BSI Kitemark® certification ensures a prosperous future for Austin Sheward Coachworks

Gaining the Kitemark certification has streamlined the processes and procedures for Austin Sheward Coachworks a Woking based bodyshop. Not all bodyshops are the same: To earn the Kitemark, vehicle body repair shops must prove that they conform to tough new standards set down in PAS 125. These include strict requirements that focus on skills, repair methods, equipment and materials. In addition, workshops must demonstrate that they have repair process management controls in place to monitor activities. All these elements are then assessed by independent BSI inspectors and must meet stringent benchmarks to be awarded the valuable Kitemark by BSI. Therefore a motorist should always look for the Kitemark symbol when choosing a bodyshop. Jason Shepherd, assistant manager at Austin Sheward commented: “Gaining the Kitemark gives a robust standard which is recognised nationally by Insurance companies, work providers and the general public. I have been working with cars for over twenty years and I know vehicles have changed drastically in the past six years. You need to have the Kitemark to ensure you are up-to-date with the latest repair methods, to ensure your vehicles are repaired to the highest quality standard and that you are getting critical car body repair safety processes right. “At Austin Sheward are priorities are customer care, quality workmanship and excellent service. As a bodyshop that has the Kitemark for vehicle body repair, it means you can feel reassured that what ever the type of repair needed, whether it be cosmetic, a structural repair or involves aluminum and composite bonding, the quality will be as good as it was before the accident happened.” Scott Hanney, Business Development Manager, BSI added: “Austin Sheward Coachworks should be rightly proud of this on-going certification. The management of a bodyshop business should be able to view the adoption of PAS 125 as a business investment, not just as a required certification issue. The certification provides a blueprint for business improvement and providing evidence of corporate responsibility on behalf of work providers, retail customers and vehicle users.” - ENDS – Notes to Editors For media information Tracey Treanor, Chicane Tel: +44 (0) 07789 078710 Email: tracey@chicanemarketing.co.uk About BSI Group BSI Group is a global independent business services organization that develops standards-based solutions to improve management practices and promote innovation. BSI can help businesses, governments and other organizations around the world to raise quality and performance in a sustainable and socially responsible way. From its origins as the world’s first National Standards Body, BSI Group draws upon over 100 years’ experience to work with 70,000 organizations in 150 countries from its 50 offices. To learn more, please visit www.bsigroup.com. About Austin Sheward Coachworks Established in 1989 as a family business, it is run by Martyn Sheward and his wife. They have an experienced team of nine staff, all highly trained individuals with many years of practical experience in the automotive body repair field, and enjoy long established relationships with a wide range of customers. For more information on Austin Sheward Coachworks, visit www.austinsheward.co.uk or contact 01483 715522.

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