Vertu Motors



Bristol Street Motors has chosen Carlisle as the site for its first MG dealership.

The new dealership is based on the city’s Kingstown Industrial Estate and will showcase a range of new and used cars as well as offering on-site EV charging, servicing and aftersales.

The site will offer the full range of new MG vehicles, from MG3 supermini, through to the bold and dynamic MG HS, along with the ZS and MG5 EV models and HS Plug-in Hybrid. All are sold with MG’s famous 7-year manufacturer warranty on all new vehicles, giving customers complete peace of mind.

Bristol Street Motors MG Carlisle will also provide specialist advice to Motability customers, with sales professionals on hand to guide them through the process of choosing the best vehicle for their individual requirements.

It will be the 33rd manufacturer represented by Vertu Motors plc – the most of any dealer group in the UK.

Robert Forrester, chief executive of Bristol Street Motors, said: “I am delighted to announce the introduction of MG to our portfolio of manufacturers.

“MG is an iconic British motoring brand, famous for building sporty, exciting, and value-for-money cars which are always fun to drive. It is the fastest growing car brand in the UK and it’s really exciting to open our first site in Carlisle.

“It will be our third franchise in the city, demonstrating our commitment to the North West and cementing our place as the dealer group representing the most brands.”

MG Motor Commercial Director, Guy Pigounakis, added: “We are delighted to welcome Bristol Street into the MG family and the Carlisle location represents a great opportunity for us in the North-West.

“Working with a group as high profile as this shows just how far and how quickly MG has grown in recent years and, with our rapidly growing EV portfolio in particular, we look forward to a long-lasting a fruitful relationship with the dealer group.”

Photo Caption: From Left to Right: David Brown (General Manager), Kerry Green (Service Advisor), Andrew Gornall (Accountant), Amanda Bulman (Service Advisor), Tim Roelich (General Sales Manager), Paul Ruthven (Service Manager).



CONTACT: Caroline Walker on 01325 363436

Notes to Editors

Vertu Motors is the fifth largest automotive retailer in the UK with a network of 154 sales outlets across the UK. Its dealerships operate predominantly under the Bristol Street Motors, Vertu and Macklin Motors brand names.

Vertu Motors 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 150 franchised sales outlets and 4 non-franchised sales operations from 116 locations across the UK.

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

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From Left to Right: David Brown, Kerry Green, Andrew Gornall, Amanda Bulman, Tim Roelich, Paul Ruthven
From Left to Right: David Brown, Kerry Green, Andrew Gornall, Amanda Bulman, Tim Roelich, Paul Ruthven
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