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Bill Ford – Web Summit 2015

Executive Chairman of Ford Motor Compmay
Bill Ford

William Clay Ford Jr. or more commonly known as Bill Ford is the executive chairman of Ford Motor Company. Bill is great grandson of Henry Ford – founder of Ford Motor Company.

Bill spoke earlier today at the 2015 Web Summit in Dublin and it was one of the highlights of the day. Bill spoke of the change which is happening in the motor industry thanks to technology. He mentioned numerous times that all business’s including Ford should only exist to make peoples lives better.

Speaking on how a company succeeds in business today he mentioned that a company which will emerge as winner in such an era will be the one which can stitch all aspects of a business together while ensuring peoples lives are made easier.

For a company which has not seen any major revolutions Bill ensured he is not nervous of the changes in the industry. Ford are playing and experimenting in new areas [...]

Finlay’s & New Ford Mustang

Finlay’s gets up close and personalise with Ford Mustang

Ford announced earlier this year of the launch of the New ford Mustang. It has been the talk of the car world ever since and the long anticipated wait was over for the lucky staff of Finlay Motor Group last week.

The New Ford Mustang was a surprise guest at Ford’s 2016 launch in Carton House Co. Kildare. The iconic car was welcomed to a very excited room full of surprised onlookers from dealerships around the country. The Mustang was the talk of the day and getting to get up close and personal to the new cutting edge design was by far the highlight of the event.

Performance, refinement and efficiency personalised, the New Ford Mustang’s cutting edge design and state of the art technologies unite to redefine a legend.New Ford Mustang

Ford has managed to embody [...]

 

 

Finlay's Naas

Mystery shopping is a tool used by many companies either internally or externally to get a real measurement of how a company is performing. Mystery shopping can measure a number of aspects of a business but the most popular measurements are quality of service, compliance with regulation or to gather specific information about products or services.

This marketing tool is known to be the best method of getting a true insight into a company as how the customer experiences.

Mystery Shoppers can monitor store standards, apply scores to the shop interior and exterior, assess hygiene and cleanliness, check that promotions are being highlighted and monitor customer service standards, staff presentation and performance.

Ford carry out an extensive mystery shopping program on all their dealers to make sure they are up to the [...]

Finlay Motor Group on charity cycle

Mike cycles across Spain on charity cycle for Peter McVerry trust

Mike Finlay of Finlay Motor Group recently spent a week cycling across Spain for charity . The cycle was in aid of The Peter McVerry Trust and Dublin Chamber of Commerce were the organisers of the event. The Peter McVerry Trust was established in 1983 in a bid to tackle homelessness, drug misuse and social disadvantage.  Since being established it has supported thousands of young people in Dublin. It is events and fundraisers like this one which allows charities continue with their work.

This event was a 721km cycle done over a five day period with a total of 30 participants. Mike was one of the participants and was spotted somewhere between San Sebastian and Barcelona sporting the Naas Cycling Club kit. Finlay Motor Group are proud and continuous sponsors of Naas Cycling Club, and both Mike and Finlay Motors are proud to be associated with a local club. Mike was snapped wearing the kit while participating [...]

Ford Announce New Brand Ambassador

Karen Koster proudly announced as Ford Ambassador

 

New mum Karen Koster is proudly announced by Ford Ireland as the new brand ambassador. Karen is a TV presenter, best known in recent years for being one of TV3’s Xpose presenters.

Karen took delivery of the new Ford Kuga Titanium as her new family car. She comments below on the aspects which are important to her in a car and why the Kuga is ideal for her.

Karen Koster Brand ambassador Ford

Commenting on the Ford Kuga on Ford.ie, Karen said: “The Kuga is the ideal car for my hectic lifestyle since the arrival of baby Finn. It is really stylish and a definite head-turner and most importantly the Kuga has all the safety features to give me peace of mind. It also has plenty of space for the buggy and shopping bags. I’m definitely looking forward to driving it around town and away [...]

Wicklow Peaks Event a Huge Success

Over 300 Cyclists Raise Funds For Down Syndrome Kildare.

The Naas Cycling Club Wicklow / Peaks event was held on Sunday the 28th of June. The event was organised in conjunction with NCC’s main sponsor Finlay Motor Group. There were 2 routes to choose from on the day, a 100k and 125k and over 300 cyclists took part in the event. Both routes started and finished at Finlay Motor Group’s Naas showrooms where excellent facilities and refreshments were provided.IMG_2569

As an added incentive for cyclists Finlay Motor Group held a draw on the day for a TREK racing bike valued at €800. There was huge interest in the draw with almost every participant entering. The lucky winner was Mr David Moore from Ballymore Eustace, happy cycling David.IMG_2561

Finlay Motor Group Charity Cycling Event

Huge Attendance Expected at Wicklow Peaks Event

Wicklow Peaks Challenge

On the 28th of June Naas Cycling Club will host this years Wicklow Peaks Challenge. There are two routes this year (100K and 125k) and both start from Finlay Motor Group showrooms in Naas. Excellent facilities will be available and participants will be entered into a draw to win a new racing bike sponsored by Finlay Motor Group

The event is in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland / Kildare Branch. For full details of the event including Routes, Sponsors, Times, Fees, etc. click Here.

IMG_2135Naas Cycling Club and Finlay Motor Group are expecting a huge attendance at this event, because of this it is advised to Register Online as soon as possible.

 

Ford has been celebrating its 50th anniversary with a very loud bang. With a launch of its new performance range of cars at the Geneva 2015 motorshow it is sure to impress with its eye watering new range of vehicles.The all new Ford GT sports car has been launched to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Ford GT racing cars and is very sleek and elegant in its styling. This high performance supercar boasts of a new twin turbocharged eco-boost V6 engine which has the capability of generating a massive 608PS. This will result in high performance acceleration precision handling and outstanding efficiency.

Ford PerformanceThe new focus RS is yet again another outstanding piece of genius and engineering. This sporty little machine, developed by the Ford performance team, carries the RS badge. This vehicle incorporates a range [...]

Finlay’s Ford Dealership Close Doors Of Their Newbridge Showrooms

After 43 Years Finlay's Move To New Premises At Naas
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Finlay Ford imageFinlay’s of Newbridge have closed the doors of their Newbridge showrooms for the last time in 43 years last week. After a phased move to their new premises in Newhall Naas, Finlay’s moved the last remaining staff and stock into the Naas dealership on 13th March.

The new Car Dealership in Newhall, Naas (beside Merlin auctions) was opened in May 2008. It is one of the largest car dealership facilities in Ireland and is ideally situated beside exit 10 of the M7 with easy access from Newbridge and Naas. The dealership is home to Finlay’s Ford Cars ,Volvo Cars and Equi-trek horseboxes franchises. The move will now bring the entire motor business back under one roof.

of Newbridge have closed the doors of their Newbridge showrooms for the last time in 43 years last week. After [...]

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ford carMANY PEOPLE HAVE the same hairdresser for years, some have the same mechanic but not everyone has the same dealership! For one couple however, they found their match in Finlay Ford Cars, Naas and have been buying cars from them for the past 28 years! Peggy and Sonny Fox (84) from Prosperous have been coming to Finlay Motor Group for Ford cars since the group took over the Ford dealership in Kildare in 1987.“They’ve bought 18 ford car from us and come to us for all of their buying and servicing. They are such a lovely couple, we have always done our best for them and continue to do so,” said Gary Finlay, Sales Director of Finlay Ford. Such is their loyalty to Finlays that in fact the entire family is now dealing with Finlay’s from [...]

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