Alastair Campbell, CEO of industry disrupter startup Carsnip.com joins Derek Blair to try his hand at cracking the #MTRquiz. Can Alastair be the one to topple John O'Hanlon off the top of the leader board?
This week we discuss the weeks episodes from Hamilton Leigh and SsangYong GB, plus how iVendi and Code Weavers finance tools are proving even more popular.
Also, ex-Manheim manager to head up Search Optics in the UK plus consumer complaints to the FCA fall in the second half of 2015. Cambria's video imaging system proves to boost distance sales and we cover The Sun's exsposé on vehicle clocking.
Lastly we cover the announced changes in vehicle excise duty and give an update on the #MTRquiz.
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.
Your business is 10x more likely to suffer a Cyber attack than a fire. While it's not a sexy subject, you do need to be aware of the risks to your dealership.
Guest #5 on the #MTRquiz is Umesh Samani of Specialist Cars of Stoke. Can Umesh top @johatridgeway? Listen to find out is Umesh knowns his specialist subject: #Volkswagen models produced from 1983 -1997
Robert Forrester, CEO of Vertu Motors plc drops in to chat about the new car market, NextGear Capitals new Franchise+ service, Tesla and recent developments within Vertu Motors plc.
Today is Good Friday and Nona Bowkis of Lawgistics returns to share some good news about a recent court win. She also advises dealers of a potential exposure to fraud charges regarding finance agreements plus a host of other topics.
Mike Best, Head of Sales with ContractHireandLeasing.com discusses why dealers need to wake up to the opportunity PCP & PCH offer their businesses. Switched on dealerships can not only benefit from working with Mike and his team but by creating a profit strategy.
Shaun Del Grande, President of Del Grande Dealer Group in San Jose, California tackles this week's quiz. Will Shaun be the leader of the pack? Listen in now to find out!
Philip Nothard and Derek Blair announce our new partnership with MotorTrader.com, we welcome Daksh Gupta and Mark Raban of MMH plc on a call and we recap the week's episodes and the rest of the weeks industry news.
Previous podcast guest Rob Watson, MD of Driven Marketing Services, joins me today to discuss the pitfalls dealers need to be aware of in their marketing activities.
Join me and Shaun Del Grande - the President of Del Grande Dealer Group in Silicon Valley and find out how WHY they have sold over 100,000 cars since 2011. I bet you will be inspired!
Phil Hayes, Chief Executive of BuyersCompared.com rejoins the show to test his knowledge of LCV's on MotorTradeRAdio.com. Will Philip Nothard move up from bottom position or will John O'Hanlon be knocked off the top spot?
Today we're chatting about the IMI annual dinner on Thursday night, our new partnership with MotorTrader.com, Vertu's £35 million acquisition fund plus much, much more!
After a lot of blood, sweat and tears, today Phil Hayes launches BuyersCompared.com - the most credible service to challenge the auctions and cash for cars market. Built for car dealers, you cannot afford to ignore this!
Nona Bowkis of Lawgistics returns today to talk about the case of the Mercedes buyer who wanted £30,000 compensation - for buying a £20,000 car!
John O'Hanlon, CEO of Ridgeway Group takes the hot seat for a bit of fun as the first 'proper' guest on the #MTRquiz Listen in as John answers questions on his own company and then tackles the general knowledge round!
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.