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AM's stories of the year: January-February


1) 2014 AM Awards winners and pictures - celebrate the best

The 2014 AM Awards celebrated the best of the UK motor retail industry at AM magazine's gala dinner for more than 1,100 people. Here we present the winners.


2) AM Awards 2014 picture gallery

A selection of images from the 'Oscars' of the automotive retail world.


3) New FCA rules mean commission disclosure for car dealers selling finance

The Financial Conduct Authority has published its finalised rules for consumer credit companies.


4) Gary Savage takes CEO and managing director role at Mercedes-Benz UK

Gary Savage has been appointed as chief executive and managing director of Mercedes-Benz UK following Marcus Breitschwerdt’s promotion to head of Mercedes-Benz Cars Europe.


5) Relocations for BMW and Honda UK headquarters

BMW is transferring its UK headquarters to Farnborough, Hampshire, from Bracknell after 30 years; while Honda is relocating its national operations’ base to the Berkshire city in October from Slough.


6) Dealership employee crashed car through showroom and opened fire with shotgun

A worker at Timberland Ford who'd called in sick later crashed his Nissan into the showroom and shot two colleagues with a shotgun.


7) Face to face: Why delivering the right customer experience comes before dealer sales at Hatfields

Hatfields managing director Gareth WilliamsGareth Williams describes the focus in Hatfields, his north of England dealer group, as not being on selling hundreds of cars, but on selling one.


8) Pendragon dealership hit by desperate employee's theft

A BMW salesman stole £10,500 from the Pendragon car dealership where he worked after his home life "got into a mess".


9) Group 1 Automotive's UK chief resigns

Chris HaydenChris Hayden, chief executive of the UK division of US-owned Group 1 Automotive, has resigned.





10) Garage owner under threat from Jaguar claims he will change his name rather than back down

An independent garage owner who has run a business named Alan Carr Jaguar Services for 14 years says he'll change his name by deed poll rather than be forced to rebrand by British carmaker Jaguar.









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