Dear Colleague,

Driving Digital – Last Chance to Register

NFDA’s premier marketing event of the year, Driving Digital, will take place next week on Wednesday 8 September (10am – 1.30pm) at Villa Park, Birmingham, on the day of the AM Awards. The event, which is framed around digital acceleration, will see keynote speakers from Auto Trader, Facebook and JudgeService, plus dealer insights from Mark Lavery, Cambria, and John O’Hanlon, Waylands, providing an overview of the success retailers have made of their online channels during the pandemic and the opportunities presented by this rapid digitalisation.

Dealers can register for free here - Driving Digital FREE Ticket

Plate change

As we entered the plate change month, it has been encouraging to see dealers sharing stories and images of their first ’71 plate’ vehicles sold. Consumer confidence is returning, and it will be interesting to see what September has in store over the coming weeks.

Used car prices

Used car prices remain at incredibly high levels as consumer demand for second-hand and nearly new cars continues to be buoyant and supply constraints affect new car sales. Please find further details below.

NFDA is your trade association, we are the voice of automotive retailers. If you require any assistance or would like to discuss any issue currently affecting your business, please do not hesitate to contact our member helpline on 01788 538303 or email

Sue Robinson, Chief Executive