Norman said the future of Ellesmere Port is closely linked to Opel-Vauxhall's sales performance. That doesn’t mean it works when we try, but there’s certainly no reason why Vauxhall can’t be as successful as Volkswagen in the UK. Media House, Lynch Wood, Peterborough, PE2 6EA - Registered number 01176085, AM magazine: Newspress Awards' Automotive Business Publication of the Year 2020, Apprenticeship levy: car dealer resources, Manufacturer insight - new car sales figures, The ID50 2019 – the UK's 50 biggest independent dealers, The AM Guide to Running a Profitable Dealership: Second edition, a year on Norman told AM that the brand was now “nicely established” for growth ahead of the 2020 arrival of new Corsa, Mokka and Vivaro products, a candid interview with Marketing Week magazine this week, Click here for manufacturer best practice and procurement insight, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles faces £5bn emissions scandal lawsuit, Polestar opens its first ‘Space’ in London’s Westfield Shopping Centre, Citroen MD's plan for collaboration, stronger dealers and fairer prices, Reservations open for new electric Vauxhall Corsa-e EV (gallery), Vauxhall confirms new Corsa priced from £15,550 (gallery), Vauxhall fastest-growing car leasing brand in H1 2019, Tony Bramall to exit Lookers board at year-end, Values drop signals used car market shift is under way, Cap HPI says, Car dealership closures start ahead of UK lockdown (UPDATED), Robins & Day, Cinch and retail tech-fest here in the new AM issue, CDK Global launches Digital Documents to digitise workflows, Profits climb at Arnold Clark with rising used car sales, BCA accused of ‘opening Pandora’s Box’ with cinch online car retail offering, Low risk car showrooms should open in lockdown, dealers argue, Ford dealers need £750,000-per-site to solve post-Brexit VAT issue, CDK launches Pay By Link contact-free payment solution, Vertu confirms BMW acquisitions move after Inchcape disposals 'speculation', Lookers to publish 2019 results in November after 13.6% Q3 cars sales growth, Kuga PHEV 'fire risk' puts Ford on track to miss EU CO2 emissions targets, Sytner Group reports 36.6% decline in 2019 pre-tax profits, Suzuki confirms Across SUV will cost £45,599, Alfa Romeo and Sauber Motorsport extends partnership for 2021 F1, Mazda CX-5 UK’s fastest selling used car, according to Auto Trader, UK’s September car production is worst since 1995, Are you training your staff on commission disclosure ahead of the January FCA changes? Norman has already been working on a turnaround plan for Vauxhall, the source said. We’re beholden to them.”. Tel: +1 877-812-1584, ISSN 2643-6590 (print) I’ve rearranged a few things, but I haven’t thrown anything out.

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His role demands he keep abreast of all industry and business news to provide coverage of the franchised automotive retail sector and the wider automotive industry, while assisting in the management of the magazine’s production and AM events. “Just how profitable the UK market can become, leaving exchange rates aside, will be almost totally dependent not on Brexit but on right-sizing. Stephen Norman joined Groupe PSA in May 2014 as Chief Marketing Officer and was appointed Senior Vice President, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer in 2016 with remarkable achievements.

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