Holdcroft Motor Group one of the largest franchised dealer groups in the North-West and Midlands has opened two new MG dealerships. The new sites in Cheshire and Staffordshire join the group’s existing sites at Warrington and Stoke-on-Trent.  The family-run business with over 50 years in the industry, has 25 sites across the North-West and Midlands. […]

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SsangYong Motors UK welcomes Ashby and Mann to its franchised dealer network with immediate effect. Ashby and Mann was established in June 1987 when Malcolm Ashby, Ben Mangiante and their respective partners purchased Johnson’s Garage. At the timeJohnsons held the franchises for Volkswagen and Audi. Fast forward to April 1989 when Ben and wife, Vivienne […]

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Franchised dealer groups City West Country, Toomey Motor Group and WR Davies report pre-tax profits rise for 2019. Exeter’s City West Country saw profit before tax grow from £5.7m to £6.8m in the year ended 31 December 2019, despite turnover marginally declining. Return on sales rose from 1.9% to 2.3%. The Mercedes-Benz and Smart retailer […]

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MG Motor UK has announced it is supplying up to 100 fully-electric MG ZS EVs to NHS agencies across the UK for use by our NHS heroes, as the government intensifies the battle against the dangerous coronavirus (COVID-19). The cars will be supplied via MG’s nationwide dealer network for up to six months, completely free […]

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Sytner has sold four of its 12 Volkswagen sites to Midlands-based franchised dealer group, Johnsons Cars, for an undisclosed sum. The move takes Johnsons to nine Volkswagen franchises and a total franchise count of 42 from a mix of brands. Johnsons has been growing over recent years mainly through new openings although it has had […]

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MG Motors has appointed Mackie Motors as their franchised dealers in north-east Scotland. This is MG’s fifth new dealership in as many weeks and is located at the renovated showroom in Brechin, Angus. Mackie Motors Managing Director, Kevin Mackie, commented: “This is a hugely exciting time to join the MG network. We’re delighted to be […]

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Stoneacre Group is the latest dealer group to join the MG Motor UK network. The new dealership, a full sales and aftersales operation, has opened in Hyde, Greater Manchester. Stoneacre, one of the UK’s leading franchised dealer groups, have been operating for more than 20 years. They represent 24 brands across northern England and north […]

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Batchelors Motor Group has strengthened its ties with Suzuki by opening a second site in York. The family owned franchised dealer group has been partnered with Suzuki since 1996 with their existing site in Ripon. The new site at Ings Lane, York Business Park, Nether Poppleton, boasts a seven-car showroom with over 35 cars on […]

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Richmond Motor Group have joined the MG Motor’s franchised dealer network. The newly renovated car showrooms in Portsmouth and Southampton now offer the full range of MG vehicles. This is an exciting time for MG, as they continue to be the UK’s fastest growing car manufacturer. Richmond Group’s managing director, Michael Nobes, said: “The MG […]

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Lookers will make a further investment in its dealership network by purchasing Jennings Motor Group. Jennings, the North East based franchised dealer group, is a respected and well-established name across the region. Whilst Ford is their key brand partner, they also represent Kia, Seat and Mazda. The acquisition reinforces Lookers’ position as one of the […]

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