Dear Colleague

Another challenging, yet exciting year comes to a close. The automotive retail industry has continued to demonstrate its resilience despite the effects that a number of external factors have had on consumer confidence and the whole UK economy. We now await December’s new car market figures to see the results of the full year.

In this week’s newsletter, you will find a round-up of 2018’s main NFDA’s activities and publications. A more detailed version of our summary of 2018 is included in the recently published winter edition of our quarterly magazine, The Voice. The magazine features also an interview with Sytner CEO, Darren Edwards, plus updates on Drive My Career, our Electric vehicle Approved (EVA) scheme, the first NFDA Electric Vehicle Dealer Attitude Survey and more. Download your PDF copy of The Voice at

Book your tickets now for two major NFDA events taking place in early 2019: Driving Digital will be held at Villa Park on 7 February 2019 and the NFDA Spring Ball will take place on 11 May at The Grove Resort, Hertfordshire. Contact to book your place.

I would like to wish you all a very happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

NFDA is your trade association, we represent you benefit: if you need any assistance, please do contact our member helpline: 01788 538 303.

Sue Robinson, NFDA Director