Philip Nothard @PhilipN_cap and Derek Blair share their first TWO Exclusive industry news bites from @vertumotors today, in amongst many other topics. These include: @vertumotors @MercedesBenzUK acquisition, DVLA selling data, @Jeep_uk 75th anniversary plus much, much more.
Joining me today is Mr. John O'Hanlon, one of the most charismatic, charming and highly respected dealer group CEO's in the UK. John recounts the history of the business, it's progress and success over the last 19 years.
Sir Stirling Moss OBE joins Derek Blair to discuss his legendary career in motor racing, car history & charity work. Sir Stirling also describes falling down a lift shaft at 83 and winning the Mile Miglia where he AVERAGED 96 mph for 10.5 hours on open public roads.
Discussing Phil's valiant attempt at being the first guest on the MTR quiz, Carsnip.com's impressive impact on the industry, the Car Wow debate, Lipscombe cars new Volvo showroom and Volvo's strong V90 offer. Plus new car buyers changing earlier than before, Pendragon's record sales with 11.3% rise in turnover. David peel is announced as Peugeot UK MD, while discussing Nona Bowkis article on finance companies forcing dealers to pay out after complaints. Lastly, we talk awards with Skoda's top trio of retailers announced plus Sinclair Group named as Mercedes-Benz retailer of the year.
A mad idea for a quiz for the industry was born a few weeks ago. Today you can hear the first episode. Philip Nothard of CAP HPI has bravely volunteered to be our stooge (sorry, ... first guest) to take part. We hope you will, too! Enjoy ...
An influential member of the automotive industry, having been a lifelong member of the IMI, current Vice Chairman of the Charters Group and former National Chairman of the Peugeot Dealers Association, David is also the MD of Automotive Assets Limited.
We're chatting today about the NFDA Trusted Dealers conference, Facebook's enhancements in video ads, Starbucks new app, Carsnip.com, Vertu's new Land Rover dealership in Leeds and Thursday night's #AMawards.
Due to popular demand, today we are broadcasting Jim Reid's episode from December. Jim shares his experience using Facebook to help his business in the tough times since the Oil Industry boom ceased in neighbouring Aberdeen.
Alastair Campbell has developed Carsnip.com which is essentially a search engine for cars but with one huge benefit for dealers: customers are passed directly to your website. Take a listen to find out more.
Today Philip and I are chatting about the 2.9% rise in new car registrations in January, Vertu Motors Honda acquisition, Honda's reliability success plus Infinity joins the London Motor Show line up and Automechanika in Birmingham in June.
After leaving College, David Henderson decided that his love of cars would make for a great career choice. Starting as a trainee David has progressed through the ranks to become the Sales Manager of Lawries, an award winning VW dealership at the age of 26
Do you sell cars through online finance brokers? Listen to Nona Bowkis today and hear how you could get caught out!
Today we're talking 1983, Umesh Samani's #AMawards nominations, Brian Walters appointment at Deenis Publishing, Cardigan plans for development, JCT600's 70th anniversary, Zeus Capital outlook for 2016. Plus Mitsubishi's attendance at the London Motor Show.
Tim Barnes Clay makes his second appearance on the podcast with an insight into the new technology that underpins the new Toyota RAV-4 Hybrid SUV.
Today I'm talking multi-channel marketing with Shaun Harris - Sales Director of Codeweavers - and what the industry can expect from the digital space in 2016.
Join Philip Nothard and I today as we discuss flood damaged vehicles, social media lead generation, Jeep Newcastle's Motability award, the Aberdeen oil crisis, Eastern Western Lexus, Park's acquisition of Macrae & Dick, Motor Traders top 60 influencers in the industry plus much, much more.
Phil Hayes of BuyersCompared.com joins me again to discuss the progress of his disruptive service for the cash-for-cars market. We also shoot the breeze and try to put this industry to rights.
Join Nona Bowkis of Lawgistics as we cover the most recent legal updates as published by Lawgistics to their members.
Today Phil & I are chatting about the MMU design project, Marshalls ready to acquire, new showrooms for Pendragon & Lookers for JLR, Mitsubishi's 12 new dealerships in 12 months, dealer profit growth and CES 2016.
Find out why Google & YouTube say that empowering your future customers with video reviews can have them beating a path to your door.
Joining me today is Simon & Caroline Shield of Simon Shield Car Sales in Ipswich. We discuss their 20 years as independent car dealers and some of the highs and lows they have both experienced since opening in 1996.
Discussing Motor Traders new Q awards, Vertu's Vauxhall presence at the London Motor Show, Pendragon's new quick.co.uk parts website, January being a key month for sales enquiries, dealer survey and January market sentiment.
Joining me today is Mark Williams or, as he is better known, Mr. LinkedIn. Mark is an expert on all things LinkedIn - the business social network - and today holds a master class on how you can maximise your LinkedIn presence today.
Nona is back discussing two recent court cases, unfortunate Christmas party fornications and a situation involving animal keepers in a Zoo! I'm also joined by Joel Combes, Sales and Marketing Director and we take a look back at 2015.