nationwide and Groupama are working in partnership to develop numerous initiatives to speed up the entire repair process, ultimately improving the overall customer experience.

October 09, 2012

Nationwide Accident Repair Services Ltd, the UK's largest dedicated automotive repair group, has today announced that Ross McEleny has been appointed as Head of IT.

October 09, 2012

Nationwide Network Services joins the impressive list of awarding companies at this year's Bodyshop Awards taking place on June 26th 2012.

October 09, 2012

Nationwide, the UK's largest dedicated automotive repair group, has expanded its partnership with Hastings Direct by becoming its sole supplier for all vehicle insurance claims repairs. Previously, Nationwide was one of two companies providing the service.

October 09, 2012

Nationwide Accident Repair Services Ltd, the UK's largest dedicated repair group, has been recognised by Hasting Direct as a valued business partner for its excellent customer service and its desire to meet and exceed the expectations of the insurance broker.

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October 09, 2012

Daniel Coles, a 22 year old apprentice from the Nationwide Repair Centre in Bridgend, has been named as one of the finest vehicle paint technicians of his generation after coming second in the UK finals of the internationally respected World Skills Autobody Car Painting competition – despite still having a full year of his apprenticeship to complete.

October 09, 2012

Nationwide Accident Repair Services Ltd has announced the appointment of Steve Crowley as Business Development Manager in the South West for the UK's largest dedicated accident management and repair group.

October 09, 2012

Christopher Offer, a 22 year old apprentice from the Nationwide Repair Centre in Pontypridd, has come second in the UK finals of the internationally respected World Skills Autobody Repair competition out of 1160 students who entered from across the country.

October 09, 2012

Nationwide Accident Repair Service Ltd, the UK’s largest accident management and repair service provider, has appointed Sarah Wilcox as its new National Account Manager. Sarah will be working with national and large fleet operators as Nationwide continues to enhance and develop its presence in the fleet market.

October 09, 2012

Nationwide Accident Repair Services Ltd 22200037has just opened the doors of a new Nationwide Fast Fit Plus centre in Redruth, Cornwall. This Fast Fit Plus centre is the third in the wholly-owned chain operated by Nationwide, and follows the success of two pilot sites in Kettering and Leicester.

October 09, 2012

Dale Albiston, who works at the Nationwide Repair Centre in Moreton, Wirral, has just been awarded an 'Outstanding Achievement' award from Thatcham, the internationally respected, not-for-profit organisation which specialises in vehicle research, training and safety.

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October 09, 2012

Jamie Bentley, from Walsall, was celebrating last weekend as he picked up the national title of ‘Estimator of the Year' from Nationwide, the UK's largest vehicle repairer. 28 year old Jamie beat 120 estimators from across the country, demonstrating that he is one of the finest vehicle repair estimators in the automotive industry.

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October 09, 2012

A local apprentice from the Nationwide Repair Centre in Ayr has beaten over 200 apprentices from across the UK to be named Nationwide's 'Apprentice of the Year'. James Dickie, who is 19, started working for Nationwide as an apprentice in 2009 and has impressed his colleagues and managers alike with his skill, talent, attitude and enthusiasm.

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October 09, 2012

Nationwide, the UK’s largest fixed site and mobile vehicle repairer, has just announced that its Harrogate Repair Centre has beaten 72 other sites across the UK to be named Bodyshop of The Year – for the fifth consecutive year.

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October 09, 2012

Hastings Insurance Services Limited, one of the biggest direct insurers in the UK, has awarded a major contract to Nationwide to provide high-quality, flexible and fast automotive glass replacement and repair for its customers.

October 09, 2012

Nationwide, the UK's leading fixed-site and mobile vehicle repairer, has today launched its 2011 apprentice recruitment drive across the country with a call for more young women to consider a career in the motor repair industry. In 2010, Nationwide received 4778 apprentice applications, of which only 366 were from female school leavers - less than 8%.

October 09, 2012

For National Apprenticeship Week 2011, Nationwide, the UK’s largest fixed-site and mobile vehicle repairer and one of the leading employers of apprentices in the UK motor industry, has got some top tips to help would be apprentices get onto a training scheme and then make the most of their apprenticeship for a successful career.

October 09, 2012

One lucky apprentice on this year's Nationwide Apprenticeship Scheme will get the opportunity to work on Tim Harvey's Porsche Carrera Cup Car, the one to watch in the eagerly awaited 2011 Porsche Carrera Cup GB Championship.

October 09, 2012

Nationwide, one of the leading employers and supporters of apprentices in the UK motor industry, is calling on schools to better prepare Year 11 school leavers for the work place, at the start of Apprenticeship Week 2011.

October 09, 2012

Nationwide Accident Repair Services Ltd has started 2011 with a retail boost, with the announcement that Daemon Pink has joined the UK’s largest fixed site and mobile vehicle repairer as Southern Divisional Director, bringing with him over twenty years experience of automotive retailing.

October 09, 2012

To support its ambitious three year growth plans, Nationwide Accident Repair Services Ltd has entered into a long-term strategic relationship with IBM i platform experts LANSA to maintain and develop its central Voyager system upon which every operational area of the business is based.

October 09, 2012

The resourceful teams in several of the busy Nationwide vehicle repair centres in Scotland have found an innovative way to keep open and beat the snow as the area struggles to cope with some of the worst weather seen for some time.

October 09, 2012

New apprentices from Nationwide Accident Repair Services Ltd, the UK’s largest fixed site and mobile accident repair company, faced their first challenge last week at the start their careers. However, this was away from the repair centres and offices – deep in the heart of the rolling Lancashire countryside around Waddow Hall in Clitheroe.

October 09, 2012

Nationwide Accident Repair Services Ltd has announced that it is extending its services to provide automotive body and glass repairs on driveways and car-parks across the UK, through two distinct, impressively equipped fleets of vans: one handling glass repairs and replacements, Nationwide Motorglass, and another containing the very latest, cutting-edge e

October 09, 2012

Nationwide is demonstrating its commitment to growth ambitions in the fleet and retail markets with the appointment of experienced automotive authority Gary Nicholls in a newly created role as Operations Director – Mobile Division.

October 09, 2012

A General Manager at a Nationwide Crash Repair Centre has to be prepared for all eventualities.

October 09, 2012

Tim Harvey, the 2008 and 2010 Porsche Carrera Cup champion and the most successful driver in Carrera Cup GB history with 35 wins and 106 podiums, is stepping down from driving in this year’s Porsche Carrera Cup GB.

October 09, 2012

Tim Harvey will race for Motorbase Performance this season as he bids to defend his title in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB, rejoining David Bartrum’s team after a four-year stint with Red Line Racing.

October 09, 2012

Nationwide Accident Repair Services Ltd is delighted to announce that it will be building on its winning streak in 2011. The UK's largest fixed-site and mobile vehicle body repairer will once again be the headline sponsor for motorsport star and commentator Tim Harvey in the prestigious Porsche Carrera Cup GB 2011.

October 09, 2012

Tim Harvey secured the Porsche Carrera Cup GB title in style in the penultimate race of the season at Brands Hatch today. Tim, sponsored by Nationwide, drove a decisive race coming in second but creating an unbeatable lead between him and the rest of the field ahead of the final race tomorrow.

October 09, 2012

The final battle of the 2010 Porsche Carrera Cup GB takes place this weekend (9/10 October 2010) at Brands Hatch, with Tim Harvey, sponsored by Nationwide Accident Repair Services Ltd, the hot favourite to win having led the championship from the very first race of the year.

October 09, 2012

All eyes will be on Tim Harvey this weekend for the penultimate round of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB championship, taking place at Donington Park on 18 and 19 September.

October 09, 2012

Tim Harvey lived up to the name on his car in rounds 15 and 16 of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB, and made his sponsors at Nationwide proud, as he demonstrated perfect accident management in what looked to be a potentially disastrous situation for his hopes of a second championship title.

October 09, 2012

The Porsche Carrera Cup GB heads up to Knockhill in Scotland this weekend for rounds 15 and 16 of the championship, with Tim Harvey, sponsored by Nationwide Accident Repair Services Ltd., topping the table with a 34 point lead.

October 09, 2012

A lot can happen in seven weeks, and the team at Nationwide Accident Repair Services Ltd has been very busy during the mid-season break of the Porsche Carrera Cup.

October 09, 2012

Nationwide Crash Repair Centres was celebrating last weekend as Tim Harvey, who is sponsored by the UK's largest fixed-site and mobile vehicle body repairer, drove straight into the record books at Croft Circuit – by notching up more wins in the Porsche Carrera Cup championship than any other driver.

October 09, 2012

Tim Harvey will fulfil a long-standing dream tomorrow, as he lines up on the grid on the legendary Le Mans race track in the Porsche Carrera Cup France support race ahead of the 2010 24 hours of Le Mans - 19 years after his last appearance at the historic French circuit.

June 15, 2012

A record number of young accident repair technicians graduated from Thatcham’s Apprentice Academy this week, boosted by more than 50 successful apprentices from the Nationwide Apprenticeship Academy scheme.