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'Business as usual' despite IAM resignations

THE Institute of Advanced Motorists says it is 'business as usual' despite the departure of four senior members of its fleet training division since last November. The latest to resign are Michael Coleman, operations director, and sales manager Maurice Taylor. They follow John Trafford, commercial manager, who left at the end of last year and David Cunningham, national business manager, who resigned a few weeks ago.

Coleman said he left because of dissatisfaction that had been growing for nine months at the direction the IAM was going: 'The fleet training industry is moving away from skills-based training towards attitudinal awareness - but the IAM is not moving with the times,' he said.

An IAM Fleet Training spokesman denied the organisation was in crisis: 'We have been criticised for being too slow, but we are responding by restructuring the business, details of which we will release shortly. The two key people who will advance the business are already in place, business development manager Sue Pesch and training manager Paul Jobson.'

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