Dealer-Auction expands

Time 1:40 pm, January 28, 2012

THE online trade only site has announced it is expanding its management team.

The firm that auctions trade cars exclusively for franchised dealers has appointed Gareth Walker as business development manager for the UK. was established three years ago has seen a massive uptake from the large number of franchised dealers who recognise the profit opportunity and cost savings to be made by offering their trade cars online.

Walker joins Dealer-Auction with a wealth of knowledge gained within the motor industry most recently with Close Motor Finance who he leaves after nine years.

‘I am excited about joining a forward thinking company and working with the highly professional team that is dealer-auction,’ said Walker.

Gavin Smith director of said: ‘Gareth’s industry knowledge and professionalism will make him a valuable addition to our experienced team. His appointment fits in line with our ambitious plans for growth as we move in to 2012.’

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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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