Blackcircles.com’s Easter Deals

Easter is almost upon us. In the run up to the holiday, that normally brings with it the first glimpses of good weather and the desire to go away for a short break, Blackcircles.com has decided to put together some rather exciting offers to help you save some pennies.

The first of the three great deals is that customers can save £25 off their order when they purchase 4 Hankook tyres. The only stipulation with this is that the 4 Hankook tyres have to be the same size and model. This will be running until the end of March.

On top of this great offer, if a customer is buying tyres and chooses the mail order option then they will be happy to know that delivery is free until the end of March. This should be of interest to motorbike owners in particular, as all motorbike tyres sold through Blackcircles.com at moment are sent out mail order.

The final deal we have put together is a double celebration of sorts. This is because at the start of March we began a fantastic full service option for all motorists looking to benefit from a highly tuned, vehicle specific, competitively priced service for their car.

So, as it is the time of year for a spring clean and it is always a good idea to keep your car maintained regularly, we are adding a further incentive to having a full car service booked through Blackcircles.com – every person that books a full service will be sent a single-use voucher that will entitle them to £20 off their next tyre purchase. This offer will run until the end of April and the voucher will be valid until the end of the year.

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A Growing Vehicle History Report Company Takes The Next Step Into The World Of Television Commercial Advertising

CarProof®, a Canadian vehicle history report company, has made the choice to bring their services to the public eye using the power of television commercials. The imaginative team at Creative Bube Tube television production agency is being used to develop the concept and produce the commercial. Although CarProof has been around since 2000, they will be a fresh face to television advertising. This has sparked numerous ideas of how it would be best for the company to become a household name when it comes to buying used vehicles.

Nic Taylor, assistant producer at the television commercial production agency, helped create the concepts for the CarProof commercials. “We both wanted something witty and creative that would get CarProof recognized by everyone. So our inventive team came up with a few short skits to choose from and decided on which ones would best represent CarProof’s services.” The commercial production agency took great care in the filming of the commercial, making sure only the highest quality equipment was used. “We went all out on this production to make sure we got a professional look and feel. We made sure to pick the right actors and their portrayal of the characters helped make this commercial so appealing to the audience.” says Jenny Munford, owner of Creative Bube Tube.

vehicle history report helps both consumers and dealerships to gather detailed information regarding a used vehicle. This includes past accidents, liens, odometer discrepancies and more. The new ads will highlight these services as well as provide situations the viewers can relate to and understand the importance of these reports. “I’m very excited to see the commercial on television. We expect a great response and hopefully will get the point across that getting a vehicle history report on a used car is a smart decision. Creative Bube Tube has put their full force behind us and the results look amazing!” stated Joe Varkey, VP Marketing at CarProof.

About CarProof

CarProof, a London, Ontario company, was started in 2000 to provide the most comprehensive, accurate and timely used vehicle history reports available in Canada. In addition to being the Official Report of the OADA-TADA New Car Dealers of Ontario, CarProof is used by the government of Alberta and PEI as part of their provincial registry, endorsed by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia and by the major motor vehicle manufacturers throughout Canada. CarProof is also the sole supplier of vehicle history reports to both Manheim Canada and the ADESA Canada auctions for all of their U.S. import vehicle and arbitrations. For more information about CarProof, visit www.carproof.com.

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Tyre Retailer Blackcircles.com Starts 2010 With A New Look, A New Service And Another Award

A new year is often a time for a change, an overhaul, a new look. That is exactly what happened at Blackcircles.com. Since 2010 began, returning visitors to the award winning and highly popular tyre retailer’s website will have noticed that things have changed for the better.

A lighter layout and easier navigation system, as well as a simpler yet safer purchasing process have helped to enhance the already high standards of customer service that Blackcircles.com has built its reputation on.

Since the launch of the new site, customer feedback has been very positive; with the customer comment section of the website receiving many ‘new look’ related messages. According to the online tyre retailer, one of the main focuses for the change was to make the shopping experience – which its customers went through – even easier than it had been previously. One look at the feedback shows that they’ve managed exactly what they set out to do.

Michael Welch founder and Managing Director of Blackcircles.com, when talking about the site said, “I’m delighted with what the guys have developed. The site is looking great and is a lot easier to get to grips with”.

Just after the successful unveiling of the new look, Blakcircles.com received more good news in the form of a Hitwise award for July –December of 2009. They received the award after being ranked in the top 10 of the ‘Shopping and Classifieds – Automotive’ category for the latter half of the year.

Richard Rankin, Head of Ecommerce at Blackcircles.com, was very pleased with the award and predicts that with the recent makeover that next year they can look forward to more awards in 2010 – “we’re understandably very happy and proud to have been handed the award and look to build on this achievement in 2010.”

As well as the new look, Blackcircles.com have launched a new car servicing option for consumers on the lookout for inexpensive yet reliable maintenance. By using the network – over 1,100 across the UK – that they have built up over the years, Blackcircles.com can offer motorists the chance to have their car service at a local service station for up to 60% of the price of many of the high street dealers.

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Cheshire Business Students Impress Leading Local Firm In Dragon’s Den Style Competition

West Cheshire College students have impressed Chester based ACF Car Finance Limited with their entries to win the newly launched ‘Outstanding Business Student Award’ scheme, created to help encourage and support young talent across the region.

Cheshire Business Students Impress Leading Local Firm In Dragon's Den Style Competition

The UK’s leading specialist sub-prime car dealer, part of The Funding Corporation group of companies, teamed up with tutors at West Cheshire College and developed this specific project for the Business Diploma students, offering them the chance to win a prize while enhancing their career prospects.

The students were set the challenge of producing a business presentation on opening a new ACF Car Finance showroom in the Chester area, with the winning team receiving£500 worth of computer vouchers.

After being split into groups, the 16 to 18 year-old students had to present their creative ideas to a judging panel at ACF Car Finance’s Head Office on Chester Business Park, including Managing Director of The Funding Corporation David Challinor and Area Manager of Care and Business for West Cheshire College Christine Knight.

The teams all came up with a variety of imaginative ideas and were evaluated on the creativity of their presentations, the background research and the business suggestions made. Some students produced radio adverts and made model plans of the new ‘showroom’.

The members of the winning team were Leonna Chatterton, Harriet Fitzpatrick, Iqbal Hussain and Rachel Siddal who were chosen due to their well-researched pitch, strong presentational skills and varied creative ideas.

Their presentation included market research that they had undertaken at the College on the types of cars that customers around Cheshire look for as well as a well thought out financial analysis. They also gave a lot of thought to the promotion of their showroom, which they suggested should be located on Sealand Road, including a mock-up of a print and radio advert and suggested a launch open day to be attended by the Lord Mayor.

West Chester College Area Manager of Care and Business Tutor Christine Knight said,“This scheme has been a challenging and exciting opportunity for our students and we have all been impressed by the enthusiasm that they have all brought to the project.

“Taking part in the competition has demonstrated the commitment and talent of these students as future entrepreneurs. It was a tight competition but some students clearly stood out as potential Alan Sugars! We’re delighted that ACF Car Finance has offered this level of support for the business students of Chester.”

ACF Car Finance specialises in providing a wide range of quality used cars and arranging used car finance for customers throughout the region and across the UK, with cars starting form as little as £25 per week. The company has run a similar competition in Birmingham and plans similar projects with colleges across the country, in partnership with its other branches in Leeds, Manchester, East Midlands, Bristol, Dunstable, Isleworth and Maidstone.

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