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Nissan GB appoint former VW Director as MD

AlexSNissan Europe has appointed Alex Smith as managing director of Nissan Motor (GB) Ltd. Smith, comes to the role having worked with Volkswagen UK since 2007, more recently in a directorial capacity.

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Trust Group UK’s Holly James is top of the class

holly james 167Trust Group UK trainee parts advisor Holly James, 19, has been named Volkswagen Trade Parts Specialist Apprentice of the Year 2016.  Holly received a framed certificate from the Head of Service & Parts at Volkswagen UK, and £500 in vouchers.

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Autoguard Warranties expands sales team

AutoGuardAutoguard Warranties is expanding its sales team following a strong performance over the past 12 months.

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Motorpoint gets behind “kindest city” bid

MP KindMotorpoint has backed a bid to make Derby the UK's 'kindest city' with a demonstration of the power of happiness in the city centre on Tuesday, September 20.

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Start-up aims to take a bite out of WeBuyAnyCar

CarcodealA new firm has been launched with the aim of disrupting the multi billion pound used car business area that is currently dominated by the British Car Auctions owned WeBuyAnyCar operation.

The owners of Carcodeal say they aim to cut out the middle man and simplify second-hand car transactions and they already have over 290 dealers bidding for second-hand cars.

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Imperial Commercials renew support for Derby County FC

RammieImperial Commercials’ Volkswagen Van Centre in Derby has supported Derby County football club for the last seven years, and has just signed up to renew its sponsorship for the current 2016/17 season.

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Change of ownership for motor trade recruitment firm

KREAMDevon based motor trade recruitment agency, Kream, which was set up in 2006 by former franchised Dealer Principal John Beavers, has been acquired by motor trade stalwarts, Matthew Prince and Andrew Leach who both previously worked for Beavers when he ran the St Davids Saab business in the 1990s and early 2000s.

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CarShop launches CarShop Cares

CarshopCaresCarShop Cares was launched by the retailer in a bid to consolidate charity efforts taking place across the company.

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Lookers open Stockport Volvo

Volvo dealerManchester based motor dealer group, Lookers has opened a new Volvo dealership on St Marys Way, Mersey Street, Stockport, Cheshire.

The new dealership, which is branded as Stockport Volvo is currently in a temporary facility, with a permanant new build dealership planned to open a year from now.

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