Ford of Britain
Car Dealer News 25 Apr
TrustFord to fill franchise gap with new Carlisle car dealership
TrustFord is preparing to open the doors at a new car dealership in Carlisle to fill a gap in the Ford retail network left by Arnold Clark’s exit from the franchise.
Aftersales 17 Apr
Bristol Street Motors invests £375,000 in new PartPlus Croydon business
Vertu Motors has invested £375,000 to create a new Parts Plus aftermarket business for its Bristol Street Motors operation in Croydon.
Manufacturer 14 Feb
Ford to axe 1,300 UK jobs as part of strategic realignment in Europe
Ford will axe 1,300 jobs in the UK as it moves to “eliminate” 3,800 jobs across Europe in the next three years as part of a strategic realignment of its operations in the region.
Car Dealer News 9 Dec
Your Ford Centre Group reveals new Dundee car dealership development plans
Your Ford Centre Group has revealed plans for Dundee car dealership after expanding its portfolio in the city previously served by former brand franchisee Arnold Clark.
People News 15 Jul
Tributes paid to ‘gentleman of the industry', former Trustford CEO Stuart Foulds
Friends and colleagues of former TrustFord chairman and chief executive have paid tribute to a “straight-talking, true professional” following his death yesterday (July 14).
People News 8 Jul
Car retail sector welcome at funeral of ‘inspirational leader’ Jim Tyrell
Former car retail sector colleagues and friends of SsangYong Motor UK executive chairman Jim Tyrrell are expected will be welcomed at his funeral later this month.
Car Dealer News 6 Jul
Ford celebrates performance of top 30 car dealers with Chairperson’s Awards
Ford has celebrated the success of its top 30 car and van retailers by naming the recipients of its annual Chairperson’s Awards.
Car Dealer News 17 Jun
TrustFord ramps-up aftersales and commercial vehicles at Wimbledon dealership
TrustFord has increased the aftersales and commercial vehicle offering at its newly re-opened Wimbledon dealership through a £500,000 refurbishment of the recently acquired facility.
People News 23 May
Former Ford of Britain MD Andy Barratt targets ‘next adventure’ after resignation
Former Ford of Britain managing director Andy Barratt has said that he is targeting his “next adventure” after resigning his post with Toyota and Lexus, at Al-Futtaim in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Fleet 18 Mar
TrustFord wins Fleet News Awards 2022's Fleet Dealer of the Year title
TrustFord has claimed the Fleet News Awards’ Fleet Dealer of the Year award for a third time in five years.
People News 17 Feb
Stuart Foulds retires from role as Trustford chairman and CEO
Ford-owned car retail group TrustFord has appointed its finance director Stuart Mustoe as acting chairman and chief executive following the retirement of Stuart Foulds.
Manufacturer 18 Jan
Ford strikes five-year deal with Stripe to scale e-commerce
Ford and Stripe have signed a five-year agreement to scale the manufacturer's e-commerce capabilities and to deliver an ‘always-on’ experience for Ford customers.
People News 10 Jan
Ford’s new EV era to be driven by former Audi UK MD Martin Sander
Ford of Europe has appointed former Audi UK managing director Martin Sander as its new general manager, Passenger Vehicles, to propel it into a new era of electric vehicle (EV) sales.
Car Dealer News 20 Oct
Peoples Ford record financial results down to ‘tsunami of perfect performance’
Peoples Ford chairman Brian Gilda has attributed a record set of annual financial results to a ‘tsunami of perfect performance’ following 2020’s first COVID-19 lockdown.
Manufacturer 18 Oct
Ford to invest £230m to make Halewood plant its European EV component hub
Ford has committed to investing £230 million to transform its Halewood manufacturing site into its electric vehicle (EV) component manufacturing hub for Europe.
Car Dealer News 30 Sep
AM Awards 2021 winner: Best Marketing Strategy, TrustFord
TrustFord's marketing team claimed the AM Awards 2021’s Best Marketing Strategy Award in recognition of the wide-reaching scope of its customer engagement.
Manufacturer 22 Sep
AM Awards 2021 citation: EV of the Year, Ford Mustang Mach-E
The new Ford Mustang Mach-E was voted Electric Vehicle (EV) of the Year at the AM Awards 2021 following input from readers.
Acquisitions and deals 6 Jul
DM Keith adds Ford and Kia franchises with Ringways Group acquisition
DM Keith has completed the acquisition of the Leeds-based Ford and Kia franchised car retail business Ringways Group.
Car Dealer News 29 Jun
TrustFord reports £5.2m loss in COVID-hit 2020 financial results
TrustFord chairman and chief executive Stuart Foulds has said he was “relatively pleased” with the group’s COVID-impacted 2020 financial results – despite recording a £5.2m pre-tax loss.
Car Dealer News 24 May
TrustFord embarks on tree planting to fix Wimbledon felling ‘mistake’
TrustFord has embarked on a nationwide tree-planting exercise and donated £10,000 to green community projects in response to a residents’ backlash over tree felling at its newly-acquired Wimbledon Ford dealership.