Big Motoring World chief executive Peter Waddell and former Cox Automotive president of international operations John Bailey are set to launch Carzam – a new "Amazon-style" online car retail platform.
Ford retailer Hills Automotive has expanded its used car and commercial vehicle operations into a new location with the acquisition of the Savilles Garage car dealership at Mustow Green, Kidderminster.
Independent used Porsche sports car dealer Specialist Cars Malton has ceased trading after administrators failed to find a buyer for the business.
CarGurus’ annual ranking of its top-rated car retailers has doubled in size during 2020 as over 15% of operators represented on the platform attracted an average review rating of 4.5-stars or above.
Cargiant has renewed its exclusive remarketing contract with Aston Barclay to continue a relationship which has delivered £87 million of used car sales in the past five years.
Motorpoint has officially opened the doors of its new 7,000 square foot headquarters in Derby.
Used car buyers are increasingly choosing to buy longer warranties when buying cars from independent dealers, finds the RAC.
Premium independent used car retailer Integrity Automotive has moved into Donalds Group’s former Mazda and Volvo showroom as part of an expansion of the business.
Cartime is targeting a £100 million turnover by 2021 after celebrating a set of annual financial results which revealed a 28.7% rise in revenues and 27% increase in pre-tax profits in 2018.
Michael Bell has been appointed chief executive officer at Available Car Ltd by his parents, who founded the business.
A suspected hammer attack has caused an estimated £25,000 worth of damage to more than 30 vehicles on a used car retailer’s forecourt.
Supercar retailer Motorhub has been fined £53,567 by National Trading Standards following a series of second-hand vehicle sales that misled consumers in “reckless” fashion.
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.
A car dealer who moved his home and business after receiving complaints from the buyer of a “dangerous and unroadworthy” BMW X5 has been jailed for 12 months.
A used car dealer who left customers and creditors ‘out of pocket’ has been handed a seven-year directorship ban.
A used car dealer who impersonated a Trading Standards officer in an attempt to retrieve a dangerous car seized by authorities has been jailed for a year.
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.
A pistol-wielding trespasser who told two car salesman “I’ll ****ing hurt you” after they confronted him over the use of their car forecourt for a regular cut-through has been jailed for 12 months.
Hippo Motor Group is in the process of developing a £4m vehicle preparation centre before starting a £1m expansion of its prestige used car showroom in order to facilitate the business’ growth.
Independent premium used car dealer Oakwood Specialist Cars has completed a £100,000 upgrade of its showroom facilities less than a year after moving into the site.
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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