Progress Goes into Administration

Sad news in these difficult times, but I’ve just been told that Progress Group have gone into administration. https://www.progresssuzuki.co.uk/ I hope that everyone affected finds a new job quickly.

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Online Interviewing

Online Interviewing

One of the effects of the lock down is a growing acceptance of the use of online video as an acceptable way of communicating with our fellow human beings. 7 weeks ago (yes it’s been that long!), how many of us had heard of Zoom or Microsoft Teams? I certainly hadn’t, but we’ve been using Skype for at least 10 years as an internal way […]

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Don’t put LinkedIn on your CV

Don’t put LinkedIn on your CV

LinkedIn on your CV? One of the first thing any decent recruiter does when they are sent a CV with a LinkedIn profile link is to click on it so they can see what the candidate looks like. You might think this is fine, you’ve got a nice picture on there and some recommendations from ex-colleagues and clients, but, as an applicant, this is not […]

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Leven Car Company Enters Administration

Leven Car Company Enters Administration

Leven Car Company Administration. Not a familiar name south of the border, but this Edinburgh based company employed some 140 staff in automotive retail whose jobs are sadly now at risk. Representing a portfolio of brands including Aston Martin, KIA, Rolls Royce, Suzuki, Mitsubishi and Lotus, the company also had a premium used car operation in Edinburgh. There has been a lot of press about […]

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Experienced Service Advisor Relocating – North West

Experienced Service Advisor Relocating – North West

We’ve been contacted by an experienced Service Advisor relocating to the North West looking for a role. She has several years main dealer experience in service and parts and is experienced with Kerridge Rev 8. The relocation is for family reasons and she will be able to move very quickly (she’ll live with family initially) once she has a confirmed job offer in the Preston/Blackpool […]

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Experienced Service Professional – Dunstable

Experienced Service Professional – Dunstable

Experienced Car Service Professional – Dunstable We’ve been approached by an experienced car service professional looking for a new role within commuting distance of Dunstable. He has over 20 years experience in Main Dealerships with a very stable career. He is extremely sales focused but with a balanced approach to ensuring customer satisfaction. He’s looking for a role as either a Senior Service Advisor, Reception […]

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Vantage Group Management Buyout

Vantage Group Management Buyout

Vantage Group Management Buyout It’s been reported that the Chairman, Finance Director and Operations Director of Vantage Group, a 24 strong dealer group, have initiated a buyout of the business from founder Mark Robinson. The trio of directors (Phil White, Tim Swindin and Andrew Mallory) will be taking over the business when Robinson leaves at the end of the year. One thing about the motor […]

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Used Car Sales Executive

Used Car Sales Executive

Our client, a prestige main dealer group, is seeking an experienced Used Car Sales Executive to join their team in West London.  This is an exciting opportunity to sell prestige used vehicles and associated products within a highly motivated and supportive sales environment. There is an excellent basic salary with this role, high realistic OTE and a great working environment. The Role To achieve personal […]

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New CEO at Mercedes-Benz Retail Group

New CEO at Mercedes-Benz Retail Group

Angela Shepherd has been appointed as the new CEO at Mercedes-Benz Retail Group, the manufacturer owned UK dealer group. Currently Operations Director at Mercedes-Benz UK, a post she has held for five years, Shepherd will head up a retail group that is rated 14 in the Motor Trader Top 200 with annual turnover of £1.07bn, employs over 1500 staff, and operates from 18 retail sites, […]

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Master Technician Lincoln

Master Technician Lincoln We’ve been approached by a Master Tech in Lincoln who is looking for a new role. He has extensive main dealer experience/training, is level 3 qualified and is a registered Master Technician with a major manufacturer. If you’re interested in seeing his CV, please email me at nl@arc-uk.net or call me on 07739 176 311 for more information. We currently have 261 […]

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10,000 job cuts at Daimler

10,000 job cuts at Daimler Daimler has announced plans to cut at least 10,000 jobs worldwide as it invests billions in electric cars. Daimler, the  owner of Mercedes-Benz cars and also makes lorries, vans and buses, said on Friday it planned to cut thousands of jobs by the end of 2022, but later made it clear the toll would be higher. Personnel chief, Wilfried Porth, […]

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New CarShop for Bristol

New Car Shop for Bristol Sytner, the parent company of the CarShop, will open it’s 10th site this weekend in Bristol and will be creating 65 new jobs in sales, service and management. Leo Nelson, marketing and digital director at CarShop said: “We are delighted to announce a new store in Bristol, and proud to be generating exciting new career opportunities to residents of the […]

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Sales Executive – Warrington

Sales Executive Warrington An experienced Sales Executive has registered with us today. He’s looking for a new position in the North West in commuting distance of Warrington. He lives in Warrington and is currently working for an independent volume used car sales operation, but has previous franchised experience and he is looking to get back into a main dealer environment. He is a consistent performer […]

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HGV Technician Available

HGV Technician Available

We have an HGV Technician available for an immediate start who lives in Doncaster. Originally trained as a diesel technician in the military he has worked on HGV, Light Commercials and Cars for Salvesen, Tesco, Pullmans etc, and has had his own business for several years. Loler qualified and trained on Dell and Ratcliff tail lifts, he is also Irtec qualified. If you’d like to […]

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When did you last update your CV?

When did you last update your CV?

When did you last update your CV with us? If you can’t remember, it’s probably about time you did! If you have a copy of your CV on your phone you can update it now, or you can ask us to email you a reminder so that you can do it later. Just click here. If you need some help with your CV, just let […]

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Vehicle Technician in Lincoln

Vehicle Technician in Lincoln

We have had a vehicle technician in Lincoln register who is looking for a position. He has relocated to the city to be near family and is available for an immediate start. He is ex-REME and has worked in Car and Commercial Vehicle dealers after leaving the military. More recently he has worked abroad (not in the trade) and is now looking for a role […]

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Technician Available – Lincoln

Technician Available – Lincoln

We have been approached by a qualified technician (ex-REME) seeking a role in or around Lincoln. He has main dealer experience since leaving the military in both Commercial and Car dealerships, and has recently located to Lincoln to be nearer to family. Anyone interested in seeing his CV – please email me at nl@arc-uk.net and we will obtain his permission to forward you his details.

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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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General Sales Manager Vacancy

General Sales Manager Vacancy

Experienced General Sales Manager – Major Car Franchise – DUDLEY Our client, a multi-franchised Dealer Group is looking for it’s next General Sales Manager to lead the successful sales department of their dealership in DUDLEY. The preferred candidate will already have experience in a similar role as they will be expected to hit the ground running in a fast-paced, professional environment. You will actively manage […]

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Aftersales Manager – South Wales

Aftersales Manager – South Wales

Aftersales Manager – Major Car Franchise – Cardiff We have received an instruction from our Client a multi-franchised Dealer Group that is looking to recruit a successful and motivated After- Sales Manager to work in their Major Brand dealership in the Capital of Wales. This is a big job and requires candidates who can manage both volume and the added demands of Major Car Brand […]

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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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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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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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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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New Sales Director for Hyundai UK

New Sales Director for Hyundai UK

HYUNDAI has appointed Rob Turnbull as its new UK Sales Director. Turnbull, who worked for the BMW Group since 2000 (most recently ashead of sales at Mini) , will report directly to Ashley Andrew, Managing Director. An accountant by trade, Turnbull has more than 20 years of experience in the automotive, sales and retail sectors, having worked in senior roles across the BMW Group. He […]

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Cuts to Honda Dealer Network

Cuts to Honda Dealer Network

It looks like there may be significant cuts to the size of the Honda dealer network on the way. Having already set in motion a 10% cut to the network, Honda has revealed that further cuts are on the way in a drive to improve dealer profitability. The timeline on this is mentioned as being 2-3 years and with full consultation with the franchised network. […]

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Sales Executive – Long Eaton

Sales Executive – Long Eaton

Sales Exec – Long Eaton I’ve just spoken to an experienced sales executive in Long Eaton who’s looking for a move. He has a track record of working in sales and has been in the trade for the last 4 years, working in both volume and prestige. If you’re interested in seeing his CV you can email me at nl@arc-uk.net and I’ll get his permission […]

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New Mercedes-Benz Commercial Dealership

New Mercedes-Benz Commercial Dealership

A new Mercedes-Benz truck and van dealership is being built in Southampton.   Marshall Truck and Van are investing £4 million in a replacement dealership on a two-acre site on Nursling Industrial Estate that will create 9 new jobs. The new site will showcase 8 HGV service lanes and 5 LCV ramps when it opens in October, close to the manufacturer’s 24-hour service centre. Daniel […]

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