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Commercial vehicle specialist reports national sales slowdown but business is good a little closer to home

With recent statistics from the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) pointing to a national decline in LCV registrations across all van segments, the latest figures may come as no surprise to commercial vehicle drivers and dealers.   Light commercial vehicle registrations fell by a further 5.3% during May as the market continues to rebalance. The entire LCV market […]

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Recruiting Sales People

84% of buying decisions are based on emotion as opposed to logic – true or false? What I do know is that sales is about connecting with customers and to do that you need certain characteristics. Research tells us that empathy and drive are key in the selling process and the top sales people in any organisation have these qualities […]

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A good place to be, the best place to get better

Accessing mental health services in South Wales has been made even more possible thanks to the recent refurbishment of the former Gellinudd Hospital. The development of Gellinudd Recovery Centre in Swansea was led by construction firm Andrew Scott Ltd on behalf of third sector, not-for-profit mental health charity, Hafal. The centre will ensure specialist rehabilitation and treatment can be delivered […]

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LCV dealer defies national decline in registrations to report continued record growth in van sales

David Spear Director, Owner After a record level of new registrations last year, the LCV market has somewhat braced itself for a decline and it appears that April has been the difficult month expected. According to the latest report on LCV registrations from the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT), there has been a national decline across all van […]

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Commercial vehicle specialist David Spear supports FTA’s call for national scrappage scheme

David Spear, Director The recent announcements regarding the government’s anticipated air quality improvements and the associated Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) proposal means one thing for small businesses and fleet owners – spiralling costs. In fact, according to the Freight Transport Association (FTA), the additional cost of compliance could be in excess of 150% of the annual turnover for some […]

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Cardigan Castle named Channel 4’s Great British Buildings: Restoration of the Year much to the delight of Port Talbot construction specialist

Redevelopment of Cardigan Castle and new restaurant and catering facility – beautifully designed to work in unison with the six Grade II* listed buildings within the castle walls. Construction firm Andrew Scott Ltd is pleased to announce that their Cardigan Castle development has won Great British Buildings’ Restoration of the Year title. The subject of a Channel 4 show of […]

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LCV dealer David Spear reveals the facts behind the Ultra Low Emission Zone plans in light of recent government crackdown

David Spear, Director The prospect of diesel vehicle drivers being charged up to £24 per day to drive in central London is likely to fill many with dread, especially the fleet owners managing multiple light commercial vehicles (LCVs). The recently announced Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) proposal will affect all vehicle types including cars, motorcycles, vans, minibuses, buses, coaches and […]

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Commercial vehicle specialist David Spear unveils latest LCV market statistics after a record breaking quarter of sales

Photo: David Spear The latest statistics from The Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) always makes for essential reading for fleet owners, transport managers and commercial vehicle drivers alike, and as a leading supplier of new, nearly new and used commercial vehicles, David Spear Commercial Vehicles is one company that can always be relied on to deliver an expert […]

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Leading business and life coach all set to reveal the secrets of success with a series of workshops in Cardiff and London

Photo: Joy Ogeh-Hutfield As a renowned and recognised business and life coach Joy Ogeh-Hutfield, founder of Joy Transformation, has helped to shape the success of individuals and businesses around the world. Joy’s coaching services and workshops have earned her a multitude of accolades (including the coveted ‘Inspirational Woman of the Year Recognition Award’ and ‘Coaching Excellence Award’) as well as […]

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Good news for the self-employed says established accountancy firm ahead of the recently confirmed Class 2 NIC abolition

Photo Caption: Sara Dennis, Business Services Manager at Bevan & Buckland Initially revealed in the 2015 summer budget, the government has since confirmed that Class 2 National Insurance Contributions (NIC) will be abolished and Class 4 NIC reformed from 6th April 2018. The move is great news for the self-employed, who will pay just Class 4 NIC from the 2018/19 […]

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