Small Mercedes

The latest electric transport from Mercedes. I’m really not sure about this – a Mercedes scooter anyone? Lots of car makers are pushing out the boat with electric models, but Mercedes are going one step further than most. Full story here

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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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Warning on using Indeed to apply for jobs

Warning on using Indeed to apply for jobs

Indeed is still one of the strongest sources of jobs on the internet, but there are a couple of things you need to bear in mind if you’re applying for jobs through their site. SAVING YOUR CV TO INDEED – Don’t do it. Indeed garbles it up and formats it in a really weird way. – Just upload a PDF or Word document of your […]

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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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Record Sales for Rolls Royce

Record Sales for Rolls Royce in 2019 with unit sales of 5,152. This is the highest number of cars that the company has ever sold in it’s entire 116 year history, with the US being the strongest market, closely followed by China. Torsten Müller-Otvös, the chief executive, told the BBC that “We are not really in the car business – we are in the luxury […]

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Mystery Shopper is set to Close

Mystery Shopper is set to Close

Douglas Stafford Partnership Mystery Shopper is set to close in the new year. Whilst this might be good news for salespeople, it’s not good news for the employees of the long standing business, as there are some 50 job losses as a result of the decision to cease trading. The full story can be found on AM Online here. I remember being mystery shopped at […]

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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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Motorpoint Profits Down 18%

Motorpoint Profits Down 18%. For the six months to 30 September the car retailer posted £534 million in revenue, 1% higher than the same period last year, while pre-tax profit dropped 18% to £9.4 million. The latter was hit by overheads which were £2 million higher than last year. Meanwhile, founder David Shelton will retire as a non-executive director at the end of December. He […]

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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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Audi Job Cuts

Audi Job Cuts Audi is set to cut up to 9,500 jobs at its German factories by 2025 in order to save €6bn (£5.1bn) to invest in electric cars and digital technology. Audi has said that the job cuts are part of its mission to “become lean and fit for the future”, but would be balanced out by other plans to hire 2,000 workers in […]

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Technician Available Huddersfield

Technician Available Huddersfield

Technician Available Huddersfield Newly registered this morning – technician in Huddersfield looking for a new role in Huddersfield. Leeds or Bradford. He has worked in both main dealerships and independents and has extensive manufacturer training. If you’re recruiting a technician in the areas mentioned and would like to see his CV, please email nl@arc-uk.net or call Nick Legge on 07739 176 311.

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Road Tax Evasion Increase

There has been a nearly 3-fold increase in Road Tax evasion since 2014. The old paper tax disc was abolished back in 2014, and since then Data from the Department for Transport shows that £34.51 million was lost due to untaxed vehicles in the 2013/14 financial year, compared to projected losses of £94.1 million for 2019/20. In fairness this is down from a high of […]

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Caffyns Profit Slumps

Shares in Caffyns reversed 17% to 345p today after the Eastbourne-based motor retailer reported a collapse in first half profits. Founded over 150 years ago, Caffyns has successfully traded through many an economic cycle, but hasn’t been able to swerve the short term supply challenges and Brexit-related uncertainties that continue to hurt the automotive retail sector. PROFITS SKID LOWER For the first half of the year […]

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Register Your CV

It’s easy to register your CV with us. Just click on this link and you can upload your CV in a few seconds and we’ll register your details. We always check with you before sending your CV out to a prospective employer, so your confidentiality is never going to be an issue. Many people think that with the advent of GDPR that their confidentiality is […]

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New Tesla Cyber Truck

The New Tesla Cyber Truck has been unveiled by Elon Musk in Los Angeles. There was some embarrassment when the armoured windows shattered after having a metal ball thrown at them, but when the top 3 selling cars in America are pick-ups any serious player in that market needs to be selling one. Not sure about the styling personally, but electric vehicles are becoming more […]

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Cambria Profits Up

Cambria Profits Up in a tough year for the motor trade. Cambria Automobiles pre-tax profit rose by 37 per cent to £12.5m for the year to August 31, it has reported.  In its final results for 2018/19, announced via the London Stock Exchange, the franchised motor retailer, which was established in 2006, said it had performed ahead of board and market expectations, enjoying gross profit […]

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New Aston Martin

A new Aston Martin has been unveiled. A £158,000 SUV aimed at wealthy women. The company’s shares slid a further 2.6% on Wednesday despite the launch of the new model, which the company hopes will start rolling-off its production line at St Athan in Wales in spring 2020. The DBX is apparently designed to compete against Bentley’s £133,000 Bentayga, Rolls-Royce’s £264,000 Cullinan, Porsche’s £101,000 Cayenne […]

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New Vacancies

Some of our New Vacancies: Oldham Car Sales Executive Excellent basic and ote Rochdale Panel Beater Competitive Salary plus Bonus, and benefits ILKESTON Sales Executive – Motor Trade OTE £40K UNCAPPED Burton on Trent Used Car Sales Executive Competitive Salary plus Bonus, and benefits  These are just a few of the roles we’re working on – check out the vacancy page for details on all […]

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Experienced Sales Exec Available – Nottingham/Derby

Experienced Sales Exec Available – Nottingham/Derby

Experienced Sales Exec Available – Nottingham/Derby due to relocation. We have been approached by an experienced sales exec who is relocating to the Nottingham Derby area and is seeking a new role. He is looking for an employer where he can progress into a management role and is keen to undergo the training that he appreciates he needs. If you’re interested in seeing his CV, […]

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Sytner VW

Sytner VW

Sytner VW reduces representation in the North West. Sytner is selling 4 of it’s Volkswagen dealerships in the North West to Johnsons and closing 1 other site. This represents a third of the brand in the group. The dealerships sold to Johnsons Cars are at Liverpool, Warrington, Stafford and Stoke-On-Trent. Sytner will be shutting the Volkswagen dealership in Halifax at the end of this month, […]

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Sales Executive Available – North Lincolnshire

A Sales Executive with nearly 3 years experience has registered with us thus afternoon and is actively seeking a new role. Currently employed in a volume main dealership, he is seeking a package where he can earn £30-35,000 (with a reasonable basic!).

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