Seward in administration

Time 10 years ago

DEALER group Seward (Wessex) Limited has been placed in administration, it has been revealed tonight.

Administrators Smith & Williamson were appointed on Tuesday to Seward.

The group holds Vauxhall and Chevrolet dealerships in locations across Poole, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Blandford Forum as well as two Hyundai and one MG franchise.

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A statement, released to the press Tuesday evening from Smith & Williamson, said: ‘The administrator is pleased to confirm that whilst Seward (Wessex) Limited is in administration, both Vauxhall Motors and Chevrolet UK have agreed to allow vehicle sales and servicing to continue while buyers for one or more parts of the business are identified.’

Seward (Wessex) will continue to sell both new Vauxhall and Chevrolet cars and parts, buy and sell used cars and perform workshop services.

‘As with sales of vehicles by any other Vauxhall or Chevrolet dealer, the manufacturer will honour valid manufacturer warranties in the usual way,’ the statement added.

A Chevrolet spokesman confirmed the statement of the administrators when we contacted them.

Hyundai has confirmed its sites are not affected by the administration. Read the full story on the Hyundai sites here.

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James is the founder and editor-in-chief of Car Dealer Magazine, and CEO of parent company Baize Group. James has been a motoring journalist for more than 20 years writing about cars and the car industry.

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