Canada – technicians required with main dealer exp…

Canada – technicians required with main dealer experience with Ford and Chrysler. These are exceptional opportunities for highly trained individuals who would like to emigrate. You must have Ford or Chrysler experience and be fully committed to leaving the UK for this role. Interested? email your CV to Chris Highfield – ch@arc-uk.net today!

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Carmaker told to slow down the T&Cs in radio advert

The advertising watchdog has warned a carmaker to ensure its terms and conditions are clearly audible in its radio adverts after a recent promotion fell foul of its standards. A radio advert for Peugeot’s Just Add Fuel promotion was the subject of a complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority when a listener found the conditions given at the end were not stated clearly. The ASA […]

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Ridgeway takes on Skoda in Newbury

Ridgeway Group has opened a new Skoda dealership in Newbury, joining its existing Skoda business in Oxford. Skoda was previously represented by Whitequay in Newbury but the group went into administration in January. Ridgeway chief executive John O’Hanlon (pictured) said: “The opening of a new dealership in Newbury strengthens our relationship with Skoda. Skoda is the perfect complement to our premium brand’s portfolio already operating […]

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I’m recruiting for: Service Advisor – Motor Trade…

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Arnold Clark pre-tax profits up 16.9% in 2012

Arnold Clark has posted pre-tax profits of £60.5 million and turnover of £2.48 billion in 2012, an increase of 16.9% and 10.3% respectively. New vehicle sales increased by 10.3% to 79,979 units and used car sales increased by 4.6% to 122,398 units in 2012. Fleet sales increased by 11.5%. Operating profit before goodwill amortisation increased by 18.3% to £73m helping the group to surpass net […]

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Pendragon debuts with Seat franchise

Pendragon, the UK’s largest dealer group, has opened its first Seat dealership in the UK, in Harrogate The new dealership will trade as Evans Halshaw Seat. Seat said the new dealership comes on board as the brand embarks on “ambitious plans” to expand its dealer network. Seat has been growing sales and market share. In 2012 the company enjoyed its fourth consecutive year of sales […]

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Mille Miglia 2013 review

“I’m not sure I should say this, but today is exactly 70 years since the Dambusters took off,” said classic car expert Simon Kidston as he interviewed departing competitors on the start line of this year’s Mille Miglia retrospective. Before that, my friend Stefano Pasini had texted me: “Looking glamorous in that Dambusters Bentley.” What is it about the big, booming Bentley that invites such […]

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HR Owen pops up with Bentley | Car Dealer Magazine

PRESTIGE dealer HR Owen is planning a pop-up Bentley dealership to bring the iconic British brand to the well-heeled streets of Broadgate, London, at the end of this month. The dealership, located on Finsbury Avenue outside Gaucho Broadgate, will open at 7am on May 22 and close for good just two days later at 9pm on Friday 24. The highlight of the pop-up shop will […]

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Vertu buys Farnell Land Rover outlets for £31m

Fast-expanding Vertu Motors has agreed to buy the Co-op’s three Farnell Land Rover dealerships in West Yorkshire for £31m. The sale marks the Co-op’s exit from motor retailing. In the year to 31 December Farnell generated turnover of £113m and unaudited operating profit of £3.9m. Vertu said the acquisition will be earnings enhancing in the first full year of ownership. Farnell will form a new […]

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Car Sales Executive required foe a Southport main…

Car Sales Executive required foe a Southport main dealer. Email Maurice Wainwright mw@arc-uk.net for details

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Sales Executive required for a busy Car Dealership…

Sales Executive required for a busy Car Dealership in Sutton Coldfield.Full details email Maurice Wainwright mw@arc-uk.net

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Service Advisor required for busy Car Dealership i…

Service Advisor required for busy Car Dealership in Basingstoke area. Full detail email Maurice Wainwright at mw@arc-uk.net

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I’m recruiting for: Sales Administrator – Motor Tr…

I’m recruiting for: Sales Administrator – Motor Trade goo.gl/hdd9t on reed.co.uk

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Top 10 classic car survivors in pictures – Telegraph

Top 10 classic car survivors in pictures – Telegraph.

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Lookers boosts Scottish expansion with new acquisition

Top five AM100 group Lookers has acquired Glasgow-based Shields Automotive for £8.75 million. The business operates the Land Rover franchise for south Glasgow is expected to add £20.5 million to Lookers’ group turnover, taking it to £2.27 billion. The last statutory accounts of Shields Automotive for the year ended June 30, 2012 reported a profit before taxation of £0.35 million, with gross assets of £12.8 […]

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Lookers says its dealerships have had excellent Q1

Lookers told investors this morning that it had an excellent trading performance in the first quarter to March 31 2013, which has continued to this date. These strong results were both ahead of budget and a significant improvement on the corresponding period in the prior year. Our motor division of franchised dealerships and used car supermarkets has enjoyed further success, underpinned by strong like for like sales […]

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BMW rolls out UK ‘Genius’ staff programme

BMW is rolling out its “BMW Genius” staff programme at UK dealerships. The move follows a successful pilot in 2012 with 14 staff taking part at 10 dealerships. BMW said in research customers rated BMW Geniuses for their product knowledge, ability to explain the features and functionality of the model range and their willingness to meet individual needs. The staff will initially work alongside existing […]

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Police clampdown nets 100,000 seatbelt offenders

A recent one week clampdown on seatbelt use across 24 countries in Europe by TIPSOL, the European police road safety organisation, has found that more than 100,000 drivers and passengers were detected for not wearing seatbelts. During the survey, 104,838 detections were made of which 3,245 related to children not wearing seatbelts or other safety restraints. The remaining 101,593 offences related to adult vehicle drivers […]

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Social media posts used by dealers to judge candidates

Dealers are increasingly looking at social media when making recruitment decisions about potential employees. Employers are primarily looking up candidates on LinkedIn and Facebook, but will also use Twitter and undertake general internet searches. Jobco-op director Derek Webb said: “This is something that has been happening for a while, but over the last year has moved very much closer to almost becoming the norm. “Rightly […]

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Vertu exits Iveco truck business

Vertu Motors has exited from its loss making heavy truck business with the disposal of three Iveco sites to Aquila Truck Centres Italia, a newly incorporated and wholly owned subsidiary of Aquila Group, the truck dealer. The disposal of the sales and aftersales businesses, located in Bristol, Swindon and Gloucester, is expected to be completed on 31 May. The businesses were part of Vertu’s original […]

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I am searching for a General Manager for a new TPS…

I am searching for a General Manager for a new TPS centre in Berkshire. arc-uk.net/vacancies/Vaca…

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I am searching for a Dealership Accountant in Midd…

I am searching for a Dealership Accountant in Middlesex. arc-uk.net/vacancies/Vaca…

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Main Dealer Group, have requested our assistance i…

Main Dealer Group, have requested our assistance in the recruitment of a Business Manager Merseyside Area OTE £60k Contact mw@arc-uk.net

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A Service and MOT centre, require a top quality Se…

A Service and MOT centre, require a top quality Senior Technician to join their established service team in Berkshire. Details mw@arc-uk.net

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Main dealership clients are requesting our assista…

Main dealership clients are requesting our assistance in their recruitment of a Service Advisor in Bury. Email mw@arc-uk.net

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A successful dealer group are looking to recruitme…

A successful dealer group are looking to recruitment a Sales Executive for their busy Car Dealership in Stockport. Details mw@arc-uk.net

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An experienced Sales Administrator is required to…

An experienced Sales Administrator is required to join a successful team in the West of Manchester. Details email mw@arc-uk.net

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A car supermarket requires a Used Car Sales Manage…

A car supermarket requires a Used Car Sales Manager for their site in the West of Manchester. Details email Maurice at mw@arc-uk.net

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Automotive Technicians required in Canada!! Excell…

Automotive Technicians required in Canada!! Excellent package inc. relocation assistance. Interested? Email ch@arc-uk.net

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Driven: Smart ForTwo Electric – Telegraph

‘Electric”. “Smart”. Could any combination be more anti-magnetic? On their own, each of those two words can cause grown adults to act like vile children. I have seen a roomful of middle-aged men descend into a near uproar over the alleged benefits and drawbacks of electric cars. Similarly, there are motoring aficionados in whose company uttering a word of praise for any kind of Smart […]

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