New bikes from Halfords

New bikes from Halfords
Halfords, the UK's largest supplier of cycles and cycle accessories, has launched its own dedicated insurance replacement scheme. The centre, staffed by a team of industry specialists, will be dealing with the direct replacement of stolen and damaged cycles for a number of the country's leading insurers. Halfords' call centres offers access to a national network of 400 stores, allowing policyholders to choose a cycle from their local store. The company says it currently replaces more than 90% of the claims referred to it under delegated authority.

Lowdown on claims
A website has been launched that gives claims information and assistance to the general public. The site, which can be found at , has been written by a chartered insurer and is non-profit-making. It provides information about the claims process and gives interesting pointers to think about when buying or renewing cover.

Thumbs up for Audatex
The Motor Vehicle Repairers Association (MVRA) is endorsing AudaManager, the bodyshop management system from Audatex. AudaManager features full parts control, statistical and financial analysis and courtesy car management together with a bar-coding system which tracks each employee at every stage of the job.

New man on the Floor
Richard Suchorzewski is appointed the new director of Floor Coverings International. He has experience at senior level in marketing, finance and customer care, and has worked for both Lloyds bank and TSB Group.