January 10, 2014
In conversation with Radio 2
As news of a 10.8% increase in car sales during 2013 hit the headlines, Coachworks MD Karl Davis explains the benefit that consumer credit plays in funding new car purchases, and defends UK retails sales as genuinely good news.
Hear for yourself the interview with Jeremy Vine from BBC 2 by clicking the play icon.
January 8, 2013
Letâ€™s not beat about the bush: 2013 isnâ€™t going to be easy for many retailers. Deferred spending will continue as consumer confidence remains weak, and resources will be scarcer than ever.
But ask yourself this: why is there such a polarity of performance in the motor trade? The highest-performers continue to grow profits, while half the industry will post losses for 2012.
Meanwhile the industry average ROS remains depressingly close to one per cent â€“ a return that for many will be unsustainable in 2013.
At Coachworks Consulting we have a proud track record of transforming performance for retailers by addressing cultures, leadership and processes. We know that business-changing growth is achievable whatever the economic climate â€“ just ask our clients.
As the new year gets underway, we want to share our top 10 tips for 2013 across the Three Ps: Presentation, People and Processes. If this advice is implemented effectively, it will deliver growth regardless of a retailerâ€™s current financial position. (more…)
With a client base that grows bigger each year, weâ€™re using social media even more in 2013 as one way of staying in touch with clients, friends and associates.Â Get â€śsocialâ€ť with us this year and you could be celebrating your next success by savouring a bottle of Bollinger Champagne with our compliments!
Just â€ślike usâ€ť on facebook www.facebook.com/CoachworksConsulting or â€śfollow usâ€ť on Twitter @coachworksuk and your name goes in the hat at the end of the month; do both, and you double your chance of winning the Champagne.Â A potential â€śno brainerâ€ť return on investment!
And, in addition to sharing news, views and advice from our years of experience, youâ€™ll be grouped with some of the best known and most senior names in the business, from both manufacturer and retailer environments.Â Get social with Coachworks and who knows what it could lead to?
November 23, 2012
Coachworks Consulting and Motor Trade Consulting UK have revealed details of their Pole 2 Pole workshops â€“ a ground-breaking programme addressing the polarisation in retailer performance.
The topics discussed during this one-day interactive programme will range from â€śguerrilla tacticsâ€ť for survival to industry-leading habits to release cash immediately for investment.
This is the first joint initiative created by the two businesses, and it is being driven and delivered by Coachworks Managing Director Karl Davis and Simon Parker, Managing Director at Motor Trade Consulting.
Mr Davis said: â€śWe are so excited about this project because there is nothing else like it out there. (more…)
September 6, 2012
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