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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

May 20, 2017

On this Saturday’s episode of, Philip Nothard is joined by Curtis Hutchinson, Editor of They discuss the latest headlines, including the exclusive news that Vertu Motors has confirmed it will continue its programme to grow by acquisition with existing partners as well as attract new car brands to its portfolio.

Plus, they debate the research carried out by Centre for Economics and Business Research for Trustpilot; online car sales to ‘cost’ 27,000 automotive sales jobs in a decade?

In other news, Peugeot UK is to launch a Peugeot Direct used car programme as part of a drive to take greater control over the used cars it generates while also improving residual values for the brand. Whilst, Peoples has sold its Accrington Ford dealership to Oldham Motor Company (OMC) for an undisclosed sum.

Stratstone has opened a dedicated multi-marque premium used car centre in Amersham on the site of the group’s former Aston Martin dealership.

And finally, Motor Trader invites dealers to register for first webinar with Cambria, CarGurusand cap hpi on the panel – Click Here to register. And, if you missed it, click here to watch the webinar, explaining why Facebook ads will work for your dealership.