Time to rethink and reset

Steve Nash

Lockdown rules are shifting and we’re all re-adjusting to how they affect our daily lives; some of us will have been working throughout the pandemic, others will slowly be firing businesses back up, while others will still be waiting for the greenlight to get back to some form of normality.

Mental health

Given the challenges we’re all facing at the moment, Mental Health Week (18th-24th May) has provided an opportunity to reflect on an area of our lives that can sometimes be ignored. But it shouldn’t be. We all face struggles which is why we ran our Motivation, Mental Health and the Motor Industry webinar.

It included a huge amount of information, guidance and help, and is well worth watching, either for your own benefit or so you can help others. On that note, don’t forget that industry charity Ben offers a number of services, that could really help, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with them if needed.


This year could have an everlasting impact on the industry, and now could be the time for a big reset across sectors. It’s a topic we’ll be covering in the next issue of the IMI’s MotorPro magazine and it’d be great to get your thoughts too.

How do you think the motor industry should adapt, adjust and transform in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic? Drop the Editor, James Scoltock, an email and your views could feature in issue seven.

Ardingly Solar

Through the crisis it’s important to look at the positives, and one great piece of work happening is the Ardingly Solar project. Students from two colleges, Ardingly and Ifield Community, are working together on a solar powered, electric flat pack vehicle.

The IMI and our members are thrilled to be helping the team. Last year Ardingly Solar completed the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge driving their car across the Australian outback. In 2020 the aim is to travel over 800 miles from John O’Groats to Brighton. It’s sure to be an amazing journey.
If you have any questions that you need answering or want to discuss how the IMI can help you, please contact us on +44 (0)1992 519025, or send emails to hello@theimi.org.uk.

Look after yourselves and your families.
With my very best wishes,