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Stuart James appointed Head of RMI Independent Garages

RMI Independent Garages has announced that Stuart James has been appointed Head of RMI Independent Garages with immediate effect.

Rob Foulston, chief executive of the RMI commented that, “Stuart through his success in integrating the MVRA into RMI Bodyshop, has proven both his managerial and technical competence. Stepping up to head RMI Independent Garages is the logical next step both for Stuart and the RMI."

Stuart has been with Remit and the RMI for the last three years. Prior to this he spent seven years at Carter & Carter in various consultancy roles finishing his tenure as Head of Technical Training. Before this, Stuart was a technical trainer for various motor manufacturers, and prior to this, established his own business repairing automotive and marine across southern Europe. Stuart began his life in the industry as an apprentice in 1979.

In recent months, membership of RMI Independent Garages has increased significantly and new initiatives like Trust my Garage, RMI Safe Motor Trader and RMI Standards and Certification look set to continue this trend.

James said: “I am thrilled to be taking on this new role at an exciting time for RMI Independent Garages. There are many new initiatives in the pipeline not least the launch of Trust my Garage in the coming months. I look forward to taking the support that we provide to our independent garages to the next level.”

Colin Parlett, chairman of RMI Independent Garages said:
“I am delighted to welcome Stuart and look forward to working with him. His proven track record and wide knowledge of the independent sector will be a great benefit to the membership.”

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