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HR Owen to provide driver training for football stars


HR Owen will supply driver training to Premier League football stars who buy a car from the group. The initiative sees the prestige group partnering with Premier Sports Network to offer training packages on all Ferrari, Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Aston Martin, Maserati and Bugatti models. The Premier Sports Network hosts a series of invite-only events for behind-the-scenes football club officials, ...

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Peter Vardy Group appoints new managing director


Cameron Wade has been appointed as managing director of the Motor Division at Peter Vardy Group, the fast-growing Scotland-wide car retailer. The new position will allow chief executive Peter Vardy to concentrate on the business’ strategic direction. Peter Vardy is rated 30 in the Motor Trader Top 200. “This is a newly created role to aid expansion and allow our chief executive Peter ...

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Volvo partners with AutosOnShow.TV for approved network


Volvo has appointed AutosOnShow.TV as its preferred image and video partner in the UK. The new partnership will see the AutoIMAGE Guided Image technology rolled out to the brand’s Selekt Used Car approved scheme which is operated by 106 dealers across the UK. This will enable Volvo to pre-set image parameters for a uniform look across its network. “AutosOnShow.TV was ...

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Marshall acquires Ridgeway for £106.9m

Motor Trader interview with Marshall Motor Holdings CEO Daksh Gupta at Head office The Airport Cambridge. CB58RYCurtis Hutchinson.David Berman

Marshall Motor Holdings has acquired Ridgeway for £106.9m in a cash deal which will grow the listed dealer group to become the seventh largest by turnover in the UK. The acquisition is thought to be the largest in the motor trade for over 10 years. The Berkshire-based multi-franchise Ridgeway group operates a contiguous territory across the southern home counties of ...

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Radar Digital Media appoints Steph Colinswood as marketing director


Radar Digital Media, the specialist dealer video marketing company, has appointed Steph Colinswood as its new marketing director. Colinswood joins from WMS Group where she had been marketing manager for over 10 years. “I am delighted to be part of such a unique and forward-thinking company especially with the spotlight being firmly on video for 2016. There are going to ...

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Donnelly Group expands with Vauxhall in Omagh


The Donnelly Group, Northern Ireland’s largest family-owned car retailer, has acquired the former Gormley Motors Vauxhall dealership in Omagh for an undisclosed sum. The Omagh dealership will trade as Donnelly Vauxhall with the group planning to expand the showroom. Donnelly already represents Vauxhall in Dungannon. The group, rated at 50 in the Motor Trader Top 200, said it also plans ...

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Vertu pumps £1.4m into Volkswagen dealership in Nottingham


Vertu Motors has started work on a £1.4m redevelopment of its Volkswagen dealership in Daybrook, Nottingham. The group is building a new 11-car showroom and new offices. The existing showroom will be demolished upon the completion of the project, making way for more approved used vehicle space and an extended customer parking area. The refurbishment is expected to be completed ...

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