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Three new HiQ centres open their doors

Three new HiQ centres open their doors

Wednesday 6th December 2017 | 0 Comments

The HiQ network has grown this month with the addition of three new centres – HiQ Oxford, HiQ Cardiff and HiQ Witney – on 1 December.

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Nikki McCluney joins Maxxis

Nikki McCluney joins Maxxis

Monday 12th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Maxxis, has announced the appointment of experience tyre industry marketeer, Nikki McCluney. As a HiQ Goodyear Dunlop alumni – and with over twenty years’ senior level marketing experience spanning retail, fast fit, fuel and light commercial vehicle, McCluney is tasked with raising awareness of the quality, performance and value offering of Maxxis products across passenger car, bicycle, motorcycle and specialist tyre markets. McCluney is also tasked with cultivating the existing UK dealer network and promoting the impressive profit margin opportunities available, and lifetime warranty offered on a majority of car tyres. Developing relations with existing and prospective overseas distribution partners in order to grow market share across Europe is also on the agenda.

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Gold accreditation for 36 HiQ outlets

Gold accreditation for 36 HiQ outlets

Tuesday 2nd May 2017 | 0 Comments

HiQ Tyres & Autocare has awarded its 36 highest performing franchise outlets ‘gold accreditation’ for their efforts in customer service. The centres – more than a third of all HiQ franchise outlets – received gold status following an assessment of all HiQ shops across the UK for service and overall standards.

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Protyre is fastest growing UK retail chain for 2nd straight year

Protyre is fastest growing UK retail chain for 2nd straight year

Monday 24th April 2017 | 0 Comments

The 2017 edition of Tyres & Accessories’ annual retail report shows that the overall number of branches controlled by the top 20 retail chains continues to grow. However, that is just part of the story and the data shows that there have actually been significant movements in every tier of the top 20. Perhaps the clearest observation is that Micheldever’s Protyre retail chain is once again the fastest growing in the UK – a title it claims in 2017 for the second consecutive year. Meanwhile, Goodyear’s HiQ franchise network is the top 20’s fastest faller – something that suggests the first changes in the make-up of the top five since we started tracking the UK retail landscape could take place before the year is out.

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Manchester tyre store PPM Autocare rebrands as HiQ West Gorton

Manchester tyre store PPM Autocare rebrands as HiQ West Gorton

Tuesday 22nd November 2016 | 0 Comments

HiQ has added Manchester tyre store PPM Autocare to its franchise network. The store, which has a good local reputation according to HiQ, will reopen as HiQ West Gorton. Commenting on the decision to move to the HiQ Network, workshop manager Phil Statham, said: “Having previously worked for HiQ I knew how PPM would fit well into the network. The level of support and communication we received prior to joining the HiQ network was excellent. It made the move to a HiQ branded store seamless. We are excited to see where the future takes us with HiQ.”

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HiQ adds Ruthin store to tyre retail franchise network

HiQ adds Ruthin store to tyre retail franchise network

Friday 11th November 2016 | 0 Comments

HiQ has added a new tyre retail outlet to its franchise network in Ruthin, North Wales. Previously known as Automark, the store will reopen as HiQ Ruthin. It brings 12 years of experience and an excellent reputation within its customer base to the network, HiQ states.

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Weeting Tyres’ Kings Lynn store joins HiQ franchise network

Weeting Tyres’ Kings Lynn store joins HiQ franchise network

Tuesday 8th November 2016 | 0 Comments

HiQ has boosted its franchise network in East Anglia, adding a new Kings Lynn store. The site, formerly part of Weeting Tyres, will reopen as HiQ Kings Lynn; Weeting Tyres is a long-time partner of HiQ, with several stores already part of the retail network. Its existing HiQ stores, based in Ipswich, Chelmsford and Bury St Edmunds, have been part of HiQ’s franchise network for the last five years.

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Micheldever’s Protyre retail chain is UK’s fastest growing

Micheldever’s Protyre retail chain is UK’s fastest growing

Tuesday 19th April 2016 | 0 Comments

This year’s UK tyre retail ranking shows that the fastest growing tyre retailer is Micheldever’s Protyre chain, which added some 21 branches to its network in the last year – by far the fastest growth (both in terms of branch count and growth percentage) of any tyre retailer we are tracking. Nevertheless, ETEL remains the largest overall and is also the fastest faller, with the company running 9 points of sale less than in our 2014/2015 research. However, context makes a big difference, so for more on both these stories, read on.

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HiQ: Young drivers part worn tyre buying habits risk road safety

HiQ: Young drivers part worn tyre buying habits risk road safety

Tuesday 16th February 2016 | 0 Comments

A recent independent study commissioned by HiQ suggests UK roads face a growing danger young drivers happy to purchase part worn tyres. The study, by Advantage Research and Innovation, surveyed more than 4000 UK car drivers who had purchased tyres in the past 12 months to October 2015, aged from 17 to 84. The research showed an increased acceptance of used or part worn tyres as a safe and cost-effective option among respondents aged between 17 and 34, in contrast to the older age groups, where the vast majority would not consider driving on used or part worn tyres.

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HiQ launches roadside emergency app

Tuesday 23rd June 2015 | 0 Comments

HiQ, the franchise retail arm of Goodyear Dunlop, has unveiled a new roadside emergency app. ‘Pocket HiQ’is free to download from app stores as of June and features functions including quick call links for a selection of breakdown providers as well as geo-location technology to find places of interest nearby should motorists and fleet drivers need to find facilities such as a café or petrol station. The app also provides directions, opening times and details of how to get in touch with the nearest HiQ centre should a motorist need a new tyre or other vehicle maintenance.

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Goodyear Dunlop launches HiQ Fleet Service

Goodyear Dunlop launches HiQ Fleet Service

Thursday 18th June 2015 | 0 Comments

Yesterday Goodyear Dunlop unveiled a new dedicated fleet management service, HiQ Fleet Service (HiQFS). Offering tailored, full service fleet management and 24/7, 365 mobile solutions, the new HiQFS network will be delivered through established, fast fit HiQ centres and partners with a dedicated contracted mobile network. This full service offering gives fleets an expert and reliable service, ensuring peace of mind for fleet operators and their drivers.

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Goodyear Dunlop UK names Sprigmore retail director

Goodyear Dunlop UK names Sprigmore retail director

Friday 12th June 2015 | 0 Comments

Craig Sprigmore has been appointed retail director for Goodyear Dunlop UK & Ireland and assumes responsibility for the company’s franchise and retail operations. Goodyear Dunlop operates the UK’s only hard franchised, fast fit retail network, HiQ. The network, with 125 franchised locations and 200 plus additional fleet partners, represents one of the largest fast fit operations in the UK. It offers both tyres and SMR for consumers as well as tailored fleet management capabilities.

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Tyre retail market in a redistribution phase

Tyre retail market in a redistribution phase

Thursday 23rd April 2015 | 0 Comments

While many of the names of the top 20 tyre retail chains will be familiar, the last year has seen the continuation of a number of so-called right-sizing and redistribution trends, especially at the bottom end of the top 15 between places (positions 11 – 15). At the same time, one or two medium sized retailers have grown significantly since the last survey, resulting in greater influence from this part of the market. At the same time as this, the total number of branches controlled by the top 20 chains continues to grow – pushing the balance of power further in the direction of those retail multiples.

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Tyre network launches ‘HiQ-In-A-Box’ concept

Tyre network launches ‘HiQ-In-A-Box’ concept

Thursday 5th February 2015 | 0 Comments

HiQ has launched what it calls the HiQ-In-A-Box concept with a new centre in Maidstone. HiQ-In-A-Box is designed to give franchisees an accelerated expansion route to market by delivering a turnkey ready-made centre. Explaining the initiative, Mark Widdows, HiQ national franchise manager, said:

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HiQ appoints property agent to aid ‘ambitious’ network growth plans

Wednesday 21st May 2014 | 0 Comments

HiQ has hired property agent CPBigwood to identify new sites as it seeks to increase its number of branches. HiQ retail director Farrell Dolan told Tyrepress: “Our growth plans for our network are ambitious, but we are in the process of developing a new retail model that will make it easier for prospective franchisees to join the HiQ network.”

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