Become a member
Our organisation is open to all motor industry professionals. Join the Fellowship of the Motor Industry today and become part of a community of your peers that has existed since 1935. Fill out application form.
Interact with like-minded people
Attend exclusive events
Connect with past colleagues
Continue lifelong friendships
Keep up-to-date with the motor industry
Support after your retirement
Am I eligible to join?
If you’ve held a position in the automotive industry for a reasonable length of time, we would love to receive your application!
All applications are reviewed and approved by our committee.
Before you apply
Please read our rules and by-laws prior to submitting your application.
Once we have confirmed you as a member, you will receive a certificate and welcome letter. You will also gain access to the members only area of our website.
There is a joining fee of £25 and then an annual subscription of £35 (payable strictly by Bankers Order) on 1st Jan every year. Details will be contained in your welcome letter
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What our members say…
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.
When I retired from JLR in September 2013, I knew that I still wanted to have a connection with the motor industry where I had worked for nearly 40 years. Luckily, one of my old dealers (Peter Lewis-Jones) and my wonderful training colleague (Peter Leake) encouraged me to join the FMI. I have been on a number of factory tours and even had a look around Concorde. However, my favourite events remain the lunches when you have an opportunity to catch with past colleagues and friends, share stories and enjoy the fellowship of others who share the same passion for our industry.
My passion for cars started when I was a child. My father’s best friend (my Uncle Freddie) had two small garages in Yorkshire and I spend hours around the cars and generally getting under the feet!
Fast forward to my early 20’s and in 1973 I joined Ford at Brentwood as a Graduate Trainee and that was the start of a working lifetime in the Motor Industry. In addition to 20 years with Ford I spent a short time with Renault in the UK and finally over 20 years with Toyota.
Of many highlights, being invited to become President of both the SMMT and IMI were two of my proudest moments. Now retired I wanted to remain in touch with Industry colleagues and joined the FMI.
I soon found that there was farmore to the Fellowship than convivial lunches (enjoyable though they are!) and I’ve greatly enjoyed the events I’ve attended. A recent highlight was An Audience with Norman Dewis OBE of Jaguar Cars fame. It was an absolute privilege to listen to Norman as he talked about his career and racing success. That event alone, and there have been others too, have made me very glad indeed that I became a Fellow.