Manager appointed to develop tyre firm’s UK retail network

Lorna Craig has been appointed to the newly created position of retail network development manager for Giti Tire, with a brief to further develop their GT Radial Performance Centre GTPC programme in the UK. In partnership with distributor Micheldever, she will be responsible for the growth of the GTPC model and enhancing existing relationships using new products, services and the ‘passport to profit’ programme, which […]

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Ford Retail targets former Armed Forces personnel for recruitment

Dealer group Ford Retail, which operates 65 Ford sites in the UK and recruits up to 200 sales executives a year, has analysed the personality traits and abilities of its top salespeople and, as a consequence, redefined what makes a good sales executive. One conclusion that the group reached was that a well established recruitment process didn’t necessarily lead to hiring the best people. “The […]

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IMI buys training firm to strengthen international business

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has acquired Automotive Technician Training (ATT) for an undisclosed sum. ATT is an e-learning system that is currently used in the training of light vehicle technicians in over 200 colleges in the UK and Ireland. The platform is used in classrooms by teachers and can be accessed by students from home, covering the curriculum for IMI Awards, City […]

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Pentagon launches training academy

Pentagon Group has launched a new training academy, based in Barnsley, for its 950 employees with programmes delivered on site and at the group’s dealerships. The academy will identify skills gaps in the workforce and create a training plan for each team member. The academy will be lead by Chellie Stevenson and will help recruit staff for the new Pentagon Apprentice Programme, which this year is […]

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I’m recruiting for an Apprentice Trainer in Milton…

I’m recruiting for an Apprentice Trainer in Milton Keynes for a major manufacturer. Email nl@arc-uk.net for details!

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Pinkstones adds Subaru

Pinkstones, a family-owned business that represents Toyota, Lexus, MG and has a used car business, has added Subaru to it’s portfolio of brands. Steve Wild, dealer principal at Pinkstones Subaru, said: “We are delighted about bringing Subaru to Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire.” Paul Tunnicliffe, managing director of Subaru UK, said: “The team at Pinkstones has proven popular with motorists across Staffordshire. “This is a result of […]

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Workshop Foreman/Controller for dealership in Newt…

Workshop Foreman/Controller for dealership in Newton Le Willows email Maurice Wainwright at mw@arc-uk.net for details.

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Sales Executive for busy Toyota Dealership in Stok…

Sales Executive for busy Toyota Dealership in Stoke on Trent. For full details email mw@arc-uk.net

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Leading independent Accident Repair Specialist is…

Leading independent Accident Repair Specialist is looking for an experienced M E T Technician (Manchester & Bolton) Email mw@arc-uk.net

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Car Sales Executive for busy Honda Car Dealership…

Car Sales Executive for busy Honda Car Dealership in Southport Area.For full details email mw@arc-uk.net

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Sales Executive required for a Premium German manu…

Sales Executive required for a Premium German manufacturer in the Merseyside area. Email mw@arc-uk.net for details

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I’m recruiting for: Marketing Communications Coord…

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Huntingdon – Fast Fit technician needed for #jobva…

Huntingdon – Fast Fit technician needed for #jobvacancy with main dealer.arc-uk.net/vacancies/Vaca… email nl@arc-uk.net for full details.

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Positive outlook for car sales says Nielsen

Almost half, 45%, of British consumers plan to buy a new or used car in the next 2 years, according to a new survey from Nielsen, with on-line advertising seen as the most helpful form of advertising. The Nielsen Global Survey of Automotive Demand polled over 30,000 Internet respondents in 60 countries to identify where automotive demand is greatest and to determine their motives for […]

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Prestige Used Car sales role in Bolton with privat…

Prestige Used Car sales role in Bolton with privately owned group. OTE £40,000+ email nl@arc-uk.net for details.

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I’m recruiting for: Technician/Mechanic – Main Dea…

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The UK car dealer’s guide to the online customer journey

An interesting guide to on-line purchasing habits from Automotive Management, starting with that when a UK consumer decides it is time to change their car, it takes them seven weeks on average to complete the process. Typically, it is towards the end of this period that a consumer will visit dealerships, but fewer than two on average. When they get through the doors, they’re ready […]

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Westover appoints new joint MD for group

Paul Dillon has been appointed as joint managing director to work alongside group chairman and joint managing director, Peter Wood at Westover Group. Dillon joined the group board 18 years ago and was promoted to group operations director in February 2009. via Westover appoints new joint MD for group | Motor Trader Magazine | Motor Industry: News – Jobs – Awards.

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Car dealer group Pentagon appoints new fleet sales chief

Keith West has been appointed group fleet general manager of Derbyshire-based motor group Pentagon. The appointment strengthens the leadership of the company and is an integral part of the business’ growth strategy to increase the size of its fleet sales to 20,000 vehicles in 2015. In 2013 Pentagon, the trading brand of Reeve (Derby), delivered 12,000 fleet units and, following a strong quarter one performance the business […]

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UK used car sales reach five-year high

Sales of used cars in the UK reached a five-year high in 2013. Sales rose 0.9% to 6,806,198 in 2013 compared to the previous year, according to analysis from information provider Experian. In 2008 sales were recorded at 7,208,100. Car models aged nine years or older had a good year in 2013 with annual sales rising 6%, making it the most popular age category for […]

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Lamborghini dealership opened by Sytner in Leicester

Sytner Group has opened a Lamborghini dealership in Leicester, bringing to 7 the number of dealerships in the manufacturers UK network. The Syston showroom at Watermead Business Park has been opened by Sytner following talks with the Italian supercar giant and gives the comapny it’s third Lamborghini showroom, along with locations in Birmingham and Edinburgh. The showroom and servicing area stand alongside Sytner’s existing Bentley dealership and more […]

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Management buyout at Carcraft

Robin Bridge CEO of CARCRAFT has led a management buyout of the used car retailer, purchasing the business for an undisclosed sum from former owners – the McKee brothers. Darren McKee said: ‘Noel and I have not been actively involved in the running of Carcraft for the last five years as it had become non-core to the family’s interests and this was constraining it’s ability to realise […]

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