Vertu Motors

£5million Macklin Motors dealership opens its doors in Edinburgh


Macklin Motors has opened the doors of its tenth Scottish location, unveiling the result of a £5million investment to create a modern purpose-built dealership in Edinburgh.

The new location in Newbridge offers sales and servicing for Peugeot, Kia and MG brands, with up to 120 vehicles displayed across the site and a 16-bay service area operated by manufacturer accredited technicians.

Existing colleagues have relocated from a pre-existing dealership on Bankhead Road, Edinburgh, with 14 new jobs created – including two apprenticeships – as part of the move.

The substantial investment by Macklin Motors signifies its confidence in the region and further significant developments are in the pipeline.

Across the new multi-franchise site, the dealership benefits from all the latest technology, including interactive walls that allow customers to customise their vehicle specification.

Additionally, automatic number plate recognition is able to notify the service centre to a customer’s arrival and begins the check-in process from the moment they reach the site.

Joe McCauley, General Manager at Macklin Motors Edinburgh Newbridge, said: “Prior to the seven-month long build programme, the location was an undeveloped plot overlooking the M9 motorway. Now it is a state-of-the-art workplace we can all be proud of and a welcoming modern space for customers.

“Moving into our new home is a fantastic way to begin 2022 and I’m looking forward to working with colleagues, old and new, to welcome customers and show them everything we have on offer.”

Andrew Simpson, Franchise Director at Macklin Motors, said: “We are delighted with how the dealership turned out. It’s a great, prominent location overlooking the M9 and really showcases the Macklin Motors brand well.”

Robert Forrester, Chief Executive of Macklin Motors, said: “This significant investment in Edinburgh, which is our third location in the city, demonstrates our continued confidence in the region.

“A substantial amount of hard work has gone into building our new Edinburgh site, which is set to be a fantastic facility for customers and colleagues. We are delighted to provide the very best customer service and cater to a wide variety of motoring needs.”



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Notes to Editors

Vertu Motors plc is the fifth largest automotive retailer in the UK with a network of 156 sales outlets across the UK. Its dealerships operate predominantly under the Bristol Street Motors, Vertu Motors and Macklin Motors brand names.

Vertu Motors plc was established in November 2006 with the strategy to consolidate the UK motor retail sector. It is intended that the Group will continue to acquire motor retail operations to grow a scaled dealership group. The Group’s acquisition strategy is supplemented by a focused organic growth strategy to drive operational efficiencies through its national dealership network. The Group currently operates 152 franchised sales outlets and 4 non-franchised sales operations from 120 locations across the UK.

Vertu’s Mission Statement is to “deliver an outstanding customer motoring experience through honesty and trust”.

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L-R Joe McCauley (General Manager), Richie Anderson (Sales Manager)
L-R Joe McCauley (General Manager), Richie Anderson (Sales Manager)
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£5million Macklin Motors dealership opens its doors in Edinburgh
£5million Macklin Motors dealership opens its doors in Edinburgh
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