New Head of Commercial at Click Dealer

New Head of Commercial at Click Dealer

Debbie Fox is the New Head of Commercial at Click Dealer the provider of dealer management systems, websites and digital marketing services to over 1400 dealerships across the UK. Previously at Athoris, the repair authorisation platform, she will be responsible for overseeing their commercial team, and the development and launch of new transactional products and services. Fox has been in the industry for over 30 […]

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Marketing Manager

Marketing Manager

Our client is a main dealer based in Lincoln, Lincolnshire and they are seeking a marketing professional to take up the role of Marketing Manager for their dealerships in Lincoln. You’ll be working with high profile automotive brands and have a high degree of autonomy and responsibility, playing a pivotal role in driving business and company awareness. The salary will be a base of £25,000 […]

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Vehicle Stock Manager

Vehicle Stock Manager

Our Client is looking for a motor trade professional to join their team as a vehicle Stock Manager for their dealerships in Lincoln. You will need to be in a similar role currently or have extensive experience of buying and selling new and used vehicles to fit a stock plan. This role is Mon-Fri with a base salary of circa £25,000 and an OTE of […]

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Jennings Ford to Close

Jennings Ford to Close

Lookers have announced the closure of their Stockton-on-Tees Ford dealership. This follows the closures announced earlier this year of 4 other Jennings sites – Mazda in Sunderland and Middlesborough as well as Kia Sunderland and SEAT Middlesborough. The full story can be found on the Car Dealer website.

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Pendragon Redundancies?

Pendragon Redundancies?

According to Automotive Management there may be significant redundancies on the way at Pendragon. The full article can be read here but the gist appears to be that they’re not selling enough cars. The key piece of information reported on seems to be that a statement was issued via the London Stock Exchange, stating that “£11.9m losses incurred by the Car Store division in 2018 […]

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MOT Tester Relocating to Dorset

MOT Tester Relocating to Dorset

We have a very experienced MOT tester and PDI technician relocating to Poole in Dorset. He currently works for a franchised dealership in West London and is primarily responsible for all MOT work however he also carries out new car PDIs and used car prep work. If anyone in the Poole or Dorset area is looking to recruit an experienced member of staff for their […]

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New Apprentices

It’s good to see that Arnold Clark are taking on 150 new apprentices. I was only speaking to a dealer yesterday about the dire shortage of skilled technicians in particular. There is also the challenge of retaining apprentices once their training has been completed. The reluctance of the employer to increase wages post apprenticeship is to some degree understandable, but this provides a ready pool […]

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Arbury Group Profits Increase

Arbury Group Profits Increase

Arbury Group Profits Increase by 50% to £3 million for 2018. The 11 dealership group, which includes Peugeot, Nissan, Skoda, Citroën, Fiat, Abarth and SEAT, sold 9,300 vehicles during the year and increased turnover by 13%. The Arbury Motor Group Board said: “The directors are delighted with the exceptional full-year result, which is the best in the group’s 19-year history. The relationship held with all of […]

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New Aftersales Director at SsangYong

New Aftersales Director at SsangYong

SsangYong Motors UK has named Mark Burrows as its new director of aftersales, with immediate effect. Burrows has always worked in the motor industry, starting as an apprentice technician with Mitsubishi Motors, moving on to several different roles within the company, including Regional Sales Manager and Field Sales Manager. He replaces Doug Lincoln, who left the company in May to join Nissan as Product Management […]

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