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Layton Davies Joins the GT Motive Team

Well-known industry head, Layton Davies, has joined estimating software company GT Motive as they accelerate their growth within the UK claims market.


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Layton Davies

Davies joins the team as a force to support GT Motive’s growth within the insurance market, following their successful year winning awards and large partnerships with leading companies within the UK.

Layton says:

“I am so excited to be joining the highly experienced team at GT Motive at such an important time in their UK expansion. I really stand by all that the GT team are passionate about, they’re bringing choice to a market that has been craving it for so many years. Not only will it bring innovation to current providers but to the market as a whole, insurers, supply chain, work providers and the repairer community. It opens new doors to a future that’s safeguarded by mitigating risk agnostically across suppliers using the most cutting-edge technology.

Layton Davies joins the team following 7 years with estimating competitors, Audatex in various roles, managing strategic 3rd party relationships and developing new products.

David Vella, Executive Director UK & Ireland, said:

“We’re proud to welcome Layton to our already strong team. His experience and expertise will really help accelerate and enhance our growth. We’ve seen an unprecedented amount of support from the UK industry, as many truly believe in our mission to bring choice to the market. Layton’s support and relationships with insurers will only strengthen our alliance and goal to bring harmony to a once stagnant market.”

GT Motive’s platform GT Global is a cloud-based system that promotes the collaboration of all automotive stakeholders to create an estimating solution that is modern, intuitive and aims to reduce claim cost and cycle times.

As a company with a presence in 28 countries throughout Europe, GT Motive launched into the UK market at the end of 2021 and has gone on to win the award for The Repairer’s Choice for Best Estimating System. They continue to make tracks in shaking up the market and bringing change to the automotive claims industry.


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Owain joined Volvo Cars in June 2021 to lead Circular Economy in the Global Sustainability Team. The company has committed to being a circular business by 2040 and has financial, recycled content and CO2 based targets for 2025, all of which Owain is working across the company to make happen. Owain previously worked for circular economy consultancy Oakdene Hollins where he advised businesses on evidence led circular economy implementation. 

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The presentation will cover the work Volvo Cars is doing to achieve 2025 but mainly focus on the transformational work towards 2040 and the business and value chain changes being considered. Attention will be paid to the way vehicles are being dealt with at the end of life and the complexities of closing material and component loops. Opportunities and challenges which Volvo Cars is facing will be presented including engagement with 3rd parties and increasing pressure from stakeholders.

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