The British Tyre Manufacturers Association is packing up and moving out of its Central London office to boost efficiency and save cash.
It goes to show how the world’s changing – offices don’t need to be based in London, just as motorists don’t need to buy tyres from a traditional high street depot.
The tyres industry has undoubtedly been affected by the recession, in every sense.
For a start, motorists have been hanging on to their old cars for longer, which means they have been buying new tyres to keep them in safe, legal and good condition.
But it has also affected the way they buy tyres. Many canny consumers have realised that buying necessities, like tyres, on the internet can save them a small fortune.
And they can save even more money by coming to etyres, the UKs leading online tyres company, because our mobile service means our overheads are low and we can pass the savings on to customers in the form of cheaper prices – up to 40% lower than the traditional high street depots.
Now the BTMA are looking for ways to improve their cost-efficiency – hence the move out of London to new offices in Colchester, Essex, later this month.
Graham Willson, chief executive of BTMA, wrote to members this week explaining the reasons behind the move.
He told them: “The way we all do business has changed dramatically over the last 10 years. An office in London is no longer a prerequisite for effective operation as a trade association.”
It is hoped that the move to Colchester, which is still within easy reach of the capital, will bring gains in efficiency and cost effectiveness whilst maintaining service to the membership.
Denna Bowman, Head Office