The Mazda brand has been struggling in the UK with a lack of product to compete with mainstream rivals in recent years, but it didn’t stop specialist Milcars Mazda from walking away with two AM Awards this year.
For 15 years Romford Mazda staggered along, failing to fulfil anything like its potential. Then, in 2007, two brothers acquired the business with a novel vision for success: there would be no managers apart from themselves.
The car market collapse, warranty hysteria and supply issues after Japan’s tsunami were a triple whammy for RRG Group in the North West of England. Yet it made it through intact, and bounced back fast. Now its Japanese owners have given its management clear instructions: acquire, expand and spread the risk.