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Wessex Hyundai celebrates 5th birthday in Cardiff

 Hyundai 5th Birthday pic 2Wessex Garages – Hyundai hosted a celebration, with glasses of bubbly for non-drivers, party food and cake to mark the dealerships’ 5th anniversary with Hyundai. The team also used the event to raise funds for the Bobath charity.

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Marshall boss in giant leap for BEN

LeapDaksh Gupta, the high flying CEO of Cambridge based dealer group Marshall Motor Holdings has raised over £142,000 for motor industry charity BEN by sky-diving 10,000 feet as part of the Industry Leader Challenge event.

Gupta made the giant leap on Friday 22nd July, parachuting out of the plane at the Hinton Skydive Centre in Brackley, Northants with over 300 individuals and groups contributing to the still growing total.

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Peter Vardy revs up for £8 million Aberdeen JLR opening

VardyJagAberdeenScottish dealer group Peter Vardy are set to take possession of their new, £8 million Jaguar Land Rover dealership building on Wellington Road in Aberdeen on Friday 29th of July.

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Management changes up north for BCA

StuartBeithVehicle auction firm BCA has promoted industry veteran Stuart Beith to the role of regional operations director for Scotland, and Eddie Thomson, previously national operations director at SMA has been made sales director for Scotland and North East.

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Ringways Ford Leeds appoint experienced Newby

SimonNewbyRingways Motor Group has appointed Simon Newby as the new Ford Sales Executive at Ringways Ford New Car Sales operation in Whitehall Road, Leeds.

Newby who joins Ringways from Evans Halshaw Ford in Batley, West Yorkshire will report to New Car Sales manager, Steve Daykin, who comments, “We are really pleased that Simon has joined us because he has a wealth of Ford vehicle sales experience, which enables him to understand the needs of the customer and match them up to the correct car which ticks all of their boxes.”

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Brave new world for Glass's Guide

Glass1935it might be 25 years since Tim Berners-Lee created the world's first website and 3 years since Auto Trader dropped it's news-stand editions, but in August 2016, 83 years after it first went into print, industry touch-stone Glass's Guide is finally dropping it’s paper edition and going 100% digital through the Glass's Guide App.

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Appointments as Big Cars plans to get bigger

JulieWallman LeePembroke BigCarsWith a fourth site planned to open in September this year, growing independent used car dealer group, Big Cars, has appointed Lee Pembroke as Sales Director and Julie Wallman as it’s Head of Marketing.

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Stats show sensible stuff sells soonest

ix35The UK’s largest online used cars for sale classified advertising website, Auto Trader has revealed that according to it’s stats covering over 400,000 cars for sale, the fastest selling model of car in the UK in June 2016 was the 2015 Hyundai ix35 Crossover in petrol manual form, taking an average of 19 days from being listed to being sold.

In second place, the Vauxhall Mokka was another quick seller, taking dealers an average of just 21 days to shift.

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Peter Vardy signs used car ads software deal

CarlAckermanScottish dealer group Peter Vardy has struck a deal to use Auto Ad Builder software provided by south wales based technology firm Eysys to boost web traffic and leads to their website.

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