Opinion
  • The decade of real change

    With 2019 having now drawn to a close, it’s time to see what the new decade will bring. David and Peter d ...

    With 2019 having now drawn to a close, it’s time to see what the new decade will bring. David and Peter discuss the challenges of the previous year, the road ahead, and how factors can make the most o ...

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  • Making the most of winter

    The winter months bring certain opportunities and challenges for garages and factors alike. Here, David a ...

    The winter months bring certain opportunities and challenges for garages and factors alike. Here, David and Peter discuss how factors make the most of these opportunities, and overcome the challenges ...

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  • Parts Distribution

    This month, David and Peter discuss the crucial relationship between factors and garages in terms of the ...

    This month, David and Peter discuss the crucial relationship between factors and garages in terms of the distribution of parts, and why it is now more important than ever to maintain it. DAVID CLARKE ...

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  • Remanufactured Products

    This month, David and Peter offer their thoughts on remanufacturing . Remanufacturing in the UK currently ...

    This month, David and Peter offer their thoughts on remanufacturing . Remanufacturing in the UK currently contributes approximately £4.3 billion to the economy, with this figure expected to grow drama ...

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  • Investing in IT Systems

    This month, David explains how technology helps his business to run efficiently, whilst Peter emphasises ...

    This month, David explains how technology helps his business to run efficiently, whilst Peter emphasises the importance of investing in IT systems. David Clarke Managing Director, Autosupplies (Cheste ...

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  • Keeping the Customers’ Trust

    This month, Peter emphasises how important it is for factors to continue to support garages through diffi ...

    This month, Peter emphasises how important it is for factors to continue to support garages through difficult times, while David notes that quality parts and service are the key to keeping his custome ...

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  • Changes In Communication

    This month, our contributors discuss how the changes to the way people communicate have affected the rela ...

    This month, our contributors discuss how the changes to the way people communicate have affected the relationship between garages and factors over the years. David Clarke Managing Director, Autosuppli ...

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  • Exploring Different Channels

    This month, our contributors discuss whether it’s better to offer a ‘one-stop shop’ solution or find a ni ...

    This month, our contributors discuss whether it’s better to offer a ‘one-stop shop’ solution or find a niche and specialise. David Clarke Managing Director, Autosupplies (Chesterfield) Specialising an ...

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  • Retail Offerings

    This month, our contributors discuss why small businesses should think about including a retail offering ...

    This month, our contributors discuss why small businesses should think about including a retail offering into their day-to-day operation. David Clarke Managing Director, Autosupplies (Chesterfield) Ov ...

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  • The Effects of the Extended Winter Period

    Our contributors discuss how the extended winter period has, for better or worse, affected their business ...

    Our contributors discuss how the extended winter period has, for better or worse, affected their businesses. David Clarke Managing Director, Autosupplies (Chesterfield) With the prolonged bout of bad ...

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