The Auto Body & Motor Claims Trade Show 2016

The Auto Body & Motor Claims Trade Show 2016 The Auto Body & Motor Claims Trade Show is the largest and most comprehensive car repair and claims event staged in Britain.  Some of our engineers managed to make it to the event which caters for anyone involved in the auto body and motor insurance claims…

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An apprenticeship can take you anywhere…

An apprenticeship can take you anywhere… “An apprenticeship can take you anywhere”, with a particular focus on higher skills to show how young people, entrepreneurs and businesses can “rise to the top” through traineeships and apprenticeships. We are in the midst of National Apprenticeship week and here at laird Assessors, we’re extremely keen on the…

From M&S Bank to Qualified VDA

From M&S Bank to Qualified VDA Ed Mawdsley joined the Laird family in June last year from M&S where he was dealing their PPI claims.  Prior to that he was travelling around Europe as a Mechanic for race teams. Since joining Laird he has gone from strength to strength learning the business, building relationships with…

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Laird go skiing… again!

Laird go skiing… again! What can we say about our annual Ski Trip!  This was the fourth year we have all packed up our winter warmers and headed off to snowier climes and it is safe to say that it was by far the biggest and the best yet. On Thursday 25th February 22 of…

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National Employee Appreciation Day

National Employee Appreciation Day So today is National Employee Appreciation Day and we wanted to do something a little different here.  We always talk about how our staff make our company and we are like a family here so it’s very important to us to recognise this day. Yesterday all our Managers wrote individual cards…

Laird completed the UK’s longest Locus Report

As far as we are aware we have recently completed the UK’s longest Locus Report.  Instructed by a long-standing Principal, the Locus report took place in Walton, Liverpool and included: 43 pages in total 5 sketch plans (usually 3) 56 images 4 video recordings As the accident took place during the night, we completed 2…

We hear from our latest apprentice…

We have always been focussed on hiring apprentices and giving them the opportunity to develop their skills through a proper training plan giving the them the opportunity to have a long career if they choose that path with Laird. Michael joined us in November 2015 as an Administration apprentice within the In-House Engineering team.  We…

Does a 6 hour working day increase productivity?

At the beginning of February we introduced a 6 hour working day within our In-House Engineering team.  This came off the back of our Engineering Manager, Lee Baty, watching the ITV tonight show Shirkers or Workers? The premise of the show and the theory is that working less hours will increase the productivity of staff…

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Laird Wear It Red for Rainbow Trust

Laird Wear It Red for Rainbow Trust Laird have been participating in the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity Wear It Red day for the last 3 years and this year was no exception. We donned our red outfits and baked our cakes in order to do our bit for such an incredibly important charity. We were…

Awards time!

Awards time! We’d like to say a huge congratulations to Kayleigh who joined us just over 3 months ago in our Logistics team.  She fitted in immediately and is part of the family already! Aron, our Logistics Manager, set-up a little award ceremony for her probationary period completion!  She has surpassed her KPI’s regularly and…