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Stoneacre opens fourth Renault-Dacia dealership and says two more are on the way

  • New-build site in Lancashire joins others in Derbyshire, Staffordshire and South Yorkshire
  • Family-owned group set to top £1bn turnover mark
  • Keen to grow further with more acquisitions

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Stoneacre Motor Group has opened a new dealership for Renault and Dacia – with two more in the pipeline.

Announcing the news of the Blackburn showroom, it added that it was on course to top the £1bn turnover mark during this financial year.

Stoneacre ranked eighth in our inaugural Top 100 list of the UK’s most profitable dealers, with an EBITDA profit of £24.77m on turnover of £982.05m and making a return on sales of 1.8 per cent.


The new-build joins similar Renault-Dacia dual-franchise sites in Chesterfield, Stafford and Rotherham, bolstering Stoneacre’s burgeoning partnership with Renault and Dacia.

Stoneacre managing director Shaun Foweather said: ‘We have a great relationship with the Renault/Dacia team and we are very pleased to announce our commitment to the brands by further substantial investment in Blackburn.

‘I would like to thank the senior Renault/Dacia management for their support during the build programme.

‘We are soon to add more locations to our growing portfolio, which will be announced very soon.

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‘Once completed, we are expecting our revenues to April 2022 to be circa £1.2bn.’

Stoneacre took over the Hodgson Motor Group last summer and said it was still acquisitive, looking to discuss franchise opportunities with dealer groups, owner-drivers and stakeholders, as well as existing or potential franchise partners.

The Doncaster-based and family-owned group was established in 1994 and currently has more than 60 dealerships across England and Wales.

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