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    ExpertEye European Automotive Report Q3 2016
    The latest facts and figures about the automotive market in Europe covering everything you need to know about new vehicle sales residual values and the key economic and political factors

    Dean Bowkett - 2016-12-01 12:48:59
  2. European Automotive Report
    Are you involved in the automotive industry in Europe or are you just interested in the latest trends? If so then take a look at the latest Experteye European Automotive

    Dean Bowkett - 2016-09-07 13:02:20
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    Anyone got a spare £1 billion per annum please?
    ​Four simple questions:Do you ever sell used vehicles once owned by a Daily Rental company?Do you fully understand the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 and the European Directive

    Dean Bowkett - 2016-07-05 11:08:00
  4. November car sales rise as commercial vehicle sales ease back
    November car sales rose by the lowest level since this time last year with both November 2014 and November 2013 both recording growth of just 1.2%. Commercial vehicle sales dropped

    Dean Bowkett - 2014-12-22 12:30:23
  5. German brands battle it out for premium brand crown
    As the year end draws in Audi and Mercedes-Benz close in on BMW's premium automaker crown. Ford call time on its Microsoft powered "MyFord Touch" system and PSA agree to

    Dean Bowkett - 2014-12-17 08:37:03
  6. German and French car markets falter
    Another good month for the big 5 markets as a whole but the growing economic uncertainty in the Eurozne economy was underlined by falls in new car sales in Germany

    Dean Bowkett - 2014-12-08 10:17:21
  7. Scrappage scheme and weak rouble slow Russian auto sales fall
    Welcome to the Weekly Review of EurotaxGlass's. The weak Russian rouble and the government's scrappage scheme help cut the rate of decline in new car sales but the weak economy

    Dean Bowkett - 2014-11-18 14:05:19
  8. Big 5 European car markets up 5.7% YTD
    Despite the French car market still being very fragile growth in the other markets keeps Europe on track to hit the 13 million mark in 2014. Part of that growth

    Dean Bowkett - 2014-11-10 11:29:15
  9. Chevrolet left in the Old Trafford car park - ETG's latest automotive news review 31/10/14
    French car sales fall as Spain sees another double-digit riseFrance has now seen sales fall in three of the last four months confirming the fragility of the European car market

    Dean Bowkett - 2014-11-07 11:12:32
  10. Carbon Trading set to include road transport
    Despite being the second highest cause of emissions in Europe road transport has never been part of the trading programme but that looks set to change according to a report

    Dean Bowkett - 2014-10-27 11:36:34
  11. European car sales up 6.1% in September
    Another month of rising sales with almost all European markets now in growth mode but with pushed sales comes the increasing risk of used values falling despite the used car

    Dean Bowkett - 2014-10-20 14:32:08
  12. Is there anything you wouldn't consider buying as branded goods? - ETG News 17 October 2014
    European car sales up 6.1% in SeptemberAnother month of rising sales with almost all European markets now in growth mode but with pushed sales comes the increasing risk of used

    Dean Bowkett - 2014-10-17 20:23:18
  13. Just how efficient is that small engined eco car? ETG News 10 October
    UK has best September for 10 yearsThe warm autumn weather in the UK seemed to spark a sales frenzy as new car sales hit a 10 year September high. But

    Dean Bowkett - 2014-10-10 20:18:58
  14. LCVs continue to deliver sales growth in the sector
    The summer period was a busy time for white van man as Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) sales helped push commercial vehicle sales into a twelfth straight month of growth to

    Dean Bowkett - 2014-10-07 16:42:55
  15. What is the biggest carrier bag you have needed for your shopping centre purchases? - ETG News Review 3 October 2014
    LCVs continue to deliver sales growth in the sectorThe summer period was a busy time for white van man as Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) sales helped push commercial vehicle sales

    Dean Bowkett - 2014-10-03 20:16:26
  16. European car sales growth slows down
    As car sales in the US continue to see double digit growth over here in Europe sales growth dropped to a miserly 1.8% in August across the EU28 & EFTA3

    Dean Bowkett - 2014-09-29 12:05:01
  17. ETG News 5 September - European car sales growth slows down in August
    The big five markets grew by just 1.8% in the traditionally slow month of August but that is a marked difference to the average monthly growth seen so far this

    Dean Bowkett - 2014-09-05 20:45:04
  18. Russian crisis may be good news for Nissan-Renault
    As controlling partners in Lada maker AvtoVAZ operating in a market where the cost of imports are rising and with the government introducing a sales incentive scheme it looks like

    Dean Bowkett - 2014-09-01 15:26:36
  19. Russia car sales fall halts GM production in Russia
    Russia continues to fail to live up to its challenge to become Europe's largest car market as sales continue to drop resulting in GM stopping production at one of its

    Dean Bowkett - 0000-00-00 00:00:00
  20. Europe on the brink of recession
    The latest European economic news looks bleak and puts the current new vehicle sales recovery at risk with Hungary and Slovakia both adding that the EU's sanctions against Russia are

    Dean Bowkett - 2014-08-18 11:19:45
  21. 9.3% rise in commercial vehicle sales in June
    Commercial vehicle sales continued to rise in June putting them up 10.3% for the first half of 2014. However the July results for car sales has got off to a

    Dean Bowkett - 2014-08-12 10:02:06
  22. Car sales continue to rise in Europe - ETG News 8 August 2014
    France traded places with Germany in the car sales growth/decline race with the former dropping 4.3% as Germany rallied to a 6.8% rise in July.Russia and Turkey continued to fall

    Dean Bowkett - 2014-08-11 18:31:05
  23. 9.3% rise in commercial vehicle sales in June - ETG News 1 August 2014
    Commercial vehicle sales continued to rise in June putting them up 10.3% for the first half of 2014. However the July results for car sales has got off to a

    Dean Bowkett - 2014-08-11 18:29:14
  24. European car sales see steady growth through Q2
    Car sales continue to rise but remain at almost historic low levels despite high discounts and pushed sales. Renault Dacia and Skoda continue to see the highest volume growth although

    Dean Bowkett - 2014-07-25 15:31:06
  25. Russian car sales decline continues - Weekly Review EurotaxGlass's, July 11 2014
    Once championed as the heir-apparent to the crown of the largest car market in Europe the falls in Russia's automotive sales are actually putting it on course to fall to

    Dean Bowkett - 2014-07-14 10:43:53
  26. Russian car sales decline continues - ETG News 11 July 2014
    Once championed as the heir-apparent to the crown of the largest car market in Europe the falls in Russia’s automotive sales are actually putting it on course to fall to

    Dean Bowkett - 2014-07-11 16:39:41
  27. European big 5 car markets up 4.1% in June - Weekly review EurotaxGlass's, July 4 2014
    Whilst car sales are still improving the fall in Germany shows how delicate the European market remains and contrasts sharply against the growth being seen in Spain and the UK.

    Dean Bowkett - 2014-07-07 08:52:59
  28. European sales of commercial vehicles up 10.8% in May - EurotaxGlass's News Review 27 June 2014
    CV sales rose for the ninth consecutive month in May although France continues to fail to enjoy the growth achieved by the other four major European markets. Whilst car and

    Dean Bowkett - 2014-07-02 15:34:41
  29. European car sales up again in May but growth slowing - EurotaxGlass's News Review 20 June 2014
    The recovery in European car sales is looking fragile but at least it is still happening.Budget brands continue to see some of the strongest growth in sales which may be

    Dean Bowkett - 2014-07-02 15:32:49
  30. European capacity utilisation unlikely to reach 85%
    The European capacity crisis is still showing little sign of ending according to research seen this week. Meanwhile PSA Renault-Nissan and Fiat Chrysler all start looking towards a stronger future.

    Dean Bowkett - 2014-06-16 08:42:11
  31. European new car market up 4.3% in big 5
    European car sales were up in May but it was a mixed set of results with Italy falling France flat and Germany flat once you account for the extra trading

    Dean Bowkett - 2014-06-10 14:18:01
  32. Google has a Total Recall moment - ETG News Review 6 June 2014
    European new car market up 4.3% in big 5 in May but it was a mixed set of results with Italy falling France flat and Germany flat once you account

    Dean Bowkett - 2014-06-09 12:27:35
  33. Toyota world number 1 automaker and auto brand
    Toyota took the world number 1 auto brand position for 2014 as Google leapfrogged Apple to take the top title overall. PSA look set to call time on its EV

    Dean Bowkett - 2014-05-26 15:13:33
  34. 23 May ETG News Review - Toyota world number 1 automaker and auto brand
    Toyota took the world number 1 auto brand position for 2014 as Google leapfrogged Apple to take the top title overall.PSA look set to call time on its EV deal

    Dean Bowkett - 2014-05-23 16:00:38
  35. European car sales growth slows down in April
    After eight consecutive months of growth Europe is starting to show signs of a slowdown as five markets fell back last month. With capacity still a major problem in Europe

    Dean Bowkett - 2014-05-20 09:11:19
  36. European big 5 car sales up 4.1% in April
    Despite Germany falling into the red last month the growth across the other four markets kept Europe heading in an upward direction despite Easter falling into April this year. Lancia

    Dean Bowkett - 2014-05-12 09:20:29
  37. Commercial Vehicle sales rise for seventh straight month
    CV sales rose again in March as the European recovery continues although France continues to be the weakest of the big 5 markets. Despite that French car sales managed a

    Dean Bowkett - 2014-05-08 09:06:01
  38. Premium brands challenge compact segment
    Whilst Golf may stand clear at the top the battle is heating up lower down with the three German volume premium brands overtaking almost all other OEMs and Nissan are

    Dean Bowkett - 2014-04-28 09:28:23
  39. Highest rise in new car sales since March 2010
    But it is still the second worst March on record and still heavily underscored by high discounts and self-registrations. The EU agreed new rules on lorry cabs to improve safety

    Dean Bowkett - 2014-04-22 15:01:42
  40. Highest rise in new car sales since March 2010
    But it is still the second worst March on record and still heavily underscored by high discounts and self-registrations. The EU agreed new rules on lorry cabs to improve safety

    Dean Bowkett - 2014-04-22 15:01:42
  41. Discounts remain a strong factor in new car sales - EurotaxGlass's News Review April 14
    The fact that discounts remain a strong element in new car sales begs the question how sustainable the current new car sales recovery really is. Another question is are we

    Dean Bowkett - 2014-04-15 09:03:32
  42. Car sales see another month of strong growth
    Even France managed to see a rise in March as the European recovery continued. Exchange rates and demand causes Ford to make cuts in Russia and puts a question mark

    Dean Bowkett - 2014-04-07 15:30:24
  43. 6 straight months of growing commercial vehicle sales
    CV sales rose 13.7% in February putting them up 8.7% YTD. Moody's see the improving auto market creating a brighter future for suppliers and we analyse the closing trends for

    Dean Bowkett - 2014-04-01 08:40:58
  44. Some stories just make you despair - ETG News Review 28 March 2014
    CV sales rose 13.7% in February putting them up 8.7% YTD. Moody’s see the improving auto market creating a brighter future for suppliers and we analyse the closing trends for

    Dean Bowkett - 2014-03-28 20:34:24
  45. Has Europe finally turned the corner?
    Consumer confidence is on the rise and so are new car sales but will it last and what is behind it? Our latest European quarterly market report looks at the

    Dean Bowkett - 2014-03-28 15:15:23
  46. Car sales still rising in Europe
    The European car market recovery continues with new car sales and used car values on the rise. US and European legislators hand out €2.5 billion in fines over concealing defects

    Dean Bowkett - 2014-03-24 12:20:55
  47. Are seflie's the answer to dealership security? ETG Nws Review 21 March 2014
    Sometimes you just cannot believe how vain some people really are and then along comes another selfie story!But at the sharp end of the industry the European car market recovery

    Dean Bowkett - 2014-03-21 20:21:02
  48. European discount war still continuing
    Good news for car buyers this week as the discount wars look set to rage on. VW and BMW both look set to break their own milestones this year and

    Dean Bowkett - 2014-03-17 12:15:31
  49. ETG News Revew 7 March - It's good news all round unless you are in France
    Esteemed colleaguesEuropean car sales continue recovery except in FranceFrance was the only one of the big 5 markets to see car sales fall in January but at least the general

    Dean Bowkett - 2014-03-07 19:41:08
  50. European commercial vehicle sales up 4.7% in January - Weekly Review for March 1
    Dear fleet colleagues That makes five straight months of car sales growth in Europe and with LCV sales rising in all the major markets except France it looks like the

    Dean Bowkett - 2014-03-04 09:19:13


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Dean Bowkett
Bowkett Automotive Consulting - Managing Director

Dean Bowkett is an experienced senior automotive executive with over 24 years' experience within the industry and he is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Having started in external audit he has worked in automotive manufacturing, full-service leasing, wholesale and retail financing, automotive data research and analysis plus retail automotive dealerships. His expertise includes product development (automotive vehicles and financial services), business strategy, residual value management, pricing and commercial operations. He has worked for and with a number of leading automotive and Financial Services brands including General Motors, Hyundai, Kia, MG Rover, Vauxhall/Opel, Nissan, PSA, Europcar, Hertz, Masterlease, Leaseplan, GE Capital, Lloyds Bank and GMAC/GM Financial.

He now provides consultancy services to the automotive industry via Bowkett Auto Consulting Ltd where he is able to call on his experience from spending almost five years as the Technical Director and Chief Editor for EurotaxGlass's Global Services Division before which he was the Group Chief Financial Officer for GMAC International's US$3 billion Discops division and a member of several supervisory boards, the division included 31 businesses spread over 25 countries, and before that he worked for MG Rover Group initially in new product development before becoming head of commercial finance for their UK NSC.

Dean is a keen advocate for the closer integration of data and information across the automotive industry to provide a more rounded view and thus enable better informed decisions to be made.

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