New year, new idea

  02 January 2017

Happy new year. I hope you all had a great Christmas and a profitable 2016. Just as 2016 was exciting (sometimes for the right reasons and sometimes not) I expect 2017 to be similarly full-on for auto retail.

Here at Auto Retail Network, we’re expanding with a new project to help senior auto retail executives with the best information to help run an outstanding business. Auto Retail Live is an online business briefing with some of the best known senior executives in the auto retail industry. We will update you on 2017 sales performance to date, plus look ahead to the future and give you our predictions on where Q1 will end.

The first online 30-minute broadcast will happen on 2 February. Our guests for the first programme are Nigel McMinn, managing director of Lookers motor division; Mark Squires, former chief executive at Benfield and now chairman of the NFDA; and Nathan Coe, operations director of Auto Trader.

So, whether it’s new car sales in Q1, auto retail economic prospects post Brexit, or the future of used car margins – our experts can provide you with intelligent, insightful and unique advice… all delivered in the comfort of your own office.

So, I hope you’ll be able to join us for this new venture on 2 February and if you want to find out more about Auto Retail Live, then just click here.

Tristan Young

Editorial Director

Auto Retail Network

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