Welcome to 2018!

Dear Colleagues,

We hope you all had a relaxing and enjoyable break!

This month’s newsletter has a number of interesting articles, particularly around the current vehicle market and the general economy, including our own NAMA report, comment from Auto Trader, and the latest summary of business conditions from the Bank of England. Following our very successful GDPR workshops in 2017, we will be holding two additional workshops looking at the more specific issue of contract remediation. Contract remediation is a crucial element of GDPR compliance and the workshops will show members how to review their third-party contracts. The workshops run again by our retained solicitors TLT, will take place on Thursday 1 February (Fully booked) and Friday 9 March at the Warwick Hilton. If you would like to attend please email

You will now have received your invites to this year’s NAMA AGM which will be held on the weekend of the 27 & 28 April at the Sheraton Hotel, Lisbon, Portugal. Please note that the venue is very heavily subscribed and we would urge you to confirm your attendance as soon as possible, so we can ensure we have accommodation for all.

We would like to start a NAMA Parliamentary Engagement scheme where we will arrange auction site visit for local constituency MPs. The aim of the scheme is to encourage parliamentary engagement and raise awareness of the significant contribution that the motor auction industry makes to the economy of the UK. If you are interested in taking part in this new programme, please contact our NAMA policy officer, James Waring –

Finally, if you have any comments about the newsletter, please let us know. We look forward to working with you all in 2018!

Louise Wallis
Head of NAMA

01788 538336