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UK car dealers ‘cannot rely on manufacturer support indefinitely’ amid falling sales

UK car dealers cannot rely on manufacturer support indefinitely after Vauxhall took the decision to terminate all its retail network contracts, according to restructuring advisory practice Duff & Phelps.

EVs present car dealers 'massive profit opportunity' after used values rocket 41% in Q1

Electric vehicle used values rose by 41% during Q1 of 2018 as the overall average used car value rose by 5.3%, according to Autorola.

Vauxhall boss confirms all dealer contracts to be terminated in refranchising exercise

All Vauxhall franchise contracts are being terminated as the brand begins a complete refranchising programme.

IMI and NFDA back search for best UK dealerships

Last year, 15 dealerships won AM Best UK Dealership to Work For status. Sign up for free to join our search for the best employers in UK motor retail in 2018.

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Our 45 minute webinar, in association with EDynamix, will look at ensuring dealers understand the GDPR and can shape their business's marketing practices to ensure compliance - as well as having satisfied customers prepared to put their trust in them and how they handle their data. Chairman: Tim Rose, AM editor Presenter: Steve Ure, strategic account manager, EDynamix

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Dealers And Manufacturers

The former chairman and chief executive of Caffyns, Alan Caffyn

Tributes paid to Alan Caffyn, former chairman and chief executive of south east dealer group

The former chairman and chief executive of Caffyns, Alan Caffyn, has died.

Arnold Clark expands with Citroen acquisition

Arnold Clark has bought the Alistair Fleming Citroen dealership in Kilmarnock from collapsed parent business TOM Group.

MG Motor UK ZS

MG head of sales and marketing Daniel Gregorious targets position as ‘industry leader in the affordable car category’

MG Motor UK’s new head of sales and marketing Daniel Gregorious has targeted a position as “an industry leader in the affordable car category” for the Chinese-owned brand.

Jack Tordoff, chairman, JCT600  left, is inducted to the AM Hall of Fame, collecting the award  from Katie Rugen, UK automotive sales team lead, Shell UK

JCT600 founder Jack Tordoff receives Lifetime Achievement Award for contribution to Yorkshire

AM Awards 2018 AM Hall of Fame inductee and JCT600 founder Jack has been honoured by the Yorkshire Society for his outstanding contribution to the county.