Published 22/10/2015 00:00:00 in Press Releases

In an era of low interest rates, a growth in competitive finance packages favoured by retail customers has contributed to a 6% increase in new car and commercial vehicle sales – marking a record high”, said RMI Chairman Peter Johnson, speaking at this year’s Retail Motor Industry Federation annual dinner in London tonight (22 October 2015).

He added, “With our sector thriving in terms of sales figures, and with current employment of over 500,000, it is imperative that our industry continues to work together to provide the highest levels of customer service to maintain consumer confidence. To support the industry, it is vital that we grow the young talent of today.

“Young talent is the legacy for the future, and so the RMI will fully support the introduction of an apprenticeship levy, given that the money is used to give apprentices and young people a motivational and interesting learning experience in our sector.”

Lord Rosser, Shadow Spokesperson for Transport and Home Affairs was the guest speaker at this year’s dinner.



NOTES TO EDITORS: A copy of Peter Johnson’s speech is available from the press office.

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The Retail Motor Industry represents the interests of operators in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man providing sales and services to motorists and businesses. The RMI has a formal association with the independent Scottish Motor Trade Association which represents the retail motor industry in Scotland.

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