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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

Aug 26, 2017

On this Saturday’s episode of MotortradeRadio.comPhilip Nothard andCurtis Hutchinson of to  discuss the latest headlines, Ford has a launched a scrappage scheme covering all makes of cars and vans registered before the end of 2009.

Whilst, The South Africa-based Imperial Holdings has acquired Pentagon Motor Holdings for an undisclosed sum. And, the Trade Centre Wales’ first site in England has doubled its monthly pre-tax profits to an average of £2m since opening in April 2017, according to a trading update issued by the group.

In other news, Pendragon has confirmed its latest Evans Halshaw Car Store will open at the end of August in Ashford, Surrey.

Moves by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to assess incentives for sales staff will have a “significant impact” on car sales and car financing. 

And finally, Dealers have already started signing up for the inaugural Motor Trader Summit taking place on 21 November at Birmingham’s Edgbaston Stadium. The special one-day event, which is free to dealers, is themed around Boosting Dealer Profitability in 2018 with a series of best practice speaker sessions covering the forthcoming GDPR rules, online customer reviews and social media marketing.

Plus a shout-out to Jeremy Hicks, Managing Director. JLR UK at Jaguar Land Rover, and his team, swimming the English Channel for Ben Support For Life because It's easy to take our health for granted.

On the Sunday interview episode, Derek interviews David Beeney of , advisor to business on how to reduce the stigma of mental health in the workplace.