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September new car demand plateaus as dealers head into a challenging final quarter
Alison Ashley

05 October 2020

Alison Ashley, partner at RSM, comments: ‘The all-important barometer of the September plate change month has dampened the short-lived optimism from buoyed demand since dealerships reopened. New car registrations fell by 4.4 per cent which sets a new record low for September year on year.

There is a lot of concern over the future of UK car and the supply chains its supports
Richard Bartlett-Rawlings

25 September 2020

Richard Bartlett-Rawlings, partner at RSM, comments: ‘The signs were already there that we could have expected a drop in August’s figures, however the 40 percent fall from 85,000 units to 51,000 is significant.

Virtual roundtable for automotive manufacturers

01 September 2020

We are hosting a virtual round table forum specifically for automotive manufacturers at 12.30pm on Wednesday 16 September.

UK car manufacturing is at tipping point and needs support similar to property and hospitality sectors
Richard Bartlett-Rawlings

27 August 2020

The upturn in July’s figures for car production by 51 per cent compared to June is welcome news for the industry. However, with year on year production down 40 nearly per cent, the industry remains at a tipping point and in need of urgent targeted Government support.

Alex Milne

Corporate Finance Director

Alex is a corporate finance director in RSM’s due diligence team, specialising in both UK and cross-border transactions advising corporate and private equity clients. Sectors of focus include events management, software and manufacturing.

Helen Brocklebank

Corporate Finance Director

Helen is a Director within the Corporate Finance North West team and she has over 10 years’ experience in mergers and acquisitions.

SMMT Manufacturing Data: Car Production Rise in June figures no surprise, but end of flexible furlough, balance of supply and demand and Brexit are cause for concern
Richard Bartlett-Rawlings

30 July 2020

The upturn in June’s figures for car production are no surprise, considering the significant drop-in production of over 95 per cent in May. However, the number of cars produced in June 2020 was down by more than 48 per cent for the same month last year.

Ainsley Wainwright


Ainsley is a Director in our Employer Solutions group which specialises in employment tax and expatriate tax.

Ben Horseman

Business Development Manager - Manufacturing

Ben is a business development manager based out of our Leeds office. He is the national business development lead for manufacturing and is responsible for developing, delivering and monitoring strategic marketing and BD activity for our manufacturing team.

Motor retail

Motor retail in the UK and across the globe is a dynamic and challenging market. As businesses strive to keep the plates spinning and stay ahead of the competition, it has never been more important to have the right partnership with specialist advisers.


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