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Car supermarket pushes the boundaries of Business BS

litterIn the past 5 years Motor Trade News has been sent hundreds of thousands of press releases from firms wanting editorial coverage for themselves.

Many press releases suffer from an element of what our editorial team like to call ‘Business BS’. That is to say they over hype things and use clichés and un-necessary jargon, presumably to make something seem more important or interesting than it really is. But once in a while somebody really 'goes the extra mile'.

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles UK appoint new MD

AshleyAndrewAshley Andrew has been appointed Managing Director of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles UK with immediately effect. The role has been vacated by Steve Zanlunghi who is leaving the UK after four years in charge to head up FCA’s Australian operations.

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Donnelly Group backs Armagh GAA Championship 2016

Armagh GAANorthern Ireland’s Donnelly Group has been announced as strategic partner for the 2016 Armagh GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association) Club Championships. As a result of the deal the competition will now be branded: ‘The Donnelly Group Armagh GAA Club Championship.’

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Bristol Street Motors Volvo Sheffield nets new sponsorship partner

Shefield SharksBristol Street Motors Volvo Sheffield has signed up to back Sheffield’s premier basketball team, Sheffield Sharks, in a one year deal.

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Rybrook and the Lamborghini school run

Ry OllieOllie Vanstone, aged 9, wrote to the new Rybrook car showroom at Cribbs Causeway, Bristol to ask if he could sit in one of the ultra-premium brands stocked there. Rybrook responded by arranging a Lamborghini Huracán and a Bentley Flying Spur to do Ollie’s school run!

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CCR Mitsubishi Reading fenced in at Wellington Horse Trials

Mit SUVCCR Mitsubishi Reading are confirmed as sponsors of the British Eventing’s event: the KBIS Wellington Horse Trials.

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SsangYong invests in UK Vehicle Preparation Centre

SY BonnettSsangYong Motor UK has taken over control and management of its vehicle importation and reception base at Portbury, Bristol.

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Close Brothers predict continued growth in used market

CloseRoadChris Bosworth, Director of Strategy at Close Brothers Motor Finance, has sounded a note of optimism for the used car market in the second half of the year.

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Stratstone Mercedes-Benz of Leeds pops up

MercAclassStratstone Mercedes-Benz of Leeds is to launch a pop up store at Briggate in Leeds’ shopping district.

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