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Jenkins Garages administration prompts Mitsubishi and Suzuki closures

New Mitsubishi and Suzuki dealerships are set to open in Cardiff next year after franchisee Jenkins Garages went into administration and closed its sites with the loss of 30 jobs.

General Election may trigger ‘performance blip’ for car dealers

Car dealers may experience a used car sales performance blip after voters head to the polls for today’s General Election 2019 but the sector is “performing pretty well” in challenging times, according to Cazana.

Mercedes-Benz Retail Group appoints new chief executive

Mercedes-Benz UK's network operations director Angela Shepherd has been appointed chief executive of its manufacturer-owned dealer business, Mercedes-Benz Retail Group.

Inchcape opens JLR dealership on former Derby Cattle Market site

Inchcape UK has officially opened its new Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) dealership in Derby 12 months after it gained planning approval for the site of the city’s former cattle market.

New FLA chief calls on next Government to reform consumer credit law

The new head of the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) has urged reform of the 45-year-old Consumer Credit Act because it "is failing consumers" and is unfit for modern finance provision.

Government research claims high SUV sales defies UK's emissions aims

A state-funded research body has claimed high sales of SUVs are making “a mockery” of UK policy and risking the UK transport sector’s ambition to meet European Union emissions targets.

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Car dealers, manufacturers, suppliers - shouldn't you enter the 2020 AM Awards now?

Entries are now being received for the 2020 AM Awards for the UK motor retail industry, and there are three exciting new categories.

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Tribunal awards Perrys Motor Sales general manager £26,752

Former Perrys Motor Sales general manager David Walker Smith has been awarded £26,752 after successfully claiming unfair dismissal in an employment tribunal concluded in Manchester.

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Pendragon reports Q3 revenue decline amid mass site closures

Pendragon has delivered an interim statement to share news of a 57.9% growth in underlying profit before tax as revenues and profits continued to decline amid mass site closures during Q3.

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Sandicliffe Motor Contracts makes UK fleet market exit

Sandicliffe Motor Group’s Sandicliffe Motor Contracts (SMC) is pulling out of the UK fleet market due to continued pressure on profits and “challenging trading conditions” in the sector.