On July 10th some 1100 people converged on the Grosvenor House Hotel in London for the annual Motor Trader Awards and Mann Island Finance were proud to be amongst the sponsors championing best practice in the industry. It was a great evening enjoyed by all, but inevitably, such an event begs the question; Does winning […]
Published: 11th July 2019
Published: 1st July 2019
It is an ever more complex landscape for car dealers looking to sell their stock. The old days of the Friday evening classified in the local paper are long gone. Today, there are a plethora of marketing platforms, some are distinctly more expensive than others. One of those options is social media.
Published: 21st June 2019
Dealers’ capacity to address an environment of ‘unprecedented change’ effectively was the central theme of a recent speech by Mann Island Finance Managing Director John Hughes at the Used Car NI Conference held in Belfast on June 19th. Success in adapting to change is something Hughes believes will be crucial for dealers. The changes required […]
Published: 17th June 2019
In an environment where the word ‘disruptive’ has dominated the economic outlook, it is clear that the importance of agility and pragmatism are needed in equal measure. Throughout my career, I have long seen that the motor retail sector has long been blessed with a capacity to balance both sides of this equation. It is an ethos largely centred upon a short-term, tactical approach to business.