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Date set for first in-person meeting for VRA members since start of the pandemic

A date has been set for the first in-person Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA) member meeting since the start of the pandemic. Starting at 10am on Wednesday 18th May at BCA Birmingham, the event will look at key issues affecting the automotive and remarketing sectors, featuring three well-known industry experts. They are David Bailey, professor of

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Recruitment and retention is topic of VRA’s April webinar

Recruitment and retention is the topic of the Vehicle Remarketing Association’s (VRA) next webinar, taking place at 10am on Wednesday 6th April. Three speakers will examine what Philip Nothard, VRA chair, describes as “among the most acute issues affecting the remarketing sector at this moment in time.” Helen Crooks, director of Wright People Human Resources,

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Care will be needed in future when describing autonomous car technology, warns VRA

Care will be needed in future when describing the capabilities of autonomous car technology for marketing purposes, the Vehicle Remarketing Association is warning. The Law Commissions of England and Wales, and Scotland, have recently reported on the proposed legal framework surrounding the use of this technology, and their joint report includes firm recommendations on how

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New Thinking in Remarketing Technology is subject of latest VRA webinar

New Thinking in Remarketing Technology is the subject of the Vehicle Remarketing Association’s (VRA) next webinar, taking place on Wednesday 23rd February at 10.00am. There will be three main speakers, each looking at different developments affecting the sector. Rob Severs, VP of product at iVendi will be examining the latest thinking in online automotive retail;

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Effects of agency model on remarketing not yet understood, says VRA

The effects of the growth of franchise dealer agency models on the remarketing sector are not yet understood but could be far-reaching, according to the Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA). At the trade body’s first webinar of 2022 – which took place this week – Jim Saker, professor emeritus at Loughborough University and president of the

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Listen back – ‘Focus on…’ webinars

Welcome to our 2022 series of webinars that offer expert analysis, guidance and practical support as well move out of the pandemic and into, hopefully, a more prosperous 2022.  The ‘Focus on…’ webinars are designed to look in-depth at both recent developments and the years ahead for some of the key sectors within remarketing. You

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2022 outlook is focus of VRA’s first webinar of New Year

The remarketing sector’s outlook for 2022 is the focus of the Vehicle Remarketing Association’s (VRA) first webinar of 2022. Taking place at 10am on Wednesday 19th January, the keynote presentation is from Jim Saker, professor emeritus at Loughborough University, examining the issues likely to impact on the retail motor industry during the next 12 months.

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Remarketing sector urged by VRA to embrace booster programme

The remarketing sector is being urged to fully embrace the government’s Covid booster programme in order to remain as close to fully operational as possible in the New Year. Philip Nothard, chair at the Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA), said that if the Omicron variant proved as transmissible as feared, it could have a highly disruptive

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2022 remarketing outlook is topic of VRA’s latest “Five Minute Briefing”

The outlook for the remarketing sector in 2022 is the topic of the Vehicle Remarketing Association’s final “Five Minute Briefing” of the year. Subjects highlighted by six experts from the industry body’s board include the ongoing new car supply situation, used car values, the Omicron virus and more. Jon Davies, Head of Strategy and Insight,

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Remarketing sector needs to learn to present used eLCVs correctly, VRA told

The remarketing sector needs to learn to present used electric vans correctly to maximise their saleability, delegates were told at a webinar organised by the Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA). Paul Kirby of EV Essentials explained that additional care needed to be taken to highlight operational factors such as range, speed of charging, and payload. “Arguably

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Listen back – ‘Focus on…’ webinars

Welcome to a brand-new series of webinars that offer expert analysis, guidance and practical support in the post-pandemic world.  The ‘Focus on…’ webinars are designed to look in-depth at both recent developments and the years ahead for some of the key sectors within remarketing. You can listen back to each webinar here:  Focus on auctions:

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VRA’s new “Five Minute Briefing” looks back at key remarketing trends of 2021

The key remarketing trends seen during 2021 are the subject of the latest “Five Minute Briefing” from the Vehicle Remarketing Association. Six experts from the industry body’s board have summarised in a single paragraph the key developments that have been seen in their specific area of the sector. They include Jon Davies, Head of Strategy

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