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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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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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Award winning LCV dealership expands workforce to meet growing demand

(Photo Caption: L to R Zack O’Neill, Amanda Taylor, Sian Edwards, Steph Rees, Dan Parfitt, Jamie West) Leading commercial vehicle dealer David Spear is pleased to announce a series of new appointments to their Tredegar and Cardiff workshops, and their wider customer facing team. The recent team expansion works to strengthen the already successful team and meet the growing demand […]

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Commercial vehicle specialist wins prestigious Business Transformation of the Year accolade at the 10th annual Auto Trader Click Awards

(Photo Caption: L-R Owner – David Spear, Auto Trader’s Darren Moon, Director – Sarah Spear, BBC TV’s Steph McGovern. CEO – Laurence Winmill & Marketing manager James Spear) LCV dealer David Spear has been named Business Transformation of the Year (Independents) at this year’s Auto Trader Click Awards. The awards, which marked its 10th anniversary this year, is well known […]

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Daring David Spear team take on charity skydive to raise money for two great causes

(Photo Caption: Instructors & Members of the David Spear Sky Dive Team at Salisbury – 2nd from Left Stephanie Rees, Laurence Winmill and James Spear) The team at LCV dealership David Spear has taken on their first skydive. The skydive is just the start of a yearlong charity appeal in which the team aims to raise £4,000 for Alzheimer’s Society […]

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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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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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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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