Better than we dared hope?

Journalists make a habit of writing ‘end-of-year’ blogs. It’s something that I’ve tried to avoid; partly because it always seems a rather lazy choice of topic and partly...

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Rather sad at the news that Nidd Vale Motors has gone into administration; and not just because it’s always a pity when one of our leading auto retail groups buckles, especially for the staff...

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This year’s SMMT annual dinner was a grand affair with an whopping 1100 industry luminaries in attendance. And me. Joking aside, as an industry we’ve found ourselves at the end of the year...

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Two fine examples of marketing hyperbole have kept me amused this week and both of them relate to electric cars – or rather, I should say, sales of electric cars. The first is the new tag line...

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Last week I attended the launch of Carcom, yet another web-based system that claims to be an ideal way of sourcing more used car stock. When I say ‘launch’ that’s probably a bit...

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Amusing to read the rather testy response this week from Halfords after the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruled that one of its adverts was misleading. The ad tried to claim that Halfords...

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