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IMI boss warns political parties over apprenticeships

Steve nash at deskAs the general election campaign hots up, the Chief executive of motor industry trade body the IMI, Steve Nash has weighed into the political party manifestos on the subject of apprenticeships. Nash gives a guarded welcome to some of the proposals but warns that several of the parties appear to have a poor understanding of what apprenticeships actually are and that there is potential for what he describes as a perfect storm.

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Addison Lee expands executive fleet with Cyclone acquisition

addison leeLondon-based executive chauffeur and private hire fleet firm Addison Lee has acquired Cyclone VIP Cars & Couriers .

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European new car CO2 emissions continue to fall

aceaAverage new car emissions were 123.4g CO2/km in 2014 – a 33% decrease over figures from 1995.

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Honda tops most reliable used car list

JazzHonda has been confirmed as the most reliable used car manufacturer in the UK for the ninth consecutive year.

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Peter Vardy sponsors University marketing challenge

Peter Vardy GlasgowCSScottish motor retailer, Peter Vardy, has challenged marketing students at the University of Strathclyde Business School to devise digital innovations for cash prizes.

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RAC Cars free stance ups the numbers

RACCars siteRAC Cars have revealed that in the 10 days or so since they announced that the site would be free to advertise cars for sale, 439 dealers have signed up.


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Expanded role for VW's van man Harper

Jason HarperWolsey Van Centre Ipswich have appointed VW Commercial Vehicles award winning Jason Harper as business development manager , a role he will continue to carry out for the Volkswagen van centre in Bury St Edmunds.

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Fleet manager poll backs Conservatives

rha voteFleet managers have given their backing to the Conservatives in a new poll commissioned by the Road Haulage Association (RHA).

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Another auction classic for Silverstone

TestarossaSilverstone Auctions has announced that it will be holding classic sales on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th July at the Northants circuit.

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