Paul Williams, CEO of SsangYong GB, shares the fascinating events that have happened over last 5 years to turn the business around. Paul also documents the business opportunity for independents & medium dealer groups to join this ambitious manufacturer.
This week Philip Nothard is joined by Jason Jeggo, of Radar Video. The guys discuss the latest developments at Radar and the launch of the Suzuki Instant Ad Creator - the instant video tool for automotive marketing, plus the headlines from Motor Trader.
On today's Sunday Interview, Derek Blair talks with Sandy Burgess, the Chief Executive of the Scottish Motor Trade Association. Two years into Sandy's tenure, we discuss the history of the association and what the future holds for the SMTA and its members.
Today's episode features Philip Nothard and guest Curtis Hutchinson of Motor Trader Magazine. They discuss the winners of last week's #MTraderAwards at the prestigious JW Marriott Grosvenor Hotel on Park Lane, London.
Special mentions are given to:
New Dealership of the Year – TrustFord Epsom
Text book example of opening a new site in a busy town and hitting the ground running
Social Media – Group – Day’s Motor Group
South Wales based group shows how to integrate social media platforms to drive interaction and sales
Social Media – Single Site – Luscombe Suzuki Leeds
A single-site that uses social media to punch above its weight to interact with customers and drive sales
Sales Team of the Year/Business Manager – SG Petch Hyundai
Middlesbrough-based multi-franchise business that excels at selling to its local community
Dealer Group of the Year – Swansway Group (by judges’ nomination)
Motor Trader Top 200 group that has grown organically and by acquisition and is setting high standards across the sector
Carmaker of the Year – Suzuki GB (by judges’ nomination)
Consistently outperforms most carmakers in the NFDA Dealer Attitude Survey through its close relationship with its retailers
Outstanding Achievement – Mark Squires, NFDA
One of the most highly respected dealer group bosses in the industry now sharing his industry experience as chairman of the NFDA
Sunday bonus interview:
On tomorrow's bonus Sunday interview, Derek Blair talks with Sandy Burgess, Chief Executive of the SMTA. Sandy shares recent strategies and exciting plans for the association's future.
Jon Sheard is the Operations Director of enquiryMAX, a UK-based company and provider of leading automotive retail software. Today he talks to Philip Nothard on what enquiryMAX can do for your dealership.
On this Saturday’s episode of MotortradeRadio.com,Philip Nothard is joined by a guest co-host, Andy Lycett, an avid listener to the show, and works at the sharp end of the industry. They discuss the latest headlines fromMotortrader.com, including Lookers latest news, to move to new HQ in Manchester in 2017.
Whilst, The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has warned the motor retail sector is failing to train enough technicians in electric technology to keep pace with growing electric vehicle (EV) sales.
In other news, Dealers have been warned to take steps to protect themselves against ransomware cyber-attacks, which have impacted banks and the NHS in recent months.
They discuss Motor Trader Webinar Driving Online Used Car Sales Through Greater Transparency - Click here
Motor Trader Awards 2017 had a record number of entries and finalists with 22 categories covering all aspects of the retail motor industry.
And finally, Philip interviews Jon Sheard, Director of Operations at enquiryMAX. Jon shares what they do, their recent growth, whilst discussing trends they see in consumer behaviour and how they can support the dealer network with areas such as FCA legislation. And their outlook for the rest of 2017, and strategic direction for the next 18-months.
On today's bonus Sunday interview, Philip Nothard talks with Neil Hodson CEO of Aston Barclay Group. Neil shares how the recent acquisition plans came about, whilst discussing the excitement surrounding the new ‘super centre’ in Donnington and how they plan to double in the next five years.
On this Saturday’s episode of MotortradeRadio.com, Philip Nothard and Derek Blair discuss the latest headlines, including why The Bank of England has highlighted the risk of soaring consumer credit and the booming car finance market.
Whilst, Land Rover had the largest number of authorised claims for four-year-old vehicles, according to analysis of Warranty Direct customers over three years. Jaguar, Vauxhall and Renault led other manufacturers with the highest proportion of authorised claims.
In other news, #Diesel car values continue to fall at a steeper rate than petrol, cap hpi on values in May plus Mark Lavery in cap hpi White Paper saying customers are confused on diesel download HR Owen’s Ecurie used car business has launched a pop-up used car showroom in conjunction with Sunseeker Torquay at Darthaven Marina.
The expanded London Motor Show heads back to ExCeL in 2018, and don’t forget to join the 150+ #dealers already signed up to watch the Live Webinar ‘Driving Online Used Car Sales Through Greater Transparency’, on Thursday 6th July at 3pm.
And finally, Philip interviews Neil Hodson CEO of Aston Barclay Group, to chat about the latest acquisition and the next 5-years on the Sunday bonus episode.