Family-owned Harratts is to take over the Peugeot franchise territory in Leeds from the brand’s owned dealer group Robins and Day, with Evans Halshaw relinquishing the brand in central Leeds too.
Harratts will open up a new Peugeot site next to its Leeds Volvo dealership in June and will save jobs as staff members at Robins & Day Horsforth have been offered positions at Harratts Peugeot Leeds.
Heading up the dealership will be general manager, Terry Bramley, who also oversees Harratts Peugeot Barnsley and has nearly 35 years’ experience working for the motor group.
Shaun Harratt, managing director of Harratts, said: “We already have a very successful Peugeot dealership in Barnsley so it is a natural progression for us to take a city centre site in Leeds.
“We have a very close relationship with all our partners and are always discussing future opportunities. We particularly wanted to grow with Peugeot and jumped at the opportunity to represent them in Leeds.”
The news follows on from Harratts opening a new dealership in Wakefield and launching a £175,000 investment in staff training. Harratt told AM he wanted to expand further over the coming years and dealerships outside the Yorkshire region are definitely a possibility.
He said: “The most important thing to Harratts is how many great businesses we have, rather than the overall number.
“We will always ensure that for every new dealership we open, all staff receive our highest levels of staff training to maintain a high level of customer service across the group.”
Harratts Motor Group now operates 12 dealerships across Yorkshire in Leeds, Sheffield, Huddersfield, Wakefield, Barnsley and Pontefract, selling Honda, Mitsubishi, Volvo, Renault, Peugeot and Nissan.