Barry Garbett has resigned as chairman of Acoat Bodyshop Services (ABS) after five years in the position. He is also giving up the role of Midlands regional director.

Garbett said: “I have very much enjoyed being chairman of ABS and it has been rewarding to see the company grow in such a dramatic way in recent years.

“However, it is also a very time-consuming role, as is the post of regional director, and the time has come to spend more time on other interests.”

Garbett reverts to being an ordinary ABS network member.