How APD are supporting the automotive industry in 2023

The Automotive sector is in the midst of its greatest industrial shift in over a century, and this shift reaches far beyond electric and hydrogen power trains and the phasing out of traditional internal combustion engines. Data has become the most valuable asset to OEMs and Retailers looking to drive profitability. Those with the ability […]

Driving profitability in automotive retail: The agency model debate and beyond

Maximise Profitability In Automotive Retail

Recently, Dale Wyatt, the Suzuki UK Director, created an online debate on LinkedIn by sharing his thoughts on the Agency Model. He discussed its advantages and disadvantages from the perspectives of both OEMs and dealerships. In his assessment, while the Agency Model may have some benefits, he ultimately concluded that in its current state, there […]

Maximise efficiency and profitability with our CPD-accredited training courses

Our Training & Education Academy courses are designed to increase dealership management and personnel performance: maximising their knowledge, talent, and skills to improve your business’s profitability. As an accredited training provider, our courses have been rigorously reviewed and approved by the CPD Certification Service to ensure that we offer the highest quality of training, whilst […]

APD – At the forefront of Automotive Industry Changes

APD was established in 2006, supporting OEMs, NSCs and Automotive franchised and independent dealers with industry insights, business management courses and more. In 2018, seeing a fundamental shift in the industry on the horizon, APD adapted, coming under new management, and moving to expand our digital presence with data-gathering software and a growing range of […]

APD Advises Dealers to Invest in Staff to Protect Profits

As the automotive industry faces an unprecedented shortage of skilled staff at all levels, APD highlights the need for dealers to improve their systems and processes to help improve job satisfaction resulting in higher staff retention, aiding customer satisfaction and providing a foundation for profitability in 2023. According to a new report, dealers, in particular, […]

APD celebrates business transformation with ‘high-tech’ new offices in Swindon

Swindon-based Business Management Services firm, APD, has moved to new premises this month (June) to provide a ‘high-tech’ environment for staff and clients, whilst also providing a base for its new education and training academy. APD has been investing in a new generation of its performance management systems and the move to new offices reflects […]

APD Launches Health Check and Whitepaper to Help Dealers Maximise Profits in Uncertain Times

The UK vehicle market is currently experiencing abnormal trading conditions, the effects of which have, so far, been favourable for most dealers. However, these advantageous circumstances could adversely turn — and very quickly.  Today, it’s more critical than ever for dealers to assess their overall business performance and proactively manage the impact of fewer used-car […]

APD launches new high-tech software to drive dealership profitability 

As the automotive sector sits on the precipice of one of the biggest shake-ups for decades, Automotive Business Management Services firm, APD, has launched its most sophisticated budgeting and forecasting software system to date, ProfitPlanner+ , to help dealer networks become more efficient and support profitable.  2023 is looking like it’s going to be a […]