YORKSHIRE-BASED Burrows Motor Company has added a fifth Toyota dealership to its network and extended its reach into Nottinghamshire after taking over L&S Copcutt in Worksop.
The new business, which has 17 members of staff and was bought for an unspecified sum, will complement Burrows’ Toyota dealerships in Sheffield, Doncaster, Barnsley and Rotherham.
L&S Copcutt is a well-established car dealership, having been built up by the Copcutt family over the past 51 years. The family will remain heavily involved in the running of the business, with Martin and Neil Copcutt – father and son respectively – remaining on site and continuing their relationship with existing customers.
The name of the dealership will change to Burrows Toyota but the same faces will still be there, customer warranties will remain in place, and MOTs and annual services will also continue on the same premises with the same team.
Burrows Motor Company now has eight dealerships across three car franchises, comprising Toyota, Mazda, Kia, and specialist used car dealership Mint Cars.
Martin Copcutt said: ‘We’re proud to associate our business with the Burrows Motor Company group, which even though it is larger in size than us is still an independently owned and family-run business with similar values to us.
‘Being part of the group provides us with the additional benefit and financial stability that come from having multiple dealerships. We’ll still be looking after our customers in exactly the same way as we always have done, but we’re also looking forward to welcoming new customers and opportunities.’
Burrows Motor Company owner Steve Burrows said: ‘I’m delighted to add another Toyota dealership to our network. Over the past year, we have been concentrating on reducing the number of franchises we hold as a group, while maintaining and growing our dealership presence by expanding our relationships with existing manufacturers.
‘As a brand, Toyota is very strong and the new product offering that we have seen with the C-HR and the latest new models have given us renewed confidence to continue investing in our partnership.
‘L&S Copcutt is a great family business, based on the same commitment to excellent customer service that runs throughout the entire Burrows team. We’re looking forward to working with them to deliver Burrows value into Worksop and the surrounding Nottinghamshire area.’
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