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Motor Trade Radio is a weekly podcast, powered by eBay Motors Group, 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!

Dec 17, 2016

On this Saturday’s episode of MotortradeRadio.com, Philip Nothard and Derek Blair, discuss the week’s headlines from Motortrader.com.

This week we hear that two more high profile dealers, Sytner and Clive Sutton join London Motor Show line-up, and the RAC launches a used car code accredited by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute.

RA Creamer & Son is closing its Jaguar business in Kensington after 90-years with the brand. It is handing back Royal Warrants after 40 years and closing the business by year-end. And dealer leads from online enquiries grew by 62% in Q3, according to new customer research by Dealerweb.

In another news, Motability Operations is holding a series of briefings to provide advice and support for dealers. Motor Trader and Northridge Finance launch a third annual search for the next generation of industry leaders 2017 Motor Trader Rising Stars.

Finally, Philip and Derek discuss Ben’s flagship event of the year – The Ben Ball – raises over £203,000, as Daksh Gupta, CEO of Marshall Motor Holdings Plc hands 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.