Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) Promotes Graham Knight to Presidency

Graham Knight of FPS accepts Vice-Presidency of IAAF

Graham Knight, Southern Operations Director for FPS Distribution, and a member of the Federation’s Council for five years, has accepted the position of Vice-President of the IAAF.

“I’m very proud and excited to play a more active part of the IAAF at a time when the evolution of our industry seems to have gone into hyper speed!” said Knight.

The aftermarket stalwart went on to urge his colleagues in the trade not to focus solely on their own businesses as there is a wider perspective to consider. “We should be under no illusions. Our industry is under threat from many quarters not least apathy from within,” Knight continued. “We can’t allow the Government’s headline grabbing policy of 4-2-2 MoTs to go unchallenged – it’s wrong on so many levels!”

“Now we have the ‘Right to Repair’ we need to constantly challenge and expose those who do not adhere to BER and would rather the independent aftermarket to slip gently into the abyss. Motorists deserve the right to choose where they take their vehicles and we need to tell them the facts so that they can make informed decisions,” he continued.

IAAF President Nick Best expressed his pleasure at Graham’s acceptance of this important role, saying “Graham has always contributed in a capable and considered way to the Council’s discussions and activities and I know he is committed to the IAAF’s future.”


FPS is one of the UK’s leading providers of service-led supply chain solutions. Founded in 1934, and employing over 1,200 people, it operates from 23 sites in the UK. Acting as a distribution partner for a number of major brands, its core business is providing automotive parts, car accessories and consumables to the reseller network. Through recent expansion FPS now successfully provides wholesale distribution services in the Maintenance & Accessories sector, serving a number of blue-chip companies. Dedicated to service excellence and innovation, the company offers a wide range of services meeting the varying needs of manufacturers, suppliers, resellers and business consumers across the supply chain. For further details go to or contact