Ford closes Southampton factory

Ford has closed its Transit factory in Southampton and moved production to Turkey. The Swaythling factory has produced over two million Transit vans over a 40 year period. The closure was announced last year in an attempt to save on costs and has resulted in the loss of 531 jobs. However, Ford has said all workers have taken voluntary redundancy, early retirement or have been […]

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Serving motor apprentice buys car repair firm

A motor vehicle apprentice in his final year of training has bought the business he was serving with.Twenty-five-year-old David Price from Giltbrook, Nottinghamshire, started his light vehicle apprenticeship over three years ago at Mini repair specialist, Surf Blue Garage. Two years into his training, Price’s boss announced he was to retire and gave staff first refusal to buy the business. Price took up the option […]

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Luxury sales specialist car sales job in Cambridge…

Luxury sales specialist car sales job in Cambridgeshire for small group, email nl@arc-uk.net in confidence #motortradejobs

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Service advisor needed in Boston, Lincolnshire, mu…

Service advisor needed in Boston, Lincolnshire, must have Kerridge experience. Email nl@arc-uk.net in confidence #motortradejobs

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Motor trade insolvencies fall in June

The rate of motor trade insolvencies fell year on year in June, the second successive month of decline. According to Experian’s Business Insolvency Index, only 29 motor trade businesses failed in June 2013, compared with 40 in June 2012. The overall business insolvency rate for the UK fell to 0.07 per cent in June from 0.08 per cent in June 2012. This equated to 1,560 […]

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Why Japanese sports bikes are a bargain – Telegraph

If the heatwave that we’re currently experiencing has tempted you towards the back of the garage where, under a rarely rustled cover, a Japanese sports bike has lain dormant for years, you’re not alone. In fact, you’re in a surprisingly large minority of around half a million semi-active bikers who have a staggering million-plus motorcycles sitting on SORN, or simply not on the DVLA’s books […]

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Steven Eagell buys Toyota Sims

Toyota dealer group Steven Eagell has bought Northampton-based  Toyota Sims for an undisclosed sum. Steven Eagell Toyota was established in Milton Keynes in 2002 on the Toyota sponsored dealer programme, which it completed in 2009. The acquisition adds to the company’s portfolio of Toyota dealerships in Milton Keynes, Watford, St Albans, Aylesbury, Luton and Bedford. Managing director Steven Eagell, said: “I am delighted with the […]

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HR Owen enjoys strong first half

Luxury car dealer HR Owen said it was having a good first half in a trading update. The group, winner of the Dealer Group of the Year and Website of the Year in the Motor Trader Awards 2013, said the turnaround in its used car performance was reflected in sales up almost a quarter with improved margins. “In addition, receipts of new cars from manufacturers […]

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Nissan revives Datsun brand for emerging markets

Nissan is bringing back the Datsun brand with a budget city car called Go which will help boost sales in emerging markets. There are currently no plans to bring the Datsun brand to the UK. Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said using the Datusun brand would help many realise the dream of car ownership. The Go has been launched in India first priced at £4,425 and […]

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Technician/MOT tester required by main dealer in S…

Technician/MOT tester required by main dealer in Selly Oak Birmingham. Email mw@arc-uk.net

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Automotive Paint Sprayer/Panel Beater required for main dealer in Birmingham. Full details email mw@arc-uk.net

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Prestige dealerships in Oxford are looking to recr…

Prestige dealerships in Oxford are looking to recruit an exceptional Car Sales Executives. Full details email mw@arc-uk.net

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Successful dealer group are looking to recruitment…

Successful dealer group are looking to recruitment a Technician/MOT Tester for their busy Car Dealership in Solihull. Email mw@arc-uk.net

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An experienced Workshop Controller required for a…

An experienced Workshop Controller required for a Ford dealership in Birmingham. For details e-mail mw@arc-uk.net

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Jaguar Project 7 to make its debut at Goodwood – Telegraph

The Jaguar Project 7 will make its world debut at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed. The one-off design study is based on the new F-type roadster, with bespoke bodywork and a range of chassis and engine upgrades. The Project 7 name refers to the number of times Jaguar has won the Le Mans 24 Hours race, while the blue and white paintwork was inspired […]

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Recruiting for Canada!

We are currently recruiting for a client in Canada in the retail motor trade. There is a shortage of skilled Vehicle Technicians in Canada and our client is seeking several skilled technicians for vacancies in Western Canada. These are full-time permanent posts for candidates who are considering emigrating to Canada (with a view to becoming Canadian citizens) and the process may take a few months […]

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Greenhous Group buys William A Lewis

Shropshire based Greenhous Group has bought William A Lewis for an undisclosed sum. Greenhous already operated Vauxhall, VW Commercials and DAF Trucks franchises. William A Lewis operated Dacia, Nissan, Renault, Toyota and Volvo franchises in Shrewsbury and Telford.William A Lewis is a long established firm which can trace its roots back to 1945.It has been owned and run by the Lewis and Marshall families for […]

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Mexican track car brand appointing dealers in the UK

Vuhl, the new track focussed car brand based in Mexico, is looking to appoint specialist UK dealers to sell its 05 mid-engined two-seater sports car. The Vuhl 05 will go up against niche models for the track and the road like the Ariel Atom, KTM X-Bow and the UK will be its biggest market, initially. The new model will go on sale in North America […]

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New car registrations up 13.4% in June, securing double digit growth in first half of 2013

UK new car registrations increased by 13.4% in June to 214,957 units, securing a 10% growth in the first half of 2013 and the 16th successive monthly rise in figures. The latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders SMMT said the continued rise in registrations was boosted by the consistent strength of private demand from customers, particularly in MPV, supermini and mini […]

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Mirror Group launches car classified magazine

Mirror Group Newspapers is launching a print classified car magazine called Auto Car Pages. The publishing group aims to fill a gap left by Trader Media Group which announced this month that it was ceasing to publish the print edition of Auto Trader. Billing itself as “The Best Motoring Classifieds in Print” the new magazine will have a cover price of £1 and 100 pages […]

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