Events Operative – Corby

Events Operative – Corby

Passionate about Motorcyles? Events Operative – £24-26,000 dependent on experience We are currently working with a highly respected Events Company that have a rare opportunity for someone to join their events team. Benefits of working for this company: Working on Event Delivery to a major global brand Field role – based from Central England Good Salary Package Contributory pension scheme Joining a talented team with a passion for events! This […]

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Sales Executive – Mansfield

Sales Executive – Mansfield

I’ve just spoken to a Sales Executive in Mansfield who’s looking for a new role. He worked in the trade for several years but had to leave to work in the family business due to a family member’s poor health. His understanding of the sales process is very good, having had a combination of training from Black Horse and in-house trainers. Anyone in the Mansfield/Nottingham […]

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Sir Michael Marshall Dies at 87

Sir Michael Marshall Dies at 87

Sir Michael Marshall has died at the age of 87 whilst on holiday in Spain. I had the pleasure of meeting Sir Michael on a number of occasions whilst working for Marshall’s, and always found him to be a charming man who really loved the business and valued the people that worked there. He was a shrewd businessman who recognised that a company was shaped […]

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“How do you solve a problem like Pendragon”

“How do you solve a problem like Pendragon”

An interesting piece from Car Dealer Magazine. It’s not just about Pendragon, but also about some of the wider issues in the industry as we stand on the cusp of Brexit – well, that’s according to our new Prime Minister! Full article here.

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What is “Retail portfolio optimisation”?

What is “Retail portfolio optimisation”?

Inchcape’s latest interim trading statement contains the line “RETAIL OPTIMISATION IN-LINE WITH STRATEGIC FOCUS” I’m not entirely sure what that means, but I thinks it means, “we’ve sold some dealerships because they’re not making much money”? There’s been some great examples of “corporate speak” in the last few weeks from within the industry 🙂 You can download the report here 

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CDK goes open API

CDK goes open API

CDK Global (Kerridge to you and me!) has opened up its platform to software developers wanting to integrate applications with its system. The CDKI Open API Platform will allow the integration of 3rd party applications with the CDK DMS – presumably this will apply to Rev 8 as well as Drive. “What’s an API?” I hear you say! It stands for Application Programming Interface, and […]

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Service/Aftersales Manager

Service/Aftersales Manager

We have received an instruction from our Client a Privately owned Group who are looking to recruit a successful and motivated Aftersales/Service Manager to work at their dealership in Burton On Trent. The Role This is an ideal role for an operationally successful and customer centric Aftersales Manager who wants to further their career development within a PLC environment and a market leading brand. If you are […]

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Latest News in the Motor Industry!

Latest News in the Motor Industry!

Latest edition of our news round up from around the trade. Click here to open the edition

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Inchcape Sells 7 Dealerships

Inchcape Sells 7 Dealerships

Inchcape has disposed of 5 Volkswagen car and van franchises – in Chelmsford, Colchester, Romford and Southend – to Group 1 while Motorline has trebled its Audi representation in Kent with the acquisition of a further 2 dealerships sites from Inchcape Retail. It’s only a few weeks ago that the story surfaced that Inchcape would be reducing the size of it’s network and we’re seeing […]

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Dealership Accountant needed!

Dealership Accountant needed!

We’re looking for a Dealership Accountant to join a busy independent franchised motor dealer near Aylesbury. You’ll be reporting directly to the Owner and assisting him by adding controls, procedures and guidance on how to push the business forward in all departments. This role requires someone with real drive and energy who is looking for an opportunity to add real value to a business. Candidates […]

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Pendragon Loses it’s Chief Executive

Pendragon Loses it’s Chief Executive

Pendragon has lost it’s Chief Executive, Mark Herbert, after less than 3 months. This story passed me by, probably due to the blizzard of Brexit news that dominates the news, but I’m not really surprised following the rather bizarre announcement that they were looking at “self-help opportunities” to help turn around their fortunes. It appears that there may have been some disagreement at a senior […]

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New General Manager at Motorpoint

Motorpoint Birtley’s new General Manager will be expected to hit the ground running after joining the used car supermarket group from the hospitality sector. Richard Start has previously worked for the Spirit Group and Greene King pub chains but will be leading a team of 50 in the car retail sector after joining the ID50’s top placed used car supermarket operator at the County Durham […]

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Lee Iacocca has died

American motor industry icon has died of complications from Parkinson’s. The automotive industry executive has died at age 94, his daughter Lia Iacocca Assad told the Washington Post. Iacocca, the celebrated businessman behind the Ford Mustang who helped Chrysler stay in business, died of complications from Parkinson’s disease at his Los Angeles home, Assad told the paper.   Full story here…

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Latest News in the Automotive Sector

Latest News in the Automotive Sector

All the latest news on one page! Click here to open the paper

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