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Motor Trade Radio

Motor Trade Radio is an internet-only radio show focussed around the needs of today’s franchised and independent car dealerships. Downloadable to iPhone / iPad (iOS), desktop and android devices, it brings a daily blend of expert opinion, industry news, top tips and entertainment wrapped up in a chat-show style platform. Each episode is just 20-30 minutes long, so busy dealers can even listen to it on their way to work.

Jul 15, 2017

On this Saturday’s episode of,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, 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.


A pre-recorded interview with Mike Allen, Zeus Capitaldiscussing the recent announcement from Marshall Motor, as the group sees ‘significant growth’ in first-half profits.


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.


A shout out for Motor industry charity Ben, as they launch a survey to seek insights from the industry that will help shape future services.  Click here to take part.


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.