Premium and luxury brand group Cambria was performing well before the coronavirus and lockdown struck the economy. Revealing results for the six months to 29 February 2020, Cambria Automobiles chief...

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  LOOKERS REJECTS PENDRAGON MERGER BID GOVERNMENT CONSULTS RETAILERS OVER REOPENING PLANS ECO PROTEST WARNING FOR DEALERS NEW LOOKERS ONLINE SHOP CORONAVIRUS: AUTO INDUSTRY ROUND-UP LOWER PRICES...

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    HYUNDAI NETWORK ISSUES OPEN LETTER OF COMPLAINT TO ASHLEY ANDREW CAMBRIA’S LAVERY TO GIVE F&I CONFERENCE KEYNOTE ANOTHER GOOGLE EXEC JOINS INNOVATIVE AUTO MARKETING STARTUP...

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With the backdrop of the election having been and gone, and the UK finally leaving the European Union – some 10 months late, it appears that the country is in good spirits. As reported on the...

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Jobs at The Leven Car Company, which went into administration earlier this month, are expected to saved under a deal which will split the business between Cambria and Vertu. Auto Retail Agenda...

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LOOKERS NEWCASTLE OFFICE TO CLOSE LEVEN JOBS SAVED IN CAMBRIA/VERTU DEAL TURNAROUND EXPERT REWARDED NATHANIEL CARS IS TOP MG DEALER GM APPOINTS SUSTAINABILITY OFFICER INCHCAPE ACQUIRES MERCEDES-BENZ...

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A number of retailers reported in November, with mixed sets of results. First out of the trap was Lookers on 6 November with a trading update for its Q3 ending 30 September 2019. The report started by...

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FCA ISSUES FURTHER INSURANCE GUIDANCE EBAY, GUMTREE AND MOTORS.CO.UK COMBINE AS EBAY MOTORS GROUP WLTP HITS PETROL RVS VOLKSWAGEN CREATES CAR.SOFTWARE DIVISION WORLD NEWS – Renault ‘could pull out...

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Premium and luxury focussed retailer Cambria has seen a significant uplift in its financial results for the year to 31 August 2019 despite a fall in new car units sold. Revenue for the group was up...

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We’re in the midst of turbulent times. Westminster, the economy, international relations, corporate failures – all are in a state of flux and it’s affecting retailers with wildly differing...

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Several listed retailers reported in May, and first off the blocks was Vertu with its final results for the year ending 28 February 2019. The numbers are interesting: profit before tax of £25.3m...

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A busy March saw a number of retailers reporting their results, turning in some very different performances in a more difficult market. First came Vertu with its preliminary results to 31 January...

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January was a relatively quiet month for retailers reporting or making announcements. First came Cambria which, at the start of January, outlined its trading for the first three months of its current...

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November saw Lookers making a trading update for the nine months to 30 September which, considering the state of the market, the company is pleased with. Lookers said that a third of its gross profit...

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Question marks have been raised over some of Cambria’s franchises after it said ideally it wants a minimum of three locations per manufacturer. Financial director James Mullins told Auto Retail...

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  CAMBRIA QUESTIONS HONDA, NISSAN AND VAUXHALL VALUE PENDRAGON FINE COULD SET SECTOR-DAMAGING PRECEDENT IM CONSIDERS INTRODUCING NEW BRAND SUZUKI TO FORM BUSINESS SPECIALIST NETWORK OMBUDSMAN...

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  VAUXHALL AIMS TO REGAIN SECOND PLACE VOLATILE 2019 PREDICTED FOR CAR SALES  COMPANY CARS FACE HIGHER TAX COSTS TESLA IN PROFIT AS UK SALES ALMOST DOUBLE FORD TRANSIT OUTSELLS MOST CARS WORLD...

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It’s been a little spartan in terms of retailers reporting in September. Of the two that did, Vertu came first on 3 September, followed a day later by Cambria. Turning to Vertu first, a retailer...

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For months the news for the UK’s automotive retail sector has been grim. Where the continent has been growing new car sales by double digits, the UK has been falling by the same amount. The SMMT’s...

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The used car market and aftersales will be critical for the automotive retail sector over the next 12 months, but even in this challenging market there are still opportunities for growth. So says Mark...

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