Paul Willis is back at helm of Volkswagen Group UK

Paul Willis is replacing Paul Willcox at the head of Volkswagen Group UK after Willcox’s tenure of just three months. VW Group UK has issued a statement this morning saying Paul Willcox is leaving the company with immediate effect. AM understands Willcox will be named the new president of Nissan Motor Europe, reporting into Trevor Mann, Nissan’s global chief performance officer. Willcox had joined the company in […]

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Lookers buys Glasgow Volkswagen Van Centre | Motor Trader Magazine | Motor Industry: News – Jobs – Awards

Lookers has bought Volkswagen Van Centre Glasgow from KPMG, the administrators recently appointed to Verve. Lookers said the deal positions it for further expansion in Glasgow and the surrounding area. Andy Bruce, the incoming chief executive at Lookers, said: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to add to our growing dealership portfolio in Scotland through the acquisition of Volkswagen Van Centre Glasgow, which underlines […]

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Windscreen wipers to be consigned to history?

It smears flies across your view and freezes up in winter but now the humble windscreen wiper is destined for history. Supercar designers McLaren are working on secret plans to replace the rubber wiper with a hi-tech ultrasound device that stops anything sticking to the windscreen. It would mean wiper arms heading down the same road as wind up windows and ashtrays as they vanish […]

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Quiz: do you know your classic French cars?

Quiz: do you know your classic French cars? – Telegraph.

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Average dealership salary £41,000 says BDO survey

The average dealership salary in the UK was £41,000 in 2013, a fall of 5% on 2012 (£43k) – and 9% compared to 2011 (£45k). The annual research by BDO reveals the average remuneration packages of dealerships with turnover up to £50 million was £35,000 (2012: £35,000, 2011: £36,000), compared to that of a dealership with turnover in excess of £100m being £49,000 (2012: £48,000, […]

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Meridian buys up two Citroen dealerships

MERIDIAN Motor Group has acquired its first two Citroen dealerships. The deal will see Meridian acquire two showrooms and an accident repair centre in Morecambe and Kendal from John Wilding Limited – the deal value is undisclosed. The business plans to retain all current staff at the dealerships which will initially trade as John Wilding Citroen. Both sites will eventually rebrand to join the business’ […]

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Year on year used van values rise 20% in November

Average values of used vans in November were 20.2% higher than a year ago. A shortage of used vans in the market is fuelling demand for fleet disposals whose values are up 33%, according to BCA.Although month on month used van values dipped, values for 2014 look set to continue to rise. Duncan Ward BCA’s general manager for commercial vehicles said: “While there was a […]

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Chevrolet to be pulled in the UK by the end of 2015

Chevrolet will cease to exist as a retail brand in the UK by the end of 2015, General Motors has announced. In a conference call today GM vice chairman Steve Girsky said it will end its presence in Europe due to a challenging business model and the economic difficulties in the continent. GM will focus on the Opel and Vauxhall brands- and select iconic vehicles, […]

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Top Gear’s 2013 Car of the Year winners

Top Gear’s 2013 Car of the Year winners – Telegraph.

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Vertu Motors acquires three Volkswagen dealerships

Vertu Motors has acquired the entire share capital of dealer group Brookside which operates three Volkswagen dealerships, two in Nottingham and one in Mansfield for £4.7 million. The assets acquired include one freehold and two leasehold properties. Total consideration, which includes £1.6m of goodwill, will be settled in cash from the group’s existing resources. For the year ended December 31, 2012 the management accounts of […]

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Verve Group goes into administration | Motor Trader Magazine | Motor Industry: News – Jobs – Awards

Glasgow-based Verve Group has gone into administration. The group represented Citroen, Kia, Mazda, Peugeot, Seat and SsangYong. Verve operated car dealerships in Coatbridge, Bathgate and Kilmarnock. It also ran a Volkswagen van dealership in Baillieston, Glasgow and a bodyshop in Wishaw. Blair Nimmo, Tony Friar and David Standish of KPMG have been appointed as joint administrators. Nimmo said: “The Verve Group was a well-established business […]

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Profits rocket at Caffyns in first half

Profits more than doubled at dealer group Caffyns in the half year to 30 September on the back of its restructuring programme and continued improvement in new and used car sales. The group reported pre tax profits up 132% to £727,000 on turnover up 13.1% to £93.4m. Like for like new car registrations rose 20.8% and like for like used car sales were up 17.6%. […]

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