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).  Laird have invested heavily in both internal […]

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Nik Ellis reviews the Lexus LC500 V8 for Wirral Life magazine

In 2012 Lexus unveiled a concept show car, the LF-LC.  It was met with such acclaim that they decided to build it, resulting in the LC500.  Available in 3.5 V6 hybrid form & a 5.0 V8, we tested the latter to see how it handles the varied roads of the Wirral. First Impressions Lexus Chester […]

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Cystic Fibrosis.. a life unlimited!

Laird have adopted the Cystic Fibrosis Trust as our chosen charity for this year.  One of our superstars, Lucia, has been campaigning hard in support of her little sister who has a daily battle with CF. Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic condition affecting nearly 11,000 people in the UK alone.  Around 1 in 25 of us […]

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ABP Bodyshop Awards

It was that time of the year again; our Business Development team were welcomed to the British Bodyshop Awards 2019 at The O2 in London. With over 950 guests in attendance it was sure to be a night of heavy networking, drinks & fun! With 34 awards there were many winners in very high sprits […]

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2019 Geneva Motor Show Round Up

Laird attended the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show this year, arguably one of the most important automotive shows on the globe. Of particular interest were Ferrari’s replacement for the outgoing 488 GTB, the F8 Tributo with the V8 from the 488 Pista. Aston Martin featured a stunning concept the 003 to compliment the Valkyrie Alfa […]

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Our websites over the years

As the internet turns 30, we look back at some of the websites we’ve built for Laird over the years. Our first one was built by founder Nik in his back bedroom in April 2000.  “I was really proud of this at the time; looking back it’s pretty pants!” said Nik Over the years we’ve […]

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Recruitment Day 19th March

Laird have gone from strength to strength, securing new business and penetrating the market as a whole. Therefore we’re always on the look out for our next superstar. Our latest recruitment drive has been inundated with applicants from throughout the industry.  To compliment our current campaign we are now holding a full recruitment day for […]

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Leaked Motor Industry notes suggest up to 1,000 vehicle repair companies could collapse within 2 weeks of a no-deal Brexit

Business Insider warn that “many repairers would have run out of cash and face closure” and others would need “to raise cash or sell assets to survive” just weeks into a no-deal scenario. They have said that “leaving the European Union without a deal would have “dire” consequences for the industry, with up to 1,000 UK […]

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Why Travel Incentives are a real bonus for your team.

How do you reward your staff for their hard work and dedication year in year out?  Many of us are sceptical about how to use team incentives and recognition, however there is no doubt that these matter greatly to many of your employees. Bosses are constantly evaluating how to improve staff retention & dedication, coming […]

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Wirral to host OVO Energy Tour Series and Tour of Britain

Nik Ellis, founder of Wirral-based bike assessing company, Laird Assessors, and avid cycling fan, said: “It’s an extremely proud moment to see the Tour of Britain staged in Wirral for the first time. Working in the cycling industry and being a passionate bike rider myself I believe this will do wonders to raise the profile […]

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Modern Law Awards 2019

The shortlist for the Modern Law Awards 2019 has been announced! This year we have forgone any nominations as we’re both sponsoring the event and our MD, Nik Ellis, is one of the judges.    The event is being held at the Victoria Warehouse in Manchester on 31st January 2019 Find out who’s up for […]

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MSN Circuit Rally Championship

Spot our car at 00:48, 29:20 & 45:30: Helping to bring rallying to spectators in a more accessible format, the Motorsport News Circuit Rally Championship is comprised of eight rounds held at motorsport venues across the United Kingdom. Each event is broken down into a number of individual stages which feature parts of the racing […]

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Credit Hire Organisation Conference 2018

We recently attended the CHO conference held at the Heart of England Conference Centre, Coventry.   With a multitude of changes in the industry both threats and positive outcome the CHO conference was heavily based upon collaboration and innovative use of technology. Filled with informative talks from the likes of Audatex, Industry Insights, Volvo, CAPS […]

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Laird’s Rally Challenge

We spoke to our resident rally driver, Adam Philpotts about this year’s challenge. This is what he had to say:   So last weekend was our fourth and final rally of the year, hoping to finish the season well we headed to Oulton Park Race Circuit for the opening round of the Motorsport News Circuit […]

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Technical Customer Service Advisor

Who Are We? We’re the UK’s premier Automotive Expert Witness provider based in Heswall, Wirral, with our staff motor engineers covering the entire country. We have a diverse client base from the Legal, Insurance & Motor Industries where we’ve cultivated a pretty good reputation. We’ve even won a fair few awards along the way. No […]

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