Family-run Swansway Motor Group installs life-saving defibrillators at all of its sites

  • Swansway Motor Group completes initiative to provide life-saving defibrillators at all sites
  • Firm has invested £7,500 installing 22 of the devices at dealerships across the country
  • Health and safety boss welcomes project and says defibrillators can be used by anyone in need

Time 8:26 am, October 24, 2023

The family-run Swanway Motor Group has installed life-saving defibrillators at all of its dealerships as it looks to protect staff and customers alike.

The firm has recently completed work to install the last of the devices, which are available for anyone to use 24-hours a day, following a £7,500 investment.

In addition to the new defibrillators, Swansway previously installed 12 units, bringing the total across the group to 22.

Commenting on the significance of the move, Andrew Darlington,  Swansway Motor Group’s health and safety manager, said: ‘We are pleased to have completed the installation of defibrillators across the group.

‘Our hope is that a circumstance never arises where they will need to be used, however, it is safer that the option is there.

‘We are keen to make the news known in the areas we operate so that the public is aware of where they can find a defibrillator if they need one.’

Where have the defibrillators been fitted?

  1. Blackburn Audi
  2. Carlisle Audi
  3. Crewe Audi
  4. Stoke Audi
  5. Stafford Audi
  6. Preston Audi
  7. Crewe Volkswagen
  8. Oldham Volkswagen
  9. Volkswagen Van Centre Oldham
  10. Wrexham Volkswagen
  11. Volkswagen Van Centre Wrexham
  12. Volkswagen Van Centre Birmingham
  13. Volkswagen Van Centre Lancashire
  14. Volkswagen Van Centre Liverpool
  15. Swansway Honda Bolton
  16. Swansway Honda Stockport
  17. Swansway Jaguar Crewe
  18. Swansway Chester Peugeot
  19. Motor Match Chester
  20. Cupra Crewe
  21. Stafford Land Rover
  22. Stafford Motor Match

Swansway is the latest dealer group to invest in defibrillators following in the footsteps of the likes of Hendy and Vertu, which made similar investments last year.

The importance of dealers having the devices was highlighted last June when 82-year-old customer John Ryder went into cardiac arrest at Holdcroft Nissan Crewe.

He was helped by quick-thinking sales controller Cameron Love, 28, who had been trained in how to use the defrillator and was able to use the device to save the pensioner’s life.

His actions earned him a special Dealer Ambassador prize by Nissan as well as the Outstanding Achievement of the Year gong at the 2022 Used Car Awards.

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Jack joined the Car Dealer team in 2021 as a staff writer. He previously worked as a national newspaper journalist for BNPS Press Agency. He has provided news and motoring stories for a number of national publications including The Sun, The Times and The Daily Mirror.

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