GROUPE Renault UK has celebrated the strength and depth of its dealer network with special anniversary presentations at three of its longest-established franchise partners.
Senior brand representatives joined the teams at City Motors and SJ Cook & Sons, both of which are in Bristol, and AKS Yeovil to celebrate the dealerships’ respective 50-, 40- and 25-year anniversaries.
Each of the dealerships was presented with a commemorative award by Louise O’Sullivan, network operations director, Groupe Renault UK, to mark their achievement and acknowledge their outstanding contribution to the success of the Renault and Dacia brands in the UK.
The dealerships are amongst the most experienced in the Groupe Renault UK dealer network, which includes nearly 160 nationwide dealers and is continuing to grow in a challenging automotive retail market. All three are family-owned, attributing their longevity and continued success to their unwavering focus on customer service and the Renault and Dacia model ranges.
O’ Sullivan said: ‘We’re delighted to join our franchise partners in celebrating such significant anniversaries. They are fantastic ambassadors for our brands and their commitment to customers and the Groupe Renault franchise is exceptional.’
Robin Cook, managing director of the Carco Group, which operates SJ Cook & Sons and City Motors, said: ‘Renault and Dacia are a substantial part of our business and together with our experienced and dedicated workforce we are a formidable partnership.
‘Our territory performance and longevity of representation speaks volumes for how much our customers value the Renault and Dacia brands and we are delighted to be part of Groupe Renault and all that it has to offer.’
Anton K Szulc, managing director of AKS Yeovil, added: ‘Quite simply, there’s no other brand that we would wish to represent or area that we would like to serve.
‘With Renault, it feels like we’re part of a family, which is especially rewarding as we’re a solus dealership, and it’s nice that the support and enthusiasm we have for the brand is appreciated and reciprocated.
‘We’re proud to have represented Groupe Renault UK for 25 years.’