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Vertu buys Leeds Jaguar from Inchcape for £650k

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Vertu Motors has bought Leeds Jaguar from Inchcape Retail for £650,000, including £500,000 of goodwill. The move forms part of Jaguar Land Rover’s strategy to have both brands under common ownership in each UK market territory. The break-even Jaguar business will operate from its current premises in the short term and will then relocate to a newly developed site alongside ...

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New and late-plate car prangs generate £400m of repair revenues

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Nearly 10% of all fault and non-fault accidents last year involved 15- and 65-plate vehicles, according to a study by Accident Exchange. It said the research underlined the importance of dealership staff educating new buyers on the post-accident services offered by the dealership. Of the 2.2 million accidents that occur annually, 196,000 or 10% involve 2015-plate vehicles The average cost ...

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GardX appoint Ray Sommerville as non- executive chairman

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GardX International has appointed former Perrys chief executive Ray Sommerville as its non-executive chairman. Sommerville retired from Perrys last year having led the group since 2001 and was responsible for more than doubling its turnover in his final year returning a pre-tax profit of £11m. Sommerville also held senior positions at Lex Retail and Quicks Group. “We are absolutely delighted ...

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Car Shop invests £60,000 into staff scheme

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Car Shop is investing £60,000 into a reward and benefit programme for its staff. The scheme called Engage is targeted at all employees in the company, regardless of seniority. The programme offers counselling and support alongside discounted gym membership and private healthcare options. Car Shop said Engage gives staff the power to recognise their peers and managers. It said the ...

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Neil Hodson to succeed Angela Barrow as EMaC MD

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Neil Hodson, deputy managing director of cap hpi, has been appointed as the new managing director of EMaC following the announcement that Angela Barrow is stepping down from her role as managing director of the specialist service plan provider. Barrow, winner of Motor Trader’s 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award, helped launch Crewe-based EMaC in 2004 and has led it since 2006. ...

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Infiniti names new UK boss

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Infiniti has appointed Barry Beeston as the new country director for the UK. Beeston moves to Infiniti from Nissan where he was the UK director of corporate sales. He was previously responsible for aftersales and regional dealer operations. He succeeds Carl Bayliss who has become network strategy director for Nissan in the UK. “I am very excited to be joining ...

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