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Coming to a street near you

Published on 11 Jul 2018

At first, the reasons for parodying Apocalypse Now on this issue’s front cover went no deeper than the fact it worked well with the feature heading ‘Autonomous Now’ and hopefully

Delivering diversity

Published on 11 Jul 2018

Diversity is a hot issue right now. I have recently been to a number of meetings on the subject and it is impressive to see the extent of the measures

Surveying the survey

Published on 13 Jun 2018

You don’t have to share the observational prowess of Sherlock Holmes to notice that survey production has mushroomed in recent years. Of course surveys are not a new fad; they

Recognising the professionals

Published on 13 Jun 2018

The main feature this issue focuses on independent garages. As someone whose background is solidly on the franchised and manufacturer side of the business it might be assumed that I

Taking the lead

Published on 17 May 2018

In Tolstoy’s magnum opus, War and Peace, he devotes much of the epilogue to discussing the boundaryless gravitational pull exerted by the French emperor Napoleon. Despite possessing a stature so

A jumbled picture

Published on 17 May 2018

It’s now a year since the apprenticeship levy was introduced and the Institute for Apprenticeships (AFI) – the body that oversees the new apprentice standards – came into being. During

The dying light

Published on 15 Apr 2018

"But what does the service and repair landscape look like when electrification becomes widespread? Based on my experience to date and understanding of the technology, revenues will be slim, much

Technical elitism

Published on 15 Apr 2018

I write this month’s column having just attended an elite technician event for one of the UK's major retail groups. The premise of the event is that top technicians from

Better regulate than never

Published on 9 Mar 2018

In the spirit of candour, in my near five years on this magazine I have allocated several pages of edit to topics which don’t exactly set the pulses racing. This

Alive and not just clicking

Published on 9 Mar 2018

There is some interesting debate in this month’s magazine concerning the future shape of automotive retail, with some key insights from a KPMG report. After his obituary had been mistakenly published


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