Press Releases

April 11, 2018

Nationwide are delighted to announce they will be supporting Cancer Research UK as their charity partner for the next 12 months. The partnership will see the Nationwide Teams fundraise across the UK as they strive to raise thousands of pounds for a charity which is particularly close to their hearts.

Nationwide team members nominate charities for... read more

March 23, 2018

Nationwide Accident Repair Services are delighted to announce the total raised during their year-long charity partnership with UK Air Ambulances.

The team are delighted to have raised a staggering £42,363.15 this year, all of which will go directly towards helping UK Air Ambulances continue their life-saving work. The partnership... read more

January 29, 2018

The Nationwide Technical Training Team have packed their bags and are heading across the country as Nationwide Training goes out on the road!

The Technical Training and Professional Development Academy, who offer a range of training to Nationwide Team Members and external candidates alike, are delighted to announce their new roaming training... read more

November 15, 2017

Nationwide Crash Repair Centres, the industry leaders in automotive repair, are pleased to announce that we have a finalist in this year’s IMI Skill Auto competition. The competition, described as the search for automotive excellence, see’s students and apprentices compete in a range of practices, including automotive refinishing, and automotive body... read more

November 01, 2017

At Nationwide, we pride ourselves on our diverse range of services and offerings. We not only work from bodyshops but our Mobile and Windscreen Technicians also work up and down the country, with each day offering something different.

Nationwide Motorglass focus solely on glazing repairs... read more

October 20, 2017

The team at Nationwide are incredibly proud to announce that Paint Technician, Daryl Head, from NCRC Swindon has won silver at World Skills Abu Dhabi in Car Painting!

Daryl has spent four days in isolated competition alongside the best young car painters the world has to offer in an Olympic style event.

The closing ceremony kicked off... read more

October 12, 2017

Nationwide Crash Repair’s own Daryl Head’s WorldSkills journey will finally reach its pinnacle over the coming days as the competition he has been preparing for over the past two years gets underway.

Paint Technician Daryl, from NCRC Swindon, travelled to Abu Dhabi this week where he is competing in the final of the WorldSkills competition,... read more

September 11, 2017

Nationwide Paint Technician Daryl Head, who graduated from the Thatcham Research Automotive Academy in 2015, will be heading off for the adventure of a lifetime having qualified for World Skills 2017 in Abu Dhabi this October.

Daryl’s... read more

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.

He will be competing in WorldSkills Automotive... read more

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.

From the hundreds of great causes that were suggested, the shortlist was whittled... read more

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.

Following the collective decision made by Nationwiders to partner with Macmillan at the beginning of last year, teams and individuals alike have demonstrated astonishing... read more

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.

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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.

Nationwide recognise the responsibility we have as the UK’s... read more

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.

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March 07, 2017

We have an industry leading apprenticeship programme at Nationwide. In recent years, we have had hundreds of talented individuals enrol onto the programme and develop into skilled individuals, starting their journey towards a successful career in the industry with Nationwide. As we... read more

March 06, 2017

Nationwide are celebrating National Apprenticeship Week that runs from the 6th to 10th March 2017. Co-Ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service, the week is designed to celebrate the positive impact apprenticeships and traineeships have on... read more

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. 

This A1 sized, original artwork of Dan racing in his Championship winning season is the work of Chris Tyler, Paint Technician at... read more

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.

Theodorus Tsouknidas, Paint Apprentice at Nationwide Cardiff and Lewis Owers, Panel Apprentice at... read more

November 15, 2016

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

Lewis Owers, MET Panel Technician at Nationwide... read more

August 31, 2016

Nationwide - raised £48k in 2015 for Mission Motorsport and announced... read more

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. Ross, previously of Xchanging Technology Services and Audatex UK, has joined the market leading team to spearhead the IT strategy which is a key component of the group's growth plans over the... read more

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.

The accident management and repair arm of Nationwide, the UK's largest dedicated automotive support service and repair group, will be recognising the two best performing bodyshops amongst its 32 strong network... read more

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. Nationwide Network Services, the accident management division of Nationwide, will now deal with all... read more

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.... read more

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.

Steve is one of eight new Business Development Managers who are being recruited as part of a team which will be supporting the fleet market and... read more

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.

Chris is in the third and final year of his apprenticeship as a panel beater with the UK's... read more

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.

Sarah brings a wealth of fleet and... read more

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.

The Nationwide Fast Fit Plus centres offer tyres,... read more

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.

Nationwide, the UK's largest fixed site and mobile vehicle repairer, is providing this service through its specialised... read more

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%.... read more

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.

The... read more

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. Tim, with the support of Nationwide, wrapped up the 2010 competition at Brands Hatch last year in front of a crowd of delighted... read more

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. The company, which invests over £2m a year in its programme and employs up to 250 apprentices at any one time, experiences a 25%... read more

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.

Daemon joins Nationwide from Ford Retail Group, where he... read more

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.

Earlier this year, Nationwide, the UK’s largest dedicated... read more

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.

Schools, business, shops and public transport have been forced to close, and the several inches of snow and freezing... read more

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.

This... read more

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... read more

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. Gary will be responsible for ensuring that customers of Nationwide's Mobile Restore and Motorglass services receive the same... read more

October 09, 2012

A General Manager at a Nationwide Crash Repair Centre has to be prepared for all eventualities. However, Dave Bridges, the General Manager from East Grinstead, took charity fundraising to a new extreme last week when he was asked to handover a donation of 1000 pounds to support RSA's 300 year anniversary Charity Challenge on behalf of the UK's largest... read more

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.

A key fixture in the repair industry calendar, Thatcham’s annual Apprentice Graduation has come to represent a significant milestone, both for... read more