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The Future of CIP

The Continuous Improvement Process

Good Business Thoughts




Used Vehicles

ICBS Armour ~ International Call Blocking Service


#  The Future of CIP

We have not yet made a final decision but we are vaguely discussing the possibility of retiring at the end of 2017. BUT don’t worry!!!! Even if we do, we will (in 2018) complete any contracts still in process at the end of 2017.

However, we give you this possible early notice to give you the opportunity of taking advantage of our services during this year, 2017, so please contact us soon if you feel you may need our services so that we can schedule you into our calendar.

Don’t forget the advantages offered by the Continuous Improvement Process itself ~ the last time we conducted this programme was in the Middle East and we proved, to the large franchised distributor involved, how profits in just 3 of his workshops could be increased by at least £3 million per annum, in total, starting about 3 months after our visit by which time the changes recommended would have been implemented and operational.

#  The Continuous Improvement Process

This Process reviews the current activities in your facilities from the aspect of an ‘outside pair of eyes’ using a team of your own people and using your own financial records for the preceding 12 months for comparison. Contact us for more details.

Don’t forget that if you do not recover the cost of the exercise within the first few months after our visit we will refund the consultancy fee ~ in over 20 years of conducting this programme we would NEVER have had to give such a refund, which is why we are so confident of the value of the programme!!!!

See also the dedicated page on this website ~

# Good Business Thoughts

 Should you have any thoughts, ideas or questions concerning your business, please contact us in confidence at

 Are there any questions concerning any of your departments listed below ?

bullet Labour sales
bullet Parts sales
bullet New car sales
bullet Used car sales
bullet Commercial vehicle sales
bullet Are you enjoying good overhead absorption ?

 We are here to assist if needed we are just an e mail away ~

#  Software

Regular readers will be aware of the work we are doing on developing a service department software package designed for non-franchised SMEs and smaller workshops.

We have received a request to include other departments in this package which we are considering, therefore there is a delay and we will advise you as soon as it is available for sale.

#  Apprenticeships

Regular readers will remember that we ran 2 very successful Apprenticeship training programmes (1 year each) in Dubai for Dubai Municipality in conjunction with Shk. Zayed University and the IMI. We are also pursuing other such schemes in various locations, particularly where there is pressure to use local labour rather than immigrants.

If you have any doubts about the value of apprenticeships, there will be a World Skills competition in Abu Dhabi in 14-19 October 2017 which, among other things, will confirm (prove) the long term value of skilled Apprentices.

For more information visit

#  Philippines

As you probably know, we have a number of excellent contacts in the Philippines. Ian is planning to visit there for about 2 weeks in early April and if he can be of any assistance to you in recruitment & suchlike, please let us know as he will have time available.

# Used Vehicles

Demand for used vehicles for export to RHD MARKETS is on the increase as a result of the devaluation of the pound  and increase in stocks of used and nearly new due to attractive finance packages.


·                     Australia

·                     Botswana

·                     Caribbean

·                     Cyprus

·                     India

·                     Ireland

·                     Kenya

·                     Malaysia

·                     Malta

·                     Namibia

·                     New Zealand

·                     Pakistan

·                     Seychelles

·                     Singapore

·                     South Africa

·                     South Asia

·                     Sri Lanka

·                     Tanzania

·                     Thailand

·                     Trinidad and Tobago

·                     Uganda

·                     Zambia

·                     Zimbabwe


 But the used vehicle export phenomenon is not confined to cars, with also a constant flow of trucks, trailers, motorcycles and vans abroad as the export trade grows every day.

 There is even growing demand from eastern European countries for older and slightly damaged cars – especially 4x4s

 We have associates who can source such products both RHD and  LHD ~ please contact us if you have a requirement  for these products.

#  ICBS Armour ~ International Call Blocking Service

We would like to let you know our experience with the above company as we would not like any of our contacts to have the same disappointing experience with this company, based in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, that we have had!

We saw their system for blocking calls from unwanted sources and thought it looked useful and would save us a lot of time. However, we later learned it was a disreputable company, took them to court for incorrectly charging us, and the judge ordered them to pay our costs plus interest. That was several months ago now and STILL we are trying to get them to pay up against the County Court order ~ a further example of their mis-management, unreliability and lack of customer care!


We wish you all the very best for 2017 & hope it will be a happy

and successful year for you all


Terry & Ian




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