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  • Bosch opens training centre in Doncaster

    Monday, July 9, 2018

    Bosch has opened a £1.5m training centre in Doncaster for the delivery of automotive apprenticeship programmes and technical training.
    The 36,846 square foot facility includes eight workshop areas and 12 classrooms providing training to around 300 apprentices throughout 2018, for Bosch’ partners Renault, Nissan and Suzuki.

  • Rolls-Royce Motor Cars appoints sales channel boss

    Monday, July 9, 2018

    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has appointed Melanie Evans as head of sales channel development and customer relations from 1 August. She will be based at the Goodwood HQ in West Sussex.
    Evans joined Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in 2011, initially as dealer marketing and digital manager, progressing to head of commercial development and then her current role as head of bespoke sales and marketing.

  • Marshall chief finance office to step down from group

    Tuesday, July 3, 2018

    Mark Raban, chief financial officer of Marshall Motor Holdings, is to step down from his position.
    Marshall has started looking for a replacement and Raban will remain with the company until an appointment is made.
    Raban joined Marshall in 2014 and played a key role in the company’s stock market flotation.
    He has 15 years’ experience at CFO and FD level and has worked in the retail sector with Selfridges and the US firm Borders and in automotive retailing he served a seven year stint with Inchcape Retail.

  • Dekra Automotive appoints new managing director

    Monday, July 2, 2018

    Dekra Automotive, the specialist provider of vehicle inspection programmes to franchised dealers and other channels, has appointed Paul Bradbury as its new managing director.

  • Arnold Clark CEO Eddie Hawthorne wins Glassdoor employee award

    Thursday, June 28, 2018

    Arnold Clark CEO and group managing director Eddie Hawthorne has won a Glassdoor Employee’s Choice award.
    Glassdoor is one the world’s largest recruitment sites and this award was announced as part of its annual report on CEOs which highlights findings based on employee feedback over the last 12 months.

  • New changes to how employers pay the apprentice levy

    Thursday, June 28, 2018

    The Department for Education has made changes to how large employers pay the apprentice levy.
    Large dealer groups will soon be able to transfer up to 10% of their apprenticeship levy funds to multiple businesses, helping to boost the number of high-quality apprenticeships across the country.

  • Group 1 appoints Aston Barclay as remarketing partner

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018

    US-headquartered Group 1 Automotive has appointed Aston Barclay as its remarketing partner for the Beadles, Advantage Cars, Mercedes and Smart dealers located across south-east England and East Anglia. In total, 19 dealerships will be represented.

  • Tim Tozer to join Allianz Partners as CEO

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018

    Industry veteran Tim Tozer has been appointed as CEO of Alllianz Partners, joining the group on 1 September.
    Tozer has worked both sides of the table heading up dealer businesses and carmaker operations at different times.

  • Progress Recruitment Solutions (UK) Ltd announce a new partnership with automotive training specialists Happy Workplaces.

    Thursday, June 14, 2018

    Progress Recruitment Solutions (UK) Ltd is delighted to announce a new partnership with automotive training specialists Happy Workplaces. This unique initiative will make available high quality training to their clients and candidates, providing the skills and support required to help develop individuals, improve staff retention, and increase profits.

  • Alphera launches IMI backed F&I sales training programme

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018

    Alphera Financial Services has launched three IMI-backed Quality Assured Programmes (QAPs) to foster high standards in the sale of finance and insurance (F&I) products.
    They form part of Alphera’s new Finance and Insurance Accreditation Pathway developed in partnership with the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI).