Robert Forrester, CEO of Vertu Motors

Business Interview: Robert Forrester, CEO of Vertu Motors

Tom Keighley speaks to the boss of fast growing automotive retailer Vertu

Mike Matthews of Nifco Credit

HRH The Duke of York arrives on Teesside to open new Nifco UK facility

HRH The Duke of York also came to Eaglescliffe two years ago, to open the manufacturer's current facility.

Mike Matthews of Nifco Credit

Six-figure government grant for Teesside's Nifco UK

Mike Matthews said the skills gap remains a 'real threat' but Government cash will help the company address the problem

A Springfield garage

Washington car dealers motoring a year after selling franchises

Latest accounts for Springfield Cars show the firm is taking advantage of increased economic confidence, despite a dip in profits.

Andrew Richardson and Rachael Clark

REALRIDER motorcycle app lands deal with Honda's Newcastle dealership

The founders of a new motorcycling app developed in the North East have signed a significant deal with Honda's Newcastle dealership

Silverstone Building Consultancy secures projects outside the North East

STRONG client partnerships have helped Newcastle- based Silverstone Building Consultancy to secure projects outside the region.

Continuing journey to success as Springfield Cars profits soar

MOTOR dealership Springfield Cars saw pre-tax profits jump by 76% year-on-year to £1.09m after selling off four of its franchises.

Premier League to blame for poor World Cup?

IT should be the greatest football show on earth but the A-listers have not risen to the occasion.

Springfield Motor Group

Driving ambition to expand

ONE of the North-East’s best known motor dealerships is set to expand after turning down a tempting takeover offer.

Qashqai boosts Nissan’s sales

GLOBAL sales at car manufacturer Nissan have picked up by nearly 12% in the last six months, hitting £20.7bn, with the Sunderland-built Qashqai model one of the star performers.

David Wyness

Practice owner, of Cleveland Orthodontics, Middlesbrough.

Lookers in £60m deal for Fords

MOTOR dealer Lookers has boosted its number of Ford outlets with the acquisition of Dutton Forshaw in a deal worth up to £60m.

GERARD Murray will return to the Vardy Group of Companies as finance director from January 2 2008. Mr Murray, who is currently finance director at Darlington-based vehicle rental company Northgate, previously served in the role at Reg Vardy.

TWO new faces have been introduced at Stockton-based Reflex Vehicle Solutions.

It’s a laugh being the best!

A TEESSIDE motor dealer fought off stiff competition from dealerships nationwide to be crowned number one in the industry at the trade’s annual awards.

Saloon success can aid Simon

SIMON Blanckley is hoping past dominance at the Snetterton circuit during his saloon car days will help his independent team grab some glory in the BTCC this weekend.

Terror for couple as car window shot out

A COUPLE survived a terrifying ordeal when a sniper shot out their car window as it approached traffic lights at a busy road junction.

Bowls team get boost to success

CAR dealer Springfield Honda is providing a welcome boost for a bowls club which is hoped will drive the team to national success.

Vertu spends £2.6m on Ford site

FAST-GROWING car dealer chain Vertu has bought a Northumberland showroom in a £2.6m deal.

Burning Rubber

Quick thinking pays off for Rea - Rain stopped play as qualifying for today's British Superbike Championship round was washed out at Knockhill yesterday afternoon.

teaser, Vertu Motors

Vertu snaps up five Honda dealerships

Fast growing Vertu snapped up five motor dealerships in the East Midlands for £4.6m yesterday - and last night rumours were circulating there was another deal to follow.


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