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HUDDERSFIELD HONDA DEALERSHIP CHANGES HANDS IN YORKSHIRE EXPANSION FOR VERTU MOTORS PLC

19/03/2021

19/3/2021

Vertu Motors plc has acquired the Honda car dealership based on Leeds Road, Huddersfield from Hepworth Motor Group to grow its Yorkshire presence to 23 sites.

The business, which also holds an authorised repair contract for Mitsubishi has been located in Huddersfield for 40 years. All colleagues will remain at the dealership following the acquisition, ensuring continuity for customers, coupled with the benefits of being part of a large, well-financed, forward-thinking Group.

The purchase of the leasehold dealership represents further expansion of the Group’s Vertu Honda brand and complements its existing Honda outlets in Yorkshire and the surrounding area. With the completion of this purchase, Vertu Motors plc now operates a total of 23 sales outlets in Yorkshire representing the Nissan, Renault, Jaguar, Land Rover, Vauxhall, Kia, BMW, MINI and Honda brands.

The Group is the largest Honda dealer in Europe and now operates a total of 14 Honda car and two Honda Motorcycle dealerships throughout the UK.

Robert Forrester, CEO of Vertu Motors said:“We are delighted to acquire a dealership with such a long trading history in Huddersfield. Our experienced Vertu Honda team has a long, proud, and successful track record with the Hondabrand. This acquisition reflects the Group’s strategy to continue to grow a significantly scaled franchised dealership business and further grows our representation in Yorkshire.”

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Notes to editors:

Vertu Motors plc (which trades under the Bristol Street Motors, Macklin Motors, Vertu Toyota, Vertu Honda, Vertu Volkswagen, Vertu Mercedes-Benz, Vertu Kia and Farnell Jaguar Land Rover brands) was formed in late 2006 to acquire and consolidate UK motor retail businesses. The group was founded as a new entrant into the UK motor retail sector and is listed on the AIM market (UK:VTU).


In 2017, the Group became the first major UK motor retailer to offer customers the ability to purchase a used vehicle entirely online with the launch of Bristol Street Motors Buy Online. The platform enables customers to buy a used vehicle in as little as five minutes if they have the funds in place, arrange financial packages if they don’t, and have the vehicle delivered to any UK mainland home address.


Since flotation in December 2006, the Group has established itself as a major player in the United Kingdom automotive retail sector. The Group currently operates 144 franchised sales outlets and 4 non-franchised sales operations, representing 32 manufacturers, from 115 locations across the UK.

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