Dear Colleague,

Yesterday, I met with Rachel Maclean MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport, to discuss the challenges facing our sector during the transition to zero emission vehicles and highlight the key role played by retailers – a productive meeting. Please see more details below.

Next week, we will hold the first NFDA regional forums: our agenda features the latest updates from the automotive industry, including an overview of the market, COVID-19 guidance, and tips to support your employees’ mental health and wellbeing. Guest speakers will also analyse current trends in the new and used sectors, providing additional insights for dealers. Email to join your forum.

This week, we launched NFDA Engage a new programme supporting dealers’ communication activities. Our members can now request a free-of-charge performance report of their website, as well as additional support with their social media and PR activities, by emailing Please find further information in the news.

NFDA is your trade association: if you require any assistance or to request more details about any of the unique benefits available to you as a member, please email or contact our member helpline 01788 538303.

Sue Robinson, NFDA Chief Executive