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On the road to success. Darren Loveys MD at South Western Vehicle Auctions.

New era for popular car auction house

A leading car auction house in the South of England, is pleased to announce that Darren Loveys has completed a management buyout and is now the sole proprietor of the business. Darren, who has been with South Western Vehicle Auctions for an impressive 38 years, started his journey as a 15-year-old on the Youth Training Programme (YTS).

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Industry reacts as HS2 scrapped

James Forrester, Managing Director of Newcastle based property developer, Stripe Property Group, commented:

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UK demand for used electric cars falls by half

Interest in second-hand EVs has fallen in the past year, but London is bucking the trend as the ULEZ expands, analysis by AA Cars, the AA's used car website, has revealed[1].

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 Paul Hendy

Deal signed for new Stellantis operations in Dorset

Hendy Group is set to open its first Vauxhall dealership in Dorset following the asset purchase of the former Eden Vauxhall site in Poole. It has also signed an agreement to sell Vauxhall cars in Salisbury and is opening a Vauxhall and Peugeot outlet in Kent.

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Buying vs leasing vs renting vans: Which is right for your business?

The trusty white van can be the lifeblood of any business. According to 2021 statistics, there are 4.6 million vans in Britain with commercial vehicles accounting for 13.1% of all vehicles on the road. Drivers frequently praise their reliability, spaciousness, practicality and driving experience which makes them a sage choice for transporting tools and equipment.

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The Defender 130 at Who Dares Gyms. Picture by: Aaron Teale at TWT Creations

Hendy Land Rover heads to the beach for summer fitness programme

Hendy Land Rover Christchurch has joined special forces with Who Dares Gyms in Bournemouth for the 2023 season of the beachfront gym.

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CTEK’s CC2

Drivers more likely to go electric if they can charge at work

South West employers can help accelerate the UK's switch to Electric Vehicles by providing charging facilities at their workplaces. Half of South West drivers (50%) say they would be more likely to switch to an Electric Vehicle (EV) if they could charge at work, according to a YouGov survey.

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Left to right Craig Redford from sponsor Martec Europe, used car sales director Simon Palmer, Nick Mead, new car sales director Paul Murrells and Colin Murray

Hendy honours top performers

A gala evening at the Bournemouth International Centre was the backdrop to the 2022 Hendy Group awards with TV and radio presenter Colin Murray acting as host.

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Dave Hedges Tax Partner at Azets

Fuel for thought as tax expert urges HMRC to raise car mileage rates

A UK tax expert has urged HMRC to increase its car mileage rates to help ease the cost-of-living crisis for employees in the South. Under the current scheme, employees travelling on business using their own vehicle can be reimbursed 45p per mile on the first 10,000 miles and 25p per mile for the remaining miles in a tax year.

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Planning application for new walking and cycling bridges approved over the railway line on Glenferness Avenue approved

Planning application for new walking and cycling bridges in Bournemouth approved

A planning application by BCP Council for walking and cycling improvements to the bridge across the railway line on Glenferness Avenue has been approved.

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Big Green Wheels will feature alongside The Big Sustainability Expo September 22nd at St. Mary

Are you considering the transition to an electric or hybrid vehicle?

The decision on what the next vehicle will be for you or your business has changed. Your options are now much broader and if you are considering a cleaner option you may not feel as confident in that decision as you would once have been. And, as always, it's a large investment. Take into account the rising cost of fuel, and it's another reason to think again.

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E-bikes added to Beryl scheme

E-bikes added to Beryl scheme

The UK's leading micromobility provider, Beryl, is set to offer users in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) even more forms of sustainable travel. From Friday 22 July, Beryl, in partnership with BCP Council, will be providing 20 e-bikes for use across the existing scheme area.

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