Sales Executive vacancy in Peterborough for small…

Sales Executive vacancy in Peterborough for small dealer group…email nl@arc-uk.net for details #jobvacancy

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Watford Jaguar bought by Spire

The purchase of Jaguar Watford by Spire Automotive is it’s first Jaguar outlet. Spire previously concentrated on Audi since its founding in 2006 then added Peugeot and Seat in 2011 with BMW, Mini and Skoda added last year. Spire already has Audi, BMW, Mini and Seat in Watford. via Spire buys Watford Jaguar.

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How well do you know your Vauxhalls? I scored a ra…

How well do you know your Vauxhalls? I scored a rather rubbish 40% 🙁 bit.ly/1bkviKK

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Marshall Motor Group turnover to exceed £1bn

The Cambridge-based Marshall Motor Group is set to join the £1bn turnover club as it confirms a new 5 year plan and announces that in future it will grow its representation with existing partners only. The group is provisionally forecasting turnover of £965m to December 2013 – up 18% year-on-year – with a forecast of£11.8m in operating profit. via Marshall turnover to exceed £1bn.

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Ford gives top-selling Focus a major makeover

An extensive makeover for the Ford Focus is aimed at pushing it into more of a premium sector. Restyled looks, an updated interior and some new technology is squarely aimed at maintaining the car’s position as Britain’s best-selling family hatchback. via Ford gives top-selling Focus a major makeover – Car Dealer Magazine.

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Dealers to ask finance customers for salary details

The sale of finance products, including PCPs, is coming under greater scrutiny from the Financial Conduct Authority as new consumer protection rules come into effect, and dealers are facing the prospect of having to ask customers for their salary details. via Dealers to ask finance customers for salary details.

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Regional Service Manager role in Surrey looking af…

Regional Service Manager role in Surrey looking after 3 sites, non-plc. Contact Chris Highfield at ch@arc-uk.net for details.

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Vertu to open Infiniti Centre in Newcastle

Vertu have announced plans to open an Infiniti Centre in Newcastle later in the year. Located at Silverlink Retail Park in Newcastle it will cover the areas of Tyne and Wear, County Durham and Teesside, and will create 25 new jobs. Redevelopment work on the site, which was formerly a Honda dealership, is set to begin imminently. More details at  Vertu to open Infiniti Centre […]

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Ford Retail network to rebrand as TrustFord

Ford Retail has today announced that it’s customer facing brands will operate under the new name of TrustFord. It’s part of their strategy to align the business’ regional dealerships under one nationally recognised brand name and ensure a joined-up customer experience and offering across its entire group. Stuart Kerr, chairman and CEO of Ford Retail, said: “The rebranding of the Ford Retail group has been […]

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Senior Service Advisor/Assistant Manager for busy…

Senior Service Advisor/Assistant Manager for busy Nissan car dealership in Basingstoke.For full details email mw@arc-uk.net

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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 for their prestige Bury site.Details mw@arc-uk.net

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Phoenix Car Company appoints new managing director

Russell Smith (pictured) has been appointed as the new managing director of Paisely-based Phoenix Motor Company. Smith, formerly sales director, takes over from John McGuire, who founded the multi-franchise group in 1993, who moves to the joint role of chairman and CEO. “Russell has a clear understanding of the values and approach that have helped to make Phoenix such a success, having been a part […]

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New vacancies in Qatar just landed with us in Sale…

New vacancies in Qatar just landed with us in Sales, Parts and Marketing. bit.ly/1btOVxH will be updated with full details soon!

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Business management role working in sub-prime sect…

Business management role working in sub-prime sector for dealer group – great opportunity! bit.ly/1btOVxH ID 5027 for details

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Motorline expands with Skoda along the M2 motorway

Motorline has expanded with an acquisition of Skoda business Sherlodge Garage. The family-owned business, near Gillingham, has been rebranded Motorline Skoda Medway and all existing staff have transferred to the new company. It becomes Motorline’s third Skoda dealership along the M2 corridor, alongside Canterbury and Dartford.It is the company’s second expansion this year. Last month it announced it would add the Maserati franchise via Motorline expands […]

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Citroen opens car sales point with Rylatt

Citroën UK has recruited Rylatt and Sons to operate its sales contract in Spalding, Lincolnshire. Rylatts, a family business established nearly five years ago, already operates the Ford franchise. It has also been a Citroën authorised repairer for almost two years, prior to taking on the new vehicle sales contract. Rylatt and Sons has consistently been in the top five Citroën dealers for aftersales customer […]

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Group 1 Automotive UK boss Hayden resigns

Chris Hayden, CEO of Group 1 Automotive UK, has resigned from the company. The resignation was confirmed by the company chairman Ian Twinley who said Hayden had resigned for personal reasons. Hayden took up his position last May having transferred from running the Californian opertions of Group 1, one of the biggest UK dealer groups. Before joining Group 1, he headed up factory-owned Ford Retail’s […]

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The £60,000 sports car stripped by thieves

It is a sight that will make petrol-heads wince, but this is all that is left of a £60,000 car which was abandoned in floodwater after thieves stripped it down to its chassis. The grey Audi RS5 was left in three feet of water under a railway bridge in Chertsey, Surrey, in early January, but all that remains now is an unrecognisable shell. In its […]

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IMI calls on dealers to recruit apprentices

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) is calling on dealers to hire more apprentices. Apprentice Recruitment – Video from the IMI It has carried out research (see video above) which shows that apprentices are good for business and deliver a significant financial return for employers. It said that apprentices who start with no experience typically generate profit within 18 to 24 months. The research […]

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Vauxhall’s Aldred leaves UK for new role in America

VAUXHALL chairman and managing director Duncan Aldred is leaving his UK role to take up a new job in America with parent company General Motors. Aldred has been named as US vice president, Buick-GMC and he will be responsible for Buick-GMC sales, service and marketing in the United States. He takes up his position on March 1, 2014 and will be based in Detroit. The […]

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Manufacturer role as a Prior Approval Helpdesk Eng…

Manufacturer role as a Prior Approval Helpdesk Engineer based in Colchester bit.ly/155zCHq ID 5004 #motortradejobs #jobsinessex

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Motorway speed cameras to be rolled out to stop those driving faster than 70mph – Telegraph

Motoring groups condemn planned introduction of motorway speed cameras, claiming scheme is about raising revenue rather than road safety. Speed cameras designed to catch motorists driving in excess of 70mph are to be installed along hundreds of miles of motorway for the first time. New so-called ‘stealth cameras’, which will be grey rather than bright yellow, are to be deployed on busy stretches of some […]

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Warranty Advisor req’d in Essex to work on a manuf…

Warranty Advisor req’d in Essex to work on a manufacturer programme. Excellent package and benefits, see arc-uk.net/index.php/moto… for details

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Vertu Motors boost portfolio with £2.4m Sheffield deal – Car Dealer Magazine

VERTU Motors plc has bought a dealership in Sheffield, which sells Nissan and Volvo cars, from Harratts of Wakefield. The assets acquired include a freehold property valued at £1.75m and the value of the whole deal is in the region of £2.4m. The transaction means Vertu now operates nine Nissan outlets and makes the group one of Nissan’s largest UK franchise partners. The new Volvo […]

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