Farnell’s Leeds Jaguar Land Rover dealership is achieving success as an SV Specialist Centre after its operations director exploited his design background to deliver bespoke luxury vehicles to its customers.
Seat UK has appointed Volkswagen Group stalwart Ben Fish as its new head of sales operations as part of a management restructure at the Spanish brand.
Arnold Clark chief executive and managing director Eddie Hawthorne has hailed the AM100 car retail group’s 835 apprentices as “the lifeblood” of the business.
Pendragon Vehicle Management (PVM) has welcomed former Honda UK fleet sales operations manager Marc Samuel as its new director of B2B.
Inchcape has appointed former LeasePlan chief financial officer Gijsbert de Zoeten as its own CFO following Richard Howes’ decision to leave the AM100 car retail group.
Tributes have been paid to car retail group founder John Mulholland after he lost a battle with cancer at the age of 55.
Aston Barclay has appointed former Manheim director Richard Cross as its new group sales director.
Startline Motor Finance has appointed former Santander UK man John Bannerman as its new head of customer services.
Charles Hurst Group has appointed Alan Thompson as head of business at its £8 million Jaguar and Land Rover base in Belfast.
Tributes have been paid to “true gent” Michael Marshall following the death of the Marshall Motor Holdings honorary life president at the age of 87.
PSA Group’s supervisory board has appointed Opel chief executive Michael Lohscheller as a member of the French carmaker’s Managing Board.
Volkswagen Financial Services (VWFS) has appointed former Nissan fleet director Iker Lazzari as its new sales director.
PSA Group has appointed former network development director David March into the newly-created role of customer experience and strategy director for Peugeot, Citroën and DS Automobiles.
Former Vauxhall Motors network development director Andy Robson has added responsibility for the Peugeot, Citroen, DS Automobiles as Groupe PSA UK’s network development director.
McGurk Perfomance Cars managing director John McGurk has been jailed for two months following allegations that he had driven a Ferrari F40 supercar dangerously on the A44 near Enstone.
Vertu Motors has appointed former Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), Porsche and Toyota man Andy Goss as its new non-executive chairman following the departure of Peter Jones.
AutoVHC has appointed Paul Muers to replace will now replace outgoing head of business Chris Saunders.
Vauxhall Motors managing director Stephen Norman has admitted “I’ve made many, many, many mistakes” in a candid interview which reflected on his career in automotive marketing.
The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) has found that 95% of apprentices would remain with the same company if they received a job offer after their training period.
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.
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