Other Automotive Related Businesses

The UK Automotive industry employs nearly 1 million people and is a key driver of the UK economy. The varied range of services and businesses that support the activities of the UK Auto sector is a reflection of the dynamism and enterprise for which the industry is renowned.

Because of this diversity, AutoSwot suggests which of its courses are most appropriate to some of the key players in each sector, as ‘must haves’.


Although all 12 AutoSwot courses will be relevant across the industry, AutoSwot recommends that the following 7 should provide the basis for a comprehensive and broad understanding of how the UK Automotive industry functions. Equip your teams and new starters with this level of knowledge, and you’ll soon reap the benefits!

A snappy, stat-fuelled overview of the scale, structure and key players in the UK automotive market

  • Scale and vehicle parc
  • New vehicle production, market share & annual registrations
  • Fuel, finance types & commercial vehicles
  • Used vehicles - scale and network
  • Aftersales and scrappage

An introduction to the cyclical journey through which all vehicles travel, from manufacture through usage and then into the process where they find their next and subsequent owners.

  • In Use
  • Off Use
  • Wholesale
  • Retail

An understanding of the journey through which new vehicles pass, from manufacturers to dealers to corporate entities and consumers.

  • Scale of UK new vehicle production
  • National sales companies – what are they / what do they do
  • Franchised dealer networks – the scale, key players, operations and challenges
  • Wholly owned retail networks
  • ‘Direct to market’ channels

A seasonal tour through a typical year highlighting trends & dynamics influencing consumer and trade behaviour, and the impacts on both wholesale and retail markets.

  • Jan to Feb
  • March to April
  • May to June
  • July to August
  • Sept to Oct
  • Nov to Dec

The digital revolution’s impact on the way consumers buy and sell vehicles, and how this revolution continues to disrupt and shape the UK automotive industry.

  • Internet access & smart phone penetration
  • The digital forecourt & the end of ‘9 to 5 retailer’
  • The power of peer reviews
  • The opportunities & pitfalls of social media
    Consumer selling options: part exchange; online classifieds; friends & family; car buying services

A glance into the crystal ball to examine the mega-trends of the next decade that will influence how we drive, what we drive and from where we will source and maintain vehicles.

  • The ‘New’ Drivers, their financing & the micro-mobility model
  • How the car takes control and the Eco-Cars that we will ‘drive’
  • The new, used and aftersales networks that will support access to vehicles

A must-watch course dedicated to improving industry knowledge of Electric Vehicles & implications for the UK auto sector.

  • Forces driving rapid change to Electric Vehicles
  • Different types of Electric Vehicles & other AFVs
  • UK’s march towards carbon neutrality
  • Industry challenges in the transition to Electric Vehicles
  • Infrastructure required to support Electric Vehicles
  • How the transition affects all of us in the industry

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