Car Dealer News 20 Jan
Westerly Exeter and Cotswold Cheltenham win big at BMW/MINI retailer awards
Westerly Exeter and Cotswold Cheltenham have been crowned BMW and Mini Retailer of the Year at an annual awards event hosted by comedian Alan Carr and radio presenter Edith Bowman.
Car Dealer News 15 Nov
Dick Lovett showcases BMW and Mini classics at dealership opening
A collection of classic cars from BMW and Minis’ past took centre stage as Dick Lovett Group officially opened its new premium car dealership in Melksham.
Car Dealer News 20 Oct
Group 1 Automotive rebrands Barons and Chandlers BMW and Mini dealerships
Group 1 Automotive has rebranded its Barons and Chandlers BMW and Mini dealerships under new Group 1 BMW and Group 1 Mini banners as part of a bid to offer “transparency”.
Car Dealer News 26 Sep
Dick Lovett prepares for Bath BMW and Mini dealership relocation
Dick Lovett is recruiting staff ahead of its move to a new BMW and Mini car retail site in Melksham next month.
Car Dealer News 23 Aug
Bowker Mini dealerships support River Ribble Conservation
Two Mini dealerships from the Bowker Group have hosted their first events to support conservation and environmental improvements on the River Ribble and its associated tributaries.
Car Dealer News 22 Aug
Pendragon completes Hull BMW and Mini dealership refurbishment in Hull
Pendragon has officially reopened its Stratstone BMW and Mini car dealership in Hull following a major refurbishment.
Car Dealer News 20 Jun
Arnold Clark’s Harry Fairbairn name retired ahead of BMW/Mini Glasgow opening
Arnold Clark is set to retire 70-year-old Harry Fairbairn car retail branding ahead of plans to open a new BMW Mini dealership in Glasgow.
Car Dealer News 22 Apr
Pendragon unites BMW and Mini at redeveloped Stratstone Derby showroom
Pendragon has united the BMW and Mini brands in Derby following a multi-million project to redevelop its existing Stratstone car retail site.
Manufacturer 13 Apr
Mini production threatened by proposed strike at Plant Oxford
Mini production could be dealt a further blow after workers at its Oxford manufacturing plant voted to strike over an “inadequate pay offer”.
Acquisitions and deals 1 Apr
Sytner adds trio of BMW and Mini dealerships with Specialist Cars acquisition
Sytner Group has added a trio of BMW and Mini dealerships with the acquisition of Stevenage-based Specialist Cars.
People News 1 Mar
BMW Group UK pursues future car retail solutions with leadership reshuffle
BMW Group UK has appointed its first general manager for future retail as part of a reshuffle of its senior leadership team.
People News 28 Feb
Mini UK welcomes Federico Izzo as new brand director
Mini UK and Ireland is set to welcome Federico Izzo as its new brand director, with the former Mazda man looking forward to an electrified future.
Car Dealer News 31 Jan
Inchcape Chelmsford named Retailer of the Year at the Mini Retailer Awards
Mini UK has named Inchcape Chelmsford as its best-performing dealership in 2021, at the virtual Mini Retailer Awards event.
Car Dealer News 25 Jun
Pendragon completes Stratstone Doncaster BMW dealership upgrade
Pendragon has fully-reopened its Stratstone Doncaster BMW dealership following a redevelopment which has added 20% more showroom space.
People News 18 Jun
BMW UK chief executive Graeme Grieve to retire at end of June
BMW UK chief executive Graeme Grieve is set to retire from the role he has occupied for more than six years at the end of this month, AM can reveal.
Manufacturer 27 May
BMW Group launches BMW Charging and Mini Charging in the UK
BMW Group has launched BMW and Mini Charging to give customers access an electric vehicle (EV) charging network across the UK and Europe.
Manufacturer 29 Apr
BMW to halt Mini production in Oxford due to semiconductor shortage
BMW is set to temporarily close its Plant Oxford Mini production line after the premium car manufacturer becomes the latest casualty of a global shortage of semiconductor microchips.
Manufacturer 18 Mar
BMW strategy takes Mini all-electric on road to ‘significant profit growth’
The BMW Group is set to take Mini all-electric by the early 2030s with 50% of all its car sales fully electric vehicles (EV) by 2024 as part of a strategy targeting “significant profit growth”.
Car Dealer News 1 Feb
Grassicks Perth wins Mini Retailer of the Year award
Grassicks claimed the Mini Retailer of the Year award as the BMW Group-owned brand celebrated the successes of its franchised network in a COVID-impacted 12 months of trading.
Car Dealer News 27 Jan
Pendragon reveals Stratstone BMW and Mini showroom plans for Derby and Hull
Pendragon has revealed its plans to develop new BMW and Mini dealerships in Derby and Hull, bringing the two brands together under one roof for the first time at the two locations.