We have set up links to useful sites covering general areas of interest. The IMI can accept no responsibility for the content on any of the sites listed below.

RoadSafe is a new road safety partnership of leading companies in the motor and transport industries in Britain, the Government and road safety professionals. It aims to reduce deaths and injuries caused by road accidents and promote safer driving has grown out of the respected Prince Michael Road Safety Awards and it has HRH Prince Michael of Kent as its Patron.

Up to the minute news, views and sources of information relating to the UK and international motor industry.

BEN is the occupational charity for employees past and present (and their dependants) of the motor industry, agricultural engineering, the cycle trade and all associated trades and industries. Founded in 1905 and now one of the largest and most respected occupational benevolent funds in the country, BEN’s care falls into 2 main areas - residential centres and help in the community. BEN relies on voluntary donations and fundraising activities to meet the cost of its work. BEN is the nominated charity of The Institute of the Motor Industry.

Driving Standards Agency (DSA)
DSA’s vision is “Safe Driving for Life” and centres on
    * Setting standards for drivers, riders and instructors
    * Driver education and the provision of learning resources
    * Registering and supervising quality assured instructors
    * Modern, effective and efficient assessments conducted as computer based and practical tests.

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency is an Executive Agency of the Department for Transport (DfT). The DVLA aims are to facilitate road safety and general law enforcement by maintaining registers of drivers and vehicles, and to collect vehicle excise duty (car tax).

HRH Prince Michael of Kent
HRH Prince Michael of Kent GCVO FIMI is the Patron of the Institute of the Motor Industry, having served 20 years as President. Prince Michael is a well-known supporter of the motor industry and has been a good advocate both for the Institute and the motor industry over the years. For more information visit

Working with manufacturers and retailers for over 15 years, rts is a business consultancy which offers "People solutions", which can unlock your organisation's potential for recruiting, reviewing and retaining the best people. In a joint venture with the IMI, rts has launched a new Business Solutions Centre for the motor industry, to enable clients to "pick and mix" solutions which meet their strategic objectives.

Retail Motor Industry Federation
The Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) serves and represents thousands of businesses large and small, concerned with the provision of motor industry products and services. Its aim is to assist, support and promote members in providing the highest standards of operation for themselves and their customers. The organisation is regarded as the strongest, most representative and effective national industrial sector trade federation in the United Kingdom and in the remainder of Europe.

Founded in 1987 the National Automotive Technician Competitions (NATC) is the series of nationally recognised skills competitions for young newly trained technicians who have normally just completed a formal apprenticeship within the automotive repair industry. Click here to get involved in a national and international competition within the motor industry!

The SMMT exists to encourage and promote the interests of the motor industry, the largest manufacturing sector, in the UK and abroad. Membership includes all the vehicle and component manufacturers who build and sell in Britain, with over 800 member companies engaged in a complete cross-section of motor industry activities from research, design, engineering, vehicle and component manufacturing, to retailing.

Thatcham is a world leading automotive crash repair and technology centre that provides the automotive and motor insurance industries with valuable commercial information through research and development, consultancy, training and publishing services.

Transport Office
Transport Office is designed to be a ‘first point of call’ for all government processes and information for commercial transport businesses in the United Kingdom.

VCA is an Executive Agency of the United Kingdom Department for Transport and the United Kingdom's national approval authority for new road vehicles, agricultural tractors and off-road vehicles.


The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority is the guardian of standards in education and training in the UK. QCA works to maintain and develop the school curriculum and associated assessments, and to accredit and monitor qualifications in schools, colleges and the workplace.