Ridgeway Group acquires Land Rover site

Time 7:12 am, May 30, 2013

rrsportTHE Ridgeway Group has made its first foray into the Land Rover brand by acquiring the Land Rover site located in Cumnor, Oxford from Hartwell plc for an undisclosed sum.

The dealer group has said all staff formerly employed by Hartwell Land Rover Oxford will transfer to Ridgeway, effective May 30, 2013, increasing the company’s workforce to over 1,100 employees. The site will be rebranded as Ridgeway Land Rover.

John O’Hanlon, Ridgeway Group’s CEO, said: ‘We are delighted to have the Land Rover marque in the Ridgeway stable and in the month that the brand marked its 65th anniversary.

‘The range is diverse, appealing and now luxury with the stunning Evoque and new Sport models – widening the appeal of Land Rover and Range Rover to a new audience. The brand is in such a strong position and we look forward to representing such a respected motor manufacturer in a territory we know well.’

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James – or Batch as he’s known – started at Car Dealer in 2010, first as the work experience boy, eventually becoming editor in 2013. He worked for Auto Express as editor-at-large and was the face of Carbuyer’s YouTube reviews. In 2020, he went freelance and now writes for a number of national titles and contributes regularly to Car Dealer. In October 2021 he became Car Dealer's associate editor.

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