Clifford Thames To Become  Wholly-Owned Subsidiary Of  OEConnection Holdings

Clifford Thames To Become Wholly-Owned Subsidiary Of OEConnection Holdings

OEConnection Holdings, whose portfolio includes OEC, the leading automotive technology provider for original equipment manufacturers’ (OEM) distribution networks, announced today that it has added to its portfolio by signing a definitive agreement to purchase Clifford Thames Group from Private Equity owner LDC. 

Richard West scoops award for Financial Director of the Year

Clifford Thames’ Chief Financial Officer, Richard West picked up the title, Private Equity Backed FD of the Year at the 13th annual FDs’ Excellence Awards which took place on 17th May at the Royal College of Surgeons.  Other winners include Microsoft, KPMG, BDO, Sage and Lloyds Bank.

CFO of Clifford Thames shortlisted for Financial Director of the Year award

Clifford Thames Chief Financial Officer, Richard West has been shortlisted for the Private Equity Backed FD of the Year at the 13th annual FDs’ Excellence Awards.

The category shortlist of only 3 finalists has been compiled by an Editor from Real Business, and winners will be judged by a panel comprising of FD veterans and industry experts.

Clifford Thames supports Dare To Be Different in 2017

Clifford Thames has joined the growing list of companies pledging support for the Dare To Be Different initiative in 2017. 

Clifford Thames develops the technology used to repair and maintain vehicles for major manufacturers such as Jaguar Land Rover, Ford and HMUK and were first attracted to the campaign via its pledge to inspire and dismiss preconceptions.

Autoteam celebrates over 30 years supporting Ford

Ford Autoteam has supported distance learning for over 30 years. The bi-monthly title, produced in-house at Clifford Thames by a dedicated editorial team who work closely with the Henry Ford Academy, Ford engineering, Dealer support and Ford marketing teams is distributed to around 10,000 Ford employees across the UK.

Clifford Thames Management Team pick up regional award from BVCA

Clifford Thames management team celebrated being awarded South East Mid-Market team of the year at the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA) Management Team Awards, produced in association with Grant Thornton UK LLP last night.

Overcoming Barriers to Dealership Loyalty

There continues to be a barrier to loyalty, with a common misconception that customers are overcharged and unnecessary work is undertaken. Despite the obvious benefits dealers offer, such as fully trained staff, OEM parts and system updates, overcoming these perceptions continues to be a challenge. A transparent and accessible customer touchpoint solution is incredibly valuable.

2016 Roundup

2016 Roundup

2016 has been a fantastic year for us with many of our plans and aspirations coming to fruition in rapid succession. Our people drive the business and the success we have had this year is testament to the dedication, professionalism and relationships we enjoy with our customers. Technology moves at a lightening pace and on the horizon, there are many developments in our marketplace connected car, autonomous driving, electric vehicles to name but a few. With our strong vehicle manufacturer relationships and our deep understanding of the data, we continue to be well-positioned for the changes ahead.”

Attracting and retaining staff in a competitive environment

As City AM reports that Investors want to better understand why executives are paid what they are paid with clear rationale our Chief Financial Officer Richard West shares his thoughts on remuneration planning in order to attract, retain and support employees.

Nissan launch Online Booking from Clifford Thames

Clifford Thames are celebrating further success with yet another new business win, global vehicle manufacturer Nissan, have appointed Clifford Thames to provide all of their 220 UK based dealerships with the Online Booking application.

Online Service Booking

Clifford Thames Online Service Booking continues to deliver results for customers generating an outstanding 30% increase of jobs booked through the application.

Giving something back

The past few weeks have been rife with charitable fundraising at Clifford Thames. In addition to the success of the Krakow business run we have volunteered, played, voted and guessed all to help raise both funds and awareness for charity.