Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Marshall Motor Group Careers now appearing on Twitter as @motorcareers
Marshall Motor Group have set up a twitter account that automatically tweets when a new job is advertised on their recruitment system. This enables potential candidates to follow the account
@motorcareers and
see our vacancies as soon as they go live.

Motor Holdings HR Director Carole Burman commented "Using social media to advertise our new vacancies is a natural progression for Marshall as we use social media successfully in all areas of our business. Achieving maximum exposure
to attract high quality candidates is vital as it is our teams that give our business its strength to compete in this exciting market."

To visit our @motorcareers twitter page click here

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Marshall Aquires FCross & Son

Marshall, the privately-funded, family-owned dealer group has today completed its acquisition of the F. Cross & Sons businesses in Grimsby and Scunthorpe, comprising:
It also includes Authorised Repairer businesses for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles in Grimsby and Renault in Scunthorpe. Around 120 former F. Cross & Son colleagues have transferred to Marshall under the terms of the agreement.

Commenting on the deal, Marshall Chief Executive, Daksh Gupta said: “We are delighted to be acquiring these businesses and to welcome our new colleagues to Marshall. F. Cross & Son is another family owned business, like Marshall, and we share many of the same values.”

F. Cross & Son was founded in 1958 by Fred Cross and has remained a family business from that time. Marshall was founded in 1909 by David Marshall and its current chairman, Sir Michael Marshall is the third generation of the family to chair the family business.

Daksh Gupta added: “We are excited to be partnering Volkswagen, both with passenger cars and with light commercial vehicles, at these new businesses. Since we started out with our new strategy in 2008, we have been very keen to partner with both brands and build on our existing relationship with the wider Volkswagen Group. Volkswagen is one of the most highly respected automotive brands globally and we are looking forward to building a strong relationship them in the coming months and years. This acquisition is consistent with our strategy to grow nationally to minimise our over exposure to East Anglia and grow with scalable businesses as well as to build depth to our relationships with key brand partners like the Volkswagen Group.”

Spencer Clayton-Jones, National Franchise Manager for Volkswagen UK commented: “F. Cross & Son has been a partner of Volkswagen in the UK for over two decades and been part of the significant growth the Brand has enjoyed during that time. We are very grateful to the Cross family for representing the Volkswagen brand for so long and for developing a strong local reputation for both businesses, and wish them every success for the future. Going forward, we are pleased to welcome the Marshall Group to Volkswagen at such an exciting time for the Brand with the launch of both up! and Beetle in 2012. We look forward to working with the Marshall Group and enjoying the next phase of development and growth.”

Closing, Daksh Gupta said: “We are also glad to be deepening further our relationship with Kia and extending our representation to three sites with this growing brand. The Scunthorpe Kia business is one of the oldest in the country with that brand.”

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

The First Annual MAVTA Awards - Marshall Achievement, Values and Teamwork Awards
 A gala dinner was held last Friday in Kings College, Cambridge for the first MAVTA awards ceremony.  It was a highly enjoyable evening hosted by Austin Healey, the ex-England and British Lions rugby player.
There was an extremely high standard of nominations and we were thrilled to see Tim Phillips, General Manager from our York and Hull Honda businesses win the Group award for Leadership. He received as his prize a stay at the Ritz Hotel complete with theatre package.  We hope that he and Vicki enjoy this richly deserved reward.
Though they didn’t win the team category, I was also delighted that Marshall Leasing team who were specially recognised for extolling our values so brilliantly when coming to the assistance of a colleague facing some very difficult times following a family bereavement.
I would also like to pay tribute to all of the other shortlisted nominees who had ensured that we had a very strong representation in all categories on the evening.   

Customer Service
Dale Porter, Service Driver/Cleaner, Blackpool Mercedes Benz and Smart
David Howe, Service Advisor, Peterborough Jaguar
Debbie Cousins, Accounts Office Manager, Head Office
Gareth McGill, Corporate Sales Executive, Knebworth Vauxhall
Jackie Roslyn, Service Advisor, Harrogate Honda
Jayne Gunn, Sales Administrator, Mountsorrel Honda
Kevin Henry, Reward & HR Administration Clerk, Head Office

Marcus Knapp, Web Developer, Head Office
Richard Fuller, Web Development Manager, Head Office
Tim Loane, Sales Manager, Cambridge Used Sales
Tim Phillips, General Manager, York & Hull Honda
Trevor Collins, Service Manager, Nottingham Volvo
Service to the Community
Diana Petchell, Regional Administration Manager, Cambridge
Douglas Cobb, Service Driver, Ipswich Kia, Chevrolet, & Vauxhall
Marshall Leasing
Melton Land Rover
Peterborough Communications
I hope those that attended enjoyed the evening and will be keen to ensure that they are at next year’s event which is already in the planning!
On the night, we saw a high standard of nominations from our sister companies in the Group and I know that given the number of talented and enthusiastic people that we employ in Marshall we will be able to have as many, if not more great nominations when the MAVTA nomination process starts again in the summer.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Marshall Motor Group join CarsandGarages, a website that helps customers manage their cars needs.
Please read the following statement from their website
CarsandGarages is a new web-service that provides free impartial motoring advice. It’s simple to use and completely independent.
We know it only takes a handful of dishonest garages to spoil the reputation of the great many reputable operators, but amongst car owners generally there is a lack of confidence and trust. On the whole car owner’s lack technical knowledge and the distressed nature of most car repairs only serve to increase this mistrust. 
To underline the scale of the problem, six out of ten people we spoke to said they had been overcharged or received bad service from a garage, repairer or bodyshop.†   
CarsandGarages aims to help.
Our principles
Independence - we don’t own or recommend any of the garages ourselves, we don’t make them adhere to an artificial set of standards and we certainly don’t charge them for listing on the site.
Honesty - CarsandGarages makes every effort to ensure that all listings and content is genuine, taking a zero tolerance approach to bogus content. We understand there will always be a minority of people who try to submit manufactured content take steps to   
Simplicity - we appreciate not every knows or wants to know exactly how their car works, but we also understand you rely on your car. We try to keep everything on the site as easy as possible to use, keeping the jargon to a minimum - or at least explaining what it means the average motorist to understand.