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Drivers believe that scrapping VAT would be the best way to boost sales of electric vehicles, new data has revealed.

Drivers believe that scrapping VAT would be the best way to boost sales of electric vehicles, new data has revealed.

Purley Automotive News - July 2021

Research carried out by the AA found that 66 per cent of drivers believe that ending the tax on EVs would be the most effective means of improving uptake.

In a survey of more than 14,000 people, 64 per cent said that improving the charging network to include more than 25,000 rapid charging connectors would also help drive sales.

Almost six in ten (57 per cent) of those asked said they favoured a government-subsidised scrappage scheme, while just under half (49 per cent) believed free electric car parking in council owned car parks would incentivise buying an EV.

A similar number said they would like to see the government remove VAT on leasing costs for electric vehicles, with 47 per cent of respondents in favour of the move.

The AA is now calling on the government to put the findings into action and slash VAT on EVs in its autumn statement.

A similar move has already been taken in Norway.

Edmund King, president of the AA, said: ‘If the Prime Minister is to meet the nation’s decarbonisation and net zero carbon emissions targets, then the government needs to go all-in for electric vehicles.

‘Many drivers still feel priced out of the electric car market, so more has to be done to encourage their uptake.

‘Scrapping VAT, as happened in Norway, is the best way to accelerate their growth and give consumers confidence.

‘As the UK’s number one motoring organisation for electric cars, we know urgent action is needed to help decarbonise the UK car parc.

‘Removing VAT on EVs at the budget will not only give the motor trade a jump start, but should help power up the electric car revolution.

‘Giving the EV market a jump start will not just boost UK car manufacturing, but will also help reduce CO2 across the country and create new high skilled, high paid jobs in battery innovation.

‘As the UK looks to “level up”, we urge the prime minister and the chancellor to act positively.’

Article courtesy of www.cardealermagazine.co.uk published on July 21st 2021


Service Advisor

Reference: ZR_115_JOB

Service Advisor

Chester

Competitive Salary & Remuneration Package.

Purely Automotive Recruitment Ltd are proudly searching for motivated and experienced Service Advisor to join our client based in Chester.

As Service Advisor, reporting to the Service Manager, you will provide outstanding customer care and be the vital link between customers and the workshop. You will inform and consult on vehicle servicing, and keep customers up to date at every stage whilst answering any questions or queries they may have. You will also liaise with technicians & workshop control about vehicle statuses, ensuring all vehicles are ready on time.

You will also have the ability to give best advice on products and services to customers. This is a challenging role where customer care always comes first, and you will take the time to talk to people, build a genuine rapport and identify exactly what customers want and need. Service Advisors work a variety of flexible patterns which can typically include weekends to ensure they provide our customers with the highest possible levels of service.

We are looking for experienced Service Advisors from within the automotive industry with excellent organisational and administrative skills along with good attention to detail. You must be immaculately presented and possess a strong customer service background as you will be delivering high levels of customer satisfaction in a very busy and demanding environment. A working knowledge of Kerridge / Pinnacle or other automotive based systems would be advantageous.

Our client represents prestige and premium automotive brands in dealerships across the northwest of England, and provides a fantastic working environment and training through the manufacturer training academy. They are also committed to ‘Developing Talent’ and ‘Building Careers’. They will also recognise and reward your hard work, loyalty and achievements. As well as competitive salary you will also benefit from a bonus mechanism based upon results & achievements.

To apply for this position please follow the link on this page, or contact Purely Automotive Recruitment for a confidential discussion.

Purely Automotive Recruitment is a dedicated Automotive Industry talent resourcing service provider operating across the UK and Ireland. 

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    Car Sales Executive

    Reference: ZR_110_JOB

    Car Sales Executive

    Crewe

    Competitive Salary & Remuneration Package.

    Purely Automotive Recruitment Ltd are proudly looking to recruit an experienced Car Sales Executive for our client based in Crewe, Cheshire.  This is a fantastic opportunity for a professional and motivated Car Sales Executive to join a successful dealer group representing a number of established retail automotive vehicle brands.  

    Requirements:    

    You will be immaculately presented, articulate and a motivated individual. You will be providing customers with the highest standard of customer care, assisting with their vehicle purchasing experience, offering advice and assistance with all brand parts and accessory products. At the same time, you will be focussed on delivering 100% of set volume and profit targets on a monthly and quarterly basis.      

    As Car Sales Executive, you’ll be part of a successful team responsible for the sale of all vehicles & company demonstrators.  You will be working in a great environment within an established team for a very successful business.  

    Skills and experience you’ll bring to the Car Sales Executive role:    

    • Previous experience in the motor trade is essential for this position together by demonstrating high customer service skills.  

     

    • You must be able to display a track record of achieving sales targets in a retail car dealership or similar sales role.   

     

    • Good interpersonal and communication skills are essential, as well as the ability to quickly build genuine rapport with customers. 

     

    • Full UK driving licence required with no spent – disqualifications for insurance purposes.

    Benefits:     

    Benefits include working with an experienced and engaging team, Company Car, Workplace Pension Scheme, and Holiday Entitlement.     

     To apply then please follow the link and upload your C.V. to Purely Automotive Recruitment Ltd.  

    Purely Automotive Recruitment are a dedicated Automotive Industry talent resourcing service provider operating across the UK and Ireland. 

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      Used Car Sales Executive

      Reference: ZR_109_JOB

      Used Car Sales Executive

      Crewe

      Competitive Salary & Remuneration Package.

      Purely Automotive Recruitment Ltd are proudly looking to recruit an experienced Used Car Sales Executive for our client based in Crewe, Cheshire.  This is a fantastic opportunity for a professional and motivated Car Sales Executive to join a successful dealer group representing a number of established retail automotive vehicle brands.  

      Requirements:    

      You will be immaculately presented, articulate and a motivated individual. You will be providing customers with the highest standard of customer care, assisting with their vehicle purchasing experience, offering advice and assistance with all brand parts and accessory products. At the same time, you will be focussed on delivering 100% of set volume and profit targets on a monthly and quarterly basis.      

      As Car Sales Executive, you’ll be part of a successful team responsible for the sale of all vehicles & company demonstrators.  You will be working in a great environment within an established team for a very successful business.  

      Skills and experience you’ll bring to the Car Sales Executive role:    

      • Previous experience in the motor trade is essential for this position together by demonstrating high customer service skills.  

       

      • You must be able to display a track record of achieving sales targets in a retail car dealership or similar sales role.   

       

      • Good interpersonal and communication skills are essential, as well as the ability to quickly build genuine rapport with customers. 

       

      • Full UK driving licence required with no spent – disqualifications for insurance purposes.

      Benefits:     

      Benefits include working with an experienced and engaging team, Company Car, Workplace Pension Scheme, and Holiday Entitlement.     

       To apply then please follow the link and upload your C.V. to Purely Automotive Recruitment Ltd.  

      Purely Automotive Recruitment are a dedicated Automotive Industry talent resourcing service provider operating across the UK and Ireland. 

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        Technician

        Reference: ZR_111_JOB

        Vehicle Technician

        Cheshire Oaks

        Competitive Salary & Remuneration Package.

        Purely Automotive Recruitment Ltd are seeking an experienced vehicle Technician to join our client based at Cheshire Oaks. Our client is a successful family-owned company that has developed a number of retail franchised vehicle operations across Staffordshire, Cheshire and Greater Manchester.  

        Requirements 

        You must be a time served qualified vehicle technician with a formal qualification in Automotive City and Guilds – NVQ Level 2 or 3, in light vehicle maintenance and vehicle diagnostics (or equivalent qualification)    

        You will have the ability to work within given timescales and the ability to tackle all aspects of vehicle repairs and servicing, in line with the company and manufacturer standards and procedures. Diagnostic skills and experience of vehicle problem solving is essential along with the ability to fix vehicles right first time. Teamworking and the ability to exceed customer expectations is a big part of the criteria for this position. 

        Benefits  

        Our client provides training to help you make the next big step in your career whilst providing a fantastic working environment. They will also recognise and reward your hard work, achievements and loyalty.  

        As well as a competitive salary you will also benefit from a bonus mechanism based upon your performance.        

        Apply now for this position by following the link on this page or for a confidential discussion then please contact Jason Shenton at Purely Automotive Recruitment Ltd.  

        Purely Automotive Recruitment Ltd is a dedicated automotive industry talent service provider operating across the UK & Ireland.   

         

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          Service Advisor

          Reference: ZR_112_JOB

          Service Advisor

          Hanley

          Competitive Salary & Remuneration Package.

          Purely Automotive Recruitment have an exciting opportunity for an experienced automotive Service Advisor for our client based in Hanley. Our client operates a number of retail franchised automotive businesses across Staffordshire, Cheshire and Greater Manchester.

          On offer is a competitive salary, ongoing training and development, and great career progression opportunities within their dealer group.

          Reporting to the Service Manager, the main objectives of the post are to:

          . To deal with customer requirements for service and repair in an efficient and courteous manner to ensure the highest standard of Customer Service

          . To organise the loading of the workshop in an efficient manner to ensure efficient utilisation of workshop capacity

          . To carry out customer follow up and prospecting activities to maintain and build the volume of work within the workshop

          . Responsible for liaising with Service customers and designated contact for maintaining good relations and updates with regards of vehicles

          . Provide and fully explain the detail within Vehicle Health Check reports to all customers within a timely manner

          Essential criteria for the position include:

          Proven excellent customer service and communication skills with a commitment to providing the best possible standard of customer service.

          . An outstanding attitude and passion for customer service.

          . Passion for automotive products and technology.

          . Strong interpersonal and presentation skills.

          . Ability to work autonomously.

          . An enthusiastic, dynamic and team orientated personality.

          . Willingness to learn and develop, and keep up-to-date with complex/ technical/product information.

          . Strong organisational and prioritisation skills.

          . Team player that offers help and support to others.

          ​. Thorough knowledge of computer applications (MS Office, Drive)

          This is an incredible opportunity to join a family-based business that offers both a competitive salary along with a fantastic brand and company culture. If you have the knowledge and experience in a corporate industry and you’re looking for your next career move, then we’d love to hear from you.

          Please follow the link to apply or contact Jason Shenton at Purely Automotive Recruitment for a confidential discussion.​

          Purely Automotive Recruitment Ltd are a dedicated Automotive Talent Resourcing Business serving the automotive industry across the UK and Ireland.  

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            Sales Administrator

            Reference: ZR_113_JOB

            Sales Administrator

            Macclesfield & Stafford

            Competitive Salary & Remuneration Package.

            Purely Automotive Recruitment Ltd are seeking a professional Sales Administrator for one of our important clients based in Macclesfield & Stafford. The role is to provide support to both sales and finance teams. This role offers the right candidate the opportunity to use organisational and administrative skills to assist with the vehicle sales process by covering two locations based in Macclesfield and Stafford.

            The main responsibilities for this position includes:

            Maintaining vehicle stock records in line with vehicle sales and purchases. Coordinating the preparation of customer orders, and to organise the registration and taxation of all new vehicles. Liaising with service department personnel to ensure all required job requests are completed on time for all vehicles. The invoicing of all vehicles, and to collate files to carryout final compliance checklists.

            The ideal candidate will have previous sales administration experience, ideally from within an automotive dealership environment, with strong IT skills including Excel (Kerridge experience preferred but not essential). In addition to your experience, you will demonstrate the following skills:

            • Excellent attention to detail
            • Strong organisational and time management skills
            • Ability to follow robust processes.

            Our client also recognises and rewards hard work for individuals within their organisation.

            Please follow the link on this page to apply or contact Purely Automotive Recruitment for a confidential discussion.

            Purely Automotive Recruitment Ltd is a dedicated automotive industry talent service provider operating across the UK and Ireland.

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              Parts Advisor

              Reference: ZR_114_JOB

              Parts Advisor

              Cheshire Oaks

              Competitive Salary & Remuneration Package.

              Purely Automotive Recruitment is seeking an experienced Parts Advisor to join our client-based Cheshire Oaks, near Chester. Our client is a family-owned dealer group operating a number of prestige automotive brands across Staffordshire, Cheshire & Greater Manchester.

              Ideally you will have experience within the automotive industry and have great working attitude. As Parts Advisor you will need to be target driven, and comfortable selling with exceptional customer service skills.

              Responsibilities of a Parts Advisor

              • Working on the front and back counter (Trade and Retail)
              • Ordering, selling and managing stock control on a wide range of vehicle parts and accessories.
              • Dealing with a high volume of calls in the department.
              • Maximising parts and accessory sales to customers.

              Skills and Qualifications of a Parts Advisor

              • Knowledge of: Kerridge / 1 link / Pinnacle operating systems or similar DMS Systems would be an advantage.
              • Front and back counter sales experience to the trade or retail customers.
              • Excellent customer service and communication skills.
              • Confident working within both retail sales and workshop environments.

              Our client provides a fantastic working environment and is dedicated to developing talent whilst providing training both inhouse and through manufacturer programmes. A workplace pension is also provided a long with the recognition and reward for your hard work and loyalty.

              To Apply now! please upload your C.V. by clicking the link on this page. For further information about this role then please contact Purely Automotive Recruitment Ltd.

              Purely Automotive Recruitment is a dedicated Automotive Industry Talent Resourcing Company operating across the UK and Ireland.

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                Sales Executive's

                Reference: ZR_108_JOB

                Car Sales Executive's

                Warrington

                Competitive Salary & Remuneration Package.

                Purely Automotive Recruitment Ltd are proudly looking to recruit a Sales Executives for our client based in Warrington. This is a fantastic opportunity for a vibrant professional person with previous frontline customer experience, preferably from within a retail or department store type environment. The successful candidate will be joining a highly successful dealer group representing a very exciting automotive brand.

                You will be immaculately presented, articulate and a motivated individual. You will be already be providing retail customers with the highest standard of customer care within your existing role. You will be assisting customers with their vehicle purchasing experience, offering advice and assistance with all brand parts and accessory products. At the same time, you will be focussed on delivering 100% of set volume & profit targets on a monthly and quarterly basis.

                As a Car Sales Executive you’ll be part of a successful team responsible for the sale of both new and used vehicles.  You will be working in a great environment within an established team for a very successful business.

                Skills and experience you’ll bring to the Car Sales Executive role:

                • Previous experience in retail sales or a retail department store background is essential for this role.
                • You must be able to display a track record of achieving sales targets with a strong focus on providing exceptional levels of customer service.
                • Good interpersonal and communication skills are essential, as well as the ability to quickly build genuine rapport with customers.
                • Full UK driving license required with no spent – disqualifications for insurance purposes.

                Benefits include working with an experienced and engaging team, Company Car, Company Pension Scheme, and a generous annual Holiday Entitlement per annum.

                If you are interested in hearing more, or wish to apply for this Sales Executive, Vehicle Sales, Car Sales Executive position, please send your CV to Jason Shenton at Purely Automotive Recruitment Ltd.

                Purely Automotive Recruitment is a dedicated Automotive Industry talent resourcing service provider operating across the UK and Ireland.

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                  Used Car Sales Manager

                  Reference: ZR_106_Job

                  Used Car Sales Manager

                  Warrington

                  Competitive Salary & Remuneration Package.

                  Purely Automotive Recruitment Ltd is looking for a passionate and driven Used Car Sales Manager to join our client based in Warrington.

                  As Used Car Sales Manager, you will be responsible for the profitability in the used vehicle department and for delivering outstanding customer service levels. You will hire and monitor the performance of Sales Executives and hold sales meetings. You will also be strong at sales mentoring and provide development support to all department team members as required. This is a full-time role which can typically include weekends to ensure team focus and to provide customers with the highest levels of service.

                  This role would suit an existing high performing Sales Manager or Sales Controller with retail sales experience gained from within the motor industry. Ideally you will possess the ability to purchase vehicles from a variety of sources within the automotive industry or via the general public. The ideal candidate must have well-developed leadership skills and a deep understanding of all areas of the sales department, which; includes managing the stocking levels and operating within the company guidelines. Ideally, you will be able to demonstrate proven success in Management, and be able to handle pressure and the demands this role can bring. You will need exceptionally high standards, and the ability to bring new and innovative ideas into the department to drive performance.

                  Our client currently represents prestige vehicle brands across Cheshire, North Wales and Merseyside. They provide a fantastic working environment and are committed to ‘Developing Talent’ and ‘Building Careers’. Our client will also recognise and reward your hard work, loyalty and achievements. A competitive salary and bonus remuneration package awaits the right candidate for this fantastic position.

                  To Apply now, please upload your C.V. by clicking the link on this page or call Purely Automotive Recruitment for a confidential discussion on: 07775 560448

                  Purely Automotive Recruitment is a dedicated Automotive Industry talent resourcing service provider operating across the UK and Ireland. 

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