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I WAS reading a report last week which forecast an acceleration of the current trend towards mergers and acquisitions in our industry. The gist was that on the one hand bigger companies are looking to...Read more
For this week we‘re going across the pond to look at an event which happened the other day in New York and which just may one day land on our shores. A digital dealership, Carvana, which says it...Read more
One way or another electric/hybrid cars have been in the news a lot of late and focused attention on what we all know is just around the corner but I wonder if there is a danger of trying to build a...Read more
I’ve heard enough of WLTP and Brexit for a while so let’s think about something positive and pleasant instead – staff. When valuing the assets of a dealership you count the physical stock and...Read more
Three weeks ago, my wife’s car was stolen off the drive of our house. Don’t worry, I’m not after the sympathy vote (though, thanks for that); I’m just trying to explain why I’m suddenly a...Read more
I doubt I was the only one tuning into the Auto Retail Network Q3 webcast earlier this week who found the message coming from the sharp end of the business quietly reassuring. Between them Andy Bruce,...Read more