The government’s pledge to end the sale of new gasoline-powered cars by 2030 could be in question unless the government incentivises potential buyers to make the switch, says Fraser Brown of automotive consultancy MotorVise. Auto Trader’s Commercial Director Ian Plummer has already warned that the goal of mass adoption is at risk without tax incentives,
Difficulties in recruiting qualified and experienced technicians remains challenging for dealerships nationwide, says Fraser Brown, managing director of automotive consultancy MotorVise. Many are deterred from offering huge pay rises to tempt new starters through the door as it either creates pressure to increase existing staff wages or creates a divide within the team. It’s a
Never has the UK motor trade experienced such a swing in the market, says Fraser Brown of MotorVise. Years of limited supplies of new vehicles combined with huge consumer demand since the end of the first 2020 lockdown created a pressure cooker market for motor retailers. However, this week the strong message from all the
The number of job vacancies in the UK between September and November stood at 1,187,000 – revealing the extent of the challenge the automotive industry faces in recruiting the right people, says Fraser Brown of automotive consultancy MotorVise. Released this month (December), these Office for National Statistics figures highlight the level of competition that dealerships
Automotive consultancy MotorVise has been named Recruitment Agency of the Year for a second year running at the prestigious Motor Trader Industry Awards. Featuring the very best in the industry, the accolade was presented to company founder and managing director Fraser Brown in front of a 1,000-strong audience at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel. The business,
Motor trade consultancy MotorVise Automotive has taken the first step in its plans to expand the business. This has involved the recruitment of Neil Carruthers to drive its new events system that will help its car dealership clients meet their sales, service, and profit objectives. Neil, who formerly worked for Rhino Events for nine years,
The automotive retail sector is suffering from a fundamental lack of investment in systems and staff – and dealerships must adapt to survive in a post-Brexit, post-pandemic world, says motor trade expert Fraser Brown. Whilst issues around the major shortfall of lorry drivers remains in the public eye, a range of other sectors – including
MotorVise Automotive is hoping to create a little motor trade magic following the recruitment of two new account managers. Business graduates Harry Potter and Philippa Hirst have joined the business which uses its industry expertise to help car dealerships across the UK increase revenue, profitability, and customer loyalty. The two new appointments reflect the rising
The usual uplift in new registration sales will not start to be felt until next month at the earliest, motor industry expert Fraser Brown predicts. While it is true that 71-plate vehicles are flying out of the showrooms, stock is in short supply with manufacturers struggling to approach anything like pre-pandemic production levels.
The arrival of the online car retailer has certainly had an impact on the used car market over the past couple of years, says motor trade expert Fraser Brown. Indeed, many traditional dealerships have been inspired to adopt parts of their digital first approach as they scrambled to shift more of their services online during the darkest months of lockdown.
Motor trade consultancy MotorVise Automotive has revealed that demand for its recruitment services soared by 400 percent during May and June. The company said that dealerships are staging recruitment days in an attempt to gain an advantage as hiring activity intensifies across all sectors. Fraser Brown, managing director of MotorVise Automotive, said that dealerships are
One of the largest hangovers facing dealerships since the easing of lockdown remains the significant fall in financial penetration, says Fraser Brown of MotorVise Automotive.
Discussions with the directors of several dealer groups reveal that the motor trade continues to operate in a bubble created by a limited supply of new and used cars – resulting in good chassis profits, but much reduced finance income.
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