The importance of adapting

Harnessing opportunity Author: Mike Edwards, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer  John Clark provides timely insights on the importance of adapting to the prevailing trading conditions, combined with some valuable honesty about the lessons learned over the recent turbulent years. Group Managing Director Chris Clark’s recognition that the business needed to address ‘historic issues’ is refreshing, […]

Watch this space

Fundamentally different  Author: Mike Edwards, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer The ability to change and reinvent itself continuously has been a major strength for the motor retail sector. Part of this agility has been driven by fresh thinking from potential market disruptors. The shift towards EVs and agency retailing models represents the latest and very […]

AutoProtect Group expands leasing partnership portfolio

Adding to AutoProtect Group’s recent partnerships, we are pleased to announce our new collaboration with QV Systems. QV Systems provides their clients with a cloud based, end-to-end leasing broker platform. Using AutoProtect Group’s API, users of the QV Systems platform can now add products to their lease deal directly, with automatic product registration and confirmation. [...]

Explaining Electric Vehicles

Part of the solution Author: Mike Edwards, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Research  published by Autotrader in July suggesting that 30% of franchised dealers had no plans to sell an EV until 2030 came as something of a surprise. The reality is that based on the current trajectory from 2026, there will be more electric […]

Doing the right thing

“The cream always rises” By Tara Williams, Chief Compliance Officer What struck me in reading Chorley Motor Group Managing Director Adam Turner’s assessment of his business’ growth in this Dealer Insight was his focus on a single goal; ‘to look after people, whether that be stakeholders, customers, or staff; we want to do the right […]

AutoProtect Group expands suite of Car Care Products

At AutoProtect Group, we believe in providing products and services that are designed to suit the diverse demands and requirements you see from your customers. With that in mind, in November 2021 we launched a new car care product that makes cosmetic upkeep easier and more accessible than ever. Introducing Shine! Protect, our new cosmetic maintenance [...]

AM Dealers Vote AutoProtect as the Dealer Recommended GAP/RTI Supplier 2022

It is a privilege to have been recognised for the sixth successive year by the dealer community we serve as their Recommended Supplier for GAP & RTI. When it comes to selecting a business partner for GAP/RTI insurance, AutoProtect is proud to say the business’ service comes as ‘Dealer Recommended.’ It is an accolade that […]

Are dealers missing out?

By Mike Edwards, Group Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Having spent most of my working life ‘retailer-side’ of the automotive industry, I became well-versed with suppliers letting me know that we might be ‘missing out.’ The sources of the stress that such a line addressed were everything from; technology to aftersales revenues, finance and indeed added-value […]

Inflation and the Increasing Role of Financial Certainty

By Mike Edwards, Group Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Inflation measured by the Consumer Prices Index is expected to keep rising and is now forecast to exceed 10% by the Autumn. You have to go back to 1981 to see higher levels. For this reason, it is fair to reflect we are facing the worst cost […]