NFDA Dealer Member Regional Meetings returned in November to bring dealers back together and discuss all the issues currently affecting the automotive sector.

The four meetings took place in Leeds, Coventry, Cobham and Bristol. Engaging discussions focused on the state of the new and used car markets, with the impact the shortage of semiconductors is having on sales.

The relationship between dealers and manufacturers and the work NFDA is doing on the forthcoming Block Exemption Regulations, as well as F&I issues and a number of regulatory changes, were also discussed.

Various dealers raised the topic of the challenges facing them as they look to attract and retain talent, with NFDA offering support through Drive My Career.

With NFDA’s Electric Vehicle Approved (EVA) accreditation scheme now reopened and the EV Working Group due to meet in December, dealers attending the regionals debated on the practical obstacles and the opportunities for businesses on the transition to zero emissions.

These meetings are extremely useful to update members on the work NFDA has been doing and provide the association with valuable feedback to steer future activities.

NFDA would like to thank all members who attended the meetings.

For further details and if you would like to register your interest for the next round of NFDA Dealer Member Regional meetings taking place in February 2022, please email