Somerset-based auto retailer Beaver Garages has secured an MG Motor franchise. The family-owned business will operate the new franchise from its existing Minehead facility before moving to new premises in summer 2017. Established in 1981 as Richard Beaver Garages, the business operates from three locations in Taunton and Minehead.

Commenting on the retailer’s new plans, group sales manager at Beaver Garages, Wayne Johnson, said: “Having talked to several other car manufacturers looking to expand their network, we found the team at MG to be very approachable, business-like and easy to deal with. Unlike many other big car brands, the team based in Birmingham was always easy to contact and very proactive when it came to setting up the franchise.”