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Ridgeway Group opens new Skoda dealer

Time 1:00 pm, May 24, 2013

ridgeway-groupRIDGEWAY GROUP – which currently operates the Jewson Skoda dealership on the Abingdon Road in Oxford – has extended its brand reach by opening Ridgeway Skoda in Newbury.

Following the administration of previous operators Whitequay Limited at the end of January, Ridgeway Group will now represent the Skoda brand in Newbury, Berkshire.

Simon McLaughlin, Ridgeway Skoda’s Brand Director said: ‘We are absolutely delighted to representing the Skoda brand in Newbury and opening a dedicated stand-alone dealership on Faraday Road operating new car, approved used, service, parts and fleet departments.’


He added: ‘The Skoda brand is on the real up – record market share, a new product offensive, 19 major awards for its outstanding products and excellent customer service and Skoda has been in the top 10 of the J.D. Power Survey of Customer Satisfaction for the past 20 years!’

Ridgeway Group, currently operating Audi and Volkswagen in the Newbury area, believe Skoda will strengthen the brand’s portfolio

John O’Hanlon, Ridgeway Group’s CEO, commented ‘The opening of a new dealership in Newbury strengthens our relationship with Skoda and our home town of Newbury employing a further 12 people bringing the total employed in the town to over 170. Skoda is the perfect complement to our premium brand’s portfolio.’

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