The AM100 supplement
Car Dealer News 17 Mar
Harwoods starts to reap rewards after ‘taking charge’ with tech revolution
Harwoods Group’s chief transformation officer Archie Harwood has told AM that the business is starting to reap the rewards of a tech revolution after taking decisive action to “take charge” of its car retail destiny.
Car Dealer News 17 Mar
Brayleys MD bitten by motorcycle bug after broadening Honda representation
Brayleys Cars managing director is signing-up a motorcycle training school (and a burger van) to boost the appeal of its recently-opened Honda franchise after being impressed by the site’s success.
Acquisitions and deals 14 Mar
Drive Motor Retail takes over six car dealerships in Yorkshire
AM100 dealer group Drive Motor Retail has gained its first Hyundai dealerships in its latest acquisition and expanded its representation of MG.
Manufacturer 7 Mar
Chinese brand GWM Ora sets out its short term aims for the UK
EV-focused Chinese brand GWM Ora has established a UK beachhead with AM100 dealers and is set to expand its territory carefully, reports AM editor Tim Rose
People News 3 Mar
Senior leadership changes revealed by TrustFord
Stuart Mustoe has been appointed the new chief executive of AM100 dealer group TrustFord. Jon Williams has been appointed chair. Shaun Glanville has joined the retail group as chief financial officer
Car Dealer News 2 Mar
Vertu Motors asserts ‘scale is a key success factor’ in five-month trading update
Vertu Motors has asserted that ‘scale is a key success factor’ in automotive retail in a five-month trading update detailing its rapid expansion the addition of new dealership operations across the UK.
Car Dealer News 27 Feb
Hendy hails 2023 as its ‘biggest year’ at Group Awards event
Hendy Group founder and chief executive hailed 2023 as the car retailers “biggest year” as he celebrated the successes of its top-performing staff at an annual awards event.
Car Dealer News 22 Feb
Brindley Group to commence £2m Kia Wolverhampton redevelopment
Brindley Group is set to introduce a host of eco-friendly measures to reduce its carbon footprint when it commences the £2 million redevelopment of its Kia dealership in Wolverhampton.
Opinion 15 Feb
Dealer groups - how big is too big? - Guest opinion
Steve Young, managing director of the ICDP and an AM Awards judge, shares his thinking about the need - or otherwise - for scale in the UK's motor retail industry.
Acquisitions and deals 15 Feb
Snows acquires Vauxhall and Citroen dealerships from J Davy
Snows Motor Group has expanded its Vauxhall and Citroen franchise representation through the acquisition of two Hampshire dealerships from J Davy.
Car Dealer News 9 Feb
Sytner owner Penske Automotive reports record 2022 performance
Sytner Group and CarShop owner Penske Automotive has reported a record set of annual financial results in which revenues rose 9% and pre-tax profits swelled by 16%.
Car Dealer News 8 Feb
Endeavour Automotive to unite Volvo and Polestar at new North London HQ
Endeavour Automotive will unite Volvo and its performance electric vehicle (EV) sister brand Polestar at a new £6 million North London dealership which will also double as its new HQ.
People News 2 Feb
Snows hits £60,000 fundraising target for charities
Snows Motor Group is donating £60,000 to six charities after delivering on its fund-raising targets with a year-long fund-raising campaign to celebrate its 60th anniversary.
Car Dealer News 26 Jan
New senior team set to drive AM100 dealer Howards Motor Group forward
Chris Lee, the new managing director at AM100 motor retailer Howards Group says a focus on aftersales and finance renewals will help his team build on the group’s successful 2022.
Market Insight 25 Jan
Lithia Motors’ Jardine takeover talks highlight UK's ‘undervalued’ car retail PLCs
Lithia Motors’ Jardine Motor Group takeover talks have highlighted the undervaluation of UK car retail businesses, analysts have claimed.
Car Dealer News 25 Jan
Cambria Automobiles enters ‘chapter two’ after McLaren FD appointment
Cambria Automobiles chairman and chief executive Mark Lavery has said his business is ready to enter “chapter two” of its development after the appointment McLaren finance director Paul Buddin as CFO.
Car Dealer News 25 Jan
Pendragon predicts ‘better than expected’ 2022 financials after Q4 growth
Pendragon has said that car sales growth in Q4 helped propel it to a “better than expected” 2022 financial performance in a trading update published this morning (January 25).
Acquisitions and deals 23 Jan
Pendragon suitor Lithia Motors in ‘advanced’ talks over £300m Jardine acquisition
Lithia Motors has revealed that it views Jardine Motors as “a platform for future growth in the UK” after it emerged that the US-based car retailer was in advanced talks to acquire the AM100 car retail group.
Car Dealer News 19 Jan
Stellantis axes 110-year-old Robins & Day car dealer group name
Stellantis has ditched the Robins & Day brand for its UK car dealerships in the AM100 retail group’s 110th year of trading.
Car Dealer News 17 Jan
Hendy Group to expand Nissan representation with Crawley dealership
Hendy Group is poised to expand its retail partnership with Nissan through the opening of a new dealership in Crawley.