Move to FullAppraisal and FullAuction and be a step ahead of the competition

November 2016

Four key areas help drive a retailer's profitability – reducing costs, increasing turnover, increasing productivity and increasing efficiency.

The customer journey at your dealership - is it fit for purpose?

September 2016

Cooper Solutions will be exploring the customer journey and the impact technology can have on this experience, as well as covering the acquisition of used car stock and disposal of vehicles during a best practice masterclass at the new AM Live expo.

Cooper Solutions announces a new working relationship with Safeline

June 2016

Cooper Solutions is delighted to announce a new working relationship with Safeline, the charity which helps people survive the aftermath of sexual abuse and rape, whilst working with young people to prevent it.

Cooper Solutions celebrates double milestone

June 2016

Cooper Solutions, provider of niche, web-based solutions for franchised dealerships, delivered its 10 millionth insured loan day this month, as it celebrates 15 years of business in the UK automotive retail sector.

Cooper Solutions 80,000th nationwide trade auction goes continental

March 2016

Cooper Solutions is delighted to announce that the 80,000th vehicle has been listed on its FullAuction trade vehicle website.

Cooper Solutions expands team to meet recent business growth

November 2015

Sustained demand from motor dealers for its services has prompted Cooper Solutions to add two new recruits to its growing team.

Manor Investments buys 1000th car from Cooper Solutions

October 2015

Solihull-based car dealer, Manor Investments, has become the first buyer to reach 1000 cars purchased from Cooper Solutions.

Expanding capabilities, expanding workforce: Cooper Solutions welcomes new staff

August 2015

Cooper Solutions has made three new appointments to help support ongoing growth. David Abel, Pip Weston and Rahul Mohanachandran join the team, as a business development manager, account manager and software developer respectively.

Dealers face imminent HMRC crackdown

July 2015

Poor record keeping on employees' use of demonstrators and courtesy vehicles could see dealers facing stiff fines from the HM Revenue & Customs. That's the warning from Cooper Solutions' Dean Pipitone, who believes up to 80% of dealers could be failing to keep sufficient records of employees' vehicle use.

Cooper Solutions strengthened partnership with Vertu

July 2015

One of the UK’s fastest growing dealer groups has strengthened its partnership with Cooper Solutions. Vertu Motors plc is reaping the benefits of investing in Cooper Solutions’ online fleet management system FullCover.

Are you ready for the 8th June DVLA licence changes?

May 2015

From 8th June 2015, the paper counterpart of a GB licence will no longer be a valid DVLA document and it will not be possible to rely upon it to show driver eligibility. In this video, Cooper Solutions outlines issues created by these changes, and shares the options available to dealerships after the changes come into effect.

Cooper's Answer to DVLA Licence Changes

April 2015

From 8th June 2015, the paper counterpart of a GB licence will no longer be a valid DVLA document and it will not be possible to rely upon it to show driver eligibility.

For loans insured using Cooper Solutions daily rate insurance, we’re excited to announce that our FullCover fleet management system will utilise a new online licence checking service...

New Appraisal Application

March 2015

Cooper Solutions Ltd has launched a new mobile appraisal application which can be used to optimise appraisal processes and optionally remarket trade vehicles, via its online trade auction platform FullAuction.

The new tool is designed for sales executives to electronically complete appraisals using mobile or tablet devices before enabling sales managers to value the car.

Hat-trick to Start 2015

February 2015

Cooper Solutions has welcomed three new members to the team after enjoying a strong start to the year.

We’ve brought in Liz Love as Product Manager, Ben Felt as Senior Developer, and also added Jade Costa as Client Support Executive.

New Appointments to round off a successful 2014

December 2014

Cooper Solutions has strengthened its management team with a hat-trick of appointments.

The firm has achieved year-on-year growth in each of the last 12 years and has created three new roles across the business following another record 12 months.

FullCompliance Landmark!

October 2014

A landmark number of dealers have signed up to a web-based system designed to meet national HMRC requirements.

More than 200 franchise dealerships are now using Cooper Solutions’ FullCompliance system to help their staff track all company vehicle usage, mileage and fuel use.

Wolfing around in the mud!

September 2014

At Cooper Solutions we are not afraid of getting our hands dirty for a good cause, and we demonstrated just that to boost the support for our charity of the year, The Shakespeare Hospice.

We actually went the whole hog and got covered from head to toe in mud at the Wolf Run on Sunday, September 7th – and loved every minute of it!

New quartet adds string to our bow

August 2014

Cooper Solutions is expanding again as we accelerate our presence across the UK. We have created four new jobs for individuals living in the area to support the company’s on-going growth and presence across the UK automotive industry.

The quartet is made up of...

Happy smiles after 100’s of miles!

July 2014

We’ve chosen the Shakespeare Hospice as our charity for 2014 because of the wonderful work they do.

The insight we have gained into the positive difference they make to the tragic circumstances that arise every day, led our whole team to commit to a series of activities...

Dealers Turning to Online Auctions

July 2014

Independent car dealers across the UK are increasingly turning to online auctions to find their used stock, a survey by Cooper Solutions has found.

Dealers have upped their use of e-auctions over the last 12 months – with 43 per cent of stock purchased now done so through online platforms...

Going the Extra Mile

June 2014

The team at Cooper Solutions is going the extra mile - vertically and horizontally - to boost local charities.

And not content with just skydiving from 10,000 ft and cycling hundreds of miles, our staff has also signed up to battle through mud and freezing water at the Wolf Run.

Taking FullControl

May 2014

L&L Automotive’s Mercedes-Benz dealers in Hertfordshire have switched to using Cooper Solutions’ online trade vehicle auction site following a successful trial.

FullAuction has been rolled out across all three sites in Bishop’s Stortford, Stevenage and Hertford, and has enabled the dealerships to make an average profit of £400 on each vehicle.

The Power of 6!

February 2014

It is a case of six of one and half a dozen of the other after automotive software specialists Cooper Solutions celebrated a major milestone.

For the first time in the firm’s 12 year history Cooper Solutions has signed up a customer to all six of its web-based products.

Strong Start to 2014!

January 2014

Cooper Solutions is heading into 2014 as it started 2013 - by expanding our team. We’ve strengthened our team considerably over the last 12 months and created five new positions across the business.

The latest recruit is Richard Pickering who has boosted our software testing team.

Best Feet Forward

September 2013

Two charities have received a boost after two men from Cooper Solutions wracked up a combined 166 miles - on bike and foot.

Dean Pipitone and Tom Eaton took on charity challenges in memory of friends and family close to their hearts.

Six of the best!

August 2013

Cooper Solutions has bolstered its workforce by almost a third as it continues to strengthen its grip on the industry.

The firm has taken on six new recruits – representing an increase of almost a third and taking the total number of staff up to 25.

Cooper Solutions Announces Partnership

May 2013

Cooper Solutions has formally pooled its services with chartered insurance brokers and risk management specialists Cooke & Mason.

The companies have enjoyed a strong relationship for the past ten years and the move is a natural progression which will provide motor dealerships with convenient access to the combined range of market leading products and services.

Reduce Costs by 90%?

April 2013

A rental company in the South East of England has reduced the cost of selling its used cars by 90 per cent and increased returns by 10 per cent.

Kendall Cars provides private rental vehicles from its 10 sites across the South East of England. It recently switched from selling its used vehicles through traditional auctions to FullAuction.

Sibling Synergy Drives Cooper Solutions

February 2013

Identifying a niche market, building a business from scratch to serve it, and using emerging technology to do so, would be a daunting challenge for anyone.

Now throw in the fact your business partner is located over 5,000 miles away on the opposite side of the Atlantic and you have an idea of the challenges overcome by brothers Barry and Peter Cooper of Cooper Solutions.

FullAuction Partners with CAP

December 2012

Cooper Solutions has brought the hammer down on a deal to team up with CAP for its FullAuction service.

The firm has joined forces with pricing experts CAP to provide a service for sellers using FullAuction.

Daring duo set for adventure

October 2012

A daring duo is about to set off on an adventure to Barcelona in a garish graffiti covered car in the name of charity.

John Beacham and Naomi Baron, of Cooper Solutions, are set to make a 1,000-mile journey to Barcelona from Barford in a banger they bought for just £370.

Cooper Solutions experienced one of its hottest months

September 2012

As the UK experienced summer temperatures in early September Cooper Solutions experienced one of its hottest months ever.

The firm supplied insurance cover for test drives of vehicles valued at a total of £192 million through its FullCover product in the first three weeks of the month.

Cooper Provides Solution for Tax Troubles

August 2012

An online solution has been developed to the potential threat of six-figure fines faced by car dealerships which fail to fully comply with tax guidelines.

Cooper Solutions has developed FullCompliance in order to combat the likelihood of large fines as well as ease the time-consuming record-keeping process associated with the tax.

Cooper Solutions Support Careers Fair

July 2012

Youngsters have been put on the road to their future careers after an automotive software company helped to steer them in the right direction.

Cooper Solutions dropped into Myton School, in Warwick, to support the school’s Careers Fair for Year 10 students.

New Appointment – Lynne Stewart

July 2012

Cooper Solutions has helped its latest recruit make a successful return journey home. The firm has hired Lynne Stewart who lives in Willenhall, in Coventry, but originally hails from the Barford area.

The 29-year-old has been appointed as the firm’s FullAuction Support Executive to monitor activity on its online trade vehicle auction site FullAuction...

Cooper Solutions Supports Children’s Trip

June 2012

One Midlands automotive firm supported another in its drive to treat underprivileged children to a day out at a top theme park.

Online automotive software firm Cooper Solutions offered its support to East Midlands motor group, Sandicliffe as it prepared to raise funds to take 350 youngsters from across the East Midlands on a trip to Alton Towers.

Helping you work more efficiently

June 2012

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Double Delight

May 2012

Cooper Solutions has double the delight in its two new appointments to the team.

Vicki Haynes joins having spent a number of years working for the John Lewis group following her graduation from University in Leeds. She has also been joined by Laurie Pearce who has been appointed to the company’s FullAuction team...

Extended test drives bring customers into the brand

May 2012

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Sarah & Andy and Hands

April 2012

We have supported one of our key employees as he travelled to Asia to help underprivileged children in the region in danger of exploitation.

Andrew Whicher, 34, has just returned from northern Thailand with his wife Sarah, 34, where the couple have been volunteering with the charity ‘hands’, which serves deprived and marginalised communities, ...

To Infiniti and Beyond

March 2012

A Warwickshire company is hoping its latest automotive client is on the road to never ending success after it took its first steps into the UK market.

Cooper Solutions, based in Barford, has just agreed a deal to supply its FullCover product to Infiniti, which has launched four dealership centres across the UK in Birmingham, Leeds, Stockport and Glasgow.

School Visit

February 2012

Cooper Solutions’ managing director Barry Cooper took time out of his busy schedule with account manager Kate Freshwater to help pupils gain an insight into running a national business.

They visited Myton School, in Warwick, to help pupils with their GCSE Business Studies course and talk about the ins and outs of running a successful business...

Robins & Day

January 2012

Robins & Day – the dealer group owned by Peugeot UK – has signed up to the new online auction service launched by Cooper Solutions.

Robins & Day, which is based at 36 locations across the UK, has signed an agreement to trade vehicles through FullAuction, which was launched last summer...

Four Corners

December 2011

Cooper Solutions’ FullCover has achieved full coverage of the UK after securing clients in the four corners of the UK. The company now provides at least one of its range of products to dealerships in Inverness – John R Weir Mercedes Benz, Belfast – Charles Hurst Group, Canterbury – Invicta Ford and Falmouth – Ward Vauxhall and Ocean BMW...

New Appointment – David Goode

December 2011

Cooper Solutions made the winning bid when it came to getting their man for a new position monitoring the company’s car auction site. The firm has hired David Goode as its ‘man in the chair’ to monitor activity on its trade vehicle auction site FullAuction, which operates over 100 live used car auctions at any given time.

Cooper Solutions designs web-based solutions for over 1,000 UK franchised car...

How well do you manage your used car stock?

October 2011

Published in Auto Retail Manager - October 2011

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Looking Forward to Quarter 4?

October 2011

Published in Auto Retail Bulletin - October 2011

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Used Car Margin: Race Against Time

September 2011

Published in Auto Retail Bulletin - September 2011

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Our 1,000th Customer

September 2011

Cooper Solutions is firmly on the road to success after securing its 1,000th customer. The company is now working with Mercedes Benz of Bedford with their fleet management solution FullCover.

The Sytner Group dealership, became Cooper Solutions’ 1,000th customer after installing FullCover which helps efficiently manage the 2,000-plus bookings of the...

Next Door Neighbours

August 2011

A Warwickshire independent car dealership was looking on the worldwide web to find out more about a major new online car auction – and found Cooper Solutions were its next door neighbours!

Country Car, based in Barford, has 25 years experience specialising in prestigious used cars, which it buys from a number of sources...

Ploughing a New Furrow

May 2011

One of the oldest car dealers in Shropshire has given its service department an overhaul with modern technology.

Furrows, which has three dealerships across the county, has invested in cutting-edge software to manage its courtesy car fleet with instant results. The company runs a fleet of around 17 cars which allow customers to stay on the road while their vehicles...

Software Firm Breaks Down Walls for Company Growth

March 2011

A Warwickshire software firm is expanding its offices after a period of growth with a view to recruiting more staff by the end of the year.

Cooper Solutions, which works with around 1,000 UK dealerships to improve fleet management and cost controls, is increasing its base in Barford, near Warwick...

Brindley Group

February 2011

Cooper Solutions has helped one of the region’s most successful dealership groups celebrate an anniversary with a major landmark, the Brindley Group – the largest family owned car dealership group in the West Midlands.

And at the start of its 80th anniversary, Brindley has just hit the 35,000 mark for the number of days that courtesy vehicles have been insured on the roads using...

BIK Errors Could Prove Very Costly For Dealers

January 2011

Published in Automotive Management - January 2011

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Microsoft Announcement Caps Remarkable 2010 For Cooper Solutions

December 2010

Web-based systems provider Cooper Solutions has topped an outstanding twelve months by announcing that it has been recognised as a Microsoft Silver Partner within the Microsoft Partner Network.

To achieve the ISV (Independent Software Vendor) competency standard, Cooper Solutions had to submit references from three of its customers and have FullCover, its most popular product, inspected by an independent Microsoft approved testing...

Cooper Solutions Unveils Enhancements to FullCover

December 2010

Web-based systems provider Cooper Solutions has launched a new module to their most popular product which will enhance dealerships ability to increase revenue from their courtesy vehicles.

The FullRecovery module is an addition to Cooper Solutions existing FullCover...

Cooper Solutions Appoints New Staff

November 2010

Web-based systems provider Cooper Solutions, based in Warwickshire, has just appointed three new members of staff to help cope with the amount of increased business it’s enjoying.

Thanks to an ever growing range of innovative, insightful products and a 99 per cent...

500 Dealers Are Now Enhancing Their Bottom Line With Cooper Solutions

July 2009

Published in Automotive Management - July 2009

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We provide a range of integrated dealer management solutions and systems for the automotive industry. Our online solutions cover financial management, fleet management, daily rate insurance provision, benefit in kind compliance, trade car disposal, and used car stock control.

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