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Mitchells' Renault dealership bought by dealer principal

The dealer principal of Renault dealership Mitchells in Lowestoft has taken ownership of the business.

The site on Long Road has been bought for an undisclosed sum by Matthew Huke-Jenner from the Pullum family who have run the company since the mid-1960s. Lee Pullum, son of the now deceased founder Alfred, sold the business.

Huke-Jenner has been with the company for 24 years after starting his career there as a trainee sales executive.

The company was started before World War II at Pakefield, taking on the Renault franchise in 1974 and moving to its present location in 1979.

Last year, the site was refurbished which made it bigger with more parking for customers and a new look. It offers new and used car sales, all-makes servicing and repair, trade parts sales, Rapide bodycare and is a Motability dealer.

Huke-Jenner said: “I’m delighted that Lee will remain on the board as a vital part of the running of Mitchells. It’s a pleasure to play a part in the continued success of this family business which owes its longevity to strong community ties and the customer service ethos.”

Mitchells also has a Renault Minute centre in Great Yarmouth offering car sales and fast fit service which it will retain.

Pullum said: “The reason for the sale is due to the matter of lacking a successor. I have been retired for 10 years and, while having no involvement in the running of the business, we do meet regularly which gives me the opportunity to discuss ideas.”


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