Car Dealer Live

Car Dealer Live 80: Fix Auto UK MD Ian Pugh

Time 10:00 am, August 3, 2020

The car repair business was the focus of Car Dealer Live on August 3.

Fix Auto UK managing director Ian Pugh chatted with host James Batchelor on the Car Dealer YouTube channel.

Pugh heads up the UK arm of Fix Auto World and the firm is the fastest-growing network of independently owned repair centres in the UK, with more than 100 sites.

The company repairs more than 150,000 cars every year and has contracts with some of the leading insurance companies for repair work.

Many Fix Auto franchisees also hold official vehicle manufacturer approvals.

On the show, the pair chatted about how the business started, its growth and the future but also about lockdown.

Pugh recently challenged a local authority decision to not support the repair industry with government grants and won, allowing £2.3m in retail grant aid and retail rates relief to be handed out to the industry.

You can watch the full interview by clicking on the image at the top of this story.

Watch all previous episodes of Car Dealer Live here

James Batchelor's avatar

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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