With over 16 years’ experience in the health, social and community care sectors, Yvonne has worked to develop creative, person centred and impactful services for some of society’s most vulnerable people.
Most recently Yvonne was the founding Director of a charity and social enterprise delivering direct support to people who live with learning disability and their families. Managing complex, regulated activity and leading community based teams has given Yvonne the experience and knowledge required to fulfil the demanding role of Support Services Director at Ben.
Yvonne is driven by a desire to ensure people who need support are enabled to find long-term solutions to life’s challenges.
In her personal life, as a wife, mum and friend, Yvonne is never bored! She enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and being outdoors.
On this Saturday’s episode of MotortradeRadio.com, Philip Nothard and Derek Blair discuss the latest headlines, including the recent popular subject that Pentagon has hit out at some carmakers who are putting dealers under pressure with their volume targets.
Whilst, the majority of dealers (76%) said they expected profits to drop or remain static for the year, an increase of 20 percentage points over 2016, according to the second annual MHA Motor Dealer report.
In other news, Volkswagen UK is to open its first store next month in the Bullring shopping centre in Birmingham.
Trust Ford general manager in Epsom Lucy Curtis has been named most inspirational British woman in retail in the Autocar Great British Women in the Automotive Industry.
And, Marshall Motor Group has signed a deal to use a range of data from cap hpi, plus the value of part-exchange vehicles dropped 3.4% to £10,666, according to analysis of 500 dealers carried out by enquiryMAX.
And finally, Philip interviews Yvonne Hignell, Care and Support Services Director at BEN Automotive Industry Charity. on theSunday bonus episode.
On the Sunday interview, Rebecca Sides, GM of Inchcape Mercedes-Benz North Wales talks to Derek Blair. We discuss her career to date and how she is crushing social media, and how her idea for a YouTube channel has generated over 1.5 million views.
Amazon is hiring staff to become an online car dealer in Europe according to German trade newspaper Automobilwoche. And the Trade Centre Wales turned in a strong performance and Cap hpi sees ‘slight easing’ in diesel values year on year.
This Sunday's episode of Motor Trade Radio features Chris Roach of Auto Trade Associates. Chris explains why the association came to exist and expands on the future of the organisation plus what's in it for dealers and members of the public.
On this Saturday’s episode of MotortradeRadio.com, Philip Nothard is joined by Curtis Hutchinson, Editor ofMotortrader.com. They discuss the latest headlines, including the key findings of the JD Power 2017 UK Customer Service Index (CSI) Study.
Dale Wyatt, Director of Automobile for Suzuki GB joins Derek today. Dale talks about where Suzuki as a brand have come from since joining the company 10 years ago, the ethos behind the brand and entrepreneurial culture Suzuki encourages within the network
On this Saturday’s episode of MotortradeRadio.com, Philip Nothard is joined by Curtis Hutchinson, Editor of Motortrader.com. They discuss the latest headlines, including the an always popular subject of salaries, as the average dealer principal saw annual salary in 2016, including commission, rise 23.4% to £116,000 compared to the previous year.
Inchcape rated 5 in the Motor Trader Top 200 with annual turnover of £2.7bn, has introduced the package to retain its current 950 technicians while also attracting 350 new technicians to its business.
In other news, Rybrook Holdings has bought Paymill Motor Holdings, which operates a BMW and Mini and Motorrad motorcycle dealership in Wolverhampton. While, Holdcroft Motor Group has bought ALM Garages’ Hyundai business in Macclesfield for an undisclosed sum.
Auto Trader has rolled out its Price Indicators service across its website in a move it said would provide used car buyers with greater transparency. And, NFDA chairman Mark Squires, Eden Motors CEO Graeme Potts and Swansway Group director Peter Smyth are among the top car retailing speakers confirmed for the Motor Trader Summit on 12 July.