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Harwoods track days boost hospice charity

Harwoods st BarnabusSussex based motor dealer group Harwoods have presented St Barnabas House, an independent charitable hospice based in Worthing, with a cheque for £4,000. The cheque represented the proceeds of the dealership's track day events last year.

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Benfield scrum down with South Shields Westoe RFC

WestoeRFCNorth East of England based, Benfield Motor Group is the new sponsor of 140 year old, but newly re-named 'South Shields Westoe RFC' (previously Westoe Rugby Club).

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Independent garages seeing more EVs and hybrids

hybridMore and more independent garages are servicing and repairing electric, hybrid and other alternatively fuelled vehicles (AVFs), as evidenced by a spike in requests for technical information on the advanced vehicles.


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Motability award for Bristol Street Vauxhall Newcastle

Vaux bristol st newcastleVertu Motors plc owned, Bristol Street Motors Vauxhall Newcastle dealership has been awarded the Regional Quarter 1 Motability Operations Award for ensuring the charities customers receive outstanding customer service.

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Software acquisition opens German doors for ASE

Edentity softwareUK based consulting firm ASE, who specialise in the dealer market, have acquired Austria based automotive IT firm Edentity Software Solutions, who supply used car stock management software and other IT products to BMW dealers in Germany and Austria.

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RAC's Reid make inroads in NI

RACCars siteThe RAC's dealer network in Northern Ireland now stands at 45 dealers in three months since former regional manager for Lancia Cars and Suzuki GB, Colraine-based Tom Reid was appointed the organisation's representative in the region.

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Increasing supply impacts used van auction prices

Van prices to july 2015Auction firm BCA have revealed that average prices paid for light commercial vehicles fell slightly to £5,544 in July from £5,587 in June, a fall of £43 (0.7%) over the month.

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Mobile move boosts Manheim auction website

Manheim mobile siteAuction firm Manheim is patting it's self on the back over the move to optimise their website for mobile devices in May 2015. According to the UK's second largest vehicle auction firm, 429% more visitors to their website did so with a mobile in July this year, compared to the same month in 2014.

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Gemini Systems announce further DMS event dates

Gemini eventHaving run a well recieved series of dealer events in June, DMS provider Gemini Systems have announced that they will be holding a series of five more regional customer events around the country later this year.

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