Suzuki GB PLC has announced the opening of Startin Suzuki Redditch, bringing its UK  dealer network count to 159 locations. It is the Startin Group’s second Midlands based Suzuki franchise; the first being the Worcester showroom which opened last summer. Startin’s Coventry Highway site has been re-designed and modernised offering a relaxed and welcoming environment […]

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Heritage Automotive has bought Blade Motor Group and Blade Motorcycles for an undisclosed sum. Blade represented Volkswagen, Audi, Seat, Skoda and Honda at franchised dealerships based in Gloucester, Cheltenham, Bristol, Wiltshire and Somerset. Richard Neulaender and John Walsh, the former owners of Colborne Garages, acquired Heritage from John Cook three years ago. Since then the […]

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Chapelhouse Motor Group, a family-run dealer group has acquired three dealerships from Bolton Car Company. The acquisition sees the group, based in the north west of England, grow from six to nine franchised dealerships.  All the staff at BCC’s Suzuki franchises in Bolton & Blackburn and its Citroen site in Wigan will be kept on […]

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South coast-based franchised retail group Hendy has bought neighbouring Westover Group for and undisclosed sum. The move means Hendy Group will hit its stated £1 billion turnover target this year. The deal will add 21 franchise points to Hendy’s existing 38 points taking the total to 59. The group operates franchised retailers in Devon, Hampshire and West Sussex […]

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