Become a Member


Am I 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 who is currently a member. Should you have difficulty in identifying a member 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


"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"  

David Stevens, Former UK Franchising Manager for Jaguar


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. 

Fellow Graham Smith OBE, FIMI