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Caravanning popularity boosts innovation at Sheffield engineering company

A boom in caravanning is fueling innovation at a historic Sheffield company. Sub contract engineering company PCT, which is based in Sheffield, is now designing four new towbars a month to cope with demand from the UK’s burgeoning caravanning sector. PCT operates across a wide range of industries but manufacturers up to

Car auction brand set to boost dealer profitability

Independent car auction specialist G3 Remarketing has announced a series of events to help motor dealers in the North boost their profitability. ‘Maximum Margins Week’ will run from 18-22 September at the brand’s Leeds HQ, in association with NextGear Capital. A series of back-to-back workshops, talks and special offers have been planned,

Serial entrepreneur hosts 20th Peking to Paris rally reunion at Bowcliffe Hall

Rally enthusiast and serial entrepreneur, Jonathan Turner, CEO of the Bayford Group, has hosted a nostalgic 20th Peking to Paris rally reunion at Bowcliffe Hall attended by participants from across the globe. One hundred drivers from the historic 11,000 mile road race converged on Bowcliffe Hall from as far afield as

Automotive manufacturers to create new jobs in South Kirkby

VFS Ltd, a Southampton-based manufacturing firm specialising in vehicle conversion, is to develop new trading premises in South Kirkby, West Yorkshire, thanks to funding worth over £1.5 million from NatWest. The investment will allow the business, winners of ‘What Van’ Converter of the Year in 2016, to hire new employees, increase

Senior hire announced at vehicle auction specialist G3

Independent car auction firm G3 Remarketing has announced a new senior appointment as the brand continues to grow. With over 20 years’ motor industry expertise,  Alex Miles has joined the team in the newly-created position of buyer services manager. Having worked for AMT Contract Hire & Leasing, The Harratts Group and Nidd

Vantage Motor Group scales Yorkshire Heights for the Prince’s Trust

A team of walkers from Harrogate-based Vantage Motor Group will take on the gruelling 24-mile Yorkshire Dales Three Peaks Challenge next month in an effort to raise £10,000 for The Prince’s Trust, the UK’s leading youth charity which has helped 825,000 into work, education or training. Vantage Managing Director Mark Robinson

Yorkshire driving school boss welcomes news learners can take motorway lessons

The owner of a West Yorkshire driving school – with more than 300 instructors nationwide – has welcomed news that learner divers will be able to take motorway lessons.  Following wide ranging consultation, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling made the announcement saying it would better prepare learners for independent driving.  However, the move,

Synergy bolsters board expertise with two further appointments

Vehicle leasing and finance credit broker, Synergy Automotive, has ramped up its growth strategy with two further board appointments. Nicola Ech-Channa has been promoted from marketing and communications manager to director and commercial data analyst, Jean-Paul Levahn, has been made director of IT and technical services. Helping to shape strategy and

New used car concept to launch in West Yorkshire following six-figure investment

A new used car concept will launch in West Yorkshire next month, following months of preparation and over £150,000 of investment.  The Car Spot, based in Sowerby Bridge, is set to create six new jobs for the area and will provide customers with a different way to sell their vehicle. The idea is simple — when someone takes their car to The Car Spot, the company