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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

Oct 15, 2016

On this Saturday's episode of, Philip Nothard is joined by Curtis Hutchinson, Editor,, to discuss how dealers have excelled in the 2016 Sunday Times Top Track 250; the annual round-up of the UK’s fastest growing mid-market companies by turnover. Plus, Vertu delivers record first half profits of £18.7m, with a strong first half to 31 August 2016 and pre-tax profits up 14% to £18.7m on turnover up 17.7% to £1.454bn.

In the week's headlines, supplied by MotorTrader.comArnold Clark joins expanding MG Motor network, Lookers open a flagship Jaguar Land Rover site in west London following a £12m investment, and independent garages continue to be regarded as more convenient than franchised dealers according to the latest NFDA Consumer Attitude Survey.  

Finally, Philip and Curtis discuss this week’s exclusive as a fifth of Septembers’ cars are registered in one day, at the end of the month.