Vertu Motors has once again gathered together its longest-serving staff in a bid to recognise the loyalty of those who have worked for its dealerships for up to 40 years. Vertu Motors chief executive Robert Forrester hosted the lunch at the luxury Bowood Estate golf and spa resort, which celebrated…
South coast-based franchised car dealers have been donating vehicle for an annual charity sale hosted by Shoreham Vehicle Auctions. The event, which raised £25,000 in 2016, is being run in support of children’s hospice Chestnut Tree House and has already attracted donations from Yeomans, HA Fox, Tates and Caffyns. Shoreham,…
The long expected slowdown in the motor retail sector is being felt by workers with a fall in dealership pay rises. Across the UK pay increased an average 2% year-on-year compared to 8% in 2016. With the market and new registrations starting to slow down, dealership employees are feeling the…
Order books for Audi's new A7 Sportback will open in Q1, 2018 Prices for the new model will start at around £56,000 Many of the technology on-board has trickled down from the flagship A8 saloon, launched earlier this year A 'mild hybrid' system utilises on-board cameras to facilitate a predictive,…
Aston Barclay has made itself EV-ready with the installation of twin electric vehicle chargers across its network. The independent remarketing specialist has had the plug points installed at its centres in Chelmsford, Donington Park, Leeds, Prees Heath and Westbury in preparation for an anticipated growth in EV and plug-in hybrid…
Former Jaguar Land Rover global strategy director Adrian Hallmark will become Bentley Motors’ next chairman and chief executive as Porsche GB managing director Chris Craft joins the brand amid changes at the top. Hallmark’s move follows the retirement of Wolfgang Dürheimer and will be completed on February 1, 2018. It…
Classified adverts and used vehicle locators can now be uploaded in “under two hours” thanks to a new app launched by CitNOW. Positioned alongside the existing CitNOW suite of apps, CitNOW Web Video and Smart Image allows sales staff to photograph a vehicle and upload a full roster of imagery…
Servicing Stop has hit back at what it sees as a continuation of big brand garages monopolising the market and called on independents to raise their standards. The monopolising of servicing by main dealers was supposedly dashed by the EU’s block exemption legislation passed in 2003, making it a “monumental…
Cooper Solutions’ survey reveals that the offer of an unaccompanied test drive could enhance consumer attitudes towards a car dealership. A survey of 200 used car buyers revealed that 49% would feel more positively about a dealer if they were offered an extended or unaccompanied test drive. It claimed the…
Clive Brook of Bradford and Huddersfield cut cake as part of its celebrations of 10 years with the Volvo brand. The company was originally launched in Bradford, when managing director Clive Brook made the move from franchise manager at Harratts to purchasing the Bradford franchise, on 19th October 2007. Seven…
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