Graeme Nieman Appointed Chief Executive Officer

AutoProtect Group is delighted to announce the permanent appointment of Graeme Nieman as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). This announcement marks a significant milestone in the company’s onward journey and strategy for 2024. Graeme Nieman first joined AutoProtect Group as an Interim CEO in May 2022, bringing a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of […]

Thinking Like Your Customer

“A Family Culture” Author: Mike Edwards, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Walking in the Shoes of Customers’ (WITSOC)  (WITSOC) is a term I have heard many times in business, is a term I have heard many times in business, and it is one that I am happy is deep-rooted in the and it is one […]

AutoProtect Group Shortlisted for Warranty / VAP Supplier of the Year Award

We are thrilled to announce that AutoProtect Group has been shortlisted for the Motor Trader Industry Awards again this year. Competing in the category of ‘Warranty / Added-Value Insurance Product Provider of the Year’, this nomination highlights our commitment to excellence and dedication to our market. Our innovative insurance solutions, coupled with our dedication to customer satisfaction, […]

AutoProtect Group appoints new Head of Compliance

AutoProtect Group is pleased to appoint Peter Carter as our Head of Compliance. Peter will lead our compliance team, taking responsibility for the implementation and development of the program across the organisation. His role will encompass both internal compliance and oversight of the compliance network to ensure our business meets and exceeds its regulatory requirements, […]

AutoProtect Group No. 10 in Insurance Post’s First Ever Top 75 MGAs

AutoProtect Group has been recognised as one of the UK’s most prominent Managing General Agents (MGA) by the Insurance Post journal’s first ever Top 75 MGA  listing. Ranked at No.10, based on revenue, we are the only specialist automotive value-added product supplier to feature in the top 35. Managing general agents (MGA) are specialised insurance […]

An Ambitious Project

“Ultimate Luxury Car Experience” Author: Mike Edwards, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer It’s not every day, a Grand Prix driver opens a new Ferrari dealership. Which is precisely what Scuderia Ferrari F1 driver Carlos Sainz did recently, opening the latest part of the H.R. Owen multi-franchise site in Hatfield, which will house Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini […]

Driving change in motor retail

A select club Author: Mike Edwards, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer LSH Auto presents some fascinating examples of two of the most prominent drivers of change in UK motor retailing today; the emergence of agency models and the rapidly increasing importance of Electric Vehicles (EVs). I found it particularly interesting that Vaughan Blackman, Managing Director […]

Focusing on marginal gains

Embracing reality Author: Mike Edwards, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Credit to Ron Brooks’ group manager of strategy and innovation, Tom Slack, for his candid assessment of the challenges facing motor retailing. Now is the time for retailers to demonstrate their classic agility, seeking marginal gains from new and established products and processes. While the […]

Clean Air/Low Emission Zones Gaining Momentum

When buying used stock and helping customers comply with increasing emission zone standards, all Clear Air Zones (CAZs) and Low Emission Zones (LEZs) are not the same. Nor are the fee structures (or, in Scotland, fines) for vehicles that fail to comply with the locally enforced standards. Additionally, even the naming of such zones varies, […]

The power of hands-on leadership

A team effort Author: Mike Edwards, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer “I think it’s part and parcel of what we do. If we get to September/October time and we are hitting our metrics, it’s more likely that we will pick up awards along the way.” This is a wonderful quote from Rainworth Motor Group Joint […]