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Now displaying: August, 2017
Aug 27, 2017

While we've been talking about recording this episode for a while, it's with perfect timing that David Beeney and Derek Blair today discuss mental health in the workplace. Perfect timing as Ben, the automotive industry's charity has recently announced the 'Hat's on for mental health' initiative will happen on the 13th of October.

David is an ex-AutoTrader director and today he shares how he hid a mental health disorder for the majority of his career to date. David now runs www.breakingthesilence.co.uk, a service which helps employers to better understand mental health.

If you are suffering in silence, this engaging interview will help you realise that you are not alone. 

Aug 26, 2017

On this Saturday’s episode of MotortradeRadio.comPhilip Nothard andCurtis Hutchinson of Motortrader.com to  discuss the latest headlines, Ford has a launched a scrappage scheme covering all makes of cars and vans registered before the end of 2009.

Whilst, The South Africa-based Imperial Holdings has acquired Pentagon Motor Holdings for an undisclosed sum. And, the Trade Centre Wales’ first site in England has doubled its monthly pre-tax profits to an average of £2m since opening in April 2017, according to a trading update issued by the group.

In other news, Pendragon has confirmed its latest Evans Halshaw Car Store will open at the end of August in Ashford, Surrey.

Moves by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to assess incentives for sales staff will have a “significant impact” on car sales and car financing. 

And finally, Dealers have already started signing up for the inaugural Motor Trader Summit taking place on 21 November at Birmingham’s Edgbaston Stadium. The special one-day event, which is free to dealers, is themed around Boosting Dealer Profitability in 2018 with a series of best practice speaker sessions covering the forthcoming GDPR rules, online customer reviews and social media marketing.

Plus a shout-out to Jeremy Hicks, Managing Director. JLR UK at Jaguar Land Rover, and his team, swimming the English Channel for Ben Support For Life because It's easy to take our health for granted.

On the Sunday interview episode, Derek interviews David Beeney of BreakingTheSilence.co.uk , advisor to business on how to reduce the stigma of mental health in the workplace.

Aug 20, 2017

Today Philip is joined by Robin Luscombe and David Kendrick who this week have announced the launch of Tempus Automotive, a multi-million pound private investment fund to give entrepreneurs the opportunity to acquire their own dealerships.

Aug 19, 2017

Today Philip is joined by Jim Reid to discuss the week's headlines, including financial results from both Marshall Motor Holdings and Lookers, plc plus the launch of the IMDA (Independent Motor Dealer Association).

Aug 15, 2017

In this special episode of Motor Trader Radio, Derek and Philip are joined by Daksh Gupta, CEO and Mark Raban, CFO Marshall Motor Holdings plc. Daksh and Mark document another outstanding set of results for the group.

Aug 13, 2017

Daksh Gupta, CEO of Marshall Motor Holdings Plc has handed the baton for Ben’s 2017 Industry Leader (ILC) Challenge to Jeremy Hicks, MD of Jaguar Land Rover UK. Jeremy, who has been a Trustee of the automotive industry charity, Ben for 2 years, will galvanise his team to raise awareness and crucial funds for the charity in the ‘Jaguar Land Rover Channel Swim Challenge’.

Aug 12, 2017

Get ready to have your ears blown off as Philip Nothard is joined today by Paul Fieldson, the Operations Director for Radar Video. Paul shares his 23 years in the motor trade and he also offers his opinion on, well, pretty much everything! 

Aug 6, 2017

An overview of why and where carwow was formed, and the initial demand for such a product in the automotive industry.  Then, discussing the latest round of £30m investment, along with the Who and Why’s, and more importantly what the investment will create.  Then we discussed what’s happening for the remainder of 2017, in terms of additional product functionality, the strategy for 2018.  We finished off with, the insights the behaviours of consumers creates and how the sharing of the data can help both the retailers and manufacturers, but more importantly, the consumers.

Aug 5, 2017

On this Saturday’s episode of MotortradeRadio.com, Philip Nothard and Peter Zinkewycz of Radar Video to discuss the latest headlines, including re-entering the car supermarket sector with the opening of its first Lookers Outlet site in Gateshead on 4 August.

Whilst, Pendragon plans to open five new Evans Halshaw Car Stores in the second half of 2017. The new stores will open in Ipswich, Norwich, Borehamwood, Dartford and Ashford. And, Dodge is returning to the UK after a seven-year absence under a new import and distribution deal with Auto Export Corporation (AEC). The move will also see the introduction of the Ram truck brand to the UK.

In other news, Eastern Western Motor Group has acquired Grassicks Garage, which holds the BMW and MINI franchises in Perth.

carwow, the new car retailing website, has raised $39m (£30m) worth of financing to fund further growth in the UK and internationally.

In its July dealer market survey, cap hpi found the number of dealers reporting an increase in retained margins has dipped to 18%, compared with 19% 12 months ago. The number reporting a loss remains at nearly half, albeit slightly less than last year (44% v 47%).

And finally, Philip Nothard, interviews James Hind – founder & CEO of carwow. James shares the why, what’s and where’s of their recent fund injection, along with the strategies and developments for the remainder of 2017. And more importantly, for 2018 in both the UK and Internationally.

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