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Swansway’s first Jaguar centre takes shape

swanswaygarages 37550173936Construction of Swansway Group’s first Jaguar centre is well underway, around the corner from the group’s Crewe base.

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Jaguar Land Rover to open Rockar store at Westfield Stratford

RockarJLRJaguar Land Rover and Rockar (who have to date been working with Hyundai) are to launch a new retail website and a store in the Westfield Stratford shopping complex in East London in a move which the carmaker claims makes it the first premium automotive brand to offer fully-online purchasing.

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Vauxhall award for Bristol Street Newcastle

BSVauxNewcastleCar manufacturer Vauxhall, have recognised high levels of customer service at Bristol Street Motors Vauxhall dealership in Newcastle with the presentation of a national Customer Excellence Award.

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The Car People start recruiting for new Winwick operation

WinwickNorth of England car supermarket group, The Car People have announced plans to open a new purpose-built 13 acre site and showroom in early 2017 at Winwick near Warrington. The dealership will stock over 1700 cars.

The new showroom will create around 150 jobs, with an anticipated final head count of over 200 once the site is established. Recruitment for senior people will commence in September 2016.

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Lookers acquire Knights Group in £27 million deal

KnightsBMWManchester based, multi franchise dealer group, Lookers plc, have acquired west midlands based Knights North West Limited (Knights Group), in a £27.2 million cash deal.

The purchase of Knights Group introduces BMW and Mini to the Lookers’ portfolio for the first time and takes Lookers to 166 dealerships. Knights Group has six BMW and Mini dealerships in Stafford, Stoke-on-Trent and Crewe.

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