Dear Colleagues,

On Thursday, we had a very successful meeting in Belfast as part of our NFDA Northern Ireland division with franchised dealer members, MPs and MLA’s to address the increasingly concerning MOT back log issue. NFDA will continue to lobby on behalf of its members as substantial change is required in the system to rectify the MOT issue which is risking motorist’s safety and is causing retailers financial damage.

The NFDA Spring Ball is back! I’m pleased to announce that the NFDA Spring Ball will be returning to the five-star Grove Hotel on Saturday 22 April 2023. An event which promises a night of stellar entertainment, unique networking opportunities and a chance to celebrate all that is excellent about the automotive industry. Ticket types will vary, please contact lena.patel@rmif for more information.

The Autumn edition of NFDA’s quarterly magazine ‘The Voice’ is out now! In this edition of the weekly newsletter, you will find a digital copy of The Voice which is packed full of content of what we have been up to the past few months. Including an exclusive interview with John Tordoff, CEO of JCT600, who is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of BEN the automotive industry charity! If you would like a physical copy of The Voice for your dealership, please contact

NFDA Is the voice of automotive retailers – if you require any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact your member helpline at 01788 538303 or email

Sue Robinson, NFDA Chief Executive