BRIT appoints Christine Maskill as Chair

BRIT (Body Repair Industry Trailblazer), the group formed by the merging of the AutoRaise and Collision Repair Sector Group, has elected Christine Maskill, managing director of NCR Bodyshops Ltd as Chair.

BRIT was created to provide continual development and management of the five new Apprenticeship Standards – Paint Technician, Panel Technician, MET Technician, Accident Repair Technician and Vehicle Damage Assessor. The group comprises 33 members from across the UK vehicle repair industry.

Christine commented, “I’m delighted and honoured to have been elected to Chair the group. There is a lot to do straight away and I am keen to get cracking. Our first task is to build a drafting panel to review the current Accident Repair Technician EPA and at the same time, bring the group together virtually so we can understand how we can build a platform for continued positive change through the development and training of young people in our brilliant industry.”

BRIT was formed through dialogue between Dean Lander of Thatcham, Tom Hudd of the Collision Repair Sector Group and Bob Linwood from AutoRaise who recognised the opportunity to bring the two groups together for the good of the industry.

Christine’s appointment replaces the previous leadership and guidance roles of Tom Hudd and Chris Oliver, previous Chairs of the individual Trailblazer groups.

BRIT will be funded by AutoRaise who will remain on hand to facilitate meetings and communications to the sector and to the relevant government departments involved with apprenticeships.


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