New Mini dealership opens as John Clark expansion continues

Time 1:45 pm, July 14, 2014


DEALER group John Clark has opened a new flagship Mini dealership in Aberdeen.

This latest venture means the company now has 23 dealerships in its portfolio – and managing director John Clark says there are further expansion plans in the pipeline.

Clark told Scotland on Sunday: ‘We’ve got a lot of expansion on the cards for 2014, with some revamping of existing premises and we’re working on some new ones due to launch in 2015.’

Although Clark didn’t confirm any new locations he said they would be sticking to the east coast of Scotland: ‘We would expand with franchises we’re comfortable with, and as a financially strong company we’re always looking at opportunities.’

Clark announced that 2013 was the fourth consecutive year of record earnings for the company, with new vehicles sales up to 31 per cent to 11,101.

The company also recorded 9,023 used car sales, up 27 per cent. This is the first time the firm has topped 20,000 total units sold in a year since it was first founded.

John Clark Motor Group’s pre-tax profits were up a healthy 68 per cent to £7.4 million in the year to the end of December 2013, with turnover up 33 per cent at £470m.

Rebecca Chaplin's avatar

Rebecca has been a motoring and business journalist since 2014, previously writing and presenting for titles such as the Press Association, Auto Express and Car Buyer. She has worked in many roles for Car Dealer Magazine’s publisher Blackball Media including head of editorial.

More stories...

Server 190