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Citygate confirms Inchcape West London and Twickenham VW acquisitions

Citygate Automotive has confirmed its acquisition of Inchcape Retail’s Volkswagen dealerships in West London and Twickenham – six weeks after AM reported on the impending deal.

Glyn Hopkin operations director Stuart Hodson leaves business

Glyn Hopkin operations director Stuart Hodson has left the business to “pursue other opportunities” two years after taking up the post with the Romford-based retail group.

Vertu Motors acquires four Sytner Group Volkswagen dealerships

​Vertu Motors has added to the recent flurry of acquisitions and disposals within the Volkswagen retail network with the £8.8 million acquisition of four dealerships from Sytner Group.

Ken Brown Motor Group opens Hyundai Letchworth dealership

​Ken Brown Motor Group has opened the doors at its new Hyundai Motor UK dealership in Letchworth.

Marshall Maserati Peterborough manager jailed over £63,000 fraud

​A Marshall Motor Holdings Maserati brand manager has been jailed for 14 months after diverting almost £200,000 of luxury car sales payments into his personal bank account.

IMI chairman Adrian Smith steps down following drink driving conviction

​The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) chairman Adrian Smith’s decision to step-down from his post with immediate effect following his conviction for drink driving.

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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.