From market trends to classic Rolls-Royces, Car Dealer Live featured a raft of fascinating guest this week.
Guests shared the latest trends to affect the market, the pressures car dealers are feeling and what it’s like to sell a customer their first Rolls-Royce.
Read on to see what you might have missed this week – and if you’ve missed any of the shows over the past few weeks, then head over to the Live section of our website or subscribe to our channel on YouTube. That also means you’ll get an alert every time a show is about to start.
ASE Global chairman Mike Jones discussed the average loss dealers made in April, dealer profitability, changes to the furlough scheme and how beneficial a scrappage scheme would be for the industry.
On Tuesday, Redgate Lodge owner Scott Sibley came on the show. He chatted about the changes the business has undergone during lockdown, how he started his car dealer life by shifting Renault Clios and the importance of video in selling cars.
Launched early last year, Collecting Cars is an online auction platform for collectable cars, bikes and automobilia – whether they’re old, classic or modern. They’ve quickly become well-known – not least because they broadcast regular podcasts hosted by Top Gear presenter Chris Harris. We chatted to founder Edward Lovett on how he started the business.
P&A Wood MD Georgina Wood appeared on the show on Thursday and gave a fascinating insight into the 50-year-old business. It’s renowned worldwide for selling the finest classic Rolls-Royces and Bentleys, and holds a Rolls-Royce Motor Cars franchise selling new cars. P&A Wood also holds the unique honour of being the UK’s only Rolls-Royce approved repairer. A Car Dealer Live that’s not to be missed.
On Friday we spoke to Paul Boyce, owner of Cheltenham-based Autovillage. The business is the top performing SsangYong dealer in the UK and has relies upon a loyal customer base that loves the way Boyce does business.
Coming up this week on Car Dealer Live we have:
- Monday: Jamie Caple and Craig Vladimirovs, Car Quay
- Tuesday: Magna Motor Group director Tony Roberts
- Wednesday: Lipscomb Cars MD Peter Barnes
- Thursday: Peter Quinn, Emerald House of Cars
- Friday: Sophus 3’s Scott Gairns
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