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Car Dealer Live 62: Lipscomb Cars MD Peter Barnes

Time 9:55 am, June 24, 2020

Lipscomb Cars was on Car Dealer Live at midday today (Jun 24).

The firm’s managing director, Peter Barnes, joined us live on YouTube channel – and you can watch the broadcast above.

Lipscomb Cars is family-run business in Kent with three new and used car dealerships in Maidstone, Ashford and Canterbury.

Lipscomb has franchises with Volvo, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Abarth and Jeep and recently opened a new showroom for the Volvo side of its business.

On the show we discussed:

    • The relaxation of the two-metre rule
  • June performance
  • Concerns over new car supply
  • The challenges in building Lipscomb’s new £5m Volvo showroom
  • How the business began in 1996

To watch the Car Dealer Live broadcast, you can see it here on this post, or visit our YouTube channel.

Coming up this week on Car Dealer Live we also have:

  • Thursday: Peter Quinn, Emerald House of Cars
  • Friday: Sophus 3’s Scott Gairns

If you have any questions you’d like to ask any of the above you can submit them live during the broadcasts or you can send them to us via this website, or our social media channels including Twitter and LinkedIn.

You can watch all of our Car Dealer Live interviews by clicking here.


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James – or Batch as he’s known – started at Car Dealer in 2010, first as the work experience boy, eventually becoming editor in 2013. He worked for Auto Express as editor-at-large and was the face of Carbuyer’s YouTube reviews. In 2020, he went freelance and now writes for a number of national titles and contributes regularly to Car Dealer. In October 2021 he became Car Dealer's associate editor.

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