Alexander House, 205-207 Kings Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 4LW
Telephone: 0118 929 5064
Rental business services

Motor and Home Direct

Petitor House, Riviera Park, Nicholson Road, Torquay, Devon, Tq2 7TD
Telephone: 0870 420 4999 Fax: 0870 420 4992
Car and home insurance brokers


The Motor Insurance Repair Research Centre, Colthrop Way, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 4NR
Telephone: 01635 868855 Fax: 01635 871346
Advertisement from Thatcham Thatcham aims to improve safety and security throughout the motor industry.

The Motor Insurance Repair Research Centre, or Thatcham as we are widely known was established in 1969 by British Insurers. The Centre is independently operated with a Board of Directors drawn from amongst the 31 insurer members who fund our work.

Thatcham is a not-for-profit organisation. Our main aim is to carry out research targeted at containing or reducing the cost of motor insurance claims, whilst maintaining safety and quality standards.

Employing over 120 members of staff, the Centre is well equipped with a range of collision repair equipment which is used for both research and training purposes. The Centre also has a vehicle impact testing laboratory and a sled facility for nondestructive testing. In 2004, Thatcham achieved ISO9001:2000 accreditation - recognition of our commitment to maintaining and improving quality.

The Environmental Transport Association (ETA)

68 High St, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 8RS
Telephone: 0845 389 1010 Fax: 0845 389 1015
Founded in 1990, the Environmental Transport Association (ETA) aims to raise awareness of the impact of excessive car use and help individuals and organisations to make positive changes in their travel habits.