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AM's stories of the year: July-August

These are the most read stories published on from July and August 2014.




1) Unipart Automotive in hope of rescue deal

Car parts supplier Unipart Automotive is hoping for a takeover to be agreed to stop it filing for administration.


2) Unipart Automotive to enter administration, but some branches saved

Unipart Automotive is expected to go into administration after attempts to find a buyer for the whole business failed.


3) Unipart Automotive's future still in the balance

Talks are ongoing to secure new owners for Unipart Automotive after the company filed a notice to appoint administrators KPMG earlier this month.


4) 10 ways to boost your staff retention

One in five car dealership employees leaves every year. How can the motor industry keep its staff?


5) Drayton Group is first to adopt Mercedes-Benz new showroom look

Drayton Group has made a multi-million pound investment in a new-build home for Mercedes-Benz of Shrewsbury, becoming the first site outside of Germany to bear the new Mercedes-Benz showroom style.


6) Faulty Mercedes sale costs dealer £7000 fine

The sale of a faulty Mercedes-Benz has landed a Christchurch car dealer with a £7,000 fine.


7) Pentagon's Trevor Reeve explains the vital role of training in his expansion plans

Pentagon's Trevor Reeve details how investing in his staff and training academy are preparing the AM100 group for acquisitions.


8) Court judgement could lead to millions in backdated commission claims

A recent European Court of Justice (ECJ) decision could force dealers to pay out millions in back dated commissions, it has been claimed.


9) New MD for BMW UK as Abbott heads overseas

Graeme Grieve will be the new managing director of BMW Group UK and Ireland from October 1.


10) Jaguar gets second advertising ban within three weeks

British carmaker Jaguar has been tackled by the advertising watchdog for the second time within three weeks for online videos that "encouraged irresponsible driving".

>> Read August's top AM stories






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