FARNELL Bolton has created 23 jobs at its new £10m dealership.
The Jaguar Land Rover showroom has welcomed apprentice service adviser Harrison Hanson, compound assistant Mark Gallagher and parts driver John Burgess, in addition to four showroom hosts, eight sales executives and eight technicians.
Hanson, 19, receives external training from Land Rover while also learning at the Kay Street dealership, which is part of the Vertu Motors group. When he finishes his three-year apprenticeship, he will continue to work in the service department at the site.
James Boyd, head of business, said: ‘The £10m that our parent company, Vertu Motors, invested in the new dealership has certainly paid off and it is an integral part of the Bolton local economy.
‘The group demonstrated its confidence in the town with this investment, and it has allowed us to recruit from a pool of local talent. We have bolstered our existing team, with people across different departments in the business, and we are very proud of that.
‘Farnell Bolton now has the capacity to showcase 20 new cars and 80 used models, in addition to a dedicated vehicle handover area and barista bar. It is not just a dealership, it is a destination, and it has had a fantastic response from everyone in Bolton and the surrounding areas.’
Hanson said: ‘It is a very exciting time to join Farnell Bolton. The site is very impressive, and it is a great place to start my career in the motor retail industry. I have enjoyed getting to know the team and look forward to completing my apprenticeship with a well-respected business in a thriving town.’
Pictured are some of the new recruits at Farnell Bolton, with head of business James Boyd, far left