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Motor Trade Radio is a weekly podcast focussed 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!

Jul 22, 2017

Today's episode features Philip Nothard and guest Curtis Hutchinson of Motor Trader Magazine. They discuss the winners of last week's #MTraderAwards at the prestigious JW Marriott Grosvenor Hotel on Park Lane, London. 

Special mentions are given to:

New Dealership of the Year – TrustFord Epsom

Text book example of opening a new site in a busy town and hitting the ground running

Social Media – Group – Day’s Motor Group

South Wales based group shows how to integrate social media platforms to drive interaction and sales

Social Media – Single Site – Luscombe Suzuki Leeds

A single-site that uses social media to punch above its weight to interact with customers and drive sales

Sales Team of the Year/Business Manager – SG Petch Hyundai

Middlesbrough-based multi-franchise business that excels at selling to its local community

Dealer Group of the Year – Swansway Group (by judges’ nomination)

Motor Trader Top 200 group that has grown organically and by acquisition and is setting high standards across the sector

Carmaker of the Year – Suzuki GB (by judges’ nomination)

Consistently outperforms most carmakers in the NFDA Dealer Attitude Survey through its close relationship with its retailers

Outstanding Achievement – Mark Squires, NFDA

One of the most highly respected dealer group bosses in the industry now sharing his industry experience as chairman of the NFDA 

Sunday bonus interview:

On tomorrow's bonus Sunday interview, Derek Blair talks with Sandy Burgess, Chief Executive of the SMTA. Sandy shares recent strategies and exciting plans for the association's future.