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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Service Advisor Available – Grimsby

Service Advisor Available – Grimsby

Service Advisor Available – Grimsby An experienced Service Advisor in Grimsby has registered with us today. She has a stable career and is used to working in a fast paced environment where there is a focus on upsell via VHC, and on Service Plans. If you would like to see her CV, please email nl@arc-uk.net with details on the role you are looking to fill, […]

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Technician Available – Manchester

Technician Available – Manchester

Technician Available – Manchester We have a technician looking for a job on the eastern side of Manchester. He is currently employed by a main dealer, but is looking to reduce his travelling of an hours commute. Any potential employer interested in seeing his CV, please email Chris Highfield at ch@arc-uk.net If you have any other roles to fill please click here to complete our […]

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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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Aftersales Manager – Peterborough Area

Aftersales Manager – Peterborough Area

A very experienced Aftersales Manager based near Peterborough has approached us who is available for short term contract work. He has in-depth knowledge of current Vauxhall and Ford audit processes, with an emphasis on warranty processes, claims and audit. He also has extensive knowledge of video Vehicle Health Checks and maximising revenues in this area. If you’re concerned about this area of your business, or […]

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Experienced Dealer Principal

Experienced Dealer Principal

We’ve been approached by an experienced Dealer Principal living in South Lincolnshire looking for a new role. His experience is primarily in both the prestige sector and in volume, and his career has been very stable with very few moves. Due to his location he is looking at roles in Lincoln, Peterborough, Nottingham and Leicester. If you’d be interested in seeing his CV, please email […]

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FCA Investigating Lookers

FCA Investigating Lookers

FCA Investigating Lookers – The Financial Conduct Authority has begun its investigation into Lookers sales processes first announced in June 2019. The London-listed group, also announced that chief executive Andy Bruce and chief operating officer Nigel McMinn are both stepping down from the board. This will be an interesting indicator of how the FCA intends to operate when looking at the retail automotive sector, and […]

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Experienced Kerridge Project Manager

Experienced Kerridge Project Manager

We have been approached by an experienced Kerridge Project Manager looking for a new role. They’re available for short contract assignments, or for a permanent role in the South West of England. Experienced with Rev 7, 8 and Drive they have worked for both small and large dealer groups on single site implementation, multi-site roll outs and staff/management training programmes. Email nl@arc-uk.net or call Nick […]

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Kerridge Experienced Administrator in Lincoln

Kerridge Experienced Administrator in Lincoln

We have had a Kerridge experienced administrator in Lincoln register. With over 10 years experience in a commercial vehicle sales environment (all for one employer) she is looking for a new role that is close to Lincoln, where she can utilise her experience. Any dealers that are interested in seeing her CV, please email nl@arc-uk.net for details.

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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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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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Stamford and Peterborough MG Dealers

Stamford and Peterborough MG Dealers

Donalds Group are now Stamford and Peterborough MG Dealers. With the opening of the MG Dealership in West Street Stamford, Donalds now represent the brand at 2 locations. Stamford is now a dual franchise, having been a Mazda dealer for some years now, and prior to that representing the Vauxhall brand at the same site.

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New Head of Business

New Head of Business

A new Head of Business has been appointed at Chesterfield Land Rover. Gordon Lamb Chesterfield Land Rover has appointed John Steele, formerly head of business at the Sytner Group in Harrogate and Leeds, as its new head of business at their recently refurbished site. The site operates under the Gordon Lamb name, long associated with South Yorkshire, but has been owned by Vertu since 2016. […]

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Experienced field based Account Manager available

We have been approached by an Experienced field based Account Manager to assist in their job search. His experience is as a Sales Manager & Account Manager with strong knowledge of the Automotive market, Capital Equipment and Service sales sector and he is based in East Anglia. Anyone interested in seeing his CV – please email me at nl@arc-uk.net

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Inchcape Sells it’s Fleet Business

Inchcape Sells it’s Fleet Business

INCHCAPE sells it’s Fleet business (IFS) to Toyota Fleet Mobility in a £100m deal. The sale follows the recent disposal of its less productive dealerships in the UK, and retail-only disposals in Australia and China. Inchcape has decided to focus on its core distribution operations and says disposals made to date have successfully streamlined the group. Full story here…

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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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New Commercial Vehicle Director for Vertu

New Commercial Vehicle Director for Vertu

Vertu Motors has appointed the former managing director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles in the UK, Simon Elliott, as its new commercial vehicle director. Vertu issued a statement that his initial emphasis will be on the Vans Direct business that they acquired in January 2019 and on the Group’s Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle operations. Full story on AM Online

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Jobseekers told to call their depression ‘low mood’ on applications

Jobseekers told to call their depression ‘low mood’ on applications. There is obviously still a stigma around depression, but I imagine that all of us know someone that has suffered from depression at some point. 20 years ago I think people were very quick to judge others negatively if they said they suffered from depression, but the younger generation seems much more informed on the […]

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Ever wondered how secure your password is?

Have you ever wondered how secure your password is? I thought my passwords were pretty secure until last week when I found that email was being sent from my email address purporting to be from me – apologies if you received one! My youngest son is studying Computer Science at University, so he was my first port of call. I had assumed that my email […]

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Are SUVs safe?

An interesting article in the Grauniad this morning asking are SUVs safe? I must admit that I like SUVs, but they do seem to be getting bigger, and parking spaces aren’t keeping pace with that. Plus they do seem to have a high proportion of faulty indicators… Full article here p.s. the misspelling of the Guardian is entirely deliberate!

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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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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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