CAP celebrates its auction partnerships with summer road shows

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CELEBRATING CAP’s enduring partnerships with Britain’s leading auction houses, Black Book Live editors take to the halls this summer for a special series of road shows.

The events will also give auction-goers a chance to meet the team behind CAP’s benchmark used car trade values to discuss the marketplace and ask questions.

For CAP it is a chance to give something back to the auction businesses who provide such vital focal points in the research processes that drive its range of trade valuation products.

CAP editors are already a familiar sight for many auction visitors as they travel the country daily, basing much of their research around the key auction sites which form the heart of Britain’s used car trade.
For the road shows all CAP staff will be easily identifiable, wearing branded clothing and working from a prominently sited stand in each hall.

Breakfast or lunch will also be on CAP for visitors to its stand on each day, with the provision of food vouchers, while there will also be free prize draws for stand visitors running during each event.

CAP Chief Editor Christopher Crow said: “In many ways the auctions are the heart of the car trade and CAP’s relationships with our auction partners have been pivotal in our success. Every working day the auctions provide us with vital data and a place for our experts to see the market in action and meet many of their professional contacts.

“In a year when we are celebrating the successful launch of our real time used car trade price guide Black Book Live we are delighted to be staging our road shows right at the used car trade coalface to show our appreciation of the partnerships we enjoy with the auction houses.

“We also want to take the opportunity to give something back to our own customers, which is why we’re offering food vouchers for visitors to use at the auction restaurant or cafeteria and proving that – in CAP’s case – there really is such a thing as a free lunch.”

The first of CAP’s auction road shows will take place at Aston Barclay, Chelmsford, on July 2.


For further information contact Mike Hind, Communications Manager, CAP on 0113 222 2044 / 07710 152030
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