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Darren Guiver leaves Group 1 Automotive managing director post

Group 1 Automotive has parted company with its managing director Darren Guiver after the Spire Automotive founder decided to "take time away from the business”.

Aston Martin DBX SUV ‘will double dealers' sales volumes’

​Aston Martin’s debut SUV – the St Athan-built DBX – will double sales volumes for the iconic sports car brand’s UK franchised dealers, according to Cambria Automobiles chief executive Mark Lavery.

Pentagon acquires Sytner's Seat dealership in Huddersfield

Pentagon Motor Group has continued its 2019 car dealer network expansion by completing the acquisition of Sytner Group's Seat UK franchised location in Huddersfield.

Cambria luxury car sales switch delivers 2018/19 results success

​Cambria Automobiles’ transition towards luxury car sales with the opening of new Bentley, Lamborghini and McLaren showrooms has helped it to a 37.4% increase in profit before tax in its latest annual financial results.

New DS Automobiles retailers can join premium franchise for £150k

Prospective DS Automobiles retailers in the UK are now able to join the French premium brand’s franchise for “as little as £150,000” following a change in its corporate identity (CI) demands.

Imperial Cars invests in brand new Wembley site

Imperial Cars has invested in opening an used car supermarket in Wembley, North London, at the former Mercedes-Benz Park Royal property.

Sytner sells four Volkswagen sites and will close one more

Sytner Group is cutting its Volkswagen representation by a third, by closing one dealership and selling four to Johnsons Group.

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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.