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LEASING & FINANCE
Startline Motor Finance believes more needs to be done to meet the requirements of diverse groups of used car buyers.
AFTERMARKET & WORKSHOP
Further expansion plans are aimed at recruiting 170 new dealers this year to reach a projected total of 1,570. Last year, the network added 358 dealers and recorded an overall 6% rise in warranty sales.
There are now nearly 30,000 fleets and more than 1200 workshops using the platform, with the company projecting a current run-rate of 5,000,000 job sheets per year, and growing.
Workshops that are ready for the electrification wave are already reaping rewards. While those servicing ICE vehicles, should see steady growth in demand if they maintain ICE technician skills in-house.
What can the automotive market expect in 2020? Whatever happens, the new Government will not be allowed to forget the importance of the Automotive sector to the UK economy.
Richard Hargraves will work closely with chief executive John Tordoff, supporting the operations board in managing the group’s 48 dealerships from Yorkshire and the North East to Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.
New network development chief will focus on developing the brand’s representation across the country and will drive long term commercial improvements across the network.