Dorchester Nissan salesman aiming for 7,000 sales

Dorchester Nissan’s 67-year old Bill Board has sold 6,650 vehicles in his 36-year career in the motor trade and is aiming to hit 7,000 before he turns 70. Board has kept a full record of every deal he’s ever done, stretching right back to a second-hand VW Golf sold to a local church canon on Valentine’s Day 1977. Board said: “On my first day in […]

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Vertu boss says high street chains can learn from motor retail’s adaptability

In a guest blog, Vertu Motors chief executive Robert Forrester suggests the way franchised dealers have upped their game on customer service could help the high street avoid further major collapses. “2013 started as badly as 2012 ended for high street retailers; several national names closing and consumers, according to instant media analysis, taking flight to the internet. So what, if anything, can our retail brethren […]

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Mazda dealers promised all-new line-up by 2015

Mazda dealers will be selling an all new range of models by 2015 as the brand moves to re-establish itself in the UK and other international markets. Mazda’s UK sales have been in decline for five years with 2012 sales falling to just 26,183, nearly half the level of its 2007 record of 50,947. Phil Waring, chief operating officer of Mazda Europe, confirmed the brand […]

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Pendragon makes board appointment

Pendragon has appointed Chris Chambers as an independent non-executive director. Chambers takes up the role on 28 January, replacing Ian Coull who retires from the board as a non-executive director on the same day. Chambers has pursued a career in investment banking with Credit Suisse First Boston and most recently as a director of MAN Group. Since 2010 he has concentrated on non-executive roles, primarily […]

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Dealers clawed back yet more profit in November 2012

THE average motor retailer made a profit of £351 in November 2012, figures from auditors ASE reveal.  While the amount is relatively small, it still compares favourably with the figures from the previous November – showing an average loss of nearly £5,000 – and demonstrates the ‘continuing trend’ for dealers to break their previous year results in 2012. Retail sites now show a rolling 12 […]

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New motorcycle test regulations explained

The rules surrounding the motorcycle licence changed this month, but there’s still a great deal of confusion about what they mean, and anger at their implications. The rules have been imposed on Britain by the European Union, even though the British government voted against them for being too complex and not achieving the objectives they set out to achieve. Yet, on the face of it, […]

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HR Owen trading ahead of market expectations

HR Owen is expected to release full year figures for 2012 ahead of market expectations. The restructured London-based luxury group, rated 48 in the Motor Trader Top 200, said trading was strong across all its brands. “The strong performance seen by both Ferrari and Lamborghini in the first half was followed by a robust second half performance. This was complemented by a particularly good close […]

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SMMT: UK achieves ‘all time record’ for car exports

SMMT: UK achieves ‘all time record’ for car exports UK vehicle production for export rose to 1.27 million units in 2012, the SMMT have reported – an all-time record. Despite wider Europe suffering from economic decline, the UK has exported its highest number of vehicles ever – with cars in particular leading the trend. The number of UK-built cars built for export in 2012 hit 1.21 […]

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Benfield boss McMinn promoted

Benfield managing director Nigel McMinn has been promoted to chief executive, effective this month. He had been MD since 2006. Prior to this he was a regional director for Reg Vardy for 10 years. Mark Squires takes on the role of executive chairman at Benfield and will head its strategy and company direction. McMinn will be leading the Benfield executive board in the day to day running […]

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Jaguar Land Rover recruits 150 apprentices

Jaguar Land Rover is recruiting 150 apprentices to join its 2013 training programme, adding to the 300 apprentices it has taken on over the past two years. The new intake includes 90 Advanced and 60 Higher Apprenticeships. The scheme is open for applications and will close on 31 January 2013. Higher Apprenticeships are open to A-Level (or equivalent) qualified candidates whose qualifications include maths and […]

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Audi’s A3 named as the best new car – Telegraph

Audi’s A3 Sportback scooped top honours in this year’s What Car? awards, with the judges praising its mix of “excellent refinement and an accomplished driving experience with easily the finest cabin quality ever seen in a small family hatchback”. Also claiming the title of small family car of the year in the ceremony, which is run every year by the consumer magazine and website, the […]

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VW to decide on budget brand this year

Volkswagen will decide this year whether to introduce a new budget brand aimed at developing markets. If the company decides to go ahead, it would almost certainly start in China, where VW recorded a near-25% increase in sales to a total of 2.15 million in 2012. But India and other new markets such as Mexico could also be targets for a low-cost VW brand. VW […]

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Government extends financial support for apprenticeships

Dealers with less than 1,000 employees can still access a £1,500 incentive to take on an apprentice following the extension of a Government scheme. Each dealer can claim the grant for up to 10 apprentices. The Government has confirmed that the Apprenticeship Grant for Employers of 16-24 year olds (AGE 16-24) has been extended to March 2014. Initially only on offer during the 2012/13 financial […]

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Pentagon appoints new group managing director

Pentagon appoints new group managing director Pentagon Group has appointed Peter Tatlock as its new group managing director. Tatlock is currently CEO of international automotive service provider White Clarke Automotive. Tatlock, who joins Pentagon on 1 February, is an ex-GMAC and Masterlease managing director. His experience also takes in stints at Masterlease Holden Financial Services (Australia), Saab Opel Finance (Sweden) and Opel Bank (Norway). Pentagon […]

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Hyundai consolidates after record sales

Hyundai’s UK sales in 2012 propelled it into the Top 10 for the first time, a first for a Korean brand. Hyundai grew sales by 17.1% to take 10th position, triple the rate of growth for the UK market as a whole. It was also the fastest growing brand in the top 10 listings. But it warned that after major growth in 2012 and recent […]

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Vertu adds Vauxhall and Seat in Carlisle

Vertu Motors has acquired Dobies, which has a Vauxhall and Seat site in Carlisle, for an estimated consideration of £4.3 million. For the year ended December 31, 2012 the management accounts of the acquired businesses showed a turnover of £10.7m and an operating loss of £0.1m. The deal will push Vertu up the AM100 table from ninth to seventh place, overtaking Mercedes-Benz Retail Group. As […]

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Triumph Daytona 675R review

Breathing new life into the supersport sector, the all-new Triumph Daytona 675R offers superb stability and agility. Turning a corner: the new Triumph Daytona 675 feels slender and wieldy, and it handles like a dream. When, four years ago, Triumph began developing a replacement for its Daytona 675 and 675R, it predicted the supersport class would have picked up again by now. It was wrong […]

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Company cars are in for a taxing time

New tax rules being introduced in April could force company car drivers to compromise over the size, price and performance of their next car. Typical company cars such as the BMW 1-series will be taxed more heavily from April 2013. A few years ago there were fears that the company car was going to be taxed to the point of extinction. The taxman then seemed […]

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