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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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Arrival of eLCVs as “major force” is subject of latest VRA “Focus on…” webinar

The arrival of a wider range and greater number of electric light commercial vehicles (eLCVs) on the market is the subject of the Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA)’s latest “Focus on…” webinar. Taking place at 10 am on Thursday 25th November, it will start with a detailed presentation about the rapidly-changing picture concerning electric vans and

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Remarketing sector needs to move to meet expectations of nearly new switchers as shortages continue

The remarketing sector needs to move to meet the expectations of used car buyers who have had to opt for a nearly-new vehicle rather than new because of stock shortages. Philip Nothard, chair at the Vehicle Remarketing Association, pointed to a recent What Car? survey that showed 31% of nearly-new buyers had found themselves in

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HGV driver shortage “just tip of the iceberg” VRA webinar is told

The current shortage of HGV drivers is “just the tip of the iceberg” when it comes to shortages of skilled workers affecting transport and logistics, delegates to a Vehicle Remarketing Association webinar heard. Gavin White, CEO at Autotech Group told the audience that even if the issue of HGV drivers could be resolved, there remained

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New VRA “Focus on…” webinar set to look at transport and logistics

Transport and logistics is the second subject to be covered by the Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA)’s latest series of “Focus on…” webinars. Taking place on Wednesday 20th October, it will be built around an extended panel discussion featuring a number of leading companies who are VRA members operating in this area of the remarketing sector.

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Motor auctions are subject of first VRA “Focus on…” webinar

Motor auctions are the first subject to be covered by a series of “Focus on…” webinars being held by the Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA) through to the end of 2021. Taking place at 10.00 am on Wednesday 8th September, the keynote speaker will be James Buxton, COO at Carzam, who will be bringing a customer

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Recruitment issues and self-isolating causing staffing issues across remarketing sector

Recruitment issues and the need for self-isolation are causing staffing issues across the remarketing sector, the Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA) is reporting. Chair Philip Nothard said that VRA members were experiencing issues finding staff to fill all kinds of long-term positions, and that the problem was being exacerbated by the ongoing short-term demands of self-isolation.

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Three new committees announced at VRA’s 2021 AGM

The formation of three new committees was announced at the Vehicle Remarketing Association’s (VRA) 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM). The Industry Trends Committee, chaired by Marcus Blakemore, will help to identify key topics the sector needs to address and, with agreement from the VRA board, draft policies and positioning statements, alongside thought-leadership and good practice

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Listen back – ‘New Normal Briefings’ webinars

We are excited to bring you a brand-new series for 2021 where we help you prepare for a post-pandemic world, entitled ‘The New Normal Briefings’.  The webinars will look at all kinds of areas of remarketing and the shape they are likely to take over the next few months and years, to help members plan

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Speakers announced for 2021 VRA Annual General Meeting

Two major guest speakers have been announced for next month’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Vehicle Remarketing Association. Both will tackle the subject of what the automotive sector has learnt from the pandemic and how it will change as a result during the next 2-3 years – as well as examining current issues such

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“Unprecedented” used car price increases to continue into Q3, VRA predicts

Current “unprecedented” used car price increases are likely to continue into the third quarter of 2021, the Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA) is predicting. VRA chair Philip Nothard said that the view of both vehicle valuations experts and dealers who are part of the trade body indicated that there remained headroom for further rises on top

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