Auto Retail Live – Preparing for the new normal, distance selling and more

  14 May 2020

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FIRST BROADCAST: 11:30am, 21 May

In this Auto Retail Live webinar, we investigate online sales, click and collect, handling part exchanges, test drives and distance selling. Plus, we have the industry’s leading legal experts on hand to discuss the latest on the furlough scheme, employment issues and other current challenges facing auto retailers.

On this show are; leading retailer Peter Vardy, Sandra Martins and Iain Larkins from Radius Law, plus Karl Werner from MotoNovo Finance.

Now that click and collect is an option for retailers with closed showrooms, join Peter, Sandra, Iain and Karl to see what you can do to ensure every opportunity is maximised for your business, now and as we begin to open the showrooms in the ‘New Normal’.

Key topics for discussion include:

  • How a leading retailer is managing his business
  • How customers behaving online
  • Trip hazards of distance selling
  • How best to handle vehicle handovers and test drives
  • Online finance integration
  • How to ready your business for reopening

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Auto Retail Network has teamed up with MotoNovo Finance to present this latest Auto Retail Live broadcast to give you hands-on advice and initiatives that can be actioned in YOUR dealership right away. Please do contact us on 01572 724687 if you have any questions.

Working through these unprecedented challenges and coming out as strong, and as positive, as possible is vital. With this webinar we aim to help you achieve this.



Peter Vardy, CEO, Peter Vardy Ltd

Peter is CEO of Peter Vardy Ltd, the Multi Award Winning Motor Group who have regularly featured in The Top 100 UK Companies to work for. Having started in the motor industry at just 15 years old, Peter has a wealth of experience and whilst he built the company on a solid retail structure, Peter is now leading the way in digitalisation and online retailing, through a series of new ventures and investments. Peter is passionate about providing a world class customer experience, ensuring colleague engagement is a priority and as a group they commit to giving 10% of their profits to local charity via the Peter Vardy Foundation.

Iain Larkins, Radius Law


Karl Werner, Deputy CEO, MotoNovo Finance Karl Werner

Having joined the motor industry in car sales with Camden Motors, Karl’s career saw him move to Lombard, before joining MotoNovo Finance in 2003. His career has seen him progress within MotoNovo and today his role of Deputy CEO sees him combining his strategic role with hands-on contact with dealers.



Sandra Martins, Head of Employment, Radius Law

Sandra Martins is the head of the employment department at Radius Law, specialists in advising businesses in the automotive sector.  Sandra has particular experience of advising businesses on TUPE (including in an insolvency context), corporate transactions, business restructures, redundancies, executive exits and settlement negotiations.


Al Clarke, programme host, Auto Retail Network

Al has held senior executive roles with Ferrari, Maserati and the SMMT. Al started his career as a journalist and presenter with a decade working for the BBC and in commercial radio. He has a particular interest in the application of digital technology and connected car services in the automotive industry and regularly speaks at, and chairs events on, these issues.



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