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Motor Trade Radio is a weekly podcast, powered by MOTORS, focused on the needs of today’s franchised and independent car dealerships, as well as suppliers and OEMs. Available to stream wherever you are, it presents a blend of industry headlines, interviews, expert opinion, top tips and entertainment wrapped up in a chat-show style platform. Join co-hosts Philip Nothard and Curtis Hutchinson for #AllTheChatterThatMatters

Feb 11, 2017

On this Saturday’s episode of, Philip Nothard and Derek Blair discuss the week’s headlines from, Thursday's Driving Digital conference and the AM Awards at the ICC in Birmingham.

The headlines include how augmented reality, the blending of virtual reality with real life, will become a vital tool in new vehicle sales processes over the next five years.

They also look at reports that dealer profitability fell 11% to £178,000 in 2016 as dealers pumped more new cars through the system for less margin. Plus, Oodle Finance is targeting dealers and the used car finance market with £60m of funds from investment firm KKR.

In another news, Motor Trader announces the launch of the Motor Trader Industry Awards 2017, with over 20 categories celebrating best practice in the car retailing business and finally, Philip and Derek discuss and share the winners of the AM Awards 2017.

And finally, Derek holds the first face-to-face interview with Neil Addley, Managing Director Trusted Dealers, who shares the activates and presenter’s insights, from the NFDA Driving Digital Conference.