City Motor Holdings expands with Peugeot in Berkshire

Time 10:56 am, July 22, 2014

peugeot newbury google scan copyDEALER group City Motor Holdings, trading as Autoplaza, has purchased a Peugeot dealership in Newbury, Berkshire.

City Peugeot becomes the company’s 12th dealership and will offer new and used car and van sales, servicing and MOTs as well as parts and accessories.

Managing director Steve Hemlock says there are further growth plans in the pipeline. He said: ‘We’ve got a lot of expansion on the cards all planned for completion by the end of 2014.

‘This involves some revamping of existing premises and we’re also working on some new ones due to launch in 2015.’

The dealership becomes City Motor Holdings’ third Autoplaza site, joining premises in Basingstoke and Reading. Hemlock says he has no plans to expand beyond these areas, though.

‘We will expand with franchises we’re comfortable with in an area we like,’ he said, ‘and as a financially strong company we’re always looking at other opportunities.’

The company has been turned around in the past 18 months after a management buy-out and has 310 employees.

City Peugeot is a Guild of Gold Lion Award dealer, an accolade awarded to just 25 Peugeot dealers in the UK offering outstanding customer service.

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James – or Batch as he’s known – started at Car Dealer in 2010, first as the work experience boy, eventually becoming editor in 2013. He worked for Auto Express as editor-at-large and was the face of Carbuyer’s YouTube reviews. In 2020, he went freelance and now writes for a number of national titles and contributes regularly to Car Dealer. In October 2021 he became Car Dealer's associate editor.

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