Good news for light vans: Demand for LCVs soars as August sees strongest growth since 2013 September 17, 2019 | Articles

Positive news continues in the light commercial market as competitive deals see continued demand for Light Commercial Vehicles. In what is usually a low volume month for sales, August saw the the eighth consecutive month of growth for LCV registrations, with a hugely encouraging 41% increase in sales. As many as 23,120 light vehicles were […]

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Lloyd Motor Group see against-the-odds profits rise 18% August 12, 2019 | Articles

Despite current economic uncertainty and “challenging trading conditions”, Lloyd family-run Motor Group saw their pre-tax profits rise 17.9% to 9.8m in 2018, defying the odds to see a gross profit of 6.7% across the group. Lloyd Motor Group has eight franchises across 21 dealerships, employing almost 1,000 people across the North of England and Scotland. […]

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Austrian Motor Racing Legend Niki Lauda dies age 70 May 26, 2019 | Articles

Niki Lauda, the man dubbed the “most courageous man in motor racing history”, has died at 70.   The three time Formula 1 world champion, who passed away peacefully last Monday, won both for Ferrari in 1975 and 1977 and McLaren in 1984. But he is best known for the miraculous recovery he made after […]

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Hendy Group celebrates 160th year with new charity foundation March 22, 2019 | Articles

The Hendy Group, which has new and used car dealership locations spread across the South Coast of England, has launched a charity foundation in its 160th year of trading. The Hendy Foundation, which will provide grants to local charities, projects and individuals of between £500 and £5,000, will take £2 from every car sale creating […]

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Groupe Renault celebrate their “Dealers of the Year” January 22, 2019 | Articles

At their 2018 annual dealer conference last month, Groupe Renault UK recognised their best dealers from across the Renault and Dacia networks with their 2018 ‘Dealer of the Year’ awards, held at the Radisson Blu hotel in Stanstead on December 17th. The awards recognised the best dealers in the Renault network, incorporating both the Renault […]

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Not Just For Men: Bonham’s first “Women In Motoring” event attracts unprecedented support. December 10, 2018 | Articles

More than a hundred people travelled to the inaugural “Women In Motoring” event that took place at Bonhams Auction House in Bond Street on November 29th, to hear four women from across the automotive world speak about their experiences, successes and frustrations in the industry. In the first of a series of talks championing women […]

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For a third of New Car Buyers, it’s Love at First Sight… June 28, 2018 | Articles

New survey shows a third of new car buyers in the UK don’t shop around. New research by Hyundai Motor UK is showing a new trend in new car sales: a third of customers plump for the first car they see, with a half of all UK shoppers buying one of the first two cars […]

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Stay in touch… and we’ll give you 5% off! May 21, 2018 | Articles

5% OFF ALL PRODUCTS til the end of July for customers that stay with us!   By now, you’ll probably have heard about the new General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), that comes into effect May 25, 2018. To help comply, we need to confirm that you would still like to receive occasional content from us. […]

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The new GDPR EU Guidelines May 8, 2018 | Articles

On May 25, 2018 the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) will come into force, effecting all businesses with an online presence across the EU. This new European law effects how companies can use and store customers’ information for the purposes of online sales, email and postal marketing, and website use. At Tagster, our customers’ security […]

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More February van sales in 2018 in more than a decade March 27, 2018 | Articles

Good news for the LCV market as February 2018 sees highest van sales performance since 2007. Some positive figures have emerged as sales in new static light commercial vehicle (LCVs) saw an upswing in the second month of 2018. According to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), 844 more LCVs […]

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More Than Just Smart… New Car Technology Will Monitor Drivers’ Emotions January 26, 2018 | Articles

With over 90% of road accidents being caused by human error, cars that can monitor the emotions of its drivers may soon become a reality. Scientists at Ford have been developing new car technology that they hope will cut down, or even eliminate driver error and road rage. By using biometric sensors in their cars, […]

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Used car enquiries up by almost a third! October 18, 2017 | Articles

A Boost for the Used Car Trade… Some good news for once, as research by showroom systems provider Dealerweb suggests that used car enquiries rose by 32% in the third quarter of 2017, compared to 2016. From July to September 2017, while new car enquiries actually fell by almost 8%, and up to 11% for […]

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