AM’s December journal: Livingstone’s ambition, AM Awards launch, Ora Funky Cat & way forward for finance


Livingstone Motor Group’s development ambitions, the AM Awards 2023 launch and all of the content material from AM Stay 2022 are all packed into the latest edition of AM magazine – out now.

Accessible to learn in digital type by clicking the hyperlinks right here, the December issue is filled with all the newest information and perception from throughout the UK’s automotive retail sector.

Inside, we give particulars of how companies may make 2023 a profitable 12 months with entry to the AM Awards 2023.

The AM Awards 2022’s DP/GM of the Year, Livingstone Motor Group managing director managing director Andrew Iveson, tells us how his enterprise is primed for development after securing an MBO and three new franchised companions to breath new life into the previous Mitsubishi franchise.

A particular AM highlight theme, in the meantime, offers insight into the future of the motor finance sector – advising on the place alternative lies for automotive retailers.

AM supplies all of the seminar content from the Automotive Mangament Live 2022 car retail expo on the Birmimngham NEC in easy-access on-demand type.

And that’s not all.

Automotive retail enterprise leaders additionally contemplate how the sector’s conventional efficiency KPIs may need to be thrown out of the window as they look ahead with “cautious optimism” at a 2023 trading period which can add recessionary pressures to 2022’s provide chain woes.

Elsewhere, we give a launch report overview of the GWM Ora Cat EV, there’s an in-depth have a look at the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Trader’s (SMMT) November registrations figures, a provider profile interview with Dealer Auction chief executive Le Etta Pearce, an ‘8 minutes with…’ Q&A with Jim Mackenzie, group sales director at Dicksons of Inverness, and far more…

AM editor Tim RoseSeeing out a difficult however rewarding 12 months for the automotive retail sector in his editor’s feedback, AM editor Tim Rose mentioned: “{That a} 12 months 2022 has been. Again in January who would have anticipated that within the months forward we’d have three completely different prime ministers plus a nationwide interval of mourning, a change of monarch and inflation reaching double figures?

“I hope what you are promoting has met your goals and your workforce celebrated each success regardless of the prevailing circumstances.

“Heading into 2023 there shall be extra change to embrace, together with much more digital efficiencies and introduction of company or mock-agency agreements in some supplier networks.

“So, for automotive managers it is going to be important to be versatile within the execution of your plans and, most significantly, to beat the obstacles to success and be an inspiring chief to your groups.        

“Even in an financial recession there are many automotive patrons, and others who’ll want upkeep of the automotive they’re retaining maintain of. So your dealership must be hungry and aggressive to win their enterprise.

“Search for each alternative. Encourage properly, and reward generously. And earlier than you recognize it, 2023 shall be simply one other profitable 12 months.

“Wishing you a Merry Christmas, and a affluent New Yr.”


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