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Steph Colinswood

WMS Group (used vehicle warranty provider)
Homeowner, Auto & Business Insurance

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I'm seeking used vehicle dealerships throughout the UK.

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Based in Haddenham, Buckinghamshire, the WMS Group are a leading business-to-business UK supplier of used vehicle warranty products and services, having developed through its network of over 3,000 approved dealerships and over 85,000 subsequent live policy holders via a field force of 40 account managers. Having witnessed unprecedented growth as a result of its rebranding in early 2010, the Group continues to recruit more dealerships on a daily basis with a large portfolio of solutions for directly FSA registered businesses, non-FSA registered dealerships and dealer administration schemes. The Group umbrella incorporates Warranty Management Services (WMS), Vehicle Guarantee Services (VGS), Freeplan, (UVW) and most recently, Safe&Sound ( which was designed to help used car buyers find a dealer they can trust. With products available for all dealer profiles ranging from home traders and small independents, through to franchised dealers, dealer groups and even car supermarkets, the range includes warranty cover for car dealers, motorcycle dealers, LCV and HGV dealers; GAP/RTI; Rescue & Recovery; MOT cover, Wheel & Tyre cover among others. The company is privately owned by three Directors, all of who are Fellows of the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) sharing a combined experience of over 50 years in the warranty industry. In 2009, Eric Stone became the fourth company Director and has since taken on the role of Business Development Director in order to help sustain the company growth. With previous experience in many different aspects of the motor trade including a warranty sales manager position, vehicle finance and fleet car sales manager, Eric (along with the other Directors) is well placed to understand the needs and requirements of a modern day dealership and its customers. Continually striving to provide the best products and services at affordable premiums, we pride ourselves on offering a first class service to our dealerships and policy holders. By providing comprehensive sales and FSA compliance training, we ensure that your dealership will optimise its performance and maximum profit margins from our range of added value protection products, whilst helping you to retain customers. The Safe&Sound brand is the latest addition to the Group’s portfolio. Launched to recognise the ‘best of the best’ in the UK used car dealerships that share our values about putting the customer first, Safe&Sound will be limited to a network of around 300 dealers nationwide to give your business a competitive advantage. Focusing on customer satisfaction and retention, the scheme incorporates seven invaluable elements – a 60 point safety inspection, a combined HPI check and mileage verification, 6 months of exceptional warranty covering all mechanical and electrical items, 6 months of comprehensive Rescue&Recovery, independent valuation from the and a Buy-Back guarantee. Only dealers of the highest calibre that share our values about putting the customer first are invited to become part of the Safe&Sound network and the scheme is even endorsed by ex-motor racing legend Sir. Stirling Moss OBE.

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