Confidence in the 2020 car retail market was expressed by 98% of respondents to a Close Brothers Motor Finance in a survey to gauge the mood among the sector’s businesses.
Glyn Hopkin has invested over £1 million in a new flagship retail store which incorporates virtual reality (VR) to handle sales for FCA Group brands Fiat, Abarth, Jeep and Alfa Romeo under one roof.
Quest Motor Group has credited its new Ecommerce platform for helping it to the most successful month of car sales in its history.
Porsche Retail Group, TrustFord and Motorpoint were all recognised among the UK’s top employers in the annual Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For rankings.
Success of this family business owes much to its dedication to having the right people, says Holden Group chief executive Tim Holden
Citroën UK has handed out more than 30 awards as it celebrated the top performing dealerships and employees from its UK retail network at an annual Dealer Excellence event.
Ford is said to be in talks with its franchised partners as part of a bid to accelerate the “natural erosion” of its UK dealer network.
Chapelhouse Motor Group has added new MG Motor UK car dealerships in St Helens and Southport to its franchise portfolio.
Livery Dole is set to be acquired in a management buy-out (MBO) that will formalise an employee share scheme at the Devon-based Mitsubishi Motor UK retailer.
Wilsons Group has opened new Alfa Romeo and Jeep dealerships at its recently redeveloped 10-car FCA Group showroom in Epsom.
Snows Motor Group has broken ground on its new £3 million Volvo Car UK dealership in Southampton.
Automotive Management (AM) is all set to celebrate the automotive retail sector’s most successful businesses and star employees at the AM Awards 2020.
Marshall Motors has completed the £6 million refurbishment of its Volvo Cars UK franchise in Grantham.
York Van Centre was named Isuzu UK’s 2019 Dealer of the Year at the Japanese car brand’s recent annual awards ceremony.
Read Motor Group’s Grimsby Hyundai dealership was named Dealer of the Year while Richmond Motor Group won the Dealer Group of the Year award in the Korean carmaker’s annual awards.
Rainworth Škoda has been named as the Volkswagen Group-owned Czech brand’s UK Retailer of the Year 2019 as it claimed first and second place at its annual awards event.
Pendragon has completed the £16.5 million sales of its Chevrolet dealership in Puente Hills, California, to JBR Automotive six months after agreeing the sale to another car retail group.
Optimum Vehicles’ SsangYong York franchise has backed horse racing fans at Wetherby Racecourse as potential new customers with a new sponsorship deal for the Yorkshire sports venue.
Car dealers achieved their lowest return-on-sales (RoS) figure since 2011 in 2019 after rounding off a “tough” year with a £1,700 loss in its final month, according to ASE.
Glyn Hopkin is kicking off 2020 with a recruitment drive to attract 35 new members of staff in sales and aftersales positions at its car dealership sites across the South East.
Automotive Management Live: Where franchised and independent dealers will find everything they need to know about operating a modern showroom and service and repair facility fit for the digital age.
When: November 12 2020
Where: Birmingham NEC
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