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The latest information from CIP


Increase After-Sales Profits ~  


In today’s economic climate with new vehicle sales fluctuating and profits declining it is VITAL to increase profits from your Service and Parts Departments.

The CIP Programme (Continuous Development Process) will assess the current situation in YOUR Dealership or Independent operation and then make recommendations (agreed by your own personnel) which will more than cover the costs of the exercise within 3 ~ 6 months.

Programme successfully completed by us at well over 100 sites in Africa, Australasia, Middle East & UK/Europe

Click here for more details


bulletNew Associate ~ We are now associated with ASA Business Consulting who are experienced in helping clients with the preparation of long-term business plans and a variety of other services. This will add to the strength of support we can offer our clients.
bulletDebt Collection  ~  During a recent contract we came across a debt collection agency who proved to our client to be unprofessional, inefficient and most unfriendly despite charging a very significant up-front ‘administration’ fee. We would not want any of our clients, friends or contacts to become a victim of this company ~ so please contact us if you would like further details.
bullet Insurance Opportunities
We are receiving increasing number of enquiries from parties interested in providing warranties on both new and used cars, together with other insurance, particularly in fast developing markets where insurance has not been a priority and in some cases where car insurance has not been a legal requirement.

We are pleased to advise that one of our associates, who is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in the UK, has offered his services to those interested in development of the insurance market, particularly in the following areas:

·        Motor Trade: Warranties for new / used vehicles
·        Buildings & Contents
·        Key Man
·        Public Liability
·        Employee Liability
·        Professional Indemnity
·        Personal Accident
·        Health
·        F&I Transportation Cover by Land, Sea or Air

If you wish to discuss your insurance potential then please contact us on and we will introduce you to our associate so you can pursue the insurance business opportunities.


bullet IDG CPDCongratulations to Ian on achieving his CPD Certificate ~ Terry is also very nearly there.

This means we will both be on the IMI Professional Register which recognises members who have taken steps to be recognised for maintaining their knowledge, skills, competency and commitment. So, despite being in the industry since we were apprentices, we continue to keep ourselves up to date to the benefit of our clients.

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CIP is an Approved Training Provider to the Imi (Institute of the Motor Industry)           

 CIP has recently been added to the list of IMI approved trainers for our training course on the Continuous Improvement Process ( see ~ ).

 This means that, under the auspices of the IMI, we now offer to train companies to undertake the CIP programme themselves and this service is offered by us worldwide ~ not just in the UK.

 This will show companies how they can make their workshops and/or manufacturing facilities more efficient so they reduce waste of time and resources and, in so doing, increase customer satisfaction,

reduce costs, increase profits and increase employee loyalty (by increasing bonus potential and job satisfaction) so EVERYONE is happy ~ GUARANTEED!!!!

 This is a one day training programme and we will also offer follow up on an individual company basis if required.

 To ensure courses are viable there will need to be a minimum of 10 people per course and a maximum of 16.

 Full booking details will shortly be available on the IMI website ( see ~ ).

 The courses will be open to both IMI members (who qualify for a discounted price) and non-members.

 IMI members can gain points towards their CPD (Continuing Professional Development) totals by attending this course.

 Dates and venues will be organised to suit the requirements and convenience of applicants as far as possible.

 You can contact either the IMI ( ) or ourselves for further details.



Proof Reading / Translation Editing

Over the years we have assisted many of our clients (particularly those outside the UK for whom English is not the first language) with our proof reading service as well as translating (where applicable) locally translated English into improved English.

How often have you read a product manual or web site and noticed that the English translation is not the best?!

Anyone visiting the English pages of a company’s website (your window to the world) or reading any of your company literature is likely to judge your company by the quality of what they read ~ spelling, grammar, syntax ~ if the quality of the written matter is poor then they will suspect that the quality of the product or service may also be poor. Thus a negative view of your company may be formed for he wrong reasons ~ but this can be easily overcome.

We have previously only offered this service to our existing clients as part of a consultancy project, but we are now able to offer this service to all.

If you feel this might be of interest to yourselves please contact us now ~ no project too small!

Please note that we do NOT translate from other languages into English ~ but we will edit documents, etc, which have been previously translated into English ~ and don’t forget that, as specialists in the automotive sector, we have an intimate understanding of this sector.


Cloud Hosting ~ See our new page on this subject which will be of interest to ALL companies


CIP was invited to speak at the 14th Russian Autoforum in Moscow in May 2011. This was a very interesting seminar attended by nearly 100 delegates all of whom were key players in the Russian retail and manufacturing automotive sector. A wide range of subjects were covered including, of course, the CIP Programme!
bulletSee our article in the Bridgestone magazine ~
bulletSee our exciting new opportunity involving Industrial Tapes ~
bulletWe have recently teamed up with Diamondbrite ~ a great finish to preserve paintwork, even on new cars ~ follow this link
bulletDiploma in Business Studies ~ Automotive ~ Another training opportunity offered by CIP ~ please see the dedicated page ~ Diploma
bulletSee the article published in CarDealer Magazine discussing the CIP Programme ~ click here
bulletSee the latest article published in 'Commercial Motor' pertaining to the CIP Programme ~ click here
bulletWARNING ~ We have been approached by a company known (amongst other names) as World Business Register with addresses in Holland and Spain. The circular suggests you can have a free entry in their register but some while after sending them your company details they respond with an invoice for Euro 995.00!!! for the first year only & a further Euro 995 for each subsequent year. We found their correspondence so misleading that we have contacted our MEP as well as the Dutch & Spanish advertising control authorities and our Chamber of Commerce. The recommendation from all we have discussed this with (including the MEP) is not to pay. If you require further information, we suggest you look at the following web site as we would not want any of our clients, colleagues and friends to commit to this without being aware of the implications.
bulletBoth Terry and Ian are accredited members of the IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) - IMI  - and as such abide by the IMI Code of Conduct
bulletThe Automotive Sector of the Middle East - published by the Financial Times and compiled & written by the Directors of CIP is available direct from ourselves - see details on our Products page - the last few copies are now available at a reduced price
bulletMotor Industry vehicle shipment, vehicle parc and vehicle build/assembly statistics available for most countries world-wide from CIP - see details on our Products page - contact us for your copy now!
bulletSee our page on Process Management which will be of interest to all companies having difficulty consistently meeting delivery dates
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