HENDY Group has launched a recruitment drive for staff to join three dealerships being built in Eastleigh.
The new showrooms for Honda, Kia and Mazda are due to open in December, with the group’s current site in Leigh Road set to be dedicated to Ford car and commercial products.
Chief executive Paul Hendy, pictured, said: ‘We’re delighted that we will have three new state-of-the-art dealerships which will also provide valuable employment in the area.
‘This investment in new facilities is part of our overall expansion plans and we are now looking for a wide range of skills to join the new team.’
Around 90 people are set to work at the new dealerships, with recruitment now under way for service advisers, vehicle technicians and sales executives.
Hendy is looking for 18 new members of staff to join the group ahead of the opening and is accepting applications via www.hendy.co.uk/join-team-hendy/
A joint initiative with Eastleigh Borough Council, the new showrooms will have space for 27 new cars plus 120 used cars and will feature a 20-bay workshop.
It is being built on just over one hectare of land and will boast solar panels, water recycling in the valet bay and electric charge points to meet rising demand from motorists switching to hybrid and electric cars.
Hendy currently has 12 franchises in 25 locations and employs more than 1,000 people across Hampshire, Sussex, Surrey, Kent and Devon.