Family-run Fred Henderson Ltd has become the latest auto retailer to secure an MG Motor franchise. Established in 1973 by successful rally driver Fred Henderson and originally built around breakdown recovery, repairs and motorsport activities, his son David joined the Durham-based business in 2004 and is now the company’s dealer principle. A used car division was added in 2011, which now retails more than 600 vehicles a year, and has recently been joined by a bodyshop facility.

Commenting on the business expansion, “Joining the MG dealer network is a big step forward for our business. The latest models are fantastic value for money and will be well received by our loyal customer base.

“Both the MG3 and MG GS are the perfect blend of style, substance and performance. Each model is fitted with the latest driving technologies, yet remains surprisingly affordable. Whether a new or experienced driver, both models offer an unintimidating, yet engaging drive – two real stand-out cars in their respective classes.”