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Two new recruits join automotive accountancy team

THE chartered accountancy firm UHY Hacker Young is delighted to announce the addition of two new recruits to its automotive sector team in Manchester. With a national-sector team in place already, David Kendrick and Paul Daly will add significant weight to the Manchester office operation, joining up with ex-colleague and tax partner Matthew Hodgson. Both Kendrick and

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IMI calls for licensing of the retail motor trade

THE Institute of the Motor Industry is calling for the licensing of the retail motor trade – as new research reveals that 70 per cent of motorists believe it already exists. The Institute, the professional organisation for people working in the motor industry, has also revealed that there is an underlying ignorance about the qualifications required

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Flagship Fiat dealer group launches new-look website

FIAT’S flagship dealer group, Motor Village, has launched a new website following three months of development. The new site includes a series of useful features, and features what the company describes as a fresh, eye-catching design. It provides an easy-to-use introduction to the services offered by Fiat Group’s flagship UK dealer for all the manufacturer’s marques: Fiat, Abarth,

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Police come up with clever replacement for tax discs

CAR dealers who have been wondering what will fill the empty space in windscreens since paper tax discs were scrapped might be shocked to see the clever idea a policing team in Worcestershire has come up with. PC Dave Wise and his colleagues, based in Malvern, have come up with an emergency contact information and medical

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The Top 100 Most Influential Dealers on Twitter: Could it be you?

THAT time of year is approaching when we scrutinise your Twitter accounts to establish which car dealers are the most influential on the popular social media platform. Last time Perrys pushed Evans Halshaw off the top spot, but have they managed to maintain their Klout in the car dealer world? If you weren’t included on the list

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Car dealer’s fingerprints were found on shotgun

BAD decisions by a South Derbyshire car dealer led to convictions for possessing a shotgun and assault. In the first instance, Wolverhampton Crown Court was told that Jason Fellows, of Ashby Road, Woodville, was helping three strangers clear the boot of a Volkswagen Jetta he had agreed to buy in Bradford when he picked up a package that turned out to

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Bristol Street Motors releases video of its Paris Motor Show top ten

TOP dealer group Bristol Street Motors has released a video from this year’s Paris Motor Show highlighting its ten favourite cars. The event – one of the most important in the motoring calendar – opened on October 4 and runs until this coming Sunday, with more than 1.2 million visitors expected to have poured through the

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More than two million MOT failures down to unsafe tyres

MORE than 2.2m cars failed their annual MOT test in 2013 because of the state of their tyres, according to the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency. The figure was obtained by tyre safety organisation TyreSafe via a Freedom of Information request, revealing that millions of drivers are placing themselves and other road users in unnecessary danger

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IMI reveals customers’ top priorities for servicing

COST is customers’ top priority when it comes to servicing their vehicle with quality of work second in importance, according to research from the IMI. The research was conducted as part of the IMI’s current rebranding exercise. It revealed that cost remains high on the agenda of 52 per cent of those surveyed. However, quality of

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