The Black & White of Green Parts

As recycling becomes ever more important we ask motor engineer Nik Ellis from Laird Assessors to give us an independent view on the pros & cons of green parts. The Bodyshop Perspective From a financial point of view green parts may seem less profitable than fitting manufacturers parts (OEM).  The greater the price of the…

Laird Announce Recruitment Day

Following strong growth throughout 2019, Laird are expanding their teams based at their HQ in Heswall. With a wide variety of roles on offer they have decided to put on an informal recruitment day, next door to their offices in the Harvest Mouse pub on Thursday 17th October. For people with a keen interest or…

Management Promotion

We are delighted to announce the promotion of Rik Green to our Engineer Manager. Having joined us two years ago, Rik has been instrumental in identifying & plugging gaps within the automotive teams.  He has brought clear structure, coupled with training plans and development for the desktop engineering teams. Rik already works with the management…

All New Image App from Laird Assessors

Laird Assessors has launched a ground-up rebuild of their highly successful image app.  The highly improved new app can be white-labeled for clients to give to their customers, speeding up assessment times from days to minutes & slowing more accurate FNOL triage assessments.  In turn this increases efficiencies, reduces third party capture & ensures a…

New Website Launch

Laird Assessors are delighted to launch our new website created by the talented team at Revolution Four. The fully responsive, tech-filled new site is designed to make it easier for our customers to explore all of the services from the UK’s Leading Automotive Experts.

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Recycled Parts in the Bodyshop / Insurance World

Recycled Parts in the Bodyshop / Insurance World Nik Ellis discusses how have green initiatives been embraced by the repair and insurance industries: There was a time when ‘green’ parts were sourced after climbing over a damaged car or three in a muddy scrap yard watched by hungry guard dogs.  Saws & angle grinders were the…

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Laird launch their Social Events Committee

Laird launch their Social Events Committee Four of Lairds wonders; Greg, Jo, Emma and Lucia have joined forces and are looking to bring fun, excitement and hopefully a bit of something for everyone to work life at Lairds… oh and probably some beer & wine too!  Their aim is to make every day at work…

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Nik Ellis tests the BMW i8

Nik Ellis tests the BMW i8 Concept I first encountered the i8 in concept form back in 2011 at the Los Angeles Motor Show.  It was not long after BMW had developed it further from the original Concept Vision EfficientDynamics car (not the most catchy of names!)   I recall being drawn to the futuristic design, the left-field…

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Laird’s Engineers Qualify to Categorise Vehicle Salvage

Laird’s Engineers Qualify to Categorise Vehicle Salvage Laird are pleased to announce that more of our engineers have successfully passed the Salvage AQP Examination. With the introduction of the Association of British Insurers Association (ABI) revised salvage code of Conduct which requires that vehicle salvage can only be categorised by an Appropriately Qualified Person (AQP).…