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VERTU MOTORS CEO URGES FURLOUGHED COLLEAGUES TO VOLUNTEER

26/03/2020

26/3/20

Robert Forrester, chief executive of Vertu Motors plc, is actively encouraging healthy, not at high risk colleagues who have been furloughed to join the NHS volunteer army.

Speaking at his daily news conference on Wednesday 25th March, PM Boris Johnson said all 504,303 registered so far could now play an "absolutely crucial" role.

The helpers are needed for delivering food and medicines, driving patients to appointments and phoning the isolated.

Robert Forrester said: “To get through this unprecedented situation we will need to work together as a community. It was great, morale boosting news when the number of volunteers was announced. I know this included many colleagues from around the Group and I received a number of messages from colleagues who had taken the active step and were already helping the NHS and other bodies in a number of ways.

“It is fantastic to see our colleagues stepping up and showing that our values are alive even if our dealerships are temporarily closed.”

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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 133 franchised sales outlets and 3 non-franchised sales operations, representing 24 manufacturers, from 110 locations across the UK.

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