Motorpoint has appointed former JLA group operations director Andy Smyth as its first-ever chief operating officer as it looks to shift all aspects of its business “from good to great”.
Cargiant owner Geoff Warren has spoken of plans to transform the business’s London headquarters into a specialist electric vehicle (EV) centre.
Imperial Cars will aim to prepare 3,500 used vehicles for sale via its car supermarket network each month at its new 10.8-acre Bristol facility which begun operation this week.
Available Car has promoted Steve Alcock to the post of chief operating officer after 17 years with the independent used car supermarket operator.
The Trade Centre Group will expand into the North with the opening of a sixth car supermarket site in Rochdale before the end of the year.
Motorpoint has officially opened the doors of its new 7,000 square foot headquarters in Derby.
Motorpoint Birtley’s general manager Richard Start will be expected to hit the ground running after joining the used car supermarket group from the hospitality sector.
Motorpoint has put itself at the top of the podium for marketing exposure by support vehicles for a series of high-profile charity runs to be held over the next six months.
Bumper sales year adds £0.6bn to combined turnover of UK’s 50 biggest independent dealers, as profits, stock holdings and property expansion rise to match demand
Senior ID50 executives on how lower margins, more competition for good-quality stock and Brexit may affect the outlook for 2019
Motorpoint is targeting a £40,000 2019 fund-raising target following a series of events which delivered a near-£30,000 windfall for its partner charities in 2018.
Motorpoint has announced that its Glasgow showroom is to be opened by BBC Scotland Still Game stars Jane McCarry and Mark Cox.
Motorpoint has posted a short trading update where it said trading in Q1 has delivered “solid sales and profits”.
Motordepot has announced its plan to make Sheffield the site of its ninth used car supermarket as part of its recent expansion drive which has added three new locations within the past 12 months.
The eye-catching numbers from this year’s analysis of the UK’s 50 biggest independent car dealers.
Matt Kay had no experience, no funding and no stock when he sold his first car 18 years ago, but it was the beginning of his current 700-car business
Independent Dealer has mapped the locations of every sales site run by members of the ID50 2018 in the UK.
Despite some high-profile exits from the ID50 over the past 12 months, combined revenues increased by almost £350 million
Motorpoint has opened the doors of its 12th site to mark a period of expansion which has created four car supermarket sites in just 18 months.
The UK’s top 50 independent dealers added £300 million to total revenues for 2015, but year-on-year growth has fallen to 9% from 24% last year.
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