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Ben launches Christmas campaign

With Christmas just around the corner, Ben is running a new campaign to support individuals to cope with anxiety during the festive season. It may be ‘the season to be jolly’ for many but, for those suffering with mental health challenges like anxiety and depression, Christmas can intensify their symptoms and issues. Around one in 10 feel unable to cope […]

Learners still avoiding motorways

Six months since the law was modified allowing Approved Driving Instructors (ADI’s) to assist students on motorways in England, Scotland and Wales, new data from Marmalade, the leading provider of telematics insurance and cars for young drivers, shows not enough learner drivers are grasping the opportunity. According to Marmalade’s latest survey, 41% of ADI’s said that only a small minority […]

Colour counts for used car buyers

When it comes to used cars, buyers will often judge a book by its cover: research by CitNOW revealed most customers consider bodywork imagery the most important digital sales asset to receive. The study by the video tech pioneer found that two thirds of car buyers rate bodywork imagery as essential when buying used, ranking its importance above mileage and […]

Smith returns to VW

Alex Smith is to return to Volkswagen Group UK as managing director in the New Year, replacing Paul Willis who is leaving the company. Smith re-joins the Group from Nissan Motor (GB) Ltd, where he has been managing director since 2016. This announcement follows the resignation of Willis, who is to pursue a new opportunity outside the Volkswagen Group following […]

Best ‘In Town’

In Town Automotive, one of the largest independently owned vehicle servicing and repairs garage in Northampton, has rounded off 2018 in style, after taking home its second prestigious technology award of the year. November’s Northamptonshire Business Awards awarded the garage with the much sought after ‘Innovation Award’, beating off some tough local competition from a variety of industries. This award […]

Machine-learning warranties introduced

MotorEasy, the UK’s fastest growing motoring organisation, has partnered with Dutch-based AutoTrust to bring its pioneering machine-learning extended warranty platform for approved used car schemes to the UK. The ‘Open Warranty’ system also allows dealers to offer customers maintenance subscription plans normally only associated with leasing contracts. The fixed subscription plan will cover maintenance and repair costs for retail customers […]

Ghosn charged with misconduct

Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn has been charged with financial misconduct. Japanese prosecutors have accused him of under-reporting his pay package over a five-year period. He has also been re-arrested on further allegations of under-stating his pay, which is likely to keep him in detention until 30 December. Carlos Ghosn has previously denied the accusations. His defence team say the […]

VW increases EV build estimate

Volkswagen has announced further details of its electric offensive. Throughout the group, up to 15 million vehicles based on the Modular Electric Toolkit (MEB) are to be built in the first wave, compared with 10 million vehicles according to previous plans. ‘The Volkswagen brand is consistently forging ahead with its electric offensive. This also includes cooperating with strong partners. The […]

Hyundai appoints Tim White

Hyundai Motor UK has appointed Tim White as national sales manager. Tim has more than 25 years’ experience in the automotive industry and joins Hyundai from a senior management role as national fleet sales manager for Vauxhall Motors. Tim began working for the Vauxhall brand at the age of 19, during which time he held several middle management roles within […]

Kumho appoints new logistics partner

Starting January 2019, Kumho’s UK logistics requirements will be handled with Bond International rather than out of Magna Park, Lutterworth. Bond’s 24-hour computer-driven warehousing and distribution operation, backed by a fleet of satellite-tracked delivery vehicles operating from four distribution hubs, will allow Kumho to upgrade its current ‘next day’ delivery offering to, in many cases, that of ‘same day’ and […]

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