The Jack Ovenden Award for 'Outstanding Student of the Year 2019'
The Institute, like the rest of the industry, continues to be aware of the necessity to encourage younger people into a career in recovery and was pleased to announce that for the first time the AA sponsored Jack Ovenden Award, for Outstanding Student of the Year, had six finalists. Following... read more >
IVR Fellowships 2019
Every year the Institute awards Fellowships to members who, in the opinion of the IVR Council, have made a major contribution to the Institute, training and/or the industry as a whole. The 2019 Fellowships were awarded to Andrew Archbold FIVR, Craig Alexander FIVR and David N Farrell FIVR. Two... read more >
Lodar Innovation Award 2019
2019 saw the introduction of the Lodar Innovation Award, sponsored by Lodar Ltd – Wireless Solutions. This new award was to be presented to an individual, company or organisation that could show it had provided either; A new and innovative idea or the creation of a new device/method of... read more >
Lantra Awards and the Institute of Vehicle Recovery announce new working partnership
As one of the UK’s leading training and qualification awarding bodies, Lantra is delighted to announce an exciting new working partnership with the Institute of Vehicle Recovery (IVR). As leaders in our fields, both organisations are committed to raising standards, supporting standardisation and... read more >
IVR confirms 2019 AGM date and announces discounted packages for members.
Although year on year the Crowne Plaza, previously the Holiday Inn, Stratford-upon-Avon has increased its prices the popularity of the hotel, its ideal location and easy access to the town centre has made it almost impossible to equal, therefore the IVR has confirmed it will be the venue for the... read more >
The Jack Ovenden Award for 'Outstanding Student of the Year' 2019
Nominations for this prestigious annual award are now being invited, the accolade recognises students who have not only excelled in training but who have the potential to be good ambassadors and potential role models for those looking to enter the industry. The award is administered by the... read more >
Nominees invited for 'Lodar Innovation Award' 2019
From the beginning, over 35 years ago, the focus of the Institute of Vehicle Recovery (IVR) has been to improve safety within the recovery industry by championing the need for structured, uniform and measureable training. Although the majority of the modules created have been instigated by the... read more >
Interview with ‘Trainspotting’s Irvine Welsh
The IVR Chairman’s Charity Prostate Cancer UK recently interviewed Irvine Welsh, of Trainspotting fame, following his support for its fundraising and awareness campaign in partnership with McEwan’s beer and he began by saying 'The Trainspotting characters are all at the age to be affected by... read more >
Safety at the forefront of this year’s Tow Show.
This year was the busiest show yet for the Institute of Vehicle Recovery (IVR), the larger stand and return to its original position noticeably increased footfall. The steady flow of visitors provided the highest number of new membership applications since the show’s launch and not surprisingly an... read more >