A.C.T.'s name derives from the services that it provides - Advice, Consultancy and Training. It provides these services to the automotive aftermarket sector i.e. the repair & servicing of passenger vehicles, and the management of the businesses serving that sector. A.C.T. was established in 1997 by Mr Steve Butler, then with over 30 years in the automotive aftermarket business in a variety of roles including running a light accident repair SME. Since its formation, A.C.T. has executed, many & varied consulting projects in the UK and Europe including media, training, marketing, quality, safety & health, project development, technical authorship and research. Its clients have included vehicle, equipment, and materials manufacturers / importers and many SMEs directly involved in automotive aftermarket specifically in regard to the repair of vehicle bodies.