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#CDPower: We name Car Dealer Power award winners tonight

TONIGHT is the night you’ve all been waiting for. At the top of the stunning Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth, the Car Dealer team will be revealing the best car manufacturers and suppliers that go the extra mile. Along with naming the best suppliers in a raft of categories, Car Dealer will be revealing the all-important Car of

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Celebrity campaign highlights excitement of Jaguar driving

JAGUAR is again playing on its British heritage with a celebrity-fuelled campaign to promote its first move into the mid-size sports saloon segment with the Jaguar XE. The campaign, dubbed FeelXE, aims to get across the ‘exhilaration and excitement’ of driving a Jaguar. The car marque has enlisted British celebrities at the top of their game including

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Loyal Mavis marks 45 years’ service at Volkswagen dealership

VERTU Volkswagen Boston has helped a member of staff celebrate 45 years of loyal service at the dealership. Mavis Watson (63) began working at the Marsh Lane site at the age of 18. During her time she has experienced six changes of ownership, culminating in Vertu Motors plc, the sixth largest motor retailer in the UK. Mavis

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MPs don’t understand the motor trade, survey shows

MOST MPs are completely out of touch with the automotive world, according to a survey carried out for the Institute of the Motor Industry. A total of 99 MPs from across the political spectrum were quizzed, and while many recognised the number of jobs the industry provides, they typically showed a lack of understanding with more

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Strong performance and record profits at Inchcape

INCHCAPE plc, one of the leading franchised retailer groups in the UK, has reported double-digit earnings growth and record profit before tax in its results for the first half of 2014. The company, which works with many brands such as Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota and Volkswagen, reported sales of £3.3 billion and profit before

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Car dealer ordered to pay £1 after he conned customers

CAR dealer Richard Loach will pay only £1 of a £400,000 confiscation order after he and his brother conned customers out of more than £1million. In May 2013, Loach, 47, of Roslyn Avenue, Gedling, and his brother David Loach, 50, of Main Road, Cotgrave, pleaded guilty to knowingly carrying on a fraudulent business with intent to

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Landmark for dealership as it sells its 1000th Dacia

NESS Motors Inverness have just sold their one thousandth Dacia – making them the leading Dacia dealership in the UK – to the Brotherston family from the Scottish Highlands. And when they collected their new Dacia Sandero Stepway, Linda and John Brotherston were presented with a celebratory bottle of Champagne and £1,000 cheque to donate

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Perrys: ‘Social media? You’ve got to be in it to win it’

IF THERE’S one dealer in the UK which has grasped the concept of social media, it’s Perrys. The dealer group has had a presence on a variety of social media outlets over the past few years, but its profile has risen dramatically of late. So much so, the company’s activity on Twitter saw it top our

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Sales growth for John Mulholland Motor Group sparks £1m investment

A CAR dealership in Northern Ireland has invested £1m into expanding its two centres after a sales growth of nearly 30 per cent. The John Mulholland Motor Group, based in Randalstown, Antrim and Campsie in Londonderry, has seen car sales increase for 17 consecutive months to date. They are now undergoing a major renovation of its Skoda,

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