At CarGurus, we believe our dealers have valuable stories and insights worth sharing. Today, we’re featuring Swansway Group.
Michael Smyth founded Swansway Group in 2003 along with his three sons, David, John, and Peter, all of whom are motor industry born and bred. Swansway has grown and thrived in the intervening years with a range of approved dealership franchises covering Audi, Jaguar, Honda, Land Rover, Peugeot, SEAT, Volkswagen, and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, as well as a state-of-the-art accident repair centre.
After a summer of what seemed to be a recovery and return towards normalcy, England joins Wales in a second Covid-19 lockdown this week. While many dealers have demonstrated remarkable resilience and flexibility in their marketing and retailing tactics, we understand that a renewed lockdown will create a challenge even for dealers who can continue some operations, such as “click and collect” or other methods allowed by the Government restrictions.
To continue our support for all of our customers, we announced the following changes:
Going once, going twice… CarGurus’ virtual auction in support of automotive charity Ben ends this week
Last week at Navigate, CarGurus’ second annual automotive conference, we launched a virtual auction to raise money for Ben. At the heart of our partnership with Ben is a shared desire to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing challenges in the automotive industry, and to provide resources to help people manage through the trying times the industry faces in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
And just like that, CarGurus’ second annual Navigate automotive conference has come to an end. During a year that’s been anything but normal, it was great to have more than 700 dealers and industry partners from the US, UK, and CA come together to share ideas and strategies for growing their businesses during this unique time. To everyone who attended this year’s event—thank you, and we hope to see you in person next year!
In the meantime, here are a few of the key themes from the event:
Don’t miss Navigate, CarGurus second annual automotive conference, coming straight to you virtually on 26-27 October. We’re gearing up for an amazing two days filled with fresh approaches, the latest industry trends, and speakers you won’t hear anywhere else. Can’t attend live? No problem. Register today to get access to all the sessions next week, so you can watch at your own pace.
See what’s in store:
Last year, CarGurus introduced the world to a new kind of automotive conference: Navigate. This year, we’re going virtual—and it’s less than a week away!
We’ve got an exceptional agenda planned, and we’re thrilled to announce the latest session at Navigate:
At CarGurus, we believe our dealers have valuable stories and insights worth sharing. Today, we’re featuring Riverside Motor Group, an independently-owned dealership in Yorkshire.
Established in 1982, Riverside Motor Group is an independently-owned business that prides itself on outstanding customer service across award-winning dealerships located in Doncaster, Wakefield, and Hull. Riverside Motor Group includes authorised Volvo, SEAT and Mitsubishi dealers, and their dealerships are recognised by their respective car manufacturers as offering the highest standards of customer service and care.
We hope you have your calendars marked for Navigate, CarGurus’ second annual automotive conference, on 26-27 October. This year, the event has been reimagined: it will be held virtually and for free!
We’ve got an outstanding agenda planned—there’s sure to be something for everyone, from dealership owners and GMs to sales staff and marketing managers. With so much to experience at Navigate, we’ve highlighted some of the sessions you won’t want to miss below.
Dealers have always been known for their charitable giving, partnering with food pantries, sponsoring local soccer teams, and most recently supporting hospital staff and front-line workers. Last month, we launched our Driving Difference contest as a way to celebrate and reward those helping out in their communities. We asked dealers to share on social media what they’ve been doing to spread positivity and use #DrivingDifference. We received entries from dealers across the country and, after weeks of anticipation, we are thrilled to announce our winners!
The winners of the £1,000 prize were selected by a panel of judges based on factors like the impact of their work and creativity. Check out the winners and their entries below:
A new, refreshed navigation is coming to your Dealer Dashboard in October! This update will save you time and help you easily access key dashboard functions, such as your package performance, leads, as well as market and stock insights.