All articles by Georgina Lavers

Georgina Lavers

A woman’s worth

Women in the automotive sector are painfully under-represented, from management positions in F&I, all the way down to the showroom. Georgina Lavers investigates whether the tide is turning.

Festive spirit for Skoda

The 16.3% increase from the first 11 months of 2010 is a new sales record for the Czech manufacturer, which broke the 800,000 barrier for the first time in its history

BCA top 100k online sales in 2011

British Car Auctions (BCA) has surpassed 100,000 online sales in 2011, a rise of 11% year-on-year The 100,000th car – a 2009 Audi A3 Sport – was sold in the GE Capital sale at BCA Blackbushe on 30th November. Commercial director D’Vidis Jacobs said: Online sales volumes have again grown significantly this year at BCA with Live Online, Bid Now, Buy Now and e-Auction numbers rising by around 11% across the board.

Peaks and troughs for PCFG

UK-based independent lender Private & Commercial Finance Group (PCFG) recorded an increase in funding and pre-tax profit at the same time as a loss in turnover for the six-month period ended 30 September 2011 Profit before tax stood at £241,901 for the period, a 61% improvement from the £150,302 recorded for the equivalent time in 2010