Volvo focuses dealers to sell on PCPs, rather than cash discounts

Volvo UK focussed its dealer network on selling PCPs in 2013 rather than large cash discounts and sales director Jon Wakefield is expecting the finance product to boost volumes further this year. Volvo’s order take for January is running 58% ahead of January last year and comes off the back of 3% growth in 2013. Wakefield said: “Growth last year was a little down compared […]

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Sales Manager – Watford. Big opportunity for ambit…

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Recruiting? We now have 32,549 candidates register…

Recruiting? We now have 32,549 candidates registered – all from the UK Motor Trade! #motortradejobs

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TMS takes on Kia franchise in Hinckley

TMS Motor Group is relocating its Volvo dealership in Hinckley to a new site in Trinity Marina. The group is also taking on the Kia franchise at the new site, representing the Korean brand for the first time. The 22,500 sq ft Trinity Marina site, located at Wharf Farm, Coventry Road, Hinckley is undergoing a refurbishment and is due to open in April. TMS Hinckley […]

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Ford Retail to roll out all makes parts service

Ford Retail, the factory-owned dealer group boosted turnover at its parts division in 2013, exceeding £100m for the first time. The dealer said it was broadening its customer base by piloting what it called an all makes solution service called @first Express, which is due for national roll-out in 2014. Jon Harte, managing director for @first Parts, said 2013 had been a good year for […]

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Inside Job Weird interview questions (and how to answer them) » Inside Job

We’ve all been in strange interview situations, and there’s often a good reason for it. Many employers out there think asking unusual questions is the way to catch candidates off guard and get the most honest and real answer. Increasingly, interview situations seem to be moving away from the generic questions about teamwork and experience and throwing weird and wacky questions at the interviewee. If […]

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Sales Manager @ main dealer in Watford, this role…

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Clare James rebrands to trade as Lightcliffe

Dealer group Clare James has changed its trading name to Lightcliffe. Lightcliffe represents Audi, BMW, Honda, MINI, Nissan, Seat, Skoda, Volkswagen and VW Commercials across 18 locations in Merseyside, Cheshire, Yorkshire and Wales. Its dealerships are located in Abergele, Anglesey, Halifax, Haverfordwest, Liverpool, Southport, Stafford, Stoke-on-Trent and Warrington. In April Lightcliffe is to open a new dealership in Llandudno Junction representing Volkswagen Group brands in […]

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Marshall to open its first Maserati centre

Dealer group Marshalls is taking on the Maserati franchise in Cambridgeshire. The new agreement will see Marshall Maserati at its established site in Tyrell Park, Peterborough. The dealership have a five car showroom along with full service and repair facilities. It will open in April. Daksh Gupta, CEO of Marshall Motor Group (pictured), said, “Maserati is an exciting brand with ambitious plans on the back […]

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HR Owen 2013 profits to be ahead of expectations

HR  Owen said today it expects its full year performance to be ahead of expectations Used car sales at HR Owen in 2013 rose by almost a third compared to 2012, the dealer group said today in a trading statement. The strong trading performance seen in the first half was followed by a robust second half performance and this was further complemented by a particularly […]

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BMW UK announces director moves

BMW has made a number of changes at director level in the UK. Uwe Dreher (pictured) has been appointed as the new marketing director for BMW UK, succeeding Chris Brownridge who is now director for Mini UK. Dreher was previously head of marketing for BMW i, a post he held since 2010. Tim Abbott, managing director of BMW Group UK, said: “The UK is a […]

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Service Manager vacancies in Kent, Buckinghamshire…

Service Manager vacancies in Kent, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire arc-uk.net/index.php/moto… #motortradejobs

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Autonomous cars – is this the end of driving? – Telegraph

Deft PR by Google and the car industry, together with a couple of analysts’ reports, put autonomous driving at centre stage in all the Detroit interviews. The media seemed in accusatory mood, with most hacks demanding self-driving cars, now! In fact, the first driverless vehicle – the Induct Technology Navia – is now on sale, and test vehicles from Google, Mercedes-Benz, Lexus and many others […]

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Local Fleet Sales job vacancy in Peterborough for…

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Dealers merging online and offline for future success

Automotive retailers should take a virtual leaf from High Street retailers who successfully merge the online and offline experience. Speaking at AM and Auto Trader’s Digital Marketing conference which takes place at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry on 4th February, Google industry manager Scott Sinclair will highlight successful retailers which have established an innovative digital presence and created a seamless journey from the virtual store to […]

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A Main Dealer in Liverpool are looking for an expe…

A Main Dealer in Liverpool are looking for an experienced Technician/MOT Tester. Email mw@arc-uk.net for details.

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Service Advisor / Senior Service Advisor to join a…

Service Advisor / Senior Service Advisor to join a busy Ford Aftersales Department in Cheshire. Excellent OTE. Detail mw@arc-uk.net

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Our clients are looking for an experienced Motorcy…

Our clients are looking for an experienced Motorcycle Technician / MOT tester in Warrington Cheshire. For details email mw@arc-uk.net

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BMW recruits apprentices for dealer networks | Motor Trader Magazine | Motor Industry: News – Jobs – Awards

BMW Group is recruiting 110 apprentices to serve in its Mini and BMW dealer networks in 2014. The apprenticeships include service technicians, parts advisors, motorcycle technicians and body shop painters and panel beaters. Training will be carried out at the BMW Group Academy UK located in Reading. Bodyshop training takes place at a facility in Milton Keynes. Tim Abbott, managing director of BMW Group UK, […]

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Business development role in the South West for ad…

Business development role in the South West for additive business – workshop technical experience a must! Great package, email nl@arc-uk.net

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Are you a biker? We’re looking for a Service Centr…

Are you a biker? We’re looking for a Service Centre Manager in the motorcycle sector arc-uk.net/vacancies/Vaca… based in the West Midlands

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Dealer group size emerges as a factor in financial performance

The largest motor retailers are experiencing strong growth and are beginning to pull away from their smaller rivals, according to new research from accountants and business advisers BDO LLP. The 2013 edition of the Motor 150 report reveals that the industry collectively posted sales growth for the third consecutive year in 2012, the most recent year for which accounts are available. In total, revenue for […]

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Is this Nissan the new face of the London taxi?

The London black cab is one of the most recognisable vehicles on the road, and now Japanese car manufacturer Nissan has revealed its own interpretation, which will be launched by the end of the year. The Nissan Taxi for London is based on a van, called the NV200, and was originally shown in August 2012. In response to feedback from several key organisations, including the […]

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Glass’s reveals slowest and fastest selling cars

Glass’s has revealed the slowest – and fastest – selling used cars in the UK in 2013. The MG TF was the slowest car to shift, languishing on used car forecourts for 110.5 days (see table below). It was followed by the Chrysler Ypsilon, Chrysler Delta, Nissan Leaf and Mercedes-Benz R-Class, which all took over 90 days to sell. Glass’s said the Mercedes-R-Class was adversely […]

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Sales Manager vacancy in Boston Lincs just in! Em…

Sales Manager vacancy in Boston Lincs just in! Email nl@arc-uk.net #motortradejobs

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Peter Jones retires from Lookers CEO role

Lookers has confirmed the retirement today of its chief executive Peter Jones. Andy Bruce, Joness chief operating officer, has now stepped into the CEO role. The changes had been announced to investors in the publicly listed car dealer in August. Phil White, chairman of Lookers, said: “Peter has been an outstanding chief executive of the group since his appointment on October 1, 2009. He has led the company […]

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