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Eastern Western Motor Group parent company acquires Dundee ...

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Eastern Holdings has acquired Volkswagen and Mazda retailer Barnetts Motor Group, adding Mazda and Volkswagen franchises in Dundee for an undisclosed sum.

Motorline joins Audi franchise with Inchcape dealership ...

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Motorline Group has added Audi to its list of car manufacturer partners with the acquisition of the East Kent Audi franchise from Inchcape. The acquisition of the dealership site in Canterbury, advised by law firm Thomson Snell & Passmore, brings the total number of dealerships operated by Motorline ...

AM Jobs | Automotive Recruitment

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Latest Automotive jobs. Trainee Car Sales Executive. Colchester, Essex. 14 September 2018. Motor Trade Car Sales Executive. Lowestoft. 14 September 2018. Parts Advisor - Car Dealership. Letchworth, Hertfordshire. ... If you provide products or services to the automotive industry, sponsoring an award will put your company in the spotlight ...

AM Awards: Homepage

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AM Awards 2019 The 2019 AM Awards will take place on Thursday 7th February at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham. An evening dedicated to acknowledging exemplary performance and innovation is fundamentally important to our industry; high achievers deserve their time in the spotlight.

Pendragon’s UK motor division blamed for 41.4% half-year ...

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Pendragon has blamed the performance a faltering UK motor division for a 41.4% fall in underlying pre-tax profits in financial results for the first half of 2018. In a half-year report for the six months to June 30 the group said its underlying profit before tax for the period had slumped by £20 ...

Mercedes-Benz A-Class saloon to arrive in UK showrooms ...

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Mercedes-Benz will launch a saloon version of the new A-Class at the end of the year, with models expected in showrooms by Spring 2019. The baby four-door is expected to carry on the success of the CLA, which attracted a lot of new customers to the brand. Its "sleek body" is more aerodynamic and ...

MG expands network with five new dealer partners | Car ...

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MG Motor UK has appointed five new partners to its franchised dealer network, which now stands at 81 sites.

Best UK Dealerships To Work For - AM-online

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Best UK Dealerships To Work For AM is searching for the best dealerships in the UK to work for. Our programme will recognise and honour the best employers by measuring the views of their employees.

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AM Awards 2018 finalists - and event preview | Car Dealer News

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The judging for the 2018 AM Awards, UK motor retail’s most credible accolades, has been completed and the shortlist of finalists revealed.

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New DVLA vehicle registration system to be rolled out ...

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A successful trial of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency’s new cloud-based* first vehicle registration system will see it replace the current system by February. Last month saw the first vehicles registered by retailers using DVLA’s ‘register a vehicle’ service. It is designed to make ...

JCT600 courts portfolio additions after losing BMW ...

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JCT600 is in discussion with potential additions to a premium-leaning car dealership portfolio to “fill in the gaps” after losing its retail franchise with BMW in Bradford.

FCA stops 38 dealers offering finance to customers for ...

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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has issued 38 final notices to dealers in the first half of this year.

Derek Hood on why JD Classics is turning down the volume ...

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Derek Hood made £21.2 million profit selling 170 historic cars last year and is about to open a branch in California.

ADP Dealer Services under new name - CDK Global - AM-online

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Dealer management supplier ADP Dealer Services is separating from its parent company, ADP, and adopting a new company name, CDK Global. CDK Global will be one of the largest technology providers to the automotive industry, supporting more than 26,000 dealer sites in more than 100 countries and with ...

Polls - AM-online

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The AM poll takes the opinion of its users on hot topics in the automotive industry.

Manufacturer insight - new car sales figures - AM-online

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New car sales figures: year to date The graph below shows the progression of new car sales year-on-year from 2012 to the last full month of the current year. Below the graph is a total annual registrations and the percentage change from year-to-year.

JD Classics boss did act as 'sales agent' to collector ...

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A High Court hearing has found that classic car dealer JD Classics did act as an agent for a collector who claims to have “suffered catastrophic losses” during the trading of 41 vehicles.

European new car market up 2.7% in H1 despite drop in UK ...

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The European new car market saw growth of 2.7% to 8.66 million units in H1, despite the UK recording the biggest slow down in registrations across the continent in the first half of 2018. According to the latest data from JATO Dynamics, Europe’s other large new car markets of Germany, France and ...

Marshall Motor Holdings may look to Stobart Group for new ...

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Marshall Motor Holdings may look to haulage giant the Stobart Group for a new to succeed Peter Johnson.

Former FCA Group chief executive Sergio Marchionne dies ...

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Former FCA Group chief executive Sergio Marchionne has died at the age of 66 after failing to recover from complications resulting from shoulder surgery. Marchionne died today, just days after his replacement as the manufacturing Group’s boss by Brit Mike Manley. "Unfortunately, what we feared has ...

John Clark Motor Group acquires Volvo Dundee from Barnetts ...

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John Clark Motor Group has continued the growth of its representation with Volvo Cars UK with the acquisition of the Volvo Dundee dealership from Barnetts Motor Group.

Police investigated after dealership staff detonate ...

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The independent police watchdog has warned West Midlands Police to carry out more effective ammunition after dealership staff detonated a grenade left inside a vehicle.

Award categories and entry process - AM Awards: Homepage

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Manufacturer Awards Used Car of the Year - sponsored by Car Care Plan More info: New Car of the Year - sponsored by Supagard More info: Franchise of the Year

Subaru and Isuzu imports boss Lord Edmiston handed £76m ...

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IM Group boss Lord Edmiston was handed £76m dividend last year despite an 8% decline in revenues at the Subaru and Isuzu importer and franchise operator.

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Group 1 Automotive UK gross profits up in Q2 | Car Dealer News

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Group 1 Automotive saw its UK gross profits increase by 38.3% to £57 million in Q2 this year as a result of double-digit growth in parts, servicing, F&I and used car sales. Operating profits and PBT were not disclosed. The US-based company, that also has operations in Brazil, said the UK accounts ...