The Mazda brand has been struggling in the UK with a lack of product to compete with mainstream rivals in recent years, but it didn’t stop specialist Milcars Mazda from walking away with two AM Awards this year.
For the past three years Cheshire-based Swansway Garages has appeared in the Sunday Times’ Best Companies to Work For list, becoming only the third dealer group to do so and its position in the chart of businesses finding favour with the humble employee rather than investors or City bean counters is rising.
Leading from the front seems to come naturally for Graham Jacobs. As the second generation in his family to head Vauxhall dealer group Picador, he welcomes the responsibility to motivate his dealership teams into delivering the best for his customers.
The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is urging independent garages to inform motorists of their choices for car maintenance in response to the SMMT and NFDA’s Minute or Two campaign which is looking to help franchised workshops capture and retain more aftersales work.
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