The Paul Willcox Blog: 24 May, 2011

May 26, 2011 • Blog, News • Views: 890

Some of you may not know this, but I’m a huge fan of motorbikes. It’s a bit of a passion of mine and if I’m going to spend out on something petrol-powered it’s highly likely to have two wheels, not four. Over the last bank holiday weekend I went to watch the superbikes at Brands …

The Paul Willcox Blog: May 16, 2011

May 17, 2011 • Blog, News • Views: 1032

Over the last week, the team and I have been indulging ourselves at Silverstone’s fantastic new £27m pit complex. The brand-new facilities were extremely impressive and they even let us have some fun on the track. Silverstone uses some 370Z and GT-R models and we were set loose for some

The Paul Willcox Blog: May 9, 2011

May 11, 2011 • Blog, News • Views: 946

Last week was an extremely busy one – but very rewarding at the same time. I spent most of it on the road visiting dealers up and down the country. I had no less than six lunches and dinners with some 160 dealer principals. It didn’t exactly do wonders for my waistline, but it certainly

The Paul Willcox Blog: April 28, 2011

April 29, 2011 • Blog, News • Views: 1156

You may have read here last week that I was called up for a photoshoot with the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, to whom we’ve lent a LEAF. I’m not a big fan of these photo calls. Flash bulbs and copious poses should be reserved for professional models, not manufacturer MDs, but when duty

The Paul Willcox Blog: April 19, 2011

April 19, 2011 • Blog, News • Views: 1020

News reached me this week that Nissan had performed extremely well in this year’s Auto Express Driver Power Awards. The survey means a huge amount because it’s voted for by those that really count – our car-buying customers. We narrowly missed out on a place in the top 10, securing 11th spot

The Paul Willcox Blog: April 8, 2011

April 9, 2011 • Blog, News • Views: 1250

WHEN we started this year we were under no illusions as to how tough things could be. The economy may have started to show some green shoots of recovery, but austerity measures from government were set to kick in and the SMMT had warned the car sales environment would be difficult. That’s

The Paul Willcox Blog: Welcome

March 31, 2011 • Blog, News • Views: 1128

WHAT a conference! Last week we held our Nissan Dealer Conference at The O2 and I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. Overall I was extremely pleased with how it went and it was great to hear from many of you as to how much you – and your better halves – …