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The RMI Academy of Automotive Skills was set up by the Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) in 2015 to act as a leading resource for automotive training in the UK, and deliver high quality, cost effective training as a trade body with no commercial interests.


The RMI is the UK's leading automotive trade body, representing franchised car and commercial vehicle dealers, independent garages, bodyshops, motorcycle dealers, petrol retailers, auction houses and cherished number plate dealers, who provide sales and services to motorists and businesses across the UK.


  • The RMI is the voice of thousands of retail motor businesses, large, medium and small.

  • A major opinion former and influence in motor trade matters since 1913.

  • A beacon of quality, focused on raising standards throughout the industry.

  • A guide and support for members, delivering help and promoting best practice.

  • A powerful advocate for the retail motor trade, lobbying Westminster, Brussels, manufacturers, oil companies and related industries and associations.

  • An industry-wide organisation, yet with highly specialised expertise for franchised dealers, petrol forecourts, auction houses, motorcycle retailers, bodyshops, MOT testing stations, cherished number dealers and independent garages.

  • A source of help and advice on customer or employee problems, legal issues, compliance, business consultancy, trading standards.

  • A tough negotiator that creates exclusive deals for members in finance, insurance, warranties, energy, tools, oils, IT and more.


For more information about the RMI and its associations, visit

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