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#B4B14: Bangers4BEN rally raises more than £35,000 – the most ever!

Bangers4BEN 2014 has been the most successful rally ever for automotive industry charity BEN – raising a combined total of more than £35,000.  Some 40 teams from across the motor trade combined for the Car Dealer Magazine event, which saw competitors travel from Dover to Turin and back again – via the Stelvio Pass – in

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Exciting new position for Richard Hage at GardX

RICHARD HAGE has been appointed head of insurance services at GardX Protection, representing the company’s rapidly expanding insurance brand, GardX Assure. Hage has spent the last 24 months creating and delivering innovative customer-centric products to the UK auto sector that has set GardX aside from its competitors. This has resulted in impressive levels of traction within

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How the Used Car Awards really CAN help your business

IT’S all very well saying you provide excellent service to your used car customers – but being able to prove it is another thing altogether. Luckily, that’s where Car Dealer Magazine’s Used Car Awards come in! And for one dealership, McCarthy Cars, there’s no question about their customer service credentials – as they were voted best used

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Digital decisions: The futuristic dealership with NO salesmen

Hyundai is opening a car dealership in a store in Bluewater that will have no salesmen and transactions will all take place digitally. James Baggott reports on this remarkable project HYUNDAI is claiming that its new digital dealership will be a ‘global first’ in motor retailing when it opens in the Bluewater shopping centre – without

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Baggott: It’ll take me a lifetime to understand this warranty decision

FOR those regular readers of this monthly diatribe, there is a danger that this is starting to look like a one-man crusade against a multi-national car corporation. So, for fear of sounding a little repetitive, I promise not to mention the firm – which sounds like a stop on the Victoria Line – by actual

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New Ford showroom opens after £5 million investment

LIFESTYLE Ford has officially opened its new showroom in Old Guildford Road, Horsham. Construction of the building took just seven months to complete, and involved a total investment of £5 million. Mark Ovenden, chairman and managing director, Ford of Britain, officially unveiled a commemorative plaque in front of staff and customers who attended the opening. Speaking at the

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#B4B14: Bangers4BEN 2014 cars go under the hammer

Bangers4BEN 2014 has raised the most it ever has for the charity this year – more than £35,000! At a sale at BCA Blackbushe today, 30 of the cars which competed in our adventure to Turin and back were auctioned for the automotive industry charity BEN raising £15,500. One notable absentee from the auction was the Blackshaws

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‘Engaging and flexible’ – wraps come off Bentley’s new website

BENTLEY has revealed its new website, which it describes as ‘engaging, informative and flexible’. The new site, bentleymotors.com, has been designed to ‘serve up a luxury digital experience that closely reflects the qualities of the Bentley brand’ and is heavily loaded with pictures and film. Bentley’s member of the board for sales, marketing and aftersales, Kevin Rose, said:

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New for 2014: An award for the best service and repair outlet

IT’S not just the sales side of the used car business that Car Dealer magazine celebrates at the Used Car Awards! As part of this year’s ceremony, to be held at The Brewery in London on Monday, December 1, we have a new category which will honour the best service and repair outlet. We’ll be looking for

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