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Mazda prepare to trial MyWay retail concept throughout the UK

After trialling the concept for 2 years in London, Mazda Motor are ready to embark rolling it out to 5 retailers across the UK.

MyWay, which was developed in 2015, currently employs 10 “Brand Champions” who work to bring a high level of customer service and product knowledge to sales – similar to product geniuses that are used by brands such as BMW and Kia. The team work remotely across London bringing test drives to customers in their homes on a completely commission-free basis.

Since their launch the program has been responsible for 375 new-vehicle sales by allowing potential customers to arrange online to have a Brand Champion deliver a model of their chose to their home for a test drive. All sales discussion, finance agreement or purchase would be made at the customer’s home.

Now the successful MyWay concept is to be trialled across retail groups in the UK to influence existing retailers to offer something to customers which is a bespoke, face-to-face service. With the hope to roll the concept to the rest of the retail network.

With brands such as Mazda rolling out innovative, initiatives it is a great time to have a career in automotive sales. If you are looking to begin or develop your career in sales, please send your C.V. through to us at [email protected] and a member of team will be in touch to discuss your opportunities.

(source information: www.am-online.com

Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018

On Thursday 12th July, 25 years after the first festival took place, the Goodwood Festival of Speed returned to the Duke of Richmond’s grounds in West Sussex.

Taking place over a span of 4 days, the festival celebrates the best of the motor industry all in one place. This year in particular they commemorated Porches 70th anniversary with an extraordinary 170 foot sculpture which stood tall in front of Goodwood house.

Leading the Goodwood Hill Climb, the Volkswagen I.D.R set records as an electric car with a winning time of 43.86s. Another electric car powered into second place, the NextEV NIO EP3, with a time of 44.32s. Followed closely by BMWs’ E36 M3 who made third place.

Leading manufacturers such as: Porsche, Aston Martin and Nissan all showcased their new models and with an event as exciting as the Festival of Speed, it is evident that the motor industry is getting stronger year-on-year. There has not been a better time to cement your career in the automotive sector and at John Gibson Associates we are here to help you do that.

Send your CV to us at [email protected] or call one of our specialist consultants on 01904 628077 and we will be in touch with great opportunities.

(source information: www.autoexpress.co.uk)

Ford Business Week

Ford’s new and exclusive Business Week will commence this Saturday 2nd of June; targeting drivers of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

The UK’s largest dealership network is inviting businesses in the market for new company cars or commercial vehicles to explore Fords’ latest range. Ford Directors have reportedly commented that Ford plays a key role in keeping Britain moving thanks to the volumes of its cars and vans driven by businesses.

Officials have also stated that almost half of the private sector turnover comes from SMEs, but it is reported that SMEs find suppliers and lenders hard to work with. Ford is combatting this stigma by offering a chance for both retailer and business owner to network and create mutually benefit relationships. Ford are offering SMEs who take up a Ford lease business contract hire will receive free service and maintenance for selected vehicles for up to three years.

Evidently, Ford’s private and commercial sector are both thriving and there seems no better time to have the opportunity to work with the brand. Here at John Gibson Associates; we are proud to work with numerous Ford dealerships across the UK and we would be delighted to hear from you, to show you just how we can help you take the next step in your career.

If you would like to explore your options in the automotive industry, please email your C.V. to [email protected] and a one of our specialist Recruitment Consultants will get in contact with you.

(source information: https://www.businesscarmanager.co.uk/ford-business-week | https://www.ford.co.uk/shop/price-and-locate/promotions/business-week-event)

Rolls-Royce reveals super-luxury S.U.V

Rolls-Royce unveil their ‘Cullinan’ S.U.V – not just a luxury car but a serious competitor to the infamous Range Rover and Bentley Bentayga.

Following requests from consumers who desired a more luxurious S.U.V, C.E.O Torsten Muller-Otvos announced this week the £250,000 ‘Cullinan’. Named after the world’s largest diamond, ‘Cullinan’ is not just stylish – it is a full-capacity off-roader and to describe its capability the Goodwood Company has devised the slogan “Effortless, Everywhere”.

Full-scale production is expected to begin in the second half of this year – just in time for first sales to be in before Christmas. Manufacture of the Cullinan will predominately be at Rolls-Royces’ two key sites; Munich and Goodwood (Southern England). It is expected that every Rolls-Royce, regardless of style, will be made on a single production line in Goodwood in the near future.

A member of the BMW family, and with recently reported news of recalls this is welcomed positive news to the group; Rolls-Royce is going from strength to strength and with production in the UK reported to be in high demand, there isn’t a better time to get into this exciting industry.

At John Gibson Associates we have a job vacancy for everyone wanting to excel in the automotive sector. To find out more about what opportunities we have for you, please send your C.V. to us at [email protected] or call us directly on 01904 628077.

(source information: MSN.com | Autocar.co.uk)

Land Rover Turns 70

It has been 70 years since the first Land Rover debuted at the 1948 Amsterdam Auto Show and they haven’t showed any signs of slowing down.

To celebrate the milestone, Land Rover announced in a special live YouTube broadcast that they are working to restore one of three original cars from the very first motor show – a car that was found in a garden after going missing for 63 years!

Land Rover Classic have announced they are also building just 150 of the original defender models to mark this occasion. This follows shortly after the brand revealed production plans for a redesigned Defender model known as Defender Works V8, meeting the demand for a faster, more powerful version.

Undoubtedly Land Rover is a strong and ever-growing brand in the automotive industry. If you would like an opportunity to work with prestigious brands such as Land Rover we would be delighted to help! Whether you are a Sales Executive or an Aftersales Manager we have something for everyone. To get in touch call John Gibson Associates on 01904 628077 or send your C.V. and contact details to [email protected] We look forward to hearing from you!

(source information: Motor Authority | Motor Trend)