This 45-minute webinar discusses the UK motor retail industry’s achievements in the first month of trading since lockdown ended for England’s car dealers, including:
· June’s new car registrations and used car opportunities
· The lessons learned from social distanced trading
· How dealers balance the return to trading and their need to limit their costs
· Prospects for Q3 and critical steps for success.
Chaired by AM editor Tim Rose.
Dale Wyatt, Suzuki GB As head of automobile at Suzuki GB, Wyatt is responsible for the brand health of Suzuki cars and splits his time between working with the UK management team, Suzuki’s dealer network and the parent company in Japan.
Ian Plummer, Auto Trader Plummer, commercial director at Auto Trader, joined the car sales platform in 2017 after heading sales operations and franchise management at Volkswagen UK and before 15 years at Renault in roles at both the UK sales company and the head office in Paris.
Tim Duckers, Cambria Automobiles Duckers is the motor division managing director of AM100 motor retailer Cambria Automobiles, working alongside chief executive Mark Lavery to lead a portfolio of franchised dealerships from volume mainstream such as Vauxhall and premium brands such as Jaguar Land Rover to high luxury brands such as Bentley and Rolls Royce.
Steve Le Bas, BDO Le Bas is the head of motor retail at accountants and business advisers BDO. He has some 20 years’ experience working with motor trade clients, including statutory audits, assisting their internal accounting functions and conducting due diligence assignments for prospective motor trade purchasers.
Webinar chair: Tom Rose, editor, AM