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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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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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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Norwich KIA Lifetime Achievement

Norwich KIA Lifetime Achievement

Norwich KIA Lifetime Achievement Grant Long, General Manager of NMG Kia in Norwich, has accepted a 20 year Lifetime Achievement award from Kia Motors. I had the pleasure of working with Grant many years ago, and he was one of the nicest people I ever worked with. He taught me many of the basics of selling with a great deal of patience and humour – […]

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Sales Manager Available – Notts/Lincs Border

Sales Manager Available – Notts/Lincs Border

Sales Manager Available – Notts/Lincs Border. An experienced Sales Manager has registered with us today and is looking for a new role. Living near Grantham he is in commuting distance of Lincoln, Newark, Peterborough, Nottingham and Leicester (at a push!). He has worked in both volume and prestige franchises, but is more interested in the employer than the brand. He’s currently on a package of […]

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Dealership Embezzled

Dealership Embezzled

Evans Halshaw Ford Dealership Embezzled by Accounts Assistant. Andrea Gibson, who embezzled more than £248,000 from the Glasgow Ford dealership, blamed her brother’s gambling debt for her actions. Gibson, 31, stole the money over a 3-year period while an accounts assistant at the dealership, and was only caught when she went on maternity leave. The mother-of-one manipulated financial systems to cover 45 transactions made to […]

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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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Automated Switchboards vs. Receptionists

Automated Switchboards vs. Receptionists

Why do so many dealers have automated switchboards? Theoretically they’re a quick and easy way for customers to get through to the department they want to talk to, but the reality is somewhat different. As a recruitment agency we are calling dealers up and down the country all day every day (it’s our job!), and I can say with some certainty that automated switchboards are […]

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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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Lookers New JLR Dealership

Lookers New JLR Dealership

Lookers have unveiled plans for a new Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) Arch Concept dealership facility in Aston Clinton, Bucks. Development of the new 16,193 square foot facility at Aston Clinton is expected to be completed by the end of 2019, and will replace the existing Jaguar and Land Rover sites in Amersham and Chipperfield. Niral Patel, Head of Business at Amersham Jaguar and Chipperfield Land […]

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Best UK Dealership to work for?

Drayton Motors in Boston has been recognised as one of the best dealerships to work for two years in a row, and has entered Automotive Management’s “Best UK Dealerships to Work For” for the third consecutive year. Darren Bradford, Group director, said: “It’s a privilege to be able to say that we have won ‘Best UK Dealership to Work for’ two years in a row. […]

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Service Advisor – Lincoln

Service Advisor  – Lincoln

Our client, a Franchised Main Dealer, is seeking an experienced Motor Trade Service Advisor to join their team in Lincoln. Benefits of working for this company: Completive salary and excellent commissions Great staff benefits Company pension scheme Training and support Joining a great team and business Career development It goes without saying that you must have first class customer/people handling skills, a good telephone manner […]

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Service Advisor available – Lincoln

Service Advisor available – Lincoln

I have had an experienced Service Advisor register who lives in Lincoln. She has also worked in sales and is experienced with Kerridge Rev 8. Email me at nl@arc-uk.net if you’d like to know more.

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Car Sales Apprentice

Car Sales Apprentice

Think of apprenticeships and trainee electricians, rookie carpenters and novice plumbers probably come to mind. But car sales executives? More on this story at Auto Express…

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Local Business Development Manager

Local Business Development Manager

Must be VAG accredited or working towards the accreditation Our client, a Mutli Vehicle Franchised Main Dealer group, is looking for a motivated Local Business Development Manager to this role is for a Major Brand in the BROMSGROVE area. The role will be based at the dealership, cover the surrounding area, and be active for mainly passenger cars. I am particularly seeking a well-presented and […]

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Business/Transaction Manager Vacancies

Our client is expanding their team of Business/Transaction Managers and are seeking people in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds.  If you are a professional Business Manager or a Transaction Manager with a proven track record of achieving consistent results we would love to hear from you. These roles are self-employed and offer a high degree of flexibility coupled with high earning potential working within dealerships […]

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General Manager, Main Dealer Surrey

Our client, a multi-franchised Dealer Group, is looking for a General Manager to run one of their large volume dealerships in Surrey. In order to be considered you must have previous volume experience at General Manager/Dealer Principal level and be able to demonstrate career stability with a real ability to generate profit. You will be an articulate leader who can motivate a large team and […]

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Entrepreneurial Sales Manager – Independent Main Dealer

Our client, a Franchised Main Dealer, is seeking a Car Sales Manager to lead their successful team in their busy showroom in Canterbury. There will be a great deal of autonomy in this role and we are looking for an experienced and entrepreneurial person who can take on responsibility for the performance of the business and really make it their own. You must be currently working […]

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McLaren Automotive appoints its sixth UK retailer – Car Dealer Magazine

MCLAREN Bristol is to be the manufacturer’s sixth retailer in the UK.It will be responsible for the south-west of England, complementing the existing McLaren Automotive UK retailer network of London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and, most recently, Ascot. To be operated by Rybrook Holdings, which already runs McLaren Birmingham, the showroom at The Laurels, Cribbs Causeway, is expected to be up and running in the second quarter of next year. The timing […]

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Used Car Sales Manager – West London

Our client, a prestige main dealer, is seeking an experienced Used Car Sales Manager to join their team in West London.  This is an exciting opportunity to sell prestige vehicles and associated products within a highly motivated and structured sales environment. The Role: To develop sales and marketing plans and budgets to achieve agreed financial, marketing and sales targets. To organise, direct and control the […]

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Regional Aftersales Specialists – Southern and Central England

Our client a prestige car manufacturer is seeking 2 Regional Aftersales Specialist to oversee its’ dealers in 2 regions. One stretching from Leicestershire to East Yorkshire and the second along the South Coast from Hampshire to Kent. The Role The main purpose of the role is to assist the dealer network to improve Labour and Parts sales performance through process and financial analysis, process improvement, coaching and […]

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Car Sales Administrator Job Vacancy – Peterborough

Our client, a small privately owned main dealer group, is seeking an experienced and competent Sales Administrator from the retail Motor Trade to join their dealership situated in Peterborough. You will be currently working as a Vehicle Sales Administrator in the Motor Trade and have an in-depth knowledge of the systems and processes that are required in this often pressurised environment. You must have comprehensive […]

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Car Sales Executive Vacancy in Stratford-upon-Avon

Our client, a small privately owned Main Dealer, is looking for an experienced Car Sales Executive to join their team in Stratford-upon-Avon. You must be a well-presented and professional sales person with a clear understanding of the sales process in order to be considered for this position. The main duties include assisting customers with the purchase of new and used vehicles following a structured sales […]

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Parts Advisor Job Vacancy, Banbury

Our client, a Franchised Main Dealer, is seeking a highly experienced Motor Trade Parts Advisor to join their team in Banbury, Oxfordshire. This is a varied role where you will be working on both Front and Back Counter and also delivering parts to customers in the local area. It goes without saying that you must have first class customer/people handling skills, a good telephone manner […]

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Cars plunge into workshop as roof gives way at Audi dealership – Car Dealer Magazine

CARS crashed through a ceiling and into the workshop below when a roof at Milton Keynes Audi gave way. No-one was hurt when the roof collapsed, sending about 20 cars parked above plunging into the workshop.About one-third of the 2,000 sq metre roof, which covered the workshop, gave way about 12.20pm. Engineers propped up what remained of the roof. Jason Cranswick, commercial director of Jardine Motors Group, […]

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Hyundai’s ‘Rockar’ digital car dealer hits 100,000 visitors 

Hyundai’s innovative virtual showroom records 100,000 people through its doors, with 1,000 sales predicted for 2015. When we visited Hyundai’s ‘Rockar’ virtual dealer at the end of last year, we were keen to see if trying something different would pay off, and the firm has now recorded 100,000 visitors to the showroom in six months, with around 1,000 sales predicted in total in 2015. The […]

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Dealer Principal Vacancy

Our client, a privately owned main dealer group, is seeking a highly experienced and competent motor trade professional to manage their Prestige Dealership in Warwickshire. This is a massive opportunity to run a business employing some 60 staff and delivering over 800 new and 700 used units per annum, where you will have significant autonomy with responsibility for all aspects of the dealership. The Aftersales […]

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Lookers opens new Land Rover centre

AM100 dealer group Lookers has opened a multi-million pound Land Rover showroom in Battersea, creating 30 jobs. The custom-built site is the first Land Rover facility of its kind to be built in the UK. Lookers says its newest car retail facility was its most modern and ‘green’ yet, incorporating the very latest ‘cloud’ technology which would enable staff to more freely interact with their customers […]

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Swansway Group scoops top employer award again

FAMILY-owned and run motor retailer, the Swansway Group, has scooped the South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce Employer of the Year Award for the second year running. The award backed by Manchester Metropolitan University, recognises the employer whose initiatives give their workforce support in their chosen career path as well as keeping the whole team motivated and engaged. A delighted David Smyth, director, commented: ‘To win […]

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Half of all buyers visit dealers with no prior contact

Research from Auto Trader shows that 50% of car buyers don’t contact dealerships before visiting them. Researchers questioned customers who bought a car and found that 36% telephoned the dealer prior to visiting, while 10% emailed and just 4% used a live chat facility. Results also showed that consumers research their purchase when dealers are closed with the optimum time being between 6.00-9.00pm. Fewer than 10% of consumers […]

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