Dear Colleague,

The NFDA has reiterated its position that MOT tests in Northern Ireland should be conducted by the dealers themselves. In light of the cancellation of all MOT tests in Northern Ireland, the extent of the faults that were found with the lifts in test centres is unacceptable, and we have been in direct contact with the Northern Irish administration to seek further discussions on this issue.

Our Drive My Career employment initiative, the first of its kind, has reached its second anniversary. It has reached millions of young people on social media, with thousands coming to the website to learn about the fantastic opportunities it offers for those who would have never considered the automotive retail sector as a career path. We hope that this success continues throughout 2020, and the industry sees a talented wave of new and enthusiastic young people.

Secure your place! The NFDA Spring Ball 2020 will take place at the luxurious Grove Hotel and Golf Resort. We will celebrate the excellence of the automotive industry with awards for best manufacturer partner, personality of the year and a new dealer award. Please find more details and register to attend here. The NFDA Ball has been postponed due to the Coronavirus – NEW DATE TO BE CONFIRMED

NFDA is your trade association and the voice of automotive retailers. If you require any assistance or would like to attend one of our meetings and events, please do not hesitate to contact our member helpline on 01788 538303.

Sue Robinson, NFDA Director