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A Motability specialist at Bristol Street Motors Ford Birmingham, the first dealership to open in the Group, is celebrating 40 years’ long service with the Group.

Kevyn Robinson, 62, began his career in February 1981 as a new car sales executive after gaining his motor retail experience working for his late father’s dealership.

Kevyn has been a Motability specialist for more than 20 years helping people with a disability, their families and their carers to lease a new car that is most suitable for them utilising their disability benefit.

When he left school, Kevyn originally went to art college but decided to make the move into motor retail because he wanted to work for his family business alongside his father.

Kevyn is a keen kickboxer and achieved his black belt six years ago. He is looking forward to lockdown restrictions being lifted so he can get back to the gym but also so he can spend time with his new-born grandson, Oskar.

Kevyn said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed the last 40 years working for Bristol Street Motors. I have stayed with the Group throughout my career because the company’s values and commitment to colleagues are second to none, and it is a very secure place to work.

“The sector has changed so much over the years, back then we had to hand write finance agreements! Some popular models that I remember selling were the Cortina, Capri, Sierra, Escort and Granada.

“To anyone looking to get into the motoring sector, I would say do it! Vertu Motors holds high customer values built on trust and honesty. Many of my customers have become personal friends over the years and I have made many wonderful friendships with colleagues.”

Robert Forrester, chief executive of Vertu Motors plc, the parent company of Bristol Street Motors, said: “It’s very important that we recognise our long-standing colleagues who have put so much hard work and commitment into our business. To work for a company for 40 years shows a tremendous level of dedication.

“Kevyn is a fantastic and well-respected colleague who goes the extra mile for his customers and I’m very grateful for his dedication and loyalty.”



CONTACT: Caroline Walker on 01325 363436

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 142 franchised sales outlets and 4 non-franchised sales operations, representing 32 manufacturers, from 116 locations across the UK.

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(l to r) Robert Forrester and Kevyn Robinson
(l to r) Robert Forrester and Kevyn Robinson
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