On this Saturday's episode of MotorTradeRadio.com, Philip Nothard is joined by Umesh Samani of SpecialistCars-Stoke.co.uk to discuss the unfortunate administration of City Motor Holdings, one of this week’s most viewed headlines on Motortrader.com, and Umesh shares his views on how September is performing.
In the week's headlines supplied by MotorTrader.com, Listers describe how a number of premium brands helped drive profitability; Rockar introduces Telematic's software to track test drives and deliver mechanical and behavioural feedback. Whilst Dick Lovett is to represent Aston Martin for the first time, with a 25-car showroom and 10-bay workshop; Williams Motor Holdings report a strong trading performance in 2015 with pre-tax profits up 53.7% to £6.3m on turnover up 17.7% to £426.6.
They discuss the latest from TrustFord, as they launch an app to help customers manage their needs, and whether this is an area for none-franchise dealers to consider; whilst The European Car Distribution Handbook published by ICDP highlights the variance in new-car sales per main dealer between the European network and the UK.
Plus, Philip adds some context and insight into the recent survey results carried out regarding pre-registration activity in September, where a fifth of those responding indicated it could exceed 21% of total new sales, and they finish by debating how Q4 could look.
On this week's BUMPER episode Philip Nothard hosts today's show with Jim Reid, covering the week's headlines from MotorTrader.com
Also, Derek interviews Andy Bruce, CEO of Lookers plc who discusses how one of the UK's top PLC's operate in today's market.
This week Philip is joined by Curtis Hutchinson, Editor of MotorTrader.com, discussing the weeks industry news headlines including the NFDA Dealer Attitude survey.
Episode 8 of #LeadingLadiesMTR, Steph is joined by Keron Hurlstone, Senior Account Director of iVendi. As my first returning guest, Keron provides an update on her career with iVendi and explains why dealers should attend the AM digital dealer conference.
The latest industry news headlines supplied by MotorTrader.com. Vertu announce their robust H1 trading and the Jaguar XE goes head to head with its competitors. They also cover the introduction of a used car complaints code of practice, plus much more.