Car dealers have been thrown into another national lockdown only days into the new year period that many hoped would save their sales.
The government confirmed that dealers can continue trading to some extent, the response has been fairly positive so far.
Chief executive of Marshall Motor Holdings Daksh Gupta said: ‘Happy new year, happy new lockdown! The latest lockdown is clearly disappointing for so many key stakeholders in our business, our customers, colleagues, shareholders and business partners to name a few.
‘However, we have to appreciate we are at war with a serious pandemic that has got stronger in recent weeks, these are unprecedented times.
‘We have to look at the positives. We now have a number of vaccines in our armoury that’s already been approved and being administered.”
Marshall Motor Holdings Plc (LON:MMH), together with its subsidiaries, engages in retailing passenger cars and commercial vehicles in the United Kingdom. It sells new and used vehicles; and provides after sales services, such as servicing, body shop repairs, and parts sales.