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MG Motor UK add 65th franchisee

66363mgResurgent car brand MG, have added another franchisee to their UK dealer network with the addition of Ullswater Road Garage Penrith as number 65.


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Lookers launch new Audi facilities in Hamilton

Lookers Audi Hamilton 1Lookers Audi has unveiled its purpose built Audi Approved used car showroom and after sales service centre in Hamilton, Glasgow.

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Ocean Automotive get going on £14.5m Poole Audi development

David KellyThree years in the planning and with sales growth in mind, South of England dealer group Ocean Automotive is spending £14.5 million pounds and 14 months developing a 4 acre site on Old Wareham Road as the planned new location for the firm's Poole Audi business which will relocate from Ringwood Road.

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JCB Group acquires Skoda franchise in Worthing

Happy JCBJCB Group has finalized a deal to take over Birchwood Group’s West Sussex Motors Skoda operation in Worthing.

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Mercedes Birmingham pop-up shop generates 479 leads

Merc pop upPop-up shops have been trialled by a number of franchised dealers over recent years and the latest to test the water is Mercedes-Benz Retail Group who set up shop in Birmingham's Bullring Shopping Centre, pulling in over 45,000 visitors in just five weeks.

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Tablet device upgrade for CDK dealer management system

CDK appDealer management systems firm CDK Global (better known to most as ADP), has launched tablet-based extension of its market-leading dealer management system (DMS) 'Mobile Showroom'.

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New role for Poole Audi man Matt

Matt handelOcean Automotive owned, Poole Audi has promoted sales executive Matt Handel to the position of Finance Loyalty Manager.

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Yeovil Audi technician wins coveted finals place

Jon richardsJon Richards, a technician from Yeovil Audi has won one of only three UK places in the finals of this year's Audi Twin Cup, the German car brand's international competition to recognise exceptional service and technical delivery.

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The £150m secret success formula of The Car People

Jon seamanFrom a single site used car operation in 2000, The Car People, have built a solid Car Supermarket business across the north of England that currently turns over in excess of £150m from three sites. To discover the secret that has enabled them to succeed where others have spectacularly failed, Motor Trade News spoke to the firm's Group Operations General Manager, Jonathan Seaman.


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