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Brian Madderson retires from PRA and CWA

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PRA 17/09/2021

The Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) would like to announce that following 12 years of service, Brian Madderson is retiring from his position as Chairman of the Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) and Car Wash Association (CWA) on 31 December 2021.

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Business relationship between dealers and manufacturers improves

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NFDA 13/09/2021

“It is positive to see that dealers’ satisfaction levels with their manufacturers have improved across most business areas; as consumer confidence returns and the economic environment continues to recover, there are reasons to be optimistic about the months ahead”, said Sue Robinson, Chief Executive of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) which represents franchised car and commercial vehicle dealers in the UK, commenting on the results of the NFDA Dealer Attitude Survey summer 2021 published today, Monday 13 March 2021.

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Motorcycle registrations continue upward trend in August

NMDA 08/09/2021

“In what is typically a low volume month due to customers opting to wait until September to obtain the latest registration plate on their new machine, Power Two Wheelers (PTWs) continued their upward trend with 8,607 registrations in August. Whilst the market was still down -5.3% compared to August 2020, the figure still represents a 24% growth over what would be considered a normal year, in 2019”, said Paddy O’Connell, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents PTW dealers in the UK, commenting on the latest MCIA’s figures.

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Dealers’ recruitment trends reflect industry growth

NFDA 25/08/2021

The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) has published the latest edition of its ‘HR Survey’ exploring franchised dealers’ plans and views on a range of employment issues in automotive retail including their recruitment plans, employee engagement and performance review activities, and apprenticeships. The responses covered 1,115 dealerships and a total of 41,448 employees.

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