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Former chief executive of Lookers, Peter Jones, is to join Vertu Motors as head of the group’s board. He will take up the role of non-executive chairman at the end of this year, replacing Paul Williams who is retiring.
A court ruling on EU regulations could mean that salesmen and other automotive workers regularly receiving commission or shift allowances can look forward to receiving thousands owed in back pay.
Vauxhall has chosen Sherwoods of Darlington’s former Chevrolet outlet in Stockton on Tees to pilot a standalone Adam showroom within its UK network.
Cambria Automobiles has bought the Hadley Green Garages Jaguar and Land Rover dealership from Lookers in a deal worth £10.5m. The acquisition includes a freehold property worth £3.75m and a goodwill payment of £5.0m.
With the online side of selling cars dominating an ever increasing proportion of the sales, and aftersales, process it’s no wonder that retailers and manufacturers alike are always looking for an edge.