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Classic Motor Cars boss gives his multi-million pound business to his staff

Classic Motor Cars boss gives his multi-million pound business to his staff

A successful classic car restoration firm in Shropshire has this week made a great announcement, restructuring the business to give its staff ownership. The multi-million pound firm was owned and chaired by Peter Neumark, making this change as retirement encroaches. The Guardian reports that the employees will share profits, formatted in a very similar way to the John Lewis Partnership. Giving annual payouts as a percentage of their wage Naumark is also giving away the first 3,600 bonus tax-free, an eventuality that will no doubt encourage a happy workforce. Neumark said he was “nearer 70 than 60”, with this change marking new times within the company. Nick Goldthorp, another co-founder of the firm is also retiring soon, feeling that the staff would be the best people to take the business forward. “We felt we had a duty to oversee a passing of responsibility, and who better than the workforce themselves” Neumark explained. “This sort of structure best exemplified by the John Lewis Partnership was deemed to be the best home for the company to ensure its future” he continued. Overwhelmed by this share option the staff are extremely grateful with Luke Martin, 31, excited to be involved in decision making. Joining the company as an apprentice 12 years ago he quickly worked his way up to become head panel beater in charge of body fabrication. He said: “We are all a bit shocked, it took a while to sink it. We’ve got this amazing opportunity to put ideas on the table and shape a business. It gives everyone drive to work a little bit harder when it’s your business.”...
Transport to the Premier League games: Week 3

Transport to the Premier League games: Week 3

With the big three maintaining their 100% record in week 2 of the Premier League fans all over the country are eager to get week 3 underway, travelling far and wide to support their clubs. With Tottenham vs Liverpool being a must win for both sides neither can afford to fall further behind the leading pack, even at this early stage. At Cars for Stars we have been offering cheap luxury transport to the stadiums of England and Wales, allowing supporters to get amongst the action and be part of this extraordinary competition. Fixtures This week will see the following games kick off in true Premier League style: Saturday 27th August Tottenham Vs Liverpool Chelsea Vs Burnley Crystal Palace Vs Bournemouth Everton Vs Stoke Leicester Vs Swansea Watford Vs Arsenal Hull Vs Man Utd Sunday 28th August West Brom Vs Middlesbrough Man City Vs West Ham Affordable transport options Where the majority of transport companies charge through the roof during big tournaments we at Cars for Stars work in a very separate manner, offering affordable transport solutions for small and larger groups alike. So, whether you are looking to hire a limousine, party bus, chauffeur car, coach, supercar or even a private jet, we at Cars for Stars can help. Get in touch If you are interested in hiring a vehicle for any of the games within week 3 of the Premier League then contact us today. With a whole team of expert transport advisors at hand we will be sure to talk you through the various options at hand, providing a whole string of free, no obligations...
DevBot promises to kick-start driverless car racing with autonomous race car

DevBot promises to kick-start driverless car racing with autonomous race car

Okay, so we have heard the hype about autonomous car hire services for over two years now, still waiting to see who will win the race out of Uber, Google, Apple and Volvo. With the companies being rather quiet on that front of late there are a few independent companies taking the self-drive limelight. This week we have seen the trial of nuTonomy, a taxi service in Singapore that offers driverless taxis. Showing some progressing in the industry we have also seen some development here in the UK, with the DevBot aiming to reinvent vehicle racing for the better. Created by the British firm, Roborace, the company plan to conduct a string of races with their self-drive cars, taking  place as part of the 2016/17 Formula E Championship for manually driven electric cars. Tapping into the way computers think The firm has created the DevBot with a cockpit, a safety-compliant cabin where people can observe and take control if necessary, incorporated to help the sceptical understand how technology can think. As a completely custom-made product the car creators have spent years perfecting its sensors, computer “brains” and communication technology, with the unveiling at the Formula E Championships being a rather big deal. Roborace say that they have received a long list of applications  from “a large number of technology, motorsport, research laboratory and university teams”, suggesting huge interest and competition in this incredibly niche market. Race Day On that all important race day ten teams will be permitted to enter two cars each, taking place one hour before each and every FE round. Using the same circuits officials and onlookers will be able to...
Ant and Dec Chauffeur Saturday Night Takeaway fan on her wedding day

Ant and Dec Chauffeur Saturday Night Takeaway fan on her wedding day

Renowned for their quirky sense of humour and ‘anything goes’ attitude Ant and Dec are certainly full of surprises, characters that you may not want at your wedding. However, one bride, Charlotte Astle, was completely over the moon to have her wedding gate-crashed by the comedy duo, with the ITV favourites disguising themselves as wedding chauffeurs. The 27-year-old dance teacher had been a fan of Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway for many years, with meeting the two men being a life-long dream. Understanding her love for the show her husband, Andy, got in touch with the production team, explaining how featuring them on the show would make his wife’s big day that bit more special. <h3>The perfect chauffeurs </h3> With waiting for your wedding car being a very poignant part of the wedding experience Charlotte was hugely surprised when Ant and Dec, both 40, turned up at her mother’s house, proving to be the best wedding present of all. Charlotte said: “Having Ant and Dec surprise me on my wedding day was a dream come true. “My reaction was such a blur that I’m lucky it was captured on film. “The drive to the church with the boys and my dad was hilarious. Ant and Dec were just as lovely and down to earth as I imagined.” Used as a feature on the show footage captures the moments before the surprise. With Ant driving he says to Dec in the passenger seat: “So do you want to surprise someone on their wedding day?” Noticed by the bridesmaids the whole wedding party lets out screams of excitement , heading...
The world’s first electric supercar drag races a Ferrari and wins!

The world’s first electric supercar drag races a Ferrari and wins!

      While Ferraris are regarded as the supercars of our generation it seems that they may have some new competition on their hands with the world’s first electric supercar well on its way to market. The Rimac Concept One has been very present in the press of late, promising to change the supercar market for the better. Boasting a strong structure and a streamlined design the car looks and feel the part, but how does it compare to the iconic LaFerrari? Racing driver, Archie Hamilton, wanted to find the answer, choosing the critically-acclaimed  LaFerrari as his weapon. Having zero confidence in the electric car he was rather shocked by the outcome, with the new-age car pulling away with no effort whatsoever. Devoid of struggle the electric car gave the Ferrari a run for its money with the driver heard to be saying. “That has destroyed me. It’s gone so much quicker than me.” “Oh my God, I didn’t get a great launch but oh my God, that thing is rapid. What the f***.” Offering impressive statistics of 0-62mph (0-100kmh) in 2.6 seconds, a top speed of 220mph (355kmh) and  1088 horsepower, we can now understand why the car hurled in front of Hamilton, built with that shock factor in mind. Following the race the Ferrari driver seemed to be feeling the wrath of the adrenaline. “This is the first electric supercar and it was taking on one of the fastest cars in the world.” “I didn’t have a clue which car was going to win. I was genuinely shocked. I couldn’t believe it. You would always think...
James Bond fans to tour Europe in ex funeral limousine

James Bond fans to tour Europe in ex funeral limousine

While more interested in the shiny, luxurious end of the limousine market we are always excited to hear of this unique limo stories, especially when they include James Bond fans. This is why were we very interested to learn of The Kirkthorpe Cavemen’s plans, a group of guys that are setting out on an extraordinary excursion all in the name of charity. With a 1992 Vauxhall Carlton they bought for £400 as part of the convoy the ‘Bond Banger’ will take them to various Bond film locations, a sponsored journey that will give all of the donations to The Dogs Trust and My Burns Club. The ex funeral limo will be an unlikely addition to the charity Fireball Rally next month. Joining the zany competition online the British guys are excited to be involved: Mr Davany, 35, said: “One of the prizes is for ‘best banger and most unlikely car to make it round’. We dropped on this Vauxhall Carlton. It’s an ex funeral limousine and was used for funeral processions. “It was made in 1992. It’s a banger. It was supposed to be £500 but the back window was missing, so the seller knocked £100 off. I think we’ve got ‘the best banger prize’ in the bag.” The September 17-20 rally will show up at destinations associated with the world of James Bond, including France, Switzerland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany. Mr Davany said: “I’m hoping we make it and don’t break down. We just want to raise a lot of money for two charities who so richly deserve it. We have quite a unique car...

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