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MT Interview: Rachael Prasher, managing director, Haymarket Automotive

Haymarket Automotive is using its high profile consumer brands to create a significant new car sales platform. Managing director Rachael Prasher speaks exclusively to Motor Trader editor Curtis Hutchinson  Last September a new online marketplace was quietly launched enabling car buyers to research their next new car purchase before being directed to the franchised dealers in their area offering the ...

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MT Interview: Steve Nash, CEO IMI

IMI chief executive Steve Nash talks to Motor Trader editor Curtis Hutchinson about how the government’s controversial Apprenticeship Levy could benefit the motor trade  Steve Nash had a lot on his mind when we met at the Institute of Directors an oasis of calm, conducive for quiet conversation, in the centre of London. Five minutes into our interview and he ...

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MT Interview: Sarah Simpson, regional director, Bentley

  It’s mid-morning at the Westfield London Centre in Shepherd’s Bush, a vast citadel to retailing with hundreds of stores and thousands of brands attracting millions of visitors each year. Inside, Prada, Louis Vuitton and Jimmy Choo sit alongside iconic labels like Burberry and now Bentley. The quintessential British marque with a rich motoring and racing heritage is on the ...

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MT Interview: Darren Edwards, CEO, Sytner Group

In January 2017 Sytner became the UK’s biggest group after acquiring the CarShop supermarket chain. CEO Darren Edwards spoke exclusively to Motor Trader about the deal and how the group is achieving record growth Sytner Group’s acquisition of CarShop in January was significant on many levels. Franchised groups, after all, do not buy independent car supermarket chains. While Sytner had ...

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MT Interview: Bek Hassan, Citroen and DS UK managing director

  This year Citroen will move to boost retail sales on the back of the C3 and accelerate the separation of the DS brand. We ask CEO Bek Hassan what this will mean to dealers When the National Franchised Dealers Association’s Dealer Attitude Survey was published last September Citroen was rated as the lowest performing brand in the UK by ...

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