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Cat Dealer Magazine joins Blackball Media portfolio

Blackball Media is feline-good about the latest new title to join the company’s ever-growing stable: Cat Dealer Magazine. Following the successful launch of Car Dealer’s new sister publication Workshop and the consumer portal SuperUnleaded.com, Blackball Media is pleased to announce its un-pawsed its growth plans. The new title, aimed at cat dealers across the UK, will fur-nish

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Gordon Lamb’s latest appointment is a knockout

A NISSAN dealership in Chesterfield has made a knockout appointment – a former Olympic boxer. David Spencer was picked for Great Britain boxing squad’s B team for London 2012. Having enjoyed early success at the sport, the 21-year-old has now changed direction and joined Gordon Lamb Nissan, in Discovery Way, as a sales executive. Spencer, a former light

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Service plans ‘are as good as PCPs’

SERVICE plans are proving as effective as PCPs when it comes to retaining customers. The Warranty Group says similar results from the two products are being reported by the franchise dealers, independent garages and car supermarkets with which it works. Serkan Obuz, head of corporate sales and training, said: ‘PCPs have long been thought of as the leading

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Williamson leaves Seat boardroom to join VW

SEAT UK director Neil Williamson is leaving the company, to take up a senior international role with Volkswagen. He will be replaced by Richard Harrison (pictured right) , who returns to Seat UK after a three-and-a-half year stint at Seat SA near Barcelona, where he has worked as group sales director for West Europe and more lately

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MG to open 26th new dealership in past year

MG’s 26th new dealership in the past 12 months is to open tomorrow. Normandy Garage, in Guildford, opens on April Fool’s Day as sales of modern MG’s hit new record levels. Last year MG was the fastest-growing automotive brand in Britain and results for the first quarter of 2015, due out soon, are expected to show an even

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Three manufacturers announce £1bn UK investment

IT’S boom time for the manufacturing industry in the UK. It has received another huge boost with three major manufacturers announcing investments worth more than £1 billion. Honda, Jaguar Land Rover and the London Taxi Company has each made an announcement of funding to build new vehicle models, amounting to a total of £1.05bn. The latest announcements, which

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Advertising on RAC Cars is now free for all dealers

CAR advertising on the RAC website is to become free for dealers from today in a move it hopes will ‘revolutionise’ the car portal sector. The change, according to the RAC, could save the average dealer about £50,000 per year. It says the move is designed to lower the cost of selling cars for dealers and help RAC Cars become the

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Still time to take part in Car Dealer Power! But time is running out…

IT’S our annual survey to find out EXACTLY what car dealers think of the companies and manufacturers they work with on a daily basis. But time is running out if you want to take part in Car Dealer Power this year! We are only accepting entries up until midnight tomorrow, Tuesday, March 31. And if you want to know

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Two new appointments as iVendi continues to expand

IVENDI has appointed its first ever chief finance and compliance officers as the company continues to grow. Frances Lawrence, pictured, has been named as CFO. After beginning her career at Ernst and Young, including spending some time in Silicon Valley, she now acts as CFO to a number of growing companies including GenieConnect and LBS Innovation. Kirsten Cutler is the compliance

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