Tom Kilroy, James Smullen and Charlotte Murray are confirmed as the speaking panel for the next Auto Retail Network webinar. Keyloop CEO Tom Kilroy, Waylands director James Smullen and Marketing Delivery commercial director Charlotte Murray will discuss the technology in retail revolution in an exclusive, free-to-join webinar which will take place on 27 July. Key […]

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Join Swansway, Perrys and Auto Trader execs in a FREE live webinar today at 2pm. Swansway’s Peter Smyth, Perrys’ Darren Ardron and Auto Trader’s Karolina Edwards-Smajda will join the next Auto Retail Live Business Briefing on Thursday 8 June to talk about how retailers can get the most out of the second half of 2023. […]

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Vertu Motors has outperformed market expectations with a £39.3 million adjusted profit before tax figure on a £4 billion turnover for the full year to 28 February. This is a new record for the business. The results also give an insight into the OEM strategy changes from Mercedes and JLR. While the £39.3m profit figure […]

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The Netherlands’ Van Mossel Automotive Group has acquired Germany’s Hugo Pfohe in its first major expansion outside the Benelux region. Hugo Pfohe is one of north Germany’s largest retail groups, with seven brands and a €300m (£261m) turnover. Van Mossel CEO Eric Berkhof said the acquisition “fits perfectly into our European growth strategy”. The retail […]

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Hyundai Motor UK has promoted Managing Director Ashley Andrew to the role of President with immediate effect. Andrew joined the company as Sales Director in 2018 before becoming Tony Whitehorn’s successor as MD. He will continue to lead the UK business, “solidifying Hyundai’s premium volume positioning” and “driving the change to a smart mobility future”, Hyundai said. […]

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A car dealership specialising in high end cars – including Lamborghinis and Aston Martins – has been given permission to develop a new base along with 50 new homes next door close to the M25 on green belt. Grange in Brentwood have been given permission to expand their business. It means Grange Motors will sell […]

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Brindley Group have announced a £2m investment in a new Kia showroom in Wolverhampton. The existing showroom will be demolished, and a brand new showroom will replace it. The Penn Road dealership will stay open throughout the development. Work begins in March, and is expected to take around 10 months and cost £2m. Management have […]

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Jason Cranswick has been named MD of Norton Way Motors. The role is in addition to his COO position at parent company Marubeni Auto Investment UK. Companies House data shows Cranswick was appointed on 17 October 2022, but only announced the position last week. Existing MD David Grainger has now retired after running the business […]

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Volvo has agreed terms with its retail network to move to an agency model from mid-2023, according to Auto Retail Agenda sources. While contracts still have to be signed by each retailer, it is understood the dealer network reached terms of the shift from franchised to agency. Agreements were reached at an investor conference with […]

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Southwest based Helston Garages Group is set to be broken up and sold to three dealer groups. Vertu is expected to take the majority of the dealerships with neighbouring Yeomans taking the Volkswagen Group franchises and Rybrook taking the Porsche operation. According to Auto Retail Agenda sources, staff were told about the potential sale on […]

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