Gainsford named as ICAP Chair

Motor Codes appoints  Ron Gainsford

Motor Codes has appointed Ron Gainsford OBE, Chief Executive of Trading Standards Institute (TSI), as Chairman of the Independent Compliance Assessment Panel (ICAP). ICAP supervises the work of Motor Codes as part of government requirements for Motor Codes’ self-regulation of the automotive retail, service and repair and warranty sectors.

Taking up his position in the New Year, Mr Gainsford will work to ensure ICAP’s continued, effective monitoring of each Code, concentrating efforts on the growth of the Service and Repair Code and ensuring subscriber standards continue to be met and maintained.

Mr Gainsford takes over the position from retiring industry stalwart, Alec Murray, at a time when Motor Codes subscription levels have exceeded 6,500 and the satisfaction level of customers of those garages has reached 95%. Murray’s stewardship has been crucial in the formation of today’s widely respected industry Codes and paves the way for Motor Codes to extend its reach, setting the bar on operational standards across a greater proportion of the UK garage network.

Paul Neale from A.I. who supply the automotive industry with sound insulation and thermal insulation materials comments “I’m sure that Mr Gainsford’s Trading Standards expertise, will bring about greater peace of mind for motorists, while delivering an environment within which the best businesses can flourish.”