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LCV dealership wins ‘BESMA Senior Leadership Team of the Year’ award – their second major national accolade of 2017

Photo Caption: L-R ISM / BESMA Representative, David Spear – Director, James Spear – Marketing Manager, Laurence Winmill – CEO, Sarah Spear Director, Geraint Yeo – General Manager, Jimmy Carr – Host & Comedian Leading commercial vehicle dealer David Spear has been awarded the Senior Leadership Team of the Year accolade at this year’s British Excellence in Sales Management Awards […]

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National LCV registrations may be declining but closer to home David Spear reports impressive sales growth of 26% after “best month yet”

Photo Caption: Director David Spear September’s LCV registration findings left many commercial vehicle dealers disappointed, and it appears the theme is set to continue in light of the latest statistics from the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT). The demand for new vans has declined further, falling by 7.4% during October. 24,968 units were registered last month, resulting in […]

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Award winning LCV dealership secures £750K contract with leading UK logistics & warehousing firm Owens Group

Photo Caption: L-R David Spear Director at David Spear & Jamie Howells – Service Delivery Manager Owens Leading commercial vehicle dealer David Spear has secured a £750,000 contract to supply a fleet of brand new vans to one of the UK’s leading transport and warehousing company. The contract has already seen the delivery of 50 brand new Renault Trafic Panel […]

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Take Responsibility

On a recent Saturday morning I was out running along the foreshore overlooking the bay, when suddenly a Staffordshire bull terrier decided to join me. She quickly accelerated past and headed onto the beach to join in with some other dogs who were running along the wide expanse of sand where beach meets the sea. Ten minutes later I eventually […]

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Managing people and change even at a leading fast food restaurant chain

Today I had an interesting conversation with a front of house member of staff from a newly refurbished fast food restaurant. Whilst drinking my coffee she approached and asked me if I liked the new layout, what I thought about the automation and did I prefer it to the old restaurant? Before I could reply, she began to give me […]

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New van registrations may be disappointing but expert David Spear is bucking the national trend with focus, innovation & flexibility

Photo: David Spear, Directoir Following a relatively stable period of growth over the summer months, the latest findings from the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) reveal a different picture of dented business confidence for September. Demand for new vans has declined by 4.2% with just 57,368 units registered, resulting in a year-to-date registration drop of 3.1% overall. “The […]

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Brexit- Be positive

I spent an evening recently at the Royal Automobile Club in London discussing business in a Post Brexit World with some real big hitters. There were some refreshing messages of confidence and seizing the opportunity and the true inspiration came from one of the legends of UK industry – Lord Digby Jones. His opening statement was about the uncertainty that […]

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The big question: Does networking work for you and your business?

Despite the explosion of online networking, it’s safe to say that there isn’t a single piece of technology that can replace people power when it comes to building relationships in business. Here James Spear, Marketing Manager at David Spear Commercials, shares his thoughts on networking and its importance: Networking plays an important role in our corporate strategy, as whilst traditional […]

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Established practice set to host seminars to help businesses enter the digital age of accountancy with confidence

Photo Caption: Digital Accounts Manager Kristian Corbisiero With the much anticipated result of the snap general election now in, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is back on track and ready to launch their proposed digital tax pilot scheme as planned. Accountancy firm Bevan & Buckland will run a series of digital seminars throughout the remainder of 2017 in response to […]

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Stable growth for national van market as commercial vehicle dealer reports best month so far since expansion into Cardiff

Photo Caption: Director David Spear The latest findings from the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) have revealed that some 24,766 vans joined British roads in July alone. Whilst these figures give a view of a stabilising marketplace with year-to-date demand falling and the registration of pickups in decline, the new van market is still growing. As slight growth […]

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