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Brian Leighton (Garages) Limited in Administration

Howard Smith and Jonny Marston of KPMG were appointed Joint Administrators of Brian Leighton (Garages) Limited (the ‘Company’) on 25 June 2014.
Modified date: 04/07/2014
Press release
 

Demand from Europe fuels uptick in UK car exports

Simon Heath, KPMG’s automotive M&A specialist, commented on the UK car production figures for April published today by the SMMT.
Modified date: 29/05/2014
Press release
 

Remploy Automotive sold to Arlington Industries Group Limited

Remploy Automotive, the market leading provider of components and sub-assembly services to the UK automotive industry, has been acquired by Arlington Industries Group Limited in a deal advised upon by a KPMG Corporate Finance team
Modified date: 06/05/2014
Press release
 

Increasing UK car production is driving mergers and acquisitions in the automotive supply chain, says industry expert

The increase in UK car production is driving substantial growth in automotive supply chain mergers and acquisitions (M&A), according to a leading industry expert.
Modified date: 30/04/2014
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UK must maintain a strong voice in Europe says automotive industry

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders today released a new report, The UK Automotive Industry and the EU, produced by KPMG
Modified date: 09/04/2014
Press release
 

The UK Automotive Industry and the EU

This independent report identifies some of the key aspects of the UK’s membership of the EU and how it affects the UK automotive sector.
Modified date: 09/04/2014
Business and industry issue
 

UK automotive production slightly down - but to recover next quarter, says KPMG

John Leech, KPMG’s UK Head of Automotive, comments on the UK car production figures for February published today by the SMMT.
Modified date: 20/03/2014
Press release
 

SMMT car production data: UK car industry resilient to falling European demand

John Leech, KPMG’s UK Head of Auto comments on the latest SMMT production figures released today
Modified date: 31/01/2014
Press release
 

Companies struggle to rebalance pricing and profitability post-recession

KPMG recently completed its 2013 UK pricing survey, which examines pricing trends across 200 of the UK’s biggest companies
Modified date: 30/01/2014
Press release
 

UK car production fall just a blip

John Leech, KPMG’s UK Head of Automotive comments on the UK car production figures for November published by the SMMT
Modified date: 29/01/2014
Press release
 

Downsizing, self-driving, car-sharing – the changing face of auto: KPMG Auto Survey

Cost conscious consumers are driving car manufacturers to focus on smaller engines and also the use of technology to create cleaner, more efficient vehicles, according to KPMG International’s 2014 Global Automotive Executive Survey.
Modified date: 07/01/2014
Press release
 

KPMG comments on the Competition Commission's provisional findings on the private motor insurance market

Murray Raisbeck, partner in the insurance team at KPMG in the UK, comments on the Competition Commission's provisional findings on the private motor insurance market.
Modified date: 17/12/2013
Press release
 

Car industry set to flourish in 2014, says KPMG

On the back of a positive close to the year for the automotive industry, John Leech, KPMG Head of Automotive, looks ahead to 2014 and predicts that the industry is going in the right direction
Modified date: 12/12/2013
Press release
 

The 10% profit opportunity

This report outlines the importance of a clear pricing strategy and disciplined pricing policy, and investing in pricing capabilities.
Modified date: 29/11/2013
Business and industry issue
 

Car companies need to adopt shrewder pricing models, says KPMG

With economic recovery taking root, car manufacturers need to adopt a shrewder pricing strategy based on value for the consumer to continue to prosper, according to KPMG.
Modified date: 25/11/2013
Press release
 

Achieving growth in the automotive sector

With many companies struggling to access growth in traditional home markets, overseas joint ventures can offer a solution.
Modified date: 06/11/2013
Business and industry issue; Video
 

SMMT new car registrations: Slower pace of growth more sustainable, says KPMG

John Leech, KPMG’s UK Head of Automotive comments on the new car registrations figures for October published by the SMMT
Modified date: 06/11/2013
Press release
 

September car registrations: UK market powers ‘onwards and upwards’, says KPMG

Derek McAllan, Head of Automotive Retail KPMG, comments on the new car registration figures for September published by the SMMT
Modified date: 04/10/2013
Press release
 

UK car production on path to four consecutive years of growth, says KPMG

John Leech, head of automotive at KPMG in the UK, comments on the SMMT car production figures released today , up 16.2% in August.
Modified date: 19/09/2013
Press release
 

KPMG predicts surge of Chinese investment in the Midlands automotive supply chain

The Midlands is fast becoming the home for inward investment in advanced manufacturing from China.
Modified date: 12/09/2013
Press release
 

UK car market sails through the summer, leaving struggling Europe behind, says KPMG

Derek McAllan, UK Head of Automotive Retail at KPMG, comments on the SMMT car registration figures released today, up 10.9% in August, compared to this time last
Modified date: 05/09/2013
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UK car output set to surge in second half of 2013, says KPMG

John Leech, UK head of automotive at KPMG, comments on the car production data released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)
Modified date: 22/08/2013
Press release
 

Government £1bn auto investment is needed, despite recent private investment in industry, says KPMG

Commenting on today’s announcement by the Government, that it will inject £500m into the UK automotive sector - John Leech, Birmingham-based UK head of automotive for KPMG, said:
Modified date: 12/07/2013
Press release
 

European car sales: UK only bright spot in Europe, says KPMG

John Leech, UK Head of Automotive at KPMG comments on the figures released today by the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association
Modified date: 17/04/2013
Press release
 

Automotive sector developing into ‘twin-track’ industry, says KPMG

John Leech, KPMG’s UK Head of Automotive, comments on job creation at Jaguar Land Rover while Honda plans to make 800 redundancies
Modified date: 04/02/2013
Press release
 

Automotive could provide clear blueprint for national industrial policy

John Leech, UK head of automotive at KPMG, comments on business opportunities in the UK automotive supply chain
Modified date: 04/02/2013
Press release
 

Automakers shift investment from electric back to petrol engine cars

KPMG's Global Automotive Survey finds enthusiasm for electric cars wanes, with petrol engine cars and hybrids set to dominate over next decade
Modified date: 09/01/2013
Press release
 

UK 'destination of choice' for global automotive investment

Today, industry body The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) launched a new report, compiled by KPMG, that sets out why the UK has become a destination of choice for global vehicle manufacturers
Modified date: 24/10/2012
Press release
 

Europe dragging down UK car sales, says KPMG

John Leech, KPMG UK head of automotive, comments on The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) UK car production figures which fell 5.8% in September but remains up10.2% over the year-to-date:
Modified date: 18/10/2012
Press release
 

Pre-registration bonuses boost car sales, says KPMG

John Leech, UK head of automotive at KPMG, comments on The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) car sales data released today
Modified date: 04/10/2012
Press release
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