There are growing concerns within the industry that if the current lockdown across the UK continues into March there will be a marked impact on 2021. Even as the Covid vaccines are being rolled out,...

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The Covid-19 crisis has accelerated what Cambria CEO Mark Lavery describes as a generational change in automotive retail, but he doesn’t believe that the move to an agency model is inevitable. “I...

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With the Government having set a deadline of 2030 to end the sale of cars with an internal combustion engine, commentators and industry professionals are questioning whether this is achievable or even...

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Cambria has claimed a resilient performance in its annual results for the year to 31 August 2020 despite the impact of Covid-19 and the closure of showrooms in mid-March to the start of June. The...

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  RYBROOK TURNOVER UP, PROFIT DOWN EASTERN WESTERN PROFIT UP 15% SNOWS MAINTAINS PROFIT IN 2019 CARWOW HONOURS RETAILERS IN NEW AWARDS FORD LAUNCHES USED CAR PLATFORM BMW TAKING CONTROL OF SALES...

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  JARDINE PROFIT DOWN: WORSE TO COME IN 2020 GOVERNMENT MEETING FOR CAMBRIA BOSS LEADERS CHANGE AT JLR, TOYOTA STONEACRE ACQUIRES HODGSON SONIC AUTOMOTIVE EXPANDS USED CARS RETAILERS TO DRIVE...

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Cambria Automobiles CEO Mark Lavery has called for a more balanced approach ahead of the proposed ban on the sale of internal combustion engine vehicles, saying: “A move to exclusively BEV will not...

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The Covid-19 pandemic will undoubtedly increase the speed of selling vehicles online in the automotive sector, with the full transaction or part transactions being completed online as consumers demand...

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A quarter to a third of automotive retail networks will not see their way through the current crisis, either disappearing completely or being taken over. This is the view of Cambria CEO Mark Lavery,...

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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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