Are you eligible to join?
A prospective Fellowship member ideally should have held a responsible position in the automotive
industry for a reasonable length of time and be keen to interact with like-minded industry colleagues at associated events and locations. Before completing the application form please review our rules and bye-laws
The Membership Application form specifies that you must have a Proposer and Seconder who are both currently members. Should you have difficulty in identifying those who are members please contact the Honorary Secretary.
All applications are approved by the whole committee. Upon confirmation of your membership application being accepted you will receive a certificate and a tie or brooch
Once you are a member you will be given the password and information necessary for you to access the members only area on the website, this will give you updates on new members and important updates.
I’ve been involved in the Motor Industry since I was 9 learning about the business from my father, eventually married his best salesman and started our first business selling new Lambrettas and Vespas before moving to larger premises with a Toyota franchise. Not content in retirement I started Ongar Bridge (a Land Rover specialist) in 1995. I strongly recommend joining the Fellowship where one meets like-minded members at regular luncheons and enjoys interesting, well organised events at fascinating venues such as the Morgan and Jaguar factories.
Fellow Bettine Evans, MD, Ongar Bridge Motor Company
I did a ‘proper’ job in the automotive industry for 30 years, spanning component manufacturing, parts distribution and motor retailing – getting closer to the consumer all the time! Since 1999 I have been a Director/Partner with Diligencia, a niche management consultancy. The FMI has re-introduced me to many former colleagues from the industry and provided the opportunity to invite clients to interesting events and lunches. As an avid Jaguar fan the recent trip to Castle Bromwich was a highlight and show-cased the strides the industry has made in 45 years.
Fellow Tim Worrall, Director, Diligencia
My career covers printing, publishing and advertising, specialising in motor industry marketing. I joined the Institute of the Motor Industry as Director of Marketing and was then promoted to the role of Chief Executive. I retired in 2002 and worked as a self-employed consultant for the Retail Motor Industry Federation until taking full retirement in 2010. The FMI provides a unique opportunity to keep in touch with colleagues from the motor industry whose friendship you treasure.
Peter Creasey, retired CEO of the IMI.