For many people today is probably a quiet day of reflection before the madness of Christmas Day and beyond. Though that may not be the case for one or two franchises, whose manufacturers have just released a whole load of new cars. And guess what? They’ll want them registering before the end of the year. You finally sort out your supply problems caused by WLTP and a whole host of other commercial problems arrive instead. I suspect that December 31 this year may be rather busier than the normal New Year’s Eve.
Not so busy for former Nissan boss Carlos Ghoshn however. Newspaper reports late last week suggested that the courts had refused to extend his bail and were set to release him. However, yesterday we heard that he had been rearrested under different charges and will almost certainly spend the next few weeks continuing his stay in jail. All of which leaves the thorny problem for rudderless Renault at this moment, as they are without their guiding light and presumably have limited access to him.
Another big personality was in the news last week. Trevor Finn, who has been at the helm of Pendragon for the past 30 years, announced a well earned retirement. Life has not been easy for any of the bigger groups in the past year – while it is reported that he owns 16.9 million shares, at only 22p each in this morning’s market they certainly won’t go as far as they did a few years ago, when the shares topped 150p. On the other hand, he has probably got enough to live quite comfortably on.
It only remains for me to wish you all a very happy festive season, to thank all our candidates and clients for their custom this year and to look forward to a more successful 2019. One that is not blighted by debates about Europe (probably a forlorn hope), about the U.K.’s future in the global economy and about the future of the automotive industry in this country. But for a few days we can forget all about that.
Happy Brexmas everyone.

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