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, […]
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 […]
This year’s Motor Trader Independent Dealer Awards were held at the Eastside Rooms in Birmingham attended by representatives from retailers across the country as well as suppliers to the sector.
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 […]
A new partnership between AutoProtect Group (APG) and MotorLease opens an exciting new channel for the provision of Lease GAP and other insurance products to the leasing sector.
Tara Williams, AutoProtect Group’s Chief Compliance Officer, has been shortlisted in the Risk Professional of the Year category at the Women in Insurance Awards 2022.
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]