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Lind consults with staff over its future

Twenty staff at Lind-owned Porsche Norwich and its Lind Approved used car site in the city are under consultation following challenges brought on by the UK recession.

Russ Dacre, general manager and director at Porsche Norwich, confirmed that a consultation period was underway and “all options” were being discussed and considered about how to make both businesses sustainable.

Both Porsche Norwich and Lind Approved are continuing to trade as normal while its future is resolved. 

A spokeswoman for Lind said all options were currently on the table. She said the consultation was not to do with financial difficulties and confirmed the company would not be put into administration.

She would not comment on what percentage of staff were affected or whether the business would be put up for sale.

Dacre said: “We are currently looking at all the options and discussing them with our team to see how we can make both businesses sustainable. In the coming weeks we will be looking at those options and making a decision on which direction we take.”

The Porsche dealership was created in the autumn of 2007 after Dacre’s father Graham sold his Lind network of five dealerships to Inchcape for more than £100 million in 2006.

The Dacres retained the right to use the Lind name and the land at Ber Street and Longwater.

Porsche GB has already seen one change in its network this year when Sytner bought two Nick Whale sites.

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