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AA buys BSM for £1

Time 5:48 pm, February 1, 2011

bsm-ditches-vauxhall-for-fiatTHE AA has bought-out its long-running rival and Britain’s biggest driving school, BSM, for just £1.

The buy-out will see more than 2,000 jobs safe-guarded, 30,000 customers kept happy, and 100 years of BSM-history preserved.

Plans to expand the number of BSM instructors collapsed recently, prompting the company to fall into administration and the AA buying the firm for £1.


BSM will now join Acromas – which owns the AA Driving School and SAGA – but the two driving schools will continue to trade separately.

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James – or Batch as he’s known – started at Car Dealer in 2010, first as the work experience boy, eventually becoming editor in 2013. He worked for Auto Express as editor-at-large and was the face of Carbuyer’s YouTube reviews. In 2020, he went freelance and now writes for a number of national titles and contributes regularly to Car Dealer. In October 2021 he became Car Dealer's associate editor.

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