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SMC acquires Renault outlet from Herds

Surrey-based SMC Renault has acquired the Renault dealership in Weybridge, taking its total number of sites to four.

The group, which has outlets on the Asolat Business Park in Guildford, and St John’s and Wych Hill in Woking, acquired the Weybridge business from Herds Motor Group. Herds went into receivership in March, after suffering trading difficulties. The fate of Herds’ Isleworth site, which closed, is unknown.

SMC managing director James Kimber says: “We are pleased to bring Renault back to Weybridge. This additional dealership complements our existing businesses in Guildford and Woking perfectly, and everyone here is looking forward to riding high in the marque’s success.”

Around 12 staff have been re-employed at the Weybridge site by SMC, which has been operating as a Renault dealership since 1992. Now fully operational, the facility is overseen by general manager Glenn Brown.

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