Mercedes-Benz dealer on the hunt for new staff after ‘unprecedented’ year of new and used car sales

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Mercedes-Benz of Stockport is on the hunt to fill 15 job vacancies after an ‘unprecedented’ 12 months of business.

Operated by LSH Auto UK – part of LSH International and one of the largest dealer groups for Mercedes-Benz cars worldwide – Mercedes-Benz of Stockport has created 15 new jobs off the back of a very strong year for new car sales and leads.

Over the last 12 months, the business has grown new car sales by more than 21 per cent and used car sales by 34 per cent, despite lockdown.

At the same time, LSH Auto UK grew its team at Mercedes-Benz of Stockport by 27 per cent and is now recruiting for more staff.

Its looking for 10 full time positions in its sales team and there are four opportunities for weekend roles, and a full-time handover experience role.

Martyn Webb, managing director of LSH Auto UK, said: ‘Mercedes-Benz of Stockport has had a fantastic first year of trading. Despite the impact of Covid-19 and the UK lockdown, we’re in good shape and are looking forward to continuing to grow the business into 2021.

‘Our success is testament to the fantastic team that we have and their commitment to delivering the best possible service to our customers.’

During the lockdown period, the aftersales and servicing facilities at Mercedes-Benz of Stockport remained open in order to provide essential services for key workers including NHS staff, police and firefighters.

The teams provided customer and technical assistance for Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles used for a range of customers from emergency services, to home shopping, postal and parcel deliveries, utilities and breakdown services.

Webb added: ‘We know that a number of our customers still wish to shield at home, so we have also launched a full digital platform to enable them to browse online, book a solo test drive from their home, buy online and choose either the click and collect option or home delivery.

‘It’s been incredibly popular and our customer experience team have helped more than 19,000 customers over the phone or via online chat and emails over the past 12 months.’

Mercedes-Benz of Stockport has two buildings at the flagship site – a 13,492sqm showroom for new and use cars – called the ‘Autohaus’ – and an aftersales facility and a 17,166sqm purpose-built high-tech body, paint and repair centre, which operates as LSH Auto UK’s regional Used Car Preparation Facility and Parts Distribution Centre.

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