BIMTABritish Independent Motor Trade Association (UK)
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The BIMTA contract came about via existing client and BIMTA member, Xtreme Automobiles, an organisation which imports limited edition, high performance Japanese cars.
Richard Moore, General Secretary of BIMTA, said: 'Group Evo came highly recommended and we were impressed at their credentials and the work they had done for other national companies.'
With further national contracts like BIMTA, Group Evo hopes to achieve a projected turnover in year two of pounds 300,000, rising to pounds 600,000 by the end of year three.
Bimta represents nonfranchised dealers and others providing supporting services across the UK.
SMG became involved with Bimta through executive committee member Ray Graham, who recently retired as senior partner in the successful Sarn Garage business in Mid Wales, which specialises in 4 x 4 vehicles.
Ray, who has been using SMG's services for five years, has taken up the new post of Bimta's membership liaison officer with the aim of doubling the number of members to 200 within the next year.
"The overwhelming majority of imports are sold at auction in Japan, " said Bimta general secretary Richard Moore.
Bimta is now offering to provide details of speedometer readings on vehicles at the time they went under the hammer in Japan.
If a vehicle issued with a certificate is subsequently proven to be stolen then BIMTA will refund the current market value of the vehicle, subject to terms and conditions.