Lookers CEO Mark Raban: 'I'm extremely proud of what we have achieved' – AM Online

Lookers chief executive Mark Raban claims to be a numbers man, who likes “to stick with my knitting” by nature.

In his two years at the helm, Raban has navigated Lookers through a cost-cutting restructure which cut a total of 27 retail sites and significant headcount from the one-time AM100-topping car retail group...

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Vertu Motors begins recruitment for new Macklin Motors Toyota dealerships – AM Online

Vertu Motors has launched a recruitment drive to attract staff to four new Toyota franchised car dealerships after taking over the brand’s West of Scotland territory.

Macklin Motors is poised to open its first new Toyota site in Glasgow on April 1 and has begun the process of recruiting for 30 staff for the site, including technicians, sales advisors, and a certified management accountant. [...]

Johnsons Cars acquires Trust Group UK – Motor Trader

Johnsons Cars has acquired Trust Group UK for an undisclosed sum.

The deal takes in Skoda and Volkswagen dealerships in Redditch, Stourbridge and Wolverhampton. [...]

Lookers’ £3m Volkswagen Teesside dealership redevelopment nears completion – AM Online

Lookers is close to completing a £3 million redevelopment of its Volkswagen Teesside dealership in a move that will bring car and van sales together at a single site. [...]

Sytner group launches network group to focus on gender equality – Motor Trader

Sytner Group has launched a network group to focus on gender equality in the business and in automotive.

The group has 30 members who will collectively work towards continuing the work the business has done so far. [...]

Vertu Motors partner with Yorkshire Cricket Foundation to boost education programmes – Motor Trader

Yorkshire Cricket Foundation – the official charity arm of Yorkshire County Cricket Club ­– has partnered with Vertu Motors.

The partnership will help boost the impact of the education work carried out by Yorkshire Cricket Foundation, while also supporting vital work carried out by the charity in the community.

Yorkshire Cricket Foundation delivers a number of community projects across the county. Using the power of sport and cricket in particular, the Foundation aims to make a lasting, positive impact on the lives of those living in Yorkshire.