A group of used car dealers have launched the Independent Motor Dealers Association (IMDA) as a not for profit trade body to look after the interests of non-franchised retailers. Jim Reid (Jim Reid Cars) has been appointed chairman of the new body with David Bilsborough (Cheshire Cars) as vice chairman, Stuart Saunders (Urban Car Company) as secretary and Phil Weaver (Knickerbrook Cars) as treasurer.
The South Africa-based Imperial Holdings has acquired Pentagon Motor Holdings for an undisclosed sum. The Derby-based Pentagon, rated 23 in the Motor Trader Top 200 with a turnover of £489m, operates 21 sites in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and Greater Manchester. Imperial confirmed that it will retain the Pentagon branding and would retain key management through a “transitional period to ensure smooth integration with Imperial’s existing vehicle business in the UK”.
Located on Staines Road West, near the M3 in west London, the centre will not display used cars but operate primarily as a pick up point for customers using Evans Halshaw’s Move Me Closer service, whereby buyers can choose cars to test drive and buy from the group’s 200 national dealerships. Customers visiting the site will be able to search the network’s virtual stock and request vehicles through Move Me Closer.
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Selecting a term
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