First of all, an important announcement. In preparation for GDPR, changes in regulations, Brexit and a whole load of other things, we have decided to update our web technology. So a brand-new mtselect.co.uk is born. We hope you like the new look, the simple functionality and ease-of-use. It will carry no less information than before, its systems are much more integrated with our candidate database and we will spend much less time processing data, giving us more time to actually read it. And to give you a better service.
There is a fascinating article about Tesla in the Times this week. Sorry if many of you do not subscribe to it, but their US business editor, James Dean, has written an in-depth analysis of Tesla’s problems, and also how it will almost certainly survive as an iconic brand, even if its cash flow problems catch up with it in the coming years. Some analysts are predicting a pretty tough time for Elon Musk’s ill-fated, target missing but visionary brand. A name synonymous with electric vehicles, it is an iconic name that will surely not disappear. They hark back to the time in 1928 when Bentley created what they call one of the greatest cars of all time – the Speed Six. The best car of its era, it won Le Mans twice in a row, but within three years Bentley was bust. Yet the brand has never died, and today is flourishing under German ownership. It cannot see the Tesla name disappearing whatever happens to its market.
Talking of markets, after 12 successive months of falling, or should I say plummeting, sales finally a month when sales have risen. It is worth pointing out, however, that it has risen above what was a very low base last year, brought about by a change in taxes that meant everybody scrambled to purchase by March 31. If you compare this month’s figures to the same April two years ago we are down by about 11%. Still, after a pretty dire year, any news of rising registrations is good news. Even though it might feel a bit like a UKIP candidate who has just retained their council seat, forgetting the background of nearly a hundred others who have lost theirs. Let us hope that the May market continues the upward trend.
Have a great weekend, and don’t forget that it extends to Monday.
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Computer dating is fine, if you’re a computer.
Rita Mae Brown
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
Aldous Huxley (1894 – 1963), “Proper Studies”, 1927
Whatever you may be sure of, be sure of this-that you are dreadfully like other people.
James Russell Lowell (1819 – 1891)
In the end, everything is a gag.
Charlie Chaplin (1889 – 1977)
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