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Adam Hewitt

SYNETIQ now have 5 AQPs

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Pictured are Colin, Simon and Willem

When the new ABI salvage code of practice was introduced it was decided that any person wanting to apply the correct category to a salvage vehicle would have to become an appropriately qualified person (AQP).

SYNETIQ have invested in the future and their people by putting five of the team through the Institute of Automotive Engineer Assessors exam for categorising salvage.

Richard Martin, Simon Schofield, Steve Dodson, Colin Casselden and Willem Davies completed the training and examination at the SYNETIQ training facilities in Winsford – All five participants passed the exam and are now all AQPs.


Simon Schofield, Client Director at SYNETIQ said:

“At the moment all of our stock is categorised by in house engineers at our Insurance Companies and Police Force partners. We now have the ability to offer categorisation to the suite of services we offer our Clients.  SYNETIQ believes it is important to invest in the future of our people and our company so we are proud to gain these important qualifications.”

Simon went on to say that he was sure SYNETIQ would be investing in putting more people through AQP exams in the future to maximise the great client relationships already in place.

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Head of Circular Economy at Volvo Cars

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. 

Turning into a circular business and the importance of vehicle reuse and recycling.

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.