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Car Dealer Power: in pictures

The Car Dealer Power Awards last night were held at the stunning Spinnaker Tower, offering spectacular views over Portsmouth Harbour. Our snapper Jonny Fleetwood was on hand to grab plenty of pictures. Here’s a glimpse – although many more of his pictures will appear in the next issue of Car Dealer magazine. Guests from Carwow prepare for

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Audi: Our work with dealer network is paying off

” AUDI were delighted to pick up one of the most prestigious trophies at the Car Dealer Power Awards last night, as they were crowned Manufacturer of the Year. It was quite a turn around for Audi, who not so long ago didn’t enjoy the full support of their dealer network. But Audi UK regional network development manager Scott

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Car Dealer Power 2015: All the winners

YOU’VE made your choices, voting for the manufacturers and suppliers that do the best for you in our Car Dealer Power Survey 2015, and we’ve now passed on the good news to the winners.  Last night at the top of the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth, the triumphant few, voted for by car dealers as the companies who support them the most,

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Advice and guidance from the IGA at Car Dealer Conference & Automotive Expo

ONE of the key participants in this year’s Car Dealer Conference and Automotive Expo on June 9 will be the Independent Garage Association. Representatives of the association will be on hand at the Silverstone event to pass on advice and guidance on a range of subjects. The IGA will be taking up residence in an area

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Shaggy dog story with a yappy ending…

By our newshound It was a pretty paw show when the owners of a car covered in fur to look like a dog were hounded for a congestion charge payment – because it had been driven a few yards into a hotel for a charity auction. Staff at Blackshaws car dealers in Alnwick, Northumberland, had dressed the

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Chinese BMW buyer uses 100,000 banknotes to pay for her new car

A CUSTOMER stunned staff at a BMW dealership in China… by using 100,000 bank notes in part-payment for her new BMW 730Li. It took 20 staff at the dealership in Zhengzhou six hours to count the money, worth about £10,600. The unnamed buyer, who owns a food retail business, paid the rest of the cost of her car, which cost

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Clocking is back – but dealers are the victims this time, says Glass’s

CLOCKING is becoming a genuine issue in the used-car sector for the first time in decades, reports motor trade bible Glass’s – but this time it is motorists rather than dealers who are illegally reducing mileage. The practice is occurring where drivers exceed the contracted number of miles on fixed-mileage leases, such as a PCP, and want

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Huddersfield dealership has a new man at the helm

A VOLKSWAGEN retailer in Huddersfield has a new man at the helm who aims to steer the company to even further success. Steve Jenkins, 36, is a success story in his own right within the company as he has risen through the ranks to become the brand manager at Sytner Volkswagen Huddersfield. He started with the group in

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New Mitsubishi dealership opens in Salisbury

” A NEW Mitsubishi dealership has opened in Salisbury following a three-year project to build a showroom and workshop. The arrival of Salisbury Mitsubishi has created six jobs at the site owned by Horizon-Magna Motor Group, on the A338 at The Headlands, Downton, Salisbury. The dealership is the second Mitsubishi franchise for the group and follows the success

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