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Hylton Group to close Renault and Dacia showrooms following Nissan franchise loss

Hylton Group will close its Renault and Dacia dealerships in Cheltenham and Worcester at the end of this month following the recent closure of its Nissan franchise.

Ford partners with Rockar to sell cars from Next store at Manchester Arndale Centre

Ford will sell cars in the Next store at Manchester’s Arndale shopping Centre after becoming the latest partner of Rockar’s omni-channel car retailing platform.

Classic car collector in High Court bid to sue JD Classics for around £9m

A classic car collector has started High Court proceedings against JD Classics after alleging that the trader invented fictitious buyers and sellers to boost its sales profits.

Pendragon re-opens extended Porsche Centre Bolton showroom (gallery)

Pendragon has re-opened its Bolton Porsche Centre Bolton following a full refurbishment and showroom extention offering greater capacity for new and used car stock.

Manheim welcomes Peter Bell as new managing director

Manheim has appointed former Jaguar Land Rover director Peter Bell to lead the remarketing business through its “next phase of growth and development” as its new managing director.


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The award winners with Robert Forrester, CEO of Vertu Motors plc (far back)

Vertu Motors recognises top performing staff at annual CEO Awards

Vertu Motors has delivered recognition to its “huge amount of talented game changers” at its annual CEO Awards.

Alan Day's Nick Wells (centre) receives his gold pin award from Alison Jones, director of Volkswagen, with Rod McLeod, head of operations and Kevin Rendell, head of service and parts

Alan Day's ‘inspirational’ Volkswagen apprentice turned general manager Nick Wells receives Gold Pin award

Former Alan Day apprentice Nick Wells has been awarded with Volkswagen's prestigious Gold Pin after working his way up from 16-year-old new starter to the post of general manager.

Tributes: Dax Pearce, projects general manager at Vertu Motors

Tributes paid to 'inspirational' Vertu Motors project general manager Dax Pearce

Tributes have been paid to Vertu Motors’ project general manager and “number one Alfista” Dax Pearce following his death earlier this month.

Frasers of Edinburgh SsangYong

SsangYong adds Frasers of Edinburgh and Lawrence of Kemnay dealerships

SsangYong has added two new dealerships in Scotland with the appointment of Lawrence of Kemnay as a new franchisee and the addition of a second Frasers of Edinburgh site to its network.