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VRA member meeting cancelled – 18 March

Because of the threat of the spread of coronavirus, we have taken the decision to cancel the VRA meeting in Derby on Wednesday. I am sure that, given the circumstances, you will understand and support this course of action. This potential crisis may also affect subsequent meetings and we are looking at alternative ways in

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VRA “Lilies” board directors raise funds for BEN with Isle of Wight trek

An epic trek around the Isle of Wight to raise funds for motor industry benevolent fund BEN is being undertaken by two board directors from the Vehicle Remarketing Association. Sam Watkins, Commercial Director, Manheim Vehicle Services, part of the Cox Automotive Vehicle Solutions Division and Kathy Horsey, Client Services Director of BCA will be completing

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Post-Brexit outlook, autonomy and 2035 EV impact are key subjects for VRA’s March member meeting

The post-Brexit economic outlook, developments in vehicle autonomy and the impact of the Government’s 2035 electric vehicle announcement will all be part of the Vehicle Remarketing Association’s next member meeting, taking place on March 18 at the offices of motor industry legal specialists Geldard’s in Derby. Sam Watkins, chair of the VRA, which represents organisations

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Mobility services will create demand for whole new range of remarketing services

The growing emergence of mobility services over the coming years will create demand for a whole new range of mobility services, says the Vehicle Remarketing Association. The industry body, which represents businesses that handle, sell, inspect, transport or manage more than 1.5 million used cars and vans every year, has been discussing the issue at

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Potential “charging crisis” for remarketing companies, says VRA

A potential “charging crisis” could soon emerge among vehicle remarketing companies as electric vehicles start to make their way onto the used market in larger numbers, says the Vehicle Remarketing Association. The industry body, which represents businesses that handle, sell, inspect, transport or manage more than 1.5 million used cars and vans every year, points

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Remarketing fundamentals for 2020 is subject of VRA’s first meeting of the year

Remarketing fundamentals for 2020 is the core theme of the Vehicle Remarketing Association’s first meeting of the year, taking place on January 29 at Bruntingthorpe in Leicestershire, hosted by C.Walton. Key presentations will include Martin Potter, Managing Director, at Aston Barclay on what the auction sector is expecting in 2020 – looking at the general used

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VRA Seminar Presentations

0. Sam Watkins 1. Lee Swinerd 2. David Bailey 3. Neil Winton 4. Nick King 6. Rob Severs 7. Louisa Bell 8. Nora Leggett 9. Paul Marchment 10. Tom Wood 11. Matt Freeman 12. Paul Jennings 13. Max Stolton VRA Seminar Delegate List

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VRA Seminar sponsors’ blog

What is the legal picture for connected and autonomous cars? Jonathan Butler, Geldards I’m often asked what the next big legal development on the horizon in the motor industry will be. At the moment – dare I say, I don’t think it’s electric – it’s connected and autonomous vehicles (“CAV”). Happily, the UK is pretty

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Speaker programme announced for VRA’s “2020 Vision” seminar as event reaches capacity

The speaker programme for the Vehicle Remarketing Association’s “2020 Vision” seminar has been announced as the event reaches capacity with the final delegate spaces booked. More than 150 industry professionals are expected to attend The Slate at Warwick University on Wednesday 27th November to hear a programme designed to help equip them to meet the

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VRA Seminar sponsors’ blog

Exceeding your targets with retail data Accredited to Rupert Pontin Times are changing and not just in the automotive industry but within the UK economy and across Europe. Conditions in the motor trade are more challenging than ever before with vehicle prices volatile, WLTP causing issues and good stock hard to find. In order to

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VRA Seminar sponsors’ blog

Power of using retail dynamic pricing in a wholesale market Accredited to Rupert Pontin, Director of Insights, Cazana What do we mean by retail dynamic pricing? Data-driven pricing is changing the way we sell, buy and value vehicles. Cazana’s award-winning realtime retail data and valuations look at the whole market to provide the most accurate

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Key issues facing the remarketing sector in 2020 is subject of major, free seminar from VRA

The challenges facing the remarketing sector in 2020 is the subject of a major, free seminar that has been announced by the Vehicle Remarketing Association, which represents organisations involved in buying, selling and preparing 1.5 million used vehicles every year. “2020 Vision” will take a wide-ranging look at issues likely to affect the used car

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