The UK automotive (motor vehicle) industry makes a vital contribution to the UK economy with turnover exceeding 80 billion…

The UK automotive (motor vehicle) industry makes a vital contribution to the UK economy with turnover exceeding 80 billion…

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The UK automotive (motor vehicle) industry makes a vital contribution to the UK economy with turnover exceeding 80 billion annually. The industry employs nearly 175,000 people in manufacturing roles and an additional 800,000 people across the wider industry. It accounts for almost 15% of total UK export of goods worth an estimated 45 billion and levels of spending on innovation, research and development remain high. Appendix A gives an overvie of the UK’s automotive industry and a breakdown of the common types of businesses that operate within it. In 2019, the industry was responsible for the building of approximately: 79,000 commercial vehicles 1,400,000 cars 2,600,000 engines. Despite supporting the economy and providing nearly 1 million jobs, the rapid growth of the industry has attracted significant attention from those seeking to place pressure on the industry in response to environmental concerns. Protesters have created social media groups to lobby government officials and politicians. In one social media post, the following information was discussed: Year 2018 2017 2016 Vehicle miles driven on Great Britain’s roads 328 billion 327.6 billion 327.1 billion 1 O to enter the automotive market. As a result, there are few market entrants. Instead of entering High levels of brand loyalty and high start-up costs have made it difficult for new businesses growth. For example, the market for car washing services has expanded rapidly and there are the market, other businesses have found alternative ways to take advantage of this market now more than 20,000 car washes operating in the UK. Clean & Go Ltd, Shiny Scrub Ltd and Clean Now Ltd all offer national car washing services their market share in response to increasing levels of competition and falling profit. Clean Now Ltd entered the market in 2017 and is the only business offering a dedicated website Recently, the companies have started advertising on social media in an attempt to increase for customer bookings and payments. It also offers a mobile application and loyalty card to reward repeat custom. The directors of Clean & Go Ltd and Shiny Scrub Ltd feel that the use of these technologies is not required for businesses offering cleaning services. Market share in 2015 Clean & Go Ltd 7.80% Market share 6% Design centres Appendix A: The UK automotive industry 8 Major premium and sports car manufacturers Bus and coach manufacturers 60 anufacturen Shiny Scrub Ltd 3.70% 2,500 Suppliers Market share in 2016 Clean & Go Ltd 6.70% Commercial vehidle manufacturers 99 Engine manufacturers 6 Marstream car manufacturers 200 B&D centres Shiny Scrub Ltd 2.10% Quickfacts about the UK automotive industry Source: SMMT Market share in 2017 Clean & God 5.42% Shiny Serubas Clean Now 3.50%

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