In the first of our series, ‘Autotech Talks’ Gavin White speaks to Andy Savva PgDip CAE EngTech FIMI, The Garage Inspector, on the effect the Covid-19 pandemic is having on the independent garage sector. Cutting through the ‘noise’ around financial support, and the ever-changing Government packages, Andy encourages garage owners to lean on their accountants and seek HR support from trade organisations. With tactics to help garages claim the grants they are entitled to, Andy urges bosses to use the lockdown wisely, show leadership and sustain contact with their biggest asset – staff. Sharing strategic tips on how businesses can be productive during lockdown and, as thoughts turn to re-opening, Andy also discusses the potential new ‘normal’ we may all find ourselves in. Enjoy!