Swiftcover.com Signs Three-Year Deal With Auto Windscreens

Auto Windscreens, the nationwide automotive glazing services company, is ending the year on a high following the decision of swiftcover.com, the UK¿s only dedicated online insurance provider, to renew its three-year contract with the company.

Auto Windscreens, the nationwide automotive glazing services company, is ending the year on a high following the decision of swiftcover.com, the UK’s only dedicated online insurance provider, to renew its three-year contract with the company.

The contract retains Auto Windscreens as swiftcover.com’s preferred automotive glazing services provider to its policyholders.

Originally appointed in 2006, the contract renewal builds further on the partnership between swiftcover.com and Auto Windscreens. As an online-only insurance provider, swiftcover.com has been instrumental in the development of Auto Windscreens’ new online booking facility launched in August this year.

Commenting on the decision to renew the contract with Auto Windscreens, Robin Reames, Claims Director of swiftcover.com, said: "The decision to reappoint Auto Windscreens for a further three years recognises the company’s commitment to delivering great service to us and our policyholders."

Abu-Haris Shafi, Managing Director of Auto Windscreens, added: "I am delighted that swiftcover.com has again chosen Auto Windscreens as its automotive glazing services partner. The contract renewal recognises the ongoing investment we continue to make at every touch-point of our business to enable us to deliver a truly world class service to swiftcover.com and its policyholders."

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About Auto Windscreens

Established in 1971, Auto Windscreens provides a complete automotive glazing repair and replacement service (windscreens, rear windows and side windows) to private motorists, fleets and the insurance industry.

Auto Windscreens is the only replacement windscreen specialist with its own UK manufacturing operation, producing 250,000 windscreens a year in a dedicated factory in Chesterfield.

With a national network of 98 fitting centres, backed by a fleet of fully equipped mobile fitting units, Auto Windscreens provides a 1 24/7 national service for private and corporate customers every year.

Auto Windscreens is the only automotive glazing repair and replacement company to have the innovative wet weather canopy. Designed in-house, the canopy ensures more mobile jobs can be completed during wet weather.      

For further information, please contact:

Anna Melton

PR Manager

Auto Windscreens

Email: amelton@autowindscreens.co.uk

Tel: 01246 223 192

Mob: 07800 628008              

                                                                                                                                                

Auto Windscreens Gets In The Ring With Spire Boxing Academy

The future of a Chesterfield boxing academy, which aims to divert the energies of young people from crime and anti social behaviour into lawful sporting activity, has been secured thanks to a £10,000 donation from Auto Windscreens.

The future of a Chesterfield boxing academy, which aims to divert the energies of young people from crime and anti social behaviour into lawful sporting activity, has been secured thanks to a £10,000 donation from Auto Windscreens.

Spire Boxing Academy, which has members as young as 10 years old, will use the donation to pay running costs for the next 12 months as well as a contribute to equipment and travel to competitions.

Founded by former professional boxer Robbie Sivyer, who initially funded the project by re-mortgaging his home, he commented on Auto Windscreens’ donation saying: "I believe strongly in this club. It has already improved lives and is now important to many people young and old in the Chesterfield area."

Based on Thompson Street at Whittington Moor, the Academy has proved to be a huge success with more than a 1000 youngsters passing through its doors since it opened in 2006.

Auto Windscreens Managing Director Abu-Haris Shafi, who presented the cheque to the Academy, commented on the donation saying: "Auto Windscreens is delighted to support projects such as Spire Boxing Academy, which have a positive impact on the wider community. They give young people a focus and a drive to succeed. Who knows; our donation might help produce Chesterfield’s own Amir Kahn or Ricky Hatton."

Robbie added: "The thought of telling members and families the club could close due to lack of funds was always a worry but Auto Windscreens has removed that threat with its donation. Rent, maintenance and equipment will now be covered for the next 12 months. This leaves me free to focus on the members’ fitness and skills without the financial worry: and for this the Academy and I are truly thankful."

The Academy currently trains 25 registered boxers as well as teaching a tough non-contact boxing programme. There is also a female boxing class held three times a week at the Academy.

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Notes to editors

About Auto Windscreens

Established in 1971, Auto Windscreens provides a complete automotive glazing repair and replacement service (windscreens, rear windows and side windows) to private motorists, fleets and the insurance industry.Auto Windscreens is the only replacement windscreen specialist with its own UK manufacturing operation, producing 250,000 windscreens a year in a dedicated factory in Chesterfield.

With a national network of 98 fitting centres, backed by a fleet of fully equipped mobile fitting units, Auto Windscreens provides a 1 24/7 national service for private and corporate customers every year.

Auto Windscreens is the only automotive glazing repair and replacement company to have the innovative wet weather canopy. Designed in-house, the canopy ensures more mobile jobs can be completed during wet weather.             

For further information, please contact:

Anna Melton

PR Manager

Auto Windscreens

Email: amelton@autowindscreens.co.uk

Tel: 01246 223 192

Mob: 07800 628008

Auto Windscreens Appoints Gaynor Mackey To Spearhead New Business Development

Gaynor Mackey has been appointed to spearhead new business acquisition for Auto Windscreens ¿ the national automotive glazing services company, in 2009 and beyond.

Gaynor Mackey has been appointed to spearhead new business acquisition for Auto Windscreens – the national automotive glazing services company, in 2009 and beyond.

Appointed as Senior Partnership Manager, Gaynor will head up the company’s New Business team. As part of this role she will be responsible for developing key insurance and fleet tenders as well as exploring new routes to market in what will be a challenging year ahead for motor-related industries.

She brings nine years motor industry experience, primarily in finance, to the role at Auto Windscreens.

Gaynor has joined the business from Blue Asset Finance when she was the Regional Relationship Manager for the north of England. Prior to this Gaynor headed up a highly successful sales team at GE where she was responsible for introducing a sub prime auto finance product to the market. The product became a major contributor to GE’s overall UK automotive profit.

Commenting on her appointment Gaynor said: "Although operating in challenging conditions there is great potential to grow the Auto Windscreens business. Competition will be fierce in the marketplace next year, however I believe strongly in the world class propositions, brand, people and products that Auto Windscreens has to bring to the table. Using these, I am optimistic that my team and I will help Auto Windscreens exceed its strategic goals in 2009."

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Notes to editors

About Auto Windscreens

Established in 1971, Auto Windscreens provides a complete automotive glazing repair and replacement service (windscreens, rear windows and side windows) to private motorists, fleets and the insurance industry.

Auto Windscreens is the only replacement windscreen specialist with its own UK manufacturing operation, producing 250,000 windscreens a year in a dedicated factory in Chesterfield.

With a national network of 98 fitting centres, backed by a fleet of fully equipped mobile fitting units, Auto Windscreens provides a 1 24/7 national service for private and corporate customers every year.

Auto Windscreens is the only automotive glazing repair and replacement company to have the innovative wet weather canopy. Designed in-house, the canopy ensures more mobile jobs can be completed during wet weather.  

  

For further information, please contact:

Anna Melton

PR Manager

Auto Windscreens

Email: amelton@autowindscreens.co.uk

Tel: 01246 223 192