This week Philip & Curtis discuss the weeks headlines including the peak in September new car registrations. Also in the news is Brexit's effect of Motorpoint, MotoNovo launch used car website and an update on next year's London Motor Show.
On this Saturday's episode of MotorTradeRadio.com, Philip Nothard is joined by Curtis Hutchinson, Editor, MotorTrader.com, to discuss how dealers have excelled in the 2016 Sunday Times Top Track 250; the annual round-up of the UK’s fastest growing mid-market companies by turnover. Plus, Vertu delivers record first half profits of £18.7m, with a strong first half to 31 August 2016 and pre-tax profits up 14% to £18.7m on turnover up 17.7% to £1.454bn.
In the week's headlines, supplied by MotorTrader.com, Arnold Clark joins expanding MG Motor network, Lookers open a flagship Jaguar Land Rover site in west London following a £12m investment, and independent garages continue to be regarded as more convenient than franchised dealers according to the latest NFDA Consumer Attitude Survey.
Finally, Philip and Curtis discuss this week’s Motortrader.com exclusive as a fifth of Septembers’ cars are registered in one day, at the end of the month.
Headlines supplied by MotorTrader.com, Cap-hpi.com forecasts ‘increasingly volatile’ used market in Q4 plus much, much more including Curtis Hutchinson's live report from the Paris Motor Show.
On this Saturday's episode of MotorTradeRadio.com, Philip Nothard is joined by Umesh Samani of SpecialistCars-Stoke.co.uk to discuss the unfortunate administration of City Motor Holdings, one of this week’s most viewed headlines on Motortrader.com, and Umesh shares his views on how September is performing.
In the week's headlines supplied by MotorTrader.com, Listers describe how a number of premium brands helped drive profitability; Rockar introduces Telematic's software to track test drives and deliver mechanical and behavioural feedback. Whilst Dick Lovett is to represent Aston Martin for the first time, with a 25-car showroom and 10-bay workshop; Williams Motor Holdings report a strong trading performance in 2015 with pre-tax profits up 53.7% to £6.3m on turnover up 17.7% to £426.6.
They discuss the latest from TrustFord, as they launch an app to help customers manage their needs, and whether this is an area for none-franchise dealers to consider; whilst The European Car Distribution Handbook published by ICDP highlights the variance in new-car sales per main dealer between the European network and the UK.
Plus, Philip adds some context and insight into the recent survey results carried out regarding pre-registration activity in September, where a fifth of those responding indicated it could exceed 21% of total new sales, and they finish by debating how Q4 could look.
On this week's BUMPER episode Philip Nothard hosts today's show with Jim Reid, covering the week's headlines from MotorTrader.com
Also, Derek interviews Andy Bruce, CEO of Lookers plc who discusses how one of the UK's top PLC's operate in today's market.
This week Philip is joined by Curtis Hutchinson, Editor of MotorTrader.com, discussing the weeks industry news headlines including the NFDA Dealer Attitude survey.
Episode 8 of #LeadingLadiesMTR, Steph is joined by Keron Hurlstone, Senior Account Director of iVendi. As my first returning guest, Keron provides an update on her career with iVendi and explains why dealers should attend the AM digital dealer conference.
The latest industry news headlines supplied by MotorTrader.com. Vertu announce their robust H1 trading and the Jaguar XE goes head to head with its competitors. They also cover the introduction of a used car complaints code of practice, plus much more.
This Sunday on #LeadingLadiesMTR, Steph talks with Jools Tait, Business Development Director of BEN to discuss the vital work that the automotive charity does across the industry. To find out more about BEN, please visit http://www.ben.org.uk/our-services-new.html
Join Derek and Philip as they recap on the weeks news headlines from MotorTrader.com, including Radar Video (our sister company) being appointed as a mandatory dealer standard across one manufacturers network.
On today's episode of #LeadingLadiesMTR, Steph is joined by Linda Jackson, the CEO of Citroën globally to discuss Linda's career path, vision for Citroën and being voted the number one Most Influential British Female in the car industry by Autocar.
Joining Derek on this bonus episode of Motor Trade Radio is Alistair Horsburgh, CEO of CitNOW, who have pioneered the use of video in the showroom. Alastair discusses how adopting dealers create familiarity with prospective buyers.
On Saturday's episode, Derek and Philip are joined by Daksh Gupta CEO and Mark Raban CFO of Marshall Motor Holdings Plc to discuss the group's recent H1 results. Daksh also provides an update on his recent Industry Leaders Challenge for motor charity BEN.
Today Deana Aldridge, Marketing Executive of CAP HPI joins Steph to discuss how she supports many industry experts and dealers with use of the CAP Extra's blog platform among many other services from the leaders in automotive data.
On episode 5 of the Leading Ladies of the Motor Industry podcast, Steph is joined by Lesley Wooley, Chief Operating Office of the Institute of the Motor Industry.
This week, join Derek and Philip, as they discuss the industry news headlines supplied by MotorTrader.com. The story with the biggest response this week is JLR boss backs higher salaries in the industry for sales staff plus much, much more
This week on #LeadingLadiesMTR, Steph caught up with Jane Russell FIMI, Director of Russell Automotive Centre and Garage Express, to find out what it's like being a female boss of a repairer in a male-dominated industry.
The ladies also discussed Jane's extensive career path, why she decided to open two businesses, the importance of repairers having the right accreditation, her involvement in the Work Ready scheme and potential Brexit implications for the repair sector.
In a rare interview, David Main, BEN's CEO talks to Derek Blair, to cover the progress BEN has made under David's guardianship. Daksh Gupta joins in to discuss his industry leader challenge 10,000 foot skydive for BEN and Curtis Hutchinson drops by to recap on the Motor Trader Awards on Wednesday night at London's exclusive Grosvenor House Hotel.
This week on #LeadingLadiesMTR, I caught up with Holly McAllister, head of customer service and quality at Motor Codes. Motor Codes is the government-backed, self-regulatory body for the motor industry, operating with the full support of the Trading Standards Institute.
As the third episode of Leading Ladies in the motor trade, Holly and I discussed her extensive role, the vital work that Motor Codes do in the automotive sector and their three codes of practice for new cars, service & repair and warranty products.
We also covered the reasons why almost 8,000 dealerships and garages have already subscribed to the codes, their Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) service and online training for the Consumer Rights Act 2015.
Join Derek and Philip this week, with an exclusive interview with David Quate, MD (Scotland) of DSG Financial Services Ltd, who talks them through the recent launch of an e-sign solution for the industry. They also discuss the results of the June Registrations and put them into context – and the growth, particularly of the Van market in the UK.
Industry news headlines of the week, supplied by MotorTrader.com; with further restructuring and investment in the JLR brand from both Vertu and Cambria, plus the results of analysis of the pre-registration market from cap hpi and insight gathered from a consumer survey carried by the NFDA.
Plus, a ‘massive’ shout-out to Daksh Gupta and his brave challenge for BEN’s Industry Leader Challenge on the 22nd July, last chance to book a place at the Motor Trader Awards on Wednesday 13th July and last but not least, tomorrows episode from #LeadingLadiesMTR.
This week, Steph is joined by Elly Harron, Sales Manager for Sky AdSmart in Scotland and NI. They discuss Elly's 20 years in the motor trade and the opportunity that SKY AdSmart offers car dealers. #LeadingLadiesMTR
Philip and Derek round up the weeks news including the SMMT's Brexit comments, updates on the Leading ladies podcast, the latest acquisitions, Phil's dealer survey and exclusive stories from MotorTrader.com
Discussing our newest show to launch yesterday, Leading Ladies of the industry, or #LeadingLadiesMTR with Steph Colinswood. We are also joined by Dylan Setterfield, Senior Editor, Future Residual Values at CAP HPI to discuss the #brexit situation.