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G3 survey reveals dealers’ 2018 reliance on auctions

New statistics from Leeds-based independent car auction brand G3 Remarketing suggest that dealers still prefer purchasing stock from auctions in person, despite increasing digital alternatives. The company’s findings reveal that physical auctions still hold the appeal that they always have done – and predict that traders will still want to see,

The Car People acquired by Sytner

The Car People has been acquired by the Sytner Group, the UK’s leading dealer group. Established in 2000, The Car People operates from four supermarkets in Wakefield, Sheffield, Manchester and Warrington, selling 18,000 vehicles a year. The news follows Sytner’s acquisition of The Car Shop in January 2017. The acquisition of The Car

Tech innovation readies G3 Group for big 2018

Leeds-headquartered motoring brand The G3 Group has invested heavily in a number of internal innovations, as the company prepares for further growth in 2018. An app developed by G3 Remarketing’s own technical team will improve the security of vehicles on site, not to mention the efficiency with which cars, bikes and

Self-hire companies, fleets and hauliers need to act on 2017’s warnings

Motor fleet insurance specialist, Gauntlet, is encouraging fleet operators and fleet managers to focus on the risk areas that affected the world of fleet management in 2017 and get the right protection in place in 2018. The first scenario affected the self-hire market, where hired vehicles were tragically used to kill

York tour operator launches absolutely fabulous new TV advertising campaign

Great Rail Journeys, the UK’s leading escorted rail holiday operator has launched a new nationwide TV advertising campaign, which will run until February 18.   The York-based tour operator specialising in rail holidays around the world showcase some of the best-selling destinations in the 30 second promotion.   Destinations featured in the advert include

Yorkshire advisors drive Darlington haulier out of administration

Advisors from Yorkshire's Wilson Field have saved 12 jobs at a Darlington low load haulier after it was bought out of administration. Transcar Trading Limited specialised in collecting and delivering motor vehicles nationwide with its main clientele including major car dealers Bristol Street Motors, Lookers and Knaresborough Vauxhall. The company, which traded

A year of art from Hull youngsters raises cash for good cause

Proud Hullensians can snap up some original artwork which celebrates their home city. Leeds Building Society challenged local schoolchildren to create a design which showed what they love about Hull and the winning drawings, paintings and collages have been turned into a charity calendar. The 2018 calendar is raising funds for

Yorkshire fire engine manufacturer wins Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service contract

Yorkshire fire engine manufacturer Rosenbauer UK has won a contract worth £1m to supply Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service with two fire trucks. The news follows a successful 12-month trial of the innovative "AT-Stinger" fire appliance, which was leased to the service. The rented engine will now be purchased alongside the procurement of a

Nexus’ charity drive motors past fundraising milestone

Leeds-based Nexus Vehicle Rental, the UK’s leading tech driven business mobility provider, has seen the first year of its fundraising initiative for St Gemma’s Hospice raise more than £12,000 for the local charity. Nexus’ partnership with St Gemma’s Hospice, Yorkshire’s largest hospice, was established in January this year, with a further

UK’s leading firefighting vehicle manufacturer appoints Huddersfield PR agency

Rosenbauer UK, manufacturer of fire fighting vehicles and equipment, has appointed Huddersfield-based public relations firm Acomm to handle its communication strategy.   By providing ongoing media relations and community outreach support, Acomm — which was established in May this year — will help to reinforce Rosenbauer’s position as the UK’s leading supplier