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Does Formula One really benefit the automotive industry?

Another Formula One season has come to an end. It has, as usual, been one filled with intrigue, excitement and entertainment. In addition to this, the teams involved have once again pushed the boundaries of what’s possible in respect of motor car engineering. We thought that the end of another racing calendar would be a good point to stop and look at the ways in which the work carried out in the world of Formula One benefits the automotive industry. Continue Reading

The collar colour code used in the car industry

A 2015 study by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) indicated that they expected the number of motor industry jobs in the UK to grow by 320,000 by the year 2030. This is an incredible figure, translating as some 410 new roles being created every week. At present the growth and performance figures from the sector give every indication that this number remains an accurate prediction, despite the many challenges and unexpected developments which have an impact on the industry. Continue Reading

A new idea for dealership layouts

Marriott Motor Group is closing in on completion of its new Audi showroom in Ipswich. The £8 million investment in the new property at Futura Park is a major milestone for the company and will allow them to move from their current site to a purpose built building where they can showcase vehicles and provide a great service. Continue Reading

New vehicle leasing schemes can stimulate demand

With 30 years of experience in helping companies find the perfect candidates for automotive jobs, our skill in discovering the right person for each role is unmatched. We aren’t the kind of business to send candidates off to a company simply because they look adequate. Instead, we have every candidate undergo an extensive personality test, looking at those areas in which they excel and then determining who is best suited to the position based on the results found. Continue Reading

Effective recruitment processes can provide cost savings

At John Gibson Associates we have an unparalleled level of experience when it comes to motor trade recruitment. We have achieved this by working with clients across the UK from throughout the industry. As part of this we have seen all manner of special and unique requirements for every kind of role. We have adapted effectively and always ensure we deliver the best service, helping each business to make the right appointment. Continue Reading

A new steel processing facility for the West Midlands

Steel and Alloy Processing is one of the largest independent specialists in their field in the UK and is set to grow even more after plans for a new factory were accepted. The West Bromwich company is investing £25 million to build a facility in Oldbury. Once finished, around 150 motor industry jobs will be created. Continue Reading

SMMT figures indicate further growth in UK car industry

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) have recently made available the UK’s new car sales and registration figures for October 2016. It is once again the case that if just a single word were to be used to describe the figures that word would undoubtedly be “growth”. Continue Reading