The RAA is a joint venture company dedicated to negotiating and purchasing goods and services on behalf of its shareholder members.

Formed in 2003, the initial concept was developed by 9 independent dealers, who researched the idea very thoroughly before launch. They had the idea validated, shaped and moulded by consultants led by Professor Garyl Rees from the Cardiff Business School and the ICDP (International Car Distribution Programme).

Although each RAA member is independent, collectively they are a big player in the industry as the RAA. They have a combined turnover of £2.9 billion. This puts the group 5th in the UK retail motor industry turnover league tables and gives an indication of the group’s substantial buying power.

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