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Pendragon aims to double used revenue in 5 years

PendragonPendragon, who operate the Evans Halshaw and Stratstone brands, has released annual results for 2016  showing used vehicle revenue up +9.5% , Aftersales revenue up +7.3%, and new vehicle revenue up +3.1% (all on a like for like basis). 

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Bowker Blackburn named BMW UK Aftersales Retailer of the Year

BowkerAftersalesAwardBowker BMW on Trident Park in Blackburn picked up the BMW UK Aftersales Retailer of the Year accolade at the BMW UK Retailer Awards in Barcelona.

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Jane Bailey of Westgate Tyres is 'Woman of the Year'

JaneBaileyJane Bailey of Westgate Tyres in Morecambe has been crowned as the FOXY Lady Drivers Club 'Woman of the Year' Award Winner in 2017.

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The Warranty Group appoints Europe CEO

RichardGreenThe Warranty Group has appointed Richard (Rich) Green as Chief Executive Officer of its European business operations. Green replaces former European CEO Gary Jennison who left the organization last week.

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UK’s largest luxury car care/detailing facility opens

ReepPorscheThe Reep Group, in association with PG Automotive, has opened the UK’s largest luxury car care and detailing facility close to Leicester city centre.

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VWCV adds fleet manager for London/South East.

MattBelsomVolkswagen Commercial Vehicles has added to its fleet team with the appointment of Matt Belsom as the new area fleet manager for London and the South East.

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Glyn Hopkin appoints first female director

Sally GermainGlyn Hopkin has announced changes to its senior management team, creating the new role of Operations Director and appointing the first female to the company’s Board of Directors.

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Car prices up 5.2% since Brexit vote

WhatcarShowroomNew research from “What Car?” claims that new car prices have risen by 5.2% on average since UK voted for Brexit, adding £2 billion to consumer’s bills in seven months.

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TrustFord launches Fleet Distribution Centre

trustford steve hoodTrustFord has officially opened its Long Marston Fleet Distribution Centre.The new centre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire, represents a significant investment in TrustFord’s national fleet distribution network, expanding the firm’s footprint at Long Marston from seven to 22.5 acres.

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